I NBA To date, only six players have crossed the 15,000 recovery milestone. Tim Duncan Being the latest member of a special club. However, an active player is fully placed to join the 15,000 rebound club, and he can get it early in the 2021-22 NBA season.
Reaching 15,000 career revivals in the NBA is no easy feat. Even the great Shakeel O’Neill, one of the most dominant paint players, managed just over 13,000 during his career. Despite failing to hit 15,000, Shock is 15th on the all-time leaderboard.
Karim Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell and Musa Mellon are some of the NBA legends who have achieved 15,000 rebounds in their careers. But the all-time rebound leader is Walt Chamberlain, who recorded 23,924 rebounds in 14 years of play.
Who could reach 15,000+ rebounds in the 2021-22 NBA season?
Dwight Howard. He is the only active player who is close to restoring 15,000 careers. Although it will take some work, Superman could become the 7th player in NBA history to record 15,000 career points.
The LA Lakers Big Man has been effective at cleaning glass, so far with 14,271 rebounds overall, and 11th on the all-time rebound leaderboard. He is the only active NBA player in the top 40, including teammate D Andre Jordan and. LeBron James. It ranks 41st and 42nd with 9,878 and 9,751 rebounds, respectively.
Reaching 15,000 points would mean that Howard would have to score at least 729 rebounds in the 2021-22 NBA season. With the league back in its 82-game regular schedule, this certainly looks achievable.
In his first part, Dwight revived the league for five consecutive seasons from his sophomore year, recording more than 1,000 rebounds each year. The last time he recorded more than a thousand rebounds during his one-year stint with the Charlotte Hornets. Incidentally, this was the last time Howard introduced him as a starter.
Howard’s last two seasons have seen him record 500+ rebounds as a hard-hitting player. For a good chance of reaching 15,000 rebounds, he will have to get approval for a starting role ahead of Jordan, which is unlikely.
Regardless, the 2021-22 NBA season is Howard’s seventh chance in NBA history to receive 15,000+ rebounds. According to the numbers, the list will remain specific for a while, as no other active NBA player is close to reaching that mark.