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

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

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Season Lg Player MPG Tm
2015-16 NBA James Harden 38.11 HOU
2014-15 NBA Jimmy Butler 38.66 CHI
2013-14 NBA Carmelo Anthony 38.73 NYK
2012-13 NBA Luol Deng 38.71 CHI
2011-12 NBA Luol Deng 39.43 CHI
2010-11 NBA Monta Ellis 40.34 GSW
2009-10 NBA Monta Ellis 41.36 GSW
2008-09 NBA Andre Iguodala 39.87 PHI
2007-08 NBA Allen Iverson* 41.76 DEN
2006-07 NBA Allen Iverson* 42.48 TOT
2005-06 NBA Allen Iverson* 43.10 PHI
2004-05 NBA LeBron James 42.35 CLE
2003-04 NBA Allen Iverson* 42.50 PHI
2002-03 NBA Allen Iverson* 42.50 PHI
2001-02 NBA Allen Iverson* 43.70 PHI
2000-01 NBA Michael Finley 41.99 DAL
1999-00 NBA Michael Finley 42.24 DAL
1998-99 NBA Allen Iverson* 41.46 PHI
1997-98 NBA Michael Finley 41.39 DAL
1996-97 NBA Anthony Mason 43.05 CHH
1995-96 NBA Anthony Mason 42.16 NYK
1994-95 NBA Vin Baker 40.99 MIL
1993-94 NBA Latrell Sprewell 43.09 GSW
1992-93 NBA Larry Johnson 40.52 CHH
1991-92 NBA Chris Mullin* 41.31 GSW
1990-91 NBA Chris Mullin* 40.43 GSW
1989-90 NBA Rodney McCray 39.49 SAC
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 40.19 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 40.38 CHI
1986-87 NBA Larry Bird* 40.61 BOS
1985-86 NBA Maurice Cheeks 39.88 PHI
1984-85 NBA Larry Bird* 39.51 BOS
1983-84 NBA Jeff Ruland 41.09 WSB
1982-83 NBA Kelly Tripucka 38.83 DET
1981-82 NBA Moses Malone* 41.95 HOU
1980-81 NBA Adrian Dantley* 42.71 UTA
1979-80 NBA Norm Nixon 39.34 LAL
1978-79 NBA Moses Malone* 41.34 HOU
1977-78 NBA Truck Robinson 44.37 NOJ
1976-77 NBA Pete Maravich* 41.66 NOJ
1975-76 NBA Bob McAdoo* 42.67 BUF
  ABA Don Buse 40.24 INA
1974-75 NBA Bob McAdoo* 43.16 BUF
  ABA Artis Gilmore* 41.58 KEN
1973-74 NBA Elvin Hayes* 44.47 CAP
  ABA Artis Gilmore* 41.69 KEN
1972-73 NBA Tiny Archibald* 46.01 KCO
  ABA Julius Erving* 42.15 VIR
1971-72 NBA John Havlicek* 45.10 BOS
  ABA Rick Barry* 45.20 NYA
1970-71 NBA John Havlicek* 45.41 BOS
  ABA Gerald Govan 44.02 MMP
1969-70 NBA Elvin Hayes* 44.70 SDR
  ABA Spencer Haywood* 45.33 DNR
1968-69 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 45.30 LAL
  ABA Louie Dampier* 42.64 KEN
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 46.78 PHI
  ABA Connie Hawkins* 44.94 PTP
1966-67 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 45.46 PHI
1965-66 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 47.30 PHI
1964-65 NBA Oscar Robertson* 45.61 CIN
1963-64 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 46.11 SFW
1962-63 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 47.58 SFW
1961-62 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 48.52 PHW
1960-61 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 47.76 PHW
1959-60 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 46.36 PHW
1958-59 NBA Bill Russell* 42.56 BOS
1957-58 NBA Dolph Schayes* 40.53 SYR
1956-57 NBA Dolph Schayes* 39.60 SYR
1955-56 NBA Jack George 39.44 PHW
1954-55 NBA Paul Arizin* 41.01 PHW
1953-54 NBA Neil Johnston* 45.78 PHW
1952-53 NBA Neil Johnston* 45.23 PHW
1951-52 NBA Paul Arizin* 44.53 PHW

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