Wierd Early Season Observation about Turnovers

Less than a week has passed in the 2008 – 2009 NBA season, and I’ve noticed that many of the NBA’s big names, and perpetual MVP candidates such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Dwayne Wade are having a hard time taking care of the ball. In fact,  look who are among the league leaders in turnovers:

Tied for 1st at 5 turnovers per game
Kobe Bryant
Steve Nash
Dwayne Wade
Rip Hamilton

2nd in turnovers at 4.5 turnovers per game
Andrew Bogut

Tied for 3rd at 4 turnovers per game
LeBron James
Chris Paul
Ray Allen
Dwight Howard
Baron Davis
Elton Brand
Caron Butler

Of course these players have only played 1 or 2 games so far this season and we all expect the early season to be sloppier, but a large number of these guys played a lot of basketball over the summer for Team USA in the Olympics. You’d think they wouldn’t be rusty, after all Jason Kidd has managed to average just 1 turnover a game (to 12 assists).

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  1. Tina ThompsonTina Thompson11-05-2008

    Cool site, loved the info and I will continue to check back for updates.

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