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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2,140 377
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics
2
1,386 715
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
3
904 439
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets
4
1,074 553
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
5
571 248
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
6
878 445
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
7
689 365
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns
8
641 352
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
9
462 292
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves
10
540 389
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
11
181 89
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks
12
166 77
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder
13
210 130
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz
14
392 323
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Brooklyn Nets
15
134 70
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings
16
271 211
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
17
431 374
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets
18
155 95
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
19
104 43
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns
20
378 342
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
21
194 147
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers
22
96 49
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
23
101 61
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat
24
70 35
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets
25
121 96
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks