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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265 125
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

2
237 108
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

3
217 104
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

4
225 113
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

5
192 133
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers

6
135 88
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks

7
112 71
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers

8
157 123
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

9
103 75
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

10
89 62
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

11
171 147
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

12
34 11
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic

13
29 11
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

14
75 66
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

15
47 35
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added Oklahoma City Thunder

16
66 70
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

17
67 76
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks

18
61 72
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

19
52 60
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

20
49 69
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics

21
29 41
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder

22
43 62
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

23
1 0
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brodie Russ added

24
33 66
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
San Antonio Spurs

25
30 61
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets