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This came up in another thread where I mentioned that I've always had the impression that Elton Brand was an undersized PF. Upon checking, he's listed at 6'9" which is taller than Tmac (6'8") and Shawn Marion (6'7"). But from watching the games EB doesn't seem taller than either two of them. Someone submitted a photo that had Mike Bibby, EB, and JO, but it was hard to compare their heights due to the players standing at different distances to the camera.

Can anyone clarify or come up with good evidence of EB (or any other player's) true height? Or explain factors in a player's perceived height due to body build,arm length, etc. and how that translates into playing height (good example, Tayshun Prince's and AK's wingspan)?
 

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Goes to show that it's hard to eyeball the heights of the players, especially taking their builds into account.

Couldn't find 1999, but this article says Brand is "every bit of 6'8" and had the 2nd biggest wingspan of all players @ 7'5! His standing reach is 9'2" which was second to 7'3" Alec Radojevic's 9'4." He's not undersized.
That would explain EB's block stats. Great find on the article btw.
 

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EGarrett said:
Good post.

The 2003 Lottery Info is missing from there. Fortunately I still have the .pdf...

Name Weight Height w/o Shoes Height w/ Shoes Wingspan Standing Reach
Anthony, Carmelo 233 6' 6.25" 6' 7.5" 7' 0" 8' 9.5"
Bosh, Chris 225 6' 10.25" 6' 11.5" 7' 3.5" 9' 1"
Collison, Nick 255 6' 8.75" 6' 10" 7' 1.5" 9' 0"
Cook, Brian 234 6' 9.5" 6' 10.75" 7' 2" 9' 1"
Ford, T.J. 162 5' 11" 6' 0.25" 5' 11.5" 7' 9.5"
Hinrich, Kirk 186 6' 2.75" 6' 3.75" 6' 6" 8' 2.5"
Howard, Josh 202 6' 5.25" 6' 6.5" 7' 2" 8' 9.5"
James, LeBron 245 6' 7.25" 6' 8" 7' 0.25" 8' 10.25"
Kaman, Chris 252 6' 11.5" 7' 0.5" 6' 11.75" 9' 2.5"
Marcus, Chris 334 7' 0" 7' 1.5" 7' 8" 9' 6"
Milicic, Darko 250 6' 11.5" 7' 0.75" 7' 5" 9' 3.5"
Podkolzine, Pavel 303 7' 3.5" 7' 5" 7' 5.75" 9' 8"
Ridnour, Luke 167 6' 1" 6' 2" 6' 3" 7' 11.5"
Sweetney, Mike 262 6' 7.25" 6' 8" 7' 1" 8' 11.5"
Wade, Dwyane 212 6' 3.75" 6' 4.75" 6' 10.75" 8' 6"
West, David 226 6' 8.25" 6' 9.25" 7' 4.25" 9' 0.5"
Did anyone notice how much LeBron and 'Melo weigh? It's evident in LeBron, but I'd never thought 'Melo was that big compared to Bosh, even coming in. Still LeBron's bulk and height might contribute to his bulldozer style.
 

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P33r~ said:
I'm not sure if 'Big' Ben is even 6'7. When the Pistons play the lakers, you see Ben is SLIGHTLY taller than Kobe, and Kobe is only 6'5 without shoes. It's pretty amazing that he does the things he does at that height.
Ben Wallace does have very long arms though....
 
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