How Concerning Are The Sixers Turnover Issues Moving Forward?
Heading into action on Friday Night, the Sixers are tied for third worst in NBA in Turnovers Per Game (15.6) and they are currently the only team in the league with at least 40 wins on the season to average more than 15 Turnovers per game. Sixers are also 14th in the NBA in Assist-to-Turnover Ratio (1.74); Some comparison for context for these numbers, the Warriors lead the NBA in Assist-to-Turnover Ratio (2.06) but average only 1.5 fewer Turnovers Per Game (14.1).
Philly.com Sixers Beat Writer Keith Pompey joined Mike Gill on Thursday and discussed the concerns fans have with the 76ers' Turnovers:
“(Sixers) play with 'Pace and Space' (Offense). - The game was slowed up last year in the playoffs and they were still turning the ball over. They’re doing dribble handoffs and by Brett Brown’s count, they turned it over six times on dribble handoffs.....It’s either guys trying to force the pass, guys being careless with the basketball, lacking communication. - We are talking about dribble handoffs, we’re talking about trying to feed the post, we’re talking about not paying attention....Right now, this team has two all-stars (Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons), another guy who’s a four-time all-star in Jimmy Butler, and then you have Tobias Harris who was an all-star snub, but they turn the ball over....Whoever it is, they put on this uniform and become turnover prone.”
Checkout what Pompey had to say about Ben Simmons' development, Sixers starting lineup, perspective on Joel Embiid, and more