Originally Posted by Brodeur
Rivers was helped A LOT by having Norv Turner around for several years and Norv maximizing his skills in a system that worked for Phil. Maybe he was better than Alex, I don't know about right now however.
I agree with that. That's absolutely right which is why Rivers was overrated during his fanboy years.
But at the same time, he reached a level at his peak that Smith will never reach. He hasn't really changed as a player either, the talent around him changed which is why he's been unproductive. But he's still better than Smith.
He also has a better playoff pedigree. It's not like Rivers is 50 years old. He's still in his prime. He just needs a better team around him.