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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    + 12,500
    - 5,166

    the people's #1
    Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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  3. 3
    + 7,797
    - 2,804


    Point guard

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    + 9,041
    - 5,349

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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    + 5,410
    - 2,783


    Shooting guard

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    + 3,446
    - 1,016

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  7. 7
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    - 2,132


    Power forward, Center

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  8. 8
    + 5,538
    - 2,549


    Point guard

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  9. 9
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    - 3,562

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    Point guard

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  10. 10
    + 3,580
    - 1,516


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 3,197
    - 1,243


    Point guard

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  12. 12
    + 4,363
    - 3,487

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  13. 13
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    - 1,506


    Center

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    - 2,848

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    Power forward

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  15. 15
    + 2,992
    - 1,471


    Point guard

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  16. 16
    + 2,897
    - 1,210

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    Shooting guard

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  17. 17
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    - 771

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    Small forward

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  18. 18
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    - 2,608

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    Small forward, Forward

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    - 838


    Shooting guard

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    + 1,705
    - 1,019


    Point guard

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    + 1,691
    - 858


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    + 2,051
    - 1,231


    Power forward, Center

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  23. 23
    + 2,506
    - 2,179


    Power forward, Center

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    + 3,105
    - 2,551


    Point guard

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  25. 25
    + 1,292
    - 1,003

    added by surag

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  26. 26
    + 1,296
    - 554

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    Point guard

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    + 2,180
    - 1,728

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward

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  28. 28
    + 2,120
    - 2,237

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,158
    - 724


    Power forward, Center

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    + 640
    - 163
    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

  31. 31
    + 1,004
    - 442

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Point forward

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  32. 32
    + 1,360
    - 755

    added by poroporo20
    Center

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    + 1,465
    - 1,118


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,832
    - 1,719


    Point guard

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    + 1,433
    - 1,165


    Power forward, Center

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    + 811
    - 534

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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    + 1,633
    - 1,231


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  38. 38
    + 1,610
    - 1,333


    Power forward

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    + 975
    - 1,172

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 455
    - 152

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    Power forward

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    + 809
    - 517


    Point guard

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  42. 42
    + 1,486
    - 1,758

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  43. 43
    + 849
    - 683


    Power forward

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  44. 44
    + 1,112
    - 1,001


    Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 814
    - 701


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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  46. 46
    + 623
    - 515


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 504
    - 393


    Small forward

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  48. 48
    + 268
    - 128


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  49. 49
    + 683
    - 613


    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 1,195
    - 1,273


    Small forward

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