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

2
685 358
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

3
537 261
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
James Harden Houston Rockets

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468 216
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers

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384 183
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
John Wall Washington Wizards

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373 179
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kemba Walker Charlotte Bobcats

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237 84
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

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377 188
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Jamal Crawford Portland Trail Blazers

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291 183
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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267 187
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Isaiah Thomas Denver Nuggets

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170 129
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers

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177 139
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Derrick Rose Minnesota Timberwolves

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196 166
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder

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122 96
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Victor Oladipo Indiana Pacers

The Best Current NBA Centers

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53 21
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1526596326467 added Rajon Rondo Los Angeles Lakers

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24 6
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

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92 142
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Tony Parker Charlotte Hornets

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21 28
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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21 33
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans - Best crossover forever

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60 105
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Goran Dragić Miami Heat

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58 116
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks

The Best NBA Arenas

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43 97
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Reggie Jackson Oklahoma City Thunder

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41 96
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Ty Lawson Denver Nuggets

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47 108
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brandon Ingram

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43 101
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
rosemary-hallett added Karl Anthony Towns

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35 91
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers

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28 79
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons

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56 137
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
DeMarcus Cousins Golden State Warriors

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48 121
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

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40 107
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Avery Bradley Boston Celtics

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32 96
Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers

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25 91
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1515792783458 added Kyle Korver Chicago Bulls

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28 99
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse Orange men's basketball