Originally Posted by Dolph'sZiggler
I like Rivers a lot but I'm not sold on him. Not all that athletic, and IMO he doesn't have a true NBA position. He will have to play point because he isn't big enough or athletic enough to play the 2, and he average like 1.7 assists at Duke and more turnovers than assists. He has potential, but he will be a bit of a project while he develops his PG skills.
I mentioned earlier that he is undersized to play against the average 6'6 2 guard in the NBA and will probably be converted into a PG. To be fair regarding his 1.7 assists per game at Duke they had Kendall Marshall dishing and basically running that offense.
Rondo averaged 11.9 assists per game this year leading the league and Russel Westbrook was in tenth with 5.9, pretty big gap there. The list I looked on couldn't separate 1's and 2's so I noticed the only SG's that averaged over 4 APG were Kobe and D. Wade ranking 13 and 14th among all guards. Most of the Lakers' season they didn't have a passing PG, everything ran through Kobe so he naturally is going to have some assists. As far as Wade goes him and LeBron took turns heading the offense.
Rivers is overhyped, but he does have talent. He also has the luxury of having one of the greatest coaches as a father. It can be done, but he will obviously have to work on turning the ball over, offensive awareness and a few other things.
As far as the Curry/J.J. argument, Curry is my pick, by far.