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Did Greg Monroe’s and Ed Davis’ draft stock with the Pistons just sink?

Updated with all combine participants

As touched on before, a common link between many Pistons in the Joe Dumars era has been an above-average wingspan.

So, I made a chart with the 1,026 players whose wingspans were listed in Draft Express’s database. I’ve highlighted the players who are commonly mentioned for the Pistons’ seventh pick (along with Luke Babbitt, who, the way he’s shooting up boards, might replace John Wall as the No.1 pick).

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(Note: Feet are marked as decimals, not with inches. For example, 6.5 means 6-foot-6, not 6-foot-5.)

Although they’re far from eliminated, that doesn’t bode well for Greg Monroe, Ed Davis and Babbitt. And when you consider the Pistons will have their pick of most of these players at No. 7, Patrick Patterson’s barely above-expected wingspan doesn’t exactly bode well for him.

Updated with all 2010 prospects

If you’re interested to see how any other players stack up, here’s a chart with all the 2010 prospects whose wingspans are listed. The columns have height, wingspan, expected wingspan based on height and the difference between actual and expected wingspan. (Don’t forget, heights are decimals in feet, not inches).

15 Comments

  • May 21, 20108:58 pm
    by p

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    DraftExpress has Davis as 6’9 / 6’9.75″ but on the graph it looks like ~6’7.5″

    • May 22, 201010:14 pm
      by Dan Feldman

      Reply

      Those are decimals, not inches. So, 6.75 is 6-foot-9. I’ve added a note to clarify. That can be confusing.

  • May 22, 20101:52 pm
    by Zeiram

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    So tell me, should we take a deeper look at Whiteside? Is he worth a flyer at 7, is he even avaible? Don´t know much about him other than that he is a defensive minded center which would be ideal for the pistons. (dreaming of establishing Big Ben as a role model they way it should have been with Darko).

  • May 22, 20104:15 pm
    by Jubilee

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    reading comprehension, p. this graph says he’s about 6.75 feet, which is the same as 6 feet 9 inches. you’ve got the time to comment, take the time to read the note underneath the graph.

  • May 23, 20109:02 am
    by koz

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    Pistons should go for udoh, got a good feeling this guy could be a tough defensive minded player and rebounder and score enough to keep defenders honest. He’s ready to play now at the NBA level.

    • May 23, 201011:00 am
      by LEVI

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      I AGREE KOZ, THE PISTONS SHOULD DRAFT UDOH BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS GUY. OH, WAIT, YOUR NOT AN NBA EXECUTIVE THAT GETS PAID TO ANALYZE EACH PLAYER’S POTENTIAL … NEVER MIND THEN

      • May 23, 201011:34 am
        by Dan Feldman

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        You don’t have to be an NBA executive to have an opinion. Whom do you think the Pistons should draft?

    • May 23, 201011:33 am
      by Dan Feldman

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      I’m warming up to Udoh. He could do wonders for Detroit’s horrendous pick-and-roll defense.

  • May 23, 201012:31 pm
    by josh

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    I think it comes down to Aldrich or Monroe, with Whiteside as a risky third option if both of those players are off the board at 7. Measurements are nice but Aldrich is way tougher and harder working than any other guy his size, while Monroe’s skill set and upside put him on another level. Udoh has almost no offense and can’t play the 5.

    • May 24, 20107:25 pm
      by josh no

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      aldrich?  you are a clown.

    • May 25, 20109:54 pm
      by Dan Feldman

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      I think the odds of Aldrich and Monroe being off the board is pretty low. That means two of Wall, Turner, Cousins, Favors, Johnson and Aminu are still available. I think Detroit would take one of them.

  • Jun 4, 201011:11 am
    by shawn

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    The chart has Artisom Parahouski listed at 6’8″….the guy is a 7footer. Wouldn’t mind the Pistons picking him up in the second round, especially if we acquire a later 2nd round pick.

  • Jun 7, 20102:56 pm
    by Dan Feldman

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    Shawn, the chart lists the height as a decimal in feet, not feet.inches. So, he actually measured at 6-foot-10.25.

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