As we have all unfortunately heard, all star point-guard Allen "The Answer" Iverson has been signed to a one year contract for 3.5 - 4.2 million with the Memphis Grizzlies. He will be joining O.J. Mayo, Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and other elite players.
When this deal was announced on ESPN I was truly disappointed in the Management and the Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. The problem with the Grizzlies is there lack of team chemistry. None of the players bonded because a majority of them are young and want the spotlight. They have so much potential energy but the Coaches have yet to learn, how to convert it into kinetic energy. With this problem being present, "The Answer" they have chosen, does not make sense. Since science is the knowledge of the physical world and its inhabitants, I will be using the Scientific Method to help prove that Allen Iverson is not the answer to this problem.
QUESTION: Did the Memphis Grizzlies make the right choice by signing Allen Iverson?
In the 2006-2007 basketball season Allen Iverson Averaged 31.2 ppg (points per game). His field goal percentage was an embarrassing 41 percent and on average he was shooting 8-21. My next door neighbor can do that and he is blind with 2 fingers on each hand. During Iverson's most recent season he played for the Detroit Pistons where his ppg plummeted to 17.5 and averaged 5 apg (assist per game). His ability to contribute points to his team has almost been sawed in half.
If Allen Iverson joins a basketball team then there record will decline significantly.
Before being traded to the Detroit Pistons, the Pistons had a record of 59 wins and 23 losses. After Allen Iverson signed with the team there record 39-43.
With the data that I have compiled, I would conclude that Allen Iverson is detrimental to a teams success. His ball-hogging and low field goal percentage will only hurt the Memphis Grizzlies in the long run. I believe they have enough shooters/point guards on there team. With O.J. Mayo and Rudy Gay running the offense it was not smart to add another shooting guard to the offense, especially since he has made it perfectly clear that he does not want to sit on the bench, he wants to start. The whole purpose of having a young team is to help develop there minds and abilities so they can compete with the elite more experience teams. Allen Iverson all though a veteran can not develop the players on the team because he shoots too much and he has proven to be a bad role model, by not showing up to practices and FAKING INJURIES!!!!!