Scottie Pippen was only 6' 1" and weighed 135 lbs when he was a freshman in college (He started out as the team's towelboy)
In his senior year he was 6' 8" 220 I beleive, if not, bigger coming into the draft.
Pippen ended up 6'7" with a 7'3" wingspan. Michael Jordan was 5'9" as a highschool sophomore and he grew to 6'5" by the time he was 19 and ended up 6'5 1/2" about a year later. I seriously doubt Wright is 6'10 1/2" Look at the Real NBA Height thread in this forum to see the heights of many NBA players and I doubt Wright is taller than many of them.
Last edited by VCMVP1551 : 08-16-2007 at 12:46 PM.
TMac grew 2 inches one summer while he was a Magic, and I know Hedo Turkaglu also grew 2 inches one summer. I wish I knew how to get these late growth spurts. Me at 6'4 would be so boss. Most impressive offseason growth iMO though was that summer Nikolov Tskitshvilli gained 37lbs of muscle while only increasing his bf% by 1. The trainer for the Nuggets said dude was in the weight room 7hrs a day and he had to start locking him out
i know you're right about turkoglu. it's crazy that guys still grow in their early 20's. i'm so used to think you're full grown at around 18-19 or so. david robinson grew too big to be on a navy boat. he grew like 4 inches in a small amount of time.
if dorell can keep his athleticism intact w/ these xtra few inches, he's gonna be impressive under the basket.
Not sure how accurate this may be but the Heat roster on Heat.com states Wright as 6-8 for the 2007-2008 season. Even being 6-8 with his athleticism, Wright + hard work = better than Tione at starting SF.
Hell, Wright + little work = better than Tione chucking threes. But if he's really 6-10ish he'd be Zo's height, I find that a little exaggerated. I hope it's true, maybe he'll start playing like Kevin Durant.