13. Isaiah Thomas
Thomas has enjoyed a long NBA career. Despite his short stature, the former Boston Celtic has been a very effective player at basketball’s highest level. At just 5’9″, Thomas was usually the smallest player on the court. After a stunning college career, the Sacramento Kings selected him in the second round of the draft.
Then he went on to play in two All-Star games. Taller players can physically dominate shorter opponents, but the latter are often more athletic and mobile. That was the case for Thomas, who was a pest for opposing defenses in his prime. He’s definitely a star short player.