With the NBA Draft Lottery in the rearview mirror, the next item on the agenda for this year’s prospects is the NBA Combine. It began on Wednesday and doesn’t finish until this Sunday.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen players earn first-round promises from teams at the combine. In fact, Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland left the scouting event early because he reportedly heard great feedback from a team in the lottery.
Measurements for the prospects in attendance are starting to get revealed, and unfortunately this doesn’t bode well for a few of the players in Chicago.
The four worst wingspans have been revealed, which includes Tyler Herro, Ty Jerome, Luke Samanic and Brandon Clarke.
It should be noted that each wingspan is relative to the height of the player. For example, Clarke’s wingspan is considered negative for forwards.
Wingspan measurements won’t necessarily affect a player’s stock, but teams that value length could decide to look in another direction.
On the other end of the spectrum is the dreaded "negative wingspan," which is somewhat rare among NBA players. Here are the shortest wingspans relative to their height. pic.twitter.com/sPYK1sop2P
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 16, 2019
When you take into consideration that three of the players on the list were extremely productive in the NCAA, it’s hard to envision these measurements drastically hurting their stock.
Herro has stated in the past that scouts gave him solid feedback, whereas Clarke is usually a first-round pick in mock drafts.
As for the best wingspans from the NBA Combine, Talen Horton-Tucker, Tacko Fall, PJ Washington and Nassir Little find themselves on the positive end of the spectrum.