Every year there are players that come to camp overweight only to find their production limited by their physical constraints.
In the fast-paced NBA today, conditioning is key. If a player’s body cannot keep up with him, then he will likely find a spot on the bench.
Already deep into March, some players are still finding their bodies betraying them, unable to keep up with the grind of an 82-game season. For big men and point guards alike, some guys need to get into shape now.
Guys like Robert "Tractor" Traylor and Eddy Curry are thought of as some of the archetypes for 21st-century overweight basketball players.
Who has taken the torch and is living out the legacy that Traylor and Curry paved in front of them? Who could afford to shed some pounds before the season is over?