Recently The Athletic conducted a very interesting anonymous survey among 108 NBA players.
The questions brought out that according to fellow the most overrated player in the entire NBA is Trae Young with over 14% of you. Also overrated, but much less so, are Julius Randel and Pascal Siakam (7.4%), as well as Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert and Jaren Jackson Jr (5.6%). RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Dryamond Green, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Austin Reaves also find room in the rankings. The result is very mixed, however, as 31.5 percent of the players indicated a colleague not among those mentioned so far.
Anonymous NBA players explain their vote for most overrated player.
On Rudy Gobert: “To me, it’s like, he blocks shots. What else is he really doing? He’s 7-3.”
On Tristan Thompson: “Someone like him has made a whole career out of playing with LeBron. “https://t.co/l6lbm9tR0v pic.twitter.com/AeXtxgrpj5
– The Athletic (@TheAthletic) April 19, 2023
In contrast, the player most underrated è Jrue Holiday, also considered the best defender (ahead of Lu Dort) and preferred over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Mikal Bridges.
For the race for theMVP players clearly preferred Joel Embiid (50 percent) to Nikola Jokic (25 percent) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (15) but the Greek is the elemeno from which more than half of respondents would start to rebuild a franchise. Boston Celtics fans are rated the best in the entire league, ahead of Sacramento’s. The worst fan base, however, is that of the Charlotte Hornets, worse than that of the Pistons and Wizards.
Curiosity also for the question about the last player with whom one would like to get into a fight: prevails James Johnson with his MMA wrestling skills ahead of Steven Adams.
Most beloved coach? Gregg Popovich, a quarter of athletes would like to play for him and 13.7% for Steve Kerr while 43% of respondents list Tom Thibodeau as the last coach they would like to play for.
I Milwaukee Bucks are the overwhelming favorites to win the title with 62 percent of preferences while for most players the biggest problems in the NBA are refereeing and load management.
And finally the long-standing issue on the best player ever: plebiscite for Michael Jordan at 58%, then LeBron James at 33% and Kobe Bryant at 6.8%.