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List of National Basketball Association career playoff assists leaders

 

List of National Basketball Association career playoff assists leaders

This is a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff assists recorded.

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on June 15, 2014.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[1]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[2] Total assists Games played Assists per game
average[3]
1 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 2,346 190 12.3
2 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19852003) 1,839 182 10.1
3 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd PG Phoenix Suns (19972001)
New Jersey Nets (20022007)
Dallas Mavericks (20082012)
New York Knicks (2013)
1,263 158 8.0
4 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 1,062 164 6.5
5 Nash, SteveSteve Nash^ PG Phoenix Suns (19971998)
Dallas Mavericks (20012004)
Phoenix Suns (20052008, 2010)
Los Angeles Lakers (2013)
1,061 120 8.8
6 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
1,048 208 5.0
7 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20062012) 1,040 220 4.7
8 Parker, TonyTony Parker^ PG San Antonio Spurs (20022014) 1,034 196 5.3
9 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19851993, 19951998) 1,022 179 5.7
10 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
1,019 158 6.4
11 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
1,006 180 5.6
12 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* PG Detroit Pistons (19841992) 987 111 8.9
13 West, JerryJerry West* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19611970, 19721974) 970 153 6.3
14 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* PG Boston Celtics (19511963) 937 109 8.6
15 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson PG Phoenix Suns (19891998, 2000) 935 105 8.9
16 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks PG Philadelphia 76ers (19791987, 1989)
New York Knicks (19901991, 1993)
922 133 6.9
17 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson PG New York Knicks (19881992)
Los Angeles Clippers (1993)
Indiana Pacers (19951996, 19982000)
New York Knicks (2001)
Utah Jazz (2003)
Houston Rockets (2004)
905 131 6.9
18 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19841994)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
891 145 6.1
19 Rondo, RajonRajon Rondo^ PG Boston Celtics (2006Present) 845 92 9.2
20 Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups PG Minnesota Timberwolves (20012002)
Detroit Pistons (20032008)
Denver Nuggets (20092010)
New York Knicks (2011)
Los Angeles Clippers (2013)
831 146 5.7
21 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19631969, 19721977) 825 172 4.8
22 Payton, GaryGary Payton* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19911998, 2000, 2002)
Milwaukee Bucks (2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
Boston Celtics (2005)
Miami Heat (20062007)
811 154 5.3
23 Russell, BillBill Russell* C Boston Celtics (19571969) 770 165 4.7
24 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* PG Cincinnati Royals (19621967)
Milwaukee Bucks (19711974)
769 86 8.9
25 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014) 768 152 5.1

See also

References

  1. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013–14 NBA season.
  2. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season. The years listed are only ones in which the player played in a playoff game.
  3. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.

External links

  • Basketball-Reference.com enumeration of NBA career playoff leaders in assists
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