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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
33,417 12,730
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

2
22,880 15,055
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder

3
26,979 16,890
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
20,903 12,647
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
20,668 8,022
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
16,254 7,039
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

7
18,202 9,251
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
16,670 6,662
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard Toronto Raptors

9
11,367 10,719
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers

10
12,389 2,186
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

11
10,677 6,971
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Indiana Pacers

12
9,158 5,083
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

13
7,760 6,550
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins Golden State Warriors

14
7,565 3,987
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan San Antonio Spurs

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15
8,924 5,351
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

16
8,208 3,733
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

17
8,951 4,745
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

18
6,588 8,311
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Detroit Pistons

19
7,737 10,794
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

20
3,468 551
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

21
6,397 4,680
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
4,898 4,592
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Houston Rockets

23
5,122 1,819
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

24
5,760 5,966
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
4,504 1,208
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

26
5,741 8,265
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks

27
4,706 3,835
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers

28
3,577 1,125
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

The Best Current NBA Clutch Players

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3,884 2,058
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Bobcats

30
6,228 5,053
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Denver Nuggets

31
2,746 741
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

32
3,716 1,955
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

33
3,496 2,862
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

34
3,590 4,552
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

35
1,397 181
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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1,828 304
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

37
3,031 1,013
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

38
3,221 1,828
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

39
2,149 876
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

40
2,825 1,373
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

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2,586 1,272
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

42
2,999 1,887
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

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3,564 2,623
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Dallas Mavericks

44
3,499 5,424
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Washington Wizards

45
4,921 6,897
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Minnesota Timberwolves

46
3,339 3,305
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

47
4,082 4,919
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

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2,836 2,373
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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2,330 2,221
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

50
3,221 3,323
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors