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The Top Current NBA Players  

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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 currently playing. 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 active player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen 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.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? 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
Golden State Warriors
2
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Brooklyn Nets
3
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers
4
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors
5
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets
6
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers
7
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder
8
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks
9
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics
10
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers
11
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder
12
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors
13
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers
14
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs
15
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers
16
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors
17
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets
18
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards
19
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets
20
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons
21
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets
22
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors
23
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors
24
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers
25
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves