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Old 03-25-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Underrated & overrated players

Ok guys give me the underrated and the overrated players in NBA
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

man you know how some of ISH is

might as well rename the title to "Most loved & hated players"
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

Just some off the top of my head:

Underrated:

Mike Miller
Jose Calderon
Lamarcus Aldridge
Travis Outlaw
Sasha Vujacic
Mehmet Okur
Dwight Howard

Overrated:

T-Mac
Allen Iverson
Pau Gasol
Jason Kidd
Tyson Chandler
Stephen Marbury
Stephen A. Smith ;)

There's more in both categories, but that's all I got for now.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Pau Gasol

How?? If anything he's underrated.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

I'm gonna go with Bosh being underrated. A lot of people on this board seem to think he isn't a franchise player.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Bosh is one of the 10 most deserving MVP candidates and yet no one has him on the top 10 list...he's definitely underrated.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

Underated:

Rip Hamilton
AK47
Shane Battier
Anthony Parker
Hedo Turkoglu (though this is changing a bit)

Overrated

Gilbert Arenas
AI
Jason Kidd
Michael Redd
Joe Johnson



*Note: in general I find Defensive contribution to be vastly underweighted in comparison to offensive, because it's harder to show on the box score. You get some one dimensional chucker shooting 40% and taking 30 shots to get 25ppg and people drool all over them.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

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Just some off the top of my head:

Underrated:

Mike Miller
Jose Calderon
Lamarcus Aldridge
Travis Outlaw

Sasha Vujacic
Mehmet Okur
Dwight Howard

Overrated:

T-Mac
Allen Iverson
Pau Gasol
Jason Kidd
Tyson Chandler
Stephen Marbury
Stephen A. Smith ;)

There's more in both categories, but that's all I got for now.

Sigh...*
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #10
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Overrated:

LeBron James
Chris Paul
Dwight Howard
Kevin Garnett
Luol Deng
Kirk Hinrich
Ben Gordon
Tim Duncan

Underrated:

David West
Tyson Chandler
Manu Ginobili
Ben Wallace
Daniel Gibson
Zydrunas Ilgauskas

i bet you weren't calling Wallace underrated when he was with the Bulls
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

I don't think the concepts of "overrated" and "underrated" really exist. Usually, it's the same guys that make these kind of lists, so noone is thinking too high/low of them in the first place.

For example, people might say that Jermaine O'Neal is overrated (just a random name to throw out there--don't look too much into it). Is anyone thinking that highly of him to begin with anymore? Where is that "praise?" that overrated players supposedly get too much of?

Same with underrated. Is Mike Miller really THAT underrated if everyone says he is? Seems like he's being highly thought of by a lot of people, so he's not really flying under the radar.

Only is a player truly "overrated" or "underrated" if his name rarely appears on either of these lists.

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Old 03-25-2008, 03:58 PM   #12
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

overrated:

lebron, by this board (guy is good but not that good, a top 10 player)
iverson. no point in arguing this, facts speak for themselves
Duncan. He's so great yet he's never the guy in the clutch doing anything.
Amare. Gets owned by Rasheed( not that Rasheed is bad) but claims to be a top 5 player.
Bosh- has a good team yet is barely over 500 IN THE EAST
underrated on this board:
basically anyone on the lakers or cavs because theu fans like to put them down in order to prop up their hero
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

Underrated:

Kevin Martin
Travis Outlaw
Danny Granger
Awtawn Jamison
Richard Jefferson
David West

Overrated:
J-Kidd
Shaq
the ever hyped Kobe
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:08 PM   #14
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Sigh...*

What?

I watch all the Blazer games because I'm obviously a fan. Both Travis and LA are underrated. That doesn't mean they're all stars, simply that they perform above most people's expectations.

And Pau gets a lot of stuff created for him. He isn't nearly as much of a defensive force as a guy his size who can move like him should be.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:10 PM   #15
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Default Re: Underrated & overrated players

Overrated :
Tracy McGrady
Amare Stoudemire
Stephon Marbury
Michael Redd

Underrated
Hedo Turkoglu
Dwight Howard(by many ppl here on ish)
Daniel Gibson
Jose Calderon
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