HoopsHype Austin Rivers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 31, 2014 | 04:05 PM

Eric Pincus

Tean oiptions not taken: John Jenkins, Nemanja Nedovic, Austin Rivers, Shane Larkin, Thomas Robinson - am I missing any? @BBallInsiders

John Denton

On Tue, Austin Rivers (1st Q), Anthony Davis (2nd Q) & Ryan Anderson (3rd Q) hit buzzer beaters vs, @Orlando Magic Tonight: Wall 3 at half.

Lang Greene

I want to commit to Pelicans making a run at playoff spot out West, but Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers combined for 38 mins tonight

Yannis Koutroupis

That moment when you start to really like the Pelicans, then their reserve backcourt of Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers comes in.

John Denton

Orlando native @Austin Rivers throws in a running hook shot at buzzer vs. @Orlando Magic @New Orleans Pelicans 3 of 11 FTs in 1st Q.

John Reid

Austin Rivers makes driving hook shot before time expired to end 1Q - Pelicans trailing 25-24.

Jim Eichenhofer

Many wondered if Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers were competing for a backup job, but they're on floor together now. Orl 23-18 at 2:26

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired in the backcourt together now.

Nakia Hogan

Both Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers are getting set to check after the timeout with 2:57 left in 1Q. Magic lead Pelicans 20-18.

John Reid

Also interested in seeing how Coach Monty Williams uses his bench. How will he divide the minutes between Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers.

Kurt Helin

Pelicans decline Austin Rivers’ 2015-16 team option dlvr.it/7L3BF9

John Reid

Did Pelicans make right decision not to extend Austin Rivers' fourth-year option? s.nola.com/cO0xYoQ via @nolanews

Eric Pincus

New Orleans Pelicans seem set with 15 players - Austin Rivers option not happening (deadline 10/31) @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/new-orleans-pe…

John Reid

If anyone wondering, I thought Jimmer Fredette outplayed Austin Rivers in the preseason. Shot better and impacted preseason games more.

Nakia Hogan

Austin Rivers plans to make Pelicans 'pay' for not picking up option s.nola.com/UeKeB8a via @nolanews

Nakia Hogan

Austin Rivers said he has known since summer the Pelicans wouldn't pick up his option. He said he isn't upset but will play with a chip

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said team still values Austin Rivers. Williams said Rivers is the most scrutinized 10th pick in history.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans guard Austin Rivers said he has a chip on his shoulder now that the Pelicans have declined to pick up his 4th-year option.

Nakia Hogan

Blue beats White 46-36 in Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis scored 14, Jrue Holiday 13 to lead Blue. Austin Rivers had 10 to pace White.

Nakia Hogan

Blue leading White 23-17 at halftime of Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis leading Blue with 8 pts. Austin Rivers leading White with 7.

Alex Kennedy

Pelicans don't pick up Austin Rivers' option, Jimmy Butler confident he'll get extended and more NBA rumors here: basketballinsiders.com/nba-rumors-pel…

Jason Calmes

Why Dell Demps Should Pick Up Austin Rivers’ Option bit.ly/1tyxRQ9 #Pelicans #fb

Zach Lowe

Wrote about the Pelicans' tough decision on Austin Rivers fourth-year options here: grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Eric Pincus

Anthony Davis option taken - no word yet on Austin Rivers @BBallInsiders New Orleans Pelicans Team Salary basketballinsiders.com/new-orleans-pe…

Eric Pincus

Noteworthy - Pelicans picked up their option on Anthony Davis - nothing yet on Austin Rivers - but deadline hasn't hit yet @BBallInsiders

John Reid

Pelicans pick up fourth-year option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not Austin Rivers' s.nola.com/4EGGVEj via @nolanews

John Reid

Quick story on Pelicans picking up option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not for Austin Rivers.

Sean Highkin

Yup. #FutureLaker RT @crabdribbles: That means Austin Rivers is an unrestricted free agent after this season, right?

Sean Highkin

Would Austin Rivers have been a first-round pick if he had a different last name?

Demian Belmonte

Los #Pelicans ejercien la opción de contrato del cuarto año de Anthony Davis. Sin embargo, declinan hacerlo con Austin Rivers.

John Reid

Pelicans pick up fourth year option on Anthony Davis'contract but not Austin Rivers

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans will pick up fourth-year option on @Anthony Davis but will NOT pick up the option on @Austin Rivers sources say.

John Reid

Austin Rivers first guard off the bench tonight.

John Reid

Coach Monty Williams plans to have separate roles for guards Jimmer Fredette, Austin Rivers s.nola.com/y317ZeS via @nolanews

Jorge Castillo

Up 6 w/18 secs left, Austin Rivers fouls Rasual Butler shooting a 3. Because preseason basketball.

Nakia Hogan

That was a terrible foul by Austin Rivers. Fouling a 3-point shooter with 18 seconds left.

John Reid

Austin Rivers has played 16 minutes tonight, 2-of-5 from field for 6 points with two assists.

Nakia Hogan

As much as it appears Jimmer Fredette has beaten out Austin Rivers for backup guard spot, I'm not sure Monty Williams agrees.

Nakia Hogan

Austin Rivers first sub for Pelicans. He checks in for Gordon, who has 2 fouls.

John Reid

Still think Pelicans guard Austin Rivers must play more under control. Has forced things too much in traffic.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans now have Tyreke Evans on the court playing what should be considered SF. Jrue Holiday & Austin Rivers at guard spots.

Steve Kyler

Austin Rivers ability to get to the basket, combined with Anthony Davis' ability to finish his misses at the rim is epic offense.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired together.Fredette playing off the ball for now.

John Reid

Austin Rivers has to finish around the rim better, especially when he beats the defender. Had that problem last season.

John Reid

Austin Rivers just made nice drive to the basket, but missed layup. But A.Davis got the tip-in.

John Reid

Pelicans' Austin Rivers first guard off bench. He's paired in the backcourt with Jrue Holiday.

Jim Eichenhofer

Austin Rivers: "Jimmer can shoot. Ryan can shoot. Luke can shoot. Darius can shoot. I'm surrounded by shooters. It opens everything up."

John Reid

Interesting lineup - Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Russ Smith paired together in the backcourt.

John Reid

Pelicans' Austin Rivers still a little too erratic when he plays point guard.