Rudy Gobert had the lowest defensive rating in 2021-22, with a 103.2 rating.

2022 nba player defensive rating leaders
Interpreted as:
2022 NBA player defensive rating with a minimum of 2000 minutes played per 82 team games leaders
2021-22Gobert2021-22Horford2021-22Embiid2021-22Jokic2021-22Jackson2021-22Tatum2021-22Antetokounmpo2021-22Doncic2021-22Paul2021-22Smart2021-22Mobley2021-22Brown2021-22Curry2021-22Wiggins2021-22Murray2021-22Booker2021-22Capela2021-22Randle2021-22Bridges2021-22Vucevic2021-22Portis2021-22Towns103.2104.3105.3105.3105.8106.3106.3106.5106.5107.1107.3107.5107.6108.4108.5108.8109.3109.4109.6109.6109.7109.8
NAMESEASONTMGPDRTGMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Rudy GobertRudy Gobert2021-22
UTAUTA
66103.232.115.614.71.10.72.11.85.57.771.30.00.10.04.66.769.02,1201,0279687245137119176+417
Al HorfordAl Horford2021-22
BOSBOS
69104.329.110.27.73.40.71.30.93.98.246.71.33.833.61.21.484.22,005701530232499265130+386
Joel EmbiidJoel Embiid2021-22
PHIPHI
68105.333.830.611.74.21.11.53.19.819.649.91.43.737.19.611.881.42,2972,0797962847799214181+367
Nikola JokicNikola Jokic2021-22
DENDEN
74105.333.527.113.87.91.50.93.810.317.758.31.33.933.75.16.381.02,4762,0041,01958410963281191+442
Jaren Jackson Jr.Jaren Jackson Jr.2021-22
MEMMEM
78105.827.316.35.81.10.92.31.75.513.341.51.65.131.93.64.482.32,1261,2724548673177130272+361
Jayson TatumJayson Tatum2021-22
BOSBOS
76106.335.926.98.04.41.00.62.99.320.645.33.08.635.35.36.285.32,7312,0466093347549217174+667
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo2021-22
MILMIL
67106.332.929.911.65.81.11.43.310.318.655.31.13.629.38.311.472.22,2042,0027783887291219212+397
Luka DoncicLuka Doncic2021-22
DALDAL
65106.535.428.49.18.71.20.64.59.921.645.73.18.835.35.67.574.42,3011,8475935687536292145+146
Chris PaulChris Paul2021-22
PHXPHX
65106.532.914.74.410.81.90.32.45.611.349.31.03.131.72.63.183.72,13995828370212120153134+460
Marcus SmartMarcus Smart2021-22
BOSBOS
71107.132.312.13.85.91.70.32.24.210.141.81.75.133.12.02.579.32,29686127041711918159160+443
Evan MobleyEvan Mobley2021-22
CLECLE
69107.333.815.08.32.50.81.71.96.112.050.80.31.325.02.43.766.32,3311,03457017456115133147+94
Jaylen BrownJaylen Brown2021-22
BOSBOS
66107.533.623.66.13.51.10.32.78.718.447.32.57.035.83.74.875.82,2201,5594042317018178163+453
Stephen CurryStephen Curry2021-22
GSWGSW
64107.634.525.55.26.31.30.43.28.419.143.74.511.738.04.34.792.32,2111,6303354048523206130+507
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins2021-22
GSWGSW
73108.431.917.24.52.21.00.71.56.514.046.62.25.539.32.03.263.42,3291,2563251617651111158+265
Dejounte MurrayDejounte Murray2021-22
SASSAS
68108.534.821.18.39.22.00.32.68.418.346.21.44.332.72.93.679.42,3661,43856362713823180138+49
Devin BookerDevin Booker2021-22
PHXPHX
68108.834.526.85.04.81.10.42.49.720.946.62.77.038.34.65.386.82,3451,8223423297726162180+469
Clint CapelaClint Capela2021-22
ATLATL
74109.327.611.111.91.20.71.30.65.08.261.30.00.00.01.12.347.32,04282087792559344166+125
Julius RandleJulius Randle2021-22
NYKNYK
72109.435.320.19.95.10.70.53.47.117.341.11.75.430.84.25.675.62,5441,4477163705339245205-164
Mikal BridgesMikal Bridges2021-22
PHXPHX
82109.634.814.24.22.31.20.40.85.610.553.41.43.836.91.61.983.42,8541,162347185963668150+576
Nikola VucevicNikola Vucevic2021-22
CHICHI
73109.633.117.611.03.21.01.01.97.515.847.31.44.531.41.31.776.02,4181,2888042367071136181-52
Bobby PortisBobby Portis2021-22
MILMIL
72109.728.214.69.11.20.70.71.35.812.147.91.84.739.31.21.675.22,0281,05265786535190174+314
Karl-Anthony TownsKarl-Anthony Towns2021-22
MINMIN
74109.833.524.69.83.61.01.13.18.716.452.92.04.941.05.26.382.22,4761,8187272697283226267+274
Jordan PooleJordan Poole2021-22
GSWGSW
76109.930.018.53.44.00.80.32.56.213.944.82.87.636.43.23.592.52,2831,4052603046023187206+324
Pascal SiakamPascal Siakam2021-22
TORTOR
68110.037.922.88.55.31.30.62.78.817.849.41.13.234.44.25.674.92,5781,5515803608542181225+254
Kyle LowryKyle Lowry2021-22
MIAMIA
63110.133.913.44.57.51.10.32.74.410.044.02.36.137.72.32.885.12,1338442824746717168177+250
StatMuse has season-level data for defensive rating going back to the 1973-74 season.