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Austin Rivers

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Point Guard Age: 28-17d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#10 overall), 2012 College: Duke Agent(s): David B. Falk ()

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Nuggets – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Austin Rivers signed a 1 year / $270,142 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $270,142 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $270,142. In 2020-1, Rivers will earn a base salary of $270,142, while carrying a cap hit of $188,696 and a dead cap value of $188,696.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $270,142
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $270,142
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020-21 Contract details by year 28 $270,142 $188,696 $188,696 $270,142($270,142)
    2021 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2020-21 Contract details by year $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $1,246,575($1,246,575)

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2022

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $9,975,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $3,325,000
    Signed Using:
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,229,452
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,229,452

    2020-2020

    Contract: 10 day(s) / $158,907
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $15,891
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2019-2020

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,543,981
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,271,991
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,155,323
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $1,155,323
    Signed Using: Minimum
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2018-2018Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,288,136
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $4,288,136

    2016-2018

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $35,475,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $11,825,000
    Signed Using: Early Bird
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2015-2016

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $6,454,902
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $3,227,451
    Signed Using: Non Bird
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2012-2014Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $7,017,240
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,339,080
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Austin Rivers, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2012-13 Player Cash Earnings $2,238,360 - - - $2,238,360
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings $2,339,040 - - - $2,339,040
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings $2,439,840 - - - $2,439,840
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings $3,110,796 - - - $3,110,796
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - $11,000,000
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $11,825,000 - - - $11,825,000
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $4,288,136 - - - $4,288,136
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $7,711,864 - - - $7,711,864
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $1,155,323 - - - $1,155,323
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings $2,038,423 - - - $2,038,423
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $2,229,452 - - - $2,229,452
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $1,246,575 - - - $1,246,575
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $158,907 - - - $158,907
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $270,142 - - - $270,142
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $52,051,858 - - - $52,051,858
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,238,360 - - - $2,238,360
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,339,040 - - - $2,339,040
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $28,375,636 - - - $28,375,636
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,288,136 - - - $4,288,136
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,711,864 - - - $7,711,864
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,193,746 - - - $3,193,746
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,229,452 - - - $2,229,452
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,246,575 - - - $1,246,575
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $429,049 - - - $429,049

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Apr 30 2021Signed a Rest-of-Season contract with Denver (DEN)
    Apr 20 2021Signed a 10-day contract with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 28 2021Waived by Oklahoma City (OKC)
    Mar 25 2021Traded to Oklahoma City (OKC) from New York (NYK) as part of a 3-team trade: New York (NYK) traded Ignas Brazdeikis to Philadelphia (PHI); Philadelphia (PHI) traded Emir Preldzic, 2024 2nd round pick, Terrance Ferguson, 2024 2nd round pick and Vincent Poirier to New York (NYK); Philadelphia (PHI) traded 2026 2nd round pick, 2025 2nd round pick and Tony Bradley to Oklahoma City (OKC); Oklahoma City (OKC) traded George Hill to Philadelphia (PHI)
    Nov 27 2020Traded to New York (NYK) from Houston (HOU) with Sergio Llull , Tadija Dragicevic and Alex Hervelle for Issuf Sanon
    Nov 27 2020Signed a 3 year $9.975 million contract with New York (NYK)
    Nov 19 2020Declined $2.37 million Player Option with Houston (HOU) for 2020-21
    Sep 12 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game (playoff)
    Aug 12 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during IND-HOU game
    Nov 18 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during POR-HOU game
    Oct 30 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game
    Jul 17 2019Signed a 2 year $4.54 million contract with Houston (HOU) - includes 2020 Player Option
    Apr 20 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game (playoff)
    Feb 2 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game
    Dec 24 2018Signed a 1 year $1.16 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Dec 18 2018Waived by Phoenix (PHX)
    Dec 17 2018Traded to Phoenix (PHX) from Washington (WAS) with Kelly Oubre for Trevor Ariza
    Dec 14 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-BKN game
    Jun 26 2018Traded to Washington (WAS) from Los Angeles (LAC) for Marcin Gortat
    Jun 22 2018Exercised $12.65 million option with Los Angeles (LAC) for 2018-19
    Mar 16 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    Mar 6 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    Dec 2 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    Dec 1 2017Fined $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during UTH-LAC game
    Nov 11 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-NOP game
    Jan 16 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-LAC game
    Dec 30 2016Fined $2,000 for ejection from LAC-HOU game
    Dec 30 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    Dec 18 2016Fined $2,000 for ejection from LAC-WAS game
    Dec 18 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-WAS game
    Nov 23 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    Nov 5 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-SAS game
    Jul 8 2016Signed a 3 year $35.5 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Jun 1 2016Declined $3.44 million option with Los Angeles (LAC); becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent
    Mar 28 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-LAC game
    Feb 3 2016Fined $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIN-LAC game
    Feb 3 2016Fined $4,000 for two technical fouls during MIN-LAC game
    Nov 11 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    Oct 29 2015Fined $25,000 for tossing a seat cushion into the stands during SAC-LAC game
    Jul 13 2015Signed a 2 year $6.5 million contract with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Mar 8 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    Mar 2 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIN game
    Feb 21 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-LAC game
    Jan 15 2015Traded to Los Angeles (LAC) from Boston (BOS) as part of a 3-team trade: Los Angeles (LAC) traded Chris Douglas-Roberts and 2017 2nd round pick to Boston (BOS); Los Angeles (LAC) traded Reggie Bullock to Phoenix (PHX); Phoenix (PHX) traded Shavlik Randolph to Boston (BOS)
    Jan 12 2015Traded to Boston (BOS) from New Orleans (NOP) as part of a 3-team trade: Boston (BOS) traded Jeff Green to Memphis (MEM); Memphis (MEM) traded Tayshaun Prince, 2017 1st round pick and $1,319,236 to Boston (BOS); Memphis (MEM) traded Quincy Pondexter and 2015 2nd round pick to New Orleans (NOP); New Orleans (NOP) traded Russ Smith to Memphis (MEM)
    Dec 27 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-CHI game
    Dec 18 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-HOU game
    Oct 31 2014New Orleans (NOP) declined $3.11 million option for 2015-2016
    Apr 14 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-NOLA game
    Mar 31 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-NOLA game
    Mar 21 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOLA-ATL game
    Oct 16 2013New Orleans (NOLA) exercised $2.44 million option for 2014-2015
    Jul 24 2012Signed a 2 year $4.58 million contract with New Orleans (NOH)
    Jun 28 2012Drafted by New Orleans (NOH): Round 1 (#10 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Austin Rivers, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/12/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game (playoff)
    08/12/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during IND-HOU game
    11/18/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during POR-HOU game
    10/30/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-WAS game
    04/20/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game (playoff)
    02/02/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game
    12/14/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-BKN game
    03/16/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game
    03/06/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAC game
    12/02/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    12/01/2017 Player contract details by year Inappropriate Language $25,000 for inappropriate language toward a fan during UTH-LAC game
    11/11/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-NOP game
    01/16/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-LAC game
    12/30/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-HOU game
    12/30/2016 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection from LAC-HOU game
    12/18/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-WAS game
    12/18/2016 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection from LAC-WAS game
    11/23/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    11/05/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-SAS game
    03/28/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-LAC game
    02/03/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for two technical fouls during MIN-LAC game
    02/03/2016 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIN-LAC game
    11/11/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-DAL game
    10/29/2015 Player contract details by year $25,000 for tossing a seat cushion into the stands during SAC-LAC game
    03/08/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-GSW game
    03/02/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-MIN game
    02/21/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-LAC game
    12/27/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-CHI game
    12/18/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-HOU game
    04/14/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-NOP game
    03/31/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAC-NOP game
    03/21/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-ATL game
    - $112,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2020 DEN 36 23.44 0.424 0.369 0.710 0.22 2.06 2.28 2.25 0.83 0.06 1.00 7.92 14.80
    2019 HOU 68 23.43 0.421 0.356 0.703 0.40 2.18 2.57 1.66 0.72 0.15 0.74 8.76 15.35
    2018 HOU 76 26.67 0.406 0.318 0.526 0.34 1.79 2.13 2.20 0.62 0.30 0.89 8.13 14.93
    2017 LAC 61 33.7 0.424 0.378 0.642 0.44 1.93 2.38 3.97 1.21 0.26 1.79 15.08 25.05
    2016 LAC 74 27.74 0.442 0.371 0.691 0.27 1.89 2.16 2.76 0.66 0.14 1.55 12.01 18.78
    2015 LAC 67 21.84 0.438 0.335 0.681 0.33 1.61 1.94 1.48 0.72 0.15 0.91 8.85 14.22
    2014 LAL 76 20.57 0.409 0.298 0.675 0.36 1.64 2.00 2.04 0.63 0.18 0.86 6.97 13.21
    2013 NO 67 19.37 0.410 0.375 0.641 0.39 1.46 1.85 2.34 0.63 0.13 1.13 7.75 13.87
    2012 NO 61 23.23 0.372 0.326 0.546 0.26 1.52 1.79 2.08 0.43 0.15 1.21 6.18 11.38
    Totals 586 24.43 0.419 0.351 0.647 0.34 1.77 2.11 2.30 0.70 0.18 1.12 9.09 15.72