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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1,806 315
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
1,162 613
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

3
749 366
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

4
471 196
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

5
913 476
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
771 389
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

7
577 300
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

8
600 316
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

9
386 241
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

10
470 328
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

11
156 80
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

12
336 273
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

13
233 174
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

14
389 336
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

15
105 46
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

16
333 287
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

17
91 37
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

18
162 112
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

19
98 46
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

20
110 66
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

21
61 28
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

22
59 28
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

23
86 65
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

24
47 21
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

25
64 46
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat