Austin Rivers tries to fight Marcus Morris after he elbowed him
Being the son of an NBA championship coach, Austin Rivers has always had a little more to prove than other players. However, since he first took the court, in New Orleans, Rivers has been a scrappy player. In 2015, he made his playoffs debut, where he went at the Golden State Warriors. While the Pelicans got swept, Rivers put up a good fight, as Anthony Davis led the team.
Austin Rivers would join his father, Doc Rivers, with the Los Angeles Clippers, in 2015. He came at the end of the Blake Griffin/Chris Paul era. His first Clipper playoff run ended at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers. Both Griffin and Paul went down with injuries, during the series, after going up 2-0, preventing them from advancing.
After stints with the Wizards, Rockets, and Knicks, Austin Rivers landed with the Denver Nuggets. There is potential, with the Nuggets, to be one of the NBA’s best teams. Rivers now plays alongside Nikola Jokic, who is a former MVP. Last night, the Nuggets visited Rivers’ former team, the LA Clippers. In the game, Rivers took an elbow from Marcus Morris, which led to him trying to fight him. Morris was called for a flagrant 1 foul.