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Old 01-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The biggest part about his game that impresses me is his improvement in defence, it makes him a very valuable player. Just comparing him to Dirk, I always thought Dirk struggled with his defence and rebounding, I think AB has a slight edge on him at this point of his career.
Struggled with rebounding?

Nowitzki:

3rd season- 9.2rpg
4th season- 10rpg
5th season- 9.9rpg
6th season- 8.7rpg

Bargnani in his sixth season is averaging 6.4rpg. Nowiztki averaged that in his second season and for his career is averaging 8.3 or his career. This notion that Dirk has struggled rebounding in his career is way overblown. I will say that his D is probably gotten to a point that it's better than where Dirk was at this point in his career. It's amazing to me how he's improved in that department.
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