Shortest NBA players of 2021 and all time
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 Houston Rockets guard Chris Clemons, who stands 5ft 9in tall (1.75m).
Clemons went undrafted in 2019 but joined the Rockets during the Summer League and has played 33 games for them so far.
The second-shortest current NBA player is J.J. Barea, who most recently played for the Dallas Mavericks.
The Puerto-Rican point guard is 5ft 10in tall (1.78m), and has carved out a solid career at the top level, including a championship title in 2011.
The third-shortest player currently playing in the NBA is Tremont Waters, who is on a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics.
The point guard, who is also 5ft 10in (1.78m) was selected at 51st overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, but is yet to make his debut.
Also standing at that height, and also on a two-way contract, is Jared Harper of the New York Knicks. Like Waters, he is yet to debut in the NBA, but recently re-signed with the Knicks.
The fifth-shortest current NBA player is D.J. Augustin, who plays at point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Augustin has played for nine NBA franchises over the course of a 12-year career.
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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