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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


a move







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REG861
Vanderbilt Fan
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


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BUST



DUMBASS






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Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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a move








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tehchampion140
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Austin Rivers sucks








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BayouFann
New Orleans Saints Fan
North Dallas
Member since Jun 2012
3490 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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Total liability on defense
not totally
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NEVER passes on the pick and roll. Shit, never even considers it
pisses me off too
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Not particularly fast
quick first step but is horrible after beating the defender.
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strong
fix this and his play following his first step will be amazing! I'm a duke ball fan and lobbied for him over the forgotten unc pg and every other guard than lilliard.
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Yea yea, he's 19, give him time, etc. etc.

his confidence is not impressive!






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Zipfer2022
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lakeview
Member since Nov 2011
2197 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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Marcus Thornton and Collison were 100 times better as rookies, and now like 4 years later they're both very average players struggling


Thornton was a top 5 sg last year. NBATV ratings, not mine






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Elleshoe
Southeastern LA Fan
Founder of the Boxtard Nation
Member since Jun 2004
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


danman, let me ask you... why are you such a pussy on every single board?





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danman6336
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


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danman, let me ask you... why are you such a pussy on every single board?
Commenting on a below average NBA basketball player for being below average makes me a "pussy"?






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Elleshoe
Southeastern LA Fan
Founder of the Boxtard Nation
Member since Jun 2004
121663 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


railing on a 19 year old rookie 16 games into his NBA career and talking about how he'll never be good makes you a pussy. Yes.





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Carson123987
LSU Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
34416 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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You have to be patient with such a raw prospect like Rivers. It may take him 3 or 4 seasons to start figuring things out. He's got a great work ethic so it won't be his own fault if he can't put it together.


this.







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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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supe12sta12z
Tiger Town
Member since Apr 2012
584 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


If there's one thing I dislike about the kid, it's his poor off ball skills. He does very little when he doesn't have the ball in his hand. Stands around a bit too much.





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REG861
Vanderbilt Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


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If there's one thing I dislike about the kid, it's his poor off ball skills. He does very little when he doesn't have the ball in his hand. Stands around a bit too much.



True,but that is very coachable






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St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
41676 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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2 of whom are in the d-league.

Exactly. Where Rivers should be.




I actually agree with this...I honestly don't think I've ever seen a guy so physically outmatched on the hornets EVER.



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The Future
Iowa State Fan
Smallville, KS
Member since Oct 2009
22661 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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You have to be patient with such a raw prospect like Rivers. It may take him 3 or 4 seasons to start figuring things out. He's got a great work ethic so it won't be his own fault if he can't put it together.


The problem is we can't afford to have him take 4 years to "start figuring things out"

We needed to hit with the 1 and 10 pick






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Eman5805
LSU Fan
West Bank
Member since Nov 2010
2999 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


The D-league was NOT made for rookies to go so they could stop being overmatched, it was made for rookies that have no minutes and need to get some games in.

If you're a rookie that gets sent down and there's minutes, it's not a good thing and it's the last thing you should want for Rivers if you do want him to succeed. If you've already given up on him, fine. Just say so. But the D-League won't help him at all.

I can't think of ANY instances where a lottery pick gets sent down and comes back ready to take on all comers. I've heard of players being 2nd rounders and undrafted playing their way out of the D-League, but they never go back.






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tehchampion140
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Austin Rivers sucks


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The problem is we can't afford to have him take 4 years to "start figuring things out"


We certainly can. We have an extremely young core. Davis, Gordon, Anderson, and Rivers will still all be young 4 years from now and either reaching or at their prime. Rome wasn't built in a day.






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Eman5805
LSU Fan
West Bank
Member since Nov 2010
2999 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


I don't see why there's a rush. It's in that mode where every pick must be an All-Star talent, I guess. If he's a bench spark, so be it. But I don't see anything wrong with his game that experience and physical maturity can't help.





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GynoSandberg
UConn Fan
Member since Jan 2006
32351 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


3 year contract

If he sucks after 3 years then we cut ties with him. Pretty simple. Year 3 will be the time to judge him






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quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
22379 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


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We needed to hit with the 1 and 10 pick


i love how it's already past tense. y'all got panties in a wad after 16 games where the kid hasn't even had a chance to play where he should be playing...backup shooting guard to EG. over time, he develops into either the starting PG or stays a potential great backup.

the 10th pick it hit-or-miss. as you can already see, this draft class had a LOT of misses. the hornets should feel fortunate that they got someone who has show flashes of potential. the future is bright. y'all just gotta be patient.






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