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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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Cleveland Cavaliers
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets
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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Los Angeles Clippers
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Golden State Warriors
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
New York Knicks
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Jamal Murray
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Boston Celtics
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics