Posted by: Adam on May 21st, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
There has been much debate about Derrick Williams on this site and what position he will play in the NBA. If he plays as a small forward, then we could desperately use him on our team. If he plays at the power forward than we need to pass because we have several of those already. Much of the debate was centered around his height. Most debated that he was going to play small forward because he was too small for power forward. Many said that he was only 6′7″. Others claimed he was 6′8″. Well, in the combine he has officially measured in as 6′8.75″. In my book that’s 6′9″. His weight was 248 pounds, which was fifth highest. I won’t bore you with all the numbers if you haven’t checked, but his wing span, standing reach, body fat, hand length, and hand width were all towards the top as well when compared with the 53 others there.
So with that all said, if you were one who was convinced that we should draft him due to him being a pure small forward, does this change things at all for you? He certainly looks like a power forward to me.
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