og15 wrote:Lol, Austin Rivers out there helping Denver win playoff games. Played the whole quarter, and 16 pts, 3 rebs, 1ast, 5/6 FG, 4/5 3PT, 2/2 FT in the 4th.
Denver outside of Rivers was 6/17.
Would be nice for the Clippers to have some role players step up in these playoffs, we'll see...
I didn't even bring up his 9th life, things being what they are around here with the mention of anything Rivers.
I think Austin never really loved the game and had trouble transitioning mentally from a lottery pick to journeyman. He's made almost $50 million in an undistinguished career, and then I think he had the heart torn out of him when he dumped him just as he was finding his feet in the league [15/2/4]. That he's not a very likeable fellow only added to his difficulties in finding a place in the NBA.
This isn't to say he's back. He's has a habit of fading away after a quick start at his various stops, but at the moment he's perfectly adequate playoff rotation guy, which is no small feat.