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

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Season Lg Player DRtg Tm
2016-17 NBA Andre Drummond 93.79 DET
2015-16 NBA Hassan Whiteside 94.52 MIA
2014-15 NBA Kawhi Leonard 96.39 SAS
2013-14 NBA Joakim Noah 95.82 CHI
2012-13 NBA Tim Duncan 94.97 SAS
2011-12 NBA Kevin Garnett 94.21 BOS
2010-11 NBA Dwight Howard 94.18 ORL
2009-10 NBA Dwight Howard 95.44 ORL
2008-09 NBA Dwight Howard 94.56 ORL
2007-08 NBA Kevin Garnett 93.85 BOS
2006-07 NBA Tim Duncan 94.45 SAS
2005-06 NBA Tim Duncan 94.41 SAS
2004-05 NBA Tim Duncan 93.17 SAS
2003-04 NBA Ben Wallace 87.48 DET
2002-03 NBA Ben Wallace 89.99 DET
2001-02 NBA Ben Wallace 92.89 DET
2000-01 NBA Marcus Camby 90.56 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 Eaton 96.50 UTA
1983-84 NBA Alton Lister 98.63 MIL
1982-83 NBA Alton Lister 96.19 MIL
1981-82 NBA Jack Sikma 97.23 SEA
1980-81 NBA Alvan Adams 96.24 PHO
1979-80 NBA Tree Rollins 95.90 ATL
1978-79 NBA Robert Parish* 94.37 GSW
1977-78 NBA Bill Walton* 89.50 POR
1976-77 NBA Bobby Jones 89.91 DEN
1975-76 NBA George Johnson 89.81 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

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