The New Orleans Hornets received some bad news yesterday. Austin Rivers, their young shooting guard, could miss the rest of the season. The initial projection is 4-6 weeks, but that recovery time takes Rivers so close to the end of the season that it's very possible he doesn't come back.
Rivers broke his hand Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rivers was seeing improvements in his game, and the Hornets were excited to see what he could do going forward, but as Kurt Helin of NBC Sports says 4-6 weeks is essentially season-ending at this point.
Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. While he is not a star yet, he is clearly still developing. Rivers had a successful college career at Duke before being drafted by the Hornets.
So far this season, Rivers was averaging 6.2 points and 2.1 assists per game. This is his rookie season, but Rivers saw himself getting sporadic minutes at best. Perhaps with more consistent playing time next year, he can break out.
Andrew Bynum's long-awaited debut for the Philadelphia 76ers is still a distant goal, but at least Bynum is progressing in the right dir...
Jerome Whitehead is dead at the the age of 56. He was found in his apartment in El Cajon, California by his sister. He had been dead for ...
Chris Copeland was one of many NBA players to have his knee scoped earlier this offseason. The procedure was done leaving plenty of time ...