Which NBA players grew whilst they were in the NBA?


1. Joel Embiid - Emiid entered into the NBA at 7’0” and has grown to 7’2”.

2. Frank Ntilikina - Frank Ntilikina grew an inch whilst in the NBA. He went from 6’5” to 6’6”.

3. Ben Simmons - Simmons is listed as 6-foot-10 but purportedly has grown quite a bit since the Sixers drafted him.

4. Kevin Durant - Durant was measured at 6’10” in shoes at the Combine. It is pretty obvious he has grown since then and is close to 7’0” in shoes now.

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Giannis came into the NBA as a 6’9” skinny kid. He has grown to 6’11” and is currently dominating the game.

6. Brandon Ingram - Ingram is listed as 6’9” but has reportedly grown a little bit since being in the NBA.

7. Anthony Davis - Like Durant, Anthony Davis measured at 6’10” in shoes at the Combine. Anyone who has watched Davis play can tell he is close to 7’0” in shoes now.

8. Paul George - Paul George was 6'7” when he got drafted and grew to be 6'9”.

9. David Robinson - David Robinson grew a few inches after being drafted. He went from 6' 11" to 7'1".

10. Russell Westbrook - There are many reports that Westbrook has grown taller since his rookie year. He was measured at 6’3” in shoes at the Combine but many who have had a close encounter with him says he is close to 6’5” now.

11. Hedo Türkoğlu - Hedo Turkoglu grew 2 inches after his rookie year. He came into the league at 6'8” and ended up at 6'10.

12. Kevin Garnett - Kevin Garnett was 6-9/6-10 before he got picked. He's definitely around 7 feet in his shoes now.

Updated on November 5, 2019

Original Article:

7 Tall NBA Players Who Had Relatively Short Parents
By Charles Nuamah

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