Watching Coby White of the Chicago Bulls put up an 0-for-7 against the Toronto Raptors last night sparked a bit of inspiration, causing one to ask oneself: Is there anybody slumping worse?
Turns out, there are quite a few guys.
MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Miami Heat … [+]
A total of 21 NBA players remain without a field goal this season, and nobody’s zero is more egregious than that of Nigel Williams-Goss of the Utah Jazz, who has appeared in six games and has attempted five shots, making none of them. To his credit, he is 2-for-2 from the foul line.
There are players like Williams-Goss who will struggle as they adjust to the league. The second-round pick from Gonzaga is on a three-year deal and eventually will get a bucket.
But there are others who should be doing better.
One is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot of the Brooklyn Nets, who was once a highly regarded prospect in Philadelphia, Chicago and Oklahoma City. But even on a banged-up Brooklyn team missing Kyrie Irving, Caris LaVert and Kevin Durant, he is 0-for-2 from the field and 1-for-2 from the line.
BROOKLYN, NY – DECEMBER 05: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot #7 of the Oklahoma … [+]
The truly scoreless list (no field goals, no free throws) includes the following players:
EL SEGUNDO, CA – SEPTEMBER 27: Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo (37) is interviewed … [+]
MediaNews Group via Getty Images
Kostas Antetokounmpo, Los Angeles Lakers in 2 games; Jarrell Brantley of the Utah Jazz (2 games); Vlatko Cancar, Denver Nuggets (1 game), Henry Ellenson of Brooklyn (1 game); Brandon Goodwin of Atlanta (one game); Jared Harper of Phoenix (one game); Talen Horton-Tucker of the Lakers (one game); Keldon Johnson of San Antonio (one game); B.J. Johnson of Orlando (one game); Stanton Kidd of Utah (four games); Jon Konchar of Memphis (one game); Romeo Langford of Boston (one game); Garrison Matthews of Washington (two games); Juwan Morgan of Utah (two games); Zack Norvell of the Lakers (two games); KZ Okpala of Miami (two games); Miya Oni of Utah (three games); and Jared Vanderbilt of Denver (three games).
Fellas, keep trying.
You wouldn’t be in the NBA if you hadn’t made a bucket at some point in your career. It’s an $8 billion a year business, so keep practicing.