The Detroit Pistons franchise was founded in 1941 in the NBL as the Fort Wayne (Zollner) Pistons. They are currently playing in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. Detroit has won a total of five championships, seven conference titles, and 13 division titles between the NBL and NBA in their storied history.
When it comes to winning basketball games, the ability to recover the ball after a missed shot can make all the difference. The Pistons have a long history of board-grabbers throughout their 71-year history. Here is a top-10 list of the all-time total rebounds leaders for the Detroit Pistons franchise.
No. 10 Terry Tyler (3,583)
The Detroit Pistons selected Tyler with the 23rd overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. He played seven seasons with Detroit from 1987-79 until 1984-85.
No. 9 Ray Scott (4,508)
The Detroit Pistons selected Scott with the fourth overall pick in the 1961 NBA Draft. He played 5.5 seasons with Detroit from 1962-63 until 1966-67.
No. 8 Bailey Howell (4,583)
The Detroit Pistons selected Howell with the second overall pick in the 1959 NBA Draft. He played five seasons with Detroit from 1959-60 until 1963-64.
No. 7 Dave DeBusschere (4,947)
The Detroit Pistons selected DeBusschere with their territorial selection in the 1962 NBA Draft. He played 6.5 seasons with Detroit from 1962-63 until 1968-69.
No. 6 Walter Dukes (4,986)
Dukes played six seasons with Detroit from 1957-58 until 1962-63.
No. 5 Larry Foust (5,200)
Foust played seven seasons with Fort Wayne from 1950-51 until 1956-57.
No. 4 Dennis Rodman (6,299)
The Detroit Pistons selected Rodman with the 27th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. He played seven seasons with Detroit from 1986-87 until 1992-93.
No. 3 Ben Wallace (7,264) (ACTIVE)
Wallace is currently in his ninth season with Detroit having played from 2000-01 until 2005-05, and again starting in 2009-10.
No. 2 Bob Lanier (8,063)
The Detroit Pistons selected Lanier with the first overall pick in the 1970 NBA Draft. He played 9.5 seasons with Detroit from 1970-71 until 1979-80.
No. 1 Bill Laimbeer (9,430)
Laimbeer played 13.5 seasons with Detroit from 1981-82 until 1993-94.
All data provided by NBA.com
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