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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1,262 228
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

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824 441
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

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487 222
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

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588 289
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

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643 326
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

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452 212
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

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452 220
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

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302 116
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

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347 223
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

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232 169
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

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296 235
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

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220 175
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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239 197
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

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159 115
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

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69 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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85 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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52 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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15 5
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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

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15 6
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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12 5
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

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12 6
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

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13 8
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

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7 1
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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107 172
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

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6 3
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies

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4 0
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

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5 2
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added

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7 6
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder

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5 3
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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3 0
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

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3 0
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptors

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8 9
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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4 3
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Detroit Pistons

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4 3
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Minnesota Timberwolves

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5 5
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers

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2 0
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers

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2 0
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Clippers

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2 0
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

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2 0
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Virginia Cavaliers basketball

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2 0
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks

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2 0
Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New York Knicks

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3 2
Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added

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2 1
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers

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2 1
Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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2 1
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Brooklyn Nets

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2 1
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

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3 3
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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4 6
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added

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1 1
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers