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 May 27, 2024
- 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 2024 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. Nikola Jokic 12.26 981 6 80
17. Dolph Schayes 12.22 1,051 13 86
18. Dave DeBusschere 12.03 1,155 8 96
19. Giannis Antetokounmpo 11.96 945 8 79
20. Dwight Howard 11.78 1,473 12 125
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
21. Anthony Davis 11.75 705 6 60
22. Shaquille O'Neal 11.61 2,508 17 216
23. Bill Bridges 11.55 1,305 12 113
24. Connie Hawkins 11.42 137 2 12
25. Tim Duncan 11.39 2,859 18 251
26. Ben Wallace 11.18 1,454 8 130
27. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.18 1,621 15 145
28. Neil Johnston 11.17 257 4 23
29. Harry Gallatin 11.17 592 6 53
30. Rudy Gobert 11.12 745 8 67
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
31. Carlos Boozer 11.08 920 8 83
32. Zelmo Beaty 11.05 696 7 63
33. Red Kerr 10.88 827 12 76
34. Joel Embiid 10.86 641 7 59
35. Joe Strawder 10.83 65 1 6
36. Kevin Garnett 10.73 1,534 14 143
37. Karl Malone 10.68 2,062 19 193
38. Joakim Noah 10.63 659 8 62
39. David Robinson 10.58 1,301 12 123
40. Ralph Sampson 10.53 400 4 38
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Playoffs Games
41. Deandre Ayton 10.51 473 3 45
42. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 10.47 2,481 18 237
43. Swede Halbrook 10.38 83 1 8
44. Karl-Anthony Towns 10.33 310 4 30
Kermit Washington 10.33 93 3 9
46. Patrick Ewing 10.32 1,435 14 139
47. Jarrett Allen 10.28 185 4 18
48. Willis Reed 10.27 801 7 78
49. Larry Bird 10.26 1,683 12 164
50. Brad Daugherty 10.22 419 5 41