Plenty of players from the Sacramento Kings roster are keeping in shape during the hiatus, and Harry Giles is doing his own brand of workout.
NBA players are finding ways to stay in shape and as basketball-ready as possible during the current hiatus. Some players are without basketball hoops at their residence, making it difficult to simulate any kind of work outs. There are some Sacramento Kings players who are making due with what they have, however.
Harry Giles is a great example. Every few days he will post a video of his workout on his Instagram story. Many of the workouts seemed to be focus on his rehabilitated knees and legs, doing calf raises on what looks to be his front porch somewhere in North Carolina.
Giles is often using brings or cinder blocks to simulate free weights, and it seems to be working. Judging solely on the images he lets out on his social media, he seems to be in solid shape and the leg issues seem to be a non-factor.
Side note: it was Giles’ birthday on the 22nd. Happy belated, Harry.
There have been other players on the Sacramento Kings roster who have showcased their at-home workouts. Buddy Hield has been running drills with a crew of people in what looks to be his front driveway. Marvin Bagley has been keeping us updated on with shirtless pictures and dunk videos. Harrison Barnes is making commercials about how to practice ball handling in your backyard without disturbing your neighbors.
There is going to be plenty of rust on these guys once basketball resumes, There is said to be a 25-day training camp period to get players back in to shape should be the 2019-’20 season resume, and they’ll need it. When basketball is back, we might see some of the sloppiest play we’ve ever seen in during the first couple of weeks of action.
But for now, all players can do is do what they can to keep in shape. If that means doing calf raises on your front step with a cinderblock in your hand while your lovely neighbors wave hello, then so be it.
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