During his seven seasons in Cleveland, LeBron James thoroughly cemented himself in Cavaliers’ history. He climbed the team’s leader boards in virtually every major category including assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time assist leaders include James and the best point guard in franchise history, Mark Price.
5. Foots Walker: 2,115 assists
Foots Walker played point guard for Cleveland in the 1970s and he ranks fifth on the Cavaliers’ all-time assist leaders list. Walker joined the Cavs as a third round pick in the 1974 NBA Draft. He earned a roster spot as a rookie and he worked his way into the starting job after a few seasons. For each of his six seasons in Cleveland, he increased his assist average. By his final year, he averaged 8.0 assists per game to finish third in the NBA. Walker posted averages of 7.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 427 games with the Cavaliers.
4. Terrell Brandon: 2,235 assists
Two-time All-Star point guard Terrell Brandon is fourth among the Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time assist leaders. Brandon began his NBA career in Cleveland in 1991 in a backup role before breaking through as the starter in 1994-95. For his last two seasons in Cleveland, he averaged a combined 19.4 points, 6.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game to earn consecutive All-Star selections. He played 11 NBA seasons with the Cavs, Bucks, and Wolves and totaled 4,407 assists.
3. John Bagley: 2,311 assists
John Bagley was a pure pass-first point guard and the third ranking assist leader in Cleveland Cavs’ history. He joined the Cavs in 1982 and developed into one of the top assist men in basketball by 1984. Bagley averaged a career-high 9.4 assists per game in 1985-86 in his fourth of five seasons in Cleveland. He posted overall averages of 9.4 points and 6.2 assists in 375 games with the Cavs.
2. LeBron James: 3,810 assists
Before his less than quiet departure from Cleveland, LeBron James reached the second spot on the Cavs’ all-time assist leaders list. James facilitated Cleveland’s offense from his rookie season on, averaging 5.9 assists as a rookie and as many as 8.6 per game by his final campaign with the team. His seven-year averages included 24.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Through 2010, his career 7.0 assist average is the 26th highest in NBA history.
1. Mark Price: 4,206 assists
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time assist leader is four-time All-NBA point guard Mark Price. Price was a model of what a team wants in a point guard. He was an elite shooter who was a brilliant play-maker for both himself and teammates. In nine seasons in Cleveland, he averaged 16.4 points, 7.2 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Price made four All-Star teams as he put together one of the all-time top 30 assist averages in NBA history. He also holds the NBA record for free throw percentage with a career .904 rate.
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