Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Lowpost.net's Size-Adjusted Rebounding Rankings

For you hoops heads out there, lowpost.net runs some interesting articles combining various statistics. This one in particular I thought was interesting; taking size out of rebounding. Basically if everyone was shaped the same, who are the best rebounders?
Everyone knows that big men make better rebounders than their smaller counterparts. Each year, league rebounding leaders are always frontcourt players. This is understandable--big men usually play closer to the basket, their height makes it easier to reach the ball, and their weight (usually muscle) makes it easier to fend off competitors.

With this in mind, I thought it would be interesting to try to find out who would be the best (and worst) rebounders if size weren't a factor. In other words, if all players were shaped like Earl Boykins (or Yao Ming), who would grab the most boards?


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