3 reasons why Keyonte George should not be the Utah Jazz's starting point guard next season

The Utah Jazz need not go-in on Keyonte George for the 2024-2025 season.
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He's not the passer he was made out to be

His shooting was never good, not even in college, so the expectation that he'd be great on that end of the court, admittedly, was never truly there. Yet, one of the things that people raved about, beyond his athleticism, was his court vision. The vision that truly never developed like many thought it would. We're not saying George was a bad passer, but he'd need an extra large barn sometimes to hit something that wasn't an opposing player.

According to SLC Dunk, and Bball Index, George only generated .79 points per possession, which was bad enough to have him in the 34th percentile among all pick-and-roll ball handlers. That's really bad. Like next-level bad.

He was among the top turnover guys in the NBA as well, despite the fact he played significantly less minutes than most of the names ahead of him. George was 23rd in turnovers in the NBA with 188. Now, with Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, and LeBron James all being at the top of the mountain on this stat, you'd think that should give George a break.

Yet, all those names were also in the top of the most assists category as well. George, not so much. George only had 332 assists, to 189 turnovers. Just for comparisons, Doncic had 282 turnovers, but he also had 686 assists on the season. So while George may average almost as many turnovers as Doncic, it should be noted that it's on far fewer attempts than the league leaders.