Originally Posted by moremilk
and the same situation in other rankings. I would argue that rebounding seem so important for some fans because they suffer from the green grass syndrome.
Rebounding is one of the fundamental parts of the game that everyone can be taught to do relatively well, but few actually bother learning it, which is a shame. That's not green grass syndrome, it's what you have to do in order to win. How could we compete with any team if we weren't getting defensive rebounds and letting teams get second chance points?
And a better stat to look at is the rebound difference... Of the teams that got into the playoffs, only Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and NO grabbed less rebounds than they gave up.