I think Rivers has some serious potential based off a few things I saw from him alone. If we were to ever see it though, he has to get stronger, develop a playing style that fits him(he seriously has no position), and develop a better shot. He has the fire and motivation to do all this. The thing is unless he gets it together quickly, it'll be a few seasons possibly, but the dudes a quick learner. The dude is obsessed with improving himself, his drive and background reminds me of Kobe(Really)
2. It's just four games (two weeks) into the PRESEASON of his rookie year. Okay, Drummond and Lilliard might look a little better now, good for them. I'm positive that not all solid NBA players came on strong in their rookie year. Some take a year or two to really produce. With all that said, you can't make definitive judgements based on a few games of preseason. Just as Rivers struggle should be taken with a grain of salt, so should Drummond and Lilliard's 'success'.
Lol What a depressing turn this thread took lol I really truly want Rivers to succeed though. He really is a passionate guy and I can relate to him a lot. I pray that he doesn't fall short. Just wanna see that IT factor I know he has.
just looked it up here it is.
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
11-12 CLE 2 0 26.0 0.346 0.000 0.875 0.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 2.50 2.00 16.0
lol guess i remember he didnt shot very well and didnt start either of the preseason games.
I will hope for the best. He does seem like he's a hard worker and motivated. I think we can all see promise in him. But the thing that worries me the most is his shooting. People that don't shoot well don't suddenly tend to start shooting well over night.
But seriously Rivers had a good 2nd preseason game.. he shows he can score and tbh no rookies have been playing good..
Dion waiters the 4th pick has been playing horrible besides one game!
Lillard hasnt been playing superb going 0-6 threes in a game.
Terrence Ross.. is averaging 7ppg in 35% fg percentage
Kidd Gilchrist scored 1 point in a pre season game
And Anthony Davis has been blocked more then 100 times already.
So Rivers imo hasnt been terrible at all!
Jesus, relax. It's been three or four preseason games.
Lol how you say if he was talking about Drummond when this thread is about Drummond. As far as having my mind made up ofcourse I do. If you mean I have my mind made up that we can't draw any major conclusions until the season is at least a few weeks old.
It's sad when the person who starts this thread say Drummond and Lillard are great everybody clowns him. Yet I tell somebody to wait before they crown Davis as the best rookie this draft and I'm the one being unreasonable.
Damn this whole thread is so negative. Can't we all just take a minute and realize the team has come so far from where we were in May, not 6 months ago? From not being sure if we were going to have a team to arguing whether one of our TWO lottery picks is going to pan out. This team is on the right road. Let's not get all upset if there's a pothole or two on the way.
*eats more popcorn*
While I was (and still am a little) a huge supporter of Drummond, after seeing the mentality of Austin Rivers, I'm not as concerned as I once was. It's just going to take time and patience. His mindset almost ensures he won't be a bust.