Watch out for a more swole version of Lonzo Ball next season.
Kyle Kuzma reports that his teammate is hitting the gym extra-hard this summer.
Kyle Kuzma, who just earned first-team All-Rookie honors, has been in the gym and hasn't been alone in weight room. Kuz says Lonzo Ball has been taking the weight room and adding more muscle 'a lot more serious' https://t.co/rFXd8coIoE
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) May 23, 2018
Ball, 20, has made bulking up his top offseason priority.
“Consistency in the weight room, that is the biggest thing,” Kuzma said on Tuesday of what he has seen out of Ball this offseason so far. “He has been in there pretty much every day I have been in here around this time. You can tell he is taking the weight room a lot more serious and that is going to help him by allowing him to recover faster and hopefully next year be on the court more because of that weight room.”
When the Lakers’ season ended, team president Magic Johnson told Ball that this would be the “biggest summer” of his life. The Lakers want to see Ball — who was limited to a total of 52 games due to injuries but still earned second-team All-Rookie honors after averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds — add more muscle to his wiry frame in hopes of improving his ability to stay on the court.