Harris: the blue collar worker

Harris: the blue collar worker

It's always good to have an unsung player like Ramon Harris on your team. We know we have great offensive players in John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Eric Bledsoe. Darnell Dodson and even Darius Miller can have big offensive games, too.

It's always good to have an unsung player like Ramon Harris on your team. We know we have great offensive players in John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson and Eric Bledsoe. Darnell Dodson and even Darius Miller can have big offensive games, too.

But you have to have somebody that is totally committed to coming in and doing the dirty work. Ramon is a blue-collar player. He is one of very few on the team because the other guys are all great at what they do. So you need a guy like Ramon Harris.

There will be times you are not playing well offensively and it is all about needing defense to win a game. Ramon is a guy that you can put in a couple of different positions defensively and he will do the job. Even though he doesn't score a lot of points, he can still have a big impact on the game and season.

With a team filled with stars, it's very important to have that guy like Ramon who does not have an ego. All these kids from their AAU days and junior varsity have all been told they are the best thing out there. They were always allowed to just get out there and play. When you get to this level, you have to make sacrifices and none of these guys at least until this point has never been asked to make sacrifices.

A guy like Ramon, he has proven not for one year or two years, but for four years that he can be a good role player. You can't have every player on the team being a superstar. You have to have guys willing to accept a lesser role and not have the glamorous jobs of scoring and assists to win. You need guys that will shut people down, hustle, dive on the floor for loose balls and do the dirty work.

Ramon seems not only to want to do those jobs, but he does them very well and every team needs a guy like that.

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