I’m done talking about the NBA lockout. Let’s focus on more constructive things like potential NBA talent. The 2011 draft was mostly geared towards international kids. This time, however, the objective is back to the States’ homegrown talent. Is Austin Rivers the real deal? Who is this Harrison Barnes fellow? Are they truly the creme of the crop? Looking down the list, it seems like the big men are coming back. Get to know these kids because we’re going to hear them a lot.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Austin Rivers may be an NBA fan's best hope in 2012.
If the NBA goes on long-term injured reserve because of the lockout, fans may pay greater attention to Rivers –the son of Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and a high profile freshman at Duke University.
If the lockout lasts the full season, Rivers may join his father when the NBA re-opens in September, 2012.
For now, enjoy the highlights. So click the video and get at us with thoughts on Austin Rivers in the comment box below.