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The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers  

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List Rules Vote up the players who are the best with the ball in their hands.

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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brooklyn Nets
2
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
3
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
4
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
7
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Trae Young Atlanta Hawks
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Golden State Warriors
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Detroit Pistons
12
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Utah Jazz
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brooklyn Nets
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers
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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Memphis Grizzlies
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards