The NBA Draft combine completed its second day today, and we now have official measurements for some of the prospects the Los Angeles Lakers may be looking at with both their hoped for top-five selection as well as their 27th-overall selection (via Houston).
Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein is one potential candidate for the Lakers pick if they land the fifth selection. The man legally known as Trill did not disappoint with his measurements, coming in with a measuring in at an 7'0.5 in shoes and 6'11.25 without shoes, with a wingspan of 7'3, according to the NBA Draft's official twitter account. That was the second-tallest height with shoes of the players measured at the combine, coming in just behind Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin (7'0.75) and ahead of Robert Upshaw of Washington (7'0). Hopefully none of them were wearing clown shoes.
Upshaw was long considered a possibility for the Lakers with their pick from Houston, but his impressive measurements may have moved his stock a little bit to high for that. The big man displayed impressive wingspan in addition to his height. Upshaw had the longest wingspan measured at the combine (7'5.5). Just behind him were two other players who may be in the Lakers' sights in the second round (Rakeem Christmas, Draft Express' 56th ranked prospect) or with the 27th pick (Montrezl Harrell, 23rd).
Justise Winslow of Duke, another possibility for the Lakers' top-five selection, also took part in the measurement parade and was listed as 6'6.5 in shoes with a 6'10.25 wingspan. Many other draft prospects participated as well, with a ton of measurements and videos available via the NBA Draft's twitter account.
Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for continuing draft coverage.