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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player RPG
1. Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89
2. Bill Russell* 22.45
3. Bob Pettit* 16.22
4. Jerry Lucas* 15.61
5. Nate Thurmond* 15.00
6. Mel Daniels* 14.91
7. Wes Unseld* 13.99
8. Walt Bellamy* 13.65
9. Dave Cowens* 13.63
10. Andre Drummond 13.63
11. Elgin Baylor* 13.55
12. Dennis Rodman* 13.12
13. Willis Reed* 12.94
14. Dwight Howard 12.63
15. Elvin Hayes* 12.49
16. Artis Gilmore* 12.29
17. Moses Malone* 12.26
18. Gus Johnson* 12.08
19. Dolph Schayes* 12.08
20. Bill Bridges 11.94
21. Mike Lewis 11.93
22. Harry Gallatin* 11.89
23. Charles Barkley* 11.69
24. Ira Harge 11.60
25. Swen Nater 11.55
26. Neil Johnston* 11.35
27. Kevin Love 11.28
28. Walter Dukes 11.25
29. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
30. Red Kerr 11.15
31. Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
32. Julius Keye 11.01
33. Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
34. George McGinnis* 10.97
35. Goose Ligon 10.88
36. Zelmo Beaty* 10.87
37. DeMarcus Cousins 10.87
38. DeAndre Jordan 10.86
39. Shaquille O'Neal* 10.85
40. Tim Duncan 10.84
41. David Robinson* 10.64
42. Elmore Smith 10.61
43. Anthony Davis 10.53
44. Bill Walton* 10.52
45. Red Robbins 10.50
46. Gerald Govan 10.45
47. Billy Cunningham* 10.36
48. Happy Hairston 10.33
49. Dikembe Mutombo* 10.33
50. Spencer Haywood* 10.28
51. Clyde Lee 10.28
52. Karl Malone* 10.14
53. Nikola Vucevic 10.13
54. Bob Lanier* 10.11
55. Kevin Garnett 10.03
56. Trooper Washington 10.03
57. Larry Bird* 10.00
58. Buck Williams 9.96
59. Bailey Howell* 9.88
60. Paul Silas 9.85
61. Larry Foust 9.84
62. Ray Scott 9.84
63. Patrick Ewing* 9.81
64. Marcus Camby 9.78
65. Chris Webber 9.78
66. Jack Sikma 9.77
67. Bill Laimbeer 9.74
68. Arnie Risen* 9.73
69. Emeka Okafor 9.69
70. Sam Lacey 9.67
71. Ben Wallace 9.63
72. Mel Hutchins 9.58
73. Brad Daugherty 9.54
74. Charles Oakley 9.52
75. Carlos Boozer 9.51
76. Rony Seikaly 9.47
77. Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
78. Bob McAdoo* 9.45
79. Rudy LaRusso 9.42
80. Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
81. Truck Robinson 9.41
82. Gene Moore 9.38
83. Derrick Coleman 9.26
84. Yao Ming* 9.25
85. Dan Roundfield 9.23
86. Pau Gasol 9.22
87. Larry Smith 9.20
88. Jack Coleman 9.18
89. Tyson Chandler 9.17
90. Warren Davis 9.17
91. Zach Randolph 9.15
92. Dan Issel* 9.14
93. Robert Parish* 9.13
94. Marvin Barnes 9.12
95. Maurice Lucas 9.11
96. Willie Naulls 9.09
97. Wayne Embry* 9.08
98. Joakim Noah 9.06
99. Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
100. Blake Griffin 8.98
101. Manny Leaks 8.96
102. George Yardley* 8.94
103. Bob Netolicky 8.93
104. Larry Kenon 8.91
105. Ray Felix 8.88
106. Clifford Ray 8.87
107. Connie Hawkins* 8.85
108. Luke Jackson 8.84
109. Curtis Perry 8.83
110. David Lee 8.83
111. Ralph Sampson* 8.80
112. Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
113. Andrew Bogut 8.71
114. Sidney Wicks 8.71
115. Shawn Marion 8.69
116. Tom Meschery 8.61
117. Paul Arizin* 8.60
118. Johnny Green 8.59
119. Tristan Thompson 8.59
120. Randy Denton 8.59
121. Jim Washington 8.57
122. Tyrone Hill 8.56
123. Elton Brand 8.54
124. Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
125. Chris Bosh 8.50
126. Jonas Valanciunas 8.47
127. Julius Erving* 8.47
128. John Beasley 8.41
129. Shawn Kemp 8.41
130. Al Jefferson 8.40
131. Al Horford 8.40
132. Lamar Odom 8.39
133. Chuck Share 8.37
134. LaMarcus Aldridge 8.36
135. Kevin Willis 8.36
136. Kermit Washington 8.35
137. Rick Roberson 8.33
138. Cliff Robinson 8.33
139. Leroy Ellis 8.31
140. Greg Monroe 8.30
141. Willie Wise 8.29
142. Bob Rule 8.27
143. Anthony Mason 8.25
144. Otis Thorpe 8.25
145. Giannis Antetokounmpo 8.23
146. Caldwell Jones 8.23
147. Vlade Divac 8.22
148. Nat Clifton* 8.22
149. Otto Moore 8.17
150. Jim Chones 8.16
151. Kenneth Faried 8.15
152. Bob Boozer 8.15
153. Horace Grant 8.11
154. Joe Graboski 8.07
155. Rudy Tomjanovich 8.07
156. Zaid Abdul-Aziz 8.05
157. Tom Gola* 8.05
158. Larry Nance 7.99
159. Billy Paultz 7.97
160. Donald Sidle 7.97
161. Randolph Mahaffey 7.96
162. Marcin Gortat 7.95
163. Dave Greenwood 7.94
164. Mark Eaton 7.93
165. Dale Davis 7.87
166. Amar'e Stoudemire 7.84
167. Samuel Dalembert 7.84
168. Woody Sauldsberry 7.83
169. Troy Murphy 7.83
  Kenny Sears 7.83
171. James Donaldson 7.83
172. Steve Stipanovich 7.77
173. Lloyd Neal 7.75
174. Neal Walk 7.73
175. P.J. Brown 7.72
176. Antoine Walker 7.72
177. Andrew Bynum 7.71
178. Marc Gasol 7.70
179. Wil Jones 7.67
180. Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
181. Cincinnatus Powell 7.65
182. Darrall Imhoff 7.61
183. Darnell Hillman 7.61
184. Chris Kaman 7.59
185. Michael Cage 7.58
186. Dirk Nowitzki 7.56
187. Enes Kanter 7.55
188. Jayson Williams 7.55
189. Ed Macauley* 7.53
  Cornell Warner 7.53
191. Antawn Jamison 7.53
192. Antonio McDyess 7.53
193. Sam Bowie 7.52
194. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
195. Benoit Benjamin 7.51
196. Oscar Robertson* 7.50
197. Larry Johnson 7.50
198. Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
199. Antonio Davis 7.48
200. Gar Heard 7.47
201. Josh Smith 7.44
202. Popeye Jones 7.44
203. Jerry Sloan* 7.44
204. Brian Grant 7.44
205. Jim Fox 7.44
206. Mychal Thompson 7.43
207. Vin Baker 7.42
208. Kenny Carr 7.42
209. LeBron James 7.42
210. A.C. Green 7.41
211. Paul Millsap 7.41
212. Rich Jones 7.40
213. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
214. Steven Adams 7.34
215. Kevin McHale* 7.33
216. Tom Gugliotta 7.33
217. Arvydas Sabonis* 7.31
218. Terry Cummings 7.29
219. Serge Ibaka 7.27
220. Jim Eakins 7.27
221. Kevin Kunnert 7.26
222. Magic Johnson* 7.24
223. Danny Fortson 7.24
224. Curtis Rowe 7.23
225. Derrick Favors 7.20
226. Anderson Varejao 7.19
227. Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
228. Mickey Johnson 7.15
229. Brad Miller 7.14
230. Omer Asik 7.14
231. Reggie Evans 7.13
232. Drew Gooden 7.11
  Michael Smith 7.11
234. Erick Dampier 7.10
235. Chet Walker* 7.09
236. Loy Vaught 7.08
237. Kevin Durant 7.08
238. Byron Beck 7.04
239. Andris Biedrins 7.04
240. Alvan Adams 7.02
241. Bob Kauffman 7.01
242. Mehmet Okur 7.00
243. Rich Kelley 6.98
244. Russell Westbrook 6.97
245. Marques Johnson 6.97
246. Draymond Green 6.94
247. Mike Green 6.93
248. Jack Nichols 6.91
249. Mike Gminski 6.91
250. Armen Gilliam 6.89

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player RPG
1. Wilt Chamberlain* 22.89
2. Bill Russell* 22.45
3. Bob Pettit* 16.22
4. Jerry Lucas* 15.61
5. Nate Thurmond* 15.00
6. Wes Unseld* 13.99
7. Walt Bellamy* 13.65
8. Dave Cowens* 13.63
9. Andre Drummond 13.63
10. Elgin Baylor* 13.55
11. Dennis Rodman* 13.12
12. Willis Reed* 12.94
13. Gus Johnson* 12.70
14. Dwight Howard 12.63
15. Elvin Hayes* 12.49
16. Moses Malone* 12.20
17. Dolph Schayes* 12.08
18. Bill Bridges 11.94
19. Harry Gallatin* 11.89
20. Charles Barkley* 11.69
21. Neil Johnston* 11.35
22. Kevin Love 11.28
23. Walter Dukes 11.25
24. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
25. Red Kerr 11.15
26. Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
27. Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
28. DeMarcus Cousins 10.87
29. DeAndre Jordan 10.86
30. Shaquille O'Neal* 10.85
31. Tim Duncan 10.84
32. Swen Nater 10.83
33. David Robinson* 10.64
34. Elmore Smith 10.61
35. Anthony Davis 10.53
36. Bill Walton* 10.52
37. Ray Scott 10.46
38. Zelmo Beaty* 10.44
39. Happy Hairston 10.33
40. Dikembe Mutombo* 10.33
41. Clyde Lee 10.28
42. Billy Cunningham* 10.15
43. Karl Malone* 10.14
44. Nikola Vucevic 10.13
45. Bob Lanier* 10.11
46. Artis Gilmore* 10.08
47. Kevin Garnett 10.03
48. Larry Bird* 10.00
49. Buck Williams 9.96
50. Bailey Howell* 9.88
51. Paul Silas 9.85
52. Larry Foust 9.84
53. Patrick Ewing* 9.81
54. George McGinnis* 9.80
55. Marcus Camby 9.78
56. Chris Webber 9.78
57. Jack Sikma 9.77
58. Bill Laimbeer 9.74
59. Arnie Risen* 9.73
60. Dan Roundfield 9.71
61. Emeka Okafor 9.69
62. Sam Lacey 9.67
63. Ben Wallace 9.63
64. Mel Hutchins 9.58
65. Brad Daugherty 9.54
66. Charles Oakley 9.52
67. Carlos Boozer 9.51
68. Rony Seikaly 9.47
69. Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
70. Bob McAdoo* 9.45
71. Rudy LaRusso 9.42
72. Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
73. Truck Robinson 9.41
74. Spencer Haywood* 9.26
75. Derrick Coleman 9.26
76. Yao Ming* 9.25
77. Pau Gasol 9.22
78. Larry Smith 9.20
79. Jack Coleman 9.18
80. Tyson Chandler 9.17
81. Zach Randolph 9.15
82. Robert Parish* 9.13
83. Willie Naulls 9.09
84. Wayne Embry* 9.08
85. Joakim Noah 9.06
86. Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
87. Blake Griffin 8.98
88. George Yardley* 8.94
89. Ray Felix 8.88
90. Clifford Ray 8.87
91. Luke Jackson 8.84
92. Curtis Perry 8.83
93. David Lee 8.83
94. Ralph Sampson* 8.80
95. Maurice Lucas 8.80
96. Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
97. Andrew Bogut 8.71
98. Sidney Wicks 8.71
99. Shawn Marion 8.69
100. Tom Meschery 8.61
101. Paul Arizin* 8.60
102. Johnny Green 8.59
103. Tristan Thompson 8.59
104. Jim Washington 8.57
105. Tyrone Hill 8.56
106. Elton Brand 8.54
107. Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
108. Chris Bosh 8.50
109. Jonas Valanciunas 8.47
110. Shawn Kemp 8.41
111. Al Jefferson 8.40
112. Al Horford 8.40
113. Lamar Odom 8.39
114. Chuck Share 8.37
115. LaMarcus Aldridge 8.36
116. Kevin Willis 8.36
117. Kermit Washington 8.35
118. Jim Chones 8.34
119. Rick Roberson 8.33
120. Cliff Robinson 8.33
121. Leroy Ellis 8.31
122. Greg Monroe 8.30
123. Bob Rule 8.27
124. Anthony Mason 8.25
125. Otis Thorpe 8.25
126. Giannis Antetokounmpo 8.23
127. Vlade Divac 8.22
128. Nat Clifton* 8.22
129. Otto Moore 8.17
130. Kenneth Faried 8.15
131. Bob Boozer 8.15
132. Horace Grant 8.11
133. Joe Graboski 8.07
134. Rudy Tomjanovich 8.07
135. Zaid Abdul-Aziz 8.05
136. Tom Gola* 8.05
137. Larry Nance 7.99
138. Connie Hawkins* 7.96
139. Marcin Gortat 7.95
140. Dan Issel* 7.95
141. Dave Greenwood 7.94
142. Mark Eaton 7.93
143. Dale Davis 7.87
144. Amar'e Stoudemire 7.84
145. Larry Kenon 7.84
146. Samuel Dalembert 7.84
147. Woody Sauldsberry 7.83
148. Troy Murphy 7.83
  Kenny Sears 7.83
150. James Donaldson 7.83
151. Steve Stipanovich 7.77
152. Lloyd Neal 7.75
153. Neal Walk 7.73
154. P.J. Brown 7.72
155. Antoine Walker 7.72
156. Andrew Bynum 7.71
157. Marc Gasol 7.70
158. Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
159. Darrall Imhoff 7.61
160. Chris Kaman 7.59
161. Michael Cage 7.58
162. Dirk Nowitzki 7.56
163. Enes Kanter 7.55
164. Jayson Williams 7.55
165. Cornell Warner 7.53
  Ed Macauley* 7.53
167. Antawn Jamison 7.53
168. Antonio McDyess 7.53
169. Sam Bowie 7.52
170. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
171. Benoit Benjamin 7.51
172. Oscar Robertson* 7.50
173. Larry Johnson 7.50
174. Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
175. Antonio Davis 7.48
176. Gar Heard 7.47
177. Josh Smith 7.44
178. Popeye Jones 7.44
179. Jerry Sloan* 7.44
180. Brian Grant 7.44
181. Jim Fox 7.44
182. Mychal Thompson 7.43
183. Vin Baker 7.42
184. Kenny Carr 7.42
185. LeBron James 7.42
186. A.C. Green 7.41
187. Paul Millsap 7.41
188. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
189. Steven Adams 7.34
190. Kevin McHale* 7.33
191. Tom Gugliotta 7.33
192. Arvydas Sabonis* 7.31
193. Terry Cummings 7.29
194. Serge Ibaka 7.27
195. Kevin Kunnert 7.26
196. Magic Johnson* 7.24
197. Danny Fortson 7.24
198. Curtis Rowe 7.23
199. Derrick Favors 7.20
200. Anderson Varejao 7.19
201. Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
202. Caldwell Jones 7.18
203. Mickey Johnson 7.15
204. Brad Miller 7.14
205. Omer Asik 7.14
206. Reggie Evans 7.13
207. Michael Smith 7.11
  Drew Gooden 7.11
209. Erick Dampier 7.10
210. Chet Walker* 7.09
211. Loy Vaught 7.08
212. Kevin Durant 7.08
213. Andris Biedrins 7.04
214. Alvan Adams 7.02
215. Bob Kauffman 7.01
216. Mehmet Okur 7.00
217. Marvin Webster 6.98
218. Rich Kelley 6.98
219. Russell Westbrook 6.97
220. Marques Johnson 6.97
221. Draymond Green 6.94
222. Jack Nichols 6.91
223. Mike Gminski 6.91
224. Armen Gilliam 6.89
225. John Drew 6.88
226. Jeff Foster 6.87
227. Kenny Thomas 6.87
228. Cliff Hagan* 6.87
229. Phil Jordon 6.85
230. Michael Olowokandi 6.83
231. Kenyon Martin 6.82
232. J.J. Hickson 6.81
233. Bob Dandridge 6.81
234. Roy Hinson 6.81
235. Keith Van Horn 6.80
236. Calvin Natt 6.79
237. LaSalle Thompson 6.79
238. Toby Kimball 6.78
239. Hot Rod Williams 6.76
240. Ed Davis 6.75
241. Connie Dierking 6.74
242. Olden Polynice 6.72
243. Udonis Haslem 6.72
244. Julius Erving* 6.70
245. Billy Owens 6.69
246. Christian Laettner 6.69
247. Pervis Ellison 6.69
248. Rasheed Wallace 6.68
249. Dominique Wilkins* 6.67
250. Donyell Marshall 6.66

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player RPG
1. Artis Gilmore* 17.07
2. Mel Daniels* 15.12
3. Caldwell Jones 13.08
4. Swen Nater 13.06
5. George McGinnis* 12.92
6. Julius Erving* 12.10
7. Mike Lewis 11.93
8. Zelmo Beaty* 11.65
9. Ira Harge 11.60
10. Billy Paultz 11.10
11. Larry Kenon 11.08
12. Julius Keye 11.01
13. Goose Ligon 10.88
14. Dan Issel* 10.85
15. Red Robbins 10.50
16. Gerald Govan 10.45
17. Trooper Washington 10.03
18. Manny Leaks 9.89
19. Gene Moore 9.38
20. Warren Davis 9.17
21. Willie Wise 9.10
22. Randy Denton 9.05
23. Bob Netolicky 8.93
24. Dave Robisch 8.42
25. John Beasley 8.41
26. Darnell Hillman 8.37
27. Wil Jones 8.17
28. Donald Sidle 7.97
29. Randolph Mahaffey 7.96
30. Jim Eakins 7.89
31. Cincinnatus Powell 7.65
32. Tom Owens 7.65
33. Rich Jones 7.52
34. Byron Beck 7.44
35. Les Hunter 7.15
36. George Carter 6.78
37. Doug Moe 6.77
38. Warren Jabali 6.68
39. Stew Johnson 6.59
40. Arthur Becker 6.29
41. Roger Brown* 6.21
42. Walter Simon 5.00
43. Ron Boone 4.99
44. Jimmy Jones 4.87
45. Freddie Lewis 3.88
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