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...
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Report: Pelicans shopping Austin Rivers

New Orleans, LA - According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the New Orleans Pelicans are actively shopping guard Austin Rivers as the NBA’s trading deadline closes in. Rivers was the 10th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, but hasn’t been able to reach the potential that the Pelicans originally thought that he could […]The post New Orleans Pelicans Shopping Austin Rivers appeared...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Shopping Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans could trade Austin Rivers before the trade deadline, according to a source. Rivers could be involved in a deal with the rights of Pierre Jackson. Rivers was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is averaging 5.9 points this season.
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans expected to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have suffered a rash of injuries lately that will likely force their hand on the trade market. Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the team has already been in active trade talks with other teams in the NBA and we now know some names to expect involved in deadline deals out of New Orleans. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Pelicans...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst no-call ever on Austin Rivers’ buzzer beater attempt (VIDEO)

YouTube Pelicans guard Austin Rivers threw up a desperation three to tie the Pelicans-Mavericks game Saturday night and was the victim of the worst no-call ever, unless you’re from Buffalo because then it’s the Brett Hull foot-in-the-crease in the 1999 Stanley Cup. With the Mavs up 110-107, Rivers found himself in a precarious position to the point where he had to heave up a...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Austin Rivers Cast Coming Off Monday

New Orleans Pelicans', no longer Hornets', Austin Rivers is expected to have his cast removed on Monday. Rivers broke his hand during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 6th. In doing so, he says he will be ready for the team's player development program, as reported by Darrell Williams of The Advocate.“I plan to hit the ground running,” he said. “I’ll...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rivers out with broken hand

We knew it was going to be a growing process for the New Orleans Hornets. Even having two top-ten draft picks does not guarantee you instant success. They are a young team that needs time to grow and gel together. That “gelling” process has taken a couple hits this year when top overall pick Anthony Davis has gone down with injury. Davis has missed 15 games so far this year...
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March 07, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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