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Austin Rivers and Miles Plumlee

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Austin Rivers #25 of the LA Clippers celebrates his three pointer with DeAndre Jordan #6 as Billy Donovan of the Oklahoma City Thunder walks on the floor for a timeout during the first half at Staples Center on January 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Miles Plumlee is back in North Carolina: the Charlotte Hornets traded Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes to get Plumlee from the Milwaukee Bucks.

He wasn’t getting much time there but he could get a lot more in Charlotte and he is still relatively young and in his prime. Duke fans have an idea of his talent level.

And Austin Rivers took some time to speak about Duke. He’s been watching from afar and has some thoughts:

“They just need to live in the moment. Those guys all have bright futures. Those guys need to understand that (the NBA is) going to be there. They need to handle what’s going on right now and just play for each other, play to win, and everything’s going to take care of itself....[t]hey benched me one game. I remember the next year they did the same thing to Jabari Parker. They do so many things to motivate kids. Especially a lot of those kids who might go to the NBA (after the season), they try to keep those kids present. Their mindset (needs to be) you have to handle business here, not only for yourself but also for the betterment of the whole program.”

He has some thoughts on Harry Giles as well as this: “I was on a talented team that lost first round to Lehigh. And granted everything worked out, I’m living the life, I’m achieving my dreams and goals. But no doubt about it, I watch March Madness and go, ‘Man, I wish I would have went far.’ You hold on to that kind of stuff. So you don’t ever want to look back at stuff like that. I think they need to realize that.”

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