NBA & ABA Progressive Playoff 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* 14.57   Harry Gallatin* 11.64   Harry Gallatin* 11.64   Dolph Schayes* 14.57
1951-52George Mikan* 15.92   George Mikan* 14.05   George Mikan* 14.05   George Mikan* 15.92
1952-53George Mikan* 15.42   George Mikan* 14.56   George Mikan* 14.56   George Mikan* 15.92
1953-54Harry Gallatin* 15.25   George Mikan* 14.16   George Mikan* 14.16   George Mikan* 15.92
1954-55Dolph Schayes* 12.82   Arnie Risen* 12.41   George Mikan* 14.16   George Mikan* 15.92
1955-56Neil Johnston* 14.30   George Mikan* 13.85   George Mikan* 13.85   George Mikan* 15.92
1956-57Bill Russell* 24.40   Dolph Schayes* 12.96   George Mikan* 13.85   Bill Russell* 24.40
1957-58Bill Russell* 24.56   Bob Pettit* 14.93   Bob Pettit* 14.93   Bill Russell* 24.56
1958-59Bill Russell* 27.73   Bill Russell* 25.67   Bill Russell* 25.67   Bill Russell* 27.73
1959-60Bill Russell* 25.85   Bill Russell* 25.72   Bill Russell* 25.72   Bill Russell* 27.73
1960-61Bill Russell* 29.90   Bill Russell* 26.51   Bill Russell* 26.51   Bill Russell* 29.90
1961-62Wilt Chamberlain* 26.58   Bill Russell* 26.49   Bill Russell* 26.49   Bill Russell* 29.90
1962-63Bill Russell* 25.08   Bill Russell* 26.26   Bill Russell* 26.26   Bill Russell* 29.90
1963-64Bill Russell* 27.20   Bill Russell* 26.37   Bill Russell* 26.37   Bill Russell* 29.90
1964-65Wilt Chamberlain* 27.18   Bill Russell* 26.23   Bill Russell* 26.23   Bill Russell* 29.90
1965-66Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.38   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.38   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1966-67Wilt Chamberlain* 29.13   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.00   Wilt Chamberlain* 27.00   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1967-68Wilt Chamberlain* 24.69   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.62   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.62   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1968-69Wilt Chamberlain* 24.67   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.27   Wilt Chamberlain* 26.27   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1969-70Wes Unseld* 23.57   Wilt Chamberlain* 25.63   Wilt Chamberlain* 25.63   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1970-71Bill Bridges 20.80   Wilt Chamberlain* 25.12   Wilt Chamberlain* 25.12   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1971-72Wilt Chamberlain* 21.00   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.69   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1972-73Wilt Chamberlain* 22.53   Wilt Chamberlain* 24.46   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1973-74Elvin Hayes* 15.86   Wes Unseld* 17.32   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1974-75Dave Cowens* 16.45   Wes Unseld* 17.03   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1975-76Dave Cowens* 16.44   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.77   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1976-77Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 17.73   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.93   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1977-78Elvin Hayes* 13.29   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.79   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1978-79Elvin Hayes* 14.00   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 16.37   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1979-80Moses Malone* 13.86   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 15.68   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1980-81Kermit Washington 17.33   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 15.71   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1981-82Moses Malone* 17.00   Moses Malone* 15.49   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1982-83Moses Malone* 15.85   Moses Malone* 15.57   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1983-84Buck Williams 14.09   Moses Malone* 15.43   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1984-85Ralph Sampson* 16.60   Moses Malone* 14.61   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1985-86Charles Barkley* 15.75   Moses Malone* 14.61   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1986-87Larry Smith 13.70   Moses Malone* 14.53   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1987-88Hakeem Olajuwon* 16.75   Moses Malone* 14.33   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1988-89Hakeem Olajuwon* 13.00   Moses Malone* 14.20   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1989-90Charles Barkley* 15.50   Moses Malone* 14.20   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1990-91David Robinson* 13.50   Moses Malone* 13.78   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1991-92Shawn Kemp 12.22   Moses Malone* 13.78   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1992-93A.C. Green 14.60   Moses Malone* 13.78   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1993-94Derrick Coleman 14.25   Moses Malone* 13.78   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1994-95Dennis Rodman* 14.79   Moses Malone* 13.78   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1995-96Dennis Rodman* 13.72   Charles Barkley* 13.27   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1996-97Shawn Kemp 12.33   Charles Barkley* 13.10   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1997-98David Robinson* 14.11   Charles Barkley* 12.83   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1998-99Dikembe Mutombo* 13.89   Charles Barkley* 12.86   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
1999-00Shaquille O'Neal* 15.43   Charles Barkley* 12.86   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2000-01Shaquille O'Neal* 15.44   Dikembe Mutombo* 12.75   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2001-02Kevin Garnett 18.67   Shaquille O'Neal* 12.67   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2002-03Jermaine O'Neal 17.50   Ben Wallace 16.22   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2003-04Kevin Garnett 14.61   Ben Wallace 15.32   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2004-05Samuel Dalembert 12.80   Ben Wallace 13.97   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2005-06Bonzi Wells 12.00   Kevin Garnett 13.36   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2006-07Marcus Camby 14.80   Kevin Garnett 13.36   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2007-08Dwight Howard 15.80   Tim Duncan 12.74   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2008-09Dwight Howard 15.35   Dwight Howard 15.41   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2009-10Carlos Boozer 13.20   Dwight Howard 14.22   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2010-11Dwight Howard 15.50   Dwight Howard 14.35   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2011-12Josh Smith 13.60   Dwight Howard 14.35   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2012-13Kevin Garnett 13.67   Dwight Howard 14.11   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2013-14Dwight Howard 13.67   Dwight Howard 14.07   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2014-15Dwight Howard 14.00   Dwight Howard 14.06   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
2015-16DeAndre Jordan 16.33   Dwight Howard 14.06   Bill Russell* 24.87   Wilt Chamberlain* 30.20
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