Amir Johnson Changed Off-Season Routine
But now a grizzled (OK, maybe not quite grizzled) 25-year-old and into his eighth year in the league, no one on the Raptors has as many years in the league outside of Jose Calderon, who is also entering his eighth campaign or Jamaal Magloire, who has an even dozen.
So it’s somewhat surprising to hear Johnson talking about learning new things and changing up his off-season routine even at this advanced point in his career.
It’s not as if the rigours of old age have set in yet, but Johnson is continually fine-tuning his training program to ensure better times ahead and this past off-season was no different.
Coming off a bunch of nagging injuries that hampered him much of the year, Johnson still appeared in 64 of the 66 games the Raps played and started 43 of those. Only Ed Davis played in more games (he made all 66) and only DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon had more starts.