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The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked 

Ranker NBA
Updated January 10, 2020 40.7k views 55 items

List Rules Vote up the best players who weigh 250 pounds or more.

The NBA is a league for big, tall men, and the heaviest basketball players in the sport in the 2019-20 season are throwing their weight around the court to succeed, even if they're not the tallest in the NBA. While smaller players like Stephen Curry and James Harden have reshaped the league (literally), some of the most powerful basketball players today like LeBron James and Anthony Davis tip the scales at 250 pounds or more.

Of course, just because these players are carrying around a little extra weight, they would not necessarily make anyone's list of fattest athletes. No one is making fat jokes about perennial MVP candidates like Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. There is no question about the athleticism of some of the biggest players in the NBA, like Zion Williamson, Andre Drummond, and Lamarcus Aldridge.

So who are the best heavy players in the NBA? Which of these big men deserves to be at the top of the ranking of the league's heaviest players? Vote below, then head over and check out the heaviest NFL players, in another league known for its big men.

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1
Tacko Fall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Tacko Fall

Teams: Boston Celtics

310 pounds
7 feet, 5 inches

2
Boban Marjanović is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Zaječar, Serbia

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

290 pounds
7 feet, 4 inches

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3
Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Živinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

290 pounds
7 feet

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4
Isaac Haas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Isaac Haas

290 pounds
7 feet, 2 inches

5
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
6
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Sombor, Serbia

Teams: Denver Nuggets

284 pounds
7 feet

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7
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

281 pounds
7 feet

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8
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
9
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Power forward, Center from Mount Vernon, New York

Teams: Detroit Pistons

279 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

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10
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

270 pounds
7 feet

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11
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Flint, Michigan

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

270 pounds
7 feet

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12
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

270 pounds
6 feet, 11 inches

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13
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Fort Smith, Arkansas

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

270 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

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14
Cristiano Felicio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Cristiano Felicio

270 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

15
Christ Koumadje is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Christ Koumadje

268 pounds
7 feet, 4 inches

16
Ante Zizic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Ante Zizic

266 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

17
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
18
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Power forward, Center from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

265 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

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19
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Rotorua, New Zealand

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

265 pounds
6 feet, 11 inches

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20
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Houston, Texas

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

265 pounds
6 feet, 11 inches

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21
Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Center from Utena, Lithuania

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

265 pounds
6 feet, 11 inches

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22
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Power forward, Center from Atlanta, Georgia

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

265 pounds
6 feet, 9 inches

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23
Naz Reid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Naz Reid

264 pounds
6 feet, 9 inches

24
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Power forward, Center from Zürich, Switzerland

Teams: Boston Celtics

262 pounds
6 feet, 10 inches

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25
Ian Mahinmi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked
Power forward, Center from Rouen, France

262 pounds
6 feet, 11 inches

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