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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2,049 358
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics
2
1,327 684
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
3
1,031 532
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
4
853 423
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets
5
544 234
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
6
853 425
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
7
662 351
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns
8
626 340
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
9
444 278
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves
10
527 370
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
11
149 65
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers
12
161 78
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks
13
197 120
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz
14
383 310
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
15
264 198
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers
16
125 61
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings
17
420 362
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets
18
144 86
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
19
189 138
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers
20
366 330
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers
21
89 40
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns
22
88 46
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
23
95 55
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat
24
116 85
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks
25
65 31
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets