NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Combined (Regular Season + Playoffs) Leaders and Records for Win Shares

Active players are listed in bold
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

Table
Season Lg Player Tot WS Reg WS Play WS Tm
2021-22 NBA Nikola Jokić 15.96 15.24 0.72 DEN
2020-21 NBA Nikola Jokić 16.92 15.62 1.30 DEN
2019-20 NBA Anthony Davis 15.65 11.11 4.54 LAL
2018-19 NBA James Harden 16.86 15.19 1.67 HOU
2017-18 NBA LeBron James 19.12 13.95 5.16 CLE
2016-17 NBA LeBron James 17.13 12.87 4.26 CLE
2015-16 NBA Stephen Curry 19.81 17.87 1.94 GSW
2014-15 NBA Stephen Curry 19.61 15.68 3.93 GSW
2013-14 NBA Kevin Durant 21.67 19.22 2.46 OKC
2012-13 NBA LeBron James 24.50 19.30 5.20 MIA
2011-12 NBA LeBron James 20.27 14.45 5.82 MIA
2010-11 NBA LeBron James 19.39 15.58 3.81 MIA
2009-10 NBA LeBron James 20.77 18.46 2.32 CLE
2008-09 NBA LeBron James 25.08 20.25 4.83 CLE
2007-08 NBA Chris Paul 20.71 17.79 2.92 NOH
2006-07 NBA LeBron James 17.43 13.70 3.73 CLE
2005-06 NBA Dirk Nowitzki 23.11 17.72 5.39 DAL
2004-05 NBA Amar'e Stoudemire 17.34 14.60 2.74 PHO
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett* 20.99 18.33 2.66 MIN
2002-03 NBA Tim Duncan* 22.39 16.45 5.94 SAS
2001-02 NBA Tim Duncan* 19.77 17.81 1.96 SAS
2000-01 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 18.61 14.94 3.67 LAL
1999-00 NBA Shaquille O'Neal* 23.32 18.65 4.67 LAL
1998-99 NBA Tim Duncan* 12.44 8.73 3.71 SAS
1997-98 NBA Michael Jordan* 20.61 15.80 4.81 CHI
1996-97 NBA Michael Jordan* 22.24 18.30 3.94 CHI
1995-96 NBA Michael Jordan* 25.11 20.43 4.68 CHI
1994-95 NBA David Robinson* 19.75 17.46 2.29 SAS
1993-94 NBA David Robinson* 20.30 19.98 0.32 SAS
1992-93 NBA Michael Jordan* 21.64 17.24 4.40 CHI
1991-92 NBA Michael Jordan* 21.86 17.73 4.13 CHI
1990-91 NBA Michael Jordan* 25.07 20.30 4.77 CHI
1989-90 NBA Michael Jordan* 22.97 18.99 3.98 CHI
1988-89 NBA Michael Jordan* 23.84 19.80 4.04 CHI
1987-88 NBA Michael Jordan* 23.31 21.23 2.08 CHI
1986-87 NBA Magic Johnson* 19.57 15.90 3.68 LAL
1985-86 NBA Larry Bird* 20.04 15.81 4.23 BOS
1984-85 NBA Larry Bird* 18.30 15.67 2.63 BOS
1983-84 NBA Larry Bird* 18.28 13.57 4.72 BOS
1982-83 NBA Moses Malone* 17.93 15.10 2.84 PHI
1981-82 NBA Julius Erving* 16.33 13.33 3.00 PHI
1980-81 NBA Moses Malone* 17.13 13.66 3.46 HOU
1979-80 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 18.09 14.84 3.26 LAL
1978-79 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.07 14.38 1.70 LAL
1977-78 NBA David Thompson* 13.66 12.70 0.95 DEN
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 21.05 17.81 3.23 LAL
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 17.01 17.01 0.00 LAL
1975-76 ABA Julius Erving* 21.41 17.72 3.69 NYA
1974-75 NBA Bob McAdoo* 18.96 17.81 1.14 BUF
1974-75 ABA Artis Gilmore* 19.20 16.18 3.02 KEN
1973-74 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 23.14 18.45 4.69 MIL
1973-74 ABA Julius Erving* 19.45 16.48 2.98 NYA
1972-73 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 22.32 21.86 0.46 MIL
1972-73 ABA Artis Gilmore* 21.87 18.49 3.38 KEN
1971-72 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 26.93 25.37 1.56 MIL
1971-72 ABA Artis Gilmore* 20.79 19.79 1.01 KEN
1970-71 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 25.57 22.31 3.26 MIL
1970-71 ABA Zelmo Beaty* 19.35 16.04 3.31 UTS
1969-70 NBA Jerry West* 18.34 15.15 3.19 LAL
1969-70 ABA Spencer Haywood* 19.68 17.10 2.58 DNR
1968-69 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 17.73 14.66 3.07 LAL
1968-69 ABA Jimmy Jones 18.63 16.08 2.55 NOB
1967-68 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89 20.38 2.51 PHI
1967-68 ABA Connie Hawkins* 21.84 17.87 3.98 PTP
1966-67 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 25.65 21.87 3.78 PHI
1965-66 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 22.38 21.42 0.96 PHI
1964-65 NBA Bill Russell* 20.21 16.87 3.34 BOS
1963-64 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 28.73 24.98 3.75 SFW
1962-63 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 20.94 20.94 0.00 SFW
1961-62 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 26.22 23.11 3.12 PHW
1960-61 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 19.55 18.83 0.72 PHW
1959-60 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 19.09 17.01 2.08 PHW
1958-59 NBA Bob Pettit* 15.76 14.75 1.01 STL
1957-58 NBA Dolph Schayes* 14.54 13.73 0.82 SYR
1956-57 NBA Neil Johnston* 13.58 13.68 -0.10 PHW
1955-56 NBA Neil Johnston* 15.50 13.92 1.58 PHW
1954-55 NBA Neil Johnston* 15.39 15.39 0.00 PHW
1953-54 NBA Neil Johnston* 18.30 18.30 0.00 PHW
1952-53 NBA George Mikan* 16.55 14.58 1.97 MNL
1951-52 NBA George Mikan* 16.74 14.38 2.37 MNL
1950-51 NBA George Mikan* 24.49 23.43 1.06 MNL
1949-50 NBA George Mikan* 24.86 21.13 3.73 MNL
1948-49 BAA George Mikan* 25.10 20.86 4.24 MNL
1947-48 BAA Max Zaslofsky 10.58 9.43 1.15 CHS
1946-47 BAA Bob Feerick 19.70 18.59 1.11 WSC