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Thunder’s sophomore Josh Giddey kept his promise for the offseason and spent significant time in the weight room.

One of the main reasons for adding muscle to his body for the Australian shooting guard was reducing the risk of injuries. His rookie year was cut short due to a him injury in March after playing 54 games.

Giddey’s goal for next season is to stay healthy and to go through all 82 games.

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Giddey has been spending plenty of time in the gym this off-season to ensure his body can withstand the rigours of a marathon 82-game NBA season.

“Yeah the body’s feeling good, ready to go,” he said.

“We’ve got a great medical staff here and they take great care of all of us. They’ve been great with me, just finetuning things I need to with my body. Obviously taking care of that hip last year was important.

“I’ve spent a lot of time in the weight room making sure those little niggles that happen throughout the year can be prevented as much as possible and I can get through a healthy 82 games.

“It’s a long season so taking care of your body is a really important part of being an NBA player.”

Last season Giddey averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 31.5 minutes per game for Oklahoma City.