The All-Underrated 1st NBA Team
PG: Deron Williams 18.6ppg, 10.5apg, 47.2%FG
SG: John Salmons 20.3ppg, 3.4apg, 3.4rpg
SF: Danny Granger 24.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 84%FT
PF: Chris Bosh 24ppg, 10.8rpg, 51.8%FG
C: Brook Lopez 18.8ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.7bpg
The All-Underrated 2nd NBA Team
PG: George Hill 12.5ppg, 47%FG, 39.8%3PT
SG: Stephen Jackson 20.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg
SF: Gerald Wallace 18.3ppg, 10.2rpg, 48.6%FG
PF: David Lee 20.2ppg, 11.9rpg, 54.4%FG
C: Al Jefferson 17.4ppg, 9.4rpg, 50%FG
The All-Underrated 3rd NBA Team
PG: Aaron Brooks 19.7ppg, 5.3apg, 39.2%3PT
SG: Bill Walker 11.1ppg, 51.6%FG, 41%3PT
SF: Jeff Green 14.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 45.4%FG
PF: Carl Landry 17.8ppg, 6.7rpg, 51.6%FG
C: Chris Kaman 18.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 48.9%FG
Joahkim Noah (PF/C)
Sonny Weems (SG/SF/PG)
Andray Blatche (PF/C)
Kevin Love (PF/C)
pg none they're mostly overrated
sg jr smith
sf ron artet
pf david lee
c pau gasol
I think Ron Artest is overrated.. He's said to be able to stop anybody and I haven't seen him shut down anybody this year.
J.R. Smith is an explosive player but is too inconsistent.
Pau Gasol has never been underrated. He was the STAR at Memphis and now he's a 1x NBA Champion.
Bosh is far from underrated...he's like a 4 time allstar.....IMO he's a bit overrated
whoa chris bosh is far from overrated when people mention dominat players they say kobe bryant,dwayne wade,Carmelo Anthony,kevin durant none say chris bosh dude as average a double double year in and year out if you ask the casual nba fan who chris bosh is I bet they will say who is that?
they dont win games with the exception of deron williams who is only underrated cause no one ever sees utah play.
PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Rip Hamilton
SF: Rudy Gay (People really need to talk about this guy more.)
PF: Jason Thompson
C: Joakim Noah
Good lists so far, though there are some I disagree with. I do think Bosh in underrated...The guys is the best PF in the game. To say that he isnt very good is just plain dumb. People dont like Bosh because he isnt flashy like Lebron and DWade and Carmelo. He's a post player, which non true basketball fans underrate the value of.
PG. Jose Calderon-always seems to be overlooked, yet always puts up solid numbers
SG. Rip Hamilton (I like that one alot from the guy above)-has really disapeared since the Chauncey trade. He's not flashy
SF. Jeff Green-A do it all forward is a perfect glue guy for the Thunder. Overlooked heavily
PF. LaMarcus Aldridge-Improved every year in the league, Solid mid range, runs the floor, improving toughness
C. Tim Duncan-I know I know, wait a second..Duncan is a hall of Famer. I know he is, but he is underrated at this point in his career. The guy is a anchor for a defense and still scores well in the post...he's not flashy, so nobody really takes notice.
Fire away point stealers!
dwadeisbutta, you cannot successfully argue that someone is not underrated. All that would do is prove the point. Also while Ron Artest is underrated I do agree Rudy gay is also underrated.``
No K-Mart? As in Kevin Martin? Luis Scola?
I think Kevin Martin is overrated. Luis Scola deserves some recognition though.
Haha at "dwadeisbutta".
jose calderon???? wow man as raps fan tht is insane. Most fans want him gone, he is taking away jacks min. and first of all he may be one of the biggest liabilities in the nba on defense, he cant guard a sandwich
I don't think Bosh gets mentioned with the kobe's, melo's, lebron's, durant's, and wade's because he's not quite in their class --- tim duncan has been an MVP before if I'm not mistaken, won championships, and been called the greatest PF to ever play the game --- how is that underrated? --- as for derron williams, I think he and chris paul are unanimously the top 2 PG's in the league --- a lot of people thought david lee should have been an all-star this year so I think people know he's pretty good
I agree that Artest is overrated
some of the guys I agree with ...
Bosh is overrated, hes a ball hog and takes bad shots
this is coming from a raptors fan
he may be the best in the league at getting to the free throw line though, ill give him that
i think wat the guy was saying about Duncan is that he is underated as far as this season....and i agree..i really dont think dwight howard is that much better then him as of right now...and dwight howard is the best big in the league...just watch out for this spurs i really think they can get to the confrence finals as long as they dont play the lakers...
Hedo Turkoglu and Lamar Odom.
PG - George Hill/Jason Kidd
SG - John Salmons
SF - Jeff Green
PF - JJ Hickson
C - Andrew Bogut
Deron Williams being underrated was news to me lol
PG Andre Miller
SG Manu Ginobili
SF Nicolas Batum
PF Carl Landry
C Greg Oden
This is also from a Toronto native
Calderon is actually a very good player. He's playing on one of the worst defensive teams EVER. Jarret Jack's defensive stats on this raptors team aren't great either.
If Calderon was playing on the Magic, or any good defensive team, people wouldn't really care that much. Look at Jameer Nelson or Tony Parker... neither are very good on D.
Also, Bosh is not overrated, and he's not underrated. He's probably a top 10-15 player in the league. He's KG with a better shot, but without the extra gear on defense or the incredible passing.
PG - Aaron Brooks - He has been the best Rocket this year and is a big reason why they have overachieved this season.
SG - Stephen Jackson - This guy was traded for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic? I mean come on. He has taken the Bobcats to another level.
SF - Josh Smith - Is the second best player on a very good Hawks team. Deserved to be an All Star this year.
PF - David Lee - Mostly, everyone agrees that David Lee is a stud but I don't think everyone realizes he is putting up 20pts and nearly 12rbs. I can't believe the Knicks said they wouldn't match a 10mil/yr offer for him and even more surprising, NO ONE tried to get him. Seriously Portland, you try and get Paul Millsap but don't go after David Lee?
C - Marc Gasol - Doesn't get enough credit for Memphis' huge turn around.
Honorable Mentions: Eric Gordon, Luis Scola, Kevin Love, Joakim Noah
that whole first team is a bunch of guys who pretty much get all the cred they deserve except for Salmons....anyone who calls Salmons underrated obviously didn't watch him play for the Bulls this year.....to have him on the first team over Capt. Jack should get you a forehead flick.....
Bosh is both overrated and underrated at the same time,ppl who says he is a franchise player or the best PF in the NBA is overrating him
ppl who says he isn't a max player contract and he isn't even good enough to be a second option is underrating him
Calderon is overrated, again coming from a raptors fan
I dont see what we get out of him except shooting, which isnt even always on.
Jack passes the ball just as well, along which having a way better ability to get into the paint, plus he shoots it well.
I think Calderon is overrated.
Ron Artest and Pau Gasol are not close to being underrated. Artest doesn't play half as good defense as his reputation says and I don't hear to many people saying bad things about Pau Gasol. He gets tons of attention from the media.
PG: Jason Kidd
SG: Shane Battier
SF: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
PF: Carlos Boozer
I agree that Ginobili at this point in his career may be underrated. Since he's been healthy, he's been a top 5 SG, playing at least as well as Roy. Josh Smith is the consumate 3rd option on a championship team. He can play in the post, hit the mid range, attack the basket, an underrated passer, an elite weakside defender, and good man to man defender, and an freak athlete to bring explosive energy to the team and home crowd. I love J-Smooth's game. He's not quite Vince Carter with heart that NBADraft.net predicted, but he's great how he is.
pg: aaron brooks/collison
sg: john salmons
pf: louis scola/david lee
Hickson is not that underrated, really most poits he scores are off LeBron feeds, he often can't even catch a good pass and can't hit a mid range jumper. He has sooo much areas to improve in, so he's an interesting prospect.
This comes from a Cavs fan BTW.
Robin Lopez actually was doing great before his injury, agreed here and he is hilarious
Josh McRoberts has been doing interesting things recently, maybe he might've been underrated.
I'm still puzzled by how NOH got 2 of the top 5 rookies in this years class and regressed so much, I know about the Paul injuries but still... With Houston, Portland and SAS struggling they could've at least grabbed the 8th seed
Some off topic emotions
Wow! I have 214 posts! Really? Does anyone even know about my existance on this site lol
what do you consider underrated because you only named about 5 players that really fit that category in my opinion. and how can you put george hill, bill walker, on here with out putting rudy gay. his numbers are far superior than theres and he has been doing it for longer than they have
plus i think they are a bunch of your favorite players. this post was trash
Chris Paul is the most under rated player in the league. People are actually suggested that the Hornets trade Paul because they have Collison. Paul is BY FAR the best pg in the league. Everybody is loving D-Will right now because he is playing really well and Paul has been out, but make no mistake about it Paul is the best pg in the league easily. He is without a doubt a top 5 player, and people actually think that the Hornets should trade this guy. It is on the same level as people suggesting Miami trade Wade if they get a decent young sg. Utterly ridiculous.
I couldnt agree wit you more my guy. but thats not to say hes underrated either
how can anyone say that he is underrated???? IMO he is pretty much regarded as the best PG in the league....for them to trade him b/c they have Collison is coming from the ignorant crew.....they could a) keep Collison as insurance which is the reason they drafted him (which turned out golden for them btw)....or b) trade Collison for some more scoring....
I say he is underrated because he is easily the best pg in the NBA and just below the level of the Lebron, Kobe... brigade. He plays on a team that has so much less talent then some of the other top PGs it is ridiculous. Obviously he is not underrated in the classical since of the word, but if people rate you as a 90 and your really a 99 that means you are underrated. Clearly there are other people in the league that are much more underrated than he is, but the guy is amazing. I have been on a CP3 love spree ever since everybody started to talk about Collison. Just trying to give my boy the props he deserves.
PG: Aaron Brooks
SG: Stephen Jackson
SF: Jeff Green
PF: Kevin Love
C: David Lee
PG: George Hill
SG: Rudy Fernandez
SF: Marvin Williams
PF: J.J. Hickson
C: Kendrick Perkins
I wish I could give you 5 billion points for your 1st team......to not have capt. jack (btw 2 of the world's greatest hard liquors which also btw makes capt. jack that much more of a bad ass) on VERY near the top of this list is absurd....the fact that Wallace made the all star game and Capt. Jack was really never even considered goes directly to how underrated he is.....as opposed to someone like Deron Williams who everywhere right down to people in this forum play grab ass with on a daily basis.....
and Salmons is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo OVERRATED right now....just wait til the playoffs where he chokes like there is a chicken bone in his throat and next year when he shoots 12% from the floor.....