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 November 17, 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. Andre Drummond 12.95 5,181 6 400
12. Willis Reed 12.94 8,414 10 650
13. Gus Johnson 12.68 7,379 10 582
14. Dwight Howard 12.67 12,260 14 968
15. Elvin Hayes 12.49 16,279 16 1,303
16. Moses Malone 12.20 16,212 19 1,329
17. Dolph Schayes 12.08 11,256 14 932
18. Bill Bridges 11.94 11,054 13 926
19. Harry Gallatin 11.89 6,684 8 562
20. Charles Barkley 11.69 12,546 16 1,073
21. Kevin Love 11.45 6,776 10 592
22. Neil Johnston 11.35 5,856 8 516
23. Walter Dukes 11.25 6,223 8 553
24. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11.18 17,440 20 1,560
25. Red Kerr 11.15 10,092 12 905
Player
Rebounds Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
26. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.11 13,748 18 1,238
27. Dave DeBusschere 10.99 9,618 12 875
28. DeMarcus Cousins 10.90 5,472 8 502
29. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85 13,099 19 1,207
30. Tim Duncan 10.84 15,091 19 1,392
31. Swen Nater 10.83 5,297 8 489
32. David Robinson 10.64 10,497 14 987
33. Elmore Smith 10.61 5,962 8 562
34. Bill Walton 10.52 4,923 10 468
35. Ray Scott 10.46 7,154 9 684
36. Zelmo Beaty 10.44 5,949 8 570
37. Happy Hairston 10.33 8,019 11 776
38. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33 12,359 18 1,196
39. Clyde Lee 10.28 7,626 10 742
40. DeAndre Jordan 10.21 7,013 10 687
41. Billy Cunningham 10.15 6,638 9 654
42. Karl Malone 10.14 14,968 19 1,476
43. Bob Lanier 10.11 9,698 14 959
44. Artis Gilmore 10.08 9,161 12 909
45. Kevin Garnett 10.03 14,662 21 1,462
46. Larry Bird 10.00 8,974 13 897
47. Buck Williams 9.96 13,017 17 1,307
48. Emeka Okafor 9.91 5,847 9 590
49. Bailey Howell 9.87 9,383 12 951
50. Paul Silas 9.85 12,357 16 1,254