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* 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 3.98
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 2.65
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. Andre Drummond 2.51
39. Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.49
40. Nate McMillan 2.49
41. Caldwell Jones 2.42
42. Roy Hibbert 2.39
43. Dave Cowens* 2.39
44. Anthony Davis 2.38
45. Alton Lister 2.36
46. Scottie Pippen* 2.36
47. Charles Oakley 2.34
48. Chris Webber 2.34
49. Al Horford 2.33
50. Anderson Varejao 2.32
51. Hot Rod Williams 2.31
52. Gerald Wallace 2.31
53. P.J. Brown 2.31
54. Larry Nance 2.29
55. Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
56. Amir Johnson 2.28
57. Alvan Adams 2.28
58. Len Elmore 2.27
59. Marvin Webster 2.25
60. Kurt Rambis 2.23
61. Thabo Sefolosha 2.22
62. Rick Mahorn 2.20
63. Alvin Robertson 2.20
64. Paul Millsap 2.18
65. Tyson Chandler 2.15
66. Tony Allen 2.15
67. Julius Erving* 2.14
68. Jim Brewer 2.14
69. Kenyon Martin 2.12
70. DeMarcus Cousins 2.10
71. Shawn Marion 2.10
72. Jack Sikma* 2.08
73. Rasho Nesterovic 2.08
74. Chris Dudley 2.07
75. Wendell Ladner 2.06
76. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.05
77. Pau Gasol 2.04
78. Jerome Kersey 2.02
79. Samuel Dalembert 2.02
80. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.98
81. Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
82. Gerald Govan 1.97
83. Kurt Thomas 1.96
84. Danny Green 1.95
85. Andrew Lang 1.93
86. Nene Hilario 1.93
87. Anthony Mason 1.92
88. Jeff Foster 1.92
89. Shane Battier 1.91
90. Fatty Taylor 1.89
91. Dale Davis 1.89
92. LeBron James 1.88
93. Derrick Favors 1.85
94. Fat Lever 1.84
95. Horace Grant 1.83
96. Jason Kidd* 1.83
97. T.R. Dunn 1.83
98. Lamar Odom 1.83
99. Karl Malone* 1.82
100. Jan van Breda Kolff 1.82
101. Marcin Gortat 1.81
102. Bruce Bowen 1.80
103. Shawn Kemp 1.80
104. Darrell Walker 1.80
105. Yao Ming* 1.79
106. Charles Barkley* 1.79
107. Elton Brand 1.78
108. Coby Dietrick 1.77
109. Benoit Benjamin 1.77
110. Artis Gilmore* 1.73
111. Russell Westbrook 1.70
112. Dan Roundfield 1.68
113. Bill Laimbeer 1.66
114. Erick Dampier 1.66
115. Bob Lanier* 1.63
116. Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
117. George McGinnis* 1.63
118. Paul Pressey 1.63
119. Nikola Vucevic 1.62
120. Kent Benson 1.61
121. Tom Gugliotta 1.59
122. Andre Iguodala 1.58
123. George Lynch 1.57
124. Rasheed Wallace 1.55
125. Elden Campbell 1.54
126. Herb Williams 1.54
127. Emeka Okafor 1.52
128. Mike Gale 1.51
129. Magic Johnson* 1.51
130. Derrick McKey 1.50
131. Michael Cage 1.50
132. Clyde Drexler* 1.49
133. Ron Harper 1.47
134. Lonnie Shelton 1.45
135. LaSalle Thompson 1.44
136. David West 1.44
137. Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
138. Ted McClain 1.43
139. Darnell Hillman 1.42
140. P.J. Tucker 1.42
141. Serge Ibaka 1.42
142. Mark West 1.41
143. Steve Hawes 1.39
144. Grant Long 1.38
145. Billy Paultz 1.38
146. Al-Farouq Aminu 1.37
147. Connie Hawkins* 1.35
148. Paul Silas 1.34
149. Christian Laettner 1.33
150. Buck Williams 1.33
151. Elvin Hayes* 1.31
152. Aaron McKie 1.31
153. Taj Gibson 1.31
154. Doc Rivers 1.30
155. Terry Tyler 1.30
156. Ben Poquette 1.29
157. M.L. Carr 1.28
158. Wil Jones 1.27
159. Manu Ginobili 1.25
160. Cliff Levingston 1.24
161. Rodney McCray 1.24
162. Grant Hill* 1.24
163. Brad Miller 1.24
164. Quinn Buckner 1.23
165. James Donaldson 1.23
166. Dave Greenwood 1.23
167. Rajon Rondo 1.21
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. Trevor Ariza 1.17
176. Larry Smith 1.17
177. Antonio McDyess 1.16
178. Paul George 1.14
179. Darryl Dawkins 1.13
180. Brad Daugherty 1.13
181. Michael Jordan* 1.12
182. Tyrone Corbin 1.11
183. Greg Monroe 1.11
184. Tim Bassett 1.10
185. Charles Smith 1.09
186. Spencer Hawes 1.09
187. Doug Christie 1.09
188. Blake Griffin 1.07
189. Chris Kaman 1.05
190. Danny Manning 1.04
191. Boris Diaw 1.04
192. Robert Parish* 1.03
193. Tony Battie 1.02
194. Foots Walker 1.02
195. Mel Daniels* 1.00
196. Nicolas Batum .97
197. Clarence Weatherspoon .97
198. Eddie Jones .95
199. Mickey Johnson .95
200. Dwyane Wade .95
201. Zaza Pachulia .95
202. Ed Pinckney .94
203. James Posey .94
204. Dave Corzine .93
205. Wayne Cooper .92
206. Jimmy Butler .91
207. Chris Morris .91
208. David Lee .90
209. Billy Owens .89
210. Mike Green .88
211. Nick Collison .86
212. Craig Ehlo .86
213. Bonzi Wells .85
214. Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
215. Mychal Thompson .84
216. Antonio Davis .83
217. Cedric Maxwell .83
218. Dan Majerle .82
219. Carlos Boozer .82
220. Stacey Augmon .81
221. Kenny Thomas .80
222. Bryon Russell .80
223. Clifford Robinson .79
224. Jim Eakins .78
225. Mookie Blaylock .75
226. Steve Mix .75
227. Matt Barnes .74
228. Luol Deng .72
229. Tracy McGrady* .70
230. Reggie Evans .70
231. Ricky Rubio .69
232. Marvin Barnes .68
233. Chris Ford .68
234. Donyell Marshall .68
235. Chris Paul .68
236. Michael Cooper .65
237. Eric Bledsoe .64
238. Anfernee Hardaway .61
239. Robin Lopez .60
240. Otis Thorpe .58
241. Larry Johnson .56
242. Al Jefferson .55
243. Sidney Moncrief* .55
244. Jim Chones .55
245. Sam Perkins .53
246. Maurice Lucas .52
247. Roy Hinson .52
248. Danny Schayes .52
249. LaMarcus Aldridge .51
250. Thaddeus Young .51

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 3.98
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 2.65
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. Andre Drummond 2.51
37. Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.49
38. Nate McMillan 2.49
39. Roy Hibbert 2.39
40. Caldwell Jones 2.39
41. Dave Cowens* 2.39
42. Anthony Davis 2.38
43. Alton Lister 2.36
44. Scottie Pippen* 2.36
45. Charles Oakley 2.34
46. Chris Webber 2.34
47. Al Horford 2.33
48. Anderson Varejao 2.32
49. Hot Rod Williams 2.31
50. Gerald Wallace 2.31
51. P.J. Brown 2.31
52. Larry Nance 2.29
53. Alonzo Mourning* 2.29
54. Amir Johnson 2.28
55. Alvan Adams 2.28
56. Kurt Rambis 2.23
57. Thabo Sefolosha 2.22
58. Rick Mahorn 2.20
59. Alvin Robertson 2.20
60. Paul Millsap 2.18
61. Tyson Chandler 2.15
62. Tony Allen 2.15
63. Jim Brewer 2.14
64. Kenyon Martin 2.12
65. DeMarcus Cousins 2.10
66. Shawn Marion 2.10
67. Jack Sikma* 2.08
68. Rasho Nesterovic 2.08
69. Chris Dudley 2.07
70. Micheal Ray Richardson 2.05
71. Pau Gasol 2.04
72. Jerome Kersey 2.02
73. Samuel Dalembert 2.02
74. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.98
75. Jermaine O'Neal 1.98
76. Kurt Thomas 1.96
77. Danny Green 1.95
78. Andrew Lang 1.93
79. Nene Hilario 1.93
80. Anthony Mason 1.92
81. Jeff Foster 1.92
82. Shane Battier 1.91
83. Dale Davis 1.89
84. LeBron James 1.88
85. Derrick Favors 1.85
86. Fat Lever 1.84
87. Horace Grant 1.83
88. Jason Kidd* 1.83
89. T.R. Dunn 1.83
90. Lamar Odom 1.83
91. Karl Malone* 1.82
92. Marcin Gortat 1.81
93. Bruce Bowen 1.80
94. Shawn Kemp 1.80
95. Darrell Walker 1.80
96. Yao Ming* 1.79
97. Charles Barkley* 1.79
98. Elton Brand 1.78
99. Benoit Benjamin 1.77
100. Dan Roundfield 1.73
101. Julius Erving* 1.72
102. Russell Westbrook 1.70
103. Bill Laimbeer 1.66
104. Erick Dampier 1.66
105. Bob Lanier* 1.63
106. Shaquille O'Neal* 1.63
107. Paul Pressey 1.63
108. Nikola Vucevic 1.62
109. Kent Benson 1.61
110. Tom Gugliotta 1.59
111. George McGinnis* 1.58
112. Andre Iguodala 1.58
113. George Lynch 1.57
114. Rasheed Wallace 1.55
115. Elden Campbell 1.54
116. Herb Williams 1.54
117. Emeka Okafor 1.52
118. Magic Johnson* 1.51
119. Derrick McKey 1.50
120. Michael Cage 1.50
121. Clyde Drexler* 1.49
122. Ron Harper 1.47
123. Lonnie Shelton 1.45
124. LaSalle Thompson 1.44
125. David West 1.44
126. Luc Mbah a Moute 1.44
127. P.J. Tucker 1.42
128. Serge Ibaka 1.42
129. Mark West 1.41
130. Steve Hawes 1.39
131. Grant Long 1.38
132. Al-Farouq Aminu 1.37
133. Paul Silas 1.34
134. Christian Laettner 1.33
135. Buck Williams 1.33
136. Elvin Hayes* 1.31
137. Aaron McKie 1.31
138. Taj Gibson 1.31
139. Doc Rivers 1.30
140. Terry Tyler 1.30
141. Ben Poquette 1.29
142. Manu Ginobili 1.25
143. Cliff Levingston 1.24
144. Rodney McCray 1.24
145. Grant Hill* 1.24
146. Brad Miller 1.24
147. Quinn Buckner 1.23
148. James Donaldson 1.23
149. Dave Greenwood 1.23
150. Rajon Rondo 1.21
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. Trevor Ariza 1.17
158. Larry Smith 1.17
159. Antonio McDyess 1.16
160. Paul George 1.14
161. Darryl Dawkins 1.13
162. Brad Daugherty 1.13
163. Michael Jordan* 1.12
164. Tyrone Corbin 1.11
165. Greg Monroe 1.11
166. Charles Smith 1.09
167. Spencer Hawes 1.09
168. Doug Christie 1.09
169. Blake Griffin 1.07
170. Chris Kaman 1.05
171. Danny Manning 1.04
172. Boris Diaw 1.04
173. Robert Parish* 1.03
174. Tony Battie 1.02
175. Foots Walker 1.02
176. Nicolas Batum .97
177. Clarence Weatherspoon .97
178. Eddie Jones .95
179. Mickey Johnson .95
180. Dwyane Wade .95
181. Zaza Pachulia .95
182. Ed Pinckney .94
183. James Posey .94
184. Dave Corzine .93
185. Wayne Cooper .92
186. Jimmy Butler .91
187. Chris Morris .91
188. David Lee .90
189. Billy Owens .89
190. Nick Collison .86
191. Craig Ehlo .86
192. Bonzi Wells .85
193. Zydrunas Ilgauskas .85
194. Don Buse .84
195. Mychal Thompson .84
196. Antonio Davis .83
197. Cedric Maxwell .83
198. Dan Majerle .82
199. Carlos Boozer .82
200. Stacey Augmon .81
201. Kenny Thomas .80
202. Bryon Russell .80
203. Clifford Robinson .79
204. Mookie Blaylock .75
205. Steve Mix .75
206. Matt Barnes .74
207. Luol Deng .72
208. Tracy McGrady* .70
209. Reggie Evans .70
210. Ricky Rubio .69
211. Chris Ford .68
212. Donyell Marshall .68
213. Chris Paul .68
214. Michael Cooper .65
215. Eric Bledsoe .64
216. Anfernee Hardaway .61
217. Robin Lopez .60
218. Jim Chones .58
219. Otis Thorpe .58
220. Larry Johnson .56
221. Al Jefferson .55
222. Sidney Moncrief* .55
223. Sam Perkins .53
224. Roy Hinson .52
225. Danny Schayes .52
226. LaMarcus Aldridge .51
227. Thaddeus Young .51
228. Willie Anderson .50
229. Evan Turner .50
230. Reggie Williams .48
231. Paul Pierce .48
232. Robert Reid .47
233. Maurice Lucas .47
234. Thurl Bailey .46
235. Maurice Cheeks* .45
236. A.C. Green .45
237. Luis Scola .43
238. Chris Bosh .42
239. Brook Lopez .42
240. Rodney Rogers .41
241. Marques Johnson .41
242. Kendall Gill .40
243. Markieff Morris .39
244. Truck Robinson .39
245. Harvey Grant .38
246. Sidney Wicks .37
247. Nick Anderson .37
248. Frank Brickowski .37
249. Tyrone Hill .36
250. Chris Mills .36

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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