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The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers  

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List Rules Vote up the best shot blockers in the league today.

Who are the best shot blockers currently in the NBA? Certainly, this list includes some of the best rim protectors playing right now, and potentially some of the top NBA players of all time. Check out these lists of best current defenders and best current scorers, along with the best (worst) NBA floppers playing today

The top shot blockers who are currently playing in the NBA are certainly among the overall top current NBA players too (Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, and Kristaps Porzingis 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 usually tall players who lock down their man inside the paint and protect the rim at all costs. These DPOY candidates are experts at swatting the ball and protecting the basket.

Vote for the current NBA shot blockers that 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 rim protectors in any order you want.

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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers

2018-19 total blocks: 135

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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

2018-19 total blocks: 187

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

2018-19 total blocks: 110

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Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

2018-19 total blocks: 136

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

2018-19 total blocks: 199

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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
SharmarkeSharky added New York Knicks

2018-19 total blocks: 161

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Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

2018-19 total blocks: 103

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Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

2018-19 total blocks: 102

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Mohamed Bamba Orlando Magic

2018-19 total blocks: 64

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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

2018-19 total blocks: 73

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Dallas Mavericks

Missed last season due to injury

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers

2018-19 total blocks: 33

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Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Los Angeles Clippers

2018-19 total blocks: 24

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Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Philadelphia 76ers

2018-19 total blocks: 122

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

2018-19 total blocks: 70

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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

2018-19 total blocks: 84

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Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Detroit Pistons

2018-19 total blocks: 138

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added Oklahoma City Thunder

2018-19 total blocks: 76

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Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Portland Trail Blazers

2018-19 total blocks: 103

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

2018-19 total blocks: 98

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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers

2018-19 total blocks: 148

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

2018-19 total blocks: 125

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Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brodie Russ added Denver Nuggets

2018-19 total blocks: 100

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Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder

2018-19 total blocks: 96

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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Deandre Ayton Phoenix Suns

2018-19 total blocks: 67