best defensive rating

Elmore Smith has the best career defensive rating, with a 93.8 rating.

Interpreted as:
best defensive rating with a minimum of 10000 minutes played by a player
NAME DRTG MIN GP MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% TS% OREB DREB TPG PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV PF +/-
1 Elmore Smith E. Smith 93.8 11,864 408 29.1 11.8 9.4 1.2 0.8 2.9 4.9 9.9 49.0 2.0 3.4 59.5 51.4 2.3 7.1 1.7 4,801 3,832 505 325 1,183 183 1,340
2 Gar Heard G. Heard 95.4 15,493 583 26.6 8.9 8.0 1.8 1.3 1.3 3.7 8.9 41.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5 2.2 65.8 44.9 2.3 5.7 1.2 5,167 4,653 1,060 784 780 349 1,711
3 Tim Duncan T. Duncan 95.5 47,368 1,392 34.0 19.0 10.8 3.0 0.7 2.2 7.4 14.6 50.6 0.0 0.1 17.9 4.2 6.1 69.6 55.1 2.8 8.1 2.4 26,496 15,091 4,225 1,025 3,020 3,381 3,304 +8910
4 Dave Cowens D. Cowens 95.5 19,878 524 37.9 17.1 12.8 4.0 1.1 0.9 7.2 15.7 46.3 0.0 0.1 7.1 2.6 3.3 80.3 50.1 3.0 9.8 2.2 8,970 6,696 2,104 599 488 543 1,945
5 David Robinson D. Robinson 95.6 34,271 987 34.7 21.1 10.6 2.5 1.4 3.0 7.5 14.4 51.8 0.0 0.1 25.0 6.1 8.3 73.6 58.3 3.1 7.5 2.4 20,790 10,497 2,441 1,388 2,954 2,417 2,835 +2454
6 Ben Wallace B. Wallace 95.7 32,085 1,088 29.5 5.7 9.6 1.3 1.3 2.0 2.4 5.0 47.4 0.0 0.0 13.7 1.0 2.5 41.4 47.4 3.2 6.5 1.0 6,254 10,482 1,437 1,369 2,137 1,061 2,078 +2103
7 Clifford Ray C. Ray 96.4 16,059 629 25.5 7.3 8.4 1.9 0.8 1.0 3.0 5.5 53.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.5 58.1 55.3 2.6 5.8 1.7 4,618 5,287 1,203 501 638 532 2,090
8 Wes Unseld W. Unseld 96.4 20,468 591 34.6 8.7 11.9 4.1 1.1 0.6 3.7 7.0 52.1 0.0 0.0 50.0 1.4 2.2 62.5 54.4 3.5 8.4 1.9 5,141 7,059 2,400 628 367 579 1,615
9 Bill Walton B. Walton 96.5 13,250 468 28.3 13.3 10.5 3.4 0.8 2.2 5.5 10.5 52.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 3.6 66.0 55.1 2.4 8.2 2.7 6,215 4,923 1,590 380 1,034 865 1,298
10 Sam Lacey S. Lacey 96.5 23,463 761 30.8 9.5 9.0 4.3 1.3 1.5 3.8 8.7 44.3 0.0 0.1 18.8 1.8 2.4 75.0 48.7 2.2 6.9 2.2 7,206 6,873 3,275 999 1,160 978 2,636
11 Arvydas Sabonis A. Sabonis 96.6 11,375 470 24.2 12.0 7.3 2.1 0.8 1.1 4.4 8.9 50.0 0.3 0.9 32.8 2.8 3.6 78.6 57.4 1.6 5.7 1.8 5,629 3,436 964 370 494 837 1,290 +1559
12 George Johnson G. Johnson 96.8 17,753 848 20.9 5.0 6.8 1.1 0.5 2.5 2.1 4.6 45.2 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.9 1.3 69.8 48.9 2.3 4.5 1.6 4,280 5,749 921 456 2,082 872 2,667
13 Paul Silas P. Silas 96.8 15,605 572 27.3 7.9 9.2 1.9 0.6 0.2 2.9 7.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 3.1 68.8 47.1 3.6 5.6 1.4 4,508 5,248 1,071 358 138 333 1,364
14 Phil Chenier P. Chenier 97.3 13,859 426 32.5 17.7 3.5 2.9 1.6 0.6 7.3 16.3 44.7 0.1 0.3 40.0 3.1 3.8 81.8 49.2 0.9 2.7 1.4 7,537 1,507 1,236 682 238 157 792
15 George McGinnis G. McGinnis 97.4 16,194 528 30.7 17.2 9.8 3.8 1.7 0.4 6.4 14.3 44.8 0.0 0.1 8.0 4.4 6.7 65.1 49.8 3.0 6.8 3.5 9,090 5,177 1,985 923 236 1,291 1,984
16 Slick Watts S. Watts 97.4 11,513 437 26.3 8.9 3.2 6.1 2.2 0.3 3.7 8.9 41.3 1.6 2.7 59.7 44.4 1.0 2.2 1.8 3,901 1,398 2,678 961 111 239 1,314
17 Elvin Hayes E. Hayes 97.5 32,199 894 36.0 18.6 10.9 1.7 1.0 2.0 7.4 16.1 46.0 0.0 0.1 14.7 3.7 5.5 67.6 50.0 3.1 7.8 2.4 16,600 9,751 1,540 864 1,771 1,358 2,967
18 Norm Van Lier N. Van Lier 97.6 14,655 424 34.6 11.0 4.3 6.5 1.8 0.2 4.1 10.1 40.2 2.9 3.7 77.3 46.8 1.3 3.0 2.1 4,666 1,809 2,776 767 71 249 1,481
19 Hakeem Olajuwon H. Olajuwon 97.9 44,222 1,238 35.7 21.8 11.1 2.5 1.7 3.1 8.7 17.0 51.2 0.0 0.1 20.2 4.4 6.2 71.2 55.3 3.3 7.8 3.0 26,946 13,748 3,058 2,162 3,830 3,667 4,383 +564
20 Walt Frazier W. Frazier 98.1 13,626 359 38.0 18.7 5.4 5.6 1.9 0.2 7.6 15.9 47.9 0.0 0.3 0.0 3.5 4.2 81.9 52.6 1.1 4.2 2.1 6,731 1,926 2,028 681 63 139 922
21 Bob Lanier B. Lanier 98.5 23,844 716 33.3 19.5 9.4 3.3 1.1 1.5 7.8 14.9 52.8 0.0 0.0 15.4 3.8 5.0 77.0 57.2 2.6 6.8 2.6 13,984 6,696 2,353 777 1,100 1,112 2,201
22 Marcus Camby M. Camby 98.5 28,684 973 29.5 9.5 9.8 1.9 1.0 2.4 3.9 8.3 46.6 0.0 0.1 20.5 1.8 2.6 67.0 50.3 2.7 7.1 1.4 9,262 9,513 1,837 967 2,331 1,362 2,687 -23
23 Jim Brewer J. Brewer 98.5 15,936 703 22.7 5.8 6.3 1.5 0.8 0.7 2.5 5.7 44.8 0.0 0.1 7.7 0.8 1.3 57.1 46.7 2.4 4.0 0.9 4,099 4,458 1,038 556 510 332 1,536
24 John Havlicek J. Havlicek 98.7 14,531 395 36.8 18.5 5.1 4.8 1.2 0.3 7.5 16.5 45.3 3.5 4.1 84.3 50.3 1.5 3.5 2.5 7,295 1,999 1,885 476 117 204 1,024
25 Steve Mix S. Mix 98.8 17,716 726 24.4 10.9 5.4 1.8 1.2 0.2 4.2 8.3 50.2 0.0 0.1 28.6 2.5 3.1 80.9 56.2 1.9 3.5 1.3 7,909 3,908 1,340 884 173 563 1,583
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Eastern W L PCT GB
1
Celtics Celtics
64 18 .780
2
Knicks Knicks
50 32 .610 14.0
3
Bucks Bucks
49 33 .598 15.0
4
Cavaliers Cavaliers
48 34 .585 16.0
5
Magic Magic
47 35 .573 17.0
6
Pacers Pacers
47 35 .573 17.0
Western W L PCT GB
1
Thunder Thunder
57 25 .695
2
Nuggets Nuggets
57 25 .695
3
Timberwolves Timberwolves
56 26 .683 1.0
4
Clippers Clippers
51 31 .622 6.0
5
Mavericks Mavericks
50 32 .610 7.0
6
Suns Suns
49 33 .598 8.0