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Nof603
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
BR
Member since Aug 2011
1133 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


Just got done watching the game. Austin looked really good. He did predominately drive with his right hand, but he looked damn good doing it and more importantly finishing. Looks like his free throw shooting is still a work in progress, but can't complain too much about 7-11. Overall, I was impressed with his game today.





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DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
1736 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


To put it in perspective:

Austin Rivers first summer league game last year:
31 mins, 3-13 FG, 1-8 3PT , 7-10 FT, -12 differential, 3rebs, 2 assists, 3 steals, 4 TO's, 14pts


2nd summer league game last year:
32 mins 1-6 FG, 0-0 3PT, 2-3 FT, +3 differential, 2 rebs, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 TO's, 6pts


DNP 3rd, 4th, or 5th summer league game


sons this guy works - hats off to this guy






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Macintosh504
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2011
21026 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


and both of those games he was getting knocked down and beaten the shite out of every time he went in the paint.





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DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
1736 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


exactly why he didn't play the last 3 games





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c on z
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Mar 2009
59799 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


This sure didn't take long.





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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


Did he play PG or SG?

quote:

No one should be saying its just summer league by the way


It's only Summer League. Belineli dropped 40 in his rookie Summer League game...



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tehchampion140
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Bow to the Brow
Member since Sep 2010
17244 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


Summer league isn't really about box scores. You have to watch players and see why they do so well or why they do so poorly. It wasn't just the fack that Rivers put up 23/6/7, it was how he was doing it. Not to mention he played amazing defense that doesn't get put into stat sheets.





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tgr4ever
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jul 2011
10678 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


quote:

It's only Summer League. Belineli dropped 40 in his rookie Summer League game...
Everyone is excited because

A: Rivers shot like 21% last year in Summer League
B. He shot 49/42/52 his last 16 games

So I think it's safe to assume he's improving...






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MrBlue105
Navy Fan
chillin with the BWC - anaconda
Member since Apr 2013
6602 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


quote:

Belineli dropped 40 in his rookie Summer League game...


And bellinelli has shown that he is capable of exciting streak shooting






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


quote:

So I think it's safe to assume he's improving...


I'm not taking anything away from his performance. I was very impressed. I was just responding to the poster who said don't say it's just summer league because it's a completely different game from the NBA.






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LosLobos111
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Yamato's Protoge
Member since Feb 2011
11566 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


quote:

Did he play PG or SG?
quote:

Did he play PG or SG?


PG

Shumpert was on him most of the time






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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


I hope this means he is #2 PG. I guess Roberts and Pierre will battle for the last spot.





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chrisksaint
Florida State Fan
Tallahassee,FL
Member since Jul 2011
1066 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


Rivers potential has always intrigued me, he could be a guy that in a couple of years turns out to be a really good player for us as he has all the tools to succeed he just needs the time.

This could still be a good season for him tho I think, less pressure and less minutes may lead to him just going out and playing instead of being so overwhelmed. Plus it's not hard to improve off the miserable year he had last season.






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Memphis
Texas A&M Fan
Fenway Park
Member since Jun 2013
6302 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


Been telling everyone rivers gets way too much hate





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DeionDeion
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2010
1736 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


quote:

c on z


come on bro the GOAT thing is a joke everyone is really excited that AR played well...lighten up


BTW LeBron = complete douchebag






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Rittdog
LSU Fan
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed
Member since Oct 2009
9955 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


I want to believe...





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TotesMcGotes
Virginia Fan
New York, New York
Member since Mar 2009
12530 posts

re: Austin Rivers=GOAT


He played the 1 and the 2. When Roberts was in the game, he was taking the ball up the floor and initiating. When Roberts left the game, Austin moved over to the 1.

I thought he did well playing both spots. He had some nice passes and his court awareness seems to have improved tenfold. He was finding guys for open looks that many guards wouldn't have even noticed were in that spot.

He also seemed to take a bit more time when driving. Last year it seemed like when he would make the decision to drive, 100% of the time he'd head straight to the rim. For at least one game today, he seemed to assess a bit more, whether that be kicking it out to someone else, retreating of nothing was available, or finishing.






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