NBA Progressive Leaders and Records for Player Efficiency Rating

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

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  Year-by-Year PER   Active PER   Career PER   Single Season PER
1951-52George Mikan* 26.63               George Mikan* 26.63
1952-53George Mikan* 28.47               George Mikan* 28.47
1953-54George Mikan* 29.00               George Mikan* 29.00
1954-55Neil Johnston* 25.99               George Mikan* 29.00
1955-56Bob Pettit* 27.38               George Mikan* 29.00
1956-57Bob Pettit* 28.31   Neil Johnston* 25.47   Neil Johnston* 25.47   George Mikan* 29.00
1957-58Bob Pettit* 26.26   Neil Johnston* 25.06   Neil Johnston* 25.06   George Mikan* 29.00
1958-59Bob Pettit* 28.20   Neil Johnston* 24.86   Neil Johnston* 24.86   George Mikan* 29.00
1959-60Wilt Chamberlain* 28.08   Bob Pettit* 26.45   Bob Pettit* 26.45   George Mikan* 29.00
1960-61Elgin Baylor* 28.24   Bob Pettit* 26.26   Bob Pettit* 26.26   George Mikan* 29.00
1961-62Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08   Bob Pettit* 26.00   Bob Pettit* 26.00   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1962-63Wilt Chamberlain* 31.82   Bob Pettit* 25.88   Bob Pettit* 25.88   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1963-64Wilt Chamberlain* 31.63   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.34   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.34   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1964-65Wilt Chamberlain* 28.62   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.08   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.08   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1965-66Wilt Chamberlain* 28.26   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.81   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 26.51   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.39   Wilt Chamberlain* 29.39   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 24.71   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1968-69Jerry West* 22.32   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1969-70Jerry West* 24.64   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.11   Wilt Chamberlain* 28.11   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1970-71Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 28.95   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.41   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.41   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1971-72Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 29.94   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.72   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.72   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1972-73Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 28.45   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1973-74Bob McAdoo* 24.65   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.79   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.79   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1974-75Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.36   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.73   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.73   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1975-76Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 27.21   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.80   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1976-77Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 27.80   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.91   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1977-78Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 29.22   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 27.10   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 27.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1978-79Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.46   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.93   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.93   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1979-80Julius Erving* 25.36   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.79   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.79   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1980-81Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.48   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.68   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.68   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1981-82Moses Malone* 26.77   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.47   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.47   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1982-83Moses Malone* 25.12   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.30   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.30   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1983-84Adrian Dantley* 24.64   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.01   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1984-85Larry Bird* 26.54   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.84   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1985-86Larry Bird* 25.61   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.68   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1986-87Michael Jordan* 29.78   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.33   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1987-88Michael Jordan* 31.71   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.93   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1988-89Michael Jordan* 31.14   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 24.58   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1989-90Michael Jordan* 31.18   Michael Jordan* 29.89   Michael Jordan* 29.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1990-91Michael Jordan* 31.63   Michael Jordan* 30.16   Michael Jordan* 30.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1991-92Michael Jordan* 27.75   Michael Jordan* 29.83   Michael Jordan* 29.83   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1992-93Michael Jordan* 29.70   Michael Jordan* 29.82   Michael Jordan* 29.82   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1993-94David Robinson* 30.66   David Robinson* 27.23   Michael Jordan* 29.82   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1994-95David Robinson* 29.13   Michael Jordan* 29.62   Michael Jordan* 29.62   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1995-96David Robinson* 29.41   Michael Jordan* 29.60   Michael Jordan* 29.60   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1996-97Karl Malone* 28.90   Michael Jordan* 29.42   Michael Jordan* 29.42   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1997-98Shaquille O'Neal* 28.79   Michael Jordan* 29.05   Michael Jordan* 29.05   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1998-99Shaquille O'Neal* 30.55   David Robinson* 27.66   Michael Jordan* 29.05   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal* 30.65   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.87   Michael Jordan* 29.05   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2000-01Shaquille O'Neal* 30.23   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.17   Michael Jordan* 29.05   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2001-02Shaquille O'Neal* 29.68   Michael Jordan* 28.59   Michael Jordan* 28.59   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2002-03Tracy McGrady* 30.27   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.42   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.42   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2003-04Kevin Garnett* 29.44   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.10   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.10   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2004-05Kevin Garnett* 28.20   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.01   Shaquille O'Neal* 28.01   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2005-06Dirk Nowitzki* 28.06   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.82   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2006-07Dwyane Wade* 28.91   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.63   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2007-08LeBron James 29.14   Shaquille O'Neal* 27.14   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2008-09LeBron James 31.67   Shaquille O'Neal* 26.87   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2009-10LeBron James 31.10   LeBron James 26.86   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2010-11LeBron James 27.27   LeBron James 26.91   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2011-12LeBron James 30.74   LeBron James 27.23   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2012-13LeBron James 31.59   LeBron James 27.65   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2013-14Kevin Durant 29.82   LeBron James 27.79   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2014-15Anthony Davis 30.81   LeBron James 27.66   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2015-16Stephen Curry 31.46   LeBron James 27.65   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2016-17Russell Westbrook 30.63   LeBron James 27.61   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2017-18James Harden 29.83   LeBron James 27.68   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2018-19Giannis Antetokounmpo 30.89   LeBron James 27.59   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2019-20Giannis Antetokounmpo 31.86   LeBron James 27.49   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2020-21Nikola Jokić 31.28   LeBron James 27.39   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Wilt Chamberlain* 32.08
2021-22Nikola Jokić 32.85   LeBron James 27.34   Michael Jordan* 27.91   Nikola Jokić 32.85
2022-23Nikola Jokić 31.51                  
2023-24Nikola Jokić 31.06   Nikola Jokić 28.09   Nikola Jokić 28.09   Nikola Jokić 32.85