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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250 120
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

2
219 106
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

3
204 102
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

4
212 112
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

5
184 128
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers

6
129 86
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks

7
108 70
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers

8
153 119
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

9
170 143
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

10
96 74
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

11
83 61
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

12
28 10
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic

13
23 10
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

14
67 66
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

15
42 35
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added

16
64 68
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

17
64 73
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks

18
58 72
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

19
47 59
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

20
47 67
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics

21
40 62
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Memphis Grizzlies

22
24 40
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder

23
27 58
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

24
30 64
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
San Antonio Spurs

25
20 50
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added