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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
35,464 13,182
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
24,150 15,883
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
28,378 17,745
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
21,771 13,796
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
21,899 8,463
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
17,386 7,400
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
19,236 9,805
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
17,735 7,064
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
13,601 2,364
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
11,906 11,294
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
9,683 5,524
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,167 7,469
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,148 7,115
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,070 4,329
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,324 5,712
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
8,690 4,023
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

17
9,538 5,038
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
6,784 8,956
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
7,998 11,471
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

20
5,211 1,075
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

21
6,740 5,071
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,576 2,010
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
4,959 1,354
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

24
5,110 4,949
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

25
5,986 6,319
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

26
1,903 334
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

27
4,075 1,246
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

28
4,938 4,045
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

29
5,877 8,805
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

30
2,238 480
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

31
3,233 877
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

32
4,040 2,082
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

33
4,162 2,193
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

34
3,684 3,017
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

35
3,357 1,102
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

36
6,413 5,416
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

37
2,445 947
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

38
3,712 4,794
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

39
3,437 1,914
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

40
3,207 1,982
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

41
2,801 1,354
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

42
3,013 1,454
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,199 280
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,709 2,741
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,454 3,434
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
3,586 5,632
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

47
5,034 7,107
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

48
4,200 5,104
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

49
854 197
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

50
2,949 2,496
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat