Luka Doncic – 6’7″
The reason I put Luka Doncic in the most likely to change category is simply because his height already changes between different sources. In some areas you can find him listed at 6’6″, in others 6’7″ and in some 6’8″. He did not participate in the draft combine, so that does not help us any,
Luka may stay at 6’7″, but that is still a change from his listed height from other sources, so it counts.
Jalen Brunson – 6’3″
Back to the NBA Draft combine, this one just from 2018 when Jalen Brunson was measured in at 6’1″. Brunson is not the shortest player on the team, but 6’3″ does feel fairly generous for the former two-time National Champion with Villanova. He looks much closer to 6’1″ in person, but there is a small chance he has grown since his college days, right?
J.J. Barea – 6’0″
Last but certainly not least (unless talking about his height that is), we have the last holdout from the Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship team, J.J. Barea. For those who don’t already know, Barea is definitely not six feet tall. Some believe he is 5’10”, others think closer to 5’8″, but the fact is that the height he has been listed at has been very generous.
Not only is Barea’s height unknown, it may be one of those things that people really are curious about this year. I know I am. Between he and Isaiah Thomas, it will be fun to see which one is actually shorter and if there are any others in the league anywhere close to them.
These measurements are nothing more than the NBA’s plan to be more transparent and although it really isn’t necessary for anything, it is good to see that some of the old NBA traditions that aren’t helping anything are headed out the door. Well, good for everyone except maybe J.J.