This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league’s current standout top players and NBA stars in 2017-2018. It’s common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes’ relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it’s complete, there are many factors to consider – number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.This list attempts to sort through all the NBA’s current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title – such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook – have become favorites as well.More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league’s currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn’t represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

LeBron James

LeBron James

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

James Harden

James Harden

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Paul George

Paul George

John Wall

John Wall

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler

DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony

Draymond Green

Draymond Green

Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

LaMarcus Alridridge

LaMarcus Alridridge

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki

Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside

Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

C. J. McCollum

C. J. McCollum

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert

Devin Booker

Devin Booker

Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal

Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala

Mike Conley

Mike Conley

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol

Al Horford

Al Horford

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka

Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe

Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo

Goran Dragić

Goran Dragić

J. R. Smith

J. R. Smith

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford

Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker

Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez

Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Manu Ginóbili

Manu Ginóbili

J. J. Redick

J. J. Redick

Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver

Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague

Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph

Dennis Schröder

Dennis Schröder

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson

Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons

Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson

Nicolas Batum

Nicolas Batum

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel

Nikola Vučević

Nikola Vučević

Danny Green

Danny Green

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson

George Hill

George Hill

Nick Young

Nick Young

Jonas Valančiūnas

Jonas Valančiūnas

Derrick Favors

Derrick Favors

Greg Monroe

Greg Monroe

Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson

Kenneth Faried

Kenneth Faried

Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert

Julius Randle

Julius Randle

Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter

Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor

D’Angelo Russell

Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley

Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza

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