The NBA's Most Underrated Players


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The Top Ten

Ray Allen
everybody sees other players but if I look at ray allen, he's just as or more competitive than most nba stars..
great talent coupled with discipline and smarts. just a class act.
he is the best 3 point shooter carmelo is not over rated
[Newest]Best three point shooter ever! And is very clutch like in game 6 of the finals

2Manu Ginobili
He is not only underrated in the NBA, he is also underrated for the team, where he just play an average 28 minutes per games. He is also a top ten in 48 min stats, was on the top of the list when the season started. I give my vote to Ray Allen and Kevin Martin too.
Manu is really good maybe the best clutch player in the league


He lays himself very low, so as the whole spurs team. As others said, a great player is who steps up in final minutes, you can find most times, manu was handling the ball at those time, coach know who is the best option to make those plays.
[Newest]Manu ginobili is terrible

3Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh is really a star. He is very underrated cause nobody cares about him. People are too focused on lebron and wade but honestly, bosh really deserves a spotlight in miami well lebron and wade took it all.
He has maybe the second best mid range jump shot in the league
People that play with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade tend to get underrated.
[Newest]One of the greatest power forwards ever


4Carmelo Anthony
Best offensive player in the NBA in my opinion. Plus he had real footwork and plays decent perimeter defense even though he never fills out stat sheets.
Great one-on-one scoring ability. Can finish both from inside an outside.. But he never had a good couple of people around him to max his potential..
Carmelo's a boss but trust me he's not underrated at all he plays for NY!

5Michael Redd
Fantastic scorer when he was with the Bucks but barely ever considered great because of the small city.
Great at OSU but everybody forgot about him after injuries. All that aside he's a well rounded player that can score when needed.

6Paul Pierce
May not be some superstar like a Lebron, Kobe, or Durant. But when the time calls he's clutch! 9 time all star, and NBA finals MVP. He is nothing short of a true basketball player.
for sure watched him play alone for years. now he can shine and shine he will. 2008 Finals MVP. 4-9-08


He might not be Kobe or Lebron, but neither is anyone else. This guy doesn't get the respect he deserves.

7Dražen Petrović
Best European nba player of all time and maybe Europe's best basketball player of all time! His one of the smartest players in the nba history!

8Kevin Martin
Personally one of my fave players in the league to watch. The guy is so efficient on the offensive end and is really a top 5 scorer in the league right now. That is how good he really is as he can score in so many different ways yet never gets the credit he deserves.

On another note, I don't see how Paul could be underrated lol, every single person knows how good he is. But I do agree with the other ones ahead of K-Mart though those are arguable


this guy has the potential to be a prolific scorer and he doesn't say much about it he goes out and does his job. he is the NBA version of Andre Johnson
Has the potential to by far be one of the top 10 scorers in the league at the very least. A strong jump shot and his free throw shooting and layups are phenomenal as well
Consentent, great shooter, and team player, UNDERRATED!. Number 1 in 3pm and FTA

9Steve Nash

10Chris Paul
No he is not rondo is the most underrated player in the nba, rajon is the best on his team, he is the most underrated because of his jumper that is the main reason why he is the most underrated player and he also keeps his team together. Nobody will be more underrated then rondo. PERIOD
Chris paul is a top 20 player all time. check out his advanced stats and compare them to other point guards.
he steals the be ball like crazy he should get more money!


The Contenders

11Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk barely misses free-throws! HES #1!
The best sharpshooter of all time

12Pau Gasol
Pau should at least be in the top five. He's a great player. 7"0' center/power forward with a good fg % he's probably the best underrated
big man of all time.
Pau should be number one! He almost never misses in the paint, and you hear trash about him being 'soft', but he plays well in his so called 'soft' conditions.
I don't watch basketball too much. people say he's amazing that's all I know

13J.R. Smith

14Alex English

15Stephen Jackson
Stephen Jackson Is On Golden State A Very Bad Team Thats Why He Is Underrated He Should Be Moved To A Better Team Like Orlando

16Richard Hamilton
This is the best shooter in the league, hands down.


17Ben Gordon
This dude is a beast! Not only is he great shooting the 3, but he can shoot two's, and layup as well giving his game more depth then being a linear player. He's a great leader and scorer. Need proof? Go to YouTube and find his footage against the Celtics in '09 when he was a Bull.
He so sexy 2

18Tim Duncan
Should be # 1 by far

19Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson is everything

20Monta Ellis

21Jermain O'Neal
Look at his stats, he used to dominate.

22Gerald Wallace
Amazing defensively, his offensive game has transformed and he is straight out all hustle. The guy is a beast on both ends of the floor and doesn't give up on a game.

23Rudy Gay

24Al Jefferson
Al Jefferson should play for a different team. He is not doing anything at defense and he is doing a little bit good at offense. That is why he should not play for the Utah Jazz.


25Bill Russell

26Elgin Baylor

27Arvydas Sabonis

28Roy Hibbert
I've played with the guy, he is a modest player, don't get on his bad side

29Andre Iguodala

30Rajon Rondo
RONDO IS A STUD! He is a Top 5 point guard, even though so many people hate on him and say he can't shoot! He's not a shooter, but his shot is quite a bit better than it used to be! He is so nice at getting to the run and dropping dimes! GO CELTICS!
This guy is scary with the basketball. I have the most fun watching the Celtics when he is on the floor.


Triple double machine! 2010's version of fat lever.

31Jason Richardson
he's got all-star potential.


32Kevin McHale

33Kwame Brown
3.2 point per game and O. O BLOCKS per game. Mugsuy bogus averged more than him.

34Amare Stoudemire

35Toni Kukoč

36Tayshaun Prince
He scores 20 points every night and I mean every night he has started like 500 consecutive games

37Baron Davis
Great clutch player. Led Warriors past Mavericks.


38Ron Artest

39Kirk Hinrich
Every time I watch the bulls game it's like Captain Kirk with the 3pt attempt a nice three by kinrick

40DeMarcus Cousins

41Bill Walton

42Elton Brand

43Tracy McGrady
Why is this beast so low


44Nate Thurmond

45Paul Millsap

46Sebastian Telfair
I'm not saying he is the most underrated but give him a chance he could do everything if you just payed more attention on him


47Brandon Roy

48Mike Conley, Jr.
A very consistent 2 way point guard.

49Jamal Tinsley

50Kobe Bryant

51Byron Scott

52Brandon Jennings
He's dirty and no one notices him just because he's on the bucks the only time people actually noticed his is when he dropped 55 points

53Kevin Johnson
He was robbed 3 All Star games. Numbers in his prime were like Isiah Thomas or CP3

54Eduardo Najera

55Chris Duhon

56Kevin Durant

57Luis Scola

58JJ Redick

59Mike Miller

60Michael Jordan
People think lebron is greater than the goat
Lebron? Please! People are so eager to replace him. The league is less physical now and MJ didn't abandon Chicago for a power team as lebron has. Jordan was an assassin, lebrons soft. Kobe is the closest thing to MJ

61Draymond Green
Such an underrated talent

62George Mikan

63Jerry West

64Larry Bird

65Derek Fisher

66Bill Laimbeer

67World B. Free

68Sarunas Marciulionis

69Luke Ridnour

70Zach Randolph

71Brian Scalabrine

72Anthony Davis

73Luol Deng

74Kemba Walker

75J.J. Barea
He is the best lottle guy in the league he should. Be more rated

76Jimmy Butler
The best LeBron defender!
+the kobe stopper

Vote for Jimmy 'G' Buckets (the 'g' stands for gets! )

77Zydrunas Ilguaskas

78Kevin Garnett

79Mike Dunleavy, Jr.

80Arron Afflalo

81Paul George

82Dwyane Wade
He is very underrated for what he's done with and for the heat

83Charlie Villanueva

84Kevin Love

85Jimmer Fredette

86Anderson Varejao

87Kyle Lowry

88Kenneth Faried
The manimal. Very athletic for a power foward. But I had to go with Anthony davis

89Jrue Holiday

90LaMarcus Aldridge

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