The Shortest NBA Players in 2023-24 Season

The NBA has always been a league dominated by tall and athletic players. However, history has shown us that talent and heart can overcome height limitations. As we enter the 2023-24 NBA season there are still several players who defy conventional expectations and stand as shining examples of “heart over height.” In this article we’ll take a closer look at the five shortest NBA players on rosters this season highlighting their achievements and the impact they’ve made on the game.

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Markquis Nowell – Toronto Raptors (5’8″)

  • Markquis Nowell is standing at just 5’8″ holds the title of the shortest rostered player in the NBA.
  • He is known for his incredible hustle and collegiate success Nowell’s arrival in the NBA is eagerly anticipated.
  • Nowell’s potential to fill the void left by Fred Van Vleet’s departure could make him the shortest active player in the league by a significant margin.
Markquis Nowell

Jordan McLaughlin – Minnesota Timberwolves (5’11”)

  • Jordan McLaughlin is at 5’11” is the shortest regular player in the NBA.
  • Despite his height McLaughlin plays a crucial role in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ rotation.
  • Averaging 4.7 points, 3.5 assists and 0.9 steals per game McLaughlin’s impact on the game goes beyond his stature.
Jordan McLaughlin

Chris Paul – Golden State Warriors (6’0″)

  • Chris Paul is although 6 feet tall is considered one of the shorter players in the NBA.
  • With an illustrious career spanning 18 seasons Paul averages 17.9 points and 9.5 assists per game.
  • Paul’s success showcases how his game transcends physical limitations proving that height isn’t everything.
Chris Paul

Kyle Lowry – Miami Heat (6’0″):

  • Kyle Lowry is also listed at 6’0″ is a prime example of a player who has overcome height expectations.
  • He is known for his defensive prowess and ability to draw charges Lowry is a six time All Star and a former champion.
  • As the starting point guard for the Miami Heat he continues to excel in his 18th NBA season.
Kyle Lowry

Fred Van Vleet – Houston Rockets (6’0″):

  • Fred Van Vleet joins Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry as an All-Star guard listed at 6’0″.
  • Renowned for his two-way play Van Vleet recently signed with the Houston Rockets.
  • His previous championship run with the Toronto Raptors alongside Lowry highlights the impact shorter players can have on the game.
Fred Van Vleet

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The NBA has witnessed legendary players who defied height expectations throughout its history. As we embark on the 2023-24 season players like Markquis Nowell, Jordan McLaughlin, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry and Fred Van Vleet continue to inspire basketball fans worldwide. They prove that in the world of professional basketball, heart, talent and determination often matter more than height. These players serve as role models for aspiring athletes demonstrating that success knows no height limit on the court.

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