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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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Austin Rivers is reportedly hoping to command an annual salary of $8 million as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Rivers is going to really benefit from the salary cap increase, and he already has meetings lined up with the Clippers and several other teams, according to sources of Brad Turner. Rivers is a capable backup, but he's a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues. Jun 29 - 1:49 PM

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Austin Rivers is expected to decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He would've made $3.3 million next season, but he's going to take his chances and try to land a larger deal with the salary cap rising. The Clippers will obviously try to bring him back, but he wouldn't have much fantasy value if he decides to re-sign with Los Angeles. Rivers is coming off the best season of his career with averages of 8.9 points, 1.9 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.9 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting.
Source: ESPN
May 6 - 11:14 AM

Austin Rivers needed 11 stitches after an Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face during a season-ending loss to the Blazers on Friday, finishing with 21 points, six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had four stitches above his eye and seven below it. Rivers made the offense go and the Clippers may have been blown out without him. He'll likely be getting more attention in free agency this summer with the Clippers as the favorites to sign him.
Apr 30 - 1:28 AM

Austin Rivers (face) is probable to return on Friday.

He needed stitches to two different cuts, but he'll be back out there. The Clippers will need Rivers, too.
Apr 29 - 11:11 PM

Austin Rivers caught an accidental Al-Farouq Aminu elbow to his face and went to the locker room.

It was pretty bad with Rivers' face gushing with blood. He'll likely be getting a concussion test along with some stitches. Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick are going to have to play a ton while the Clippers have to go bigger, as well.
Apr 29 - 10:55 PM

Austin Rivers started Wednesday's game in place of Chris Paul (broken metacarpal) and had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

Rivers faces a daunting task with CP3 out of commission, assuming lead playmaking duties while defending Damian Lillard at the other end. Paul had the second-highest Player Impact Estimate in the playoffs prior to his injury, trailing only Paul George, and nobody is expecting Rivers to approach that production. DFS owners can still view him as a viable punt play, assuming his price doesn't spike prior to Game 6.
Apr 28 - 1:04 AM

Austin Rivers will start Game 5 on Wednesday with Chris Paul (hand) done for the postseason.

Paul Pierce and Jamal Crawford are also starting, with Luc Mbah a Moute coming off the bench. Rivers and Crawford should share primary ball-handling duties and his minutes will spike by default with CP3 out of commission, but Rivers remains a gamble in DFS lineups. In seven starts this season he averaged 13.7 points, 2.0 threes, 2.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 turnovers.
Apr 27 - 10:00 PM

Austin Rivers is expected to start at point guard for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Blazers, according to Arash Markazi of ESPN.

Chris Paul (hand) will be sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks, meaning that Rivers should be the Clippers starting point guard the rest of the way. Consistency tends to be a major issue with Rivers, but with both CP3 and Blake Griffin (quad) on the sidelines, he's going to have a ton of opportunity coming his way. He'll be on the radar as a potential DFS target on Wednesday night.
Apr 26 - 6:30 PM

Austin Rivers scored four points with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

He's probably going to start Game 5 in Los Angeles with Chris Paul (hand) likely out for the postseason. Rivers did turn in some decent starts this year, averaging 13.7 points, 2.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys in seven games. He'll be on the radar in DFS.
Apr 26 - 1:32 AM

Austin Rivers, Pablo Prigioni, Luc Mbah a Moute, Paul PIerce and Cole Aldrich will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

The Clippers don't have their best players with the team, so all five should play a ton. Rivers and Aldrich are the best two options for DFS.
Apr 13 - 9:44 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) and Wes Johnson (foot) will play Sunday vs. the Mavs.

With Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick all set to make it back to the court tonight, there won't be enough minutes or opportunity for Rivers or Johnson to make a difference in most leagues.
Apr 10 - 2:01 PM

Austin Rivers (sore left ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz.

The Clippers are only going to have nine active players tonight, so we can expect to see a lot of Pablo Prigioni, Jamal Crawford and C.J. Wilcox in the backcourt. The Clippers are locked into the No. 4 seed and will be cautious with Rivers, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues. Crawford is worth a long look in DFS tonight. Rivers is targeting Sunday's game vs. Dallas for his return.
Apr 8 - 1:09 PM

Austin Rivers (sore left ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz.

With Chris Paul (rest) already having been ruled out for Friday's contest, Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford could be looking at major minutes if Rivers is also unable to give it a go. Check back for another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround.
Apr 7 - 5:13 PM

Austin Rivers (ankle) and Jamal Crawford (rest) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Rivers is not resting quite as much as the others with a minor ankle injury. Pablo Prigioni figures to be a big part of the second unit tonight. Rivers could have value at some point within the next week with the Clippers locked in to No. 3 in the postseason.
Apr 6 - 9:08 PM

Austin Rivers will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

Chris Paul is back from a rest day, so Rivers will return to a 20-minute role off the bench, which isn't enough time for him to produce in most settings. Rivers is not a fantasy option with the Clippers' starters healthy and active.
Apr 3 - 3:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Paul Pierce
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Green
3Jeff Ayres
4Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich