Ranking the 10 best passers in Houston Rockets history

Houston Rockets Cuttino Mobley (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Cuttino Mobley (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Steve Francis Cuttino Mobley (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets have been home to some of the best passers in history. We look at the best of the best when it comes to dishing the ball for H-Town.

Since their formation as the San Diego Rockets in 1967, the Houston Rockets have been fortunate enough to showcase some of the best guards in the NBA.

From the days of making the NBA Finals but coming up short under the likes of Del Harris and Bill Fitch, to the glory days under Rudy Tomjanovich, to a promising new squad under Mike D’Antoni, Houston has enjoyed some of the most dazzling dishers ever over their storied history.

While the Rockets of the 2010s and beyond haven’t often been toward the top of the league in team assists, they’ve still had some talented individual passers that have helped the team establish itself as one of the league’s most feared offenses every season.

Newcomer Russell Westbrook has become one of the best passers in the history of the NBA and is arguably the best active player today when it comes to dishing out dimes. Prior to this season, the 6-3 guard had finished four straight seasons averaging over 10 assists per game, with last year’s 10.7 being his career-high for a season.

Since Westbrook has only played in 53 games for the franchise, however, he’ll get an honorable mention when it comes to the best passers in Rocket history. Something tells me he’ll make his way up the list as the years go by, though.

Without further adieu, let’s jump into the best passers the Houston Rockets have ever had, starting with numbers 10 and nine.

Next: No. 10 & No. 9

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