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
1,778 313
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
1,146 603
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

3
734 359
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

4
901 468
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

5
759 385
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
455 193
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

7
592 311
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

8
567 297
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

9
378 236
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

10
462 322
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

11
145 78
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

12
329 268
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

13
385 330
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

14
227 171
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

15
160 104
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

16
329 280
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

17
97 42
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

18
84 33
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

19
91 45
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

20
103 64
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

21
83 60
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

22
54 25
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

23
52 26
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

24
62 42
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

25
42 19
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets