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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 active 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.

 

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1
37,248 13,768
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
25,267 16,787
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

3
29,913 18,411
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
22,529 14,927
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
22,795 9,104
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
18,446 7,808
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
20,081 10,519
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
19,064 7,341
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
15,009 2,522
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
12,280 12,055
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
10,310 5,902
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,679 7,940
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,459 7,759
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,583 4,664
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,646 6,191
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
9,255 4,295
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

17
10,142 5,354
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
7,144 9,388
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
5,982 1,228
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
8,229 12,114
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
7,008 5,481
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,886 2,304
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
5,406 5,215
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

24
5,303 1,583
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

25
4,522 1,378
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

26
6,132 6,738
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

27
2,307 519
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

28
3,680 1,055
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

29
5,135 4,271
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

30
4,547 2,285
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

31
2,584 647
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

32
5,978 9,273
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

33
4,237 2,319
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
2,785 1,044
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

35
3,877 3,176
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

36
3,638 1,206
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

37
3,626 2,026
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

38
6,536 5,710
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

39
3,012 1,451
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

40
3,794 5,036
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

41
3,371 2,095
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

42
3,185 1,545
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,348 405
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,851 2,855
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,564 3,560
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
5,301 7,219
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

47
3,647 5,832
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

48
992 293
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

49
4,311 5,307
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

50
3,050 2,605
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat