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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
19,935 8,306
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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2
14,084 9,021
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

3
13,781 5,668
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

4
17,327 10,395
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

5
9,313 2,459
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Spurs

6
9,984 4,956
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
James Harden Houston Rockets

7
8,332 4,051
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

8
9,913 5,256
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

9
7,724 6,306
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

10
6,912 3,456
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul George Oklahoma City Thunder

11
5,755 2,473
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
John Wall Washington Wizards

12
4,277 3,196
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

13
5,133 2,767
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

14
4,747 1,726
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

15
4,317 968
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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16
4,388 1,385
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

17
3,743 1,917
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors

18
5,720 6,199
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwyane Wade Cleveland Cavaliers

19
5,088 2,559
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors

20
4,775 4,892
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers

21
3,539 2,158
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

22
4,342 4,572
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Carmelo Anthony Oklahoma City Thunder

23
3,011 2,296
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

24
3,810 3,519
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

25
2,351 2,249
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves

26
1,812 710
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

27
2,417 1,821
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

28
2,825 2,403
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
LaMarcus Alridridge San Antonio Spurs

29
3,806 4,191
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Derrick Rose Cleveland Cavaliers

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30
1,859 986
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

31
2,998 2,917
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks

32
1,773 1,106
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

33
2,289 1,418
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

34
1,918 1,555
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons

35
2,576 3,590
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dwight Howard Charlotte Hornets

36
1,245 547
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
C. J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers

37
1,312 851
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Gordon Hayward Boston Celtics

38
1,035 512
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

39
1,596 1,216
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Paul Millsap Denver Nuggets

40
878 292
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Devin Booker Phoenix Suns

41
1,494 1,021
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards

42
2,308 2,044
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors

43
1,323 952
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
2,340 2,664
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

45
1,906 1,927
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Pau Gasol San Antonio Spurs

46
1,482 2,062
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Vince Carter Sacramento Kings

47
396 150
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

48
1,388 1,236
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Al Horford Boston Celtics

49
1,896 2,606
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans

50
745 339
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers