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NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Defensive Win Shares

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

Season Lg Player DWS Tm
2015-16 NBA Paul Millsap6.03 ATL
2014-15 NBA DeAndre Jordan5.39 LAC
2013-14 NBA Joakim Noah6.63 CHI
2012-13 NBA Paul George6.28 IND
2011-12 NBA Josh Smith4.90 ATL
2010-11 NBA Dwight Howard7.68 ORL
2009-10 NBA Dwight Howard7.13 ORL
2008-09 NBA Dwight Howard7.56 ORL
2007-08 NBA Dwight Howard6.45 ORL
2006-07 NBA Tim Duncan6.78 SAS
2005-06 NBA Tim Duncan6.88 SAS
2004-05 NBA Ben Wallace6.72 DET
2003-04 NBA Ben Wallace9.08 DET
2002-03 NBA Ben Wallace7.85 DET
2001-02 NBA Ben Wallace7.24 DET
2000-01 NBA Tim Duncan7.07 SAS
1999-00 NBA Shaquille O'Neal*6.99 LAL
1998-99 NBA Tim Duncan4.68 SAS
1997-98 NBA Tim Duncan7.17 SAS
1996-97 NBA Patrick Ewing*6.87 NYK
1995-96 NBA David Robinson*7.19 SAS
1994-95 NBA David Robinson*6.74 SAS
1993-94 NBA Patrick Ewing*7.98 NYK
1992-93 NBA Patrick Ewing*8.05 NYK
1991-92 NBA Dennis Rodman*7.00 DET
1990-91 NBA David Robinson*7.64 SAS
1989-90 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*8.74 HOU
1988-89 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*7.81 HOU
1987-88 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*6.32 HOU
1986-87 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*6.02 HOU
1985-86 NBA Larry Bird*6.17 BOS
1984-85 NBA Mark Eaton6.75 UTA
1983-84 NBA Larry Bird*5.62 BOS
1982-83 NBA Rick Mahorn6.20 WSB
1981-82 NBA Jack Sikma6.74 SEA
1980-81 NBA Larry Bird*6.10 BOS
1979-80 NBA Larry Bird*5.61 BOS
1978-79 NBA Jack Sikma5.74 SEA
1977-78 NBA Truck Robinson5.02 NOJ
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*5.92 LAL
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*7.19 LAL
  ABA Julius Erving*6.01 NYA
1974-75 NBA Elvin Hayes*8.16 WSB
  ABA Artis Gilmore*8.27 KEN
1973-74 NBA Elvin Hayes*8.07 CAP
  ABA Artis Gilmore*7.90 KEN
1972-73 NBA Dave Cowens*9.85 BOS
  ABA Artis Gilmore*9.81 KEN
1971-72 NBA Wilt Chamberlain*7.90 LAL
  ABA Artis Gilmore*7.15 KEN
1970-71 NBA Elvin Hayes*7.06 SDR
  ABA Gerald Govan7.04 MMP
1969-70 NBA Willis Reed*7.45 NYK
  ABA Spencer Haywood*7.48 DNR
1968-69 NBA Bill Russell*9.87 BOS
  ABA Trooper Washington4.97 MNP
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain*10.73 PHI
  ABA Mel Daniels*9.11 MNM
1966-67 NBA Bill Russell*9.22 BOS
1965-66 NBA Bill Russell*11.37 BOS
1964-65 NBA Bill Russell*14.43 BOS
1963-64 NBA Bill Russell*15.96 BOS
1962-63 NBA Bill Russell*12.55 BOS
1961-62 NBA Bill Russell*11.64 BOS
1960-61 NBA Bill Russell*11.33 BOS
1959-60 NBA Bill Russell*8.93 BOS
1958-59 NBA Bill Russell*8.19 BOS
1957-58 NBA Bill Russell*7.68 BOS
1956-57 NBA Maurice Stokes*6.81 ROC
1955-56 NBA Maurice Stokes*5.86 ROC
1954-55 NBA Dolph Schayes*5.68 SYR
1953-54 NBA George Mikan*6.57 MNL
1952-53 NBA George Mikan*6.90 MNL
1951-52 NBA George Mikan*7.97 MNL
1950-51 NBA George Mikan*7.43 MNL
1949-50 NBA George Mikan*5.80 MNL
1948-49 BAA Andy Phillip*4.34 CHS
1947-48 BAA Howie Dallmar4.57 PHW
1946-47 BAA Stan Miasek5.65 DTF