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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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1
36,317 13,517
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,734 16,311
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

3
29,167 18,067
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
22,146 14,363
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
22,358 8,772
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,934 7,580
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,668 10,156
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
18,396 7,199
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
14,262 2,441
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
12,102 11,646
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
9,987 5,715
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,394 7,716
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,316 7,406
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,336 4,478
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,498 5,915
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
9,876 5,176
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

17
8,957 4,150
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

18
6,954 9,160
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
5,583 1,146
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
8,115 11,782
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
6,881 5,253
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,753 2,136
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
5,258 5,063
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

24
5,130 1,467
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

25
4,305 1,294
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

26
6,061 6,523
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

27
2,129 404
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

28
3,463 952
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

29
2,431 544
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

30
5,044 4,148
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

31
4,323 2,243
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

32
5,928 9,024
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

33
4,151 2,181
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
3,776 3,090
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,500 1,141
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
2,610 987
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
3,527 1,964
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

38
6,479 5,558
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

39
3,759 4,905
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

40
2,902 1,391
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

41
3,291 2,030
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

42
1,271 334
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

43
3,091 1,495
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

44
3,768 2,792
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,503 3,489
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
5,145 7,167
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

47
910 234
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

48
3,611 5,720
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

49
4,243 5,198
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

50
3,001 2,542
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat