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

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Season Lg Player DRtg Tm
2015-16 NBA Hassan Whiteside93.16 MIA
2014-15 NBA Kawhi Leonard96.39 SAS
2013-14 NBA Joakim Noah95.82 CHI
2012-13 NBA Tim Duncan94.97 SAS
2011-12 NBA Kevin Garnett94.21 BOS
2010-11 NBA Dwight Howard94.18 ORL
2009-10 NBA Dwight Howard95.44 ORL
2008-09 NBA Dwight Howard94.56 ORL
2007-08 NBA Kevin Garnett93.85 BOS
2006-07 NBA Tim Duncan94.45 SAS
2005-06 NBA Tim Duncan94.41 SAS
2004-05 NBA Tim Duncan93.17 SAS
2003-04 NBA Ben Wallace87.48 DET
2002-03 NBA Ben Wallace89.99 DET
2001-02 NBA Ben Wallace92.89 DET
2000-01 NBA Marcus Camby90.56 NYK
1999-00 NBA David Robinson*92.22 SAS
1998-99 NBA David Robinson*87.94 SAS
1997-98 NBA David Robinson*93.61 SAS
1996-97 NBA Alonzo Mourning*95.31 MIA
1995-96 NBA David Robinson*96.45 SAS
1994-95 NBA Scottie Pippen*98.25 CHI
1993-94 NBA Patrick Ewing*92.88 NYK
1992-93 NBA Patrick Ewing*94.34 NYK
1991-92 NBA David Robinson*94.38 SAS
1990-91 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*93.39 HOU
1989-90 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*93.43 HOU
1988-89 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*94.86 HOU
1987-88 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*98.05 HOU
1986-87 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*98.75 HOU
1985-86 NBA Bill Walton*97.49 BOS
1984-85 NBA Mark Eaton96.50 UTA
1983-84 NBA Alton Lister98.63 MIL
1982-83 NBA Alton Lister96.19 MIL
1981-82 NBA Jack Sikma97.23 SEA
1980-81 NBA Alvan Adams96.24 PHO
1979-80 NBA Tree Rollins95.90 ATL
1978-79 NBA Robert Parish*94.37 GSW
1977-78 NBA Bill Walton*89.50 POR
1976-77 NBA Bobby Jones89.91 DEN
1975-76 NBA George Johnson89.81 GSW
  ABA Julius Erving*97.47 NYA
1974-75 NBA Elvin Hayes*87.60 WSB
  ABA Artis Gilmore*93.77 KEN
1973-74 NBA Bob Lanier*87.99 DET
  ABA Artis Gilmore*93.16 KEN