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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated September 30, 2020 53.5k votes 2.7k voters 15.5k 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
    1,291
    552

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for...  more
  • Draymond Green2
    1,417
    775

    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
  • Kevin Knox3
    590
    417

    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
  • Nicolas Batum4
    795
    612

    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
  • Otto Porter Jr.5
    527
    424

    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
  • Dennis Smith Jr.6
    459
    367

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Lonzo Ball7
    1,059
    927

    Lonzo Ball

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint Guard

    Number2

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Jeff Teague8
    558
    487

    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
  • Andrew Wiggins9
    768
    682

    Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionSmall Forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player...  more
  • DeMarcus Cousins10
    837
    756

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age30

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Number15

    DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • J. R. Smith11
    164
    124

    J. R. Smith

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionShooting guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceFreehold Borough, New Jersey

    Number5

    Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III (born September 9, 1985) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • DeAndre Jordan12
    750
    682

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age32

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Terry Rozier13
    665
    607

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Reggie Jackson14
    567
    524

    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
  • Mohamed Bamba15
    416
    391

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    Number5

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Harrison Barnes16
    495
    491

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Number40

    Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Al Horford17
    364
    416

    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
  • Kyrie Irving18
    870
    1,039

    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
  • Danny Green19
    191
    235

    Danny Green

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionShooting guard, Small forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceNorth Babylon, New York

    Number4

    Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Jeremy Lin20
    Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Enes Kanter21
    340
    435

    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
  • Aaron Gordon22
    362
    478

    Aaron Gordon

    Orlando Magic

    PositionForward

    Age25

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Number00

    Aaron Addison Gordon (born September 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Malik Monk23
    302
    400

    Malik Monk

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    Number1

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Troy Daniels24
    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the...  more
  • Jabari Parker25
    179
    235

    Jabari Parker

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward, Small forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number5

    Jabari Ali Parker (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more