Some prospects come up short
Gobert boasts historic wingspan, but Muhammad's height concerns GMs
- Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SportsShabazz Muhammad's height has some NBA general managers concerned.
Every year, one of the most interesting aspects of the draft combine is the list detailing the official height and weight of each player.
Here's a look at how every player in the draft measured up.
The NBA spends more time scrutinizing things such as wingspan and standing reach than it does actual heights. How big a player is with his hands above his head (for bigs) and with his arms outstretched (for guards) means much more on the basketball floor than a static height.
For starters, here is Nerlens Noel's tale of the tape: Noel measured 6-foot-10 in socks and 6-11.5 in shoes. He had a 7-3.75 wingspan and a very good 9-2 standing reach.
How does he compare with Anthony Davis? Noel actually is a little taller.
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