The “slasher” is arguably the most dangerous of all the types of basketball players.
You have the slasher, the shooter, the defender, the spot up man, the rebounder and so on, but in my opinion the slasher is the guy that you want to be.
A slasher can score in more ways than just one.
Slashers are proficient in driving to the lane, using crossover moves, speed and strength to get through the lane and to the rim, with or without the ball.
They can score near the basket, pass out to an open teammate, and sometimes most importantly draw fouls and get to the free throw line.
Slashers are just pure dangerous on the basketball court.
Here are the five best slashers in the 2011 NBA draft: