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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 11055
4. Moses Malone* 10452
5. Tim Duncan 10366
6. Robert Parish* 10117
7. Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
9. Shaquille O'Neal 8890
10. Patrick Ewing* 8855
11. Dikembe Mutombo 8551
12. Buck Williams 8491
13. Charles Barkley* 8286
14. Charles Oakley 8281
15. Jack Sikma 8274
16. Dirk Nowitzki 8272
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. Shawn Marion 7231
24. Larry Bird* 7217
25. Dwight Howard 7135
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. Lamar Odom 6238
37. A.C. Green 6119
38. George McGinnis 6090
39. Horace Grant 5976
40. Paul Pierce 5965
41. Swen Nater 5918
42. Pau Gasol 5884
43. Chris Webber 5853
44. Rasheed Wallace 5826
45. Shawn Kemp 5808
46. Carlos Boozer 5784
47. Elton Brand 5610
48. Antawn Jamison 5600
49. Bob McAdoo* 5502
50. Terry Cummings 5447
51. James Donaldson 5432
52. Scottie Pippen* 5426
53. Michael Cage 5419
54. P.J. Brown 5407
55. Kurt Thomas 5406
56. Anthony Mason 5367
57. Sam Perkins 5342
58. Zach Randolph 5341
59. Dale Davis 5302
60. Truck Robinson 5282
61. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
62. Sam Lacey 5226
63. Kobe Bryant 5169
64. Antonio McDyess 5160
65. Derrick Coleman 5153
66. Detlef Schrempf 5152
67. Rick Mahorn 5143
68. Dave Cowens* 5122
69. Mark Eaton 5082
70. Juwan Howard 5080
71. Chris Bosh 5059
72. LeBron James 5056
73. Larry Nance 5053
74. Tyson Chandler 5041
75. Michael Jordan* 5004
76. Antoine Walker 4997
77. Grant Hill 4993
78. Wes Unseld* 4974
79. Gerald Govan 4959
80. Magic Johnson* 4958
81. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
82. Dan Roundfield 4926
83. Alvan Adams 4922
84. Herb Williams 4885
85. Bob Lanier* 4853
86. Kevin McHale* 4764
87. Tom Chambers 4761
88. Larry Smith 4724
89. Mychal Thompson 4722
90. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
91. Jim Chones 4691
92. Al Jefferson 4627
93. Dave Greenwood 4616
94. Benoit Benjamin 4604
95. Tree Rollins 4602
96. LaSalle Thompson 4566
97. Samuel Dalembert 4538
98. David Lee 4498
99. Brad Miller 4491
100. Donyell Marshall 4478
101. Tyrone Hill 4458
102. Clifford Robinson 4454
103. Antonio Davis 4432
104. Josh Smith 4416
105. Larry Kenon 4398
  Mike Gminski 4398
107. Olden Polynice 4380
108. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
109. Troy Murphy 4335
110. Spencer Haywood 4332
111. Bill Cartwright 4294
112. Armen Gilliam 4284
113. Rony Seikaly 4282
  Erick Dampier 4282
115. Mickey Johnson 4264
116. Elden Campbell 4236
117. Amar'e Stoudemire 4227
118. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
119. James Edwards 4200
120. Christian Laettner 4185
121. Dave Robisch 4181
122. Alton Lister 4152
123. Vince Carter 4137
124. Joe Smith 4119
125. Clyde Drexler* 4062
126. Ray Allen 4042
127. Brad Daugherty 4020
128. Red Robbins 4019
129. Rashard Lewis 4015
130. Jerome Kersey 4009
131. Tom Gugliotta 3994
132. Al Harrington 3987
133. Grant Long 3986
134. Bobby Jones 3980
135. Tracy McGrady 3976
136. Wayne Cooper 3946
137. Emeka Okafor 3940
138. Hot Rod Williams 3928
139. David West 3898
140. Gary Payton* 3877
141. Cliff Robinson 3874
142. Danny Schayes 3852
143. Kenyon Martin 3834
144. Udonis Haslem 3821
145. Bill Walton* 3820
146. Tom Owens 3814
147. Rich Kelley 3806
148. George Johnson 3789
149. Brian Grant 3788
150. George Gervin* 3786
151. Alex English* 3760
152. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
153. Rik Smits 3746
154. Chris Kaman 3743
155. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
156. Michael Finley 3683
157. Mark Jackson 3682
158. Jim Eakins 3664
159. Carmelo Anthony 3663
160. Gerald Wallace 3653
161. Clifford Ray 3630
162. Robert Horry 3625
163. Mark Olberding 3611
164. Vin Baker 3604
165. Chuck Person 3601
166. Rick Barry* 3589
167. Reggie Evans 3579
168. Mike Miller 3574
169. Mark West 3562
170. Drew Gooden 3532
171. Shawn Bradley 3525
172. Dave Corzine 3515
  Andre Iguodala 3515
174. Larry Johnson 3506
175. Wayman Tisdale 3500
176. Kenny Carr 3493
177. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
178. Ervin Johnson 3471
179. Darnell Hillman 3451
180. Wil Jones 3442
  Rodney McCray 3442
182. Glen Rice 3441
183. Greg Ballard 3424
184. Thurl Bailey 3414
185. Bob Netolicky 3408
186. Loy Vaught 3399
187. Bernard King* 3356
188. Richard Jefferson 3342
189. Gar Heard 3329
190. Andrew Bogut 3328
191. Kurt Rambis 3321
192. Tyrone Corbin 3320
193. Darryl Dawkins 3307
194. James Posey 3306
195. Reggie Miller* 3299
196. Kevin Durant 3298
197. Nene Hilario 3274
198. Sidney Wicks 3268
199. Andre Miller 3267
200. Yao Ming 3261
201. Lorenzen Wright 3255
202. Adrian Dantley* 3248
203. Xavier McDaniel 3231
204. Hedo Turkoglu 3230
205. Chris Dudley 3223
206. Julius Keye 3213
  Paul Silas 3213
208. Metta World Peace 3204
209. Mehmet Okur 3175
210. Glenn Robinson 3162
211. Jason Richardson 3159
212. Terry Porter 3157
213. Cedric Maxwell 3153
214. LaMarcus Aldridge 3149
215. Jeff Foster 3147
  James Worthy* 3147
217. Dan Majerle 3140
218. Mike Dunleavy 3121
219. Willie Wise 3120
220. Luol Deng 3113
221. Kevin Love 3108
222. Corey Maggette 3107
223. Eddie Jones 3096
224. Caron Butler 3092
  Danny Manning 3092
226. John Stockton* 3085
227. Fat Lever 3081
228. Byron Beck 3067
229. Terry Tyler 3066
230. Dwight Jones 3057
231. Theo Ratliff 3053
  Nick Anderson 3053
233. Joe Johnson 3050
234. Eddie Johnson 3046
235. Steve Hawes 3040
236. Peja Stojakovic 3035
237. Chris Mullin* 3008
238. Robert Reid 3001
239. Goose Ligon 2999
  Steve Nash 2999
241. Jamaal Magloire 2990
242. Marques Johnson 2988
243. Ron Harper 2987
244. Jim Jackson 2962
245. Paul Millsap 2957
246. Latrell Sprewell 2954
247. Andrei Kirilenko 2946
248. Tayshaun Prince 2934
249. John Drew 2930
250. Mitch Richmond* 2920

NBA

Rank Player DRB
1. Karl Malone* 11406
2. Kevin Garnett 11055
3. Tim Duncan 10366
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. Dikembe Mutombo 8551
11. Buck Williams 8491
12. Charles Barkley* 8286
13. Charles Oakley 8281
14. Jack Sikma 8274
15. Dirk Nowitzki 8272
16. Kevin Willis 7769
17. Dennis Rodman* 7625
18. Bill Laimbeer 7581
19. David Robinson* 7414
20. Shawn Marion 7231
21. Larry Bird* 7217
22. Dwight Howard 7135
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. Lamar Odom 6238
31. A.C. Green 6119
32. Horace Grant 5976
33. Paul Pierce 5965
34. Pau Gasol 5884
35. Chris Webber 5853
36. Rasheed Wallace 5826
37. Shawn Kemp 5808
38. Carlos Boozer 5784
39. Caldwell Jones 5621
40. Elton Brand 5610
41. Antawn Jamison 5600
42. Bob McAdoo* 5502
43. Terry Cummings 5447
44. James Donaldson 5432
45. Scottie Pippen* 5426
46. Michael Cage 5419
47. P.J. Brown 5407
48. Kurt Thomas 5406
49. Maurice Lucas 5401
50. Anthony Mason 5367
51. Sam Perkins 5342
52. Zach Randolph 5341
53. Dale Davis 5302
54. Truck Robinson 5282
55. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
56. Sam Lacey 5226
57. Kobe Bryant 5169
58. Antonio McDyess 5160
59. Derrick Coleman 5153
60. Detlef Schrempf 5152
61. Rick Mahorn 5143
62. Dave Cowens* 5122
63. Mark Eaton 5082
64. Juwan Howard 5080
65. Chris Bosh 5059
66. LeBron James 5056
67. Larry Nance 5053
68. Tyson Chandler 5041
69. Michael Jordan* 5004
70. Antoine Walker 4997
71. Grant Hill 4993
72. Wes Unseld* 4974
73. Magic Johnson* 4958
74. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
75. Alvan Adams 4922
76. Herb Williams 4885
77. Bob Lanier* 4853
78. Dan Roundfield 4798
79. Kevin McHale* 4764
80. Tom Chambers 4761
81. Larry Smith 4724
82. Mychal Thompson 4722
83. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
84. Al Jefferson 4627
85. Dave Greenwood 4616
86. Benoit Benjamin 4604
87. Tree Rollins 4602
88. LaSalle Thompson 4566
89. Samuel Dalembert 4538
90. David Lee 4498
91. Brad Miller 4491
92. Donyell Marshall 4478
93. Tyrone Hill 4458
94. Clifford Robinson 4454
95. Antonio Davis 4432
96. Josh Smith 4416
97. Mike Gminski 4398
98. Olden Polynice 4380
99. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
100. Troy Murphy 4335
101. Bill Cartwright 4294
102. Armen Gilliam 4284
103. Rony Seikaly 4282
  Erick Dampier 4282
105. Mickey Johnson 4264
106. Elden Campbell 4236
107. Amar'e Stoudemire 4227
108. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
109. James Edwards 4200
110. Christian Laettner 4185
111. Alton Lister 4152
112. Vince Carter 4137
113. Joe Smith 4119
114. Clyde Drexler* 4062
115. Ray Allen 4042
116. Dan Issel* 4021
117. Brad Daugherty 4020
118. Rashard Lewis 4015
119. Jerome Kersey 4009
120. Tom Gugliotta 3994
121. Al Harrington 3987
122. Grant Long 3986
123. Tracy McGrady 3976
124. Wayne Cooper 3946
125. Emeka Okafor 3940
126. Hot Rod Williams 3928
127. David West 3898
128. Gary Payton* 3877
129. Cliff Robinson 3874
130. Danny Schayes 3852
131. Kenyon Martin 3834
132. Udonis Haslem 3821
133. Bill Walton* 3820
134. Rich Kelley 3806
135. Jim Chones 3794
136. George Johnson 3789
137. Brian Grant 3788
138. Alex English* 3760
139. Swen Nater 3759
140. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
141. Rik Smits 3746
142. Chris Kaman 3743
143. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
144. Michael Finley 3683
145. Mark Jackson 3682
146. Carmelo Anthony 3663
147. Gerald Wallace 3653
148. Clifford Ray 3630
149. Robert Horry 3625
150. Vin Baker 3604
151. Chuck Person 3601
152. Reggie Evans 3579
153. George McGinnis 3576
154. Mike Miller 3574
155. Mark West 3562
156. Julius Erving* 3534
157. Drew Gooden 3532
158. Shawn Bradley 3525
159. Andre Iguodala 3515
  Dave Corzine 3515
161. Larry Johnson 3506
162. Wayman Tisdale 3500
163. Kenny Carr 3493
164. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
165. Ervin Johnson 3471
166. Rodney McCray 3442
167. Glen Rice 3441
168. Greg Ballard 3424
169. Thurl Bailey 3414
170. Loy Vaught 3399
171. Bernard King* 3356
172. Richard Jefferson 3342
173. Gar Heard 3329
174. Andrew Bogut 3328
175. Kurt Rambis 3321
176. Tyrone Corbin 3320
177. Darryl Dawkins 3307
178. James Posey 3306
179. Reggie Miller* 3299
180. Kevin Durant 3298
181. Nene Hilario 3274
182. Sidney Wicks 3268
183. Andre Miller 3267
184. Mark Olberding 3265
185. Yao Ming 3261
186. Lorenzen Wright 3255
187. Adrian Dantley* 3248
188. Xavier McDaniel 3231
189. Hedo Turkoglu 3230
190. Spencer Haywood 3228
191. Chris Dudley 3223
192. Paul Silas 3213
193. Metta World Peace 3204
194. Mehmet Okur 3175
195. Glenn Robinson 3162
196. Jason Richardson 3159
197. Terry Porter 3157
198. Cedric Maxwell 3153
199. LaMarcus Aldridge 3149
200. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
202. Dan Majerle 3140
203. Mike Dunleavy 3121
204. Luol Deng 3113
205. Kevin Love 3108
206. Corey Maggette 3107
207. Eddie Jones 3096
208. Caron Butler 3092
  Danny Manning 3092
210. John Stockton* 3085
211. Fat Lever 3081
212. Terry Tyler 3066
213. Dwight Jones 3057
214. Nick Anderson 3053
  Theo Ratliff 3053
216. Joe Johnson 3050
217. Eddie Johnson 3046
218. Steve Hawes 3040
219. Peja Stojakovic 3035
220. Chris Mullin* 3008
221. Robert Reid 3001
222. Steve Nash 2999
223. Jamaal Magloire 2990
224. Marques Johnson 2988
225. Ron Harper 2987
226. Bobby Jones 2968
227. Jim Jackson 2962
228. Paul Millsap 2957
229. Latrell Sprewell 2954
230. Andrei Kirilenko 2946
231. Tayshaun Prince 2934
232. John Drew 2930
233. Mitch Richmond* 2920
234. Rod Strickland 2912
235. Tony Battie 2911
236. Al Horford 2906
237. Kendrick Perkins 2894
  Kenny Thomas 2894
239. Mike Bantom 2885
240. Joakim Noah 2882
241. Elmore Smith 2880
242. Mark Aguirre 2874
243. Derrick McKey 2872
244. Nazr Mohammed 2870
245. Luis Scola 2854
246. Scott Wedman 2853
247. Ralph Sampson* 2837
248. Sidney Green 2828
249. Boris Diaw 2819
250. Greg Anderson 2814

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. George Johnson 338
  Chuck Terry 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. George Karl 246
  Scott English 246
182. Larry Cannon 244
183. Charles Hentz 238
184. Bill Bunting 237
  Dennis Hamilton 237
186. Bud Olsen 234
187. Bruce Seals 233
188. Henry Logan 231
189. Ben Warley 227
190. William Franklin 226
191. Paul Ruffner 225
  Mike Pratt 225
193. Dennis Grey 223
194. Maurice McHartley 219
195. Stephen Chubin 214
196. George Tinsley 208
197. Barry Orms 207
198. George Sutor 205
199. Kevin Joyce 204
200. Luther Green 200
201. Luther Rackley 197
202. Ronnie Robinson 195
203. John Barnhill 193
  Joe Kennedy 193
205. Willie Somerset 191
206. Donald Dee 188
207. Ron Perry 187
208. Billy Schaeffer 186
  Dennis Wuycik 186
210. Patrick McFarland 184
211. Riney Lochmann 183
212. Barry Parkhill 182
213. Lonnie Lynn 175
214. Lionel Billingy 173
  Ronald Taylor 173
  Jerry Chambers 173
217. Tom Workman 172
  Bernie Williams 172
  Len Chappell 172
220. Tom Thacker 171
221. Lamar Green 169
  Andrew Anderson 169
223. Mike Maloy 168
224. Garfield Smith 166
225. Leary Lentz 163
226. Gus Johnson* 160
227. Gary Gregor 159
228. Larry Bunce 158
229. Don Carlos 157
230. Daniel Sparks 156
231. Billy Shepherd 153
  Joe DePre 153
233. Dan Hester 151
234. Larry Finch 149
235. Tony Jackson 141
236. Shaler Halimon 136
237. Chico Vaughn 132
238. Dan Roundfield 128
  Pierre Russell 128
  Stephen Vacendak 128
241. Lloyd Batts 126
242. John Clawson 124
  Jasper Wilson 124
244. Bobby Croft 123
245. Charles Jordan 122
246. Don Chaney 121
247. Don Adams 119
248. Mel Peterson 116
  Calvin Fowler 116
250. Darrell Elston 115