Originally Posted by KG215
I don't understand why the guys during the draft last night were going on and on about how good of a pick this was. Rivers was considered a borderline lottery talent at best, never mind a top 10 pick. I think he has some potential but, considering they have Gordon (for now) it didn't make much sense.
Honestly, it's probably because they like and respect Doc. They couldn't exactly trash the kid on live TV, either. Everybody is milking the whole "basketball pedigree" story line, which will probably keep teams interested in him early in his career... despite the fact that he isn't exactly paying dividends. It certainly didn't work for Ewing's kid.
Rivers could be one of those career journeymen. The verdict is still out, so I don't want to be too critical... I've just heard the phrase "one dimensional" thrown around too much to feel confident about his long-term future in the league.
Although even the Eddie House's of the world found spots on rosters, right?