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 October 26, 2021
- 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. Andre Drummond 13.70 8,866 10 647
8. Walt Bellamy 13.65 14,241 14 1,043
9. Dave Cowens 13.63 10,444 11 766
10. Elgin Baylor 13.55 11,463 14 846
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
11. Dennis Rodman 13.12 11,954 14 911
12. Willis Reed 12.94 8,414 10 650
13. Gus Johnson 12.68 7,379 10 582
14. Elvin Hayes 12.49 16,279 16 1,303
15. Moses Malone 12.20 16,212 19 1,329
16. Dolph Schayes 12.08 11,256 14 932
17. Dwight Howard 12.05 14,281 18 1,185
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. Karl-Anthony Towns 11.60 4,766 7 411
22. Neil Johnston 11.35 5,856 8 516
23. Rudy Gobert 11.32 6,192 9 547
24. Hassan Whiteside 11.27 5,048 10 448
25. Walter Dukes 11.25 6,223 8 553
26. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 11.18 17,440 20 1,560
27. Red Kerr 11.15 10,092 12 905
28. Hakeem Olajuwon 11.11 13,748 18 1,238
29. Dave DeBusschere 10.99 9,618 12 875
30. Kevin Love 10.99 8,156 14 742
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
31. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85 13,099 19 1,207
32. Tim Duncan 10.84 15,091 19 1,392
33. Swen Nater 10.83 5,297 8 489
34. David Robinson 10.64 10,497 14 987
35. Elmore Smith 10.61 5,962 8 562
36. DeAndre Jordan 10.58 9,892 14 935
37. DeMarcus Cousins 10.55 6,394 10 606
38. Bill Walton 10.52 4,923 10 468
39. Ray Scott 10.46 7,154 9 684
40. Clint Capela 10.45 4,181 8 400
41. Zelmo Beaty 10.44 5,949 8 570
42. Nikola Vucevic 10.38 6,973 11 672
43. Happy Hairston 10.33 8,019 11 776
44. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33 12,359 18 1,196
45. Clyde Lee 10.28 7,626 10 742
46. Anthony Davis 10.23 5,802 10 567
47. Billy Cunningham 10.15 6,638 9 654
48. Karl Malone 10.14 14,968 19 1,476
49. Bob Lanier 10.11 9,698 14 959
50. Artis Gilmore 10.08 9,161 12 909

* Players in bold played in the 2022 Regular Season