The NBA is a league that is hard to keep up with.
Trying to follow the entire league is almost impossible with multiple games going on every night.
As a result of this, the opinions of many fans are based on what they read and the opinions of others rather than opions they make on their own.
There is nothing wrong with this and it is very understandable considering the responsibilities and life events that most NBA fans have to handle.
Despite this, it leads to many misconceptions about many of the players in the league.
Once a player is branded overrated or underrated, it is very hard for them to break out of that narrative.
There are three players that have been very overrated this season.
3: Andre Drummond
The first player who has been overrated this season is Andre Drummond.
Drummond ranks third on this list because there is a small minority of fans that underrate him.
These fans believe that while Drummond can pack a stat sheet, he actually has little to no impact on the game.
In reality, Drummond is an extremely talented player, however, he is playing in the wrong era.
His style of play does not mesh well at all with the pace and space game that dominates the NBA.
As a result of this, there may be some playoff games in which he does not even see the court because he will be a liability on the defensive end.
When he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers after being bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Twitter exploded.
LeBron James x Anthony Davis x Andre Drummond…🔥🔥🔥
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 28, 2021
Many asked how much help LeBron James needed to win another ring.
Along with this, it was instantly deemed that Drummond being added to the team gave the Lakers a big three that could stack up against the Brooklyn Nets big three of Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant.
Once he joined the Lakers, Drummond became one of the most overrated players in the league.
2: Blake Griffin
The second player on the list is overrated for almost the same reason as Andre Drummond.
That player being Blake Griffin.
Griffin appeared to be nearing the end of his career when he was playing for the Detroit Pistons.
He was playing some of the worst basketball of his life and it seemed as if he would never be the same player again.
However, once he signed with the Brooklyn Nets, fans seemed to believe that this was a prime lob city Blake Griffin.
While he has been a very solid role player on the team, he is not the same player he was on the Clippers.
He averages only 8.5 points per game with the Nets.
However, because of the name recognition, it was deemed by many that the Nets became arguably the best team of all time after acquiring Griffin.
Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul weren't allowed to play together because it was considered too overpowered by the NBA.
The Brooklyn Nets currently have Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge, amongst other players. pic.twitter.com/8EKXYwCC5P
— ShirtsVsSkins 🎙️ (@ShirtvSkin) March 27, 2021
1: Draymond Green
The final and most overrated player in the NBA is Draymond Green.
Green has never been much of a scorer, however, he has branded himself on being a jack of all trades.
The thing he prides himself most on is his defense.
In fact, Green got into an argument on Twitter with all-time great defender Tony Allen.
Green claimed himself as the best defender that the league has ever seen.
Tony Allen and Draymond Green went back on forth after Draymond called himself the best defender in NBA history 👀 pic.twitter.com/w9t895SkSS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 23, 2021
This is one of the most preposterous claims that an NBA player has made about their abilities.
When looking at his play this season, his defensive rating ranks as the second-worst of his entire career.
Along with this, he is only scoring 6.7 points per game.
While he makes up for it with a career-high in assists and an average rebounding season, he is seen by many as the second best player on the Golden State Warriors and it is laughable.
Green did not do himself any favors in his Twitter exchange with Allen, however, even without that incident, he is still arguably the most overrated player in the entire NBA.