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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218 111
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

2
196 96
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

3
182 94
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

4
185 105
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

5
171 116
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Cleveland Cavaliers

6
120 77
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks

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146 109
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

8
95 64
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers

9
163 135
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

10
87 65
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

11
73 56
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

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17 5
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic

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59 60
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

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35 32
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added

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13 4
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added

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59 66
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks

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55 62
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

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43 55
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

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50 67
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

20
43 61
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics

21
35 57
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Memphis Grizzlies

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18 37
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added

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29 56
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
San Antonio Spurs

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24 52
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

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18 44
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added

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20 49
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Chicago Bulls

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13 39
is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers

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15 43
John Henson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

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17 49
Lucas Nogueira is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

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7 33
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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10 42
James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

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8 37
Jakob Poeltl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Jakob Poeltl

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10 45
Alex Len is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Phoenix Suns

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4 37
Salah Mejri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Salah Mejri