Doc Rivers met with the media on Tuesday afternoon. With training camp starting, Rivers touched on a range of topics, including human rights, Covid, and many topics around the team he has.
On Human Rights
“We have to try to unify this country and still get some of the social things done, that are the most important things, and again I don’t even use the word social justice.” Said Rivers, “I use the word human rights; there are some things that just shouldn’t happen because of the color of your skin. That’s just a human’s right issue, so we have to keep our eye on the ball. We have to stay engaged, the players to have to stay engaged.”
On Ben Simmons
“Ben is a great decision-maker, you know, is Ben a point guard? You know, honestly, I don’t care. I don’t even know that yet” “But I know one thing; if you can get them in space going downhill, the ball gets to the right place.”
On Tobias Harris
Doc Rivers on Harris “Tobias & I talked a ton since me taking the job. 1st thing we got to get him back to being a quick decision player. I saw him dribbling way too much & Tobias is so darn skilled going downhill, left & right, & we need to get back to taking advantage of that.”