Currrently Derrick Favors is 6'10 and 245lbs. He is the youngest player in the NBA right now, and he is expected to continue to workout in order to increase strength but since he is so young (I don't even think he has turned 20 yet) could he still be growing and possibly reach 7 ft?
I thought lifting stunts growth
I think men grow until they're at least 21 years old, so it's a possibility he could still grow some more.
I'd like to see him grow some sort of offensive skills
@mess.ee That will come with time. Utah is very good at developing PF's. Why do you think Karl Malone and Paul Millsap are so good? And Millsap was a second rounder no one expected him to develop as well as he has, so props to Utah. They can do the same with Favors. By next year I expect Favors to have developed some offensive skills and could possibly be starting if Millsap is dealt. If Favors develops well and fast enough, Millsap could be traded as early as the draft!
Yeah he it is possible that he is still growing, a males growth plates aren't done maturing until after they turn 21. There has been people who have rounded out their height since coming into the league, like KG, and Hedo come to mind off the top of my head. Hedo grew 2 inches while in the NBA.
I know Thad Young for the Sixers has gained atleast an inch since coming into the league as the youngest player.
I think he could easily grow another inch since he is only 19. He already has a great body on him as it is.
So if Favors does grow another inch or two and adds on at least another 20-30lbs then Utah could eventually start Favors at the 5 and Jefferson at the 4! That's like 6'11 maybe 7 ft, 6'10, and then Fez is 7ft, AK is 6'9, maybe 6'10! That's four bigs right there that are over 6'9! Could the Jazz now have enough size to compete with the Lakers?
Maybe Gordon Hayward teaches him a thing or two about increasing height.
lol Oh canada. Doubt it. I think AK or Jefferson could teach him more than Hayward ever could.
I would like to see him add a 17ft jumper to his game this summer! That could benefit him a ton!
We'll see how good the Jazz are at developing PFs without Sloan.
Lifting does NOT stunt growth. Not true.
Most guys actually stop growing at 16 or 17.
He is your typical utah pf either. To be honest I have always loved harris due to him going to uw which is right down town from where I live. He was crazy in mad town. He works hard. I think he isnt the typical utah pg. But he will work. I am excited to see if we run a little with all this athletic ability. So please deal Al please. He is a black whole.
Last three comments for the win.
Lifting weights before the age at 16 can stunt your growth, but after that you should be fine
Do some men have growth spurts after high school a la David Robinson and Dennis Rodman? yes. Do most men? no. Derrick Favors was listed at 6'9'' as a hs senior and measured in at 6'8.75'' in the combine. I understand he's young, but I don't know any dudes that have held on to their current height until age 19.75 and then sprouted an inch or 3 after age 20. The dude is done growing, but he's not done getting stronger. He'll become more mature phsyically by putting on muscle mass. He could easily hold a 260 lb frame and not lose his athleticism. From a physical standpoint, adding muscle is the only way I can see him getting bigger.
Well shut, but I guess getting stronger and developing some offensive skills and more defensive skills will be good enough. I still think with 4 players who are 6'10 or over will give the Jazz enough size to compete with the Lakers. It'd be better to have at least one who is 7ft (A starter not a backup like Fez) but if the other 3 are at least 6'10 and defensive which they are then that will be good enough.
"Lifting weights before the age at 16 can stunt your growth"
100% absolutely not true.
Those articles just enforced what i said, they can stunt your growth, just depends on the weight involved and how many reps the individual can do