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Chad504boy
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Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
He plays hard and is usually a nice spark off the bench. Shoots a good 3 ball. He’s a gym rat.


ErectileReptile
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
No


saints5021
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Not no, but frick NO


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Hetfield
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
No


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LosLobos111
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Unlike some on here i dont think he's terrible but id much rather keep developing Frank

Plus he's much cheaper


Silverfoxx
Member since Mar 2016
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
I actually always rooted for Rivers. Never understood the hate


jmcwhrter
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
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I actually always rooted for Rivers. Never understood the hate


Rivers always made me hate Minnesota for screwinf their tank up and blowing our shot at AD/Lillard or AD/Beal



LosLobos111
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Yeah but I never blamed him for that

He was bad his rookie but showed promise the last few weeks before his season ended with injury

Solid sophomore season that doubled his PER and was far better than he was

Started off well in 2014 but fell off bad and the pels badly needed a decent wing

He's had a pretty decent career and still contributing in the league,that first round in 2012 was miserable after drummond was taken and produced:

Rivers
Meyers Leonard
Jeremy Lamb
John Henson
Maruice Harkless
Tyler Zeller
Evan Fournier
Terrence Jones

Some decent bench players to be sure but Fournier was the real standout here and thats bad

At least Draymond/Middleton/Crowder/Barton were in the 2nd round


Townedrunkard
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Or AD/Drummond, woulda took that over Rivers.


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CelticDog
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
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At least Draymond/Middleton/Crowder/Barton were in the 2nd round 


Crowder looked great to me in ncaas.
Draymond was b10 poy but had knee injury.


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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
NO


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TigerBait2008
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Stick to your dumb shite on saints talk


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BoxingEagle
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
For what?


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Hamma1122
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
No sure don’t


FMtTXtiger
Member since Oct 2018
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
jeez


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504Voodoo
Arizona Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
People on this board will hate on Austin because he failed here, but I think expectations were too high for him. Is he as good as he was touted? No, but he has become a good NBA player. He can be a serviceable secondary ball-handler (albeit he doesn't finish well at the time) that can create his own shot. He is also a pretty good defender. He would have been a good option this season off the bench and spot moments next to Jrue. Imagine all those minutes Payton was out being replaced by Rivers.


cgrand
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
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but I think expectations were too high for him.

based on his name and draft spot yes.
he was not an impact player in college and that one damn shot he made was all anyone remembered. change hiis last name to jones and draft him at 20 and he’s being called a late draft success


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Geauxst Writer
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Member since Dec 2015
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Nooooooooooooo f....... Waaaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!! Loser and marginal NBA player.


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corndeaux
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
He is a competent 3rd/4th guard in the NBA. He's more polished but still, basically the same guy. Gets into the paint, inconsistent finisher. Inconsistent from 3. Tries on defense, but small and not great off ball. He isn't a creator/facilitator for others. Not afraid to challenge players and make a play

He would have helped the Pels, but that says more about the Pels roster than it does about Rivers. In no way would he have been a quality replacement for Payton's skills, but he would likely have made the minutes Holiday was OFF less of a bloodbath


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2005
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re: Anyone else sorta have a want to bring Austin Rivers back home?
Frank Jackson is the guy that makes the most sense as reason being that we don't need an Austin Rivers. but at the same time, is Ian Clark's role going to be open. Yes Frank can maybe step up a bit to that but who's replacing Frank's role.


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