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List Rules 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 Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook - 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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1
19,566 8,191
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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2
13,858 8,866
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

3
17,062 10,230
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

4
13,505 5,568
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

5
9,064 2,403
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

6
9,804 4,894
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

7
8,205 3,973
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

8
9,731 5,154
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

9
7,650 6,241
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

10
6,795 3,414
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

11
5,638 2,445
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

12
4,214 3,141
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

13
5,053 2,722
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

14
4,661 1,682
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

15
4,155 936
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

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16
4,292 1,349
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

17
5,672 6,143
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

18
3,660 1,894
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

19
5,012 2,533
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

20
4,728 4,858
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

21
4,278 4,543
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

22
2,965 2,277
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

23
3,465 2,131
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Small forward, power forward

24
3,766 3,500
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

25
2,308 2,229
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Shooting guard

26
2,044 827
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

27
1,755 691
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

28
2,807 2,384
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

29
2,382 1,807
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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30
3,773 4,169
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

31
2,967 2,898
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

32
1,822 972
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

33
1,737 1,092
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
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34
1,898 1,543
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

35
2,260 1,408
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Center

36
2,560 3,566
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

37
1,205 540
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

38
997 503
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Center

39
1,570 1,211
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

40
2,292 2,029
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

41
843 279
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Shooting guard

42
1,457 1,017
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

43
2,323 2,653
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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44
1,897 1,917
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

45
1,294 945
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

46
1,466 2,048
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

47
1,369 1,226
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

48
1,882 2,589
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

49
365 144
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

50
714 329
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Center