Rudy Gobert has the best defensive rating this season, with a 101.0 rating.

nba defensive rating leaders this season
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NBA defensive rating with a minimum of 2000 minutes played per 82 team games leaders this season
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2021-22Gobert2021-22Antetokounmpo2021-22Jokic2021-22Allen2021-22Curry2021-22Paul2021-22Mobley2021-22Embiid2021-22Jackson2021-22Wiggins2021-22Vucevic2021-22Poole2021-22Murray2021-22Booker2021-22Turner2021-22Tatum2021-22Finney-Smith2021-22Bridges2021-22Smart2021-22Markkanen2021-22Bledsoe2021-22Towns101.0102.8102.9102.9103.1103.6104.3104.4105.1105.3106.0106.2106.2106.5106.6106.9107.1107.2107.3107.3107.6107.8
NAMESEASONTMGPDRTGMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Rudy GobertRudy Gobert2021-22UTAUTA40101.032.415.915.01.10.82.31.95.67.971.30.00.00.04.76.868.61,29663460145329174108+354
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo2021-22MILMIL38102.832.628.611.36.11.01.53.59.918.653.31.13.828.87.710.771.61,2391,0864282323956133125+255
Nikola JokicNikola Jokic2021-22DENDEN38102.932.925.913.97.41.40.83.610.117.756.91.54.236.74.25.478.91,251985530282523013895+262
Jarrett AllenJarrett Allen2021-22CLECLE39102.932.716.310.91.80.81.41.96.79.669.50.00.212.52.94.269.71,2746364267233547571+153
Stephen CurryStephen Curry2021-22GSWGSW40103.134.426.15.46.01.50.53.38.420.042.24.912.738.64.34.791.51,3761,042215241591913379+421
Chris PaulChris Paul2021-22PHXPHX43103.632.213.94.310.01.90.32.35.311.047.60.92.932.02.42.984.01,38359718442983149893+262
Evan MobleyEvan Mobley2021-22CLECLE38104.334.215.07.82.60.81.71.86.212.151.10.41.429.62.23.170.61,2995702989930657078+129
Joel EmbiidJoel Embiid2021-22PHIPHI33104.432.728.010.64.21.11.42.99.018.249.41.33.437.58.810.881.71,08092534913735469684+169
Jaren Jackson Jr.Jaren Jackson Jr.2021-22MEMMEM46105.127.516.45.71.11.02.21.85.613.541.31.75.631.13.54.383.21,266755264494710082156+196
Andrew WigginsAndrew Wiggins2021-22GSWGSW40105.331.218.54.22.00.90.61.66.914.049.12.35.342.32.53.668.81,2497391697937246471+211
Nikola VucevicNikola Vucevic2021-22CHICHI36106.033.116.311.13.51.11.21.56.915.643.91.64.932.81.01.471.41,19158740112638425577+73
Jordan PooleJordan Poole2021-22GSWGSW38106.229.316.93.03.30.80.22.45.813.343.72.57.433.92.83.190.61,11464111412632991105+183
Dejounte MurrayDejounte Murray2021-22SASSAS40106.234.319.28.48.92.00.42.48.117.945.11.44.332.61.72.371.01,37076633535681169679+39
Devin BookerDevin Booker2021-22PHXPHX36106.532.924.65.34.41.00.32.58.819.644.72.76.840.34.35.086.21,18388419115935119189+207
Myles TurnerMyles Turner2021-22INDIND42106.629.412.97.11.00.72.81.34.89.450.91.54.433.31.92.575.21,235540297442811854119-14
Jayson TatumJayson Tatum2021-22BOSBOS42106.936.725.28.53.71.00.83.08.721.041.52.68.231.75.26.184.41,5421,0583581574133126104+143
Dorian Finney-SmithDorian Finney-Smith2021-22DALDAL44107.132.110.44.81.91.20.51.03.98.644.71.95.137.20.81.266.01,4114592118453234498+81
Mikal BridgesMikal Bridges2021-22PHXPHX43107.234.012.03.91.81.20.50.94.89.450.61.43.738.61.01.284.91,4605161697952203782+272
Marcus SmartMarcus Smart2021-22BOSBOS38107.334.111.64.05.31.90.32.04.010.239.31.44.830.42.12.679.81,29444015120174117794+105
Lauri MarkkanenLauri Markkanen2021-22CLECLE37107.330.713.75.41.50.80.50.85.011.543.32.06.033.51.72.086.31,1355072005629203167+166
Eric BledsoeEric Bledsoe2021-22LACLAC46107.626.110.03.54.11.30.42.23.78.842.21.03.032.41.62.177.31,199462159190601710271-62
Karl-Anthony TownsKarl-Anthony Towns2021-22MINMIN38107.834.624.39.23.71.11.23.48.716.751.92.25.440.84.75.980.71,3139243501414145131143+122
LeBron JamesLeBron James2021-22LALLAL33107.936.728.87.66.41.61.13.110.820.851.72.97.936.44.55.975.41,211952251212533710272-12
Julius RandleJulius Randle2021-22NYKNYK43107.935.619.110.15.10.70.73.46.916.741.51.75.531.13.64.776.21,5298224342183228145121-84
James HardenJames Harden2021-22BKNBKN39108.137.022.68.010.01.30.74.86.615.841.62.47.133.57.18.286.31,443881312390522818795+63
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