Austin Rivers: Everybody, 'so f-ing gassed up on the Celtics and the Sixers,' overlooking Wizards and Pacers




 

We picked the Celtics, Raptors, 76ers and Bucks to be the top four teams in the Eastern Conference this year and ranked the Wizards and Pacers next. If that's not the consensus, it's close to it.

Wizards guard Austin Rivers, via James Herbert of CBSSports.com:

I agree the Wizards and Pacers had positive offseasons. But Indiana might have been punching slightly above its weight as a surprise team last year, and Washington's problem has often been overconfidence.

In that regard, Rivers - acquired in an offseason trade from the Clippers - is already fitting right in. The brashness might be good for Rivers, but it's not what the Wizards need.

Washington could have a good season. John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter are a strong starting point in the Eastern Conference, and Dwight Howard could help with the right attitude and health. Rivers is a quality reserve. But let's pump the brakes on calling Jeff Green a key addition, though Rivers would be only one of many - including someone in his immediate family - to make that error.

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