Re: Breaking Down the Rebounding Numbers
posted at 7/31/2012 6:57 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Breaking Down the Rebounding Numbers
[QUOTE]Say the Celtics signed Antonio McDyess with the MLE over Sheed in '09 as I would have rather they done at the time. In 21 mins he avg's 5.9 reb's a game (playoffs 24.7/6.8) In 22.5 mins Rasheed Wallace avg's 4.1 reb's (playoffs 17.1/3.0) Well with McD on our team over Sheed we average 40.4 boards a game. Yet when Perk went down Rasheed came up with a 36 minute, 11 point 8 rebound effort. McDyess only had 1 game in 11 those playoffs where he put up those #'s, a 12/10 in a 16 point loss to PHX. The Suns didn't have the frontcourt that LA did. Was he going to change the 13 total and 15 offensive rebound disparity in that game 7? So right there, you take away the guy who sat behind the 3 point line, put a a vet known for his toughness and rebounding (avg'd 12 per over his career) in his place and the outcome is likely the same. But take away the demoralizing effects of losing your starting center in the opening mins of game 6, and seeing your best shooter go 0-8 in a game 3 you should have won and 4-28 overall from 3 after his leg bruise... and it is completely different... you can't be 100% sure those Celtics would have pulled it out... but you can be pretty confident, and darn sure that injuries were more a reason C's lost then the BS Fierce is trying to pull about them not being a 40 rebound team that year
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
what are you doing writing screeds about mcdyess coming here three years ago?
how about someone other than aortic valve replacement victims being the major frontcourt signings this year????
fierce- we get "younger"- has nothing to do with rebounds. it was more than obvious this team needed big time frontcourt help coming into this offseason. garnett played great but ran out of gas and can't do it himself. so what do we do? we get rid of steamer and sign jason collins? re-sign wilcox and green who are just question marks and we're supposed to believe that sallinger and melo are going to contribute to this front court in the event that the green/wilcox gamble doesn't work?
or does this all lay with blandone bass? his per minute rebounding has been on the slide since he left dallas.... it's not like we were stoked with rebounders here last year- everyone was begging for him to get the windex out and do it but he turned in a WORSE per minute rebounding performance than he did playing along side duh wight howard in ORL!!!
so did we get a big man coach to try to reverse the horrible footwork trends of bass and he's suddenly going to average 8 boards a game per 32 minutes played instead of 5.X?
i mean maybe i could rationalize this, fierce, if we added a slasher type with a nose for rebounds, in the 6-5 to 6-7 range. but all that fits that description is jeff green, a below average rebounder BEFORE heart surgery...
honestly, let's just call it for what it is here. i support this team but there is nothing in the frontcourt that i see that is a solid upgrade over last year. if anything we have lost shot blocking ability- steamer was a leauge leading per minute played swat guy, with all of his other issues of course, but he made a difference when he was in there. collins won't do that.