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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated September 30, 2020 47.7k votes 2.4k voters 13.4k views96 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Kyle Kuzma
    1,115
    474

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Draymond Green
    1,267
    677

    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Kevin Knox
    498
    330

    Kevin Knox

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    Kevin Knox II (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Nicolas Batum
    722
    524

    Nicolas Batum

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceLisieux, France

    Number88

    Nicolas Batum (; born December 14, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Otto Porter Jr.
    458
    344

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionSmall forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Number22

    Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jeff Teague
    510
    410

    Jeff Teague

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number0

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Dennis Smith Jr.
    381
    307

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Lonzo Ball
    952
    845

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    DeMarcus Cousins
    757
    667

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age29

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Terry Rozier
    602
    528

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Andrew Wiggins
    684
    612

    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionSmall Forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    DeAndre Jordan
    684
    621

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Reggie Jackson
    528
    475

    Reggie Jackson

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplacePordenone, Italy

    Number15

    Reggie Jackson (born 1946) is an American retired baseball player. Reggie Jackson may also... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Harrison Barnes
    467
    431

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, United States of America

    Number40

    Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mohamed Bamba
    364
    338

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    Number5

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jeremy Lin
    Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kyrie Irving
    811
    938

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    J. R. Smith
    77
    72

    J. R. Smith

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceFreehold Borough, New Jersey

    Number5

    Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III (born September 9, 1985) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Al Horford
    305
    370

    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age33

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Aaron Gordon
    331
    410

    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age24

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Kevin Love
    144
    174

    Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age31

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Number42

    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Julius Randle
    285
    362

    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Enes Kanter
    298
    380

    Enes Kanter

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    Enes Kanter (Turkish: [eˈnes kanˈtæɾ]; born May 20, 1992) is a Swiss-born Turkish professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mike Conley, Jr.
    322
    420

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

    Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Malik Monk
    285
    371

    Malik Monk

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceJonesboro, Arkansas, USA

    Number1

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia