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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today  

Aaron Hager
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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

Position: Power forward

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan

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
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Lonzo Ball
New Orleans Pelicans

Position: Point Guard

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
3
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Charlotte Hornets

Position: Small forward

Nationality: France

Birthplace: Lisieux, France

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
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Detroit Pistons

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pordenone, Italy

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
5
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Brooklyn Nets

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America, Australia

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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
6
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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
7
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Brooklyn Nets

Position: Center

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

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
8
Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Atlanta Hawks

Position: Small forward

Nationality: USA

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

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

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

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
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Chicago Bulls

Position: Small forward

Nationality: American

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

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
11
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Center

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

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
12
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Los Angeles Lakers

Position: Power forward

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
13
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Charlotte Hornets

Position: Shooting guard

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
14
Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Sacramento Kings

Position: Small forward, Power forward

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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
15
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
New Orleans Pelicans

Position: Forward

Nationality: USA

Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

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
16
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Atlanta Hawks

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

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
17
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Philadelphia 76ers

Position: Point guard/forward

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
18
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Boston Celtics

Position: Power forward, Center

Nationality: Turkey

Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

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
19
Terrence Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Orlando Magic

Position: Small forward, Shooting guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Number: 31

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
20
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Washington Wizards

Position: Point guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

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
21
Derrick Favors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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New Orleans Pelicans

Position: Power forward, Center

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Number: 22

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
22
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Orlando Magic

Position: Forward

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: San Jose, California

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
23
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
Minnesota Timberwolves

Position: Small Forward

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Markham, Thornhill, Canada

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
24
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Dallas Mavericks

Position: Shooting guard / Small forward

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Number: 11

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 ...more
25
Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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Utah Jazz

Position: Point guard, Shooting guard

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

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