The NBA's Most Underrated Players


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The Top Ten

Manu 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 sinks 3pt shots on a daily basis. And the spurs are underrated as well! I mean, they have made the playoffs like 9 seasons in a row!

2Ray 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
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3Michael 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.

4Richard Hamilton

This is the best shooter in the league, hands down.


5J.R. Smith

6Chris 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.

7Ben 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

8Dražen 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!

9Kevin 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
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10Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo's a boss but trust me he's not underrated at all he plays for NY!
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..
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The Contenders

11Alex English

12Arvydas Sabonis

13Gerald 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.

14Roy Hibbert

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

15Chris 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!


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16Paul Pierce

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.

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.

17Stephen 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

18Jason Richardson

he's got all-star potential.


19Joe Johnson

20Tayshaun Prince

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

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

22Pau 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.

I don't watch basketball too much. people say he's amazing thats all I know

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.

23Kwame Brown

24Kirk Hinrich

25Rajon 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.


Most exiting player to watch but people don't think he can be a superstar because of his lack of a solid jumpshot.
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26Amare Stoudemire

27Baron Davis

Great clutch player. Led Warriors past Mavericks.


28Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk barely misses free-throws! HES #1!
The best sharpshooter of all time

29Ron Artest

30Elton Brand

31Tracy McGrady

32Steve Nash

33Sebastian Telfair

34Brandon Roy

35Tim Duncan
Should be # 1 by far

36Al 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.


37Jamal Tinsley

38Kobe Bryant

39Brandon Jennings

Hes 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

40Kevin Johnson
He was robbed 3 All Star games. Numbers in his prime were like Isiah Thomas or CP3

41Eduardo Najera

42Chris Duhon

43Elgin Baylor

44Kevin Durant

45Luis Scola

46JJ Redick

47Monta Ellis

48Mike Miller

49Rudy Gay

50Michael 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

51Bill Russell

52George Mikan

53Jerry West

54Larry Bird

55Derek Fisher

56Bill Laimbeer

57World B. Free

58Sarunas Marciulionis

59Luke Ridnour

60Zach Randolph

61Brian Scalabrine

62Anthony Davis

63Luol Deng

64Kemba Walker

65J.J. Barea
He is the best lottle guy in the league he should. Be more rated

66Jimmy Butler
The best LeBron defender!
+the kobe stopper

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

67Zydrunas Ilguaskas

68Kevin Garnett

69Mike Dunleavy, Jr.

70Arron Afflalo

71Paul George

72Anderson Varejao

73Mike Conley, Jr.

74Kyle Lowry

75Kenneth Faried

76Jrue Holiday

77LaMarcus Aldridge

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