Who are the most underrated NBA players of the 2017-18 season?The NBA has evolved so quickly over the past decade. And it feels like every season or two, we’re finding out crucial skill sets we never knew teams need. With an increasing emphasis on spacing and ball movement, players with diverse abilities — big men who can shoot, pass, and handle, and guards who can switch defensively onto bigger players — are in high demand. But that doesn’t mean every player built to thrive in basketball’s new age is getting the shine they deserve. So here are the 20 most underrated NBA players of the 2017-18 season, in no particular order.
While Victor Oladipo deserves most of the credit for the Pacers’ stunning turnaround in 2017-18, Collison can’t be overlooked. In addition to providing solid defense at the point of attack, Collison led all qualified players in assist-to-turnover ratio, at 4.28, and three-point percentage, at 46.8 percent.