The Top 5 Block Leaders in the NBA

These are the top 5 players in the NBA right now when it comes to blocking.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the current leader in blocks per game, averaging 2.3 per game. Rudy Gobert is second, averaging 2.2 per game. Anthony Davis Myles Turner, and Joel Embiid round out the top 5, each averaging 2.1 blocks per game.

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a 6-time NBA All-Star and has been named to 3 All-NBA First Teams and 3 NBA All-Defensive Teams He has also won 2 Olympic gold medals Davis was the 2012 National Player of the Year while playing college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats He was drafted 1st overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 feet 1 inch tall, he plays the center position. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and was immediately traded to the Jazz. Gobert has earned two NBA All-Defensive First Team selections and two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards. He has also been named to three All-NBA Second Teams. In 2019, he won an NBA Championship with the Jazz.

Gobert is one of the best shot blockers in NBA history His career 2.24 blocks per game average ranks sixth all-time in NBA history and his career 694 total blocks ranks fourth all-time in Jazz history. He is second all-time in career field goal percentage, shooting 66.7% from the field. In 2013–14, his rookie season, Gobert set an NBA record for field goal percentage (.727).

Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic is a Serbian Professional Basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for Mega Bemax of the Adriatic League before being selected as the 41st overall pick by the Nuggets in the 2014 NBA Draft After a couple of years with limited playing time Jokic became one of the best players in the league, winning the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 2018. He has been named an All-Star and an All-NBA player three times each.

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia
76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college
basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks he was drafted with the third overall pick
in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers. Although injury prone, Embiid has been touted
as one of the best players in his Draft Class and as a future franchise player. He
has received multiple All-Star and All-NBA Selections and was named to the NBA
All-Defensive Second Team in 2018.

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