The greatest Detroit Pistons of all time by height

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Detroit Pistons center Boban Marjanovic (51) dunks the ball against Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) in the second half at Toyota Center. Detroit Pistons won 114-109. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons have had plenty of great players over the years, some of them of the giant variety and some of them not so much.

Here’s a look at countless Pistons’ greats, grouped together based on height and analyzed to determine just which one of them is supreme. We’ll start with the tallest and work our way down.

Detroit Pistons: Greatest player at each height


Boban Marjanovic

Easy enough, right? But boy is this a fun conclusion if you really think about it. Boban, like Darko Milicic before him, was usually reserved for spot minutes in blowouts. He wasn’t quite on the level of “The Human Victory Cigar,” but he was close. The difference, however, is that he embraced it. Sure, doing so had to have been infinitely easier than it would have been for someone wearing the albatross of being the #2 overall draft pick and yet nevertheless, he relished the role.

Marjanovic doesn’t have the gifts of some of the other men with his size, Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama being an obvious comparison that comes to mind. But what Boban does have is…a blossoming Hollywood career that began with John Wick 3. That’s good enough for me. Not that he has any competition.