In just six-plus seasons, point guard John Wall broke the Washington Wizards’ franchise record for assists that stood for three and a half decades. Hall of Famer Wes Unseld previously held that title with 3822 assists amassed over 984 games. It took Wall just 426 games.
This isn’t surprising. Despite his Hall of Fame talent, Unseld played center and was rarely responsible for feeding the ball to his teammates. He was often on the receiving end of assists. But he set the record largely because he had such a long career.
Wall, on the other hand, is the franchise’s most dominant point guard. His effectiveness becomes apparent when examining his season assist totals in combination with assist percentage, a Basketball-Reference metric that estimates the percentage of field goals a player assists in his time on the floor.