Ranking the Most Underrated 2017 NBA All-Star Game Candidates

January 16th, 2017 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Some NBA All-Star candidates don't receive enough love.

This is a bizarre concept to ponder: Merely being considered for February's showcase implies a player is near the top of his game. How could the league's household names want for more recognition?

Fan voting is a part of it. This yearly popularity contest allows deserving talents to bend to stronger individual brands. Should-be starters barely reach the top 10 of total ballots; worthy reserves don't have the name recognition to even get that far.

Adding player and media votes to the equation should help dilute the number of truly unjustifiable snubs. But underrated All-Star hopefuls are talented dudes whose half-season performances warrant more consideration and fame than they're currently getting—both inside and outside the All-Star discussion.

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