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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342 171
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Chris Paul Houston Rockets

2
375 197
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

3
264 128
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Rajon Rondo New Orleans Pelicans

4
187 100
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Ben Simmons Philadelphia 76ers

5
242 144
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
John Wall Washington Wizards

6
202 119
Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Ricky Rubio Utah Jazz

7
199 132
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics

8
246 175
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors

9
196 135
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
James Harden Houston Rockets

10
161 112
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers

11
205 155
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

12
102 61
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Nikola Jokic

13
79 57
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
JR de Leon added Manu Ginóbili

14
130 111
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

The Best Current NBA Centers

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74 60
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors

16
80 67
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers

17
105 112
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Isaiah Thomas Cleveland Cavaliers

18
56 61
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Goran Dragić Miami Heat

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45 50
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jrue Holiday New Orleans Pelicans

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46 52
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls

21
41 46
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Dennis Schröder Atlanta Hawks

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22
57 68
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Jeff Teague Minnesota Timberwolves

23
45 53
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Kemba Walker Charlotte Hornets

24
46 56
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies

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36 50
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Eric Bledsoe Phoenix Suns

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28 40
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Kevin Love

27
32 52
Elfrid Payton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Elfrid Payton Orlando Magic

28
30 52
T.J. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
T.J. McConnell Philadelphia 76ers

29
24 56
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Deron Williams Cleveland Cavaliers

30
5 24
Zach Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
henrycarlton22 added Zach Collins

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12 41
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
arnas added Dion Waiters

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20 57
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Passers
Nicolas Batum Charlotte Hornets