On March 9, Love set an NBA record with his 52nd consecutive double-double. Of course, rebounding is a huge part of that milestone: He finished the season with a league-best 15.2 rebounds per game and won the 2010-11 Most Improved Player Award.
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The three-time Defensive Player of the Year led the NBA in rebounding each of the last three seasons and is the only player to lead the league in total rebounds for five straight seasons (he surpassed the legendary Wilt Chamberlain, who did it four seasons in a row, after 2009-10). He finished the 2010-11 season ranked second, behind Kevin Love, with 14.1 boards per game.
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A healthier KG averaged 8.9 rebounds per game in 2010-11 to rank No. 13 for the season. The mark was well below his career average of 10.7, but Shaquille O'Neal is the only active player with more career boards than Garnett, who led the league four consecutive seasons (2003-07).
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The fourth-year center improved his rebounding numbers the past three seasons -- 5.6, 7.6, 11.0 -- but injuries held him back this year. He averaged 10.4 per game this season, but his work on the boards helped the Bulls take the No. 1 seed in the East.
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The slender center owns a career average of 10 rebounds per game and has averaged double-digit rebounds in a season seven years and counting. He ranks ninth all time in rebounding percentage.
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A double-double machine throughout his career, Randolph was the No. 3 rebounder the league's leader in offensive rebounding percentage (14.1). He averaged 12.2 boards per game overall, a career high.
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Because his minutes are down, Duncan is on pace to average fewer than 10 rebounds for the first time in his 14-year career. Still, the two-time MVP and four-time NBA champion is third among active players in total rebounds.
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Okafor averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of his first five seasons. His career average is 10.2.
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In a breakout season, Humphries ranked second in rebounding percentage (22.1).
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Lee was a double-double machine during his days in New York and has continued the same type of output in Golden State.
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The rebounding specialist was on his way to a monster season on the glass before breaking his foot in late November (he returned March 9 after a 47-game absence). He's often among the league leaders in rebounds per minute and finished this season with an average of 11.5 boards per game.
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He has averaged 10.1 rebounds per game over his nine-year career and pulled down 11.2 per contest for Utah last season and 9.6 this year in Chicago.
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The former No. 1 pick struggled on offense in 2010-11, but he averaging a career-high 11.1 rebounds. That's helped boost his career average to 9.4
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David Lee isn't the only Warrior working hard on the glass this season. Biedrins had two games this season where he pulled down 20 or more boards. In addition, he averaged 11.2 rebounds per contest in 2008-09, despite playing just 30 minutes a night.
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The two-time champion ranked sixth in the league this season in rebounds (10.2 per game).
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The relentless Wallace averaged 10 rebounds a game last season -- an impressive accomplishment for a 6-7 small forward.
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Griffin wasted little time establishing himself as one of the NBA's top big men in his rookie season. His reckless abandon on the floor makes him a beast in the post, and the combination of his vertical and strength make him a tenacious rebounder.
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