I think we sometimes get too mixed up in worrying about 2-3 inches when it just doesn't matter that much. I think physical strength matters a lot more when it comes to how big of a position a player can play (and quickness is what matters going the other direction). Obviously it doesn't matter how strong Marcus Smart is, he'll never truly be able to bother someone's shot who is 8" taller but I don't think 4" matters nearly as much defensively if a player has the desire and the strength to not get bullied.
The pic above of Ben Wallace standing next to Bill Russell is evidence of that. Same goes for Semi be able to hold position in the post against some big centers this past year.
Just watching highlights, I'm not worried about his size or, obviously, his athleticism. His success in the NBA will be determined by his IQ and work ethic.
What were Williams' final measurements. Wasn't it like 6'9" or 6'10" and a 7'6" wing span and 240lbs?
He's a big man.
I think the debate is about not having official combine measurements and just going off either what's been reported or measurements that were taken a few years ago.
But I don't think the different between 6'8" and 6'10" is all the meaningful, especially once you take into account build and strength and even wingspan.
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