NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Defensive Box Plus/Minus

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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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Season Lg Player DBPM Tm
2019-20 NBA Nerlens Noel 6.30 OKC
2018-19 NBA Rudy Gobert 5.05 UTA
2017-18 NBA Andre Drummond 5.26 DET
2016-17 NBA Draymond Green 4.96 GSW
2015-16 NBA Tim Duncan 4.97 SAS
2014-15 NBA Andrew Bogut 5.47 GSW
2013-14 NBA Andrew Bogut 5.57 GSW
2012-13 NBA Joakim Noah 5.07 CHI
2011-12 NBA Marcus Camby 4.91 TOT
2010-11 NBA Marcus Camby 5.16 POR
2009-10 NBA Marcus Camby 5.51 TOT
2008-09 NBA Dwight Howard 4.29 ORL
2007-08 NBA Marcus Camby 6.58 DEN
2006-07 NBA Ben Wallace 6.79 CHI
2005-06 NBA Ben Wallace 6.37 DET
2004-05 NBA Marcus Camby 5.81 DEN
2003-04 NBA Ben Wallace 6.75 DET
2002-03 NBA Ben Wallace 6.98 DET
2001-02 NBA Ben Wallace 6.54 DET
2000-01 NBA Ben Wallace 5.72 DET
1999-00 NBA Bo Outlaw 5.59 ORL
1998-99 NBA David Robinson* 5.26 SAS
1997-98 NBA Bo Outlaw 4.72 ORL
1996-97 NBA Dikembe Mutombo* 4.54 ATL
1995-96 NBA Dikembe Mutombo* 5.35 DEN
1994-95 NBA Bo Outlaw 4.79 LAC
1993-94 NBA Dikembe Mutombo* 5.18 DEN
1992-93 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.37 HOU
1991-92 NBA David Robinson* 6.14 SAS
1990-91 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.90 HOU
1989-90 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 5.79 HOU
1988-89 NBA Mark Eaton 6.07 UTA
1987-88 NBA Mark Eaton 4.98 UTA
1986-87 NBA Mark Eaton 6.05 UTA
1985-86 NBA Manute Bol 6.41 WSB
1984-85 NBA Mark Eaton 5.41 UTA
1983-84 NBA Mark Eaton 5.34 UTA
1982-83 NBA Mark Eaton 5.62 UTA
1981-82 NBA George Johnson 5.91 SAS
1980-81 NBA George Johnson 4.84 SAS
1979-80 NBA George Johnson 4.17 NJN
1978-79 NBA George Johnson 4.05 NJN
1977-78 NBA Sam Lacey 4.23 KCK
1976-77 NBA Kim Hughes 4.37 NYN
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 4.13 LAL
  ABA Bobby Jones* 3.54 DNA
1974-75 NBA Sam Lacey 4.64 KCO
  ABA Bobby Jones* 3.24 DNA
1973-74 NBA Sam Lacey 3.96 KCO
  ABA Julius Keye 3.93 DNR
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