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Top Austin Rivers News
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Will start Sunday
Rivers will start Sunday's game against the Warriors in the absence of Jaden McDaniels (illness).
McDaniels was a late addition to the injury report Sunday due to an illness, so Rivers will enter the starting lineup for the first time this season. Rivers has played double-digit minutes four times this season, posting 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 16.8 minutes during those contests.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Off injury report
Rivers is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Rivers was sidelined for Wednesday's loss to the Suns due to an illness, but it appears he'll return to the court Friday in Memphis. In six appearances this season, Rivers has averaged just 1.5 points in 7.2 minutes per contest, but he did manage nine points, two rebounds, one assist and a block in his last game.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Ruled out Wednesday
Rivers won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Suns due to an illness, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Rivers received a season-high 16 minutes in Monday's loss to the Knicks. However, with him out Wednesday, Jordan McLaughlin, Jaylen Nowell and possibly Bryn Forbes should see extended backcourt minutes off the bench. Rivers' next opportunity to play will be Friday versus the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Fails to score Saturday
Rivers posted no counting stats in zero minutes during Saturday's 129-117 win over Houston.
Rivers barely made it onto the floor in the win, registering minutes for just the fifth time this season. The Timberwolves simply don't need him out there on most nights, highlighted by the fact that he's yet to score a point all season. Barring injuries to a number of other players, Rivers is clearly an afterthought when it comes to fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Active Wednesday
Rivers (hip) is active for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
After missing the past two games with a hip injury, the veteran guard is available for the Wolves on Wednesday. However, Rivers has yet to score with his new squad this season through two appearances.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Upgraded to questionable
Rivers (hip) is questionable to play in Wednesday's game versus Spurs.
Rivers was initially listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game due to right hip soreness. However, his potential return to the lineup could mean a decreased role for Bryn Forbes.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Listed as doubtful for Wednesday
Rivers (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs, Dane Moore of BringMeTheNews.com reports.
Rivers is headed towards a third straight absence due to right hip soreness. He only saw nine minutes across his first two appearances of the season, so his lack of availability hasn't had a major impact on Minnesota's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Ruled out Monday
Rivers will miss Monday's contest against the Spurs due to right hip soreness.
Rivers popped up on the injury report with hip soreness Monday after receiving a DNP-CD in Sunday's tilt with the Thunder. Rivers does not seem to hold a significant role with Minnesota, recording nine minutes across the first two games of the season, but his absence may open up more opportunities for Jaylen Nowell, who has been impressive thus far.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Austin Rivers: Signs with Minnesota
The Timberwolves and Rivers agreed to a one-year deal on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
After playing in 67 games for the Nuggets last season and averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists, Rivers joins a Minnesota backcourt with limited depth options. The 29-year-old figures to see a key role off the bench behind Anthony Edwards.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Heads to locker room
Rivers is questionable to return to Monday's Game 2 against the Warriors due to lower back pain, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Rivers appeared to suffer the injury during the first half, and his status for the remainder of Game 2 is now up in the air. If he's unable to return, Davon Reed and Bones Hyland could see more opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Back in action
Rivers (back) has checked back in to Monday's Game 2 against Golden State, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Rivers went to the locker room earlier in the first half with lower back pain, but he was able to return before the end of the second quarter. He'll look to provide a spark for his squad in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Starting Sunday
Rivers is starting Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Rivers will join the starting lineup for the second time in the last three games since several regular starters are out Sunday. He's averaged 7.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game in 17 starts this year.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Starting vs. Spurs
Rivers will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs.
With Jeff Green (personal) out, Rivers will get the start -- his first since March 10. In his 16 starts, he's averaged 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Ejected Wednesday
Rivers was ejected during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's matchup with the Pacers, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports.
With just over eight minutes remaining in the game, Rivers received a second technical foul for throwing an elbow at Lance Stephenson and was subsequently ejected, although he never actually made contact with Stephenson. He finished with three points and three rebounds across 19 minutes of action before leaving the game.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Posts 11 points with second unit
Rivers provided 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), one rebound, three assists and one block across 22 minutes during Tuesday's 127-115 victory over the Clippers.
Since returning to the bench, Rivers' numbers have taken a definite hit, averaging only 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds. Although he's one injury away from a starting role, him finding a double-digit scoring total similar to Tuesday's result will be rare in his current spot on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Austin Rivers: Scores 15 in starting role
Rivers ended with 15 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, three steals and two rebounds across 35 minutes during Monday's 131-124 victory over the Warriors.
Rivers joined the starting unit with Will Barton (ankle) unable to play in the contest, and the veteran put together a solid performance that included his highest scoring output since late January. Points had been hard for Rivers to come by of late, as he entered Monday averaging just 4.5 points over 13 contests since the start of February. It's unclear how long Barton will be out, and Rivers could see some additional starts if the shooting guard needs to miss additional contests.... See More ... See Less
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