Who Leads the NBA In Blocks This Season?

There are plenty of great shot blockers in the NBA, and some have already begun to separate themselves in the race for the most blocks this season.

Defense is integral and can’t be understated, demonstrating the importance of these big men in their efforts to protect the paint. 

Who Leads the NBA In Blocks This Season?

Rank Player Team Blocks
1 Nicolas Claxton Brooklyn Nets 125
2 Brook Lopez Milwaukee Bucks 121
3 Jaren Jackson Jr. Memphis Grizzlies 108
4 Myles Turner Indiana Pacers 102
5 Walker Kessler Utah Jazz 96
6 Mitchell Robinson New York Knicks 68
7 Evan Mobley Cleveland Cavaliers 67
8 Bol Bol Orlando Magic 66
9 Ivica Zubac Los Angeles Clippers 65
10. (Tie) Onyeka Okongwu Atlanta Hawks 61
10. (Tie) Kristaps Porzingis Washington Wizards 61
12. (Tie) Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers 60
12. (Tie) Daniel Gafford Washington Wizards 60
14 Rudy Gobert Minnesota Timberwolves 58
15. (Tie) Bismack Biyombo Phoenix Suns 57
15. (Tie) Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers 57
15. (Tie) Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets 57
15. (Tie) Drew Eubanks Portland Trail Blazers 57
15. (Tie) Isaiah Jackson Indiana Pacers 57
20. (Tie) Jarrett Allen Cleveland Cavaliers 53
20. (Tie) P.J. Washington Charlotte Hornets 53
20. (Tie) Christian Wood Dallas Mavericks 53
23 John Collins Atlanta Hawks 52
24 Jaden McDaniels Minnesota Timberwolves 50
25 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Oklahoma City Thunder 49

Over the last week of action, Nicolas Claxton of the Brooklyn Nets has continued his reign atop the NBA blocks leaderboard. The Nets big man put together another memorable week in three games, recording seven blocks. The week’s highlight from Claxton came on January 28 against the New York Knicks, where he put together a three-block performance in 35 minutes. 

Even though Claxton has taken over as the leader, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez is still in the conversation after coming off a promising week. Lopez tallied nine blocks over a four-game sample size, which included a four-block performance against the Denver Nuggets on January 25. Lopez trails Claxton by four blocks and currently sits with 121 on the campaign. 

Rounding out the top three is Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies’ frontcourt star put together a banner performance against the Indiana Pacers, where he blocked five shots on January 29. Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers also joined the four players with 100 blocks, tallying 102 on the season.