Updated with all combine participants
As touched on before, a common link between many Pistons in the Joe Dumars era has been an above-average wingspan.
So, I made a chart with the 1,026 players whose wingspans were listed in Draft Express’s database. I’ve highlighted the players who are commonly mentioned for the Pistons’ seventh pick (along with Luke Babbitt, who, the way he’s shooting up boards, might replace John Wall as the No.1 pick).
(Note: Feet are marked as decimals, not with inches. For example, 6.5 means 6-foot-6, not 6-foot-5.)
Although they’re far from eliminated, that doesn’t bode well for Greg Monroe, Ed Davis and Babbitt. And when you consider the Pistons will have their pick of most of these players at No. 7, Patrick Patterson’s barely above-expected wingspan doesn’t exactly bode well for him.
Updated with all 2010 prospects
If you’re interested to see how any other players stack up, here’s a chart with all the 2010 prospects whose wingspans are listed. The columns have height, wingspan, expected wingspan based on height and the difference between actual and expected wingspan. (Don’t forget, heights are decimals in feet, not inches).