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The Best Current NBA Dunkers

Updated January 30, 2020 31.8k votes 3.0k voters 22.8k views97 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Zach LaVine1
    1,317
    472

    Zach LaVine

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionShooting guard

    Age25

    BirthplaceRenton, Washington

    Number8

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

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  • Aaron Gordon2
    1,034
    359

    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age25

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • Donovan Mitchell3
    776
    272

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionSG

    Number45

    2018 Slam Dunk Champion

  • Zion Williamson4
    274
    60

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo5
    1,488
    598

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

  • LeBron James6
    1,335
    591

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

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  • Derrick Jones Jr.7
    222
    58

    Derrick Jones Jr.

    2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • Russell Westbrook8
    1,234
    580

    Russell Westbrook

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

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  • Victor Oladipo9
    419
    178

    Victor Oladipo

    Houston Rockets

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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  • Blake Griffin10
    878
    437

    Blake Griffin

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPower forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    2011 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

  • Anthony Davis11
    683
    345

    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

  • DeMar DeRozan12
    689
    379

    DeMar DeRozan

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionShooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

  • Hamidou Diallo13
    275
    124

    Hamidou Diallo

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionSmall forward, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    Number6

    2019 Slam Dunk Champion

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  • Miles Bridges14
    281
    139

    Miles Bridges

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number0

  • Paul George15
    173
    68

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

  • Ben Simmons16
    416
    245

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

  • Kawhi Leonard17
    149
    65

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

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  • Dwight Howard18
    393
    246

    Dwight Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Number8

    2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion, 2007 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • Dennis Smith Jr.19
    154
    70

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    2019 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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  • Vince Carter20
    122
    50

    Vince Carter

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    2000 Slam Dunk Contest

  • Jaylen Brown21
    354
    228

    Jaylen Brown

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard

    Number7

  • Kevin Durant22
    512
    365

    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

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  • Jayson Tatum23
    85
    28

    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

  • Joel Embiid24
    269
    177

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Number21

  • DeAndre Jordan25
    531
    389

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

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