You're aware this is just the second off-season Randle has had to work on anything right?
2013 summer - after draft - had pin taken out of foot
2014 summer - after 1st season, he was injured, spent offseason recovering - could've worked on mechanics. Injury to Fibula, not a load bearing bone and full 9 months from injury.
2015 summer - not injured, worked on J
2016 summer - not injured, worked on J
2017 summer - not injured, worked on J
No, his first off-season from the NBA was spent recovering from injury. Unless you're gonna sit there and count summer league to pre-season In which case, there's nothing really left to say to you.
Seriously? He couldn't play full speed basketball but he COULD have worked on his mechanics. He broke the Fibula, non-load bearing bone. After 9 months, that thing is fine. Even if he needed to increase his conditioning, that would not have affected him 1 on none shooting.
A testament to Kobe’s dedication to putting in the work every single day is a story from former teammate John Celestand back in 1999. Celestand prided himself in getting to practice first, but Kobe took that to another level via Viral Hoops:
“The first time I began to understand why he was the best was in the pre-season. In a game against the Wizards, Kobe broke the wrist on his shooting hand. He was always the first person to practice every day, arriving at least an hour and a half early. This would infuriate me because I wanted to be the first person to practice, just as I had always been at Villanova and Piscataway High in New Jersey. To add insult to injury, I lived only 10 minutes from the practice facility — while Kobe was at least 35 minutes away.
“I am ashamed to say that I was excited the day after his injury because I knew that there was no way that No. 8 (as former Laker point guard Tyronn Lue called him) would be the first to practice, if he would even be there at all.
“As I walked through the training room, I became stricken with fear when I heard a ball bouncing. No, no, it couldn’t be! Yes it could. Kobe was already in a full sweat with a cast on his right arm and dribbling and shooting with his left.”
Needless to say, Kobe missing practice or simply not participating due to a broken hand wasn’t going to happen. Kobe could get hit by a truck on the way to practice and show up in a wheelchair.
Dedication to another level.