List of National Basketball Association career assists leaders

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

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2013–14 NBA season on April 16, 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 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* PG Utah Jazz (19842003) 15,806 1,504 10.5
2 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd PG Dallas Mavericks (19941996)
Phoenix Suns (19962001)
New Jersey Nets (20012008)
Dallas Mavericks (20082012)
New York Knicks (2012–2013)
12,091 1,391 8.7
3 Nash, SteveSteve Nash^ PG Phoenix Suns (19961998)
Dallas Mavericks (19982004)
Phoenix Suns (20042012)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012–present)
10,335 1,217 8.5
4 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson PG New York Knicks (19871992)
Los Angeles Clippers (19921994)
Indiana Pacers (19941996)
Denver Nuggets (1996–1997)
Indiana Pacers (19972000)
Toronto Raptors (2000–2001)
New York Knicks (20012002)
Utah Jazz (2002–2003)
Houston Rockets (2004)
10,334 1,296 8.0
5 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19791991, 1996) 10,141 906 11.2
6 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* PG Cincinnati Royals (19601970)
Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
9,887 1,040 9.5
7 Thomas, IsiahIsiah Thomas* PG Detroit Pistons (19811994) 9,061 979 9.3
8 Payton, GaryGary Payton* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19902003)
Milwaukee Bucks (2003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2003–2004)
Boston Celtics (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (20052007)
8,966 1,335 6.7
9 Miller, AndreAndre Miller^ PG Cleveland Cavaliers (19992002)
Los Angeles Clippers (2002–2003)
Denver Nuggets (20032006)
Philadelphia 76ers (20062009)
Portland Trail Blazers (20092011)
Denver Nuggets (20112013)
Washington Wizards (2014–present)
8,153 1,184 6.9
10 Strickland, RodRod Strickland PG New York Knicks (19881990)
San Antonio Spurs (19901992)
Portland Trail Blazers (19921996)
Washington Bullets/Wizards (19962001)
Portland Trail Blazers (2001)
Miami Heat (2001–2002)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2002–2003)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
Toronto Raptors (2004)
Houston Rockets (2005)
7,987 1,094 7.3
11 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks PG Philadelphia 76ers (19781989)
San Antonio Spurs (1989–1990)
New York Knicks (19901991)
Atlanta Hawks (1991–1992)
New Jersey Nets (1993)
7,392 1,101 6.7
12 Wilkens, LennyLenny Wilkens* PG St. Louis Hawks (19601968)
Seattle SuperSonics (19681972)
Cleveland Cavaliers (19721974)
Portland Trail Blazers (1974–1975)
7,211 1,077 6.7
13 Porter, TerryTerry Porter PG Portland Trail Blazers (19851995)
Minnesota Timberwolves (19951998)
Miami Heat (1999)
San Antonio Spurs (19992002)
7,160 1,274 5.6
14 Hardaway, TimTim Hardaway PG Golden State Warriors (19891996)
Miami Heat (19962001)
Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002)
Denver Nuggets (2002)
Indiana Pacers (2003)
7,095 867 8.2
15 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* PG Boston Celtics (19501963)
Cincinnati Royals (1970)
6,955 924 7.5
16 Rodgers, GuyGuy Rodgers* PG Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19581966)
Chicago Bulls (19661967)
Cincinnati Royals (1967–1968)
Milwaukee Bucks (19681970)
6,917 892 7.8
17 Bogues, Tyrone "Muggsy"Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues PG Washington Bullets (1987–1988)
Charlotte Hornets (19881997)
Golden State Warriors (19971999)
Toronto Raptors (19992001)
6,726 889 7.6
18 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson PG Cleveland Cavaliers (1987–1988)
Phoenix Suns (19881998, 2000)
6,711 735 9.1
19 Harper, DerekDerek Harper PG Dallas Mavericks (19831994)
New York Knicks (19941996)
Dallas Mavericks (1996–1997)
Orlando Magic (1997–1998)
Los Angeles Lakers (1999)
6,577 1,199 5.5
20 Archibald, Nate "Tiny"Nate "Tiny" Archibald* PG Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings (19701976)
New York Nets (1976–1977)
Boston Celtics (19781983)
Milwaukee Bucks (1983–1984)
6,476 876 7.4
21 Marbury, StephonStephon Marbury PG Minnesota Timberwolves (19961999)
New Jersey Nets (19992001)
Phoenix Suns (20012004)
New York Knicks (20042008)
Boston Celtics (2009)
6,471 846 7.6
22 Lucas II, JohnJohn Lucas II PG Houston Rockets (19761978)
Golden State Warriors (19781981)
Washington Bullets (19811983)
San Antonio Spurs (1983–1984)
Houston Rockets (19841986)
Milwaukee Bucks (19871988)
Seattle SuperSonics (1988–1989)
Houston Rockets (1989–1990)
6,454 928 7.0
23 Theus, ReggieReggie Theus PG/SG Chicago Bulls (19781984)
Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (19841988)
Atlanta Hawks (1988–1989)
Orlando Magic (1989–1990)
New Jersey Nets (1990–1991)
6,453 1,026 6.3
24 Nixon, NormNorm Nixon PG/SG Los Angeles Lakers (19771983)
San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers (19831986, 1988–1989)
6,386 768 8.3
25 West, JerryJerry West* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19601974) 6,238 932 6.7
26 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19871998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (19992003)
Chicago Bulls (2003–2004)
6,135 1,178 5.2
27 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19831995)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
6,125 1,086 5.6
28 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19621978) 6,114 1,270 4.8
29 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ PG New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets (20052011)
Los Angeles Clippers (2011–present)
6,112 617 9.9
30 Davis, BaronBaron Davis PG Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (19992005)
Golden State Warriors (20052008)
Los Angeles Clippers (20082011)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2011)
New York Knicks (2012)
6,025 835 7.2
31 Blaylock, Daron "Mookie"Daron "Mookie" Blaylock PG New Jersey Nets (19891992)
Atlanta Hawks (19921999)
Golden State Warriors (19992002)
5,972 889 6.7
32 Cassell, SamSam Cassell PG Houston Rockets (19931996)
Phoenix Suns (1996)
Dallas Mavericks (1996–1997)
New Jersey Nets (19971999)
Milwaukee Bucks (19992003)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20032005)
Los Angeles Clippers (20052008)
Boston Celtics (2008)
5,939 993 6.0
33 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (1996–present) 5,925 1,245 4.8
34 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson PG Seattle SuperSonics (19881990)
Denver Nuggets (1990)
San Antonio Spurs (19911991)
Houston Rockets (1992)
San Antonio Spurs (1992–1993)
Golden State Warriors (1993–1994)
San Antonio Spurs (19942001)
Denver Nuggets (2001–2002)
Dallas Mavericks (20022003)
Golden State Warriors (2003–2004)
5,846 1,054 5.5
35 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20032010)
Miami Heat (2010–2014)
5,791 842 6.9
36 Van Exel, NickNick Van Exel PG Los Angeles Lakers (19931998)
Denver Nuggets (19992002)
Dallas Mavericks (20022003)
Golden State Warriors (2003–2004)
Portland Trail Blazers (2004–2005)
San Antonio Spurs (2005–2006)
5,777 880 6.6
37 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF Boston Celtics (19791992) 5,695 897 6.3
38 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[4] C Milwaukee Bucks (19691975)
Los Angeles Lakers (19751989)
5,660 1,560 3.6
39 Billups, ChaunceyChauncey Billups^ PG Boston Celtics (1997–1998)
Toronto Raptors (1998)
Denver Nuggets (1999)
Minnesota Timberwolves (20002002)
Detroit Pistons (20022008)
Denver Nuggets (20082011)
New York Knicks (2011)
Los Angeles Clippers (20112013)
Detroit Pistons (2013–present)
5,636 1,043 5.4
40 Parker, TonyTony Parker^ PG San Antonio Spurs (2001–present) 5,635 940 6.0
41-(T) Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19841993, 19951998)
Washington Wizards (20012003)
5,633 1,072 5.3
41-(T) Williams, DeronDeron Williams^ PG Utah Jazz (20052011)
New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (2011–present)
5,633 648 8.7
43 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson PG/SG Philadelphia 76ers (19962006)
Denver Nuggets (20062008)
Detroit Pistons (2008–2009)
Memphis Grizzlies (2009)
Philadelphia 76ers (2009–2010)
5,624 914 6.2
44 Bibby, MikeMike Bibby PG Vancouver Grizzlies (19992001)
Sacramento Kings (20012008)
Atlanta Hawks (20082011)
Washington Wizards (2011)
Miami Heat (2011)
New York Knicks (2011–2012)
5,517 1,001 5.5
45 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19761980)
Phoenix Suns (19801983)
Boston Celtics (19831990)
5,499 1,100 5.0
46 Bing, DaveDave Bing* PG Detroit Pistons (19661975)
Washington Bullets (19751977)
Boston Celtics (1977–1978)
5,397 901 6.0
47 Stoudamire, DamonDamon Stoudamire PG Toronto Raptors (19951998)
Portland Trail Blazers (19982005)
Memphis Grizzlies (20052007)
San Antonio Spurs (2008)
5,371 878 6.1
48 Porter, KevinKevin Porter PG Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (19721975)
Detroit Pistons (19751977)
New Jersey Nets (1977–1978)
Detroit Pistons (1978–1979)
Washington Bullets (19791981, 1982–83)
5,314 659 8.1
49 Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett^ PF/C Minnesota Timberwolves (19952007)
Boston Celtics (20072013)
Brooklyn Nets (2013–present)
5,306 1,377 3.9
50 Hornacek, JeffJeff Hornacek SG Phoenix Suns (19861992)
Philadelphia 76ers (19921994)
Utah Jazz (19942000)
5,281 1,077 4.9

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References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.
  4. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.

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