The Top Current NBA Players

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List Criteria: Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball 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 in 2016-2017. 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, Kobe Bryant, 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 Steph Curry, 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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    the people's #1
    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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  3. 3
    + 8,228
    - 2,952


    Point guard

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    + 9,358
    - 5,553

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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    - 2,901


    Shooting guard

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    + 3,757
    - 1,111

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  7. 7
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    - 2,246


    Power forward, Center

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  8. 8
    + 5,823
    - 2,687


    Point guard

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    - 3,719

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    Point guard

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  10. 10
    + 3,773
    - 1,644


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 3,332
    - 1,352


    Point guard

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  12. 12
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    - 1,583


    Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Power forward

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  15. 15
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    - 1,545


    Point guard

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    - 1,317

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    Shooting guard

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    Shooting guard

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    - 1,088


    Point guard

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    - 580

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    Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,358
    - 1,098

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    Point guard

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    - 464

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    Small forward, Point forward

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    - 199
    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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    Power forward

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    + 1,220
    - 771


    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 2,156
    - 2,325

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    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,430
    - 793

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

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    + 1,526
    - 1,160


    Power forward, Center

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    + 868
    - 575

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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    + 1,865
    - 1,787


    Point guard

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    + 1,672
    - 1,283


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 529
    - 178

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    Power forward

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    + 1,466
    - 1,212


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,642
    - 1,388


    Power forward

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  40. 40
    + 1,013
    - 1,227

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 880
    - 536


    Point guard

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    + 902
    - 709


    Power forward

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  43. 43
    + 1,507
    - 1,820

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  44. 44
    + 847
    - 739


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 324
    - 150

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  46. 46
    + 1,141
    - 1,040


    Power forward, Center

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  47. 47
    + 564
    - 415


    Small forward

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  48. 48
    + 655
    - 544


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  49. 49
    + 723
    - 641


    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 1,224
    - 1,310

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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