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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated April 19, 2021 54.0k votes 3.0k voters 17.4k views100 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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    Enes Kanter

    Portland Trailblazers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    Enes Kanter (Turkish: [eˈnes kanˈtæɾ]; born May 20, 1992) is a Swiss-born Turkish professional basketball player for the Portland Trailblazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was...  more
  • 27
    389
    500

    Aaron Gordon

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college...  more
  • 28
    295
    381

    Hassan Whiteside

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceGastonia, North Carolina

    Number21

    Hassan Niam Whiteside (born June 13, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 29
    211
    274

    Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Number42

    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time All-Star and won...  more
  • 30
    199
    260

    Jabari Parker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number5

    Jabari Ali Parker (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with...  more
  • 31
    554
    749

    Ben Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number12

    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 for...  more
  • 32
    339
    457

    Cameron Reddish

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward

    Number22

    Cameron Elijah Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 33
    24
    25

    Danilo Gallinari

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

    Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an Italian professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA)....  more
  • 34
    298
    402

    Malik Monk

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    Number1

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college...  more
  • 35
    25
    28

    Pascal Siakam

    Toronto Raptors

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceDouala, Cameroon

    Number13

    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
  • 36
    21
    22

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    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
  • 37
    227
    310

    Gordon Hayward

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number20

    Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college...  more
  • 38
    14
    15

    Jakob Poeltl

    San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Number25

    Jakob Pöltl or Jakob Poeltl is an Austrian professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Utah Utes. In his...  more
  • 39
    294
    418

    Carmelo Anthony

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceRed Hook, New York

    Number7

    Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trailblazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star...  more
  • 40
    143
    204

    Tacko Fall

    Boston Celtics

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceDakar, Senegal

    Number99

    Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall (born December 10, 1995) is a Senegalese professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fall was born and raised...  more
  • 41
    169
    244

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Number22

    Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Favors played college basketball for Georgia...  more
  • 42
    150
    216

    Rudy Gobert

    Utah Jazz

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceSaint-Quentin, France

    Number27

    Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball...  more
  • 43
    176
    254

    Tobias Harris

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceIslip, New York

    Number12

    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
  • 44
    314
    456

    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of college...  more
  • 45
    378
    553

    Rajon Rondo

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Number9

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of college...  more
  • 46
    338
    496

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    Number11

    Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the Memphis Grizzlies...  more
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    195
    287

    Tim Hardaway, Jr.

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Number11

    Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. (born March 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 48
    11
    15

    Ivica Zubac

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Number40

    Ivica Zubac (born 18 March 1997) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in...  more
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    12
    18

    Jeff Green

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceCheverly, Maryland

    Number22

    Jeffrey Lynn Green (born August 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons of college...  more
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    551

    Russell Westbrook

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a nine-time NBA All-Star...  more