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Doc Rivers on son: 'I really want him back, would be great'
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/22/15) Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn't make a move to acquire his son, Austin Rivers, when he was first advised to do so. Now he's hoping to have the free-agent back on the team next season.
General manager Dave Wohl suggested Doc sign Austin before the start of last season, but Doc waivered. The Clippers instead signed Jordan Farmar, who they would later release before trading for Austin at the trade deadline.
“It was a gamble for me personally,” Doc Rivers said. “It was just a tough one for me. I was on the other side of not wanting to do it, and I’m glad I listened to people for a change. I wasn’t so stubborn. I give Dave Wohl credit, before the season started and we signed Jordan or anyone, he wanted that to happen and I didn’t hear any of that.
“In retrospect, it would have been nice to have him the whole year. It would have been better. That was a mistake. I probably should have.”
Austin showcased his potential in the Clippers' playoff loss to the Rockets. He scored 25 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists in Game 5 of the series.
He opened enough eyes that his dad is hoping he takes a discount to stay with the organization, he even threatened to call his mother.
“He's young and he clearly helped us, I think we all have to agree with that,” Doc Rivers said. “And I think he loved it here. I even think he liked the coach at times.
“You know, it'll be interesting. I really want him back and I think it would be great to have him back, and I think he's a great fit for this team. But business is business and it'll be an interesting thing this summer.”
Clippers' Doc Rivers: Austin Rivers may have suffered a hip pointer
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Clippers guard Austin Rivers may have suffered a hip pointer after falling to the court hard late in Tuesday's Western Conference Semifinals against the Rockets on Tuesday, coach Doc Rivers told reporters following the game. The Los Angeles coach added that the team will know more on his status on Wednesday, per the Associated Press.
Rivers scored eight points 3 of 11 shooting, including 1 of 5 from downtown, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line in a 124-103 Game 3 defeat.
Clippers G Austin Rivers gets game-high 21 in drubbing of Knicks
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(3/25/15) Guard Austin Rivers scored a game-high 21 points off the bench in the Clippers' 111-80 dismantling of the Knicks Wednesday.|
Rivers shot 9 of 10 from the floor whiling playing a total of 19 minutes.
Clippers rule Crawford (calf), Barnes (hamstring) out Wednesday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) The Clippers ruled guard Jamal Crawford and forward Matt Barnes out of Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.
Crawford suffered a right calf contusion during Monday's contest. Guard Austin Rivers is expected to see an increase in minutes with Crawford out. Meanwhile, Barnes has been dealing with a strained hamstring, which caused him to miss Monday's game. Forward Glen Davis could see an expanded role with Barnes sidelined.
The Clippers are pick 'em against the Blazers.
Clippers' Austin Rivers scores career-high 28 points in win Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) Clippers guard Austin Rivers scored a career-high 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting from the field, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range, Los Angeles' 126-99 blowout win Saturday over the Kings.
It was just Rivers third double-digit scoring game in his last seven games and first in his last four. He added three steals, two assists and one rebound to his totals in 26 minutes of action.
"His confidence has grown since he's been here," coach Doc Rivers said. "The guys have been so supportive because they know what he can do offensively. He got on the team with his defense."
|Pelicans guard Austin Rivers saw his role shrink in his second season in the league, but managed to improve on his average in scoring and assists. In his rookie campaign, he averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 23.2 minutes while starting 26 of 61 games. He shot the ball better in 2013-14, posting a 40.5 field goal percentage and a 36.4 three-point percentage. he appeared in 69 games and earned four starts due to injuries to Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday. He averaged 7.7 points, 2.3 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 19.4 minutes per contest. Rivers' numbers may be gradually improving, but his production isn't anywhere near the point where he is relevant in standard formats. Ignore him on Draft Day.
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