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Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?  

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List Rules Only active NBA players.

Who is the fastest player in the NBA right now in the 2018-2019 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 2018.

The following NBA fast 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?
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?
Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball for ...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?
Washington Wizards
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Utah Jazz
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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Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Portland Trail Blazers
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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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Boston Celtics
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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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Milwaukee Bucks
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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Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Indiana Pacers
Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992)[1] 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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Andrew Irving (born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland ...more
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Detroit Pistons
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played one year ...more
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Dennis Smith Jr. New York Knicks
Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
asfhjj added Collin Sexton Cleveland Cavaliers
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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Zach LaVine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Chicago Bulls
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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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lbs., he has started ...more
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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
BEASTMODER34 added Miami Heat

a.k.a. "The Flash"

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. (born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National ...more
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Golden State Warriors
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A ...more
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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Oklahoma City Thunder
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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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
abhinav.pundi1753 added Los Angeles Clippers
Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. George played high school ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Philadelphia 76ers
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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Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
New Orleans Pelicans
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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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Milwaukee Bucks
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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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Washington Wizards
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 point guard ...more
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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Charlotte Hornets
Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two years of ...more
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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Toronto Raptors
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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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?
Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more