NBA & ABA Progressive Playoff Leaders and Records for Defensive Win Shares

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

Table
  Year-by-Year DWS   Active DWS   Career DWS   Single Season DWS
1946-47Don Carlson 0.86   Don Carlson 0.86   Don Carlson 0.86   Don Carlson 0.86
1947-48Howie Dallmar 2.24   Howie Dallmar 2.61   Howie Dallmar 2.61   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1948-49George Mikan* 0.63   Howie Dallmar 2.75   Howie Dallmar 2.75   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1949-50George Mikan* 1.19   Joe Fulks* 2.17   Howie Dallmar 2.75   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1950-51Arnie Risen* 1.15   Joe Fulks* 2.20   Howie Dallmar 2.75   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1951-52George Mikan* 1.50   George Mikan* 3.57   George Mikan* 3.57   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1952-53George Mikan* 1.36   George Mikan* 4.93   George Mikan* 4.93   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1953-54George Mikan* 1.48   George Mikan* 6.41   George Mikan* 6.41   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1954-55Dolph Schayes* 0.95   Jim Pollard* 5.39   George Mikan* 6.41   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1955-56George Yardley* 0.79   George Mikan* 6.51   George Mikan* 6.51   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1956-57Bill Russell* 1.48   Vern Mikkelsen* 4.27   George Mikan* 6.51   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1957-58Bill Russell* 1.04   Vern Mikkelsen* 4.27   George Mikan* 6.51   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1958-59Bill Russell* 1.65   Vern Mikkelsen* 4.53   George Mikan* 6.51   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1959-60Bill Russell* 1.83   Bill Russell* 5.99   George Mikan* 6.51   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1960-61Bill Russell* 1.58   Bill Russell* 7.57   Bill Russell* 7.57   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1961-62Bill Russell* 2.15   Bill Russell* 9.72   Bill Russell* 9.72   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1962-63Bill Russell* 1.81   Bill Russell* 11.53   Bill Russell* 11.53   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1963-64Bill Russell* 2.15   Bill Russell* 13.69   Bill Russell* 13.69   Howie Dallmar 2.24
1964-65Bill Russell* 2.36   Bill Russell* 16.05   Bill Russell* 16.05   Bill Russell* 2.36
1965-66Bill Russell* 2.25   Bill Russell* 18.30   Bill Russell* 18.30   Bill Russell* 2.36
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 1.95   Bill Russell* 18.98   Bill Russell* 18.98   Bill Russell* 2.36
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 1.57   Bill Russell* 20.54   Bill Russell* 20.54   Bill Russell* 2.36
1968-69Wilt Chamberlain* 1.94   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1969-70Walt Frazier* 1.51   Wilt Chamberlain* 12.00   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1970-71Wes Unseld* 1.77   Wilt Chamberlain* 12.40   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1971-72Wilt Chamberlain* 1.78   Wilt Chamberlain* 14.18   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1972-73Wilt Chamberlain* 1.63   Wilt Chamberlain* 15.81   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1973-74Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.52   John Havlicek* 7.18   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1974-75Wes Unseld* 1.36   John Havlicek* 7.30   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1975-76Dave Cowens* 1.70   John Havlicek* 8.02   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1976-77Bill Walton* 1.79   John Havlicek* 8.34   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1977-78Elvin Hayes* 1.67   John Havlicek* 8.34   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1978-79Elvin Hayes* 1.19   Wes Unseld* 7.09   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1979-80Julius Erving* 1.23   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.63   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1980-81Larry Bird* 1.68   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.87   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1981-82Larry Bird* 1.24   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 8.54   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1982-83Moses Malone* 1.20   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9.23   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1983-84Larry Bird* 1.68   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 10.25   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1984-85Robert Parish* 1.17   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.22   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1985-86Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.65   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.91   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1986-87Magic Johnson* 1.09   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 12.74   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1987-88Isiah Thomas* 2.07   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 13.43   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1988-89Michael Jordan* 1.23   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 13.74   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1989-90Bill Laimbeer 1.72   Larry Bird* 10.65   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1990-91Scottie Pippen* 1.67   Larry Bird* 11.00   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1991-92Scottie Pippen* 1.85   Larry Bird* 11.05   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1992-93Charles Barkley* 1.32   Robert Parish* 8.97   Bill Russell* 21.76   Bill Russell* 2.36
1993-94Patrick Ewing* 2.43   Robert Parish* 8.97   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1994-95David Robinson* 1.59   Robert Parish* 9.01   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1995-96Scottie Pippen* 1.74   Scottie Pippen* 10.01   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1996-97Alonzo Mourning* 1.61   Scottie Pippen* 11.36   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1997-98Karl Malone* 1.71   Scottie Pippen* 12.91   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1998-99David Robinson* 1.74   Scottie Pippen* 12.96   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal* 1.08   Scottie Pippen* 13.99   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
2000-01Shaquille O'Neal* 1.41   Scottie Pippen* 14.05   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
2001-02Ben Wallace 1.28   Scottie Pippen* 14.17   Bill Russell* 21.76   Patrick Ewing* 2.43
2002-03Tim Duncan 2.67   Scottie Pippen* 14.12   Bill Russell* 21.76   Tim Duncan 2.67
2003-04Ben Wallace 2.76   Scottie Pippen* 14.12   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2004-05Ben Wallace 2.68   Tim Duncan 9.08   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2005-06Dwyane Wade 1.98   Shaquille O'Neal* 10.24   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2006-07LeBron James 1.63   Tim Duncan 11.04   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2007-08Kevin Garnett 2.02   Tim Duncan 12.45   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2008-09Dwight Howard 1.94   Tim Duncan 12.57   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2009-10Rajon Rondo 1.75   Tim Duncan 13.03   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2010-11LeBron James 1.45   Tim Duncan 13.36   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2011-12LeBron James 1.61   Tim Duncan 14.06   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2012-13LeBron James 1.48   Tim Duncan 15.45   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2013-14Paul George 1.48   Tim Duncan 16.67   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2014-15Draymond Green 1.71   Tim Duncan 17.02   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
2015-16Draymond Green 1.50   Tim Duncan 17.38   Bill Russell* 21.76   Ben Wallace 2.76
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