I had dubious concerns about Rivers when we took him, but all I ask for is consistency. What we think about him being ready for the big time doesn't mean a thing. He's here now. He'll just have to settle in.
Besides. Would you all rather more Roberts or Mason?
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And why would the D-League be of benefit to anyone, including the Hornets chances of winning? He's getting the minutes he's getting because we have no good options in terms of guard play, not for his development. He's literalky the secobd best guard on the team, and the best ballhandler. But for Rivers to develop, he needs to figure out how to make shots against NBA competition, and that will happen, if it happens, against NBA competition. I'm not a fan of the guy, but that's a stupid idea.
if only lillard had fallen to us at 10
U guys jump to conclusions waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to fast. Funny because i was the half full glass guy here before.
^ I thought we would get a guy who would be a competent combo guard. One that can actually pass.
Turn Davis loose a bit. Monty plays him limited minutes like he's an old man. I know we have a long season ahead but man...
If anyone is curious, prior to today's game Rivers is shooting 21.9%. Ouch.
Honestly, when has sending a 1st round pick DOWN to the D-League helped anyone? You're supposed to work you way OUT of the D-League because you were undrafted or a late, late second rounder.
Also useful for guys coming back from injuries so they can get comfortable again.
I will say Rivers has a high b-ball IQ and he can penetrate well, but he really needs to work on that shot. Even his layups are flat.
D-League wouldn't be a good idea for Rivers. For one, it'd give Roger Mason a lot more minutes, and I don't want to see that. Second, Rivers gets plenty of time right now and NBA experience is better than D-League experience. D-League is for guys struggling to get time.
Tonight is just not our night.
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They not gonna stop the 3 ball tonite. Just lose your man and let him run to the corner and knock it down.
our defense is very bad, we are not closing out on shooters...and we are not getting into our offense fast enough
Rivers was a shaky FT shooter in Summer League. Done well to improve that.
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