Locked On Pistons – An interview with Mo Evans

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 02: Mo Evans /

I was joined on Locked On Pistons by former Detroit Pistons’ reserve Mo Evans about his time in The Big 3, Chauncey Billups, his favorite memories and more.

We’ve entered the slow part of the season for the Detroit Pistons and the roster is (probably) just about set, barring minor training camp invitation additions. As a result, news is at a slow trickle and the Locked On Pistons has shifted from its daily format to a twice or thrice weekly schedule.

In a special episode of the podcast, I was joined by a special guest in the form of one-time Piston Maurice Evans. He played for the Pistons in the 2005-06 season when the team went 64-18 before falling to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Evans was traded the following summer to the Los Angeles Lakers, and in 2007-08 joined the Orlando Magic under head coach Stan Van Gundy in his first season there.

Evans currently plays for the Killer 3s in The Big 3 league, on the same team as former Piston Chauncey Billups. He was involved in the first league trade involving former NBA players, when his original team, Ghost Ballers, sent him to the Killer 3s in exchange for Larry Hughes.

We talked extensively about The Big 3, Ice Cube’s involvement, how the four-point shot fits that league’s half-court game, and we talked about his favorite memories from his time at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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Mo was the vice president of the NBPA for four years, and he was involved in every aspect of negotiations for the 2011-12 CBA. We discussed at length some his proudest achievements in that agreement.

You can follow Mo on Twitter @1MoEvans, and you can listen to the interview embedded below.