Here’s a fresh stat for all you sick, perverted statophiles out there who can’t get enough of hot, juicy NBA stats: Monte Morris has 7 turnovers against 56 assists this year. A perfect 8-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
That’s sick. I don’t know how it will be after tonight’s game, but before tonight’s two turnovers, he had the lowest turnover percentage in the league. As a point guard. Normally the leaders in that stat are shooting small forwards who don’t get to touch the ball unless they’re going to shoot it. Players like Tony Snell. Not players who are tasked with distributing the ball in addition to their scoring duties.
Plus, he’s basically a rookie right now. He played three games last year, three too many to be considered for ROY honors this season. Right now, he’s the best-kept secret in the league. Once people start to notice him, it will be too late; his turnovers will mount (there’s no way they stay this low), transforming him from an advanced stats god to just another good young PG. Only a select few (including you now that you’ve read this) will get to experience the pure joy of prime Monte.
One could even say… Monte Morris have it all.