The season in overrated NBA playersNo group in the NBA world is guiltier of overrating players based on past performance than NBA coaches. Just ask Tom Thibodeau. He’s coached three players on this list, two of whom he plays because they were pretty good back in 2012. Or Doc Rivers, the Clippers coach whose penchant for former Celtics or guys that used to beat his old team lost him his title as the Clippers’ president of basketball operations. On second thought, don’t ask those guys. Because they’ll definitely deny their clear-as-day fetishization of the good old days. The days when Nate Robinson was lit and Derrick Rose wasn’t depressing. Anyway, here’s our list of the most overrated NBA players of the 2017-18 season. As you may have guessed, it’s full of washed-up dudes whose coaches have way too much faith in them.
Somehow Tom Thibodeau thought his team without enough shots to go around to their top three players needed a guy who’s only mission in life is to take (usually low-efficiency) shots. The 38-year-old posted a weak 51.9 true shooting percentage on a way-too-high 23.7 usage percentage. Of course, he gave the Timberwolves nothing on defense.