NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Rebounds Per Game

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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.Andre Drummond 13.86
9.Walt Bellamy* 13.65
10.Dave Cowens* 13.63
11.Elgin Baylor* 13.55
12.Dennis Rodman* 13.12
13.Willis Reed* 12.94
14.Elvin Hayes* 12.49
15.Artis Gilmore* 12.29
16.Moses Malone* 12.26
17.Dwight Howard 12.23
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.Hassan Whiteside 11.58
26.Swen Nater 11.55
27.Neil Johnston* 11.35
28.Walter Dukes 11.25
29.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
30.Red Kerr 11.15
31.Kevin Love 11.13
32.Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
33.Rudy Gobert 11.03
34.Julius Keye 11.01
35.Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
36.George McGinnis* 10.97
37.Goose Ligon 10.88
38.Zelmo Beaty* 10.87
39.Shaquille O'Neal* 10.85
40.Tim Duncan* 10.84
41.DeMarcus Cousins 10.78
42.DeAndre Jordan 10.72
43.David Robinson* 10.64
44.Elmore Smith 10.61
45.Bill Walton* 10.52
46.Red Robbins 10.50
47.Gerald Govan 10.45
48.Billy Cunningham* 10.36
49.Anthony Davis 10.34
50.Happy Hairston 10.33
51.Dikembe Mutombo* 10.33
52.Spencer Haywood* 10.28
53.Clyde Lee 10.28
54.Nikola Vučević 10.24
55.Karl Malone* 10.14
56.Bob Lanier* 10.11
57.Kevin Garnett* 10.03
58.Trooper Washington 10.03
59.Larry Bird* 10.00
60.Buck Williams 9.96
61.Bailey Howell* 9.88
62.Paul Silas 9.85
63.Larry Foust 9.84
64.Ray Scott 9.84
65.Patrick Ewing* 9.81
66.Marcus Camby 9.78
67.Chris Webber 9.78
68.Jack Sikma* 9.77
69.Bill Laimbeer 9.74
70.Arnie Risen* 9.73
71.Emeka Okafor 9.69
72.Sam Lacey 9.67
73.Ben Wallace 9.63
74.Mel Hutchins 9.58
75.Brad Daugherty 9.54
76.Charles Oakley 9.52
77.Carlos Boozer 9.51
78.Rony Seikaly 9.47
79.Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
80.Bob McAdoo* 9.45
81.Rudy LaRusso 9.42
82.Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
83.Truck Robinson 9.41
84.Gene Moore 9.38
85.Derrick Coleman 9.26
86.Yao Ming* 9.25
87.Dan Roundfield 9.23
88.Pau Gasol 9.22
89.Larry Smith 9.20
90.Jack Coleman 9.18
91.Warren Davis 9.17
92.Zach Randolph 9.15
93.Dan Issel* 9.14
94.Robert Parish* 9.13
95.Marvin Barnes 9.12
96.Maurice Lucas 9.11
97.Willie Naulls 9.09
98.Wayne Embry* 9.08
99.Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
100.Tyson Chandler 9.02
101.Joakim Noah 9.01
102.Manny Leaks 8.96
103.Giannis Antetokounmpo 8.95
104.George Yardley* 8.94
105.Bob Netolicky 8.93
106.Larry Kenon 8.91
107.Jonas Valančiūnas 8.89
108.Ray Felix 8.88
109.Clifford Ray 8.87
110.Connie Hawkins* 8.85
111.Luke Jackson 8.84
112.Curtis Perry 8.83
113.David Lee 8.83
114.Ralph Sampson* 8.80
115.Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
116.Blake Griffin 8.79
117.Tristan Thompson 8.71
118.Sidney Wicks 8.71
119.Shawn Marion 8.69
120.Andrew Bogut 8.66
121.Tom Meschery 8.61
122.Paul Arizin* 8.60
123.Johnny Green 8.59
124.Randy Denton 8.59
125.Jim Washington 8.57
126.Tyrone Hill 8.56
127.Elton Brand 8.54
128.Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
129.Chris Bosh 8.50
130.Julius Erving* 8.47
131.John Beasley 8.41
132.Shawn Kemp 8.41
133.Al Jefferson 8.40
134.Lamar Odom 8.39
135.Chuck Share 8.37
136.Kevin Willis 8.36
137.Kermit Washington 8.35
138.Rick Roberson 8.33
139.Cliff Robinson 8.33
140.Leroy Ellis 8.31
141.Willie Wise 8.29
142.LaMarcus Aldridge 8.29
143.Greg Monroe 8.27
144.Bob Rule 8.27
145.Al Horford 8.26
146.Anthony Mason 8.25
147.Otis Thorpe 8.25
148.Caldwell Jones 8.23
149.Vlade Divac* 8.22
150.Nat Clifton* 8.22
151.Otto Moore 8.17
152.Jim Chones 8.16
153.Bob Boozer 8.15
154.Kenneth Faried 8.13
155.Horace Grant 8.11
156.Joe Graboski 8.07
157.Rudy Tomjanovich* 8.07
158.Zaid Abdul-Aziz 8.05
159.Tom Gola* 8.05
160.Larry Nance 7.99
161.Billy Paultz 7.97
162.Donald Sidle 7.97
163.Randolph Mahaffey 7.96
164.Marcin Gortat 7.95
165.Dave Greenwood 7.94
166.Mark Eaton 7.93
167.Dale Davis 7.87
168.Amar'e Stoudemire 7.84
169.Samuel Dalembert 7.84
170.Woody Sauldsberry 7.83
171.Troy Murphy 7.83
 Kenny Sears 7.83
173.James Donaldson 7.83
174.Steve Stipanovich 7.77
175.Lloyd Neal 7.75
176.Neal Walk 7.73
177.P.J. Brown 7.72
178.Antoine Walker 7.72
179.Andrew Bynum 7.71
180.Wil Jones 7.67
181.Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
182.Enes Kanter 7.65
183.Cincinnatus Powell 7.65
184.Steven Adams 7.64
185.Darrall Imhoff 7.61
186.Darnell Hillman 7.61
187.Chris Kaman 7.59
188.Michael Cage 7.58
189.Marc Gasol 7.55
190.Dirk Nowitzki 7.55
191.Jayson Williams 7.55
192.Ed Macauley* 7.53
 Cornell Warner 7.53
194.Antawn Jamison 7.53
195.Antonio McDyess 7.53
196.Sam Bowie 7.52
197.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
198.Benoit Benjamin 7.51
199.Oscar Robertson* 7.50
200.Larry Johnson 7.50
201.Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
202.Antonio Davis 7.48
203.Gar Heard 7.47
204.LeBron James 7.44
205.Josh Smith 7.44
206.Popeye Jones 7.44
207.Jerry Sloan* 7.44
208.Brian Grant 7.44
209.Jim Fox 7.44
210.Mychal Thompson 7.43
211.Vin Baker 7.42
212.Kenny Carr 7.42
213.A.C. Green 7.41
214.Rich Jones 7.40
215.Derrick Favors 7.35
216.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
217.Serge Ibaka 7.34
218.Kevin McHale* 7.33
219.Tom Gugliotta 7.33
220.Arvydas Sabonis* 7.31
221.Terry Cummings 7.29
222.Paul Millsap 7.29
223.Jim Eakins 7.27
224.Kevin Kunnert 7.26
225.Magic Johnson* 7.24
226.Danny Fortson 7.24
227.Curtis Rowe 7.23
228.Anderson Varejão 7.19
229.Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
230.Mickey Johnson 7.15
231.Brad Miller 7.14
232.Ömer Aşık 7.14
233.Reggie Evans 7.13
234.Drew Gooden 7.11
 Michael Smith 7.11
236.Erick Dampier 7.10
237.Russell Westbrook 7.10
238.Chet Walker* 7.09
239.Loy Vaught 7.08
240.Kevin Durant 7.07
241.Byron Beck 7.04
242.Andris Biedriņš 7.04
243.Alvan Adams 7.02
244.Wayne Hightower 7.02
245.Bob Kauffman 7.01
246.Mehmet Okur 7.00
247.Rich Kelley 6.98
248.Marques Johnson 6.97
249.Mike Green 6.93
250.Jack Nichols 6.91

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.Larry Jones 5.45
43.Ronald Franz 5.28
44.Larry Miller 5.01
45.Walter Simon 5.00
46.Ron Boone 4.99
47.Jimmy Jones 4.87
48.Lee Davis 4.85
49.Ralph Simpson 4.46
50.Fatty Taylor 4.12
51.Freddie Lewis 3.88
52.Steve Jones 3.74
53.Donnie Freeman 3.62
54.Gene Littles 3.28
55.Bob Warren 3.18
56.Louie Dampier* 3.13
57.Mack Calvin 3.09
58.Glen Combs 2.65
59.Chuck Williams 2.50
60.Bill Keller 2.43
61.Bill Melchionni 2.16

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.Andre Drummond 13.86
8.Walt Bellamy* 13.65
9.Dave Cowens* 13.63
10.Elgin Baylor* 13.55
11.Dennis Rodman* 13.12
12.Willis Reed* 12.94
13.Gus Johnson* 12.70
14.Elvin Hayes* 12.49
15.Dwight Howard 12.23
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.Hassan Whiteside 11.58
22.Neil Johnston* 11.35
23.Walter Dukes 11.25
24.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 11.18
25.Red Kerr 11.15
26.Kevin Love 11.13
27.Hakeem Olajuwon* 11.11
28.Rudy Gobert 11.03
29.Dave DeBusschere* 10.99
30.Shaquille O'Neal* 10.85
31.Tim Duncan* 10.84
32.Swen Nater 10.83
33.DeMarcus Cousins 10.78
34.DeAndre Jordan 10.72
35.David Robinson* 10.64
36.Elmore Smith 10.61
37.Bill Walton* 10.52
38.Ray Scott 10.46
39.Zelmo Beaty* 10.44
40.Anthony Davis 10.34
41.Happy Hairston 10.33
42.Dikembe Mutombo* 10.33
43.Clyde Lee 10.28
44.Nikola Vučević 10.24
45.Billy Cunningham* 10.15
46.Karl Malone* 10.14
47.Bob Lanier* 10.11
48.Artis Gilmore* 10.08
49.Kevin Garnett* 10.03
50.Larry Bird* 10.00
51.Buck Williams 9.96
52.Bailey Howell* 9.88
53.Paul Silas 9.85
54.Larry Foust 9.84
55.Patrick Ewing* 9.81
56.George McGinnis* 9.80
57.Marcus Camby 9.78
58.Chris Webber 9.78
59.Jack Sikma* 9.77
60.Bill Laimbeer 9.74
61.Arnie Risen* 9.73
62.Dan Roundfield 9.71
63.Emeka Okafor 9.69
64.Sam Lacey 9.67
65.Ben Wallace 9.63
66.Mel Hutchins 9.58
67.Brad Daugherty 9.54
68.Charles Oakley 9.52
69.Carlos Boozer 9.51
70.Rony Seikaly 9.47
71.Clyde Lovellette* 9.46
72.Bob McAdoo* 9.45
73.Rudy LaRusso 9.42
74.Vern Mikkelsen* 9.41
75.Truck Robinson 9.41
76.Spencer Haywood* 9.26
77.Derrick Coleman 9.26
78.Yao Ming* 9.25
79.Pau Gasol 9.22
80.Larry Smith 9.20
81.Jack Coleman 9.18
82.Zach Randolph 9.15
83.Robert Parish* 9.13
84.Willie Naulls 9.09
85.Wayne Embry* 9.08
86.Tom Boerwinkle 9.05
87.Tyson Chandler 9.02
88.Joakim Noah 9.01
89.Giannis Antetokounmpo 8.95
90.George Yardley* 8.94
91.Jonas Valančiūnas 8.89
92.Ray Felix 8.88
93.Clifford Ray 8.87
94.Luke Jackson 8.84
95.Curtis Perry 8.83
96.David Lee 8.83
97.Ralph Sampson* 8.80
98.Maurice Lucas 8.80
99.Tom Heinsohn* 8.79
100.Blake Griffin 8.79
101.Tristan Thompson 8.71
102.Sidney Wicks 8.71
103.Shawn Marion 8.69
104.Andrew Bogut 8.66
105.Tom Meschery 8.61
106.Paul Arizin* 8.60
107.Johnny Green 8.59
108.Jim Washington 8.57
109.Tyrone Hill 8.56
110.Elton Brand 8.54
111.Alonzo Mourning* 8.52
112.Chris Bosh 8.50
113.Shawn Kemp 8.41
114.Al Jefferson 8.40
115.Lamar Odom 8.39
116.Chuck Share 8.37
117.Kevin Willis 8.36
118.Kermit Washington 8.35
119.Jim Chones 8.34
120.Rick Roberson 8.33
121.Cliff Robinson 8.33
122.Leroy Ellis 8.31
123.LaMarcus Aldridge 8.29
124.Greg Monroe 8.27
125.Bob Rule 8.27
126.Al Horford 8.26
127.Anthony Mason 8.25
128.Otis Thorpe 8.25
129.Vlade Divac* 8.22
130.Nat Clifton* 8.22
131.Otto Moore 8.17
132.Bob Boozer 8.15
133.Kenneth Faried 8.13
134.Horace Grant 8.11
135.Joe Graboski 8.07
136.Rudy Tomjanovich* 8.07
137.Zaid Abdul-Aziz 8.05
138.Tom Gola* 8.05
139.Larry Nance 7.99
140.Connie Hawkins* 7.96
141.Marcin Gortat 7.95
142.Dan Issel* 7.95
143.Dave Greenwood 7.94
144.Mark Eaton 7.93
145.Dale Davis 7.87
146.Amar'e Stoudemire 7.84
147.Larry Kenon 7.84
148.Samuel Dalembert 7.84
149.Woody Sauldsberry 7.83
150.Troy Murphy 7.83
 Kenny Sears 7.83
152.James Donaldson 7.83
153.Steve Stipanovich 7.77
154.Lloyd Neal 7.75
155.Neal Walk 7.73
156.P.J. Brown 7.72
157.Antoine Walker 7.72
158.Andrew Bynum 7.71
159.Joe Barry Carroll 7.67
160.Enes Kanter 7.65
161.Steven Adams 7.64
162.Darrall Imhoff 7.61
163.Chris Kaman 7.59
164.Michael Cage 7.58
165.Marc Gasol 7.55
166.Dirk Nowitzki 7.55
167.Jayson Williams 7.55
168.Cornell Warner 7.53
 Ed Macauley* 7.53
170.Antawn Jamison 7.53
171.Antonio McDyess 7.53
172.Sam Bowie 7.52
173.Shareef Abdur-Rahim 7.52
174.Benoit Benjamin 7.51
175.Oscar Robertson* 7.50
176.Larry Johnson 7.50
177.Clarence Weatherspoon 7.48
178.Antonio Davis 7.48
179.Gar Heard 7.47
180.LeBron James 7.44
181.Josh Smith 7.44
182.Popeye Jones 7.44
183.Jerry Sloan* 7.44
184.Brian Grant 7.44
185.Jim Fox 7.44
186.Mychal Thompson 7.43
187.Vin Baker 7.42
188.Kenny Carr 7.42
189.A.C. Green 7.41
190.Derrick Favors 7.35
191.Zydrunas Ilgauskas 7.34
192.Serge Ibaka 7.34
193.Kevin McHale* 7.33
194.Tom Gugliotta 7.33
195.Arvydas Sabonis* 7.31
196.Terry Cummings 7.29
197.Paul Millsap 7.29
198.Kevin Kunnert 7.26
199.Magic Johnson* 7.24
200.Danny Fortson 7.24
201.Curtis Rowe 7.23
202.Anderson Varejão 7.19
203.Jermaine O'Neal 7.18
204.Caldwell Jones 7.18
205.Mickey Johnson 7.15
206.Brad Miller 7.14
207.Ömer Aşık 7.14
208.Reggie Evans 7.13
209.Drew Gooden 7.11
 Michael Smith 7.11
211.Erick Dampier 7.10
212.Russell Westbrook 7.10
213.Chet Walker* 7.09
214.Loy Vaught 7.08
215.Kevin Durant 7.07
216.Andris Biedriņš 7.04
217.Alvan Adams 7.02
218.Bob Kauffman 7.01
219.Mehmet Okur 7.00
220.Marvin Webster 6.98
221.Rich Kelley 6.98
222.Marques Johnson 6.97
223.Jack Nichols 6.91
224.Mike Gminski 6.91
225.Armen Gilliam 6.89
226.John Drew 6.88
227.Jeff Foster 6.87
228.Kenny Thomas 6.87
229.Cliff Hagan* 6.87
230.Phil Jordon 6.85
231.Draymond Green 6.83
232.Michael Olowokandi 6.83
233.Kenyon Martin 6.82
234.J.J. Hickson 6.81
235.Bob Dandridge 6.81
236.Roy Hinson 6.81
237.Keith Van Horn 6.80
238.Calvin Natt 6.79
239.LaSalle Thompson 6.79
240.Toby Kimball 6.78
241.Hot Rod Williams 6.76
242.Connie Dierking 6.74
243.Olden Polynice 6.72
244.Udonis Haslem 6.71
245.Julius Erving* 6.70
246.Billy Owens 6.69
247.Christian Laettner 6.69
248.Pervis Ellison 6.69
249.Rasheed Wallace 6.68
250.Dominique Wilkins* 6.67