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Old 07-22-2006, 04:07 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Glove_20
And what are steals a part of? DEFENSE

And Payton had a BIG advantage on that...

No. Steals help the offense more than they help the defense.

Even though Stockton wasn't known as a gambler, he would still miss at times and get burned. A steal is a defensive stop, but it's also an offensive fast break.

Good defenders disrupt passing lanes and are great at ball denial (see Gary Payton). But steals don't make good defense.
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