Life as an NBA player offers up a never-ending cycle that some simply are not prepared for. The grind of an NBA season, the preparation that goes into training camp and the summer that falls in between all play an equally important role in the progression of either a career or franchise.
Unfortunately, there are a strong percentage of players that fail to put the necessary work in during the offseason. As a result, they enter training camp out of shape and discover that not all NBA players take time to rest.
The great ones work all year 'round.
For the following five players, training camp has offered a glimpse at how poorly they've maintained themselves this offseason. For some, there is the excuse of injury. For the most part, however, these are simply instances of an inability to maintain physical health.
Follow the slides to see who has an uphill battle ahead of them.