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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1
269 117
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz

2
282 140
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

3
250 121
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks

4
232 110
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat

5
123 77
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers

6
199 148
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers

7
143 96
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks

8
115 80
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

9
99 66
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets

10
45 13
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic

11
163 133
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

12
175 158
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors

13
39 15
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

14
85 69
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers

15
55 37
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added Oklahoma City Thunder

16
57 63
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic

17
69 79
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans

18
65 75
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves

19
69 81
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks

20
8 2
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brodie Russ added

21
36 42
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder

22
52 74
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics

23
46 66
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors

24
34 62
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets

25
27 51
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added