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    Justise Winslow shrunk

    Measured at 6'6 for USAHoops in 2014. 6'4.5 at the combine. He does have a 6'10.5 wingspan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Measured at 6'6 for USAHoops in 2014. 6'4.5 at the combine. He does have a 6'10.5 wingspan.
    He's 6'6" in shoes.

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    http://mweb.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25183315/five-things-to-know-about-the-nba-draft-combine-measurements


    2. On the other hand, do not freak out about Justise Winslow

    Winslow got some publicity for the wrong reasons on Friday, as he came in at 6-foot-4.5 tall without shoes on. However, I would preach caution on that for a couple of simple reasons. First, basketball is played in shoes. Second, all players are measured/listed in shoes on the NBA level, where at 6-6 with a 6-10.5 wingspan Winslow will be more than fine. His standing reach at 8-8.5 is bigger than Jimmy Butler, Harrison Barnes, Gordon Hayward and Khris Middleton's, and is right on par with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's according to DraftExpress.com's measurement database. This might limit his ability to play the small-ball 4 in the NBA, but then again Barnes does it just fine for Golden State. This shouldn't knock Winslow any higher or lower on an NBA team's draft board.

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    I don't think his height will matter as he is a player. I honestly thought he was closer to 6'8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    I don't think his height will matter as he is a player. I honestly thought he was closer to 6'8.
    I never knew how tall he was. I figured 6'5, 6'6. I never paid attention to his height. Just on his play.

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    Dude is an absolute baller . I hate Duke but he could play circles around the Harrisons and Booker .

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    His standing reach is that of a 6'8 guy. He will be just fine.

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    Guys a stud. He's the real reason Duke won it all last year. When he tried and wanted to play he was dominant. That's going to be his big red flag going into the league. Will he go 100% 100% of the time?

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    I think he will struggle in the league. Too small to be a 3 and doesn't have the ball skills to take guys at the 2. His game is slashing/cutting. Not sure he will have much success against bigger athletes that are as quick as he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    Measured at 6'6 for USAHoops in 2014. 6'4.5 at the combine. He does have a 6'10.5 wingspan.
    Barkley is 6'4 and was always listed 6'6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    I think he will struggle in the league. Too small to be a 3 and doesn't have the ball skills to take guys at the 2. His game is slashing/cutting. Not sure he will have much success against bigger athletes that are as quick as he is.
    He's also a great on ball defender, has a good spot up game, shot at 40% from 3 land, has ability to create his own. I think he's going to be a fine player.

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