NBA / Dec 9, 2008 / 1:25 pm

The 10 Most Inconsistent NBA Players

Andray BlatcheAndray Blatche

Last Friday night I got a call from my dad, frantic about “this unbelievable center who plays for the Wizards, and is giving the Lakers a ton of problems.” I wasn’t watching the game, but I figured that he was talking about JaVale McGee, as the rookie has showed a ton of upside recently – at least before Ed Tapscott took over.

But he was actually referring to Andray Blatche, who was a key part of the Wizards comeback – bringing a 99-83 gap to a 1-point deficit under a minute to play. Blatche posted a double-double (18 points, 12 boards) and sunk a three in Washington’s losing effort.

How frustrating does that have to be for the Wizards’ brass? They can see that there’s some serious talent here, but Blatche is wildly inconsistent. He had a 25-point, 12-board game against Golden State in November, but has also posted 7 points or less in 11 outings thus far this season.

That’s good enough to make Andray one of the most inconsistent players in the League. Actually, he could be number one. If you don’t think that Andray is the one, here are nine other names to consider:

* Andray Blatche
* Andrea Bargnani
* Larry Hughes
* Charlie V
* Tyson Chandler
* Lou Williams
* Hakim Warrick
* Raymond Felton
* Rafer Alston
* Rashad McCants

Who do you think are the ten most inconsistent NBA players?

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  • Deez

    JR Smith comes to mind

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4 fallinup

    Dalembert
    Yi Jianlian
    Ryan Gomes

    off the top of my head so far.

  • craig990

    HOW IS LAMAR ODOM NOT ON THIS LIST???

  • pishenis

    Lamar Odom and Troy Murphy are very inconsistent too.

  • Kobeef

    Chalie V kills me.

    JR Smith also…

  • JA

    Weren’t we just talking about this/Sheed recently?

  • Smitty313

    LO
    Sheed
    JR Smith

  • aaron26

    Rasheed Wallace.

    He will give you a 20/10 game of perfection or he’ll shoot 20% and launch 3′s all night.

    I hate loving this guy.

  • Richard Wellner

    I’d like to add Quentin Richardson to this list because he is a player that sucks most nights, but every once in a while comes out with something like a 35 point game and hits like, 10 threes.

    As far as Blatche and the game against the Warriors you mentioned in the article, we must keep in mind that a good game against the Warriors means very little this season. This is the same Warriors team that Duhon had 22 assists again and Lee scored 37 on. A grain of salt, I suggest, is to be considered when talking about the Warriors.

  • pipdaddyy

    Ben Gordon, although he has gotten somewhat better this year

  • raf

    all the raptors wing players ( anthony parker, jason kapono, bargnani)

  • http://www.hotmail.com Mamba

    Charlie V
    Bogut
    Michael Redd
    LO

    Those are the ones that spring to mind

    This is a great catgegory because inconsistency can be defined in several ways – execution, performance, effort, etc.

    I think every fan has someone on their squad that drives them crazy with spotty play

  • junior

    sheed
    + jrsmith
    thats about it

  • one66soul

    Jason Terry
    Ben Gordon
    Josh Smith(offensive end of the ball)

  • George W Kush Sr

    The biggest ones are Sheed, Jr Smith, Bargnani, these guys can just as easily drop 25 points or help the other team, too frustrating.

  • control

    That Trevor Ariza guy on the Lakers. Guy has always looked to me to have Tmac type potential.

    Everyone on the Raps, those flunkies.

  • P_Dizzle

    What about:

    Vince Carter
    Lamar Odom
    Andre Iguadola
    Rashard Lewis
    Michael Redd

    I guess I am thinking more along the lines of big money guys that are being paid to be consistent.

  • wanabballer

    boris diaw…

  • Vinny

    Mike Miller, Baron Davis, boobie gibson, andrew bogurt(if thats how you spell it) rafer alston, barbosa, lamarcus aldridge and ak47

  • JCARR

    Nocioni… Barbosa…. Jason Maxiell…. Nash (compared to past seasons)…

  • JCARR

    Igoudala!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JCARR

    Gerald Wallace!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dell

    Ty Thomas isn’t on this list? That’s an easy one.

  • Frodo T. Baggins

    Ben Gordon is in my top ten most inconsistant NBA players. It’s fustrating as a Bulls fan, to see Ben either be hot or cold, every other game. If he was consistant, I’m sure the Bulls would have offered him the 13 or so million a year he wanted in the off season.

  • karizmatic

    Rasheed Wallace
    Lamar Odom
    Larry Hughes (or does he just consistently suck?)
    Nene
    Shawn Marion
    Stephen Jackson (would you be surprised if he scored 6 points in his next game? I wouldn’t)
    Jamal Crawford
    Bogut
    Bargnani
    Ray Allen

  • dueces08

    i avidly participated in a fantasy basketball league last season and also do so this season. in order to win in my league you definitely need to pay a lot of attention to numbers and whos hot/cold in order to make good trades and pick dudes up off the waiver wire. at one point or another i owned virtually everyone on the above list and as a result i hate them all.

  • Buffalo Brave

    Out of your listed players its EASILY Larry Hughes.

  • MadSammyboy

    Tim Duncan. You just don’t know WHAT you’re going to get out of him.

  • http://www.nba.com Jay

    I disagree with Chandler. His numbers may be inconsistent, but he brings his defense, rebounding, and hustle every night.

  • Chaos

    Lamar Odom
    Tim Thomas
    Andray Blatche
    Anrea Bargani
    JS Smith
    Ray Felton
    Charlie V
    Rashard McCants
    Drew Gooden
    Hakim Warrick
    Yi Jianlian

  • http://GEE2.com GEE…Again, Numbers don’t lie, but certain commentators will!

    If you talking strictly this year throw Tracy McGrady in their too. Injury, Sminjury. His points were soooooooo inconsistent.

  • marcus the great

    where’s Stro??

  • http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/ Amar

    after looking at roughly 5 years worth of data, i’ve come to the conclusion that ak is consistent, his mins for each game is not. (case in point, sloan only played him 22 mins vs. phoe . . . which ended up being a 2 point loss for the jazz, co-incidence?)

    http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/2008/10/flashback-friday-andrei-back-when-he.html

    on the flip side, the last 7 games may suggest otherwise, but paul millsap is horribly inconsistent so far in his young career.

  • Ace

    lamar odom has to be the headline of this list

  • http://www.footballfanatics.com/default.aspx/source/DLB-DimeMag Football Fanatics

    Lamar Odom and Mike Miller

  • doc

    Where the fuck is Iggy?Without him headlining this list is fradulent.

  • Flip

    Throw in Yi Jianlian and your list is complete!

  • NauticFactor

    Dime

    How the hell do you not have Boris Diaw on the top of that list. He defies inconsistent, from a triple double machine in 05-06 to getting 4 and 5 point games this season….