Samuels Displays Physical Transformation
The truth was (Samardo) Samuels was squandering an opportunity at an NBA career. Given the Cavs’ makeup, there were minutes available in the post, but Samuels had to do a lot of work to claim them.
It appears he has. After losing 18 pounds and cutting his body fat from 13 percent to 9, the forward looks quicker and more explosive with the Cavs’ summer league team. He has turned heads on the coaching staff, much to (Byron) Scott’s delight.
“I hadn’t seen that guy,” the coach said. “I was wondering, ‘Where’d he come from and did we get a new player?’ His body . . . it was an amazing transformation. It was good to see that he’s obviously taking this coming season very seriously.”