Austin Rivers

#25 SF / L.A. Clippers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 lb Age: 25 College: Duke

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  • Rivers is questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder with a mild left ankle sprain, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Rivers picked up the injury in practice Thursday. While the issue doesn't appear to be anything overly serious, it leaves his status for Friday up in the air. Things should clear up closer to tipoff; if he's unable to play, look for Juwan Evans and Lou Williams to see some increased run.

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  • Rivers recorded 24 points (10-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 120-107 loss to the Spurs. Rivers finished with season highs in scoring and field goals made and attempted while earning 32-plus minutes for the seventh time in 10 games. Milos Teodosic (foot) is still out indefinitely, and Danilo Gallinari (hip) will have a couple days to rest before Friday's matchup with the Thunder. Whether the latter returns immediately or not, the former is the one who should probably be seen as threatening to Rivers' role. As a result, Rivers seems likely to remain a factor in most fantasy leagues.

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  • Rivers contributed 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 119-98 win over the Mavericks. Rivers bounced back from a forgettable 2-for-10 shooting performance in Monday's blowout loss to the Warriors, which led to a measly five-point tally. The 25-year-old guard does have four double-digit scoring efforts in the last five contests with the help of some long-distance marksmanship, as he's shot a blistering 53.8 percent (14-for-26) from three-point range over that span. While his production outside of the scoring categories is a erratic, Rivers remains a viable option in all formats due to his scoring contributions.

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  • Rivers registered 20 points (6-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four steals and an assist across 34 minutes in Saturday's 95-87 loss to the Pistons. Sunday's performance might have been the final statement Rivers needed to make to stake a claim for a spot in the starting lineup. Rivers drained six threes in the game, which were the only field goals he converted. If this trend holds, Rivers has thrust himself into fantasy relevance as a starter in arguably the league's biggest surprise thus far. They'll host Golden State on Monday.

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  • Clippers' Austin Rivers: Will play Saturday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rivers (finger) will play Saturday against the Pistons, Brad Turner of the LA Times reports. Rivers sustained an injury to his right pinkie during Thursday's win in Portland, but X-Rays cleared him of any major damage, and the guard will be available in his usual role Saturday. Rivers has played 35 minutes in each of the last two contests, finishing with 16 points in both outings.

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