Joel Embiid has the best defensive rating this season, with a 105.9 rating.

nba defensive rating leaders this season
Interpreted as:
NBA defensive rating with a minimum of 2000 minutes played per 82 team games leaders this season
2022-23Embiid2022-23Antetokounmpo2022-23Adams2022-23Allen2022-23Claxton2022-23Lopez2022-23Mobley2022-23Melton2022-23Zubac2022-23Portis2022-23Valanciunas2022-23George2022-23Gobert2022-23Porzingis2022-23Nurkic2022-23Carter2022-23Adebayo2022-23Mitchell2022-23Doncic2022-23Collins2022-23Harris2022-23Jokic105.9105.9106.1106.5106.8107.1107.1107.6108.3108.4109.1109.5109.6109.6109.6109.7109.8109.9110.0110.2110.4110.4
NAMESEASONTMGPDRTGMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINPTSREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Joel EmbiidJoel Embiid2022-23
PHIPHI
28105.935.533.59.84.61.21.73.911.321.153.21.13.134.19.911.685.3993938275128334710895+177
Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo2022-23
MILMIL
32105.934.032.712.15.40.90.94.111.621.853.20.83.024.78.813.366.01,0871,0473861722829132115+92
Steven AdamsSteven Adams2022-23
MEMMEM
35106.126.88.011.22.20.91.21.93.56.257.40.00.00.00.92.733.39392803917630416783+193
Jarrett AllenJarrett Allen2022-23
CLECLE
32106.533.713.610.11.40.81.21.55.58.862.30.00.20.02.73.871.11,0774363234625394871+155
Nicolas ClaxtonNicolas Claxton2022-23
BKNBKN
35106.828.111.98.21.40.82.51.25.37.373.30.00.00.01.22.746.29854172885027884198+73
Brook LopezBrook Lopez2022-23
MILMIL
37107.130.614.66.51.20.52.61.45.510.950.61.94.938.51.62.179.21,1325412424420985291+68
Evan MobleyEvan Mobley2022-23
CLECLE
37107.133.914.38.92.70.81.22.15.810.554.90.21.122.02.53.671.21,256529329100294577102+48
De'Anthony MeltonDe'Anthony Melton2022-23
PHIPHI
34107.630.412.24.83.12.00.51.54.510.443.22.56.240.60.60.971.01,03541416310467165180+50
Ivica ZubacIvica Zubac2022-23
LACLAC
38108.329.510.110.71.00.41.42.03.96.362.80.00.00.02.23.269.11,12138540538145377113-89
Bobby PortisBobby Portis2022-23
MILMIL
38108.426.614.110.31.80.40.31.25.912.149.11.13.631.21.11.480.81,0095353906914104564+39
Jonas ValanciunasJonas Valanciunas2022-23
NOPNOP
38109.124.613.59.61.80.40.61.95.310.351.30.71.935.22.32.884.093551436467142173117+28
Paul GeorgePaul George2022-23
LACLAC
30109.533.923.76.05.11.50.43.58.118.045.13.18.038.54.55.088.71,017712179154461310478+81
Rudy GobertRudy Gobert2022-23
MINMIN
33109.631.313.511.70.90.81.41.65.27.767.20.00.10.03.24.867.31,03244738531264554104-96
Kristaps PorzingisKristaps Porzingis2022-23
WASWAS
35109.632.922.28.92.51.11.62.27.415.548.01.85.433.25.56.880.81,15377631387375678107+72
Jusuf NurkicJusuf Nurkic2022-23
PORPOR
32109.628.314.39.62.90.81.02.55.39.953.50.81.943.32.84.266.790445630693253279115+64
Jevon CarterJevon Carter2022-23
MILMIL
38109.725.47.42.93.11.20.51.32.86.840.71.33.438.20.50.687.096528011111744195182+7
Bam AdebayoBam Adebayo2022-23
MIAMIA
35109.835.321.89.93.21.10.83.08.615.954.10.00.310.04.65.583.01,2347623481123727105110+103
Donovan MitchellDonovan Mitchell2022-23
CLECLE
35109.936.729.04.04.91.50.33.010.020.548.73.89.440.75.26.087.11,2851,016139171511210692+132
Luka DoncicLuka Doncic2022-23
DALDAL
36110.036.934.08.88.71.70.63.611.422.850.12.98.135.28.311.274.21,3271,2243173136021130104+132
John CollinsJohn Collins2022-23
ATLATL
30110.231.013.28.11.30.81.31.35.110.150.20.83.223.72.32.881.293039624239254040100+42
Tobias HarrisTobias Harris2022-23
PHIPHI
34110.434.516.56.32.71.10.51.36.413.049.42.05.238.61.61.887.11,1725602159337174572+97
Nikola JokicNikola Jokic2022-23
DENDEN
35110.433.425.210.79.51.40.63.49.515.561.40.82.434.95.46.781.21,168883373333502111996+287
Jayson TatumJayson Tatum2022-23
BOSBOS
37110.636.730.78.24.21.10.92.710.021.347.13.29.134.67.58.786.01,3571,136304155423210178+231
Christian WoodChristian Wood2022-23
DALDAL
36110.627.917.68.01.60.51.12.16.612.154.01.84.539.82.83.970.71,00363528956184176102+39
Julius RandleJulius Randle2022-23
NYKNYK
39110.735.124.210.03.80.80.42.68.117.546.32.67.634.25.47.275.41,3699433891493014101121+91
StatMuse has season-level data for defensive rating going back to the 1973-74 season.