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

Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers players with the best average in career steals in the NBA Regular Season.

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 Jan 24, 2022.
- 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. Lonzo Ball 1.59 2 99
9. Smush Parker 1.58 2 164
10. Ronnie Price 1.56 1 43
11. Gail Goodrich 1.53 3 229
12. Sekou Doumbouya 1.50 1 2
13. Jim Price 1.47 3 166
14. Kobe Bryant 1.44 20 1346
15. Caron Butler 1.43 1 77
16. Trevor Ariza 1.42 3 119
17. Sedale Threatt 1.40 5 386
18. Connie Hawkins 1.37 2 114
19. Anthony Davis 1.34 3 125
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
LeBron James 1.26 4 202
25. Danny Green 1.25 1 68
Player Steals Seasons Games
26. Charlie Scott 1.23 1 48
Jamaal Wilkes 1.23 8 575
Byron Scott 1.23 11 846
29. Vlade Divac 1.21 8 535
30. Karl Malone 1.19 1 42
31. Michael Cooper 1.18 12 873
32. Gary Payton 1.17 1 82
33. Larry Nance Jr. 1.16 3 168
34. Dennis Schroder 1.15 1 61
Adrian Dantley 1.15 2 116
36. James Worthy 1.12 12 926
37. Robert Horry 1.11 7 448
Jeremy Lin 1.11 1 74
Russell Westbrook 1.11 1 47
40. Cedric Ceballos 1.10 3 144
Eddie Jordan 1.10 4 156
Andre Drummond 1.10 1 21
43. Jodie Meeks 1.09 2 155
Brian Winters 1.09 1 68
45. Kent Bazemore 1.06 2 48
Derek Fisher 1.06 13 915
47. Nick Van Exel 1.03 5 378
48. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 1.02 4 292
Lou Williams 1.02 2 125
50. Tony Jackson 1.00 1 2
Jemerrio Jones 1.00 2 8
Elmore Smith 1.00 2 155
Trevor Wilson 1.00 1 5