Rivers recorded five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds, one steal, and one block in 10 minutes during Friday's 140-111 win over the Guangzhou Long-Lions. Rivers drew the start in the preseason finale with John Wall and Bradley receiving the night off for rest. Rivers only played precious few minutes, but he made the most of them, which despite the lower level of competition bodes well for his ability to remain relevant while backing up one of the best backcourts in the league.
Rivers will get the start in Friday's preseason game against the Guangzhou Long-Lions Rivers and Tomas Satoransky are both included in the starting five because John Wall and Bradley Beal are getting the night off to rest up for the regular season. Rivers will undoubtedly slot into a bench role when the 2018-2019 campaign starts up.
Rivers had five points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 21 minutes during Friday's 121-114 preseason victory over the Heat. Rivers came off the bench for just five points Friday as he continues to carve out a role on his new team. He is going to be playing backup minutes behind both John Wall and Bradley Beal and is in line to see a drop in his fantasy production. He is going to be in the rotation but exactly how much playing time he sees remains to be seen. Standard league value is likely to be out of the question for Rivers barring an injury to one of the starters.
Rivers (neck) has returned to practice, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports. Rivers missed the first two days of camp while battling neck spasms, but apparently felt healthy enough to get back on the floor Thursday. Barring a setback, look for Rivers to be a full go throughout the preseason and he should slot in as the top reserve option in the backcourt behind John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Rivers (neck) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports. Rivers is dealing with some neck spasms and also was limited at Tuesday's session. Look for the Wizards to remain cautious with his recovery and at this point, it's unclear if Rivers will be cleared in time for Monday's preseason opener against the Knicks.
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