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    The NBA's Most Overrated Players

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    Dwight Howard heads the list. Yes, Mike DíAntoniís ill-fitting offense is partially to blame for Howardís relative invisibility with the Lakers. But Howard deserves no sympathy points for his post-surgical mediocrity. If heís well enough to play, heís well enough to be subjected to criticism. His number were good in Orlando, only because he was the Magicís featured player (except in endgames where he transformed free-throws into the heaving of bricks). As Iíve said many times before, his immaturity, limited offense, faulty defensive rotations, and miserable performances at the stripe combine to make Howard a loser.

    Chris Kaman has predictable offense, lamentable defense (blocked shots is only a tiny measure of a playerís defensive effectiveness), and a great deal less athleticism than his peers. For sure, on rare occasions heíll block a shot and throw an assist pass, but his turnovers usually outnumber the combined per-game total of these positives.

    Chris Bosh scores most of his points on uncontested mid-range jumpers resulting from opponentsí defenses having to key on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. His individual defense is below par as is his passwork.

    Russell Westbrook is incredibly quick (within a limited space) and fast (from coast-to-coast), but heís not suited to be the point guard on a championship-worthy. Thatís because he still overhandles, forces too many shots, often ignores Kevin Durant, is an iffy shooter from beyond the arc, and is a turnover machine. Itís remarkable how little his point-guard play has improved since he was rookie four-plus years ago. Westbrook (and the Thunder) would be better served if he was repositioned at the two-guard slot.

    Roy Hibbert is weak, awkward and, despite being 7-foot-2, is short-armed whenever a game is up for grabs. His appearance in last yearís All-Star game is more indicative of the shortage of outstanding centers in the NBA than is it of Hibbertís skills.

    Rajon Rondoís ornery, petulant attitude is beginning to have more of a negative effect on the old-and-in-the-way Celtics than his effectiveness on the court.

    Kevin Garnett is, and always has been, a choker. Expect him to tally beaucoup points in blow-outs, to be a cheap-shot artist, and for his mouth to be bigger than his game.

    Brandon Jennings has an exaggerated opinion of his own value. In truth he shoots too much and too inaccurately, and plays only for steals on the defensive end.

    Monta Ellis is another high-volume shooter who canít differentiate between a good shot and a bad one. Also, his assist-to-turnover rate is only marginally acceptable.

    Andrea BargnaniÖ Hold on. Does anybody in the league (except for his accountant) still retain a positive view of this guy?

    Andrew Bynum will step on the court sooner or later, but chances are heíll still have the same me-first attitude as he had in LA. The only way heíll be happy in Philadelphia is if (win or lose) he becomes the teamís go-to scorer and virtually every offensive sequence goes through him.

    Caron Butler had lost virtually every trace of his past mobility and become a stand-still shooter. Heís the weakest link in LACís starting lineup.

    Carlos Boozer can bully smaller, weaker defenders, but is no longer a threat in the low-post and never did play acceptable defense. He also has a career-long penchant for playing poorly in the money season.

    Deron Williams has apparently left his game somewhere in Salt Lake City. Without the support, definition, and protection of Jerry Sloanís highly disciplined system, and with Joe Johnson being Brooklynís fail-safe scorer in the clutch, D-Will has been shooting too many blanks. Perhaps the next time the Nets visit the Jazz (March 30), Williams can persuade the local police to issue an All-Points-Bulletin to try and find his jump shot.



    I dont agree with rondo and garnett, but other than that the list is pretty accurate
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    The NBA's Most Overrated Players

    List is incredibly biased, alot of personal shots, i agree with garnett and rondo being off base and adding that westbrooks not overrated as a player just as a point guard and has also shown improvement this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by hievan View Post
    List is incredibly biased, alot of personal shots, i agree with garnett and rondo being off base and adding that westbrooks not overrated as a player just as a point guard and has also shown improvement this year
    i honestly dont care about what he writes after the players name. but the names on the list is very accurate to me except for rondo, kg, and maybe westbrook. (only when he thinks he's the #1 option on the team)
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    Griffin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamzoka View Post
    http://hoopshype.com/columns/rosen/t...rrated-players

    Dwight Howard heads the list. Yes, Mike DíAntoniís ill-fitting offense is partially to blame for Howardís relative invisibility with the Lakers. But Howard deserves no sympathy points for his post-surgical mediocrity. If heís well enough to play, heís well enough to be subjected to criticism. His number were good in Orlando, only because he was the Magicís featured player (except in endgames where he transformed free-throws into the heaving of bricks). As Iíve said many times before, his immaturity, limited offense, faulty defensive rotations, and miserable performances at the stripe combine to make Howard a loser.

    Chris Kaman has predictable offense, lamentable defense (blocked shots is only a tiny measure of a playerís defensive effectiveness), and a great deal less athleticism than his peers. For sure, on rare occasions heíll block a shot and throw an assist pass, but his turnovers usually outnumber the combined per-game total of these positives.

    Chris Bosh scores most of his points on uncontested mid-range jumpers resulting from opponentsí defenses having to key on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. His individual defense is below par as is his passwork.

    Russell Westbrook is incredibly quick (within a limited space) and fast (from coast-to-coast), but heís not suited to be the point guard on a championship-worthy. Thatís because he still overhandles, forces too many shots, often ignores Kevin Durant, is an iffy shooter from beyond the arc, and is a turnover machine. Itís remarkable how little his point-guard play has improved since he was rookie four-plus years ago. Westbrook (and the Thunder) would be better served if he was repositioned at the two-guard slot.
    Roy Hibbert is weak, awkward and, despite being 7-foot-2, is short-armed whenever a game is up for grabs. His appearance in last yearís All-Star game is more indicative of the shortage of outstanding centers in the NBA than is it of Hibbertís skills.

    Rajon Rondoís ornery, petulant attitude is beginning to have more of a negative effect on the old-and-in-the-way Celtics than his effectiveness on the court.

    Kevin Garnett is, and always has been, a choker. Expect him to tally beaucoup points in blow-outs, to be a cheap-shot artist, and for his mouth to be bigger than his game.

    Brandon Jennings has an exaggerated opinion of his own value. In truth he shoots too much and too inaccurately, and plays only for steals on the defensive end.

    Monta Ellis is another high-volume shooter who canít differentiate between a good shot and a bad one. Also, his assist-to-turnover rate is only marginally acceptable.

    Andrea BargnaniÖ Hold on. Does anybody in the league (except for his accountant) still retain a positive view of this guy?

    Andrew Bynum will step on the court sooner or later, but chances are heíll still have the same me-first attitude as he had in LA. The only way heíll be happy in Philadelphia is if (win or lose) he becomes the teamís go-to scorer and virtually every offensive sequence goes through him.

    Caron Butler had lost virtually every trace of his past mobility and become a stand-still shooter. Heís the weakest link in LACís starting lineup.

    Carlos Boozer can bully smaller, weaker defenders, but is no longer a threat in the low-post and never did play acceptable defense. He also has a career-long penchant for playing poorly in the money season.

    Deron Williams has apparently left his game somewhere in Salt Lake City. Without the support, definition, and protection of Jerry Sloanís highly disciplined system, and with Joe Johnson being Brooklynís fail-safe scorer in the clutch, D-Will has been shooting too many blanks. Perhaps the next time the Nets visit the Jazz (March 30), Williams can persuade the local police to issue an All-Points-Bulletin to try and find his jump shot.



    I dont agree with rondo and garnett, but other than that the list is pretty accurate
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    u can't build a franchise around lebron. Its been proven already. he can't attract players and has to follow to be matched up with talent.

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    And PSD says Melo ..smh

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    Anyone care to refute any claims or will this become another bash fest?


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    im actually mad that Joe Johnson is not on the top of the list.
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    Like someone said on hoopshype, who talks about Chris Kaman?
    don't let it go to your head big fella

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    Westbrook and company made it to the finals and are currently front runners in the west.... Hard to call him incapable of winning a championship at the one considering he's been so close... Also he's so ball dominant changing him to the SG position probably would affect his game much.

    Also Chris Bosh did fairly well prior to being part of the big 3 and his numbers clearly show that...

    Kg has always become less affective during the playoffs, but he played a significant role during his championship run so its hard to call him a loser...

    Well he got Ellis right and BJ too

    But It's ridiculous to say Caron, Kamen overrated as they weren't rated that high currently in there careers anyhow.. hibbert has had a bad season and Carlos Boozer is what everyone thought he was anyhow..

    Not a very good list considering outside of KG none of these guys were ranked to be shoe in HOFers

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    Dwight Howard. Since he came into the league.

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    The Bosh one is a bit confusing.

    He shouldnt be considered overrated because he has two superior players getting him open shots.
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    bosh has proved he can do it by himself but with two better players hes not asked to carry the offensive load. hes capable of more than hes doing now but hes playing into their system.

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    Don't agree about KG, Bosh or Westbrook.

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    The Bosh viewpoint is way too vague for me to take seriously.

    The Westbrook viewpoint is interesting, but I have a hard time buying into the fact that OKC is better served in the SG slot after the strides he's made in terms of passing and running the offense this year. The #s show that, and most importantly, they're winning.

    The KG viewpoint simply makes no sense to me.

    I didn't even know Kaman was rated. I've never heard any sort of analysis of Chris Kaman for years now.

    I understand what he's getting with Rondo, but overrated? Not seeing it. Though he does have an annoying habit I'm sure to BOS fans of only showing up against the better teams.

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