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The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

Updated August 20, 2020 1.5m votes 125.0k voters 1.1m views294 items

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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 an athlete still plays whether their good 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 most popular and famous 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. Then head over and vote on the best NBA players of the 2010s.

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  • 1
    Giannis Antetokounmpo
    38,159
    5,560

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Small forward, Point forward

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Kawhi Leonard
    40,050
    12,630

    Kawhi Leonard

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Joel Embiid
    16,102
    5,945

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    LeBron James
    55,681
    23,443

    LeBron James

    Small forward, Power forward

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Luka Dončić
    9,309
    1,820

    Luka Dončić

    Guard, Small forward

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Nikola Jokic
    11,858
    4,399

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Pascal Siakam
    3,137
    1,039

    Pascal Siakam

    Power forward

    TeamsToronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Donovan Mitchell
    7,624
    3,124

    Donovan Mitchell

    Shooting guard

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Trae Young
    2,246
    737

    Trae Young

    Point guard

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Jayson Tatum
    6,543
    2,687

    Jayson Tatum

    Small forward

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Devin Booker
    7,973
    3,440

    Devin Booker

    Shooting guard

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Kemba Walker
    10,657
    4,927

    Kemba Walker

    Point guard

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Anthony Davis
    30,609
    14,664

    Anthony Davis

    Power forward, Center

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Damian Lillard
    20,947
    9,840

    Damian Lillard

    Point guard

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Ben Simmons
    8,883
    3,910

    Ben Simmons

    Point guard/forward

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    James Harden
    35,694
    17,601

    James Harden

    Shooting guard

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    10,899
    5,018

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Center

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    D'Angelo Russell
    4,110
    1,658

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Victor Oladipo
    9,648
    4,483

    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jamal Murray
    1,978
    705

    Jamal Murray

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Paul George
    21,906
    11,945

    Paul George

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Bradley Beal
    7,022
    3,586

    Bradley Beal

    Shooting guard

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    Bradley Emmanuel Beal (born June 28, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Khris Middleton
    3,032
    1,374

    Khris Middleton

    Small forward, Forward

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    James Khristian Middleton (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    De'Aaron Fox
    2,802
    1,226

    De'Aaron Fox

    Point guard

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    C. J. McCollum
    6,117
    3,236

    C. J. McCollum

    Shooting guard

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia