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Austin Rivers didn’t record a stat across two minutes in Saturday’s 121-99 win over the Rockets.
Rivers was moved out of the Knicks rotation with the acquisition of veteran PG Derrick Rose. He’s logged a total of five minutes in his last two contests and can be dropped in all league formats. Rivers is averaging 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 triples across 21.1 minutes in 2020-21. The Knicks next scheduled game is Monday, home against the Hawks.
New York Knicks PG Austin Rivers (right ankle soreness) is listed as probable ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Chicago Bulls.
Rivers has cooled off considerably from the two game stretch last week that saw him score 38 points against the Jazz and the Cavs. The Knicks' reserve point guard has managed just five points, one rebound, three assists and a steal across his last two games and is a risky option to insert into fantasy starting lineups. With Rivers struggling against the Bulls in the Knicks' previous outing on Monday, fantasy managers will want to avoid betting on the veteran point guard to turn it around coming off an ankle injury against a team that previously held him to just 1 point across 15 minutes.
Austin Rivers managed one point (0-4 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-1 FT) one rebound and one assist across 15 minutes during Monday’s 110-102 loss to the Bulls.
Rivers has now been held under single digits in scoring in three of his last five contests. He’s struggled from downtown recently, burying only one triple in his last 10 attempts. Rivers is averaging 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 triples across 24.6 minutes in 2020-21. The Knicks next scheduled game is Wednesday, away against the Bulls.
Austin Rivers scored a team-high 25 points (10-14 FG, 5-7 3PT) with three rebounds and one assists across 27 minutes during Tuesday’s 108-94 loss to the Jazz.
Rivers is dealing with an Achilles injury, but was able to shake it off and lead the Knicks in scoring with 25 points during Tuesday’s loss. It was a season-high for Rivers, who hadn’t scored double figures since January 11th. The 28-year-old can be used a streamer, but fantasy managers shouldn’t expect this type of performance on a regular basis. Rivers is averaging 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 triples across 25.9 minutes in 2020-21. The Knicks next scheduled game is Friday, home against the Cavaliers.
Knicks PG Austin Rivers (achilles) will play against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
Rivers' return adds depth behind Elfrid Payton and Immanuel Quickley ahead of Tuesday's contest against the Jazz. The veteran point guard is capable of providing stretches of decent fantasy production off the bench but is not consistent enough to warrant insertion into starting lineups.