Austin Rivers is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He play as shooting guard / Point guard. Austin became the first player in the history of NBA to play for his father, coach Doc Rivers when he signed for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2015.
Rivers attended high school at Winter Park (Winter Park, Florida), he led his school for their maiden state title, winning the 6A state championship in 2010. In the same year, he was part of the American team which won the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Rivers joined Duke University in 2011. He holds the record of making most free throws (121) for the Duke Blue Devils.
Rivers was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) with the 10th pick of the 2012 NBA draft. On July 27, 2012, he underwent a successful surgery to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle. He made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs. On March 6, 2013, he fractured his right hand and underwent a surgery that forced him to miss the remainder of the season. On January 12, 2015, Rivers was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans. Three days later, he was traded Los Angeles Clippers where he joined his father in a three-team trade involving the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns.
On May 8, 2015, Rivers dropped 25 points over the Houston Rockets coming off the bench in the second half in game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. On April 29, 2016, during game 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers, Portland’s Al-Farouq Aminu caught him in the eye while going for rebound, Rivers returned to the court with 11 stitches and ended the game with 21 points. On December 23, 2017, he scored a career-high 38 points in a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. He missed 18 games between December and February due to a bruised right heel during the 2017-18 season. On June 26, 2018, Rivers was traded to the Washington Wizards for Marcin Gortat.