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All Current 6’8″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 52 players in the NBA that are 6’8″ tall (approximately 2.03m).

The total number of players in the NBA is 518 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 10.04% of all NBA players right now are 6 foot 8 inches tall.

The list of NBA players who are 6’8″, includes some guard/forward combo players (e.g. Paul George, Jeremy Sochan), pure forwards (e.g. Harrison Barnes, Aaron Gordon, etc.), as well as some centers (e.g. Daniel Theis, Bismack Biyombo).

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List of All Current 6’8″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of players from this season that are 6’8″ tall (2.03m). It includes G League Two Way Players, as well as players that have been recently waived .

(i.e. 55 total players this season; 52 are still on a team)

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

All 6’8″ NBA Players (click to expand)

Five Best 6’8″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the five best 6’8″ players currently in the NBA (in no particular order).

  • Paul George
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Julius Randle
  • Pascal Siakam
  • Jayson Tatum

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

Paul George, LA Clippers

Paul George is a perennial All-Star, and one of the best all around players in the league. He is known for his ability to score inside or out, as well as his elite perimeter defense.

George has averaged over 20ppg for the previous 8 seasons in a row!

He is currently in his 14th NBA season (2010 – present), and his third NBA team (Indiana Pacers, OKC Thunder, LA Clippers).

Some of George’s NBA achievements so far, include: 8x NBA All-Star, 6x All-NBA Team (1x First, 5x Third), 4x All-Defensive Team (2x First, 2x Second), All-Rookie Second Team, Most Improved Player (2013), and Steals leader (2019).

He also won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The only knock against George in recent years is that he is injury-prone (has not played more than 56 in previous 4 seasons), and has not had much playoff success.

The current Clippers team is stacked (feat. Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Russell Westbrook), so George hopes to put an end to the naysayers soon.

Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram is one of the most offensively talented players in the league. His unique blend of height, agility, and shooting ability make him a matchup nightmare for his opponents.

The 26 year old is in his 8th NBA season (2016-present), and second NBA team (LA Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans).

He has averaged over 20 ppg for the previous 4 straight seasons. Some of his NBA career achievements include: NBA All-Star (2020), Most Improved Player (2020), All-Rookie Second Team (2017).

Ingram was often touted as the “next Kevin Durant” early in his career. He has not quite lived up to the hype yet, but is just entering the prime of his career. We will see what he can do over the next few seasons.

Julius Randle, New York Knicks

Julius Randle has been one of the top PFs in the league in recent seasons. His brute strength and speed make him a matchup problem for most opposing teams.

Randle is in his 10th NBA season (2014-present), and third NBA team (Lakers, Pelicans, Knicks). He has averaged over 20 points per game, and 10 rebounds per game the past three seasons.

Some of Randle’s other NBA achievements include: 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA team (1x Second, 1x Third), and Most Improved Player (2021).

Randle has shown improvement nearly every season in the league. He has only been to the playoffs twice in his career though (2021, 2023).

Interesting note: Randle and Ingram (above) were teammates on the LA Lakers. After being traded together in 2018, they both went on to win Most Improved Player (Ingram in 2020, Randle in 2021)

Pascal Siakam, Indiana Pacers

Pascal Siakam, a.k.a. “Spicy P”, has one of the best nicknames in the NBA, and is also one of the most versatile players. His size and skillset allow him to score from multiple areas on the floor, as well as defend multiple positions.

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

Some of his NBA career achievements so far, include: NBA Champ (2019), 2x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Team (1x Second, 1x Third), and Most Improved Player (2019).

Siakam has also averaged over 20 ppg for the past four straight seasons.

Siakam is one of the best players to ever come out of the G League (along with Khris Middleton — see best 6’7 players).

He was recently traded to the Indiana Pacers, teaming up with Tyrese Haliburton (see best 6’5 players) in hopes of turning the team into a playoff contender.

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum may be the undisputed best 6’8″ player currently in the NBA.

He has become a perennial MVP candidate the past couple seasons. His scoring, rebounding, and assists have also improved each season of his career.

He is currently in his 7th NBA season (2017-present), all with the Boston Celtics.

Tatum’s NBA career achievements so far, include: 4x All-Star, All-Star Game MVP (2023), 3x All-NBA Team (2x First, 1x Third), All-Rookie First Team (2018).

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

Tatum is still just 25 years old, and entering his prime. He will only get better, and look to be an MVP candidate over the next few seasons.

Other Notable 6’8″ NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming players, that are 6 foot 8 inches tall, include: Josh Giddey, Aaron Gordon, Rui Hachimura, Tobias Harris, Cameron Johnson, Keegan Murray, Jeremy Sochan, and Harrison Barnes.

Best 6’8″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

There have been a ton of other great 6’8 players in NBA history. Here are my picks of the eight best, 6’8 NBA players of ALL TIME (in no particular order):

  • Tracy McGrady
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Grant Hill
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Spencer Haywood
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Alex English
  • Jerry Lucas

👉 Check out this article for more details about each player

Lists of 6’8″ Players by Position

Below are some more lists of current 6’8 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C).

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

6’8″ Guards in the NBA

There are no 6’8 players in the NBA that only play a guard position (i.e. all also play forward).

There are 5 point guards that are 6’8″ tall.

Point guards (PG)

There are 11 shooting guards that are 6’8″ tall.

Shooting guards (SG)

6’8″ Forwards in the NBA

Almost all 6’8 forwards in the NBA play multiple positions. Julian Phillips is the only player that is currently listed as only playing one position (SF).

There are 36 small forwards that are 6’8″ tall.

Small forwards (SF)

There are 46 power forwards that are 6’8″ tall.

Power forwards (PF)

6’8″ Centers in the NBA

There are 23 centers that are 6’8″ tall.

Bismack Biyombo is the only pure center that is 6’8.

Centers (C)

Players by Conference

Below are lists of current 6’8″ NBA players by conference (Eastern and Western).

6’8″ NBA Players in the East

There are 24 players in the Eastern Conference that are 6’8″ tall.

Eastern Conference

6’8″ NBA Players in the West

There are 28 players in the Western Conference that are 6’8″ tall.

Western Conference

FAQ

Is 6’8″ considered a good size for basketball / NBA?

Yes, 6’8″ is considered a great height for basketball. It is a versatile size that can play multiple positions — guard, forward, or center — depending on the player’s individual skillset and other physical attributes.

Some of the greatest, most versatile players of all time have been 6 foot 8, including players like Scottie Pippen, Grant Hill, and Tracy McGrady.

What NBA player is 6 7? (and other heights)

Check out these posts for list of NBA players of other heights (6’6″, 6’5″, etc):

Summary

Who is your favorite current 6’8″ NBA player?

What about your favorite 6’8 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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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.