NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders: Career Per Game Average in the Regular Season

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the best career rebounds per game average in the Regular Season in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on July 12, 2017
- Total Rebounds were not recorded until 1950-51, offensive and defensive rebounds until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Seasons' and 'Games' only include seasons since 1950-51.
- This list includes players with a minimum of 400 games.

NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders:
Career Per Game Average in the Regular Season - Top 50

Player
Rebounds Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
1. Wilt Chamberlain 22.89 23,924 14 1,045
2. Bill Russell 22.45 21,620 13 963
3. Bob Pettit 16.22 12,849 11 792
4. Jerry Lucas 15.61 12,942 11 829
5. Nate Thurmond 15.00 14,464 14 964
6. Wes Unseld 13.99 13,769 13 984
7. Walt Bellamy 13.65 14,241 14 1,043
8. Dave Cowens 13.63 10,444 11 766
9. Elgin Baylor 13.55 11,463 14 846
10. Dennis Rodman 13.12 11,954 14 911
11. Willis Reed 12.94 8,414 10 650
12. Gus Johnson 12.68 7,379 10 582
13. Dwight Howard 12.67 12,089 13 954
14. Elvin Hayes 12.49 16,279 16 1,303
15. Moses Malone 12.20 16,212 19 1,329
16. Dolph Schayes 12.08 11,256 14 932
17. Bill Bridges 11.94 11,054 13 926
18. Harry Gallatin 11.89 6,684 8 562
19. Charles Barkley 11.69 12,546 16 1,073
20. Kevin Love 11.48 6,612 9 576
21. Neil Johnston 11.35 5,856 8 516
22. Walter Dukes 11.25 6,223 8 553
23. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11.18 17,440 20 1,560
24. Red Kerr 11.15 10,092 12 905
25. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.11 13,748 18 1,238
Player
Rebounds Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
26. Dave DeBusschere 10.99 9,618 12 875
27. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85 13,099 19 1,207
28. Tim Duncan 10.84 15,091 19 1,392
29. Swen Nater 10.83 5,297 8 489
30. DeMarcus Cousins 10.82 5,267 7 487
31. David Robinson 10.64 10,497 14 987
32. Elmore Smith 10.61 5,962 8 562
33. Bill Walton 10.52 4,923 10 468
34. Ray Scott 10.46 7,154 9 684
35. Zelmo Beaty 10.44 5,949 8 570
36. Happy Hairston 10.33 8,019 11 776
37. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33 12,359 18 1,196
38. Clyde Lee 10.28 7,626 10 742
39. Billy Cunningham 10.15 6,638 9 654
40. Karl Malone 10.14 14,968 19 1,476
41. DeAndre Jordan 10.13 6,817 9 673
42. Bob Lanier 10.11 9,698 14 959
43. Artis Gilmore 10.08 9,161 12 909
44. Kevin Garnett 10.03 14,662 21 1,462
45. Larry Bird 10.00 8,974 13 897
46. Buck Williams 9.96 13,017 17 1,307
47. Emeka Okafor 9.91 5,847 9 590
48. Bailey Howell 9.87 9,383 12 951
49. Paul Silas 9.85 12,357 16 1,254
50. Larry Foust 9.84 8,041 12 817