Austin Rivers

AUSTIN RIVERS (HOU)

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#25•A. RIVERS

G • 6’4, 200 lbs; 8th year, Duke

UNDERDOG

NBA ROLE: TWO-WAY COMBO GUARD

 

Austin Rivers is one of better (veteran) two-way guards in the entire league; 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; unheralded passer: looks to get guys involved, create simple scoring chances; impact doesn’t always come from scoring or playmaking: Austin also contributes 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 – loves to step back/dribble into triples; turned the corner in LAC - landed w/ Rockets (Dec. '18) - adds depth to Mike D’Antoni’s guard corps 


SIGNATURE!

STEP BACK TRIPLE

BACK & FORTH, CROSSOVER --> LAYUP


MORE ON A. RIVERS

  • Career: 9.2 points/game, 2.4 assists/game, 42% FG

  • Avg. career-high 15.1 points/game (2017-18)

  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2012)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 76