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The Best Current NBA Scorers

Updated November 1, 2019 14.4k votes 1.8k voters 10.5k views50 items

List RulesVote 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
    819
    380

    James Harden

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    2018-19 PPG: 36.1

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  • 2
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    769
    360

    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    2018-19 PPG: 26.0

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  • 3
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    781
    378

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number30

    2018-19 PPG: 27.3

  • 4
    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    699
    337

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age35

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    2018-19 PPG: 27.4

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  • 5
    Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    393
    167

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    2018-19 PPG: 25.8

  • 6
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    455
    207

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    2018-19 PPG: 27.7

  • 7
    Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    389
    170

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionSmall forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States

    Number2

    2018-19 PPG: 26.6

  • 8
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    310
    130

    Paul George

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number13

    2018-19 PPG: 28.0

  • 9
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    569
    290

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    2018-19 PPG: 23.8

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  • 10
    Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    346
    160

    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    2018-19 PPG: 25.9

  • 11
    Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    234
    96

    Devin Booker

    Phoenix Suns

    PositionShooting Guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    2018-19 PPG: 26.6

  • 12
    Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    368
    213

    Klay Thompson

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionShooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number11

    2018-19 PPG: 21.5

  • 13
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    438
    289

    Russell Westbrook

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    2018-19 PPG: 22.9

  • 14
    Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    80
    18

    Luka Dončić

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    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
    189
    107

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    2018-19 PPG: 25.6

  • 16
    Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    157
    85

    Donovan Mitchell

    Utah Jazz

    PositionSG

    Number45

    2018-19 PPG: 23.8

  • 17
    DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    251
    180

    DeMar DeRozan

    San Antonio Spurs

    PositionShooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Number10

    2018-19 PPG: 21.2

  • 18
    Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    135
    89

    Bradley Beal

    Washington Wizards

    PositionShooting guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Number3

    2018-19 PPG: 25.6

  • 19
    Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    47
    12

    Trae Young

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    2018-19 PPG: 19.1

  • 20
    Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    153
    113

    Jimmy Butler

    Miami Heat

    PositionShooting guard / Small forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number21

    2018-19 PPG: 18.7

  • 21
    Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    159
    124

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceEdison, New Jersey

    Number32

    2018-19 PPG: 24.4

  • 22
    C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    164
    134

    C. J. McCollum

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

    2018-19 PPG: 21.0

  • 23
    Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    53
    24

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    2018-19 PPG: 27.5

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  • 24
    Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    92
    66

    Victor Oladipo

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    2018-19 PPG: 18.8

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  • 25
    D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
    45
    19

    D'Angelo Russell

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionGuard

    Age23

    2018-19 PPG: 21.1

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