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The chip on Draymond Green's shoulder probably doesn't need to get any bigger, but it likely just did.

In an anonymous NBA player poll conducted by The Athletic's Sam Amick, the Warriors forward was voted by his peers as the most overrated player in the NBA along with Russell Westbrook.

Green and Westbrook each received 17 percent of the vote, while the former core of the Minnesota Timberwolves -- Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins -- each received 6.3 percent to tie for second.

It should be no surprise that Green and Westbrook, two of the NBA's most polarizing players, top this list.

While Green is a three-time All-Star and won the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year, there are many who believe the Michigan State product's success is due to the talent surrounding him, and that he would be less effective if placed on a team that wasn't one of the greatest in league history. Of course, the argument can be made that Green's fire and intensity help make the Warriors go and that's something you can't quantify.

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As for Westbrook, even after winning the 2016-17 MVP, many have disregarded his accomplishments as meaningless stats piled up by a guy who doesn't win when it matters most. Averaging a triple-double for three straight seasons isn't something to be dismissed, but Westbrook's peers clearly don't think much of his historic numbers. 

 

Both Green and Westbrook also were voted in the top three of players who talk the most trash, which isn't at all surprising. Green topped the list with 33.7 percent of the vote, while Westbrook came in third at 12.2 percent.

Once the Green and Westbrook get word of this poll, we're sure their already white-hot intensity will be ratcheted up to a new level with the playoffs on the horizon.