"Honestly, I don’t think we play hard every night. It’s not about the right team catching us on the wrong night or anything like that. It doesn’t matter. If we don’t give the right type of effort, it doesn’t matter if it’s the worst team in the league or the best team in the league. They’re going to give us the business if the effort isn’t there.”
I have ragged Mo for his play this year, but this quote and the others throughout the writeup is a veteran stepping up. Go read the column. Evans is not a guy that Sekou seeks out for his nightly recap. This is a man who knows the All-star game is two games too far away.
These are not the hollow, lazy words of a player looking to excuse himself to the shower after say losing to the Clippers; this is a veteran talkinng about the unacceptable. Not for a game but a whole season. And I am dang glad to see it.