NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Player Efficiency Rating

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player PER
1. Michael Jordan* 27.91
2. LeBron James 27.67
3. Anthony Davis 27.21
4. Shaquille O'Neal* 26.43
5. David Robinson* 26.18
6. Wilt Chamberlain* 26.13
7. Chris Paul 25.46
8. Bob Pettit* 25.35
9. Kevin Durant 25.34
10. Neil Johnston* 24.69
11. Charles Barkley* 24.63
12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
13. Tim Duncan 24.22
14. Magic Johnson* 24.11
15. Stephen Curry 23.91
16. Karl Malone* 23.90
17. Russell Westbrook 23.86
18. James Harden 23.83
19. Dwyane Wade 23.77
20. Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
21. Julius Erving* 23.58
22. Larry Bird* 23.50
23. Oscar Robertson* 23.17
24. Yao Ming* 23.02
25. Kobe Bryant 22.90
26. Jerry West* 22.89
27. Elgin Baylor* 22.69
28. Kevin Garnett 22.66
29. Dirk Nowitzki 22.64
30. DeMarcus Cousins 22.45
31. Blake Griffin 22.39
32. Tracy McGrady* 22.13
33. Moses Malone* 22.00
34. Dolph Schayes* 21.98
35. Kyrie Irving 21.90
36. Kevin Love 21.89
37. John Stockton* 21.83
38. Amar'e Stoudemire 21.82
39. Bob Lanier* 21.69
40. Dwight Howard 21.58
41. Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
42. Clyde Lovellette* 21.55
43. Adrian Dantley* 21.51
44. Harry Gallatin* 21.48
45. Pau Gasol 21.41
46. Artis Gilmore* 21.40
47. George Gervin* 21.38
48. Dan Issel* 21.37
49. Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
50. Damian Lillard 21.22
51. Clyde Drexler* 21.07
52. Rick Barry* 21.04
53. Patrick Ewing* 21.01
54. Chris Webber 20.94
55. Allen Iverson* 20.92
56. John Drew 20.74
57. Bob McAdoo* 20.73
58. Kevin Johnson 20.70
59. LaMarcus Aldridge 20.67
60. Al Jefferson 20.56
61. Chris Bosh 20.56
62. Elton Brand 20.51
63. George Yardley* 20.51
64. Ed Macauley* 20.39
65. Brook Lopez 20.28
66. Carmelo Anthony 20.27
67. Manu Ginobili 20.22
68. Larry Foust 20.19
69. Greg Monroe 20.18
70. Marques Johnson 20.11
71. John Brisker 20.11
72. Mel Daniels* 20.08
73. George McGinnis* 20.05
74. Jimmy Butler 20.04
75. Billy Cunningham* 20.04
76. Kevin McHale* 20.02
77. Steve Nash* 19.95
78. Larry Nance 19.92
79. David Thompson* 19.91
80. Connie Hawkins* 19.89
81. Alex English* 19.87
82. Walt Bellamy* 19.84
83. Cliff Hagan* 19.80
84. Bob Cousy* 19.76
85. Paul Pierce 19.73
86. Terrell Brandon 19.69
87. Paul Arizin* 19.66
88. Mark Price 19.62
89. John Beasley 19.59
90. Gilbert Arenas 19.57
91. John Wall 19.49
92. Sam Cassell 19.48
93. Michael Redd 19.48
94. Carlos Boozer 19.46
95. Paul Westphal 19.43
96. Zach Randolph 19.33
97. Robert Parish* 19.22
98. Bernard King* 19.18
99. David Lee 19.13
100. Walt Frazier* 19.12
101. Bailey Howell* 19.11
102. Paul Millsap 19.10
103. Kemba Walker 19.09
104. Shawn Kemp 19.08
105. Walter Davis 19.07
106. Spencer Haywood* 19.07
107. Grant Hill* 19.03
108. Mark Aguirre 19.02
109. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
110. Vince Carter 18.98
111. Gary Payton* 18.88
112. Bill Russell* 18.87
113. Larry Jones 18.87
114. Jerry Lucas* 18.86
115. Brad Daugherty 18.85
116. Chauncey Billups 18.82
117. Shawn Marion 18.81
118. World B. Free 18.78
119. Chris Mullin* 18.78
120. Al Horford 18.77
121. Zelmo Beaty* 18.75
122. Paul George 18.74
123. Stephon Marbury 18.74
124. Derrick Favors 18.73
125. Andrei Kirilenko 18.73
126. Sidney Moncrief 18.69
127. Sam Jones* 18.68
128. Marc Gasol 18.65
129. Scottie Pippen* 18.63
130. David West 18.61
131. Tim Hardaway 18.61
132. Vern Mikkelsen* 18.60
133. Willis Reed* 18.57
134. Kyle Lowry 18.57
135. Ray Allen* 18.56
136. Gus Williams 18.51
137. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
138. DeAndre Jordan 18.46
139. Pete Maravich* 18.38
140. Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
141. Reggie Miller* 18.36
142. Steve Francis 18.35
143. Alvan Adams 18.32
144. Terry Cummings 18.29
145. Tony Parker 18.29
146. Deron Williams 18.25
147. Donnie Freeman 18.21
148. Bill Sharman* 18.21
149. Lou Williams 18.20
150. Billy Knight 18.17
151. Bobby Jones 18.16
152. Antawn Jamison 18.14
153. Isiah Thomas* 18.11
154. Willie Wise 18.08
155. Marvin Barnes 18.05
156. Derrick Rose 18.04
157. Derrick Coleman 18.01
158. Calvin Murphy* 18.00
159. Tiny Archibald* 17.99
160. Rod Strickland 17.98
161. Red Robbins 17.97
162. Dan Roundfield 17.95
163. Calvin Natt 17.94
164. Jason Kidd* 17.91
165. Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
166. Corey Maggette 17.88
167. DeMar DeRozan 17.86
168. Rik Smits 17.85
169. Tom Heinsohn* 17.83
170. Baron Davis 17.82
171. Fat Lever 17.82
172. Donald Sidle 17.82
173. Marcus Camby 17.81
174. Jack Twyman* 17.78
175. Fred Brown 17.75
176. Ricky Pierce 17.74
177. Elvin Hayes* 17.73
178. James Worthy* 17.73
179. Vlade Divac 17.72
180. Kevin Martin 17.68
181. Jeff Hornacek 17.67
182. Mike Lewis 17.65
183. Dave Bing* 17.63
184. Gordon Hayward 17.62
185. Chet Walker* 17.60
186. Mitch Richmond* 17.59
187. Swen Nater 17.57
188. Brad Miller 17.55
189. Joakim Noah 17.54
190. Bob Verga 17.54
191. John Havlicek* 17.53
192. Glenn Robinson 17.50
193. Mike Conley 17.46
194. Josh Smith 17.44
195. Mack Calvin 17.44
196. Andre Miller 17.43
197. Lou Hudson 17.43
198. George Thompson 17.40
199. Bob Netolicky 17.39
200. Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
201. Tyreke Evans 17.36
202. Toni Kukoc 17.35
203. Ray Williams 17.32
204. Jack Sikma 17.29
205. Randy Denton 17.29
206. Richie Guerin* 17.26
207. Ty Lawson 17.23
208. Detlef Schrempf 17.22
209. Dikembe Mutombo* 17.21
210. Roger Brown* 17.21
211. Earl Monroe* 17.20
212. Serge Ibaka 17.19
213. Antonio McDyess 17.19
214. Terry Porter 17.18
215. Nene Hilario 17.17
216. Goran Dragic 17.17
217. Jeff Teague 17.14
218. Peja Stojakovic 17.12
219. Marcin Gortat 17.12
220. Johnny Green 17.11
221. Ruben Patterson 17.09
222. Mehmet Okur 17.08
223. Jimmy Jones 17.07
224. Larry Kenon 17.05
225. Alvin Robertson 17.02
226. Dave Cowens* 17.02
227. Levern Tart 17.01
228. Rasheed Wallace 17.01
229. Cliff Robinson 17.00
230. Emeka Okafor 16.98
231. James Silas 16.96
232. Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
233. Danny Manning 16.93
234. Rudy Tomjanovich 16.93
235. Danny Granger 16.93
236. Ray Felix 16.93
237. Christian Laettner 16.93
238. Purvis Short 16.88
239. Mickey Johnson 16.88
240. Mookie Blaylock 16.79
241. Keith Van Horn 16.78
242. Rudy Gay 16.78
243. Red Kerr 16.77
244. Rashard Lewis 16.77
245. Lenny Wilkens* 16.76
246. Donyell Marshall 16.75
247. Rolando Blackman 16.75
248. Cincinnatus Powell 16.74
249. Bob Dandridge 16.71
250. Mike Mitchell 16.71

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player PER
1. Michael Jordan* 27.91
2. LeBron James 27.67
3. Anthony Davis 27.21
4. Shaquille O'Neal* 26.43
5. David Robinson* 26.18
6. Wilt Chamberlain* 26.13
7. Chris Paul 25.46
8. Bob Pettit* 25.35
9. Kevin Durant 25.34
10. Neil Johnston* 24.69
11. Charles Barkley* 24.63
12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
13. Tim Duncan 24.22
14. Magic Johnson* 24.11
15. Stephen Curry 23.91
16. Karl Malone* 23.90
17. Russell Westbrook 23.86
18. James Harden 23.83
19. Dwyane Wade 23.77
20. Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
21. Larry Bird* 23.50
22. Oscar Robertson* 23.17
23. Yao Ming* 23.02
24. Kobe Bryant 22.90
25. Jerry West* 22.89
26. Elgin Baylor* 22.69
27. Kevin Garnett 22.66
28. Dirk Nowitzki 22.64
29. DeMarcus Cousins 22.45
30. Blake Griffin 22.39
31. Moses Malone* 22.31
32. Tracy McGrady* 22.13
33. Dolph Schayes* 21.98
34. Julius Erving* 21.97
35. Kyrie Irving 21.90
36. Kevin Love 21.89
37. John Stockton* 21.83
38. Amar'e Stoudemire 21.82
39. George Gervin* 21.74
40. Bob Lanier* 21.69
41. Dwight Howard 21.58
42. Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
43. Clyde Lovellette* 21.55
44. Adrian Dantley* 21.51
45. Harry Gallatin* 21.48
46. Pau Gasol 21.41
47. Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
48. Damian Lillard 21.22
49. Clyde Drexler* 21.07
50. Patrick Ewing* 21.01
51. Dan Issel* 20.99
52. Chris Webber 20.94
53. Allen Iverson* 20.92
54. John Drew 20.74
55. Bob McAdoo* 20.73
56. Kevin Johnson 20.70
57. LaMarcus Aldridge 20.67
58. Al Jefferson 20.56
59. Chris Bosh 20.56
60. Elton Brand 20.51
61. George Yardley* 20.51
62. Ed Macauley* 20.39
63. Brook Lopez 20.28
64. Carmelo Anthony 20.27
65. Manu Ginobili 20.22
66. Larry Foust 20.19
67. Greg Monroe 20.18
68. Rick Barry* 20.16
69. Artis Gilmore* 20.16
70. Marques Johnson 20.11
71. Jimmy Butler 20.04
72. Kevin McHale* 20.02
73. Steve Nash* 19.95
74. Larry Nance 19.92
75. Alex English* 19.87
76. Walt Bellamy* 19.84
77. Bob Cousy* 19.76
78. Paul Pierce 19.73
79. Terrell Brandon 19.69
80. David Thompson* 19.68
81. Paul Arizin* 19.66
82. Mark Price 19.62
83. Gilbert Arenas 19.57
84. Cliff Hagan* 19.50
85. John Wall 19.49
86. Sam Cassell 19.48
87. Michael Redd 19.48
88. Carlos Boozer 19.46
89. Paul Westphal 19.43
90. Billy Cunningham* 19.38
91. Zach Randolph 19.33
92. Robert Parish* 19.22
93. Bernard King* 19.18
94. David Lee 19.13
95. Walt Frazier* 19.12
96. Bailey Howell* 19.11
97. Paul Millsap 19.10
98. Kemba Walker 19.09
99. Shawn Kemp 19.08
100. Walter Davis 19.07
101. Grant Hill* 19.03
102. Mark Aguirre 19.02
103. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
104. Vince Carter 18.98
105. Gary Payton* 18.88
106. Bill Russell* 18.87
107. Jerry Lucas* 18.86
108. Brad Daugherty 18.85
109. Chauncey Billups 18.82
110. Shawn Marion 18.81
111. World B. Free 18.78
112. Chris Mullin* 18.78
113. Al Horford 18.77
114. Paul George 18.74
115. Stephon Marbury 18.74
116. Derrick Favors 18.73
117. Andrei Kirilenko 18.73
118. Sidney Moncrief 18.69
119. Sam Jones* 18.68
120. Marc Gasol 18.65
121. Scottie Pippen* 18.63
122. David West 18.61
123. Tim Hardaway 18.61
124. Vern Mikkelsen* 18.60
125. Willis Reed* 18.57
126. Kyle Lowry 18.57
127. Ray Allen* 18.56
128. George McGinnis* 18.55
129. Gus Williams 18.51
130. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
131. DeAndre Jordan 18.46
132. Pete Maravich* 18.38
133. Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
134. Reggie Miller* 18.36
135. Steve Francis 18.35
136. Alvan Adams 18.32
137. Terry Cummings 18.29
138. Tony Parker 18.29
139. Deron Williams 18.25
140. Bill Sharman* 18.21
141. Lou Williams 18.20
142. Antawn Jamison 18.14
143. Isiah Thomas* 18.11
144. Dan Roundfield 18.08
145. Derrick Rose 18.04
146. Derrick Coleman 18.01
147. Calvin Murphy* 18.00
148. Tiny Archibald* 17.99
149. Rod Strickland 17.98
150. Calvin Natt 17.94
151. Jason Kidd* 17.91
152. Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
153. Corey Maggette 17.88
154. Bobby Jones 17.88
155. DeMar DeRozan 17.86
156. Rik Smits 17.85
157. Tom Heinsohn* 17.83
158. Baron Davis 17.82
159. Fat Lever 17.82
160. Marcus Camby 17.81
161. Jack Twyman* 17.78
162. Fred Brown 17.75
163. Spencer Haywood* 17.74
164. Ricky Pierce 17.74
165. Elvin Hayes* 17.73
166. James Worthy* 17.73
167. Vlade Divac 17.72
168. Kevin Martin 17.68
169. Billy Knight 17.68
170. Jeff Hornacek 17.67
171. Dave Bing* 17.63
172. Gordon Hayward 17.62
173. Chet Walker* 17.60
174. Mitch Richmond* 17.59
175. Larry Kenon 17.58
176. Brad Miller 17.55
177. Joakim Noah 17.54
178. John Havlicek* 17.53
179. Glenn Robinson 17.50
180. Mike Conley 17.46
181. Josh Smith 17.44
182. Andre Miller 17.43
183. Lou Hudson 17.43
184. Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
185. Tyreke Evans 17.36
186. Toni Kukoc 17.35
187. Ray Williams 17.32
188. Jack Sikma 17.29
189. Richie Guerin* 17.26
190. Ty Lawson 17.23
191. Detlef Schrempf 17.22
192. Dikembe Mutombo* 17.21
193. Earl Monroe* 17.20
194. Connie Hawkins* 17.20
195. Serge Ibaka 17.19
196. Antonio McDyess 17.19
197. Terry Porter 17.18
198. Nene Hilario 17.17
199. Goran Dragic 17.17
200. Jeff Teague 17.14
201. Peja Stojakovic 17.12
202. Marcin Gortat 17.12
203. Johnny Green 17.11
204. Ruben Patterson 17.09
205. Mehmet Okur 17.08
206. Zelmo Beaty* 17.05
207. Alvin Robertson 17.02
208. Dave Cowens* 17.02
209. Rasheed Wallace 17.01
210. Cliff Robinson 17.00
211. Emeka Okafor 16.98
212. Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
213. Danny Manning 16.93
214. Rudy Tomjanovich 16.93
215. Danny Granger 16.93
216. Ray Felix 16.93
217. Christian Laettner 16.93
218. Purvis Short 16.88
219. Mickey Johnson 16.88
220. Gus Johnson* 16.85
221. Mookie Blaylock 16.79
222. Keith Van Horn 16.78
223. Rudy Gay 16.78
224. Red Kerr 16.77
225. Rashard Lewis 16.77
226. Lenny Wilkens* 16.76
227. Donyell Marshall 16.75
228. Rolando Blackman 16.75
229. Bob Dandridge 16.71
230. Mike Mitchell 16.71
231. Gail Goodrich* 16.70
232. Eddie Jones 16.70
233. Josh Howard 16.69
234. Jrue Holiday 16.66
235. Orlando Woolridge 16.62
236. Doc Rivers 16.61
237. Michael Adams 16.57
238. Reggie Theus 16.56
239. Danilo Gallinari 16.55
240. Lamar Odom 16.53
241. Tom Chambers 16.51
242. Nate Thurmond* 16.51
243. Jamaal Wilkes* 16.51
244. Randy Smith 16.50
245. Maurice Cheeks* 16.50
246. Ryan Anderson 16.50
247. Jerry Stackhouse 16.48
248. Happy Hairston 16.48
249. Richard Hamilton 16.47
250. Otis Birdsong 16.45

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player PER
1. Julius Erving* 26.36
2. Rick Barry* 23.76
3. Artis Gilmore* 23.51
4. George McGinnis* 22.06
5. Dan Issel* 21.81
6. Zelmo Beaty* 21.50
7. George Gervin* 20.32
8. Mel Daniels* 20.13
9. Larry Jones 19.68
10. John Beasley 19.59
11. Donnie Freeman 18.50
12. Willie Wise 18.49
13. Dave Robisch 18.39
14. George Thompson 18.17
15. Red Robbins 17.97
16. Mack Calvin 17.94
17. Billy Paultz 17.91
18. Donald Sidle 17.82
19. Randy Denton 17.74
20. Mike Lewis 17.65
21. Jimmy Jones 17.64
22. Bob Verga 17.63
23. Caldwell Jones 17.48
24. Bob Netolicky 17.39
25. Ralph Simpson 17.28
26. Roger Brown* 17.21
27. Levern Tart 17.01
28. James Silas 17.00
29. Jim Eakins 16.79
30. Cincinnatus Powell 16.74
31. Tom Owens 16.62
32. Manny Leaks 16.56
33. Ron Boone 16.37
34. Byron Beck 16.35
35. Arthur Becker 16.34
36. Julian Hammond 16.29
37. Warren Jabali 16.25
38. Doug Moe 16.20
39. Larry Kenon 16.12
40. Goose Ligon 15.88
41. Gene Moore 15.81
42. Louie Dampier* 15.70
43. Darel Carrier 15.58
44. Warren Davis 15.45
45. Wayne Hightower 15.40
46. Freddie Lewis 15.11
47. George Carter 15.06
48. Bill Keller 15.02
49. Stew Johnson 15.00
50. Lee Davis 14.97
51. Les Hunter 14.89
52. Joe Caldwell 14.88
53. Trooper Washington 14.78
54. Brian Taylor 14.76
55. Walter Simon 14.57
56. Johnny Neumann 14.49
57. Ronald Franz 14.25
58. Rich Jones 14.23
59. Glen Combs 14.20
60. Wil Jones 14.07
61. Bill Melchionni 14.01
62. Darnell Hillman 13.96
63. Steve Jones 13.88
64. Don Buse 13.80
65. Chuck Williams 13.74
66. Larry Miller 13.50
67. Gene Littles 13.47
68. Joe Hamilton 13.34
69. Ted McClain 13.26
70. Bob Warren 13.10
71. George Lehmann 13.02
72. Wendell Ladner 12.50
73. Marv Roberts 12.48
74. Ira Harge 12.48
75. John Roche 12.40
76. Randolph Mahaffey 12.35
77. Mike Gale 11.87
78. Larry Brown* 11.35
79. Charles Williams 11.04
80. Al Smith 10.86
81. Julius Keye 10.85
82. Fatty Taylor 10.45
83. Gerald Govan 10.24
84. Lonnie Wright 10.13

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