Three Up, Three Down
UP -- Austin Rivers, Pelicans: After a hyperbolically horrible rookie season, expectations seem pretty low for Rivers to bounce back in the Pelicans' crowded backcourt. With Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans entering the mix, Rivers will have to fight for his place all over again. Maybe this means he is no longer going to play point guard and can get back to what he does best -- scoring. Rivers had 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the Summer League opener in Las Vegas. This was the player the Pelicans believed they were drafting a year ago.
DOWN -- Chris Douglas-Roberts, Lakers: Douglas-Roberts has bounced around the league plenty of times already in his short career. A stop with the Lakers may help him out. Or may end him. Douglas-Roberts did not have a strong debut. Starting for the Lakers, he scored six points and made only two of his eight shots.
UP -- Cory Joseph, Spurs: Joseph might be fighting Nan...