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

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Season Lg Player SPG Tm
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 2.14 GSW
2014-15 NBA Kawhi Leonard 2.31 SAS
2013-14 NBA Chris Paul 2.48 LAC
2012-13 NBA Chris Paul 2.41 LAC
2011-12 NBA Chris Paul 2.53 LAC
2010-11 NBA Chris Paul 2.35 NOH
2009-10 NBA Rajon Rondo 2.33 BOS
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 2.77 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 2.71 NOH
2006-07 NBA Baron Davis 2.14 GSW
2005-06 NBA Gerald Wallace 2.51 CHA
2004-05 NBA Larry Hughes 2.89 WAS
2003-04 NBA Baron Davis 2.36 NOH
2002-03 NBA Allen Iverson* 2.74 PHI
2001-02 NBA Allen Iverson* 2.80 PHI
2000-01 NBA Allen Iverson* 2.51 PHI
1999-00 NBA Eddie Jones 2.67 CHH
1998-99 NBA Kendall Gill 2.68 NJN
1997-98 NBA Mookie Blaylock 2.61 ATL
1996-97 NBA Mookie Blaylock 2.72 ATL
1995-96 NBA Gary Payton* 2.85 SEA
1994-95 NBA Scottie Pippen* 2.94 CHI
1993-94 NBA Nate McMillan 2.96 SEA
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.83 CHI
1991-92 NBA John Stockton* 2.98 UTA
1990-91 NBA Alvin Robertson 3.04 MIL
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.77 CHI
1988-89 NBA John Stockton* 3.21 UTA
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 3.16 CHI
1986-87 NBA Alvin Robertson 3.21 SAS
1985-86 NBA Alvin Robertson 3.67 SAS
1984-85 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 2.96 NJN
1983-84 NBA Rickey Green 2.65 UTA
1982-83 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 2.84 TOT
1981-82 NBA Magic Johnson* 2.67 LAL
1980-81 NBA Magic Johnson* 3.43 LAL
1979-80 NBA Micheal Ray Richardson 3.23 NYK
1978-79 NBA M.L. Carr 2.46 DET
1977-78 NBA Ron Lee 2.74 PHO
1976-77 NBA Don Buse 3.47 IND
1975-76 NBA Slick Watts 3.18 SEA
  ABA Don Buse 4.12 INA
1974-75 NBA Rick Barry* 2.85 GSW
  ABA Brian Taylor 2.80 NYA
1973-74 NBA Larry Steele 2.68 POR
  ABA Ted McClain 2.98 CAR

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