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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760 160
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers

2
406 190
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
James Harden Houston Rockets

3
525 278
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

4
356 158
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Chris Paul New Orleans Pelicans

5
287 141
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
John Wall Washington Wizards

6
278 136
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

7
278 157
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Jamal Crawford Los Angeles Clippers

8
142 60
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Damian Lillard

9
236 153
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

10
227 158
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Isaiah Thomas Boston Celtics

11
131 114
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Derrick Rose New York Knicks

12
147 138
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

13
116 99
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

14
86 79
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Victor Oladipo Oklahoma City Thunder

The Best Current NBA Centers

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10 4
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1526596326467 added Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics - Rajon Rondo might not have the flashiest handles in the game. But his passing tears apart opponents  

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69 118
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

17
46 79
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Goran Dragić Miami Heat

18
47 93
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Jeff Teague Indiana Pacers

19
47 102
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

20
32 75
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
rosemary-hallett added Karl Anthony Towns

21
32 82
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Avery Bradley Boston Celtics

The Best NBA Arenas

22
35 89
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brandon Ingram Los Angeles Lakers

23
29 78
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Reggie Jackson Detroit Pistons

24
39 99
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

25
28 77
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Ty Lawson Sacramento Kings

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17 58
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1515792783458 added Kyle Korver Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

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23 74
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Kris Dunn Minnesota Timberwolves

28
17 60
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Brandon Knight

29
24 78
Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Austin Rivers Los Angeles Clippers

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22 76
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Michael Carter-Williams Chicago Bulls