Elite Rebounding Teams in NBA History


Who were the greatest rebounding teams in NBA History?  This list below attempts to deliver an answer.

Teams beginning with the 1971 NBA & ABA seasons are ranked by their rebounding production.  We start with '71 because that's when we first have team & opponent rebounds.

The players listed are the teams top two in total rebounds with a third slot for the teams leader in minutes (shown if he wasn't also a top-2 rebounder).


Elite Rebounding Teams in NBA History



TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
1973 Celtics 54.8% Dave Cowens Paul Silas
2016 Thunder 54.7% Enes Kanter Russell Westbrook
1995 Trail Blazers 54.4% Chris Dudley Buck Williams Clifford Robinson
1974 Celtics 54.4% Dave Cowens Paul Silas
1976 Celtics 54.0% Dave Cowens Paul Silas Jo Jo White
1996 Bulls 54.0% Dennis Rodman Michael Jordan
1994 Spurs 53.9% Dennis Rodman David Robinson
2012 Bulls 53.9% Joakim Noah Carlos Boozer Luol Deng
1977 Rockets 53.7% Moses Malone Rudy Tomjanovich
1975 Celtics 53.7% Paul Silas Dave Cowens Jo Jo White
1996 Trail Blazers 53.5% Chris Dudley Arvydas Sabonis Clifford Robinson
1995 Mavericks 53.5% Popeye Jones Lorenzo Williams Jamal Mashburn
2011 Bulls 53.5% Carlos Boozer Joakim Noah Luol Deng








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
2009 Trail Blazers 53.5% Joel Przybilla LaMarcus Aldridge
2007 Jazz 53.4% Carlos Boozer Mehmet Okur Deron Williams
2017 Thunder 53.4% Russell Westbrook Steven Adams
1981 Spurs 53.4% Dave Corzine George Johnson George Gervin
1990 Trail Blazers 53.4% Buck Williams Jerome Kersey
1981 Bulls 53.3% Artis Gilmore Dave Greenwood
1994 Knicks 53.3% Charles Oakley Patrick Ewing
1996 Nets 53.2% Jayson Williams Armen Gilliam P.J. Brown
2017 Nuggets 53.2% Nikola Jokic Kenneth Faried Wilson Chandler
1993 Knicks 53.2% Patrick Ewing Charles Oakley
1998 Bulls 53.1% Dennis Rodman Michael Jordan
1992 Knicks 53.0% Patrick Ewing Charles Oakley
1997 Trail Blazers 53.0% Chris Dudley Arvydas Sabonis Kenny Anderson








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
2012 Lakers 53.0% Andrew Bynum Pau Gasol
1983 Nets 53.0% Buck Williams

1984 Clippers 53.0% Terry Cummings James Donaldson Norm Nixon
1981 Warriors 53.0% Larry Smith Joe Barry Carroll
2004 Jazz 52.9% Andrei Kirilenko Greg Ostertag
1975 Spirits of St. Louis 52.9% Marvin Barnes Maurice Lucas
1998 Jazz 52.9% Karl Malone Adam Keefe
1974 Warriors 52.9% Nate Thurmond Clyde Lee Rick Barry
1998 Trail Blazers 52.9% Arvydas Sabonis Brian Grant Rasheed Wallace
1997 Bulls 52.9% Dennis Rodman Scottie Pippen Michael Jordan
2013 Pacers 52.9% Roy Hibbert Paul George
1990 Celtics 52.9% Robert Parish Larry Bird
2009 Celtics 52.8% Kendrick Perkins Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
2015 Jazz 52.8% Rudy Gobert Derrick Favors Gordon Hayward
1992 Trail Blazers 52.8% Buck Williams Jerome Kersey Terry Porter
1983 Spurs 52.8% Artis Gilmore Gene Banks George Gervin
1987 Pistons 52.8% Bill Laimbeer Sidney Green Isiah Thomas
2002 Timberwolves 52.8% Kevin Garnett Rasho Nesterovic
1986 Celtics 52.8% Larry Bird Robert Parish
1988 Mavericks 52.8% Roy Tarpley James Donaldson Derek Harper
1991 Spurs 52.8% David Robinson Terry Cummings
1991 Pistons 52.8% Dennis Rodman Bill Laimbeer Joe Dumars
1999 Hawks 52.7% Dikembe Mutombo

2007 Knicks 52.7% David Lee Eddy Curry
1989 Pistons 52.7% Bill Laimbeer Dennis Rodman Isiah Thomas








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
1991 Celtics 52.7% Robert Parish Larry Bird Reggie Lewis
1978 Bulls 52.7% Artis Gilmore Mickey Johnson
1997 Knicks 52.7% Patrick Ewing Charles Oakley
1990 Sonics 52.7% Michael Cage Derrick McKey
1973 Denver Rockets 52.7% Julius Keye Dave Robisch
1998 Spurs 52.7% Tim Duncan David Robinson
1971 Celtics 52.7% Dave Cowens John Havlicek
1972 Bulls 52.7% Tom Boerwinkle Clifford Ray Bob Love
1973 Lakers 52.7% Wilt Chamberlain Bill Bridges
2015 Thunder 52.6% Steven Adams Serge Ibaka Russell Westbrook
1995 Spurs 52.6% David Robinson Dennis Rodman
1975 Warriors 52.6% Clifford Ray Jamaal Wilkes Rick Barry








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
1984 Celtics 52.6% Robert Parish Larry Bird
1992 Bulls 52.6% Horace Grant Scottie Pippen
2006 Jazz 52.6% Mehmet Okur Andrei Kirilenko
2006 Heat 52.6% Udonis Haslem Shaquille O'Neal Dwyane Wade
1989 Celtics 52.5% Robert Parish Kevin McHale
1977 Bulls 52.5% Artis Gilmore Mickey Johnson Norm Van Lier
1999 Trail Blazers 52.5% Brian Grant Arvydas Sabonis Damon Stoudamire
1975 Kentucky Colonels 52.5% Artis Gilmore Dan Issel
2002 Jazz 52.5% Karl Malone Donyell Marshall
1985 Celtics 52.5% Larry Bird Robert Parish
2008 Cavaliers 52.4% Zydrunas Ilgauskas LeBron James








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
1988 Bulls 52.4% Charles Oakley
Michael Jordan
2000 Trail Blazers 52.4% Rasheed Wallace Arvydas Sabonis Scottie Pippen*
1987 Hawks 52.4% Kevin Willis Cliff Levingston Dominique Wilkins
2010 Cavaliers 52.4% Anderson Varejao LeBron James
1994 Suns 52.4% A.C. Green Charles Barkley Dan Majerle
1993 Nets 52.4% Derrick Coleman Sam Bowie
2006 Mavericks 52.4% Dirk Nowitzki Erick Dampier
1985 Rockets 52.4% Hakeem Olajuwon Ralph Sampson
1999 Warriors 52.4% Erick Dampier Donyell Marshall John Starks
2007 Mavericks 52.4% Dirk Nowitzki Erick Dampier Jason Terry
1978 Celtics 52.4% Dave Cowens Sidney Wicks








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
2004 Spurs 52.3% Tim Duncan Rasho Nesterovic Bruce Bowen
1986 Lakers 52.3% Maurice Lucas Kurt Rambis Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2008 Rockets 52.3% Yao Ming Luis Scola Shane Battier
1975 Suns 52.3% Curtis Perry Dennis Awtrey
1990 Pistons 52.3% Dennis Rodman Bill Laimbeer Isiah Thomas
1976 Bulls 52.3% Tom Boerwinkle Mickey Johnson Norm Van Lier
2001 76ers 52.3% Tyrone Hill George Lynch Allen Iverson
2002 Trail Blazers 52.3% Dale Davis Rasheed Wallace
1979 Bullets 52.3% Elvin Hayes Wes Unseld
1975 Spurs 52.3% Swen Nater George Gervin
1991 Trail Blazers 52.3% Buck Williams Clyde Drexler








TOTAL




REBOUND % Team's Leading Rebounders Team’s Minutes Leader
2005 Pistons 52.3% Ben Wallace Rasheed Wallace Tayshaun Prince
1994 Bulls 52.3% Horace Grant Scottie Pippen B.J. Armstrong
1983 76ers 52.3% Moses Malone

2010 Grizzlies 52.3% Zach Randolph Marc Gasol Rudy Gay
2001 Hornets 52.2% P.J. Brown Elden Campbell Baron Davis
2013 Grizzlies 52.2% Zach Randolph Marc Gasol
1992 Nets 52.2% Chris Dudley Derrick Coleman Drazen Petrovic
2014 Thunder 52.2% Serge Ibaka Kevin Durant
1985 76ers 52.2% Moses Malone Charles Barkley
2007 Cavaliers 52.2% Drew Gooden Zydrunas Ilgauskas LeBron James






ABA Team


*Pippen 2nd in minutes & tied for 2nd total rebounds





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