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The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now 

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Updated November 22, 2019 15.7k votes 2.3k voters 12.9k views 45 items

List Rules Vote up the current NBA players you trust most with the last shot.

Who are the best clutch players currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the clutchest players playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best (worst) current floppers and best current three-point shooters, along with the greatest NBA scorers playing today. Having an awesome clutch player gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The most clutch players who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, and Joe Johnson 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 dependable players who manage the clock efficiently before making the buzzer beaters. These clutch players are expert ball handlers who are able to shoot off the dribble or catch and shoot behind the three-point line. 

Vote for the current clutch players 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 clutch players in any order you want.

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 2

Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more

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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Point guard from Oakland, California

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 29

Number: 0

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more

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#63 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #95 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #6 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Shooting guard and Small forward from Riverside, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 28

Number: 2

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of ...more

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#30 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #13 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #5 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments ...more

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 31

Number: 30

Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Small forward from Houston, Texas

Teams: Miami Heat

Age: 30

Number: 21

Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more

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#91 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #85 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #31 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 11

Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited ...more

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#73 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #17 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #71 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard from Long Beach, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Small forward and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more

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#46 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,753 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #3 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 30

Number: 13

James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Point guard from New York City, New York

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 15

Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more

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#144 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #11 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #100 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Shooting guard from Whitmire, South Carolina

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 28

Number: 1

Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more

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#5 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time #320 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #76 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Shooting guard from Compton, California

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Age: 30

Number: 10

DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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#95 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #42 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #29 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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#288 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #88 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #12 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 34

Number: 3

Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie ...more

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The Coolest Chris Paul Signature Shoes, Ranked #45 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2,128 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
abhinav.pundi1753 added Guard and Small forward from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Number: 11

Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more

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#202 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #94 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #2 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard from Tacoma, Washington

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 30

Number: 4

Isaiah Jamar Thomas (born February 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) ...more

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#136 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #40 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #26 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
19263 added

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 23

D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star ...more

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#68 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #72 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #23 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
arnas added Point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North ...more

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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard and Shooting guard from Seattle, Washington

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 39

Number: 11

Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for ...more

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#121 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #47 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings #53 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
abhinav.pundi1753 added Center from Sombor, Serbia

Teams: Denver Nuggets

Age: 24

Number: 15

Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national ...more

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#305 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #16 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #36 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Shooting guard from Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 28

Number: 3

Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more

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#189 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #77 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #42 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Age: 33

Number: 7

Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more

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