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Austin Rivers has ankle surgery Friday, will be ready for camp

Jul 27, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

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It’s a minor “clean up.” He is expected to be ready when training camp opens this fall. It is no bid deal.

But it’s still a little disturbing to hear that New Orleans’ recent No. 10 pick out of Duke Austin Rivers had ankle surgery on Friday. This was done to clean out some bone spurs in the 19-year-old’s ankles, the team said.

Rivers played in a couple of Summer League games and averaged 10 points a game for the Hornets in those contests. He looked okay, like a lot of talented rookies he was trying to adjust to the new level and how long and fast players are.

Rivers is a key part of the future of the Hornets, along with Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon.

And do I need to remind you Austin is Doc Rivers’ son? Probably not.

  1. tkesteve - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    No bid deal hahaha

  2. rob0527 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Should have stayed in school. He will get exploited in the pro game.

  3. imforbigblue - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    I couldn’t agree more! Rivers will be average at best in the nba and never a all star. Think of him as OJ Mayo and tell you the truth I think id take Mayo over him

  4. connaniii - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    What’s the big deal anyways? Isn’t Greivis Vasquez supposed to start at the point ? After getting rid of Jack it seemed like the logical situation, specially since you have the same coach running the same plays only with different actors.

  5. novoodoo4409 - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    ^^^loosah alert

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