NBA 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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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 Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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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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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 10 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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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 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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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Utah Jazz
Joe Marcus Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association he is currently number 13 on 3 point field made ...more
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
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De'Anthony Melton (born May 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Houston Rockets in ...more
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
New Orleans Pelicans
DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Memphis Grizzlies
Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has ...more
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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Right Now
Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more