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Austin Rivers | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
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Austin Rivers played 22 minutes on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal against the Blazers.
Now that J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are back, Rivers becomes a much less appealing fantasy play. Plus, when Paul Pierce returns, Rivers will probably only see minutes in the teens. Nov 21 - 3:33 AM

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Austin Rivers scored 10 points off the bench against the Warriors on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

Even with Chris Paul back, Rivers still saw plenty of minutes with the Clippers going with a lot of three-guard lineups. J.J. Redick (back) could make it back for Friday, so Rivers doesn't have much value going forward.
Nov 20 - 1:40 AM

Austin Rivers scored 13 points in 42 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday, adding three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

He hit a very clutch three late in this game, but he was not involved in the offense much today. Considering how well Jamal Crawford played, Rivers may be more likely to be pushed to the bench once Chris Paul (groin) comes back. Rivers does have some short-term value until J.J. Redick gets back, though.
Nov 14 - 7:15 PM

Austin Rivers got the start at shooting guard on Thursday against the Suns, scoring 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He kind of squandered his chance on offense due to making 4-of-12 from the field and was shredded on defense tonight. Rivers is likely going to start for the next few games with J.J. Redick (back) expected to miss time going forward. If you need some scoring help in the next week in a deeper league, give him a look.
Nov 13 - 1:20 AM

Austin Rivers will start against the Suns on Thursday.

He will be getting major playing time tonight with minutes at the one and two. Jamal Crawford should also be very busy off the bench and get over 30 minutes.
Nov 12 - 9:59 PM

Austin Rivers chipped in 16 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and only one turnover in 27 minutes vs. the Mavs on Wednesday.

He picked up extra minutes once J.J. Redick went down with back spasms. Rivers is a likely candidate to start at SG on Thursday, assuming Redick doesn't unexpectedly play, so keep a close eye on him for short-term and DFS value.
Nov 12 - 12:28 AM

Austin Rivers returned to a bench role on Monday against the Grizzlies, scoring nine points with one assist and two steals in 23 minutes.

Rivers will still have a decent role in the second unit, but he isn't going to be a factor in fantasy leagues while Chris Paul is active.
Nov 10 - 2:41 AM

Austin Rivers started in place of Chris Paul (groin) on Saturday against the Rockets and scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

It was a pretty typical line for Rivers because he isn't an efficient scorer and he is averaging less than one assist per game this season, so he isn't worth a look in most leagues even if Paul misses Monday's game against the Nets. Leave Rivers on the wire.
Nov 8 - 3:03 AM

Austin Rivers will draw the start in place of Chris Paul (groin) on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

Rivers is averaging just 6.4 points, 0.6 assists and 0,8 boards this season, so you would have to be pretty desperate to use him in most leagues. Expect Players such as Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford to have more responsibility on offense tonight.
Nov 7 - 9:00 PM

Austin Rivers scored 14 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

He scored seven points in the fourth quarter and played the entire frame. Rivers is looking at minutes in the teens when it's not garbage time, so he's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Oct 30 - 1:48 AM

Austin Rivers was fined $25,000 for throwing a seat cushion into the stands on Wednesday.

The NFL fines players for throwing footballs into the stands and the NBA also fines players $25,000 for throwing mouthpieces into the stands, as well. Austin has some work to do to catch his dad for fines from the NBA. The video of the incident is attached in the link below.
Oct 29 - 7:25 PM

Austin Rivers could face some discipline from the NBA after throwing a seat cushion into the stands during Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

The cushion hit a woman in the stands and she reportedly experienced some discomfort in her eye, so the NBA is currently investigating the incident. We'll have an update when we know more, but his owners will want to check his status prior to tip-off considering the Clippers face the Mavericks on Thursday night.
Source: USA Today
Oct 29 - 3:31 PM

Austin Rivers scored three points with two boards, one assist, two steals and one block in 16 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Rivers required a sequence of dental procedures after losing teeth this preseason, but that's behind him and he's in no danger of missing regular-season games. He's off the standard-league radar while Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford are all healthy.
Oct 29 - 2:11 AM

Austin Rivers (mouth) has five dentist appointments remaining after being elbowed in the mouth by teammate Branden Dawson on Oct. 9.

He has already seen the dentist four times, including a root canal, and he's been on a diet of shakes and soup for more than a week. The injury has already cost him some preseason experience, but there is no suggestion that he's in danger of sitting out opening night.
Oct 18 - 11:04 PM

Austin Rivers (mouth) was back at practice on Monday.

He missed Saturday due to losing five teeth. Rivers will come off the bench and won't have much value while the Clippers are healthy.
Oct 13 - 1:05 AM