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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated April 19, 2021 56.2k votes 3.1k voters 18.3k 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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  • 1
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    597

    Kyle Kuzma

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, Michigan...  more
  • 2
    1,494
    909

    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    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 at...  more
  • 3
    675
    481

    Kevin Knox

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Number20

    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 Kentucky...  more
  • 4
    580
    476

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Number22

    Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 5
    511
    426

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceFayetteville, North Carolina

    Number5

    Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top point...  more
  • 6
    806
    700

    Nicolas Batum

    Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceLisieux, France

    Number88

    Nicolas Batum (; born December 14, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)....  more
  • 7
    1,136
    1,018

    Lonzo Ball

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one...  more
  • 8
    895
    816

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie", he played...  more
  • 9
    818
    754

    Andrew Wiggins

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionSmall Forward

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball...  more
  • 10
    593
    541

    Jeff Teague

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number0

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college basketball for...  more
  • 11
    792
    734

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    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
  • 12
    477
    445

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York

    Number5

    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 the...  more
  • 13
    52
    25

    Eric Bledsoe

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Number6

    Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but can...  more
  • 14
    575
    578

    Reggie Jackson

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplacePordenone, Italy

    Number15

    Reginald Shon Jackson (born April 16, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played three seasons for the...  more
  • 15
    663
    695

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio

    Number3

    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 college...  more
  • 16
    52
    37

    Montrezl Harrell

    Washington Wizards

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Number5

    Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 17
    47
    32

    Lauri Markkanen

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceVantaa, Finland

    Number24

    Lauri Elias Markkanen (born May 22, 1997) is a Finnish professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2017 NBA draft, he was taken by the...  more
  • 18
    485
    544

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, United States of America

    Number40

    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
  • 19
    180
    202

    Andre Drummond

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Number1

    Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Detroit...  more
  • 20
    396
    465

    Al Horford

    Boston Celtics

    PositionCenter

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 21
    401
    491

    Blake Griffin

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Number32

    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 the...  more
  • 22
    887
    1,126

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    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 after...  more
  • 23
    239
    295

    Danny Green

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceNorth Babylon, New York

    Number4

    Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 24
    400
    513

    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
  • 25
    586
    761

    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