Most people judge players or teams as being 'good' at passing if they
are either creative with it and looking smooth, making the simple
open pass frequently, or simply racking up a high number of assists.
Question is, how do you define if a TEAM is good at passing, or even
Lets say a team on average for an 82 game season has less APG than an
opposing team, does that mean they are weaker passing the basketball?
Should it be a function of APG/Field Goals Made?
Should an ASSIST/TURNOVER ratio be a key indicator? What if a player
simply has a nice ratio, but does not produce many assists? What if a
team blows away another in total assists per game, or even assists
per FGM -- but has a proprtionally worse turnover ratio? Are they
both EVEN at passing?
What determines how good a player or team is at passing? Is it a
combination of A/TO, simple APG and differential from their opposing
teams A/TO and APG?
Or is it simple enough to watch the team and see their creativity and
assume they might be the best, even though they might be turnover
Any ideas or thoughts?