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The Best Current NBA Passers

Updated December 26, 2019 25.0k votes 3.6k voters 29.3k 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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  • 1
    LeBron James
    1,413
    846

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

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  • 2
    Nikola Jokic
    919
    549

    Nikola Jokic

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionCenter

    Age25

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia

    Number15

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Luka Dončić
    539
    302

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

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

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  • 4
    Chris Paul
    1,150
    701

    Chris Paul

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionPoint guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Number3

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

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  • 5
    Ben Simmons
    888
    590

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

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  • 6
    Lonzo Ball
    889
    593

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Rajon Rondo
    985
    670

    Rajon Rondo

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Number9

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

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  • 8
    Trae Young
    366
    230

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Kyle Lowry
    456
    309

    Kyle Lowry

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age33

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number7

    Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ricky Rubio
    629
    450

    Ricky Rubio

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceEl Masnou, Spain

    Number9

    Ricard Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Stephen Curry
    768
    602

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

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  • 12
    Russell Westbrook
    630
    488

    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

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

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  • 13
    John Wall
    599
    467

    John Wall

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

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  • 14
    James Harden
    570
    449

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

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  • 15
    Kyrie Irving
    526
    444

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

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  • 16
    Damian Lillard
    303
    243

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kemba Walker
    230
    183

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

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

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  • 18
    Mike Conley
    205
    167

    Mike Conley

    Utah Jazz

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

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  • 19
    Ja Morant
    52
    21

    Ja Morant

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

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

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  • 20
    Jrue Holiday
    204
    182

    Jrue Holiday

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceChatsworth, Los Angeles, California

    Number11

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  • 21
    Draymond Green
    367
    353

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Fred VanVleet
    27
    11

    Fred VanVleet

    Toronto Raptor

    PositionPoint guard

    Number23

    Fredderick Edmund VanVleet (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    De'Aaron Fox
    32
    18

    De'Aaron Fox

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPoint guard

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Derrick Rose
    30
    18

    Derrick Rose

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Number1

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Marc Gasol
    21
    10

    Marc Gasol

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionCenter

    Age35

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number33

    Marc Gasol Sáez (born 29 January 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia