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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
20,585 8,551
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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2
14,482 9,319
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
14,228 5,923
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

4
17,815 10,686
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

5
9,709 2,614
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

6
10,392 5,086
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

7
8,573 4,238
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

8
10,309 5,441
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

9
7,845 6,533
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
7,125 3,598
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

11
5,993 2,569
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

12
4,455 3,329
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

13
5,291 2,900
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
4,810 1,009
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

15
4,897 1,855
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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16
4,552 1,501
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

17
3,861 2,001
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

18
5,245 2,658
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

19
5,825 6,379
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

20
4,912 4,985
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers

21
3,667 2,264
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

22
4,455 4,683
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

23
3,092 2,383
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

24
3,906 3,607
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
2,445 2,330
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

26
2,005 746
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

27
2,486 1,896
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

28
2,892 2,472
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

29
1,951 1,028
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

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30
3,876 4,288
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

31
3,057 3,011
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

32
2,355 1,463
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

33
1,832 1,161
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

34
1,969 1,613
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

35
1,323 578
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

36
2,612 3,688
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

37
1,438 882
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

38
1,101 547
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

39
1,638 1,264
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

40
956 329
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

41
1,564 1,049
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

42
2,354 2,106
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

43
1,370 988
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
467 180
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

45
2,371 2,735
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

46
1,936 1,986
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

47
1,511 2,133
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Sacramento Kings

48
841 364
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers

49
1,439 1,274
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

50
1,917 2,678
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans