Jacari McRae | April 1st, 2020
It’s almost been a month since the NBA season was canceled. There’s still uncertainty on when or if the NBA season will resume. There’s been talk about resuming the season in the summer and possibly playing into September. However, no one knows what will happen. Everyone is still trying to adjust to the new normal.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, NBA players are currently not allowed to work out at the team facilities. The majority of the players are working out at home. To keep track of the player’s workout, Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic says the Heat are conducting group workouts on the Zoom remote conferencing platform.
“Every day we have a workout on Zoom and we see [Heat head strength and conditioning coach] Eric Foran,” Dragic said. “We are lifting weights practically every day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. And it’s fun. At least you’re not thinking about those hard times for that one hour. You try to work out and that’s how we talk, over Zoom and see each other and work out together.”(via Barry Jackson, Miami Herald)
Some NBA analysts have suggested the league should go straight into the playoffs. Unfortunately, conditioning could be a huge issue once the league returns. To stay in shape, Dragic has been running around the neighborhood. Even though he’s maintaining his conditioning, Dragic believes there should be regular-season games played first to give players time to get back into shape.
“I’m working out, I’m running around the house,” said Dragic, who has averaged 16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 54 games this season. “I’m maintaining my shape, so when this thing is going to be over, I think I’m going to be in good shape. But like I said before, some guys can’t do that because they live in apartments or something else. So that’s why we’re going to need a couple of weeks to prepare as a group, as individuals. I would rather have a couple of friendly games. Maybe from there on, go straight to playoffs.”
Dragic has been very impressive off the bench this season. He is averaging 16.1 points and 5.1 assists in 54 games of action.
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