Welcome to The Passing Game, where we take time to recognize and glorify the dimes being thrown all around us.
Here were some noteworthy dimes in the NBA over the weekend.
Jared Sullinger made a great pass here from the ground in a loose ball situation. Usually when you’re passing from the floor you’re just trying to get it to the closest person available. Sullinger had Evan Turner right next to him, but as he gathered the ball and turned, his eyes were immediately down the court. He saw Isaiah Thomas ahead of the pack and put the pass right on him in stride for a layup.
Ricky Rubio gave Andrew Wiggins a perfectly aimed and timed alley-oop pass. It was a great set as Wiggins came off a curl towards the basket looking for the lob, and when you watch the flight of the pass there’s a real beauty to it.
One of my favorite passes from one of the best passers I’ve ever seen. The ball was kicked out to LeBron James with the Pacers in a scramble situation. LeBron caught it with his left hand and immediately made the skip pass to Richard Jefferson in the opposite corner. This is next level passing.