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Clippersfan86
01-15-2013, 03:12 PM
"I do wish this was hyperbole, but according to stat magician Kevin Pelton, Rivers has the worst WARP (wins above replacement player) rating since 1979-80, the first year with the 3-point line. Thatís right ó Rivers is projected to cost his team more wins than every single player who came before him for the last 30+ years.

That ranking aside, shooting 32 percent from the field is hard enough, but Rivers keeps getting worse, as heís shot 22 percent from the field over his last ten games. The good news is that Monty Williams appears ready to hand out playing time elsewhere with Eric Gordon back in the fold. Rivers, quite clearly, is not ready for the NBA yet.

But hereís the good news in regards to Peltonís WARP ó a negative rookie season doesnít necessarily mean youíre doomed"


This is from the Daily Dime on ESPN.

sixer04fan
01-15-2013, 03:14 PM
Yikes. And I was kind of hoping the Sixers would get a chance to pick him in the draft.

J4KOP99
01-15-2013, 03:16 PM
I said this last year but he was not even THAT good in college. I watched every one of his games and any Duke fan can tell you that he was not nearly ready to make the jump into the NBA.

sep11ie
01-15-2013, 03:35 PM
This thread was soooo last month.

CavsYanksDuke
01-15-2013, 03:39 PM
I said this last year but he was not even THAT good in college. I watched every one of his games and any Duke fan can tell you that he was not nearly ready to make the jump into the NBA.

+1

CavsYanksDuke
01-15-2013, 03:40 PM
Hopefully this will convince Jabari Parker to stay multiple years. I know I'm greedy.

Gators123
01-15-2013, 03:47 PM
Man he is awful


Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2012-13 20 NOH NBA PG 36 909 5.5 .399 .371 1.2 8.9 5.0 14.8 1.3 0.6 14.9 17.5 83 112 -1.3 0.2 -1.1 -0.057

Is he good at anything? Hes even a bad FT shooter.

Clippersfan86
01-15-2013, 03:50 PM
The 40 percent TS% made me laugh. I've never seen a number so low TBH. Offensive rating of 83, defensive rating of 112? Holy crap..........

blastmasta26
01-15-2013, 03:56 PM
Man he is awful


Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2012-13 20 NOH NBA PG 36 909 5.5 .399 .371 1.2 8.9 5.0 14.8 1.3 0.6 14.9 17.5 83 112 -1.3 0.2 -1.1 -0.057

Is he good at anything? Hes even a bad FT shooter.

Wow, those numbers are horrendous.

Baller1
01-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Man he is awful


Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2012-13 20 NOH NBA PG 36 909 5.5 .399 .371 1.2 8.9 5.0 14.8 1.3 0.6 14.9 17.5 83 112 -1.3 0.2 -1.1 -0.057

Is he good at anything? Hes even a bad FT shooter.

That true shooting percentage... :laugh2:

Rockice_8
01-15-2013, 04:22 PM
Called it. Not that anyone behind him is playing that great but still I new he was going to be terrible. He could get better though so lets give him some time.

seikou8
01-15-2013, 04:51 PM
damn this guy makes anyone in comaparion look like micheal jordan

Stunner
01-15-2013, 05:16 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=cs47kza

yaswaggin
01-15-2013, 05:17 PM
this thread happened like a month ago, but chad ford hit the nail on this kid

skip bayless thought he should have been the 2nd overall pick, hence why hes a clown

Federal Reserve
01-15-2013, 05:32 PM
This guy had "BUST" written all over him, when he was coming out of college. He's a fragile, inefficient ball hog, with little understanding of the game.

valade16
01-15-2013, 05:37 PM
The 40 percent TS% made me laugh. I've never seen a number so low TBH. Offensive rating of 83, defensive rating of 112? Holy crap..........

The most difficult NBA 2K challenge ever: Create a player worse than Austin Rivers.

MagicHero3
01-15-2013, 05:38 PM
this thread happened like a month ago, but chad ford hit the nail on this kid

skip bayless thought he should have been the 2nd overall pick, hence why hes a clown

ah i love when skip is completely wrong. worst analyst eevvveerrr. quite entertaining tho. he should have joined the circus your right.

Chronz
01-15-2013, 05:52 PM
Someone brought up a young Tony Parker or Steve Francis I think it was that fared equally bad in some aspects.

But this is a different era, guards should have it easier today.

Duncan = Donkey
01-15-2013, 07:30 PM
One of the worse players in the league, just horrible.

Alayla
01-16-2013, 12:47 AM
I love how everyone is writing a 19 year old off

nolafan33
01-16-2013, 12:54 AM
Ah this thread again. I'm ok with people saying he sucks, because he does.

But very few are correct on why he sucks. What yall read on ESPN.com or any other draft site isn't the least bit true about him. Out of college Rivers was a guard who played with no conscience, now he’s a guard who plays with his conscience right next to him on the floor. He's afraid to shoot.

Duncan = Donkey
01-16-2013, 01:17 AM
Ah this thread again. I'm ok with people saying he sucks, because he does.

But very few are correct on why he sucks. What yall read on ESPN.com or any other draft site isn't the least bit true about him. Out of college Rivers was a guard who played with no conscience, now he’s a guard who plays with his conscience right next to him on the floor. He's afraid to shoot.

So your saying he sucks only because he has no confidence in his game?