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.Draymond Green 2.92
4.Mark Eaton 2.91
5.Ben Wallace* 2.60
6.Tree Rollins 2.51
7.Nikola Jokić 2.50
8.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2.48
9.Bo Outlaw 2.46
10.George Johnson 2.45
11.Sam Lacey 2.43
12.Tim Duncan* 2.33
13.Marcus Camby 2.33
14.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
15.Bobby Jones* 2.28
16.Kawhi Leonard 2.27
17.Chris Paul 2.19
18.Doc Rivers 2.19
19.John Salley 2.17
20.Rudy Gobert 2.14
21.Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.13
22.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
23.Joakim Noah 2.09
24.Don Buse 2.08
25.Michael Jordan* 2.05
26.Manu Ginóbili* 2.04
27.Kim Hughes 2.04
28.Robert Horry 1.98
29.Thabo Sefolosha 1.97
30.Alvin Robertson 1.96
31.John Stockton* 1.93
32.Tony Allen 1.93
33.Jon Koncak 1.87
34.Theo Ratliff 1.86
35.Mike Gale 1.84
36.Shawn Bradley 1.84
37.Wes Unseld* 1.82
38.Marc Gasol 1.79
39.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
40.LeBron James 1.78
41.Larry Bird* 1.77
42.Ted McClain 1.77
43.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.76
44.Quinn Buckner 1.75
45.Aaron McKie 1.74
46.Rich Kelley 1.74
47.Vlade Divac* 1.72
48.Andrew Bogut 1.69
49.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
50.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
51.Paul Pressey 1.64
52.Fatty Taylor 1.63
53.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
54.Magic Johnson* 1.60
55.Fat Lever 1.60
56.Maurice Cheeks* 1.59
57.Foots Walker 1.58
58.Julius Keye 1.58
59.Wendell Ladner 1.56
60.Julius Erving* 1.56
61.Gerald Wallace 1.54
62.Jason Kidd* 1.54
63.Eddie Jones 1.52
64.Danny Green 1.52
65.Anthony Davis 1.52
66.Darrell Walker 1.51
67.Bruce Bowen 1.50
68.Alvan Adams 1.49
69.Josh Smith 1.47
70.Mason Plumlee 1.47
71.James Johnson 1.44
72.Jimmy Butler 1.41
73.Ron Harper 1.40
74.Brevin Knight 1.40
75.Alonzo Mourning* 1.39
76.Coby Dietrick 1.38
77.Andre Iguodala 1.38
78.Larry Nance 1.36
79.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
80.Doug Christie 1.33
81.Paul George 1.32
82.Len Elmore 1.31
83.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
84.Alton Lister 1.29
85.Jerome Kersey 1.27
86.Robert Covington 1.27
87.Shane Battier 1.27
88.Metta World Peace 1.24
89.Yao Ming* 1.24
90.Rick Mahorn 1.23
91.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
92.Al Horford 1.21
93.Joe Ingles 1.20
94.Dave Cowens* 1.20
95.Greg Anthony 1.19
96.Nenê 1.19
97.Rasheed Wallace 1.16
98.Marcus Smart 1.16
99.Clifford Ray 1.15
100.Chris Webber* 1.12
101.Jack Sikma* 1.12
102.Kenyon Martin 1.10
103.Jan van Breda Kolff 1.10
104.Caldwell Jones 1.10
105.Gar Heard 1.09
106.Brian Taylor 1.09
107.Michael Cooper 1.08
108.Andrew Lang 1.07
109.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
110.Bob Lanier* 1.05
111.Dwight Howard 1.03
112.Paul Millsap 1.02
113.James Posey 1.01
114.Gene Littles 1.00
115.Kurt Rambis 1.00
116.Shawn Marion 1.00
117.Kurt Thomas 0.99
118.Amir Johnson 0.99
119.Trevor Ariza 0.97
120.Rajon Rondo 0.96
121.T.R. Dunn 0.96
122.Darryl Dawkins 0.96
123.Ervin Johnson 0.96
124.Chris Ford 0.94
125.Brent Barry 0.93
126.Kent Benson 0.92
127.James Harden 0.91
128.Craig Ehlo 0.91
129.Karl Malone* 0.90
130.Connie Hawkins* 0.89
131.Anderson Varejão 0.88
132.Ricky Rubio 0.88
133.Mario Chalmers 0.88
134.Mark West 0.87
135.Benoit Benjamin 0.86
136.Terrell Brandon 0.85
137.Derrick McKey 0.85
138.Lamar Odom 0.85
139.Gus Williams 0.85
140.Marvin Webster 0.84
141.Rasho Nesterović 0.83
142.DeMarcus Cousins 0.82
143.Dwyane Wade 0.82
144.M.L. Carr 0.82
145.Dan Majerle 0.82
146.Darrell Armstrong 0.81
147.George Hill 0.81
148.Kerry Kittles 0.79
149.Jermaine O'Neal 0.78
150.Roy Hibbert 0.77
151.Charles Barkley* 0.77
152.Artis Gilmore* 0.77
153.Pau Gasol 0.77
154.Bill Laimbeer 0.76
155.Eric Snow 0.76
156.P.J. Brown 0.76
157.P.J. Tucker 0.75
158.Grant Hill* 0.75
159.Terry Tyler 0.75
160.Anfernee Hardaway 0.75
161.Kevin Durant 0.75
162.Greg Ballard 0.75
163.Reggie Williams 0.75
164.Walt Simon 0.74
165.Jim Brewer 0.74
166.DeAndre Jordan 0.74
167.Mario Elie 0.72
168.Shaquille O'Neal* 0.72
169.Bonzi Wells 0.71
170.Nicolas Batum 0.70
171.Jae Crowder 0.70
172.Luc Mbah a Moute 0.70
173.Jimmy Jones 0.69
174.Samuel Dalembert 0.69
175.Lonnie Shelton 0.69
176.Danny Manning 0.69
177.Dave Twardzik 0.69
178.Stacey Augmon 0.69
179.Herb Williams 0.69
180.George Lynch 0.68
181.Gerald Govan 0.68
182.Charles Oakley 0.68
183.Bryon Russell 0.68
184.Kirk Hinrich 0.67
185.Anthony Mason 0.67
186.Derrick Favors 0.67
187.Hersey Hawkins 0.67
188.Al-Farouq Aminu 0.66
189.Corey Brewer 0.65
190.Elden Campbell 0.65
191.Willie Anderson 0.64
192.David West 0.63
193.Christian Laettner 0.63
194.Bill Hanzlik 0.62
195.Charles Smith 0.62
196.Steve Mix 0.60
197.Eric Bledsoe 0.60
198.Steve Hawes 0.59
199.Tyrone Corbin 0.59
200.Grant Long 0.58
201.Andre Drummond 0.58
202.Ben Poquette 0.57
203.Jeff Hornacek 0.57
204.Lindsey Hunter 0.57
205.Kyle Lowry 0.57
206.Trent Tucker 0.56
207.Brad Miller 0.56
208.Paul Pierce* 0.55
209.Billy Paultz 0.55
210.George McGinnis* 0.55
211.Clifford Robinson 0.55
212.Rick Barry* 0.54
213.Dennis Rodman* 0.53
214.Tom Gugliotta 0.53
215.Shaun Livingston 0.53
216.Gary Payton* 0.51
217.Travis Best 0.51
218.Nick Anderson 0.51
219.Shawn Kemp 0.51
220.Russell Westbrook 0.51
221.Tracy McGrady* 0.51
222.Derek Harper 0.51
223.Sidney Moncrief* 0.50
224.Bob Sura 0.49
225.Roger Brown* 0.49
226.Darnell Hillman 0.48
227.Boris Diaw 0.48
228.Ray Williams 0.47
229.Derek Fisher 0.46
230.Chris Morris 0.46
231.Tyson Chandler 0.46
232.Chris Dudley 0.45
233.Terry Porter 0.45
234.Warren Jabali 0.45
235.John Starks 0.44
236.Kendall Gill 0.44
237.Marcin Gortat 0.44
238.Dan Roundfield 0.43
239.LaSalle Thompson 0.43
240.Toni Kukoč* 0.43
241.Dennis Johnson* 0.42
242.Rafer Alston 0.42
243.Horace Grant 0.42
244.Wil Jones 0.41
245.Serge Ibaka 0.40
246.Hedo Türkoğlu 0.40
247.Victor Oladipo 0.40
248.Muggsy Bogues 0.39
249.Elvin Hayes* 0.39
250.Cliff Levingston 0.38

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.Walt Simon 0.74
14.Wil Jones 0.72
15.Gerald Govan 0.68
16.Darnell Hillman 0.61
17.George McGinnis* 0.51
18.Roger Brown* 0.49
19.Joe Caldwell 0.48
20.Warren Jabali 0.45
21.Gene Moore 0.36
22.George Gervin* 0.29
23.Jim Eakins 0.28
24.Jimmy Jones 0.27
25.Joe Hamilton 0.13
26.James Silas 0.04
27.Louie Dampier* 0.04
28.Mel Daniels* 0.03
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.Cincy 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.Draymond Green 2.92
4.Mark Eaton 2.91
5.Ben Wallace* 2.60
6.Tree Rollins 2.51
7.Nikola Jokić 2.50
8.Hakeem Olajuwon* 2.48
9.Bo Outlaw 2.46
10.George Johnson 2.45
11.Sam Lacey 2.43
12.Tim Duncan* 2.33
13.Marcus Camby 2.33
14.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
15.Kawhi Leonard 2.27
16.Chris Paul 2.19
17.Bobby Jones* 2.19
18.Doc Rivers 2.19
19.John Salley 2.17
20.Rudy Gobert 2.14
21.Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.13
22.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
23.Joakim Noah 2.09
24.Michael Jordan* 2.05
25.Manu Ginóbili* 2.04
26.Robert Horry 1.98
27.Thabo Sefolosha 1.97
28.Alvin Robertson 1.96
29.John Stockton* 1.93
30.Tony Allen 1.93
31.Jon Koncak 1.87
32.Theo Ratliff 1.86
33.Shawn Bradley 1.84
34.Wes Unseld* 1.82
35.Marc Gasol 1.79
36.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
37.LeBron James 1.78
38.Larry Bird* 1.77
39.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.76
40.Quinn Buckner 1.75
41.Aaron McKie 1.74
42.Rich Kelley 1.74
43.Vlade Divac* 1.72
44.Andrew Bogut 1.69
45.Don Buse 1.67
46.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
47.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
48.Paul Pressey 1.64
49.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
50.Magic Johnson* 1.60
51.Fat Lever 1.60
52.Maurice Cheeks* 1.59
53.Foots Walker 1.58
54.Gerald Wallace 1.54
55.Jason Kidd* 1.54
56.Eddie Jones 1.52
57.Danny Green 1.52
58.Anthony Davis 1.52
59.Darrell Walker 1.51
60.Bruce Bowen 1.50
61.Alvan Adams 1.49
62.Josh Smith 1.47
63.Mason Plumlee 1.47
64.James Johnson 1.44
65.Jimmy Butler 1.41
66.Ron Harper 1.40
67.Brevin Knight 1.40
68.Alonzo Mourning* 1.39
69.Andre Iguodala 1.38
70.Larry Nance 1.36
71.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
72.Doug Christie 1.33
73.Paul George 1.32
74.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
75.Alton Lister 1.29
76.Jerome Kersey 1.27
77.Robert Covington 1.27
78.Shane Battier 1.27
79.Metta World Peace 1.24
80.Yao Ming* 1.24
81.Rick Mahorn 1.23
82.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
83.Al Horford 1.21
84.Julius Erving* 1.21
85.Joe Ingles 1.20
86.Dave Cowens* 1.20
87.Greg Anthony 1.19
88.Nenê 1.19
89.Rasheed Wallace 1.16
90.Marcus Smart 1.16
91.Clifford Ray 1.15
92.Chris Webber* 1.12
93.Jack Sikma* 1.12
94.Kenyon Martin 1.10
95.Gar Heard 1.09
96.Caldwell Jones 1.08
97.Michael Cooper 1.08
98.Andrew Lang 1.07
99.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
100.Bob Lanier* 1.05
101.Dwight Howard 1.03
102.Paul Millsap 1.02
103.James Posey 1.01
104.Kurt Rambis 1.00
105.Shawn Marion 1.00
106.Kurt Thomas 0.99
107.Amir Johnson 0.99
108.Trevor Ariza 0.97
109.Rajon Rondo 0.96
110.T.R. Dunn 0.96
111.Darryl Dawkins 0.96
112.Ervin Johnson 0.96
113.Chris Ford 0.94
114.Brent Barry 0.93
115.Kent Benson 0.92
116.James Harden 0.91
117.Craig Ehlo 0.91
118.Karl Malone* 0.90
119.Anderson Varejão 0.88
120.Ricky Rubio 0.88
121.Mario Chalmers 0.88
122.Mark West 0.87
123.Benoit Benjamin 0.86
124.Terrell Brandon 0.85
125.Derrick McKey 0.85
126.Lamar Odom 0.85
127.Gus Williams 0.85
128.Rasho Nesterović 0.83
129.DeMarcus Cousins 0.82
130.Dwyane Wade 0.82
131.Dan Majerle 0.82
132.Darrell Armstrong 0.81
133.George Hill 0.81
134.Kerry Kittles 0.79
135.Jermaine O'Neal 0.78
136.Roy Hibbert 0.77
137.Charles Barkley* 0.77
138.Pau Gasol 0.77
139.Bill Laimbeer 0.76
140.Eric Snow 0.76
141.P.J. Brown 0.76
142.P.J. Tucker 0.75
143.Grant Hill* 0.75
144.Terry Tyler 0.75
145.Anfernee Hardaway 0.75
146.Kevin Durant 0.75
147.Greg Ballard 0.75
148.Reggie Williams 0.75
149.Jim Brewer 0.74
150.DeAndre Jordan 0.74
151.Mario Elie 0.72
152.Shaquille O'Neal* 0.72
153.Bonzi Wells 0.71
154.Nicolas Batum 0.70
155.Jae Crowder 0.70
156.Luc Mbah a Moute 0.70
157.Samuel Dalembert 0.69
158.Lonnie Shelton 0.69
159.Danny Manning 0.69
160.Stacey Augmon 0.69
161.Herb Williams 0.69
162.George Lynch 0.68
163.Charles Oakley 0.68
164.Bryon Russell 0.68
165.Kirk Hinrich 0.67
166.Anthony Mason 0.67
167.Derrick Favors 0.67
168.Hersey Hawkins 0.67
169.Al-Farouq Aminu 0.66
170.Corey Brewer 0.65
171.Elden Campbell 0.65
172.Willie Anderson 0.64
173.David West 0.63
174.Christian Laettner 0.63
175.Bill Hanzlik 0.62
176.Charles Smith 0.62
177.Steve Mix 0.60
178.Eric Bledsoe 0.60
179.Steve Hawes 0.59
180.Tyrone Corbin 0.59
181.Grant Long 0.58
182.Andre Drummond 0.58
183.Ben Poquette 0.57
184.Jeff Hornacek 0.57
185.Lindsey Hunter 0.57
186.Kyle Lowry 0.57
187.George McGinnis* 0.57
188.Trent Tucker 0.56
189.Brad Miller 0.56
190.Paul Pierce* 0.55
191.Clifford Robinson 0.55
192.Rick Barry* 0.54
193.Dennis Rodman* 0.53
194.Tom Gugliotta 0.53
195.Shaun Livingston 0.53
196.Gary Payton* 0.51
197.Travis Best 0.51
198.Nick Anderson 0.51
199.Shawn Kemp 0.51
200.Russell Westbrook 0.51
201.Tracy McGrady* 0.51
202.Derek Harper 0.51
203.Sidney Moncrief* 0.50
204.Bob Sura 0.49
205.Boris Diaw 0.48
206.Artis Gilmore* 0.47
207.Ray Williams 0.47
208.Dan Roundfield 0.46
209.Derek Fisher 0.46
210.Chris Morris 0.46
211.Tyson Chandler 0.46
212.Chris Dudley 0.45
213.Terry Porter 0.45
214.John Starks 0.44
215.Kendall Gill 0.44
216.Marcin Gortat 0.44
217.LaSalle Thompson 0.43
218.Toni Kukoč* 0.43
219.Dennis Johnson* 0.42
220.Rafer Alston 0.42
221.Horace Grant 0.42
222.Serge Ibaka 0.40
223.Hedo Türkoğlu 0.40
224.Victor Oladipo 0.40
225.Muggsy Bogues 0.39
226.Elvin Hayes* 0.39
227.Cliff Levingston 0.38
228.Courtney Lee 0.38
229.Stephen Curry 0.37
230.Mike Conley 0.37
231.Cory Joseph 0.36
232.Fred Brown 0.36
233.Matt Barnes 0.36
234.Elton Brand 0.36
235.Rick Fox 0.35
236.Mickey Johnson 0.35
237.Taj Gibson 0.35
238.Dirk Nowitzki 0.35
239.Kevin Edwards 0.35
240.Baron Davis 0.34
241.Brad Daugherty 0.34
242.Steve Kerr 0.33
243.Ed Pinckney 0.32
244.Jared Dudley 0.31
245.Sedale Threatt 0.31
246.Dee Brown 0.31
247.Anthony Johnson 0.31
248.Allen Leavell 0.30
249.Rodney McCray 0.30
250.Steven Adams 0.30