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All 6’6″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 72 NBA players that are 6’6″ tall (approximately 1.98m).

The total number of players in the NBA is currently 567 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 12.70% of all NBA players are officially listed at 6 foot 6 inches tall.

The list of NBA players who are 6’6″ includes guards (e.g. Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, etc.), forwards (e.g. Klay Thompson, Jaylen Brown, etc.), and even a few undersized centers (e.g. Draymond Green, Zion Williamson).

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

Below is a complete list of all current NBA players that are 6’6″ tall (71 total). It also includes G League “Two Way” Players.

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

For separate lists of 6’6″ guards / forwards / centers, as well as by Eastern / Western Conferences, scroll down to the FAQ section.

RJ Barrett NBA Player Toronto Raptors
RJ Barrett
TOR
PG/SF/SG
Leaky Black NBA Player Charlotte Hornets
Leaky Black
CHA
PF/SF/SG
Devin Booker NBA Player Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker
PHX
PG/SG
Christian Braun NBA Player Denver Nuggets
Christian Braun
DEN
PG/SF/SG
Mikal Bridges NBA Player Brooklyn Nets
Mikal Bridges
BKN
PF/SF/SG
Dillon Brooks NBA Player Houston Rockets
Dillon Brooks
HOU
PF/SF/SG
Jaylen Brown NBA Player Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown
BOS
SF/SG
Jamal Cain NBA Player Miami Heat
Jamal Cain
MIA
PF/SF/SG
Jae Crowder NBA Player Milwaukee Bucks
Jae Crowder
MIL
PF/SF
Cade Cunningham NBA Player Detroit Pistons
Cade Cunningham
DET
PG/SF/SG
DeMar DeRozan NBA Player Chicago Bulls
DeMar DeRozan
CHI
PF/SF/SG
Gradey Dick NBA Player Toronto Raptors
Gradey Dick
TOR
SF/SG
AJ Griffin NBA Player Atlanta Hawks
AJ Griffin
ATL
SF/SG
Joe Harris NBA Player n/a
Joe Harris
n/a
PF/SF/SG
Danuel House Jr. NBA Player n/a
Danuel House Jr.
n/a
PF/SF/SG
Jett Howard NBA Player Orlando Magic
Jett Howard
ORL
SF/SG
Jaime Jaquez Jr. NBA Player Miami Heat
Jaime Jaquez Jr.
MIA
PF/SF/SG
Colby Jones NBA Player Sacramento Kings
Colby Jones
SAC
SF/SG
Corey Kispert NBA Player Washington Wizards
Corey Kispert
WAS
PF/SF/SG
A.J. Lawson NBA Player Dallas Mavericks
A.J. Lawson
DAL
SF/SG
Caris LeVert NBA Player Cleveland Cavaliers
Caris LeVert
CLE
PG/SF/SG
Damion Lee NBA Player Phoenix Suns
Damion Lee
PHX
PG/SF/SG
Naji Marshall NBA Player New Orleans Pelicans
Naji Marshall
NOP
PF/SF/SG
Cody Martin NBA Player Charlotte Hornets
Cody Martin
CHA
PG/SF/SG
KJ Martin NBA Player Philadelphia 76ers
KJ Martin
PHI
C/PF/SF
Doug McDermott NBA Player Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott
IND
PF/SF/SG
Bryce McGowens NBA Player Charlotte Hornets
Bryce McGowens
CHA
PG/SF/SG
Aaron Nesmith NBA Player Indiana Pacers
Aaron Nesmith
IND
PF/SF/SG
Royce O'Neale NBA Player Brooklyn Nets
Royce O'Neale
BKN
PF/SF/SG
Eugene Omoruyi NBA Player Washington Wizards
Eugene Omoruyi
WAS
C/PF/SF
Rayan Rupert NBA Player Portland Trail Blazers
Rayan Rupert
POR
SF/SG
Matt Ryan NBA Player New Orleans Pelicans
Matt Ryan
NOP
SF/SG
Gui Santos
GSW
PF/SF
Ben Sheppard NBA Player Indiana Pacers
Ben Sheppard
IND
PG/SG
Ausar Thompson NBA Player Detroit Pistons
Ausar Thompson
DET
PF/SF/SG
Jordan Walsh NBA Player Boston Celtics
Jordan Walsh
BOS
PF/SF
Dariq Whitehead NBA Player Brooklyn Nets
Dariq Whitehead
BKN
PF/SF/SG
Grant Williams NBA Player Charlotte Hornets
Grant Williams
CHA
C/PF/SF
Jalen Wilson NBA Player Brooklyn Nets
Jalen Wilson
BKN
PF/SF
Royce O'Neale NBA Player Phoenix Suns
Royce O'Neale
PHX
PF/SF/SG

For a text list of all 6’6″ NBA players, click below:

All 6’6″ NBA Players (click to expand)

Five Best 6’6″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the five best 6’6″ players currently in the NBA (in no particular order).

  • Devin Booker
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Zion Williamson

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

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker is a superstar, and one of the most lethal scorers in the NBA.

He is just 27 years old, but has already played 8 NBA seasons (2015-present). He has averaged over 20 points per game in all but his rookie season (2015-2016).

Some of Booker’s other achievements so far, include: 3x NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team (2022), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016), and All-Star 3-point shootout champion (2018).

He also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Booker made it to the NBA Finals once in 2021, losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. He looks to lead the Phoenix Suns back to the finals this season, teamed up with other stars Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal.

DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls

DeMar DeRozan has been one of the most consistent scorers in the NBA over the past decade. He has averaged over 20 points per game for 10 straight seasons!

The 34 year old is currently in his 15th NBA season (2009-present), and his third NBA team (Toronto, San Antonio, Chicago). Early in his career, DeRozan was known for his highlight-reel dunks, but has since become a master of the mid-range.

Some of his NBA career achievements include: 6x NBA All-Star, and 3x All-NBA Team (2x Second Team, 1x Third Team). He is also the all-time franchise scoring leader for the Toronto Raptors.

DeRozan also has two gold medals with Team USA (2014 World Cup, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics).

Despite his great individual numbers, DeRozan has not had much NBA playoff success. The furthest his team has been is the Eastern Conference finals (Toronto Raptors, 2016). His current team (Chicago Bulls) is not very good, so it seems like his lack of playoff success will continue unless a trade is made.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a.k.a. SGA, is possibly the best young player in the NBA (25 and under). The shifty guard has improved every year (2018-present), and has become an unstoppable offensive force the past couple of seasons.

Some of SGA’s achievements so far, include: NBA All-Star (2023), All-NBA First Team (2023), and All-Rookie Second Team (2019). His scoring has gone from 10.8ppg (rookie season), to over 30ppg last season (2022-2023).

He also led Canada to a bronze medal at the 2023 FIBA World Cup (beating Team USA).

SGA is about to enter his prime, and looks to be a potential MVP candidate in the upcoming seasons.

Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown is one of the most important players for the championship contending Boston Celtics. He is a great scorer, and his size / athleticism makes him one of the most versatile wing players in the league.

Brown has improved each season in the league (2016-present), and has averaged over 20ppg the past four seasons.

Some of his NBA career achievements include: 2x NBA All-Star, All-NBA Second Team (2023), and All-Rookie Second Team (2017).

Recently, Jaylen Brown is perhaps best known for signing the largest “supermax” contract in NBA history — a 5 year, $304 million deal.

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson was one of the most hyped players EVER when he entered the NBA in 2019. His ridiculous strength, athleticism, and leaping ability made him must watch TV.

Unfortunately, injuries and weight problems over the past couple seasons have lessened the hype around Zion.

Despite this, he has still put up great numbers when healthy (25ppg, 7rpg, 3.6apg). Some of Zion’s achievements so far in his young career include: 2x NBA All-Star, and NBA All-Rookie First Team (2020).

Zion is still very young (just 23 years old), and yet to enter his prime. If he can stay healthy (and in shape), he has some of the most potential in the NBA.

Other Notable 6’6″ NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming players that are 6 foot 6 inches tall, include: Cade Cunningham, Mikal Bridges, Klay Thompson, Dillon Brooks, Lonzo Ball, RJ Barrett, and Draymond Green.

Best 6’6″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

Here are my picks of the seven best, six foot six players of ALL TIME (in no particular order):

  • Michael Jordan
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Charles Barkley
  • Manu Ginobli
  • Chris Mullin
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Vince Carter

👍 Interestingly, three of these players are left-handed (Ginobli, Mullin, Cunningham)

🐐 Michael Jordan, SG

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

Michael Jordan, a.k.a Air Jordan, a.k.a. the GOAT, is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time. His career spanned over 15 NBA seasons with two NBA teams (Chicago Bulls: 1984-1998, Washington Wizards: 2001-2003).

Even if you don’t consider Jordan the greatest, you will agree he has been the most influential basketball player of all time.

Jordan revolutionized the game, and is responsible for popularizing basketball and the NBA around the world.

Some of Jordan’s NBA career achievements include: 6x NBA Champ, 6x Finals MVP, 5x MVP, 14x All-Star, 3x All-Star Game MVP, 10x All-NBA First Team, 1x All-NBA Second Team (1985 – Rookie Year), 1x Defensive Player of the Year (1988), 9x All-Defensive First Team, NBA Rookie of the Year, All Rookie First Team, 10x Scoring Champion, 3x Steals Leader, 2x Dunk Contest Champion.

Jordan is also part of the NBA Anniversary Team (50th, 75th).

He also won two Olympic gold medals (1984, 1992).

Michael Jordan is also the first billionaire NBA player, with a current net worth around $3 billion.

🐍 Kobe Bryant, SG

Kobe Bryant, a.k.a “Black Mamba”, is one of the greatest, and most respected, players of all time. He was best known for his unmatched offensive skill, and work ethic.

His career spanned 20 seasons, all with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Some of Kobe’s career achievements include: 5x NBA Champ, 2x Finals MVP, NBA MVP (2008), 18x All-Star, 4x All-Star Game MVP, 15x All-NBA Team (11x First, 2x Second, 2x Third), 9x All-Defensive Team (9x First, 3x Second), 2x Scoring Champ, Slam Dunk Contest Champ (1997), All-Rookie Second Team (1997).

Kobe Bryant is also a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. He also won two Olympic Gold Medals (2008 Beijing, 2012 London).

Similarly to how Jordan was the most influential player of the 90s, Kobe was one of the most influential players of the 2000s. Many of this generation’s NBA players looked up to Kobe, including stars like DeMar DeRozan, Zach Lavine, Klay Thompson, and Jrue Holiday.

Charles Barkley, PF/SF

Charles Barkley, a.k.a. “The Round Mound of Rebound“, is a former MVP, and one of the greatest rebounders in the history of the NBA . His career spanned over 16 NBA seasons (1984-2000) with three teams (Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets).

He is the shortest player to ever lead the league in rebounding.

Barkley’s other NBA career achievements include: MVP (1993), 11x All-Star, All-Star Game MVP (1991), 11x All-NBA Team (5x First, 5x Second, 1x Third), All-Rookie First Team, 1x Rebounding leader (1987), and member of NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th).

Barkley also has two Olympic gold medals with Team USA (1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta).

These days, Barkley is better known as a humorous TV / analyst for the show “Inside the NBA / NBA on TNT

Manu Ginobli, SG/SF

Manu Ginobli is best remembered for his exciting playing style, and as one of the greatest “6th man” players ever. The lefty Argentine helped popularize the “Euro-step” move in the NBA, and is one of the most important international players (i.e. non-American) in NBA history.

Ginobli’s NBA career spanned 16 seasons (2002–2018), all with the San Antonio Spurs.

His NBA career achievements include: 4x NBA Champ, 2x NBA All-Star, 2x All-NBA Third Team, NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2008), and All-Rookie Second Team (2003).

Ginobli also won an Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Ginobli could have potentially achieved much more in the NBA, but he did not join the league until he was 25 years old (after playing professionally for 7 years in Argentina / Italy). He is considered one of the greatest 2nd round draft picks of all time (57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft).

Chris Mullin, SG/SF

Chris Mullin is perhaps one of the greatest unathletic NBA players ever. The left-handed sharpshooter managed to carve out a hall-of-fame career despite lacking the speed, or jumping ability of many of his peers.

His career spanned over 16 seasons (1985-2001) with the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers. Mullin is best remembered for his time with the Warriors as part of the “Run T.M.C” trio during the early 90s (featuring Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin).

Mullin’s NBA career achievements include: 5x NBA All-Star, and 4x All-NBA Team (1x First, 2x Second, 1x Third). He averaged over 20ppg for 6 straight seasons with the Warriors.

He was also a member of the “Dream Team” that won a gold medal at 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Billy Cunningham, SF/PF

Billy Cunningham, a.k.a. “Kangaroo Kid“, is one of the great rebounders of early NBA history. He got the his nickname for his jumping abilities.

He played 11 seasons in the NBA/ABA (1965-1976) for Philadelphia 76ers and Carolina Cougars (ABA).

His NBA/ABA career achievements include: NBA Champ (1967), 4x NBA All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team (3x First, 1x Second), All-Rookie First Team, ABA MVP, All-ABA First Team, ABA All-Star (1973).

Cunningham was also named a member of the NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th), and ABA All-Time Team.

After retiring as a player, Cunningham became the coach of the 76ers (1977-1985). He won another championship as a coach (1983), and is still the winningest coach in 76ers history (.698 winning percentage).

Vince Carter, SG/SF

Vince Carter, a.k.a. “Half-man Half-amazing“, a.k.a “Vinsanity“, is possibly the greatest dunker EVER, and one of the most naturally talented athletes to ever play in the NBA.

His career spanned 22 seasons (1998-2020), with 8 different teams (Toronto, New Jersey, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis, Sacramento, Atlanta).

He currently holds the record for most seasons played in NBA history.

Some of Vince Carter’s other NBA achievements include: 8x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team (1x Second, 1x Third), Rookie of the Year (1999), All-Rookie First Team, Slam Dunk Contest Champ (2000), Sportsmanship Award (2020), and Teammate of the Year (2016).

The 2000 Slam Dunk Contest was perhaps the greatest dunk contest in history.

Vince also won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he had perhaps the greatest in-game dunk of all time.

FAQ and More Lists

Below are some more lists of current 6’6 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C), as well as conference (i.e. Eastern and Western)

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

6’6″ Guards in the NBA

Lonzo Ball is the only pure PG that is 6’6″ tall.

Point guards (PG)
Shooting guards (SG)

6’6″ Forwards in the NBA

All 6’6 forwards in the NBA play multiple positions.

Small forwards (SF)
Power forwards (PF)

6’6″ Centers in the NBA

Centers (C)

6’6″ NBA Players in the East

Eastern Conference

6’6″ NBA Players in the West

Western Conference

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

Yes, 6’6″ is considered an excellent height for basketball. It is a versatile size that can play multiple positions — guard, forward, or even center — depending on the player’s individual skill set and other physical attributes.

Some of the greatest players of all time have been 6 foot 6, including two of the undisputed best players EVER — Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant.

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).

What NBA player is 6 5? (and other heights)

Check out these posts for list of NBA players of other heights:

Summary

Who is your favorite current 6’6″ NBA player?

What about your favorite 6’6 player 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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