Austin Rivers struggling to overcome shooting problemsIn the past two games, New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers hasnât made a shot from the field despite playing extended minutes off the bench. Rivers has combined to shoot 0-of-10 from the field after consecutive games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Lakers.
He missed all five shot attempts from the field and scored one point in Wednesday nightâs 103-87 loss to the Lakers after going scoreless against the Bucks Monday night.
Though Rivers is shooting 28.3 percent from the field and averaging 6.1 points after 16 games, Hornets Coach Monty Williams said he has no plans of limiting his minutes.
"What Iâm not going to do is bury him on the bench because heâs out there trying to do the right thing for the team,ââ Williams said. "I think that would hurt him more than anything. Iâm going play him through his mistakes and itâs going to help our program two or three years from now.ââ