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Former Blue Devil Austin Rivers Is Happy In The NBA At Last

Looks like Houston is a great fit for Doc’s kid.

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NBA: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans
 Dec 29, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gives instructions to guard Austin Rivers (1) against New Orleans Pelicans in the second half at Smoothie King Center. Houston Rockets defeated New Orleans Pelicans 108-104.
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After an unhappy time with his first team, the New Orleans Pelicans, and an up and down tenure with his father and the LA Clippers, and a frustrating short run with the dysfunctional Washington Wizards, looks like former Duke star Austin Rivers has found a level of happiness in the NBA he hasn’t known before.

He looks like a great fit with the Houston Rockets, where he is valued and appreciated and where he plays a style that’s natural for him. And as a minor bonus, he and Chris Paul are getting along again.

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