The Charlotte Bobcats have six years under their belt as the NBA’s most recent expansion franchise. In their short history, the Bobcats have fielded only three different full-time starting point guards. Two of them, Raymond Felton and Brevin Knight, lead the way for the Charlotte Bobcats’ all-time assist leadesr.
5. D.J. Augustin: 448 assists*
Current starting point guard D.J. Augustin ranks fifth on the Charlotte Bobcats’ all-time assist leaders list. In 2010-11, Augustin is entering his third season in the NBA and his first as a starter. He had an impressive rookie campaign in 2008-09 as he averaged 11.8 points and 3.5 assists per game as Raymond Felton’s backup. Though passing is not the primary aspect of his game, the shoot-first point guard has tallied enough assists to crack the leaders of the NBA’s youngest franchise.
4. Boris Diaw: 615 assists*
Just one and a half seasons into his tenure, versatile forward Boris Diaw is up to fourth on the list of Charlotte Bobcats’ all-time assists leaders. Diaw joined the Bobcats in 2008-09 and made an immediate impact with 15.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Diaw can and has played every position on the basketball court and his passing skills and athleticism have made him a capable point forward at times for the Bobcats. He has a career average of 4.0 assists per game with a mark of 4.3 through 141 games with Charlotte.
3. Gerald Wallace: 987 assists*
Explosive athletic forward Gerald Wallace has been Charlotte’s franchise player since the team was founded and he ranks third among the Bobcats’ all-time assist leaders. In six seasons with the Bobcats, Wallace is averaging 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. His top assist season came in 2007-08 when he dished out 3.5 per contest. Wallace is also the Bobcats’ all-time leading scorer with 6,688 points through 406 games.
2. Brevin Knight: 1,497 assists
Brevin Knight was one of the most underrated play-makers in his prime and he stands second on the Charlotte Bobcats’ all-time assists leaders list. As a member of the Bobcats, Knight twice finished among the NBA’s top three in assists per game. He posted averages of 10.8 points, 8.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per contest in three years with the franchise. In 729 career games, Knight dished out a total of 4,481 assists for an average of 6.1 per contest.
1. Raymond Felton: 2,573 assists
The Charlotte Bobcats’ all-time assist leader is their former starting point guard Raymond Felton. Felton spent five seasons running the point in Charlotte from 2005 to 2010. He dished out at least 5.6 assists per game in each season with the team with overall averages of 13.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.4 steals. His career high came in 2007-08 when he ranked seventh in the league with 7.4 assists. Entering 2010-11, he also ranks second on the Bobcats’ career scoring list.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
Charlotte Bobcats Player Register. Basketball-Reference.com