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Lakers Top 50 Players for Career Steals Average in the Season

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Lakers Historical Records and Statistics:
Steals in the NBA Regular Season

Career Average

In this page you can find the top 50 list with the best career steals averages. The list includes both the Minneapolis Lakers and the Los Angeles Lakers players.

Note that steals were not officially tracked until the 1973-1974 season, the final season of Jerry West Career. "The Logo", then 35 years old, only played 31 games that season but averaged 2.61 steals per game, wich gives you an idea of what his real career average could have been. Although 2.61 is the best average in Lakers history, 31 games is a really low number so it would be also correct to say that Eddie Jones has officially the best average in franchise history.

Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest and Derek Fisher are the 2011-12 Lakers on this list.

Jerry West
Jerry West
2.61 steals per game

1960-61 to 1973-74

Notes:
- Stats updated on Feb 16, 2018.
- Total Rebounds were not recorded until 1950-51, steals, blocks, offensive and defensive rebounds until 1973-74, turnovers until 1977-78 and 3-pointers started in 1979-80.
- In this case, Seasons and Games only include seasons since 1974.

Lakers Top 50 Players for Career Steals Average in the NBA Regular Season

Player Steals Seasons Games
1. Jerry West 2.61 1 31
2. Eddie Jones 2.05 5 314
3. Magic Johnson 1.90 13 906
4. Norm Nixon 1.79 6 485
5. Jerome Kersey 1.70 1 70
6. Don Chaney 1.64 2 90
7. Lucius Allen 1.61 3 210
8. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.59 1 49
9. Smush Parker 1.58 2 164
10. Ronnie Price 1.56 1 43
11. Trevor Ariza 1.54 2 106
12. Gail Goodrich 1.53 3 229
Lonzo Ball 1.53 1 36
14. Jim Price 1.47 3 166
15. Kobe Bryant 1.44 20 1346
16. Caron Butler 1.43 1 77
17. Sedale Threatt 1.40 5 386
18. Connie Hawkins 1.37 2 114
19. Kent Bazemore 1.35 1 23
20. Earl Tatum 1.31 2 93
21. Ron Artest 1.27 6 358
22. Doug Christie 1.26 2 88
D Russell 1.26 2 143
24. Charlie Scott 1.23 1 48
Jamaal Wilkes 1.23 8 575
Player Steals Seasons Games
Byron Scott 1.23 11 846
27. Vlade Divac 1.21 8 535
28. Karl Malone 1.19 1 42
29. Michael Cooper 1.18 12 873
30. Gary Payton 1.17 1 82
31. Larry Nance Jr. 1.16 3 168
32. Adrian Dantley 1.15 2 116
33. James Worthy 1.12 12 926
34. Robert Horry 1.11 7 448
Jeremy Lin 1.11 1 74
Dwight Howard 1.11 1 76
37. Cedric Ceballos 1.10 3 144
Eddie Jordan 1.10 4 156
39. Jodie Meeks 1.09 2 155
Brian Winters 1.09 1 68
41. Derek Fisher 1.06 13 915
42. Nick Van Exel 1.03 5 378
43. Lou Williams 1.02 2 125
44. Tony Jackson 1.00 1 2
Elmore Smith 1.00 2 155
Trevor Wilson 1.00 1 5
47. George Lynch 0.99 3 203
48. Derek Harper 0.98 1 45
Ron Harper 0.98 2 127
50. Jordan Clarkson 0.97 4 273
51. Lou Hudson 0.95 2 160
52. Wesley Johnson 0.94 2 155
53. Mack Calvin 0.92 1 12
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