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NBA & ABA Progressive Leaders and Records for Defensive Win Shares

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Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

  Year-by-Year DWS   Active DWS   Career DWS   Single Season DWS
1946-47Stan Miasek 5.65   Stan Miasek 5.65   Stan Miasek 5.65   Stan Miasek 5.65
1947-48Howie Dallmar 4.57   John Logan 8.26   John Logan 8.26   Stan Miasek 5.65
1948-49Andy Phillip* 4.34   Bones McKinney 10.57   Bones McKinney 10.57   Stan Miasek 5.65
1949-50George Mikan* 5.80   Joe Fulks* 14.16   Joe Fulks* 14.16   George Mikan* 5.80
1950-51George Mikan* 7.43   Joe Fulks* 18.66   Joe Fulks* 18.66   George Mikan* 7.43
1951-52George Mikan* 7.97   George Mikan* 24.42   George Mikan* 24.42   George Mikan* 7.97
1952-53George Mikan* 6.90   George Mikan* 31.32   George Mikan* 31.32   George Mikan* 7.97
1953-54George Mikan* 6.57   George Mikan* 37.89   George Mikan* 37.89   George Mikan* 7.97
1954-55Dolph Schayes* 5.68   Dolph Schayes* 28.99   George Mikan* 37.89   George Mikan* 7.97
1955-56Maurice Stokes* 5.86   George Mikan* 38.66   George Mikan* 38.66   George Mikan* 7.97
1956-57Maurice Stokes* 6.81   Dolph Schayes* 37.60   George Mikan* 38.66   George Mikan* 7.97
1957-58Bill Russell* 7.68   Dolph Schayes* 41.63   Dolph Schayes* 41.63   George Mikan* 7.97
1958-59Bill Russell* 8.19   Dolph Schayes* 45.22   Dolph Schayes* 45.22   Bill Russell* 8.19
1959-60Bill Russell* 8.93   Dolph Schayes* 48.48   Dolph Schayes* 48.48   Bill Russell* 8.93
1960-61Bill Russell* 11.33   Dolph Schayes* 52.00   Dolph Schayes* 52.00   Bill Russell* 11.33
1961-62Bill Russell* 11.64   Dolph Schayes* 54.10   Dolph Schayes* 54.10   Bill Russell* 11.64
1962-63Bill Russell* 12.55   Bill Russell* 64.94   Bill Russell* 64.94   Bill Russell* 12.55
1963-64Bill Russell* 15.96   Bill Russell* 80.90   Bill Russell* 80.90   Bill Russell* 15.96
1964-65Bill Russell* 14.43   Bill Russell* 95.33   Bill Russell* 95.33   Bill Russell* 15.96
1965-66Bill Russell* 11.37   Bill Russell* 106.70   Bill Russell* 106.70   Bill Russell* 15.96
1966-67Bill Russell* 9.22   Bill Russell* 115.92   Bill Russell* 115.92   Bill Russell* 15.96
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 10.73   Bill Russell* 123.77   Bill Russell* 123.77   Bill Russell* 15.96
1968-69Bill Russell* 9.87   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1969-70Willis Reed* 7.45   Wilt Chamberlain* 74.05   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1970-71Elvin Hayes* 7.06   Wilt Chamberlain* 78.51   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1971-72Wilt Chamberlain* 7.90   Wilt Chamberlain* 86.41   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1972-73Dave Cowens* 9.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 93.92   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1973-74Elvin Hayes* 8.07   John Havlicek* 62.65   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1974-75Elvin Hayes* 8.16   John Havlicek* 66.42   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1975-76Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.19   John Havlicek* 69.16   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1976-77Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 5.92   John Havlicek* 71.95   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1977-78Truck Robinson 5.02   John Havlicek* 74.09   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1978-79Jack Sikma 5.74   Elvin Hayes* 68.86   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1979-80Larry Bird* 5.61   Elvin Hayes* 73.05   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1980-81Larry Bird* 6.10   Elvin Hayes* 77.99   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1981-82Jack Sikma 6.74   Elvin Hayes* 80.87   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1982-83Rick Mahorn 6.20   Elvin Hayes* 82.67   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1983-84Larry Bird* 5.62   Elvin Hayes* 83.65   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1984-85Mark Eaton 6.75   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 83.52   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1985-86Larry Bird* 6.17   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 86.75   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1986-87Hakeem Olajuwon* 6.02   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 89.76   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1987-88Hakeem Olajuwon* 6.32   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 92.49   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1988-89Hakeem Olajuwon* 7.81   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 94.49   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1989-90Hakeem Olajuwon* 8.74   Jack Sikma 58.11   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1990-91David Robinson* 7.64   Jack Sikma 60.69   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1991-92Dennis Rodman* 7.00   Robert Parish* 63.85   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1992-93Patrick Ewing* 8.05   Robert Parish* 67.24   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1993-94Patrick Ewing* 7.98   Robert Parish* 69.37   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1994-95David Robinson* 6.74   Robert Parish* 71.39   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1995-96David Robinson* 7.19   Hakeem Olajuwon* 76.08   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1996-97Patrick Ewing* 6.87   Hakeem Olajuwon* 81.70   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1997-98Tim Duncan 7.17   Hakeem Olajuwon* 84.16   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1998-99Tim Duncan 4.68   Hakeem Olajuwon* 87.45   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal 6.99   Hakeem Olajuwon* 89.01   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2000-01Tim Duncan 7.07   Hakeem Olajuwon* 91.58   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2001-02Ben Wallace 7.24   Hakeem Olajuwon* 94.47   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2002-03Ben Wallace 7.85   Karl Malone* 90.19   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2003-04Ben Wallace 9.08   Karl Malone* 92.41   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2004-05Ben Wallace 6.72   Dikembe Mutombo 62.06   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2005-06Tim Duncan 6.88   Dikembe Mutombo 63.89   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2006-07Tim Duncan 6.78   Dikembe Mutombo 66.91   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2007-08Dwight Howard 6.45   Tim Duncan 72.18   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2008-09Dwight Howard 7.56   Tim Duncan 77.21   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2009-10Dwight Howard 7.13   Tim Duncan 81.70   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2010-11Dwight Howard 7.68   Tim Duncan 85.70   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2011-12Josh Smith 4.90   Tim Duncan 88.60   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2012-13Paul George 6.28   Tim Duncan 93.50   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2013-14Joakim Noah 6.63   Tim Duncan 98.08   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96
2014-15James Harden 0.96   Tim Duncan 98.89   Bill Russell* 133.64   Bill Russell* 15.96