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JasonJohnHorn
03-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Since 1986, only 9 players have recorded 10 or more steals in a game (nobody has recorded 12 in a game since that time), and none of those players are currently active in the NBA.

Between 1986 and 2001, this happened 12 times (Alvin Robertson did it 4 times).


Since 2001 it has only happened one, about 5 years ago (Brandon Roy grabbed 10 on Jan 1st, 2009). It has not happened since. It was happening on average about once a year between 85-93, but then dropped to about once ever two years. Then there was an 8-year drought. We are currently on a drought of five years an counting.


The question is: Will anybody ever post 10 in a game again? And, will anybody ever break the current record of 11?

Consider also why it is happening less frequently. There are less possessions, yes, but are people playing defense differently? Are players more concerned with staying in front of their man than taking a gamble on a creating a turnover? Are coaches approaching this differently?


What are your thoughts?

Hawkeye15
03-19-2014, 10:14 PM
modern defenses don't gamble like they did a long time ago. We will see it again, but, it won't be often.

NBA_Starter
03-19-2014, 10:15 PM
That is a tough one to repeat.

Asik's better
03-19-2014, 11:09 PM
Yes but maybe once every five seasons. Harden was close this season with 6 so it is possible.

BoSox47
03-19-2014, 11:21 PM
I can see someone like avery bradley doing it is hes ever healthy enough to play at 100% and have other players on defense around him who actually play defense.

Hawkeye15
03-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Corey Brewer may stumble into it because he gambles so much I guess. You can fake a pass at his man, and he ends up taking out a chick in the stands because of it...

TorontoHuskies
03-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Yes but maybe once every five seasons. Harden was close this season with 6 so it is possible.

6 isn't really close

KnicksorBust
03-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Michael Carter-Williams got 9 steals as a rookie against the Heat. I can see him getting there. In the past, I would have guessed Rubio-Paul-Rondo.

sunsfan88
03-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Yea I can see MCW doing it sometime. That kid tries to steal it and just take it from the opponent as soon as the other team gets the ball.

But yea it won't be happening very often.

Off topic but does anyone how often players have 10 block stat lines in games?

SMH!
03-20-2014, 11:54 AM
MCW was super close of getting it in his first game, its a possibility he can do it again.

Blink
03-20-2014, 12:09 PM
McDyess had 9 once

SeoulBeatz
03-20-2014, 12:12 PM
MCW, Rondo, Oladipo, CP3, Wall are the first names that came to mind.

MonroeFAN
03-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Yes but maybe once every five seasons. Harden was close this season with 6 so it is possible.

6 isn't really close to 10, a lot of people have had 6 this season (including Andre Drummond a center).

Ebbs
03-20-2014, 01:04 PM
MCW was super close of getting it in his first game, its a possibility he can do it again.

This it will happen every 5-10 years it's not super unrealistic.

Pistol_Pete
03-20-2014, 01:21 PM
Sure, I think someone will do it at some point. The thing is though, I think in past generations steals were more the results of players being aggressive and playing defense. I think steals now are more a result of careless play and more turnover-prone plays rather than players seeking it out.

slashsnake
03-20-2014, 04:03 PM
I think so. Lots of luck involved but like the OP said, this isn't something that hasn't happened in forever. Roy got his 10 steals about 5 years ago. Michael Carter Williams got 9 this year. John Wall got 9 before. CP3, Wall, Westbrook, and Lawson all have gotten 8 recently. I think it will happen again, but it is a pretty rare thing to see.

Baller1
03-20-2014, 04:07 PM
CP3, Westbrook, Wall, Rubio, MCW, Rondo, Conley... Are all capable.

torocan
03-21-2014, 12:33 PM
I expect it will happen again. It's just not going to happen as often for a few reasons.

1) De-emphasis of aggressive play of the passing lanes. Modern defense puts a greater emphasis on defensive fundamentals vs gambling for a steal.

2) Removal of hand checking, maintaining constant contact and putting 2 hands on opponents. It's a LOT easier to steal the ball when you can hand check them, maintain contact, and pressure them with both hands to push them off balance and body them up constantly.

It's still going to happen eventually. Play enough games and someone will do it.

Raps18-19 Champ
03-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Will it happen again? Easily.

Will it happen frequently? Nope.