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WNBA Playoffs: All-time leaders for most career rebounds in postseason history

A 2012 WNBA champion and Finals MVP, Tamika Catchings is the league's all-time leader for playoff rebounds heading into the 2021 postseason.

The 6-foot-1 small forward grabbed a total of 598 rebounds in 68 games played across 13 postseasons. Her average of 8.8 rebounds per game is the fifth-best in league history for all players who have played at least 25 playoff games.

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Enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021, Catchings played all of her 15 seasons with the Indiana Fever, the team that drafted her third overall in the 2001 WNBA Draft.

The highest-ranked active player is Candace Parker, whose 440 rebounds slot her at fifth all-time.

Top 10 all-time rebounds leaders in WNBA playoffs
Player Career rebounds Games played
1. Tamika Catchings 598 68
2. Rebekkah Brunson 563 81
3. Lisa Leslie 471 52
4. Taj McWilliams-Franklin 442 64
5. Candace Parker 440 48
6. Sylvia Fowles 418 40
7. Dewanna Bonner 383 57
8. Cheryl Ford 371 38
9. Maya Moore 338 56
10. Yolanda Griffith 337 42

Depending on how long her 2021 postseason lasts with the Chicago Sky, Parker could surpass Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Lisa Leslie to jump to third all-time. The other active players ranked in the Top 10 are Sylvia Fowles and Dewanna Bonner.

The highest-ranked active players outside the Top 10 include Nneka Ogwumike (272, T-16th), Diana Taurasi (267, 19th), Elena Delle Donne (231, 23rd) and Brittney Griner (230, 24th), all of whom rank in the Top 25 all-time.

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