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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206 103
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

2
181 86
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

3
166 90
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

4
174 99
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

5
164 106
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Cleveland Cavaliers

6
113 70
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks

7
140 103
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

8
156 127
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

9
87 60
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers

10
76 60
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

11
65 52
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

12
54 52
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

13
54 58
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks

14
27 26
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
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15
48 56
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

16
47 58
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

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7 3
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic

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38 48
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

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2 1
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added

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38 55
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics

21
32 51
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Memphis Grizzlies

22
27 49
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
San Antonio Spurs

23
14 31
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added

24
16 37
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added

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20 46
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

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12 34
is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers

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17 44
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Chicago Bulls

28
15 45
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

29
11 39
John Henson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

30
6 26
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
alprice2 added Golden State Warriors -

Best of the best

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8 32
Jakob Poeltl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Jakob Poeltl

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9 37
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

33
9 40
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Phoenix Suns

34
4 32
Salah Mejri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Salah Mejri