5. Immanuel Quickley
Last week's rank: 2
After spending multiple weeks at the top of the rankings, Immanuel Quickley has now dropped to five. Quickley still holds averages of 15.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game, but his efficiency has dipped.
The New York guard is shooting 42.7 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from downtown. Although the sample size is small, Quickley is shooting only 34.8 percent from the field in December. He's had back-to-back shooting performances of 40 percent or worse.
If Quickley doesn't shoot the ball well, he struggles to provide in other facets of the game. Over the past week, the former Wildcat had added only one rebound, four assists, and one steal in 44 minutes of action.
While Quickley's counting stats are easy to nitpick, he's still a superb contributor as far as advanced analytics go.
Despite a 10-point loss on Friday night, Quickley led all Knicks with a plus/minus of plus-15. He was one of two Knicks to record a positive plus/minus.
On the season, he ranks top 75 in offensive box plus/minus, win shares, box plus/minus, and value over replacement player, or VORP for short.
A slight drop in ranking isn't quite indicative of what's to come for Quickley, but the race for the best bench player is certainly heating up. The top players are performing quite well, and players like Jaquez Jr. and Bogdanovic are just on the horizon.