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Old 01-22-2011, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors ESPN: Bargnani made Bosh a better rebounder

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Could Bargnani's rebounding deficiencies have had a boosting effect on Bosh’s rebounding numbers?

Yes, it does appear that Bosh not-so-magically rebounded better when Bargnani was at his side in Toronto. Looking at the 2009-10 data, Bosh collected more rebounds with Bargnani in the game than when Bargnani was off the court.

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Now, it's conceivable that there's something else going on here. Bargnani could be such a poor shooter that there are more available rebounds simply because Bargnani's missing more shots. But that theory doesn't hold much water.
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In the end, the case of Bosh's rebounding serves as a lesson for us basketball fans. Sometimes we rush to judgment when we see a big change in a player's statistics and place the blame squarely on the individual. But as we're seeing with Bosh, basketball players are also products of their environment.

Context matters.
Chris Bosh's 'Bargnani Effect' - Heat Index Blog - ESPN
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