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

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

Notes: - These stats were updated on October 26, 2021
- Total Rebounds were not recorded until 1950-51, offensive and defensive rebounds until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Playoffs' and 'Games' only include playoffs since 1951.
- This list includes players with a minimum of 25 games.

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

Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
1. Bill Russell 24.87 4,104 13 165
2. Wilt Chamberlain 24.46 3,913 13 160
3. Wes Unseld 14.93 1,777 12 119
4. Bob Pettit 14.82 1,304 9 88
5. Walt Bellamy 14.78 680 7 46
6. Dave Cowens 14.44 1,285 7 89
7. George Mikan 13.85 665 5 48
8. Moses Malone 13.78 1,295 12 94
9. Nate Thurmond 13.59 1,101 9 81
10. Elvin Hayes 12.96 1,244 10 96
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
11. Elgin Baylor 12.87 1,724 12 134
12. Charles Barkley 12.86 1,582 13 123
13. Walter Dukes 12.34 432 7 35
14. Dolph Schayes 12.22 1,051 13 86
15. Dave DeBusschere 12.03 1,155 8 96
16. Dwight Howard 11.78 1,473 12 125
17. Shaquille O'Neal 11.61 2,508 17 216
18. Giannis Antetokounmpo 11.59 742 6 64
19. Bill Bridges 11.55 1,305 12 113
20. Tim Duncan 11.39 2,859 18 251
21. DeAndre Jordan 11.32 645 6 57
22. Nikola Jokic 11.28 485 3 43
23. Joel Embiid 11.21 381 4 34
24. Ben Wallace 11.18 1,454 8 130
25. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.18 1,621 15 145
26. Harry Gallatin 11.17 592 6 53
27. Carlos Boozer 11.08 920 8 83
28. Zelmo Beaty 11.05 696 7 63
29. Rudy Gobert 11.00 473 5 43
30. Red Kerr 10.88 827 12 76
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
31. Kevin Garnett 10.73 1,534 14 143
32. Karl Malone 10.68 2,062 19 193
33. Joakim Noah 10.63 659 8 62
34. David Robinson 10.58 1,301 12 123
35. Ralph Sampson 10.53 400 4 38
36. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10.47 2,481 18 237
37. Patrick Ewing 10.32 1,435 14 139
38. Anthony Davis 10.31 402 4 39
39. Willis Reed 10.27 801 7 78
40. Larry Bird 10.26 1,683 12 164
41. Brad Daugherty 10.22 419 5 41
42. Arnie Risen 10.20 561 8 55
43. Jack Coleman 10.18 621 8 61
44. Clyde Lee 10.18 519 7 51
45. Clifford Ray 10.13 608 6 60
46. Gene Wiley 10.07 272 4 27
47. Charles Oakley 10.03 1,445 15 144
48. Tom Gola 10.03 391 5 39
49. Dirk Nowitzki 9.97 1,446 15 145
50. Jerry Lucas 9.96 717 8 72

* Players in bold played in the 2021 Playoffs