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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1,266 229
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

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491 222
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

3
826 443
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

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591 291
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

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645 327
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

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454 213
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

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454 221
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

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304 117
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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348 224
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

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234 170
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

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296 238
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

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241 197
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

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221 177
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

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160 116
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

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70 23
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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87 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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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52 62
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers

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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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14 6
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

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15 8
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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14 9
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

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9 1
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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12 7
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

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8 3
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies

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6 1
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers

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108 173
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

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5 1
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

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6 3
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added

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8 7
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder

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5 4
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added New Orleans Pelicans

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9 11
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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3 1
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptors

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3 1
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

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3 1
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

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4 3
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 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) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers

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2 0
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks

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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
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers

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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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2 0
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

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2 0
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Clippers

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3 2
Quinn Cook is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added

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5 6
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added

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2 1
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Brooklyn Nets

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2 1
Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

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3 3
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

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1 1
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New Orleans Pelicans