One thing that dawned upon me while watching the many games I have so far this season. The players the Knicks have are a bunch of BBall dummies.
I'm going to rank the players for their BBall IQ.
Tell me what you guys think, 1-10, one being the lowest.
I will try not to let any prejudice towards any player like Jerome James cloud my judgment. I will also try to take years in the league into consideration as a major factor.
Q Rich 9
Frye 4(very disappointed in him)
So the average is 5.75, I did not include Jerome James because he is Jerome James.
So the average score of our players is less than 6.
I wonder if you do that with any of the top 10 teams and see what their IQ is. I can tell you that I have watched a lot of the Nets in the past and they have a much higher IQ. If they had any of our good bigs they would have a much better record. Put Lee on that team and they would be dangerous.
I'm sure teams like the Spurs, Mavs and Pistons are probably more around 8.
So is this the common denominator that is holding this team back?
Pure and simple we have too many players with a poor basketball IQ.
After much thought this is the thing we must change, we must not only get athletic players but they must have good BBall IQ's.