What do John Starks, Dan Majerle, and Vinnie Johnson have in common? They are some of the streakiest players in NBA history. The word “streak” connotes positive and negative feelings. On the one hand, it means that you can probably string together ten points in a row in a matter of 3 minutes. On the other hand, it means that you could probably miss ten consecutive jumpers in a row. Consistent is probably what you would want in a player, but the value that a streaky player brings to a team is that, they are game changers. They can either shoot you out of a game or change the tide of an entire game within a span of a few minutes.
One of the common characteristics that streaky players have in share is that they have no conscience. It is a blessing and a curse. Streaky players cannot and do not get down on themselves when they miss a shot. In fact, they do not get down on themselves when they miss ten consecutive shots in a row. The reason for this is because they have irrational confidence levels. In the back of their heads, they know that they can make ten consecutive shots in a row, despite missing ten consecutive shots in a row.
Yes, they will make head coaches pull their hair out and in some cases, cause a lot of drama in the locker room because of their style of play, but if they are able to win some games that you are supposed to lose, they’re be beloved These are the Top-15 streakiest players in the NBA today. They are the types of players that can drop 30 points on you or 3 points on you, depending on how streaky they get that night.
15 Dion Waiters – Cleveland Cavaliers
14 Eric Gordon – New Orleans Pelicans
13 Kevin Martin – Minnesota Timberwolves
12 Brandon Jennings – Detroit Pistons
11 Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs
10 Wesley Matthews – Portland Trailblazers
9 Marcus Thornton – Brooklyn Nets
8 Nick Young – Los Angeles Lakers
7 Rudy Gay – Sacramento Kings
6 Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder
5 Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks
4 Isaiah Thomas – Phoenix Suns
3 Jamal Crawford – Los Angeles Clippers
2 Monta Ellis – Dallas Mavericks
1 J.R. Smith – New York Knicks
Last season, on April 6th, J.R. Smith attempted twenty-two 3-pointers in a single game. I repeat, twenty-two 3-pointers in a single game. And to his credit, he made 10 out of 22 of them. The three games after that he attempted nine 3-pointers twice and seven 3-pointers the game afterwards. If there is anyone in the NBA that defines what it means to be streaky and unconscious, it is J.R. Smith.
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