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NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Top 10 Playoff Leaders and Records for Defensive Rating

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Year Lg 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2014 NBA P. Millsap (97.74) T. Ariza (99.14) N. Hilario (100.48) M. Gortat (100.62) D. Green (100.88) K. Leonard (100.89) J. Wall (101.21) P. George (101.49) B. Beal (102.05) M. Ginobili (102.56)
2013 NBA K. Garnett (90.30) K. Martin (94.23) J. Kidd (96.54) I. Shumpert (97.39) T. Duncan (97.70) T. Chandler (98.06) K. Leonard (98.28) P. Prigioni (98.45) R. Evans (98.58) A. Bradley (98.68)
2012 NBA J. Smith (93.20) L. Allen (94.53) R. Hibbert (94.77) K. Garnett (94.80) C. Boozer (95.27) L. Deng (95.99) E. Brand (96.81) S. Hawes (97.45) E. Turner (97.61) J. McGee (97.67)
2011 NBA D. Howard (95.73) K. Garnett (96.26) J. Noah (97.00) T. Gibson (98.87) J. Nelson (99.76) C. Boozer (99.90) R. Brewer (100.29) J. Smith (100.42) H. Turkoglu (101.31) L. James (101.57)
2010 NBA D. Howard (92.98) T. Allen (99.03) K. Garnett (99.37) K. Perkins (99.72) R. Wallace (100.32) G. Davis (100.38) M. Barnes (100.50) M. Gortat (100.79) R. Lewis (101.00) R. Rondo (102.22)
2009 NBA D. Howard (98.35) L. James (99.62) M. Gortat (99.74) C. Hayes (99.75) A. Varejao (100.13) J. Smith (100.55) L. Odom (101.48) Z. Ilgauskas (101.53) P. Gasol (101.54) M. Chalmers (101.88)
2008 NBA T. Duncan (98.51) L. James (98.65) S. O'Neal (98.76) B. Wallace (98.91) K. Garnett (99.16) A. Varejao (99.59) K. Perkins (100.72) J. Posey (101.15) Z. Ilgauskas (101.36) J. Smith (101.45)
2007 NBA J. Kidd (94.63) M. Camby (95.73) A. Varejao (96.00) A. McDyess (96.49) R. Wallace (97.07) A. Stoudemire (97.53) B. Wallace (97.67) T. Duncan (98.04) L. James (98.63) Z. Ilgauskas (98.92)
2006 NBA A. Mourning* (95.13) M. Camby (96.64) B. Wallace (98.97) D. Wade (99.59) D. Diop (99.73) S. O'Neal (99.96) A. McDyess (100.87) J. Posey (101.46) L. Hunter (101.82) U. Haslem (102.14)
2005 NBA B. Wallace (93.48) A. Mourning* (94.53) A. McDyess (95.27) R. Wallace (96.22) P. Pierce (97.42) J. Foster (97.52) L. Hunter (98.01) R. LaFrentz (98.14) J. O'Neal (98.70) J. Tinsley (100.01)
2004 NBA B. Wallace (83.91) K. Martin (89.27) L. Hunter (90.06) A. Harrington (90.73) J. Foster (90.88) R. Wallace (91.30) M. Okur (91.50) J. O'Neal (92.15) R. Rogers (92.30) T. Prince (92.31)
2003 NBA B. Wallace (90.51) T. Duncan (92.25) D. Robinson* (93.79) A. Stoudemire (93.87) S. Marion (94.61) K. Martin (95.35) A. Hardaway (96.51) M. Ginobili (96.97) A. Williams (97.41) S. Claxton (97.47)
2002 NBA B. Wallace (86.41) M. World Peace (91.59) T. Duncan (94.48) T. Battie (95.45) J. O'Neal (95.67) P. Pierce (96.53) C. Robinson (96.56) B. Miller (97.00) C. Williamson (97.08) R. Rogers (97.46)
2001 NBA D. Robinson* (92.42) R. Horry (94.87) T. Duncan (95.64) S. O'Neal (96.04) V. Divac (97.07) K. Garnett (97.61) R. Fox (97.78) H. Grant (98.20) B. Shaw (98.83) B. Davis (98.86)
2000 NBA D. Robinson* (84.01) A. Mourning* (91.28) D. Majerle (91.47) P. Brown (94.06) A. Carter (94.52) P. Ewing* (94.56) B. Bowen (94.72) C. Weatherspoon (95.47) M. Camby (96.39) C. Blount (96.45)
1999 NBA D. Robinson* (87.33) M. Camby (89.51) T. Duncan (92.30) P. Ewing* (94.50) C. Dudley (94.55) K. Thomas (94.56) M. Rose (94.86) J. Kersey (94.92) A. Sabonis* (95.44) D. Mutombo (96.04)
1998 NBA D. Robinson* (93.42) G. Ostertag (94.56) H. Olajuwon* (96.30) K. Malone* (96.39) S. Burrell (97.16) W. Perdue (97.36) K. Willis (98.65) S. Pippen* (98.92) C. Morris (99.73) T. Duncan (99.80)
1997 NBA A. Mourning* (94.64) C. Oakley (96.92) P. Brown (97.01) I. Austin (98.09) B. Dele (98.57) C. Ward (98.59) D. Majerle (99.22) C. Childs (99.68) P. Ewing* (99.79) R. Harper (99.99)
1996 NBA S. Pippen* (96.07) K. Malone* (96.58) D. Rodman* (96.70) P. Ewing* (97.50) G. Ostertag (97.58) B. Russell (98.39) C. Morris (98.64) S. Kemp (98.90) F. Spencer (99.16) R. Harper (99.41)
1995 NBA D. Robinson* (97.53) P. Ewing* (97.91) D. Rodman* (97.93) C. Oakley (100.10) C. Smith (100.94) S. Kemp (101.29) J. Reid (102.37) D. Rivers (102.89) A. Mourning* (103.60) A. Mason (104.08)
1994 NBA P. Ewing* (94.36) A. Davis (96.83) H. Olajuwon* (97.09) D. Davis (97.47) S. Kemp (97.84) C. Oakley (98.13) K. Willis (98.44) D. Mutombo (98.78) D. McKey (99.06) A. Lang (99.16)
1993 NBA H. Olajuwon* (96.56) R. Harper (97.62) D. Coleman (100.28) D. Robinson* (100.81) D. Manning (102.16) V. Divac (102.70) P. Ewing* (102.76) N. McMillan (102.79) R. Horry (102.79) O. Miller (103.04)
1992 NBA D. Rodman* (99.35) P. Ewing* (99.73) G. Anthony (101.41) S. Williams (101.92) S. Pippen* (102.39) C. Oakley (102.46) J. Starks (102.92) W. Perdue (103.67) H. Grant (104.00) A. Mason (104.01)
1991 NBA S. Pippen* (99.52) M. Jordan* (100.59) C. Levingston (102.19) B. Armstrong (102.80) K. Malone* (103.25) W. Perdue (104.01) D. Robinson* (105.28) H. Grant (106.19) V. Divac (106.30) C. Drexler* (106.38)
1990 NBA B. Laimbeer (96.32) I. Thomas* (100.05) D. Robinson* (100.19) D. Rodman* (100.96) J. Salley (102.05) M. Jordan* (102.05) H. Olajuwon* (102.37) M. Aguirre (102.99) W. Cooper (103.21) S. Pippen* (103.67)
1989 NBA D. Rodman* (99.38) H. Olajuwon* (99.70) R. Mahorn (101.76) J. Salley (101.91) B. Laimbeer (102.15) B. Daugherty (102.21) T. Corbin (103.43) M. West (104.32) M. Jordan* (104.38) I. Thomas* (104.49)
1988 NBA B. Laimbeer (99.51) I. Thomas* (99.97) D. Rodman* (100.05) J. Salley (100.41) H. Olajuwon* (101.68) R. Mahorn (102.52) J. Edwards (103.54) M. Jordan* (103.63) C. Oakley (103.84) H. Grant (103.97)
1987 NBA H. Olajuwon* (102.24) M. Eaton (103.86) B. Laimbeer (103.99) K. Malone* (104.04) C. Person (104.12) J. Stockton* (104.21) D. Rodman* (104.43) K. Rambis (104.80) I. Thomas* (105.55) R. Mahorn (106.31)
1986 NBA B. Walton* (100.62) H. Olajuwon* (100.98) C. Barkley* (102.11) L. Bird* (102.60) R. Sampson* (103.02) R. Parish* (104.08) K. Rambis (104.64) D. Ainge (104.79) K. McHale* (105.22) D. Johnson* (105.70)
1985 NBA R. Sampson* (97.16) H. Olajuwon* (97.44) M. Eaton (99.51) C. Barkley* (99.96) L. Lloyd (101.20) R. McCray (102.51) M. Malone* (102.81) J. Lucas (102.92) R. Kelley (103.91) K. Rambis (103.95)
1984 NBA B. Williams (99.41) M. Gminski (100.07) M. Richardson (100.48) P. Mokeski (101.09) D. Cook (101.10) P. Pressey (101.68) A. Lister (102.21) J. Sikma (102.44) M. Malone* (102.49) L. Bird* (102.62)
1983 NBA M. Malone* (95.76) L. Bird* (97.03) A. Lister (97.32) P. Pressey (99.43) B. Jones (99.75) R. Parish* (99.98) J. Erving* (100.79) B. Lanier* (100.84) B. McAdoo* (101.27) A. Gilmore* (102.10)
1982 NBA L. Bird* (94.21) R. Parish* (95.42) J. Sikma (98.08) R. Mahorn (98.13) C. Maxwell (98.58) G. Ballard (99.12) J. Donaldson (99.18) K. McHale* (99.80) S. Haywood (102.47) M. Johnson* (102.47)
1981 NBA T. Robinson (94.51) L. Bird* (94.91) R. Parish* (95.71) D. Johnson* (96.95) S. Lacey (97.28) A. Adams (98.19) J. Cook (99.27) W. Davis (99.42) R. King (101.77) K. McHale* (102.16)
1980 NBA L. Bird* (95.93) R. Robey (97.80) D. Cowens* (98.29) C. Maxwell (98.62) J. Erving* (98.79) L. Shelton (99.29) C. Jones (99.44) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (99.44) B. Lanier* (99.57) Q. Buckner (99.62)
1979 NBA G. Heard (90.53) S. Lacey (95.60) T. Robinson (95.99) A. Adams (96.18) A. Scott (96.96) J. Kramer (97.04) T. Rollins (97.29) J. Sikma (97.40) W. Davis (98.14) E. Hayes* (98.68)
1978 NBA C. Jones (93.56) D. Dawkins (93.77) E. Hayes* (95.83) G. McGinnis (96.20) J. Erving* (97.24) G. Ballard (97.25) M. Lucas (97.91) S. Mix (98.10) W. Unseld* (98.57) M. Johnson (98.83)
1977 NBA B. Walton* (89.53) B. Jones (92.16) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (93.07) M. Lucas (93.93) L. Neal (94.85) S. Wicks (94.92) D. Cowens* (95.02) B. Gross (95.28) D. Dawkins (95.65) R. Parish* (95.98)
1976 NBA E. Hayes* (88.11) D. Cowens* (91.00) N. Thurmond* (91.02) P. Silas (91.90) J. Brewer (92.73) W. Unseld* (92.84) J. Jones (93.16) G. Heard (94.17) G. Johnson (94.79) C. Scott (95.05)
1975 NBA G. Johnson (87.05) N. Thurmond* (88.77) S. Lacey (90.58) J. Wilkes* (90.81) C. Ray (90.88) T. Boerwinkle (91.46) W. Unseld* (91.74) R. Barry* (91.93) E. Hayes* (92.95) D. Dickey (93.12)
1974 NBA K. Abdul-Jabbar* (89.90) D. Cowens* (90.05) G. Heard (90.36) P. Silas (90.62) B. Lanier* (91.57) C. Warner (91.63) B. McAdoo* (92.46) E. Hayes* (92.87) D. Chaney (93.15) D. Nelson* (93.93)