The Los Angeles Lakers are still several weeks away from reconvening for training camp, but one would think they already started it based on the frequency with which the team sends out workout updates on social media.
The latest Lakers player to get highlighted for hitting the team’s beautiful new practice facility was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who signed with the team in free agency for a reported $17.7 million, one-year deal over the summer.
Caldwell-Pope has been a frequent visitor to the Lakers’ facility this summer, and made another appearance Monday:
.@CaldwellPope keeps pushing. #LakersWork pic.twitter.com/wWPv2Gy0Da— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 28, 2017
With veterans like Caldwell-Pope setting an example like this and spending his off time in the Lakers’ gym, the team’s younger players have exactly the type of solid example of professionalism the front office was probably at least in part looking for when they signed Caldwell-Pope.
Even if it doesn’t make a huge difference on the floor this season, it could be the type of thing that pays off down the line if the youngsters develop the right habits.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.