Basketball 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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529 228
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard
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
2
511 240
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward
Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more
3
550 269
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard, Shooting guard
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6 ft 3 in tall ...more
4
476 230
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
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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256 103
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward, Point forward
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
6
409 205
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more
7
211 98
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Power forward, Center
Anthony Marshon Davis, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more
8
228 113
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard
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
9
354 215
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more
10
218 117
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard, Small forward
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard, a 6-ft 7-in, 230-lb small forward, played college ...more
11
164 86
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard, Small forward
Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
12
258 168
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Listed at 6'7", he plays ...more
13
109 51
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
WalterPloski added Forward-center
Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more
14
187 120
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard
DeMar Darnell DeRozan is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and ...more
15
107 69
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard
Kemba Hudley Walker is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte ...more
16
65 33
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
marsbar_18 added

shooting guard

Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more
17
104 79
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Center
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
18
39 19
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
EuroMelon added Shooting guard
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. Oladipo played college ...more
19
108 86
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard, Shooting guard
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
20
96 75
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward
Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more
21
109 91
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Center
DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more
22
110 94
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard
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
23
65 61
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard
Bradley Emmanuel Beal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. The 6'5" shooting guard played ...more
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24 25
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
EuroMelon added Power forward, Center
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
25
77 84
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward
Gordon Daniel Hayward is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Butler University for two ...more