Re: Tips for better recovery?
Training regimens vary from player to player. For instance, in Richard Hamilton's case, he has not found it necessary to work out for five hours a day. Rather, he believed in truly pushing himself for a solid hour.
Also, 700 shots is not quite as cumbersome if a player is using a shooting machine or a partner. I'm not thinking Derrick Rose is taking 700 shots of shooting, chasing his own rebound, then shooting again.
Above all, similar to what beast said, it's good to listen to your body. Even professional athletes must rest and allow their muscles to recover, regardless of their nutritional habits and otherwise. Rest is a part of improving your body.