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Austin Rivers has ankle surgery Friday, will be ready for camp

New Orleans Hornets Introduce Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers - Press Conference

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 29: Team owner Tom Benson of the New Orleans Hornets presents Austin Rivers, the 10th overall pick in the NBA draft his jersey for the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on June 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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It’s a minor “clean up.” He is expected to be ready when training camp opens this fall. It is no bid deal.

But it’s still a little disturbing to hear that New Orleans’ recent No. 10 pick out of Duke Austin Rivers had ankle surgery on Friday. This was done to clean out some bone spurs in the 19-year-old’s ankles, the team said.

Rivers played in a couple of Summer League games and averaged 10 points a game for the Hornets in those contests. He looked okay, like a lot of talented rookies he was trying to adjust to the new level and how long and fast players are.

Rivers is a key part of the future of the Hornets, along with Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon.

And do I need to remind you Austin is Doc Rivers’ son? Probably not.