Warriors Body Doubles: Player Comparisons using Pre-Draft Measurements

Is this Charles Jenkins' doppleganger?

I just did a massive data scraping from Draft Express, pulling 12 years worth of draft measurements, which I will use for analysis leading up to the big day. One of the things that we often seem to do around here is compare physical measurements (height, weight, reach, and wingspan) of draftees or current Warriors with other players around the league. It's a PITA to look this stuff up, but I think I can make it a little easier. And I'll give you an example using our current roster.

First, here is a table of all the measurements I pulled from DX (I converted all the length measurements to inches):

View in Google Spreadsheet

To find the similarities, I took the four body measurements (height, weight, wingspan, and reach), normalized them, and calculated a similarity score, which gave the following dendrogram:

You can actually download that PDF and search for players' names using Adobe Acrobat. The closer two players are on a branch, the more similar their pre-draft measurements. Of course, weight is going to change the most during a player's career, so that could change some of the comparisons. Still, this gives you a rough idea of player similarities, in terms of physical characteristics. So let's get going.

Stephen Curry

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Monta Ellis

2005

74.25

177

74.75

98

Ramon Sessions

2007

74

185

76.25

97.5

Stephen Curry

2009

74

181

75.5

97

Klay Thompson

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Antoine Wright

2005

77.25

203

80.75

104.5

Darington Hobson

2010

77.25

204

81.25

104.5

Klay Thompson

2011

77.75

206

81

103.5

David Lee

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

David Lee

2005

79.75

230

84

106.5

Tyler Hansbrough

2009

80.25

234

83.5

106

Justin Harper

2011

80

228

83.75

106

Andrew Bogut

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

2001

83.5

245

88

111

Andrew Bogut

2005

83

251

87

110.5

Yi Jianlian

2007

83

246

87.5

N/A

Brandon Rush

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Brandon Rush

2005

77

211

83.25

104.5

J.R. Giddens

2008

76

208

83.25

104

Xavier Henry

2010

77.25

210

83.25

105

Dominic McGuire

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Dominic McGuire

2007

79.75

220

82.5

104

Reyshawn Terry

2007

78.75

222

82

103.5

Luke Babbitt

2010

79.5

218

83.25

104.5

Tobias Harris

2011

78.5

223

83

103.5

Nate Robinson

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Nate Robinson

2004

67.75

181

73

91.5

Isaiah Thomas

2011

68.75

186

73.75

91.5

Charles Jenkins

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Charles Jenkins

2011

73.5

216

79.5

96.5

Shelvin Mack

2011

73

209

79.5

96.5

Jeremy Tyler

NAME

YEAR

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

WINGSPAN

REACH

Emeka Okafor

2004

80.75

257

88

110.5

Jeremy Tyler

2011

81

262

89

110.5

Have fun!

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