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Top Austin Reaves News

  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Set to start Wednesday

    Reaves in line to start in Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Suns, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    Reaves will start alongside Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley in a smaller lineup for the Lakers on Wednesday. While Reaves is not expected to be in the team's typical starting lineup, Lakers coach Darvin Ham will likely be tinkering with different lineups in the preseason.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Penciled in as starter

    Reaves has the inside track to a starting job in 2022-23, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Reaves isn't guaranteed the starting role, but he looks to be the favorite with training camp approaching and the Lakers have made minimal moves in the offseason. The second-year guard started all but one of the final 22 games he appeared in averaging 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 26.7 minutes per game in that span.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Finishes strong with 31-16-10

    Reaves amassed 31 points (7-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 14-14 FT), 16 rebounds, 10 assists, one block and two steals across 42 minutes during Sunday's 146-141 overtime victory over the Nuggets.

    Reaves saved the best game of his NBA career for last, as he took advantage of an increased workload (42 minutes) and the Lakers resting several regulars to post his first triple-double and set new career highs in points, rebounds, assists and free throws (14-14 FT). While the Lakers' season will go down as an unmitigated disaster, the emergence of Reaves -- an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma -- was one of the few bright spots. While he may not have the highest long-term ceiling, Reaves has the makings of a rock-solid role player who will have a good chance to stick around in the league for many years.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Scores 18 points in garbage tme

    Reaves had 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, six assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 121-110 loss to the Suns.

    Reaves played the entire fourth quarter, and it's where he did most of his damage with seven points and four assists in the stanza. Reaves has effectively carved a niche in the Lakers' dysfunctional offense, but the roster is bound to look quite different in the offseason. Reaves may have played himself out of Los Angeles, as he would be an obvious piece to trade away in an attempt to acquire another elite player.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Not starting Thursday

    Reaves isn't starting Thursday's game against the Jazz, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.

    Reaves has been a starter in each of the Lakers' last five games, but coach Frank Vogel has elected to start with a bigger lineup so Trevor Ariza will start in Reaves' place. Expect the guard to still see his typical workload against Utah.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Versatile production in win

    Reaves ended Monday's 131-120 win over Cleveland with 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, six assists and one block across 29 minutes.

    Reaves' six assists matched his season high, and he also racked up four offensive rebounds in an impactful display. As one of six Lakers with double-digit scoring, Reaves fell in line with his typical production. Per 36 minutes, the rookie out of Oklahoma averages 10.8 points per game on 47.2 percent shooting.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Starting vs. Wizards

    Reaves is starting Saturday's game against the Wizards, Harrison Faigen of reports.

    After a one-game stint off the bench, Reaves returns to the starting lineup. He still saw 27 minutes off the pine against the Raptors on Friday.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Not starting Friday

    Reaves isn't starting Friday's game against the Raptors, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Reaves had started in each of his last 11 appearances, and he averaged 8.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game during that time. Wenyen Gabriel will join the starting lineup Friday.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Offers little in loss

    Reaves produced seven points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 22 minutes during Wednesday's 124-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Reaves was in the starting lineup once again Wednesday but failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Despite flashing some upside lately, Reaves is simply far too inconsistent to be considered a realistic target outside of deeper formats. Managers should keep an eye on things in Los Angeles just in case he is able to get hot again, but for now, opening up a streaming spot is likely to be far more beneficial.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Thriving as starter

    Reaves posted 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes Friday in the Lakers' 122-109 win over the Wizards.

    Reaves stepped into a starting role with the Lakers beginning in late February, and at this point, he's performed well enough to hold off Avery Bradley from regaining his spot on the top unit. Though the 10 shots he took Friday marked a season high for the undrafted rookie, he's made the most of his limited usage of late. Reaves has cleared double digits in the scoring column in four straight games, averaging 13.0 points and 1.8 three-pointers on 59.4 percent shooting from the field. He's also chipped in 5.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks, numbers that should put him on the radar in 12-team leagues for the time being.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Efficient in spot start

    Reaves amassed 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and six rebounds in 27 minutes during Monday's 117-110 loss to San Antonio.

    Reaves has gradually increased his impact, and he logged his sixth consecutive start in the loss. Reaves has emerged as the preferred option among other spot starters like Trevor Ariza and Stanley Johnson. There's a lot of variance involved with rostering Los Angeles' secondary options, but it appears that Reaves has the most exposure with the first unit.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Submits well-rounded line

    Reaves finished with 10 points (3-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks across 34 minutes in Saturday's 124-116 win over the Warriors.

    Making his fifth straight start for the Lakers, the undrafted rookie turned in what might have been his most well-rounded fantasy line of the season. Reaves looks as though he'll continue to stick in a 20-plus-minute role while the Lakers turn to a slew of players to pick up the slack while Anthony Davis (foot) is out, but the 23-year-old's upside isn't particularly high. Over his prior four starts, Reaves posted modest averages of 4.8 points, 2.0 assists, 1.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 three-pointers and 0.5 steals in 24.3 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Austin Reaves: Available as expected

    Reaves (ankle) is available for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    No surprise here, as Reaves was initially probable. He's started the past two games but remains a low-usage player who gets playing time due to his defense and hustle.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, AR
Age: 24
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 1