Los Angeles Lakers youngsters are back to work

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We take a look at Los Angeles Lakers young players getting prepared for next season.

The NBA Finals are not rolling yet but for those who did not make out of the regular season, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, is already time to prepare for the next one.

Summer is usually defined as the most important part of the year for an NBA player from an individual standpoint. Unlike the regular season, when a demanding schedule leads to weight losses and does not leave enough time and energies to work on a personal level, this is the moment for professional ballers to shape their body and expand their skillset.

Especially for young players, it represents a pivotal period for their careers. They forge their raw game to define what they will be in the league in the coming years.

After showing playoff potential, young Lakers know they have a great chance to improve during the summer and rock the league next season, finally regaining their legit spot in NBA landscape.

Small forward Brandon Ingram has recently been spotted working with trainer Micah Lancaster, the man responsible for Victor Oladipo‘s breakout season.

Then, a series of photos surfaced, showing the sophomore working out at his alma mater, Duke University.


During an interview at the annual Chicago Draft Combine, where executives gather to observe and evaluate potential draft picks, general manager Rob Pelinka talked about Lonzo Ball, declaring he is already working to transform his body in the weight room.

NBA All-Rookie First Teamer, Kyle Kuzma did not let his solid season affect his commitment to work hard, as he regularly shows up at Lakers practice facility.

Another rookie who does not disappoint is Josh Hart. After a strong final stretch of the season, he does not shrink from working hard to build on that and hopefully consolidate his spot in the rotation.

Restricted free agent Julius Randle is probably the most motivated among these players. A fundamental summer is in front of the 23-year-old, as, after a breakout season, he could command a big-time contract in the coming free agency, whether it is with or without the Lakers.

Fortunately, Los Angeles holds the upper hand on the situation as they can match any offer sheet that Randle receives. Randle would represent a welcomed consolation prize in case free agents keep passing on Hollywood’s lights.

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The hope for LA’s future success lies in this young group of talented players. The outcome of this summer workouts will not necessarily define Lakers’ future. Though, if positive, it will represent a step in the right direction for the historic franchise, desperate to return to relevancy.