clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Game Thread - Summer League: Hornets vs. Knicks

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Hornets face off against the Knicks at 3pm CT - catch the game on NBATV - here's the preview of the game.

What I'm watching for:

1) Where does Austin Rivers play? If he plays more at shooting guard than at point guard, we might expect to see him backing up Eric Gordon with Tyreke Evans playing a lot more small forward. If he's playing more of a point guard role, then we suddenly have a three-way cage match between Rivers, Roberts, and Jackson for at most two backup point guard spots.

2) Will Brian Roberts or Pierre Jackson look better running the point? The winner of this backcourt battle likely will hold a roster spot, and the loser could be dealt or cut.

3) Who plays at center? With the Pelicans short on big men, it's possible that if a player really shines down low, then they might grab a training camp invite.

I'm excited to debate Austin Rivers in the comments - I have a suspicion that will dominate the discussion.