Good on him. Those were some of his biggest problems
Darius Morris spending offseason trying to diversify his game
Very few days go by where Darius Morris isn’t doing something at the gym.
He’s gone to the Lakers’ practice facility nearly every day this offseason in hopes to strengthen his body, improve his shooting and build more awareness in tempering his speed. Lakers strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco routinely tweets out Vine videos of Morris working out.
Morris may have had a minor role in his first two seasons with the Lakers. But his enthusiasm for the daily grind hasn’t soured. And that might be just enough for the Lakers to extend a $1.2 million qualifying offer to Morris before June 30, which would make him a restricted free agent and allow the Lakers to match any offer that comes his way.
“Definitely,” Morris said on wanting to stay with the Lakers. “You want to be at a place that values you and want to help them out to win championships. I’ve grown up being a part of it.”
And he hopes to continue to grow by adopting one simple formula.
“I’m just working hard in the gym and trying to take advantage of the resources,” Morris said recently at a Time Warner Cable Media sponsored event. “I want to be in there every day doing certain drills with the offense. I’m trying to take advantage of that.”
“I just got to get those little kinks out. A lot of experiences allowed me to make those mistakes,” Morris said. “So I have to make sure there’s no excuses and I don’t make the same mistakes. I have to make sure they’re different ones. It’s not going to be perfect, but I just have to cut down on some of the plays where I’m wondering, ‘Why did I do that?’ I have to get back to adjust to the quickness, length and speed. I think I can do it, but i have to bring it out on myself.”
“A lot of times when I came off the bench, I thought I had to make it all happen,” Morris said of his rookie season. “I’m maturing into the game and being able to read your options. You don’t have to score. Make it easy. It’s about being comfortable.”
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Good. Working on your decision making, overdribbling and trying to force the issue and you'll have a fine year with us.
Said it a thousand times before but I do love this kid's work ethic and acknowledging what his problems are and trying to focus on working on them and constant thirst for knowledge.
Really hope all this hard work pays off for him.
Edited by Majesty, June 26, 2013 - 09:10 PM.