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Rockets rebounding appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by alethios, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. alethios

    alethios Member

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    We are currently ranked #22 in TRB, but that's bolstered by our ORB which is 7th, and we're actually 28th in DRB.

    Why are we so bad at rebounding, especially defensive rebounding? I thought a rebounding specialist was brought in but maybe it takes some time for this team to grasp things like boxing out.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. FTW Rockets FTW

    FTW Rockets FTW Contributing Member

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    1. As soon as a shot from the opposition goes up, we love to run the other way in the hope of a fast break without securing the ball.

    2. No rebounding from the PF position.

    3. When Dwight goes for a block, there is no one else down low to grab the brick.
     
  3. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Would playing so much small ball be a factor?
     
  4. OTMax

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    This +

    4. Not enough players committed to boxing out if they are already in position to, because ball watching and just standing around is common
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Our guy rely on Dwight too much.

    DD
     
  6. cheke64

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    Are you guys math challenged? You're not even looking into the advanced stats. Do you guys even know that? Let me guess, the "eye test"? Pfffffft.
     
  7. alethios

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    I thought of that but GSW plays a lot of small ball and still rebounds better than us on the defensive end - they actually rank 1st in DRB.
     
  8. alethios

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    I checked our stats on basketball-reference.com. But the eye-test is pretty good too in our case.
     
  9. bulkatron

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    "Do you even advanced stats bro?"

    Exactly which stats are you referring to?

    We allow a ton of offensive rebounds. We allow the 4th most in the league. All the reasons above (poor rebounding from forwards, no help after Dwight/Capela blocks, eager fast breaks) are all relatively valid from a statistical and "eye test" perspective, as the latter two aren't exactly quantifiable.
     
  10. joeson332

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    this makes a lot of sense
     
  11. cheke64

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    Im in florida right now bro. I'll let FTW tell you what I edited out.
     
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    Dwight is not stat padding enough
     
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    We pick fast break over defensive rebounds.

    And you don't want to take away Dwight's rebound...

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  14. bulkatron

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    A match made in heaven!
     
  15. valorita

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    simple. No box out
     
  16. thirdengine

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    Dwight tries to block/goaltend every shot. The guys left around the rim don't box out, which leads to scrubs like Cody ****ing Zeller getting tip slams.

    You'd think one of the million power forwards we have on this team would figure out how to get a rebound.
     
  17. SF3isBack!!

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    Never take Cheke seriously, lol.
     
  18. Amel

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    We didnt have a real PF for months

    Jones is useless..Beasley is actually picking up some now and Bev has been just insane
     
  19. Mr. Clutch

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    What is their small ball lineup?

    Green is a good rebounder even at C.

    We are playing Ariza a lot at PF, he's not a great rebounder there. Harden is a good rebounder, but then Terry or whoever we play at the 3 isn't good
     
  20. J Sizzle

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    Don't worry DMo will fix all of our problems for the 1-2 more months he's here.
     
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