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JasonJohnHorn
02-02-2012, 05:53 AM
Kevin Porter was the first to do it, Thomas did it soon afterwards and Stockton remains as the only person to do it more than once (seven times).

So who do you think will be the next PG to record 1000 or more assists in a season?

MOST
02-02-2012, 06:21 AM
Now in days somebody that can't shoot but has great court vision

lavilevi23
02-02-2012, 06:21 AM
If Kidd or Nash end up in Miami next season and play at least 80 games they could have a shot I think.

MOST
02-02-2012, 06:22 AM
Rondo or rubio come in mind great passers

bholly
02-02-2012, 06:34 AM
BBR says Kevin Porter was the first (78-79), then Isiah (84-85), then Stockton 7 times.

Magic didn't do it, unless you include playoffs, in which case he did it a bunch of times and others would've too.

Requires over 12 per game for a full season. Someone will do it one day, for sure, but not sure if it's any of those guys listed.

Deron has never sniffed it, and it's hard to imagine him taking the kind of leap or change in style he'd need now.
Rondo could, based on the way he plays, but it's hard to see him getting a better chance in his career than the last few years, and he couldn't get there.
CP3 probably had the best chance of all, and got close-ish in 2007-08, but his assists have dropped the last couple of years. Maybe if this LAC team develops the right way, but they'd have to become something pretty special. There's also a good chance, given his history, that he doesn't play too many full seasons - even if it's just allowing him to rest up before the playoffs or whatever.
Rubio, it's too early to say. Having a great rookie year, so wouldn't surprise me, but 1000 assists would be historically good, so it's hard to put him in that conversation yet.

lavilevi23
02-02-2012, 06:55 AM
Nash and CP3 came close before.

DerekCzajkowski
02-02-2012, 06:59 AM
I agree with the rondo or dubious statement

Heediot
02-02-2012, 07:01 AM
Cp3, when he gets older he'll be predominately a passer and spot up shooter.

Sample size is too small for Rubio but the potential may be there.

bholly
02-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Nash and CP3 came close before.

Not really. Nash only got to 898 - even if he played a full season in his highest apg year he would've been 50 short.
CP3's closest was 925 in his highest apg year, where he played 80 games.

Only 7 guys have gotten closer (plus the three who did it), but they still aren't that close. This is HARD.

mustaine
02-02-2012, 07:20 AM
If Kidd or Nash end up in Miami next season and play at least 80 games they could have a shot I think.

No way, you really need a great offense which is primarily being run by your point guard to even have a slight chance. Now, the Heat do have a great offense but most of their point come through LeBron and Wade, that will stay the same regardless of who plays point. But really, neither will come close... regardless of the team they play for, simple as that.

Rondo might have a slight chance but I doubt it.

Paul could do it based on the way he plays. He's probably the best bet right now but he would have to stay healthy and clock a lot of playing time.

Jury is out on Rubio.

Guys like Rose, Deron Williams and Westbrook have little or no chance. They all too carry too much scoring load for it to be possible and would have to dramatically change their games and even then I have my doubts.

Nobody can really be compared to Stockton, he was such a gifted passer.

JasonJohnHorn
02-02-2012, 08:35 AM
BBR says Kevin Porter was the first (78-79), then Isiah (84-85), then Stockton 7 times.

Magic didn't do it, unless you include playoffs, in which case he did it a bunch of times and others would've too.


Good call on Kevin Porter and Magic. I stand corrected.

JasonJohnHorn
02-02-2012, 08:44 AM
Jury is out on Rubio.

I agree that it is a little early to tell whether or not Rubio will be able to do it, but given his assist numbers so far, as a rookie (8.7), it seems like with a little room for improvement he'll be posting 12+ a game. Given what few weapons Minny has, and that he is sharing ball hanlding duties with Rindour, I think he won't have a problem doing it. He needs to get his FG% up, but most players shoot a low percentage as a rookie, but his assist-to-turnover ration is among the league leaders as well. I mean, the kid is a rookie and he's already 4th in the league in assists. Most great PGs make more turnovers in their rookie season than any other season in their career. Just imagine how high Rubio's ceiling when he is among the league leaders in assists and assist-to-turnover ratios. Its scary!

aussie
02-02-2012, 09:07 AM
norris cole

theheatles
02-02-2012, 09:14 AM
Christopher Paulus the 3rd

mustaine
02-02-2012, 09:35 AM
I agree that it is a little early to tell whether or not Rubio will be able to do it, but given his assist numbers so far, as a rookie (8.7), it seems like with a little room for improvement he'll be posting 12+ a game. Given what few weapons Minny has, and that he is sharing ball hanlding duties with Rindour, I think he won't have a problem doing it. He needs to get his FG% up, but most players shoot a low percentage as a rookie, but his assist-to-turnover ration is among the league leaders as well. I mean, the kid is a rookie and he's already 4th in the league in assists. Most great PGs make more turnovers in their rookie season than any other season in their career. Just imagine how high Rubio's ceiling when he is among the league leaders in assists and assist-to-turnover ratios. Its scary!

I'm a huge Rubio fan and he looks really great to be honest. I only meant that it was a little too early to predict him doing that... it's a really difficult thing to achieve. Hope he does though and early on he seems to have the right tools. His numbers are very impressive and yeah, his ceiling is very high.

Greet
02-02-2012, 09:43 AM
Derrick Rose, since he's already the greatest player to ever live.

D.O.N.
02-02-2012, 09:48 AM
I think Deron can do it if he teams up whit Dwight, not sure though...

ZHawk1123
02-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Id say Rondo or Rubio... With Rubio having a slightly better chance.

benzni
02-02-2012, 10:01 AM
I would say Rondo

WSU Tony
02-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Rondo's team is aging and Rubio has no shooters. Cp3?

I couldn't really decide so I went with the homer vote.

PrettyBoyJ
02-02-2012, 12:08 PM
Maybe Rubio.. But there's so many shoot first pg in the league it's hard to see anyone go for 1,000

natelpete
02-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Rubio has a chance, if the Wolves get a few guys that can knock down WIDE OPEN shots

curtcocaine
02-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Curry Goldenstate

xILLN355
02-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Iman Shumpert

Corey
02-02-2012, 12:25 PM
Why is Rondo even getting mentioned? 2009 was his best individual year, with the Big 3 still quite productive, and he still totaled less than 800 in 81 games.

You basically have to average over 12 assists for 82 games, and you need a great supporting cast. Rondo's supporting cast next year isn't looking too great at this point in time.

FrenchSunsFan
02-02-2012, 12:28 PM
D Will + Howard

y2kdre
02-02-2012, 12:31 PM
Chris Paul could maybe do it with this clippers team. But this just speaks to how good Stockton really was. We're discussing if anyone can ever do it again once haha Stockton did it seven times!!!

He115ing
02-02-2012, 12:39 PM
BBR says Kevin Porter was the first (78-79), then Isiah (84-85), then Stockton 7 times.

Magic didn't do it, unless you include playoffs, in which case he did it a bunch of times and others would've too.

Requires over 12 per game for a full season. Someone will do it one day, for sure, but not sure if it's any of those guys listed.

Deron has never sniffed it, and it's hard to imagine him taking the kind of leap or change in style he'd need now.
Rondo could, based on the way he plays, but it's hard to see him getting a better chance in his career than the last few years, and he couldn't get there.
CP3 probably had the best chance of all, and got close-ish in 2007-08, but his assists have dropped the last couple of years. Maybe if this LAC team develops the right way, but they'd have to become something pretty special. There's also a good chance, given his history, that he doesn't play too many full seasons - even if it's just allowing him to rest up before the playoffs or whatever.
Rubio, it's too early to say. Having a great rookie year, so wouldn't surprise me, but 1000 assists would be historically good, so it's hard to put him in that conversation yet.


12.2 to be more precise, considering that player plays every single game. Its crazy that Stockton did it 7 times!

He115ing
02-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Iman Shumpert

Why do you have to make us Knicks fans look like idiots?

iliketurtles24
02-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Rubio, if he can get people who hit wide open shots, he has a chance. He is not injury prone and his style of play indicates that. He gets out and runs to speed up the game, so more possessions per game will help.

He is a very gifted passer and i am a homer, but 1000 assists is a **** ton, i will be amazed if anybody gets it.

kozelkid
02-02-2012, 12:44 PM
Rubio has the best chance of the lot, especially if Derrick Williams can be an allstar caliber player. Then Rubio won't need to look for his shot and look straight for Love or D-Will.


Derrick Rose, since he's already the greatest player to ever live.

:yawn:

Back to your trolling ways, I see?

mavwar53
02-02-2012, 12:47 PM
Rondo or rubio come in mind great passers

These are the 2 I'd consider.

twin4life
02-02-2012, 12:50 PM
You gotta have RUBIvision!!!

Gritz
02-02-2012, 01:13 PM
Andrew Goudelock or Rubio

-_-

LA_Raiders
02-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Rubio in a couple of years is going to be an assist machine...

naps
02-02-2012, 02:33 PM
Chris Paul or Ricky Rubio. Rondo could but looking at the Celtics future I don't think he'll be able to do it unless he gets two elite scorer on the team again.

RLundi
02-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Rajon Rondo can do it if he put his mind to it.

Kashmir13579
02-02-2012, 03:59 PM
I understand Rubio is a popular young player with loads of talent, but should he really be ahead of Rondo by this much?

DeathB4Dishonor
02-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Rubio will probably have the best chance 8.7 assists as a rookie aint nothing to sneeze at

SteveNash
02-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Rubio? Joke thread?

CP3 is probably the closest, but he'll have to stay healthy and get rid of Billups and Mo Williams.

I voted other.

mttwlsn16
02-02-2012, 05:56 PM
12.2 APG over 82 games...wont be easy

Corey
02-02-2012, 06:53 PM
I understand Rubio is a popular young player with loads of talent, but should he really be ahead of Rondo by this much?

Supporting cast moving forward.

Hustlenomics
02-02-2012, 07:01 PM
Rondo

topdog
02-02-2012, 07:12 PM
Rubio has the best chance of anyone listed because he still has such a long ways to go in his career and Minnesota is being built around him. He is the initiator of the offense and Minny is at its best running the break (meaning quick and easy assists). Not to mention the fumbled passes teammates have had from not expecting the ball to be coming to them.

dtmagnet
02-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Out of the point guards currently in the league I would have to say if anyone could do it Rondo or Rubio would be the ones.

ichitownclowni
02-02-2012, 07:27 PM
I got to go with rondo

Kashmir13579
02-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Why is Rondo even getting mentioned? 2009 was his best individual year, with the Big 3 still quite productive, and he still totaled less than 800 in 81 games.

You basically have to average over 12 assists for 82 games, and you need a great supporting cast. Rondo's supporting cast next year isn't looking too great at this point in time.

Dude. Do you hate Rondo or something? I just don't get it. Everytime he gets mentioned in a positive light you play devil's advocate. I'm a Knick fan and you're a Celtic fan!!! I SHOULDN'T BE GIVING RONDO MORE PROPS THAN YOU. He has done wonders for your organization.

Hustlenomics
02-02-2012, 08:06 PM
^ it hurts him to give Rondo credit, and Rondo is being mentioned because he's a great passer obviously

Kashmir13579
02-02-2012, 09:24 PM
^ it hurts him to give Rondo credit, and Rondo is being mentioned because he's a great passer obviously

Rondo and Nash are better distributors than anyone else, imo.

smith&wesson
02-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Paul.

adidas2307
02-02-2012, 09:43 PM
Chris Paul and Ricky Rubio seem to have the highest chances. I don't like Rondo's chances unless he gets some weapons on his team again. This Celtics team won't take him there.

lvlheaded
02-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Rubio IMO is gonna be the best pure passing PG in the game. I would go with him