Linked below is a terrific article detailing all that goes into a game day with the Portland Trail Blazers. This is a great article to not only stimulate your staff’s approach to game day, but also to share with your players to illustrate just how much time NBA players put into their craft. I appreciate Chris Oliver of Basketball Immersion for passing this along.
Under Neil Olshey and Stotts, the Blazers have excelled at developing draft picks into capable NBA players. From Lillard to McCollum to Crabbe to Will Barton, the Blazers have shown a knack for grooming and nurturing talent. Most of them have spent time riding that first bus and working out in empty arenas across the United States.
“I definitely feel like that time prepared me,” Crabbe said. “When I was a rookie, coaches took me under their wing, taught me the ropes of the league and how to be a pro, even when I wasn’t playing. I learned how to put in the work. Those workouts were my games. I had to go hard. This organization is great when it comes to player development.”
For more on game day routines:
-CJ McCollum improved his ballhandling thanks to his pregame routine (LINK)
-Damian Lillard’s ball handling routine (LINK)
-Examining the game day routines of Houston Rocket players (LINK)
-Paul George’s routine leading to routine success (LINK)