Orlando Magic Players Organizing Team Workouts

by September 15, 2011

Jameer Nelson is spear-heading some workouts for his Orlando Magic teammates, which are set to begin next week. From the Sentinel: “Barred from their team’s practice facility at Amway Center because of the ongoing NBA lockout, Orlando Magic players are taking it upon themselves to get ready for the upcoming season — if there is a season. Most Magic players will begin getting together next week in Central Florida for informal workouts that include weightlifting sessions, conditioning drills and basketball scrimmages. ‘I just want guys to get together a few days a week just to get back in the flow of things as much as we can and get some weightlifting in and some conditioning and get some shots up,’ co-captain and starting point guard Jameer Nelson told the Orlando Sentinel. Nelson and his teammates have a simple goal: They want to replicate their normal pre-training camp routine as closely as possible, despite the lockout. In a typical year, all of the players who spend the June, July and August outside of Central Florida would be preparing now at Amway Center for training camp. This year, the Magic’s first training-camp practice is scheduled to be held on Oct. 4. … Nelson, center Dwight Howard and wing Quentin Richardson are making arrangements for gym space and for athletic trainers to be present, Richardson said.”