Commentary

Draft combine: Hansbrough big winner

Updated: June 4, 2009, 5:47 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

The results of the strength and agility testing rippled through the league Wednesday, along with some interesting and distressing findings from the medical portion of the testing that are creating some interesting draft-stock fluctuations.

Here's the latest:

Hansbrough
Hansbrough

• For all of you who wrote me all season furious that I didn't have Tyler Hansbrough in my mock draft lottery … now's the time to yell, "I told you so!"

I think it's time to declare Hansbrough the big winner of the 2009 NBA draft combine. Although he was what you would expect him to be in the skills portion of the combine, he came out better than expected in the measurements and strength and agility testing.

Hansbrough measured a legit 6-foot-8 in socks and 6-9 in shoes. He also had a surprising 6-11 wingspan and a standing reach of 8-10 -- one inch better than Blake Griffin.

He basically measured the same size as Kevin Love, Drew Gooden, Paul Millsap and David Lee.

But that's just half the tale.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider