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Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now? 

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Updated November 1, 2019 28.1k votes 4.5k voters 47.3k views 55 items

List Rules Vote up the NBA's best speedsters.

Who is the fastest player in the NBA right now in the 2019-2020 season? Featuring some of the best active NBA players, like Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, and John Wall, and young players known for their speed and quickness, like De'Aaron Fox, Zach LaVine, and Terry Rozier, this list of the fastest current NBA players includes some of the fastest NBA players of all time. Here are the fastest NBA players in 2019.

The following fast NBA players are rated on how quickly they can move up and down the court, penetrate defenses, and crossover defenders. Vote up who you think are the fastest players in the NBA today, and check back often to see how your votes stack up against other basketball fans.

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

Teams: Sacramento Kings

De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Long Beach, California

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Raleigh, North Carolina

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North ...more

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#2 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time #90 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #46 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

4
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Donovan Mitchell

Teams: Utah Jazz

Number: 45

Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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5
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Small forward and Point forward from Athens, Greece

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 25

Number: 34

Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more

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#46 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #1,753 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #3 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 2

Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more

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7
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 31

Number: 1

Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more

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8
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from New York City, New York

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 29

Number: 15

Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the ...more

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#144 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #11 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #100 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Oakland, California

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Age: 29

Number: 0

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more

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#63 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #95 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #6 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Shooting guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Age: 27

Number: 4

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Oladipo was drafted with ...more

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 35

Number: 23

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments ...more

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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

Teams: New York Knicks

Number: 5

Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more

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#483 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #14 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #104 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Guard from Renton, Washington

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 24

Number: 8

Zachary LaVine (born March 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more

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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Dalzell, South Carolina, US

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Number: 12

Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more

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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
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Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

Number: 2

Collin Sexton (born January 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He played college basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In January ...more

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 12

Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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#156 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #27 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today #62 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 31

Number: 30

Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard / Shooting guard from Braunschweig, Germany

Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 26

Number: 17

Dennis Schröder (born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for ...more

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Trae Young

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 11

Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Coby White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Number: 0

Alec Jacoby "Coby" White (born February 16, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
abhinav.pundi1753 added Shooting guard and Small forward from Palmdale, California

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 29

Number: 24

Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star ...more

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22
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Birmingham, Alabama

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 30

Number: 6

Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but ...more

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23
Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Number: 13

Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New ...more

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#428 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #20 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today #9 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard from Tacoma, Washington

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 30

Number: 22

Isaiah Jamar Thomas (born February 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 5-foot-9-inch (1.75 m) ...more

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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 29

Number: 11

Jrue Randall Holiday (; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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#631 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #39 of 98 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #41 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today