MUSCLEWATCH 2013 (Update 2)

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — MUSCLEWATCH 2013 is really heating up, you guys. Players are showing up in their cities and starting to talk to the press about their offseasons, and we’re discovering who has put on weight, who has lost weight, and who has put on…wait for it…muscle! We’ve got a couple of updates for today, and for all your MUSCLEWATCH needs, be sure to check out our previous posts on the topic. And as always, if you see any MUSCLEWATCH news, drop me an email or hit me on Twitter (using #MUSCLEWATCH).

On to the latest and greatest…

• It’s just not MUSCLEWATCH without a superstar involved, and yesterday Chicago’s Derrick Rose jumped into the conversation. In an interview with the homie Adam Figman at SLAM magazine, D-Rose casually threw out there that during his injury rehab, he’s managed to pack on some muscle…

“Right now I’m in training, and I’m getting a lot stronger. I gained 10 pounds of muscle. I don’t know how that’s going to carry over to how I play on the court, but I know it’s going to be very weird. I’m shooting a lot of shots right now, working with Rob, just putting memory back in my leg.”

Rose went on to talk about how he believes the added muscle may help him finish stronger at the basket this season. True, but more relevantly, Derrick, it will get you into MUSCLEWATCH. Congrats!

• Mixed news out of Boston, where Avery Bradley has spent the entire summer working out and has apparently added the magic number: 15 pounds of muscle. Bradley, however, may miss the beginning of training camp after the tragic recent passing of his mother.

• Out in the Bay, it seems like the Warriors are heading in similar directions. Not only has Draymond Green apparently lost 15 pounds since last season, but this article kind of casually mentions that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are also sporting “leaner looks.” It is unclear if that means they’ve actually lost weight or gotten stronger or are just wearing better-fitting clothes so that they appear thinner. Guess we’ll have to wait for media day to get some official numbers.

• And finally, Metta World Peace is on his grind…


  1. atari says:

    durant look like he gained 2 punds D

  2. Pete Medina says:

    Well I can’t wait to see D-Rose back in action! He has been working so hard on his game such parts like shooting, putting memory back into his leg, his body/frame, and as I said before his shooting. It’ll be very exciting to see him back in action!
    Also I’m sorry for your loss Avery Bradley. I lost my mom a couple years ago, and I’m trying to make the NBA to make her proud. Maybe you should do similar, and be a beat on the court. I am so excited to see the Chicago Bulls to play, and see what the Boston Celtics can do.

  3. edrik says:

    durants frame is like garnetts frame when he was young… but yeah… 2 pounds… hehe…. i guess durants trainers wants speed and mobility for him… but for defense he needs to bulk up a little… durant gets burned on the defensive side when someone does a lowpost on him..

  4. I don’t see how the bulls will be better the last year , yes they get rose back but how do we know if he’ll even be the same player? The bulls lost belinelli and Nate Robinson. Don’t get me wrong they’ll be a tought out in the playoffs but I still see the heat and pacers running the east once again.

  5. Joe blow me says:

    Hopefully it doesn’t stop that speed kill it next year d rose!!!!

  6. okc2014 says:

    I’m not a Bulls fan, but I really can’t wait for the Derrick Rose comeback. There has just been so much hype about it. But it’s not just him I want to see. It’s Rondo, Westbrook, Lou Williams, and of course Kobe.

  7. Kyle says:

    anyone gonna mention that steph curry looks like he got on the dwight howard shoulder work out?