Damian Lillard initiated the Portland Trail Blazers' first team meeting, hash-out session after Wednesday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, their fourth straight defeat.
Earl Watson, Mo Williams and Dorell Wright were among the players who addressed the team.
“I just felt like it was something that needed to be said,” Lillard said. “At some point, it’s up to the players.”
The Blazers believe there is no desperation in the locker room but know they need to figure out what is wrong nearing the stretch run of the season.
“It’s time for a players-meeting when we see a little slippage,” Wright said. “Every team has two or three a year. I love the fact that this was the only one this season where guys really had to step up and be vocal leaders."