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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today 

Aaron Hager
Updated December 23, 2019 15.1k votes 1k voters 5.6k views 80 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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1
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Power forward from Saginaw, Michigan

Teams: Golden State Warriors

Age: 29

Number: 23

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
2
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Kyle Kuzma

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Number: 0

Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, ...more
3
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Small forward from Lisieux, France

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Age: 31

Number: 88

Nicolas Batum (; born December 14, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
4
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Center from Houston, Texas

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 31

Number: 6

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
5
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Small Forward from Markham, Thornhill, Canada

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age: 24

Number: 22

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
6
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Lonzo Ball Point Guard from Anaheim, California

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 2

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
7
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Center from Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 29

Number: 15

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
8
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Point guard from Melbourne, Australia

Teams: Brooklyn Nets

Age: 27

Number: 2

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
9
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Terry Rozier

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 3

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
10
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Point guard from Pordenone, Italy

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Age: 29

Number: 15

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
11
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Small forward and Power forward from Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Age: 27

Number: 40

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
12
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Point guard from Indianapolis, Indiana

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Age: 31

Number: 0

Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college basketball for ...more
13
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Small forward from St. Louis, Missouri

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Age: 26

Number: 22

Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
14
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added

Teams: New York Knicks

Number: 20

Kevin Knox II (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
15
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added

Teams: New York Knicks

Number: 5

Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more
16
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Shooting guard from Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Number: 1

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
17
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Mohamed Bamba

Teams: Orlando Magic

Number: 5

Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
18
Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Small forward from Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

Number: 22

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 ...more
19
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Point guard and Shooting guard from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

Teams: Utah Jazz

Age: 32

Number: 11

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 ...more
20
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Number: 12

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
21
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added Point guard from Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 33

Number: 9

Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of ...more
22
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Power forward and Center from Zürich, Switzerland

Teams: Boston Celtics

Age: 27

Number: 11

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
23
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Center from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Age: 33

Number: 42

Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more
24
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Forward from San Jose, California

Teams: Orlando Magic

Age: 24

Number: 00

Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more
25
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Point guard from Tacoma, Washington

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 30

Number: 22

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