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Friday Press Clippings: Do players "steal" rebounding opportunities ?

02/05/16

Friday Press Clippings: Do players "steal" rebounding opportunities ?

Friday Press Clippings:
Do players "steal" rebounding opportunities from teammates ?

Basketball Statistician's Friday Press Clippings
From Sabermetric Research
By Phil Birnbaum
Download source here: ' Do players "steal" rebounding opportunities from teammates? ' by Phil Birnbaum

"... In my previous post on rebounding, I promised to review some of the evidence supporting the "diminishing returns" hypothesis.

That's the theory that, in general, a player's individual rebound totals are not mostly a product of his own ability to snare rebounds, but, rather, predominantly because of his positioning on the court, or the role he is assigned on his team. ..."

"... Every extra rebound by the center results in 0.61 fewer rebounds by
teammates. ... "

"... That means that only 39 percent of center rebounds are "real", in the sense that the other team would have got them if not for the center's efforts.

If a center is (say) 20 rebounds above average for the season, then, on average, you should estimate that 12 of those rebounds would have been grabbed by a teammate anyway. ..."

Even the longest misses produce an average rebound distance that is only eight feet from the rim — not exactly a remote location. Part of this has to do with physics, part has to do with player spacing. Long-range shots generally occur when players are more spread out and there are fewer potential rebounders near the basket. <br />
In this Image by Kirk Goldsberry from GrantLand.com presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .
Image: by Kirk Goldsberry from GrantLand.com

"... The variance in team rebounds per game is LESS than the variance in rebounds per game by the center
alone ! ..."

"... Every additional rebound taken by the point guard reduces the rest of the team's rebound total by ... almost exactly one rebound: .96, to be exact. ..."

"... Taken at face value, that means that 24 out of 25 times, when a point guard gets a rebound, it's because the rest of the team deliberately leaves it for him! ..."

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