With New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon sitting out practice for the second consecutive day with a sore right knee, New Orleans Hornets rookie Austin Rivers is getting substantial work at his spot.
During the Hornets’ closed scrimmage Wednesday morning at the Alario Center, Rivers played mostly at shooting guard while Greivis Vasquez and Brian Roberts alternated at point guard, Coach Monty Williams said.
When Gordon returns, the Hornets are likely to go back to their initial plans that involves Rivers playing more at point guard than shooting guard. But Rivers could go into Sunday's preseason opener in Mexico City against the Orlando Magic as the starting shooting guard. However, Williams said he won't name his starters until this weekend. Sunday's game will be televised live on NBA-TV at 1:30 p.m.