NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Defensive Rebounds

Active players are listed in bold
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.
Defensive Rebounds since 1973-74 (1967-68 for ABA)

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player DRB
1.Artis Gilmore* 11514
2.Kevin Garnett* 11453
3.Karl Malone* 11406
4.Tim Duncan* 11232
5.Moses Malone* 10452
6.Robert Parish* 10117
7.Dirk Nowitzki 10021
8.Dwight Howard 9943
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
10.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
11.Shaquille O'Neal* 8890
12.Patrick Ewing* 8855
13.Dikembe Mutombo* 8551
14.Buck Williams 8491
15.Charles Barkley* 8286
16.Charles Oakley 8281
17.Jack Sikma* 8274
18.Pau Gasol 8220
19.LeBron James 8019
20.Kevin Willis 7769
21.Caldwell Jones 7764
22.Dennis Rodman* 7625
23.Bill Laimbeer 7581
24.Dan Issel* 7437
25.David Robinson* 7414
26.Shawn Marion 7369
27.Larry Bird* 7217
28.Ben Wallace 7038
29.Elvin Hayes* 6973
30.Jason Kidd* 6957
31.Tyson Chandler 6938
32.Zach Randolph 6929
33.Otis Thorpe 6924
34.Marcus Camby 6902
35.Julius Erving* 6836
36.DeAndre Jordan 6743
37.Mel Daniels* 6648
38.Maurice Lucas 6608
39.Billy Paultz 6575
40.Vlade Divac* 6445
41.Paul Pierce 6435
42.Lamar Odom 6238
43.Carlos Boozer 6155
44.A.C. Green 6119
45.George McGinnis* 6090
46.Kevin Love 5982
47.Horace Grant 5976
48.Swen Nater 5918
49.Chris Webber 5853
50.Rasheed Wallace 5826
51.Shawn Kemp 5808
52.Elton Brand 5736
53.LaMarcus Aldridge 5730
54.Chris Bosh 5665
55.Al Jefferson 5636
56.Antawn Jamison 5600
57.Andre Drummond 5585
58.Kobe Bryant* 5548
59.Bob McAdoo* 5502
60.Kevin Durant 5463
61.Carmelo Anthony 5458
62.Terry Cummings 5447
63.James Donaldson 5432
64.Scottie Pippen* 5426
65.Michael Cage 5419
66.P.J. Brown 5407
67.Kurt Thomas 5406
68.Anthony Mason 5367
69.Sam Perkins 5342
70.Al Horford 5314
71.Dale Davis 5302
72.Truck Robinson 5282
73.Jermaine O'Neal 5270
74.Sam Lacey 5226
75.David Lee 5170
76.Antonio McDyess 5160
77.Derrick Coleman 5153
78.Detlef Schrempf 5152
79.Rick Mahorn 5143
80.Paul Millsap 5129
81.Dave Cowens* 5122
82.Mark Eaton 5082
83.Juwan Howard 5080
84.Marc Gasol 5078
85.Larry Nance 5053
86.Michael Jordan* 5004
87.Antoine Walker 4997
88.Grant Hill* 4993
89.Wes Unseld* 4974
90.Gerald Govan 4959
91.Magic Johnson* 4958
92.Alonzo Mourning* 4953
93.Vince Carter 4948
94.Josh Smith 4936
95.Dan Roundfield 4926
96.Alvan Adams 4922
97.Herb Williams 4885
98.Bob Lanier* 4853
99.Russell Westbrook 4806
 David West 4806
101.Kevin McHale* 4764
102.Tom Chambers 4761
103.Larry Smith 4724
104.Mychal Thompson 4722
105.Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
106.Jim Chones 4691
107.Andre Iguodala 4690
108.Nikola Vučević 4658
109.Samuel Dalembert 4653
110.Marcin Gortat 4648
111.DeMarcus Cousins 4641
112.Dave Greenwood 4616
113.Benoit Benjamin 4604
114.Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
115.Tree Rollins 4602
116.LaSalle Thompson 4566
117.Brad Miller 4491
118.Donyell Marshall 4478
119.Tyrone Hill 4458
120.Clifford Robinson 4454
121.Antonio Davis 4432
122.Larry Kenon 4398
 Mike Gminski 4398
124.Olden Polynice 4380
125.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
126.Andrew Bogut 4358
127.Rudy Gay 4335
 Troy Murphy 4335
129.Spencer Haywood* 4332
130.Bill Cartwright 4294
131.Armen Gilliam 4284
132.Rony Seikaly 4282
 Erick Dampier 4282
134.Serge Ibaka 4277
135.Marvin Williams 4270
136.Mickey Johnson 4264
137.Anthony Davis 4238
138.Elden Campbell 4236
139.Blake Griffin 4227
140.Dominique Wilkins* 4219
141.James Edwards 4200
142.Christian Laettner 4185
143.Dave Robisch 4181
144.Alton Lister 4152
145.Udonis Haslem 4147
146.Nenê Hilário 4140
147.Joe Smith 4119
148.Chris Kaman 4095
149.Trevor Ariza 4086
150.Clyde Drexler* 4062
151.Ray Allen* 4042
152.Brad Daugherty 4020
153.Red Robbins 4019
154.Rashard Lewis 4015
155.Emeka Okafor 4013
156.Jerome Kersey 4009
157.Chris Paul 4007
158.Luol Deng 4006
159.Tom Gugliotta 3994
160.Joe Johnson 3992
161.Al Harrington 3987
162.Grant Long 3986
163.Bobby Jones* 3980
164.Tracy McGrady* 3976
165.Zaza Pachulia 3953
166.Wayne Cooper 3946
167.Giannis Antetokounmpo 3944
168.Hot Rod Williams 3928
169.Joakim Noah 3917
170.Gary Payton* 3877
171.Cliff Robinson 3874
172.James Harden 3867
173.Danny Schayes 3852
174.Kenyon Martin 3847
175.Bill Walton* 3820
176.Thaddeus Young 3816
177.Tom Owens 3814
178.Rudy Gobert 3810
179.Rich Kelley 3806
180.Richard Jefferson 3803
181.George Johnson 3789
182.Brian Grant 3788
183.George Gervin* 3786
184.Reggie Evans 3781
185.Alex English* 3760
186.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
187.Rik Smits 3746
188.Mike Miller 3744
189.Drew Gooden 3740
190.Joe Barry Carroll 3714
191.Gerald Wallace 3693
192.Michael Finley 3683
193.Mark Jackson 3682
194.Dwyane Wade 3675
195.Paul George 3667
196.Jim Eakins 3664
197.Clifford Ray 3630
198.Robert Horry 3625
199.Mark Olberding 3611
200.Luis Scola 3606
201.Vin Baker 3604
202.Chuck Person 3601
203.Rick Barry* 3589
204.Jonas Valančiūnas 3571
205.Mark West 3562
206.Shawn Bradley 3525
207.Dave Corzine 3515
208.Mike Dunleavy 3513
209.Larry Johnson 3506
210.Wayman Tisdale 3500
211.Kenny Carr 3493
212.Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
213.Ervin Johnson 3471
214.Hassan Whiteside 3462
215.Greg Monroe 3460
216.Darnell Hillman 3451
217.Rodney McCray 3442
 Wil Jones 3442
219.Glen Rice 3441
220.Greg Ballard 3424
221.Andre Miller 3422
222.Brook Lopez 3416
223.Thurl Bailey 3414
224.Bob Netolicky 3408
225.Loy Vaught 3399
226.Boris Diaw 3376
227.Derrick Favors 3371
228.Draymond Green 3367
 Nicolas Batum 3367
230.Bernard King* 3356
231.Tristan Thompson 3353
232.Gar Heard 3329
233.Hedo Türkoğlu 3324
234.Kurt Rambis 3321
235.Tyrone Corbin 3320
236.Darryl Dawkins 3307
237.James Posey 3306
238.Reggie Miller* 3299
239.Kyle Korver 3298
240.Metta World Peace 3289
241.Caron Butler 3284
242.Kyle Lowry 3282
243.Rajon Rondo 3271
244.Sidney Wicks 3268
245.Yao Ming* 3261
246.Lorenzen Wright 3255
247.Adrian Dantley* 3248
248.Ersan İlyasova 3242
249.Channing Frye 3235
250.Xavier McDaniel 3231

ABA

ABA Table
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.Willie 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.Gene Littles 897
 Jim Chones 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.Lonnie Wright 618
 George Irvine 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.Walter Piatkowski 363
 John Williamson 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.Claude Terry 268
 Will Frazier 268
179.Carl Fuller 249
180.George Karl 246
 Scott English 246
182.Larry Cannon 244
183.Charles Hentz 238
184.Dennis Hamilton 237
 Bill Bunting 237
186.Bud Olsen 234
187.Bruce Seals 233
188.Henry Logan 231
189.Ben Warley 227
190.William Franklin 226
191.Mike Pratt 225
 Paul Ruffner 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.Don Dee 188
207.Ron Perry 187
208.Dennis Wuycik 186
 Billy Schaeffer 186
210.Patrick McFarland 184
211.Riney Lochmann 183
212.Barry Parkhill 182
213.Lonnie Lynn 175
214.Lionel Billingy 173
 Jerry Chambers 173
 Ronald Taylor 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.Joe DePre 153
 Billy Shepherd 153
233.Dan Hester 151
234.Larry Finch 149
235.Tony Jackson 141
236.Shaler Halimon 136
237.Chico Vaughn 132
238.Stephen Vacendak 128
 Dan Roundfield 128
 Pierre Russell 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.Calvin Fowler 116
 Mel Peterson 116
250.Darrell Elston 115

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DRB
1.Kevin Garnett* 11453
2.Karl Malone* 11406
3.Tim Duncan* 11232
4.Robert Parish* 10117
5.Dirk Nowitzki 10021
6.Dwight Howard 9943
7.Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
8.Moses Malone* 9481
9.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
10.Shaquille O'Neal* 8890
11.Patrick Ewing* 8855
12.Dikembe Mutombo* 8551
13.Buck Williams 8491
14.Charles Barkley* 8286
15.Charles Oakley 8281
16.Jack Sikma* 8274
17.Pau Gasol 8220
18.LeBron James 8019
19.Kevin Willis 7769
20.Dennis Rodman* 7625
21.Bill Laimbeer 7581
22.David Robinson* 7414
23.Shawn Marion 7369
24.Larry Bird* 7217
25.Ben Wallace 7038
26.Elvin Hayes* 6973
27.Jason Kidd* 6957
28.Tyson Chandler 6938
29.Zach Randolph 6929
30.Otis Thorpe 6924
31.Marcus Camby 6902
32.DeAndre Jordan 6743
33.Artis Gilmore* 6522
34.Vlade Divac* 6445
35.Paul Pierce 6435
36.Lamar Odom 6238
37.Carlos Boozer 6155
38.A.C. Green 6119
39.Kevin Love 5982
40.Horace Grant 5976
41.Chris Webber 5853
42.Rasheed Wallace 5826
43.Shawn Kemp 5808
44.Elton Brand 5736
45.LaMarcus Aldridge 5730
46.Chris Bosh 5665
47.Al Jefferson 5636
48.Caldwell Jones 5621
49.Antawn Jamison 5600
50.Andre Drummond 5585
51.Kobe Bryant* 5548
52.Bob McAdoo* 5502
53.Kevin Durant 5463
54.Carmelo Anthony 5458
55.Terry Cummings 5447
56.James Donaldson 5432
57.Scottie Pippen* 5426
58.Michael Cage 5419
59.P.J. Brown 5407
60.Kurt Thomas 5406
61.Maurice Lucas 5401
62.Anthony Mason 5367
63.Sam Perkins 5342
64.Al Horford 5314
65.Dale Davis 5302
66.Truck Robinson 5282
67.Jermaine O'Neal 5270
68.Sam Lacey 5226
69.David Lee 5170
70.Antonio McDyess 5160
71.Derrick Coleman 5153
72.Detlef Schrempf 5152
73.Rick Mahorn 5143
74.Paul Millsap 5129
75.Dave Cowens* 5122
76.Mark Eaton 5082
77.Juwan Howard 5080
78.Marc Gasol 5078
79.Larry Nance 5053
80.Michael Jordan* 5004
81.Antoine Walker 4997
82.Grant Hill* 4993
83.Wes Unseld* 4974
84.Magic Johnson* 4958
85.Alonzo Mourning* 4953
86.Vince Carter 4948
87.Josh Smith 4936
88.Alvan Adams 4922
89.Herb Williams 4885
90.Bob Lanier* 4853
91.Russell Westbrook 4806
 David West 4806
93.Dan Roundfield 4798
94.Kevin McHale* 4764
95.Tom Chambers 4761
96.Larry Smith 4724
97.Mychal Thompson 4722
98.Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
99.Andre Iguodala 4690
100.Nikola Vučević 4658
101.Samuel Dalembert 4653
102.Marcin Gortat 4648
103.DeMarcus Cousins 4641
104.Dave Greenwood 4616
105.Benoit Benjamin 4604
106.Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
107.Tree Rollins 4602
108.LaSalle Thompson 4566
109.Brad Miller 4491
110.Donyell Marshall 4478
111.Tyrone Hill 4458
112.Clifford Robinson 4454
113.Antonio Davis 4432
114.Mike Gminski 4398
115.Olden Polynice 4380
116.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
117.Andrew Bogut 4358
118.Troy Murphy 4335
 Rudy Gay 4335
120.Bill Cartwright 4294
121.Armen Gilliam 4284
122.Rony Seikaly 4282
 Erick Dampier 4282
124.Serge Ibaka 4277
125.Marvin Williams 4270
126.Mickey Johnson 4264
127.Anthony Davis 4238
128.Elden Campbell 4236
129.Blake Griffin 4227
130.Dominique Wilkins* 4219
131.James Edwards 4200
132.Christian Laettner 4185
133.Alton Lister 4152
134.Udonis Haslem 4147
135.Nenê Hilário 4140
136.Joe Smith 4119
137.Chris Kaman 4095
138.Trevor Ariza 4086
139.Clyde Drexler* 4062
140.Ray Allen* 4042
141.Dan Issel* 4021
142.Brad Daugherty 4020
143.Rashard Lewis 4015
144.Emeka Okafor 4013
145.Jerome Kersey 4009
146.Chris Paul 4007
147.Luol Deng 4006
148.Tom Gugliotta 3994
149.Joe Johnson 3992
150.Al Harrington 3987
151.Grant Long 3986
152.Tracy McGrady* 3976
153.Zaza Pachulia 3953
154.Wayne Cooper 3946
155.Giannis Antetokounmpo 3944
156.Hot Rod Williams 3928
157.Joakim Noah 3917
158.Gary Payton* 3877
159.Cliff Robinson 3874
160.James Harden 3867
161.Danny Schayes 3852
162.Kenyon Martin 3847
163.Bill Walton* 3820
164.Thaddeus Young 3816
165.Rudy Gobert 3810
166.Rich Kelley 3806
167.Richard Jefferson 3803
168.Jim Chones 3794
169.George Johnson 3789
170.Brian Grant 3788
171.Reggie Evans 3781
172.Alex English* 3760
173.Swen Nater 3759
174.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
175.Rik Smits 3746
176.Mike Miller 3744
177.Drew Gooden 3740
178.Joe Barry Carroll 3714
179.Gerald Wallace 3693
180.Michael Finley 3683
181.Mark Jackson 3682
182.Dwyane Wade 3675
183.Paul George 3667
184.Clifford Ray 3630
185.Robert Horry 3625
186.Luis Scola 3606
187.Vin Baker 3604
188.Chuck Person 3601
189.George McGinnis* 3576
190.Jonas Valančiūnas 3571
191.Mark West 3562
192.Julius Erving* 3534
193.Shawn Bradley 3525
194.Dave Corzine 3515
195.Mike Dunleavy 3513
196.Larry Johnson 3506
197.Wayman Tisdale 3500
198.Kenny Carr 3493
199.Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
200.Ervin Johnson 3471
201.Hassan Whiteside 3462
202.Greg Monroe 3460
203.Rodney McCray 3442
204.Glen Rice 3441
205.Greg Ballard 3424
206.Andre Miller 3422
207.Brook Lopez 3416
208.Thurl Bailey 3414
209.Loy Vaught 3399
210.Boris Diaw 3376
211.Derrick Favors 3371
212.Draymond Green 3367
 Nicolas Batum 3367
214.Bernard King* 3356
215.Tristan Thompson 3353
216.Gar Heard 3329
217.Hedo Türkoğlu 3324
218.Kurt Rambis 3321
219.Tyrone Corbin 3320
220.Darryl Dawkins 3307
221.James Posey 3306
222.Reggie Miller* 3299
223.Kyle Korver 3298
224.Metta World Peace 3289
225.Caron Butler 3284
226.Kyle Lowry 3282
227.Rajon Rondo 3271
228.Sidney Wicks 3268
229.Mark Olberding 3265
230.Yao Ming* 3261
231.Lorenzen Wright 3255
232.Adrian Dantley* 3248
233.Ersan İlyasova 3242
234.Channing Frye 3235
235.Xavier McDaniel 3231
236.Spencer Haywood* 3228
237.Jeff Green 3227
 Kendrick Perkins 3227
239.Chris Dudley 3223
240.Matt Barnes 3215
241.Paul Silas 3213
242.Jason Richardson 3212
243.Al-Farouq Aminu 3210
244.Tayshaun Prince 3207
245.Tobias Harris 3202
246.Mehmet Okur 3175
247.Glenn Robinson 3162
248.Terry Porter 3157
249.Cedric Maxwell 3153
250.Jeff Foster 3147
 Taj Gibson 3147
 James Worthy* 3147