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All Current 6’9″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 49 players in the NBA that are 6’9″ tall (approximately 2.06m).

The total number of players in the NBA is currently 518 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 9.46% of all NBA players right now are 6 foot 9 inches tall.

The list of NBA players who are 6’9″, includes a few guard/forward combo players (e.g. Ziaire Williams, Deni Avdija), many forwards (e.g. LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, etc.), and centers (e.g. Bam Adebayo, Kevon Looney).

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List of All Current 6’9″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of current players that are 6’9″ tall. It includes G League Two Way Players, as well as players that have been recently waived . (i.e. 50 total players this season; 49 are still on a team)

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

All 6’9″ NBA Players (click to expand)


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

Best Current 6’9″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the three best 6’9″ players currently in the NBA.

  • LeBron James
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Jarrett Allen

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

LeBron James, LA Lakers

LBJ is still throwing down tomahawk jams at near 40 years old.

LeBron James is arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, and easily the greatest player of this current generation.

His ranking is often debated by fans, comparing him to other GOATs Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant (see best 6’6 players).

Wherever you rank LeBron on the all-time great list, you can not argue that he is probably the best pure physical athlete to play in the league.

He is currently 39 years old, in his 21st season (2003-present) and third NBA team (Cleveland, Miami, LA Lakers), but still going strong (averaging around 25ppg, 7rpg, 7apg). No other NBA player has shown this kind of longevity before.

Some of LeBron’s other NBA achievements include: 4x NBA champ, 4x Finals MVP, 4x NBA MVP, 19x All-Star, 3x All-Star Game MVP, 19x All-NBA Team (13x First, 3x Second, 3x Third), 6x All-Defensive (5x First, 1x Second), Rookie of the year (2004), All-Rookie First Team, Scoring Champ (2008), Assists leader (2020), NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

He holds multiple NBA records — the biggest being NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leader (he is also 4th in career assist).

LeBron also has two Olympic gold medals (2008 Beijing, 2012 London), and one bronze (2004 Athens).

LeBron James is currently the oldest player in the NBA, and continues to produce at an elite level. How much longer can he play? Who knows, but we should enjoy it while we still can.

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Bam Adebayo has been one of the best centers, and top defensive players in the league for the past few seasons.

The 26 year old is currently in his 7th NBA season (2017-present), all with the Miami Heat. He has shown steady improvement each year, going from 7ppg and 5.5rpg his rookie year, to over 20ppg and 9rpg last season (2022-2023).

Bam’s other NBA career achievements include: 2x All-Star, 4x All-Defensive Second team.

He also won an Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Bam is entering his prime, and should only continue to be one of the NBA’s top centers for the forseeable future.

Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers

Jarrett Allen is only listed at 6’9, but is probably more like 7’0 if you count his hair.

Allen is in his 7th NBA season (2017-present), and second NBA team (Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers). Over the past couple seasons, he has emerged as one of the top defensive players in the league.

Allen has averaged over 1 block per game every season in his NBA career. He made one All-Star game in 2022.

His game slightly regressed last season (2022-2023), after making his first All-Star game the previous season.

Allen should be entering his prime though, so we will see if he can get back to All-Star form over the next few years.

Other Notable 6’9″ NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming players, that are 6 foot 9 inches tall, include: Kyle Kuzma, Al Horford, Kevon Looney, Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Markieff Morris, John Collins, and Robert Williams III.

Best 6’9″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

As you can see from the sparse list above, there are not that many great 6’9 players currently in the NBA.

There ARE plenty of all-time great players in NBA history that have been 6’9″. Here are ten of the best 6’9 NBA players of ALL TIME (in no particular order):

  • LeBron James*
  • Karl Malone
  • Ben Wallace
  • Elvin Hayes
  • Dave Cowens
  • James Worthy
  • Larry Bird
  • Magic Johnson
  • Bob McAdoo
  • Bob Pettit

(* indicates players currently in the league)

Current 6’9 Players by Position

Below are some more lists of current 6’9 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C).

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

6’9″ Guards in the NBA

There are currently no 6’9 players in the NBA that are listed as a point guard (PG), though LeBron should probably be considered one.

Point guards (PG)

There are 4 shooting guards that are 6’9″ tall.

Shooting guards (SG)

6’9″ Forwards in the NBA

Every 6’9 forward in the NBA plays multiple positions.

There are 18

There are 42 power forwards that are 6’9″ tall.

Power forwards (PF)

6’9″ Centers in the NBA

There are 38 centers that are 6’9″ tall.

About 70% of 6’9″ players in the NBA can play center position.

Centers (C)

Current 6’9 Players by Conference

Below are lists of current 6’9″ NBA players by conference (Eastern and Western).

6’9″ NBA Players in the East

There are 26 players in the Eastern Conference that are 6’9″ tall.

Eastern Conference

6’9″ NBA Players in the West

There are 23 players in the Western Conference that are 6’9″ tall.

Western Conference

FAQ

How tall are NBA centers?

NBA centers (that are currently in the NBA) range in height from 6’4″ (1.93m) to 7’4″ (2.24m).

The shortest center is Terry Taylor (Houston Rockets). The tallest centers are Boban Marjanovic (Houston Rockets) and Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs)

Which NBA players are 6’6? (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 6’9″ NBA player?

What about your favorite 6’9 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.