Here are my notes from Austin Rivers' appearance on WEEI earlier this morning:
What do you do between now and draft day?
Keep working out… getting better. Get an agent this weekend… I'll just get ready for workouts so I'll be able to kill them all.
Where you might be slotted?
Top 10… top 15. It's pretty good.
Would you like to play for your old man?
It would be interesting… I would play for anybody especially the Celtics. Do I think it will happen? Probably not, because I might go earlier. It would be different… I've never played for my Dad… on any level. He's always let us find our own way… let us do what we want to do.
Do you feel NBA ready at 19?
I do… if I didn't think I was ready, I honestly wouldn't go.
What do you think needs work most?
Improving strength… getting in the weight room. As far as defense goes, off the ball defender from the help side. I'm a pretty good on the ball defender.
Have you scrimmaged with the Celtics?
Played 1-on-1 with Garnett and Pierce… but never with Rondo.
Would you Dad be tougher on you?
He would not go easy on me, I would not that on myself and neither would anyone on the team. If this does happen, I want him to treat me like anyone else. However he coaches Rondo, Bradley, Garnett… I want him to coach me.
If you're father spent several weeks getting in shape, who would win a game to 21?
I would win 21-0… I'm just kidding. My dad can shoot a bit still. I know I would win.. it wouldn't be close. He's still a big dude, he has a lot of size, he's strong.
Austin comes across as a very humble kid. He doesn't seem overly excited about playing for his father in Boston, but I think that's more about him being grateful for the opportunity to play in the NBA.