One of the things that always amazed me about John Stockton was not just his incredibly high assist-per-game averages, but also his assist-to-turnover average, which sat at an impressive 3.75. For every turnover Stockton committed, he handed out 3.75 assists.
Looking at the current elite point guards in the NBA, Chris Paul has a ratio of 4.1 (amazing) and Rondo has 3.0 (still very impressive). In his best year, Jose Calderon posted 4.4 and sits at 4.0 on his career.
As amazing as these guys are though, Muggsy Bogues, who stood at 5'3 and managed a career longer than most first-round picks (14 years), 4.75 on his career, and once managed to average OVER 10 assists a game and LESS than 2 turnovers for an A/T ratio of 5.9! That is almost SIX ASSISTS for every turnover!
I just think that is an amazing accomplishment that goes unrecognized by most.
Do you guys think this is an underrated accomplishment? Will a ratio like that every be matched with that volume of assists? And is there a statistical accomplishment that you think a play achieved that doesn't get recognized for? Something like Ben Wallace finishing his career with more blocks than fouls and more steals than turnovers, or perhaps Moses Malone's consecutive games without fouling out?