NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Defensive 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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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1. Ben Wallace 5.52
2. Mark Eaton 5.21
3. Marcus Camby 4.59
4. David Robinson* 4.30
5. George Johnson 4.09
6. Tim Duncan 4.02
7. Bo Outlaw 4.01
8. Joakim Noah 3.99
9. Sam Lacey 3.88
10. Tree Rollins 3.88
11. Hakeem Olajuwon* 3.84
12. Wes Unseld* 3.81
13. Dikembe Mutombo* 3.59
14. Kim Hughes 3.56
15. Andrew Bogut 3.53
16. Andrei Kirilenko 3.52
17. Julius Keye 3.40
18. Theo Ratliff 3.38
19. Shawn Bradley 3.35
20. Kevin Garnett 3.34
21. Vlade Divac 3.00
22. Josh Smith 2.90
23. Bobby Jones 2.90
24. John Salley 2.85
25. Dennis Rodman* 2.84
26. Kendrick Perkins 2.83
27. Rich Kelley 2.79
28. Marc Gasol 2.79
29. Dwight Howard 2.75
30. Robert Horry 2.75
31. Jon Koncak 2.68
32. DeAndre Jordan 2.66
33. Clifford Ray 2.61
34. Ervin Johnson 2.56
35. Gar Heard 2.54
36. Larry Bird* 2.52
37. Patrick Ewing* 2.51
38. Nate McMillan 2.49
39. Caldwell Jones 2.42
40. Andre Drummond 2.40
41. Roy Hibbert 2.39
42. Dave Cowens* 2.39
43. Alton Lister 2.36
44. Scottie Pippen* 2.36
45. Charles Oakley 2.34
46. Al Horford 2.34
47. Anthony Davis 2.34
48. Chris Webber 2.34
49. Anderson Varejao 2.32
50. Hot Rod Williams 2.31
51. Gerald Wallace 2.31
52. P.J. Brown 2.31
53. Amir Johnson 2.30
54. Larry Nance 2.29
55. Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
56. Alvan Adams 2.28
57. Len Elmore 2.27
58. Marvin Webster 2.25
59. Kurt Rambis 2.23
60. Thabo Sefolosha 2.23
61. Rick Mahorn 2.20
62. Alvin Robertson 2.20
63. Paul Millsap 2.18
64. Tyson Chandler 2.16
65. Tony Allen 2.15
66. Julius Erving* 2.14
67. Jim Brewer 2.14
68. Kenyon Martin 2.12
69. Shawn Marion 2.10
70. Jack Sikma 2.08
71. Rasho Nesterovic 2.08
72. Chris Dudley 2.07
73. Wendell Ladner 2.06
74. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.05
75. DeMarcus Cousins 2.05
76. Pau Gasol 2.04
77. Jerome Kersey 2.02
78. Samuel Dalembert 2.02
79. Danny Green 1.99
80. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.98
81. Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
82. Gerald Govan 1.97
83. Kurt Thomas 1.96
84. Andrew Lang 1.93
85. Nene Hilario 1.93
86. Anthony Mason 1.92
87. Jeff Foster 1.92
88. Shane Battier 1.91
89. Fatty Taylor 1.89
90. Dale Davis 1.89
91. LeBron James 1.88
92. Fat Lever 1.84
93. Horace Grant 1.83
94. Jason Kidd* 1.83
95. T.R. Dunn 1.83
96. Lamar Odom 1.83
97. Karl Malone* 1.82
98. Jan van Breda Kolff 1.82
99. Marcin Gortat 1.81
100. Derrick Favors 1.81
101. Bruce Bowen 1.80
102. Shawn Kemp 1.80
103. Darrell Walker 1.80
104. Yao Ming* 1.79
105. Charles Barkley* 1.79
106. Elton Brand 1.78
107. Coby Dietrick 1.77
108. Benoit Benjamin 1.77
109. Artis Gilmore* 1.73
110. Dan Roundfield 1.68
111. Russell Westbrook 1.67
112. Bill Laimbeer 1.66
113. Erick Dampier 1.66
114. Bob Lanier* 1.63
115. Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
116. George McGinnis* 1.63
117. Paul Pressey 1.63
118. Kent Benson 1.61
119. Tom Gugliotta 1.59
120. Andre Iguodala 1.58
121. George Lynch 1.57
122. Rasheed Wallace 1.55
123. Nikola Vucevic 1.54
124. Elden Campbell 1.54
125. Herb Williams 1.54
126. Emeka Okafor 1.52
127. Mike Gale 1.51
128. Magic Johnson* 1.51
129. Derrick McKey 1.50
130. Michael Cage 1.50
131. Clyde Drexler* 1.49
132. Ron Harper 1.47
133. Lonnie Shelton 1.45
134. LaSalle Thompson 1.44
135. David West 1.44
136. Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
137. Ted McClain 1.43
138. Darnell Hillman 1.42
139. Mark West 1.41
140. Serge Ibaka 1.41
141. Al-Farouq Aminu 1.41
142. Steve Hawes 1.39
143. Grant Long 1.38
144. Billy Paultz 1.38
145. Connie Hawkins* 1.35
146. Taj Gibson 1.34
147. Paul Silas 1.34
148. Christian Laettner 1.33
149. Buck Williams 1.33
150. Elvin Hayes* 1.31
151. P.J. Tucker 1.31
152. Aaron McKie 1.31
153. Doc Rivers 1.30
154. Terry Tyler 1.30
155. Ben Poquette 1.29
156. M.L. Carr 1.28
157. Wil Jones 1.27
158. Manu Ginobili 1.25
159. Cliff Levingston 1.24
160. Rodney McCray 1.24
161. Grant Hill* 1.24
162. Brad Miller 1.24
163. Quinn Buckner 1.23
164. James Donaldson 1.23
165. Dave Greenwood 1.23
166. Rajon Rondo 1.22
167. Trevor Ariza 1.20
168. Metta World Peace 1.20
169. Derrick Coleman 1.19
170. Brendan Haywood 1.19
171. Gene Moore 1.19
172. Brian Grant 1.18
173. Don Buse 1.18
174. Greg Ballard 1.18
175. Larry Smith 1.17
176. Antonio McDyess 1.16
177. Paul George 1.16
178. Blake Griffin 1.13
179. Darryl Dawkins 1.13
180. Brad Daugherty 1.13
181. Michael Jordan* 1.12
182. Greg Monroe 1.11
183. Tyrone Corbin 1.11
184. Tim Bassett 1.10
185. Charles Smith 1.09
186. Spencer Hawes 1.09
187. Doug Christie 1.09
188. Chris Kaman 1.05
189. Danny Manning 1.04
190. Boris Diaw 1.04
191. Robert Parish* 1.03
192. Tony Battie 1.02
193. Foots Walker 1.02
194. Mel Daniels* 1.00
195. Nicolas Batum .97
196. Clarence Weatherspoon .97
197. Zaza Pachulia .96
198. Dwyane Wade .96
199. Eddie Jones .95
200. Mickey Johnson .95
201. Ed Pinckney .94
202. James Posey .94
203. Jimmy Butler .94
204. Dave Corzine .93
205. Wayne Cooper .92
206. Chris Morris .91
207. David Lee .90
208. Billy Owens .89
209. Mike Green .88
210. Nick Collison .86
211. Craig Ehlo .86
212. Bonzi Wells .85
213. Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
214. Mychal Thompson .84
215. Antonio Davis .83
216. Cedric Maxwell .83
217. Dan Majerle .82
218. Carlos Boozer .82
219. Stacey Augmon .81
220. Kenny Thomas .80
221. Bryon Russell .80
222. Clifford Robinson .79
223. Jim Eakins .78
224. Mookie Blaylock .75
225. Steve Mix .75
226. Matt Barnes .74
227. Luol Deng .72
228. Tracy McGrady* .70
229. Reggie Evans .70
230. Marvin Barnes .68
231. Chris Ford .68
232. Donyell Marshall .68
233. Chris Paul .66
234. Robin Lopez .66
235. Michael Cooper .65
236. Eric Bledsoe .64
237. Anfernee Hardaway .61
238. Otis Thorpe .58
239. Larry Johnson .56
240. Al Jefferson .55
241. Sidney Moncrief .55
242. Jim Chones .55
243. Sam Perkins .53
244. Maurice Lucas .52
245. Roy Hinson .52
246. Danny Schayes .52
247. Willie Anderson .50
248. Evan Turner .50
249. LaMarcus Aldridge .49
250. Reggie Williams .48

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1. Ben Wallace 5.52
2. Mark Eaton 5.21
3. Marcus Camby 4.59
4. David Robinson* 4.30
5. George Johnson 4.09
6. Tim Duncan 4.02
7. Bo Outlaw 4.01
8. Joakim Noah 3.99
9. Sam Lacey 3.88
10. Tree Rollins 3.88
11. Hakeem Olajuwon* 3.84
12. Wes Unseld* 3.81
13. Dikembe Mutombo* 3.59
14. Andrew Bogut 3.53
15. Andrei Kirilenko 3.52
16. Theo Ratliff 3.38
17. Shawn Bradley 3.35
18. Kevin Garnett 3.34
19. Vlade Divac 3.00
20. Josh Smith 2.90
21. John Salley 2.85
22. Dennis Rodman* 2.84
23. Kendrick Perkins 2.83
24. Rich Kelley 2.79
25. Marc Gasol 2.79
26. Dwight Howard 2.75
27. Robert Horry 2.75
28. Jon Koncak 2.68
29. Bobby Jones 2.67
30. DeAndre Jordan 2.66
31. Clifford Ray 2.61
32. Ervin Johnson 2.56
33. Gar Heard 2.54
34. Larry Bird* 2.52
35. Patrick Ewing* 2.51
36. Nate McMillan 2.49
37. Andre Drummond 2.40
38. Roy Hibbert 2.39
39. Caldwell Jones 2.39
40. Dave Cowens* 2.39
41. Alton Lister 2.36
42. Scottie Pippen* 2.36
43. Charles Oakley 2.34
44. Al Horford 2.34
45. Anthony Davis 2.34
46. Chris Webber 2.34
47. Anderson Varejao 2.32
48. Hot Rod Williams 2.31
49. Gerald Wallace 2.31
50. P.J. Brown 2.31
51. Amir Johnson 2.30
52. Larry Nance 2.29
53. Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
54. Alvan Adams 2.28
55. Kurt Rambis 2.23
56. Thabo Sefolosha 2.23
57. Rick Mahorn 2.20
58. Alvin Robertson 2.20
59. Paul Millsap 2.18
60. Tyson Chandler 2.16
61. Tony Allen 2.15
62. Jim Brewer 2.14
63. Kenyon Martin 2.12
64. Shawn Marion 2.10
65. Jack Sikma 2.08
66. Rasho Nesterovic 2.08
67. Chris Dudley 2.07
68. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.05
69. DeMarcus Cousins 2.05
70. Pau Gasol 2.04
71. Jerome Kersey 2.02
72. Samuel Dalembert 2.02
73. Danny Green 1.99
74. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.98
75. Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
76. Kurt Thomas 1.96
77. Andrew Lang 1.93
78. Nene Hilario 1.93
79. Anthony Mason 1.92
80. Jeff Foster 1.92
81. Shane Battier 1.91
82. Dale Davis 1.89
83. LeBron James 1.88
84. Fat Lever 1.84
85. Horace Grant 1.83
86. Jason Kidd* 1.83
87. T.R. Dunn 1.83
88. Lamar Odom 1.83
89. Karl Malone* 1.82
90. Marcin Gortat 1.81
91. Derrick Favors 1.81
92. Bruce Bowen 1.80
93. Shawn Kemp 1.80
94. Darrell Walker 1.80
95. Yao Ming* 1.79
96. Charles Barkley* 1.79
97. Elton Brand 1.78
98. Benoit Benjamin 1.77
99. Dan Roundfield 1.73
100. Julius Erving* 1.72
101. Russell Westbrook 1.67
102. Bill Laimbeer 1.66
103. Erick Dampier 1.66
104. Bob Lanier* 1.63
105. Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
106. Paul Pressey 1.63
107. Kent Benson 1.61
108. Tom Gugliotta 1.59
109. George McGinnis* 1.58
110. Andre Iguodala 1.58
111. George Lynch 1.57
112. Rasheed Wallace 1.55
113. Nikola Vucevic 1.54
114. Elden Campbell 1.54
115. Herb Williams 1.54
116. Emeka Okafor 1.52
117. Magic Johnson* 1.51
118. Derrick McKey 1.50
119. Michael Cage 1.50
120. Clyde Drexler* 1.49
121. Ron Harper 1.47
122. Lonnie Shelton 1.45
123. LaSalle Thompson 1.44
124. David West 1.44
125. Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
126. Mark West 1.41
127. Serge Ibaka 1.41
128. Al-Farouq Aminu 1.41
129. Steve Hawes 1.39
130. Grant Long 1.38
131. Taj Gibson 1.34
132. Paul Silas 1.34
133. Christian Laettner 1.33
134. Buck Williams 1.33
135. Elvin Hayes* 1.31
136. P.J. Tucker 1.31
137. Aaron McKie 1.31
138. Doc Rivers 1.30
139. Terry Tyler 1.30
140. Ben Poquette 1.29
141. Manu Ginobili 1.25
142. Cliff Levingston 1.24
143. Rodney McCray 1.24
144. Grant Hill* 1.24
145. Brad Miller 1.24
146. Quinn Buckner 1.23
147. James Donaldson 1.23
148. Dave Greenwood 1.23
149. Rajon Rondo 1.22
150. Trevor Ariza 1.20
151. Metta World Peace 1.20
152. Derrick Coleman 1.19
153. Brendan Haywood 1.19
154. Brian Grant 1.18
155. Greg Ballard 1.18
156. Artis Gilmore* 1.17
157. Larry Smith 1.17
158. Antonio McDyess 1.16
159. Paul George 1.16
160. Blake Griffin 1.13
161. Darryl Dawkins 1.13
162. Brad Daugherty 1.13
163. Michael Jordan* 1.12
164. Greg Monroe 1.11
165. Tyrone Corbin 1.11
166. Charles Smith 1.09
167. Spencer Hawes 1.09
168. Doug Christie 1.09
169. Chris Kaman 1.05
170. Danny Manning 1.04
171. Boris Diaw 1.04
172. Robert Parish* 1.03
173. Tony Battie 1.02
174. Foots Walker 1.02
175. Nicolas Batum .97
176. Clarence Weatherspoon .97
177. Zaza Pachulia .96
178. Dwyane Wade .96
179. Eddie Jones .95
180. Mickey Johnson .95
181. Ed Pinckney .94
182. James Posey .94
183. Jimmy Butler .94
184. Dave Corzine .93
185. Wayne Cooper .92
186. Chris Morris .91
187. David Lee .90
188. Billy Owens .89
189. Nick Collison .86
190. Craig Ehlo .86
191. Bonzi Wells .85
192. Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
193. Don Buse .84
194. Mychal Thompson .84
195. Antonio Davis .83
196. Cedric Maxwell .83
197. Dan Majerle .82
198. Carlos Boozer .82
199. Stacey Augmon .81
200. Kenny Thomas .80
201. Bryon Russell .80
202. Clifford Robinson .79
203. Mookie Blaylock .75
204. Steve Mix .75
205. Matt Barnes .74
206. Luol Deng .72
207. Tracy McGrady* .70
208. Reggie Evans .70
209. Chris Ford .68
210. Donyell Marshall .68
211. Chris Paul .66
212. Robin Lopez .66
213. Michael Cooper .65
214. Eric Bledsoe .64
215. Anfernee Hardaway .61
216. Jim Chones .58
217. Otis Thorpe .58
218. Larry Johnson .56
219. Al Jefferson .55
220. Sidney Moncrief .55
221. Sam Perkins .53
222. Roy Hinson .52
223. Danny Schayes .52
224. Willie Anderson .50
225. Evan Turner .50
226. LaMarcus Aldridge .49
227. Reggie Williams .48
228. Paul Pierce .48
229. Thaddeus Young .48
230. Robert Reid .47
231. Maurice Lucas .47
232. Thurl Bailey .46
233. Maurice Cheeks* .45
234. A.C. Green .45
235. Luis Scola .43
236. Chris Bosh .42
237. Rodney Rogers .41
238. Marques Johnson .41
239. Kendall Gill .40
240. Truck Robinson .39
241. Harvey Grant .38
242. Sidney Wicks .37
243. Nick Anderson .37
244. Frank Brickowski .37
245. Tyrone Hill .36
246. Chris Mills .36
247. Kevin Durant .35
248. John Wall .35
249. J.R. Reid .35
250. Joe Barry Carroll .35

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1. Julius Keye 3.40
2. Julius Erving* 3.37
3. Artis Gilmore* 3.35
4. Mike Gale 2.54
5. Caldwell Jones 2.48
6. Billy Paultz 2.27
7. Wendell Ladner 2.06
8. Ted McClain 2.04
9. Gerald Govan 1.97
10. Don Buse 1.93
11. Fatty Taylor 1.80
12. George McGinnis* 1.76
13. Darnell Hillman 1.72
14. Wil Jones 1.65
15. Brian Taylor 1.49
16. Gene Moore 1.19
17. Mel Daniels* .99
18. Jim Eakins .91
19. Joe Caldwell .84
20. Warren Jabali .38
21. Gene Littles .34
22. George Gervin* .22
23. Roger Brown* .19
24. Jimmy Jones .09
25. Larry Kenon .00
26. Walter Simon -0.06
27. Dave Robisch -0.12
28. Ralph Simpson -0.14
29. Red Robbins -0.14
30. Zelmo Beaty* -0.18
31. Rich Jones -0.20
32. Tom Owens -0.22
33. Dan Issel* -0.35
34. James Silas -0.36
35. Goose Ligon -0.37
36. Randy Denton -0.39
37. Bob Warren -0.43
38. Ron Boone -0.63
39. Willie Wise -0.65
40. Marv Roberts -0.83
41. Lee Davis -0.91
42. Louie Dampier* -0.98
43. Chuck Williams -1.03
44. Joe Hamilton -1.07
45. Freddie Lewis -1.12
46. Byron Beck -1.26
47. Bob Netolicky -1.30
48. Al Smith -1.39
49. George Carter -1.42
50. Bill Melchionni -1.45
51. Larry Miller -1.49
52. Mack Calvin -1.57
53. George Thompson -1.59
54. Steve Jones -1.89
55. Cincinnatus Powell -1.91
56. Donnie Freeman -1.92
57. John Roche -2.11
58. Stew Johnson -2.22
59. Johnny Neumann -2.35
60. Bill Keller -2.49
61. John Beasley -2.92
62. Glen Combs -3.09
63. George Lehmann -4.08
64. Mike Lewis -9.87
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