NBA & ABA Progressive Leaders and Records for Rebounds Per Game

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

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  Year-by-Year RPG   Active RPG   Career RPG   Single Season RPG
1950-51Dolph Schayes* 16.36               Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1951-52George Mikan* 13.53               Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1952-53George Mikan* 14.39   Connie Simmons 6.88   Connie Simmons 6.88   Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1953-54Harry Gallatin* 15.25   George Mikan* 14.08   George Mikan* 14.08   Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1954-55Neil Johnston* 15.07   Dolph Schayes* 13.17   George Mikan* 14.08   Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1955-56Maurice Stokes* 16.33   George Mikan* 13.40   George Mikan* 13.40   Dolph Schayes* 16.36
1956-57Bill Russell* 19.65   Dolph Schayes* 13.17   George Mikan* 13.40   Bill Russell* 19.65
1957-58Bill Russell* 22.67   Dolph Schayes* 13.31   George Mikan* 13.40   Bill Russell* 22.67
1958-59Bill Russell* 23.03   Dolph Schayes* 13.31   George Mikan* 13.40   Bill Russell* 23.03
1959-60Wilt Chamberlain* 26.96   Bob Pettit* 15.88   Bob Pettit* 15.88   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.96
1960-61Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20   Bob Pettit* 16.54   Bob Pettit* 16.54   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1961-62Wilt Chamberlain* 25.65   Bill Russell* 23.02   Bill Russell* 23.02   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1962-63Wilt Chamberlain* 24.32   Bill Russell* 23.12   Bill Russell* 23.12   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1963-64Bill Russell* 24.74   Bill Russell* 23.34   Bill Russell* 23.34   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1964-65Bill Russell* 24.08   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1965-66Wilt Chamberlain* 24.59   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 24.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.76   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.76   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 23.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.65   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.65   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1968-69Wilt Chamberlain* 21.14   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.28   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.28   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1969-70Elvin Hayes* 16.90   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.20   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.20   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1970-71Wilt Chamberlain* 18.21   Wilt Chamberlain* 23.64   Wilt Chamberlain* 23.64   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1971-72Wilt Chamberlain* 19.17   Wilt Chamberlain* 23.26   Wilt Chamberlain* 23.26   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1972-73Wilt Chamberlain* 18.61   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1973-74Elvin Hayes* 18.06   Nate Thurmond* 16.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1974-75Wes Unseld* 14.75   Nate Thurmond* 16.34   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1975-76Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.87   Wes Unseld* 15.57   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1976-77Bill Walton* 14.37   Dave Cowens* 15.35   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1977-78Truck Robinson 15.71   Dave Cowens* 15.18   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1978-79Moses Malone* 17.61   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 14.83   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1979-80Swen Nater 15.01   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 14.44   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1980-81Moses Malone* 14.75   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 14.08   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1981-82Moses Malone* 14.67   Moses Malone* 14.94   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1982-83Moses Malone* 15.31   Moses Malone* 14.99   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1983-84Moses Malone* 13.38   Moses Malone* 14.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1984-85Moses Malone* 13.05   Moses Malone* 14.60   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1985-86Bill Laimbeer 13.11   Moses Malone* 14.33   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1986-87Charles Barkley* 14.62   Moses Malone* 14.07   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1987-88Michael Cage 13.03   Moses Malone* 13.82   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1988-89Hakeem Olajuwon* 13.48   Moses Malone* 13.66   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1989-90Hakeem Olajuwon* 14.01   Moses Malone* 13.39   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1990-91David Robinson* 12.96   Moses Malone* 13.02   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1991-92Dennis Rodman* 18.66   Moses Malone* 12.76   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1992-93Dennis Rodman* 18.26   Moses Malone* 12.68   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1993-94Dennis Rodman* 17.30   Hakeem Olajuwon* 12.52   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1994-95Dennis Rodman* 16.80   Dennis Rodman* 12.54   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1995-96Dennis Rodman* 14.88   Dennis Rodman* 12.74   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1996-97Dennis Rodman* 16.05   Dennis Rodman* 12.97   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1997-98Dennis Rodman* 15.01   Dennis Rodman* 13.16   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1998-99Chris Webber 12.98   Dennis Rodman* 13.11   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
1999-00Dikembe Mutombo* 14.11   Dennis Rodman* 13.12   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2000-01Dikembe Mutombo* 13.53   Dikembe Mutombo* 12.44   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2001-02Ben Wallace 12.99   Dikembe Mutombo* 12.28   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2002-03Ben Wallace 15.42   Tim Duncan 12.30   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2003-04Kevin Garnett 13.89   Tim Duncan 12.32   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2004-05Kevin Garnett 13.51   Tim Duncan 12.18   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2005-06Kevin Garnett 12.71   Tim Duncan 12.04   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2006-07Kevin Garnett 12.83   Tim Duncan 11.88   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2007-08Dwight Howard 14.16   Tim Duncan 11.83   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2008-09Dwight Howard 13.84   Dwight Howard 12.55   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2009-10Dwight Howard 13.20   Dwight Howard 12.66   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2010-11Kevin Love 15.23   Dwight Howard 12.85   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2011-12Dwight Howard 14.54   Dwight Howard 13.00   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2012-13Dwight Howard 12.43   Dwight Howard 12.94   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2013-14DeAndre Jordan 13.59   Dwight Howard 12.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2014-15DeAndre Jordan 14.95   Dwight Howard 12.75   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2015-16Andre Drummond 14.79   Dwight Howard 12.67   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
2016-17Hassan Whiteside 14.68   Dwight Howard 12.67   Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.20
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