The NBA's Most Underrated Players

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The Top Ten

1 Ray Allen Ray Allen Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent.

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.

Best three point shooter ever! And is very clutch like in game 6 of the finals

People always saw him as "the sidekick" and when he was on the bucks, people just...underrated him.

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2 Manu Ginobili 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.

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.

Manu is really good maybe the best clutch player in the league
- DiscoWaffle

This guy is the most underrated player in NBA history, by far. He is probably the most underrated player in the entire professional sports history.

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3 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

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.

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

for sure watched him play alone for years. now he can shine and shine he will. 2008 Finals MVP. 4-9-08 - madmadworld

Consistently a top player in the league, but no one gives him credit like lebron or kd

4 Chris Bosh Chris Bosh Christopher Wesson Bosh is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

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.

One of the greatest power forwards ever - 2storm

5 Steve Nash Steve Nash Stephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Steve nash is a good role player right now in his career because he can still shoot and pass

He is not underrated. He has 2 back to back mvp awards that he shouldn't have gotten. He's overrated

History Books.

Guy's so underrated.. O CANADA

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6 Rudy Gay Rudy Gay Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
7 J.R. Smith J.R. Smith Earl Joseph "J. R." Smith III is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

He is so good and doesn't get any credit for it

Jr smith is a bum. He squanders his talent so much

8 Michael 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.

9 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk barely misses free-throws! HES #1!

One a championship with a very mediocre team. You can't say that about any other player in the modern era.

The best sharpshooter of all time

Great hall of fame no respect

10 Chris Paul Chris Paul Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

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 never a big factor on the highlight reels but he is a good set up man and can shoot and is a good ball handler and a lockdown defender

Chris paul is a top 20 player all time. check out his advanced stats and compare them to other point guards.

Better than Blake people! Whad'y thinking!

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The Newcomers

? Ben Simmons Ben Simmons Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
? Jonas Valanciunas Jonas Valanciunas

The Contenders

11 Kevin Martin Kevin Martin Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

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 - ColdJ3

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

Most People probably don't even know who K-Mart is, yet his stat line is always top 10-20 in the league each year

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12 Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

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..

Not really that underrated at all (in my opinion.) - MasonOcker

Melo is 0ne of the greatest SF because he has a great jump shot better jump shot than LeBron

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13 Al 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. - hosseinshobeiry

14 Ben 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.

15 Tim Duncan Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

He is probably a top 10 player of all time, but not too many people recognize him as one.

Should be # 1 by far

16 Richard Hamilton

Great on both sides of the court. One of the best coming off screens!

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

No one noticed him

17 John Wall John Wall

John Wall is the best all around point Guard in my opinion. I mean how does team USA pass him up for Damien Lillard, Steph Curry, and Kyrie and he can score easily when he rebounds or steals the ball and just pushes the ball with his quickness.

John Wall deserved to be the 1st pick overall he just started getting recognition but before nobody ever talked about his scoring and his excellent passing.

18 Zach Randolph
19 Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association.
20 Michael Carter-Williams

Thy goat

21 Terrence Ross

He should be getting way more playing time and maby he would shine as a star.

22 Stephen 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

23 Andre Iguodala Andre Iguodala Andre Tyler Iguodala is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

The goat

24 Gerald 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.

25 Dražen 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!

26 Hassan Whiteside Hassan Whiteside Hassan Niam Whiteside is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

He doesn't get enough credit for his blocks and rebounding. He really should.

27 Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

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

28 Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler

The best LeBron defender!
+the kobe stopper

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

29 Monta Ellis Monta Ellis Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
30 Joe Johnson Joe Johnson Joe Johnson is an English snooker legend from the 80s who won the World championship in 1986. He currently commentates on Eurosport..

Joe Johnson is everything

31 Jermain O'Neal

Look at his stats, he used to dominate.

JO is the greatest shot blocker, 2nd greatest Pacer and has rings. And he doesn't get credit on how much he changed the rules too. - DavidHayes

32 Jason Richardson

he's got all-star potential. - jwileson

33 DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
34 Tony Wroten
35 Alex English

He was the NBA's top scorer in the 80's. He had more career points in the 80's than Larry Bird. He averaged about 28 points every game on a daily basis. He was also a great rebounder and could even pass the ball. He was also a solid defender. HE IS SO UNDERRATED IT MAKES ME ANGRY!

36 Kwame Brown

the goat

KWAME IS GOD

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

37 Paul George Paul George Paul George is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.
38 Rajon 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. - FootballDog61

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

There are three NBA players that are way more underrated than they actually are:
1: Rajon Rondo - Averaging close to double digit numbers in both points and assists throughout his career having one of the highest basketball IQs out of the point guards in the NBA and over 5 rebounds to go along with it, he is one of the better point guards in the NBA today. I mean, there has to be a reason why he got to be the starting point guard on a championship team in his rookie season.
2: Alex English - Not much to say about him, besides the fact that he averaged over 25 PPG eight consecutive seasons during his prime. When you think of the top scorers, however, Alex English isn’t one of the players you think of in your kind.
3: Lonzo Ball - This one probably came as a surprise to you, but with everyone saying that he is one of the most overrated NBA players and he can’t shoot, you have to realize that he averages 10, 7, and 7 and became the youngest NBA player to record a triple ...more

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39 Bill Russell Bill Russell William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
40 Amare Stoudemire
41 Kirk Hinrich

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

42 Paul Millsap Paul Millsap Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association.
43 Ben McLemore
44 Baron Davis

Great clutch player. Led Warriors past Mavericks.

- pizzapuncher

45 Elgin Baylor Elgin Baylor

He was LeBron before LeBron was born. Does not get enough credit. And why's Bill Russell higher than him? - hiphopgod

ONLY WILT HAS BETTER STATS THAN ELGIN

Very underrated

Highest single-season scoring average of anybody in NBA history not named Wilt Chamberlain [yes that does include MJ].

46 Ron Artest
47 Tayshaun Prince

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

48 Tracy McGrady Tracy McGrady Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player who is best known for his career in the National Basketball Association, where he played as both a shooting guard and small forward.

Why is this beast so low - mylesda

49 Roy Hibbert

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

50 Arvydas Sabonis

In his prime, quite possibly the 4th best big man of all time, behind only Wilt, Kareem, and Bill Russell.
Yes I DO mean he was better than Shaq!
Sad that he could not escape the USSR national team until he was a crippled old man.

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