Are Jrue Holidays Turnovers a Problem?

Are Jrue Holidays Turnovers a Problem?

Jrue Holiday turned the ball over eight times en route to a
103-96 home loss to Milwaukee on Monday night, and while giveaways certainly were
not the only reason the 76ers tasted defeat, they are part of what has suddenly
become a troubling trend for the fourth-year point guard.

How big of a problem are Holiday’s turnovers? He currently
leads the NBA with 42.

That’s 6.0 per game. The next closest is Houston’s James
Harden at 4.6, followed by Brooklyn’s Deron Williams with 4.2 – so roughly two
more per game than almost any other player in the league.

What makes these figures so surprising is Holiday has been
so good at protecting the ball in the past. According to John Finger, who has
the full reveal on Jrue’s issues,
the 22 year old averaged 2.3 turnovers
through the first three seasons of his career. Where did that guy go?

Then there is this alarming stat:

In the victories over New Orleans, Boston and Toronto,
Holiday gave the ball away seven times. He pushed that total to eight in Monday
night’s loss to Milwaukee at the Wells Fargo Center.



For some perspective, Holiday committed seven turnovers in a game just four
times in his first three years in the NBA. Now he’s done it in four straight
games.

It can be explained to a point by the simple fact that
Holiday is handling the ball more than ever. His minutes are up to 38.6 per
game, and naturally so are the rest of his numbers. He’s taken on more of a
scoring role with 19.1 points per game, and he’s third in the NBA with an average of 9.0
assists.

We can all count though, and those extra possessions would’ve
helped against the Bucks. I think it’s probably safe to say seven or eight
turnovers are a tad high. But is it reason to be concerned, or all part of the
learning process for Holiday as he takes on an increasing level of responsibility?

>> What's with Holiday's NBA-leading turnovers? [CSN]

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?