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Joel Embiid still growing, two inches taller than when drafted

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid


The officially listed heights of NBA players have some wiggle room in them. To put it kindly. Look at it this way: Kevin Durant officially is 6'9", while Serge Ibaka is listed as 6'10" but look at the two of them standing next to each other and tell me again how those are right.

Joel Embiid has yet to step on an NBA court thanks to a couple of foot surgeries, but he was measured at 7'0" even in shoes at the 2013 Hoop Summit. Embiid may not be playing but he continues to grow, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

It’s not surprising he is still growing; he was drafted at 19, it’s common for men that age to keep growing, especially if their diet improves (which can happen on a college campus and certainly with a professional nutrition program).

Of course, none of that matters until we see Embiid on the court. Hopefully next season.