Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Career Defensive Rebounds

NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Defensive Rebounds

Click on the Player for career stats and accomplishments.
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 11197
4. Tim Duncan 10539
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. Buck Williams 8491
13. Dirk Nowitzki 8404
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. Shawn Marion 7290
24. Dwight Howard 7251
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. Lamar Odom 6238
37. A.C. Green 6119
38. George McGinnis 6090
39. Pau Gasol 6085
40. Paul Pierce 6052
41. Horace Grant 5976
42. Swen Nater 5918
43. Carlos Boozer 5916
44. Chris Webber 5853
45. Rasheed Wallace 5826
46. Shawn Kemp 5808
47. Elton Brand 5626
48. Antawn Jamison 5600
49. Zach Randolph 5534
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. Anthony Mason 5367
58. Sam Perkins 5342
59. Dale Davis 5302
60. Truck Robinson 5282
61. Kobe Bryant 5274
62. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
63. Tyson Chandler 5240
64. Sam Lacey 5226
65. Chris Bosh 5220
66. LeBron James 5164
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. Bob Lanier* 4853
86. Al Jefferson 4787
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 4642
94. Dave Greenwood 4616
95. Benoit Benjamin 4604
96. Tree Rollins 4602
97. LaSalle Thompson 4566
98. Josh Smith 4557
99. David Lee 4498
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. Olden Polynice 4380
108. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
109. Amar'e Stoudemire 4361
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. James Edwards 4200
120. Christian Laettner 4185
121. Dave Robisch 4181
122. Vince Carter 4174
123. Alton Lister 4152
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. David West 3951
137. Wayne Cooper 3946
138. Emeka Okafor 3940
139. Hot Rod Williams 3928
140. Gary Payton* 3877
141. Cliff Robinson 3874
142. Udonis Haslem 3869
143. Chris Kaman 3861
144. Danny Schayes 3852
145. Kenyon Martin 3834
146. Bill Walton* 3820
147. Tom Owens 3814
148. Rich Kelley 3806
149. George Johnson 3789
150. Brian Grant 3788
151. George Gervin* 3786
152. Carmelo Anthony 3778
153. Alex English* 3760
154. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
155. Rik Smits 3746
156. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
157. Michael Finley 3683
158. Mark Jackson 3682
159. Reggie Evans 3667
160. Jim Eakins 3664
161. Gerald Wallace 3659
162. Clifford Ray 3630
163. Robert Horry 3625
164. Mark Olberding 3611
165. Vin Baker 3604
166. Chuck Person 3601
167. Mike Miller 3597
168. Rick Barry* 3589
169. Andre Iguodala 3584
170. Mark West 3562
171. Drew Gooden 3561
172. Shawn Bradley 3525
173. Dave Corzine 3515
174. Larry Johnson 3506
175. Wayman Tisdale 3500
176. Kenny Carr 3493
177. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
178. Ervin Johnson 3471
179. Andrew Bogut 3465
180. Darnell Hillman 3451
181. Rodney McCray 3442
  Wil Jones 3442
183. Glen Rice 3441
184. Greg Ballard 3424
185. Thurl Bailey 3414
186. Bob Netolicky 3408
187. Loy Vaught 3399
188. Richard Jefferson 3384
189. Bernard King* 3356
190. Kevin Durant 3342
191. LaMarcus Aldridge 3341
192. Nene Hilario 3340
193. Gar Heard 3329
194. Kurt Rambis 3321
195. Tyrone Corbin 3320
196. Kevin Love 3315
197. Darryl Dawkins 3307
198. James Posey 3306
199. Reggie Miller* 3299
200. Andre Miller 3287
201. Sidney Wicks 3268
202. Yao Ming 3261
203. Lorenzen Wright 3255
204. Hedo Turkoglu 3249
205. Adrian Dantley* 3248
206. Xavier McDaniel 3231
207. Chris Dudley 3223
208. Julius Keye 3213
  Paul Silas 3213
210. Mike Dunleavy 3207
211. Metta World Peace 3204
212. Luol Deng 3195
213. Mehmet Okur 3175
214. Caron Butler 3168
215. Glenn Robinson 3162
216. Jason Richardson 3159
217. Terry Porter 3157
218. Cedric Maxwell 3153
219. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
221. Joe Johnson 3143
222. Dan Majerle 3140
223. Willie Wise 3120
224. Paul Millsap 3109
225. Corey Maggette 3107
226. Eddie Jones 3096
227. Danny Manning 3092
228. John Stockton* 3085
229. Fat Lever 3081
230. Byron Beck 3067
231. Terry Tyler 3066
232. Dwight Jones 3057
233. Nick Anderson 3053
  Theo Ratliff 3053
235. Eddie Johnson 3046
236. Steve Hawes 3040
237. Peja Stojakovic 3035
238. Al Horford 3032
239. Chris Mullin* 3008
240. Joakim Noah 3001
  Robert Reid 3001
242. Steve Nash 2999
  Goose Ligon 2999
244. Kendrick Perkins 2997
245. Luis Scola 2996
246. Jamaal Magloire 2990
247. Marques Johnson 2988
248. Ron Harper 2987
249. Tayshaun Prince 2970
250. Jim Jackson 2962

NBA

Rank Player DRB
1. Karl Malone* 11406
2. Kevin Garnett 11197
3. Tim Duncan 10539
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. Dirk Nowitzki 8404
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. Shawn Marion 7290
21. Dwight Howard 7251
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. Lamar Odom 6238
31. A.C. Green 6119
32. Pau Gasol 6085
33. Paul Pierce 6052
34. Horace Grant 5976
35. Carlos Boozer 5916
36. Chris Webber 5853
37. Rasheed Wallace 5826
38. Shawn Kemp 5808
39. Elton Brand 5626
40. Caldwell Jones 5621
41. Antawn Jamison 5600
42. Zach Randolph 5534
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. Anthony Mason 5367
52. Sam Perkins 5342
53. Dale Davis 5302
54. Truck Robinson 5282
55. Kobe Bryant 5274
56. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
57. Tyson Chandler 5240
58. Sam Lacey 5226
59. Chris Bosh 5220
60. LeBron James 5164
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. Bob Lanier* 4853
78. Dan Roundfield 4798
79. Al Jefferson 4787
80. Kevin McHale* 4764
81. Tom Chambers 4761
82. Larry Smith 4724
83. Mychal Thompson 4722
84. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
85. Samuel Dalembert 4642
86. Dave Greenwood 4616
87. Benoit Benjamin 4604
88. Tree Rollins 4602
89. LaSalle Thompson 4566
90. Josh Smith 4557
91. David Lee 4498
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. Olden Polynice 4380
99. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
100. Amar'e Stoudemire 4361
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
110. Christian Laettner 4185
111. Vince Carter 4174
112. Alton Lister 4152
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. David West 3951
125. Wayne Cooper 3946
126. Emeka Okafor 3940
127. Hot Rod Williams 3928
128. Gary Payton* 3877
129. Cliff Robinson 3874
130. Udonis Haslem 3869
131. Chris Kaman 3861
132. Danny Schayes 3852
133. Kenyon Martin 3834
134. Bill Walton* 3820
135. Rich Kelley 3806
136. Jim Chones 3794
137. George Johnson 3789
138. Brian Grant 3788
139. Carmelo Anthony 3778
140. Alex English* 3760
141. Swen Nater 3759
142. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
143. Rik Smits 3746
144. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
145. Michael Finley 3683
146. Mark Jackson 3682
147. Reggie Evans 3667
148. Gerald Wallace 3659
149. Clifford Ray 3630
150. Robert Horry 3625
151. Vin Baker 3604
152. Chuck Person 3601
153. Mike Miller 3597
154. Andre Iguodala 3584
155. George McGinnis 3576
156. Mark West 3562
157. Drew Gooden 3561
158. Julius Erving* 3534
159. Shawn Bradley 3525
160. Dave Corzine 3515
161. Larry Johnson 3506
162. Wayman Tisdale 3500
163. Kenny Carr 3493
164. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
165. Ervin Johnson 3471
166. Andrew Bogut 3465
167. Rodney McCray 3442
168. Glen Rice 3441
169. Greg Ballard 3424
170. Thurl Bailey 3414
171. Loy Vaught 3399
172. Richard Jefferson 3384
173. Bernard King* 3356
174. Kevin Durant 3342
175. LaMarcus Aldridge 3341
176. Nene Hilario 3340
177. Gar Heard 3329
178. Kurt Rambis 3321
179. Tyrone Corbin 3320
180. Kevin Love 3315
181. Darryl Dawkins 3307
182. James Posey 3306
183. Reggie Miller* 3299
184. Andre Miller 3287
185. Sidney Wicks 3268
186. Mark Olberding 3265
187. Yao Ming 3261
188. Lorenzen Wright 3255
189. Hedo Turkoglu 3249
190. Adrian Dantley* 3248
191. Xavier McDaniel 3231
192. Spencer Haywood 3228
193. Chris Dudley 3223
194. Paul Silas 3213
195. Mike Dunleavy 3207
196. Metta World Peace 3204
197. Luol Deng 3195
198. Mehmet Okur 3175
199. Caron Butler 3168
200. Glenn Robinson 3162
201. Jason Richardson 3159
202. Terry Porter 3157
203. Cedric Maxwell 3153
204. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
206. Joe Johnson 3143
207. Dan Majerle 3140
208. Paul Millsap 3109
209. Corey Maggette 3107
210. Eddie Jones 3096
211. Danny Manning 3092
212. John Stockton* 3085
213. Fat Lever 3081
214. Terry Tyler 3066
215. Dwight Jones 3057
216. Theo Ratliff 3053
  Nick Anderson 3053
218. Eddie Johnson 3046
219. Steve Hawes 3040
220. Peja Stojakovic 3035
221. Al Horford 3032
222. Chris Mullin* 3008
223. Joakim Noah 3001
  Robert Reid 3001
225. Steve Nash 2999
226. Kendrick Perkins 2997
227. Luis Scola 2996
228. Jamaal Magloire 2990
229. Marques Johnson 2988
230. Ron Harper 2987
231. Tayshaun Prince 2970
232. Bobby Jones 2968
233. Jim Jackson 2962
234. Latrell Sprewell 2954
235. Andrei Kirilenko 2952
236. John Drew 2930
237. Mitch Richmond* 2920
238. Boris Diaw 2917
239. Rod Strickland 2912
240. Tony Battie 2911
241. Kenny Thomas 2894
242. Mike Bantom 2885
243. Elmore Smith 2880
244. Nazr Mohammed 2878
245. Anderson Varejao 2876
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. 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