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2 inches

Name some players...past, present, or future draft picks where you think plus 2" inches in height would make a significant difference...in their careers or rating their draft stock.


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Carlos Boozer

Such a talented offensive player, put up big stats up at Duke, drafted 2nd round mainly because he was undersized.

2 more inches give Carlos a lot more room to get off his offensive shots which have a low release point. I think this would make Carlos extremely more efficient and a bigger scoring threat. I think it would at least allow Boozer to use his whole aresenal of offensive moves without having to always struggle getting his shot up against the defense.

2 Inches doesnt make Boozer a great defensive and maybe not even a good one, but it would improve him in terms of rebounding and maybe 2 inches is enough for Carlos to have enough motivation to leave his feet when his man shoots.

I think 2 inches would be enough to help Boozer's career enough to make him hall of fame worthy....but this is all what ifs

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Eric Gordon

would be amazing! two inches would make him 6'5 6'6 230plus monster with pure jumper and 40inch vertical..pretty scary i think

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Yao Ming !!!

Yao Ming !!!

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Chris Paul (would have gone

Chris Paul (would have gone ahead of Dwill is what I mean)

Aaron Brooks

Jameer Nelson

Monta Ellis

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Stephen Curry Ben

Stephen Curry

Ben Gordon

Jamal Crawford

D Wade(imagine if he was Kobe's height)

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Russell Westbrook; he'd be

Russell Westbrook; he'd be free to play the 2 full-time and concentrate on being a cold-blooded scorer. He's a good passer, but a better scorer.

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Jimmer with 2 inches could be

Jimmer with 2 inches could be a shooting 2 with handles

But imagine KD with 2 more inches ......WOAH! he would basically be 7 foot

And Monta Ellis with 2 plus inches would be scary with his quickness

and the same for Shannon Brown

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I'd like to see

2 of my favorite collegiate players Salim Stoudemire and Chris Lofton get 2 more inches. They were lights out shooters in the NCAA but both would have had more realistic shot to be effective in the NBA with the extra height. Stoudemire with 2 more inches would be 6'3, and Lofton would have been 6'4

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John Wall measured 6'4 last

John Wall measured 6'4 last season, but there are rumors that increased 2 inches, it would be amazing to see Wall develop his game with a height of 6'6

Ben Wallace more afraid I can haver been measuring 6.11

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Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass

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al jefferson being 7'0'' 280

al jefferson being 7'0'' 280 would be a beast. he's already damn good. imagine if he had the size to actually make an impact on the defensive end for once.

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rose and Iverson

Derrick Rose 6.6 would be beast

Allen Iverson 6.3 be a unstoppable

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Aquille Carr

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I think being 2 inches taller

I think being 2 inches taller would pretty much help everyone. I dont see a player who I dont think would be worse

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If Blake, Lebron, or Vince

If Blake, Lebron, or Vince Carter were 2 inches taller, they would smash their heads into the backboard.

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josh smith at 6"11 would be

josh smith at 6"11 would be dwight howard whit a jumpshot

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Talking about improving draft

Talking about improving draft stock... Dejaun Blair would be one, its amazing that someone who dominated the Big East would be a second rounder no matter how tall he was.

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Paul Millisap

Would be an absolute beast on the boards with 2 more inches

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I think 2in. would basically

I think 2in. would basically make any under size 2guard or tweener a better player

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Alonzo Mourning, Karl Malone,

Alonzo Mourning, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwan would all be in a even more Elite category then they already are.

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7'2 Dirk

How about a 7'2 Dirk?

7'1 Dwight?

6'10 Melo?

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I honestly dont think the

I honestly dont think the 2inches to some of the superstars you guys are naming would make a difference, Malone, Mourning, Olajuwon, Dirk, Melo, Howard??

Obviously it would help, but they're already amongst the elite players to ever pick-up a basketball...how bigger/better can they get?

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The first name that comes to

The first name that comes to mind is Beasley. Derrick Williams is another. If they were 2 inches taller they could forever shed that "tweener" label. Steve Francis is another one who could've benefit from being taller. He would've been a terror at 6'5. Kevin Love would be interesting 2 inches taller. I believe he only measured at 6'7 without shoes at the draft combine.

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I wonder how much more of a

I wonder how much more of a monster Blake Friffin could be if he was 2 inches taller?

Another couple of guys who sprang to mind were Al Horford and Kendrick Perkins amongst front courters or even Chris Bosh.

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Let's be honest, Iverson +2

Let's be honest, Iverson +2 inches + 6'0. I'm barley 6'0 and I walked passed him and he was considerably shorter than me.

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imagine if ellis was 6-4 or

imagine if ellis was 6-4 or 6-5

30 point scorer anyone?

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Mike Gansey. He was 6'4 with

Mike Gansey. He was 6'4 with decent athleticism and length. had he been a legit 6'6, he would have made a damn decent career backup 2 with his intangibles,hoop IQ, hustle, passion, and all-around skills. Would have been a player similar to Courtney Lee.

Hindsight, had he not gotten so sick, he may have still been an NBA player. The heat were pretty high on hiim if I remember correctly.

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Manute Bol - noone wants to

Manute Bol - noone wants to see a 7 foot 9 man that barely weighs over 200 lbs?
Also I'd like to see what Nate Robinson could do with another 2 inches

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^^ If Nate Robinson was 2 inches taller, he would be 5'10 and

He still wouldn't know how to play PG.

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I thought for sure this was

I thought for sure this was about to be penis enlargement spam

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what Charles Barkley ? He

what Charles Barkley ? He would be a super scary

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I meant what about Charles

I meant what about Charles Barkley

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Sometimes a lack of height

Sometimes a lack of height can be Motivation for some players...Guys like Chuck Hayes is a 6'6 guy playing center..They know how to use their bodies to push bigger centers off the block..And they know how to move their feet to guard quicker power forwards..

Coaches like Don Nelson loved exploiting mix matches...Some coaches didnt have an answer when he let his team played small ball with every player on the court were under 6'5...

Superstars like Barkley,Allen Iverson & Larry Johnson were all undersized..They werent traditional power forwards, shooting or point guards,if you juded them on their height..They were basketball players that you could put anywhere on the court,they played bigger than their height...

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Bonzi Wells. Had he been 6'7

Bonzi Wells. Had he been 6'7 instead of 6'5 he could have been a 18-8 sf and had a far longer career.

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I don't think size/height was

I don't think size/height was an issue with Bonzi, he had no problem posting up opposing SGs down the block, his lack of good conditioning is why his career was short.

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Agreed, but he would have

Agreed, but he would have been able to play his more natural position of SF. The one year in Sacramento that he actually got to play the 3, he avg something like 14-8 if i recall. The conditioning issue did plague him I agree, but that extra 2 inches would have helped tremedously while he was actually playing.

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Hassan Adams, freak athlete

Hassan Adams, freak athlete who was undersized to play the small forward and not a good enough shooter/ball handler to play the two-guard. Side note, saw him and Matt Barnes working out at LMU a week ago and Adams looked out of shape, I'd be surprised if he could even dunk anymore it was that bad.

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@RUDEBOY

I like your prospective and eventhough this may not be a popular opinion, I am not sure Adrian Dantley wouldve been a better player with 2 more inches on him. Dantley was short, actually somewhere between 6'3 1/2 and 6'4 1/2. He was an interior player. I think he really developed his craftiness and IQ due to his height disadvantage. Sometimes, if a player already has certain physical advantages, they dont work as hard to improve certain aspects of their game. Its like when I used to play against taller players, I had to figure out different ways to get my shot off. Quicker release, better spacing, better handle, etc....There were guys I played with that were taller and had longer arms and had no problem getting their shots off, but they never developed other offensive aspects because that part came easy to them.

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Ray Allen just sprang to mind

Ray Allen just sprang to mind a couple of extra inches would have done his 3 point range no harm and allowed to to perhaps have played some SF where his off the ball movement could have been even more effective against SF's who cannot move as quick as SG's.

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Ray Allen just sprang to mind

Ray Allen just sprang to mind a couple of extra inches would have done his 3 point range no harm and allowed to to perhaps have played some SF where his off the ball movement could have been even more effective against SF's who cannot move as quick as SG's.

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Maybe with 2 inches, thompson would have been a legit 4th pick in this draft.

From last year draft, i see my men Ed Davis(no way pre draft measurements are accurate), he'll be a good nba PF, he'll be an all star caliber potential with 2 inches, and 20 pounds of meat.

I would say, a 6'6 OJ Mayo, elton brand and as a french, Seraphin.

This guy is a short 6'9 in shoes, but a 280 pounders with a 7'3 wingspan, watching him in the post at eurobasket, you just can't move him(he's a Perk' with hops and lateral quickness), saw 7 footers and taller broke their teeth on him, even marc gasol this afternoon, 4 inches taller, then he goes through ibaka on the offensive end.

Could have been a legit nba center, he'll stay a combo like horford, big al or stoudemire under d'antoni, PF who spend most of their time at C, not necessarily a good thing for them, even less for their teams.

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Glen Davis - "6'8" to "6'10"

Kevin Love - 6'9 to 6'11

Marcus Thorton - 6'4 to 6'6

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Anyone who is a tweener

Anyone who is a tweener between positions really. Ben Wallace, AI and Barkley are the first superstar names to come to me.

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If Enes Kanter was 2'' taller

If Enes Kanter was 2'' taller he would have been the #1 pick this year.

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First of all there's no way

First of all there's no way Marcus Thorton is 6'4. but besides the point. I want to add Jeff Adrien to this list. I think he could be great if he was 6'9 6'10

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