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Pelicans’ Austin Rivers: “This Is My Year”

Austin Rivers has reached a pivotal point in his career.  The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers, was supposed to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to new heights coming out of Duke. Rivers took a step forward last season in a backup role, and told John Reid at the Times Picayune that this is his year.  ”I was constantly working the entire summer,” Rivers said. ”I gained 10...
Via Thacover2
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers stayed focused through trade rumors this summer

Even when New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers was the subject of trade rumors this summer, he didn't stop working. Instead of wondering where he may end up, he stayed focused on getting better. He spent time in Houston working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas and also in Los Angeles with skills trainer, Rob McClanaghan, whose clients include Oklahoma City Thunder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Still View Austin Rivers As An Asset

With Austin Rivers showing improvement in his second NBA season, the New Orleans Pelicans still consider him a valuable asset, according to sources. It apparently turned out to be a deciding factor on why they didn't trade him, despite listening to offers. At one point it looked like Rivers would need to be included in the Pelicans' deal for Omer Asik due to salary cap restraints...
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form

The New Orleans Pelicans should be getting the Austin Rivers they have ever had when the season begins. Dude has been putting in work this summer, especially on the ball handling side of things. The post Austin Rivers’ Handles Are In Fine Form appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have made Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers available in trade discussions, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Gordon, 25, averaged 15.4 points, 3.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game last season. He previously signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, but the Pelicans matched it.... The post Pelicans Shopping Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics interested in trading for Austin Rivers?

Remember back in 2012 when many were hoping that the Celtics would draft Austin Rivers? We even had an article on Celtics Life titled "Is Austin Rivers destined to be a Celtic?"It's two years later, and while Rivers was drafted by New Orleans, it's still possible that he ends up in green and white. His father, Doc Rivers, is no longer the coach of the Celtics, but...
Via Celtics Life
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers; Thunder's Nick Collision Ejected for "Fighting Fouls"

Monday night's entertaining matchup between the playoff bound Oklahoma City Thunder and the struggling New Orleans Pelicans provided more fireworks than anyone would have predicted. The show was highlighted by a chippy encounter between the Thunder's big man Nick Collison and the Pelicans point guard Austin Rivers that started with a few shoves and ended with ejections...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Hornets: Austin Rivers Finally Showing Improvement

  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...
Via HoopStuff
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury News: Austin Rivers Able to Practice Yesterday

Austin Rivers is not having much luck with his ankle.  He sprained his right ankle twice in a week - the most recent time coming on Friday.  However, despite the sore ankle, he was able to practice Sunday which is a good sign for his availability for New Orleans' season-opener. According to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picaynne, Rivers should be able to go for the opener...
Via NBA Injury News
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rivers leaves Hornets' game with sprained ankle

New Orleans Hornets rookie Austin Rivers has left Monday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks with a sprained right ankle. Rivers, the 10th overall selection in the 2012 draft, was on the ground clutching his right leg after missing a layup with 3:21 left in the second quarter. The rookie from Duke did not put any pressure on his right leg as he was helped to the locker...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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