Every team has them, although some clearly more than others. Those game-changing weapons that can tilt the odds in a team’s favor by being counted on for that devastating play or matchup.
Some are absolutely unstoppable, making no difference regardless who is guarding them or what team schemes opposing coaches throw at them. Others are accountable "go-to" plays that teams pick up easy points from, but can be counteracted with a lockdown defender, double-team or simply adding a defender to stop the ball.
No matter the “weapon,” it is a fixture that teams find consistency in and game-plan around. It can be anything from play in isolation, a jumper, pick-and-roll, transition play or even an afterthought like post defense or rebounding. Some weapons are more significant than others, but we tried to compile what we felt was the biggest exploitation for teams right now. Some of these choices were difficult and a close call, but here are our picks for each NBA team’s most unstoppable weapon.
Note: We did not factor in rookies, pending free agency or new team acquisitions from trades during the 2011 NBA draft prior to the beginning of the lockout.