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NBA & ABA Year-by-Year 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 (*).

Season Lg Player DRB Tm
2015-16 NBA Andre Drummond803 DET
2014-15 NBA DeAndre Jordan829 LAC
2013-14 NBA DeAndre Jordan783 LAC
2012-13 NBA Dwight Howard694 LAL
2011-12 NBA Dwight Howard585 ORL
2010-11 NBA Dwight Howard789 ORL
2009-10 NBA Dwight Howard798 ORL
2008-09 NBA Dwight Howard757 ORL
2007-08 NBA Dwight Howard882 ORL
2006-07 NBA Kevin Garnett792 MIN
2005-06 NBA Kevin Garnett752 MIN
2004-05 NBA Kevin Garnett861 MIN
2003-04 NBA Kevin Garnett894 MIN
2002-03 NBA Kevin Garnett858 MIN
2001-02 NBA Tim Duncan774 SAS
2000-01 NBA Ben Wallace749 DET
1999-00 NBA Dikembe Mutombo*853 ATL
1998-99 NBA Dikembe Mutombo*418 ATL
1997-98 NBA Dennis Rodman*780 CHI
1996-97 NBA Ervin Johnson682 DEN
1995-96 NBA David Robinson*681 SAS
1994-95 NBA Karl Malone*715 UTA
1993-94 NBA Dennis Rodman*914 SAS
1992-93 NBA Patrick Ewing*789 NYK
1991-92 NBA Dennis Rodman*1007 DET
1990-91 NBA Karl Malone*731 UTA
1989-90 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*850 HOU
1988-89 NBA Hakeem Olajuwon*767 HOU
1987-88 NBA Charles Oakley740 CHI
1986-87 NBA Charles Oakley775 CHI
1985-86 NBA Bill Laimbeer770 DET
1984-85 NBA Mark Eaton720 UTA
1983-84 NBA Jack Sikma686 SEA
1982-83 NBA Moses Malone*749 PHI
1981-82 NBA Jack Sikma815 SEA
1980-81 NBA Swen Nater722 SDC
1979-80 NBA Swen Nater864 SDC
1978-79 NBA Moses Malone*857 HOU
1977-78 NBA Truck Robinson990 NOJ
1976-77 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*824 LAL
1975-76 NBA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*1111 LAL
  ABA Artis Gilmore*901 KEN
1974-75 NBA Sam Lacey921 KCO
  ABA Artis Gilmore*934 KEN
1973-74 NBA Elvin Hayes*1109 CAP
  ABA Artis Gilmore*1060 KEN
1972-73 ABA Artis Gilmore*1027 KEN
1971-72 ABA Artis Gilmore*1070 KEN
1970-71 ABA Julius Keye1084 DNR
1969-70 ABA Spencer Haywood*1104 DNR
1968-69 ABA Mel Daniels*873 INA
1967-68 ABA Mel Daniels*711 MNM