Current Sports 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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301 136
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Utah Jazz
2
319 150
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans
3
286 132
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Milwaukee Bucks
4
254 121
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Miami Heat
5
133 82
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Clippers
6
132 83
Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors
7
209 157
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Los Angeles Lakers
8
151 103
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New York Knicks
9
111 70
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Clint Capela Houston Rockets
10
172 140
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors
11
53 21
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RileyC added Orlando Magic
12
100 71
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Myles Turner Indiana Pacers
13
185 163
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Golden State Warriors
14
48 21
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arushisgood2004 added Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs
15
59 42
Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
RokoDelana added Oklahoma City Thunder
16
75 84
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
New Orleans Pelicans
17
75 85
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Atlanta Hawks
18
69 79
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
19
60 67
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Orlando Magic
20
12 5
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brodie Russ added
21
40 45
Nerlens Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added Oklahoma City Thunder
22
56 77
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Boston Celtics
23
49 69
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Toronto Raptors
24
31 53
Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
arnas added
25
38 66
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Shot Blockers
Brooklyn Nets