Jahlil Okafor goes to Miami to train with Victor Oladipo’s trainer
I can’t make this shit up! Look at the time on this text, this dude probably hasn’t even showered yet after playing one of the biggest games of his young career and he’s already trying to get back to work! You young athletes out there take notes… @vicoladipo I’m sending you the jet, we start tonight! 🛩 ************************************************ 👉🏽And Yes I had his name misspelled in my phone, it’s been that way from day one and left it like that🤣
He, however, isn’t the only one training with David Alexander since the season ended. Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor, hoping to revive his career, has started working out with Alexander down in Florida.
Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) went down to Miami to train with Dwyane Wade’s (@DwyaneWade) trainer David Alexander last summer and it had a career-altering effect on him. Yesterday, Alexander posted photos of Brooken #Nets center Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) working out 👀 👀 pic.twitter.com/7PQAPxlxvm
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 1, 2018
For Oladipo, last summer was the first year he worked with Alexander and he took his career to a new level. Okafor is closer to being out of the league than being an All-Star so he really needs to treat this summer with a sense of urgency.
He is going to need to take a huge step forward just to have half of the success that Oladipo had this year, and that would already be a huge start.
After being traded midseason from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Nets, some thought of it as the change he needed to revitalize his career.
However, it was quite the opposite and he didn’t do much with the Nets. At the end of the season when the Nets were seemingly giving everyone a chance to prove their worth, Okafor was stuck at the end of the bench, not getting in the game.
With the Nets, he appeared in 26 games, averaging 12.6 minutes and 6.5 points per contest. That ‘s quite the drop from his rookie season when he averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, looking like a guy that would have a nice future in the league.