Victor Wembanyama and tallest players in the NBA right now

At 7-foot-4, Wembanyama is among the tallest players in league history

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A new NBA season is here, and one rookie is taking things to new heights.

Victor Wembanyama arrived in San Antonio as one of the most coveted draft prospects of all time. At 7-foot-4, the French phenom brings unprecedented skill for someone his size.

When Wembanyama makes his NBA debut against the Dallas Mavericks, he will immediately share one distinction: tallest active player. However, unless he hits a growth spurt, he will not land the title of tallest player in league history.

Let’s look around the NBA for the tallest current and all-time players.

Who is the tallest player in the NBA right now?

Wembanyama is one of two 7-foot-4 players in the NBA.

He and Houston Rockets Boban Marjanovic are tied as the tallest players in the league right now.

Learn about French big man Victor Wembanyama, the Spurs first pick in the NBA Draft.

Who is the tallest player in NBA history?

Gheorghe Muresan and Manute Bol are the tallest people to ever play in the NBA at 7-foot-7. 

Tacko Fall, Yao Ming, Slavko Vranes and Shawn Bradley are just a smidge shorter at 7-foot-6. Chuck Nevitt, Pavel Podkolzin and Sim Bhullar are next in line at 7-foot-5.

At 7-foot-4, Wembanyama and Marjanovic are tied with Ralph Sampson, Mark Eaton, Rik Smits and Priest Lauderdale as the 10th-tallest players in NBA history.

Tallest player on each NBA team

Here are the tallest players on each team according to their listed heights on

  • Atlanta Hawks: Clint Capela, Onyeka Okongwu and Mouhamed Gueye – 6-foot-10
  • Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis – 7-foot-2 (two more 7-footers)
  • Brooklyn Nets: Nic Claxton – 6-foot-11
  • Charlotte Hornets: Nick Richards and Mark Williams – 7-foot-0
  • Chicago Bulls: Andre Drummond – 6-foot-11
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Evan Mobley – 6-foot-11
  • Dallas Mavericks: Dereck Lively II – 7-foot-1
  • Denver Nuggets: Jay Huff – 7-foot-1
  • Detroit Pistons: James Wiseman – 6-foot-11
  • Golden State Warriors: Dario Saric – 6-foot-10
  • Houston Rockets: Boban Marjanovic – 7-foot-4
  • Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner – 6-foot-11
  • Los Angeles Clippers: Ivica Zubac – 7-foot-0
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Jaxson Hayes – 7-foot-0
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Santi Aldama – 7-foot-0
  • Miami Heat: Thomas Bryant, Nikova Jovic and Orlando Robinson – 6-foot-10
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez – 7-foot-1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert – 7-foot-1
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Jonas Valanciunas and Cody Zeller – 6-foot-11
  • New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson and Isaiah Hartenstein – 7-foot-0
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Chet Holmgren – 7-foot-1
  • Orlando Magic: Moe Wagner – 6-foot-11
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid and Mo Bamba – 7-foot-0
  • Phoenix Suns: Bol Bol – 7-foot-3
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Moses Brown – 7-foot-2
  • Sacramento Kings: Alex Len and JaVale McGee – 7-foot-0
  • San Antonio Spurs: Victor Wembanyama – 7-foot-4
  • Toronto Raptors: Jakob Poeltl and Christian Koloko – 7-foot-0
  • Utah Jazz: Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler – 7-foot-0
  • Washington Wizards: Daniel Gafford, Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala – 6-foot-10
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