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Anonymous NBA players vote Rudy Gobert most overrated player

Published April 22, 2024 at 2:50 PM

A recent survey conducted by The Athletic has ignited discussion among NBA fans, as it revealed the opinions of players on various league topics, including who they consider the most overrated player. Out of 81 NBA players polled, 13.6% pointed to Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert as the most overrated in the league. This has sparked a mix of surprise and agreement among the basketball community.

''There's just something about Gobert's game that his peers don't like,'' The Athletic wrote. ''Maybe the skepticism stems from a lack of playoff success, as none of Gobert's teams have advanced to the conference finals. Or maybe it all traces back to the bubble in 2020 when the Clippers' Terance Mann buried all those 3s over Gobert in the West semifinals and sparked serious scrutiny about the perceived limitations of the big man's game.''

Despite Gobert's impressive resume that includes three Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) awards, and him being in contention for his fourth, which would further solidify his reputation as one of the NBA's elite defenders, his designation as "most overrated" has raised eyebrows. Throughout his career, split between the Utah Jazz and the Timberwolves, Gobert has maintained averages of 12.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 2.1 blocks per game. His accolades also extend to being a four-time All-NBA selection and a six-time member of the All-Defensive team, not to mention his three All-Star appearances.

The reaction to Gobert's ranking is a mix of shock and nods of agreement, indicating a division in perception about his actual impact on the game compared to his awarded honors and statistical contributions.

Additionally, the survey also highlighted other players considered overrated by their peers, with Jordan Poole of the Washington Wizards and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks rounding out the top three. These results underscore the diverse opinions within the league regarding player evaluations and reputations.

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April 22   |   1 answers
Anonymous NBA players vote Rudy Gobert most overrated player

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