List of career achievements by Dennis Rodman

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This page details the career achievements of American basketball player Dennis Rodman.

Awards[edit]

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011

5-time NBA Champion: 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998

2-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1990, 1991

IBM Award: 1992

8-time NBA All-Defensive Selection

  • First Team: 1989-93, 1995, 1996
  • Second Team: 1994

2-time All-NBA Third Team: 1992, 1995

2-time NBA All-Star: 1990, 1992

Ranked #48 on the 2009 revision of SLAM Magazine's Top 50 Players of All-time

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Rodman won an NBA championship
Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1986–87 Detroit 77 1 15.0 .545 .000 .587 4.3 .7 .5 .6 6.5
1987–88 Detroit 82 32 26.2 .561 .294 .535 8.7 1.3 .9 .5 11.6
1988–89 Detroit 82 8 26.9 .595 .231 .626 9.4 1.2 .7 .9 9.0
1989–90 Detroit 82 43 29.0 .581 .111 .654 9.7 .9 .6 .7 8.8
1990–91 Detroit 82 77 33.5 .493 .200 .631 12.5 1.0 .8 .7 8.2
1991–92 Detroit 82 80 40.3 .539 .317 .600 18.7 2.3 .8 .9 9.8
1992–93 Detroit 62 55 38.9 .427 .205 .534 18.3 1.6 .8 .7 7.5
1993–94 San Antonio 79 51 37.8 .534 .208 .520 17.3 2.3 .7 .4 4.7
1994–95 San Antonio 49 26 32.0 .571 .000 .676 16.8 2.0 .6 .5 7.1
1995–96 Chicago 64 57 32.6 .480 .111 .528 14.9 2.5 .6 .4 5.5
1996–97 Chicago 55 54 35.4 .448 .263 .568 16.1 3.1 .6 .3 5.7
1997–98 Chicago 80 66 35.7 .431 .174 .550 15.0 2.9 .6 .2 4.7
1998–99 L.A. Lakers 23 11 28.6 .348 .000 .436 11.2 1.3 .4 .5 2.1
1999–00 Dallas 12 12 32.4 .387 .000 .714 14.3 1.2 .2 .1 2.8
Career 911 573 31.7 .521 .231 .584 13.1 1.8 .7 .6 7.3
All-Star 2 0 18.0 .364 - - 8.5 .5 .5 .5 4.0

NBA regular season leader[edit]

Rebounding: 1992 (18.7), 1993 (18.3), 1994 (17.3), 1995 (16.8), 1996 (14.9), 1997 (16.1), 1998 (15.0)

Offensive rebounds: 1991 (361), 1992 (523), 1993 (367), 1994 (453), 1996 (356), 1997 (320)

Defensive rebounds: 1992 (1,007), 1994 (914), 1998 (780)

Field goal percentage: 1989 (.595, 316-531)

Career performances[edit]

Led the league
Season Games
started
20 rebounds 10 rebounds 10 offensive
rebounds
Double
double
Rebounding
high
1986–87 1 0 7 0 7 16
1987–88 32 0 33 1 29 19
1988–89 8 2 38 1 20 22
1989–90 43 1 35 2 22 20
1990–91 77 3 65 2 25 24
1991–92 80 39 77 6 42 34
1992–93 55 29 58 7 22 27
1993–94 51 27 74 7 7 32
1994–95 26 20 42 4 15 30
1995–96 57 11 57 3 5 24
1996–97 54 9 54 4 11 26
1997–98 66 16 66 8 5 29
1998–99 11 1 14 0 0 20
1999–2000 12 1 10 0 0 21
Regular season 573 159 630 45 210 34
Playoffs 89 8 83 7 28 22
Grand total 662 167 713 52 238 34

Top rebounding performances[edit]

Team Opponent Location Date Box Score Minutes
played
Points Offensive
rebounds
Defensive
rebounds
Total
rebounds
Opposing team
total
Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Palace of Auburn Hills March 4, 1992 W 110-107 45 10 18 16 34 38 (9 offensive)
Detroit Pistons Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Coliseum January 28, 1992 W 100-95 50 16 12 20 32 44 (10 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks Alamodome January 22, 1994 W 103-83 43 8 9 23 32 37 (19 offensive)
Detroit Pistons Sacramento Kings ARCO Arena (II) March 14, 1992 W 89-83 48 7 9 22 31 37 (12 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets The Summit February 21, 1995 W 98-97 40 6 11 19 30 37 (14 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Minnesota Timberwolves Alamodome November 9, 1993 W 110-95 47 13 11 18 29 42 (17 offensive)
Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks United Center December 27, 1997 W 97-90 40 6 9 20 29 37 (11 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Coliseum December 1, 1993 W 92-88 45 0 10 18 28 41 (15 offensive)
Detroit Pistons Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center January 23, 1992 W 111-100 46 3 9 18 27 29 (12 offensive)
Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic Palace of Auburn Hills February 18, 1992 W 117-95 29 18 9 18 27 50 (14 offensive)
Detroit Pistons Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Coliseum December 23, 1992 L 95-107 45 12 9 18 27 45 (10 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Seattle SuperSonics Tacoma Dome February 7, 1995 W 106-103 39 13 11 16 27 37 (5 offensive)
San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets Alamodome March 5, 1995 W 124-103 38 5 8 19 27 32 (11 offensive)
Chicago Bulls Dallas Mavericks United Center December 29, 1997 W 111-105 41 11 11 16 27 37 (11 offensive)

NAIA (college non-Division I) records[edit]

Most rebounds in an NAIA tournament game: 32, Southeastern Oklahoma vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.), 1986[1]

  • tied with Ken Remley, West Virginia Wesleyan vs. Whittier (Calif.), 1959

NBA records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Consecutive seasons leading the league in rebounding: 7 (1991–92-1997–98)

Oldest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding: 36 years, 341 days on April 19, 1998

Seasons leading the league in defensive rebounds: 3 (1991–92, 1993–94, 1997–98)

Rebound percentage, career: 23.4%

  • Rodman also holds all conceivable records for both offensive and defensive rebound percentage.

Rebound percentage, season: 29.7% (1994–95)

  • Rodman holds seven of the top ten rebound percentage seasons in NBA history.

Seasons leading the league in rebound percentage: 8 (1990–91-1997–98)

Consecutive seasons leading the league in rebound percentage: 8 (1990–91-1997–98)

Highest career rebounds per game average since 1973: 13.1 (11,954/911)

Highest average, rebounds per game, in a season since 1972: 18.66 (1991–92)

  • Rodman holds the top five rebounding seasons since 1979

Rebounds as a bench player, game: 25, San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers, January 22, 1995

  • Tied by John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic, April 10, 2013, and by JJ Hickson, Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, February 25, 2014

Offensive rebounds as a bench player, game: 14, San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers, January 22, 1995

  • Rodman played 35 minutes. These two records pertain to games played since the 1980–81 season, but most likely hold true for all of NBA history.
  • Broken by JJ Hickson, Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, February 25, 2014

Only player since 1973 to record 1,500 rebounds in a season: 1,530 (1991–92)

One of five players in NBA history to record 1,530 rebounds in a season

One of six players in NBA history with multiple seasons averaging 18 rebounds per game

  • Joining Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Jerry Lucas, Nate Thurmond and Bob Pettit

One of two players in NBA history to record 500 offensive rebounds in a season: 523 (1991–92)

  • Moses Malone achieved this in three seasons.

One of three players in NBA history with multiple seasons of 400 offensive rebounds: Three seasons (1991–92, 1993–94, 1997–98)

  • Moses Malone had six seasons and Larry Smith had two seasons.

One of three players in NBA history to record 1,000 defensive rebounds in a season: 1,007 (1991–92)

One of two players in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding with three different teams (Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls)[2]

  • Joined by Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers)

Playoffs[edit]

Offensive rebounds, career: 626

NBA Finals[edit]

Offensive rebounds, game: 11, twice

  • 11, Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7 and 16, 1996
  • Tied Elvin Hayes's mark of 11 set on May 27, 1979
  • Seattle SuperSonics had 12 offensive rebounds as a team on June 16, 1996

Offensive rebounds, half: 7, second half, Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996

Offensive rebounds, quarter: 7, third quarter, Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996

Detroit Pistons franchise records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Highest field goal percentage, season: .595 (316-531) (1988–89)
  • Rebounds, season: 1,530 (1991–92)
  • Rebounding average, season: 18.7 (1,530/82) (1991–92)
  • Rebounds, game: 34, vs. Indiana Pacers, March 4, 1992 (OT)
  • Rebounds, half: 21, second half, vs. Indiana Pacers, March 4, 1992
  • Offensive rebounding average: 4.4 (1986–87-1992–93)
  • Offensive rebounds, season: 523 (1991–92)
  • Offensive rebounding average, season: 6.4 (523/82) (1991–92)
  • Offensive rebounds, game: 18, vs. Indiana Pacers, March 4, 1992 (OT)
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 11, second half, vs. Indiana Pacers, March 4, 1992
  • Offensive rebounds, quarter: 6, fourth quarter, vs. Indiana Pacers, March 4, 1992
  • Broken by Ben Wallace (7, first quarter, at Phoenix Suns, March 3, 2005)
  • Defensive rebounds, season: 1,007 (1991–92)
  • Defensive rebounding average, season: 12.34 (765/62) (1992–93)
  • Defensive rebounds, game: 22, at Sacramento Kings, March 14, 1992

Playoffs (incomplete)[edit]

  • Offensive rebounds, career: 277 (1987-1992)
  • Offensive rebounds, game: 10, at Chicago Bulls, May 28, 1990
  • Broken by Ben Wallace (11, at Orlando Magic, April 27, 2003)
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 6, first half, vs. Atlanta Hawks, April 28, 1991
  • Broken by Ben Wallace on May 9, 2004
  • Offensive rebounds, quarter: 6, first quarter, vs. Atlanta Hawks, April 28, 1991

San Antonio Spurs franchise records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Rebounds, season: 1,367 (1993–94)
  • Rebounding average, season: 17.3 (1,367/79) (1993–94)
  • Rebounds, game: 32, vs. Dallas Mavericks, January 22, 1994
  • Rebounds, half: 20, first half, vs. Dallas Mavericks, January 22, 1994
  • Rebounds, quarter: 15, third quarter, vs. Golden State Warriors, February 26, 1995
  • Offensive rebounds, season: 453 (1993–94)
  • Offensive rebounding average, season: 5.7 (453/79) (1993–94)
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 10
  • Tied by Will Perdue (first half, at Sacramento Kings, April 14, 1997)
  • Offensive rebounds, quarter: 8, fourth quarter, at Indiana Pacers, January 22, 1995
  • Defensive rebounds, season: 914 (1993–94)
  • Defensive rebounding average, season: 11.6 (914/79) (1993–94)
  • Defensive rebounds, game: 23, vs. Dallas Mavericks, January 22, 1994
  • Tied by Tim Duncan (at Miami Heat, February 1, 2003)
  • Defensive rebounds, half: 13, first half, vs. Dallas Mavericks, January 22, 1994
  • Broken by Tim Duncan (14, first half, at Miami Heat, February 1, 2003)

Playoffs[edit]

  • Rebounding average, career: 15.0 (255/17) (1994-1995)
  • Rebounds, game: 22, vs. Los Angeles Lakers, May 8, 1995
  • Offensive rebounds, game: 12, at Houston Rockets, May 28, 1995
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 7, at Houston Rockets, May 28, 1995
  • Defensive rebounds, game: 16, vs. Los Angeles Lakers, May 8, 1995

Chicago Bulls franchise records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Rebounds, season: 1,201 (1997–98)
  • Rebounding average, season: 16.1 (883/55) (1996–97)
  • Rebounds, quarter: 14, first quarter, vs. Orlando Magic, January 3, 1997
  • Tied with Clifford Ray (fourth quarter, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, March 14, 1972)
  • Rebounds, overtime: 5, at Dallas Mavericks, March 12, 1998
  • Tied with Chet Walker (vs. Los Angeles Lakers, December 12, 1972) and Carlos Boozer (vs. Memphis Grizzlies, January 19, 2013)
  • Offensive rebounds, season: 421 (1997–98)
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 10, twice
10, second half, vs. Los Angeles Clippers, December 23, 1997
10, first half, vs. Denver Nuggets, March 3, 1998
  • Offensive rebounds, quarter: 7, first quarter, vs. Denver Nuggets, March 3, 1998
  • Tied by Elton Brand (fourth quarter, at Philadelphia 76ers, January 17, 2001)
  • Offensive rebounds, overtime: 3, vs. Detroit Pistons, March 31, 1998
  • Broken by Joakim Noah (4, at Detroit Pistons, April 15, 2012)

Playoffs[edit]

  • Rebounding average, career: 11.3 (655/58) (1996-1998)
  • Rebounds, quarter: 10, third quarter, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996
  • Offensive rebounds, game: 11, thrice
11, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996
11, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 16, 1996
11, at New Jersey Nets, April 29, 1998
  • Offensive rebounds, half: 7, second half, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996
  • Offensive rebounds, quarter: 7, third quarter, vs. Seattle SuperSonics, June 7, 1996

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NAIA. "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 5, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  2. ^ The Los Angeles Times. February 23, 1999. Page D6.