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Old 08-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #16 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by AR1815 View Post
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.
and from the teams that made it to the playoffs, most have scored more points than have allowed, most have had better FG% than their opponents, most have had more blocks, better 3pt defense and so on.

Good teams tend to out rank bad teams by most criterias, counterintuitive as it might sound

For example, rebounds are JUST as important as TOs. If you get one rebound more than the opponent is the same as making one TO less than your opponent. And the Raptors are usually top 3 in terms of TOs, which more than compensates for the worse rebounding.

If we shoot 5% more than our average opponent, we will win the conference regardless of how we rebound. Of course, we won't, but the point is that rebounds are not a tell all stat, none is really. They all have the same weight and NO TEAM is top of the league in all categories.

Not to mention that nobody thinks we will a title this year. We are heavy favorites to make the playoffs, and if we win a round 99% of fans will be very happy. Once we get there and resign bosh, BC can continue tweaking. Twice in 4 years he's built something out of almost nothing here, think about the possibilities when we actually have something, as we have a ton of assets on our roster right now.
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