Notes from Jonathan Givony on the NBA Draft Combine for players of interest to the Knicks.
Wendell Carter Jr:
Ranked in the top 10 percent for wingspan (7-4.5) and standing reach (9-1) measurements recorded at the combine all-time.
Perhaps most notably weighed 251 pounds, down a bit in recent years as he’s clearly worked hard on his conditioning in the pre-draft process to this point.
Ranks among the bottom 10 percent of players ever measured at the combine in height, wingspan and weight, measuring 6-1¾ in shoes with a 6-3 wingspan and a 178-pound frame.
Body fat down significantly since last fall (almost 4 percent)
Height ranks in the bottom 10 percent of all players ever measured at the combine, but his length sits more favorably.
Figures to notch some of the top marks in terms of quickness and leaping ability.
Shed significant weight (20 pounds), down to 220 pounds with 5.9 percent body fat.
Knox has similar dimensions to rookie sensation Jayson Tatum and a young Paul George.
Standing just 6-4 in shoes, Smith lacks size for a wing, but his 6-9¾ wingspan is impressive for his height and he plays significantly bigger thanks to the freakish explosiveness that should help him stand out in the athletic testing portion of the combine.