Commentary

Combine results: Best athletes in draft

Updated: June 3, 2009, 10:05 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Although the height and weight measurements from the NBA draft combine are interesting and relevant, NBA general managers and scouts also spend a lot of time dissecting the results of the NBA physical testing.

For the sixth straight year, Insider has obtained this confidential report from a league source.

Take these numbers with a grain of salt, as no one gets drafted solely on his test scores. But teams do take these reports seriously. Most scouting departments believe that there are minimum athletic hurdles that players need to clear to show they can be successful in the NBA. Although the "best athlete in the draft" has never been the best player in the draft, this is the first objective testing that we have on the top prospects.


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Senior Writer, NBA Insider