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The Best Current NBA Passers  

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List Rules Vote up the best passers in the league today.

Who are the best passers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best passers playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top passers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall, and Chris Paul 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 great ball handlers who have good court awareness and know when to make the extra pass. These unselfish players are experts at swinging the ball and assisting their teammates.

Vote for the current NBA passers 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 passers in any order you want.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Philadelphia 76ers
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Dallas Mavericks
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Toronto Raptors
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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Phoenix Suns
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Washington Wizards
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Brooklyn Nets
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Portland Trail Blazers
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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Memphis Grizzlies
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Utah Jazz
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Boston Celtics
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Sacramento Kings
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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Fred VanVleet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Toronto Raptor
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Milwaukee Bucks
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