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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
35,272 13,149
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,043 15,805
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
28,247 17,672
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
21,692 13,696
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
21,795 8,420
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,292 7,371
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,156 9,751
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
17,634 7,042
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
13,499 2,352
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
11,855 11,248
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Clippers

11
11,132 7,423
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

12
9,633 5,500
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

13
8,116 7,071
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,019 4,309
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,287 5,685
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
8,653 3,998
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
9,492 5,014
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
6,762 8,908
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
4,183 669
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
7,973 11,423
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
6,713 5,039
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,546 1,990
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
4,929 1,334
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
5,094 4,927
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

25
5,967 6,297
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
1,868 323
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

27
4,038 1,235
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

28
4,921 4,030
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

29
5,867 8,767
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

30
2,192 471
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

31
3,187 864
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

32
4,140 2,186
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Bobcats

33
4,015 2,071
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
3,673 3,006
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,340 1,091
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
6,403 5,393
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
2,429 938
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

38
3,707 4,777
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

39
3,424 1,908
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

40
3,193 1,975
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

41
2,784 1,349
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

42
3,001 1,448
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,182 275
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,702 2,733
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,447 3,424
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
3,580 5,616
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

47
5,027 7,089
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

48
4,192 5,086
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

49
840 192
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

50
2,942 2,488
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat