More NBA Combine Player Comparisons

Building from my post yesterday on comparing the body types among NBA players, today I'm throwing the athletic measurements taken at the pre-draft combine into the mix. Once again, I want to make note that all the data is being pulled from DraftExpress.com. Here is the dendrogram:

Let's go through some of the comps.

Dunleavy/Singler

Two white guys from Duke. Who knew they were so much alike?

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Mike Dunleavy 2002 80.00 230 81.00 106.00 24.5 29.0 11 11.55 3.30
Kyle Singler 2011 79.50 228 82.10 106.00 23.0 30.0 10 11.22 3.21

Randolph/Wright

As a Warriors fan, I've never heard this comp before. Shocking.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Brandan Wright 2007 80.75 200 87.75 108.50 30.5 35.5 2 11.76 3.31
Anthony Randolph 2008 81.00 197 87.00 109.00 29.0 35.0 7 11.86 3.26

McGee/Jordan

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
DeAndre Jordan 2008 81.75 250 90.00 113.50 26.0 30.5 8 12.30 3.27
JaVale McGee 2008 83.00 241 90.00 114.50 27.0 32.5 7 12.75 3.25

Paul/Walker

No, not that Paul Walker.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Chris Paul 2005 71.75 178 76.25 93.00 32.0 38.0 10 11.09 3.22
Kemba Walker 2011 71.50 184 75.50 91.50 32.0 39.5 7 10.87 3.16

Lawson/Nelson

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Jameer Nelson 2004 71.00 199 74.50 95.00 28.5 33.5 15 10.95 3.14
Ty Lawson 2009 71.25 197 72.75 94.50 29.0 36.5 14 10.98 3.12

Cole/Thomas

I should point out on this one that Cole and Thomas were one branch removed from each other. McClinton (???) and Cole are descended from the same branch, though.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Jack McClinton 2009 71.75 185 74.50 96.00 30.0 36.5 13 10.44 3.21
Norris Cole 2011 72.25 174 74.25 95.50 29.5 38.5 11 10.07 3.22
Isaiah Thomas 2011 68.75 186 73.75 91.50 31.5 40.0 13 10.49 3.14

Landry/Griffin

This one genuinely surprised me. You too?

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Carl Landry 2007 79.75 248 83.00 102.50 31.5 36.5 21 11.35 3.29
Blake Griffin 2009 80.50 248 83.25 105.00 32.0 35.5 22 10.95 3.28

Love/Beasley/Williams

If I recall, the knock on Love was his "lack of athleticism". Funny that he would show up next to these other two guys.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Michael Beasley 2008 79.00 239 84.25 107.00 30.0 35.0 19 11.06 3.24
Kevin Love 2008 79.75 255 83.25 106.00 29.5 35.0 18 11.17 3.22
Derrick Williams 2011 79.25 248 85.50 108.00 29.0 34.5 19 11.03 3.23

Tyreke/Carmelo/Iguodala

An interesting three-way comp here.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Carmelo Anthony 2003 78.25 233 84.00 105.50 30.5 33.5 7 11.40 3.15
Andre Iguodala 2004 77.75 217 83.00 105.50 30.5 34.5 4 11.17 3.18
Tyreke Evans 2009 76.00 221 83.25 104.00 28.5 34.0 7 11.81 3.17

Allen/Harden

Another surprising result. Could you imagine combining these two players? Allen  Harden. Tony James. That player would wreak havoc.

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Tony Allen 2004 75.50 214 81.00 102.00 31.5 36.5 17 10.70 3.19
James Harden 2009 76.00 222 82.75 103.50 31.5 37.0 17 11.10 3.13

Brewer/Hayward

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Corey Brewer 2007 78.75 185 80.25 103.00 30.5 36.5 11 11.69 3.22
Gordon Hayward 2010 78.75 211 79.75 103.00 30.5 34.5 10 11.73 3.22

Battier/McGuire

(They don't test basketball IQ?)

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Shane Battier 2001 80.25 229 82.50 105.00 29.5 33.0 12 10.95 3.30
Dominic McGuire 2007 79.75 220 82.50 104.00 28.5 34.5 12 10.95 3.25

Webster/Deng

Oh, Martell. You could've been someone. You could've been a contender (literally).

NAME YEAR HEIGHT WEIGHT WINGSPAN REACH NOSTEP MAX REPS AGILITY SPRINT
Luol Deng 2004 79.00 220 84.50 108.50 27.5 31.5 5 11.46 3.34
Martell Webster 2005 78.00 230 83.00 106.00 28.0 30.5 7 11.39 3.39

That's all for now. I'll re-visit this after the 2012 combine.

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