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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1,388 248
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Boston Celtics

2
552 255
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

3
707 357
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

4
899 484
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

5
635 318
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Houston Rockets

6
489 226
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Phoenix Suns

7
343 132
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Portland Trail Blazers

8
486 238
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Washington Wizards

9
367 252
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Oklahoma City Thunder

10
270 187
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Minnesota Timberwolves

11
323 255
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Denver Nuggets

12
253 199
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
arnas added Los Angeles Lakers

13
90 35
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

14
262 218
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Golden State Warriors

15
180 132
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Indiana Pacers

16
106 56
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
lu6110 added Los Angeles Lakers

17
45 21
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Dallas Mavericks

18
32 17
Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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25 10
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Sacramento Kings

20
35 27
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

21
27 16
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Indiana Pacers

22
26 16
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Miami Heat

23
65 80
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
alprice2 added Philadelphia 76ers

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22 18
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Toronto Raptors

25
27 27
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Atlanta Hawks

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16 12
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns

27
17 14
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Memphis Grizzlies

28
16 13
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Portland Trail Blazers

29
11 9
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Denver Nuggets

30
12 12
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added New Orleans Pelicans

31
15 18
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers

32
7 6
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

33
9 10
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks

34
116 185
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
Charlotte Hornets

35
9 11
Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Toronto Raptors

36
7 9
Malcolm Brogdon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Milwaukee Bucks

37
8 11
Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers

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8 11
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Milwaukee Bucks

39
11 16
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Oklahoma City Thunder

40
5 8
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Clippers

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8 13
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added

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7 12
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Minnesota Timberwolves

43
8 14
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Los Angeles Clippers

44
4 8
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers

45
3 7
Kyle Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Memphis Grizzlies

46
5 11
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added Brooklyn Nets

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3 8
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New Orleans Pelicans

48
3 8
Emmanuel Mudiay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New York Knicks

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4 10
Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
TRENT13 added New York Knicks

50
5 12
José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Ball Handlers
kolipatsikoli added Detroit Pistons