Is Ben Simmons nearly 7-foot now?

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World B. Free started a rumor that 76ers rookie Ben Simmons, who’s listed at 6-foot-10, is nearly 7-foot now.

How tall is last the No. 1 pick actually?

Jon Johnson of WIP:

But Philadelphia coach Brett Brown says otherwise.

Enrico Campitelli of CSN Philly:

Brett was asked if Ben Simmons has grown two inches to now be a 7-footer?

“No. He is not,” Brown said.

Has he grown an inch?

“I don’t believe so. I feel like I shrunk an inch.”

“I can feel comfortable saying, ‘No.’ He didn’t grow to 7-feet. I wish he did.”

NBA players fudge their height all the time. Height can also fluctuate throughout the day.

So, I don’t even know the best way to measure Simmons on a scale relative to his NBA peers, let alone his exact height.

But he’s very tall for someone who will play point guard, and that’s very cool.