NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Player Efficiency Rating

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PER since 1951-52

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player PER
1.Michael Jordan* 27.91
2.LeBron James 27.34
3.Nikola Jokić 27.09
4.Anthony Davis 26.89
5.Shaquille O'Neal* 26.43
6.David Robinson* 26.18
7.Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16
8.Bob Pettit* 25.45
9.Kevin Durant 25.26
10.Neil Johnston* 24.86
11.Karl-Anthony Towns 24.75
12.Chris Paul 24.65
13.Charles Barkley* 24.63
14.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
15.Giannis Antetokounmpo 24.53
16.James Harden 24.53
17.Tim Duncan* 24.22
18.Magic Johnson* 24.11
19.Karl Malone* 23.90
20.Stephen Curry 23.83
21.Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
22.Julius Erving* 23.58
23.Larry Bird* 23.50
24.Dwyane Wade 23.48
25.Kawhi Leonard 23.37
26.Oscar Robertson* 23.19
27.Yao Ming* 23.02
28.Jerry West* 22.91
29.Kobe Bryant* 22.90
30.Elgin Baylor* 22.72
31.Kevin Garnett* 22.66
32.Russell Westbrook 22.58
33.Dirk Nowitzki 22.44
34.Kyrie Irving 22.40
35.Damian Lillard 22.20
36.Rudy Gobert 22.14
37.Tracy McGrady* 22.13
38.Dolph Schayes* 22.09
39.DeMarcus Cousins 22.03
40.Moses Malone* 22.00
41.Andre Drummond 21.84
42.John Stockton* 21.83
43.Amar'e Stoudemire 21.82
44.Bob Lanier* 21.69
45.Clyde Lovellette* 21.67
46.Harry Gallatin* 21.63
47.Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
48.Adrian Dantley* 21.51
49.Artis Gilmore* 21.40
50.George Gervin* 21.38
51.Pau Gasol 21.37
52.Dan Issel* 21.37
53.Dwight Howard 21.29
54.Kevin Love 21.26
55.Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
56.Blake Griffin 21.22
57.Jimmy Butler 21.09
58.Clyde Drexler* 21.07
59.Rick Barry* 21.04
60.Patrick Ewing* 21.01
61.Chris Webber* 20.94
62.Allen Iverson* 20.92
63.Enes Freedom 20.75
64.Jonas Valančiūnas 20.75
65.John Drew 20.74
66.Bob McAdoo* 20.73
67.Kevin Johnson 20.70
68.LaMarcus Aldridge 20.70
69.George Yardley* 20.62
70.Al Jefferson 20.56
71.Chris Bosh* 20.56
72.Ed Macauley* 20.53
73.Elton Brand 20.51
74.Nikola Vučević 20.48
75.Manu Ginóbili* 20.22
76.Marques Johnson 20.11
77.John Brisker 20.11
78.Mel Daniels* 20.08
79.Greg Monroe 20.08
80.George McGinnis* 20.05
81.Billy Cunningham* 20.04
82.Kevin McHale* 20.02
83.Steve Nash* 19.95
84.Larry Nance 19.92
85.David Thompson* 19.91
86.Connie Hawkins* 19.89
87.Alex English* 19.87
88.Bob Cousy* 19.87
89.Walt Bellamy* 19.86
90.Larry Foust 19.84
91.Cliff Hagan* 19.84
92.Paul Arizin* 19.77
93.Paul Pierce* 19.73
94.Terrell Brandon 19.69
95.Mark Price 19.62
96.Isaiah Thomas 19.59
97.John Beasley 19.59
98.Gilbert Arenas 19.57
99.Sam Cassell 19.48
100.Carmelo Anthony 19.48
101.Michael Redd 19.48
102.Carlos Boozer 19.46
103.Paul Westphal* 19.43
104.Paul George 19.36
105.Zach Randolph 19.33
106.Robert Parish* 19.22
107.Brook Lopez 19.22
108.John Wall 19.20
109.Bernard King* 19.18
110.David Lee 19.13
111.Bailey Howell* 19.13
112.Walt Frazier* 19.12
113.Kemba Walker 19.08
114.Shawn Kemp 19.08
115.Walter Davis 19.07
116.Spencer Haywood* 19.07
117.Grant Hill* 19.03
118.Mark Aguirre 19.02
119.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
120.Bill Russell* 18.90
121.Gary Payton* 18.88
122.Larry Jones 18.87
123.Jerry Lucas* 18.86
124.Brad Daugherty 18.85
125.DeMar DeRozan 18.85
126.Chauncey Billups 18.82
127.Shawn Marion 18.81
128.World B. Free 18.78
129.Chris Mullin* 18.78
130.Derrick Favors 18.77
131.Zelmo Beaty* 18.75
132.Stephon Marbury 18.74
133.Andrei Kirilenko 18.73
134.Paul Millsap 18.72
135.Vern Mikkelsen* 18.72
136.Sam Jones* 18.70
137.Sidney Moncrief* 18.69
138.Scottie Pippen* 18.63
139.Vince Carter 18.63
140.David West 18.61
141.Tim Hardaway* 18.61
142.Willis Reed* 18.57
143.Ray Allen* 18.56
144.Al Horford 18.52
145.Gus Williams 18.51
146.DeAndre Jordan 18.51
147.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
148.Pete Maravich* 18.38
149.Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
150.Reggie Miller* 18.36
151.Steve Francis 18.35
152.Alvan Adams 18.32
153.Bill Sharman* 18.30
154.Terry Cummings 18.29
155.Bradley Beal 18.25
156.Deron Williams 18.25
157.Tony Parker 18.24
158.Derrick Rose 18.23
159.Donnie Freeman 18.21
160.Billy Knight 18.17
161.Bobby Jones* 18.16
162.Antawn Jamison 18.14
163.Isiah Thomas* 18.11
164.Willie Wise 18.08
165.Marvin Barnes 18.05
166.Kyle Lowry 18.04
167.Derrick Coleman 18.01
168.Calvin Murphy* 18.00
169.Devin Booker 18.00
170.Tiny Archibald* 17.99
171.Marc Gasol 17.99
172.Rod Strickland 17.98
173.Red Robbins 17.97
174.Lou Williams 17.96
175.Dan Roundfield 17.95
176.Calvin Natt 17.94
177.Jason Kidd* 17.91
178.Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
179.Corey Maggette 17.88
180.Tom Heinsohn* 17.88
181.Rik Smits 17.85
182.Baron Davis 17.82
183.Fat Lever 17.82
184.Donald Sidle 17.82
185.Jack Twyman* 17.82
186.Marcus Camby 17.81
187.Fred Brown 17.75
188.Ricky Pierce 17.74
189.James Worthy* 17.73
190.Elvin Hayes* 17.73
191.Vlade Divac* 17.72
192.Julius Randle 17.69
193.Kevin Martin 17.68
194.Jeff Hornacek 17.67
195.Mike Lewis 17.65
196.Dave Bing* 17.63
197.CJ McCollum 17.61
198.Joakim Noah 17.60
199.Chet Walker* 17.60
200.Mitch Richmond* 17.59
201.Mike Conley 17.58
202.Swen Nater 17.57
203.Brad Miller 17.55
204.Bob Verga 17.54
205.John Havlicek* 17.53
206.Glenn Robinson 17.50
207.Josh Smith 17.44
208.Mack Calvin 17.44
209.Andre Miller 17.43
210.Lou Hudson* 17.43
211.George Thompson 17.40
212.Bob Netolicky 17.39
213.Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
214.Gordon Hayward 17.38
215.Toni Kukoč* 17.35
216.Ray Williams 17.32
217.Jrue Holiday 17.32
218.Richie Guerin* 17.30
219.Jack Sikma* 17.29
220.Randy Denton 17.29
221.Ty Lawson 17.23
222.Detlef Schrempf 17.22
223.Dikembe Mutombo* 17.21
224.Roger Brown* 17.21
225.Earl Monroe* 17.20
226.Antonio McDyess 17.19
227.Terry Porter 17.18
228.Zach LaVine 17.14
229.Serge Ibaka 17.14
230.Johnny Green 17.13
231.Peja Stojaković 17.12
232.Tyreke Evans 17.10
233.Ruben Patterson 17.09
234.Mehmet Okur 17.08
235.Jimmy Jones 17.07
236.Nenê 17.07
237.Ray Felix 17.06
238.Marcin Gortat 17.05
239.Larry Kenon 17.05
240.Steven Adams 17.04
241.Alvin Robertson 17.02
242.Dave Cowens* 17.02
243.Eric Bledsoe 17.01
244.Levern Tart 17.01
245.Rasheed Wallace 17.01
246.Cliff Robinson 17.00
247.Emeka Okafor 16.98
248.James Silas 16.96
249.Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
250.Danny Manning 16.93

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.Charlie 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

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player PER
1.Michael Jordan* 27.91
2.LeBron James 27.34
3.Nikola Jokić 27.09
4.Anthony Davis 26.89
5.Shaquille O'Neal* 26.43
6.David Robinson* 26.18
7.Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16
8.Bob Pettit* 25.45
9.Kevin Durant 25.26
10.Neil Johnston* 24.86
11.Karl-Anthony Towns 24.75
12.Chris Paul 24.65
13.Charles Barkley* 24.63
14.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58
15.Giannis Antetokounmpo 24.53
16.James Harden 24.53
17.Tim Duncan* 24.22
18.Magic Johnson* 24.11
19.Karl Malone* 23.90
20.Stephen Curry 23.83
21.Hakeem Olajuwon* 23.59
22.Larry Bird* 23.50
23.Dwyane Wade 23.48
24.Kawhi Leonard 23.37
25.Oscar Robertson* 23.19
26.Yao Ming* 23.02
27.Jerry West* 22.91
28.Kobe Bryant* 22.90
29.Elgin Baylor* 22.72
30.Kevin Garnett* 22.66
31.Russell Westbrook 22.58
32.Dirk Nowitzki 22.44
33.Kyrie Irving 22.40
34.Moses Malone* 22.31
35.Damian Lillard 22.20
36.Rudy Gobert 22.14
37.Tracy McGrady* 22.13
38.Dolph Schayes* 22.09
39.DeMarcus Cousins 22.03
40.Julius Erving* 21.97
41.Andre Drummond 21.84
42.John Stockton* 21.83
43.Amar'e Stoudemire 21.82
44.George Gervin* 21.74
45.Bob Lanier* 21.69
46.Clyde Lovellette* 21.67
47.Harry Gallatin* 21.63
48.Dominique Wilkins* 21.56
49.Adrian Dantley* 21.51
50.Pau Gasol 21.37
51.Dwight Howard 21.29
52.Kevin Love 21.26
53.Alonzo Mourning* 21.24
54.Blake Griffin 21.22
55.Jimmy Butler 21.09
56.Clyde Drexler* 21.07
57.Patrick Ewing* 21.01
58.Dan Issel* 20.99
59.Chris Webber* 20.94
60.Allen Iverson* 20.92
61.Enes Freedom 20.75
62.Jonas Valančiūnas 20.75
63.John Drew 20.74
64.Bob McAdoo* 20.73
65.Kevin Johnson 20.70
66.LaMarcus Aldridge 20.70
67.George Yardley* 20.62
68.Al Jefferson 20.56
69.Chris Bosh* 20.56
70.Ed Macauley* 20.53
71.Elton Brand 20.51
72.Nikola Vučević 20.48
73.Manu Ginóbili* 20.22
74.Rick Barry* 20.16
75.Artis Gilmore* 20.16
76.Marques Johnson 20.11
77.Greg Monroe 20.08
78.Kevin McHale* 20.02
79.Steve Nash* 19.95
80.Larry Nance 19.92
81.Alex English* 19.87
82.Bob Cousy* 19.87
83.Walt Bellamy* 19.86
84.Larry Foust 19.84
85.Paul Arizin* 19.77
86.Paul Pierce* 19.73
87.Terrell Brandon 19.69
88.David Thompson* 19.68
89.Mark Price 19.62
90.Isaiah Thomas 19.59
91.Gilbert Arenas 19.57
92.Cliff Hagan* 19.53
93.Sam Cassell 19.48
94.Carmelo Anthony 19.48
95.Michael Redd 19.48
96.Carlos Boozer 19.46
97.Paul Westphal* 19.43
98.Billy Cunningham* 19.38
99.Paul George 19.36
100.Zach Randolph 19.33
101.Robert Parish* 19.22
102.Brook Lopez 19.22
103.John Wall 19.20
104.Bernard King* 19.18
105.David Lee 19.13
106.Bailey Howell* 19.13
107.Walt Frazier* 19.12
108.Kemba Walker 19.08
109.Shawn Kemp 19.08
110.Walter Davis 19.07
111.Grant Hill* 19.03
112.Mark Aguirre 19.02
113.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 19.02
114.Bill Russell* 18.90
115.Gary Payton* 18.88
116.Jerry Lucas* 18.86
117.Brad Daugherty 18.85
118.DeMar DeRozan 18.85
119.Chauncey Billups 18.82
120.Shawn Marion 18.81
121.World B. Free 18.78
122.Chris Mullin* 18.78
123.Derrick Favors 18.77
124.Stephon Marbury 18.74
125.Andrei Kirilenko 18.73
126.Paul Millsap 18.72
127.Vern Mikkelsen* 18.72
128.Sam Jones* 18.70
129.Sidney Moncrief* 18.69
130.Scottie Pippen* 18.63
131.Vince Carter 18.63
132.David West 18.61
133.Tim Hardaway* 18.61
134.Willis Reed* 18.57
135.Ray Allen* 18.56
136.George McGinnis* 18.55
137.Al Horford 18.52
138.Gus Williams 18.51
139.DeAndre Jordan 18.51
140.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 18.49
141.Pete Maravich* 18.38
142.Kiki Vandeweghe 18.37
143.Reggie Miller* 18.36
144.Steve Francis 18.35
145.Alvan Adams 18.32
146.Bill Sharman* 18.30
147.Terry Cummings 18.29
148.Bradley Beal 18.25
149.Deron Williams 18.25
150.Tony Parker 18.24
151.Derrick Rose 18.23
152.Antawn Jamison 18.14
153.Isiah Thomas* 18.11
154.Dan Roundfield 18.08
155.Kyle Lowry 18.04
156.Derrick Coleman 18.01
157.Calvin Murphy* 18.00
158.Devin Booker 18.00
159.Tiny Archibald* 17.99
160.Marc Gasol 17.99
161.Rod Strickland 17.98
162.Lou Williams 17.96
163.Calvin Natt 17.94
164.Jason Kidd* 17.91
165.Jermaine O'Neal 17.89
166.Corey Maggette 17.88
167.Bobby Jones* 17.88
168.Tom Heinsohn* 17.88
169.Rik Smits 17.85
170.Baron Davis 17.82
171.Fat Lever 17.82
172.Jack Twyman* 17.82
173.Marcus Camby 17.81
174.Fred Brown 17.75
175.Spencer Haywood* 17.74
176.Ricky Pierce 17.74
177.James Worthy* 17.73
178.Elvin Hayes* 17.73
179.Vlade Divac* 17.72
180.Julius Randle 17.69
181.Kevin Martin 17.68
182.Billy Knight 17.68
183.Jeff Hornacek 17.67
184.Dave Bing* 17.63
185.CJ McCollum 17.61
186.Joakim Noah 17.60
187.Chet Walker* 17.60
188.Mitch Richmond* 17.59
189.Larry Kenon 17.58
190.Mike Conley 17.58
191.Brad Miller 17.55
192.John Havlicek* 17.53
193.Glenn Robinson 17.50
194.Josh Smith 17.44
195.Andre Miller 17.43
196.Lou Hudson* 17.43
197.Anfernee Hardaway 17.38
198.Gordon Hayward 17.38
199.Toni Kukoč* 17.35
200.Ray Williams 17.32
201.Jrue Holiday 17.32
202.Richie Guerin* 17.30
203.Jack Sikma* 17.29
204.Ty Lawson 17.23
205.Detlef Schrempf 17.22
206.Dikembe Mutombo* 17.21
207.Earl Monroe* 17.20
208.Connie Hawkins* 17.20
209.Antonio McDyess 17.19
210.Terry Porter 17.18
211.Zach LaVine 17.14
212.Serge Ibaka 17.14
213.Johnny Green 17.13
214.Peja Stojaković 17.12
215.Tyreke Evans 17.10
216.Ruben Patterson 17.09
217.Mehmet Okur 17.08
218.Nenê 17.07
219.Ray Felix 17.06
220.Zelmo Beaty* 17.05
221.Marcin Gortat 17.05
222.Steven Adams 17.04
223.Alvin Robertson 17.02
224.Dave Cowens* 17.02
225.Eric Bledsoe 17.01
226.Rasheed Wallace 17.01
227.Cliff Robinson 17.00
228.Emeka Okafor 16.98
229.Micheal Ray Richardson 16.95
230.Danny Manning 16.93
231.Rudy Tomjanovich* 16.93
232.Danny Granger 16.93
233.Christian Laettner 16.93
234.Tobias Harris 16.93
235.Danilo Gallinari 16.90
236.Purvis Short 16.88
237.Mickey Johnson 16.88
238.Gus Johnson* 16.85
239.Red Kerr 16.83
240.Mookie Blaylock 16.79
241.Keith Van Horn 16.78
242.Rashard Lewis 16.77
243.Jeff Teague 16.77
244.Lenny Wilkens* 16.76
245.Donyell Marshall 16.75
246.Rolando Blackman 16.75
247.Bob Dandridge* 16.71
248.Mike Mitchell 16.71
249.Gail Goodrich* 16.70
250.Eddie Jones 16.70