Austin Rivers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Austin Rivers 'Breaking Up Clippers Would Be 'Idiotic' ... We're a Piece Away'

    TMZ "Austin Rivers feels VERY strongly that the L.A. Clippers should do everything in their power to keep the core players for another season ... telling TMZ Sports they're just "a piece away" from being champs. The rumors are swirling that Doc Rivers will break the team up -- possibly trading..." May 12

  • Clippers expect Rivers to return for Game 5 vs. Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Clippers are without one of their biggest pieces, Blake Griffin, for the rest of the playoffs. But the team reportedly will receive a boost to its backcourt for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers expect Austin Rivers to play Tuesday..." April 24

  • Austin Rivers unlikely to bolster L.A.’s shallow bench in Game 4

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Clippers know they have a reliable option off the bench. Shooting guard Jamal Crawford has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award three times over the course of his career. But as coach Doc Rivers looks at his shallow bench, he's still searching for man No. 7. Rivers would love to get..." April 22

  • Austin Rivers' hamstring injury likely to sideline guard for rest of regular season

    ESPN "The Clippers expect guard Austin Rivers to miss the remainder of the regular season with a left hamstring strain, coach Doc Rivers said Saturday. "I think it's a little more serious [than initially believed]," Doc Rivers said before the Clippers' Saturday afternoon game against the Los Angeles..." April 01

  • Clippers' Austin Rivers hopes to be back in time for playoff opener

    Orange County Register "Austin Rivers shuffled slowly through a corridor of Talking Stick Resort Arena. The reserve will be critical to the Clippers in the playoffs, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to help them before then. Rivers will likely be sidelined for the remaining five games of the regular season after..." March 31

  • Clippers sort of resent Austin Rivers’ favored status

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers faced a potential crisis this summer. They had already agreed to re-sign Austin Rivers to a three-year contract worth more than $35 million, and Jamal Crawford was threatening to leave. Losing the then-36-year-old Crawford would’ve been costly, but it wouldn’t have been..." March 24

  • Austin Rivers On LeBron's Kids: I Got Crap for Famous Dad Too ... Didn't Faze Me!

    TMZ "LaVar Ball could be right in his analysis of LeBron James' kids -- 'cause Austin Rivers says he's been "getting s**t" for being Doc Rivers' son since he was 6 ... but it never fazed him. We got Austin leaving Catch in L.A. where he APPLAUDED James for clapping back at LaVar -- who recently said..." March 23

  • Doc Rivers: I’d trade my son, if Clippers-Knicks talks went there

    New York Post "Clippers coach and general manager Doc Rivers removed one potential obstacle to his team trading for Carmelo Anthony, saying he would deal his son, Austin Rivers, if he had to. Rivers likely would be the centerpiece of an Anthony trade. Knicks president Phil Jackson, GM Steve Mills and coach..." January 28

  • Austin Rivers likely included if Clippers trade for Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The potential arrival of Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles is likely to come at the expense of the Rivers family. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, guard Austin Rivers, who is the son of head coach Doc Rivers and whom the New York Knicks pursued in free agency last summer, will..." January 27

  • Clippers violate NBA’s concussion policy, play Austin Rivers with concussion

    Pro Basketball Talk "The nasty truth about concussions: Player suspected of suffering a concussion often pass a medical evaluation shortly after whatever caused the suspicion. How do you treat those players? If they have a concussion, re-inserting them into the game would be dangerous. If they don’t have a..." December 13

  • Austin Rivers placed in concussion protocol

    Los Angeles Times "Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a mild concussion during the team’s 133-105 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night at Staples Center. That now means that Rivers will enter the NBA’s concussion protocol. ADVERTISING Rivers was hurt late in the third quarter when Pelicans..." December 11