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The Biggest Players In The NBA Right Now, Ranked

Updated January 10, 2020 58.9k 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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  • 1
    Tacko Fall

    Tacko Fall

    Center

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    310 pounds
    7 feet, 5 inches

  • 2
    Boban Marjanović

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

  • 3
    Jusuf Nurkić

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    290 pounds
    7 feet

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  • 4
    Isaac Haas

    Isaac Haas

    Center

    290 pounds
    7 feet, 2 inches

  • 5
    Zion Williamson

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    285 pounds
    6 feet, 6 inches

  • 6
    Nikola Jokic

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    284 pounds
    7 feet

  • 7
    Robin Lopez

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    281 pounds
    7 feet

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  • 8
    Joel Embiid

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    280 pounds
    7 feet

  • 9
    Andre Drummond

    Andre Drummond

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    279 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • 10
    Brook Lopez

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    270 pounds
    7 feet

  • 11
    JaVale McGee

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    270 pounds
    7 feet

  • 12
    DeMarcus Cousins

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

  • 13
    Jahlil Okafor

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

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  • 14
    Cristiano Felicio

    Cristiano Felicio

    Forward, Center

    270 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 15
    Christ Koumadje

    Christ Koumadje

    Center

    268 pounds
    7 feet, 4 inches

  • 16
    Ante Zizic

    Ante Zizic

    Forward, Center

    266 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 17
    Hassan Whiteside

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    265 pounds
    7 feet

  • 18
    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 19
    Steven Adams

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • 20
    DeAndre Jordan

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

  • 21
    Jonas Valančiūnas

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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  • 22
    Derrick Favors

    Derrick Favors

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    265 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • 23
    Naz Reid

    Naz Reid

    Forward

    264 pounds
    6 feet, 9 inches

  • 24
    Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 10 inches

  • 25
    Ian Mahinmi

    Ian Mahinmi

    Power forward, Center

    262 pounds
    6 feet, 11 inches

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