Before we get rolling on the players, there are a few key contributors who are struggling with their outside shot. Their roles are mostly integral to their team's success, yet simultaneously aren't of a profile high enough for a lone place on the list.
Shane Battier, Miami Heat
Once an integral piece to the Miami Heat's championship puzzle, Shane Battier has became a little dislodged.
Renowned for his prowess both defensively and from beyond the arc, Battier's struggle with the latter has seen him fall out of the rotation in Miami. He shot a dismal 23.3 percent from long range through March, and has played sparingly over the past few games.
Battier went as far as committing to retirement at the season's end, per Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick, saying "it would take an act of God to change it." It's a shame to see "Batman" go out this way, but here's hoping he can improve his stroke leading up to the postseason.
Miami will certainly need it, as his presence on the floor gives the Heat a whole new identity and dynamic to work with.
Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns
It remains to be seen whether Channing Frye's drop in minutes and field-goal percentage are linked, but they certainly seem to be.
Since December, Frye's conversion rate from three-point range has continually lowered, plummeting to 28.6 percent in March. He has upped that to 30.8 percent in two games through April, but it's still concerning for the Phoenix Suns.
They need Frye's shooting to space the floor on offense, which opens up driving opportunities for Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic, and in turn opportunities for his teammates. Frye needs to get his stroke back for the playoffs; that is, if the Suns are able to sneak in, as they are currently tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth seed.
Anthony Tolliver, Charlotte Bobcats
Anthony Tolliver has just about worked his way off this list after a bizarre stretch of games through March.
After converting on 42.6 percent of his threes in January and 46.9 percent in February, Tolliver proceeded to unload on just 27.1 percent this past month. He saw his minutes drop to 16.5 per game, similar to his 14.9 minutes per game in November where he shot 36.7 percent.
It's clear rookie coach Steve Clifford knows when to pull the plug, but Tolliver recently found his shot, and in turn an increase in minutes.
He knocked down four threes in games against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic in recent days, with a superb 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists off the bench on April 2. It did come against lowly Philadelphia, one of the league's worst defensive teams, but it still was a resurgent performance nonetheless.
Through April, he's upped his shooting to 58.8 percent from deep. The three games he's played are a small sample size, but Tolliver will need to keep at that pace as the Bobcats enter the playoffs.
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
Much like teammate Battier, Norris Cole has lost his shot at the worst possible time. The difference with Cole is that head coach Erik Spoelstra can't exactly take away his PT.
With Dwyane Wade still nursing a hamstring injury, Cole has been expected to fill in off the bench. He has done well all season, but shot just 35.2 percent last month. He also knocked down just 28.6 percent of his three-point attempts, which has dropped to an even worse percentage of 12.5 in April.
Cole is a defensive guard first, but he also needs to hit his shots when his number is called. The Heat have played him alongside starting guard Mario Chalmers recently, but it can only work if Cole is able to knock it down from outside.
Miami absolutely needs him going forward, especially with Battier's struggles.