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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
How many dimes did Jason Kidd, Steve Nash drop to Dirk?

By Tim MacMahon

How privileged has Dirk Nowitzki been when it comes to point guards?

There are now five members of the 10,000-assist club. Nowitzki spent the majority of his career playing with two of them.

Nowitzki spent his first six seasons with Steve Nash, who has 10,005 assists after hitting the milestone in the Lakers’ loss last night. Nash dropped 797 regular-season dimes to Dirk, according to research done by ESPN Stats and Information.

Nowitzki spent four and a half seasons with Jason Kidd, who ranks behind only John Stockton in NBA history with 11,969 assists and counting. Kidd fed Nowitzki for 753 buckets.

The other members of the 10,000-assist club are Mark Jackson and Magic Johnson.

The four point guards currently on the Mavs’ roster have a total of 3,686 career assists: Mike James (1,919), Darren Collison (1,291), Rodrigue Beaubois (336) and Dominique Jones (140).