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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today  

Aaron Hager
825 votes 61 voters 50 items

List Rules Vote up the players who don't deserve the praise they get.

The most overrated NBA players often get criticized by fans and the media for not earning the praise they get in some basketball circles. There are varying degrees of overrated when the term is used for NBA players. Many fans believe LeBron James is overrated for not being able to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to playoffs in his first season on the team.

Players like Russell Westbrook, John Wall, and Zion Williamson each get the overrated label due to playoff failures, huge contracts, or just being talked up before even playing a game. All the most overrated players in the NBA for the 2019-2020 season will be featured here to choose from. Expectations are high for every player in the league, and the overrated label gets applied to players who can't live up to the hype.

Vote up the players you personally believe get too much praise in the NBA world. Help decide the ranking order with your picks as only the most overrated basketball players today should be the ones at the top of the list.

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Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Golden State Warriors
Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily ...more
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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (born 1946) is an American retired baseball player. Reggie Jackson may also refer to: Reggie Jackson (basketball, born 1973) (born 1973), American former basketball player Reggie ...more
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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Brooklyn Nets
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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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Brooklyn Nets
Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Boston Celtics
Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Washington Wizards
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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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Phoenix Suns
Ricard Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rubio became the youngest player ever ...more
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Oklahoma City Thunder
Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won the NBA Rookie ...more
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star, ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie", ...more
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Lonzo Ball New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) 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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Tobias Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Philadelphia 76ers
Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers. He played one season of college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers before ...more
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Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Sacramento Kings
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward from Louisiana Tech ...more
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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 (1.75 m) ...more
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DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
San Antonio Spurs
DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Toronto Raptors
Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college ...more
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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Terry Rozier 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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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Houston Rockets
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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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Jaylen Brown Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more
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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (Turkish: [eˈnes kanˈtæɾ]; born May 20, 1992) is a Swiss-born Turkish professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more