Commentary

Developing fitness, skills is an NBA player's summer job

Updated: August 8, 2007, 3:26 PM ET
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

There is a well-known quote that permeates all basketball levels: "Players work on their individual games in the summer, and their team stuff in-season."

Thirty years ago, that was an accurate line, and perhaps in some high school communities it remains true today. But for NBA players, who routinely face constantly-changing schemes and major personnel changes, in-season development is more important than ever in remaining productive from November to June.

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