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NBA Season Assist Leaders

The the players who have led the NBA in assists per game each year since 1952–1953.
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Year
Team
APG
Player
2023
PHI
10.66
James Harden
2022
PHX
10.80
Chris Paul
2021
WAS
11.82
Russell Westbrook
2020
LAL
10.21
LeBron James
2019
OKC
10.74
Russell Westbrook
2018
OKC
10.25
Russell Westbrook
2017
HOU
11.20
James Harden
2016
SAC
11.70
Rajon Rondo
2015
LAC
10.20
Chris Paul
2014
LAC
10.69
Chris Paul
2013
BOS
11.05
Rajon Rondo
2012
BOS
11.70
Rajon Rondo
2011
PHX
11.42
Steve Nash
2010
PHX
11.01
Steve Nash
2009
NO
11.04
Chris Paul
2008
NO
11.56
Chris Paul
2007
PHX
11.63
Steve Nash
2006
PHX
10.46
Steve Nash
2005
PHX
11.48
Steve Nash
2004
NJ
9.22
Jason Kidd
2003
NJ
8.89
Jason Kidd
2002
CLE
10.89
Andre Miller
2001
PHX
9.78
Jason Kidd
2000
PHX
10.12
Jason Kidd
1999
PHX
10.78
Jason Kidd
1998
WAS
10.54
Rod Strickland
1997
IND/DEN
11.40
Mark Jackson
1996
UTA
11.17
John Stockton
1995
UTA
12.33
John Stockton
1994
UTA
12.57
John Stockton
1993
UTA
12.04
John Stockton
1992
UTA
13.73
John Stockton
1991
UTA
14.20
John Stockton
1990
UTA
14.54
John Stockton
1989
UTA
13.63
John Stockton
1988
UTA
13.76
John Stockton
Year
Team
APG
Player
1987
LAL
12.21
Magic Johnson
1986
LAL
12.60
Magic Johnson
1985
DET
13.86
Isiah Thomas
1984
LAL
13.06
Magic Johnson
1983
LAL
10.49
Magic Johnson
1982
SA
9.65
Johnny Moore
1981
WAS
9.06
Kevin Porter
1980
NYK
10.15
Michael Ray Richardson
1979
DET
13.40
Kevin Porter
1978
NJ/DET
10.21
Kevin Porter
1977
IND
8.46
Don Buse
1976
SEA
8.06
Slick Watts
1975
WAS
8.02
Kevin Porter
1974
BUF
8.19
Ernie DiGregorio
1973
KC
11.38
Nate Archibald
1972
LAL
9.70
Jerry West
1971
CIN
10.15
Norm Van Lier
1970
SEA
9.11
Lenny Wilkens
1969
CIN
9.77
Oscar Robertson
1968
PHI
8.56
Wilt Chamberlain
1967
CHI
11.21
Guy Rodgers
1966
CIN
11.14
Oscar Robertson
1965
CIN
11.48
Oscar Robertson
1964
CIN
10.99
Oscar Robertson
1963
SF
10.44
Guy Rodgers
1962
CIN
11.38
Oscar Robertson
1961
CIN
9.72
Oscar Robertson
1960
BOS
9.53
Bob Cousy
1959
BOS
8.57
Bob Cousy
1958
BOS
7.12
Bob Cousy
1957
BOS
7.47
Bob Cousy
1956
BOS
8.92
Bob Cousy
1955
BOS
7.85
Bob Cousy
1954
BOS
7.19
Bob Cousy
1953
BOS
7.70
Bob Cousy
1 Comments
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Level 22
Feb 3, 2017
Yes Chamberlain. He decided he wanted to lead the league in assists that year because all he ever heard was that all he did was score and rebound. He did it to prove a point.