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The Best Current NBA Scorers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Scorers. No retired or collegiate players.

Who are the best scorers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best offensive players playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current shot blockers and best current defenders, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today. Having an awesome scorer gives any NBA team a huge advantage.

The top scorers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Stephen Curry, and LeBron James 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 high output scorers who can shoot from behind the three-point line and drive in the paint. Usually also considered for MVP, these offensive players are experts at scoring from anywhere on the court regardless of how many defenders are guarding them. 

Vote for the current offensive players who 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 scorers in any order you want.

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Houston Rockets
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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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Golden State Warriors
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Golden State Warriors
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A ...more
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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Los Angeles Lakers
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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Portland Trail Blazers
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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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Indiana Pacers
Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
San Antonio Spurs
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played ...more
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland ...more
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
WalterPloski added Phoenix Suns
Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
marsbar_18 added Utah Jazz

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Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball for ...more
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Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Golden State Warriors
Klay Alexander Thompson (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is credited ...more
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Toronto Raptors
DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
EuroMelon added Indiana Pacers
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more
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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Portland Trail Blazers
Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Chicago Bulls
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior ...more
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Washington Wizards
Bradley Emmanuel Beal (born June 28, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
New Orleans Pelicans
DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie," ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Washington Wizards
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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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
abhinav.pundi1753 added Golden State Warriors
D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more
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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
abhinav.pundi1753 added Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college ...more