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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today 

Aaron Hager
Updated December 23, 2019 7.2k votes 495 voters 2.2k 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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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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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Los Angeles Lakers
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
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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum (; born December 14, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 7 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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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Chicago Bulls
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
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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Charlotte Hornets
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
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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Atlanta Hawks
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
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Los Angeles Lakers
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
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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Atlanta Hawks
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
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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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New York Knicks
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
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Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Orlando Magic
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
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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
New York Knicks
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
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Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Detroit Pistons
Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Utah Jazz
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
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Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Orlando Magic
Terrence James Elijah Ross (born February 5, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Favors played college ...more
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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Orlando Magic
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