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The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers

Updated November 22, 2019 10.0k votes 1.4k voters 14.2k views49 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Rudy Gobert1
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    240

    Rudy Gobert

    Utah Jazz

    PositionCenter

    Age28

    BirthplaceSaint-Quentin, France

    Number27

    2018-19 total blocks: 187

  • Anthony Davis2
    543
    260

    Anthony Davis

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    2018-19 total blocks: 135

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo3
    478
    232

    Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    2018-19 total blocks: 110

  • Hassan Whiteside4
    422
    212

    Hassan Whiteside

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    Number21

    2018-19 total blocks: 136

  • Myles Turner5
    253
    118

    Myles Turner

    Indiana Pacers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceBedford, Texas, United States

    Number33

    2018-19 total blocks: 199

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  • Serge Ibaka6
    239
    150

    Serge Ibaka

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

    2018-19 total blocks: 103

  • Michell Robinson7
    96
    40

    Michell Robinson

    New York Knicks

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceChalmette, Louisiana, United States

    2018-19 total blocks: 161

  • Clint Capela8
    198
    125

    Clint Capela

    Houston Rockets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Number15

    2018-19 total blocks: 102

  • DeAndre Jordan9
    202
    148

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    2018-19 total blocks: 73

  • Kristaps Porzingis10
    228
    172

    Kristaps Porzingis

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionPower forward / Center

    Age25

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    Number6

    Missed last season due to injury

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  • Jarrett Allen11
    51
    14

    Jarrett Allen

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Number31

    2018-19 total blocks: 120

  • Joel Embiid12
    47
    15

    Joel Embiid

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon

    Number21

    2018-19 total blocks: 122

  • Andre Drummond13
    48
    17

    Andre Drummond

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Number1

    2018-19 total blocks: 138

  • Mohamed Bamba14
    123
    90

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionPF/C

    Number5

    2018-19 total blocks: 64

  • Draymond Green15
    241
    219

    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    2018-19 total blocks: 70

  • LeBron James16
    287
    266

    LeBron James

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Number23

    2018-19 total blocks: 33

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  • Kevin Durant17
    233
    212

    Kevin Durant

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number35

    2018-19 total blocks: 84

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  • JaVale McGee18
    42
    17

    JaVale McGee

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number7

    2018-19 total blocks: 148

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  • Kawhi Leonard19
    120
    98

    Kawhi Leonard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Number2

    2018-19 total blocks: 24

  • Steven Adams20
    108
    96

    Steven Adams

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionCenter

    Age27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    2018-19 total blocks: 76

  • Karl-Anthony Towns21
    122
    125

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceEdison, New Jersey

    Number32

    2018-19 total blocks: 125

  • Dwight Howard22
    121
    136

    Dwight Howard

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Number8

    2018-19 total blocks: 4

  • Nerlens Noel23
    83
    90

    Nerlens Noel

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionForward, Power forward, Center

    Age25

    BirthplaceMalden, Massachusetts

    Number9

    2018-19 total blocks: 96

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  • Jonathan Isaac24
    21
    14

    Jonathan Isaac

    Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward / Power forward

    Number1

    2018-19 total blocks: 98

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  • Bismack Biyombo25
    89
    108

    Bismack Biyombo

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceLubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Number11

    2018-19 total blocks: 41

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