http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/blog/_/name/katz_andy/id/8104180/news-notes-nba-draft• Austin Rivers would love to play in New Orleans with Anthony Davis and wants to be the No. 10 pick.
"That would be amazing,'' Rivers said. "I had a great work out there. I love [coach] Monty Williams and [GM] Dell Demps, everyone there. It's a great city. I'm actually really good friends with Anthony. We've already created a little chemistry. It would be really neat to play there with a team on the rise. Eric Gordon is going to be an all-star in a couple of years. I'd be really excited if that happens.''
• Rivers worked out for Washington, Portland and New Orleans. He didn't go to Phoenix, but the Suns -- who draft 13th -- did interview him. Rivers said he's better suited to play in the NBA than in college, a point he said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski echoed.
"I can create with the ball and with my ballhandling I can get past my defender and create shots for myself,'' Rivers said. "I'm a good point guard with length.''
• Rivers said he trademarked the tattoo on his left wrist that he got a few days ago that reads "M.O.A.M.'' He said it stands for Man On A Mission and there are already T-shirts created. He also got tattoos on two fingers with one saying "Dedicated" and the other "Determined.''
• Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers came to Austin's first 15 games of the season, in large part due to the lockout. That's not luxury Doc ever had while Austin was playing high school ball. Father and son will be together in the green room Thursday night.