Tale of the tape is revealing

Updated: June 9, 2003, 12:34 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The climax of the Chicago pre-draft camp doesn't take place on the court. Rather, one of the last and most intriguing sessions takes place in a small back room of the Moody Bible College.

There, top prospects are measured, weighed and put through a series of strength and agility tests on Friday and Saturday. While some GMs scoff at the tests, others think they play a key part in getting a player drafted. The biggest thing scouts are looking at is wingspan. If a player has a long wingspan, it allows him to play bigger than he really is.

The official combine results are not released by the NBA. However, sources inside the workouts told Insider on Saturday about several big surprises.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer