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The Best Current NBA Dunkers

Updated January 30, 2020 30.2k votes 2.9k voters 21.6k 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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  • 1
    Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Zach LaVine

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionShooting guard

    Age24

    BirthplaceRenton, Washington

    Number8

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

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  • 2
    Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age24

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    2016 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • 3
    Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionSG

    Number45

    2018 Slam Dunk Champion

  • 4
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

  • 5
    Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    45

    Zion Williamson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionForward

    Number1

  • 6
    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

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  • 7
    Derrick Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    38

    Derrick Jones Jr.

    2017 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • 8
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

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  • 9
    Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    2015 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • 10
    Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Blake Griffin

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPower forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    2011 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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  • 11
    Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

  • 12
    Hamidou Diallo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    110

    Hamidou Diallo

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionSmall forward, Shooting guard

    Number6

    2019 Slam Dunk Champion

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  • 13
    DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    368

    DeMar DeRozan

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

  • 14
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
    154
    52

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

  • 15
    Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Miles Bridges

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number0

  • 16
    Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    232

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

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  • 17
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    49

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

  • 18
    Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    59

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    2019 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

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  • 19
    Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Dwight Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Number8

    2008 Slam Dunk Contest Champion, 2007 Slam Dunk Contest Finalist

  • 20
    Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
    105
    35

    Vince Carter

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Number25

    2000 Slam Dunk Contest

  • 21
    Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    161

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

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  • 22
    Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Jaylen Brown

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard

    Number7

  • 23
    DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

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  • 24
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

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  • 25
    John Wall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Dunkers
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    John Wall

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    2014 Slam Dunk Contest Champion

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