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Austin Rivers | Guard | #25

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / NO
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Doc Rivers said that he's optimistic Austin Rivers will be able to return to the court in four weeks because his fractured left hand did not require surgery.
Jamal Crawford will be the primary beneficiary with Rivers on the shelf for at least the next four weeks, with Pablo Prigioni and Lance Stephenson having the opportunity for some extended run. Rivers is nothing more than a backup with the Clippers, and he's not done enough statistically this season to warrant ownership in any league. Feb 10 - 11:44 AM

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Austin Rivers has been diagnosed with a broken left hand and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

He suffered the injury during Wednesday's game, and it now appears that he won't be able to return to the floor until March at the earliest. With Rivers looking at an extended absence, Pablo Prigioni could become the backup point guard, while some extra minutes could trickle down to Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford.
Feb 6 - 11:02 PM

Austin Rivers (hand) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

He bruised his hand back on Wednesday and was held out of Friday's game vs. the Magic because he didn't feel like he was healthy enough to help the team. Pablo Prigioni (face) is also questionable, so Jamal Crawford would benefit the most if either player is held out. Rivers is not a fantasy option outside of deeper leagues.
Feb 6 - 1:59 PM

Austin Rivers (hand) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

He bruised his hand before he was ejected on Wednesday. Expect to see more Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford tonight in the road game. Crawford should have a chance to score a lot and is worth a look in DFS tonight.
Feb 5 - 6:13 PM

Austin Rivers (bruised left hand) is questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Friday.

Jamal Crawford and Pablo Prigioni would absorb Rivers' playing time if he can't suit up, though J-Craw is the only viable fantasy target. We should have a definitive update after the Clips' pre-game warmups.
Feb 5 - 6:01 PM

Austin Rivers was ejected for two technical fouls on Wednesday night.

He exited with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Rivers is actually playing well right now, so the Clippers will turn to Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford to help out. Rivers won't be suspended for this.
Feb 3 - 11:22 PM

Austin Rivers had his second consecutive productive outing on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with five 3-pointers, one assist, one rebound and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

Rivers has played very well over the past two games, putting up averages of 16.5 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 2.0 turnovers per game while shooting at a ridiculous 61.9 percent clip. That shooting percentage obviously isn't sustainable, and his next stinker is likely right around the corner. He's still not a very good pick up in most formats as he doesn't do a lot aside from score and hit 3-pointers.
Jan 31 - 6:52 PM

Austin Rivers scored 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting on Sunday, but he also committed an awful foul that allowed the Pelicans to force overtime.

The Clippers had a three-point lead heading into the final possession of the game, when Rivers inexplicably fouled Jrue Holiday on a 3-point attempt -- he made them all to force OT. Rivers did re-enter the game as part of a defense/offense substitution late in OT, so the bad foul doesn't seem to have put him in Doc's doghouse.
Jan 10 - 7:39 PM

Austin Rivers scored six points with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

He had two outstanding games coming into this game and has stepped up with a lot of small-ball lineups sans Blake Griffin (quad). Rivers has been a ninth-round guy since Blake went down, but that output is skewed from those two big games. He's only a deep-league guy.
Jan 9 - 6:41 PM

Austin Rivers scored 16 efficient points on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-10 shots with a pair of 3-pointers, to go along with three rebounds and zero assists in 25 minutes.

Don't look now, but the coach's son has put together three nice offensive games in the past week. He's contributing next to nothing in rebounds, assists or defensive stats, however, so he's only worth a look if you're desperate for points and treys.
Jan 7 - 1:24 AM

Austin Rivers dropped a season-high 26 points in a blowout win over the 76ers on Saturday.

He also contributed three 3-pointers, two boards and one assist, and he has now had two solid performances out of his last three games. While the Clippers do need help in the scoring department with Blake Griffin (quad) out, Rivers is only on the radar in very deep leagues.
Jan 3 - 1:19 AM

Austin Rivers gave his team a big lift with 22 points in 20 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (four 3-pointers) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

The Clippers have now won four straight games, tying their season high, and all of the wins came on the road. Their bench has come up big during that stretch, and Rivers should see more opportunities in small lineups with Blake Griffin (quad) out, but he's too erratic to rely on in 12-team leagues.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Austin Rivers returned from an ankle sprain on Monday against the Wizards, scoring four points with two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

The Clippers went with a lot of small ball in this game and also had some garbage time. Rivers is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to play against the Wizards on Monday.

He was doubtful for this game, but the Clippers will bring him off the bench. Rivers may still be limited and is not a strong fantasy play today.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Monday against the Wizards.

He was listed as probable earlier today, but now he's listed as doubtful for this game. If Rivers can't go, there will be more minutes for Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Paul Pierce
2Lance Stephenson
3Wes Johnson
4Luc Mbah a Moute
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Ayres
3Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich