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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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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 13,732 5,544
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward Point forward

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+ - 8,673 3,136
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

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+ - 9,719 5,762
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

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+ - 6,156 3,048
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 4,162 1,197
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 5,287 2,353
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

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+ - 6,122 2,835
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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+ - 5,570 3,875
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 3,989 1,801
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 2,862 1,701
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 3,494 1,460
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

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+ - 4,585 3,816
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 3,841 3,166
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

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+ - 3,208 1,418
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

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+ - 3,424 2,861
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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+ - 1,773 611
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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+ - 1,935 1,179
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

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+ - 1,896 1,078
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

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+ - 2,684 2,393
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,452 1,178
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 2,202 1,400
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

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+ - 898 235
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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+ - 3,203 2,791
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

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+ - 2,301 1,908
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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+ - 2,202 2,417
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 955 565
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

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+ - 1,906 1,867
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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+ - 1,712 1,350
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 1,504 1,272
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,690 1,444
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Bosh Power forward

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+ - 1,066 1,293
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Power forward

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+ - 396 172
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 647 440
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Small forward

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+ - 1,540 1,886
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

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+ - 895 772
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward Center

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+ - 1,191 1,076
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

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+ - 697 574
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley, Jr. Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 769 674
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

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+ - 497 311
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Victor Oladipo Shooting guard