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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1,956 341
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics
2
1,262 662
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
3
983 508
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
4
810 402
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets
5
508 219
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
6
814 413
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
7
636 338
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns
8
601 327
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
9
414 266
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves
10
498 354
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
11
140 60
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks
12
181 102
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz
13
124 56
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers
14
363 297
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
15
406 350
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets
16
248 189
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
17
178 126
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers
18
351 313
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
19
129 77
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
20
105 54
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings
21
76 40
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
22
72 37
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns
23
81 52
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat
24
100 77
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks
25
57 29
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets