JALEN Williams has looked sensational, putting on some pounds in the offseason.
The first-round pick is bulking up in preparation for the upcoming 2023-24 NBA campaign.
Jalen Williams looked fantastic in Summer League with the added weight.Credit: Getty
The sophomore forward led the way for the Thunder.Credit: Getty
Williams has emphasized developing his upper body, particularly his chest, and arms, to sustain more contact when driving toward the rim.
One user commented on Williams’ added weight on Instagram, remarking: “Yes sir, in the lab fa sho. Let’s go Thunder squad!”
Williams, 22, was assigned to play in the Las Vegas Summer League, but was quickly shut down to avoid any injury concerns.
In his only game, the young star amassed 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field with four rebounds, two assists, one block, and three three-pointers.
He looked overpowering at times, especially with the added muscle.
That was more than enough evidence for the Thunder to realize Williams was far and away better than the rest of the Summer League competition, thus shutting him down.
Despite his young age, it’s clear Williams is already a potential cornerstone of the franchise, as the Thunder want to ensure he’s fully healthy for the regular season.
Williams was picked No. 12 overall in the 2022 Draft by the Thunder and had a stellar rookie season last year.
In his rookie season, the versatile wing averaged 15.5 points, five rebounds, and over three assists in his last 53 games of the 2022-2023 campaign, catapulting him into the Rookie of the Year conversation.
Ultimately, Williams finished runner-up for Rookie of the Year.
Despite finishing runner-up, Williams was voted to the 2022-23 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Watch out for Williams to have a massive sophomore season.