Top 20 Most Overrated NBA Players For 2016

In a league full of media hype and advertisement personalities, the NBA has never had a problem marketing its athletes to the masses. There is, however, a difference between a player being marketable and a player actually being a stand out within the structure of a game. It is commonplace for NBA players to unjustly be elected to all-star teams, or get a signature shoe contract, or offered an enormous salary. Many times players are rewarded with such benefits because of past achievements or popularity in the sport's culture, but those rewards do not always directly correlate to the players' skill.

Many times an athlete's personality off the court comes in to play when they are being evaluated on their performance as a player. Today we will look at the 20 most overrated basketball players in the NBA this season. These rankings are based on the current statistics the player is producing in combination with the amount of money the player is making, and the amount of attention the media gives to the player.

20 Jamal Crawford

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2015-16 averages - 13.7 PPG, 2.2 APG, 1.8 RPG, 40% FG

19 Mathew Dellavedova

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2015-16 averages - 8.1 PPG, 4.8 APG, 2.4 RPG, 41% FG

18 Manu Ginobili

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 10 PPG, 3 APG, 3.3 RPG, 45% FG

17 Kenneth Faried

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

2016 averages - 12.3 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.6 APG, 55% FG

16 LaMarcus Aldridge

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2015-16 averages - 16.7 PPG, 1.5 APG, 8.3 RPG, 49% FG

15 Kyle Korver

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2015-16 averages - 9.4 PPG, 3.1 APG, 1.8 RPG, 42% FG

14 Danny Green

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 7.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 1.8 APG, 38% FG

13 Enes Kanter

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2015-16 averages - 11.8 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 0.5 APG, 55% FG

12 Lance Stephenson

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 5.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.4 APG, 49% FG

11 Dwyane Wade

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 18.9 PPG, 4 RPG, 4.7 APG, 45% FG

10 Anthony Davis

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2015-16 averages - 24.1 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.9 APG, 50% FG

9 Kevin Love

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2016 averages - 15.9 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.7 APG, 42% FG

8 Blake Griffin

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 23.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 5 APG, 50% FG

7 Derrick Rose

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 16.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 4.8 APG, 41% FG

6 Dwight Howard

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 14.6 PPG, 12 RPG, 1.5 APG, 61% FG

5 Carmelo Anthony

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 21.4 PPG, 8 RPG, 4.2 APG, 42% FG

4 DeAndre Jordan

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 12.1 PPG, 14.1 RPG, 1.1 APG 69% FG

3 James Harden

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 28.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 7 APG, 43% FG

James Harden is the kind of player that can fill up a stat sheet yet still be a net negative on his team. At first glance it seems that James Harden is an elite, MVP candidate type player, but when you look deeper into his game it becomes clear that he has selfish tendencies and often hinders his teams ability to get wins. Harden is attempting 20 shots per game this season, which is seven more than his career average. Harden is also infamous for his lack of effort on the defensive end of the floor.

2 Joe Johnson

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2015-16 averages - 11.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4.1 APG, 40% FG

1 Kobe Bryant

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

2015-16 averages - 17.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, 35% FG

Kobe Bryant is a first ballot Hall of Famer. His career resume speaks for itself, but this season Kobe has not been anything close to what his career numbers represent. Kobe's 35% FG shooting is the lowest in his 19 year career. Kobe is averaging his lowest PPG since 1997 when he was 19 years old. Bryant also makes $25 million this season, more than any other player in the NBA. The Lakers are arguably the worst team in the league right now as well, yet Kobe was voted to be a starter in the all-star game. We all understand the legacy and greatness of Kobe Bryant but we must also acknowledge that the time of Kobe being an effective player has come and gone.

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