Austin Rivers

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clips Guard: 6’4, 200 lbs; 6th year, Duke

NBA Role: offensive-minded PG Star UnderDOG

Austin Rivers is no longer a lightning rod – it’s time to recognize him as one of the better reserves in the entire league; a former (one & done) Duke star who played with tremendous heart & toughness in the 2015 & 2016 postseasons, Rivers is a burgeoning combo guard; offensive profile: 1-on-1 player w/ underrated shake and a decent quick-float game – Austin’s learned better ways to get in the lane rather than rushing and forcing up wild shots; impact doesn’t always come from scoring or playmaking: Austin contributes to the Clips by keeping up his energy on D (really slides his feet and makes life difficult by pressing opposing PGs); beginning to trust his J more and more – worked around the clock to build confidence – results are slowly trickling in, needs to raise his percentage higher than 34% from beyond the arc; unique circumstance playing for his father, Doc, but Austin has turned the corner

Signature Move: crossover, righty floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


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Career: 8.4 points/game, 2.1 assists/game, 42% FG

Avg. career-high 8.9 points/game (2015-16)

ACC Rookie of the Year (2012)

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  • “Quick Cuts” – Austin Rivers imposing his will? (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2017):