not reading scouting reports is your interpretation of a second hand quote. whose to say that he doesn't watch game films or work with players who are familiar with guarding them? you don't. mitchell, regardless of what you think of him does not stand of lazy efforts. i really doubt he'd pat moon on the back for not spending any time studying his up-coming assignments when he's specifically in the game for defense.
what makes you think that a 28 year old has no incentive to improve their game? i think that's a load of crap. moon said himself that there's no guarantees, so to think that he sat around and did nothing to improve his game is a little silly.
especially, like you said yourself, when he'll be playing for a contract