its being reported that Tyler measured 6'9.5" in shoes with a 8'10 standing reach, that puts him at about the same size as david lee, Drew Gooden and ronny Turief. In this week draft tyler has to be a top 15 if not top 10 pick
Lol then Blake Griffin will be 6' 11" in shoes
Why does he HAVE to? His size was never the issue. The probelm with him was always the fact that he hasnt improved much since he was a freshman.
has improved since being a freshman. you can only get so many touched in the north carolina stacked offense. he can hit open jumpers now. he is obviously a smarter player. when you have a freshmen season like he did its hard to improve your numbers that much. a lot of people said hes too small and not athletic enough for the nba. i dont think it will be a problem becuase he is a perfect role player.
he wont get drafted in the lottery. no chance
Hansbrough's problems extend far more then his size. His release is not even close to as fast as it needs to be for the NBA, so he won't be able to jumpshoot, then the fact that he is not athletic enough to penetrate NBA defenses.
The Bobcats will draft him with their pick believe me
Tkd720Man wrote one of the best assessment's of Tyler Hansbrough that I've seen on this website. I'm quoting most of what he said below, I hope he doesn't mind.
Half of the lottery picks who are brimming with "potential" right now will end up washing out in 4-5 years. They'll never average more than 6 points and 4 boards, but on any given night you'll have no idea what they're going to put up - and the GMs drafting them next month are clueless as to who those guys are.
But they do know exactly what Hansbrough is gonna give them - he's going to give them 20min, 12 points, 5 boards, won't be out with injuries, draws fouls on opposing big men, and hits 85% FT - he's going to do it every night for 8-10 years, will never cause trouble, and will play for a fraction of the cost of those lottery picks who will wash out.
For any GM that already has a core of stars and is looking to build around them with quality, reliable role-players, he could be the most valuable asset in the entire draft.
5 years from now we will look back on this draft and alot of these guys in the first round will not be in the league or at least wont be getting minutes and Hansbrough will be a solid bench play/some times starter. He is also a guy who can step in and play next season. I think tyler can be the same type of player that leon powe is only a little bigger with less injuries.
No problem with quoting my analysis.
I'm actually surprised that Hansbrough measured out at 6-9.5 in shoes. I knew he was bigger than some folks were guessing (I think somebody on ESPN was claiming a while back that he was really only 6-7), but I didn't think he'd measure up that large. There are a LOT of guys running around the NBA at that height claiming to be 6-10, and nobody ever questions them - so this should ease the minds of any GMs who were worried that he's undersized.
What REALLY surprises me is that his wingspan and standing reach are bigger than Blake Griffin's. I NEVER saw that coming, and I don't think anybody else did, either (Griffin has such wide shoulders that you just assume his wingspan is larger). Of course, I think that says more about Griffin's physical limits than it does about Hansbrough's physical gifts - both of them have less reach than plenty of guys who are several inches shorter.
If you read my comments in the thread on measurements, you will see what I think of them. Unless two players are so similar that you can't make up your mind, they're usually meaningless. I don't think these measurements will scare anybody off of Blake who was simply the best player in the country by far.
As for Hansbrough, I too was a little surprised by his height and reach, but I'm also surprised by the number of people who claim he has little or no athletic ability. How in the world can a guy become player of the year, while constantly being double or triple teamed, and have little or no athletic ability? There's clearly something wrong with that picture.
It reminds me somewhat of the lack of athleticism comments about Steve Nash who simply goes around the fastest guys on the planet, NBA point guards, as if they're standing still. Nobody can do that unless they also have outstanding athletic ability.
I'm glad you didn't have a problem with me quoting you. Tkd720Man, that was really was an outstanding analysis and some smart GM will be lucky guy if he takes Hansbrough late in the first round. And let's hope there won't be any more idiotic racial comparisons to Mark Madsen.
I heard the Kurt Rambis comparisons during the coverage of the Combine on ESPNU. I have to agree with them.
Lakers draft him late in the 1st Round
Tyler Hansbrough = Kurt Rambis Part 2!!!
That's another ridiculous comment. Kurt Rambis was the first Mark Madsen, a guy with no basketball skills who made a career out of giving 100% on every play to make up for his lack of talent. Each time someone compares Hansbrough with Madsen or Rambis, they're either showing their lack of basketball knowledge or an inability to go beyond race when comparing players.
Comparing the National Player of the Year with Madsen or Rambis is an insult to Hansbrough. Will you guys please refrain from doing such?
Find a guy who can score, demand a double team from the defense, and rebound fairly well, and then compare him to Hansbrough.
lol..kurt rambis....i would love for my lakers to draft him though but the lakers dont want any new contracts so they are tryna trade there pick so they can resign some key freeagents and save up to resign kobe in case he opts out
There are very few potential all stars in this group if you ask me, so after the lottery I would throw the potential thing out the window. Hansbrough has been NBA ready for a few years, the last 2 in my opinion. People who say he hasn't improved are looking mostly at numbers. His efficiency, Jumpshot, Emotional control, Free throw shooting, relentlessness, and rebounding will translate well to the next level. Combine that with now proven solid size and I don't see what there is about Tyler that doesn't scream Effective role player. People say he isn't a star so he doesn't have potential, but I disagree. I think if you consider his future role, he has the potential to be just as good as a Luis Scola or Anderson Verajao, Linas Klieza, Najera type player, if not better. I think he will be a great player as either a spot starter or on a good teams short bench. He is a winner, and a worker, and pretty talented even though not a freak, and is a great prospect to be a contributor in the NBA both in the shot and long term.
I also think he is a better prospect than Sean May, who went lottery even though that was a bit of a reach. I think the fact that he is white and not a shot blocker and has been under a magnifying glass as a 4 time All american has damaged the underground peoples perception of him, but I have a feeling somebody in the mid to late teens could love him.
I like Hansbrough, but there is no way he will be a lottery pick. However, I do think he is more athletic than he's given credit for. He is very strong, runs the floor well, and has dunked on players several times in his career. He's definitely more athletic than Spencer Hawes, Roy Hibbert, and Adam Morrison. Being drafted lower in the draft probably works more in his favor, because he can play for a good team and will not have to be the main guy. I think he will be a good player to bring in off the bench. If Glen Davis can play several minutes, I don't see why Tyler can't.
Tyler Hansbrough = Mark Pope, Mark Madsen and Shawn Bradley mixed into 1
Pope- He wont score alot
Madsen-He will be used as the "energy guy"
Bradley- he better be ready for the weekly teabags he will receive
or am i missing something?