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If he doesn't have a 39 Inch Vertical Than

This Statement "7 footers with his athleticism come around every 10-20 years" by NBADRAFT.Net is not true cuz Jonathon Bender would be more athletic than him
 

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I remember how everyone touted his athletic ability, and then when the Chicago pre-draft camp athletic numbers came out I was really surprised at how low his measured vert was. I think Chandler's was 32. :confused:

IS Bender 7 feet tall?

Does he have a 39 inch vert?
 

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No I didn't mix them up...

It was 32. Eddy was only like 29 or 30. Battier was 28. Kwame was 34.5. Griffin's was 41.
 

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"Higher?"

Originally posted by <b>Balla123456789</b>!
TYSON"S VERTICAL IS GO TO BE HIRE HE CAN REALLY JUMP
IF Chandler cannot jump higher than eddie curry, he must have lead britches on....whats up with that?:laugh:
 

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What is DeSagana Diop Vertical?


Sagana Diop is a very athletic big man. he's close to 300 pounds and runs the floor like a small forward. he's very fast. coming from senegal, africa, he's only been playing competitive basketball for a few years so he figures to get a lot better. right now his best asset is his defense. he can hold opposing centers virtually scoreless with his smothering style of defense. he is a very good shot blocker, and can also help out and block other opposing players shots.

Weaknesses: he is not super polished offensively. he has soft touch around the basket but just hasn't developed the post moves to where they are automatic. there are very few centers in the nba game with his combination of strength, speed, and athleticism.



Amazingly agile and athletic for a 7 foot 310 pound center. Runs the floor very well. Still very raw offensively but the makings are there. Shows soft touch around the cup. Super strong, very good defender with great shotblocking instincts. Guarded Tyson Chandler twice last season and ate him up the first matchup, Chandler had a much better game the second time around but rarely scored over Diop. (Pronounced JOP)
 

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tyson's vert should be at least 36 inches. that puts his head one inch above the rim at max jumping height and i think he can reach that. just wondering where these numbers came from as i rarely see measured verts of nba players or prospects.
bender probably is 7 feet or just under and may be the most athletic for that height and above.
41" seems a little high for griffin in comparison to the other players, that's a freakish vert for a guy of his size. didn't quite seen like he was jumping like that in games i saw but i could be wrong there.
 

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I remember reading comments last year from Cartwright or Fizer (I forget who exactly) who said that Chandler was the fasted guy in practice from one end line to the other, but that was without Eddie Robinson healthy. Now that he's back I've read that he's the fastest guy on the team. Either way Chandler is pleanty quicky and athletic for me. It's really how he utilizes those abilities that will define his career, just as with all other athletic 7" in this league. What I don't see him becoming is a KJ / Nowinski type of ball handling big man. But who knows, maybe if he continues to work at his O game he can be a player. I'd be quite happy with him earning his points as Marcus Camby did with the Knicks (when he was healthy of course). That's of almost greater value than being the kind of needy ball hawk that is rampant in so many of the "stars" in the league. If Chandler and Curry can learn to pass effectively to one another off of double teams they should make life a lot easier for one another in the paint.
 

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It's a little know fact that Mark Eaton had a 52' verticle.
 

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Originally posted by <b>C.C.C.P</b>!
It's a little know fact that Mark Eaton had a 52' verticle.
;)

Only when he was lying down with his feet in the air.
 

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Originally posted by <b>R-Star</b>!
About the questions on Bender. Hes closer to 7'1 to 7 and has a 39 inch vert.
Bender is also like 15-20 pounds lighter than Chandler. I'm happy with a bigger Chandler who is a bit tougher around the hoop but can't quite jump as high. If you're already 7'1" how much higher do you really need to go?
 
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