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All Current 7’0″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

There are currently 20 players in the NBA that are 7’0″ tall (approximately 2.13m).

The total number of players in the NBA is currently 518 (including G League Two Way Players). This means that approximately 3.86% of all NBA players right now are 7 feet tall.

The list of NBA players who are 7’0″, includes forward/centers (e.g. Karl-Anthony Towns, Lauri Markkanen), as well as pure centers (e.g. Joel Embiid, JaVale McGee). There are currently no guards that are 7’0″.

Read on for more interesting info:

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List of All Current 7’0″ NBA Players (2023-2024)

Below is a complete list of players this season that are 7’0″ tall.

It includes G League Two Way Players, as well as players that were waived . (i.e. 22 total players this season; 20 are still on a team)

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

All 7’0″ NBA Players (click to expand)


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

Top 3 Current 7’0″ NBA Players

Here are my picks of the three best 7’0″ players currently in the NBA (in no particular order):

  • Joel Embiid
  • Lauri Markkanen
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

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

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

List of all current 7'0 NBA players, including Joel Embiid, KAT, and more.
“Trust the Process”

Joel Embiid, a.k.a. “The Process”, is the reigning MVP, and arguably the most dominant player currently in the NBA.

His size, and brute strength combined with his incredible shooting touch makes him as unguardable as any other player in the league.

Embiid is currently in his 8th NBA season (2016-present), all with the Philadelphia 76ers.

After a slow start to his career due to injuries, Embiid has been a force the last few seasons. He has also averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in every season of his career, except his rookie year.

Some of Embiid’s other NBA achievements include: MVP (2023), 6x All-Star, 4x All-NBA Team (1x First Team, 4x Second Team), 3x All-Defensive Second Team, 2x Scoring Champ, All-Rookie First Team (2017).

Embiid is currently 29 years old, and in the prime of his career. He should continue playing at an MVP level for at least the next few seasons. At this point, the only thing missing from Embiid’s resume, is an NBA championship.

Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

“I’m the Finnisher”

Lauri Markkanen is probably the least talked about All-Star level player in the NBA.

The Finnish sniper is one of the best shooting big men in the league. He is currently in his 7th NBA season and 3rd team (Chicago, Cleveland, Utah).

After a promising first couple of years in the NBA, Markkanen’s career seemed to be trailing downwards. That was, until last season, when he broke out of his downward spiral and averaged over 25ppg for the Utah Jazz.

Some of Markkanen’s current NBA achievements include: All-Star (2023), Most Improved Player (2023), and All-Rookie First Team (2018).

Markkanen is still just 26 years old, and should be entering the prime of his career. Utah Jazz fans will hope he can continue his stellar play since joining the team.

🇫🇮 Markkanen is the best Finnish basketball player ever, and was also the first basketball player to ever win the Finnish Athlete of the Year (2023).

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

“It’s not my fault the Twolves have sucked, OK?”

Karl-Anthony Towns, a.k.a the “KAT“, is one of the most talented offensive big men in the league today.

His size combined with outside shooting, and scoring ability make him a tough matchup for most teams.

KAT is currently in his 9th NBA season, all with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has averaged over 20 ppg every year of his career, except his rookie season (18.3ppg).

Some of his other NBA achievements include: 3x All-Star, 2x All-NBA Third Team, Rookie of the Year (2016), All-Rookie First Team, and 3-point Contest Champion (2022).

The main knock against Towns has been his lack of playoff / team success. The Wolves are good this year though, featuring Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert, so that may change.

Towns is still just 28 years old, and in the prime of his career. He should have at least a few more All-Star seasons left in him.

Other Notable 7’0″ NBA Players

Some other notable, or young & upcoming NBA players that are 7 feet tall, include:
Walker Kessler, JaVale McGee, Jusuf Nurkic, Ivica Zubac, and Mitchell Robinson.

Best 7’0″ NBA Players of ALL TIME

Ewing and Olajuwon are two of the best 7’0 NBA players ever.

There have been plenty of great 7 foot players in NBA history. Below is a list of some of the best 7’0″ NBA players of ALL TIME (in no particular order):

(Note: Joel Embiid would also qualify as one of the best 7 footers ever.)

  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Pau Gasol
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Darko Miličić (joking 😂)
  • Michael Olowokandi (joking again 😂)

On another interesting note, 7 footer Kevin Willis played the 2nd most seasons in NBA history with 21 seasons (Dirk also played 21; Vince Carter has the most at 22).

Current 7’0″ Players by Position

Below are some more lists of current 7’0 NBA players by position (PG, SG, SF, PF, C).

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

7’0″ Guards in the NBA

There are currently no 7’0 guards in the NBA.

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

7’0″ Forwards in the NBA

Lauri Markkanen is the only 7 foot player that can play small forward.

Small forwards (SF)

There are 5 power forwards that are 7’0″ tall:

Power forwards (PF)

7’0″ Centers in the NBA

19 out of 20 players that are 7’0″ tall, play the center position.

Centers (C)

Current 7’0 Players by Conference

Below are lists of current 7’0″ NBA players by conference (Eastern and Western).

7’0″ NBA Players in the East

There are 8 players in the Eastern Conference that are 7’0″ tall.

Eastern Conference

7’0″ NBA Players in the West

There are 12 players in the Western Conference that are 7’0″ tall.

Western Conference

FAQ

Is there anyone over 7 foot in the NBA?

Yes, there are currently 11 players that are over 7 foot in the NBA (7’1″ – 7’4″):

Moses Brown7’2″ (2.18m)
Rudy Gobert7’1″ (2.16m)
Chet Holmgren7’1″ (2.16m)
Jay Huff7’1″ (2.16m)
Luke Kornet7’1″ (2.16m)
Dereck Lively II7’1″ (2.16m)
Brook Lopez7’1″ (2.16m)
Robin Lopez7’1″ (2.16m)
Boban Marjanovic7’4″ (2.24m)
Kristaps Porzingis7’2″ (2.18m)
Dmytro Skapintsev7’1″ (2.16m)
Victor Wembanyama7’4″ (2.24m)

Who was the first 7 foot NBA player?

The first 7 foot NBA player was Walter Dukes.

He was listed at 7’0″ tall and 220lbs (100kg). Walter played 8 NBA seasons (1955-1963) for 3 different teams (New York Knicks, Minneapolis Lakers, Detroit Pistons). In his best season (1959-1960), he averaged 15ppg and 13rpg .

If we go further back to the BAA (i.e. predecessor to the NBA), the first 7 foot player was Ralph Siewert (7′ 1″). Ralph only played one season, and averaged 1 point per game.

How rare is 7 feet tall?

Being 7 feet tall is extremely rare.

According to website Atonce, “only 0.00003% of the global population is 7 feet tall or taller.”

According to another site, it is estimated that only about 85 – 150 people in the U.S. are 7 feet tall or taller.

Who is the tallest guy in the NBA?

Victor Wembanyama (SAS) and Boban Marjanovic (HOU) are currently the tallest NBA players. They are both listed at 7’4″ tall (approximately 2.24m).

Bol Bol (PHX) is the third tallest player in the league. He is listed at 7’3″ tall (2.21m).

Who is the shortest NBA player right now?

The shortest NBA player right now is Markquis Nowell. He is listed at 5’7″ (1.70m). Nowell is a Two Way player for the Toronto Raptors.

The second shortest player is Jacob Gilyard (5’8″) of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Which NBA players are 6’11” tall? (and other heights)

Check out these posts for list of NBA players of other heights (6’10”, 6’9″, etc):

Summary

Who is your favorite current 7’0″ NBA player?

What about your favorite 7’0″ 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.