NBA & ABA Progressive Leaders and Records for Minutes Per Game

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

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  Year-by-Year MPG   Active MPG   Career MPG   Single Season MPG
1951-52Paul Arizin* 44.53               Paul Arizin* 44.53
1952-53Neil Johnston* 45.23   Fred Scolari 34.64   Fred Scolari 34.64   Neil Johnston* 45.23
1953-54Neil Johnston* 45.78   Andy Phillip* 40.23   Andy Phillip* 40.23   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1954-55Paul Arizin* 41.01   Ed Macauley* 39.82   Ed Macauley* 39.82   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1955-56Jack George 39.44   Bob Cousy* 39.76   Bob Cousy* 39.76   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1956-57Dolph Schayes* 39.60   Bob Cousy* 39.33   Bob Cousy* 39.33   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1957-58Dolph Schayes* 40.53   Paul Arizin* 39.43   Paul Arizin* 39.43   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1958-59Bill Russell* 42.56   Paul Arizin* 39.52   Paul Arizin* 39.52   Neil Johnston* 45.78
1959-60Wilt Chamberlain* 46.36   Paul Arizin* 39.06   Paul Arizin* 39.06   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.36
1960-61Wilt Chamberlain* 47.76   Paul Arizin* 38.79   Paul Arizin* 38.79   Wilt Chamberlain* 47.76
1961-62Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52   Bill Russell* 41.81   Bill Russell* 41.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1962-63Wilt Chamberlain* 47.58   Bill Russell* 42.29   Bill Russell* 42.29   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1963-64Wilt Chamberlain* 46.11   Bill Russell* 42.61   Bill Russell* 42.61   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1964-65Oscar Robertson* 45.61   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.96   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.96   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1965-66Wilt Chamberlain* 47.30   Wilt Chamberlain* 47.01   Wilt Chamberlain* 47.01   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 45.46   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 46.78   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1968-69Wilt Chamberlain* 45.30   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.65   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.65   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1969-70Elvin Hayes* 44.70   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.58   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.58   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1970-71John Havlicek* 45.41   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.37   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.37   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1971-72John Havlicek* 45.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.02   Wilt Chamberlain* 46.02   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1972-73Tiny Archibald* 46.01   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1973-74Elvin Hayes* 44.47   Elvin Hayes* 43.68   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1974-75Bob McAdoo* 43.16   Elvin Hayes* 43.48   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1975-76Bob McAdoo* 42.67   Elvin Hayes* 42.70   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1976-77Pete Maravich* 41.66   Elvin Hayes* 42.52   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1977-78Truck Robinson 44.37   Elvin Hayes* 42.27   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1978-79Moses Malone* 41.34   Elvin Hayes* 41.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1979-80Norm Nixon 39.34   Elvin Hayes* 41.66   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1980-81Adrian Dantley* 42.71   Elvin Hayes* 41.24   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1981-82Moses Malone* 41.95   Elvin Hayes* 40.93   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1982-83Kelly Tripucka 38.83   Elvin Hayes* 40.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1983-84Jeff Ruland 41.09   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 39.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1984-85Larry Bird* 39.51   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38.73   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1985-86Maurice Cheeks 39.88   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38.41   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1986-87Larry Bird* 40.61   Larry Bird* 38.43   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1987-88Michael Jordan* 40.38   Larry Bird* 38.50   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1988-89Michael Jordan* 40.19   Larry Bird* 38.44   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1989-90Rodney McCray 39.49   Michael Jordan* 38.97   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1990-91Chris Mullin* 40.43   Michael Jordan* 38.65   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1991-92Chris Mullin* 41.31   Michael Jordan* 38.67   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1992-93Larry Johnson 40.52   Michael Jordan* 38.74   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1993-94Latrell Sprewell 43.09   Karl Malone* 37.55   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1994-95Vin Baker 40.99   Michael Jordan* 38.76   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1995-96Anthony Mason 42.16   Michael Jordan* 38.64   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1996-97Anthony Mason 43.05   Michael Jordan* 38.57   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1997-98Michael Finley 41.39   Latrell Sprewell 40.02   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1998-99Allen Iverson* 41.46   Latrell Sprewell 39.46   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
1999-00Michael Finley 42.24   Latrell Sprewell 39.53   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2000-01Michael Finley 41.99   Michael Finley 39.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2001-02Allen Iverson* 43.70   Allen Iverson* 41.08   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2002-03Allen Iverson* 42.50   Allen Iverson* 41.32   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2003-04Allen Iverson* 42.50   Allen Iverson* 41.43   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2004-05LeBron James 42.35   Allen Iverson* 41.54   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2005-06Allen Iverson* 43.10   Allen Iverson* 41.70   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2006-07Allen Iverson* 42.48   Allen Iverson* 41.77   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2007-08Allen Iverson* 41.76   Allen Iverson* 41.77   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2008-09Andre Iguodala 39.87   Allen Iverson* 41.44   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2009-10Monta Ellis 41.36   Allen Iverson* 41.12   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2010-11Monta Ellis 40.34   LeBron James 40.15   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2011-12Luol Deng 39.43   LeBron James 39.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2012-13Luol Deng 38.71   LeBron James 39.70   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2013-14Carmelo Anthony 38.73   LeBron James 39.52   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2014-15Jimmy Butler 38.66   LeBron James 39.26   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2015-16James Harden 38.11   LeBron James 38.98   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
2016-17Anthony Davis 38.14   LeBron James 38.94   Wilt Chamberlain* 45.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52
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