Basketball The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked  

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List Rules Only current NBA players age 35 and over

With the average age of an NBA player being 26.5 years old, the league's veteran players definitely deserve props. Older NBA players lose athleticism and energy, but experience and talent keep them competing with younger players. Seasoned vets also have higher basketball IQs and make great leaders for their teams. Who are the best current NBA veterans playing today? 

At 41, Sacramento Kings' Vince Carter is the oldest active NBA player. Currently playing in his 22nd season, the 8-time All-Star can still dunk on the young bloods. Many veteran NBA players, like Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, and Tony Parker, are also future Hall of Famers because of their long successful careers.  

Vote for the best NBA old players currently playing in the league. Keep in mind that the following active NBA veterans are 35 and over and have played at least five seasons. After you finished with this list, head on over and vote for the best players in the NBA.

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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Vincent Lamar Carter (born January 26, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall ...more
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Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school ...more
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 39
Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, and a ...more
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J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the ...more
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Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Andre Tyler Iguodala (born January 28, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The swingman was an NBA ...more
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Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 38
Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Z-Bo", ...more
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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 37
Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Chandler was the second ...more
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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten ...more
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Nenê is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 37
Nenê (born September 13, 1982) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His birth name was Maybyner Rodney ...more
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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 38
Joe Marcus Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association he is currently number 13 on 3 point field made ...more
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Channing Frye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Channing Thomas Frye is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. The 6'11" power forward-center ...more
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José Calderón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 38
José Manuel Calderón Borrallo (born September 28, 1981) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the ...more
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Marcin Gortat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Marcin Gortat is a Polish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound center is the son of ...more
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Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 39
Udonis Johneal Haslem is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Haslem played college basketball for the University of Florida, ...more
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beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Harald Cerny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Harald Cerny is a former Austrian football right midfielder. He played mostly for TSV 1860 München.
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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William Raymond Smith III is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Ohio State and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first ...more
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Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Manuel Peter Neuer is a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the German national team. He has been described as a "sweeper-keeper" because of his unique ...more
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Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking ...more
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Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 35
Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Felton played college ...more
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C. J. Watson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 34
Charles Akeem Watson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
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Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
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Devin Lamar Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Harris attended the University of ...more
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Jarrett Jack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Oldest NBA Players Still Playing Today, Ranked
age 36
Jarrett Matthew Jack is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. At 6'3" tall and weighing 200 lbs, he ...more