Not a single player in the NBA has more assists in 2012-13 than Grievis Vasquez (432) of the New Orleans Hornets. Who would have thought that a year after drafting both Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers in the 2012 NBA draft that the new face of the Pelicans would be Vasquez.
The third-year pro has taken leaps and bounds this season, and has garnered some great attention with the way he has been playing. In particular, Vasquez became just the third Hornet in 15 years to have back-to-back nights of 13 assists or more–the other two are Darren Collison and Chris Paul.
Vasquez is one of only two players in the league who have had at least five games with at least 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in 2013. Who is the other one you ask? Just Miami Heat superstar and best player in the game LeBron James.
I would say he is putting himself in some awesome company in just his third professional season.
The Hornets take on the Denver Nuggets on the road Friday Night and Vasquez has some room for improvement shooting just 30% in his last four games.
On the other hand, he has averaged 11.7 assists over the last seven games. It’s admirable what he has done with such a subpar roster as Monty Williams and the club is just 15-31 games this season.
Hopefully the further along that both Rivers and Davis come the more assists Vasquez will continue to rack up as he is definitely a Point Guard worth watching for years to come.