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Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting 30mpg

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Post#1 Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting 30mp
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:56 pm by Fred Williamson

and Xavier Henry getting one DNP after another. Not sure how bad Henry is but I can't imagine him being worse than Rivers and his 28% shot and 6.7ppg
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Post#2 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:58 pm by ReturnofMVP3

Fred Williamson wrote:and Xavier Henry getting one DNP after another. Not sure how bad Henry is but I can't imagine him being worse than Rivers and his 28% shot and 6.7ppg



Rivers is getting minutes based of hype and his last name :lol:
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Post#3 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:01 pm by kingofcomedy

Because the hornets stink and he's the 10th overall pick gotta see if he can play, I'm not sure why Terrence ross isn't getting more run in Toronto, they're also a lotto team
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Post#4 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:09 pm by lawrybeard

Giving minutes to rookies is an investment in the future.
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Post#5 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:10 pm by Tirion

Because New Orleans can't accept how bad he really is.
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Post#6 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:11 pm by Wreckus13

Maybe it's a tanking tactic. But seriously this guy drives recklessly and throws up bad shots. Getting minutes off of his pedigree.
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Post#7 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:15 pm by MaceCase

Isn't his coach a family friend? I don't think he wants to spend the holidays ducking Doc's calls and texts.
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Post#8 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:18 pm by Diggity Dave

For approximately the same reasons Adam Morrison averaged 27 MPG his rookie season. Rivers is a moderately high draft pick, and he needs burn to prove if he was worth it.
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Post#9 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:19 pm by Bee-Fense

Believe it or not, Xavier Henry really is that bad. This will most likely be his last season in the NBA.

Rivers is getting this much time because Gordon is hurt and because Roger Mason isn't any good either. Our SG production has been horrible thus far and I guess we're hoping that he eventually pulls things together. He actually has been playing a little bit better lately, but still pretty bad. We're going to stick with him until he completely proves he was not worth the #10 pick. A lot of rookies struggle early. It's a little too early to cast judgement on someone's career before even December.
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Post#10 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:25 pm by LoneyROY

Because the guy in my avy has been in street clothes so far this season.
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Post#11 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:27 pm by Ettorefm

MaceCase wrote:Isn't his coach a family friend? I don't think he wants to spend the holidays ducking Doc's calls and texts.

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Not a very bright argument, as Rivers said he doesn't follow Austin's career as much as some people think he should and let him develop his own skillset. He also said that if he went to coach his son one day, he'd give him a harder time to him than to others.
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Post#12 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:35 pm by gethigh

Didn't Austin Rivers say he wanted to crush LeBron and be better than MJ? :lol:
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Post#13 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:36 pm by Tirion

Ettorefm wrote:
MaceCase wrote:Isn't his coach a family friend? I don't think he wants to spend the holidays ducking Doc's calls and texts.

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Not a very bright argument, as Rivers said he doesn't follow Austin's career as much as some people think he should and let him develop his own skillset. He also said that if he went to coach his son one day, he'd give him a harder time to him than to others.
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what did you expect him to say?

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Post#14 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:46 pm by BizGilwalker

Because rookies need playing time and because Gordon is hurt.
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Post#15 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:49 pm by UGA Hayes

I don't like River either, but NO isn't exactly teaming with backcourt options at the moment. I mean NO might actually be the surprise team of the season if their backcourt was not playing so poorly. The Ryan
Anderson/Anthony Davis/ Robin Lopez combo has been pretty dynomite
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Post#16 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:28 pm by samueldestroyer

ReturnofMVP3 wrote:
Fred Williamson wrote:and Xavier Henry getting one DNP after another. Not sure how bad Henry is but I can't imagine him being worse than Rivers and his 28% shot and 6.7ppg



Rivers is getting minutes based of hype and his last name :lol:

And Rivers also got drafted number 10 because of hype and his last name. I knew for sure that this kid would be a bust. I really should be a GM...
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Post#17 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:40 pm by jwise44

when will gordon be back to take minutes from him?
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Post#18 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:44 pm by sir G Wallace

He sucks and I hate his game. I am rooting for him to fail in the NBA because he reminds of Jamal Crawford too much. The only difference is that he is nowhere as talented as Crawford. I hate the isolation flashy crossover offense because it disengages all your teammates. Atleast Crawford is great at it but Rivers' crossover is not even that effective.
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Post#19 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:48 pm by Young_Star11

Overrated. Probably should have stayed at Duke to improve his game but can't fault him for leaving when he was a projected lottery pick.

NO really regretting that Gordon extension now.
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Post#20 Re: Someone tell me why A. Rivers is getting
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:02 pm by ManualRam

i dont know how he can be overrated if he's universally recognized as crap. how about this kid earn something for a change?
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