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All 6’5″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 65 NBA players that are 6’5″ tall (approximately 1.96m).

The total number of players currently in the NBA is 517 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that around 12.57% of all NBA players are officially listed at 6 foot 5 inches tall.

The list of NBA players who are 6’5″ includes guards (e.g. James Harden, Dejounte Murray, Tyrese Haliburton, etc.), forwards (e.g. Keldon Johnson, Torrey Craig, etc.), and even a couple of “centers” (i.e. P.J Tucker, Ish Wainwright).

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List of All Current 6’5″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of all NBA players this season that are 6’5″ tall (71 total). It also include G League Two Way players.

The players are listed in alphabetical order (by last name).

List of All Current 6’5″NBA Players (click to expand)
Ochai Agbaji NBA Player Toronto Raptors
Ochai Agbaji
TOR
SF/SG
Desmond Bane NBA Player Memphis Grizzlies
Desmond Bane
MEM
PG/SF/SG
Kobe Bufkin NBA Player Atlanta Hawks
Kobe Bufkin
ATL
PG/SG
Alec Burks NBA Player New York Knicks
Alec Burks
NYK
PG/SG
Alex Caruso NBA Player Chicago Bulls
Alex Caruso
CHI
PG/SF/SG
Max Christie NBA Player Los Angeles Lakers
Max Christie
LAL
SF/SG
Pat Connaughton NBA Player Milwaukee Bucks
Pat Connaughton
MIL
PF/SF/SG
Torrey Craig NBA Player Chicago Bulls
Torrey Craig
CHI
PF/SF
Ayo Dosunmu NBA Player Chicago Bulls
Ayo Dosunmu
CHI
PG/SF/SG
Chris Duarte NBA Player Sacramento Kings
Chris Duarte
SAC
PF/SF/SG
Dante Exum NBA Player Dallas Mavericks
Dante Exum
DAL
PG/SF/SG
Josh Green NBA Player Dallas Mavericks
Josh Green
DAL
PF/SF/SG
James Harden NBA Player Los Angeles Clippers
James Harden
LAC
PG/SG
Kevon Harris NBA Player Orlando Magic
Kevon Harris
ORL
SF/SG
Jordan Hawkins NBA Player New Orleans Pelicans
Jordan Hawkins
NOP
PG/SF/SG
Tyler Herro NBA Player Miami Heat
Tyler Herro
MIA
PG/SF/SG
Nate Hinton NBA Player Houston Rockets
Nate Hinton
HOU
SF/SG
Ty Jerome NBA Player Cleveland Cavaliers
Ty Jerome
CLE
PG/SG
Keon Johnson NBA Player Brooklyn Nets
Keon Johnson
BKN
PG/SG
Luke Kennard NBA Player Memphis Grizzlies
Luke Kennard
MEM
PG/SF/SG
John Konchar NBA Player Memphis Grizzlies
John Konchar
MEM
PG/SF/SG
Zach LaVine NBA Player Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine
CHI
SF/SG
Terance Mann NBA Player Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann
LAC
PF/PG/SF/SG
Caleb Martin NBA Player Miami Heat
Caleb Martin
MIA
PF/SF/SG
Shake Milton NBA Player Detroit Pistons
Shake Milton
DET
PG/SG
Moses Moody NBA Player Golden State Warriors
Moses Moody
GSW
SF/SG
Isaac Okoro NBA Player Cleveland Cavaliers
Isaac Okoro
CLE
PF/SF/SG
Austin Reaves NBA Player Los Angeles Lakers
Austin Reaves
LAL
PG/SF/SG
Jared Rhoden NBA Player Detroit Pistons
Jared Rhoden
DET
PF/SF/SG
Josh Richardson NBA Player Miami Heat
Josh Richardson
MIA
PG/SF/SG
Brice Sensabaugh NBA Player Utah Jazz
Brice Sensabaugh
UTA
PF/SF/SG
Shaedon Sharpe NBA Player Portland Trail Blazers
Shaedon Sharpe
POR
PG/SF/SG
Max Strus NBA Player Cleveland Cavaliers
Max Strus
CLE
PF/SF/SG
Jalen Suggs NBA Player Orlando Magic
Jalen Suggs
ORL
PG/SF/SG
Matisse Thybulle NBA Player Portland Trail Blazers
Matisse Thybulle
POR
PF/SF/SG
P.J. Tucker NBA Player Los Angeles Clippers
P.J. Tucker
LAC
C/PF/SF
Devin Vassell NBA Player San Antonio Spurs
Devin Vassell
SAS
PG/SF/SG
Ish Wainright NBA Player n/a
Ish Wainright
n/a
C/PF/SF
Coby White NBA Player Chicago Bulls
Coby White
CHI
PG/SG
Aaron Wiggins NBA Player Oklahoma City Thunder
Aaron Wiggins
OKC
PF/SF/SG
Jalen Williams NBA Player Oklahoma City Thunder
Jalen Williams
OKC
PF/PG/SF/SG
Nate Williams NBA Player Houston Rockets
Nate Williams
HOU
PG/SF/SG
Delon Wright NBA Player Washington Wizards
Delon Wright
WAS
PG/SG
Taze Moore
n/a
SF/SG

Five Best 6’5″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the best 6’5 players currently in the NBA.

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

James Harden, LA Clippers

James Harden has gotten a bad rep over the past few seasons for being a selfish player that doesn’t win or perform in the playoffs. He has also been on 4 teams since 2021 (Rockets->Nets->76ers->Clippers).

Despite this, he is still undoubtedly one of the best players in the NBA, and one of the best guards of ALL TIME.

He is also easily the most accomplished 6’5″ player currently in the league. He is a former MVP (2018), 10x All-Star, 7x All-NBA player, 3x scoring champ, 2x assists leader, and was even the 6th man of the year way back in 2012.

He was also selected as one of the 75 greatest NBA players of all time in 2021.

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers

Tyrese Haliburton is maybe the best up-and-coming player that is 6’5″. Some may say that he already is a superstar.

The young point guard has improved each year since entering the NBA in 2020. He was on the NBA All-Rookie First Team (2021), and made his first All-Star appearance last season (2023).

The Indiana Pacers are one of the most exciting teams in the NBA, and Haliburton is leading the way.

Zach Lavine, Chicago Bulls

Zach Lavine is one of the most exciting and gifted players in the NBA. He is best known for his insane athleticism and highlight reel dunks. He is also a great scorer and has averaged over 23 points per game for 5 straight seasons.

Lavine is a 2x NBA All-Star, 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion, and was on the All-Rookie 2nd Team (2015). He also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Despite his individual success, the main knock on Lavine has been his lack of team success. He has only made the playoffs one time in his 10-year career.

It seems that Zach is also tired of losing, and has been seeking a trade out of Chicago this season.

Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks

Dejounte Murray is seldom mentioned as a top NBA player, but he is easily one of the most elite two way players (i.e. offense + defense) in the league.

Since joining the Hawks in 2022, he has been overshadowed by his All-Star teammate Trae Young, but still continues to put up great individual numbers (20 ppg, 5 rpg, 6 apg, 1.5 spg in 2022-2023).

Dejounte Murray is a one-time NBA All-Star (2022), one-time steals leader (2022), and made the NBA All-Defensive 2nd team in 2018.

Murray is currently 27 years old, and entering his prime, so we should see much more from him over the next few seasons.

Tyler Herro, Memphis Grizzlies

It was a bit difficult picking the last player to round out the top 5, but I think Tyler Herro is a solid choice.

The talented scoring guard/forward is one of the most important players on the perennial playoff bound Miami Heat team.

His scoring has improved drastically since entering the league in 2019-2020 (13.5ppg –> 20+ ppg), and he is currently averaging around 24ppg this season (2023-2024).

Herro made All-Rookie 2nd team in 2019-2020, and was the 6th Man of the Year in just his 3rd NBA season (2021-2022). In 2020, he was also the youngest player EVER to start an NBA Finals game (20 years, 256 days old).

Herro is still extremely young (only 23 years old), and has yet to enter his prime. He will only get better over the next few seasons.

Other Notable 6’5″ Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming players include Desmond Bane (MEM), Jalen Williams (OKC), Devin Vassel (SAS), Shaedon Sharpe (POR), Austin Reaves (LAL), Keldon Johnson (SAS), Tim Hardaway Jr. (DAL), Bogdan Bogdanavic (ATL), and Alex Caruso (CHI).

Best 6′ 5″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

Here are my picks of the best 8 players of ALL TIME (in no particular order).

James Harden, PG/SG

James Harden was an unstoppable offensive force, and won an MVP with the Houston Rockets

The Beard is the only all time great 6’5″ player that is currently still playing.

He is in his 15th NBA season (2009-present), and has played for five teams so far (OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Clippers).

See above for more details on James Harden.

Ray Allen, SG

Ray Allen, a.k.a Jesus Shuttlesworth, is one of the greatest shooters ever. His career spanned over 19 NBA seasons (1996-2014).

He held the record for most 3-pointers ever, before Steph Curry broke his record in 2021. Ray was much more than just a spot-up 3-point shooter though. He was a great defender, and the go-to-scorer for his teams earlier in his career (Bucks, Sonics). He was also a great athlete, and even participated in the Slam Dunk Contest back in 1997.

Ray Allen’s career achievements include: 2x NBA Champ (2008 – Boston Celtics, 2013 – Miami Heat), 10x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team Player, 3-point shootout champ, All Rookie 2nd Team, NBA Sportsmanship Award, NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and Olympic Gold Medallist (2000 Sydney Olympics).

🎬 Ray Allen also starred in one of the best basketball movies of all time: He Got Game

Oscar Robertson, PG

Oscar Robertson, a.k.a. The Big “O”, is an NBA legend, and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. His career spanned over 14 NBA seasons (1960-1974).

He was the only player to ever average a “triple double” in one season before Russell Westbrook joined him in 2017.

Robertson was an absolutely dominant player with career averages of 25.7ppg, 9.5apg, and 7.5rpg. He actually averaged a triple double over his first five season in the league (30.3 points, 10.6 assists, 10.4 rebounds per game). He led the league in assists per game 7 times, and points per game once.

His NBA career achievements include: NBA Champ (1971), NBA MVP (1964), 12x NBA All-Star, 3x All-Star Game MVP, 11x All-NBA Team Member (9x First Team, 2x Second Team), Rookie of the Year (1961), NBA 35th, 50th and 75th Anniversary Teams.

He also won a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Elgin Baylor, SF

Elgin Baylor was a tremendous scorer, rebounder, and one of the best athletes to ever play the game. He was the first player to use a high-flying/athletic playing style that would later influence legends like Dr. J and Michael Jordan.

Baylor’s career spanned 14 seasons (1958–1972), all with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers.

His career achievements include: NBA champion (1972), 11x NBA All-Star, All-Star Game MVP (1959), 10x All-NBA First Team, Rookie of the Year (1959), and member of each NBA anniversary team (35th, 50th, 75th).

Adrian Dantley, SF/PF

Adrian Dantley is one of the greatest scorers in NBA history.

His career spanned over 15 seasons (1976-1991) with seven different NBA Teams (Buffalo Braves, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks).

Dantley’s NBA career achievements include: 6x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA selection, 2x NBA scoring champion, NBA Rookie of the Year (1977).

Dantley also won a gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

When Dantley retired in 1991, he was 9th on the all-time NBA scoring list. He averaged over 30 points per game in four seasons.

Mitch Richmond, SG

Mitch Richmond, a.k.a. “The Rock”, is one of the most underrated NBA players of all time. He was an elite scorer and shooter, averaging over 20 points per game for 10 straight seasons.

He played 14 seasons in the NBA (1988-2002) with four different teams (Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, LA Lakers).

His career achievements include: NBA champ (2002), 6x NBA All-Star, All-Star Game MVP (1995), 5x All-NBA Team (3x Second Team, 2x Third Team), Rookie of the Year (1989), and All Rookie First Team (1989).

Richmond also won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics (as a college player).

🎮 Fun note: Mitch Richmond was the cover player for one of my favorite NBA video games ever: EA Sports NBA Live ’97.

John Havlicek, SF/SG

John Havlicek is the winningest 6’5″ NBA player ever, with eight NBA championships. As a player, he is best known for his unmatched hustle and excellent all-around game.

His career spanned 16 seasons (1962-1978), all with the Boston Celtics.

His NBA career achievements include: 8x NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP (1974), 13x NBA All-Star, 11x All-NBA Team (4x First Team, 7x Second Team), 8x NBA All-Defense (5x First Team, 3x Second Team), All-Rookie First Team (1963), and was a member of each NBA anniversary team (35th, 50th, 75th).

Havlicek has career averages of 20.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.8apg, and 1.2 spg (regular season).

Pete Maravich, SG

Pete Maravich, a.k.a. “Pistol Pete”, was a player way ahead of his time. He was known for his ridiculous offensive skill, dribbling, and creativity. Just imagine if Kyrie Irving now played in 70s.

Maravich’s played just 10 seasons (1970-1980) with 3 different teams (Hawks, Jazz, Celtics). His career was cut short due to injury.

Despite his short NBA career, his achievements include: 5x NBA All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team (2x First Team, 2x Second Team), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971), NBA scoring champ (1977), and member of the 50th / 75th NBA anniversary teams.

Perhaps more impressive is Pistol’s college career, where he averaged 44.2 points per game over three seasons!

FAQ and More Lists

Below are some more lists of current 6’5 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C). Many players play multiple positions, so they will be in more than one list.

There are also lists by conference (i.e. Eastern and Western).

6’5 Guards in the NBA

It’s interesting to note that every current 6’5″ point guard (PG) also plays shooting guard (SG). Some shooting guards don’t play point guard though (e.g. Desmond Bane, Jalen Williams).

Point guards (PG)
Shooting guards (SG)

6’5 Forwards in the NBA

Small forwards (SF)
Power forwards (PF)

6’5″ Centers in the NBA

There are only two — PJ Tucker, and Ish Wainwright.

Centers (C)

6’5″ NBA Players in the East

Eastern Conference

6’5″ NBA Players in the West

Western Conference

Is 6’5″ good for basketball / tall enough for NBA?

Yes, 6’5″ is considered a good height for basketball. It is a versatile size that can play multiple positions (guard or forward), depending on the player’s individual skill set.

Every 6’5″ player currently in the NBA plays multiple positions (guard/forward/center).

Some of the best players of all time have been 6 foot 5, including James Harden, Ray Allen, and Oscar Robertson.

Who is the tallest NBA player?

The tallest NBA players are Boban Marjanovic and Victor Wembanyama. Both are listed at 7′ 4″ (approximately 2.24m).

Summary

Who is your favorite current 6’5″ NBA player? What about your favorite of all time?

Which 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 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.