Reggie Evans had a nice talk with The Score’sHolly MacKenzie about a slew of topics Here are some highlights of what the burly big had to say about Andrea Bargnani:

On the criticism Bargnani receives and whether it’s going to take some time before he gets used to being that franchise player and how he talks to him and reminds him of his talent:

Reggie Evans: “That’s all part of life. That’s all a part of the media being critical or not being critical. One thing you have to understand, media has a job to do. They’ve got to stay, the media’s got to stay hot. They’ve gotta bring a hot topic because if they don’t, they’ve got somebody to replace them. The media’s only doing their job that they’re supposed to do. The only thing he can do is use that at media. To me personally, ‘You’re an All-Star, dawg,’ that’s just what it is. Me personally, I can care less what media say or fans say, I know what I see every day in practice, in the locker room, on the bus, just whatever. I know what I see and I know what he brings to the table. Personally, he’s my franchise player. I’m happy to say it. He’s my All-Star player. I want him to make the All-Star. I need him to make the All-Star. That way I can sit back and watch a Raptor. That feels good. Every year I pretty much had an All-Star on my team, every single year but Philadelphia. I came back here and had Chris. It feels good and why not have the enjoyment of somebody representing your team and be like, hey, even thought he made the All-Star, to know, ,’Hey, I had some input on that,’ No matter if I made a pass, or he passed me the ball, we did a defensive assignment. We helped. We helped out for that individual to get into the All-Star, so it’d be feeling good.”