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Training is key for NBA prospects

Updated: June 2, 2010, 1:36 AM ET
By David Thorpe

The deadline for entering the NBA draft has come and gone, and now every senior and eligible underclassman begins a journey that can be broken down into three distinct parts:

1. Pre-Chicago camp training
2. The Chicago predraft camp
3. Individual and group workouts with the NBA teams

The last two phases can end up looking vastly different depending on the player. But the first part, training their bodies and their game before the Chicago draft combine (May 19-23), looks about the same for everyone. Here's a look at what they are undertaking for the next three weeks, and how this hard work can help their draft fortunes, just as it did for Jonny Flynn, Courtney Lee, Kevin Love and DeJuan Blair.

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