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
That moment when you start to really like the Pelicans, then their reserve backcourt of Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers comes in.
Austin Rivers makes driving hook shot before time expired to end 1Q - Pelicans trailing 25-24.
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
Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired in the backcourt together now.
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.
Also interested in seeing how Coach Monty Williams uses his bench. How will he divide the minutes between Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers.
If anyone wondering, I thought Jimmer Fredette outplayed Austin Rivers in the preseason. Shot better and impacted preseason games more.
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
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said team still values Austin Rivers. Williams said Rivers is the most scrutinized 10th pick in history.
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.
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.
Blue leading White 23-17 at halftime of Pelicans scrimmage. Anthony Davis leading Blue with 8 pts. Austin Rivers leading White with 7.
Quick story on Pelicans picking up option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not for Austin Rivers.
Would Austin Rivers have been a first-round pick if he had a different last name?
Pelicans pick up fourth year option on Anthony Davis'contract but not Austin Rivers
Up 6 w/18 secs left, Austin Rivers fouls Rasual Butler shooting a 3. Because preseason basketball.
That was a terrible foul by Austin Rivers. Fouling a 3-point shooter with 18 seconds left.
Austin Rivers has played 16 minutes tonight, 2-of-5 from field for 6 points with two assists.
As much as it appears Jimmer Fredette has beaten out Austin Rivers for backup guard spot, I'm not sure Monty Williams agrees.
Austin Rivers first sub for Pelicans. He checks in for Gordon, who has 2 fouls.
Still think Pelicans guard Austin Rivers must play more under control. Has forced things too much in traffic.
Pelicans now have Tyreke Evans on the court playing what should be considered SF. Jrue Holiday & Austin Rivers at guard spots.
Austin Rivers ability to get to the basket, combined with Anthony Davis' ability to finish his misses at the rim is epic offense.
Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired together.Fredette playing off the ball for now.
Austin Rivers has to finish around the rim better, especially when he beats the defender. Had that problem last season.
Austin Rivers just made nice drive to the basket, but missed layup. But A.Davis got the tip-in.
Pelicans' Austin Rivers first guard off bench. He's paired in the backcourt with Jrue Holiday.
Austin Rivers: "Jimmer can shoot. Ryan can shoot. Luke can shoot. Darius can shoot. I'm surrounded by shooters. It opens everything up."
Interesting lineup - Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Russ Smith paired together in the backcourt.
Pelicans' Austin Rivers still a little too erratic when he plays point guard.