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All Current 6’0 and under NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 11 players in the NBA that are 6’0″ or shorter (i.e. 6’0, 5’11, 5’10, 5’9, 5’8, 5’7, 5’6, etc.)

The total number of players in the NBA is currently 537 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 2.05% of all NBA players right now are 6 feet and under.

The list of players includes pure point guards (e.g. Chris Paul, Mike Conley), as well as combo PG/SG (e.g. Davion Mitchell, Aaron Holiday). There are currently no forwards or centers that are 6’0 and under.

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List of All Current 6’0″ and under NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of players this season that are 6’0″ tall or shorter.

It includes G League Two Way Players, as well as players that were waived . (i.e. 13 total players this season; 11 are still on a team)

The players are listed in alphabetical order (by last name). Scroll down for photos of each player.

All 6’0″ and under NBA Players (click to expand)

6’0:

5’11:

  • No players found

5’10”:

  • No players found

5’9″:

  • No players found

5’8″:

5’7″:

  • No players found

For separate lists of guards / forwards / centers, as well as by Eastern / Western Conferences, scroll down.

6’0″ NBA Players:

5’8″ NBA Players:

5’7″ NBA Players:

Best Current NBA Players 6’0″ and under

Here are my picks of the three best players currently in the NBA that are 6 feet or shorter (in order by last name):

  • Mike Conley
  • Chris Paul
  • Fred VanVleet

Don’t agree? Let me know in the comments at the bottom of the post.

Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves (6’0″)

Mike Conley has been one of the most solid, underrated NBA point guards over the past decade.

He is also one of the most respected and classy players in the league, having won the NBA Sporstmanship Award a record four times.

Conley is currently in his 17th NBA season and 3rd team (Memphis, Utah, Minnesota). He has averaged over 10 points per game, and 4 assists per game for 15 straight seasons!

Some of his other NBA achievements include: 1x All-Star, 1x All-Defensive Second Team, Teammate of the Year, 4x Sportsmanship Award, All-Star H-O-R-S-E Competition Winner

Conley is also the Grizzlies all-time franchise leader in points, assists, 3-pointers made, and games played.

Conley is currently 36 years old, and nearing the end of his tremendous career. The Timberwolves are one of the top teams in the league, so he may be able to add a bit more to his resume before it’s all over.

šŸ¤ Stayin classy: Mike Conley holds the NBA record for most games played without receiving a technical foul.

Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors (6’0″)

Chris Paul, a.k.a. “CP3“, is one of the best point guards of all time. The 6’0 floor general is so good that he is sometimes referred to as a “point god”.

While he is not physically intimidating, Paul has been able to dominate the NBA with his high basketball IQ, elite playmaking skills, and ultra efficient mid-range shooting. He was also a great defender in his prime, and led the league in steals per game 6 times.

Paul is currently in his 19th NBA season, and 6th team (New Orleans, LA Clippers, Houston, OKC, Phoenix, Golden State). He has averaged double digit scoring, and over 7 assists per game in every year of his career (so far).

Some of his other NBA achievements include: 11x All-NBA Team (4x First, 5x Second, 2x Third); 9x All-Defensive Team (7x First, 2x Second); 12x All-Star; 1x All-Star Game MVP; Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie First Team; 5x Assists Leader; 6x Steals Leader; and member of NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

CP3 also has two Olympic gold medals with Team USA (2008 – Beijing; 2012 – London).

The only thing missing from Paul’s storied career is an NBA championship. He got to the finals once with Phoenix in 2021, but ended up losing to the Bucks in six games.

Paul is currently 38 years old, and nearing the end of his career. He only has a couple more seasons to get that elusive ring. It will be a pity if he can not win one, but he will still go down as one of the greatest point guards in NBA history.

šŸ¤Æ Chris Paul is the only player in NBA history to record 40 points, 15 assists, and 5 steals in a game.

Fred VanVleet, Houston Rockets (6’0″)

Fred VanVleet is one of the best undrafted NBA players of all time.

The crafty guard went from a summer league tryout player to NBA All-Star over the past 6-7 seasons.

He is currently in his 8th NBA season (2016-present), and 2nd team (Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets).

VanVleet’s scoring went from 3 ppg in his rookie season to 20 ppg in 2021-2022. He is currently averaging around 16.5ppg and a career high 8+ apg for the Houston Rockets this season (2023-2024).

Some of his NBA career achievements so far include: NBA Champ (2019); All-Star (2022), D-League Champ (2017).

VanVleet is currently 29 years old and in the prime of his career. He is now a vet leader on a young, up-and-coming Houston Rockets team that will be looking to make some noise over the next few years.

šŸ¦– Raptor record: VanVleet holds the Toronto Raptor franchise record for most points (54) and most assists (20) recorded in a single game.

Other Notable 6’0″ and under NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming NBA players that are 6 feet or shorter, include: Jose Alvarado, Kyle Lowry, and Davion Mitchell.

Best 6’0″ and under NBA Players of ALL TIME

A.I. is the best 6’0″ player in NBA history.

There have been many great 6’0 and under players in NBA history (i.e. currently retired or out of the league).

Below is a list of the 11 best NBA players that were 6’0 or shorter (in order by seasons played):

PlayerFromTo
Jameer Nelson (6’0″)20052018
Tim Hardaway (6’0″)19902003
Allen Iverson (6’0″)19972010
Damon Stoudamire (5’10”)19962008
Calvin Murphy (5’9″)19711983
Guy Rodgers (6’0″)19591970
Kemba Walker (6’0″)20122023
Louie Dampier (6’0″)19681979
Dick McGuire (6’0″)19501960
Isaiah Thomas (5’9″)20122022
Terrell Brandon (5’11”)19922002

The shortest player in NBA history is Muggsy Bogues, who was listed at 5’3″ tall (1.60m). Muggsy had a solid 14 season NBA career with four different teams (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors).

Current 6’0″ and under Players by Position

Below are some more lists of current NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C) that are 6’0″ or shorter.

Many players play multiple positions, so they will be in more than one list.

Guards

All players that are 6’0″ or under are guards.

Point guards (PG)
Shooting guards (SG)
  • No players found

Forwards

There are no forwards in the NBA that are 6’0 or shorter.

Small forwards (SF)
  • No players found
Power forwards (PF)
  • No players found

Centers

There are no centers in the NBA that are 6’0 or shorter.

Centers (C)

  • No players found

Current 6’0″ or shorter Players by Conference

Below are lists of current NBA players by conference (Eastern and Western) that are 6 feet tall or under.

Eastern Conference

There are 2 players in the Eastern Conference that are 6’0″ or shorter.

Eastern Conference
  • No players found

6’0″ NBA Players in the West

There are 9 players in the Western Conference that are 6’0″ or shorter.

Western Conference
  • No players found
  • No players found

FAQ

Who is the smallest player to play in the NBA?

The smallest player in NBA history is Muggsy Bogues, who was listed at 5’3″ tall (1.60m).

Muggsy had a very productive 14 season NBA career with four different teams (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors).

His best season was probably 1993-1994, when he averaged 10 points and 10 assists per game for the Charlotte Hornets.

The second smallest player in NBA history is Earl Boykins, who was listed at 5’5″ tall (1.65m).

Boykins played 13 seasons with 10 different teams (New Jersey, Cleveland, Orlando, LA Clippers, Golden State, Denver, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Washington, Houston). Boykins’ best years were in Denver, where he averaged double digit scoring for 4 straight seasons (2003-2007).

Who is the shortest guy in the NBA right now?

The shortest guy in the NBA right now is Markquis Nowell. He is listed at 5ā€™7ā€³ (1.70m). Nowell is a Two Way player for the Toronto Raptors.

The 2nd shortest player currently is Jacob Gilyard (5’8″ / 1.73m) of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Is 6ft short for NBA?

Yes, 6’0 is considered quite short by NBA standards.

There are currently only 11 players in the NBA that are 6’0″ tall or under.

Despite being considered short, some of the best players in NBA history have been 6’0″ tall, including Chris Paul, Tim Hardaway, and Allen Iverson.

Which NBA players are 6’1″ tall? (and other heights)

Check out these posts for list of NBA players of other heights (6’1″, 6’2″, etc):

Summary

Who is your favorite current NBA players that are 6’0 tall or shorter?

What about your favorite 6’0″ and under players of all time?

Which current players on this list do you think will be the best in the upcoming years?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Larry Lee

Larry is a basketball addict, and the founder of Hoop Dojo. He started Hoop Dojo to share his love of the game and help the next generation reach their full potential.