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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 11267
4. Tim Duncan 10682
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. Dikembe Mutombo 8551
12. Dirk Nowitzki 8510
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 7346
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 6278
37. Lamar Odom 6238
38. Paul Pierce 6127
39. A.C. Green 6119
40. George McGinnis 6090
41. Carlos Boozer 6025
42. Horace Grant 5976
43. Swen Nater 5918
44. Chris Webber 5853
45. Rasheed Wallace 5826
46. Shawn Kemp 5808
47. Elton Brand 5641
48. Zach Randolph 5633
49. Antawn Jamison 5600
50. Bob McAdoo* 5502
51. Terry Cummings 5447
52. James Donaldson 5432
53. Scottie Pippen* 5426
54. Michael Cage 5419
55. P.J. Brown 5407
56. Kurt Thomas 5406
57. Tyson Chandler 5397
58. Anthony Mason 5367
59. Kobe Bryant 5342
  Sam Perkins 5342
61. Dale Davis 5302
62. Chris Bosh 5294
63. Truck Robinson 5282
64. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
65. LeBron James 5237
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. Gerald Govan 4959
80. Magic Johnson* 4958
81. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
82. Dan Roundfield 4926
83. Alvan Adams 4922
84. Herb Williams 4885
85. Al Jefferson 4874
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. Jim Chones 4691
93. Samuel Dalembert 4653
94. Josh Smith 4634
95. Dave Greenwood 4616
96. Benoit Benjamin 4604
97. Tree Rollins 4602
98. David Lee 4587
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. Larry Kenon 4398
  Mike Gminski 4398
107. Amar'e Stoudemire 4381
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. Erick Dampier 4282
  Rony Seikaly 4282
116. Mickey Johnson 4264
117. Elden Campbell 4236
118. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
119. James Edwards 4200
  Vince Carter 4200
121. Christian Laettner 4185
122. Dave Robisch 4181
123. Alton Lister 4152
124. Joe Smith 4119
125. David West 4064
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. Tom Gugliotta 3994
133. Al Harrington 3987
134. Grant Long 3986
135. Bobby Jones 3980
136. Tracy McGrady 3976
137. Chris Kaman 3964
138. Wayne Cooper 3946
139. Emeka Okafor 3940
140. Hot Rod Williams 3928
141. Udonis Haslem 3905
142. Gary Payton* 3877
143. Cliff Robinson 3874
144. Danny Schayes 3852
145. Kenyon Martin 3841
146. Carmelo Anthony 3835
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. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
157. Reggie Evans 3697
158. Michael Finley 3683
159. Mark Jackson 3682
160. Gerald Wallace 3667
161. Jim Eakins 3664
162. Mike Miller 3638
163. Clifford Ray 3630
164. Robert Horry 3625
165. Andre Iguodala 3618
166. Mark Olberding 3611
167. Vin Baker 3604
168. Chuck Person 3601
169. Rick Barry* 3589
170. Drew Gooden 3570
171. Mark West 3562
172. Shawn Bradley 3525
173. Andrew Bogut 3522
174. Dave Corzine 3515
175. Larry Johnson 3506
176. Wayman Tisdale 3500
177. Kenny Carr 3493
178. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
179. Kevin Love 3474
180. Ervin Johnson 3471
181. Darnell Hillman 3451
182. LaMarcus Aldridge 3450
183. Wil Jones 3442
  Rodney McCray 3442
185. Glen Rice 3441
186. Nene Hilario 3436
187. Kevin Durant 3428
188. Greg Ballard 3424
189. Richard Jefferson 3420
190. Thurl Bailey 3414
191. Bob Netolicky 3408
192. Loy Vaught 3399
193. Bernard King* 3356
194. Gar Heard 3329
195. Kurt Rambis 3321
196. Tyrone Corbin 3320
197. Andre Miller 3318
198. Darryl Dawkins 3307
199. James Posey 3306
200. Reggie Miller* 3299
201. Sidney Wicks 3268
202. Yao Ming 3261
  Hedo Turkoglu 3261
204. Luol Deng 3260
205. Lorenzen Wright 3255
206. Adrian Dantley* 3248
207. Paul Millsap 3244
208. Mike Dunleavy 3235
209. Xavier McDaniel 3231
210. Chris Dudley 3223
211. Julius Keye 3213
  Paul Silas 3213
213. Joe Johnson 3211
214. Caron Butler 3210
215. Metta World Peace 3204
216. Mehmet Okur 3175
217. Glenn Robinson 3162
218. Jason Richardson 3159
219. Terry Porter 3157
220. Cedric Maxwell 3153
221. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
223. Al Horford 3140
  Dan Majerle 3140
225. Willie Wise 3120
226. Corey Maggette 3107
227. Joakim Noah 3099
228. Eddie Jones 3096
229. Danny Manning 3092
230. John Stockton* 3085
231. Fat Lever 3081
232. Kendrick Perkins 3074
233. Luis Scola 3073
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 3009
243. Chris Mullin* 3008
244. Robert Reid 3001
245. Steve Nash 2999
  Goose Ligon 2999
247. Jamaal Magloire 2990
248. Marques Johnson 2988
249. Ron Harper 2987
250. Boris Diaw 2980

NBA

Rank Player DRB
1. Karl Malone* 11406
2. Kevin Garnett 11267
3. Tim Duncan 10682
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. Dirk Nowitzki 8510
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 7346
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 6278
31. Lamar Odom 6238
32. Paul Pierce 6127
33. A.C. Green 6119
34. Carlos Boozer 6025
35. Horace Grant 5976
36. Chris Webber 5853
37. Rasheed Wallace 5826
38. Shawn Kemp 5808
39. Elton Brand 5641
40. Zach Randolph 5633
41. Caldwell Jones 5621
42. Antawn Jamison 5600
43. Bob McAdoo* 5502
44. Terry Cummings 5447
45. James Donaldson 5432
46. Scottie Pippen* 5426
47. Michael Cage 5419
48. P.J. Brown 5407
49. Kurt Thomas 5406
50. Maurice Lucas 5401
51. Tyson Chandler 5397
52. Anthony Mason 5367
53. Kobe Bryant 5342
  Sam Perkins 5342
55. Dale Davis 5302
56. Chris Bosh 5294
57. Truck Robinson 5282
58. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
59. LeBron James 5237
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. Magic Johnson* 4958
74. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
75. Alvan Adams 4922
76. Herb Williams 4885
77. Al Jefferson 4874
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. Samuel Dalembert 4653
86. Josh Smith 4634
87. Dave Greenwood 4616
88. Benoit Benjamin 4604
89. Tree Rollins 4602
90. David Lee 4587
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. Mike Gminski 4398
98. Amar'e Stoudemire 4381
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. James Edwards 4200
  Vince Carter 4200
111. Christian Laettner 4185
112. Alton Lister 4152
113. Joe Smith 4119
114. David West 4064
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. Tom Gugliotta 3994
122. Al Harrington 3987
123. Grant Long 3986
124. Tracy McGrady 3976
125. Chris Kaman 3964
126. Wayne Cooper 3946
127. Emeka Okafor 3940
128. Hot Rod Williams 3928
129. Udonis Haslem 3905
130. Gary Payton* 3877
131. Cliff Robinson 3874
132. Danny Schayes 3852
133. Kenyon Martin 3841
134. Carmelo Anthony 3835
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. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
145. Reggie Evans 3697
146. Michael Finley 3683
147. Mark Jackson 3682
148. Gerald Wallace 3667
149. Mike Miller 3638
150. Clifford Ray 3630
151. Robert Horry 3625
152. Andre Iguodala 3618
153. Vin Baker 3604
154. Chuck Person 3601
155. George McGinnis 3576
156. Drew Gooden 3570
157. Mark West 3562
158. Julius Erving* 3534
159. Shawn Bradley 3525
160. Andrew Bogut 3522
161. Dave Corzine 3515
162. Larry Johnson 3506
163. Wayman Tisdale 3500
164. Kenny Carr 3493
165. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
166. Kevin Love 3474
167. Ervin Johnson 3471
168. LaMarcus Aldridge 3450
169. Rodney McCray 3442
170. Glen Rice 3441
171. Nene Hilario 3436
172. Kevin Durant 3428
173. Greg Ballard 3424
174. Richard Jefferson 3420
175. Thurl Bailey 3414
176. Loy Vaught 3399
177. Bernard King* 3356
178. Gar Heard 3329
179. Kurt Rambis 3321
180. Tyrone Corbin 3320
181. Andre Miller 3318
182. Darryl Dawkins 3307
183. James Posey 3306
184. Reggie Miller* 3299
185. Sidney Wicks 3268
186. Mark Olberding 3265
187. Yao Ming 3261
  Hedo Turkoglu 3261
189. Luol Deng 3260
190. Lorenzen Wright 3255
191. Adrian Dantley* 3248
192. Paul Millsap 3244
193. Mike Dunleavy 3235
194. Xavier McDaniel 3231
195. Spencer Haywood 3228
196. Chris Dudley 3223
197. Paul Silas 3213
198. Joe Johnson 3211
199. Caron Butler 3210
200. Metta World Peace 3204
201. Mehmet Okur 3175
202. Glenn Robinson 3162
203. Jason Richardson 3159
204. Terry Porter 3157
205. Cedric Maxwell 3153
206. Jeff Foster 3147
  James Worthy* 3147
208. Al Horford 3140
  Dan Majerle 3140
210. Corey Maggette 3107
211. Joakim Noah 3099
212. Eddie Jones 3096
213. Danny Manning 3092
214. John Stockton* 3085
215. Fat Lever 3081
216. Kendrick Perkins 3074
217. Luis Scola 3073
218. Terry Tyler 3066
219. Dwight Jones 3057
220. Nick Anderson 3053
  Theo Ratliff 3053
222. Eddie Johnson 3046
223. Steve Hawes 3040
224. Peja Stojakovic 3035
225. Tayshaun Prince 3009
226. Chris Mullin* 3008
227. Robert Reid 3001
228. Steve Nash 2999
229. Jamaal Magloire 2990
230. Marques Johnson 2988
231. Ron Harper 2987
232. Boris Diaw 2980
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. Mike Bantom 2885
244. Nazr Mohammed 2884
245. Elmore Smith 2880
246. Mark Aguirre 2874
247. Derrick McKey 2872
248. Scott Wedman 2853
249. Ralph Sampson* 2837
250. Sidney Green 2828

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. Gene Littles 897
  Jim Chones 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. Walter Piatkowski 363
  John Williamson 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. Claude Terry 268
  Will Frazier 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. Joe Kennedy 193
  John Barnhill 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. Jerry Chambers 173
  Ronald Taylor 173
  Lionel Billingy 173
217. Len Chappell 172
  Tom Workman 172
  Bernie Williams 172
220. Tom Thacker 171
221. Andrew Anderson 169
  Lamar Green 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. Pierre Russell 128
  Stephen Vacendak 128
  Dan Roundfield 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. Calvin Fowler 116
  Mel Peterson 116
250. Darrell Elston 115