"There's no game that demands as many decisions as basketball," said Sacramento coach Paul Westphal. "In baseball, when it's your time to bat you try to get a hit. If they hit it to you then you catch it and throw it to the right base. If you throw it to the wrong base you're not a smart player. In basketball, every time you have the ball you can dribble it, you can pass it, you can shoot it...There's a lot of decisions."
Most say basketball IQ is something that players have a hard time gaining.
"You can to an extent but usually guys come in and just have it," said Houston coach Rick Adelman. "Some guys never get it. They just don't see certain things and take advantage."