NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Combined (Regular Season + Playoffs) Leaders and Records for Assists

Active players are listed in bold
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

Table
Season Lg Player Tot AST Reg AST Play AST Tm
2021-22 NBA Chris Paul 810 702 108 PHO
2020-21 NBA Russell Westbrook 822 763 59 WAS
2019-20 NBA LeBron James 868 684 184 LAL
2018-19 NBA Russell Westbrook 837 784 53 OKC
2017-18 NBA LeBron James 945 747 198 CLE
2016-17 NBA James Harden 1000 907 93 HOU
2015-16 NBA Russell Westbrook 1032 834 198 OKC
2014-15 NBA Chris Paul 943 838 105 LAC
2013-14 NBA John Wall 799 721 78 WAS
2012-13 NBA Chris Paul 716 678 38 LAC
2011-12 NBA Rajon Rondo 847 620 227 BOS
2010-11 NBA Steve Nash* 855 855 0 PHO
2009-10 NBA Steve Nash* 1053 892 161 PHO
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 913 861 52 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 1060 925 135 NOH
2006-07 NBA Steve Nash* 1030 884 146 PHO
2005-06 NBA Steve Nash* 1030 826 204 PHO
2004-05 NBA Steve Nash* 1031 861 170 PHO
2003-04 NBA Stephon Marbury 745 719 26 TOT
2002-03 NBA Jason Kidd* 874 711 163 NJN
2001-02 NBA Jason Kidd* 990 808 182 NJN
2000-01 NBA Jason Kidd* 806 753 53 PHO
1999-00 NBA Mark Jackson 828 650 178 IND
1998-99 NBA Jason Kidd* 570 539 31 PHO
1997-98 NBA Mark Jackson 846 713 133 IND
1996-97 NBA John Stockton* 1051 860 191 UTA
1995-96 NBA John Stockton* 1111 916 195 UTA
1994-95 NBA John Stockton* 1062 1011 51 UTA
1993-94 NBA John Stockton* 1188 1031 157 UTA
1992-93 NBA John Stockton* 1042 987 55 UTA
1991-92 NBA John Stockton* 1343 1126 217 UTA
1990-91 NBA John Stockton* 1288 1164 124 UTA
1989-90 NBA John Stockton* 1209 1134 75 UTA
1988-89 NBA John Stockton* 1159 1118 41 UTA
1987-88 NBA John Stockton* 1291 1128 163 UTA
1986-87 NBA Magic Johnson* 1196 977 219 LAL
1985-86 NBA Magic Johnson* 1118 907 211 LAL
1984-85 NBA Magic Johnson* 1257 968 289 LAL
1983-84 NBA Magic Johnson* 1159 875 284 LAL
1982-83 NBA Magic Johnson* 1021 829 192 LAL
1981-82 NBA Magic Johnson* 873 743 130 LAL
1980-81 NBA Kevin Porter 734 734 0 WSB
1979-80 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 832 832 0 NYK
1978-79 NBA Kevin Porter 1099 1099 0 DET
1977-78 NBA Kevin Porter 837 837 0 TOT
1976-77 NBA Don Buse 685 685 0 IND
1975-76 NBA Slick Watts 710 661 49 SEA
1975-76 ABA Don Buse 715 689 26 INA
1974-75 NBA Kevin Porter 774 650 124 WSB
1974-75 ABA George McGinnis* 643 495 148 INA
1973-74 NBA Ernie DiGregorio 715 663 52 BUF
1973-74 ABA Al Smith 619 619 0 DNR
1972-73 NBA Tiny Archibald* 910 910 0 KCO
1972-73 ABA Chuck Williams 603 582 21 SDA
1971-72 NBA Jerry West* 881 747 134 LAL
1971-72 ABA Bill Melchionni 738 669 69 NYA
1970-71 NBA Norm Van Lier 832 832 0 CIN
1970-71 ABA Bill Melchionni 713 672 41 NYA
1969-70 NBA Walt Frazier* 785 629 156 NYK
1969-70 ABA Larry Brown* 648 580 68 WSA
1968-69 NBA Oscar Robertson* 772 772 0 CIN
1968-69 ABA Larry Brown* 631 544 87 OAK
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 787 702 85 PHI
1967-68 ABA Larry Brown* 635 506 129 NOB
1966-67 NBA Guy Rodgers* 926 908 18 CHI
1965-66 NBA Oscar Robertson* 886 847 39 CIN
1964-65 NBA Oscar Robertson* 909 861 48 CIN
1963-64 NBA Oscar Robertson* 952 868 84 CIN
1962-63 NBA Oscar Robertson* 866 758 108 CIN
1961-62 NBA Oscar Robertson* 943 899 44 CIN
1960-61 NBA Guy Rodgers* 692 677 15 PHW
1959-60 NBA Bob Cousy* 831 715 116 BOS
1958-59 NBA Bob Cousy* 676 557 119 BOS
1957-58 NBA Bob Cousy* 545 463 82 BOS
1956-57 NBA Bob Cousy* 571 478 93 BOS
1955-56 NBA Bob Cousy* 668 642 26 BOS
1954-55 NBA Bob Cousy* 622 557 65 BOS
1953-54 NBA Bob Cousy* 556 518 38 BOS
1952-53 NBA Bob Cousy* 584 547 37 BOS
1951-52 NBA Andy Phillip* 561 539 22 PHW
1950-51 NBA Dick McGuire* 478 400 78 NYK
1949-50 NBA Dick McGuire* 413 386 27 NYK
1948-49 BAA Bob Davies* 334 321 13 ROC
1947-48 BAA Howie Dallmar 157 120 37 PHW
1946-47 BAA Ernie Calverley 202 202 0 PRO