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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
Milwaukee Bucks
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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Chicago Bulls

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

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
marsbar_18 added Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz

2018 Slam Dunk Champion

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Los Angeles Lakers
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers

2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
hatemrah24 added Orlando Magic

2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Houston Rockets
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Los Angeles Lakers
10
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
San Antonio Spurs
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Rileycook_17 added Philadelphia 76ers
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Philadelphia 76ers
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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Charlotte Hornets
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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Oklahoma City Thunder

2019 Slam Dunk Champion

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Brooklyn Nets
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
arnas added Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
fallocca26 added Los Angeles Clippers
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
SharmarkeSharky added New York Knicks

2019 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
BenH1 added Sacramento Kings
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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Cleveland Cavaliers

2018 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
MatthewLawn added Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
ankle braker added Los Angeles Clippers
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Washington Wizards

2014 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Brooklyn Nets
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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Houston Rockets

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist