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Chris Paul nostalgic for the “Lob City” era

Third best passer in NBA history, behind John Stockton and Jason Kidd, Chris Paul has distributed a total of 11,082 assists since the start of his career. Would he be able to name those who have benefited the most from his offerings over the years?

The Athletic had fun playing this little game with the Suns playmaker, asking him to name the Top 10 players to whom he gave the most passes.

“The first is probably Blake Griffin”, launches “CP3”. “Number two is David West. In three, JJ Redick, right? Then I played for six seasons with DeAndre Jordan, so he’s in that Top 10, but not in four. »

In reality, the former Clippers pivot is in fourth place, ahead of Peja Stojakovic. Then, Chris Paul will have much more difficulty to finish the classification, even with the assistance of Jarrett Jack, one of the assistants of Suns. We had to add, in order: Rasual Butler, Deandre Ayton, Tyson Chandler, Devin Booker and Jamal Crawford.

Chris Paul therefore did not hesitate for first place, with 1,157 assists in the direction of Blake Griffin. For several years, this duo has been the delight of the Clippers and the Top 10.

“I think I appreciate Blake even more now that it’s over. It happens often in life. says Chris Paul. “I will go to Instagram or YouTube to review images of us. I don’t think a player was more explosive than him. It was so much fun. I remember one time in Utah, we started the game with 12 or 14 points and it was just dunks. »

The other face of “Lob City”, which was one of the most spectacular teams in the league, was obviously DeAndre Jordan, with 574 All-Star passes received. Again, the two hurt the opposing defenses very badly. Especially to those trying to counter the pivot.

“Everyone thinks DJ was just a big dunker, but I want to emphasize the angles of the screens. We spent time together in training to work on our support so that he frees me as much as possible. Then, when everyone thought I was free, he was near the circle. And, with his height, no one could jump higher than him. »

Chris Paul Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2005-06 NOP 78 36 43.0 28.2 84.7 0.8 4.4 5.1 7.8 2.8 2.2 2.4 0.1 16.1
2006-07 NOP 64 37 43.7 35.0 81.8 0.8 3.5 4.4 8.9 2.4 1.8 2.5 0.1 17.3
2007-08 NOP 80 38 48.8 36.9 85.1 0.8 3.2 4.0 11.6 2.3 2.7 2.5 0.1 21.1
2008-09 NOP 78 39 50.3 36.4 86.8 0.9 4.7 5.5 11.0 2.7 2.8 3.0 0.1 22.8
2009-10 NOP 45 38 49.3 40.9 84.7 0.4 3.8 4.2 10.7 2.6 2.1 2.5 0.2 18.7
2010-11 NOP 80 36 46.3 38.8 87.8 0.5 3.6 4.1 9.8 2.5 2.4 2.2 0.1 15.9
2011-12 LAKE 60 36 47.8 37.1 86.1 0.7 2.9 3.6 9.1 2.3 2.5 2.1 0.1 19.8
2012-13 LAKE 70 33 48.1 32.8 88.5 0.8 3.0 3.7 9.7 2.0 2.4 2.3 0.1 16.9
2013-14 LAKE 62 35 46.7 36.8 85.5 0.6 3.7 4.3 10.7 2.5 2.5 2.3 0.1 19.1
2014-15 LAKE 82 35 48.5 39.8 90.0 0.6 4.0 4.6 10.2 2.5 1.9 2.3 0.2 19.1
2015-16 LAKE 74 33 46.2 37.1 89.6 0.5 3.7 4.2 10.0 2.5 2.1 2.6 0.2 19.5
2016-17 LAKE 61 32 47.6 41.1 89.2 0.7 4.3 5.0 9.2 2.4 2.0 2.4 0.1 18.1
2017-18 HOO 58 32 46.0 38.0 91.9 0.6 4.8 5.4 7.9 2.4 1.7 2.2 0.2 18.6
2018-19 HOO 58 32 41.9 35.8 86.2 0.6 4.0 4.6 8.2 2.5 2.0 2.6 0.3 15.6
2019-20 OKAY 70 32 48.9 36.5 90.7 0.4 4.6 5.0 6.7 2.3 1.6 2.3 0.2 17.6
2020-21 PHX 70 31 49.9 39.5 93.4 0.4 4.1 4.5 8.9 2.4 1.4 2.2 0.3 16.4
2021-22 PHX 65 33 49.3 31.7 83.7 0.3 4.0 4.4 10.8 2.1 1.9 2.4 0.3 14.7
2022-23 PHX 11 30 36.6 25.7 88.2 0.5 4.0 4.5 8.9 2.4 1.6 1.7 0.2 9.0
Total 1166 35 47.3 36.8 87.1 0.6 3.9 4.5 9.5 2.4 2.1 2.4 0.2 18.0

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