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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated April 19, 2021 55.8k votes 3.1k voters 18.2k 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
    1,445
    596

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    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, Michigan...  more
  • 2
    1,493
    905

    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
    671
    478

    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
    576
    474

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Orlando Magic

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Number22

    Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Georgetown Hoyas...  more
  • 5
    509
    424

    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
    805
    698

    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
    1,135
    1,013

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    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 for...  more
  • 8
    895
    813

    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
    593
    537

    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
  • 10
    816
    751

    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
  • 11
    792
    731

    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
    474
    444

    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
    50
    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
    574

    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
    660
    693

    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
    50
    37

    Montrezl Harrell

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceTarboro, North Carolina

    Number5

    Montrezl Dashay Harrell (born January 26, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 17
    485
    540

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    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
  • 18
    44
    31

    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
  • 19
    394
    465

    Al Horford

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    PositionCenter

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for...  more
  • 20
    178
    202

    Andre Drummond

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Number1

    Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Detroit...  more
  • 21
    399
    489

    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
    237
    292

    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
  • 23
    884
    1,123

    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
  • 24
    397
    512

    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
    35
    37

    Kemba Walker

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number15

    Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was picked ninth overall by the...  more