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Denver Nuggets Western Northwest
Austin Rivers • #25 • G
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'4", 200 lbs.
Born:Aug 1, 1992 (29 yrs) in Santa Monica, CA
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by New Orleans in 2012 (1/10).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2021.
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Scouting Report
Assets: Talented as a scorer: creates very well off the dribble with nice crossovers and other penetration moves. Excels at getting into the paint and finishing creatively while drawing contact. Will get very hot from the 3-point arc for stretches. Has the ball-handling ability to distribute solidly. Can play anywhere from point guard to small forward.
Flaws: Streaky from both the 3-point and free throw lines. Not ideally-sized for the NBA 2-guard spot or small forward, and isn't pass-first when playing the point. Also lacks strength, isn't a great leaper, and has an average wingspan (all of which limit him defensively).
Career Potential: Good offensive swingman with some starter tools.
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