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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
44814 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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Is it too much to ask the wise ones of HT to wait a year or two before we cast him into the recycle bin?
i think most on here realized he was a project when we drafted him. i expected at least a year or two before he started to reach his potential. i really believe he could've benefited from another year in college but i'm not even close to calling him a bust. rational ones had realistic expectations for his growth period






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MrWiseGuy
Southern Fan
Member since Dec 2009
11572 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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He gets the the rack, and shoots at a decent clip from 3. Is it too much to ask the wise ones of HT to wait a year or two before we cast him into the recycle bin?


Improving on his free throws would go a long ways to his development.

Like you said, he gets to the rack, which means fouls. You can't shoot 55% at the line.






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TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
30808 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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I now realize he's a career bench player with very limited offensive skills


He's shooting 35% from 3 so he only needs a little improvement there. If he could hit FTs at 80% and learn to finish he'd actually be pretty good. I said before the draft that I was concerned that a coaches son was so bad at FTs, so I do wonder how fixable his problems are, but he's really close to being a useful player. The question is can hard work give him what he's missing.






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

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


i shoot better from the free throw line than he does, and i've never played organized basketball in my life. dude needs to spend all summer at the stripe and fix that shitty FT %





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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since May 2008
21804 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


The amount of hate he gets on the internet is just insane. I've never seen anything like it with any player this young. Go look at RealGM...every thread about the Hornets devolves into a how much Austin Rivers sucks and that he should die thread.

I'm going to give him 3 years like any player.






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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
44814 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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he should die thread.

i think we should at least give him a couple of seasons before the option of death is put on the table






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charate
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2012
195 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


BUST





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

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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BUST


GTFO






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aswemajor
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans Hornets Fan
Member since May 2011
1177 posts

re: Austin Rivers 1.8ppg last 5


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He's shooting 35% from 3 so he only needs a little improvement there


Yeah but most of his 3's have only come because he had really high confidence at that moment. Like he had just hit a couple easy buckets or was having a good game. He really is not a great 3 pt shooter. just look at his form. he needs a lot more improvement on his shooting form(push that elbow in) and if he starts to attack the bucket more often he will start to knock a few shots down. His free throw % will go up just by his work ethic. I remember even hearing the guys on the Atlanta feed talk about how Rivers was out shooting free throws 2h before tip off.






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