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The Best Current NBA Dunkers 

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Updated January 30, 2020 24.2k votes 2.7k voters 20.1k views 97 items

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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1
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

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#46 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,752 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #3 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

2
Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Guard from Renton, Washington

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 24

Number: 8

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

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#386 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #32 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #68 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

3
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

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The Best LeBron 15 Colorways, Ranked #262 of 274 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #2 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

4
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
hatemrah24 added Forward from San Jose, California

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 24

Number: 00

2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

5
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Point guard from Long Beach, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

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The Best Jordan "Why Not?" Zer0.2 Colorways, Ranked #44 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,973 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

6
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

2018 Slam Dunk Champion

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#293 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #12 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #88 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

7
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 30

Number: 32

2011 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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The Best Blake Griffin Dunks #92 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #100 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

8
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward and Center from Chicago, Illinois

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

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#50 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #22 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #1 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

9
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Shooting guard from Compton, California

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Age: 30

Number: 10

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#94 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #29 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #43 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

10
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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#208 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #833 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #8 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

11
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Center from Houston, Texas

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 6

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#188 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #54 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #8 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

12
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
13
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

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The Best KD 10 Colorways, Ranked #21 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,943 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

14
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

2014 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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#90 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #2 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time #47 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

15
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward and Center from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 34

Number: 8

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion, 2007 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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#86 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #26 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #1,890 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

16
Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Shooting guard and Small forward from Houston, Texas

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 33

Number: 30

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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#615 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #62 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time #103 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

17
Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Small forward, Shooting guard from Queens, New York, USA

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Number: 6

2019 Slam Dunk Champion

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#63 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #23 of 27 All The Craziest NBA Dunk Contest Championship Performances #45 of 347 The Best NBA Players from New York

18
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
19
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
MatthewLawn added Jaylen Brown

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

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#490 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #83 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #36 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

20
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
21
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small Forward from Markham, Thornhill, Canada

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 24

Number: 22

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#350 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #7 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #47 of 137 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

22
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Center from Yaoundé, Cameroon

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 21

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#124 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #53 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #1,976 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time

23
Derrick Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Derrick Jones Jr.

2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

24
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
fallocca26 added Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

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#68 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #23 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #71 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

25
Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward and Shooting guard from Portland, Oregon

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 28

Number: 31

2013 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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#52 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #145 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today #41 of 54 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA