NBA & ABA Year-by-Year 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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Table
Season Lg Player DBPM Tm
2019-20 NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo 4.08 MIL
2018-19 NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo 4.06 MIL
2017-18 NBA Kyle Anderson 3.28 SAS
2016-17 NBA Draymond Green 3.88 GSW
2015-16 NBA Tim Duncan* 3.10 SAS
2014-15 NBA Andrew Bogut 3.27 GSW
2013-14 NBA Draymond Green 3.60 GSW
2012-13 NBA Marc Gasol 3.15 MEM
2011-12 NBA LeBron James 2.69 MIA
2010-11 NBA Ronnie Brewer 3.68 CHI
2009-10 NBA Dwight Howard 2.78 ORL
2008-09 NBA Chris Paul 3.79 NOH
2007-08 NBA Chuck Hayes 4.06 HOU
2006-07 NBA Marcus Camby 3.90 DEN
2005-06 NBA Marcus Camby 3.32 DEN
2004-05 NBA Marcus Camby 3.31 DEN
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett* 3.34 MIN
2002-03 NBA Ben Wallace 3.52 DET
2001-02 NBA Ben Wallace 3.29 DET
2000-01 NBA Theo Ratliff 2.69 PHI
1999-00 NBA Bo Outlaw 3.61 ORL
1998-99 NBA David Robinson* 3.49 SAS
1997-98 NBA Charlie Ward 3.39 NYK
1996-97 NBA Arvydas Sabonis* 2.74 POR
1995-96 NBA David Robinson* 3.11 SAS
1994-95 NBA Nate McMillan 3.82 SEA
1993-94 NBA Nate McMillan 5.53 SEA
1992-93 NBA Nate McMillan 3.95 SEA
1991-92 NBA David Robinson* 4.58 SAS
1990-91 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 4.02 HOU
1989-90 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 4.01 HOU
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 3.44 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 4.16 CHI
1986-87 NBA Manute Bol 4.55 WSB
1985-86 NBA Manute Bol 4.68 WSB
1984-85 NBA Mark Eaton 4.24 UTA
1983-84 NBA Mark Eaton 3.70 UTA
1982-83 NBA Mark Eaton 4.29 UTA
1981-82 NBA George Johnson 3.53 SAS
1980-81 NBA Sam Lacey 3.52 KCK
1979-80 NBA Sam Lacey 3.56 KCK
1978-79 NBA Sam Lacey 3.13 KCK
1977-78 NBA Bill Walton* 3.68 POR
1976-77 NBA Bobby Jones* 3.64 DEN
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 3.00 LAL
  ABA Don Buse 3.44 INA
1974-75 NBA Sam Lacey 2.59 KCO
  ABA Brian Taylor 2.86 NYA
1973-74 NBA Bob Lanier* 2.92 DET
  ABA Don Buse 3.41 INA