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The Best Current NBA Scorers 

Ranker NBA
Updated November 1, 2019 12.4k votes 1.7k voters 10.1k views 50 items

List Rules Vote up the players who are the best at getting buckets.

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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1
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard from Los Angeles

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 30

Number: 13

2018-19 PPG: 36.1

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2
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from Akron

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 31

Number: 30

2018-19 PPG: 27.3

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3
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward from Washington

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 35

2018-19 PPG: 26.0

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4
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward and Power forward from Akron

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

2018-19 PPG: 27.4

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5
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from Melbourne

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 2

2018-19 PPG: 23.8

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6
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward and Point forward from Athens

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

2018-19 PPG: 27.7

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7
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from Oakland

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 29

Number: 0

2018-19 PPG: 25.8

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8
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard and Small forward from Riverside

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 28

Number: 2

2018-19 PPG: 26.6

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9
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from Long Beach

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

2018-19 PPG: 22.9

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10
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Power forward and Center from Chicago

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 26

Number: 3

2018-19 PPG: 25.9

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11
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard from Los Angeles

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 11

2018-19 PPG: 21.5

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12
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 13

2018-19 PPG: 28.0

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13
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
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Teams: Phoenix Suns

Age: 28

Number: 1

2018-19 PPG: 26.6

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14
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard from Compton

Teams: San Antonioi Spurs

Age: 30

Number: 10

2018-19 PPG: 21.2

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15
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from New York City

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 15

2018-19 PPG: 25.6

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16
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
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Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

2018-19 PPG: 23.8

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17
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard from Canton

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 28

Number: 3

2018-19 PPG: 21.0

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18
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Karl-Anthony Towns

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Number: 32

2018-19 PPG: 24.4

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19
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward from Houston

Teams: Miami Heat

Age: 30

Number: 21

2018-19 PPG: 18.7

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20
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard from St. Louis

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 26

Number: 3

2018-19 PPG: 25.6

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21
Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

Number: 11

2018-19 PPG: 21.2

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22
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard from Raleigh

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

2018-19 PPG: 20.7

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23
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Center from Mobile

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 29

Number: 0

2018-19 PPG: 16.3

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24
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
EuroMelon added Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

2018-19 PPG: 18.8

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25
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
abhinav.pundi1753 added Center from Yaoundé

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 21

2018-19 PPG: 27.5

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