2018 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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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 9 in and weighing 240 pounds, ...more

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414 195
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 3 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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418 198
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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359 178
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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181 71
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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199 85
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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327 180
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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194 92
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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171 99
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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83 32
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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229 151
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

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168 104
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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121 78
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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47 18
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
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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

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85 56
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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97 74
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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26 7
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

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83 62
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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89 68
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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95 74
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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102 81
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

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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140 151
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard Isaiah Jamar Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) point guard played three years ...more

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51 55
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Point guard Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

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59 82
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Small forward, Forward Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten ...more

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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Jane Pater added Power forward Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the ...more

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40 73
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Scorers
Shooting guard, Small foward Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more