The NBA is all about high scores, flashy dunks, head-spinning dribbles, and fast-paced finishes. When we tune in to watch the NBA we always expect something spectacular to happen. Whether it is a buzzer-beating shot or a cross-court assist for an alley-up power dunk, fans marvel at it all.
But who makes all of this happen? Who are the players that keep us at the edge of our seats every night? The NBA has a rich talent poll of scorers who can dominate the game at will. Streaky scorers have the capacity to buy the opposing team in an instant.
Let’s see who are the deadliest scorers in the NBA now.
James Harden (Houston Rockets)
The Beard, or James Harden as some like to call him, is one of the purest scorers currently in the NBA. No matter how hard you try to stop him or how many defenders you put on him, he will find a way to score. Ever since leaving the OKC for Houston, Harden has become one of the top scorers in the league. Unfortunately, it has still not enabled him to win the elusive NBA title. Nevertheless, whether he shoots threes or goes for a layup he is more than capable of reaching 30 each night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
You better start getting used to the fact that the Greek Freak is one of the best scorers in the NBA. You might not think of it first, as he does everything. Giannis is more than capable of putting 20+20 games each night and even dishing out a few assists along the way. He can carry the team by himself and has done so for the Bucks on numerous occasions this season. He still does not have a consistent three-point shot, but apparently he doesn’t need it as he is fully capable of beating every defender under the rim.
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
During the 2020 NBA Season, Bradley Beal has been able to show how lethal of a scorer he can actually be. He displayed his sniper shooting efficiency by having back to back 50-point games. He explained that he has done so in order to honor the great Kobe Bryant, and if he does continue to display the Mamba mentality he will keep the mantle of one of the deadliest scorers in the league.
Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Lillard’s season has unfortunately been hampered by injuries. Preventing him to help out the struggling Blazers secure a playoff spot. But when he is on he is on. Lillard has a unique long-range shooting capability like no one other in the NBA. If he wants it, he can score from half-court without missing a beat. Don’t get him mad or you are in for a long night.