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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 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.

list ordered by

1
35,411 13,176
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,123 15,861
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
28,348 17,723
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
21,751 13,770
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
21,870 8,454
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,363 7,395
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,211 9,792
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
17,704 7,060
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
13,570 2,362
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
11,889 11,286
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
9,665 5,519
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,157 7,457
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,138 7,105
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,053 4,323
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,311 5,707
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
8,676 4,018
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
9,527 5,030
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
6,778 8,942
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
4,229 681
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
7,988 11,456
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
6,730 5,062
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,564 2,005
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
4,951 1,348
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
5,103 4,944
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

25
5,981 6,311
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
1,893 329
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

27
4,064 1,243
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

28
4,929 4,042
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

29
5,875 8,792
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

30
2,221 479
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

31
3,217 875
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

32
4,031 2,077
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

33
4,152 2,192
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

34
3,678 3,013
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,351 1,098
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
6,412 5,406
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
2,435 945
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

38
3,712 4,788
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

39
3,433 1,912
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

40
3,202 1,980
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

41
2,795 1,354
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

42
3,009 1,452
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,193 280
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,706 2,739
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,452 3,430
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
3,584 5,627
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

47
5,033 7,101
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

48
4,199 5,098
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

49
849 196
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

50
2,947 2,494
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat