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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
Boston Celtics
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Boston Celtics. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the ...more
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Golden State Warriors
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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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Houston Rockets
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...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 is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...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 is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Golden State Warriors
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
marsbar_18 added
Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
VirgilYoung added Houston Rockets
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Phoenix Suns
Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Toronto Raptors
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
arnas added Washington Wizards
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Cleveland Cavaliers
Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more
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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
MInnesota Timberwolves
Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school ...more
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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Portland Trail Blazers
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Jules Cook added Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 25 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