The Top Current NBA Players

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List Criteria: Only players currently in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider - number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title - such as Chicago Bulls phenom Derrick Rose and the legendary Carmelo Anthony - have become favorites as well.

More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.
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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Small forward

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    the people's #1
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    Point guard

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    Point guard

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    Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Point guard

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    Power forward

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    Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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    Point guard

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    Small forward

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    Power forward

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    added by surag

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    Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    - 443

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    Point guard

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    - 595

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
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    - 1,464


    Point guard

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    Power forward

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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    added by RichMoyleJr.
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    Point guard

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    + 582
    - 363


    Small forward, Point forward

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  43. 43
    + 1,007
    - 872


    Power forward, Center

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  44. 44
    + 704
    - 589


    Power forward

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  45. 45
    + 598
    - 441


    Point guard

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    - 607


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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    + 1,105
    - 1,119


    Small forward

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    + 202
    - 76

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    Power forward

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    + 505
    - 416


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    + 723
    - 488

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    Shooting guard

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