Multiple Brooklyn Nets are measuring in at different heights following the NBA’s new policy on official heights.
What’s the most you’ve grown in a year? One, maybe two inches? Well, trying sprouting up a whole inch in a day.
That’s what happened to Kevin Durant on Wednesday morning — at least according to his official height listings for the 2019-2020 season. Previously listed at 6-foot-9, Kevin Durant is now billed as a 6-foot-10 forward, per NetsDaily.
Of course, this all stems from the NBA’s recent mandate, which required teams to submit their player’s height measurements as accurately as possible — without shoes.
Durant wasn’t the only member of the Brooklyn Nets who saw his measurements change. Eight of his teammates saw dramatic alterations.
Unlike KD, who “grew” an inch in a day, for the most part, Brooklyn’s roster “shrank” across the board. Kyrie Irving went from 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-2. Theo Pinson lost an inch and is now 6-foot-5. Henry Ellenson shrank down to 6-foot-10 (from 6-foot-11).
Spencer Dinwiddie is no longer such a towering point guard (at least on paper); he’s 6-foot-5 as opposed to 6-foot-6. Garrett Temple is now 6-foot-5 (RIP Temple at the 4). Caris LeVert is still a solidly sized shooting guard at 6-foot-6 (down from 6-foot-7).
The biggest changes, at least in my humble opinion, pertained to two lesser-known players on the roster. Taurean Prince lost two full inches from his listed height. No longer a solid 6-foot-8 forward, Prince is now officially 6-foot-6. Now look, Prince obviously didn’t actually lose two inches of height from his body (at least to my knowledge. Maybe I missed a secret surgery). But psychologically speaking, it’s a tough pill to swallow when imagining him at power forward given his shooting guard-like stature.
The last key modification: David Nwaba was the only other player outside of Kevin Durant to actually gain an inch! Nwaba sprouted up from 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-5. Is he still woefully small to play some four? Sure, but his bowling ball frame could certainly lead well into holding down the spot in small minute samples. Let’s get crazy, Kenny Atkinson!