NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for Defensive Box Plus/Minus

Are You a Stathead?

Every day, we'll send you an email to your inbox with scores, today's schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting tidbits. View a sample email. It's also available for football, hockey and baseball.

Subscribe to our Stathead Newsletter

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

Rate statistic requirements

Table
  Year-by-Year DBPM   Active DBPM   Career DBPM   Single Season DBPM
1973-74Clifford Ray 4.78               Clifford Ray 4.78
1974-75Wes Unseld* 5.18               Wes Unseld* 5.18
1975-76Wes Unseld* 4.10               Wes Unseld* 5.18
1976-77Bobby Jones* 4.64               Wes Unseld* 5.18
1977-78Bill Walton* 4.82   Elvin Hayes* 1.93   Elvin Hayes* 1.93   Wes Unseld* 5.18
1978-79George Johnson 4.54   Sam Lacey 3.92   Sam Lacey 3.92   Wes Unseld* 5.18
1979-80George Johnson 4.82   Sam Lacey 4.02   Sam Lacey 4.02   Wes Unseld* 5.18
1980-81George Johnson 4.80   Sam Lacey 4.06   Sam Lacey 4.06   Wes Unseld* 5.18
1981-82George Johnson 5.73   George Johnson 4.06   George Johnson 4.06   George Johnson 5.73
1982-83Mark Eaton 5.52   George Johnson 4.09   George Johnson 4.09   George Johnson 5.73
1983-84Mark Eaton 5.26   Larry Bird* 2.97   George Johnson 4.09   George Johnson 5.73
1984-85Mark Eaton 6.50   Tree Rollins 4.35   Tree Rollins 4.35   Mark Eaton 6.50
1985-86Manute Bol 6.41   Tree Rollins 4.32   Tree Rollins 4.32   Mark Eaton 6.50
1986-87Mark Eaton 6.05   Tree Rollins 4.25   Tree Rollins 4.25   Mark Eaton 6.50
1987-88Mark Eaton 4.98   Tree Rollins 4.11   Tree Rollins 4.11   Mark Eaton 6.50
1988-89Mark Eaton 6.07   Mark Eaton 5.71   Mark Eaton 5.71   Mark Eaton 6.50
1989-90Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.79   Mark Eaton 5.54   Mark Eaton 5.54   Mark Eaton 6.50
1990-91Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.90   Mark Eaton 5.38   Mark Eaton 5.38   Mark Eaton 6.50
1991-92David Robinson* 6.14   Mark Eaton 5.33   Mark Eaton 5.33   Mark Eaton 6.50
1992-93Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.37   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1993-94Dikembe Mutombo* 5.18   David Robinson* 4.49   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1994-95Bo Outlaw 4.79   David Robinson* 4.47   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1995-96Dikembe Mutombo* 5.35   David Robinson* 4.53   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1996-97Dikembe Mutombo* 4.54   David Robinson* 4.49   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1997-98Bo Outlaw 4.72   David Robinson* 4.45   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1998-99David Robinson* 5.26   David Robinson* 4.50   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
1999-00Bo Outlaw 5.59   David Robinson* 4.44   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
2000-01Ben Wallace 5.72   David Robinson* 4.41   Mark Eaton 5.21   Mark Eaton 6.50
2001-02Ben Wallace 6.54   Bo Outlaw 4.36   Mark Eaton 5.21   Ben Wallace 6.54
2002-03Ben Wallace 6.98   David Robinson* 4.30   Mark Eaton 5.21   Ben Wallace 6.98
2003-04Ben Wallace 6.75   Ben Wallace 5.73   Ben Wallace 5.73   Ben Wallace 6.98
2004-05Marcus Camby 5.80   Ben Wallace 5.68   Ben Wallace 5.68   Ben Wallace 6.98
2005-06Ben Wallace 6.37   Ben Wallace 5.77   Ben Wallace 5.77   Ben Wallace 6.98
2006-07Ben Wallace 6.79   Ben Wallace 5.89   Ben Wallace 5.89   Ben Wallace 6.98
2007-08Marcus Camby 6.58   Ben Wallace 5.76   Ben Wallace 5.76   Ben Wallace 6.98
2008-09Dwight Howard 4.29   Ben Wallace 5.74   Ben Wallace 5.74   Ben Wallace 6.98
2009-10Marcus Camby 5.51   Ben Wallace 5.62   Ben Wallace 5.62   Ben Wallace 6.98
2010-11Marcus Camby 5.16   Ben Wallace 5.55   Ben Wallace 5.55   Ben Wallace 6.98
2011-12Marcus Camby 4.91   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2012-13Joakim Noah 5.07   Marcus Camby 4.59   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2013-14Andrew Bogut 5.57   Tim Duncan 3.95   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2014-15Andrew Bogut 5.47   Joakim Noah 4.07   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2015-16Tim Duncan 4.97   Joakim Noah 4.07   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2016-17Draymond Green 4.96   Joakim Noah 4.00   Ben Wallace 5.52   Ben Wallace 6.98
2017-18Andre Drummond 5.26                  
2018-19Rudy Gobert 5.05                  
Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.