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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 in 2017-2018. 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.

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
22,327 9,192
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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2
15,559 10,164
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
19,113 11,543
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
15,348 6,591
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

5
11,655 5,469
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

6
10,663 3,113
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

7
11,530 5,810
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
9,224 4,689
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

9
8,258 7,019
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
7,614 4,023
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

11
6,464 2,924
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

12
5,845 1,144
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

13
4,847 3,689
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

14
5,657 3,194
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

15
5,292 2,101
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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16
4,267 2,218
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

17
4,943 1,796
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

18
5,607 2,931
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

19
6,118 6,818
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

20
5,152 5,281
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers

21
3,962 2,525
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

22
4,680 5,055
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

23
3,287 2,610
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

24
4,186 3,808
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
2,489 859
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

26
2,619 2,560
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

27
3,067 2,661
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

28
2,171 1,144
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

29
2,618 2,099
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

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30
2,148 1,749
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

31
4,051 4,586
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

32
1,736 975
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

33
2,512 1,608
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

34
1,981 1,316
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

35
3,201 3,265
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

36
1,480 674
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

37
2,719 3,887
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

38
1,186 419
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

39
1,730 1,148
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

40
1,242 668
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

41
1,729 1,393
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

43
626 267
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

44
2,453 2,278
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

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45
1,485 1,092
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies

46
2,445 2,899
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

47
1,818 703
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

48
1,609 1,355
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

49
2,007 2,144
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

50
1,607 2,311
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Sacramento Kings