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    Anthony Davis says he is still growing



    From @oceanback: Are you still growing taller?
    Davis: Yes, I think so. I think Iím still getting taller. But right now, Iím trying to get stronger Ė thatís the biggest key for me. I need to keep working on my game and staying in the gym, then let the rest fall in place. Just staying in the weight room, eat a lot and keep eating, drinking shakes, stuff that will stick to my body and make me stronger. My focus is on (consuming) more calories. I eat probably six or seven times a day. Iím always hungry, so thatís kind of easy for me. [smiles] But Iím not trying to force weight on my body. Itís going to come.
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/news/give...-anthony-davis

    Interesting.... Thoughts?

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    Cancer Destroyer Mr.McCoy's Avatar
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    Didn't Durant grow 2 more inches after being drafted?

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    Now I provide life insurance benefits.

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    Pretty cool. Mr. West's Avatar
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    HORNETS STAAAACKED, LEAGUE should be reasonably concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.McCoy View Post
    Didn't Durant grow 2 more inches after being drafted?
    you may be thinking of Paul George

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    That's what most of us assumed, only question was how much. I think he'll be a legit 6'11" with speed and quickness in the end.


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    How does he know if he's still growing?

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    It has to be really minuscule at this point. It shouldn't change any of Monty's plans for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BallSoHard View Post
    How does he know if he's still growing?
    You mean you can't feel when your body grows? Everybody can, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JNR View Post
    You mean you can't feel when your body grows? Everybody can, dude.
    I've been saying that since 9th grade, but it didn't happen =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BallSoHard View Post
    How does he know if he's still growing?
    I imagine he has to buy a lot of custom-made items (and not just clothing) due to his size. If he buys perfect sized items, it wouldn't take much to realize if he's still growing.

    His head probably already hits, or comes close to hitting, a lot of doorways. And I couldn't imagine trying to drive a sports car being that tall.

    Anyway, he was 6'9.25" w/o shoes and 7'5.5" wingspan at the combine. I wouldn't be shocked if he reaches at least 6'10.5" and 7'6.5" wingspan by the time he stops growing.
    Last edited by bradael; 10-24-2012 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eman5805 View Post
    YES

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    I sort of expected it, but to hear it come from him is encouraging. He's gonna be a monster. I'm still holding out for part two of that gigantic growth spurt. I'm predicting 7'6
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    Quote Originally Posted by BallSoHard View Post
    How does he know if he's still growing?
    I kept growing right until I was 21. Though then it was incremental and my muscle mass just kept increasing even though I was doing more or less the same amount of physical labor around the house and at work.

    Everybody's different. He could have another inch and a half to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eman5805 View Post
    I kept growing right until I was 21. Though then it was incremental and my muscle mass just kept increasing even though I was doing more or less the same amount of physical labor around the house and at work.

    Everybody's different. He could have another inch and a half to grow.
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    I grew and inch and a half from 19 to 21

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    Davis made me come home The JNR's Avatar
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    I've been 6'1 w/ shoes since I was 18, and I just measured 6'2 w/ shoes this week at the doctor's office. I'm 28. Different people grow differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eman5805 View Post
    I kept growing right until I was 21. Though then it was incremental and my muscle mass just kept increasing even though I was doing more or less the same amount of physical labor around the house and at work.

    Everybody's different. He could have another inch and a half to grow.
    Right but you didn't know if you'd keep growing, which was the point

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    We expand and shrink throughout the day. Usually shrinking as the day goes along. If you measure your height in the morning it won't be the same at night. The Genesis book of world record measure height several times before for confirming heights for that very same reason.

    Not sure if he's still growing or not, but I can't imagine he would know definitively or not.

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    For instance, when I wake up in the morning and go to fridge, I'm taller than it. I can easily see over the top. But by the evening, I have to tilt my head up a little to do the same.

    Spine compressing and stretching out when sleeping and what not.

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    I imagine he will grow 1-2 more inches especially with his wing span being huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JNR View Post
    I've been 6'1 w/ shoes since I was 18, and I just measured 6'2 w/ shoes this week at the doctor's office. I'm 28. Different people grow differently.

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    A lot of anecdotes here but none of us really know for sure whether or not he'll grow. He said he thinks he's still growing, and maybe he is, but he isn't even sure himself. We'll have to wait and see. If he is indeed still growing I wouldn't hold my breath for more than 1-2".

    Personally I grew to 6'3" at around the age of 14 and have stayed 6'3" ever since. I imagine if anything it's more common to grow to your maximum height around early puberty, but obviously it varies on a person-to-person basis.
    Last edited by SeaLegs; 10-24-2012 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CP3nDX30 View Post
    you may be thinking of Paul George
    yeah PG grew 3 inches last off-season



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