The concept of "the underrated" is an extremely delicate one. Some players, like Brandon Roy, are labeled underrated time and time again, to the point that they are almost overrated. Others, like Antawn Jamison, have seen their production fall to levels that make the attention they receive appear appropriate. Simply put, to be labeled underrated is often an extremely fluid position to be in.
Underrated players are players that don't receive the recognition they deserve for their performances. They could be stuck on a bad team that gets little media coverage, play unexciting basketball or do things that do not show up in the typical box score.
Some players feed off of the lack of love they get for their play, using it as a motivator and playing with a chip on their shoulder. Not surprisingly, those players seem to be the ones that carve a place for themselves in the league when all is said and done.
Without further ado, here are five NBA players who are not getting their due.