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The Best Current NBA Passers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Passers. No retired or collegiate players.

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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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Trae Young
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
New Orleans Pelicans
Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Philadelphia 76ers
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A ...more
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball for ...more
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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Utah Jazz
Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. Rubio became the youngest ...more
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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Houston Rockets
James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Washington Wizards
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Boston Celtics
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland ...more
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Memphis Grizzlies
Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has played ...more
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily at the power forward ...more
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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Randall Holiday is an American professional basketball player who currently for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one season ...more
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats ...more
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Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Miami Heat
Goran Dragić (born 6 May 1986) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard ...more
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior ...more
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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is a three-time All-Star and holds the ...more
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college ...more