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Austin Rivers thinks he's a Monster



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However, while many people have assumed that Rivers’ days in New Orleans are numbered, the 20-year-old still believes he can be a significant contributor for the Pelicans and eventually become just as good, if not better, than his new teammates. He understands that in order to be successful in the league, he’s going to have to beat others out and take someone else’s spot.

“Yeah, that’s what you have to do,” Rivers said. “It’s nothing personal, but this is my life, this is my job. I want to play and I know I will. I just got to work. We’ve got great players on the team. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. We got Jrue Holiday, we got Tyreke Evans, we got Eric Gordon at the guard position. Those are all monsters down there, so I got to continue to work, get better and learn from them. I can learn from my peers. And I believe I’m a monster too. So I got to continue to work and just learn from my coaches and just go in there and try to help my team win. I’m not really focused on ‘why’s he here’ or any of that. That doesn’t do anybody any good. I love New Orleans, and I’m just excited to play.”


He also was pissed that the team wasn't in the playoffs. I don't think he'd get caught partying after losing in the finals on the road.

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“We’re a better team,” Rivers said. “Everyone’s like, ‘Well, what do you think of the trades?’ Well, we’re better, man. We could be a playoff team. This year sucked. It was the first time I did not enjoy watching the playoffs. I’ve always loved watching the playoffs, but this year I didn’t want to watch it because I wasn’t in it. I was jealous seeing my other peers who were rookies last year get to play in the playoffs. So, these offseason trades have been great and this gives us a chance to be able to compete in the playoffs and give me a chance to where I could play there, so I’m excited.”

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He still has a lot to work on, but he's definitely driven







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JayJay2
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I respect it.





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MrBlue105
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re: Austin Rivers thinks he's a Monster


Not sure if he needs an arse kicking or if he already learned from one last year





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tgr4ever
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Not sure if he needs an arse kicking






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Fearthehat0307
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re: Austin Rivers thinks he's a Monster


Rivers is the kind of person you want to see succeed


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JayJay2
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That's just a hater talking.





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tgr4ever
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Rivers is the kind of person you want to see succeed
His work ethic/ attitude is incredible. Hopefully it can translate onto the court soon






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That's a great attitude to have.





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MrBlue105
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re: Austin Rivers thinks he's a Monster


AT THE MOMENT: He's obviously not a monster. He's obviously not capable of competing for a PG spot on a playoff team.

Thinking he is and not mentioning all the hard work he needs to do is just arrogant to me.






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Mystery
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Kid thinks he is way better than he is. Not really a bad thing.







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Mystery
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But it does bother me a bit how he thinks he has it figured out now. Still looks like he can't finish and can't see an open man when he goes into the lane.

He is awesome at beating his man off the dribble though.






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tgr4ever
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not mentioning all the hard work he needs to do is just arrogant to me.
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so I got to continue to work, get better and learn from them. I can learn from my peers. And I believe I’m a monster too. So I got to continue to work and just learn from my coaches and just go in there and try to help my team win. I’m not really focused on ‘why’s he here’ or any of that. That doesn’t do anybody any good. I love New Orleans, and I’m just excited to play.”






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Sounds like he has the work effort to carve out a solid career as a top-notch high-fiver on the bench





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MrBlue105
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continue to work.... He doesn't need to continue, he needs to completely redefine himself. Needs to get in the gym and completely redefine his body. He acts like he's on track to succeed. Just continuing the work he's been doing.... Nah. Thinks he could play in the playoffs last year lol


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Fearthehat0307
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continue to work.... He doesn't need to continue, he needs to completely redefine himself. Needs to get in the gym and completely redefine his body. He acts like he's on track to succeed. Just continuing the work he's been doing.... Nah. Thinks he could play in the playoffs last year lol






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Broski
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MrBlue105


You and Studentofthegame need to hang.






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tgr4ever
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man what the hell are you talking about?





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JayJay2
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I'm pretty sure they're completely inseparable.





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MrBlue105
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re: Austin Rivers thinks he's a Monster


I'm talking about the 5-14 he put up today. I'm talking about him acting like he had an amazing performance in the first SUMMER LEAGUE game. I'm talking about Doc River's kid. I'm talking about the WORST ROOKIE PERFORMANCE last year





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Blue, shut the frick up.





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