Dakari's slimmed down, dedicated to being pro-ready

06/02/2015 07:13 PM

LOS ANGELES — After a poor showing at the NBA Combine last month, Dakari Johnson rededicated himself to getting back into NBA shape, and he looked better than ever while working out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

The former UK center admitted to taking a few weeks off from basketball after the end of the 2014-15 season and registered as the heaviest of all the players in attendance at the Chicago combine.

But Dakari looked like a completely different player during his LA workout — slimmed down, active, and impressing Laker scouts with his two-way versatility.

Los Angeles would appear to be a good fit for Johnson. He’s considered to be a late first round selection, and the Lakers currently own the No. 4 and No. 27 picks.

KSTV discussed Dakari’s new physique on Tuesday’s show and the possibility of a reunion with former teammate Julius Randle in the City of Angels.


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