He is just not that good get someone with value while you still can
His "trade value" is probably as low as it will ever be right now.
He should have played another year in college but he didn't. He wasn't ready, imo. BUT, the guy has a motor, has talent, he's smart and he knows (and will learn) the game. Were there better draft choices out there for this season? Probably. But the kid has potential and needs time to develop (it doesn't matter if some other guys who come out as freshmen play well their first NBA season . . . that doesn't say what kind of player Rivers will be in two years).