NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders: Single Regular Season Per Game Average

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the best single season rebounds per game average in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on January 22, 2017
- Total Rebounds were not recorded until 1950-51, offensive and defensive rebounds until 1973-74.
- This list includes players with some minimum requirements

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NBA All-Time Rebounds Leaders:
Single Regular Season Per Game Average - Top 50

Player
Rebounds Total
Rebounds
Season Games Offensive
Rebounds
Defensive
Rebounds
1. Wilt Chamberlain 27.20 2,149 1961 79 - -
2. Wilt Chamberlain 26.96 1,941 1960 72 - -
3. Wilt Chamberlain 25.65 2,052 1962 80 - -
4. Bill Russell 24.74 1,930 1964 78 - -
5. Wilt Chamberlain 24.59 1,943 1966 79 - -
6. Wilt Chamberlain 24.33 1,946 1963 80 - -
7. Wilt Chamberlain 24.16 1,957 1967 81 - -
8. Bill Russell 24.08 1,878 1965 78 - -
9. Bill Russell 24.03 1,778 1960 74 - -
10. Bill Russell 23.95 1,868 1961 78 - -
11. Wilt Chamberlain 23.80 1,952 1968 82 - -
12. Bill Russell 23.63 1,843 1963 78 - -
13. Bill Russell 23.55 1,790 1962 76 - -
14. Bill Russell 23.03 1,612 1959 70 - -
15. Wilt Chamberlain 22.92 1,673 1965 73 - -
16. Bill Russell 22.81 1,779 1966 78 - -
17. Bill Russell 22.67 1,564 1958 69 - -
18. Wilt Chamberlain 22.34 1,787 1964 80 - -
19. Nate Thurmond 21.26 1,382 1967 65 - -
20. Wilt Chamberlain 21.14 1,712 1969 81 - -
21. Jerry Lucas 21.11 1,668 1966 79 - -
22. Bill Russell 20.99 1,700 1967 81 - -
23. Bob Pettit 20.26 1,540 1961 76 - -
24. Jerry Lucas 20.02 1,321 1965 66 - -
25. Elgin Baylor 19.82 1,447 1961 73 - -
Player
Rebounds Total
Rebounds
Season Games Offensive
Rebounds
Defensive
Rebounds
26. Nate Thurmond 19.75 1,402 1969 71 - -
27. Bill Russell 19.65 943 1957 48 - -
28. Bill Russell 19.27 1,484 1969 77 - -
29. Wilt Chamberlain 19.17 1,572 1972 82 - -
30. Jerry Lucas 19.10 1,547 1967 81 - -
31. Jerry Lucas 19.02 1,560 1968 82 - -
32. Walt Bellamy 18.99 1,500 1962 79 - -
33. Bob Pettit 18.71 1,459 1962 78 - -
34. Dennis Rodman 18.66 1,530 1992 82 6.38 12.28
35. Wilt Chamberlain 18.61 1,526 1973 82 - -
36. Bill Russell 18.60 1,451 1968 78 - -
37. Jerry Lucas 18.38 1,360 1969 74 - -
38. Dennis Rodman 18.26 1,132 1993 62 5.92 12.34
39. Wilt Chamberlain 18.21 1,493 1971 82 - -
40. Wes Unseld 18.18 1,491 1969 82 - -
41. Maurice Stokes 18.13 1,142 1958 63 - -
42. Nate Thurmond 18.12 1,395 1965 77 - -
43. Elvin Hayes 18.06 1,463 1974 81 4.37 13.69
44. Nate Thurmond 17.97 1,312 1966 73 - -
45. Moses Malone 17.61 1,444 1979 82 7.16 10.45
46. Wes Unseld 17.58 1,336 1972 76 - -
47. Maurice Stokes 17.44 1,256 1957 72 - -
48. Jerry Lucas 17.41 1,375 1964 79 - -
49. Bob Pettit 17.37 1,216 1958 70 - -
50. Dennis Rodman 17.30 1,367 1994 79 5.73 11.57

Minimum requirements:
1946-47: 40 games
1947-48: 32 games
1948-49: 40 games
1949-50 to 1950-51: 46 games
1951-52: 44 games
1952-53 to 1956-57: 48 games
1957-58 to 1958-59: 55 games
1959-60: 60 games
1960-61: 55 games
1961-62 to 1968-69: 65 games
1969-70 to 1973-74: 70 games
1974-75 to 2012-13: 70 games or 800 rebounds
with the exeptions of
    1998-99: 43 games or 488 rebounds
    and 2011-12: 56 games or 644 rebounds
2013-14 to present: 58 games