The Clippers are going to defeat us in the most sound manner possible.
CP3 might score 40 on Greivis.
Great sports day in New Orleans today. Bravo boys!
I'm also interested to see if Gordon shows up for the game...
I posted this in another thread, but it applies here too:
I only watched the 2nd half, but Rivers looked great. I'm dead serious. Who gives a **** if he wasn't hitting his shots? He got fouled on half of his attempts, all were no-calls, complete BS by the refs. He was setting his teammates up great, playing great defense, leading the break, running the offense, etc... You people need to stop watching the box score and start watching the game.
Rivers had the ball in his hands much more tonight (Roberts played much more SG, Rivers PG), and it's no wonder he had his best game as a Hornet tonight. Guy is going to be an All Star PG one day, book it.
I only caught the last 10 minutes, but Rivers is a better passer than I thought. If we are going for the Tank (Davis out and Gordon out), Rivers should get the minutes at the point. At least he can get around a pick and roll and get passed the 3 point line...
Here's the AD part, to make sure I'm not being misquoted at any point (not you Hunny B, that's just the first ripple from the misquote):
Since Davis’ presence has the biggest effect on the team’s play of those that have played this season, let’s investigate this latest class of injuries. A stress reaction is like a stress fracture without a fracture (maybe); the most severe stress reactions result in a fracture. The cause of these is repetitive stress, and often follows dramatic increase in stress, such as a change in training regimen. The injury presents as acute localized pain during activity that increases even after the activity has stopped. The treatment is essentially rest, but it can be aided by a walking boot (the cool kids call this a pneumatic walker or cam walker, depending). These boots are clever little gadgets that can aid in a number of ways, starting with the redirection of forces away from the sole of the foot, aiding in healing of stress reactions. Strengthening the affected area can help prevent future injury. 8 weeks seems to a glass-half-full recovery period for typical sort of stress reaction in the ankle, with 16 weeks being the glass-half-empty counterpart. The extent and location of Davis’ injury and how well the treatment takes will determine if he can beat the 8 week `typical’.
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I don't really see Rivers being an All-Star except in a David West kind of way. Basically, a good third option that is not worth replacing unless you get a legit All-Star in return. He can be a high-level starter that will win us some games but nothing more than that.
He also is really not that great at getting past his guy. The second half was mostly against scrubs, and he only did okay (by his standards he did great though). The thing is, he really is not that great of an athlete. He is pretty good, but if a defense decided to zone in on him, they would completely shut him out. And he really does not play well off the ball either because he is not a very good shooter right now and his release is not very quick.
Essentially, he needs to get much stronger, he needs to develop his floater more (he has been called for a charge on numerous occasion because he did not go with the floater), he needs to get a better shot, and he needs to become a little more crafty with the ball to make up for his lack of elite athleticism.
That doesn't even get into his defense which has been absolutely horrible and there is no denying that.
We are expecting him to improve on A LOT of different aspects of his game if we want him to ever be a starter on a championship team.
Right now he's producing at a level not even Hasheem Thabeet produced at. He is seriously producing negative results on the winshares and so far has -0.3 WS. That has to concern you.
I really hope he pulls it together, but I can't be optimistic based on what I have seen. Sorry.
Last edited by UptownFuz504; 11-25-2012 at 11:04 PM.
Once AD and Mr Glass comes back, we'll be alright
I've not many concerns about Rivers at this point. He'll be fine. He just needs time like Scarborough Fair after parsley, sage, and rosemary.
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