The Philadelphia 76ers lead the NBA in passes per game this season, just as they did in 16-17. Philadelphia was ranked third in the category in 15-16 and fourth in 14-15 as sharing the ball has been a central tenant of Brett Brown's offense. “It’s the single thing in my opinion that can erode a locker room, erode sort of the fabric of a team,” Brown said of the Sixers’ passing. “Because it creeps into defense as much as it is blatant in offense. When you don’t share the ball, it’s a feeling that we all feel. In the locker room, they all play the game, they feel it deeper than we do.”