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The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now  

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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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Portland TrailBlazers
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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Brooklyn Nets
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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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Brooklyn Nets
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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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Los Angeles Clippers
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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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Boston Celtics
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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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Miami Heat
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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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Houston Rockets
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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Los Angeles Lakers
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) 9 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Golden State Warriors
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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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
abhinav.pundi1753 added Dallas Mavericks
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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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Golden State Warriors
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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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Los Angeles Clippers
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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Milwaukee Bucks
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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz
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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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
19263 added Golden State Warriors
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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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Phoenix Suns
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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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Oklahoma City Thunder
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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Houston Rockets
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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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
San Antonio Spurs
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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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
abhinav.pundi1753 added Denver Nuggets
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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
arnas added Washington Wizards
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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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Washington Wizards
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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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Free agent
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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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Portland Trail Blazers
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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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
abhinav.pundi1753 added Los Angeles Lakers
Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more