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The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked

Updated January 10, 2020 64.3k views52 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Tacko Fall1

    Tacko Fall

    Center

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    310 pounds
    7 feet, 5 inches

  • Boban Marjanović2

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

  • Jusuf Nurkić3

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    290 pounds
    7 feet

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  • Isaac Haas4

    Isaac Haas

    Center

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 2 inches

  • Zion Williamson5

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    285 pounds
    6 feet, 6 inches

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  • Nikola Jokić6

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    284 pounds
    7 feet

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  • Robin Lopez7

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    281 pounds
    7 feet

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  • Joel Embiid8

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    280 pounds
    7 feet

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  • Andre Drummond9

    Andre Drummond

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    279 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • Brook Lopez10

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    270 pounds
    7 feet

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  • JaVale McGee11

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    270 pounds
    7 feet

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  • DeMarcus Cousins12

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • Jahlil Okafor13

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • Cristiano Felicio14

    Cristiano Felicio

    Forward, Center

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • Christ Koumadje15

    Christ Koumadje

    Center

    268 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

  • Ante Zizic16

    Ante Zizic

    Forward, Center

    266 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • Hassan Whiteside17

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    265 pounds
    7 feet

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  • Dwight Howard18

    Dwight Howard

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • Steven Adams19

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • DeAndre Jordan20

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • Jonas Valančiūnas21

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • Derrick Favors22

    Derrick Favors

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • Naz Reid23

    Naz Reid

    Forward

    264 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • Enes Kanter24

    Enes Kanter

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsPortland Trailblazers

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • Ian Mahinmi25

    Ian Mahinmi

    Power forward, Center

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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