Austin Rivers questions
Should he be shipped, if so which team makes the most sense in acquiring him via trade?
Does the acquisition of Holiday & Evans hurt or help his development?
Can we see a much improved shooting percentage from Rivers this season?
He really doesn't have much value. I don't see N.O. getting more than a mid-late 2nd round pick for him.
Shouldn't that be the more reason to why a team should acquire him?
The Clippers should make a move for him. He wouldn't smell the floor but at least he could be by his daddy's side.
If Massai and the Raps are really interested in filling out the roster with potential upside guys they should throw a second rounder at New Orleans and see what happnes. Worst case scenario they balk at the offer.
I think OKC should take a look at him. Since he had a bad start could get him for really cheap. Could be the 3rd guard off the bench like Fisher was, but even Rivers is better than Fisher...Young kid that if in the right situation may not be all that bad. Plus would be security for the future if Westbrook takes longer to heal than expected, or if Reggie Jackson works himself out of the Thunders price range a la Harden.
Austin Rivers is definitely not better than Derek Fisher.
Not saying Fisher is good. Just saying Rivers is THAT bad.
It's ridiculous to say THAT after just one year, part of which he was injured.
Austin Rivers had a bad rookie season but lets not forget the reasons he was a lottery pick. High upside and good Iso skills. In my opinion highly undervalued.
I don't think Holiday hurts his development due to the fact they got rid of Vasquez, not another guy on the depth chart. Evans will play both positions and I don't think that will hurt him either.
Rivers really struggled as a rookie, but he was also one of the youngest guys in the league. I'm sure he's been hitting the weights and working on his game during the off-season. I would absolutely expect his shooting percentages to improve next season. He shot 44% and 46% from 3 during Feb before he got hurt. It's not uncommon for rookie guards to shoot below 40%. I'd bet he shoots around 41/38/65 as a sophomore.
Rivers is a shooting guard who can't shoot. Good iso skills??? He's quick with the dribble, but he had problems getting around people... And when he did, he couldn't finish. I think he's a big time tweener too.
I'm not a Rivers hater. I like his confidence and I think he could be good later on since he's a hard worker. I just watched a lot of NO games last season and he was awful... Even for a rookie. He has a LONG way to go.
Austin Rivers should be scared he is going to lose any minutes he thought he was going to get off the bench this year from my boy Pierre Jackson! Pierre is going to take those minutes from Austin MARK MY WORDS..