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The Best Current NBA Dunkers  

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List Rules Vote up the players who can throw down a jam the best.

Who are the best dunkers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best dunkers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top dunkers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gerald Green, Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard 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 athletic jumpers who have huge hops and can slam dunk the ball with power. These high flyers are experts at putting their defenders on posters with their dunks.

Vote for the current NBA dunkers 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 posterizers in any order you want. Then head over and check out the wildest NBA Dunk Contest champions and the best dunks of the 2019 NBA season.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

2018 Slam Dunk Champion

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Chicago Bulls

2x NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2015, 2016)

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
hatemrah24 added Orlando Magic

2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Detroit Pistons

2011 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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2018 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Derrick Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Derrick Jones Jr. Miami Heat

2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Los Angeles Lakers

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion, 2007 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers