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The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Updated September 30, 2020 45.7k votes 2.3k voters 12.9k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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    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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    1,212
    634

    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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    467
    297

    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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    694
    500

    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. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    437
    318

    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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    488
    387

    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. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    351
    281

    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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    584
    494

    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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    718
    640

    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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    907
    820

    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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    654
    585

    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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    657
    595

    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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    507
    457

    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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    442
    415

    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 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    341
    318

    Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Magic

    PositionCenter

    Number5

    Mohamed Fakaba ”Mo” Bamba (born May 12, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    771
    907

    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
    Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    287
    344

    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
  • 19
    Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    275
    338

    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
  • 20
    Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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    390

    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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    285
    357

    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
    Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
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    151

    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
  • 23
    Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    312
    397

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

    Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    278
    352

    Malik Monk

    Charlotte Hornets

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceJonesboro, Arkansas, USA

    Number1

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Troy Daniels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today
    Troy Daniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
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