NBA fans love to say that there are just some things that cannot be measured using statistics. Basketball I.Q. is one of the attributes that does not show up on the stat sheet.
While it may not directly add points to the board, it does affect the game and helps teams win. The best players usually have a high basketball I.Q., and if they don't, their game eventually falls apart with time.
What is basketball I.Q.? There are many different ways to look at it, but this is my take. Basketball I.Q. is a combination of instincts and the ability to adapt to any situation.
Another way to describe is to know what your strengths are and knowing the perfect way to use them in order to maximize your production. All this will become a lot clearer as I name players.
On a side note, these players are not ranked in any way because when players are ranked, the players who are ranked lower are often confused for "bad players." I want all of these players to get the credit they deserve, so let's get going.