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 9913
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
9. Dwight Howard 9513
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 8207
19. Kevin Willis 7769
20. Caldwell Jones 7764
21. Dennis Rodman* 7625
22. Bill Laimbeer 7581
23. Dan Issel* 7437
24. David Robinson* 7414
25. Shawn Marion 7369
26. LeBron James 7337
27. Larry Bird* 7217
28. Ben Wallace 7038
29. Elvin Hayes* 6973
30. Jason Kidd* 6957
31. Zach Randolph 6929
32. Otis Thorpe 6924
33. Marcus Camby 6902
34. Tyson Chandler 6884
35. Julius Erving* 6836
36. Mel Daniels* 6648
37. Maurice Lucas 6608
38. Billy Paultz 6575
39. Vlade Divac 6445
40. Paul Pierce 6435
41. Lamar Odom 6238
42. Carlos Boozer 6155
43. DeAndre Jordan 6130
44. A.C. Green 6119
45. George McGinnis* 6090
46. Horace Grant 5976
47. Swen Nater 5918
48. Chris Webber 5853
49. Rasheed Wallace 5826
50. Shawn Kemp 5808
51. Elton Brand 5736
52. Chris Bosh 5665
53. Al Jefferson 5636
54. Antawn Jamison 5600
55. Kobe Bryant 5548
56. Bob McAdoo* 5502
57. Terry Cummings 5447
58. James Donaldson 5432
59. Scottie Pippen* 5426
60. Michael Cage 5419
61. P.J. Brown 5407
62. Kurt Thomas 5406
63. Anthony Mason 5367
64. Sam Perkins 5342
65. Kevin Love 5337
66. Dale Davis 5302
67. Kevin Durant 5287
68. Truck Robinson 5282
69. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
70. LaMarcus Aldridge 5234
71. Sam Lacey 5226
72. David Lee 5170
73. Antonio McDyess 5160
74. Derrick Coleman 5153
75. Detlef Schrempf 5152
76. Rick Mahorn 5143
77. Dave Cowens* 5122
78. Carmelo Anthony 5120
79. Mark Eaton 5082
80. Juwan Howard 5080
81. Larry Nance 5053
82. Michael Jordan* 5004
83. Antoine Walker 4997
84. Grant Hill* 4993
85. Wes Unseld* 4974
86. Gerald Govan 4959
87. Magic Johnson* 4958
88. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
89. Josh Smith 4936
90. Dan Roundfield 4926
91. Alvan Adams 4922
92. Herb Williams 4885
93. Bob Lanier* 4853
94. Al Horford 4809
95. David West 4806
96. Vince Carter 4793
97. Kevin McHale* 4764
98. Tom Chambers 4761
99. Paul Millsap 4736
100. Larry Smith 4724
101. Mychal Thompson 4722
102. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
103. Jim Chones 4691
104. Samuel Dalembert 4653
105. Marcin Gortat 4648
106. Marc Gasol 4640
107. Dave Greenwood 4616
108. Benoit Benjamin 4604
109. Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
110. Tree Rollins 4602
111. LaSalle Thompson 4566
112. Andre Iguodala 4550
113. Andre Drummond 4531
114. Brad Miller 4491
115. Donyell Marshall 4478
116. Tyrone Hill 4458
117. Clifford Robinson 4454
118. DeMarcus Cousins 4433
119. Antonio Davis 4432
120. Larry Kenon 4398
  Mike Gminski 4398
122. Olden Polynice 4380
123. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
124. Troy Murphy 4335
125. Spencer Haywood* 4332
126. Andrew Bogut 4315
127. Bill Cartwright 4294
128. Armen Gilliam 4284
129. Erick Dampier 4282
  Rony Seikaly 4282
131. Mickey Johnson 4264
132. Elden Campbell 4236
133. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
134. James Edwards 4200
135. Christian Laettner 4185
136. Dave Robisch 4181
137. Russell Westbrook 4169
138. Alton Lister 4152
139. Joe Smith 4119
140. Nene Hilario 4117
141. Udonis Haslem 4113
142. Chris Kaman 4095
143. Clyde Drexler* 4062
144. Marvin Williams 4048
145. Ray Allen* 4042
146. Brad Daugherty 4020
147. Red Robbins 4019
148. Rashard Lewis 4015
149. Emeka Okafor 4013
150. Jerome Kersey 4009
151. Luol Deng 3998
152. Tom Gugliotta 3994
153. Joe Johnson 3992
154. Blake Griffin 3987
  Al Harrington 3987
156. Grant Long 3986
157. Bobby Jones 3980
158. Tracy McGrady* 3976
159. Wayne Cooper 3946
160. Hot Rod Williams 3928
161. Zaza Pachulia 3913
162. Gary Payton* 3877
163. Cliff Robinson 3874
164. Danny Schayes 3852
165. Kenyon Martin 3847
166. Joakim Noah 3824
167. Bill Walton* 3820
168. Trevor Ariza 3819
169. Rudy Gay 3815
170. Tom Owens 3814
171. Rich Kelley 3806
172. Richard Jefferson 3803
173. George Johnson 3789
174. Brian Grant 3788
175. Nikola Vucevic 3786
  George Gervin* 3786
177. Reggie Evans 3781
178. Alex English* 3760
179. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
180. Rik Smits 3746
181. Mike Miller 3744
182. Serge Ibaka 3741
183. Drew Gooden 3740
184. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
185. Gerald Wallace 3693
186. Michael Finley 3683
187. Mark Jackson 3682
188. Jim Eakins 3664
189. Anthony Davis 3638
190. Clifford Ray 3630
191. Robert Horry 3625
192. Mark Olberding 3611
193. Luis Scola 3606
194. Vin Baker 3604
195. Chuck Person 3601
196. Dwyane Wade 3594
197. Rick Barry* 3589
198. Mark West 3562
199. Shawn Bradley 3525
200. Chris Paul 3523
201. Dave Corzine 3515
202. Mike Dunleavy 3513
203. Larry Johnson 3506
204. Wayman Tisdale 3500
205. Kenny Carr 3493
206. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
207. Ervin Johnson 3471
208. Thaddeus Young 3462
209. Darnell Hillman 3451
  Greg Monroe 3451
211. Rodney McCray 3442
  Wil Jones 3442
213. Glen Rice 3441
214. Greg Ballard 3424
215. Andre Miller 3422
216. Thurl Bailey 3414
217. Bob Netolicky 3408
218. Loy Vaught 3399
219. Boris Diaw 3376
220. Bernard King* 3356
221. Gar Heard 3329
222. Hedo Turkoglu 3324
223. Kurt Rambis 3321
224. Tyrone Corbin 3320
225. Darryl Dawkins 3307
226. James Posey 3306
227. Reggie Miller* 3299
228. Metta World Peace 3289
229. Caron Butler 3284
230. James Harden 3278
231. Sidney Wicks 3268
232. Yao Ming* 3261
233. Lorenzen Wright 3255
234. Adrian Dantley* 3248
235. Xavier McDaniel 3231
236. Kendrick Perkins 3227
237. Channing Frye 3226
238. Chris Dudley 3223
239. Matt Barnes 3215
240. Paul Silas 3213
  Julius Keye 3213
242. Jason Richardson 3212
243. Tayshaun Prince 3207
244. Mehmet Okur 3175
245. Paul George 3174
246. Glenn Robinson 3162
247. Terry Porter 3157
248. Nicolas Batum 3154
249. Cedric Maxwell 3153
250. Jeff Foster 3147
  James Worthy* 3147

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 9913
6. Hakeem Olajuwon* 9714
7. Dwight Howard 9513
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 8207
18. Kevin Willis 7769
19. Dennis Rodman* 7625
20. Bill Laimbeer 7581
21. David Robinson* 7414
22. Shawn Marion 7369
23. LeBron James 7337
24. Larry Bird* 7217
25. Ben Wallace 7038
26. Elvin Hayes* 6973
27. Jason Kidd* 6957
28. Zach Randolph 6929
29. Otis Thorpe 6924
30. Marcus Camby 6902
31. Tyson Chandler 6884
32. Artis Gilmore* 6522
33. Vlade Divac 6445
34. Paul Pierce 6435
35. Lamar Odom 6238
36. Carlos Boozer 6155
37. DeAndre Jordan 6130
38. A.C. Green 6119
39. Horace Grant 5976
40. Chris Webber 5853
41. Rasheed Wallace 5826
42. Shawn Kemp 5808
43. Elton Brand 5736
44. Chris Bosh 5665
45. Al Jefferson 5636
46. Caldwell Jones 5621
47. Antawn Jamison 5600
48. Kobe Bryant 5548
49. Bob McAdoo* 5502
50. Terry Cummings 5447
51. James Donaldson 5432
52. Scottie Pippen* 5426
53. Michael Cage 5419
54. P.J. Brown 5407
55. Kurt Thomas 5406
56. Maurice Lucas 5401
57. Anthony Mason 5367
58. Sam Perkins 5342
59. Kevin Love 5337
60. Dale Davis 5302
61. Kevin Durant 5287
62. Truck Robinson 5282
63. Jermaine O'Neal 5270
64. LaMarcus Aldridge 5234
65. Sam Lacey 5226
66. David Lee 5170
67. Antonio McDyess 5160
68. Derrick Coleman 5153
69. Detlef Schrempf 5152
70. Rick Mahorn 5143
71. Dave Cowens* 5122
72. Carmelo Anthony 5120
73. Mark Eaton 5082
74. Juwan Howard 5080
75. Larry Nance 5053
76. Michael Jordan* 5004
77. Antoine Walker 4997
78. Grant Hill* 4993
79. Wes Unseld* 4974
80. Magic Johnson* 4958
81. Alonzo Mourning* 4953
82. Josh Smith 4936
83. Alvan Adams 4922
84. Herb Williams 4885
85. Bob Lanier* 4853
86. Al Horford 4809
87. David West 4806
88. Dan Roundfield 4798
89. Vince Carter 4793
90. Kevin McHale* 4764
91. Tom Chambers 4761
92. Paul Millsap 4736
93. Larry Smith 4724
94. Mychal Thompson 4722
95. Clarence Weatherspoon 4720
96. Samuel Dalembert 4653
97. Marcin Gortat 4648
98. Marc Gasol 4640
99. Dave Greenwood 4616
100. Benoit Benjamin 4604
101. Amar'e Stoudemire 4603
102. Tree Rollins 4602
103. LaSalle Thompson 4566
104. Andre Iguodala 4550
105. Andre Drummond 4531
106. Brad Miller 4491
107. Donyell Marshall 4478
108. Tyrone Hill 4458
109. Clifford Robinson 4454
110. DeMarcus Cousins 4433
111. Antonio Davis 4432
112. Mike Gminski 4398
113. Olden Polynice 4380
114. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 4370
115. Troy Murphy 4335
116. Andrew Bogut 4315
117. Bill Cartwright 4294
118. Armen Gilliam 4284
119. Rony Seikaly 4282
  Erick Dampier 4282
121. Mickey Johnson 4264
122. Elden Campbell 4236
123. Dominique Wilkins* 4219
124. James Edwards 4200
125. Christian Laettner 4185
126. Russell Westbrook 4169
127. Alton Lister 4152
128. Joe Smith 4119
129. Nene Hilario 4117
130. Udonis Haslem 4113
131. Chris Kaman 4095
132. Clyde Drexler* 4062
133. Marvin Williams 4048
134. Ray Allen* 4042
135. Dan Issel* 4021
136. Brad Daugherty 4020
137. Rashard Lewis 4015
138. Emeka Okafor 4013
139. Jerome Kersey 4009
140. Luol Deng 3998
141. Tom Gugliotta 3994
142. Joe Johnson 3992
143. Al Harrington 3987
  Blake Griffin 3987
145. Grant Long 3986
146. Tracy McGrady* 3976
147. Wayne Cooper 3946
148. Hot Rod Williams 3928
149. Zaza Pachulia 3913
150. Gary Payton* 3877
151. Cliff Robinson 3874
152. Danny Schayes 3852
153. Kenyon Martin 3847
154. Joakim Noah 3824
155. Bill Walton* 3820
156. Trevor Ariza 3819
157. Rudy Gay 3815
158. Rich Kelley 3806
159. Richard Jefferson 3803
160. Jim Chones 3794
161. George Johnson 3789
162. Brian Grant 3788
163. Nikola Vucevic 3786
164. Reggie Evans 3781
165. Alex English* 3760
166. Swen Nater 3759
167. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 3747
168. Rik Smits 3746
169. Mike Miller 3744
170. Serge Ibaka 3741
171. Drew Gooden 3740
172. Joe Barry Carroll 3714
173. Gerald Wallace 3693
174. Michael Finley 3683
175. Mark Jackson 3682
176. Anthony Davis 3638
177. Clifford Ray 3630
178. Robert Horry 3625
179. Luis Scola 3606
180. Vin Baker 3604
181. Chuck Person 3601
182. Dwyane Wade 3594
183. George McGinnis* 3576
184. Mark West 3562
185. Julius Erving* 3534
186. Shawn Bradley 3525
187. Chris Paul 3523
188. Dave Corzine 3515
189. Mike Dunleavy 3513
190. Larry Johnson 3506
191. Wayman Tisdale 3500
192. Kenny Carr 3493
193. Jamaal Wilkes* 3490
194. Ervin Johnson 3471
195. Thaddeus Young 3462
196. Greg Monroe 3451
197. Rodney McCray 3442
198. Glen Rice 3441
199. Greg Ballard 3424
200. Andre Miller 3422
201. Thurl Bailey 3414
202. Loy Vaught 3399
203. Boris Diaw 3376
204. Bernard King* 3356
205. Gar Heard 3329
206. Hedo Turkoglu 3324
207. Kurt Rambis 3321
208. Tyrone Corbin 3320
209. Darryl Dawkins 3307
210. James Posey 3306
211. Reggie Miller* 3299
212. Metta World Peace 3289
213. Caron Butler 3284
214. James Harden 3278
215. Sidney Wicks 3268
216. Mark Olberding 3265
217. Yao Ming* 3261
218. Lorenzen Wright 3255
219. Adrian Dantley* 3248
220. Xavier McDaniel 3231
221. Spencer Haywood* 3228
222. Kendrick Perkins 3227
223. Channing Frye 3226
224. Chris Dudley 3223
225. Matt Barnes 3215
226. Paul Silas 3213
227. Jason Richardson 3212
228. Tayshaun Prince 3207
229. Mehmet Okur 3175
230. Paul George 3174
231. Glenn Robinson 3162
232. Terry Porter 3157
233. Nicolas Batum 3154
234. Cedric Maxwell 3153
235. James Worthy* 3147
  Jeff Foster 3147
237. Kyle Korver 3143
238. Dan Majerle 3140
239. Corey Maggette 3107
240. Eddie Jones 3096
241. Danny Manning 3092
242. John Stockton* 3085
243. Fat Lever 3081
244. Terry Tyler 3066
245. Dwight Jones 3057
246. Theo Ratliff 3053
  Nick Anderson 3053
248. Eddie Johnson 3046
249. Steve Hawes 3040
250. Peja Stojakovic 3035

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. Jim Chones 897
  Gene Littles 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. Will Frazier 268
  Claude Terry 268
179. Carl Fuller 249
180. George Karl 246
  Scott English 246
182. Larry Cannon 244
183. Charles 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. William Franklin 226
191. Paul Ruffner 225
  Mike Pratt 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. Jerry Chambers 173
  Ronald Taylor 173
  Lionel Billingy 173
217. Bernie Williams 172
  Len Chappell 172
  Tom Workman 172
220. Tom Thacker 171
221. Andrew 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. 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. Dan Roundfield 128
  Pierre Russell 128
  Stephen Vacendak 128
241. Lloyd Batts 126
242. Jasper Wilson 124
  John Clawson 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
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