Parker, Embiid, and Wiggins blew off the Combine completely.
From Chad Ford (ESPN): "Standing reach seems to be the key stat for bigs. NBA teams look at wingspan for guards and wings, and standing reach for bigs. Guards tend to defend laterally while bigs defend vertically, which explains the difference."
Based on measurements...
On the rise: Vonleh, LaVine, Adams, Payne, Young, several PGs.
Falling: Randle, Gordon, Harris
Noah Vonleh and Jarnell Stokes had the biggest hands (9.75"). Vonleh's standing reach was 9', which is the threshold scouts look for in Bigs. His height was 6'8" without shoes. His wingspan was 7'4.25". Only Isaiah Austin was longer (7'4.5"). Vonleh weighed in at 247.1 lbs. His measurables alone could put him over Randle and Gordon. Randle's standing reach/wingspan was 8'9.5"/7'0", Gordon's was 8'9"/6'11.75".
LaVine: From Chad Ford (ESPN)
"UCLA's Zach LaVine was the big winner Thursday. Not only did he look the part of a big NBA point guard (he measured 6-foot-5.75 with a 6-8.25 wingspan) but he showed off some terrific athleticism and shooting ability. With most of the rest of the potential lottery picks sitting out, LaVine was the one guy who really looked like he had star potential.
"We've liked him from Day 1," one NBA GM said. "But it helped to see him out there. He was competing. Shooting the ball. And he looked like he wanted it. I know he's a project, but there is so much there to like."
Virtually every GM I spoke with had him pegged as a lottery pick. He'll have to keep up this pace in workouts (he'll see a lot of Marcus Smart, Tyler Ennis and Elfrid Payton in those workouts), but no one had a bigger first day than LaVine."
Adams: Chad Ford (ESPN):
"LaVine's teammate Jordan Adams also impressed. Not only did he put up the second-best spot-up shooting performance of the day for a guard (Washington's Chris Wilcox was No. 1), but Adams showed up at a svelte 208 pounds, 22 pounds below his listed playing weight at UCLA. Adams was knocked for being out of shape during both of his seasons at UCLA. The weight loss not only made him quicker, but showed he was committed to improving his game."
James Young: 6'6.75" in shoes, 7' wingspan, 8'8" standing reach. Those are great measurables for a 3-forward.
Payne: 7'4" wingspan, 9'1" standing reach, 6'9" without shoes. All great measurements for a PF.
PGs: Chad Ford (ESPN): "Of the four top point guards not named Exum (6'9.5" wingspan), all measured unusually long. Smart has a 6-9¼ wingspan, LaVine's is 6-8¼, Payton's is 6-8 and Ennis' is 6-7¼. Those are all impressive numbers."
Gary Harris was only 6'2.5" without shoes and had a shorter than expected wingspan (6'6.75").
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