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All-NBA Underrated Team

Posted on: September 2, 2009 1:48 am
Edited on: September 2, 2009 12:07 pm
 
PG Deron Williams 6-3 UTAH Jazz

Analysis: Been in the league 4 years and has been the core of playoff team for 3. He still has not made an all-star team. He may the best point guard in the league, but he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.

SG Joe Johnson 6-7 ATLANTA Hawks

Analysis: Made an all-star appearance, but I don't most people know just how good he is. People look at his game and see he his good scorer and shooter. But very few look at his defensive game. At 6-7 230 lbs, Joe Johnson is can be physical and bother ball handlers.

SF Kevin Durant 6-10 OKLAHOMA Thunder

Analysis: Very versatile scorer. He is arguably the third best SF in the NBA. He would get more attention if the Thunder hadn't had some abysmal records over the last 2 yrs.

PF Pau Gasol 7-0 LOS ANGELES Lakers

Analysis: He has th best up moves hands down. He has great footwork and can go left or right. He has a solid 17 foot jump shot and is the most effecient Power Forward in the game.

C Nene Hilario 6-11 DENVER Nuggets

Analysis: In the 2008-2009 season Nene made great strides by staying healthy. When Nene is healthy he is a top 5 center. He is a strong and atheletic. Shoots a very high percentage and is a solid defender.
Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2009 6:49 pm
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

That is an OK underrated team here is mine

PG Jameer Nelson
SG Kevin Martin
SF Gerald Wallace
PF Antawn Jamison
C Nene

I agree with you about all the players on the CBS list already having pleanty of recognition. I tried to pick players who were not on the all-star team last year (except jameer)



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 10:11 pm
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

I didn't put Granger on here because he already has been on the all-star team. It is clear that people respect what Danny Granger does.




Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 6:25 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

so true about Granger. The fact that no one has brought him up until now is a real testament to his underrated-ness



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 2:31 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

How can you not put Danny Granger on a list like this

Who?



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 12:58 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

How can you not put Danny Granger on a list like this, most people who don't follow basketball have never even heard of him.



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2009 10:53 pm
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

DWill, JJ and Nene are right on, but I can't see how Gasol or Durant are considered underrated.  Gasol just won a championship and is on national TV constantly.  Durant was the 2nd overall pick, Rookie of the Year and MVP of the Rook/Soph game.  How much more recognition can a 21 year old get?
Whoever said Stephen Jackson was right on.  Averaged 20-6-5 last year, guards the opponent's best player every night whether its Chris Paul or Chris Bosh and has played with a broken toe the last 2 seasons while leading the league in minutes.
How bout Udonis Haslem as the underrated power forward?  Sure he'll never be a star, but you shouldn't have to be a star to be on this list.  Severly undersized for his position, rebounds well, sneaky jumper, has a championship ring, willing to come off the bench - not flashy but kind of the glue guy that every team needs.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 12:04 pm
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

Deron Williams had has playoff success(Western Conference Finals 2 yrs ago). I say he underreated because people know he's good, but very few see him to be the best PG in the league, which I do. In his short career he has gone farther than Steve Nash has ever gone in the playoff even though he has less talent around him.




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2009 11:35 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

But Deron Williams gets plenty of attention.Everyone knows him.And everyone knows he's a 20 and 10 guy easily.

Honoestly I wouldnt expect to go to the all-star game either with guys like Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Jason Kidd my way.

If he had sucess in the playoffs he wouldnt be seating at home in mid-febuary.

All his team needs to do is get past the first round and get a true center.



Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 11:22 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

The article stated how Deron is underrated, one of the top points and no all-star.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:57 am
 

All-NBA Underrated Team

I just don't see how Deron Williams and Pau Gasol are underrated.We all know what they can do.Joe Johnson get's plenty of attention also.Kevin Durant is a stud to.


My underrated team:

PG Monte Ellis (Golden St. Warriors)
SG Kevin Martin (Sacremento Kings)
SF Stephen Jackson Golden St. Warriors)
PF Lamarcus Aldridge (Portland Trailblazers)
C  Chris Kaman (L.A. Clippers)

There is a ton of other name's I will could give for a second team.


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