“It’s a big stretch for us,” said Rivers. “In the first six games we won the game that we had to win (Charlotte). I thought we would be one, maybe two games better than that, but we’re not, so we have to keep going.”
“I was hoping one game better for sure,” said Rivers. “I was hoping .500. That’s our mark anyways, and then build from there. We’re four under that number. And it’s not going to happen overnight. In the East or in the West right now you never know where that gets you.”
“Al is doing well,” said Rivers, who said that Jefferson still can’t laugh because of his injury. “It’s the first time I’ve ever heard him being worried about losing weight.”
“I haven’t thought about it yet,” he said. “That’s more Danny (Ainge). I can’t wait for it to expand a little bit more. It would be nice for each (NBA) team to have their own team.”
One guy who is definitely beyond the D-League is Gerald Green, according to Rivers.
“Before the year started, Danny brought that discussion up. It was 50-50 at that time. I said I see so much improvement I want to keep him here.”
Rivers noticed some of that improvement today in practice.
“The first thing he said today was he walked over to me and told me his mistakes. That’s a growth you can’t measure. That couldn’t happen last year. As a coach, those are your proud moments.”
“It’s not like I’m going to get voted on anyways,” he said. “It’s about the wins and losses. Whoever has the wins and those guys are playing well are they guys who deserve to be on there.”
Szcerbiak was unaware that voting started today.
“Did I make it?” he asked a group of reporters before the game.