Cade Cunningham: Potential Assists
For some, there's a cognitive dissonance between Cade Cunningham being a transcendent passer and only averaging 3.7 assists per game.
Let this be what brings them to equilibrium. The Oklahoma State Cowboys surround Cunningham with less than ideal conditions -- some non-shooters, a ton of guys who rip-and-drive when they should shoot, bigs who are undersized and struggle to finish and overall poor decision-makers.
This eight-minute video breaks down the myriad of passes Cade has made that should (or could) have resulted in an assist, or simply were brilliant passes given the defensive situation. Some are hockey assists (where he wouldn't get credit but made the pass leading to an assist situation). Some drew fouls for his teammates (which doesn't go down as an assist or point created for Cade). Some were looks to wide open shooters that they couldn't convert on.
Either way, the sheer volume of ridiculous passes made through twelve games is enough proof that he's a transcendent passer. Pay more attention to something like this than to his assist numbers.
Leave a Reply.
Adam Spinella, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Boys' Latin School (MD)