NBA & ABA Progressive Playoff Leaders and Records for Player Efficiency Rating

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

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  Year-by-Year PER   Active PER   Career PER   Single Season PER
1951-52George Mikan* 27.62               George Mikan* 27.62
1952-53George Mikan* 26.25               George Mikan* 27.62
1953-54George Mikan* 33.58   Slater Martin* 10.88   Slater Martin* 10.88   George Mikan* 33.58
1954-55Dolph Schayes* 24.31   Jim Pollard* 16.93   Jim Pollard* 16.93   George Mikan* 33.58
1955-56George Yardley* 25.36   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1956-57Bob Pettit* 25.13   Dolph Schayes* 25.15   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1957-58Cliff Hagan* 27.46   Dolph Schayes* 25.36   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1958-59Cliff Hagan* 26.19   Dolph Schayes* 25.10   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1959-60Wilt Chamberlain* 27.05   Dolph Schayes* 25.12   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1960-61Elgin Baylor* 28.02   Elgin Baylor* 24.32   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1961-62Wilt Chamberlain* 29.67   Elgin Baylor* 25.16   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1962-63Bob Pettit* 26.06   Elgin Baylor* 25.14   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1963-64Wilt Chamberlain* 31.31   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.32   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.32   George Mikan* 33.58
1964-65Wilt Chamberlain* 27.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.78   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.78   George Mikan* 33.58
1965-66Wilt Chamberlain* 25.97   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.51   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 25.33   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.79   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1967-68Jerry West* 25.05   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.96   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1968-69Jerry West* 25.21   Wilt Chamberlain* 25.42   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1969-70Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 29.39   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.62   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1970-71Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.26   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.12   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1971-72Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 22.43   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.49   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1972-73Jerry West* 22.67   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.30   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1973-74Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 28.31   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.49   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1974-75Bob McAdoo* 24.25   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.49   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1975-76Bob Lanier* 25.27   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.49   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1976-77Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 32.35   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.55   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1977-78George Gervin* 29.43   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.35   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1978-79Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.54   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.37   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1979-80Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 27.91   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.60   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1980-81Marques Johnson 27.67   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.47   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1981-82Julius Erving* 22.46   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.81   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1982-83Moses Malone* 25.72   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.48   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1983-84Bernard King* 27.60   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.29   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1984-85Michael Jordan* 24.71   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.00   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1985-86Spud Webb 25.74   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.74   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1986-87Hakeem Olajuwon* 28.46   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.36   George Mikan* 28.51   George Mikan* 33.58
1987-88Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96   Hakeem Olajuwon* 27.04   George Mikan* 28.51   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1988-89Michael Jordan* 29.90   Michael Jordan* 28.79   Michael Jordan* 28.79   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1989-90Michael Jordan* 31.67   Michael Jordan* 29.65   Michael Jordan* 29.65   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1990-91Michael Jordan* 32.04   Michael Jordan* 30.21   Michael Jordan* 30.21   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1991-92Michael Jordan* 27.24   Michael Jordan* 29.50   Michael Jordan* 29.50   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1992-93Michael Jordan* 30.06   Michael Jordan* 29.60   Michael Jordan* 29.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1993-94Charles Barkley* 27.84   Hakeem Olajuwon* 26.59   Michael Jordan* 29.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1994-95Kevin Johnson 27.37   Michael Jordan* 29.20   Michael Jordan* 29.20   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1995-96David Robinson* 29.10   Michael Jordan* 28.89   Michael Jordan* 28.89   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1996-97Anfernee Hardaway 29.88   Michael Jordan* 28.67   Michael Jordan* 28.67   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1997-98Shaquille O'Neal* 31.00   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1998-99Grant Hill 29.29   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.72   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal* 30.45   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.50   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2000-01Shaquille O'Neal* 28.67   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.52   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2001-02Tim Duncan 31.80   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2002-03Shaquille O'Neal* 30.61   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.67   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.67   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2003-04Dirk Nowitzki 27.50   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.12   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2004-05Yao Ming* 29.00   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.49   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2005-06Tim Duncan 30.39   Shaquille O'Neal* 26.73   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2006-07Amar'e Stoudemire 29.57   Shaquille O'Neal* 26.62   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2007-08Chris Paul 30.70   Shaquille O'Neal* 26.47   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2008-09LeBron James 37.39   LeBron James 26.83   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2009-10Dwyane Wade 29.42   LeBron James 27.09   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2010-11Chris Paul 28.89   LeBron James 26.30   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2011-12LeBron James 30.34   LeBron James 27.10   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2012-13Chris Paul 29.16   LeBron James 27.26   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2013-14LeBron James 31.11   LeBron James 27.70   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2014-15Anthony Davis 28.45   LeBron James 27.43   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96
2015-16LeBron James 29.98   LeBron James 27.68   Michael Jordan* 28.60   Hakeem Olajuwon* 38.96