Posted byMessage
macatak911
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Sep 2007
9750 posts
 Online 

re: Austin Rivers sucks


Haha fair enough. I think he will progress to a decent player but not starter caliber. I'm not a NBA scout though

Finished yesterday. Employment discrimination rocked my world. I unleashed the fury on some successions though.



This post was edited on 12/5 at 9:39 pm


Back to top
corndeaux
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2009
4765 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

When we drafted him and everyone was loving the pick, I said it was a bad pick. He's an inefficient volume shooter. He was that in college as well. We'll see if he can overcome that.


I too was pissed. When Toronto took Ross, I knew Rivers would be the pick.

That said, no idea who they should have taken instead based on who else was available. And if Monty can teach him to pass and spot up shoot, he can be useful with a Davis/Gordon/Anderson core.






Back to top
VOR
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2009
39491 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

I unleashed the fury on some successions though.


About a thousand of us took successions during the summer session because Lazarus (real name, wrote the book, but long gone) was teaching and was supposed to be a soft touch. That South American a-hole figured that shite out and got pissed off. He hammered the entire class. Worst grade I received in law school. We always referred to him as "the de cujus".






Back to top
macatak911
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Sep 2007
9750 posts
 Online 

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

About a thousand of us took successions during the summer session because Lazarus (real name, wrote the book, but long gone) was teaching and was supposed to be a soft touch. That South American a-hole figured that shite out and got pissed off. He hammered the entire class. Worst grade I received in law school. We always referred to him as "the de cujus".




Got me some Randal Trahan. He's a whole nother mess.






Back to top
REG861
Vanderbilt Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
12896 posts
 Online 

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

Got me some Randal Trahan. He's a whole nother mess.



that property exam was horrific






Back to top
macatak911
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Sep 2007
9750 posts
 Online 

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

that property exam was horrific


Luckily had smith. Although my grade didn't reflect my personal preference;






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

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

I'm on the Austin Rivers is terrible bandwagon. Dude looks completely lost out there and has ZERO finishing ability. Should have stayed in school another year.


He is so, so bad and has no business being in the NBA right now. He should have stayed at least 2 years in school.






Back to top
CQQ
LSU Fan
LC
Member since Feb 2006
10587 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


I hate bashing our players, especially someone like Austin who is a rookie and is barely old enough to vote but I'm getting nervous. He shows us some flashes and gets to the basket but never finishes. I think he would be getting some calls on some of these if he was a veteran but it's not happening. 28% from the field is just

Lucky for us, we have time, good coaching, and I don't think he will let himself not improve.






Back to top
fightingtiger2335
Southeastern LA Fan
heh?
Member since Aug 2007
56566 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


He passes open wide.open shots to drive and pray. No confidence





Back to top
LosLobos111
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Yamato's Protoge
Member since Feb 2011
11575 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


You and grandebeli are neck and neck for worst poster

Thanks for trying though






Back to top
drake20
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
9996 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


he looks terrible...needs to develop some kind of a mid-range game or a jump shot of any kind. would like to see a little more of the floater.

he finishes worse than Henry right now.

...hope he figures it out. I kind of wanted to draft Zeller, but I was all over the place.






Back to top
drake20
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
9996 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


FG% is at 28.3

PER of 5.2






Back to top
TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
30808 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

FG% is at 28.3

PER of 5.2


This draft was supposed to have about 5-7 instant impact starters, everyone else after that was either a project or an instant impact but career bench player. Rivers needs to be judged on one thing this season, is he learning and doing what Monty asks him to do. That low standard won't last for ever, but his elite ability to get to the basket means he's worth investing some time to develop his missing basketball skills.






Back to top
Shotime
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Oct 2009
316 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

He passes open wide.open shots to drive and pray. No confidence

This






Back to top
Shotime
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Oct 2009
316 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


But I still believe he can turn it around.





Back to top
Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:

This draft was supposed to have about 5-7 instant impact starters, everyone else after that was either a project or an instant impact but career bench player. Rivers needs to be judged on one thing this season, is he learning and doing what Monty asks him to do. That low standard won't last for ever, but his elite ability to get to the basket means he's worth investing some time to develop his missing basketball skills.


This is why I never like trades with protected picks as the major haul. This draft was probably better than most in that respect, too.






Back to top
eyeran
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2007
16607 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


Rivers has lots of problems right now. This picture is problem one:



He'll never have a consistent jumpshot as long he pushes the ball with BOTH hands from the middle of his forehead. His mechanics are broken and have to be fixed.
Derrick Rose spent an offseason a few years ago totally reworking his jumpshot and came back to win an MVP.






Back to top
quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
22386 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


i thought you were going to imply that the fact that AD is on the bench is a problem

which is is...sorta.






Back to top
Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


quote:



He'll never have a consistent jumpshot as long he pushes the ball with BOTH hands from the middle of his forehead


I haven't paid enough attention to his form before this, but you are totally correct. That picture reminds me a Shawn Marion. Marion had height and stupid athleticism to make up for it, though.

quote:

Derrick Rose spent an offseason a few years ago totally reworking his jumpshot and came back to win an MVP.


Rivers needs to do the same. I feel like Monty should go Major League and make Rivers drop every time he chicken wings a shot like that. You know it's wrong because neither elbow is pointing at the rim.






Back to top
eyeran
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2007
16607 posts

re: Austin Rivers sucks


We brought it up when he was clanking jumpers during the summer league. You'd think the form on his shot would be a little better given who his father is.

Pushing the ball with both hands from the middle of the forehead and his elbows literally pointing in opposite directions. I honestly don't think you could go into a lab and come up with a worse jumper.

If they're gonna have him change it, its gonna have to happen during the offseason. Doing it now would just screw him up even more.






Back to top



Back to top