San Antonio Spurs: Top 5 leaders in rebounds per game in franchise history

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 24: Dennis Rodman #10 of the San Antonio Spurs smiles against the Sacramento Kings on March 24, 1994 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 24: Dennis Rodman #10 of the San Antonio Spurs smiles against the Sacramento Kings on March 24, 1994 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The top 5 leaders in rebounds per game in the San Antonio Spurs’ franchise history.

The San Antonio Spurs have had a fair share of power forwards and centers that made an impact, particularly in the rebounding department. This included David Robinson and Artis Gilmore, who are some of the most notable centers in franchise history.

However, on the all-time list for rebound average per game in Spurs history, Robinson doesn’t make it on the list. Which five players make up the top of the list, courtesy of Basketball-Reference?

No. 5 is Tim Duncan. He remained incredibly consistent throughout his 19 seasons in the NBA and finished with a career mark of 10.8 rebounds per game with the Spurs. His spot on the all-time list will probably turn a few heads, but it’s due to his longevity in the NBA and the handful of years he averaged fewer than 10 rebounds per game.

John Beasley takes the No. 4 spot on the list. He played parts of five seasons for the Spurs franchise in the ABA and averaged 11.0 rebounds.

Manny Leaks slides in at No. 3, who also played for San Antonio in the ABA. Through three years, Leaks averaged 11.7 rebounds per game.

At No. 2 is Swen Nater. He played just two seasons with the San Antonio franchise in the ABA, but averaged 15.2 rebounds. Nater’s career-high of 16.4 rebounds came with the organization in the 1974-75 season.

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Topping the list is Dennis Rodman, whose two seasons with the Spurs saw him rack up 17.1 rebounds per game. These preceded the three championship-winning seasons with Chicago Bulls. Rodman’s season-high in San Antonio was 17.3, which led the NBA, in 37.8 minutes per game.

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