If you ask Randy Foye or fans of the Denver Nuggets, they’ll tell you the season ended far earlier than anyone hoped. But just because there aren’t any Nuggets games on the calendar for several months doesn’t mean Foye considers this the “off” season.
In his first season as a Nugget, Foye averaged 13.2 points and 3.5 assists per game, and played in 81 of 82 games for the team. Considering the number of injuries that kept players off the court last year, that’s a stat that deserves recognition. Add in the fact that the 2013-14 season also represented the most minutes Foye ever played in a single season, and you wouldn’t blame the guy for taking it easy now that the team has hung up their jerseys for the summer.
While some players might be jetting off to exotic locales to sip drinks on the beach or take in the sights, the 30-year old Foye is already back at it in a big way. He recently posted a couple of photos to his Instagram account giving fans a look at his early offseason workouts, and it looks like he’s already making the most of what he refers to as “#grindseason.”
As one of the oldest and most experienced players on Denver’s roster, Foye undoubtedly will be asked to fill one of the team leader roles for the Nuggets next year. It’s great to see he’s already setting the tone for the younger guys by putting in work. Let’s hope it pays off when the regular season gets underway in the fall.