Pardon the cliche, but the grind never stops for Zach LaVine, and that appears to be something he wants to show his young teammates this offseason.
The first-time All-Star told media members on Monday that he has already extended an invite to Coby White and Patrick Williams to work out in the West Coast with him this summer.
“I try to do it, especially this year with Pat and Coby especially, and whoever else wants to, but I’ve already given them the invitation. I want to definitely work out with them and we’ll go through some things and get after it in the offseason. I think that’s a good bonding and team exercise for us. Especially in the offseason, you’re away from your guys. Everybody needs time away, but once you start ramping back up these are the dudes that you’re going to be in battle with. I want to help them just like other players helped me when I was younger going out there and working out. Looking forward to that in either Seattle or LA.
LaVine is originally from the Seattle area, and he has become known for doing a lot of his offseason workouts back at his parents’ home. His father has an athlete’s paradise in his backyard, filled with a basketball court, batting cages, sandpit, full weight room, and more. We have seen footage of it in videos LaVine has shared in the past, and LaVine also spoke with Basketballnews.com’s Alex Kennedy about it a little while back.
So I guess if White and Williams are up for the challenge, they could get the full compound (that’s what LaVine calls it) experience this summer. And, hell, considering the strides we’ve seen LaVine make in recent years, it sounds like it could do them some serious good.
Watch LaVine’s full end-of-season press conference below:
LIVE – End of Season: Zach LaVine Press Conference https://t.co/ofdjQS3xVC
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