5 Underrated NBA Players

This NBA season has had a lot of great players dominate the game but there have also been some younger stars who have lit up the court and have the fans at home on their feet, this is five of them.

The first of the five breakout players is Markelle Fultz. He was chosen by the Philadelphia 76er’s as the first pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA draft. This season before his season ending torn left ACL injury he was averaging 12.9 points per game with 5.4 assists and shot 25 percent from the three-point line. The numbers aren’t huge but Fultz had some great games; the third game of this season he scored a career-high 26 points and led the Magic to 3-0.

The fourth is Collin Sexton. He was the reason the Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets in a double overtime thriller on Friday 20. He scored 42 points and made amazing plays throughout the game. He forced the double overtime by scoring a three leaving 1.2 seconds on the clock and with two minutes left in the game Sexton scored two back to back three-pointers within 30 seconds of each other. Sexton is usually more of a defensive player, this Cavs team has some of the best defenders this season keeping them at 7-7 W-L so far.

The third player is Christian Wood, a center on the Houston Rockets. The Rockets this season are sitting at 4-6 W-L in their first season without All-Star player James Harden who was traded to the Nets. Wood is averaging 23.5 points per game, sitting at crazy percentages for a center, with 36.2 three-point percent and a 52.8 field goal percentage in the first ten games of the season. He was the player that led the Rockets team to the first win without James Harden, he scored ten points and three rebounds early in the first quarter and set a tone for the rest of the game to get the teams confidence up and came out on top in a 109-105 win against the San Antonio Spurs.

In second, Clint Capela is an underrated center on the Atlanta Hawks, averaging a double double with 14.2 points per game and 14.5 rebounds per game. Capela is a solid player and has been for a while he’s a vet, drafted 25 in round one of the 2014 draft to the Houston Rockets. Capela brings the defensive rebounds and dunks to almost every game he plays in to get fans interested and give the team extra confidence. The Hawks  have won their last 3 games two against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Capela has not made huge plays or anything crazy like that this season but the numbers he’s putting up makes me rank him second on my list. Consistency is important, especially in the NBA today with a lot of talented players. The Hawks picked up a very consistent player when they traded for him in 2020 and will hopefully benefit from him in the years to come.

The number one pick for great underrated players has to be Julius Randle, a veteran in  the game, he was drafted in 2014 to the Lakers. This season he’s averaging 22.7 points per game 11.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists, some of the best numbers on this list, he’s averaging a double double in the first 18 games of the season. The New York Knicks haven’t been the best team especially recently but this season they’ve seemed to start out doing okay beating Golden State, Boston and Orlando in three back-to-back wins. Only to be followed by back-to-back losses but it is the beginning of the season so hopefully they grow as a team and accomplish things this season. In the fourth game of this season Randle led the Kicks to a win with his triple double to make the Knicks go 2-2 W-L early in the season.



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