NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Playoff 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
Year Lg Player VORP Tm
2022 NBA Jimmy Butler 1.77 MIA
2021 NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo 2.40 MIL
2020 NBA LeBron James 2.45 LAL
2019 NBA Kawhi Leonard 2.86 TOR
2018 NBA LeBron James 3.40 CLE
2017 NBA LeBron James 2.24 CLE
2016 NBA LeBron James 2.71 CLE
2015 NBA Stephen Curry 2.25 GSW
2014 NBA LeBron James 2.38 MIA
2013 NBA LeBron James 2.99 MIA
2012 NBA LeBron James 3.12 MIA
2011 NBA Dwyane Wade 2.17 MIA
2010 NBA Kobe Bryant* 2.11 LAL
2009 NBA LeBron James 2.86 CLE
2008 NBA Kevin Garnett* 2.15 BOS
2007 NBA LeBron James 2.24 CLE
2006 NBA Dirk Nowitzki 2.75 DAL
2005 NBA Manu Ginóbili* 2.19 SAS
2004 NBA Kobe Bryant* 1.79 LAL
2003 NBA Tim Duncan* 3.15 SAS
2002 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 1.87 LAL
2001 NBA Allen Iverson* 2.08 PHI
2000 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 2.57 LAL
1999 NBA Tim Duncan* 1.60 SAS
1998 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.41 CHI
1997 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.42 CHI
1996 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.35 CHI
1995 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.74 HOU
1994 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon* 2.64 HOU
1993 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.66 CHI
1992 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.78 CHI
1991 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.89 CHI
1990 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.68 CHI
1989 NBA Michael Jordan* 2.54 CHI
1988 NBA Magic Johnson* 2.18 LAL
1987 NBA Larry Bird* 2.11 BOS
1986 NBA Larry Bird* 2.30 BOS
1985 NBA Larry Bird* 1.65 BOS
1984 NBA Larry Bird* 2.95 BOS
1983 NBA Magic Johnson* 1.44 LAL
1982 NBA Julius Erving* 1.97 PHI
1981 NBA Larry Bird* 1.84 BOS
1980 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1.71 LAL
1979 NBA Gus Williams 1.34 SEA
1978 NBA Elvin Hayes* 1.33 WSB
1977 NBA Julius Erving* 1.80 PHI
1976 NBA Dave Cowens* 1.26 BOS
  ABA Julius Erving* 2.19 NYA
1975 NBA Rick Barry* 1.66 GSW
  ABA George McGinnis* 2.14 INA
1974 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 2.24 MIL
  ABA Julius Erving* 1.43 NYA