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Kemba Walker Needs To Cut Down His Turnover Totals For Charlotte Bobcats

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

Kemba Walker does a lot of good things with the basketball. In recent games for the Charlotte Bobcats, he’s been scoring points and dishing off the ball in impressive style.

But Walker needs to cut down on his turnovers which is giving the opponents too many easy baskets. It’s great that Walker is giving his teammates a lot of good passes, but he doesn’t have to be very charitable about it when it comes to the other side.

He’s averaging 2.0 steals a game but also 2.3 turnovers per contest. That’s a ratio he needs to fix right now. He had four miscues in Saturday’s 100-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He had five the previous night against the New York Knicks.

The Bobcats have the worse record in the NBA but Walker obviously hardly gets the blame, considering the production he’s giving the Bobcats on the positive side. He is averaging 17.5 points, 5.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. In the loss to the 76ers, he had 156 points, nine assists and three rebounds in 41 minutes. Against the Knicks, he scored 16 points and had eight assists.

Besides being more careful with the ball, Walker has to focus on shooting better. He was 6-of-14 against the 76ers and 6-of-19 against the Knicks. That’s not the type of shooting he is capable of, and Walker needs to focus on getting closer to 50 percent accuracy from the floor.

Defenses will focus on Walker because he’s the most dangerous Bobcat on the floor. He needs to handle the ball better and his teammates need to take the pressure off him every game.