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NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Defensive Rebounds

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Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NBA/ABA

Rank Player DRB
1. Artis Gilmore* 11514
2. Karl Malone* 11406
3. Kevin Garnett 11304
4. Tim Duncan 10757
5. Moses Malone* 10452
6. Robert Parish* 10117
7. Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
9. Shaquille O'Neal 8890
10. Patrick Ewing* 8855
11. Dirk Nowitzki 8585
12. Dikembe Mutombo 8551
13. Buck Williams 8491
14. Charles Barkley* 8286
15. Charles Oakley 8281
16. Jack Sikma 8274
17. Kevin Willis 7769
18. Caldwell Jones 7764
19. Dennis Rodman* 7625
20. Bill Laimbeer 7581
21. Dan Issel* 7437
22. David Robinson* 7414
23. Dwight Howard 7396
24. Shawn Marion 7354
25. Larry Bird* 7217
26. Ben Wallace 7038
27. Elvin Hayes* 6973
28. Jason Kidd 6957
29. Otis Thorpe 6924
30. Marcus Camby 6902
31. Julius Erving* 6836
32. Mel Daniels* 6648
33. Maurice Lucas 6608
34. Billy Paultz 6575
35. Vlade Divac 6445
36. Pau Gasol 6400
37. Lamar Odom 6238
38. Paul Pierce 6160
39. A.C. Green 6119
40. George McGinnis 6090
41. Carlos Boozer 6082
42. Horace Grant 5976
43. Swen Nater 5918
44. Chris Webber 5853
45. Rasheed Wallace 5826
46. Shawn Kemp 5808
47. Zach Randolph 5737
48. Elton Brand 5651
49. Antawn Jamison 5600
50. Bob McAdoo* 5502
51. Tyson Chandler 5472
52. Terry Cummings 5447
53. James Donaldson 5432
54. Scottie Pippen* 5426
55. Michael Cage 5419
56. P.J. Brown 5407
57. Kurt Thomas 5406
58. Anthony Mason 5367
59. Kobe Bryant 5342
  Sam Perkins 5342
61. Chris Bosh 5323
62. LeBron James 5313
63. Dale Davis 5302
64. Truck Robinson 5282
65. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
66. Sam Lacey 5226
67. Antonio McDyess 5160
68. Derrick Coleman 5153
69. Detlef Schrempf 5152
70. Rick Mahorn 5143
71. Dave Cowens* 5122
72. Mark Eaton 5082
73. Juwan Howard 5080
74. Larry Nance 5053
75. Michael Jordan* 5004
76. Antoine Walker 4997
77. Grant Hill 4993
78. Wes Unseld* 4974
79. Al Jefferson 4970
80. Gerald Govan 4959
81. Magic Johnson* 4958
82. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
83. Dan Roundfield 4926
84. Alvan Adams 4922
85. Herb Williams 4885
86. Bob Lanier* 4853
87. Kevin McHale* 4764
88. Tom Chambers 4761
89. Larry Smith 4724
90. Mychal Thompson 4722
91. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
92. Josh Smith 4701
93. Jim Chones 4691
94. Samuel Dalembert 4653
95. David Lee 4631
96. Dave Greenwood 4616
97. Benoit Benjamin 4604
98. Tree Rollins 4602
99. LaSalle Thompson 4566
100. Brad Miller 4491
101. Donyell Marshall 4478
102. Tyrone Hill 4458
103. Clifford Robinson 4454
104. Antonio Davis 4432
105. Amar'e Stoudemire 4399
106. Larry Kenon 4398
  Mike Gminski 4398
108. Olden Polynice 4380
109. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
110. Troy Murphy 4335
111. Spencer Haywood 4332
112. Bill Cartwright 4294
113. Armen Gilliam 4284
114. Rony Seikaly 4282
  Erick Dampier 4282
116. Mickey Johnson 4264
117. Elden Campbell 4236
118. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
119. Vince Carter 4202
120. James Edwards 4200
121. Christian Laettner 4185
122. Dave Robisch 4181
123. Alton Lister 4152
124. David West 4135
125. Joe Smith 4119
126. Clyde Drexler* 4062
127. Ray Allen 4042
128. Brad Daugherty 4020
129. Red Robbins 4019
130. Rashard Lewis 4015
131. Jerome Kersey 4009
132. Chris Kaman 4000
133. Tom Gugliotta 3994
134. Al Harrington 3987
135. Grant Long 3986
136. Bobby Jones 3980
137. Tracy McGrady 3976
138. Wayne Cooper 3946
139. Emeka Okafor 3940
140. Udonis Haslem 3929
141. Hot Rod Williams 3928
142. Gary Payton* 3877
143. Cliff Robinson 3874
144. Carmelo Anthony 3855
145. Danny Schayes 3852
146. Kenyon Martin 3847
147. Bill Walton* 3820
148. Tom Owens 3814
149. Rich Kelley 3806
150. George Johnson 3789
151. Brian Grant 3788
152. George Gervin* 3786
153. Alex English* 3760
154. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
155. Rik Smits 3746
156. Reggie Evans 3731
157. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
158. Michael Finley 3683
159. Mark Jackson 3682
160. Gerald Wallace 3675
161. Andre Iguodala 3666
162. Jim Eakins 3664
163. Mike Miller 3649
164. Clifford Ray 3630
165. Robert Horry 3625
166. Mark Olberding 3611
167. Vin Baker 3604
168. Chuck Person 3601
169. Andrew Bogut 3595
170. Drew Gooden 3592
171. Rick Barry* 3589
172. Kevin Love 3585
173. Mark West 3562
174. LaMarcus Aldridge 3551
175. Shawn Bradley 3525
176. Dave Corzine 3515
177. Larry Johnson 3506
178. Wayman Tisdale 3500
179. Kenny Carr 3493
180. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
181. Nene Hilario 3479
182. Ervin Johnson 3471
183. Richard Jefferson 3460
  Kevin Durant 3460
185. Darnell Hillman 3451
186. Wil Jones 3442
  Rodney McCray 3442
188. Glen Rice 3441
189. Greg Ballard 3424
190. Thurl Bailey 3414
191. Bob Netolicky 3408
192. Loy Vaught 3399
193. Bernard King* 3356
194. Andre Miller 3339
195. Gar Heard 3329
196. Kurt Rambis 3321
197. Tyrone Corbin 3320
198. Paul Millsap 3312
199. Darryl Dawkins 3307
200. James Posey 3306
201. Luol Deng 3301
202. Reggie Miller* 3299
203. Hedo Turkoglu 3282
204. Joe Johnson 3279
205. Sidney Wicks 3268
206. Yao Ming 3261
207. Lorenzen Wright 3255
208. Mike Dunleavy 3253
209. Adrian Dantley* 3248
210. Xavier McDaniel 3231
  Al Horford 3231
212. Caron Butler 3230
213. Chris Dudley 3223
214. Paul Silas 3213
  Julius Keye 3213
216. Metta World Peace 3204
217. Joakim Noah 3202
218. Jason Richardson 3178
219. Mehmet Okur 3175
220. Glenn Robinson 3162
221. Terry Porter 3157
222. Cedric Maxwell 3153
223. Jeff Foster 3147
  James Worthy* 3147
225. Dan Majerle 3140
226. Luis Scola 3129
227. Willie Wise 3120
228. Corey Maggette 3107
229. Kendrick Perkins 3098
230. Eddie Jones 3096
231. Danny Manning 3092
232. John Stockton* 3085
233. Fat Lever 3081
234. Byron Beck 3067
235. Terry Tyler 3066
236. Dwight Jones 3057
237. Theo Ratliff 3053
  Nick Anderson 3053
239. Eddie Johnson 3046
240. Steve Hawes 3040
241. Peja Stojakovic 3035
242. Tayshaun Prince 3029
243. Boris Diaw 3015
244. Chris Mullin* 3008
245. Robert Reid 3001
246. Steve Nash 2999
  Goose Ligon 2999
248. Jamaal Magloire 2990
249. Marques Johnson 2988
250. Ron Harper 2987

NBA

Rank Player DRB
1. Karl Malone* 11406
2. Kevin Garnett 11304
3. Tim Duncan 10757
4. Robert Parish* 10117
5. Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
6. Moses Malone* 9481
7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
8. Shaquille O'Neal 8890
9. Patrick Ewing* 8855
10. Dirk Nowitzki 8585
11. Dikembe Mutombo 8551
12. Buck Williams 8491
13. Charles Barkley* 8286
14. Charles Oakley 8281
15. Jack Sikma 8274
16. Kevin Willis 7769
17. Dennis Rodman* 7625
18. Bill Laimbeer 7581
19. David Robinson* 7414
20. Dwight Howard 7396
21. Shawn Marion 7354
22. Larry Bird* 7217
23. Ben Wallace 7038
24. Elvin Hayes* 6973
25. Jason Kidd 6957
26. Otis Thorpe 6924
27. Marcus Camby 6902
28. Artis Gilmore* 6522
29. Vlade Divac 6445
30. Pau Gasol 6400
31. Lamar Odom 6238
32. Paul Pierce 6160
33. A.C. Green 6119
34. Carlos Boozer 6082
35. Horace Grant 5976
36. Chris Webber 5853
37. Rasheed Wallace 5826
38. Shawn Kemp 5808
39. Zach Randolph 5737
40. Elton Brand 5651
41. Caldwell Jones 5621
42. Antawn Jamison 5600
43. Bob McAdoo* 5502
44. Tyson Chandler 5472
45. Terry Cummings 5447
46. James Donaldson 5432
47. Scottie Pippen* 5426
48. Michael Cage 5419
49. P.J. Brown 5407
50. Kurt Thomas 5406
51. Maurice Lucas 5401
52. Anthony Mason 5367
53. Sam Perkins 5342
  Kobe Bryant 5342
55. Chris Bosh 5323
56. LeBron James 5313
57. Dale Davis 5302
58. Truck Robinson 5282
59. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
60. Sam Lacey 5226
61. Antonio McDyess 5160
62. Derrick Coleman 5153
63. Detlef Schrempf 5152
64. Rick Mahorn 5143
65. Dave Cowens* 5122
66. Mark Eaton 5082
67. Juwan Howard 5080
68. Larry Nance 5053
69. Michael Jordan* 5004
70. Antoine Walker 4997
71. Grant Hill 4993
72. Wes Unseld* 4974
73. Al Jefferson 4970
74. Magic Johnson* 4958
75. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
76. Alvan Adams 4922
77. Herb Williams 4885
78. Bob Lanier* 4853
79. Dan Roundfield 4798
80. Kevin McHale* 4764
81. Tom Chambers 4761
82. Larry Smith 4724
83. Mychal Thompson 4722
84. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
85. Josh Smith 4701
86. Samuel Dalembert 4653
87. David Lee 4631
88. Dave Greenwood 4616
89. Benoit Benjamin 4604
90. Tree Rollins 4602
91. LaSalle Thompson 4566
92. Brad Miller 4491
93. Donyell Marshall 4478
94. Tyrone Hill 4458
95. Clifford Robinson 4454
96. Antonio Davis 4432
97. Amar'e Stoudemire 4399
98. Mike Gminski 4398
99. Olden Polynice 4380
100. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
101. Troy Murphy 4335
102. Bill Cartwright 4294
103. Armen Gilliam 4284
104. Erick Dampier 4282
  Rony Seikaly 4282
106. Mickey Johnson 4264
107. Elden Campbell 4236
108. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
109. Vince Carter 4202
110. James Edwards 4200
111. Christian Laettner 4185
112. Alton Lister 4152
113. David West 4135
114. Joe Smith 4119
115. Clyde Drexler* 4062
116. Ray Allen 4042
117. Dan Issel* 4021
118. Brad Daugherty 4020
119. Rashard Lewis 4015
120. Jerome Kersey 4009
121. Chris Kaman 4000
122. Tom Gugliotta 3994
123. Al Harrington 3987
124. Grant Long 3986
125. Tracy McGrady 3976
126. Wayne Cooper 3946
127. Emeka Okafor 3940
128. Udonis Haslem 3929
129. Hot Rod Williams 3928
130. Gary Payton* 3877
131. Cliff Robinson 3874
132. Carmelo Anthony 3855
133. Danny Schayes 3852
134. Kenyon Martin 3847
135. Bill Walton* 3820
136. Rich Kelley 3806
137. Jim Chones 3794
138. George Johnson 3789
139. Brian Grant 3788
140. Alex English* 3760
141. Swen Nater 3759
142. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
143. Rik Smits 3746
144. Reggie Evans 3731
145. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
146. Michael Finley 3683
147. Mark Jackson 3682
148. Gerald Wallace 3675
149. Andre Iguodala 3666
150. Mike Miller 3649
151. Clifford Ray 3630
152. Robert Horry 3625
153. Vin Baker 3604
154. Chuck Person 3601
155. Andrew Bogut 3595
156. Drew Gooden 3592
157. Kevin Love 3585
158. George McGinnis 3576
159. Mark West 3562
160. LaMarcus Aldridge 3551
161. Julius Erving* 3534
162. Shawn Bradley 3525
163. Dave Corzine 3515
164. Larry Johnson 3506
165. Wayman Tisdale 3500
166. Kenny Carr 3493
167. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
168. Nene Hilario 3479
169. Ervin Johnson 3471
170. Richard Jefferson 3460
  Kevin Durant 3460
172. Rodney McCray 3442
173. Glen Rice 3441
174. Greg Ballard 3424
175. Thurl Bailey 3414
176. Loy Vaught 3399
177. Bernard King* 3356
178. Andre Miller 3339
179. Gar Heard 3329
180. Kurt Rambis 3321
181. Tyrone Corbin 3320
182. Paul Millsap 3312
183. Darryl Dawkins 3307
184. James Posey 3306
185. Luol Deng 3301
186. Reggie Miller* 3299
187. Hedo Turkoglu 3282
188. Joe Johnson 3279
189. Sidney Wicks 3268
190. Mark Olberding 3265
191. Yao Ming 3261
192. Lorenzen Wright 3255
193. Mike Dunleavy 3253
194. Adrian Dantley* 3248
195. Xavier McDaniel 3231
  Al Horford 3231
197. Caron Butler 3230
198. Spencer Haywood 3228
199. Chris Dudley 3223
200. Paul Silas 3213
201. Metta World Peace 3204
202. Joakim Noah 3202
203. Jason Richardson 3178
204. Mehmet Okur 3175
205. Glenn Robinson 3162
206. Terry Porter 3157
207. Cedric Maxwell 3153
208. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
210. Dan Majerle 3140
211. Luis Scola 3129
212. Corey Maggette 3107
213. Kendrick Perkins 3098
214. Eddie Jones 3096
215. Danny Manning 3092
216. John Stockton* 3085
217. Fat Lever 3081
218. Terry Tyler 3066
219. Dwight Jones 3057
220. Theo Ratliff 3053
  Nick Anderson 3053
222. Eddie Johnson 3046
223. Steve Hawes 3040
224. Peja Stojakovic 3035
225. Tayshaun Prince 3029
226. Boris Diaw 3015
227. Chris Mullin* 3008
228. Robert Reid 3001
229. Steve Nash 2999
230. Jamaal Magloire 2990
231. Marques Johnson 2988
232. Ron Harper 2987
233. Bobby Jones 2968
234. Jim Jackson 2962
235. Latrell Sprewell 2954
236. Andrei Kirilenko 2952
237. John Drew 2930
238. Mitch Richmond* 2920
239. Rod Strickland 2912
240. Tony Battie 2911
241. Kenny Thomas 2894
242. Anderson Varejao 2888
243. Nazr Mohammed 2886
244. Mike Bantom 2885
245. Elmore Smith 2880
246. Mark Aguirre 2874
247. Derrick McKey 2872
248. Marc Gasol 2870
249. DeAndre Jordan 2856
250. Scott Wedman 2853

ABA

Rank Player DRB
1. Mel Daniels* 6624
2. Artis Gilmore* 4992
3. Gerald Govan 4959
4. Billy Paultz 4030
5. Red Robbins 4019
6. Dan Issel* 3416
7. Bob Netolicky 3408
8. Jim Eakins 3369
9. Julius Erving* 3302
10. Julius Keye 3213
11. Byron Beck 3016
12. Goose Ligon 2999
13. Willie Wise 2942
14. John Beasley 2898
15. Wil Jones 2828
16. Gene Moore 2798
17. Ira Harge 2733
18. Warren Davis 2717
19. Cincinnatus Powell 2643
20. Trooper Washington 2640
21. Stew Johnson 2637
22. Mike Lewis 2542
23. Zelmo Beaty 2523
24. George McGinnis 2514
25. Rich Jones 2493
26. Dave Robisch 2359
27. Randy Denton 2210
28. Darnell Hillman 2194
29. Swen Nater 2159
30. Caldwell Jones 2143
31. Warren Jabali 2102
32. Roger Brown* 2092
33. George Carter 2062
34. Ron Boone 2052
35. Les Hunter 2023
36. Tom Owens 1871
37. Manny Leaks 1866
38. Larry Kenon 1818
39. Arthur Becker 1744
40. Wendell Ladner 1675
41. Randolph Mahaffey 1674
42. Doug Moe 1665
43. Jimmy Jones 1601
44. Larry Miller 1499
45. Louie Dampier 1496
46. Walter Simon 1489
47. Donald Sidle 1446
48. Steve Jones 1410
49. Fatty Taylor 1394
50. Ralph Simpson 1393
51. Lee Davis 1380
52. George Gervin* 1365
53. Freddie Lewis 1322
54. Marvin Barnes 1245
55. Coby Dietrick 1228
56. George Peeples 1226
57. Rick Barry* 1223
58. Maurice Lucas 1207
59. Larry Jones 1179
60. Goo Kennedy 1159
61. Mike Green 1149
62. Craig Raymond 1147
63. Frank Card 1124
64. Spencer Haywood 1104
65. Ronald Franz 1090
66. Wayne Hightower 1085
67. Mack Calvin 1080
68. Ed Johnson 1062
69. George Stone 1053
70. Ed Manning 1047
71. Billy Cunningham* 1017
72. Bobby Jones 1012
73. Tim Bassett 1005
74. John Brisker 1003
75. Donnie Freeman 984
76. Willard Sojourner 978
77. Moses Malone* 971
78. Joe Caldwell 967
79. Julian Hammond 953
80. Mike Jackson 950
81. James Silas 948
82. Connie Hawkins* 944
83. Skip Thoren 939
84. Glen Combs 905
85. Jim Chones 897
  Gene Littles 897
87. Mike Gale 893
88. Marv Roberts 888
89. Bill Melchionni 859
90. Bob Warren 858
91. Simmie Hill 848
92. Chuck Williams 847
93. Bill Keller 834
94. Dan Anderson 828
95. Ted McClain 827
96. Len Elmore 824
97. Willie Long 816
98. John Smith 812
99. Neil Johnson 785
100. Billy Knight 762
101. George Thompson 757
102. Collis Jones 749
103. Sonny Dove 719
104. Willie Murrell 711
105. Don Buse 703
106. Gary Bradds 687
107. Rich Niemann 682
108. Sam Smith 681
109. Jim Ard 680
110. Gus Gerard 669
111. Oliver Taylor 661
112. Joe Hamilton 654
113. Darel Carrier 653
114. Jim McDaniels 649
115. Ronald Thomas 638
116. Jim Hadnot 633
117. David Vaughn 629
118. George Irvine 618
  Lonnie Wright 618
120. Bob Verga 615
121. Jackie Moreland 605
122. Al Smith 604
123. Dave Lattin 601
124. Ray Scott 591
125. Johnny Neumann 576
126. Charles Edge 567
127. Larry Brown* 565
128. George Adams 560
129. Bob Bedell 547
130. Ollie Darden 538
131. Mervin Jackson 530
132. Jan Van Breda Kolff 529
133. Levern Tart 525
134. Keith Swagerty 501
135. Kendall Rhine 497
136. Charlie Scott 488
137. Brian Taylor 486
138. Charles Williams 484
139. Travis Grant 482
140. Skeeter Swift 477
141. Bill McGill 475
142. Al Cueto 460
143. Dave Twardzik 456
144. Kim Hughes 434
145. Jimmy O'Brien 433
146. John Roche 420
147. George Lehmann 415
148. Hank Whitney 414
149. Bo Lamar 408
150. Tommie Bowens 401
151. Jeffrey Congdon 384
152. Roger Brown 373
153. Bird Averitt 369
154. John Williamson 363
  Walter Piatkowski 363
156. Jim Bradley 356
157. Mike Barr 355
158. Al Tucker 347
159. Mark Olberding 346
160. Samuel Robinson 345
161. Charles Beasley 342
162. Chuck Terry 338
  George Johnson 338
164. Tom Hoover 327
  Johnny Baum 327
166. Wayne Chapman 318
167. Mike Barrett 315
168. Mike Butler 311
169. Rick Mount 308
170. David Thompson* 297
171. Art Heyman 295
172. Jim Caldwell 290
173. Al Skinner 289
174. M.L. Carr 288
175. Mel Bennett 277
176. Arvesta Kelly 274
177. Will Frazier 268
  Claude Terry 268
179. Carl Fuller 249
180. Scott English 246
181. Larry Cannon 244
182. Charles Hentz 238
183. Dennis Hamilton 237
  Bill Bunting 237
185. Bud Olsen 234
186. Bruce Seals 233
187. Henry Logan 231
188. Ben Warley 227
189. William Franklin 226
190. Mike Pratt 225
  Paul Ruffner 225
192. Dennis Grey 223
193. Maurice McHartley 219
194. Stephen Chubin 214
195. George Tinsley 208
196. Barry Orms 207
197. George Sutor 205
198. Kevin Joyce 204
199. Luther Green 200
200. Luther Rackley 197
201. Ronnie Robinson 195
202. Joe Kennedy 193
  John Barnhill 193
204. Willie Somerset 191
205. Donald Dee 188
206. Ron Perry 187
207. Dennis Wuycik 186
  Billy Schaeffer 186
209. Patrick McFarland 184
210. Riney Lochmann 183
211. Barry Parkhill 182
212. Lonnie Lynn 175
213. Jerry Chambers 173
  Lionel Billingy 173
  Ronald Taylor 173
216. Len Chappell 172
  Bernie Williams 172
  Tom Workman 172
219. Tom Thacker 171
220. Lamar Green 169
  Andrew Anderson 169
222. Mike Maloy 168
223. Garfield Smith 166
224. Leary Lentz 163
225. Gus Johnson* 160
226. Gary Gregor 159
227. Larry Bunce 158
228. Don Carlos 157
229. Daniel Sparks 156
230. Joe DePre 153
  Billy Shepherd 153
232. Dan Hester 151
233. Larry Finch 149
234. Tony Jackson 141
235. Shaler Halimon 136
236. Chico Vaughn 132
237. Pierre Russell 128
  Dan Roundfield 128
  Stephen Vacendak 128
240. Lloyd Batts 126
241. Jasper Wilson 124
  John Clawson 124
243. Bobby Croft 123
244. Charles Jordan 122
245. Don Chaney 121
246. Don Adams 119
247. Mel Peterson 116
  Calvin Fowler 116
249. Darrell Elston 115
250. Ken Wilburn 112
  Roderick McDonald 112