Former Oklahoma City Thunder guard and now-Indiana Pacers young star Victor Oladipo had his best professional season in 2016-17—but that hasn’t stopped him from wanting to come back even stronger.
“It's going to be a very relentless summer,” Oladipo told NBA.com after the season ended. “I just use it as motivation, and I'm going to come back better.”
The former Indiana Hoosier was traded to the Thunder from the Orlando Magic after the 2015-2016 season, later signing a four-year, $84 million contract extension with Oklahoma City. He proved he was worth the money: Oladipo helped his team win 47 games while averaging 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, setting career highs with a 44.2% field goal percentage and a 36.1% clip from the three-point line. (UPDATE: But during the summer 2017 offseason, Oladipo was traded to the Indiana Pacers for superstar Paul George.)
Oladipo’s response to that performance? Training to get more athletic—and shredded.
Oladipo's been working with David Alexander, a Miami-based trainer who has also worked with Dwyane Wade and other NBA players. How did Oladipo get it done? A strict nutritional routine of lean protein and healthy snacks, as well as a coordinated training program of weightlifing, on-court agility drills, and extra hours in the weight room.
Here’s a look at the progress Oladipo’s made in just three weeks:
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