Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul has recorded nearly 10,000 assists over his career but has just over 2500 turnovers over the same timespan.
Over the 16 years that Chris Paul has been in this league, he has accomplished more than 99.9% of any NBA player could ever dream of. He earned his nickname of ‘Point God’ for a reason and has lived up to it even 16 years down the line.
Just a few nights ago, 35-year-old CP3 recorded 19 assists in a 132-114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s been raking up assists ever since he got to the NBA and is showing no signs of slowing down.
After 16 seasons down the hatchet, Chris Paul has put his name in the upper echelons of point guards that have come before him.
Chris Paul and his insane assist and turnover statistics
Chris Paul boasts an otherworldly assist to turnover ratio of 3.91 on his career. The 4x Assists champ is up there as one of the greatest to ever pass the rock and the numbers back this up. After 1048 games played in the NBA, CP3 has recorded 9891 assists, which is good enough for 6th all-time.
With a multitude of serviceable years ahead of him, there’s no doubt that he could catch Stev Nash for 3rd all-time who sits at 10,335 assists. Despite the inordinate amount of assists he’s dished out over his career, Chris Paul has very few turnovers.
Over his career, Paul has merely 2,529 turnovers. That may seem like a whole lot, but relative to the number of assists he’s got, that number should’ve been much higher. CP is essentially amongst the greats in terms of assists such as Magic Johnson and Steve Nash but when it comes to turnovers, he ranks 57th all-time.
This would put him below guys like Pau Gasol and Shawn Kemp, players who weren’t particularly ball-dominant. This is a remarkable feat, considering how much time Chris Paul has the ball in his hands.