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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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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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Point guard

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+ - 13,117 7,304
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 10,430 6,314
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Small forward

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+ - 6,919 3,392
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 5,001 1,451
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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+ - 5,835 2,685
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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+ - 6,000 4,298
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 4,519 2,124
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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+ - 3,839 1,698
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Point guard

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+ - 3,134 2,008
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 4,813 4,246
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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Point guard

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Power forward

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+ - 2,947 1,059
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Small forward

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+ - 2,422 1,130
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

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+ - 3,574 1,643
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Shooting guard

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Point guard

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+ - 3,589 3,226
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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+ - 2,171 1,407
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Point guard

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Small forward, Point forward

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,216 338
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl Anthony Towns Center, Power Forward

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+ - 2,906 2,628
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

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+ - 1,637 1,360
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 2,358 1,553
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge Power forward, Center

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+ - 3,308 3,062
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Point guard

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+ - 2,447 2,104
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

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+ - 2,286 2,662
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Power forward, Center

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Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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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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+ - 1,152 653
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Point guard

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+ - 1,991 2,058
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker Point guard

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+ - 1,836 1,524
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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+ - 1,168 1,467
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 1,600 1,435
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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+ - 842 514
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward 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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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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+ - 1,608 2,056
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo Point guard

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+ - 987 887
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Small forward, Power forward, Center

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+ - 915 759
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Shooting guard

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+ - 1,289 1,193
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Serge Ibaka Power forward, Center

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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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+ - 381 258
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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+ - 1,304 1,492
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Pierce Small forward