The Art of the Pass

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    The Art of the Pass


    I see a team destined to produce a more offensive minded brand of basketball.
    Slowly but surely, Danny and Doc have built a foundation of young, athletic talent to help Rondo lead the charge and display a fast breaking team reminiscent of the 80' brand of play. KG and Pierce are both capable passers. Sully and Melo are good passers for their respective positions. With approx 3500 assists in six years, Rondo is already in the class of the top passers of all time. He should break into the top ten maestros of assists during his 15th season. (barring injuries). The future looks bright for Celtic Fans..Keep your shades handy. Cool



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL6ZlWXk3bM  Rondo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-AW6hT8fnY top ten


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lljD3_paQM
     Magic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__cNop3BY4s
     Kidd

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd2WmHxhfag Stockton
    NBA Career Assists Leaders
    Rk.PlayerTeam(s)
    Total
    # of Yrs
    1John�StocktonUtah Jazz (1984/85 – 2002/03)
    15,806
    19
    2* Jason KiddDallas Mavericks (1994/95 – 1996/97, 2007/08)
    Phoenix Suns (1996/97 – 2000/01)
    New Jersey Nets (2001/02 – 2007/08)
    Dallas Mavericks (2007/08 – present)
    11,759
    18
    3Mark�JacksonNew York Knicks (1987/88 – 1991/92)
    Los Angeles Clippers (1992/93 – 1993/94)
    Indiana Pacers (1994/95 – 1996/97, 1997/98 – 1999/00)
    Denver Nuggets (1996/97)
    Toronto Raptors (2001/02)
    New York Knicks (2000/01 – 2001/02)
    Utah Jazz (2002/03)
    Houston Rockets (2003/04)
    10,323
    17
    4Magic�JohnsonLos Angeles Lakers (1979/80 – 1990/91, 1995/96)
    10,141
    13
    5Oscar�RobertsonCincinnati Royals (1960/01 – 1969/70)
    Milwaukee Bucks (1970/71 – 1973/74)
    9,887
    14
    6* Steve NashPhoenix Suns (1996/97 – 1997/98)
    Dallas Mavericks (1998/99 – 2003/04)
    Phoenix Suns (2004/05 – present)
    9,686
    16
    7Isiah�ThomasDetroit Pistons (1981/82 – 1993/94)
    9,061
    13
    8Gary�PaytonSeattle SuperSonics (1990/91 – 2001/02)
    Milwaukee Bucks (2002/03)
    Los Angeles Lakers (2003/04)
    Boston Celtics (2004/05)
    Miami Heat (2005/06 – 2006/07)
    8,964
    17
    9Rod�StricklandNew York Knicks (1988/89 – 1989/90)
    San Antonio Spurs (1989/90 – 1991/92)
    Portland Trailblazers (1992/93 – 1995/96, 2000/01)
    Washington Bullets (1996/97)
    Washington Wizards (1997/98 – 2000/01)
    Miami Heat (2001/02)
    Minnesota Timberwolves (2002/03)
    Toronto Raptors (2003/04)
    Orlando Magic (2003/04)
    Houston Rockets (2004/05)
    7,987
    17
    10Maurice�CheeksPhiladelphia 76ers (1978/79 – 1988/89)
    San Antonio Spurs (1989/90)
    New York Knicks (1989/90 – 1990/91)
    Atlanta Hawks (1991/92)
    New Jersey Nets (1992/93)
    7,392
    15
     
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    I would never have guessed Mark Jackson was number 3 all time...
     
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    Strickland is the one that surprised me...
     
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    Strickland was a great talent.  I remember every trading deadline he was always the guy that would put some team over the top. He never did.  Surprised he put up so many assists.  
     
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    Magic #4 - but fewest years......The Big O............back when an assist was legit, AND he was usually leading scorer.  Great player!!
     
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    Robertson was probably the greatest all around player the NBA has seen......he had no weakness......there was nothing he couldn't do.....imagine if he had played in Boston, Los Angeles, or New York back in the day.....instead he was stuck in Cincinnati and Milwaukee....
     
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    The big O was soooooooooooooo smooth made everything look so easy almost in slow motion. There are players that could excel in any era, Big O was one of those players. Definately one of the best ever.
     
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    Big O the only player ever to average a triple double.
     
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    [QUOTE]Robertson was probably the greatest all around player the NBA has seen......he had no weakness......there was nothing he couldn't do.....imagine if he had played in Boston, Los Angeles, or New York back in the day.....instead he was stuck in Cincinnati and Milwaukee....
    Posted by Duke4[/QUOTE]

    Fortunately for Oscar, he was in Milwaukee when a fella named Alcindor showed up... and the rest is history.

    Quite a combo they made.

    Pud
     
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    Stockton is probably the most schocking of all...how can that guy get all those assists...unbelievable...I loved watching him play..but i would love nothing better than to see Rondo take his slot...I think Rondo has his eye on the prize...not going to be easy...
     
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    In Response to Re: The Art of the Pass:
    [QUOTE]Stockton is probably the most schocking of all...how can that guy get all those assists...unbelievable...I loved watching him play..but i would love nothing better than to see Rondo take his slot...I think Rondo has his eye on the prize...not going to be easy...
    Posted by Ortiz123[/QUOTE]

    Not taking anything away from the great John Stockton, or the greater Magic Johnson, BUT - an assist is supposed to be a pass that leads directly to a basket.  When these two were vying for the assist title every year, the home scorer would "cheat" a little.  In other words, a pass to Karl Malone where he made  a move THEN scored, was often credited as an assist........hopefully, others will remember this and not give me the old "got a link" nonsense.
     
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    But here is one anyway:

    http://deadspin.com/5345287/the-confessions-of-an-nba-scorekeeper

     
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    Here's a random thought...Could we be looking at a modern day Stockton and Malone with Rondo and Sully???
     
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    #20

    i love this guy.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaL2vBMt0MY
     
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    [QUOTE]#20 i love this guy..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaL2vBMt0MY
    Posted by raider3524[/QUOTE]

    Great video - Tiny was one of a kind!!
     
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     What gives with this love affair for the assist, especially as it pertains to point guards?

     seems
     
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    I think its because we can relate to the little guys better...and nothing is more exciting than a little guy playing amongst the trees...and confounding them..that tiny sure was electric...the mercury morris of the hardwood...
     
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    Ortiz123

       I sure agree with your observation regarding the enjoyment that these little guys bring to the game but I was more specificaly questioning all the hoopla over the statistical relevance of an assist.

    seems
     
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    In Response to Re: The Art of the Pass:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Art of the Pass : Revisionist history.  Magic was rarely the leading scorer, 
    Posted by Encinitas[/QUOTE]
    I think hedleylamar was talkking about Oscar Robertson not Magic!
     
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    Its crazy how many assists john stockton has for his career. Jason kidd has been playing 1 less year than stockton and stockton has 4 thousand plus more assists. Crazy. As good as rondo is i think that record will only be broken in video games. 
     
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