in the NBA becomes a hot topic in the media. Whether or not teams actually partake in the activity is a debate for another day. As bettors, finding teams with no shot at the postseason but who continue to play hard has the potential to be a big money maker. It appears we may be able to count on the New Orleans Hornets to do just that thanks to hard-nosed coach Monty Williams. The Hornets have covered five of their last seven games.
“It’s one of those situations that if I say too much right now, I could be sharp with my words,’’ Williams said.
“If you have guys who think these games don’t mean anything, those are not the guys we want going forward,’’ Williams said. “I’ve addressed it. It’s nothing new to our team. Trust me, we’ve seen it, and we’ve seen it here.
“This is the time of the year where you find out who is playing for the right reasons and who isn’t playing for the right reasons. I’m not going to single guys out, but I know what I’m looking at. I’ve been in the league long enough.’’