The Los Angeles Lakers have found a solid, talented, young core to build around. While some of the players have higher ceilings to aspire to than the others, all of them can be at least good role players for the future.
One of those role players is Tarik Black who has made a name for himself with his energy and hustle. Back with the Lakers on a new deal, it appears that the Kansas product is not getting lazy just yet.
Black will be in open competition with a bevy of big men on the roster. Best suited to play the center position, Black will have to compete for minutes in a rotation including Timofey Mozgov, Ivica Zubac, and on occasion Julius Randle or Larry Nance, Jr.
Black certainly has a lot on his hands but he is not backing away from the challenge. Watch the video below in which Black works on his pick-and-roll dive man skills and even knocks down a long jumper.
Tarik Black looks to have been putting in some extra work in the gym and it’s paying off at least against literally no defense.