"Congrats to Tyus Jones for setting an NBA assist-to-turnover record."
Until this year, only three players with 200+ assists in a season had put up an assist-to-turnover ratio of better than 4:1.
The previous record for a qualifying NBA player was held by Terrell Brandon, who put up a 6.14:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, set over 15 years ago-- but he only played 32 games that season. The previous record for a player who also played the majority of a team's games was Muggsy Bogues, with a 5.94:1 back in 1990.
Tyus Jones SMASHED both of those numbers, putting up an absurd 6.96:1 assist-to-turnover ratio this season.
Good timing, as he enters restricted free agency this year. Secure that bag with high efficiency, Tre!
3. "Really tough call." In response to Reply # 1 Thu Apr-11-19 02:10 PM by Frank Longo
Not that it looks as great next to Tyus's NBA numbers this year, but Tre set a Duke rookie record for A:TO this year, even over Tyus's. His passing is definitely comparable, and Tre's defense was unquestionably better than Tyus's as a Duke freshman. He's also a little bigger than Tyus, so that's a definite plus for the next level.
The downside right now is the shooting, obviously. Tyus came into Duke shooting 38% from 3 and 88% from the stripe. Tre shot 26% from 3 and 75% from the stripe. Now granted, the 75% FT percentage suggests Tre should be a better shooter from 3 long term than he was this season... but yeah, this year, he was a liability from the perimeter.
Considering Tyus has only been shooting two 3s a game and one FT a game, I don't really think he needs to be as good a shooter as Tyus to still be as effective. He just has to be better than he is now-- I expect Tre to do closer to 35% from 3 and 78-80% from FT next season, which I think is all he'd need to show to be a lock first rounder. He's the better defender, he's got the same gift for passing/efficiency, and he's got an inch or so of height on his brother. Just like Tyus, you're not bringing him out to score-- you're bringing him out to create opportunities, and you're bringing him out to be a pest to the opposing PG. They're both the ideal guy to run a team with a couple stars on the roster imo-- they're looking first and foremost to help the stars, and they also make great decisions when asked to.
Gun to head, it's hard to ignore that Tyus is *already* in the NBA doing these things, and Tre is merely the potential guy, so I'd go Tyus, but if you need a guy *like* one of these two-- and several teams definitely could use a Jones-- then either guy I'd imagine would suffice and really thrive in that role. I think Tre should be close enough to as good as Tyus that teams will want him next draft.
4. "Terrell 'First GOAT' Brandon" In response to Reply # 0
>The previous record for a qualifying NBA player was held by >Terrell Brandon, who put up a 6.14:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, >set over 15 years ago-- but he only played 32 games that >season. The previous record for a player who also played the >majority of a team's games was Muggsy Bogues, with a 5.94:1 >back in 1990.