Austin Rivers

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  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (leg) needed three stitches after falling during Wednesday's practice with the Rockets and will miss tonight's game against the Clippers as a result.

    This is the first we are hearing of the injury to House. It doesn't sound very serious so we should expect House to be day-to-day. Some candidates to look at for DFS lineups are Ben McLemore, Gerald Green, and Austin Rivers.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have re-signed Austin Rivers and Danuel House.

    Houston looked to be running it back with the same group but instead has simply swapped one star guard for another, which means that Rivers and House still figure to play important roles off the bench. There's standard-league potential in the case of injury, but neither should be expected to exceed top-200 value. Rivers probably has more upside should he come into a starting role while House's ability to chip in a wider variety of stats might make him the more appealing deep-league play over the long run.

    Source: Houston Rockets

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers and the Rockets have agreed to a two-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Rockets were expected to try and retain Rivers, who became the team's sixth man after he was plucked off waivers from the Suns. Houston will pivot back to filling out their roster around the current core now that they're out of the Jimmy Butler running. Rivers has a player option on the second year of his deal.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets are expected to try and retain Austin Rivers in free agency.

    Rivers became the team's sixth man after getting picked up off waivers, but his run in Houston might take him out of the team's price range unless they're willing to go into the luxury tax to sign him. The Rockets only have six players under contract for next season and will need to go about filling their roster with value contracts. Gerald Green, Danuel House and Iman Shumpert are also considered possibilities to return, though it will all depend on what other moves the Rockets can make this summer.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is officially questionable for Game 2 on Tuesday, though he's already said that he'll play.

    As such we'll consider him available tomorrow, but you might want to make sure he's active for DFS purposes before submitting any lineups. Iman Shumpert would likely take the biggest hit if or when Rivers returns.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) will play in Tuesday's Game 2 vs. the Warriors.

    Rivers was too sick to suit up for Game 1 but he'll be out there and ready to go for Game 2 on Tuesday. With the Rockets losing Game 1 and the officiating coming into question, it'll be interesting to see how Game 2 works out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) will not play in Game 1 vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    This isn't a huge loss for the Rockets as Rivers only averaged 17 minutes in their Round 1 series vs. the Jazz. The good news is it's only a sickness so he should be able to return soon. This just means Chris Paul and James Harden will need to do more than they already do and Danuel House and Gerald Green might also get more involved.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers logged 21 minutes on Tuesday against the Thunder, scoring three points with three rebounds and a steal.

    Rivers had a nice stretch filling in for Chris Paul when he was dealing with his hamstring injury, however with a healthy squad he was back to being a waiver wire guy. In his 15 starts with the Rockets, he was still outside the top-200 in value on a per-game basis because of his inefficient shooting, but he's shown the ability to score and hit triples when given the opportunity. Rivers ended up as a top-235 guy in total value thanks to 75 games played but was a top-300 asset on a per-game basis.

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers came off the bench for 15 points on Thursday, going 6-of-10 from the field with three assists, a steal, a block and three triples.

    This was the most Rivers has scored since February 28 and his first game with 10 or more points since March 5. He's only worth a look when one of Houston's backcourt stars gets a night off. Iman Shumpert added eight points, seven boards and a triple while Danuel House struggled with no points and five missed triples in 20 minutes off the bench as well.

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers did not play on Sunday against the Wolves due to rest according to head coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Rivers has been a nice spark off the bench for the Rockets, but D'Antoni decided to rest him for this one. However, he can be left on the wire as he does not hold much value outside the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting with two boards, two assists and three 3-pointers against the Heat on Thursday.

    Rivers provided the Rockets with a spark off the bench on a night they desperately needed it. They're playing with a short roster due to injuries right now so Rivers will have a little short-term boost in production but is more of a points league guy.

  • James Harden
    G, Houston Rockets

    James Harden (cervical strain) is listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Harden was bugged by the neck strain in Thursday’s game and if he can’t make it for this nationally televised matchup, look for Austin Rivers and Gerald Green to get nice bumps while Eric Gordon and Chris Paul would assume additional responsibilities.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting with a rebound, a steal and a 3-pointer against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Rivers was probable with a right elbow injury and played through it and logged 22 minutes. Now that he's a backup point guard there isn't any value to squeeze out of Rivers from a fantasy standpoint.

  • Austin Rivers
    G, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sore right elbow) is being listed as probable for Friday's tilt vs. the Lakers.

    Rivers has taken a step back ever since Chris Paul came back from his injury and has been posting value outside the top-200. As long as the Rockets' starting guards are healthy, Rivers can be left on the wire.

    Source: NBA.com