Lonzo Ball had an up-and-down rookie season in the NBA. Now comes his first offseason, where improvement is the main goal.
From a physical standpoint, it seems like last year's No. 2 pick has gotten in better shape the last few months. A new photo shows him looking pretty jacked.
The side-by-side comparison of Ball in February and Ball now shows a noticeable difference. His shoulders and chest look filled out.
No one is gonna confuse him with Mike Bibby, but it is noteworthy nonetheless.
Of course, all that new muscle won't mean anything if Ball's shooting doesn't improve. He shot just 36 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 45 percent from the line as a rookie.
Yes, he averaged 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game, but his career will be limited if he can't shoot the ball.
Ball's future with the Lakers could be in jeopardy too if the franchise acquires LeBron James. Many believe Los Angeles would move on from the young point guard to avoid the possibility of his dad clashing with LeBron.
That's a topic for another time, however.