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NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Top 10 Leaders and Records for Minutes Per Game

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Season Lg 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2013-14 NBA C. Anthony (38.73) J. Butler (38.53) K. Durant (38.46) D. DeRozan (38.40) J. Harden (38.04) L. James (37.69) C. Parsons (37.61) M. Ellis (36.80) S. Curry (36.49) J. Wall (36.43)
2012-13 NBA L. Deng (38.71) K. Bryant (38.63) D. Lillard (38.62) K. Durant (38.51) N. Batum (38.45) J. Harden (38.27) S. Curry (38.24) L. James (37.86) L. Aldridge (37.70) P. George (37.62)
2011-12 NBA L. Deng (39.43) K. Love (39.00) K. Durant (38.58) K. Bryant (38.48) D. Howard (38.33) L. James (37.52) P. Gasol (37.38) R. Gay (37.26) D. Lee (37.21) R. Rondo (36.92)
2010-11 NBA M. Ellis (40.34) R. Gay (39.85) L. Aldridge (39.64) L. Deng (39.12) K. Durant (38.95) L. James (38.77) D. Wright (38.38) B. Griffin (37.95) G. Wallace (37.93) D. Williams (37.92)
2009-10 NBA M. Ellis (41.36) G. Wallace (41.04) R. Gay (39.69) K. Durant (39.50) L. James (39.03) A. Iguodala (38.94) K. Bryant (38.84) S. Jackson (38.63) C. Anthony (38.17) J. Johnson (37.97)
2008-09 NBA A. Iguodala (39.87) S. Jackson (39.64) J. Johnson (39.54) D. West (39.24) K. Durant (38.99) D. Wade (38.58) C. Butler (38.58) C. Paul (38.49) A. Jamison (38.22) J. Crawford (38.14)
2007-08 NBA A. Iverson (41.76) J. Johnson (40.77) L. James (40.36) C. Butler (39.90) J. Crawford (39.88) A. Iguodala (39.54) S. Jackson (39.11) R. Jefferson (39.02) B. Davis (38.98) V. Carter (38.93)
2006-07 NBA A. Iverson (42.48) J. Johnson (41.39) L. James (40.90) K. Bryant (40.78) R. Allen (40.35) A. Iguodala (40.29) G. Arenas (39.76) K. Garnett (39.41) L. Odom (39.32) C. Butler (39.27)
2005-06 NBA A. Iverson (43.10) L. James (42.54) G. Arenas (42.30) R. Davis (41.12) K. Bryant (40.96) J. Johnson (40.73) S. Marion (40.28) L. Odom (40.26) A. Jamison (40.10) M. World Peace (39.41)
2004-05 NBA L. James (42.35) A. Iverson (42.32) G. Arenas (40.92) T. McGrady (40.79) K. Bryant (40.74) S. Marbury (40.01) J. Johnson (39.51) R. Allen (39.28) S. Marion (38.84) D. Nowitzki (38.72)
2003-04 NBA A. Iverson (42.50) S. Marion (40.72) J. Johnson (40.62) S. Francis (40.43) C. Mobley (40.36) P. Stojakovic (40.30) S. Marbury (40.17) B. Davis (40.09) T. McGrady (39.93) L. James (39.52)
2002-03 NBA A. Iverson (42.50) C. Mobley (41.70) S. Marion (41.64) K. Bryant (41.48) A. Walker (41.47) S. Francis (40.96) J. Rose (40.87) K. Garnett (40.50)
J. Mashburn (40.50)
  G. Payton* (40.10)
2001-02 NBA A. Iverson (43.70) C. Mobley (42.11) A. Walker (42.05) S. Francis (41.11) L. Sprewell (41.06) T. Duncan (40.60) B. Davis (40.46) P. Pierce (40.27) G. Payton* (40.26) M. Finley (39.91)
2000-01 NBA M. Finley (41.99) A. Iverson (41.96) A. Walker (41.93) R. Mercer (41.56) A. Jamison (41.39) G. Payton* (41.06) K. Bryant (40.93) J. Rose (40.88) A. Mason (40.67) C. Webber (40.51)
1999-00 NBA M. Finley (42.24) G. Payton* (41.77) A. Iverson (40.76) S. O'Neal (40.04) K. Garnett (40.04) L. Sprewell (39.95) S. Abdur-Rahim (39.30) J. Kidd (39.04) E. Jones (38.99) S. Marbury (38.93)
1998-99 NBA A. Iverson (41.46) J. Kidd (41.20) M. Finley (41.02) C. Webber (40.93) S. Abdur-Rahim (40.42) S. Pippen* (40.22) G. Payton* (40.16) J. Howard (39.72) T. Duncan (39.26) A. Hardaway (38.88)
1997-98 NBA M. Finley (41.39) G. Robinson (40.96) G. Hill (40.67) G. Rice (40.18) R. Allen (40.09) D. Stoudamire (39.99) J. Howard (39.98) A. Walker (39.85) R. Strickland (39.74) C. Webber (39.56)
1996-97 NBA A. Mason (43.05) G. Rice (42.56) L. Sprewell (41.91) D. Stoudamire (40.88) J. Howard (40.54) V. Baker (40.50) D. Wesley (40.42) A. Iverson (40.07) C. Mills (39.59) G. Hill (39.34)
1995-96 NBA A. Mason (42.16) D. Stoudamire (40.93) G. Hill (40.75) J. Howard (40.67) V. Baker (40.48) L. Johnson (40.42) G. Rice (39.77) C. Weatherspoon (39.69) G. Robinson (39.62) L. Sprewell (39.28)
1994-95 NBA V. Baker (40.99) D. Barros (40.46) L. Sprewell (40.16) L. Johnson (39.93) H. Olajuwon* (39.62) C. Weatherspoon (39.36) M. Richmond* (38.68) M. Blaylock (38.36) C. Webber (38.28) G. Hill (38.26)
1993-94 NBA L. Sprewell (43.09) H. Olajuwon* (40.96) K. Malone* (40.60) D. Robinson* (40.51) D. Majerle (40.09) S. O'Neal (39.80) C. Weatherspoon (38.38) S. Pippen* (38.32) K. Anderson (38.23) R. Harper (38.08)
1992-93 NBA L. Johnson (40.52) J. Dumars* (40.18) S. Skiles (39.56) H. Olajuwon* (39.54) T. Hardaway (39.53) M. Jordan* (39.32) R. Lewis (39.30) D. Robinson* (39.16) D. Majerle (39.01) D. Rodman* (38.87)
1991-92 NBA C. Mullin* (41.31) T. Hardaway (41.14) D. Rodman* (40.26) J. Worthy* (39.04) J. Dumars* (38.93) M. Jordan* (38.77) M. Richmond* (38.69) S. Pippen* (38.59) P. Ewing* (38.41) C. Barkley* (38.41)
1990-91 NBA C. Mullin* (40.43) K. Malone* (40.27) M. Richmond* (39.31) T. Hardaway (39.21) T. Corbin (38.98) H. Hawkins (38.88) B. Daugherty (38.76) J. Worthy* (38.56) P. Richardson (38.46) P. Ewing* (38.32)
1989-90 NBA R. McCray (39.49) L. Bird* (39.25) C. Barkley* (39.05) M. Jordan* (38.99) R. Miller* (38.93) P. Ewing* (38.60) T. Campbell (38.59) S. Pippen* (38.39) H. Olajuwon* (38.10) K. Malone* (38.07)
1988-89 NBA M. Jordan* (40.19) C. Drexler* (39.28) K. Johnson (39.25) C. Barkley* (39.09) K. Malone* (39.08) D. Ellis (38.90) K. Smith (38.83) J. Stockton* (38.67) F. Lever (38.66) T. Porter (38.30)
1987-88 NBA M. Jordan* (40.38) C. Barkley* (39.62) M. Jackson (39.62) L. Bird* (39.01) K. Malone* (39.00) D. Wilkins* (37.79) C. Drexler* (37.78) B. Williams (37.67) B. Scott (37.63) O. Thorpe (37.46)
1986-87 NBA L. Bird* (40.61) C. Barkley* (40.29) M. Jordan* (40.01) K. McHale* (39.74) R. McCray (38.72) M. Cheeks (38.59) K. Vandeweghe (38.34) C. Drexler* (37.98) A. English* (37.62) D. Wilkins* (37.58)
1985-86 NBA M. Cheeks (39.88) D. Wilkins* (39.09) L. Bird* (37.96) P. Short (37.92) B. Williams (37.44) J. Malone (37.40) A. English* (37.33) C. Barkley* (36.90) M. Malone* (36.57) H. Olajuwon* (36.28)
1984-85 NBA L. Bird* (39.51) P. Short (39.50) B. Williams (38.80) M. Jordan* (38.34) I. Thomas* (38.14) M. Richardson (38.13) R. Sampson* (37.63) B. King* (37.51) G. Williams (37.47) S. Moncrief (37.45)
1983-84 NBA J. Ruland (41.09) S. Moncrief (38.92) L. Bird* (38.33) M. Johnson* (38.31) A. Dantley* (37.77) R. Blackman (37.35) P. Short (37.28) N. Nixon (37.23) B. Williams (37.07) J. Carroll (37.02)
1982-83 NBA K. Tripucka (38.83) I. Thomas* (38.19) J. Carroll (37.82) L. Bird* (37.75) M. Thompson (37.71) M. Malone* (37.46) R. Mahorn (36.87) M. Johnson* (36.80) D. Roundfield (36.51) A. English* (36.44)
1981-82 NBA M. Malone* (41.95) A. Dantley* (39.78) M. Thompson (39.61) M. Johnson* (38.35) L. Bird* (37.96) R. Reid (37.83) K. Tripucka (37.52) G. Ballard (37.29) S. Moncrief (37.25) J. Sikma (37.18)
1980-81 NBA A. Dantley* (42.71) M. Malone* (40.56) M. Richardson (40.19) L. Bird* (39.50) M. Mitchell (38.95) A. English* (38.19) T. Robinson (37.66) N. Nixon (37.49) J. Wilkes* (37.38) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (37.20)
1979-80 NBA N. Nixon (39.34) A. Dantley* (39.32) E. Hayes* (39.30) B. Cartwright (38.41) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (38.33) M. Malone* (38.29) W. Free (38.01) J. Wilkes* (37.94) G. Gervin* (37.62) M. Richardson (37.32)
1978-79 NBA M. Malone* (41.34) M. Carr (40.09) A. Gilmore* (39.82) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (39.46) P. Smith (38.78) C. Russell (38.64) N. Nixon (38.35) R. Smith (37.94) W. Free (37.87) E. Hayes* (37.87)
1977-78 NBA T. Robinson (44.37) D. Cowens* (41.75) P. Maravich* (40.82) B. Knight (40.66) R. Smith (40.41) B. McAdoo* (40.28) E. Hayes* (40.07) B. King* (39.14) R. Sobers (38.22) C. Murphy* (38.16)
1976-77 NBA P. Maravich* (41.66) E. Hayes* (41.02) J. White (40.65) B. Knight (39.96) B. McAdoo* (38.86) R. Tomjanovich (38.64) B. Lanier* (38.22) N. Van Lier (37.77) R. Smith (37.73) L. Kenon (37.64)
1975-76 NBA B. McAdoo* (42.67) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (41.21) W. Frazier* (41.14) T. Archibald* (40.82) N. Van Lier (39.82) D. Cowens* (39.76) J. White (39.72) D. Collins (38.90) R. Smith (38.62) R. Barry* (38.54)
1974-75 NBA B. McAdoo* (43.16) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (42.26) E. Hayes* (42.26) S. Lacey (41.70) W. Frazier* (41.08) D. Bing* (40.78) D. Cowens* (40.49) R. Barry* (40.44) W. Unseld* (39.78) T. Archibald* (39.56)
1973-74 NBA E. Hayes* (44.47) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (43.80) B. McAdoo* (43.04) D. Cowens* (41.90) W. Frazier* (41.73) J. Havlicek* (40.67) S. Haywood (40.52) J. McMillian (40.51) R. Tomjanovich (40.34) B. Love (40.15)
1972-73 NBA T. Archibald* (46.01) N. Thurmond* (43.28) W. Chamberlain* (43.20) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (42.82) S. Haywood (42.32) M. Riordan (42.27) J. Havlicek* (42.09) D. Cowens* (41.77) E. Hayes* (41.32) D. Bing* (40.99)
1971-72 NBA J. Havlicek* (45.10) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (44.23) S. Haywood (43.38) N. Thurmond* (43.10) T. Archibald* (43.05) A. Clark (42.66) W. Chamberlain* (42.30) E. Hayes* (42.21) W. Unseld* (41.72) B. Kauffman (41.62)
1970-71 NBA J. Havlicek* (45.41) E. Hayes* (44.30) W. Chamberlain* (44.27) W. Frazier* (43.19) B. Love (42.99) L. Hudson (40.96) N. Thurmond* (40.87) J. Lucas* (40.64) N. Van Lier (40.54) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (40.10)
1969-70 NBA E. Hayes* (44.70) K. Abdul-Jabbar* (43.10) J. West* (41.97) J. Havlicek* (41.59) C. Hawkins* (40.89) G. Goodrich* (39.93) B. Bridges (39.87) W. Frazier* (39.48) W. Unseld* (39.44) B. Cunningham* (39.43)
1968-69 NBA W. Chamberlain* (45.30) N. Thurmond* (45.18) E. Hayes* (45.06) O. Robertson* (43.81) B. Russell* (42.74) D. Van Arsdale (42.35) L. Wilkens* (42.23) J. Lucas* (41.55) B. Cunningham* (40.79) H. Greer* (40.38)
1967-68 NBA W. Chamberlain* (46.78) J. Lucas* (44.13) O. Robertson* (42.54) D. Bing* (40.62) H. Greer* (39.79) E. Baylor* (39.34) D. DeBusschere* (39.06) B. Bridges (38.99) B. Boozer (38.81) L. Wilkens* (38.65)
1966-67 NBA W. Chamberlain* (45.46) J. Lucas* (43.93) O. Robertson* (43.90) N. Thurmond* (42.48) R. Barry* (40.71) B. Russell* (40.70) J. West* (40.45) B. Bridges (39.62) E. Baylor* (38.66) H. Greer* (38.58)
1965-66 NBA W. Chamberlain* (47.30) O. Robertson* (45.96) J. Lucas* (44.52) B. Russell* (43.41) W. Bellamy* (41.90) H. Greer* (41.58) J. West* (40.73) N. Thurmond* (39.60) L. Wilkens* (39.01) Z. Beaty (38.40)
1964-65 NBA O. Robertson* (45.61) W. Chamberlain* (45.22) B. Russell* (44.44) J. Lucas* (43.39) J. West* (41.43) E. Baylor* (41.30) W. Bellamy* (41.26) N. Thurmond* (41.21) G. Johnson* (38.14) W. Reed* (38.02)
1963-64 NBA W. Chamberlain* (46.11) O. Robertson* (45.05) B. Russell* (44.64) W. Bellamy* (42.42) J. Lucas* (41.43) B. Pettit* (41.20) E. Baylor* (40.56) J. West* (40.36) H. Greer* (39.46) R. Scott (37.05)
1962-63 NBA W. Chamberlain* (47.58) B. Russell* (44.87) O. Robertson* (44.01) E. Baylor* (42.12) W. Bellamy* (41.33) G. Rodgers* (41.13) B. Pettit* (39.11) B. Howell* (37.61) D. Ohl (37.01) T. Gola* (36.58)
1961-62 NBA W. Chamberlain* (48.52) B. Russell* (45.17) O. Robertson* (44.34) R. Guerin* (42.92) W. Bellamy* (42.33) B. Pettit* (42.08) J. West* (41.16) W. Naulls (39.71) G. Shue (39.29) B. Bockhorn (38.27)
1960-61 NBA W. Chamberlain* (47.76) B. Russell* (44.33) G. Shue (43.09) E. Baylor* (42.92) O. Robertson* (42.70) B. Pettit* (39.83) B. Howell* (38.34) R. Guerin* (38.27) D. Schayes* (38.06) W. Naulls (37.67)
1959-60 NBA W. Chamberlain* (46.36) G. Shue (44.51) B. Russell* (42.51) E. Baylor* (41.04) J. Twyman* (40.31) B. Pettit* (40.22) T. Gola* (38.27) C. Hagan* (37.31) D. Schayes* (36.55) G. Rodgers* (36.51)
1958-59 NBA B. Russell* (42.56) E. Baylor* (40.79) P. Arizin* (39.99) B. Pettit* (39.90) L. Costello (39.29) G. Shue (38.12) W. Sauldsberry (38.10) J. Twyman* (37.68) C. Hagan* (37.53) R. Kerr (37.10)
1957-58 NBA D. Schayes* (40.53) G. Yardley* (39.49) M. Stokes* (39.05) B. Russell* (38.26) L. Costello (38.14) R. Guerin* (37.59) K. Sears (37.29) G. Shue (37.03) C. Lovellette* (36.46) B. Pettit* (36.11)
1956-57 NBA D. Schayes* (39.60) P. Arizin* (38.97) M. Stokes* (38.35) G. Yardley* (37.38) B. Cousy* (36.94) M. Hutchins (36.76) N. Johnston* (36.68) S. Martin* (36.38) C. Lovellette* (36.12) B. Sharman* (35.87)
1955-56 NBA J. George (39.44) S. Martin* (39.42) B. Pettit* (38.81) B. Cousy* (38.43) P. Arizin* (37.83) B. Sharman* (37.47) N. Johnston* (37.06) J. Coleman (36.51) C. Lovellette* (35.46) D. Schayes* (34.96)
1954-55 NBA P. Arizin* (41.01) P. Seymour (40.97) N. Johnston* (40.51) M. Hutchins (39.72) B. Cousy* (38.69) S. Martin* (38.67) E. Macauley* (38.11) F. Selvy (37.58) B. Pettit* (36.93) J. George (36.47)
1953-54 NBA N. Johnston* (45.78) M. Hutchins (40.75) B. Cousy* (39.68) E. Macauley* (39.32) J. Graboski (38.86) P. Seymour (38.41) A. Phillip* (38.10) L. Foust (37.40) H. Gallatin* (37.36) J. George (37.30)
1952-53 NBA N. Johnston* (45.23) E. Macauley* (42.06) B. Cousy* (41.48) M. Hutchins (40.72) L. Barnhorst (40.44) J. Graboski (40.13) P. Seymour (40.06) A. Phillip* (38.43) J. Nichols (38.06) G. Mikan* (37.87)
1951-52 NBA P. Arizin* (44.53) A. Phillip* (44.44) F. Schaus (41.63) B. Cousy* (40.62) F. Brian (40.48) G. Mikan* (40.19) E. Macauley* (39.86) M. Hutchins (39.67) L. Foust (39.62) J. Coleman (39.48)