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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    + 12,541
    - 5,176

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

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  3. 3
    + 7,829
    - 2,814


    Point guard

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  4. 4
    + 9,058
    - 5,365

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    Small forward

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    - 2,796


    Shooting guard

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    + 3,471
    - 1,024

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  7. 7
    + 4,757
    - 2,142


    Power forward, Center

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  8. 8
    + 5,563
    - 2,561


    Point guard

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    - 3,575

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    Point guard

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  10. 10
    + 3,597
    - 1,529


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 3,208
    - 1,253


    Point guard

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  12. 12
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    - 3,502

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  13. 13
    + 2,540
    - 1,512


    Center

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    + 3,662
    - 2,863

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    Power forward

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  15. 15
    + 3,003
    - 1,478


    Point guard

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  16. 16
    + 2,908
    - 1,220

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    Shooting guard

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    - 774

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    Small forward

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    Shooting guard

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    + 1,715
    - 1,023


    Point guard

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    - 866


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    - 2,188

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    Power forward, Center

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    - 1,240


    Power forward, Center

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    + 3,110
    - 2,562


    Point guard

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  25. 25
    + 1,296
    - 1,011

    added by surag

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  26. 26
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    - 556

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    Point guard

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    Power forward

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  28. 28
    + 2,122
    - 2,247

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,166
    - 726


    Power forward, Center

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  30. 30
    + 653
    - 164
    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

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    + 1,018
    - 443

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Point forward

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  32. 32
    + 1,368
    - 761

    added by poroporo20
    Center

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    + 1,470
    - 1,123


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,833
    - 1,729


    Point guard

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    + 820
    - 538

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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    + 1,434
    - 1,172


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,636
    - 1,240


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  38. 38
    + 1,613
    - 1,339


    Power forward

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    + 465
    - 154

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    Power forward

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  40. 40
    + 978
    - 1,179

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    + 818
    - 518


    Point guard

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  42. 42
    + 1,488
    - 1,764

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  43. 43
    + 856
    - 685


    Power forward

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  44. 44
    + 819
    - 705


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 1,116
    - 1,007


    Power forward, Center

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  46. 46
    + 628
    - 516


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 274
    - 129


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  48. 48
    + 511
    - 394


    Small forward

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    + 687
    - 615


    Shooting guard

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    + 1,197
    - 1,277

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    Small forward

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