I'll tell you what. I'll watch him closely tonight against Orlando and report back if I think maybe I am overstating my case a bit. I'll watch for any signs of "life" whatsoever.
PS. I live in CA but what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
Last edited by UptownFuz504; 12-26-2012 at 04:21 PM.
^^^ My endgame is to see that management makes the best decisions for the team as possible, drafting the best players possible, and that NO becomes an elite team comparable to something like Okc. I am going to criticize them ruthlessly until they start making the right decisions.
I really think management's decision of who to draft was clouded by their personal experiences with AR and that almost never ends well. They were just too close to make the best decision for the team and now the team (and fans) have to suffer.
Does anyone not remember that at the time of the draft Gordon was not under contract? We made the pick to cover our butts if anything happened with Gordon. Now that he is back, hopefully, mgmt has to figure out how to use both of them effectively.
Everyone looks back and says OMG how did we draft this guy and not this guy he was available. But at the time of the draft Rivers was the BPA in a lot of people/coaches/gm's minds.
Im so sick of hearing we made a bad pick. Tell me who you would have picked to go on our team that is playing so well. Man we really screwed up not getting Ross or Zeller. Rivers will prove to be a top 5 pick worthy in the next 3 years just watch.
Who was the right person to draft?
Because I look at the guys behind Rivers and I dont see one guy who has made a mark in the league. So, if we are so quick to say it is the wrong pick, who was the right pick? Yes Rivers is playing poorly, but most of those other guys arent even playing
Meh this argument is getting tired. He belongs right where he is - nobody gave him anything.
Dell Demps - the new Jeff Bower
The NCAA would be the only party to benefit from having players stay longer in college. The NFL is a different beast because the kids wouldn't have the bodies to survive in that league. Basketball is different. You can get pushed around with an immature body, but you won't be exposed to serious injury and can still make a significant impact as a teenager.
Your knowledge of the game's universal fundamentals only has more time to season. Staying four years in college doesn't magically make you come out with more talent. Look at Darius. He's just as foul prone as anyone else. Still has that deer in headlights look about him.
That'll go away in time, sure. But the four years hasn't really made him a better ball player.
Staying X player should've stayed is just another way of saying you don't want him on this team. You only become more of what you are. I can't think of any player that reinvented their game with more time in college. They might get more polished, but a polished piece of bronze is still bronze.
Guys like Jermaine O'Neal got drafted and simply didn't play they first four years or when they did play, they played limited minutes and were only asked to do one or two things. If Gordon were here, that is what Rivers would be doing and his stats wouldn't be so poor IMO.
I think you can learn more from ages 20-22 practicing every day in the pros, watching from the side lines, understanding how grueling the road can be, etc. I think Rivers will be better at 22 going this route than he would have been staying at school, personally. But only time will tell how this all plays out
I really like rivers shoes they're second only to the away kicks with the baby blue Velcro stripe that Vasquez rocks.
He did absolutely nothing in 6 mins, he sucks.
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