NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Defensive Rating

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player DRtg
1. Gar Heard 95.30
2. Dave Cowens* 95.52
3. Tim Duncan 95.57
4. David Robinson* 95.65
5. Ben Wallace 95.76
6. Clifford Ray 96.26
7. Wes Unseld* 96.31
8. Sam Lacey 96.45
9. Jim Ard 96.53
10. George Johnson 96.67
11. Paul Silas 96.77
12. Elvin Hayes* 97.36
13. George McGinnis 97.61
14. Kim Hughes 97.66
15. Hakeem Olajuwon* 97.89
16. Connie Hawkins* 98.08
17. Bob Lanier* 98.40
18. Jim Brewer 98.51
19. Marcus Camby 98.53
20. Steve Mix 98.72
21. Mel Daniels* 98.91
22. Dwight Howard 98.98
23. Patrick Ewing* 99.08
24. Kevin Garnett 99.10
25. Yao Ming* 99.10
26. Rich Kelley 99.18
27. Dikembe Mutombo* 99.19
28. Bobby Jones 99.25
29. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 99.30
30. Len Elmore 99.33
31. Rick Barry* 99.44
32. Julius Erving* 99.53
33. Alonzo Mourning* 99.57
34. Ted McClain 99.59
35. Truck Robinson 99.74
36. Bob McAdoo* 99.75
37. Joakim Noah 99.86
38. Marvin Webster 99.92
39. Alvan Adams 99.94
40. Manu Ginobili 100.04
41. Jermaine O'Neal 100.08
42. Shawn Kemp 100.14
43. Darryl Dawkins 100.25
44. Dennis Rodman* 100.26
45. Jim Chones 100.27
46. Tree Rollins 100.36
47. Mark Eaton 100.37
48. Bruce Seals 100.37
49. Darnell Hillman 100.43
50. Spencer Haywood* 100.44
51. Bob Dandridge 100.48
52. Mike Green 100.60
53. Jo Jo White* 100.83
54. DeAndre Jordan 100.86
55. Shawn Bradley 100.92
56. Rasheed Wallace 100.96
57. Chris Webber 100.96
58. Steve Hawes 101.01
59. Karl Malone* 101.05
60. Sidney Wicks 101.08
61. Quinn Buckner 101.09
62. Kurt Thomas 101.13
63. Theo Ratliff 101.18
64. Tony Allen 101.18
65. Robert Horry 101.19
66. Al Skinner 101.21
67. Dan Roundfield 101.23
68. Shaquille O'Neal* 101.26
69. Jimmy Jones 101.28
70. Kenyon Martin 101.30
71. Bonzi Wells 101.32
72. Billy Paultz 101.33
73. Vlade Divac 101.38
74. Jack Sikma 101.38
75. Artis Gilmore* 101.40
76. Larry Bird* 101.44
77. Fred Brown 101.48
78. Paul Westphal 101.48
79. Ervin Johnson 101.48
80. Mickey Johnson 101.50
81. Scottie Pippen* 101.51
82. Shawn Marion 101.55
83. Foots Walker 101.58
84. Caldwell Jones 101.60
85. Jeff Foster 101.68
86. Marvin Barnes 101.68
87. Lonnie Shelton 101.70
88. Coby Dietrick 101.73
89. Chris Dudley 101.74
90. Bo Outlaw 101.82
91. Mike Gale 101.83
92. Wil Jones 101.88
93. Brian Grant 101.88
94. Robert Parish* 101.88
95. Rasho Nesterovic 102.00
96. Jason Kidd 102.00
97. M.L. Carr 102.04
98. P.J. Brown 102.05
99. Tim Bassett 102.06
100. Aaron McKie 102.06
101. Nazr Mohammed 102.16
102. Larry Kenon 102.17
103. Kendrick Perkins 102.18
104. Andrew Bogut 102.21
105. Mike Bantom 102.22
106. Charles Oakley 102.24
107. Pete Maravich* 102.24
108. Bruce Bowen 102.25
109. Swen Nater 102.25
110. Paul Millsap 102.25
111. Samuel Dalembert 102.26
112. Elden Campbell 102.26
113. Tyson Chandler 102.28
114. Serge Ibaka 102.29
115. John Drew 102.33
116. Maurice Lucas 102.35
117. Fatty Taylor 102.36
118. LeBron James 102.39
119. Carlos Boozer 102.39
120. Alton Lister 102.40
121. Chris Ford 102.40
122. Gus Williams 102.47
123. Roy Hibbert 102.47
124. Charlie Scott 102.50
125. Rick Mahorn 102.51
126. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 102.51
127. Andrei Kirilenko 102.52
128. John Johnson 102.54
129. Rajon Rondo 102.54
130. Dale Davis 102.63
131. Marcin Gortat 102.64
132. Jan Van Breda Kolff 102.65
133. Paul Pierce 102.68
134. Henry Bibby 102.68
135. Bingo Smith 102.71
136. Lionel Hollins 102.72
137. Nene Hilario 102.75
138. Don Buse 102.81
139. Michael Jordan* 102.83
140. Eddie Jones 102.85
141. George Lynch 102.85
142. Tyrone Hill 102.91
143. Marc Gasol 102.92
144. Kevin Porter 102.94
145. Jim Cleamons 102.98
146. Gus Gerard 103.06
147. Antonio McDyess 103.06
148. Dwight Jones 103.08
149. Josh Smith 103.10
150. Goo Kennedy 103.12
151. Donyell Marshall 103.19
152. Rich Jones 103.19
153. Derrick Coleman 103.20
154. Thabo Sefolosha 103.33
155. Tony Battie 103.34
156. Jerome Kersey 103.34
157. Micheal Ray Richardson 103.35
158. Al Horford 103.37
159. Emeka Okafor 103.38
160. Metta World Peace 103.39
161. Gerald Wallace 103.41
162. Bryon Russell 103.42
163. Clifford Robinson 103.47
164. Jamaal Wilkes* 103.49
165. Antonio Davis 103.50
166. Elton Brand 103.51
167. Greg Ballard 103.51
168. Kent Benson 103.53
169. Darrell Armstrong 103.55
170. Jim Eakins 103.56
171. Randy Denton 103.57
172. Kurt Rambis 103.58
173. Lamar Odom 103.64
174. Bird Averitt 103.64
175. Tom Owens 103.64
176. Reggie Evans 103.66
177. David West 103.66
178. Anthony Mason 103.69
179. Scott Wedman 103.76
180. Erick Dampier 103.82
181. Tracy McGrady 103.82
182. Nate McMillan 103.85
183. Ron Harper 103.86
184. Dwyane Wade 103.87
185. Ralph Simpson 103.91
186. John Stockton* 103.92
187. Doug Christie 103.92
188. Chris Paul 103.94
189. Bill Laimbeer 103.94
190. Brevin Knight 103.95
191. Buck Williams 103.97
192. Eric Snow 103.97
193. Kerry Kittles 103.98
194. Pau Gasol 104.03
195. James Posey 104.05
196. Larry Nance 104.06
197. Dirk Nowitzki 104.08
198. Ray Williams 104.08
199. Greg Anthony 104.08
200. Willie Wise 104.09
201. Gerald Govan 104.11
202. John Salley 104.17
203. Roger Brown* 104.18
204. Campy Russell 104.18
205. Drew Gooden 104.19
206. Kenny Thomas 104.21
207. Brian Taylor 104.21
208. Blake Griffin 104.21
209. Toni Kukoc 104.26
210. Phil Smith 104.26
211. Rodney Rogers 104.28
212. Charles Edge 104.31
213. Udonis Haslem 104.32
214. Paul Pressey 104.35
215. Byron Beck 104.39
216. Dan Issel* 104.40
217. Moses Malone* 104.40
218. Luol Deng 104.40
219. Keith Van Horn 104.43
220. Dave Twardzik 104.43
221. Lorenzen Wright 104.44
222. Horace Grant 104.44
223. John Starks 104.44
224. Wayne Cooper 104.44
225. Tony Parker 104.45
226. Hot Rod Williams 104.47
227. Randy Smith 104.48
228. Magic Johnson* 104.48
229. John Williamson 104.50
230. Terrell Brandon 104.51
231. Trevor Ariza 104.52
232. Tom Gugliotta 104.52
233. Charles Barkley* 104.54
234. Rudy Tomjanovich 104.55
235. Andrew Lang 104.56
236. Chris Kaman 104.57
237. Luis Scola 104.58
238. Cliff Robinson 104.61
239. George Hill 104.63
240. George Karl 104.66
241. Al Jefferson 104.67
242. Kevin Durant 104.69
243. Jon Koncak 104.70
244. Marques Johnson 104.70
245. Terry Cummings 104.71
246. Christian Laettner 104.72
247. Mark West 104.72
248. Brian Winters 104.73
249. Dennis Johnson* 104.75
250. Antoine Walker 104.77

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DRtg
1. Gar Heard 95.30
2. Dave Cowens* 95.52
3. Tim Duncan 95.57
4. David Robinson* 95.65
5. Ben Wallace 95.76
6. Clifford Ray 96.26
7. Wes Unseld* 96.31
8. Sam Lacey 96.45
9. George Johnson 96.67
10. Paul Silas 96.77
11. George McGinnis 97.30
12. Elvin Hayes* 97.36
13. Hakeem Olajuwon* 97.89
14. Bob Lanier* 98.40
15. Jim Brewer 98.51
16. Marcus Camby 98.53
17. Steve Mix 98.72
18. Dwight Howard 98.98
19. Patrick Ewing* 99.08
20. Kevin Garnett 99.10
21. Yao Ming* 99.10
22. Rich Kelley 99.18
23. Dikembe Mutombo* 99.19
24. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 99.30
25. Bobby Jones 99.37
26. Rick Barry* 99.44
27. Alonzo Mourning* 99.57
28. Truck Robinson 99.74
29. Bob McAdoo* 99.75
30. Joakim Noah 99.86
31. Alvan Adams 99.94
32. Manu Ginobili 100.04
33. Jermaine O'Neal 100.08
34. Shawn Kemp 100.14
35. Jim Chones 100.23
36. Darryl Dawkins 100.25
37. Dennis Rodman* 100.26
38. Tree Rollins 100.36
39. Mark Eaton 100.37
40. Spencer Haywood* 100.44
41. Bob Dandridge 100.48
42. Jo Jo White* 100.83
43. DeAndre Jordan 100.86
44. Julius Erving* 100.89
45. Shawn Bradley 100.92
46. Rasheed Wallace 100.96
47. Chris Webber 100.96
48. Steve Hawes 101.01
49. Karl Malone* 101.05
50. Sidney Wicks 101.08
51. Quinn Buckner 101.09
52. Kurt Thomas 101.13
53. Theo Ratliff 101.18
54. Tony Allen 101.18
55. Robert Horry 101.19
56. Dan Roundfield 101.21
57. Shaquille O'Neal* 101.26
58. Kenyon Martin 101.30
59. Bonzi Wells 101.32
60. Vlade Divac 101.38
61. Jack Sikma 101.38
62. Larry Bird* 101.44
63. Fred Brown 101.48
64. Paul Westphal 101.48
65. Ervin Johnson 101.48
66. Mickey Johnson 101.50
67. Scottie Pippen* 101.51
68. Shawn Marion 101.55
69. Foots Walker 101.58
70. Jeff Foster 101.68
71. Lonnie Shelton 101.70
72. Chris Dudley 101.74
73. Bo Outlaw 101.82
74. Brian Grant 101.88
75. Robert Parish* 101.88
76. Caldwell Jones 101.88
77. Rasho Nesterovic 102.00
78. Jason Kidd 102.00
79. P.J. Brown 102.05
80. Aaron McKie 102.06
81. Nazr Mohammed 102.16
82. Kendrick Perkins 102.18
83. Andrew Bogut 102.21
84. Mike Bantom 102.22
85. Charles Oakley 102.24
86. Pete Maravich* 102.24
87. Bruce Bowen 102.25
88. Paul Millsap 102.25
89. Samuel Dalembert 102.26
90. Elden Campbell 102.26
91. Tyson Chandler 102.28
92. Serge Ibaka 102.29
93. Maurice Lucas 102.30
94. John Drew 102.33
95. LeBron James 102.39
96. Carlos Boozer 102.39
97. Alton Lister 102.40
98. Chris Ford 102.40
99. Gus Williams 102.47
100. Roy Hibbert 102.47
101. Charlie Scott 102.50
102. Rick Mahorn 102.51
103. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 102.51
104. Andrei Kirilenko 102.52
105. John Johnson 102.54
106. Rajon Rondo 102.54
107. Dale Davis 102.63
108. Marcin Gortat 102.64
109. Paul Pierce 102.68
110. Henry Bibby 102.68
111. Bingo Smith 102.71
112. Lionel Hollins 102.72
113. Nene Hilario 102.75
114. Michael Jordan* 102.83
115. Eddie Jones 102.85
116. George Lynch 102.85
117. Tyrone Hill 102.91
118. Marc Gasol 102.92
119. Kevin Porter 102.94
120. Jim Cleamons 102.98
121. Antonio McDyess 103.06
122. Dwight Jones 103.08
123. Don Buse 103.10
124. Josh Smith 103.10
125. Donyell Marshall 103.19
126. Derrick Coleman 103.20
127. Thabo Sefolosha 103.33
128. Tony Battie 103.34
129. Jerome Kersey 103.34
130. Micheal Ray Richardson 103.35
131. Al Horford 103.37
132. Emeka Okafor 103.38
133. Metta World Peace 103.39
134. Gerald Wallace 103.41
135. Bryon Russell 103.42
136. Clifford Robinson 103.47
137. Larry Kenon 103.48
138. Jamaal Wilkes* 103.49
139. Antonio Davis 103.50
140. Elton Brand 103.51
141. Greg Ballard 103.51
142. Kent Benson 103.53
143. Darrell Armstrong 103.55
144. Kurt Rambis 103.58
145. Lamar Odom 103.64
146. Artis Gilmore* 103.65
147. Reggie Evans 103.66
148. David West 103.66
149. Anthony Mason 103.69
150. Scott Wedman 103.76
151. Erick Dampier 103.82
152. Tracy McGrady 103.82
153. Nate McMillan 103.85
154. Ron Harper 103.86
155. Dwyane Wade 103.87
156. John Stockton* 103.92
157. Doug Christie 103.92
158. Chris Paul 103.94
159. Bill Laimbeer 103.94
160. Brevin Knight 103.95
161. Buck Williams 103.97
162. Eric Snow 103.97
163. Kerry Kittles 103.98
164. Pau Gasol 104.03
165. James Posey 104.05
166. Larry Nance 104.06
167. Dirk Nowitzki 104.08
168. Ray Williams 104.08
169. Greg Anthony 104.08
170. John Salley 104.17
171. Campy Russell 104.18
172. Drew Gooden 104.19
173. Kenny Thomas 104.21
174. Blake Griffin 104.21
175. Toni Kukoc 104.26
176. Phil Smith 104.26
177. Rodney Rogers 104.28
178. Udonis Haslem 104.32
179. Paul Pressey 104.35
180. Luol Deng 104.40
181. Keith Van Horn 104.43
182. Lorenzen Wright 104.44
183. Horace Grant 104.44
184. John Starks 104.44
185. Wayne Cooper 104.44
186. Tony Parker 104.45
187. Hot Rod Williams 104.47
188. Randy Smith 104.48
189. Magic Johnson* 104.48
190. Terrell Brandon 104.51
191. Trevor Ariza 104.52
192. Tom Gugliotta 104.52
193. Charles Barkley* 104.54
194. Rudy Tomjanovich 104.55
195. Andrew Lang 104.56
196. Chris Kaman 104.57
197. Luis Scola 104.58
198. Cliff Robinson 104.61
199. George Hill 104.63
200. Al Jefferson 104.67
201. Moses Malone* 104.68
202. Kevin Durant 104.69
203. Jon Koncak 104.70
204. Marques Johnson 104.70
205. Terry Cummings 104.71
206. Christian Laettner 104.72
207. Mark West 104.72
208. Brian Winters 104.73
209. Dennis Johnson* 104.75
210. Antoine Walker 104.77
211. Bob Sura 104.80
212. Charles Smith 104.80
213. Mookie Blaylock 104.81
214. Shane Battier 104.86
215. Doc Rivers 104.91
216. Amir Johnson 104.92
217. Russell Westbrook 104.93
218. Anfernee Hardaway 104.93
219. Tom Henderson 104.94
220. Andre Iguodala 104.94
221. Fat Lever 104.99
222. Brad Miller 104.99
223. Tiny Archibald* 104.99
224. Rafer Alston 105.00
225. Hedo Turkoglu 105.07
226. Sidney Moncrief 105.10
227. Clyde Drexler* 105.12
228. Austin Carr 105.13
229. Benoit Benjamin 105.16
230. John Wall 105.18
231. Herb Williams 105.19
232. Mario Chalmers 105.19
233. Kevin Willis 105.23
234. Brad Daugherty 105.25
235. Travis Best 105.30
236. Chris Bosh 105.31
237. Maurice Cheeks 105.32
238. Shandon Anderson 105.32
239. Kenny Carr 105.32
240. Ricky Sobers 105.33
241. Larry Hughes 105.34
242. Mehmet Okur 105.35
243. Josh Howard 105.36
244. Terry Tyler 105.41
245. Kirk Hinrich 105.41
246. Brent Barry 105.42
247. Troy Murphy 105.43
248. Baron Davis 105.44
249. Kevin Love 105.46
250. Kobe Bryant 105.47

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player DRtg
1. Artis Gilmore* 94.95
2. Julius Erving* 95.70
3. Billy Paultz 98.20
4. George McGinnis 98.39
5. Bobby Jones 98.86
6. Mel Daniels* 99.02
7. Swen Nater 99.18
8. Ted McClain 99.34
9. Mike Gale 99.56
10. Len Elmore 99.72
11. Larry Kenon 99.85
12. Brian Taylor 100.30
13. Coby Dietrick 100.36
14. Dan Issel* 100.60
15. Caldwell Jones 100.74
16. Darnell Hillman 101.22
17. Mike Green 101.35
18. Moses Malone* 101.50
19. Wil Jones 102.01
20. Marvin Barnes 102.05
21. Don Buse 102.16
22. George Gervin* 102.41
23. Maurice Lucas 102.57
24. Bird Averitt 102.92
25. Dave Robisch 103.08
26. Goo Kennedy 103.10
27. Bill Melchionni 103.14
28. Joe Caldwell 103.31
29. Rich Jones 103.79
30. John Williamson 103.81
31. Fatty Taylor 103.92
32. Randy Denton 103.95
33. Tom Owens 104.03
34. Gerald Govan 104.11
35. Ralph Simpson 104.12
36. Roger Brown* 104.18
37. Jan Van Breda Kolff 104.21
38. Charles Edge 104.31
39. Jim Eakins 104.43
40. Louie Dampier* 104.47
41. George Karl 104.62
42. David Thompson* 104.73
43. Tim Bassett 104.84
44. Byron Beck 104.87
45. Marv Roberts 104.87
46. Chuck Terry 104.99
47. Gus Gerard 105.17
48. Billy Knight 105.25
49. Warren Jabali 105.30
50. James Silas 105.43
51. Jimmy Jones 106.05
52. John Roche 106.09
53. Willie Wise 106.12
54. Red Robbins 106.13
55. Mack Calvin 106.17
56. Ron Boone 106.77
57. Freddie Lewis 106.81
58. Al Smith 106.98
59. Mike Barr 107.24
60. George Adams 107.29
61. Stew Johnson 107.59
62. Lee Davis 107.67
63. Cincinnatus Powell 107.85
64. Mike Jackson 107.92
65. Johnny Neumann 108.02
66. Donnie Freeman 108.06
67. Kevin Joyce 108.07
68. Jimmy O'Brien 108.08
69. Dave Twardzik 108.09
70. George Carter 108.25
71. Billy Shepherd 108.28
72. Travis Grant 108.35
73. Bill Keller 108.35
74. Chuck Williams 108.39
75. Steve Jones 108.66
76. Bo Lamar 109.02
77. Barry Parkhill 110.08
78. Larry Finch 111.76

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