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tigertalkster
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Austin rivers is looking good tonight

Got to say I haven't watched much of the hornets this year but watching them tonight against Memphis and rivers is looking much better than I ever expected tonight.


quail man
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
he's had a great night so far. but don't tell that to the people calling him a bust


tigertalkster
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
Was reading this earlier and was thinking really to early to tell much and to me as a tenth pick not expecting an all star hoping for a solid player and if ends up an all star great


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supe12sta12z
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Member since Apr 2012
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
I guess he can be productive when his shots fall. Let's hope this continues.


quail man
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
isn't that how it typically works?


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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
quote:

I guess he can be productive when his shots fall
some john madden type analysis right here


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tarnol7
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Aug 2010
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
Yeah whenever he scores, he's pretty good


ralsu
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new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
If he continues to work on the corner 3, mid range jumper & his follower. He could ave 15 & 5 easy


BrowDown
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2012
497 posts

re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
I like the progression. On that one cross over and lay in he actually looked like an NBA guard.

I think he does end up being a 15/5 guy with good work ethic and character. I'll take that at #10.


supe12sta12z
Tiger Town
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
Rivers is much more comfortable going right compared to going left. He goes right 9 out of 10 times. Conley leaned towards his comfortable side and dared Rivers to go left and that's exactly what he did.

Rivers has a tendency to go right even if the opposing defense is defending his right side. It was very nice to see him take what the defense gave him and went left. I liked how his crossover is just as lethal going left as it is going right.

One more thing to keep in mind, the amazing space on that play. On that left side of the court where river penetrated, Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith created space due to their threat as shooters. Gay didn't even attempt to leave Anderson and Smith caused Randolph to hesitate just enough to let Rivers get to the basket before he could recover.

Rivers game can be deadly with proper spacing. During that play, the lineup included: Roberts, Miller, Anderson, and Smith. All shooters and defenses can not sag too much.

the optimal lineup for Rivers to utilize his penetration ability would require 5 shooting threat/spacers on the court.

This post was edited on 12/8 at 1:29 am


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boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
He had a bad first half. Couldn't get any separation. Hard to blame him though when our offense is make one pass then dribble a lot.
This post was edited on 12/8 at 11:21 am


SammyTiger
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
He attacked the rim well last night, and that is good to see.


Gtothemoney
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Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Austin rivers is looking good tonight
He needed at least one more year at Duke.


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