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San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker’s all-time franchise ranking in assists

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San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker appears frustrated as the Spurs play the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Thursday, November 15, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker appears frustrated as the Spurs play the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Thursday, November 15, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
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In 17 years with the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker left his dent on his organization and the stat sheet. He ranked among their leaders in total assists.

When Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs for the Charlotte Hornets, it marked an end of an era in the Alamo City. 17 years, five championships and six All-Star game appearances accompanied this well decorated first-round pick from 2001-17.

Parker picked up statistical accolades along the way, including his spot among the franchise’s all-time points leaders. However, as the team’s point guard for nearly two decades, he ranked up his fair share of assists.

Should it be no surprise that Parker leads the Spurs in total assists with 6,829? No, not really. After seasons that mostly resulted in successful slates, he bolstered his number of dimes by the year, including a career-high 7.7 per game in 2011-12 and 7.6 in 2012-13. All but four years featured 5 or more assists per game, too.

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With Parker’s numbers, the top of the list includes these players:

  1. Tony Parker: 6,289
  2. Avery Johnson: 4,474
  3. Tim Duncan: 4,225
  4. Manu Ginobili: 4,001
  5. Johnny Moore: 3,865

The closest active player is Ginobili, but at this stage of his career, there’s no chance he accumulates 2,288 more assists, especially at age 41. No active Spurs sit in the 6-10 range, either, so if anyone passes Parker’s mark, it will potentially take more than one decade at a torrid pace. If not, no one will ever top 6,289 assists.

Dejounte Murray is the new point guard in town, but after just two seasons, he has years to go before even sniffing Parker’s numbers. The Washington product bring upside to the table, but is he a future threat to even break the top five and approach Parker, Johnson, Duncan and Ginobili?

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Parker left a lasting impression as the Spurs’ best point guard of all time. More than likely, his total assists will be set in stone.

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