Rudy Gobert had the lowest defensive rating this season, with a 100.5 rating.

2021 nba player defensive rating leaders
Interpreted as:
2021 NBA player defensive rating with a minimum of 2000 minutes played per 82 team games leaders
2020-21Gobert2020-21Simmons2020-21Capela2020-21Green2020-21Antetokounmpo2020-21Randle2020-21Green2020-21Harris2020-21Adebayo2020-21O'Neale2020-21Kuzma2020-21Ayton2020-21Anderson2020-21Schroder2020-21Jokic2020-21Caldwell-Pope2020-21Leonard2020-21Clarkson2020-21Poeltl2020-21Westbrook2020-21Sabonis2020-21Vucevic2020-21Batum2020-21Olynyk2020-21George100.5106.1106.1106.5107.0107.2107.5108.0108.3108.4108.6108.7108.8109.2109.3109.4109.5109.5109.6109.7109.8110.1110.2110.2110.3
NAMESEASONTMGPDRTGMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Rudy GobertRudy Gobert2020-21UTAUTA71100.530.814.313.51.30.62.71.75.58.267.50.00.10.03.35.362.32,1871,0159608940190118163728
Ben SimmonsBen Simmons2020-21PHIPHI58106.132.414.37.26.91.60.63.05.610.155.70.10.230.03.04.961.31,8778294174019335173171329
Clint CapelaClint Capela2020-21ATLATL63106.130.115.214.30.80.72.01.26.611.059.40.00.02.13.657.31,898956903494412973145251
Draymond GreenDraymond Green2020-21GSWGSW63106.531.57.07.18.91.70.83.02.76.044.70.52.027.01.11.479.51,98244444855810552188194241
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo2020-21MILMIL61107.033.028.111.05.91.21.23.410.318.056.91.13.630.36.59.568.52,0131,7176713577273207168409
Julius RandleJulius Randle2020-21NYKNYK71107.237.624.110.26.00.90.33.48.518.645.62.35.541.14.96.081.12,6671,7127244276418241225153
Danny GreenDanny Green2020-21PHIPHI69107.528.09.53.81.71.30.81.03.27.941.22.56.340.50.40.677.51,934654260118925667125312
Tobias HarrisTobias Harris2020-21PHIPHI62108.032.519.56.83.50.90.81.77.614.951.21.33.439.42.93.389.22,0141,2104192205551107119322
Bam AdebayoBam Adebayo2020-21MIAMIA64108.333.518.79.05.41.21.02.67.112.557.00.00.125.04.45.579.92,1431,197573346756616914524
Royce O'NealeRoyce O'Neale2020-21UTAUTA71108.431.67.06.82.50.80.51.22.55.544.41.53.938.50.50.684.82,241496485181573283182471
Kyle KuzmaKyle Kuzma2020-21LALLAL68108.628.712.96.11.90.50.61.74.911.144.32.05.636.11.01.469.11,9548744171273541113121-3
Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton2020-21PHXPHX69108.730.714.410.51.40.61.21.56.210.062.60.10.320.01.92.576.92,115997727994181103196274
Kyle AndersonKyle Anderson2020-21MEMMEM69108.827.312.45.73.61.20.81.24.59.546.81.43.836.02.12.778.31,88785439625084578612051
Dennis SchroderDennis Schroder2020-21LALLAL61109.232.115.43.55.81.10.22.75.412.543.71.23.533.53.44.084.81,956941211351701316315984
Nikola JokicNikola Jokic2020-21DENDEN72109.334.626.410.88.31.30.73.110.218.056.61.33.338.84.85.586.82,4881,8987805999548222192384
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeKentavious Caldwell-Pope2020-21LALLAL67109.428.49.72.71.90.90.41.03.37.643.11.84.441.01.41.786.61,902653179127622666114138
Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard2020-21LACLAC52109.534.124.86.55.21.60.42.08.917.551.21.94.939.85.05.788.51,7731,292337269812110582447
Jordan ClarksonJordan Clarkson2020-21UTAUTA68109.526.718.44.02.50.90.11.76.715.842.53.18.834.71.92.189.61,8181,2512741686110115110301
Jakob PoeltlJakob Poeltl2020-21SASSAS69109.626.78.67.91.90.71.81.23.86.261.60.00.00.91.850.81,8455935471344712383172109
Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook2020-21WASWAS65109.736.422.211.511.71.40.44.88.419.043.91.34.231.54.26.465.62,3691,4457507638923312190-87
Domantas SabonisDomantas Sabonis2020-21INDIND62109.836.020.312.06.71.20.53.47.814.653.50.82.632.13.95.373.22,2311,2607424157633213203-91
Nikola VucevicNikola Vucevic2020-21TOT70110.133.523.411.73.80.90.71.89.519.947.72.56.340.01.92.284.02,3481,6398172696548126137-341
Nicolas BatumNicolas Batum2020-21LACLAC67110.227.48.14.72.21.00.60.82.96.146.41.64.140.40.70.982.81,835540316148693753102338
Kelly OlynykKelly Olynyk2020-21TOT70110.228.513.57.02.91.10.61.84.810.048.41.85.334.22.12.582.91,9979454892037942126207-100
Paul GeorgePaul George2020-21LACLAC54110.333.723.36.65.21.10.43.38.217.646.73.27.741.13.74.286.81,8211,2593592806224179132432
StatMuse has season-level data for defensive rating going back to the 1973-74 season.

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