Every NBA team has at least one specialist—one player who excels at a particular element of the game. The skill could be three-point shooting, defense, rebounding or even scoring points in bunches.
These men do not get starter's minutes, often no more than 20 per game. They primarily come off the bench and live in the shadows of their team's superstars. However, their ability to dominate in one category makes them fan favorites.
Steve Novak of the Knicks (pictured) has won over the hard-to-please New York fans with his electrifying three-point shooting, and Reggie Evans has become a rebounding machine across the river in Brooklyn.
Both men are among the best at their skill and represent just a small sample of the premier specialists that exist around the Association.
Note: All stats are accurate as of Nov. 28.