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Who are the tallest NBA players in 2024?

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We have revealed the names of the shortest NBA players. Now let’s analyze the ten tallest basketball players by height. They all exceed 7 feet. Note that only 2 athletes in this top 10 are American. The NBA is more international than ever. Here is the ranking of the tallest NBA players:

Victor Wembanyama: an XXL height among the tallest NBA players

Frenchman Victor Wembanyama is the tallest NBA player by height in 2024. In the history of the NBA, only Gheorghe Mureșan, Manute Bol, and Yao Ming are taller. Since his NBA debut in 2023, Wemby has begun revolutionizing the game. And this, with limited playing time compared to the extra minutes he could get in the near future. Named NBA rookie of the year, Wembanyama also finished second in votes for the best defensive player award. His immense wingspan and shot-blocking ability disrupt opponents. The potential of the Chesney native is limitless!

Boban Marjanovic: a huge Serbian center at 7’4″

A former dominant player in the Euroleague, Boban Marjanovic has struggled to become a major center in the NBA. Arriving in the United States in 2015, he has played for the Spurs, Pistons, Clippers, Sixers, Mavericks, and Rockets. This 7’4″ giant has been with the Houston NBA franchise since 2022. Often relegated to the bench, he finds it more or less difficult to stand out in the NBA. Marjanovic is much less athletic than his opponents. However, when his coach calls on him, he manages to be particularly productive in record time. With his long legs and arms, Boban can dunk by simply standing on his toes. He is a fan favorite, appreciated for his personality and humor.

Kristaps Porzingis: the 7’3″ Latvian power forward for the Celtics

A star in Latvian basketball, Kristaps Porzingis was a sensation when he entered the NBA. Drafted 4th overall in 2015 by the New York Knicks, he quickly proved himself. To the point of signing a record endorsement deal with Adidas and celebrating his first All-Star Game selection in just his third season. This modern power forward certainly has enormous potential. However, his career has not been a smooth ride. His body has been fragile for several seasons. Since 2018, injuries have caused him to miss more than 200 official games. Additionally, his pairing with Luka Doncic at the Dallas Mavericks was not successful. Traded to the Celtics in the summer of 2023, Porzingis reached the NBA Finals in his first season in Boston.

Bol Bol (7’2″): the son of one of the tallest NBA players

The son of the legendary Manute Bol is one of the most intriguing potentials in the NBA. At 7’2″, he does not surpass his father’s 7’7″. However, Bol Bol has inherited a similar physique. Like many very tall players mentioned in this Top 10, his extraordinary build causes him problems. As a result, he has had little opportunity to showcase his skills in the best league in the world.

Luke Kornet (7’2″): a role player on a title contender

Luke Kornet is among the tallest NBA players in 2024. However, it is uncertain if he will remain there. Kornet is not used much in the Boston Celtics’ system. Moreover, the average NBA career does not exceed 5 years. This year, he completed his sixth season in the league. He has also played for three different clubs this season. In addition to the Celtics, he briefly wore the jerseys of the Cavaliers and Bucks.

Moses Brown (7’2″): a potential still finding his place

A center with interesting potential, Moses Brown has had a tumultuous start to his career. Since entering the pro ranks in 2019, he has oscillated between the G-League and the NBA. After just three seasons, he has played for six different teams, including the Trail Blazers, Thunder, Mavericks, and Cavaliers. At only 24 years old, Moses Brown is still very young. He has time to continue developing. His free throw shooting is a key area for improvement.

Alex Len (7’1″): the Ukrainian basketball star at the end of his NBA cycle

At almost 31 years old, Alex Len is in his prime as a center. He completed his eleventh professional season in the United States this year. A role player, this Ukrainian basketball player has never become a star in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns had high hopes for him, drafting him 5th overall in 2013. This season, he played his third consecutive season with the Sacramento Kings. For increasingly diminishing returns… His short-term future in the NBA is very uncertain.

Rudy Gobert: another Frenchman among the tallest NBA players in 2024

The French international center for the Minnesota Timberwolves is one of the best very tall players in the NBA. He is among the world’s elite at the center position. Rudy Gobert has been named the best defender of the regular season four times. He is one of the best rebounders and shot-blockers in the league. Beyond his defensive qualities and deterrence to opposing attackers, the Saint-Quentin native is an excellent finisher near the rim.

Chet Holmgren (7’1″): a future All-Star with immense height

After missing his entire first NBA season, Chet Holmgren had an outstanding rookie season. This immense interior player can do everything on a basketball court. At 22 years old, he is already one of the leaders of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the best team in the Western Conference in the 2023/2024 regular season. Given his talent and potential, he is likely to become one of Victor Wembanyama’s main rivals in the medium term.

Jakob Pöltl: a 7’1″ Austrian firmly established with the Raptors

A high draft pick by the Raptors in 2016, Austrian Jakob Pöltl had a difficult rookie season in Toronto. At the end of his second year in Canada, he moved to the San Antonio Spurs. In Texas, his career initially stagnated before taking off in 2021. This European center was increasingly given responsibility by Gregg Popovich, to the point of becoming a permanent member of the starting five and a very good player in the Spurs’ system. Since February 2023, Pöltl has returned to the Raptors.

Ivica Zubac (7’0″): the Croatian mountain for the Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers center is one of the ten tallest NBA players by height. He is also one of the few Croatian basketball representatives in the NBA. He quickly found his place in the league, first with the Lakers, then with their neighbors, the Clippers, since a 2019 trade. Zubac still has areas for improvement in his game. Nevertheless, he has earned his starting role in Los Angeles. His mobility is appreciated, as are his good hands. Since the 2021/2022 season, he has averaged almost a double-double per game.

Bonus: other NBA giants listed at 7’0″

Jay Huff – Aleksej Pokuševski – Jaxson Hayes – Santi Aldama – Brook Lopez – Isaiah Hartenstein – Mitchell Robinson – Joel Embiid – Mo Bamba – Deandre Ayton – Jusuf Nurkic – JaVale McGee – Christian Koloko – Walker Kessler – Tristan Vukcevic

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Alan Le Bolloch

Alan is the founder and photographer of 3PTSHOT! For over 10 years, he has been sharing his passion for basketball on this blog. He regularly travels to the USA to cover NBA games. Alan is also the author of the book "Create a successful website: make a living from your passion and realize your dreams".