• Finalizado
    FINAL
    2015-09-12
    Argentina 71
    Venezuela 76
  • Finalizado
    BRONCE
    2015-09-12
    Mexico 86
    Canada 87
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Argentina 78
    Mexico 70
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Canada 78
    Venezuela 79
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Mexico 95
    Argentina 83
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Uruguay 69
    Puerto Rico 80
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Dominicana 103
    Canada 120
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Panama 62
    Venezuela 75
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Mexico 73
    Canada 94
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Panama 71
    Puerto Rico 78
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Venezuela 75
    Uruguay 77
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Argentina 92
    Dominicana 84

Steve Nash, 10,000 times great


Steve Nash will be in short the fifth in the rich history of the NBA to achieve the 10.000 assist milestone in regular season. But the most important thing is, undoubtedly, the fact he'll get that mark with less than 1,000 steals. In other words: more than ten assists per steal.


Steve Nash is the stereotype of the creative point guard, with such a passing capability and an intelligence to resolve different attacking options (static, transition or counterattacks) that overpass his excellent game reading. He's the quintessence of the game director who manage the game with an orchestra-like baton, and calms down his boys, but a strict guy, like an MC. Somebody who doesn't doubt to define, but chooses to pass in two of every three balls.


However his karma has been and still is his limited ability to defend a possession to its limit. Despite being a good stealer (around 0.8 steals in his career), and being very attentive to cut passing lines (he reads very well the transition when he steals from a matching-up), Nash has difficulties when the opposite point-guard tries to cross the half court line. This means to not respect the principle of defensive balance.


Despite being a good ball controller (he has an average of 2.98 assist-to-turnover ratio), Nash has one of the highest assist-per-steal ratio in the NBA history, to the extreme to be one of the very few players (if not the only one) to credit a 20-assist-per-steal season (2009-10 playing in assists -11.0 per night- for only 42 steals, 0.5 avg).


Matias Barmat (@worldhoopstats)

Lecturas: 413 - 2013-01-08