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Rivers begins bid for Sixth Man award

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07:11 AM ET 08.05 | New Orleans guard Austin Rivers, who over the course of his rookie year averaged 6.2 points and 2.1 assists per game in a total of 61 games, has his sights set on making a far bigger impact in 2013-14. "@stevekylerNBA: [Rivers] says he still find himself calling team the Hornets. says great chance for this young core to establish new name. ... Rivers said feeling the best he's ever felt, that AAU swagger is back... Said if he could play himself from last year.. He'd win 10-0 now ... Rivers is starting his campaign for sixth man of the year... Says he really wants to lead the second unit... Says he talked to team about it."

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August 5, 2013  08:27 AM ET

How about prooving yourself worthy of the eighth or seventh man award, first?

August 5, 2013  08:34 AM ET

You got no choice. You have to play behind Jrue.

August 5, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Should've stayed in school, son.


-- Doc Rivers

August 5, 2013  09:23 AM ET

If I could play my 23 year old self I would lose 15 - 0 and he would probably dunk on me lol

August 5, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Cry Me A River, Bro.

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August 5, 2013  11:17 AM ET

What does he think Evans is gonna be doing?

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August 5, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Its nice that his confidence is back but come on, unless tyreke starts theres no chance of 6th man of the year. Now most improved player? He has a better chance for that

August 5, 2013  01:08 PM ET

His best way to even stay in the league is to become a 3 point specialist and play sticky D.

August 5, 2013  03:13 PM ET

Zzzzz

 
August 6, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bingo

Another duke system player flop......

Played one season at Duke; I'd hardly call him a "Duke system" player.

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