Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/19/14
  About a third of the way through the NBA season, an ESPN advanced statistics analyst, said that New Orleans Hornets’ rookie, Austin Rivers was having the worst season in NBA history and at the time he may have been right. However, over the last month he has shown steady improvement. What was most alarming, was his field goal percentages, which were laughably awful, but recently, he has finally seemed to adjust to the NBA game and is showing flashes of why he was a top ten pick just last summer. Having to go from a ball dominant scorer in high school and college, to an NBA role player, who plays off of the ball, is hard for any scorer to do and the adjustment period is always tough. To be kind, let’s just say that it was a little tougher for Rivers, who after shooting about 28% from the field and about 16% from beyond the three point line in the month of January, looked lost and any hope of improvement this year seemed dim and his long-term prognosis was even worse. But in 12 Febru...
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