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Broski
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Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers

It may be time to give him a D-League assignment to get his head and his game fixed. Putting him out to the dogs night-in and night-out can't be good for his development.
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quail man
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
Stop with these threads after every game


Broski
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
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Stop with these threads after every game


My first one regarding his play and what is wrong with it?


c on z
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
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Stop with these threads after every game



lulz.


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CQQ
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I agree, D League seems like the only answer right now although I was looking forward to him playing against the C's this month


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Hazelnut
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I dont think playing him for 3 minutes classifies as "Putting him out to the dogs"

If Monty thinks he's better off learning on the bench then he is in the D-league, then that's what is probably best.

quote:

Stop with these threads after every game


ETA: And this
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Broski
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
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I dont think playing him for 3 minutes classifies as "Putting him out to the dogs"


Committing 2 turnovers in that short span and not registering another stat proves otherwise.

quote:

If Monty thinks he's better off learning on the bench then he is in the D-league, then that's what is probably best.


He needs minutes with limited pressure.


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CQQ
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I don't know Hazel, it's certainly not helping when he's being a consistent liability. He certainly won't break out of it in small stints of PT.


danman6336
Duke Fan
Member since Jan 2005
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
Dude's only 19

Just give Monty a chance to develop him

I mean, who else could we have taken at the 10th pick?

etc etc etc


CQQ
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
This thread is not about arguing about the pick, pay attention


Broski
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I'm by no means saying give up on him, just send to a low pressure situation where he can regain his confidence, work on his game and get a lot of minutes.


Hazelnut
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
No but Monty may prefer having him watch 95% of the game on the bench and learn that way instead of playing for another team where Monty may not feel comfortable with the coaches or something like that. That may not be the case, but I feel like if Monty felt comfortable sending him down to the D-league, he'd have done it by now.

Another theory is maybe he's waiting for Gordon to get a little more healthy.


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VermilionTiger
LSU Fan
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I'm saying to give up on him

We are playing 5 on 4 when he's on the court. I close my eyes when he handles the ball


quail man
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Member since May 2010
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
You'd make a great GM.


JayJay2
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
I'm saying I'm glad you aren't a coach.


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VermilionTiger
LSU Fan
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
So he's not a liability on the court?


quail man
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New York, NY
Member since May 2010
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
Did I say that?

You said you wanted to get rid of him. Not even half way through his rookie year you want to just dump him. For nothing.



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Eman5805
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
That's not how the D-League works. It helps guys like Darius Miller that only need minutes they won't get on the NBA team to hone their games which are pretty much set. But you NEVER send someone raw down there. They'll only learn habits to beat players on that lesser level, come back to the NBA and struggle all over again.
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Broski
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
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That's not how the D-League works. It helps guys like Darius Miller that only need minutes they won't get on the NBA team to hone their games which are pretty much set. But you NEVER send someone raw down there. They'll only learn habits to beat players on that lesser level, come back to the NBA and struggle all over again.


So you are saying that's the ONLY way the d-league works? Really?

It has adverse affects on every player.


42
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Apr 2012
3703 posts

re: Austin Rivers: 3 minutes, 0 points, 0 assists, 2 turnovers
Rivers has a good deal to learn about how to be an NBA player, on and off the court.

I think Monty wants Austin near him so he can get all the other kinds of coaching that line outside the X's and O's.

This is just inferences from articles, etc., but I think it explains what we are seeing. Miller is a grown man who by all accounts has his head on straight (he's already invested in a seemingly solid business, for instance) and likely needs less of the `life' kind of stuff.

In terms of playing time, clearly the return of Eric Gordon has taking away some of his minutes, and that's good for everyone. He's got a ton to process. Spot minutes, under 10 a game, should do him fine. If he's not physically large enough to finish a year from now and the game hasn't slowed for him by that point, I think they'll strongly consider not picking up that option for the 4th year (they have to decide on year 3 this October).


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