18. Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson was a former Rookie of the Year (1988) and was an All-Star in 1989 when he was the New York Knicks, and after a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers, he was traded to the Pacers where he would take over as their starting Point Guard before the 1994-95 season.

Jackson played there for two seasons where he averaged at least 7.5 Assists per Game in each year with a 10.0 PPG in the second year.  Jackson was sent to the Denver Nuggets before the 1996-97 Season, but feeling that the team lacked chemistry without him, they would re-acquire him in February of that campaign.  In that combined season with Denver and Indiana, Jackson would lead the NBA in Assists per Game (11.4), and in the three years that followed, he would average more than 8 Assists per Game.

Jackson’s run with Indiana ended when he signed with the Toronto Raptors in 2000.  His overall stats with the Pacers would see him average 8.4 Points and 8.1 Assists per Game.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Los Angeles Clippers with Greg Minor for Eric Piatkowski, Pooh Richardson, and Malik Sealy 6/30/94.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Denver Nuggets with Ricky Pierce and a 1996 1st Round Pick (which would be Efthimis Rentzias) for Jalen Rose, Reggie Williams, and a 1996 1st Round Pick (which would be Erick Dampier) 6/13/96.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Denver Nuggets with LaSalle Thompson for Vincent Askew, Eddie Johnson, and a 1997 and 1998 2nd Round Pick (which would be Jason Lawson and Tremaine Fowlkes respectively) 2/20/97.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent by the Toronto Raptors 8/11/00.
  • Games Played: 405
  • Per Game Averages: 29.8 MP, .481 eFG%, .783 FT%, 8.4 PTS, 3.8 RB, 8.1 AST, 1.1 STL, 0.1 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 16.2 PER, .524 TS%, 9.8 VORP, 31.8 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Assists (1996-97)

    Most Assists per Game (1996-97)

    Highest Assist Percentage (1996-97)
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