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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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Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz
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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans
3
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks
4
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat
5
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors
6
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers
7
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Houston Rockets
8
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Indiana Pacers
9
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers
10
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks
11
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic
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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors
13
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors
14
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs
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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added Oklahoma City Thunder
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Minnesota Timberwolves
17
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks
18
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder
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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
SharmarkeSharky added New York Knicks
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Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans
22
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brodie Russ added
23
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics
24
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors
25
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added