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The Best Current NBA Dunkers 

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Updated January 30, 2020 21.2k votes 2.4k voters 17.5k 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, Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

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

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

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4
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 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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7
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 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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8
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward, Center from Chicago, Illinois

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

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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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10
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Center from Houston, Texas

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 6

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#5 of 80 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #32 of 61 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

11
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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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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15
Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Shooting guard, Small forward from Houston, Texas

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 33

Number: 30

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward, 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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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
MatthewLawn added Jaylen Brown

Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
20
Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 20 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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21
Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
22
Derrick Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Derrick Jones Jr.

Teams: Miami Heat

2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

23
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
fallocca26 added Shooting guard, Small forward from Palmdale, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

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Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Forward from Akron, Ohio

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age: 26

Number: 22

2018 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 28

Number: 31

2013 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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