Putting Gobert's measurements into perspective
Some interesting data, compiled from DraftExpress’ database (does not include, for instance, Manute Bol or Gheorghe Muresan):
List of drafted prospects with (or exceeding) a 9’ 5” standing reach (Gobert = 9’ 7”): Pavel Podkolzine (*pituitary gland abnormality), JaVale McGee, DeAndre Jordan, Brendan Haywood, Patrick O’Bryant, Saer Sene, Shaq, Brook Lopez, DeSagna Diop, Loren Woods, Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarcus Cousins, Jerome Jordan, Solomon Alabi, Hassan Whiteside
List of drafted prospects with (or exceeding) a 7’ 6.5” wingspan (Gobert = 7’ 8.5”): LARRY SANDERS! (reach N/A), Brendan Haywood, DeSagna Diop, Eddy Curry, ‘Zo Mourning (reach N/A), Hassan Whiteside, Jason Jennings, Shaq, Michael Olowokandi (reach N/A), Saer Sene, Alexis Ajinca
List of drafted prospects within the vicinity of Gobert’s wingspan/standing reach measurements (i.e. within 2” of both): Hassan Whiteside, DeSagna Diop, Saer Sene, Brendan Haywood, Shaq ----------- potentially LARRY SANDERS!, ‘Zo, Olowokandi (standing reaches N/A for all three)
List of drafted prospects with (or exceeding) a 7’ 8.5” wingspan: Saer Sene, Alexis Anjica
List of drafted prospects with (or exceeding) a 9’ 7” standing reach: Pavel Podkolzine*
List of drafted prospects that meet or exceed Gobert’s wingspan AND standing reach measurements: none
Average draft position of those within the vicinity of Gobert’s wingspan/standing reach measurements: = 10.6 (**average draft position including potential members: 8.9)
Why is the name Larry Sanders in al caps, but no else's name is?
Some writer loves him so Bill Simmons always writes his name like that.
Percentage of drafted prospects with or exceeding a 9' 5" standing reach with two or more capital letters in their first name: 26.67% (4/15)
If you read Zach Lowe's stuff, you'll get it.