YEA I AM
K.M.’s Take: A solid athlete with good size for a SG, Rivers was a good college player who performed on the ACC stage. That statement used to mean a lot more then it does today. Rivers is a player that fancies himself as able to get buckets, and is not afraid to take any shot, no matter the situation. Skip Bayless enjoys his clutch gene or whatever the hell Skip Bayless is saying these days. A very smart player, Rivers can read a situation and attack in the most efficient way possible. Offensive game is very versatile. No real proof he can defend at an NBA level, but showed flashes of D at Duke. Does not slap the court with his palms, which is a plus.
Downside: Passing and Austin Rivers don’t go together. Somewhat turnover prone. Bad from the line. A jerk, which explains his college choice. Offensive game may struggle at the next level, it’s up in the air if he will warrant the amount of shots he’s totally going to put up in the NBA.
Best Fit: Iowa Energy, Dakota Wizards, Fort Wayne Mad Ants
HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE
Best Case: Nate Robinson
Worst Case: I don’t know many D-League players
Needless to say I’m not a huge fan of how Rivers translates to the next level. Point me to a clear NBA talent he possesses. Seriously. I’m at @rawkurface. Tell me what I’m missing. Then I’ll keep track of your name and hit you back up after next season and gloat about how right I am. Rivers may have the game to be a decent player. But bottom line: NOT WORTH THE GAMBLE WITH A LOTTO PICK.