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Austin James Rivers or Austin Rivers is a basketball professional from America. He was born on August 1st, 1992 and currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He was the captain of the Winter Park High School when they succeeded in the Florida 6A championships of state-level during 2010 and 2011.
He also featured in the Hoop Summit of Nike in 2011 for the US Team. He also featured as an All-American of McDonald's.
He was highly rated in his high school days of the class of 2011. He was ranked number 1 by Rivals.com. he agreed to play for Duke University in September 2010. He received national attention after scoring a 3 point that won them their match versus the North Carolina during 2012.
He was the 10th pick during the NBA drafts and was picked by New Orleans Hornets. He played for them during 3 seasons before moving to the Los Angeles Clippers. After 3 seasons with them, he changed to the Washington Wizards in 2018. Later, in December 2018, he moved to the Houston Rockets.
Rivers is the first-ever NBA player to play under his father, as he appeared for the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2015.
New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans (2012–2015)
Rivers was picked by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2012 draft of the NBA. He made his debut for them in the opening match versus the San Antonio Spurs. He scored 7 points during this loss. He set a new career-best of 27 points during their defeat versus the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He missed the rest of the season through a hand injury that required surgery. His rookie season average was 6.2 points and37% success in a shooting.
Rivers set a new career-best for the 2014 season scoring 21 points during their defeat versus the Portland Trail Blazers.
Los Angeles Clippers (2015–2018)
Rivers was sold to the Boston Celtics as a part of a three-way trade. After three days, he moved to the Los Angeles Clippers in another deal. He played his first match as a clipper in January. He set a new career-best of 28 points during a victory against the Sacramento Kings. He also registered a new career-best in playoffs with 25 points versus the Houston Rockets in semi-finals.
He set a new career-best of 32 points during their defeat versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. During their playoff versus the Portland Trail Blazers, Rivers scored 21 points and 8 assists, although they were eliminated with a loss.
He had an average of 12 points, 2.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds in the 2016–17 season.
Washington Wizards (2018)
Houston Rockets (2018–present)
Rivers joined the Houston Rockets in December 2018. In January of 2019, he scored a season-best of 21 points during a loss versus the Portland Trail Blazers.
During their victory versus the Phoenix Suns, he scored the 27th 3-pointer of the match for his team with just 1:09 minutes remaining in the final quarter. They set a new record beating their own record of the highest number of 3 pointers by a team.
He played in 47 matches and had an average of 8.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists from 28.6 minutes of playing time average per match. The team succeeded in 72% of their matches after Rivers joined them.
He played 13 consecutive starts for them from December to January and had an average of 11.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists from 38.1 minutes average game time. He also scored the same number of steals (29) and turnovers(32).
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