Tobias Harris hired a personal chef in the offseason to help improve his conditioning.
"I hired a personal chef this summer and I’m still with him now in Detroit," said Harris. "It’s good to do that and be able to have a lot of balanced meals that help me with my energy, and with body, and focus the way I train and the way I play."
Harris was traded by the Magic to the Pistons during the middle of last season.
"Coach (Stan Van Gundy) wanted me, at the end of last season, and going into this season, he wanted me to really focus on when I attacked the basket, making strong finishes, strong moves, trying to get to the free throw line. I looked at ways where I could attack, different types of finishes, but also different types of angles, where I’m attacking the basket and reading the defense a little better. I did a lot of strength and conditioning on my body, to get stronger, lessen the body fat. I feel better out there, and I can play a lot of minutes due to being in pretty good shape, with a really good diet and a balance of healthy foods."
Harris also worked on improving his sleeping habits and also meditating.
"It’s funny that you bring that up. I’m all about that. Especially this summer, I really tried to get myself in a sleeping pattern where I’m able to get 8-10 hours of sleep a night, build those habits. Because when the season starts you travel a lot after games, so you’ve got to have good fundamental habits with your sleeping. That’s huge for me. The other day, we were home, and when the game was over, we were on a plane to New York. I was on the plane meditating, because I do meditation after the game for about 10 minutes. Andre (Drummond) and Reggie, they was laughing, because they didn’t know what I was doing. So I had to explain to them that I meditate after the game. I’m telling my body that it’s time to relax, time to let the game go and get ready for bed and get ready for the next day."