Rivers, who registered 10 points (4-14 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 34 minutes in Saturday's 112-98 loss to the 76ers, is averaging 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 33.0 minutes in his two contests since returning from an 18-game absence due to a heel bruise.
The versatile guard was thrown right into the fire after his long layoff, drawing the start at point guard for Milos Teodosic (foot) the last two nights. Rivers shot was off Saturday after a 53.8 percent showing Friday, but he encouragingly dished out five assists in each of his first two games. The 25-year-old could be headed for a second-unit role once Teodosic is healthy enough to return, but he's likely to still see a healthy dose of minutes off the bench in that scenario.
Rivers (heel) is starting at point guard for the injured Milos Teodosic (foot) for Friday's contest against the Pistons, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Rivers will start after missing the past 18 games due to a heel bruise. It's unclear if he'll be limited in any way, though it wouldn't be surprising if coach Doc Rivers opted to ease the guard back into action. On the season, Rivers is averaging 15.8 points, 3.6 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals across 32.7 minutes.
Rivers (heel) has been cleared to play during Friday's matchup against the Pistons, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic Detroit reports.
Rivers will make his return Friday after missing the past 18 games due to a heel bruise. It's unclear if he'll be on any sort of minutes restriction, though it would not be surprising if coach Doc Rivers opted to ease the guard back into action. With Rivers' back in the fold, it will be interesting to see how the minutes are dispersed between him, Milos Teodosic, Lou Williams, Avery Bradley and even the likes of Tyrone Wallace, who flashed some upside while the team was dealing with a myriad of injuries.
Rivers (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Rivers was able to go through his first practice in over a month Wednesday and while the Clippers didn't release his level of activity, he must've come out of the session without any complications considering he's been upgraded to questionable. We likely won't get a final decision on Rivers' availability for Friday's game until after the team's morning shootaround, so keep an eye out for another update once he's had the chance to test out the ankle. With Lou Williams re-signing and Avery Bradley remaining with the Clippers through the trade deadline, Rivers' value won't be nearly as high as it was when he was previously healthy.
Rivers (heel) is expected to go through practice Wednesday, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Rivers has been sidelined a little over a month while dealing with a bruised right heel, but appears to finally be ramping up his activity in hopes of a return. His level of participation is still unclear at this point, so we'll likely need to wait until after Wednesday's session to determine how everything went. Rivers' next shot to play will be Friday against the Pistons, though for now, he can be considered questionable. Rivers will likely find some restrictions early on once cleared considering the lengthy absence, so temper expectations even if he's able to take the floor.
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