List of NBA season player efficiency rating (PER) leaders throughout league history.

NBA efficiency leaders (PER) by season

SeasonPlayerTeamAverage
2018-19Giannis AntetokounmpoMilwaukee Bucks30.9
2017-18James HardenHouston Rockets29.8
2016-17Russell WestbrookOklahoma City Thunder30.7
2015-16Stephen CurryGolden State Warriors31.6
2014-15Anthony DavisNew Orleans Pelicans30.8
2013-14Kevin DurantOklahoma City Thunder29.8
2012-13LeBron JamesMiami Heat31.6
2011-12LeBron JamesMiami Heat30.7
2010-11LeBron JamesMiami Heat27.3
2009-10LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers31.1
2008-09LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers31.7
2007-08LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers29.1
2006-07Dirk NowitzkiDallas Mavericks27.6
2005-06Dirk NowitzkiDallas Mavericks28.1
2004-05Kevin GarnettMinnesota Timberwolves28.2
2003-04Kevin GarnettMinnesota Timberwolves29.4
2002-03Tracy McGradyOrlando Magic30.3
2001-02Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers29.7
2000-01Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers30.2
1999-00Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers30.7
1998-99Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers30.6
1997-98Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles Lakers28.8
1996-97Karl MaloneUtah Jazz28.9
1995-96David RobinsonSan Antonio Spurs29.4
1994-95David RobinsonSan Antonio Spurs29.1
1993-94David RobinsonSan Antonio Spurs30.7
1992-93Michael JordanChicago Bulls29.7
1991-92Michael JordanChicago Bulls27.8
1990-91Michael JordanChicago Bulls31.6
1989-90Michael JordanChicago Bulls31.2
1988-89Michael JordanChicago Bulls31.1
1987-88Michael JordanChicago Bulls31.7
1986-87Michael JordanChicago Bulls29.8
1985-86Larry BirdBoston Celtics25.6
1984-85Larry BirdBoston Celtics26.5
1983-84Adrian DantleyUtah Jazz24.6
1982-83Moses MalonePhiladelphia 76ers25.1
1981-82Moses MaloneHouston Rockets26.8
1980-81Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers25.5
1979-80Julius ErvingPhiladelphia 76ers25.4
1978-79Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers25.5
1977-78Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers29.2
1976-77Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers27.8
1975-76Kareem Abdul-JabbarLos Angeles Lakers27.2
1974-75Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks26.4
1973-74Bob McAdooBuffalo Braves24.7
1972-73Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks28.5
1971-72Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks29.9
1970-71Kareem Abdul-JabbarMilwaukee Bucks29.0
1969-70Jerry WestLos Angeles Lakers24.6
1968-69Jerry WestLos Angeles Lakers22.3
1967-68Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia 76ers24.7
1966-67Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia 76ers26.5
1965-66Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia 76ers28.3
1964-65Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia 76ers28.6
1963-64Wilt ChamberlainSan Francisco Warriors31.6
1962-63Wilt ChamberlainSan Francisco Warriors31.8
1961-62Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia Warriors31.8
1960-61Elgin BaylorLos Angeles Lakers28.2
1959-60Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia Warriors28.0
1958-59Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks28.2
1957-58Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks26.3
1956-57Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks28.1
1955-56Bob PettitSt. Louis Hawks27.3
1954-55Neil JohnstonPhiladelphia Warriors25.4
1953-54George MikanMinneapolis Lakers28.5
1952-53George MikanMinneapolis Lakers28.4
1951-52George MikanMinneapolis Lakers26.3
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