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
1,504 265
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
977 515
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

3
614 292
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

4
772 393
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

5
671 339
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
377 152
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

7
524 257
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

8
509 260
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

9
408 271
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

10
310 201
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

11
346 278
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

12
283 225
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

13
127 71
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

14
105 51
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

15
196 149
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

16
281 239
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

17
73 36
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

18
47 19
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

19
51 28
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

20
46 28
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

21
38 26
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

22
36 25
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

23
49 43
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

24
29 17
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

25
29 19
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies