Greg Monroe avoids turnovers at a historic rate for a rookie center

Mike Payne of Detroit Bad Boys has a cool post today about Greg Monroe avoiding rookie mistakes. Check out his entire post for more details about Monroe’s fantastic rookie season, but here’s the big point:

How many starter-level rookie centers in the history of the NBA sport a lower turnover rate than Greg Monroe?  Two: 1984-85′s Sam Perkins and 2004-05′s Emeka Okafor.

I’d argue that’s in part because, often, as soon as Monroe touches the ball, he shoots. Many times, he never has a real chance to turn the ball over. That said, his turnover rate is still impressively low.

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