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. 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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    Small forward

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

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    - 2,609


    Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    Point guard

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    Point guard

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  8. 8
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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 4,148
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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    - 1,128

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    Point guard

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    Center

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    Shooting guard

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    - 1,339


    Point guard

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    Point guard

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    Power forward, Center

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    + 2,114
    - 1,552


    Power forward

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    - 2,073

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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    Power forward, Center

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    - 489

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    Point guard

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    - 663

    added by poroporo20
    Center

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    + 454
    - 111
    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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    - 1,583


    Point guard

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    + 1,561
    - 1,119


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 1,551
    - 1,218


    Power forward

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    + 1,370
    - 1,049


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,350
    - 1,043


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    - 480

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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    - 404


    Small forward, Point forward

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    + 1,441
    - 1,646

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    Point guard

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    + 690
    - 485


    Point guard

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    + 776
    - 633


    Power forward

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    + 310
    - 115

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    Power forward

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    + 1,066
    - 929


    Power forward, Center

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    + 752
    - 648


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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    + 557
    - 466


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 1,153
    - 1,195


    Small forward

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    + 786
    - 545


    Shooting guard

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    + 628
    - 568


    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
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    - 907


    Power forward, Center

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