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Old 01-24-13, 11:01 AM
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Sizing up Aron Baynes

There has been a lot of discussion about how tall Aron Baynes is. He is listed as 6' 10" but in Europe they measure you barefoot. It has been mentioned that in the NBA they measure you with your shoes on. In the past players have messed with their recorded height for different reasons.

At last nights game I got to compare. Baynes was standing next to Kawhi Leonard behind the bench. From my angle it looked as though Kawhi's head came up to Aron's neck or maybe his chin. I don't know how big Bayne's head is (funny thing to say) but mine is 9"(no jokes please).

My angle must have been a little off because Leonard is 6' 7" tall. However, even if my angle was off so my view was incorrect some it would be easy to accept that the difference in the two had to be at least 4 inches and could easily have been 5 inches.

Do the math. Baynes is NOT 6' 10".
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Old 01-24-13, 01:07 PM
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They had him at 6'10.25" without shoes on and 6'11.5" with, so I'd say he is a solid 6'11" guy by nba standards and not a 6'7" guy listed at 6'9". I hate it when teams do that.
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Old 01-24-13, 01:09 PM
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Hopefully he isn't 6'5" like Blair, that's all I care about right now!
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Old 01-24-13, 01:31 PM
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My angle must have been a little off because Leonard is 6' 7" tall. However, even if my angle was off so my view was incorrect some it would be easy to accept that the difference in the two had to be at least 4 inches and could easily have been 5 inches.

Do the math. Baynes is NOT 6' 10".
depends on where your view was. if Kawhi was closer to you, then he'd look taller than whoever was farthest.

thing is, if he's 6'10" in Europe without shoes, no way would they mess up by a whole 3-4 inches. he's gonna be taller in the NBA than Europe with shoes. all you really need is his highlights in college and overseas to see how tall he is compared to other centers. it is pretty hard to try to measure up a guy without some form of measurement too.

remember Kawhi isn't wearing his sneakers off the court. he's probably wearing some taller shoes that would give him an inch or two in height while Bane was wearing normal sneakers.
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Old 01-24-13, 01:48 PM
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depends on where your view was. if Kawhi was closer to you, then he'd look taller than whoever was farthest.

thing is, if he's 6'10" in Europe without shoes, no way would they mess up by a whole 3-4 inches. he's gonna be taller in the NBA than Europe with shoes. all you really need is his highlights in college and overseas to see how tall he is compared to other centers. it is pretty hard to try to measure up a guy without some form of measurement too.

remember Kawhi isn't wearing his sneakers off the court. he's probably wearing some taller shoes that would give him an inch or two in height while Bane was wearing normal sneakers.
Well, neither was dressed to play so either could be wearing something other than sneakers.

If I had heard no measurements or discussion and just had to guess by what I saw, I would say he is 7'.
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Sneakers or not, this guy still blocks out the sun to me and would fill a door way. To top that, he reminds me of Paul Bunyan minus Babe the Blue Ox. And in some of the pictures I've seen of him, the way his hands cover the ball, he might give Kawhi a run for his money on who has the bigger mits. He's a 'big' in my book. All that's left is --- can he play? I anxiously await to see for myself.
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Sneakers or not, this guy still blocks out the sun to me and would fill a door way. To top that, he reminds me of Paul Bunyan minus Babe the Blue Ox. And in some of the pictures I've seen of him, the way his hands cover the ball, he might give Kawhi a run for his money on who has the bigger mits. He's a 'big' in my book. All that's left is --- can he play? I anxiously await to see for myself.
I saw the hand on the ball picture too, but I was wondering if the euro ball is a bit smaller the the nba ball? First plus.... He's not 6-8 playing center. And looks like he's a little more agile than they give him credit for. Hell, it took Tiago a bit to get to where he is now. But at least this guy played some college ball before he hit the euro league. Add the scheme he played over there mimics some of SA stuff, Brett Brown and Patty can sure help. Not to mention the Toro stints he'll get with De Colo and Joseph. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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I think it is a good move, we spend nothing on him and it is not like we sign a red head for 3-4 a year.
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Well, neither was dressed to play so either could be wearing something other than sneakers.

If I had heard no measurements or discussion and just had to guess by what I saw, I would say he is 7'.
Excellent post and great observations!
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Listed at 6'10" on the Spurs website roster.
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Listed at 6'10" on the Spurs website roster.
So, I guess that means it's fact. Thanks for setting me straight.
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The actual height of a dude's head is just about the least important thing in post basketball.

Far more important statistics are vertical leap, and arm length. Those will cause differences of several inches between players of nearly similar height.

Weight and quickness are more important as well.

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The actual height of a dude's head is just about the least important thing in post basketball.

Far more important statistics are vertical leap, and arm length. Those will cause differences of several inches between players of nearly similar height.

Weight and quickness are more important as well.

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Ummmmmmmm, this is a conversation about his height. No one is debating about these other principals of play. Stay on point please.
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It's official.

Standing next to Matt Bonner tonight he was obviously taller.

Standing next to Tiago Splitter he was slightly taller.

Now that that is settled we can move on to new posts about everything else to do with his game.

Thanks for listening.
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Ummmmmmmm, this is a conversation about his height. No one is debating about these other principals of play. Stay on point please.
He did not look that big.
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