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.David Robinson* 3.05
2.Nate McMillan 2.94
3.Mark Eaton 2.91
4.Draymond Green 2.76
5.Ben Wallace 2.60
6.Tree Rollins 2.50
7.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2.49
8.Bo Outlaw 2.45
9.George Johnson 2.45
10.Sam Lacey 2.43
11.Kawhi Leonard 2.41
12.Tim Duncan* 2.34
13.Marcus Camby 2.33
14.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
15.Bobby Jones* 2.28
16.Chris Paul 2.25
17.Doc Rivers 2.19
18.John Salley 2.17
19.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
20.Joakim Noah 2.09
21.Don Buse 2.08
22.Michael Jordan* 2.05
23.Manu Ginóbili 2.04
24.Kim Hughes 2.04
25.Robert Horry 1.98
26.Thabo Sefolosha 1.96
27.Alvin Robertson 1.96
28.Tony Allen 1.93
29.John Stockton* 1.93
30.Theo Ratliff 1.86
31.Jon Koncak 1.86
32.Mike Gale 1.84
33.Shawn Bradley 1.84
34.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.83
35.LeBron James 1.83
36.Wes Unseld* 1.82
37.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
38.Larry Bird* 1.77
39.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.77
40.Ted McClain 1.77
41.Quinn Buckner 1.75
42.Aaron McKie 1.74
43.Rich Kelley 1.74
44.Vlade Divac* 1.72
45.Marc Gasol 1.71
46.Andrew Bogut 1.69
47.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
48.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
49.Paul Pressey 1.64
50.Fatty Taylor 1.63
51.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
52.Magic Johnson* 1.60
53.Fat Lever 1.60
54.Danny Green 1.59
55.Maurice Cheeks* 1.59
56.Foots Walker 1.58
57.Julius Keye 1.58
58.Wendell Ladner 1.56
59.Julius Erving* 1.56
60.Gerald Wallace 1.54
61.Jason Kidd* 1.54
62.Eddie Jones 1.52
63.Darrell Walker 1.51
64.Bruce Bowen 1.50
65.Alvan Adams 1.49
66.Anthony Davis 1.48
67.Josh Smith 1.47
68.Alonzo Mourning* 1.40
69.Ron Harper 1.40
70.Brevin Knight 1.39
71.Paul George 1.39
72.Coby Dietrick 1.38
73.Larry Nance 1.36
74.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
75.Andre Iguodala 1.33
76.Doug Christie 1.33
77.Len Elmore 1.31
78.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
79.Alton Lister 1.29
80.Jerome Kersey 1.27
81.Shane Battier 1.27
82.Jimmy Butler 1.26
83.Metta World Peace 1.24
84.Yao Ming* 1.24
85.Rick Mahorn 1.23
86.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
87.Dave Cowens* 1.20
88.Greg Anthony 1.19
89.Nenê Hilário 1.19
90.Rasheed Wallace 1.17
91.Clifford Ray 1.15
92.Chris Webber 1.12
93.Jack Sikma* 1.12
94.Kenyon Martin 1.10
95.Jan van Breda Kolff 1.10
96.Caldwell Jones 1.10
97.Al Horford 1.09
98.Gar Heard 1.09
99.Brian Taylor 1.09
100.Michael Cooper 1.08
101.Dwight Howard 1.08
102.Andrew Lang 1.07
103.Paul Millsap 1.06
104.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
105.Bob Lanier* 1.05
106.James Posey 1.01
107.Trevor Ariza 1.01
108.Gene Littles 1.00
109.Shawn Marion 1.00
110.Kurt Rambis 1.00
111.Kurt Thomas .99
112.Rajon Rondo .99
113.Amir Johnson .99
114.T.R. Dunn .96
115.Darryl Dawkins .96
116.Ervin Johnson .96
117.Ricky Rubio .95
118.Chris Ford .94
119.Brent Barry .93
120.James Harden .92
121.Kent Benson .92
122.Karl Malone* .91
123.Craig Ehlo .91
124.Anderson Varejão .89
125.Connie Hawkins* .89
126.Mario Chalmers .88
127.Mark West .87
128.George Hill .86
129.Benoit Benjamin .86
130.Terrell Brandon .85
131.Derrick McKey .85
132.Lamar Odom .85
133.Gus Williams .85
134.Marvin Webster .84
135.Rasho Nesterović .83
136.Dwyane Wade .82
137.M.L. Carr .82
138.DeMarcus Cousins .82
139.Darrell Armstrong .81
140.Dan Majerle .81
141.Kerry Kittles .79
142.Jermaine O'Neal .78
143.Charles Barkley* .78
144.Roy Hibbert .77
145.Artis Gilmore* .77
146.Pau Gasol .77
147.Bill Laimbeer .76
148.Eric Snow .76
149.P.J. Brown .76
150.Grant Hill* .75
151.DeAndre Jordan .75
152.Terry Tyler .75
153.Greg Ballard .75
154.Anfernee Hardaway .75
155.Reggie Williams .75
156.Walter Simon .74
157.Jim Brewer .74
158.Kevin Durant .74
159.P.J. Tucker .73
160.Eric Bledsoe .73
161.Shaquille O'Neal* .72
162.Mario Elie .71
163.Bonzi Wells .71
164.Luc Mbah a Moute .70
165.Jimmy Jones .69
166.Samuel Dalembert .69
167.Lonnie Shelton .69
168.Danny Manning .69
169.Dave Twardzik .69
170.Stacey Augmon .69
171.Herb Williams .69
172.George Lynch .68
173.Gerald Govan .68
174.Charles Oakley .68
175.Bryon Russell .67
176.Kirk Hinrich .67
177.Anthony Mason .67
178.Hersey Hawkins .67
179.Elden Campbell .66
180.Al-Farouq Aminu .65
181.Corey Brewer .65
182.Willie Anderson .64
183.David West .63
184.Christian Laettner .63
185.Russell Westbrook .62
186.Bill Hanzlik .62
187.Charles Smith .62
188.Steve Mix .60
189.Steve Hawes .59
190.Tyrone Corbin .59
191.Derrick Favors .59
192.Grant Long .58
193.Ben Poquette .57
194.Jeff Hornacek .57
195.Kyle Lowry .57
196.Lindsey Hunter .57
197.Brad Miller .56
198.Trent Tucker .56
199.Paul Pierce .55
200.Billy Paultz .55
201.George McGinnis* .55
202.Nicolas Batum .55
203.Clifford Robinson .55
204.Dennis Rodman* .54
205.Rick Barry* .54
206.Tom Gugliotta .53
207.Shaun Livingston .53
208.Andre Drummond .53
209.Gary Payton* .51
210.Nick Anderson .51
211.Travis Best .51
212.Shawn Kemp .51
213.Tracy McGrady* .51
214.Derek Harper .51
215.Sidney Moncrief* .50
216.Bob Sura .49
217.Roger Brown* .49
218.Darnell Hillman .48
219.Boris Diaw .48
220.Ray Williams .47
221.Chris Morris .46
222.Derek Fisher .46
223.Chris Dudley .46
224.Tyson Chandler .45
225.Warren Jabali .45
226.Terry Porter .45
227.John Starks .44
228.Kendall Gill .44
229.Marcin Gortat .44
230.Serge Ibaka .44
231.Dan Roundfield .43
232.LaSalle Thompson .43
233.Toni Kukoč .43
234.Dennis Johnson* .42
235.Rafer Alston .42
236.Horace Grant .42
237.Wil Jones .41
238.Hedo Türkoğlu .40
239.Elvin Hayes* .39
240.Muggsy Bogues .39
241.Courtney Lee .39
242.Cliff Levingston .38
243.Stephen Curry .36
244.Fred Brown .36
245.Gene Moore .36
246.Matt Barnes .36
247.Elton Brand .36
248.Rick Fox .35
249.Mickey Johnson .35
250.Dirk Nowitzki .35

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1.Don Buse 3.01
2.Julius Erving* 2.57
3.Ted McClain 2.35
4.Mike Gale 2.30
5.Brian Taylor 2.00
6.Artis Gilmore* 1.62
7.Julius Keye 1.58
8.Wendell Ladner 1.56
9.Fatty Taylor 1.41
10.Billy Paultz 1.23
11.Caldwell Jones 1.15
12.Gene Littles 1.00
13.Walter Simon .74
14.Wil Jones .72
15.Gerald Govan .68
16.Darnell Hillman .61
17.George McGinnis* .51
18.Roger Brown* .49
19.Joe Caldwell .48
20.Warren Jabali .45
21.Gene Moore .36
22.George Gervin* .29
23.Jim Eakins .28
24.Jimmy Jones .27
25.Joe Hamilton .13
26.James Silas .04
27.Louie Dampier* .04
28.Mel Daniels* .03
29.Bob Warren -0.00
30.Bill Melchionni -0.02
31.Dave Robisch -0.14
32.Ralph Simpson -0.26
33.Zelmo Beaty* -0.29
34.Freddie Lewis -0.38
35.George Thompson -0.41
36.Red Robbins -0.48
37.Ron Boone -0.53
38.Chuck Williams -0.53
39.Dan Issel* -0.54
40.Byron Beck -0.57
41.Willie Wise -0.61
42.Mike Lewis -0.64
43.Rich Jones -0.69
44.John Roche -0.69
45.Lee Davis -0.69
46.Mack Calvin -0.71
47.Randy Denton -0.71
48.Goose Ligon -0.80
49.Tom Owens -0.84
50.Marv Roberts -0.85
51.Al Smith -0.96
52.Donnie Freeman -1.07
53.Bob Netolicky -1.10
54.Larry Kenon -1.12
55.Larry Miller -1.13
56.Johnny Neumann -1.25
57.Bill Keller -1.33
58.Steve Jones -1.50
59.George Carter -1.61
60.Cincinnatus Powell -1.63
61.Stew Johnson -1.67
62.Glen Combs -1.76
63.John Beasley -1.91
64.George Lehmann -2.42

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DBPM
1.David Robinson* 3.05
2.Nate McMillan 2.94
3.Mark Eaton 2.91
4.Draymond Green 2.76
5.Ben Wallace 2.60
6.Tree Rollins 2.50
7.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2.49
8.Bo Outlaw 2.45
9.George Johnson 2.45
10.Sam Lacey 2.43
11.Kawhi Leonard 2.41
12.Tim Duncan* 2.34
13.Marcus Camby 2.33
14.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
15.Chris Paul 2.25
16.Bobby Jones* 2.19
17.Doc Rivers 2.19
18.John Salley 2.17
19.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
20.Joakim Noah 2.09
21.Michael Jordan* 2.05
22.Manu Ginóbili 2.04
23.Robert Horry 1.98
24.Thabo Sefolosha 1.96
25.Alvin Robertson 1.96
26.Tony Allen 1.93
27.John Stockton* 1.93
28.Theo Ratliff 1.86
29.Jon Koncak 1.86
30.Shawn Bradley 1.84
31.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.83
32.LeBron James 1.83
33.Wes Unseld* 1.82
34.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
35.Larry Bird* 1.77
36.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.77
37.Quinn Buckner 1.75
38.Aaron McKie 1.74
39.Rich Kelley 1.74
40.Vlade Divac* 1.72
41.Marc Gasol 1.71
42.Andrew Bogut 1.69
43.Don Buse 1.67
44.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
45.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
46.Paul Pressey 1.64
47.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
48.Magic Johnson* 1.60
49.Fat Lever 1.60
50.Danny Green 1.59
51.Maurice Cheeks* 1.59
52.Foots Walker 1.58
53.Gerald Wallace 1.54
54.Jason Kidd* 1.54
55.Eddie Jones 1.52
56.Darrell Walker 1.51
57.Bruce Bowen 1.50
58.Alvan Adams 1.49
59.Anthony Davis 1.48
60.Josh Smith 1.47
61.Alonzo Mourning* 1.40
62.Ron Harper 1.40
63.Brevin Knight 1.39
64.Paul George 1.39
65.Larry Nance 1.36
66.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
67.Andre Iguodala 1.33
68.Doug Christie 1.33
69.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
70.Alton Lister 1.29
71.Jerome Kersey 1.27
72.Shane Battier 1.27
73.Jimmy Butler 1.26
74.Metta World Peace 1.24
75.Yao Ming* 1.24
76.Rick Mahorn 1.23
77.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
78.Julius Erving* 1.21
79.Dave Cowens* 1.20
80.Greg Anthony 1.19
81.Nenê Hilário 1.19
82.Rasheed Wallace 1.17
83.Clifford Ray 1.15
84.Chris Webber 1.12
85.Jack Sikma* 1.12
86.Kenyon Martin 1.10
87.Al Horford 1.09
88.Gar Heard 1.09
89.Caldwell Jones 1.08
90.Michael Cooper 1.08
91.Dwight Howard 1.08
92.Andrew Lang 1.07
93.Paul Millsap 1.06
94.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
95.Bob Lanier* 1.05
96.James Posey 1.01
97.Trevor Ariza 1.01
98.Shawn Marion 1.00
99.Kurt Rambis 1.00
100.Kurt Thomas .99
101.Rajon Rondo .99
102.Amir Johnson .99
103.T.R. Dunn .96
104.Darryl Dawkins .96
105.Ervin Johnson .96
106.Ricky Rubio .95
107.Chris Ford .94
108.Brent Barry .93
109.James Harden .92
110.Kent Benson .92
111.Karl Malone* .91
112.Craig Ehlo .91
113.Anderson Varejão .89
114.Mario Chalmers .88
115.Mark West .87
116.George Hill .86
117.Benoit Benjamin .86
118.Terrell Brandon .85
119.Derrick McKey .85
120.Lamar Odom .85
121.Gus Williams .85
122.Rasho Nesterović .83
123.Dwyane Wade .82
124.DeMarcus Cousins .82
125.Darrell Armstrong .81
126.Dan Majerle .81
127.Kerry Kittles .79
128.Jermaine O'Neal .78
129.Charles Barkley* .78
130.Roy Hibbert .77
131.Pau Gasol .77
132.Bill Laimbeer .76
133.Eric Snow .76
134.P.J. Brown .76
135.Grant Hill* .75
136.DeAndre Jordan .75
137.Terry Tyler .75
138.Greg Ballard .75
139.Anfernee Hardaway .75
140.Reggie Williams .75
141.Jim Brewer .74
142.Kevin Durant .74
143.P.J. Tucker .73
144.Eric Bledsoe .73
145.Shaquille O'Neal* .72
146.Mario Elie .71
147.Bonzi Wells .71
148.Luc Mbah a Moute .70
149.Samuel Dalembert .69
150.Lonnie Shelton .69
151.Danny Manning .69
152.Stacey Augmon .69
153.Herb Williams .69
154.George Lynch .68
155.Charles Oakley .68
156.Bryon Russell .67
157.Kirk Hinrich .67
158.Anthony Mason .67
159.Hersey Hawkins .67
160.Elden Campbell .66
161.Al-Farouq Aminu .65
162.Corey Brewer .65
163.Willie Anderson .64
164.David West .63
165.Christian Laettner .63
166.Russell Westbrook .62
167.Bill Hanzlik .62
168.Charles Smith .62
169.Steve Mix .60
170.Steve Hawes .59
171.Tyrone Corbin .59
172.Derrick Favors .59
173.Grant Long .58
174.Ben Poquette .57
175.Jeff Hornacek .57
176.Kyle Lowry .57
177.Lindsey Hunter .57
178.George McGinnis* .57
179.Brad Miller .56
180.Trent Tucker .56
181.Paul Pierce .55
182.Nicolas Batum .55
183.Clifford Robinson .55
184.Dennis Rodman* .54
185.Rick Barry* .54
186.Tom Gugliotta .53
187.Shaun Livingston .53
188.Andre Drummond .53
189.Gary Payton* .51
190.Nick Anderson .51
191.Travis Best .51
192.Shawn Kemp .51
193.Tracy McGrady* .51
194.Derek Harper .51
195.Sidney Moncrief* .50
196.Bob Sura .49
197.Boris Diaw .48
198.Artis Gilmore* .47
199.Ray Williams .47
200.Dan Roundfield .46
201.Chris Morris .46
202.Derek Fisher .46
203.Chris Dudley .46
204.Tyson Chandler .45
205.Terry Porter .45
206.John Starks .44
207.Kendall Gill .44
208.Marcin Gortat .44
209.Serge Ibaka .44
210.LaSalle Thompson .43
211.Toni Kukoč .43
212.Dennis Johnson* .42
213.Rafer Alston .42
214.Horace Grant .42
215.Hedo Türkoğlu .40
216.Elvin Hayes* .39
217.Muggsy Bogues .39
218.Courtney Lee .39
219.Cliff Levingston .38
220.Stephen Curry .36
221.Fred Brown .36
222.Matt Barnes .36
223.Elton Brand .36
224.Rick Fox .35
225.Mickey Johnson .35
226.Dirk Nowitzki .35
227.Kevin Edwards .35
228.Brad Daugherty .34
229.Baron Davis .34
230.Steve Kerr .32
231.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope .32
232.Ed Pinckney .32
233.Mike Conley .31
234.Sedale Threatt .31
235.Dee Brown .31
236.Jared Dudley .31
237.Anthony Johnson .30
238.Allen Leavell .30
239.Rodney McCray .30
240.Rod Strickland .30
241.Kenny Anderson .30
242.Tony Battie .30
243.Danny Ainge .28
244.Robert Reid .27
245.James Donaldson .25
246.Robert Parish* .25
247.Spencer Hawes .25
248.Jeff Foster .25
249.Taj Gibson .24
250.Nikola Vučević .23