The NBA is full of ridiculously talented players. Some of them have fought their way to an elite superstar status, and some of them wait in the shadows of the players ahead of them in the depth chart. Of the latter group, which of those underrated players are the most deserving of more responsibility?
Being a bench player really doesn’t qualify anyone as underrated. James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder is technically a bench player, and yet he played 31.4 minutes per game (MPG) last season.
I’m going to go over the five players currently playing in the NBA that should be starting—or at least have a much more significant role on their team.