Hornets’ Coach Won’t Cut Rivers’ Minutes
In the past two games, New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers hasn’t made a shot from the field despite playing extended minutes off the bench. Rivers has combined to shoot 0-of-10 from the field after consecutive games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Lakers.
Though Rivers is shooting 28.3 percent from the field and averaging 6.1 points after 16 games, Hornets Coach Monty Williams said he has no plans of limiting his minutes.
“What I’m not going to do is bury him on the bench because he’s out there trying to do the right thing for the team,’’ Williams said. “I think that would hurt him more than anything. I’m going play him through his mistakes and it’s going to help our program two or three years from now.’’