NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Box Plus/Minus

Active players are listed in bold
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
BPM (OBPM/DBPM) and VORP are calculated for seasons 1973-74 until present

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Table
Season Lg Player BPM Tm
2019-20 NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo 11.51 MIL
2018-19 NBA James Harden 10.95 HOU
2017-18 NBA James Harden 9.92 HOU
2016-17 NBA Russell Westbrook 11.10 OKC
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 11.94 GSW
2014-15 NBA Stephen Curry 9.91 GSW
2013-14 NBA Kevin Durant 10.21 OKC
2012-13 NBA LeBron James 11.71 MIA
2011-12 NBA LeBron James 10.90 MIA
2010-11 NBA LeBron James 8.06 MIA
2009-10 NBA LeBron James 11.81 CLE
2008-09 NBA LeBron James 13.24 CLE
2007-08 NBA LeBron James 10.86 CLE
2006-07 NBA Dirk Nowitzki 8.34 DAL
2005-06 NBA LeBron James 9.06 CLE
2004-05 NBA Kevin Garnett* 9.50 MIN
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett* 10.15 MIN
2002-03 NBA Tracy McGrady* 10.50 ORL
2001-02 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 8.02 LAL
2000-01 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 7.67 LAL
1999-00 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 9.31 LAL
1998-99 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 7.09 LAL
1997-98 NBA David Robinson* 8.26 SAS
1996-97 NBA Michael Jordan* 8.90 CHI
1995-96 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.50 CHI
1994-95 NBA David Robinson* 9.19 SAS
1993-94 NBA David Robinson* 11.87 SAS
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 11.24 CHI
1991-92 NBA Michael Jordan* 9.75 CHI
1990-91 NBA Michael Jordan* 12.01 CHI
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 11.22 CHI
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 11.88 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 12.96 CHI
1986-87 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.80 CHI
1985-86 NBA Larry Bird* 8.73 BOS
1984-85 NBA Larry Bird* 8.80 BOS
1983-84 NBA Larry Bird* 7.62 BOS
1982-83 NBA Larry Bird* 7.51 BOS
1981-82 NBA Julius Erving* 7.68 PHI
1980-81 NBA Julius Erving* 7.48 PHI
1979-80 NBA Julius Erving* 7.57 PHI
1978-79 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.60 LAL
1977-78 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9.32 LAL
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9.38 LAL
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 8.54 LAL
  ABA Julius Erving* 10.63 NYA
1974-75 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.64 MIL
  ABA Julius Erving* 8.53 NYA
1973-74 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.53 MIL
  ABA Julius Erving* 8.48 NYA