Round/Pick: 1st, 10th
2012-13 Per-Game Stats: 31.9% FG, 7.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 6.84 PER
Despite ranking fourth among all rookies in minutes per game (28.2), Rivers is just 12th in scoring.
What makes his scoring numbers worse is that he's missing roughly five out of every seven shots he takes, making him a poor and inefficient scorer at this point.
The Hornets drafted Rivers in hopes he would become their point guard of the future, even though he played a combo guard role in his only season at Duke. What they weren't counting on was the strong play of Greivis Vasquez, who's currently fifth in the NBA at 8.8 assists per game.
New Orleans may have been better off taking a small forward or center to address its lack of depth at those positions. Meyers Leonard, Tyler Zeller and Moe Harkless were all still on the board and are enjoying better rookie seasons than Rivers.
Rivers has seemed overwhelmed many a time this season, which is not a good sign for a guy who's been athletically superior to his competition every year until now.
A starter to begin the season, Rivers now finds himself coming off the bench in favor of Roger Mason Jr.
Yes, it's gotten that bad.