Media Day Interview: Maurice Evans

Media Day Interview: Maurice Evans

Postby Sean on Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:56 pm

While Vladimir Radmanovic has understandably been labeled this offseason's "high profile" acquisition, I actually think the comparatively "low-pro" swap for shooting guard Maurice Evans may end up making just as big an impact. An absolute steal for a second-round pick, this was a pickup I've been very high on. The guy sports two assets that the Lakers very much crave. Athleticism and the ability to defend. As I watched Miami shred Detroit during last season's playoffs, I actually said out loud a few times (to no one in particular, since I live by myself), "Dude, put Mo Evans on Wade and at least make him work for those baskets!" For whatever reason, "Dude" — also known in some circles as "Flip Saunders" — didn't listen, keeping his bench short and his postseason run shorter. Evans is getting a fresh start in L.A and I'm predicting he'll be better utilized. He's not "the missing piece," but he could definitely help. Here's what he had to say in our brief conversation.

Andrew Kamenetzky: For starters, what was your reaction when you heard about being traded?

Maurice Evans: I was very excited, especially to be here in L.A. An up and down team. They get up and down the court. They transition. Great coach. Great, great, player, one of the top players in the league in Kobe. I'm very excited for a lot of reasons. I think I can help this team. I think it's great opportunity. A great time in my career to come to a team like this. I really think it'll be a great fit.

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Postby KB24 on Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:10 pm

thanks great read.

I´m looking for Mo Evans to be out 6th man off the bench. :jam2:
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Postby lakers3yo on Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:31 pm

It sounds like every role players are pumped up.

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Postby kwamemvp on Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:44 pm

Mo is going to have his best season this upcoming season.

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Postby kobe244life on Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:09 pm

i loving mo evans men. wat a positive attitude he has and that will really help him be as productive as he can be. I also love the way he addressed the detriot situation, very mature explanation. i am really routing for him to be a great asset off the bench.......great read
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Postby Crispy on Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:23 pm

evans will help us, but honestly hes overrated on this fourm.
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Postby Klewfish on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:00 pm

crispy wrote:evans will help us, but honestly hes overrated on this fourm.


for once i agree with you.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:01 pm

crispy wrote:evans will help us, but honestly hes overrated on this fourm.


Everyone's "overrated" here, it's a Laker forum. Are we not allowed to like our own players? And by the way, saying overrated a lot does not make you look smarter.
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Postby Crispy on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:16 pm

LakersKB24LO7 wrote:
crispy wrote:evans will help us, but honestly hes overrated on this fourm.


for once i agree with you.


no one ever agrees with me, especially the ones that are smarter than me :mhihi:
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Postby Crispy on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:18 pm

Weezy wrote:
crispy wrote:evans will help us, but honestly hes overrated on this fourm.


Everyone's "overrated" here, it's a Laker forum. Are we not allowed to like our own players? And by the way, saying overrated a lot does not make you look smarter.


parker, cook, sasha, mihm, walton, mckie arent overrated on this board.
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Postby MVP~Kobe~81 on Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:14 pm

lakers3yo wrote:It sounds like every role players are pumped up.

Hello, Laker Champ 2006 - 2007.

GO LAKERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Not impossible. Probable? Not really... Impossible... NO.. Seen stranger things. Hope thel gel together..
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Postby the sauce on Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:11 am

Whether or not he can ball, he's incredibly well-spoken.
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Postby JSM on Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:25 pm

Good read. I'm glad we got him. Overated here or not, he was a steal for a late 2nd round pick.

I have high hopes for him. He is one of the few players coming off the bench who can defend. He is in terrific condition and works hard. At the very worst, he's an upgrade over Gump. At best, he's the first man off the bench.

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