NBA Basketball: What Qualifies as a “Freakish” Wingspan in the League?

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NBA Basketball: What Qualifies as a “Freakish” Wingspan in the League?

Wingspan is a valued physical trait because it allows players to compete beyond their actual size in nearly all facets of their game. Even the littlest bit of added length can be an advantage over a counterpart with similar stature and physical traits.

That added wingspan can give you the extra inch to finish at the rim, the ability to swoop in on a passing lane, catch a piece of an opponent’s shot or allow a player to get a shot off over a defender.

Whether it’s a guard or a big man, wingspan can become an outright asset and compliment to a player’s game because of their ability to use this advantage well.

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