NBA The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers  

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List Rules Only current NBA Shot Blockers. No retired or collegiate players.

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
Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans

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138 70
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz

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150 82
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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134 79
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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143 88
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

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128 86
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Kevin Durant Golden State Warriors

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92 63
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Kristaps Porzingis New York Knicks

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143 113
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors

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74 53
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers

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62 49
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Serge Ibaka Toronto Raptors

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53 45
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

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47 46
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Dwight Howard Atlanta Hawks

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42 44
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
DeMarcus Cousins New Orleans Pelicans

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40 48
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

The Best Current NBA Centers

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37 45
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

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33 43
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Al Horford Boston Celtics

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29 40
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Bismack Biyombo Orlando Magic

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

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2 5
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
alprice2 added Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors - Best of the best

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24 44
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

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21 40
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
LaMarcus Aldridge San Antonio Spurs

The Best Athletes of All Time

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12 30
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Bam Adebayo

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9 25
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Nerlens Noel

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16 39
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

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14 37
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Lucas Nogueira Toronto Raptors

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is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers

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14 38
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Robin Lopez Chicago Bulls

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9 33
John Henson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
John Henson Milwaukee Bucks

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6 26
Jakob Poeltl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Jakob Poeltl

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James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
James Johnson Miami Heat

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6 35
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Alex Len Phoenix Suns

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3 27
Salah Mejri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Salah Mejri