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The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers

Updated November 6, 2019 38.2k votes 5.0k voters 37.1k views77 items

List RulesVote 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 Irving1
    3,498
    584

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

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  • Trae Young2
    642
    268

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

  • Stephen Curry3
    2,282
    1,107

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

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  • Kemba Walker4
    1,566
    748

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

  • Chris Paul5
    1,414
    670

    Chris Paul

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionPoint guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

    Number3

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  • James Harden6
    1,765
    867

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

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  • Damian Lillard7
    1,103
    521

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

  • Ja Morant8
    155
    37

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, USA

    Number12

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  • John Wall9
    979
    571

    John Wall

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

  • Luka Dončić10
    431
    230

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

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  • Derrick Rose11
    805
    483

    Derrick Rose

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number1

  • Paul George12
    451
    251

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

  • De'Aaron Fox13
    349
    185

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

  • D'Angelo Russell14
    343
    190

    D'Angelo Russell

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionGuard

    Age24

  • Donovan Mitchell15
    466
    276

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionSG

    Number45

  • Jamal Murray16
    219
    114

    Jamal Murray

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age23

    Number27

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  • Russell Westbrook17
    835
    575

    Russell Westbrook

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

  • C. J. McCollum18
    254
    162

    C. J. McCollum

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

  • Mike Conley, Jr.19
    189
    125

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

  • Kyle Lowry20
    216
    150

    Kyle Lowry

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number3

  • Kevin Durant21
    593
    475

    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number35

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  • Victor Oladipo22
    404
    321

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number5

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  • LeBron James23
    624
    535

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Number23

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  • Bradley Beal24
    64
    27

    Bradley Beal

    Washington Wizards

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Number3

  • Lou Williams25
    141
    100

    Lou Williams

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number3