NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Value Over Replacement Player

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

Table
Season Lg Player VORP Tm
2019-20 NBA James Harden 7.30 HOU
2018-19 NBA James Harden 9.35 HOU
2017-18 NBA LeBron James 8.22 CLE
2016-17 NBA Russell Westbrook 9.26 OKC
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 9.49 GSW
2014-15 NBA James Harden 8.08 HOU
2013-14 NBA Kevin Durant 9.61 OKC
2012-13 NBA LeBron James 9.88 MIA
2011-12 NBA LeBron James 7.58 MIA
2010-11 NBA LeBron James 7.78 MIA
2009-10 NBA LeBron James 10.34 CLE
2008-09 NBA LeBron James 11.79 CLE
2007-08 NBA LeBron James 9.78 CLE
2006-07 NBA LeBron James 8.10 CLE
2005-06 NBA LeBron James 9.38 CLE
2004-05 NBA Kevin Garnett* 9.09 MIN
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett* 9.97 MIN
2002-03 NBA Tracy McGrady* 9.32 ORL
2001-02 NBA Tim Duncan* 8.02 SAS
2000-01 NBA Vince Carter 7.20 TOR
1999-00 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 9.04 LAL
1998-99 NBA Karl Malone* 4.02 UTA
1997-98 NBA Karl Malone* 7.13 UTA
1996-97 NBA Michael Jordan* 8.61 CHI
1995-96 NBA Michael Jordan* 9.79 CHI
1994-95 NBA David Robinson* 8.67 SAS
1993-94 NBA David Robinson* 11.36 SAS
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.24 CHI
1991-92 NBA Michael Jordan* 9.20 CHI
1990-91 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.77 CHI
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.61 CHI
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 11.42 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 12.47 CHI
1986-87 NBA Michael Jordan* 10.58 CHI
1985-86 NBA Larry Bird* 8.41 BOS
1984-85 NBA Larry Bird* 8.66 BOS
1983-84 NBA Larry Bird* 7.30 BOS
1982-83 NBA Larry Bird* 7.15 BOS
1981-82 NBA Magic Johnson* 6.96 LAL
1980-81 NBA Julius Erving* 6.86 PHI
1979-80 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.30 LAL
1978-79 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 7.66 LAL
1977-78 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 6.47 LAL
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 8.67 LAL
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9.04 LAL
  ABA Julius Erving* 10.30 NYA
1974-75 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 6.68 MIL
  ABA Julius Erving* 9.00 NYA
1973-74 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 8.56 MIL
  ABA Julius Erving* 8.99 NYA