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Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


Play together? Can someone find a statistic on how often they are on the court together? Just curious of there is something to this






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Macintosh504
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


they hate each other.

eta: jk I never really noticed



This post was edited on 3/4 at 7:56 pm


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rdw1690
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


Well they're both mainly two guards so it would make sense that Rivers is Gordon's back up. They played together the other night against the pistons though.





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quail man
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


why would they?

LINK

not enough minutes together to make top 20 2 man lineup for the team






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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


there are 2-man statistics at basketball reference:

LINK /

and other unit stats at 82 games:

LINK

That pairing doesn't show up as common.






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realtalk
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


That's what I thought. Is it just because Monty believes they don't play well together?





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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


I think Rivers got his run of substantial minutes at SG when Gordon was out, which pushes his time with EJ down the list.

Then, he's playing instead of Gordon on the back-to-backs. Then, he gets minutes at backup point, and Gordon tends to run with the starters.

Seems like circumstances more than some issue with fit.

The party line is that Gordon is a key part of our team (the hobblestone?!) and Rivers is the PG of the future . . . so they better play well together in time.






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Jester
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


I think it has more to do with pairing Gordon and Vasquez as a unit during Gordon's minutes.





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Jester
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


quote:

Rivers is the PG of the future


Is that really the party line? I would think that's adjusted to "a PG in the future."






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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


That's straight from Monty's mouth.

What else is he supposed to say?






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realtalk
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


quote:

The party line is that Gordon is a key part of our team (the hobblestone?!) and Rivers is the PG of the future . . . so they better play well together in time.


This is what I was thinking and why I wanted to ask to see if there was anything to it






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Jester
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re: Is it just me or do EG and Rivers rarely ever


quote:

That's straight from Monty's mouth.

What else is he supposed to say?


I wasn't being serious. I think Monty realizes that Rivers is not ready to be a starting PG right now, so he has to develop his units as they are going to be playing together for the near future. Now, what he says is going to be tilted. Like you said, the party line.






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