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NBA Season 2017-18: Top 5 Transition Scorers

Achyut Dubey
Modified 22 Oct 2018, 23:13 IST
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#4 TJ Warren - 5.5 points per game

TJ Warren is the definition of a dark horse in the league
TJ Warren is the definition of a dark horse in the league

Tony Buckets, as he’s known, is arguably the single most underrated player in the NBA.

After signing a $50 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, he held true to his name by averaging 19.6 points per game at near 50% shooting efficiency. His transition scoring can be put into perspective by the fact that he left behind greats like John Wall, Klay Thompson & Steph Curry in this field. He ranks highest amongst the candidates in this slideshow in terms of transition points per possession with a 1.28 next to his name.

He was surely the second best player on the Suns roster behind Booker, but not on this list. Still, the team just won 21 games last season and that is enough to overshadow all the other stats, but let's not talk about that here.

TJ was 6th in the NBA in 2pt field goals made per game, behind only Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LaMarcus Aldridge, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook. He is truly one of the best finishers, cutters & transition runners right now. And being just 25 years old, he still has his best days ahead of him.

Published 22 Oct 2018, 23:13 IST
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