I tweeted these fun facts earlier, as I was ranting on how much I hated the Sixers draft, and that was before the selected Lavoy Allen with the 50th pick
. I realize not too much can be taken from pre-draft measurements, athletic testing results, etc., etc. These tidbits of information aren't meant to completely discount Nikola Vucevic
as a player or a prospect (that'd be stupid). They simply illustrate how incredibly un-athletic the Sixers new big man is.
- Vucevic measured with half the body fat of Spencer Hawes at the combine. His vertical was still 4 inches shorter.
- Only 14 players benched less than Vucevic at the combine. Only one of those players was over 6'8".
- Of players drafted in the top 30 over the previous 11 years, only 1 had a worse vertical than Nikola Vucevic. His name was Pavel Podkolzine. Pavel Podkolzine was 7'5", 303 pounds.