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The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked

Updated January 10, 2020 67.9k views48 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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  • 1

    Tacko Fall

    Center

    310 pounds
    7 feet, 5 inches

  • 2

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

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  • 3

    290 pounds
    7 feet

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  • 4

    Isaac Haas

    Center

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 2 inches

  • 5

    Zion Williamson

    Power forward

    285 pounds
    6 feet, 6 inches

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  • 6

    284 pounds
    7 feet

    More Nikola Jokić 

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  • 7

    281 pounds
    7 feet

    More Robin Lopez 

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  • 8

    280 pounds
    7 feet

    More Joel Embiid 

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  • 9

    279 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

    More Andre Drummond 

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  • 10

    270 pounds
    7 feet

    More Brook Lopez 

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  • 11

    270 pounds
    7 feet

    More JaVale McGee 

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  • 12

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

    More DeMarcus Cousins 

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  • 13

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

    More Jahlil Okafor 

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  • 14

    Cristiano Felicio

    Forward, Center

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 15

    Christ Koumadje

    Center

    268 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

  • 16

    Ante Zizic

    Forward, Center

    266 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 17

    265 pounds
    7 feet

    More Hassan Whiteside 

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  • 18

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

    More Dwight Howard 

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  • 19

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

    More Steven Adams 

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  • 20

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

    More DeAndre Jordan 

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  • 21

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

    More Jonas Valančiūnas 

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  • 22

    Derrick Favors

    Power forward, Center

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • 23

    Naz Reid

    Forward

    264 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • 24

    Enes Kanter

    Power forward, Center

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • 25

    Ian Mahinmi

    Power forward, Center

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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