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NBA Elo Player Rater

This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in NBA history. In the matchup below, choose the player who you believe was the better player. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.

Note: These ratings are generated using voting results from fans. These ratings do not represent the views of the owners of this website.

Current Top Five (All-Time):
1. Michael Jordan (2363)
2. Larry Bird (2283)
3. Oscar Robertson (2230)
4. Hakeem Olajuwon (2230)
5. Karl Malone (2202)
Current Top Five (Active):
1. LeBron James (2195)
2. Tim Duncan (2193)
3. Kevin Garnett (2119)
4. Chris Paul (2059)
5. Kevin Durant (2010)

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Who's Better: or ? Skip

  Tale of the Tape
  Kevin Garnett Oscar Robertson
Pos F G-F
Height 6-11 6-5
Weight 220 205
Draft 1995 (5th) 1960 (1st)
Debut Nov 3, 1995 Oct 19, 1960
Years 20 14
All-Star 15 12
All-NBA 9 (4/3/2) 11 (9/2/0)
All-Def 12 (9/3) 0
MVP 1 1
Champ 1 1
HoF No Yes
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Kevin Garnett Oscar Robertson
1 18.3 21.2
2 16.1 17.6
3 15.6 17.4
4 14.9 17.3
5 12.9 17.2
6 12.8 16.0
7 11.8 13.7
8 11.6 12.9
9 10.7 12.4
10 9.6 12.3
11 9.0 11.4
12 7.3 8.4
13 7.3 8.3
14 7.1 5.9
15 8.6
16 5.6
17 8.9
18 4.4
19 2.0
20 1.2
Wt Sum** 127.6 141.1

* Adjusted for schedule length
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Kevin Garnett Oscar Robertson
G 1424 1040
MP 49862 43886
PTS 25949 26710
TRB 14512 7804
AST 5383 9887
STL 1831 77
BLK 2027 4
TOV 3163
 Per Game
MP 35.0 42.2
PTS 18.2 25.7
TRB 10.2 7.5
AST 3.8 9.5
STL 1.3 1.1
BLK 1.4 0.1
TOV 2.2
 Shooting
FG% .497 .485
3P% .276
eFG% .501 .485
FT% .790 .838
TS% .546 .564
 Advanced
PER 22.8 23.2
TRB% 17.0 6.4
AST% 19.3 30.3
STL% 1.9 1.4
BLK% 3.0 0.1
TOV% 11.8
USG% 24.8
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 99.6 152.0
DWS 90.8 37.2
WS 190.4 189.2
WS/48 .183 .207

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Kevin Garnett Oscar Robertson
G 143 86
MP 5283 3673
PTS 2601 1910
TRB 1534 578
AST 471 769
STL 178 15
BLK 186 4
TOV 342
 Per Game
MP 36.9 42.7
PTS 18.2 22.2
TRB 10.7 6.7
AST 3.3 8.9
STL 1.2 0.9
BLK 1.3 0.3
TOV 2.4
 Shooting
FG% .478 .460
3P% .273
eFG% .481 .460
FT% .789 .855
TS% .525 .544
 Advanced
PER 21.1 21.0
TRB% 17.4 5.6
AST% 17.8 29.5
STL% 1.8 1.1
BLK% 2.9 0.3
TOV% 12.1
USG% 25.4
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 7.1 10.2
DWS 9.3 3.5
WS 16.4 13.6
WS/48 .149 .178

123 ≡ incomplete data