It's no secret that the listed height of many NBA players bears little resemblance to their actual heights.
The NBA wants to clean that up. They also want to avoid another Buddy Hield situation, in which the Bahamas-born Kings sharpshooter's age was found to be a year older than his listed age
According to Mark Stein, NBA teams must now verify all their players' heights (with shoes off) and ages during training camp.
NBA teams were notified this week that they must certify and submit the precise height and age for every player within the first week of training camp, league sources tell @NYTSports— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2019
For years some players have been listed as taller -- and some shorter -- than they really are. The league clearly wants to change that.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2019
Height will be measured with players' shoes OFF, I'm told. Player weight will not be sought because that number fluctuates so often ...— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2019
Among the motivations for this new policy, sources say, is the fact that Buddy Hield's age was found to be recorded incorrectly in 2018 ... as covered in this @BenHoffmanNYT story: https://t.co/tlHpU0Aw5x— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 26, 2019
Which player do you think will have a new height most different than his old?