Sports 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
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

2
418 211
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

3
331 159
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans

4
237 133
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

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286 179
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
John Wall Washington Wizards

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241 149
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz

7
215 133
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

8
143 75
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Nikola Jokic Denver Nuggets

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226 160
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
James Harden Houston Rockets

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281 210
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

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224 165
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

12
229 182
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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101 71
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
JR de Leon added Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs

14
92 75
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

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141 130
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

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86 70
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

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109 131
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Isaiah Thomas Denver Nuggets

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59 69
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Goran Dragić Miami Heat

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50 59
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

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63 77
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jeff Teague Minnesota Timberwolves

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47 59
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jrue Holiday New Orleans Pelicans

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48 63
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jimmy Butler Minnesota Timberwolves

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43 58
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Dennis Schröder Oklahoma City Thunder

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47 64
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Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies

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41 56
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Eric Bledsoe Milwaukee Bucks

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35 48
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

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3 6
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Carmelo Anthony Houston Rockets

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36 60
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Elfrid Payton New Orleans Pelicans

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34 59
T.J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
T.J. McConnell Philadelphia 76ers

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26 64
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Deron Williams Cleveland Cavaliers

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25 64
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets

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14 47
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Dion Waiters Miami Heat

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6 31
Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
henrycarlton22 added Zach Collins Portland Trail Blazers