Are Sixers High Number of Turnovers a Legitimate Concern?
Heading into their game versus the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, the Sixers are 18-19 on the season and the continuous issue with their on-court play has been Turnovers as they are worst in the NBA averaging 17.9 Turnovers Per Game. But the 76ers have cut down on their Turnovers recently as the team has won four of their last five games while averaging only 15.8 Turnovers per game. The young Sixers team had a rough stretch in December winning only five of their 15 games to finish out 2017.
NBC Sports Philadelphia Pre/Post Game Sixers Analyst Marc Jackson joined The Sports Bash on Friday and discussed the 76ers' Turnovers issue:
“That’s a legitimate concern with the amount of turnovers the 76ers have had but let’s be honest, we kind of expected it with Ben Simmons being given the ball and being the lead ball handler for the team, a young Rookie (Point Guard) you expect those kind of Turnovers. But also got to be mindful of each turnover is two to three points that you don’t have on the board so always got to be cognoscente of the importance of lowering the Turnover number – If you can try to keep that number under ten, that’s ideal; So (Sixers should) always push for less Turnovers because less Turnovers can mean more points and the game can be won or loss on one play.”
Checkout what Jackson had to say about the play of Ben Simmons and Dario Saric, expectations for Markelle Fultz when he returns, and more Sixers talk