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
1,605 290
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
666 321
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

3
828 423
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

4
1,041 559
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

5
707 358
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
408 171
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

7
553 282
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

8
538 276
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

9
338 216
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

10
429 297
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

11
364 301
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

12
146 86
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

13
307 248
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

14
120 64
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

15
300 251
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

16
210 160
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

17
88 47
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

18
65 24
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

19
68 35
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

20
67 35
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

21
55 32
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

22
66 51
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

23
41 21
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

24
48 31
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

25
38 23
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns