2010 NBA Power Rankings: The 20 Worst Ball-Handlers in the NBA

July 21st, 2010 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Dribbling a basketball is the first thing any mini-league or youth YMCA league basketball player learns. They are taught about the importance of fundamentals—how being a mystifying demigod like Michael Jordan starts begins and ends with the building blocks you learn at a young age. It all starts with a crossover dribble or a correctly executed bounce pass and ends with you soaring over the competition. However, once you get to a certain level, fundamentals stop being emphasized. Coaches concentrate on getting players into roles which will most benefit their team, not the player themselves. This trend continues all the way from high school into the college ranks. "The back-court dribbles and passes, the front-court rebounds and posts up. There are some anomalies, but for the most part, this results in big men being horrible ball-handlers. Which begs the question, which is the worst in the NBA? To find out, I used three simple criteria: 1. Turnovers Per-48 Minutes 2. Assist-to-Turnover Radio 3. Personal Game-Watching Experience (Note: Thanks to NBA.com, 82games.com, ESPN.com, and the calculator on my Motorola Droid for helping me out with all statistic ...

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