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 5.11
3.Marcus Camby 4.59
4.David Robinson* 4.30
5.Tim Duncan 4.02
6.Bo Outlaw 4.01
7.Joakim Noah 3.98
8.George Johnson 3.89
9.Sam Lacey 3.83
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 3.82
11.Tree Rollins 3.70
12.Julius Keye 3.61
13.Dikembe Mutombo* 3.59
14.Andrew Bogut 3.53
15.Andrei Kirilenko 3.52
16.Kim Hughes 3.45
17.Theo Ratliff 3.38
18.Shawn Bradley 3.35
19.Kevin Garnett 3.34
20.Wes Unseld* 3.29
21.Vlade Divac* 3.00
22.Josh Smith 2.90
23.John Salley 2.85
24.Dennis Rodman* 2.84
25.Kendrick Perkins 2.83
26.Marc Gasol 2.79
27.Dwight Howard 2.75
28.Robert Horry 2.75
29.Jon Koncak 2.68
30.DeAndre Jordan 2.65
31.Ervin Johnson 2.56
32.Patrick Ewing* 2.51
33.Andre Drummond 2.51
34.Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.49
35.Nate McMillan 2.49
36.Rich Kelley 2.47
37.Gar Heard 2.40
38.Roy Hibbert 2.39
39.Anthony Davis 2.38
40.Scottie Pippen* 2.36
41.Charles Oakley 2.34
42.Chris Webber 2.34
43.Al Horford 2.33
44.Anderson Varejão 2.32
45.Hot Rod Williams 2.31
46.Gerald Wallace 2.31
47.P.J. Brown 2.31
48.Bobby Jones* 2.30
49.Gerald Govan 2.29
50.Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
51.Amir Johnson 2.28
52.Clifford Ray 2.28
53.Caldwell Jones 2.28
54.T.R. Dunn 2.28
55.Thabo Sefolosha 2.22
56.Alvin Robertson 2.22
57.Kurt Rambis 2.19
58.Paul Millsap 2.18
59.Tyson Chandler 2.15
60.Larry Bird* 2.15
61.Tony Allen 2.15
62.Larry Nance 2.14
63.Kenyon Martin 2.12
64.Jim Brewer 2.10
65.DeMarcus Cousins 2.10
66.Micheal Ray Richardson 2.10
67.Shawn Marion 2.10
68.Fatty Taylor 2.09
69.Rasho Nesterović 2.08
70.Chris Dudley 2.07
71.Dave Cowens* 2.05
72.Pau Gasol 2.04
73.Samuel Dalembert 2.02
74.Jerome Kersey 2.02
75.Alton Lister 2.00
76.Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
77.Kurt Thomas 1.96
78.Danny Green 1.95
79.Andrew Lang 1.93
80.Nenê Hilário 1.93
81.Anthony Mason 1.92
82.Jeff Foster 1.92
83.Shane Battier 1.91
84.Dale Davis 1.89
85.LeBron James 1.88
86.Marvin Webster 1.86
87.Derrick Favors 1.85
88.Rick Mahorn 1.85
89.Fat Lever 1.84
90.Coby Dietrick 1.84
91.Horace Grant 1.83
92.Jason Kidd* 1.83
93.Ben Poquette 1.83
94.Lamar Odom 1.83
95.Karl Malone* 1.82
96.Len Elmore 1.82
97.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.81
98.Marcin Gortat 1.81
99.Bruce Bowen 1.80
100.Shawn Kemp 1.80
101.Yao Ming* 1.79
102.Elton Brand 1.78
103.Charles Barkley* 1.78
104.Darrell Walker 1.77
105.Jack Sikma* 1.77
106.Bill Laimbeer 1.77
107.Benoit Benjamin 1.77
108.Alvan Adams 1.76
109.Gene Moore 1.73
110.Russell Westbrook 1.70
111.Artis Gilmore* 1.66
112.Erick Dampier 1.66
113.Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
114.Nikola Vučević 1.62
115.Connie Hawkins* 1.60
116.Tom Gugliotta 1.59
117.Kent Benson 1.59
118.Herb Williams 1.58
119.Andre Iguodala 1.58
120.LaSalle Thompson 1.57
121.George Lynch 1.57
122.Jan van Breda Kolff 1.56
123.Dan Roundfield 1.56
124.Rasheed Wallace 1.55
125.Elden Campbell 1.54
126.Michael Cage 1.53
127.Emeka Okafor 1.52
128.Larry Smith 1.50
129.George McGinnis* 1.50
130.Derrick McKey 1.50
131.Clyde Drexler* 1.48
132.Ron Harper 1.47
133.Bob Lanier* 1.46
134.Dave Greenwood 1.44
135.David West 1.44
136.Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
137.Mark West 1.43
138.Magic Johnson* 1.42
139.Julius Erving* 1.42
140.P.J. Tucker 1.42
141.Serge Ibaka 1.42
142.Terry Tyler 1.41
143.Mike Gale 1.39
144.Grant Long 1.38
145.Darnell Hillman 1.38
146.Al-Farouq Aminu 1.37
147.Christian Laettner 1.33
148.Paul Pressey 1.33
149.Wil Jones 1.32
150.Aaron McKie 1.31
151.Taj Gibson 1.31
152.Steve Hawes 1.29
153.James Donaldson 1.29
154.Doc Rivers 1.28
155.Cliff Levingston 1.25
156.Manu Ginóbili 1.25
157.Grant Hill* 1.24
158.Brad Miller 1.24
159.Billy Paultz 1.22
160.Rajon Rondo 1.21
161.Rodney McCray 1.20
162.Metta World Peace 1.20
163.Derrick Coleman 1.19
164.Brendan Haywood 1.19
165.Brian Grant 1.18
166.Trevor Ariza 1.17
167.Antonio McDyess 1.16
168.Michael Jordan* 1.16
169.M.L. Carr 1.15
170.Paul George 1.14
171.Brad Daugherty 1.13
172.Tim Bassett 1.11
173.Buck Williams 1.11
174.Tyrone Corbin 1.11
175.Marvin Barnes 1.11
176.Greg Monroe 1.11
177.Jim Eakins 1.10
178.Lonnie Shelton 1.09
179.Charles Smith 1.09
180.Spencer Hawes 1.09
181.Doug Christie 1.09
182.Dave Corzine 1.08
183.Blake Griffin 1.07
184.Wayne Cooper 1.06
185.Chris Kaman 1.05
186.Mel Daniels* 1.04
187.Danny Manning 1.04
188.Boris Diaw 1.04
189.Wendell Ladner 1.03
190.Tony Battie 1.02
191.Nicolas Batum .97
192.Clarence Weatherspoon .97
193.Elvin Hayes* .97
194.Don Buse .96
195.Eddie Jones .95
196.Dwyane Wade .95
197.Zaza Pachulia .95
198.Ed Pinckney .94
199.James Posey .94
200.Jimmy Butler .91
201.Chris Morris .91
202.David Lee .90
203.Quinn Buckner .90
204.Billy Owens .89
205.Mickey Johnson .89
206.Warren Jabali .89
207.Nick Collison .86
208.Ted McClain .86
209.Craig Ehlo .86
210.Bonzi Wells .85
211.Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
212.Antonio Davis .83
213.Mychal Thompson .83
214.Dan Majerle .82
215.Carlos Boozer .82
216.Robert Parish* .81
217.Stacey Augmon .81
218.Foots Walker .81
219.Kenny Thomas .80
220.Bryon Russell .80
221.Clifford Robinson .79
222.Mike Green .77
223.Robert Reid .77
224.Mookie Blaylock .75
225.Swen Nater .75
226.Matt Barnes .74
227.Sidney Wicks .73
228.Luol Deng .72
229.Danny Schayes .72
230.Tracy McGrady* .70
231.Reggie Evans .70
232.Ricky Rubio .69
233.Donyell Marshall .68
234.Chris Paul .68
235.Greg Ballard .67
236.Eric Bledsoe .64
237.Otis Thorpe .63
238.Paul Silas .62
239.Joe Barry Carroll .62
240.Anfernee Hardaway .61
241.Robin Lopez .60
242.Chris Ford .60
243.Roy Hinson .58
244.Larry Johnson .56
245.Sam Perkins .55
246.Al Jefferson .55
247.Dwight Jones .53
248.Michael Cooper .53
249.LaMarcus Aldridge .51
250.Thaddeus Young .51

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1.Julius Keye 3.61
2.Caldwell Jones 2.95
3.Artis Gilmore* 2.43
4.Julius Erving* 2.34
5.Gerald Govan 2.29
6.Fatty Taylor 2.21
7.Don Buse 1.85
8.Gene Moore 1.73
9.Mike Gale 1.73
10.George McGinnis* 1.63
11.Darnell Hillman 1.62
12.Wil Jones 1.45
13.Billy Paultz 1.42
14.Ted McClain 1.37
15.Jim Eakins 1.30
16.Mel Daniels* 1.04
17.Wendell Ladner 1.03
18.Warren Jabali .89
19.Joe Caldwell .84
20.Jimmy Jones .63
21.Brian Taylor .41
22.Zelmo Beaty* .37
23.George Gervin* .32
24.Randy Denton .29
25.Goose Ligon .26
26.Red Robbins .26
27.Lee Davis .11
28.Tom Owens .07
29.Willie Wise .01
30.Roger Brown* -0.10
31.Dave Robisch -0.24
32.Gene Littles -0.25
33.Ralph Simpson -0.35
34.Ron Boone -0.35
35.George Thompson -0.36
36.Bob Warren -0.42
37.Rich Jones -0.49
38.James Silas -0.52
39.George Carter -0.62
40.Chuck Williams -0.72
41.Larry Miller -0.87
42.Larry Kenon -0.88
43.Walter Simon -0.89
44.Freddie Lewis -1.04
45.Dan Issel* -1.21
46.Al Smith -1.22
47.Cincinnatus Powell -1.23
48.Marv Roberts -1.28
49.Byron Beck -1.43
50.Bob Netolicky -1.50
51.Stew Johnson -1.55
52.Mack Calvin -1.60
53.Joe Hamilton -1.60
54.Steve Jones -1.65
55.Johnny Neumann -1.77
56.Louie Dampier* -1.90
57.Donnie Freeman -2.03
58.Glen Combs -2.09
59.John Beasley -2.37
60.Bill Melchionni -2.49
61.John Roche -2.57
62.Bill Keller -2.57
63.George Lehmann -2.84
64.Mike Lewis -10.04

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1.Ben Wallace 5.52
2.Mark Eaton 5.11
3.Marcus Camby 4.59
4.David Robinson* 4.30
5.Tim Duncan 4.02
6.Bo Outlaw 4.01
7.Joakim Noah 3.98
8.George Johnson 3.89
9.Sam Lacey 3.83
10.Hakeem Olajuwon* 3.82
11.Tree Rollins 3.70
12.Dikembe Mutombo* 3.59
13.Andrew Bogut 3.53
14.Andrei Kirilenko 3.52
15.Theo Ratliff 3.38
16.Shawn Bradley 3.35
17.Kevin Garnett 3.34
18.Wes Unseld* 3.29
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.Marc Gasol 2.79
25.Dwight Howard 2.75
26.Robert Horry 2.75
27.Jon Koncak 2.68
28.DeAndre Jordan 2.65
29.Ervin Johnson 2.56
30.Patrick Ewing* 2.51
31.Andre Drummond 2.51
32.Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.49
33.Nate McMillan 2.49
34.Rich Kelley 2.47
35.Gar Heard 2.40
36.Roy Hibbert 2.39
37.Anthony Davis 2.38
38.Scottie Pippen* 2.36
39.Charles Oakley 2.34
40.Chris Webber 2.34
41.Al Horford 2.33
42.Anderson Varejão 2.32
43.Hot Rod Williams 2.31
44.Gerald Wallace 2.31
45.P.J. Brown 2.31
46.Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
47.Amir Johnson 2.28
48.Clifford Ray 2.28
49.T.R. Dunn 2.28
50.Thabo Sefolosha 2.22
51.Alvin Robertson 2.22
52.Kurt Rambis 2.19
53.Paul Millsap 2.18
54.Tyson Chandler 2.15
55.Larry Bird* 2.15
56.Tony Allen 2.15
57.Larry Nance 2.14
58.Kenyon Martin 2.12
59.Jim Brewer 2.10
60.DeMarcus Cousins 2.10
61.Micheal Ray Richardson 2.10
62.Shawn Marion 2.10
63.Rasho Nesterović 2.08
64.Chris Dudley 2.07
65.Caldwell Jones 2.07
66.Dave Cowens* 2.05
67.Pau Gasol 2.04
68.Samuel Dalembert 2.02
69.Jerome Kersey 2.02
70.Bobby Jones* 2.00
71.Alton Lister 2.00
72.Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
73.Kurt Thomas 1.96
74.Danny Green 1.95
75.Andrew Lang 1.93
76.Nenê Hilário 1.93
77.Anthony Mason 1.92
78.Jeff Foster 1.92
79.Shane Battier 1.91
80.Dale Davis 1.89
81.LeBron James 1.88
82.Derrick Favors 1.85
83.Rick Mahorn 1.85
84.Fat Lever 1.84
85.Horace Grant 1.83
86.Jason Kidd* 1.83
87.Ben Poquette 1.83
88.Lamar Odom 1.83
89.Karl Malone* 1.82
90.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.81
91.Marcin Gortat 1.81
92.Bruce Bowen 1.80
93.Shawn Kemp 1.80
94.Yao Ming* 1.79
95.Elton Brand 1.78
96.Charles Barkley* 1.78
97.Darrell Walker 1.77
98.Jack Sikma* 1.77
99.Bill Laimbeer 1.77
100.Benoit Benjamin 1.77
101.Alvan Adams 1.76
102.Russell Westbrook 1.70
103.Erick Dampier 1.66
104.Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
105.Nikola Vučević 1.62
106.Dan Roundfield 1.61
107.Tom Gugliotta 1.59
108.Kent Benson 1.59
109.Herb Williams 1.58
110.Andre Iguodala 1.58
111.LaSalle Thompson 1.57
112.George Lynch 1.57
113.Rasheed Wallace 1.55
114.Elden Campbell 1.54
115.Michael Cage 1.53
116.Emeka Okafor 1.52
117.Larry Smith 1.50
118.Derrick McKey 1.50
119.Clyde Drexler* 1.48
120.Ron Harper 1.47
121.Bob Lanier* 1.46
122.George McGinnis* 1.44
123.Dave Greenwood 1.44
124.David West 1.44
125.Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
126.Mark West 1.43
127.Magic Johnson* 1.42
128.P.J. Tucker 1.42
129.Serge Ibaka 1.42
130.Terry Tyler 1.41
131.Artis Gilmore* 1.40
132.Grant Long 1.38
133.Al-Farouq Aminu 1.37
134.Christian Laettner 1.33
135.Paul Pressey 1.33
136.Aaron McKie 1.31
137.Taj Gibson 1.31
138.Steve Hawes 1.29
139.James Donaldson 1.29
140.Doc Rivers 1.28
141.Cliff Levingston 1.25
142.Manu Ginóbili 1.25
143.Grant Hill* 1.24
144.Brad Miller 1.24
145.Rajon Rondo 1.21
146.Rodney McCray 1.20
147.Metta World Peace 1.20
148.Derrick Coleman 1.19
149.Brendan Haywood 1.19
150.Brian Grant 1.18
151.Trevor Ariza 1.17
152.Antonio McDyess 1.16
153.Michael Jordan* 1.16
154.Paul George 1.14
155.Brad Daugherty 1.13
156.Buck Williams 1.11
157.Tyrone Corbin 1.11
158.Greg Monroe 1.11
159.Julius Erving* 1.10
160.Lonnie Shelton 1.09
161.Charles Smith 1.09
162.Spencer Hawes 1.09
163.Doug Christie 1.09
164.Dave Corzine 1.08
165.Blake Griffin 1.07
166.Wayne Cooper 1.06
167.Chris Kaman 1.05
168.Danny Manning 1.04
169.Boris Diaw 1.04
170.Tony Battie 1.02
171.Nicolas Batum .97
172.Clarence Weatherspoon .97
173.Elvin Hayes* .97
174.Eddie Jones .95
175.Dwyane Wade .95
176.Zaza Pachulia .95
177.Ed Pinckney .94
178.James Posey .94
179.Jimmy Butler .91
180.Chris Morris .91
181.David Lee .90
182.Quinn Buckner .90
183.Billy Owens .89
184.Mickey Johnson .89
185.Nick Collison .86
186.Craig Ehlo .86
187.Bonzi Wells .85
188.Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
189.Antonio Davis .83
190.Mychal Thompson .83
191.Dan Majerle .82
192.Carlos Boozer .82
193.Robert Parish* .81
194.Stacey Augmon .81
195.Foots Walker .81
196.Kenny Thomas .80
197.Bryon Russell .80
198.Clifford Robinson .79
199.Robert Reid .77
200.Mookie Blaylock .75
201.Matt Barnes .74
202.Sidney Wicks .73
203.Luol Deng .72
204.Danny Schayes .72
205.Tracy McGrady* .70
206.Reggie Evans .70
207.Ricky Rubio .69
208.Donyell Marshall .68
209.Chris Paul .68
210.Greg Ballard .67
211.Eric Bledsoe .64
212.Otis Thorpe .63
213.Paul Silas .62
214.Joe Barry Carroll .62
215.Anfernee Hardaway .61
216.Robin Lopez .60
217.Chris Ford .60
218.Roy Hinson .58
219.Don Buse .56
220.Larry Johnson .56
221.Sam Perkins .55
222.Al Jefferson .55
223.Dwight Jones .53
224.Michael Cooper .53
225.LaMarcus Aldridge .51
226.Thaddeus Young .51
227.Willie Anderson .50
228.Evan Turner .50
229.Mark Olberding .50
230.Cedric Maxwell .48
231.Reggie Williams .48
232.Paul Pierce .48
233.Jim Chones .46
234.A.C. Green .45
235.Luis Scola .43
236.Chris Bosh .42
237.Brook Lopez .42
238.Rodney Rogers .41
239.Steve Mix .40
240.Kendall Gill .40
241.Bill Hanzlik .40
242.Markieff Morris .39
243.Harvey Grant .38
244.Frank Brickowski .37
245.Nick Anderson .37
246.Darryl Dawkins .36
247.Tyrone Hill .36
248.Thurl Bailey .36
249.Chris Mills .36
250.J.R. Reid .35
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