Those Passing Bobcats

Besides being the butt of many undeserved jokes about allowing big scoring nights, the Charlotte Bobcats play better defense than the Heat, Grizzlies and Clippers.  Steve Clifford is leading this team to the playoffs this season.

According to ‘Wins Produced‘ their best player this year is Josh McRoberts.  What makes “McBob” so good?  In addition to being an adequate defensive forward the former Duke Blue Devil is a wonderful passer.  He is second on the Bobcats in assists and has a 4-to-1 assist/turnover rate.

Charlotte in fact commits the fewest turnovers in the NBA.  Of the 39 players in the league with 250+ assists only eight have a turnover rate below 13%.  Two of these eight guys play for Steve Clifford:

Rk Player Tm G AST TOV TOV% ▴
1 Jose Calderon DAL 62 296 79 11.5
2 Damian Lillard POR 62 348 148 11.7
3 Mike Conley MEM 52 323 111 11.8
4 Kyrie Irving CLE 60 379 164 12.0
5 Kemba Walker CHA 55 313 133 12.1
6 Josh McRoberts CHA 61 255 64 12.1
7 Trey Burke UTA 50 267 93 12.3
8 Kevin Durant OKC 61 337 220 12.7
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 3/8/2014.

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