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Just How Un-Athletic is Sixers Draft Pick Nikola Vucevic?

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.
  1. Vucevic measured with half the body fat of Spencer Hawes at the combine. His vertical was still 4 inches shorter.
  2. Only 14 players benched less than Vucevic at the combine. Only one of those players was over 6'8".
  3. 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.
*All measurements and athletic testing numbers are from the Draft Express database

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