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The Best Current NBA Dunkers 

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Updated January 30, 2020 22.5k votes 2.5k voters 18.4k 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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward and Point forward from Athens

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

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

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 24

Number: 8

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

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward and Power forward from Akron

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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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

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 24

Number: 00

2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Power forward from Oklahoma City

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 30

Number: 32

2011 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

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

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

Age: 30

Number: 10

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

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 6

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small forward from Washington

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Rileycook_17 added

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 12

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

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

2014 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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Gerald Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Shooting guard and Small forward from Houston

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 and Center from Atlanta

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 34

Number: 8

2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion, 2007 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
Small Forward from Markham

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 24

Number: 22

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Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Teams: Boston Celtics

Number: 7

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
TRENT13 added Center from Yaoundé

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 21

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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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Zion Williamson 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.

Teams: Miami Heat

2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

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

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 28

Number: 31

2013 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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