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 December 2, 2022
- 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 an official minimum of 400 games or 4,000 rebounds.

* Players in bold played in the 2023 Regular Season

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. Walt Bellamy 13.65 14,241 14 1,043
8. Dave Cowens 13.63 10,444 11 766
9. Elgin Baylor 13.55 11,463 14 846
10. George Mikan 13.40 4,167 5 311
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
11. Andre Drummond 13.16 9,647 11 733
12. Dennis Rodman 13.12 11,954 14 911
13. Willis Reed 12.94 8,414 10 650
14. Gus Johnson 12.68 7,379 10 582
15. Elvin Hayes 12.49 16,279 16 1,303
16. Moses Malone 12.20 16,212 19 1,329
17. Dolph Schayes 12.08 11,256 14 932
18. Bill Bridges 11.94 11,054 13 926
19. Harry Gallatin 11.89 6,684 8 562
20. Dwight Howard 11.78 14,627 18 1,242
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
21. Charles Barkley 11.69 12,546 16 1,073
22. Rudy Gobert 11.66 7,355 10 631
23. Neil Johnston 11.35 5,856 8 516
24. Walter Dukes 11.25 6,223 8 553
25. Karl-Anthony Towns 11.21 5,637 8 503
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. Shaquille O'Neal 10.85 13,099 19 1,207
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
31. Tim Duncan 10.84 15,091 19 1,392
32. Swen Nater 10.83 5,297 8 489
33. Hassan Whiteside 10.81 5,523 10 511
34. Clint Capela 10.72 5,265 9 491
35. David Robinson 10.64 10,497 14 987
36. Elmore Smith 10.61 5,962 8 562
37. Kevin Love 10.61 8,781 15 828
38. Bill Walton 10.52 4,923 10 468
39. Ray Scott 10.46 7,154 9 684
40. Nikola Vucevic 10.45 7,966 12 762
Player
Rebounds
Total
Rebounds
Seasons Games
41. Zelmo Beaty 10.44 5,949 8 570
42. Nikola Jokic 10.33 5,632 8 545
43. Happy Hairston 10.33 8,019 11 776
44. Dikembe Mutombo 10.33 12,359 18 1,196
45. DeAndre Jordan 10.28 10,248 15 997
46. Clyde Lee 10.28 7,626 10 742
47. Anthony Davis 10.28 6,392 11 622
48. DeMarcus Cousins 10.19 6,664 11 654
49. Billy Cunningham 10.15 6,638 9 654
50. Karl Malone 10.14 14,968 19 1,476