NBA & ABA Progressive Playoff Leaders and Records for Defensive Rebounds

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

Table
  Year-by-Year DRB   Active DRB   Career DRB   Single Season DRB
1973-74Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 186   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 186   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 186   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 186
1974-75Wes Unseld* 211   Dave Cowens* 312   Dave Cowens* 312   Wes Unseld* 211
1975-76Dave Cowens* 209   Dave Cowens* 521   Dave Cowens* 521   Wes Unseld* 211
1976-77Bill Walton* 232   Dave Cowens* 626   Dave Cowens* 626   Bill Walton* 232
1977-78Marvin Webster 194   Dave Cowens* 626   Dave Cowens* 626   Bill Walton* 232
1978-79Elvin Hayes* 172   Elvin Hayes* 733   Elvin Hayes* 733   Bill Walton* 232
1979-80Caldwell Jones 135   Elvin Hayes* 745   Elvin Hayes* 745   Bill Walton* 232
1980-81Larry Bird* 189   Elvin Hayes* 745   Elvin Hayes* 745   Bill Walton* 232
1981-82Caldwell Jones 137   Elvin Hayes* 768   Elvin Hayes* 768   Bill Walton* 232
1982-83Moses Malone* 136   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 783   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 783   Bill Walton* 232
1983-84Larry Bird* 190   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 900   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 900   Bill Walton* 232
1984-85Robert Parish* 162   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1004   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1004   Bill Walton* 232
1985-86Ralph Sampson* 149   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1061   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1061   Bill Walton* 232
1986-87Larry Bird* 190   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1145   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1145   Bill Walton* 232
1987-88Bill Laimbeer 178   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1227   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1227   Bill Walton* 232
1988-89Bill Laimbeer
Horace Grant
Dennis Rodman*
114   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1273   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1273   Bill Walton* 232
1989-90Bill Laimbeer 170   Larry Bird* 1243   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1273   Bill Walton* 232
1990-91Magic Johnson* 131   Larry Bird* 1307   Larry Bird* 1307   Bill Walton* 232
1991-92Karl Malone* 138   Larry Bird* 1323   Larry Bird* 1323   Bill Walton* 232
1992-93Charles Barkley* 233   Robert Parish* 1187   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1993-94Patrick Ewing* 205   Robert Parish* 1187   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1994-95Hakeem Olajuwon* 183   Robert Parish* 1192   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1995-96Dennis Rodman* 149   Robert Parish* 1192   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1996-97Karl Malone* 168   Robert Parish* 1194   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1997-98Karl Malone* 170   Karl Malone* 1165   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1998-99Tim Duncan 140   Karl Malone* 1253   Larry Bird* 1323   Charles Barkley* 233
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal* 236   Karl Malone* 1323   Larry Bird*
Karl Malone*
1323   Shaquille O'Neal* 236
2000-01Dikembe Mutombo* 203   Karl Malone* 1358   Karl Malone* 1358   Shaquille O'Neal* 236
2001-02Shaquille O'Neal* 172   Karl Malone* 1385   Karl Malone* 1385   Shaquille O'Neal* 236
2002-03Tim Duncan 273   Karl Malone* 1412   Karl Malone* 1412   Tim Duncan 273
2003-04Ben Wallace 233   Karl Malone* 1560   Karl Malone* 1560   Tim Duncan 273
2004-05Tim Duncan 199   Shaquille O'Neal* 1401   Karl Malone* 1560   Tim Duncan 273
2005-06Dirk Nowitzki 221   Shaquille O'Neal* 1551   Karl Malone* 1560   Tim Duncan 273
2006-07Tim Duncan 156   Shaquille O'Neal* 1569   Shaquille O'Neal* 1569   Tim Duncan 273
2007-08Kevin Garnett 202   Shaquille O'Neal* 1602   Shaquille O'Neal* 1602   Tim Duncan 273
2008-09Dwight Howard 254   Shaquille O'Neal* 1602   Shaquille O'Neal* 1602   Tim Duncan 273
2009-10Pau Gasol 163   Shaquille O'Neal* 1642   Shaquille O'Neal* 1642   Tim Duncan 273
2010-11Dirk Nowitzki 159   Shaquille O'Neal* 1642   Shaquille O'Neal* 1642   Tim Duncan 273
2011-12Kevin Garnett 175   Tim Duncan 1678   Tim Duncan 1678   Tim Duncan 273
2012-13Tim Duncan 160   Tim Duncan 1838   Tim Duncan 1838   Tim Duncan 273
2013-14Tim Duncan 146   Tim Duncan 1984   Tim Duncan 1984   Tim Duncan 273
2014-15LeBron James 189   Tim Duncan 2043   Tim Duncan 2043   Tim Duncan 273
2015-16Draymond Green 190   Tim Duncan 2081   Tim Duncan 2081   Tim Duncan 273
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