Basketball 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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward 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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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie of the ...more

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard 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) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added 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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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. Rubio became the ...more

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard 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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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more

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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard 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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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Shooting guard 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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Guard, Small forward 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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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard 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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
CunningVet added Point guard 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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76 74
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard 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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Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard Goran Dragić is a Slovenian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He plays at both the point guard and shooting guard ...more

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79 87
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard, Shooting guard Michael Alex "Mike" Conley, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 1 in, Conley has ...more

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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard 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

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Small forward Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Dennis Schröder (born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for ...more

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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Eric Bledsoe is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th ...more

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Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Power forward, Center 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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Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Point guard Elfrid Payton Jr. (born February 22, 1994) 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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T.J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
T.J. McConnell

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Small forward, Forward Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten ...more

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Small forward Nicolas Batum is a French professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. The Blazers acquired his rights during the ...more

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Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
henrycarlton22 added Zach Collins

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Point guard, Shooting guard Dion Waiters is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Waiters is a 6 ft 4 in shooting guard and ...more