List of National Basketball Association single-season rebounding leaders

This list exhibits the National Basketball Association's top single-season rebounding averages based on at least 70 games played or 800 rebounds. The NBA did not record rebounds until the 1950-51 season.

^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Rank Season Player Team Games Rebounds RPG
1 1960–61 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors 79 2,149 27.2
2 1959–60 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors 72 1,941 27.0
3 1961–62 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors 80 2,052 25.7
4 1963–64 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 78 1,930 24.7
5 1965–66 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia 76ers 79 1,943 24.6
6 1962–63 Wilt Chamberlain* San Francisco Warriors 80 1,946 24.3
7 1966–67 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia 76ers 81 1,957 24.2
8 1964–65 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 78 1,878 24.1
9 1959–60 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 74 1,778 24.0
10 1960–61 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 78 1,868 23.9
11 1967–68 Wilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia 76ers 82 1,952 23.8
12 1962–63 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 78 1,843 23.6
13 1961–62 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 76 1,790 23.6
14 1958–59 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 70 1,612 23.0
15 1964–65 Wilt Chamberlain* Warriors/76ers 73 1,673 22.9
16 1965–66 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 78 1,779 22.8
17 1957–58 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 69 1,564 22.7
18 1963–64 Wilt Chamberlain* San Francisco Warriors 80 1,787 22.3
19 1967–68 Nate Thurmond* San Francisco Warriors 51 1,121 22.0
20 1966–67 Nate Thurmond* San Francisco Warriors 65 1,382 21.3
21 1968–69 Wilt Chamberlain* Los Angeles Lakers 81 1,712 21.1
22 1965–66 Jerry Lucas* Cincinnati Royals 79 1,668 21.1
23 1966–67 Bill Russell* Boston Celtics 81 1,700 21.0
24 1960–61 Bob Pettit* St. Louis Hawks 76 1,540 20.3
25 1964–65 Jerry Lucas* Cincinnati Royals 66 1,321 20.0

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