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Sport Houston Rockets G Austin Rivers leaves Orlando due to family matter

19:02  24 july  2020
19:02  24 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Austin Rivers leaves NBA bubble to deal with urgent family matter

  Austin Rivers leaves NBA bubble to deal with urgent family matter Rivers, who is averaging 8.5 points per game this season, will have to quarantine for at least four days if and when he returns to Orlando. There are certain situations where players could have to quarantine for up to two weeks, but each case is handled differently.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

Flush with NBA title aspirations, the Houston Rockets are set to resume their 2019-20 season a week from Friday against the in-state rival Dallas Mavericks.

a man holding a basketball: Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has left the NBA bubble in Orlando. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has left the NBA bubble in Orlando.

Though, Houston could be without a core player as it prepares for the final eight regular-season games and the playoffs.

It’s something we have seen several times since 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams headed to the Walt Disney World bubble. Players having to deal with family matters amid the raging pandemic in the United States.

As for Rivers’ absence, it’s obvious that he’s asking for some privacy right now. Given that it’s an urgent family issue, said privacy should be respected.

The son of Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Austin is also related to Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry. The two are in-laws after Rivers’ sister married Curry’s brother, Seth, who is a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

As for the Rockets, they will resume the season with a 40-24 record and as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Rivers, 27, is averaging 8.5 points on 36% shooting from distance this season.

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