Rivers Stops Willing ‘Home Run Plays’
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers has stopped trying to live up to the lofty expectations that come with being the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
“Earlier in the year, I was trying to make home run plays every single time because I wanted to do the right thing every single time,’’ said Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers.
“I think now I’m just more comfortable. I think I got the pace down better. As I keep moving forward, things will keep building. I’ll be scoring more, I’ll be get more rebounds, I’ll get more consistent.’’