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The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V..


Disgusting






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Stewie Griffin
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re: The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V..


Greivis will get his.





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We should put Rivers on N-IR.





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NorthshoreTiger76
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Rivers has been a disappointment





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Fearthehat0307
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We should put Rivers on N-IR.
that sounds extremely racist






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RonFNSwanson
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It really grinds my gears





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Chad504boy
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that sounds extremely racist



for the record, it stands for non-injured reserve. It's well within the white lined boundaries.






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slutiger5
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re: The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V..


I hear you but we gotta be patient with this one.





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Stewie Griffin
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I'm a lifelong Duke fan and hated the pick. Rivers was so inefficient at Duke. The upside is there and he's young, but he's so far away.





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Broski
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It's a good thing we picked up Vasquez' option for next season, so he will only be making $2.1M next season. If we pick up his option for the 14/15 season, then he will only be making $3.2M.

If he continues this type of play, he will probably get a Lin type contract after that and I'm not sure I want to pay $8M for Vasquez.






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quail man
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re: The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V..


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If he continues this type of play, he will probably get a Lin type contract


doubt it...Lin is worth 5 mil in player salary and an extra 3 mil in jersey/ticket sales. that's why they paid him 8. the most GV will command is 5 mil, unless he keep up the pace he's playing in january. in which case, he's worth it.






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Broski
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The upside is there


Is it though? The only "raw-talent" I have seen from him is his ability to get to the basket. He couldn't shoot at Duke, couldn't dribble left, was a turnover machine and was a mediocre defender.

I understand that he can improve off of those things but only so much.






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Stewie Griffin
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The only "raw-talent" I have seen from him is his ability to get to the basket


The single most valuable asset in the NBA.

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He couldn't shoot at Duke


The easiest flaw to fix in the NBA.

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couldn't dribble left


Can be fixed, but not as easy as the shot. There's going left to the rim, going left for a pull up, step back going left, finishing with the left, etc. He doesn't have any of that. That's a lot of pieces to put together.

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turnover machine


Second reason I hated the pick.

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mediocre defender


Easily fixed.

I still hate the pick. Even though there was not much left at 10. I liked Sullinger (undervalued), Zeller, and Kendall Marshall, who I thought had more upside at the point than Rivers and would be a nice pair to Davis. He hasn't panned out either b/c he can't shoot, so we'll see.






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TigerinATL
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The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V


Are you a first time Hornets fan this year or something, because that's not even close to disgusting in terms of unfair compensation.






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Fun Bunch
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re: The fact that Austin Rivers is making a million+ more than Grevis V..


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It's a good thing we picked up Vasquez' option for next season, so he will only be making $2.1M next season. If we pick up his option for the 14/15 season, then he will only be making $3.2M.

If he continues this type of play, he will probably get a Lin type contract after that and I'm not sure I want to pay $8M for Vasquez.




I agree, we will almost certainly pick up his contract for the next two years, which is a great thing for us and a bad thing for him. He was "old" coming into the league and will be 28-ish when he's a FA.

I think he'll get paid a good amount because that will be probably his only "big" contract. If he continues this level of play and this team gets better, he'll be making 8 per easily.






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Broski
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Yeah, single out any one of those things and it can be fixed, but all of that needs to be fixed and that is a lot to ask.

If Rivers evolves into a competent backup combo-guard in the future, I think we should be happy. Anybody that thought this guy was going to be our starting PG when we drafted him was fooling himself.






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Fun Bunch
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Are you a first time Hornets fan this year or something, because that's not even close to disgusting in terms of unfair compensation.


Truer words were never spoken.






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