Jrue's Cruising

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Sixers guard Jrue Holiday is fouled by the Bucks's Beno Udah. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Jrue Holiday started the season off with a bang, registering three double-digit assist games in the Sixers’ first five contests of the season.

And although he has cooled off a bit since then (he is averaging 8.6 assists per game coming into Sunday night's game against the Cavaliers), early indications seem to point to the good possibility he will end up on the list you see here: the players with the best assists-per-game averages since the 76ers’ move to Philadelphia 50 seasons ago:

 Player  Season    G  Ast.  
 Avg.  
 Maurice Cheeks
 1985-86  
 82  
 753  9.18
 Wilt Chamberlain
 1967-68  82  702  8.56
 Maurice Cheeks
 1981-82  79  667  8.44
 Maurice Cheeks
 1987-88  79  635  8.04
 Allen Iverson
 2004-05  75  596  7.95
 Maurice Cheeks
 1986-87  68  538  7.91
 Maurice Cheeks
 1988-89  71  554  7.80
 Wilt Chamberlain  
 1966-67  81  630  7.78
 Eric Snow
 1999-00  82  624  7.61
 Dana Barros
 1994-95  82  619  7.55
 Allen Iverson
 1996-97  76  567  7.46
 Johnny Dawkins
 1989-90  81  601  7.42
 Allen Iverson
 2005-06  72  532  7.39
 Eric Snow
 2000-01  50  369  7.38

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