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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.

1
32,017 12,411
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
22,017 14,505
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
26,098 16,190
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
20,330 11,733
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
19,631 7,657
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
15,255 6,770
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

7
17,417 8,708
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
15,690 6,293
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

9
11,002 10,126
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
11,458 2,070
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
7,417 6,040
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

12
8,742 4,758
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

13
10,277 6,596
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

14
8,588 5,029
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

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15
7,063 3,730
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

16
8,515 4,487
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

17
7,784 3,522
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

18
6,424 7,827
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
7,553 10,190
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
2,836 451
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

21
6,096 4,363
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

22
4,706 4,308
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

23
5,590 5,645
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

24
4,765 1,695
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

25
5,641 7,767
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

26
4,102 1,119
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

27
4,496 3,682
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

28
6,094 4,655
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Los Angeles Lakers

The Best Current NBA Clutch Players

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3,157 1,051
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

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3,658 1,935
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

31
2,373 603
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Ben Simmons Power Forward

32
3,479 4,300
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

33
3,445 1,837
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

34
3,330 2,737
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

35
2,775 928
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

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3,024 1,745
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

37
1,933 790
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

38
2,665 1,287
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

39
2,826 1,797
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

40
2,407 1,197
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

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3,431 2,518
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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4,819 6,662
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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3,410 5,257
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

44
3,253 3,190
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

45
3,962 4,762
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

46
2,742 2,264
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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1,543 244
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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1,082 128
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players

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3,130 3,203
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors