Andrew Goudelock: Two-a-days with the Lakers is hardest workout ever [video]
Three times over the last week and a half of training camp, the Lakers have worked out twice a day, for three hours.
On Wednesday, after a 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. practice, rookie Andrew Goudelock sat on a chair wiping streaming beads of sweat off of his face with a towel. He described how the Lakers had to run up and down the court as many times as they could in 12 seconds, a seemingly never ending drill.
"It's tough," said Goudelock, whom the Lakers drafted with the 46th overall pick. "It's a lot of drills, it's a lot of scrimmaging, it's back and forth, back and forth. It really gets to you."
In just two short hours, the team would be at it again.
"A lot of the stuff we do is competition so, if you lose, unfortunately, you got to run for it," he said. "Whenever you lose you have to run sprints, down and back, down and back. The guys don't really like that too much so that's why you got to win."
Goudelock is a silky shooter who averaged 23.7 points and 4.2 assists a game last season at the College of Charleston. At 6-foot-3, he's the second shortest player on the team next to Derek Fisher, so he knows that he needs to be quick.
When asked who typically wins the sprint drills, he said, "I think I'm the fastest on the court. I might be the smallest, so I like to think I'm the fastest."
Goudelock, however, said that on the Lakers, there are no stragglers.
"I was surprised by everybody," he said. "Everybody gets up and down the floor, even the big fellas, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
"Their legs are so long, they only have to take like four steps."
In the video above, Goudelock said two-a-days with the Lakers is "definitely" the hardest workout that he's ever done. In an attempt to impress the coaching staff and secure a spot on the roster, he said he shows up to the team's practice facility about an hour before each work out and goes full throttle the entire time.
"We're really trying to get the grasp on things quickly here," he said.
-- Melissa Rohlin