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Old 04-26-2011, 12:54 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by carp View Post
fitness isn't all about muscle definition and bulk.....
No, it's mostly about the ability to play at the same high activity level for 48 minutes without losing the lift on your jump shot.

On defense it's even more important. A fatigued player won't do these well, among other things:

- Hustle after rebounds.
- Close out on shooters.
- Rotate quickly.
- Get back on the break.

Sound like anyone on the Raptors?

Just because Bargnani isn't fat doesn't mean he's got the endurance required to play a starting role in the NBA.

Other than endurance, if he elevated his conditioning level in the right way he should have better quickness, which would give him more reaction time when providing help D.

For me, the model NBA athletes are the KG, Jordan types. Sinewy, thin, strong, quick and durable.

I don't think it would be wise for Bargnani to bulk up, but I think he could do a lot better with the bulk he already has.
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