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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today 

Aaron Hager
Updated December 23, 2019 7.9k votes 532 voters 2.4k 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

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
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Lonzo Ball

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
4
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
5
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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).
6
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
7
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
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
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
11
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
12
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added

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
13
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
14
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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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
15
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added

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
16
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
TRENT13 added

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
18
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
19
Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

Number: 1

Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more
21
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Teams: New York Knicks

Age: 25

Number: 30

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
22
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Teams: Washington Wizards

Age: 29

Number: 2

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
23
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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
24
Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Teams: Houston Rockets

Age: 31

Number: 0

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