This topic got brought up the other day and I can't believe i forgot to mention Buck WIlliams, in my opinion he is one of the most underrated of all time. He was a ferocious rebounder, high IQ guy and rundamental power forward who played a long time and has over 16,000 points and 13,000 rebounds (12.4 per game in 86-87) as well as over 1,000 steals and blocks. Rookie of the year and 3 time all-star. Can't believe i forgot this guy. Any other underrated guys you forgot about?
Mark Jackson on the list he dropped dimes.
JoeWolf, I gave you a point for Buck Williams. I have to admit that I forgot about him also. Heck, his teammate Kevin Duckworth (R.I.P.) was also underrated.
Mark Jackson wasn't underrated. He had one really good year with the Denver Nuggets where John Stockon was unable to catch him and he ended up leading the league in assissts. Mark Jackson just had the endurence to last a long time in the league; that's why he finished second on the career assissts list.
For this era, Andre Miller is the most underated. People forget that when the Nuggets traded him to the 76ers, they were wasting away. But Miller somehow brought the team together and they made the playoffs, albeit the Eastern Conference, they met and exceeded expectations.
Another player who is underrated is Stephon Jackson of Golden State. How he didn't make the All-Star team last year was crazy in the guard-heavy Western Conference. He ended up averaging 20 ppg 5rb and 5ast last season.
Dhamp...the greatest mind in basketball. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
ive said this before Oj Mayo. he put up nearly as good of stats as Derrick Rose and is underrated.
Stephen Jackson is underrated. You still have to be worthy of the minutes to rack up all the assist that Mark Jackson got D Hamp.
Kevin Willis is also another guy i forgot, cut in the same mold as Buck WIlliams, old school rebounding power forward the guy played forever, won a title, and averaged 15.5 rebounds per game in 92' im not sure but had at least as good of career totals as Williams although he did play longer
how is Mayo overated after one year in the league?
because Beasley, Rose, and Randolph are getting all the hype and stats were really good last year.
They love that "o" word. Everybody is called overrated on this site lol. Dwight Howard, Cp3,Lebron all the people that are good and established. OJ Mayo isnt overrated, come on man. The most underrated player no one talks about is the former Kstate Wildcat, MITCH RICHMOND!
Was on the original dream team too. Good call. Was Chris Mullin on the list. Him and Mitch use to do their thang on Golden State.
dang for some reason i thought i thought it said ''underrated''. sorry my bad.
wait a minute im confused? i said Mayo was underrated and everyone thought i said hes overrated?
KJ was great too, very rarely talked about anymore, Jennings kind of reminds me of him
I kind of think Thurl Bailey was a little bit underrated. Good player back in the late 80's for the Jazz. Nearly 20 ppg a couple of years in a row playing along side Karl Malone.
Maybe Michael Adams as well, put up 26.5 ppg and over 10 assists per game one year. Not bad for a lil guy.
Just remembered Fat Lever too. Big stat stuffer, scored, rebounded (even at 6-3), made plays and great defender.
Shane Battier...to me the best defender in the NBA.