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Tallest NBA Players in the 2022-23 Season

Tallest NBA Players in the 2022-23 Season

The NBA definitely doesn’t have an issue when it comes to players’ heights. With even players playing the point guard position, a position historically reserved for shorter players, now towering over their older counterparts, the NBA appears to be trending towards ever-more taller and taller players.

And while we’ve all seen and watched the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming and Dikembe Mutombo tower over their respective defenders, just who are the tallest NBA players in the 2022-23 season? Below, we are going to look at the tallest players for the upcoming season and see just how they compare to some of the tallest NBA players of the past.

Tallest NBA Players in the 2022-23 Season

Bol Manute Bol

Standing in at 7’2″, Bol Manute Bol is the tallest NBA player entering the league in the 2022-23 season. A Sudanese-American basketball player, Bol Bol currently plays for the Orlando Magic. Having played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks, Bol Bol was a heavily recruited high school player, having been a consensus five-star recruit.

And although Bol Bol’s height definitely gives him an advantage, an injury to his left foot in his one and only season at Oregon pushed his draft prospects, with Bol Bol eventually being drafted with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.

Interestingly enough, Bol Bol’s father was none other than Manute Bol, a former NBA player who played in the NBA from 1988-1995 for trams including the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat. Manute Bol, however, stood at 7’6″, nearly 4-inches taller than his son.

Moses Brown

Similar to Bol Bol, Moses Brown stands in at 7’2″ and is tied for the tallest players going into the 2022-23 NBA season. Currently playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Brown would go undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft and would spend his rookie season on a two-way contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Following his time with the Trail Blazers, Brown would join the Oklahoma City Thunder in another two-way deal in the 2020-21 season before signing a multi-year NBA contract.

A top high school recruit, Brown opted to play for UCLA over Kentucky, Maryland, and Florida State. He would declare his eligibility for the NBA after just one season at UCLA, where he would average 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.

Rudy Gobert

Just an inch shorter than Bol Bol and Moses Brown, Rudy Gobert stands in at 7’1″ and has a wingspan of 7-feet and 9-inches. A French basketball player, he currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves and represents the French national team in their international competitions.

Considered one of the best rim protectors currently in the league, Gobert adds 258-pounds to his large frame. Declaring for the 2013 NBA draft after time playing in the French league, Gobert would set the record for both wingspan and standing reach, earning him the nickname, “The Stifle Tower”.

He would be selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 27th overall pick before being traded to the Utah Jazz that same night.

List of 7’0″ Players

Following the likes of Bol Bol, Moses Brown, and Rudy Gobert, a number of NBA players entering the 2022-23 season currently stand at 7’0″. Below, we are going to briefly touch on these players, including for which team they currently play.

  • Joel Embiid – perhaps the best 7-footer in the league right now, Joel Embiid, nicknamed “The Process”, currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. After playing one year with the Kansas Jayhawks, Embiid has led the 76ers through the recent revival and is a five-time NBA All-Star, a four-time member of the All-NBA Team and a three-time member of the All-Defensive Team. In addition, Embiid led the NBA in scoring in the 2021-22 season.
  • Udoka Azubuike – currently plays for the Utah Jazz. Is a Nigerian-American basketball player who played for the Kansas Jayhawks and was selected with the 27th pick in the 2020 NBA draft.
  • Mohamed Bamba– Mohamed Bamba, or better known as simply Mo Bamba, currently plays for the Orlando Magic. Having played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns, he was heavily recruited due to his 7-foot 10-inch wingspan and his 3.04 3/4 court sprint. He would be selected sixth overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2018 NBA draft.
  • Goga Bitadze – a Georgian basketball player, Goga Bitadze currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. Drafted by the team in the 2019 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick.
  • Dewayne Dedmon – a current member of the Miami Heat, Dewayne Dedmon played college basketball for both Antelope Valley College and USC. Nicknamed “The Mechanic”, Dedmon would go undrafted but would work his way through the NBA G League before being brought to the professional league.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein – a German-America basketball player, Isaiah Hartenstein currently plays for the New York Knicks.
  • Chet Holmgren – drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022 NBA draft with the second overall pick, Chet Holmgren played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He was a consensus five-star recruit and the number one player in the 2021 class.