Originally Posted by che guevara
They didn't track TOs either, and Wilt was undoubtedly a high TO player.
The game footage from his prime years actually indicates the opposite.
1967 Playoffs vs Celtics (2nd Half)
24 Halfcourt Touches for Wilt
4 assists for Wilt
1 turnover for Wilt
56 offensive possessions for team
By all accounts this (Gm. 4) was a very lethargic & inefficient game played by the Sixers compared to their usual standard. Even if we assume that they played their worst game for every single night of the season, the above stats suggest that Wilt averaged roughly 8 assists per game that year (which is true), & only 2 turnovers. An average of 8 assists & only 2 turnovers is excellent for a big man.
1964 Finals vs. Celtics (2nd Half)
-16 Halfcourt Touches for Wilt
-1 assist for Wilt
-1* turnover for Wilt (which came from what was clearly an incorrect traveling call, even by the textbook 60's standards)
-52 offensive possessions for team
Keep in mind this is against the '64 Celtics, perhaps the top defensive team ever, from KC Jones on down to their MVP Big Bill Russell. They featured aggressive full court pressing and swarmed Wilt in the half court denying him the ball.