By the measure of pure talent and skill, the 2017 NBA Draft was one of the most highly anticipated drafts in years.
But there’s a reason people like to joke that NBA also stands for “No Boys Allowed.” If players want to last through a rugged, 82-game season, they need the dedication to build and take care of their bodies off the court.
So, yes: Plenty of guys in this year’s draft have the skills to pay the bills—but only a select few are already physically built to survive in this league. Based on the eye test, here’s a look at some of this year’s NBA draftees who are no strangers to putting up weights in the gym.
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