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Austin Rivers | Guard | #25

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / NO
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Austin Rivers went 0-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 at the line for one point with one rebound, six assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.
It was fairly obvious that his elbow was bothering him in this game, especially in the first half. The Clippers could look a lot different next year with a couple lottery picks, and the days of them being a playoff team are likely numbered for the foreseeable future. Apr 12 - 12:49 AM

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Austin Rivers will play on Wednesday night against the Lakers.

He was probable and went through shootaround, so expect him to be a full go.
Apr 11 - 8:57 PM

Austin Rivers (elbow) is probable to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.

He went through shootaround and he should be looking at ample opportunity with Lou Williams (ankle) out of the lineup. Rivers will likely be starting at point guard and should get minutes in the mid 30s. Expect Tyrone Wallace to start next to him with Sindarius Thornwell and C.J. Williams as the backups.
Apr 11 - 2:22 PM

Austin Rivers (elbow) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

The Clippers are just playing for pride at this point, but Rivers said on Monday that he "might" give it a go. Lou Williams (ankle) is also questionable, and if either of these guys plays then the Clippers won't have to rely on Tyrone Wallace, Sindarius Thornwell and C.J. Williams as much.
Apr 10 - 7:27 PM

Austin Rivers (elbow) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

He "might" play on Wednesday vs. Lakers, but the Clippers will be cautious since they can't reach the postseason. The Clippers are going to be very thin in the backcourt, so we'll be seeing plenty of Tyrone Wallace.
Apr 9 - 1:44 PM

Austin Rivers (elbow) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

The Clippers are out of the playoff race and this elbow issue has apparently been bothering him for a couple weeks, but the Clippers could certainly use him with Lou Williams (ankle) considered doubtful. If Rivers is cleared to play, it would make some sense for the Clippers to watch his minutes closely. If he's out, Tyrone Wallace will be a popular streamer.
Source: Clippers PR
Apr 8 - 7:12 PM

Austin Rivers scored 18 points on 5-of-15 shooting Tuesday, to go with three 3-pointers, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Rivers struggled with his shot through the first half of action, but he turned it around after halftime and drilled a clutch 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to give the Clippers a one-point edge. "We got to do our part," Rivers said prior to the game. "At the end of the day I’m not even focused on what other teams do, I just want to go five-for-five and let’s see what happens." One down, four to go.
Apr 4 - 2:18 AM

Austin Rivers had 18 points, seven assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, two steals and one block in 37 minutes on Sunday.

Rivers said before the game that he's playing through a right elbow injury he sustained two weeks ago. He doesn't plan to miss any games, however, saying, "I can't sit out, we need wins." The Clippers' backcourt has become progressively thinner without Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, Jawun Evans and Milos Teodosic, so they'll continue to lean heavily on Rivers as long as possible.
Apr 1 - 6:34 PM

Austin Rivers ended up with just three points in Friday's 105-96 loss in Portland.

Rivers hit just 1-of-8 from the floor, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, and he was even off with a 1-of-3 night from the free-throw line. He managed just three rebounds, two assists and a steal with two turnovers in a lost night for fantasy owners. He'll try and get back in the good graces of his owners when the Pacers pay a visit to Staples Center on Sunday.
Mar 31 - 1:40 AM

Austin Rivers made 7-of-12 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws for 18 points on Wednesday, with eight assists, three steals and two rebounds.

Rivers hit one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action, and the Clippers used a late 18-0 run to blow past the Suns for a win in Phoenix tonight. Fantasy owners who grabbed Rivers this season look very smart, as he's averaging career-highs in scoring (15.4 points per game), triples (2.3), assists (3.7), rebounds (2.5) and steals (1.2). He's also committed a modest 1.7 turnovers in 33.8 minutes per game, giving him steady top-100 value in roto leagues, and should rack up even more assists with Milos Teodosic (foot) on the mend.
Mar 29 - 12:46 AM

Austin Rivers made 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points with eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He did look to hurt his left hand in the final minutes of the game, but Rivers shot the free throws and he didn't appear to have tape on his hand. That hand issue didn't cause this rough shooting night and anyone familiar with Rivers will tell you he's prone to a rough shooting night.
Mar 23 - 9:31 PM

Austin Rivers scores 22 points with three rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He hit a clutch trey and had some words for the Bucks bench in this big win. Besides his struggles at the line, Rivers has it going over his last five outings with 18.2 points, 3.2 boards, 2.6 dimes, 1.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.6 treys. Danilo Gallinari (hand) is still out, so expect Rivers to continue to flirt with 20 points per game.
Mar 21 - 11:25 PM

Austin Rivers hit just 4-of-14 shots and 1-of-2 free throws for 11 points in Tuesday's loss to the Wolves.

Rivers is a high-volume shooter, so when he's off he can do a lot more harm than good for his fantasy owners. He added just one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and two triples in 35 minutes, but he will have three more chances to redeem himself this week and he's been pretty solid in March for the most part.
Mar 20 - 11:01 PM

Austin Rivers posted an impressive line vs. the Thunder on Friday, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and four triples in 39 minutes.

Someone wants an allowance from Doc. In all seriousness, Rivers has stepped up for a Clippers team that has been depleted by injuries and March has been his best month yet. He was averaging 16.4 points, 4.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.9 triples in his previous seven games, and he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. The Clippers also play four times in each of the next two weeks.
Mar 16 - 11:00 PM

The Clippers fell in Houston on Thursday, 101-96, despite Austin Rivers notching 20 points on 10-of-18 shooting, with three rebounds and three assists.

Rivers and Tobias Harris (29 points) provided most of the offense tonight, but it wasn't enough with Lou Williams struggling (14 points on 6-of-18 shooting). This was the first game of a back-to-back set for the Clippers, who now face the Thunder in OKC, but they don't have the luxury of resting key guys -- Rivers played 39 minutes tonight and could see a similar workload on Friday.
Mar 15 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Milos Teodosic
2Patrick Beverley
3Tyrone Wallace
4Jawun Evans
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3Sindarius Thornwell
4C.J. Williams
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Tobias Harris
2Montrezl Harrell
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Boban Marjanovic