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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    + 13,037
    - 5,335

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

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  3. 3
    + 8,166
    - 2,940


    Point guard

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  4. 4
    + 9,314
    - 5,530

    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  5. 5
    + 5,732
    - 2,888


    Shooting guard

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    + 3,720
    - 1,103

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  7. 7
    + 4,955
    - 2,237


    Power forward, Center

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  8. 8
    + 5,785
    - 2,678


    Point guard

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  9. 9
    + 5,345
    - 3,699

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    Point guard

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  10. 10
    + 3,751
    - 1,630


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 3,318
    - 1,340


    Point guard

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  12. 12
    + 2,678
    - 1,575


    Center

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  13. 13
    + 4,455
    - 3,635

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    + 3,732
    - 2,988

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward

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  15. 15
    + 3,133
    - 1,540


    Point guard

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  16. 16
    + 3,030
    - 1,308

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    Shooting guard

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    - 825

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    Small forward

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  18. 18
    + 1,880
    - 883


    Shooting guard

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    - 2,721

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    Small forward, Forward

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  20. 20
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    - 1,081


    Point guard

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  21. 21
    + 1,498
    - 577

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    Point guard

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    + 1,777
    - 956


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    - 2,271

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    Power forward, Center

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    + 2,113
    - 1,306


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,349
    - 1,089

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  26. 26
    + 3,141
    - 2,659


    Point guard

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    Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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    Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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    + 1,157
    - 461

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Point forward

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  29. 29
    + 2,225
    - 1,814


    Power forward

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  30. 30
    + 2,154
    - 2,316

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 1,215
    - 766


    Power forward, Center

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    + 1,424
    - 789

    ranked low on reranks & added by poroporo20
    Center

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    + 1,520
    - 1,157


    Power forward, Center

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  34. 34
    + 865
    - 570

    added by RichMoyleJr.
    Center

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    + 1,863
    - 1,778


    Point guard

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    + 1,464
    - 1,207


    Power forward, Center

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  37. 37
    + 1,668
    - 1,279


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  38. 38
    + 522
    - 175

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    Power forward

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  39. 39
    + 1,639
    - 1,382


    Power forward

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    + 1,006
    - 1,222

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  41. 41
    + 871
    - 535


    Point guard

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  42. 42
    + 899
    - 706


    Power forward

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  43. 43
    + 1,506
    - 1,813

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  44. 44
    + 845
    - 736


    Small forward, Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 1,138
    - 1,037


    Power forward, Center

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  46. 46
    + 320
    - 146

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 560
    - 412


    Small forward

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  48. 48
    + 653
    - 541


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  49. 49
    + 720
    - 639


    Shooting guard

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    + 1,221
    - 1,309

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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