Reggie Evans Averaging 22 Rebounds Per 48 Minutes
Reggie Evans keeps it simple, with a slogan that Nike once might’ve kicked around: Just get it.
Evans doesn’t view his job as a science, or a reward for practice and technique. After grabbing 14 boards Monday against the Knicks, he couldn’t really explain why he’s rebounding at a better rate than anybody in the NBA.
Evans just plays by a creed, which signals in his head as the ball bounces off the rim.
“Go get it,” he said. “No excuses. Just get it.”
Evans, 32, is averaging a league-high 22.1 rebounds per 48 minutes — a number that keeps rising as the Nets (9-4) keep winning. In the last three games — all home victories — Avery Johnson has trusted Evans in fourth-quarter crunch time over starter Kris Humphries.