• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Clippers sign Austin Rivers and Cole Aldrich

    The Clippers announced the signings of guard Austin Rivers and center Cole Aldrich on Monday. Rivers averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 games last season for the Clippers, while Aldrich averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 61 games for the Knicks.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Clippers will re-sign PG Austin Rivers

    The Clippers will keep it in the family, with the team on the verge of re-signing point guard Austin Rivers as the team's primary backup, per the Los Angeles Times. Rivers, whose father Doc is the head coach, averaged 7.0 points and 2.0 assists playing for three teams last season, but shined in the playoffs, where he played well in the absence of the injured Chris Paul.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Doc Rivers on son: 'I really want him back, would be great'

    Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn't make a move to acquire his son, Austin Rivers, when he was first advised to do so. Now he's hoping to have the free-agent back on the team next season. General manager Dave Wohl suggested Doc sign Austin before the start of last season, but Doc waivered. The Clippers instead signed Jordan Farmar, who they would later release before trading for Austin at the trade deadline. "It was a gamble for me personally," Doc Rivers said. "It was just a tough one for me. I was on the other side of not wanting to do it, and I'm glad I listened to people for a change. I wasn't so stubborn. I give Dave Wohl credit, before the season started and we signed Jordan or anyone, he wanted that to happen and I didn't hear any of that. "In retrospect, it would have been nice to have him the whole year. It would have been better. That was a mistake. I probably should have." Austin showcased his potential in the Clippers' playoff loss to the Rockets. He scored 25 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists in Game 5 of the series. He opened enough eyes that his dad is hoping he takes a discount to stay with the organization, he even threatened to call his mother. "He's young and he clearly helped us, I think we all have to agree with that," Doc Rivers said. "And I think he loved it here. I even think he liked the coach at times. "You know, it'll be interesting. I really want him back and I think it would be great to have him back, and I think he's a great fit for this team. But business is business and it'll be an interesting thing this summer."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Clippers' Doc Rivers: Austin Rivers may have suffered a hip pointer

    Clippers guard Austin Rivers may have suffered a hip pointer after falling to the court hard late in Tuesday's Western Conference Semifinals against the Rockets on Tuesday, coach Doc Rivers told reporters following the game. The Los Angeles coach added that the team will know more on his status on Wednesday, per the Associated Press. Rivers scored eight points 3 of 11 shooting, including 1 of 5 from downtown, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line in a 124-103 Game 3 defeat.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Clippers G Austin Rivers gets game-high 21 in drubbing of Knicks

    Guard Austin Rivers scored a game-high 21 points off the bench in the Clippers' 111-80 dismantling of the Knicks Wednesday.Rivers shot 9 of 10 from the floor whiling playing a total of 19 minutes.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Clippers rule Crawford (calf), Barnes (hamstring) out Wednesday

    The Clippers ruled guard Jamal Crawford and forward Matt Barnes out of Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced. Crawford suffered a right calf contusion during Monday's contest. Guard Austin Rivers is expected to see an increase in minutes with Crawford out. Meanwhile, Barnes has been dealing with a strained hamstring, which caused him to miss Monday's game. Forward Glen Davis could see an expanded role with Barnes sidelined. The Clippers are pick 'em against the Blazers.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Clippers' Austin Rivers scores career-high 28 points in win Saturday

    Clippers guard Austin Rivers scored a career-high 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting from the field, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range, Los Angeles' 126-99 blowout win Saturday over the Kings. It was just Rivers third double-digit scoring game in his last seven games and first in his last four. He added three steals, two assists and one rebound to his totals in 26 minutes of action. "His confidence has grown since he's been here," coach Doc Rivers said. "The guys have been so supportive because they know what he can do offensively. He got on the team with his defense."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Clippers G Austin Rivers will play against the Kings

    Clippers guard Austin Rivers will suit up for Saturday night's game against the Kings, coach Doc Rivers announced. Rivers missed Thursday's game against the Spurs due to an ankle injury. He's averaged 6.4 points and 19.1 minutes in 15 games this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Clippers rule out Austin Rivers (ankle) Thursday

    Clippers shooting guard Austin Rivers will not play in Thursday's game against the Spurs due to an ankle injury, the team announced. Rivers also dealt with foot issues earlier this month, and the injury was troublesome enough to undergo X-rays, an MRI and a CT scan. He's averaged 6.4 points and 19.1 minutes in 15 games since joining the Clippers.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Clippers' Austin Rivers is dealing with foot issue

    While Clippers guard Austin Rivers has not missed any recent games, his foot was bothering him enough to have X-rays, an MRI and CT scan all conducted on his foot, reports the Orange County Register. Coach Doc Rivers said all scans came back clean and Rivers is expected to play in Sunday's game at Oklahoma City. Rivers has seen his role increase lately, while J.J. Redick has been sidelined. The Clippers are 6 1/2-point underdogs.