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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2,036 355
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics
2
1,321 678
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
3
847 419
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets
4
1,023 529
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
5
538 232
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
6
846 423
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
7
659 349
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns
8
623 338
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
9
441 275
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves
10
522 370
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
11
157 75
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks
12
145 64
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers
13
195 116
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz
14
380 307
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
15
261 197
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
16
122 59
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings
17
418 360
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets
18
142 85
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
19
187 137
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers
20
364 327
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
21
87 40
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns
22
86 46
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
23
93 55
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat
24
113 85
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks
25
63 31
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets