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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated September 30, 2020 51.6k votes 2.6k voters 14.7k views96 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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  • Kyle Kuzma1
    1,240
    528

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • Draymond Green2
    1,378
    742

    Draymond Green

    Golden State Warriors

    PositionPower forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan

    Number23

    Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Knox3
    564
    384

    Kevin Knox

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    Kevin Knox II (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • Nicolas Batum4
    781
    568

    Nicolas Batum

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionSmall forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceLisieux, France

    Number88

    Nicolas Batum (; born December 14, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Otto Porter Jr.5
    508
    387

    Otto Porter Jr.

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionSmall forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Number22

    Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Dennis Smith Jr.6
    438
    340

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeff Teague7
    545
    454

    Jeff Teague

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number0

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Lonzo Ball8
    1,024
    907

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Terry Rozier9
    655
    571

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • DeMarcus Cousins10
    812
    734

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age30

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Wiggins11
    735
    662

    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionSmall Forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • DeAndre Jordan12
    722
    667

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Reggie Jackson13
    557
    511

    Reggie Jackson

    Detroit Pistons

    PositionPoint guard

    Age29

    BirthplacePordenone, Italy

    Number15

    Reggie Jackson (born 1946) is an American retired baseball player. Reggie Jackson may also... more on Wikipedia
  • Harrison Barnes14
    490
    465

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, United States of America

    Number40

    Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohamed Bamba15
    394
    375

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    Number5

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • J. R. Smith16
    128
    104

    J. R. Smith

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceFreehold Borough, New Jersey

    Number5

    Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III (born September 9, 1985) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Al Horford17
    344
    397

    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age34

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Kyrie Irving18
    848
    1,008

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Enes Kanter19
    331
    412

    Enes Kanter

    Portland Trailblazers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age28

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    Enes Kanter (Turkish: [eˈnes kanˈtæɾ]; born May 20, 1992) is a Swiss-born Turkish professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeremy Lin20
    Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Troy Daniels21
    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jabari Parker22
    172
    220

    Jabari Parker

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward, Small forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number5

    Jabari Ali Parker (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Gordon23
    348
    455

    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age24

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Julius Randle24
    308
    402

    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Malik Monk25
    298
    390

    Malik Monk

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    Number1

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia