NBA 2K20: Smallest players in the game – Isaiah Thomas, Tyler Ulis & more

These players can certainly pack a punch despite their stature. Who are the shortest ballers?


NBA 2K20 is finally here, full of new features and interesting tweaks to the format.

The long-awaited basketball game that takes over the sports gaming world has officially launched and fans all across the world are already diving into 2K Games newest and greatest hit.

Basketball has always been a game dominated by taller players. We have witnessed some freaks of nature enter the league throughout the year and take the game vertical in a way most players can’t compete with.

Contrasting this is the opposite side of these genetic freaks; the smaller players that have managed to enter the league. For a lot of these players, they are doubted every step of the way as people are not convinced they will be able to score against a seven-foot NBA center.

Historically, the shortest player ever to lace up in an NBA game was the 5’3″ Muggsy Bogues, who was the point guard for the Charlotte Hornets during Michael Jordan era. Modern-day NBA has seen some short players but not to that extreme, with this in mind who are the shortest players present in 2K20?

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Isaiah Thomas, Washington Wizards – 78 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 30

Height: 5’3″

Thomas is an example of a player who has had to prove himself every step in his career, although he was an efficient scorer in college he slipped down to the last pick in the NBA Draft due to his size. Thomas battled through all this adversity and ultimately showcased his world-class talents to the world during the 2017 NBA season.

Playing for the Boston Celtics at the time, Isaiah had a staggering season and showed the world that size does not matter. Finishing the season with 28.9 PPG he ultimately coming fifth in MVP voting He has had a rocky few seasons since, with injuries sapping some of his power, resulting in a rating drop this year.

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Tyler Ulis, Free Agent – 72 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 23

Height: 5’10”

The former Kentucky guard is next up on our list. Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the second round during the 2016 NBA Draft, Ulis was once a part of the legendary Kentucky team that did not lose a regular-season game.

Although having immense success at the college level, Ulis has not been able to translate this over to the NBA.  Phoenix has been abysmal over the last few NBA seasons and has been famous for not having a stable point guard during this streak. Ulis filled this void for a bit but was ultimately traded and then bounced around a few times in the G-League. He is however in NBA 2K20 but as a free agent, maybe you’ll be able to find a roster spot for him.

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D.J. Augustin, Orlando Magic – 76 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 31

Height: 6’0″

We are now at the point in the list where we will have to get very precise when it comes to players measurements as it becomes very close now.

Augustin has been a consistent NBA point guard throughout his career, he has always been touted as an above-average three-point shot and 2K has acknowledged this as he as an 88 three-point rating. Playing for the Orlando Magic yet again this upcoming NBA season, Augustin and Co. will look to have similar success to last year.

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Chris Paul, OKC Thunder – 85 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 34

Height: 6’0″

The future first-ballot Hall of Famer has had a turbulent offseason to say the least. His former team the Houston Rockets shockingly traded for Russell Westbrook which resulted in Paul heading the other way.

With rumors circulating of Paul potentially joining LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers before the start of the NBA season, we will have to wait and see how efficient Paul will be this upcoming season. No matter how his career will end he will be one of the best players to use in NBA 2K games due to his insane passing rating.

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Ish Smith, Washington Wizards

Position: PG

Age: 30

Height: 6’0″

Another one of the shortest players list in NBA 2K20 is Ish Smith, the backup point guard for the Washington Wizards has been a consistent backup option since he came into the league during the 2010 NBA Draft.

Although it is unlikely he will ever become an NBA Starter, Ish has always been a reliable option at the most important position in today’s NBA.

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J.J. Barea, Orlando Magic – 76 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 35

Height:6’0″

Another strong player on the Orlando Magic this upcoming season, J.J. was one of the long-lasting Dallas Mavericks players over the years. Although he came off the bench for the majority of the time he was viewed as a well-versed role player that could essentially do it all.

Darren Collison, Free Agent – 78 OVR

Position: PG

Age: 31

Height: 6’0″

The former Indiana Pacers point guard surprised many with his sudden retirement towards the end of the last NBA season. Collison was a consistent back up or starting point guard throughout his journey in the NBA, and was a player many thought was due for a nice pay raise before his retirement.

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