sixers hoops wrote:Is he even a good fit for us? I don’t want to rule a guy out just because his dad is coach, but how is Austin a good fit? I haven’t seen enough of him over his career to have a good feel for his game.
I don't think he's a good fit, but I do think he fills a void that we have by way of creating off the dribble and scoring in the halfcourt.
There's a lot of deficiencies to his game that make him a bad fit, though. He doesn't move the ball well, he's a terrible defensive player, his shot selection is very poor, he's not liked by teammates, he's not a good shooter, and he's a liability at the free throw line in close games.
Whether signing him would be a good move depends on what you're looking for in a roster acquisition. Are you seeking symmetry above all else, or are you trying to add talent that might be able to benefit you come playoff time. Rivers will not assimilate nicely into the team by way of fit, but he is a guy that can make plays in a playoff series.