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Old 08-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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1998 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Michael Olowokandi 6'11.75"
Mike Bibby 6'1"
Antawn Jamison 6'7.75"
Vince Carter 6'5.5"
Larry Hughes 6'4.5"
Paul Pierce 6'6"
Matt Harpring 6'6.5"
Rashard Lewis 6'8.5"
Brad Miller 6'11"

Height is without shoes

http://thehrr.com/Samples/june'98.pdf

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...raft=100&sort=

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Old 08-16-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
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1991 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Dikembe Mutombo 7'1.25"
Larry Johnson 6'5.5"

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...=0&pos=0&sort=

1992 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Shaquille O'Neal 7'1"
Robert Horry 6'8"
Latrell Sprewell 6'4.5"
Alonzo Mourning 6'9.5"

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...raft=100&sort=


1993 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Chris Webber 6'9"
Penny Hardaway 6'6"
Jamal Mashburn- 6'7.5"

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...=0&pos=0&sort=

1994 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Glenn Robinson 6'7"
Jason Kidd 6'3"
Juwan Howard 6'8.5"
Grant Hill

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...=0&pos=0&sort=

1995 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Joe Smith 6'9.5"
Antonio McDyess 6'9.5"
Jerry Stackhouse 6'4.5"
Rasheed Wallace 6'9.75"
Kevin Garnett 6'11"
Michael Finley 6'5.75"


http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...raft=100&sort=


1996 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Ben Wallace 6'7"
Steve Nash 6'1"
Antoine Walker 6'8.75"
Peja Stojakovic 6'8"
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7'2"
Marcus Camby 6'11"

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Wallace measured at 6'7 in pre-draft workouts.

http://www.82games.com/trueheight.htm

http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-...=0&pos=0&sort=

Kevin Garnett has grown to 6'11.75"

From an October 7th, 1996 St. Paul Pioneer Press article.

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``Kevin did a lot of lifting in the summer. His ability helps him compensate for the weight.'' Garnett grew slightly from 6-11 to ``6-11 and three-quarters,'' as Garnett puts it.

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Old 08-16-2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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Shaquille O'Neal
Height w/o shoes: 7'1"
Weight: 303
Wingspan: 7'6"
Body Fat: 12%
Standing Reach: 9'8"
Highest Touch: 12'4"
Standing Vertical: 32 Inches
Jeez, what was his running vert and highest touch? That highest touch is just assuming he did it from a standing start.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
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Here are some of the older legends barefoot heights

Wilt Chamberlain 7'1 1/16" in his prime.

http://espn.go.com/classic/biography...lain_wilt.html

"Wilt Chamberlain was always bigger than life, a mythic-like giant. At 7-foot-1 1/16, he was the most dominating offensive big man in basketball history."



Wilt measured 7'0 1/2" and weighed 327 pounds..he was already close to 50 though so he had shrunk about half an inch from the 7'1 1/16" he was in his prime.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar measured 7'1 5/8" without shoes in his rookie season season with the Bucks in 1969. Bill Russell was 6'9 1/2" in his prime.
Bill Walton is 6'11".

When the NBA held its annual pre-draft camp in Chicago earlier this month, even the studliest prospects got the raw-recruit treatment. "They pinch and poke and prod you," says out-to-pasture studhorse Bill Walton, who has long insisted that he's an honest 6-foot-11. "Then they put the calipers on you. It's like submitting yourself to one of the Big Five accounting firms."

Some barefoot heights from the Olympics

1992 Olympics
Charles Barkley 6'4 5/8"
Magic Johnson 6'7"
John Stockton 6'0"

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ins.../20/hoop_life/

"If they aren't smoked out at the pre-draft camp, padded heights get exposed at USA Basketball team trials. It was in the run-up to the 1992 Olympics that the world finally learned what the cognoscenti had long suspected -- that Charles Barkley was more like 6-4 5/8 than 6-6, and Magic Johnson closer to 6-7 than 6-9. Likewise, it was a measurement in 1988 before the Games (citius, altius -- but not unduly altius) that exposed Danny Manning, who had been a 6-11 freshman at Kansas, as a 6-9 NBA draftee-to-be."


1988 Olympics

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One useful feature of the trials is that players are measured and weighed, rather than listed at their media-guide sizes, which are usually inflated. Thus, David Robinson, heretofore listed at 7-1, 235, is down to 7-0, 226. Danny Manning, once listed at 6-11, is now 6-9. Georgetown recruit [Alonzo Mourning], once 6-11 or 6-10 at Indian River High in Chesapeake, Va., is down to 6-9, 230

David Robinson 7'0"
Mitch Richmond 6'4"
Dan Majerle 6'5"
Danny Manning 6'9"
Alonzo Mourning 6'9"

http://www.usabasketball.com/history/moly_1988.html

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/59884817.html?dids=59884817:59884817&FMT=ABS&FMTS= ABS:FT&date=May+21%2C+1988&author=MARK+HEISLER&pub =Los+Angeles+Times+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&desc=U.S.+Olympic+Men's+Basketball+ Trials+The+Real+David+Robinson+Surfaces+Again&pqat l=google

Former Cavs star center Brad Daugherty is 6'11 3/4" according to that Sports Illustrated article

"North Carolina had a parade of not-quite-7-footers, including Brad Daugherty (6-11 3/4 in the press guide) and Warren Martin (officially 6-11 1/2), until Matt Wenstrom matriculated at Chapel Hill in 1993 at 7-1. Why didn't Dean Smith round up for all those years? According to one pale-blue source, the Tar Heels coach long feared that a listing at 7-foot carried with it the pressure of outsized expectations. With Wenstrom he apparently had a change of heart, and Smith went on to list Kevin Salvadori, Eric Montross and Serge Zwikker as 7-footers."

Sports Illustrated claimed Jordan was 6'6.5"

Jordan, who is 6' 6 1/2", 201 pounds, emerged last season -- only his second on the varsity -- as merely the finest all-around amateur player in the world. "There is one phenomenon in college ball," says Tom Newell, a scout for the Golden State Warriors and the radio color man for the University of Virginia, "and his name is Michael Jordan."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/bas...rchive/831128/

Michael was listed 6'5" and only 190 pounds in 1982 at 19 years old

http://www.usabasketball.com/history/mfiba50_1982.html

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Old 08-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #5
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Jeez, what was his running vert and highest touch? That highest touch is just assuming he did it from a standing start.

I'm sorry I have no idea what his running vertical was. The old pre-draft stuff is hard to find. Running vertical isn't as important for a traditional back to the basket center like Shaq
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why is this interesting?
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:55 AM   #7
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Wilt Chamberlain 7'1 1/16" in his prime and he eventually shrunk to 7'0 1/2"


Kareem Abdul Jabbar measured 7'1 5/8"

Get with the damn metric system you inbreads.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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Get with the damn metric system you inbreads.

You can't even spell inbred! LMFAO
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:00 PM   #9
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Biisak here are the metric system

1.78 M- 178 cms- 5'10
1.8M- 180 cms- 5'11
1.83 M- 183 cms- 6'0

185 cms- 6'1
188 cms- 6'2
191 cms- 6'3
195 cms- 6'4
198 cms- 6'6
201 cms- 6'7
203 cms- 6'8
206 cms- 6'9
208 cms- 6'10
211 cms- 6'11
214 cms- 7'0
216 cms- 7'1
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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Biisak here are the metric system

1.78 M- 178 cms- 5'10
1.8M- 180 cms- 5'11
1.83 M- 183 cms- 6'0

185 cms- 6'1
188 cms- 6'2
191 cms- 6'3
195 cms- 6'4
198 cms- 6'6
201 cms- 6'7
203 cms- 6'8
206 cms- 6'9
208 cms- 6'10
211 cms- 6'11
214 cms- 7'0
216 cms- 7'1

I believe 7'0" is 213 cm
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6'4 7/8" Michael Jordan and 6'5.5" Julius Erving



6-10ish Dirk Nowitzki and 214'5 cm(7'0.5") Pau Gasol


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Old 08-16-2007, 01:54 PM   #12
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2000 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Kenyon Martin 6'8.75"
Stromile Swift 6'9.5"
Darius Miles 6'8"
Jamal Crawford 6'4.5"
Desmond Mason 6'6"
Quentin Richardson 6'5.5"
Morris Peterson 6'6.25"
Primoz Brezec 7'0.75"
Michael Redd 6'4.75"

http://www.thehrr.com/nba/draft2000/chicago2.PDF

2001 NBA Pre-Draft Measurements
Kwame Brown 6'10"( has grown to 6'11")
Tyson Chandler 6'11.5"
Eddy Curry 6'10.5"
Jason Richardson 6'4.75"
Desagana Diop 6'10"
Joe Johnson 6'6.75"
Richard Jefferson 6'7.25"
Troy Murphy 6'9.5"
Brendan Haywood 6'11.75"(7'1.5" in shoes)
Jamaal Tinsley 6'0.75
Gilbert Arenas 6'2.25"
Zach Randolph 6'7"

http://www.thehrr.com/nba/draft2001/...om_Chicago.pdf

http://canadahoops.blogspot.com/search/label/2000

Hakeem Olajuwon 6'10ish and Clyde Drexler 6-5ish



Scottie Pippen 6'7.5" and Penny Hardaway 6'6"



Manute Bol is 7'6.5" with an 8'6" wingspan!! Yao is 7'5.75", Shawn Bradley 7'5.5" and Gheorge Muresean is 7'6.5"

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Old 08-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #13
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Andrew Bynum is going to be a beast. he measured 7'0 1/4" without shoes in 2005 at 17 years and old and has said he has grown a 3/4 inch since.

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Bynum was quite possibly the biggest snub for the physicals at the Chicago Pre-Draft Camp, but has really put up some impressive numbers for a player of his size in his private workouts. “I measured out at 7’0 barefoot, I have a 7’6 wingspan, I have a 37 inch vertical off of one step and a 33 inch vertical from a standstill.” Andrew went on to say “I was never put on the bench for the bench press, so I’m not sure what my exact numbers are. I do know that my standing reach was 9’3 or 9’4.”

http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=1012

Andrew grew 3/4 of an inch

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AK: You’ve grown how much since training camp began?

Andrew Bynum: of an inch, I think. I’m not sure.

http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakers...g_with_an.html

Bynum has also been measured at 7'1" by the Lakers

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Talk about upside: Lakers rookie C Andrew Bynum was 7-0 on draft day. Last week, the Lakers measured him at 7-1, and now doctors expect him to top out at 7-2

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn...ic.php?t=46003

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Bynum won't turn 19 until Oct. 27, and his body still is developing, but he has grown an inch to 7-foot-1 and has the long arms to be a good shot-blocker.

http://www.pe.com/sports/basketball/...6.3b2fb1d.html

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“Andrew's still learning what what the game's about. It's game conditions that really season you, so every time he gets an opportunity to play it makes a difference,” said Jabbar in a recent interview by SLAM magazine.



Kareem is 7'2", Andrew Bynum is 7'1"

Bynum is going to be a great center in a few years..wait and see!

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:46 PM   #14
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I heard Bynum's max in his rookie season was only 135, which is really bad for a player his size. And then his second season, he raised it to 250... Which is better, but still pretty bad for an NBA center. I heard it from one of Ralph Lawler's conversations with Mike Smith during a Clipper/Laker game. Ralph and Mike rarely exsagerate.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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I have always wished the NBA would have a seasonal weigh/ measure in and not let the players bs on it. I would like an authoritative statement on all of em, height (no shoes), wing span, weight...it might get too far, but body fat would be interesting too.
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