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« on: October 08, 2013, 02:10:47 am »
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Mark Jackson's challenge to Stephen Curry this season has been to manage the basketball better and limit turnovers.

"My only thing with Steph, and he knows it, is that he has to do a better job taking care of the basketball," Jackson said. "I asked him before camp started, what's the biggest thing for him in camp? And he said 'taking care of the basketball.' And I said, no. And he looked at me like I was crazy. And I said, no -- coming out of camp healthy. That's the biggest thing. So I don't want to put any demands on his body, or doing crazy stuff in the middle of practice, trying to split two guys and spin. Take care of the basketball, continually get better, and stay healthy. That's our biggest thing, anyway.

"We've got guys who was here a month early. So I don't have to run 'em crazy or go two a days five times. We did it twice the first two days, and in those situations, our night practices were moreso dummy offense, no contact. So there was no need. They came here early. I'm not going to punish them. They should get rewarded."

Curry averaged a career high in turnovers last season, with a little over three per game.


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/230126/Mark-Jackson-Wants-Stephen-Curry-To-Take-Better-Care-Of-Ball
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 12:23:52 pm »
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The majority of his turnovers are on lazy passes.  It won't take much effort to bring this number down.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 11:45:47 pm »
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I like that Coach Jackson is nipping it in the bud early so he can break the habit.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 02:57:50 am »
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This is a tough one.  I hear his concern.  Its probably tough for him to understand (Jackson), since he was a magician himself with the basketball. 

Curry is still coming into his own passing wise.  He flashes brilliance here and there.  The ones that come to mind of course are the one handed passes.  For as many turnovers as they cause, we seem to forget the times they work and how much praise we give him.

I agree with Coach Jackson in bringing it up, but thinking about avoiding turnovers can take away player's instincts and in the end that is what makes them.  Tough to deal with honestly.  I hope he does a better job being a Warriors fan myself, but I hope he also on the other hand doesn't lose his will to take a chance. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 12:16:48 am »
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I think there is a line there a fine line but it is there and I think Coach Jackson is pushing the right buttons.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 05:55:58 pm »
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Curry loves the underarm one had pass. It either works and looks sick or is a dead set turnover.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 11:54:18 pm »
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I bet he still tries it..
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