I've been rooting for Austin but it's been painful to watch. I can't imagine how Doc feels watching Austin struggle so much out there.
Austin's not struggling because they're trying to make him a point or anything. He hasn't played point since Summer League. He has a lot of weaknesses, some that he can fix and some that he can't. One that he can't fix is his athleticism. He's not fast, quick or explosive. Something that's oddly missing from his game for a guy with his pedigree is a transition game. He has no ability to go coast to coast and threaten a defense with his speed. He didn't in the high school games I watched either. Also, he has no left hand, no mid-range game and a clumsy spin move. He was a very flashy player in high school but he's a very boring professional to watch.
One thing I like about him is that he's coachable. He tries to fit in out there and for a guy who was a gunner of the highest order in high school and early on in college, he's almost too passive and unselfish out there. Sometimes it looks like he's afraid of failing and getting pulled. One game against Indiana, the Hornets had taken a lead in the fourth and Austin had played for most of it. He then took and missed a mid-range jumper from 18 feet at the top of the key and was promptly yanked and sat for the last I think 4 minutes of the game.