Austin James Rivers was born on August 1,1992 and is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
31 Facts About Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for the Team USA, and was a McDonald's All-American.
Austin Rivers was one of the top rated high school basketball players in the class of 2011, being rated as high as No 1 by Rivals.
On January 16,2015, Austin Rivers became the first player in NBA history to play for his father, coach Doc Austin Rivers, then-head coach of the Clippers.
In June 2010, Austin Rivers was a part of the gold medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship where he set a Team USA record for an U18 event with 35 points against Canada.
Austin Rivers's commitment was widely covered by ESPN and various other sports networks given his status as the Class of 2011's top recruit.
Austin Rivers officially signed with the program on November 16,2010.
Austin Rivers was named the 2011 Naismith Prep Player of the Year on March 10,2011.
Austin Rivers was an All-American and All-State honoree, and played in the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit for Team USA.
Austin Rivers shot 5-of-14 from the field, while playing 34 minutes.
On March 26,2012, Austin Rivers declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Austin Rivers was selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 10th overall pick the 2012 NBA draft.
On July 24,2012, Austin Rivers signed his rookie scale contract with the Hornets.
Three days later, Austin Rivers underwent successful surgery to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle.
On October 31,2012, Austin Rivers made his NBA debut in the Hornets' season opener against the San Antonio Spurs.
On January 12,2015, Austin Rivers was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies.
On July 8,2016, Austin Rivers again re-signed with the Clippers.
On June 26,2018, Austin Rivers was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat.
On December 17,2018, Austin Rivers was traded with Kelly Oubre Jr.
On December 24,2018, Austin Rivers signed with the Houston Rockets.
Austin Rivers appeared in 47 games while averaging 8.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game.
Austin Rivers had nearly as many steals as turnovers with the Rockets.
On November 27,2020, Austin Rivers was acquired by the New York Knicks via a sign-and-trade deal.
On March 25,2021, Austin Rivers was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three team trade and was waived three days later.
On July 14,2022, Austin Rivers signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
On February 4,2023, Austin Rivers was suspended by the NBA for four games without pay due to his role in an altercation during a game against the Orlando Magic the day before.
Doc Austin Rivers was a former player who had joined the Los Angeles Clippers the summer of his son's birth.
Austin Rivers's younger brother, Spencer, was a guard who played for UC Irvine from 2014 to 2019.
Austin Rivers was named Austin after former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Austin Carr, while his middle name, James, is in honor of his great-uncle Jim Brewer.
Austin Rivers's first child with Brittany Hotard was born in 2018.
Austin Rivers' second child, a son with Audreyana Michelle, was born in March 2021.