Gary Neal and the NBA's Most Feared Silent Assassins

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Gary Neal and the NBA's Most Feared Silent Assassins

As an NBA fan, nothing is more heartbreaking than watching your team lose at the hands of a bench player.

This man will usually be taken for granted and when nobody's looking, he'll be wide open for a three-pointer and drain it or maybe he'll come out of nowhere and grab a clutch rebound. Maybe he'll slither in for a steal—the possibilities are endless.

I can't tell you how many times I've cheered after a put-back dunk by Landry Fields or cried from Mario Chalmers being sneaky and causing turnovers. The fact is that these silent assassins are common in the league and as teams continue to underestimate them, they only continue to get better.

Another notable member of this group is San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal, who only plays about 22 minutes a game off the bench, but has made 40 percent of his threes this season.

Here are 10 of the NBA's most feared silent assassins, so tell your favorite superstars to watch out for them.

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