Current Sports 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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1,249 226
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
481 215
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

3
817 437
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

4
639 323
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

5
582 286
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
448 212
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

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450 216
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

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299 114
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

9
346 219
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

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294 232
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

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230 167
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

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218 173
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

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237 197
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

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157 114
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

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66 22
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

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83 45
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1526596326467 added Los Angeles Lakers

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50 60
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers

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14 5
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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12 3
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

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13 5
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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11 5
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

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12 7
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

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10 5
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

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106 171
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

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5 0
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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5 0
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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7 4
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder

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8 6
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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3 0
Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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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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2 0
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers

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3 2
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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3 2
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Minnesota Timberwolves

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4 4
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers

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3 3
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies

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4 5
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added

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1 0
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

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1 0
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers

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1 0
Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New York Knicks

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1 0
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks

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1 0
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers

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1 0
Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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1 0
Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added San Antonio Spurs

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1 0
Emmanuel Mudiay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

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1 0
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

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1 0
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

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1 0
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Clippers

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1 0
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptors

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1 0
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New Orleans Pelicans

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1 0
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Brooklyn Nets