Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why can't there be assists on made free throws?

Rondo missed out on an assist when KG got fouled.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm very interested in Rajon Rondo's streak of consecutive games with 10 or more assists, which now stands at 28 (the 4th longest in NBA history).  While sitting in the Garden Wednesday night and paying very close attention to Rondo's assist count, I had an epiphany of sorts.  A player shouldn't lose a potential assist just because the guy he passes to gets fouled.  If the shooter hits the free throws and the points still go one the board, why doesn't the passer still get the credit?  Or if one of two foul shots are made, there could be half an assist awarded.  Watch this pass from Rondo to Chris Wilcox:

Foul.  No Basket.  No Assist.  No Good.  (Wilcox went 2-2 at the line.)


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