Tim Grover Rumors

All along, Procopio kept working at summer camps, especially one at trainer Tim Grover’s Chicago gym. In ’06, Celtics forward Paul Pierce was walking in to lift weights with Grover as Procopio was walking out, and Pierce and Procopio agreed to meet later for an on-court workout. Grover witnessed that session and approached Procopio. “That was great work,” Grover told him. “I’ve never seen a guy who looks like you work out a guy like that.” “Take a ticket and stand in line, because you’re not the first guy or the last guy to tell me that,” Procopio responded with a smile. “Would you like to work for me?” Grover offered.
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The explosion wasn’t back – and maybe never will be – but his ability to operate with and without the ball, his ability to make shots, big shots, too, had slowly, surely started to return. As one NBA coach who has scouted Bryant heavily in his comeback said, “He still had a long ways to go.” Bryant knows that, too, and yet maybe there’s a way that returning to rest and rehab can be a benefit for the last leg of his career. For those who believed Bryant had come back too soon from the Achilles tear, these several weeks promise to give the tendon more time to recuperate, more time to strengthen again. “This could be his best chance to come back stronger,” his longtime trainer Tim Grover said on Thursday.
Dwyane Wade is starting an important offseason, one in which he must balance recovery from more knee issues and Pat Riley’s challenge to drop weight and develop his game. To do so, he has rehired famed trainer Tim Grover and will work with him for six weeks leading up to the Miami Heat’s training camp for the 2013-14 season. Wade has vowed that he will return a different player than he was at the end of last season, when he was limited by bone bruises and tendinitis in his knees. The 31-year-old guard averaged 21.2 points per game during the regular season, but just 15.9 PPG in the playoffs. So to return to form, Wade has reached back into his past and out to Grover, whom he has worked with many times before but not for the past few summers. “I don’t train my clients to be good as new, I want them to be better than ever,” Grover said about working with Wade again. “That’s the goal for Dwyane.”
Kamenetzky Brothers: The book mentions how Wade consciously held back his game in 2012 to get the most of LeBron James and for the sake of the bigger picture. He also recently told USA Today he knows he’s still a top 5 player and could put up bigger numbers if he cared. How rare is such a concession for a Cleaner? Tim Grover: You don’t have to be the top player on a team to be the Cleaner of the team. You just have to be able to produce in all situations. Dwyane, in order to get that second championship and get the most out of (James), knew he had to pull back a bit and let LeBron take this pressure on and take this team where he wasn’t able to in the Cleveland situation. Dwyane knew if he was able to do this, the end result is going to be obtainable, which is a championship. And that’s all that matters to a cleaner. It is the end result.