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NBA Honors: Assists Leaders, Year by Year

This is the complete list of all the NBA players that led the league in assists, year by year.

Current Assist Leader:

Russell Westbrook
2017-18 Assists Leader

NBA Honors: Assists Leaders

Since the 1969-70 NBA season, the assist leader is the player with the best assists per game average. Previously, from 1946-47 through the 1968-69 season, the NBA assist leader was the player with more total assists at the end of each season.

James Harden was the assists leader in 2016-17 while Russell Westbrook was the scoring leader that season. They exchanged roles in 2017-18: Harden led the league in points and Westbrook in assists.

About the NBA Assists Leaders:
Assists Leaders Year by Year / Assists Leaders by Player / Assists Leaders by Team

NBA Champions = NBA Champion that same year

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NBA Assists Leaders Year by Year

Season Player   Team Assists Per Game Total Assists Games
2017-18 Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 10.3 820 80
2016-17 James Harden Houston Rockets 11.2 907 81
2015-16 Rajon Rondo Sacramento Kings 11.7 839 72
2014-15 Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 10.2 838 82
2013-14 Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 10.7 663 62
2012-13 Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics 11.1 420 38
2011-12 Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics 11.7 620 53
2010-11 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.4 855 75
2009-10 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.0 892 81
2008-09 Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets 11.0 861 78
2007-08 Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets 11.6 925 80
2006-07 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.6 884 76
2005-06 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 10.5 826 79
2004-05 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 11.5 861 75
2003-04 Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets 9.2 618 67
2002-03 Jason Kidd New Jersey Nets 8.9 711 80
2001-02 Andre Miller Cleveland Cavaliers 10.9 882 81
2000-01 Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns 9.8 753 77
1999-00 Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns 10.1 678 67
1998-99 Jason Kidd Phoenix Suns 10.8 539 50
1997-98 Rod Strickland Washington Wizards 10.5 801 76
1996-97 Mark Jackson Denver Nuggets / Indiana Pacers 11.4 935 82
1995-96 John Stockton Utah Jazz 11.2 916 82
1994-95 John Stockton Utah Jazz 12.3 1,011 82
1993-94 John Stockton Utah Jazz 12.6 1,031 82
1992-93 John Stockton Utah Jazz 12.0 987 82
1991-92 John Stockton Utah Jazz 13.7 1,126 82
1990-91 John Stockton Utah Jazz 14.2 1,164 82
1989-90 John Stockton Utah Jazz 14.5 1,134 78
1988-89 John Stockton Utah Jazz 13.6 1,118 82
1987-88 John Stockton Utah Jazz 13.8 1,128 82
1986-87 Magic Johnson
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers 12.2 977 80
1985-86 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers 12.6 907 72
1984-85 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons 13.9 1,123 81
1983-84 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers 13.1 875 67
1982-83 Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers 10.5 829 79
1981-82 Johnny Moore San Antonio Spurs 9.6 762 79
1980-81 Kevin Porter Washington Bullets 9.1 734 81
1979-80 Micheal Ray Richardson New York Knicks 10.1 832 82
1978-79 Kevin Porter Detroit Pistons 13.4 1,099 82
1977-78 Kevin Porter Detroit Pistons / New Jersey Nets 10.2 837 82
1976-77 Don Buse Indiana Pacers 8.5 685 81
1975-76 Slick Watts Seattle Supersonics 8.1 661 82
1974-75 Kevin Porter Washington Bullets 8.0 650 81
1973-74 Ernie DiGregorio Buffalo Braves 8.2 663 81
1972-73 Tiny Archibald Kansas City-Omaha Kings 11.4 910 80
1971-72 Jerry West
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers 9.7 747 77
1970-71 Norm Van Lier Cincinnati Royals 10.1 832 82
1969-70 Lenny Wilkens Seattle Supersonics 9.1 683 75
1968-69 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 9.8 772 79
1967-68 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers 8.6 702 82
1966-67 Guy Rodgers Chicago Bulls 11.2 908 81
1965-66 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 11.1 847 76
1964-65 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 11.5 861 75
1963-64 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 11.0 868 79
1962-63 Guy Rodgers San Francisco Warriors 10.4 825 79
1961-62 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 11.4 899 79
1960-61 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Royals 9.7 690 71
1959-60 Bob Cousy
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics 9.5 715 75
1958-59 Bob Cousy
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics 8.6 557 65
1957-58 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 7.1 463 65
1956-57 Bob Cousy
NBA Champions
Boston Celtics 7.5 478 64
1955-56 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 8.9 642 72
1954-55 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 7.8 557 71
1953-54 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 7.2 518 72
1952-53 Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 7.7 547 71
1951-52 Andy Phillip Philadelphia Warriors 8.2 539 66
1950-51 Andy Phillip Philadelphia Warriors 6.3 414 66
1949-50 Dick McGuire New York Knicks 5.7 386 68
1948-49 Bob Davies Rochester Royals 5.4 321 60
1947-48 Howie Dallmar Philadelphia Warriors 2.5 120 48
1946-47 Ernie Calverley Providence Steam Rollers 3.4 202 59

 
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