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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1,098 207
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
581 286
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

3
517 245
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Los Angeles Clippers

4
733 393
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

5
416 187
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Bobcats

6
411 197
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

7
263 92
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

8
406 196
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Portland Trail Blazers

9
313 197
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

10
279 204
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

11
191 149
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

12
213 178
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

13
192 156
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

14
137 101
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

15
69 27
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1526596326467 added Los Angeles Lakers

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42 10
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

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30 42
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers

18
96 155
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

19
66 111
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Miami Heat

20
29 50
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added New Orleans Pelicans - Best crossover forever

21
59 124
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Atlanta Hawks

22
47 102
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

23
52 115
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brandon Ingram

24
47 109
Karl Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
rosemary-hallett added Karl Anthony Towns

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42 104
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

26
54 128
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

27
38 98
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers

28
30 86
Brandon Knight is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Detroit Pistons

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42 113
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

30
59 149
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

31
34 105
Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers

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29 99
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
1515792783458 added Chicago Bulls

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30 108
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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