Most Underrated Players In The NBA This Season
The NBA regular season is reaching its conclusion, with the play-in tournament for the playoffs set to start in a couple of weeks.
However, there are some teams that are outperforming what many expected from them this season, and they could be on course for a decent chance of reaching the playoffs.
Some of these teams have been among the most entertaining to watch this season, as they have been led by players that have over-performed in many people’s eyes.
Still, which stars have been among the most underrated this season?
The Sacramento Kings may be outside of the play-in positions at present, but they have found a player this season that they could decide to plan their future around.
Richaun Holmes has been in outstanding form throughout the season, and has averaged 14.5 points per game, and has a fielding percentage of 64.4%.
Holmes has regularly finished games throughout the season with double-doubles and has averaged 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game throughout the season.
The Kings will certainly be looking forward to the future, with Holmes at the forefront of that.
The Chicago Bulls had looked in a great position to finish in the play-in tournament places just a couple of weeks ago, but recent form has seen them drop below the Toronto Raptors.
Nikola Vucevic has still been one of the best signings that the Bulls have made in many seasons. The Bulls parted ways with Otto Porter, Wendell Carter Jr, and two future first-round draft picks to bring in the former Orlando Magic star.
He has had an immediate impression on his new team. His 24 points and eleven rebounds in a win over the Miami Heat in April was the tenth double-double that he had scored for the Bulls in 18 games for the franchise.
Throughout the season, he has averaged 22.2 points per game and 10.8 assists. The Bulls have needed a new star to build around, and they may just have him.
OG Anunoby has been a player that has been progressively improving season on the season for the Toronto Raptors. There is no denying that this has been his most productive season to date, and his progression has largely gone under the radar. Some Raptors fans are even beginning to question whether the British player could be the one to fill the void that the Raptors have been missing since the departure of Kawhi Leonard, but we are still a long way from that just yet.
Anunoby was on fire most recently between games against the Brooklyn Nets on April 22 and Denver Nuggets on April 30. He scored over 20 points in each of the five games that he played in that period. He is on course for his best season to date in the NBA, as he has averaged 15.9 points per game and 5.5 rebounds.
It would be hard to take about the most underrated players in the league this season without mentioning the star that should arguably win the Sixth Man of the Year award.
Clarkson has been the driving force from the Jazz bench throughout the season and has more than played his part as the Jazz lead the competitive Western Conference.
His productivity is off the charts, as he has averaged 17.3 points per game this season, and 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
That success from the free-throw line is exceptional, as he has a 92.2% success rate, while he is averaging 34.1% and 41.4% from beyond the arc and field, respectively.
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