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Austin Rivers | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Duke
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Austin Rivers is starting on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.
Brian Roberts (ankle) is a game-time call and could sit, so we'll be looking for an update on that front. Rivers joins Tyreke Evans, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey and Darius Miller in the first unit. Apr 16 - 7:31 PM

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Austin Rivers was ejected from Monday's game for an altercation with Nick Collison.

A fight was close to breaking out, but it did seem a bit extreme to toss Rivers from this game. He finished with eight points, two assists and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes. The Pelicans will shift Tyreke Evans over to point guard because what else are they going to do with their decimated roster?
Apr 14 - 8:56 PM

Austin Rivers started for injured Brian Roberts and had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 8-of-24 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

Rivers had a great game and could continue to start, as the Pelicans are very banged up right now. If he' starting for the Pelicans, he can start for many fantasy teams over the last few games.
Apr 12 - 11:23 PM

Austin Rivers scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, two threes and one steal in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

Rivers was already poised to get significant playing time with Eric Gordon out for the year, and now both Tyreke Evans and Brian Roberts are questionable going forward after being knocked out of tonight's game. Rivers might struggle with his efficiency playing with a stripped-down Pelicans squad, but his usage should be high and he's a must-add player after these developments.
Apr 12 - 12:59 AM

Austin Rivers will start vs. the Thunder on Friday in place of Brian Roberts.

Coach Monty Williams is doing this to try and stop Russell Westbrook, which seems like a bit of a futile effort. Rivers is at least better on defense than he is on offense, but moving into the starting lineup doesn't really help his fantasy value much. Expect Tyreke Evans to handle the ball a lot.
Apr 11 - 7:03 PM

Austin Rivers played 30 minutes vs. the Spurs on Saturday for 16 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and one turnover on 8-of-18 from the field.

He returned to the lineup on Friday and played 22 minutes, which is where he should be most nights. The Pelicans were blown out tonight and Rivers got some extra burn in garbage time. He's a little too inconsistent to be relied upon in most formats.
Mar 30 - 12:05 AM

Austin Rivers will return from his upper-respiratory infection vs. the Jazz on Friday.

Brian Roberts (knee) is questionable to play which opens up the possibility that Rivers could start at PG, but Eric Gordon (knee) is a wildcard and the Pelicans did manage to upset the Clippers with a starting backcourt of Anthony Morrow and Tyreke Evans. Suffice to say, there is too much uncertainty to rely on Rivers outside of the deepest formats.

Austin Rivers will not play on Wednesday vs. the Clippers due to an illness.

It's too bad for the second-year guard because the Pelicans are gutted at backcourt. Rivers played 29 minutes on Monday night and could be back around that amount of playing time on Friday vs. the Jazz.
Mar 26 - 6:36 PM

Austin Rivers scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including a three) with zero rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

With Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon out with the flu he got extra run and that explains the increased numbers. Rivers' game doesn't translate that well to fantasy so even if this became a regular thing he would face challenges in standard formats. Needless to say he doesn't warrant a pickup.
Mar 13 - 12:33 AM

Austin Rivers played 30 minutes and hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for a season-high 19 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal on Saturday.

Brian Roberts, Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis combined to hit just 3-of-27 shots tonight and Monty Williams turned to Rivers in the blowout loss. Roberts has really been struggling and while we doubt that Williams will turn to Rivers as a starter, anything is possible. Just keep an eye on him.
Mar 2 - 1:27 AM

Austin Rivers hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, three rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

They could be showcasing him for a trade, as Rivers didn't even score in his last game, and had just seven points in the one before that. The Bucks are reportedly interested, but if he sticks with the Pelicans, expect him to quiet down after Thursday's deadline.
Feb 20 - 12:35 AM

The Bucks have reportedly "shown some interest" in trading for Pelicans guard Austin Rivers.

New Orleans is "open" to trading Rivers, who has struggled to find his niche in the NBA after being drafted 10th overall in 2012, but this is more of an offhand rumor than a substantive report. We'll let you know if anything comes of it.
Feb 19 - 1:39 PM

Austin Rivers scored 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Rivers' fantasy game is a mess and though he'll score a few points every now and again he is ranked outside of the top-250.
Jan 24 - 11:51 PM

Austin Rivers did not score in 13 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He added two assists and missed all four field goals. There's very little reason to hold him in almost any leagues with Tyreke Evans back in the lineup.
Jan 19 - 2:06 AM

Austin Rivers scored 11 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including a three) with two rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes.

As usual Rivers did not have a steal or block and even with his recent increased activity, he's still only worth a look in leagues with 20 or more teams.
Jan 14 - 1:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brian Roberts
2Austin Rivers
3Jrue Holiday
SG1Eric Gordon
2Anthony Morrow
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Darius Miller
3Al-Farouq Aminu
4James Southerland
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Jeff Withey
3Melvin Ely
4Jason Smith