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 2.82
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.Tim Duncan* 2.34
12.Marcus Camby 2.33
13.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
14.Bobby Jones* 2.28
15.Kawhi Leonard 2.26
16.Rudy Gobert 2.26
17.Chris Paul 2.20
18.Doc Rivers 2.19
19.John Salley 2.17
20.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
21.Joakim Noah 2.09
22.Don Buse 2.08
23.Michael Jordan* 2.05
24.Manu Ginóbili 2.04
25.Kim Hughes 2.04
26.Robert Horry 1.98
27.Thabo Sefolosha 1.97
28.Alvin Robertson 1.96
29.Tony Allen 1.93
30.John Stockton* 1.93
31.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.93
32.Theo Ratliff 1.86
33.Jon Koncak 1.86
34.Mike Gale 1.84
35.Shawn Bradley 1.84
36.Wes Unseld* 1.82
37.LeBron James 1.81
38.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
39.Marc Gasol 1.78
40.Larry Bird* 1.77
41.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.77
42.Ted McClain 1.77
43.Quinn Buckner 1.75
44.Aaron McKie 1.74
45.Rich Kelley 1.74
46.Vlade Divac* 1.72
47.Andrew Bogut 1.69
48.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
49.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
50.Paul Pressey 1.64
51.Fatty Taylor 1.63
52.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
53.Magic Johnson* 1.60
54.Fat Lever 1.60
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.Danny Green 1.54
61.Gerald Wallace 1.54
62.Jason Kidd* 1.54
63.Eddie Jones 1.52
64.Darrell Walker 1.51
65.Bruce Bowen 1.50
66.Alvan Adams 1.49
67.Anthony Davis 1.48
68.Josh Smith 1.47
69.Alonzo Mourning* 1.40
70.Ron Harper 1.40
71.Brevin Knight 1.39
72.Coby Dietrick 1.38
73.Jimmy Butler 1.37
74.Larry Nance 1.36
75.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
76.Andre Iguodala 1.34
77.Doug Christie 1.33
78.Len Elmore 1.31
79.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
80.Alton Lister 1.29
81.Jerome Kersey 1.27
82.Shane Battier 1.27
83.Paul George 1.26
84.Metta World Peace 1.24
85.Yao Ming* 1.24
86.Rick Mahorn 1.23
87.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
88.Dave Cowens* 1.20
89.Greg Anthony 1.19
90.Nenê Hilário 1.19
91.Rasheed Wallace 1.17
92.Clifford Ray 1.15
93.Chris Webber* 1.12
94.Jack Sikma* 1.12
95.Kenyon Martin 1.10
96.Jan van Breda Kolff 1.10
97.Caldwell Jones 1.10
98.Al Horford 1.09
99.Gar Heard 1.09
100.Brian Taylor 1.09
101.Michael Cooper 1.08
102.Andrew Lang 1.07
103.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
104.Dwight Howard 1.05
105.Bob Lanier* 1.05
106.Paul Millsap 1.01
107.James Posey 1.01
108.Gene Littles 1.00
109.Shawn Marion 1.00
110.Kurt Rambis 1.00
111.Kurt Thomas 0.99
112.Amir Johnson 0.99
113.Trevor Ariza 0.99
114.Rajon Rondo 0.97
115.T.R. Dunn 0.96
116.Darryl Dawkins 0.96
117.Ervin Johnson 0.96
118.James Harden 0.94
119.Chris Ford 0.94
120.Brent Barry 0.93
121.Kent Benson 0.92
122.Karl Malone* 0.91
123.Craig Ehlo 0.91
124.Connie Hawkins* 0.89
125.Anderson Varejão 0.88
126.Mario Chalmers 0.88
127.Mark West 0.87
128.Benoit Benjamin 0.86
129.DeMarcus Cousins 0.86
130.Terrell Brandon 0.85
131.Ricky Rubio 0.85
132.Derrick McKey 0.85
133.Lamar Odom 0.85
134.Gus Williams 0.85
135.Marvin Webster 0.84
136.Rasho Nesterović 0.83
137.Dwyane Wade 0.82
138.M.L. Carr 0.82
139.George Hill 0.82
140.Darrell Armstrong 0.81
141.Dan Majerle 0.81
142.Kerry Kittles 0.79
143.Jermaine O'Neal 0.78
144.Charles Barkley* 0.78
145.Roy Hibbert 0.77
146.Artis Gilmore* 0.77
147.Pau Gasol 0.77
148.Bill Laimbeer 0.76
149.Eric Snow 0.76
150.P.J. Brown 0.76
151.Grant Hill* 0.75
152.Terry Tyler 0.75
153.DeAndre Jordan 0.75
154.Greg Ballard 0.75
155.Anfernee Hardaway 0.75
156.Reggie Williams 0.75
157.Walter Simon 0.74
158.Jim Brewer 0.74
159.Kevin Durant 0.73
160.Shaquille O'Neal* 0.72
161.Mario Elie 0.71
162.Bonzi Wells 0.71
163.Luc Mbah a Moute 0.70
164.Jimmy Jones 0.69
165.Samuel Dalembert 0.69
166.Lonnie Shelton 0.69
167.P.J. Tucker 0.69
168.Danny Manning 0.69
169.Dave Twardzik 0.69
170.Stacey Augmon 0.69
171.Herb Williams 0.69
172.George Lynch 0.68
173.Gerald Govan 0.68
174.Charles Oakley 0.68
175.Bryon Russell 0.67
176.Kirk Hinrich 0.67
177.Anthony Mason 0.67
178.Hersey Hawkins 0.67
179.Al-Farouq Aminu 0.66
180.Elden Campbell 0.66
181.Corey Brewer 0.65
182.Derrick Favors 0.65
183.Willie Anderson 0.64
184.David West 0.63
185.Russell Westbrook 0.63
186.Christian Laettner 0.63
187.Bill Hanzlik 0.62
188.Charles Smith 0.62
189.Steve Mix 0.60
190.Steve Hawes 0.59
191.Tyrone Corbin 0.59
192.Grant Long 0.58
193.Nicolas Batum 0.58
194.Ben Poquette 0.57
195.Jeff Hornacek 0.57
196.Lindsey Hunter 0.57
197.Brad Miller 0.56
198.Trent Tucker 0.56
199.Paul Pierce* 0.55
200.Billy Paultz 0.55
201.George McGinnis* 0.55
202.Clifford Robinson 0.55
203.Dennis Rodman* 0.54
204.Rick Barry* 0.54
205.Andre Drummond 0.53
206.Tom Gugliotta 0.53
207.Shaun Livingston 0.53
208.Kyle Lowry 0.53
209.Gary Payton* 0.51
210.Nick Anderson 0.51
211.Travis Best 0.51
212.Eric Bledsoe 0.51
213.Shawn Kemp 0.51
214.Tracy McGrady* 0.51
215.Derek Harper 0.51
216.Jae Crowder 0.50
217.Sidney Moncrief* 0.50
218.Bob Sura 0.49
219.Roger Brown* 0.49
220.Darnell Hillman 0.48
221.Boris Diaw 0.48
222.Ray Williams 0.47
223.Chris Morris 0.46
224.Derek Fisher 0.46
225.Chris Dudley 0.46
226.Tyson Chandler 0.46
227.Warren Jabali 0.45
228.Terry Porter 0.45
229.John Starks 0.44
230.Kendall Gill 0.44
231.Marcin Gortat 0.44
232.Dan Roundfield 0.43
233.LaSalle Thompson 0.43
234.Toni Kukoč* 0.43
235.Dennis Johnson* 0.42
236.Rafer Alston 0.42
237.Horace Grant 0.42
238.Wil Jones 0.41
239.Hedo Türkoğlu 0.40
240.Serge Ibaka 0.40
241.Elvin Hayes* 0.39
242.Muggsy Bogues 0.39
243.Cliff Levingston 0.38
244.Courtney Lee 0.38
245.Fred Brown 0.36
246.Gene Moore 0.36
247.Matt Barnes 0.36
248.Elton Brand 0.36
249.Rick Fox 0.35
250.Mickey Johnson 0.35

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 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.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 2.82
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.Tim Duncan* 2.34
12.Marcus Camby 2.33
13.Andrei Kirilenko 2.30
14.Kawhi Leonard 2.26
15.Rudy Gobert 2.26
16.Chris Paul 2.20
17.Bobby Jones* 2.19
18.Doc Rivers 2.19
19.John Salley 2.17
20.Kevin Garnett* 2.09
21.Joakim Noah 2.09
22.Michael Jordan* 2.05
23.Manu Ginóbili 2.04
24.Robert Horry 1.98
25.Thabo Sefolosha 1.97
26.Alvin Robertson 1.96
27.Tony Allen 1.93
28.John Stockton* 1.93
29.Giannis Antetokounmpo 1.93
30.Theo Ratliff 1.86
31.Jon Koncak 1.86
32.Shawn Bradley 1.84
33.Wes Unseld* 1.82
34.LeBron James 1.81
35.Scottie Pippen* 1.78
36.Marc Gasol 1.78
37.Larry Bird* 1.77
38.Dikembe Mutombo* 1.77
39.Quinn Buckner 1.75
40.Aaron McKie 1.74
41.Rich Kelley 1.74
42.Vlade Divac* 1.72
43.Andrew Bogut 1.69
44.Don Buse 1.67
45.Micheal Ray Richardson 1.65
46.Patrick Ewing* 1.65
47.Paul Pressey 1.64
48.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.61
49.Magic Johnson* 1.60
50.Fat Lever 1.60
51.Maurice Cheeks* 1.59
52.Foots Walker 1.58
53.Danny Green 1.54
54.Gerald Wallace 1.54
55.Jason Kidd* 1.54
56.Eddie Jones 1.52
57.Darrell Walker 1.51
58.Bruce Bowen 1.50
59.Alvan Adams 1.49
60.Anthony Davis 1.48
61.Josh Smith 1.47
62.Alonzo Mourning* 1.40
63.Ron Harper 1.40
64.Brevin Knight 1.39
65.Jimmy Butler 1.37
66.Larry Nance 1.36
67.Mookie Blaylock 1.34
68.Andre Iguodala 1.34
69.Doug Christie 1.33
70.Clyde Drexler* 1.30
71.Alton Lister 1.29
72.Jerome Kersey 1.27
73.Shane Battier 1.27
74.Paul George 1.26
75.Metta World Peace 1.24
76.Yao Ming* 1.24
77.Rick Mahorn 1.23
78.Kendrick Perkins 1.23
79.Julius Erving* 1.21
80.Dave Cowens* 1.20
81.Greg Anthony 1.19
82.Nenê Hilário 1.19
83.Rasheed Wallace 1.17
84.Clifford Ray 1.15
85.Chris Webber* 1.12
86.Jack Sikma* 1.12
87.Kenyon Martin 1.10
88.Al Horford 1.09
89.Gar Heard 1.09
90.Caldwell Jones 1.08
91.Michael Cooper 1.08
92.Andrew Lang 1.07
93.Hot Rod Williams 1.06
94.Dwight Howard 1.05
95.Bob Lanier* 1.05
96.Paul Millsap 1.01
97.James Posey 1.01
98.Shawn Marion 1.00
99.Kurt Rambis 1.00
100.Kurt Thomas 0.99
101.Amir Johnson 0.99
102.Trevor Ariza 0.99
103.Rajon Rondo 0.97
104.T.R. Dunn 0.96
105.Darryl Dawkins 0.96
106.Ervin Johnson 0.96
107.James Harden 0.94
108.Chris Ford 0.94
109.Brent Barry 0.93
110.Kent Benson 0.92
111.Karl Malone* 0.91
112.Craig Ehlo 0.91
113.Anderson Varejão 0.88
114.Mario Chalmers 0.88
115.Mark West 0.87
116.Benoit Benjamin 0.86
117.DeMarcus Cousins 0.86
118.Terrell Brandon 0.85
119.Ricky Rubio 0.85
120.Derrick McKey 0.85
121.Lamar Odom 0.85
122.Gus Williams 0.85
123.Rasho Nesterović 0.83
124.Dwyane Wade 0.82
125.George Hill 0.82
126.Darrell Armstrong 0.81
127.Dan Majerle 0.81
128.Kerry Kittles 0.79
129.Jermaine O'Neal 0.78
130.Charles Barkley* 0.78
131.Roy Hibbert 0.77
132.Pau Gasol 0.77
133.Bill Laimbeer 0.76
134.Eric Snow 0.76
135.P.J. Brown 0.76
136.Grant Hill* 0.75
137.Terry Tyler 0.75
138.DeAndre Jordan 0.75
139.Greg Ballard 0.75
140.Anfernee Hardaway 0.75
141.Reggie Williams 0.75
142.Jim Brewer 0.74
143.Kevin Durant 0.73
144.Shaquille O'Neal* 0.72
145.Mario Elie 0.71
146.Bonzi Wells 0.71
147.Luc Mbah a Moute 0.70
148.Samuel Dalembert 0.69
149.Lonnie Shelton 0.69
150.P.J. Tucker 0.69
151.Danny Manning 0.69
152.Stacey Augmon 0.69
153.Herb Williams 0.69
154.George Lynch 0.68
155.Charles Oakley 0.68
156.Bryon Russell 0.67
157.Kirk Hinrich 0.67
158.Anthony Mason 0.67
159.Hersey Hawkins 0.67
160.Al-Farouq Aminu 0.66
161.Elden Campbell 0.66
162.Corey Brewer 0.65
163.Derrick Favors 0.65
164.Willie Anderson 0.64
165.David West 0.63
166.Russell Westbrook 0.63
167.Christian Laettner 0.63
168.Bill Hanzlik 0.62
169.Charles Smith 0.62
170.Steve Mix 0.60
171.Steve Hawes 0.59
172.Tyrone Corbin 0.59
173.Grant Long 0.58
174.Nicolas Batum 0.58
175.Ben Poquette 0.57
176.Jeff Hornacek 0.57
177.Lindsey Hunter 0.57
178.George McGinnis* 0.57
179.Brad Miller 0.56
180.Trent Tucker 0.56
181.Paul Pierce* 0.55
182.Clifford Robinson 0.55
183.Dennis Rodman* 0.54
184.Rick Barry* 0.54
185.Andre Drummond 0.53
186.Tom Gugliotta 0.53
187.Shaun Livingston 0.53
188.Kyle Lowry 0.53
189.Gary Payton* 0.51
190.Nick Anderson 0.51
191.Travis Best 0.51
192.Eric Bledsoe 0.51
193.Shawn Kemp 0.51
194.Tracy McGrady* 0.51
195.Derek Harper 0.51
196.Jae Crowder 0.50
197.Sidney Moncrief* 0.50
198.Bob Sura 0.49
199.Boris Diaw 0.48
200.Artis Gilmore* 0.47
201.Ray Williams 0.47
202.Dan Roundfield 0.46
203.Chris Morris 0.46
204.Derek Fisher 0.46
205.Chris Dudley 0.46
206.Tyson Chandler 0.46
207.Terry Porter 0.45
208.John Starks 0.44
209.Kendall Gill 0.44
210.Marcin Gortat 0.44
211.LaSalle Thompson 0.43
212.Toni Kukoč* 0.43
213.Dennis Johnson* 0.42
214.Rafer Alston 0.42
215.Horace Grant 0.42
216.Hedo Türkoğlu 0.40
217.Serge Ibaka 0.40
218.Elvin Hayes* 0.39
219.Muggsy Bogues 0.39
220.Cliff Levingston 0.38
221.Courtney Lee 0.38
222.Fred Brown 0.36
223.Matt Barnes 0.36
224.Elton Brand 0.36
225.Rick Fox 0.35
226.Mickey Johnson 0.35
227.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 0.35
228.Dirk Nowitzki 0.35
229.Kevin Edwards 0.35
230.Brad Daugherty 0.34
231.Baron Davis 0.34
232.Mike Conley 0.33
233.Stephen Curry 0.33
234.Taj Gibson 0.33
235.Steve Kerr 0.32
236.Ed Pinckney 0.32
237.Sedale Threatt 0.31
238.Jared Dudley 0.31
239.Dee Brown 0.31
240.Anthony Johnson 0.30
241.Allen Leavell 0.30
242.Rodney McCray 0.30
243.Rod Strickland 0.30
244.Kenny Anderson 0.30
245.Tony Battie 0.30
246.Danny Ainge 0.28
247.Robert Reid 0.27
248.James Donaldson 0.25
249.Robert Parish* 0.25
250.Spencer Hawes 0.25