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The Best Current NBA Passers

Updated December 26, 2019 24.5k votes 3.7k voters 30.6k views61 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Nikola Jokić1
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    Nikola Jokić

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Chris Paul2
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    Chris Paul

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionPoint guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

    Number3

    Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • LeBron James3
    1,351
    826

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

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  • Luka Dončić4
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    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Lonzo Ball5
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    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Ben Simmons6
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    571

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

    Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Rajon Rondo7
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    Rajon Rondo

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Number9

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Trae Young8
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    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Kyle Lowry9
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    Kyle Lowry

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number7

    Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Ricky Rubio10
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    Ricky Rubio

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceEl Masnou, Spain

    Number9

    Ricard Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for...  more

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  • John Wall11
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    John Wall

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball...  more

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  • Russell Westbrook12
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    Russell Westbrook

    Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Stephen Curry13
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    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

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  • James Harden14
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    James Harden

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Jeff Teague15
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    Jeff Teague

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number44

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Damian Lillard16
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    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland...  more

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  • Kyrie Irving17
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    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Elfrid Payton18
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    Elfrid Payton

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age25

    BirthplaceGretna, Louisiana

    Number6

    Elfrid Payton Jr. (born February 22, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Dennis Schröder19
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    Dennis Schröder

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceBraunschweig, Germany

    Number17

    Dennis Schröder (born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Ja Morant20
    60
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    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, USA

    Number12

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball...  more

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  • Kemba Walker21
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    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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  • Mike Conley22
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    Mike Conley

    Utah Jazz

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

    Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Jrue Holiday23
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    Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceChatsworth, Los Angeles, California

    Number11

    Jrue Randall Holiday (; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Draymond Green24
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    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • De'Aaron Fox25
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    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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