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[Woj] Austin Rivers returns to Rockets on 2 year deal

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mikol13, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Amel

    Amel Contributing Member

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    he got my respect

    rarely you see something like this
     
  2. Carl Herrera

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    Houston Rivers has more faith in Houston than you people do.
     
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    Nice to bring back quality young pieces. Now we need a defensively versatile front court player who can finish and hit the three.

    That said, the Warriors reloaded pretty fast snagging Russell...depth is still an issue but keep in mind this team minus Durant and Russell got to the finals...
     
  4. durvasa

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    Austin Rivers — good dude.
     
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  5. Rox>Mavs

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    No Klay, no Iggy, no Bell, no Looney most likely. They’re hard capped and without Klay Thompson. They’re not going anywhere next year
     
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    pshh he doesn't move the needle. it doesn't matter how much of a paycut he took ;)
     
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    Russell is a nice get for them bc it allows them to flip him next offseason. He’s not integral to their long term plans and that team is not hosting a playoff series next year. He’s a decent asset for them to reconfigure next year.
     
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    Good points. I forgot about no iggy and that they are hard capped.
     
  9. PatBev

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    How much of a difference is 5.7mil in other states compared to a vet min with no state income tax in Texas?
     
  10. Rasheed

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    Austin Rivers needs to retire a ROCKET.
     
  11. J Sizzle

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    He’s gonna be pissed when he finds out about Kawhi to the Lakers and that we’re no longer the team to beat
     
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    You're exactly right. That's why I hit over 53%. If I had the pressure of Toyota Center, I may only hit 52%. And I'd understand why people think I was a bad FT shooter. Posters like to argue, but really, he's a horrible shooter. Maybe the worst under 6"3 NBA FT shooter I've seen in my life. If his best skill is penetrating and creating for himself, he needs to hit FT's at a professional level. I don't mind the Veteran Minimum, but while I do feel feel he'll overplay his contract, I feel he will underplay what is expected of a championship backup PG.
     
  13. Aruba77

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    I'll say it. I'm now and Austin Rivers fan.

    Pat Bev for 3 years at $40 mil or Austin Rivers for 1 year at $2.2 mil? No brainer. He's already got a first step, he plays good defense and he's a good shooter from range. If he can work on his finishing at the rim and just get a little more consistent, he's gonna be a helluva player
     
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    you would be a terrible free throw shooter in a professional atmosphere. quit kidding yourself
     
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    Loved him since day 1 as a Rocket. Glad he’s coming back.
     
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    All the Rockets literally have to do is mature their philosophy
     
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    Solid post topfive. I agree with a lot, but actually, I was sort of higher on Rivers when we signed him. He was huge for the Clippers in gaining that 2-0 lead against us in the playoffs when Paul was out, and absolutely lit us up the season before we signed. Didn't he go for like 35 against us?

    He played great for the first few months but really struggled the rest of the season afterwards. Then, in the playoffs, he was very solid to be totally honest, but I feel like his jump shot was a fluke in the playoffs. I just don't trust his jump shot. I love his attitude, defense and intensity. Unfortunately, the 2020 Houston Rockets are going to live and die by the free throw line and the 3. Rivers isn't good at either.

    I mentioned this in another post, I really feel Rivers will outplay his contract, but underplay what is needed from a championship backup PG. Rivers is the scratch-off lotto ticket that tells you that you won a dollar. What's the point?
     
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    I agree with you, never said I'd be good. And if that did happen, Austin Rivers can come to Clutchfans and talk about how unreliable I am and I'm the worst FT shooting PG in the NBA. I wish that would happen because I would be a millionaire. Also, pay me a million dollars a year to work on my game and I honestly think I could hit 54% from the free throw line in a professional setting on my 7th year. I repeat 7th year.
     
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    We shall see how that works out. I hope he is right and have a great deal of respect for him doing what he did.
     
  20. YOLO

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    You also have to keep in mind that rivers doesn’t get to the line enough to even have his 1/2 free throws to be much of a factor. Getting to the line isn’t his game. So even if he was an 80% ft shooter it wouldn’t matter bc his game isnt focused on that
     
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