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 September 12, 2022
- 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 3 games.

* Players in bold played in the 2022 Playoffs

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. Alex Groza 14.00 42 1 3
8. George Mikan 13.85 665 5 48
9. Moses Malone 13.78 1,295 12 94
10. Nate Thurmond 13.59 1,101 9 81
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
11. Elvin Hayes 12.96 1,244 10 96
12. Elgin Baylor 12.87 1,724 12 134
13. Charles Barkley 12.86 1,582 13 123
14. Roy Tarpley 12.79 307 3 24
15. Walter Dukes 12.34 432 7 35
16. Dolph Schayes 12.22 1,051 13 86
17. Dave DeBusschere 12.03 1,155 8 96
18. Giannis Antetokounmpo 12.00 912 7 76
Karl-Anthony Towns 12.00 132 2 11
20. Dwight Howard 11.78 1,473 12 125
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
21. Shaquille O'Neal 11.61 2,508 17 216
22. Julius Randle 11.60 58 1 5
23. Bill Bridges 11.55 1,305 12 113
24. Nikola Jokic 11.48 551 4 48
25. Connie Hawkins 11.42 137 2 12
26. Tim Duncan 11.39 2,859 18 251
27. Rudy Gobert 11.27 552 6 49
28. Ben Wallace 11.18 1,454 8 130
29. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.18 1,621 15 145
30. Neil Johnston 11.17 257 4 23
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
31. Harry Gallatin 11.17 592 6 53
32. Joel Embiid 11.09 488 5 44
33. Carlos Boozer 11.08 920 8 83
34. Zelmo Beaty 11.05 696 7 63
35. Red Kerr 10.88 827 12 76
36. DeAndre Jordan 10.87 652 7 60
37. Joe Strawder 10.83 65 1 6
38. Deandre Ayton 10.74 376 2 35
39. Kevin Garnett 10.73 1,534 14 143
40. Karl Malone 10.68 2,062 19 193
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
41. Joakim Noah 10.63 659 8 62
42. David Robinson 10.58 1,301 12 123
43. Ralph Sampson 10.53 400 4 38
44. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10.47 2,481 18 237
45. Swede Halbrook 10.38 83 1 8
46. Jarrett Allen 10.33 93 2 9
Kermit Washington 10.33 93 3 9
48. Patrick Ewing 10.32 1,435 14 139
49. Anthony Davis 10.31 402 4 39
50. Willis Reed 10.27 801 7 78