Paul George may not yet be a Los Angeles Laker — hey, he may never be. But the dynamic forward will show up in OKC this fall making sure every team on the planet wants him when the season’s over and he enters free agency. George is taking no chances — and physically he put himself through the rigors of what his trainer Ryan Capretta specializes in: sport-specific speed and strength training maxed out to the hilt. At Capretta’s LA-area elite sports training business, ProActive Sports, George trained all summer to get more explosive and stronger. Specifically on basketball strength and quickness. That’s bad news for defenders who already had trouble with George, who averaged 23.7 points per game last season for the Pacers.
Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman talked to Capretta about George’s summer workouts in preparation for his first season with the Thunder. Capretta — who has trained Aaron Rogers, Karl Anthony-Towns, and Von Miller — just to name a few — said the results are simple to explain: George’s strength and speed are “through the roof,” according to the elite trainer.