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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1,383 248
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
550 254
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

3
704 357
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

4
896 484
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

5
634 317
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
488 226
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

7
342 131
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

8
485 237
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

9
366 251
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

10
269 186
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

11
322 255
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

12
252 198
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

13
88 35
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

14
261 218
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

15
178 132
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

16
104 56
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

17
44 21
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

18
31 17
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

19
24 10
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

20
34 26
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

21
25 16
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

22
25 16
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

23
64 80
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers

24
27 26
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

25
21 18
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

26
15 12
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

27
16 14
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies

28
15 13
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

29
10 9
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

30
15 17
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers

31
11 12
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added New Orleans Pelicans

32
9 9
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks

33
9 10
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptors

34
116 184
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

35
6 6
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

36
7 8
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Milwaukee Bucks

37
7 11
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers

38
7 11
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

39
10 16
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder

40
8 13
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers

41
7 13
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added

42
4 8
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Clippers

43
5 10
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Brooklyn Nets

44
6 12
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Minnesota Timberwolves

45
4 9
Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New York Knicks

46
5 11
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Detroit Pistons

47
3 8
Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added San Antonio Spurs

48
3 8
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers

49
4 10
Shaun Livingston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Golden State Warriors

50
4 10
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns