Austin Rivers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Austin Rivers receives 11 stitches after elbow to face

    The Score "Players on the Los Angeles Clippers are dropping like flies at the worst possible time. Already without the services of stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers lost Austin Rivers - the guard who had replaced CP3 in the starting lineup - just minutes into the opening quarter of Game 6..." April 30

  • Doc and Austin Rivers Have a Sad, Distant Father-Son Relationship

    Complex "The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling on many fronts. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are out for the rest of the playoffs. LA trails the Portland Trailblazers 3-2 when at one point it looked like the Clippers, who led this series 2-0, could give the depleted Warriors a run for their money in..." April 28

  • Austin Rivers’ Brother Spencer Challenged an ESPN Analyst to a Fight on Twitter

    Complex "Last fall, Doc Rivers’ son—and Austin Rivers’ brother—Spencer made headlines after his dad told reporters about the role that he played in DeAndre Jordan deciding to return to the Clippers after initially agreeing to a deal with the Mavericks during free agency. Today, he’s making headlines..." March 16

  • Austin Rivers: Clippers move ball better without Blake Griffin

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers does not believe the Los Angeles Clippers are better without Blake Griffin, but he does think the team moves the ball better without the big man. Rivers joined “Steve Gorman Sports” on FOX Sports Radio Friday and talked about playing without Griffin, who is out healing from a..." March 05

  • Austin Rivers ready to Return

    NBA.com "Clippers guard Austin Rivers is preparing to return to action Wednesday night against the Thunder after missing 10 games with a fractured left hand. Rivers said he feels ready to go after shooting for the past week, and by not rushing back to play Monday, the additional couple days off helped..." March 02

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Austin Rivers says he wants to come back for Thunder game on Wednesday.

  • Clippers G Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Report: Clippers G Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand By James Herbert | NBA writer February 6, 2016 11:11 pm ET The Los Angeles Clippers have had bad luck when it comes to hands lately. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, guard Austin Rivers will likely be out for 4-6 weeks with..." February 07

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Austin Rivers is out tonight.

  • Clippers replace Josh Smith with Austin Rivers on Staples Center banner

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are trying their hardest to forget Josh Smith as if he were Sarah Marshall. The first step? Cleansing Staples Center of any and all Smoove likenesses. Friday night’s “home” game against the Lakers brought along with it a noticeably different sight up in the rafters: a..." January 30

  • Austin Rivers on Clippers hate: 'People feel like our team complains'

    CBS Sports "Back in October, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins directly said he hates the Los Angeles Clippers. Six months earlier, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green called them cocky and arrogant. This season, Clippers guard Chris Paul said he doesn't care whether other people liked him...." January 20

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    Monte Poole @MontePooleCSN

    Doc Rivers says Chris Paul will play for #Clippers vs. #Warriors tonight. No Redick.

  • Austin Rivers fined for throwing seat cushion that hit fan

    ESPN "The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers $25,000 for throwing a seat cushion into the stands that struck a fan in Wednesday night's 111-104 season-opening win over the Kings in Sacramento. The incident occurred with 7:47 remaining in the fourth quarter. The NBA confirmed a cushion..." October 30

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Austin Rivers has been fined $25,000 for throwing a seat cushion into the spectator stands last night in Sacramento. https://t.co/R6AAcACFbF

  • Austin Rivers could face discipline for throwing seat cushion that hit fan

    USA Today "The NBA is investigating an incident on Wednesday night in which Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers threw a seat cushion that flew into the stands and hit a fan at Sleep Train Arena in the fourth quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings, according to a person with knowledge of the..." October 29

  • Austin Rivers backtracks from Tweet saying he's better than Olympic prospects

    Sporting News "Austin Rivers says he let his confidence get the best of him when he tweeted Friday that he was "straight up better" than a lot of the players who played in the USA Basketball Showcase game Thursday night in Las Vegas. The game featured a half-dozen players with Olympic aspirations, including..." August 15

  • Austin Rivers thinks he is "better than a lot of dudes" who played in Team USA Showcase

    Clips Nation "According to Austin Rivers, he is "Straight up better than a lot of those dudes playing last night". You have got to love his confidence, although many players might feel disrespected. The Team USA showcase was a bit talent deprived, with many of the top players sitting the game out, which..." August 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent Austin Rivers has agreed on a deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, league source tells Yahoo Sports

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Austin Rivers has engaged in strong discussions to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, sources tell RealGM. Negotiating terms.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Return to Clippers certainly not ruled out, but Austin Rivers says as we move into Day 2 that he'll indeed sample the field in free agency

  • Austin Rivers -- I Wanna Be a Clipper Next Year ... We'll Talk $$$ Later

    TMZ "Good news for Clippers fans ... Austin Rivers says he wants to STAY in Lob City next season -- even if other teams come at him with GIANT contracts. After Rivers tore up the Staples Center on Friday, the coach's son hit up Craig's in West Hollywood for a celebratory meal with his girlfriend..." May 12

  • Austin Rivers helps save Clippers' season, brings tears to his father's eyes

    Yahoo! Sports "When Doc Rivers walked into the locker room, the scene stopped him. Chris Paul called on the Clippers to congratulate the young guard responsible for saving the season and present him the game ball. Everyone clapped. Everyone let out a long, loud cheer for Austin Rivers. "For a moment, for a..." April 27

  • Kevin Garnett, Austin Rivers clash

    ESPN Los Angeles "Although Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett showered each other with praise before Monday's game between the Clippers and Timberwolves, Austin Rivers wasn't as complimentary late in the fourth quarter, when both players received double technicals for jawing at each other. With 3:23 left in the game..." March 03

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Three-way trade between LAC, BOS, PHX near, w/Austin Rivers to Clips, Reggie Bullock to Suns, Shavlik Randolph to Cs, per source.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Boston has informed Austin Rivers that trade sending him to father Doc Rivers' Clippers will formalize today, league source tells RealGM.

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    Demps said he is looking forward to see Russ Smith and Austin Rivers in training camp. He said he has been hearing good things about Rivers

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    New Orleans is shopping forward Ryan Anderson and guard Austin Rivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    More dominos will fall in Asik-to-Pelicans deal. N.O. may move Austin Rivers to create cap space. One option: dad Doc owns trade exception

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    nakia hogan @nakiahogan

    While Austin Rivers will play tonight for the #Pelicans, Eric Gordon (knee tendinitis) and Brian Roberts (knee bruise) are still day-to-day.

  • Austin Rivers ready to step in for injured Tyreke Evans, bringing similar attributes to the floor

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For the last six weeks, New Orleans Pelicans second-year guard Austin Rivers has patiently bided his time, knowing in his mind the eventuality that became reality this week would one day transpire. Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans will be sidelined up to two weeks with a sprained left ankle, the..." December 11

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    Bourbon Street Shots @BourbonStShots

    Austin Rivers says he played point guard all practice long.

  • Pelicans guard Austin Rivers expects to make bigger impact this season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "As the New Orleans Pelicans prepare to open training camp Oct. 1 guard Austin Rivers is already brimming with confidence. Rivers said he has worked intensely to improve his overall game since July when he led the Pelicans' summer league team with a 18.2 scoring average. Although the Pelicans..." September 17

  • Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is back doing basketball work after breaking his hand in March

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Three months after fracturing his right hand that abruptly ended his season, New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is back doing basketball work. Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said Thursday that Rivers’ cast has been removed and though he’s working, he’s being monitored. ``He looks really..." June 06

  • Should Pelicans' Austin Rivers work exclusively at point guard this summer to prepare for next season?

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In his rookie season, New Orleans Pelicans' Austin Rivers split time at both guard positions and it appeared to slow his progress for the first three months of the season. Although he got most of his work at shooting guard because starter Eric Gordon missed the first 29 games with a knee injury,..." May 14

  • Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers breaks bone in right hand against Lakers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal bone in his right hand against the Los Angeles Lakers interrupting one of the best games he's played this season and likely ending his season. The Hornets announced after the game he is expected to miss..." March 07

  • Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers finally showing signs of improvement with All-Star break approaching

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After struggling through most of the season, New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers finally appears to be emerging as a more reliable contributor off the bench. In 34 minutes Monday night against the Detroit Pistons, he committed just one turnover. In Sunday’s 102-89 loss to the Toronto..." February 12

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