The Golden State Warriors are one of the NBA’s oldest franchises. The Warriors were one of the league’s original teams in 1946 so their history books are extensive and their records are well-established. The Golden State Warriors’ all-time assist leaders are comprised of a series of All-Stars from a variety of decades with NBA legend Rick Barry and former top point guards Guy Rodgers and Tim Hardaway leading the way.
5. Jeff Mullins: 2,913 assists
Three-time All-Star guard Jeff Mullins ranks fifth among the Golden State Warriors’ all-time assist leaders. Mullins joined the San Francisco Warriors in 1966 and remained with the franchise until 1976. He was consistently one of the best perimeter players in the league, averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in 716 games with the Warriors. He had his top assist season in 1971-72 with 5.9 per game and he was a part of the Golden State Warriors’ 1975 NBA Championship.
4. Chris Mullin: 3,146 assists
Sharp-shooting lefty forward Chris Mullin is fourth on the list of Golden State Warriors’ all-time assist leaders. The former franchise player spent 12 seasons in a Warriors’ uniform from 1985 to 1997. As the longest tenured Warriors in both seasons (13) and games (807), Mullin climbed the team’s leaders in several categories including scoring, assists, and threes and he is the Warriors’ all-time steals leader with 1,360 swipes. He averaged 3.9 assists per game while notching a career best 5.1 twice in 1988-89 and 1993-94.
3. Rick Barry: 3,247 assists
NBA legend Rick Barry ranks third on the Golden State Warriors’ all-time assist leaders list. Barry was one of the dominant players of both the NBA and ABA, spending 14 seasons in the pros from 1965 to 1980. Barry played two stints with the Warriors and as his career went on, passing became an increasingly important aspect of his game. In a combined eight seasons with the franchise, he averaged 25.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. The Hall of Famer led the Warriors to the 1975 NBA Championship and took home the Finals MVP hardware.
2. Tim Hardaway: 3,926 assists
Tim Hardaway was a five-time All-Star point guard and he dished out the second most assists in Golden State Warriors’ history. Hardaway began his NBA career in 1989 as the Warriors’ starting point guard and he held that role until the 1995-96 season. With the Warriors and the Heat, he averaged at least eight assists per game in each of his first eight seasons in the league. In Golden State, Hardaway posted averages of 19.8 points, 9.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per contest.
1. Guy Rodgers: 4,855 assists
The Golden State Warriors’ all-time assist leaders is a top play-maker from the 1960s, Guy Rodgers. Rodgers was name an All-Star four times and he led the NBA in assists twice. As a member of the Warriors from 1958 to 1966, Rodgers averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. His top assist average with the team came in 1962-63 with 10.4 assists, his first league-leading mark. Later as a member of the Bulls, he dished out 11.2 per game in 1966-67 to lead the NBA for the second time. His career total of 6,917 assists is the 15th highest mark in NBA history.
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