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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated September 30, 2020 48.8k votes 2.4k voters 13.6k 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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  • 1
    Kyle Kuzma
    1,142
    482

    Kyle Kuzma

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Draymond Green
    1,292
    691

    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
  • 3
    Kevin Knox
    515
    338

    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
  • 4
    Nicolas Batum
    738
    534

    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
  • 5
    Otto Porter Jr.
    471
    351

    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
  • 6
    Jeff Teague
    521
    415

    Jeff Teague

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPoint guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number0

    Jeffrey Demarco Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Dennis Smith Jr.
    398
    310

    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
  • 8
    Terry Rozier
    620
    530

    Terry Rozier

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionPoint guard

    Number3

    Terry William Rozier III (born March 17, 1994) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    DeMarcus Cousins
    777
    677

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionCenter

    Age29

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Lonzo Ball
    968
    860

    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
  • 11
    Andrew Wiggins
    695
    620

    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
  • 12
    DeAndre Jordan
    694
    627

    DeAndre Jordan

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionCenter

    Age31

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Number6

    Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr. (born July 21, 1988) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Reggie Jackson
    537
    481

    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
  • 14
    Harrison Barnes
    474
    440

    Harrison Barnes

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionSmall forward, Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa, United States of America

    Number40

    Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mohamed Bamba
    375
    345

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    Number5

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    J. R. Smith
    90
    80

    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
  • 17
    Kyrie Irving
    821
    954

    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jeremy Lin
    Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Al Horford
    314
    374

    Al Horford

    Philadelphia 76ers

    PositionCenter

    Age33

    BirthplacePuerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Number42

    Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso (born June 3, 1986) is a Dominican professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Aaron Gordon
    335
    422

    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
  • 21
    Enes Kanter
    305
    387

    Enes Kanter

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    Enes Kanter (Turkish: [eˈnes kanˈtæɾ]; born May 20, 1992) is a Swiss-born Turkish professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jabari Parker
    162
    201

    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
  • 23
    Julius Randle
    292
    371

    Julius Randle

    New York Knicks

    PositionPower forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Troy Daniels
    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Kevin Love
    148
    185

    Kevin Love

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age31

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Number42

    Kevin Wesley Love (born September 7, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia