Rajon Rondo favored to repeat as NBA assist champion

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard led the in assists at 11.7 per game last season to win that title for the first time, and he is the Bovada 5-2 favorite to lead the league in assists again in 2012-13. Rondo didn’t actually have the most assists in the NBA, as he was limited to 53 games due to injury in the lockout-shortened season and finished with 620. But his average beat out runner-up Steve Nash, then of Phoenix, by a full assist per game. The 11.7 average was the best in the NBA since Hall of Famer John Stockton averaged 12.33 for the 1994-95 Jazz. Stockton holds the record in total assists with 15,806, nearly 4,000 more than No. 2 Jason Kidd (currently with the New York Knicks). Stockton also holds the single-season mark, averaging 14.54 in 1989-90 for the Jazz, the only team Stockton played for. has the highest career average at 11.2, but he played around 600 fewer regular-season games than Stockton and is thus fourth on the all-time assists list (Mark Jackson is No. 3).

 

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