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Austin Rivers: Worst season ever?

The 10th pick in last June's NBA draft, the rookie has put up subpar numbers

Originally Published: December 26, 2012
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
Austin RiversCameron Browne/Getty ImagesAustin Rivers is averaging 7.8 points and 2.7 assists per game.

Thanks to the Chris Paul trade, the New Orleans Hornets joined the Portland Trail Blazers as one of two teams with a pair of picks in the lottery of last June's NBA draft. After taking Kentucky forward Anthony Davis No. 1 overall, the Hornets were also able to add another top one-and-done prospect, Duke guard Austin Rivers, with the 10th pick.