Find out the shortest players in the NBA, from those who are currently active to the smallest players in the history of the league.
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Who are the shortest current NBA players?
The shortest current NBA player is Memphis Grizzlies rookie Kennedy Chandler, who stands 5ft 11in tall (1.80m).
The first-year guard, who played college ball at Tennessee, was selected in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, but was traded to Memphis a day later and signed a four-year deal with the Grizzlies.
The joint-shortest NBA player at the moment is Dallas Mavericks guard McKinley Wright IV, who is also 5ft 11in tall.
Wright went undrafted in 2021 but signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves before signing for Dallas in September 2022. He is currently on a two-way contract with the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.
Chandler and Wright are the only two current NBA players who are listed at below 6ft tall. There are then 12 players listed by the NBA at 6ft (1.83m).
That list includes 12-time All-Star Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns), six-time All-Star Kyle Lowry (Miami Heat), four-time All-Star Kemba Walker (Dallas Mavericks), as well as Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors), Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans), and Patty Mills (Brooklyn Nets).
Who are the shortest players in NBA history?
The shortest player in the history of the league, by quite some distance, is Muggsy Bogues.
The legendary point guard is just 5ft 3in (1.60m) tall, yet enjoyed a long career in the NBA, playing for the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.
The second-shortest player in NBA history is Earl Boykins, who stands at 5ft 5in (1.65m) and played for 10 teams over a 13-year career.
Next, at 5ft 6in (1.68m) is Mel Hirsch, who played 13 games for the Boston Celtics during the 1946-47 season.
The fourth-shortest NBA player of all time is Greg Grant, who played for six NBA franchises between 1989 and 1996. Grant stands at 5ft 7in (1.70m) tall.
The other players of the same height who played in the NBA are Keith Jennings, Red Klotz, Wataru Misaka, Monte Towe, and Spud Webb.
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