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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
20,644 8,582
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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2
14,520 9,357
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
14,263 5,967
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

4
17,873 10,721
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

5
9,749 2,645
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

6
10,445 5,103
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

7
8,599 4,267
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

8
10,361 5,460
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

9
7,862 6,555
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
7,149 3,613
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

11
6,016 2,579
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

12
4,476 3,341
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

13
5,307 2,915
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
4,856 1,017
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

15
4,917 1,866
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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16
4,570 1,516
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

17
3,879 2,013
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

18
5,833 6,395
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

19
5,256 2,666
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

20
4,928 4,991
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers

21
4,463 4,693
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

22
3,675 2,273
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

23
3,098 2,391
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

24
3,915 3,617
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
2,449 2,339
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

26
2,024 748
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

27
2,494 1,903
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

28
2,898 2,480
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

29
1,957 1,034
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

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30
3,885 4,299
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

31
3,063 3,023
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

32
2,360 1,469
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

33
1,835 1,169
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

34
1,975 1,620
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

35
1,327 584
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

36
2,613 3,699
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

37
1,451 887
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

38
1,108 553
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

39
1,641 1,270
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

40
966 333
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

41
1,569 1,054
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

42
2,357 2,112
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

43
1,377 991
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies

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44
2,373 2,743
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

45
472 186
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

46
1,940 1,994
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

47
1,516 2,140
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Sacramento Kings

48
850 367
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

49
1,444 1,277
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

50
1,920 2,684
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans