Howard moves past Pettit for 18th on NBA/ABA all-time rebound list


Dwight Howard climbed another rung of the all-time rebounding list on Wednesday. The Atlanta native moved past former Hawks player Bob Pettit and into 18th place on the NBA/ABA all-time list with 12,855 rebounds. Pettit finished his career with 12,849 rebounds. Howard is 88 rebounds away from moving past Jerry Lucas for 17th place.

Howard, who spent last season with the Hawks, had 24 points and six rebounds for the Hornets in a 118-103 win over the Bulls Wednesday.

Howard is the only active player on the NBA/ABA all-time rebound list. Of the top 20 rebounders, only four are not in the Basketball Hall of Fame - Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, who are not yet eligible, Buck Williams and Howard. 

Here is the current all-time rebound list:

1. Wilt Chamberlain* 23,924

  1. Bill Russell* 21,620
  2. Moses Malone* 17,834
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 17,440
  4. Artis Gilmore* 16,330
  5. Elvin Hayes* 16,279
  6. Tim Duncan 15,091
  7. Karl Malone* 14,968
  8. Robert Parish* 14,715
  9. Kevin Garnett 14,662
  10. Nate Thurmond* 14,464
  11. Walt Bellamy* 14,241
  12. Wes Unseld* 13,769
  13. Hakeem Olajuwon* 13,748
  14. Shaquille O’Neal* 13,099
  15. Buck Williams 13,017
  16. Jerry Lucas* 12,942
  17. Dwight Howard 12,855
  18. Bob Pettit* 12,849
  19. Charles Barkley* 12,546

* - Hall of Famer


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Hawks

Hawks complete roster for NBA summer league
Hawks complete roster for NBA summer league

The Hawks received commitments from five players to join their 14-man roster for NBA summer league play next month: guards Jaylen Adams (St. Bonaventure), Junior Robinson (Mt. St. Mary’s) and Brandon Sampson (LSU) and forwards Zach Smith (Texas Tech) and Zach LeDay.  Adams, Robinson, Sampson and Smith were eligible for the draft Thursday...
VIDEO: Trae Young posts message to Hawks fans
VIDEO: Trae Young posts message to Hawks fans

After the Atlanta Hawks traded for guard Trae Young during the 2018 NBA Draft, Young posted a video message to his new fan base. The Dallas Mavericks drafted Young fifth-overall Thursday, but traded the former Oklahoma guard to Atlanta for a 2019 first-round draft pick and Luka Doncic, the third-overall pick. » Jeff Schultz: Hawks GM went...
Watch: Hawks GM Travis Schlenk on taking Trae Young over Luka Doncic
Watch: Hawks GM Travis Schlenk on taking Trae Young over Luka Doncic

The Hawks selected three players in the NBA draft Thursday night: Oklahoma point guard Trae Young (No. 3 overall), Maryland swingman Kevin Heuerter (No. 19) and Villanova forward Omari Spellman (No. 30).  » Jeff Schultz: Hawks GM went out on a limb with trade
Player profile: Hawks select Omari Spellman with 30th pick
Player profile: Hawks select Omari Spellman with 30th pick

Omari Spellman, Villanova 6-foot-9, 245 pounds 1. In Villanova’s Final Four game against Kansas, Spellman posted 15 points and 13 rebounds in the Wildcats’ blowout win. Showing off his entire repertoire, Spellman also blocked three shots in the win. At the Final Four, coach Jay Wright offered these words on the freshman’s drastic...
Player profile: Hawks select Kevin Huerter with 19th pick
Player profile: Hawks select Kevin Huerter with 19th pick

Kevin Huerter, Maryland 6-foot-7, 190 lbs 1. Huerter proved himself to be a consistent threat in the Big Ten last season, scoring in double figures in Maryland’s final 25 games. This stretch started with a 23-point outburst against Syracuse, a game in which Huerter converted on 7 of 9 3-point attempts. During this stretch of games — a time...
More Stories