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.Dwight Howard 10476
6.Moses Malone* 10452
7.Robert Parish* 10117
8.Dirk Nowitzki 10021
9.Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
10.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
11.Shaquille O'Neal* 8890
12.Patrick Ewing* 8855
13.LeBron James 8736
14.Dikembe Mutombo* 8551
15.Buck Williams 8491
16.Charles Barkley* 8286
17.Charles Oakley 8281
18.Jack Sikma* 8274
19.Pau Gasol 8220
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.DeAndre Jordan 7222
28.Larry Bird* 7217
29.Ben Wallace* 7038
30.Elvin Hayes* 6973
31.Jason Kidd* 6957
32.Tyson Chandler 6938
33.Zach Randolph 6929
34.Otis Thorpe 6924
35.Marcus Camby 6902
36.Julius Erving* 6836
37.Kevin Love 6712
38.Mel Daniels* 6648
39.Maurice Lucas 6608
40.Billy Paultz 6575
41.Vlade Divac* 6445
42.Paul Pierce* 6435
43.Andre Drummond 6352
44.Lamar Odom 6238
45.Carlos Boozer 6155
46.Kevin Durant 6144
47.A.C. Green 6119
48.George McGinnis* 6090
49.Nikola Vučević 6045
50.Horace Grant 5976
51.LaMarcus Aldridge 5960
52.Russell Westbrook 5944
53.Al Horford 5941
54.Swen Nater 5918
55.Chris Webber* 5853
56.Rasheed Wallace 5826
57.Carmelo Anthony 5825
58.Shawn Kemp 5808
59.Elton Brand 5736
60.Chris Bosh* 5665
61.Al Jefferson 5636
62.Antawn Jamison 5600
63.Kobe Bryant* 5548
64.Bob McAdoo* 5502
65.Terry Cummings 5447
66.James Donaldson 5432
67.Scottie Pippen* 5426
68.Michael Cage 5419
69.P.J. Brown 5407
70.Kurt Thomas 5406
71.Anthony Mason 5367
72.Sam Perkins 5342
73.Paul Millsap 5330
74.Dale Davis 5302
75.Truck Robinson 5282
76.Jermaine O'Neal 5270
77.Rudy Gobert 5259
78.Sam Lacey 5226
79.Giannis Antetokounmpo 5206
80.Marc Gasol 5193
81.David Lee 5170
82.Antonio McDyess 5160
83.Derrick Coleman 5153
84.Detlef Schrempf 5152
85.Rick Mahorn 5143
86.Dave Cowens* 5122
87.Mark Eaton 5082
88.Juwan Howard 5080
89.Larry Nance 5053
90.Michael Jordan* 5004
91.Antoine Walker 4997
92.Grant Hill* 4993
93.Wes Unseld* 4974
94.DeMarcus Cousins 4972
95.Gerald Govan 4959
96.Magic Johnson* 4958
97.Alonzo Mourning* 4953
98.Vince Carter 4948
99.Josh Smith 4936
100.Dan Roundfield 4926
101.Alvan Adams 4922
102.Andre Iguodala 4915
103.Herb Williams 4885
104.Bob Lanier* 4853
105.Anthony Davis 4835
106.David West 4806
107.Jonas Valančiūnas 4765
108.Kevin McHale* 4764
109.Tom Chambers 4761
110.Rudy Gay 4741
111.Larry Smith 4724
112.Mychal Thompson 4722
113.Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
114.Jim Chones 4691
115.Samuel Dalembert 4653
116.Marcin Gortat 4648
117.Serge Ibaka 4618
118.Dave Greenwood 4616
119.James Harden 4613
120.Benoit Benjamin 4604
121.Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
122.Tree Rollins 4602
123.LaSalle Thompson 4566
124.Blake Griffin 4535
125.Chris Paul 4532
126.Brad Miller 4491
127.Donyell Marshall 4478
128.Tyrone Hill 4458
129.Clifford Robinson 4454
130.Antonio Davis 4432
131.Mike Gminski 4398
 Larry Kenon 4398
133.Olden Polynice 4380
134.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
135.Andrew Bogut 4358
136.Troy Murphy 4335
137.Spencer Haywood* 4332
138.Bill Cartwright 4294
139.Armen Gilliam 4284
140.Erick Dampier 4282
 Rony Seikaly 4282
142.Trevor Ariza 4275
143.Marvin Williams 4270
144.Mickey Johnson 4264
145.Elden Campbell 4236
146.Nikola Jokić 4234
147.Dominique Wilkins* 4219
148.Thaddeus Young 4212
149.James Edwards 4200
150.Christian Laettner 4185
151.Paul George 4181
 Dave Robisch 4181
153.Udonis Haslem 4171
154.Karl-Anthony Towns 4154
155.Alton Lister 4152
156.Nenê 4140
157.Draymond Green 4132
158.Joe Smith 4119
159.Chris Kaman 4095
160.Clyde Drexler* 4062
161.Ray Allen* 4042
162.Tobias Harris 4022
163.Brad Daugherty 4020
164.Red Robbins 4019
165.Rashard Lewis 4015
166.Emeka Okafor 4013
167.Jerome Kersey 4009
168.Luol Deng 4006
169.Tom Gugliotta 3994
170.Joe Johnson 3992
171.Al Harrington 3987
172.Grant Long 3986
173.Bobby Jones* 3980
174.Tracy McGrady* 3976
175.Zaza Pachulia 3953
176.Wayne Cooper 3946
177.Julius Randle 3941
178.Hot Rod Williams 3928
179.Joakim Noah 3917
180.Hassan Whiteside 3915
181.Gary Payton* 3877
182.Nicolas Batum 3876
183.Cliff Robinson 3874
184.Danny Schayes 3852
185.Kenyon Martin 3847
186.Bill Walton* 3820
187.Tom Owens 3814
188.Rich Kelley 3806
189.Richard Jefferson 3803
190.George Johnson 3789
191.Brian Grant 3788
192.George Gervin* 3786
193.Reggie Evans 3781
194.Kyle Lowry 3775
195.Alex English* 3760
196.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
197.Rik Smits 3746
198.Mike Miller 3744
199.Drew Gooden 3740
200.Brook Lopez 3727
201.Tristan Thompson 3716
202.Joe Barry Carroll 3714
203.Gerald Wallace 3693
204.Michael Finley 3683
205.Mark Jackson 3682
206.Derrick Favors 3675
 Dwyane Wade 3675
208.Jim Eakins 3664
209.Clifford Ray 3630
210.Robert Horry 3625
211.Jeff Green 3624
212.Mark Olberding 3611
213.DeMar DeRozan 3609
214.Luis Scola 3606
215.Vin Baker 3604
216.Chuck Person 3601
217.Enes Freedom 3599
218.Rick Barry* 3589
219.Mark West 3562
220.Clint Capela 3529
221.Shawn Bradley 3525
222.Dave Corzine 3515
223.Mike Dunleavy 3513
224.Larry Johnson 3506
225.Wayman Tisdale 3500
226.Greg Monroe 3494
227.Kenny Carr 3493
228.Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
229.Ervin Johnson 3471
230.Taj Gibson 3451
 Darnell Hillman 3451
232.Wil Jones 3442
 Rodney McCray 3442
234.Glen Rice 3441
235.Rajon Rondo 3439
236.Stephen Curry 3425
237.Greg Ballard 3424
238.Andre Miller 3422
239.Thurl Bailey 3414
240.Bob Netolicky 3408
241.Loy Vaught 3399
242.Boris Diaw 3376
243.Bernard King* 3356
244.Gar Heard 3329
245.Hedo Türkoğlu 3324
246.Kurt Rambis 3321
247.Tyrone Corbin 3320
248.Darryl Dawkins 3307
249.James Posey 3306
250.Reggie Miller* 3299

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.Cincy 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.Art Becker 1744
40.Wendell Ladner 1675
41.Randy Mahaffey 1674
42.Doug Moe 1665
43.Jimmy Jones 1601
44.Larry Miller 1499
45.Louie Dampier* 1496
46.Walt Simon 1489
47.Don 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.Ron 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.Ollie Taylor 661
112.Joe Hamilton 654
113.Darel Carrier 653
114.Jim McDaniels 649
115.Ron 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.Merv 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.Charlie 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.Jeff Congdon 384
152.Roger Brown 373
153.Bird Averitt 369
154.Walt Piatkowski 363
 John Williamson 363
156.Jim Bradley 356
157.Mike Barr 355
158.Al Tucker 347
159.Mark Olberding 346
160.Sam Robinson 345
161.Charlie 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.Will Frazier 268
 Claude Terry 268
179.Carl Fuller 249
180.Scott English 246
 George Karl* 246
182.Larry Cannon 244
183.Charlie Hentz 238
184.Bill Bunting 237
 Dennis Hamilton 237
186.Bud Olsen 234
187.Bruce Seals 233
188.Henry Logan 231
189.Ben Warley 227
190.Bill Franklin 226
191.Mike Pratt 225
 Paul Ruffner 225
193.Dennis Grey 223
194.Maurice McHartley 219
195.Steve 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.Pat McFarland 184
211.Riney Lochmann 183
212.Barry Parkhill 182
213.Lonnie Lynn 175
214.Ron Taylor 173
 Jerry Chambers 173
 Lionel Billingy 173
217.Tom Workman 172
 Len Chappell 172
 Bernie Williams 172
220.Tom Thacker 171
221.Andy Anderson 169
 Lamar Green 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.Dan 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.Steve Vacendak 128
 Pierre Russell 128
 Dan Roundfield 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.Mel Peterson 116
 Calvin Fowler 116
250.Darrell Elston 115

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player DRB
1.Kevin Garnett* 11453
2.Karl Malone* 11406
3.Tim Duncan* 11232
4.Dwight Howard 10476
5.Robert Parish* 10117
6.Dirk Nowitzki 10021
7.Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
8.Moses Malone* 9481
9.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 9394
10.Shaquille O'Neal* 8890
11.Patrick Ewing* 8855
12.LeBron James 8736
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.Kevin Willis 7769
20.Dennis Rodman* 7625
21.Bill Laimbeer 7581
22.David Robinson* 7414
23.Shawn Marion 7369
24.DeAndre Jordan 7222
25.Larry Bird* 7217
26.Ben Wallace* 7038
27.Elvin Hayes* 6973
28.Jason Kidd* 6957
29.Tyson Chandler 6938
30.Zach Randolph 6929
31.Otis Thorpe 6924
32.Marcus Camby 6902
33.Kevin Love 6712
34.Artis Gilmore* 6522
35.Vlade Divac* 6445
36.Paul Pierce* 6435
37.Andre Drummond 6352
38.Lamar Odom 6238
39.Carlos Boozer 6155
40.Kevin Durant 6144
41.A.C. Green 6119
42.Nikola Vučević 6045
43.Horace Grant 5976
44.LaMarcus Aldridge 5960
45.Russell Westbrook 5944
46.Al Horford 5941
47.Chris Webber* 5853
48.Rasheed Wallace 5826
49.Carmelo Anthony 5825
50.Shawn Kemp 5808
51.Elton Brand 5736
52.Chris Bosh* 5665
53.Al Jefferson 5636
54.Caldwell Jones 5621
55.Antawn Jamison 5600
56.Kobe Bryant* 5548
57.Bob McAdoo* 5502
58.Terry Cummings 5447
59.James Donaldson 5432
60.Scottie Pippen* 5426
61.Michael Cage 5419
62.P.J. Brown 5407
63.Kurt Thomas 5406
64.Maurice Lucas 5401
65.Anthony Mason 5367
66.Sam Perkins 5342
67.Paul Millsap 5330
68.Dale Davis 5302
69.Truck Robinson 5282
70.Jermaine O'Neal 5270
71.Rudy Gobert 5259
72.Sam Lacey 5226
73.Giannis Antetokounmpo 5206
74.Marc Gasol 5193
75.David Lee 5170
76.Antonio McDyess 5160
77.Derrick Coleman 5153
78.Detlef Schrempf 5152
79.Rick Mahorn 5143
80.Dave Cowens* 5122
81.Mark Eaton 5082
82.Juwan Howard 5080
83.Larry Nance 5053
84.Michael Jordan* 5004
85.Antoine Walker 4997
86.Grant Hill* 4993
87.Wes Unseld* 4974
88.DeMarcus Cousins 4972
89.Magic Johnson* 4958
90.Alonzo Mourning* 4953
91.Vince Carter 4948
92.Josh Smith 4936
93.Alvan Adams 4922
94.Andre Iguodala 4915
95.Herb Williams 4885
96.Bob Lanier* 4853
97.Anthony Davis 4835
98.David West 4806
99.Dan Roundfield 4798
100.Jonas Valančiūnas 4765
101.Kevin McHale* 4764
102.Tom Chambers 4761
103.Rudy Gay 4741
104.Larry Smith 4724
105.Mychal Thompson 4722
106.Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
107.Samuel Dalembert 4653
108.Marcin Gortat 4648
109.Serge Ibaka 4618
110.Dave Greenwood 4616
111.James Harden 4613
112.Benoit Benjamin 4604
113.Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
114.Tree Rollins 4602
115.LaSalle Thompson 4566
116.Blake Griffin 4535
117.Chris Paul 4532
118.Brad Miller 4491
119.Donyell Marshall 4478
120.Tyrone Hill 4458
121.Clifford Robinson 4454
122.Antonio Davis 4432
123.Mike Gminski 4398
124.Olden Polynice 4380
125.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
126.Andrew Bogut 4358
127.Troy Murphy 4335
128.Bill Cartwright 4294
129.Armen Gilliam 4284
130.Erick Dampier 4282
 Rony Seikaly 4282
132.Trevor Ariza 4275
133.Marvin Williams 4270
134.Mickey Johnson 4264
135.Elden Campbell 4236
136.Nikola Jokić 4234
137.Dominique Wilkins* 4219
138.Thaddeus Young 4212
139.James Edwards 4200
140.Christian Laettner 4185
141.Paul George 4181
142.Udonis Haslem 4171
143.Karl-Anthony Towns 4154
144.Alton Lister 4152
145.Nenê 4140
146.Draymond Green 4132
147.Joe Smith 4119
148.Chris Kaman 4095
149.Clyde Drexler* 4062
150.Ray Allen* 4042
151.Tobias Harris 4022
152.Dan Issel* 4021
153.Brad Daugherty 4020
154.Rashard Lewis 4015
155.Emeka Okafor 4013
156.Jerome Kersey 4009
157.Luol Deng 4006
158.Tom Gugliotta 3994
159.Joe Johnson 3992
160.Al Harrington 3987
161.Grant Long 3986
162.Tracy McGrady* 3976
163.Zaza Pachulia 3953
164.Wayne Cooper 3946
165.Julius Randle 3941
166.Hot Rod Williams 3928
167.Joakim Noah 3917
168.Hassan Whiteside 3915
169.Gary Payton* 3877
170.Nicolas Batum 3876
171.Cliff Robinson 3874
172.Danny Schayes 3852
173.Kenyon Martin 3847
174.Bill Walton* 3820
175.Rich Kelley 3806
176.Richard Jefferson 3803
177.Jim Chones 3794
178.George Johnson 3789
179.Brian Grant 3788
180.Reggie Evans 3781
181.Kyle Lowry 3775
182.Alex English* 3760
183.Swen Nater 3759
184.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
185.Rik Smits 3746
186.Mike Miller 3744
187.Drew Gooden 3740
188.Brook Lopez 3727
189.Tristan Thompson 3716
190.Joe Barry Carroll 3714
191.Gerald Wallace 3693
192.Michael Finley 3683
193.Mark Jackson 3682
194.Derrick Favors 3675
 Dwyane Wade 3675
196.Clifford Ray 3630
197.Robert Horry 3625
198.Jeff Green 3624
199.DeMar DeRozan 3609
200.Luis Scola 3606
201.Vin Baker 3604
202.Chuck Person 3601
203.Enes Freedom 3599
204.George McGinnis* 3576
205.Mark West 3562
206.Julius Erving* 3534
207.Clint Capela 3529
208.Shawn Bradley 3525
209.Dave Corzine 3515
210.Mike Dunleavy 3513
211.Larry Johnson 3506
212.Wayman Tisdale 3500
213.Greg Monroe 3494
214.Kenny Carr 3493
215.Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
216.Ervin Johnson 3471
217.Taj Gibson 3451
218.Rodney McCray 3442
219.Glen Rice 3441
220.Rajon Rondo 3439
221.Stephen Curry 3425
222.Greg Ballard 3424
223.Andre Miller 3422
224.Thurl Bailey 3414
225.Loy Vaught 3399
226.Boris Diaw 3376
227.Bernard King* 3356
228.Gar Heard 3329
229.Hedo Türkoğlu 3324
230.Kurt Rambis 3321
231.Tyrone Corbin 3320
232.Darryl Dawkins 3307
233.James Posey 3306
234.Reggie Miller* 3299
235.Al-Farouq Aminu 3298
 Kyle Korver 3298
237.Metta World Peace 3289
238.P.J. Tucker 3287
239.Caron Butler 3284
240.Sidney Wicks 3268
241.Mark Olberding 3265
242.Ersan İlyasova 3264
243.Yao Ming* 3261
244.Lorenzen Wright 3255
245.Adrian Dantley* 3248
246.Channing Frye 3235
247.Xavier McDaniel 3231
248.Spencer Haywood* 3228
249.Kendrick Perkins 3227
250.Chris Dudley 3223