I'm sorry. I want to like him. I want him to be good, badly. But he isn't. He just isn't any good.
Total liability on defense
Wants to go one on one EVERY time he touches the ball
NEVER passes on the pick and roll. Shit, never even considers it
Not particularly fast, or strong
Pouts every time something doesn't go his way
Yea yea, he's 19, give him time, etc. etc.
But with the young guys that turn into studs, you see flashes of them being great early. The really good ones do consistently as a rookie. I don't see many flashes with Rivers. I think he's had fairly decent game so far this season. 1 out of what, like 15?
I mean hell, Marcus Thornton and Collison were 100 times better as rookies, and now like 4 years later they're both very average players struggling to stay off the bench on average to bad teams. What tells you Rivers will be any better than those two? Nothing
This post was edited on 12/3 at 8:14 pm