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Bigcurly2343
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Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?

if we give austin 2 years to grow, he will be 22 years old. Rivers has the same athletic abilities as dwill and they kind of play the same


Chad504boy
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
I think its more Shannon Brown


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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
Nice comparison, D Will started slow as well. Though not as slow as Rivers but I believe he was in college for multiple years.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
I really don't see their games as that similar.


longhorn22
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
D-Will is 10000000000000000000000000000x better than Rivers...not even on the same level talent wise...you will NEVER see Rivers play Team USA caliber basketball.

this thread is turrible


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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
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I really don't see their games as that similar.


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Bigcurly2343
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im saying athletically and the way they play are similar. im not saying that he is a good or will be as good or if he will be better, all im saying is that they are similar in the way they play basketball.


MrPappagiorgio
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
Rivers ceiling as one of the best PGs in the league? No

I see him as a Lou Williams... A guard with no specific position, a scorer who can handle the PG if needed

he will never be thought of as a top PG in the NBA, IMO



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longhorn22
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
Not a huge fan of Rivers because I believe he might have hurt his development. He seems like a guy that needed to be nurtured a lot more. If he would have stayed at duke it would have either showed his weaknesses, or he would have gotten a hell of a lot better under coach K. That 1 year did nothing for him...he's still in his AAU state of mind.


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eyeran
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
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I really don't see their games as that similar.
Not similar. At all.


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eyeran
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I think its more Shannon Brown
Well all Brown does is dunk. Rivers has no NBA dunks. So...



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WB504
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I really don't see their games as that similar.

D-Will is a big guard that uses his size to put smaller PGs in the post. Rivers will never be that.


BayouFann
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
D-will is a better shooter but austin is quicker than a hiccup. More than Williams ever was. But i think Austin can become a better scorer. I call shooters and scorers different types.


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RonFNSwanson
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re: Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?
Sure that's his ceiling.







Will he get there? Hell naw


CQQ
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Wow, I really see them as complete opposites. Rivers is supposed to be quick and agile, Williams is bigger and slower. D-Will can shoot, Rivers can't. Weird thread.


BayouFann
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Wow, I really see them as complete opposites. Rivers is supposed to be quick and agile, Williams is bigger and slower. D-Will can shoot, Rivers can't. Weird thread.


this is true. but williams can shoot, rivers can score. he hasnt done a lot but its clear that he has it. dude gets in the lane at will. he just needs to get stronger to finish his drives.


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Noplacelikehome
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D-Will is a big guard that uses his size to put smaller PGs in the post. Rivers will never be that.


Combine Numbers for each player.

Williams - 6'3" 202 lbs @ 21 years old
Came in to the league after his Junior year of college

Rivers - 6'5" 203 lbs @ 19 years old
Came in after freshman year.

And I am not saying they are anything alike on the court just saying the size point is stupid, but Rivers will improve a lot by the time he reaches what would be his "senior" year of college.

This post was edited on 2/27 at 10:59 pm


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SlowFlowPro
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Is Rivers ceiling Deron Williams?

i don't even know how to reply to this question


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ZTiger87
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Austin Rivers is currently 334th out of 334 players in PER.

LINK


Broski
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It's because they are both light-skinned brothers huh?


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