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Video: The season’s best assists

Jul 26, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Passing has really come back into style. We may have seen more creativity in dimes this year than in any year since maybe Magic’s Showtime Lakers. From Ricky Rubio to the wizardry of the Nuggets’ team to Lob City, passes are uniquely in style.

And hey, there’s a video that shows some of the season’s best assists. This one isn’t comprehensive, no video will be. But some of these are just jaw-dropping.

Behind-the-back was definitely the theme of the year, whereas in previous years the between-the-legs has been used. We were even robbed of a half-season’s worth when Ricky Rubio went down with his injury. But it’s nice to see that in a sport that gets tagged as such an ISO-heavy, streetball-style, that there’s proof of the beauty in ball movement still being alive and well in the NBA.

(HT: Dime Magazine)

  1. rocketsbb - Jul 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Gallinari to Faried was real nice.

  2. rocketsbb - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Gallinari to Faried was real nice, and Monte Ellis’s reverse layup was amazing!

  3. dlhouse18 - Jul 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    They missed this Rubio dime.
    Oh, and I can’t believe Carmelo passed! Definitely deserved to be a highlight.

  4. foxmtbr - Jul 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Well I’m glad we’ve all come to the consensus here that Gallinari to Faried takes the cake. I have to say, though, Rondo’s pump fake and dish to Bass was just nasty.

  5. akismet-94caf11657e49d9d7540c4f3d105fccf - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    I’m sorry, but that Westbrook pass looked like a complete and total accident. He tried to go behind his back, it went too far, bounced to Durant who made the finish.

    That was luck. Pure luck.

  6. scalfor3 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    hardens full court pass to durant was filthy. rondo to bass against the jazz was unreal too

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