Continuing the series with @dailydribbledrive
, here are our picks for the fourth most overrated NBA player. Again, the definition of an overrated player is one that holds a greater value than deserved. I am not discounting the greatness of these players but pointing out those that are held at a higher standard than deserved. I love all of these players and wish them nothing but the best.
That being said, Draymond Green is my pick for the fourth most overrated player in the league. Let’s begin with statistics: over the past few seasons, Draymond Green has been averaging about 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. His Player Efficiency Rating (PER) is below league average at 13.66, which makes him the 173rd most efficient player. Doesn’t look like an All-Star to me. Next, let’s look at his situation. He is on a championship team with impressive talents such as Stephen Curry (1st in PER), Klay Thompson (most 3’s in a game), and Kevin Durant (best scorer in the league), all of which who shoot the ball accurately. With these three bursting off screens, Green just needs to use his slightly above average passing ability to cash in another dime. Don’t get me wrong, he is one of the best defenders in the NBA. Green has great defensive numbers, defensive win shares, and should be a candidate for DPOY. However, that alone should not deem him a top twenty player in the league.