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The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Ball Handlers. No retired or collegiate players.

Who are the best ball handlers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best ball handlers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current dunkers and best active scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top ball handlers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul come to mind immediately). 

The highly skilled NBA players on this list can make or break a team's performance on the court. They are usually quick dribblers who have sick crossovers and can Euro step around their defenders with ease. These ankle breakers are experts at changing directions and hesitation moves.

Vote for the current NBA ball handlers that you think are the most important, key players for their respective teams, and if your favorite player isn't listed, add him. You can also re-rank this list of NBA players with the best handles in any order you want.

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Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Curtis Honts added Detroit Pistons
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added New Orleans Pelicans
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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
partonmwrh added Charlotte Hornets
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Coby White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
SharmarkeSharky added Chicago Bulls
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans
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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
sbanerjee1024 added Boston Celtics
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Collin Sexton Cleveland Cavaliers
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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks
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Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers
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Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Spencer Dinwiddie
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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptor
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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dennis Smith Jr. New York Knicks
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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Phoenix Suns
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Los Angeles Lakers

Best crossover forever

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Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Miami Heat
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Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
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Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Malcolm Brogdon Indiana Pacers
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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