The 25 Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

12. Nate "Tiny" Archibald

Stats: 18.8 PPG 7.4 APG 2.3 RPG
Accomplishments: 6x All-Star, 5x All-NBA, 1x Scoring Champion, 1x Assists Leader, 1x NBA Champion, Member of Hall of Fame
Teams: Royals, Kings, Nets, Celtics, Bucks

Nate Archibald was one of the original dynamic, score-first NYC point guards. The man referred to as "Tiny" packed a big punch. He is still the only player to lead the NBA in points and assists in the same season. He accomplished the feat as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings starting point guard in 1973, averaging 34.0 points and 11.4 assists per game. The season before that, Archibald finished '72 with a 28.2 PPG average after being snubbed from the All-Star team.

Simple and plain, Tiny was a scoring machine. He used his speed to get to the bucket and he had a decent mid-range game, shooting 46 percent from the field for his career. After years of putting up big numbers on mediocre teams and battling injuries, Archibald won a ring with the '81 Celtics as their starting point guard, contributing 13.8 points and 7.7 assists per game on the season (15 and 6 in the playoffs).

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