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10 NBA Players Who Might Not Be as Tall as We Think They Are

Updated on September 27, 2019
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Yawnie has been an avid NBA and lakers fan for over 25 years.

NBA implementing players height and age authenticity

The NBA is reportedly cracking down on the real height and ages of all of their players in the league. Today we will only be focusing on the heights of players. This all started last year as Sacramento Kings star Buddy Hield reportedly turned 26 last December, and not 25, which he is listed everywhere. Hield has gone on record to state that he never lied about his age, and that just all of the websites missed this very valuable information. With this being said, commissioner Adam Silver wants each team to report the authentic age and height one week before training camp. Today in no particular order we will look at 10 players who might be shorter or taller than they are actually listed. Also one very important factor is that the players heights will be measured with their shoes off! No shoes for the players heights will make a huge difference, and we might see a lot of change in some of the most popular players heights that we know. For most of these players I don't think it will make a difference at all in their play, but it is just interesting to see how and if the NBA will be affected at all.

Let me know your predictions on any of these players or other players in the league!

10. Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic was a late second round pick for the Denver Nuggets, but is one of the most exciting young players the NBA has to offer. He is a center who is a threat to put up a triple double on any given night. He usually leads his team most nights in points, rebounds, and assists. Jokic continues the trend of three point shooting big men, but the assists is a rare feature for a center.

Actual listed height: 7'0"

My predicted height: 6'10"

9. Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid was the third overall pick in the 2014 draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Joel has battled through injuries and may be arguably the best center in the league right now. He can score inside and outside, but I believe he is more effective from scoring inside and with his back to the basket. The man is a good defender and rebounder. At only 25, the sky is the limit for the young center.

Actual listed height: 7'0"

My predicted height: 7'2"

8. Bradley Beal

Bradly Beal was the third overall pick for the Washington Wizards in 2012. Beal along with John Wall make up one of the best and exciting backcourts there are in the NBA. Beal is a top 20 scorer in the league each night, and is certainly improving the other parts of his game each year. At only 26, it will be exciting to see what Beal can do once he actually enters his prime. Only time will tell.

Actual listed height: 6'5"

My predicted height: 6'3"

7. Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram was the second overall pick back in 2016 for the Los Angeles Lakers. Ingram is a rising star in the NBA. At just 22 years old, the sky is the limit for him. Drawing comparisons to Kevin Durant for being lean and having a lengthy frame, Ingram is looking more and more comfortable each year. He has established himself as a player who can get to the basket any time he wants. I am really hoping his recent trade to the New Orleans Pelicans will progress his career, and Pelicans will continue growing the young players game.

Actual listed height: 6'9"

My predicted height: 6'11"

6. Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons was the first overall pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben Simmons is a 6'10" point guard! Ben can literally get to the basket anytime he wants and is among the top 10 assist leaders. He is another threat to get a triple double any night. Simmons made the all star game last year and is not even close to entering his prime. We haven't seen a player like this since Magic Johnson, but he is certainly not on that level yet.

Actual listed height: 6'10"

My predicted height: 7'0"

5. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant was the second overall pick back in 2007 for the Seattle Supersonics. Durant has had a great career so far. Arguably one of the top 5 players in the league. Durant will spend the year rehabbing from an achillies injury. It will be interesting to see if the achillies injury slows down Durant at all next season when he makes his return. When healthy Durant is a 10 time all star, 2 time NBA champion, and a 2014 most valuable player. He has had an amazing career thus far, and at only 30 years old, we shall see what the future holds for Durant.

Actual listed height: 6'9"

My predicted height: 7'0"

4. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis was taken first overall in 2012 by the New Orleans Hornets, now the Pelicans. Davis is one of the best players the league has to offer. The big man can do it all. He can score, defend, rebound, dribble, and pass. It will be interesting to see how teaming with Lebron James out in Los Angeles will impact the superstar's game. At only 26, Davis is looking for his first title, and maybe even a most valuable player award.

Actual listed height: 6'10"

My predicted height: 6'11"

3. Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson was the first overall pick in the most recent NBA draft to the New Orleans Pelicans. Coming out of college, Zion has the most NBA ready body since Lebron James. He is listed at 285 pounds, but has the speed and agility of a guard. Zion has all the makings to be a superstar in the league for years to come. There are some question marks to his game, like any other rookie entering the league. Zion has the leaping ability to make up for being a little undersized at the power forward position. It will be quite an exciting year for the rookie.

Actual listed height: 6'7"

My predicted height: 6'5"

2. Draymond Green

Draymond Green was the 35th overall pick for the Golden State Warriors back in 2012. Green is a little undersized at power forward, but he certainly makes up for it with his determination. Draymond is an excellent defender, rebounder, and passer. He excels in the new tradition of big men who play like guards in the NBA. Green won't lead your team in scoring, but he will certainly do everything else a team needs to win!

Actual listed height: 6'7"

My predicted height: 6'5"

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the 15th overall pick to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. Giannis has come a long way from his rookie season to now where he is coming off winning the league's most valuable player award. The "greek freak", as they call him will lead his team every night in probably every statistical category. Giannis will get to the basket any time he wants, and is only a consistent jumpshot away from being the best player in the league in my opinion.

Actual listed height: 6'11"

My predicted height: 7'1"


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