Andrew Bynum was only a year younger than Rivers was when the Lakers drafted him 10th overall, and he completely sucked for the first 2 year of his career. The guy averaged something like 4 points a game over the first 2 years, but they stuck with him, and he developed. Rivers will develop. He has the tools. You guys just need to be patient. Monty knows what he is doing.
"I don't know if people know — I dislocated my pinkie finger. And [Tyreke] told me, 'You wanna go home or you wanna be here?' I want to be here. And he said, 'All right, then go tape it up and let's play. Let's go. We not stoppin' at no stores. Straight gas. That's what we do, just keep going.'"
What's wrong with average? It's better than total bust isn't it? Where is it written that he's supposed to be more? Is it because he went to Duke? Is it because his last name is Rivers? Is it because ALL number 10 picks are more than average? If people want to think he'll be an all-world, all-star, superstar pg, then let them. You stay your stance and they'll stay theirs until they see otherwise.
Lets not ignore that Bradley Beal is averaging 11 points on just 32.8% shooting. As well as 2 turns per game.
Dion Waiters is averaging 14.9 points but on just 38% shooting.
Terrence Ross is averaging just 4.3 points and is barely seeing the floor for Toronto.
These things take time.
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Austin Rivers is not a bust. You can see a difference between a skilful unconfident rookie and a bust.
Im a big rivers fan...I had a strong feeling he would struggle a lot this season. I just cant believe that a player with his work ethic will not be able to be a really good starter.
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