Clippers Rebound statistics per NBA.com
Here's a more complete picture of the last place rebounding efforts of the Clippers I have sorted and taken from NBA.com after 7 games. They define this player tracking stats on rebounding as:
Rebounding Opportunities: "The number of times player was within the vicinity (3.5 ft) of a rebound. Measures the number of rebounds a player recovers compared to the number of rebounding chances available as well as whether or not the rebound was contested by an opponent or deferred to a teammate."
Although the total rebound stats do not show separately what is offensive and defensive, you can very well picture how pathetic this team is doing in this phase of the game. I would love very much to compare these stats to last year but I don't have it currently.
Of course we know that the end result is that we are last place in rebounding in the whole of NBA.
And here's why:
1. Out of the team total average of 39.7rebounds per game, 28.2 of those are uncontested and only11.5 are contested. From here you can further analyzed these figures this way:
i. 71% of our rebounding could be coming mostly from opponents missed foul throws. Also, these uncontested rebounds were from DJ, Blake and CP3 totaling 15.8 rebounds out of the 28.2 rebounds.
ii. Contested rebounds were coming mostly from DJ and Blake having only 4.4 and 2.4 contested rebounds respectively per game. Not enough.
iii. Out of the 62.4 chances of rebounds per game, we grabbed 39.7 rebounds which is 63.6% per game
iv. On contested rebounds, we only get 29% per game!? 71% of the time our opponents are getting contested rebounds per game!
2. Hawes, who we get not only to spread the floor but also to help us in rebounding is only getting 3.7 rebounds per game which is very low compared to his 8 rebounds per game last year. Of course, DJ and Blake production went down considerably.
3. All the other stats are pitiful
We can say that it's too early in the game, but the problem of having no wing defender and a reliable SF, seems to be more livable as compared to our more serious problems in rebounding.
It looks like we need more than group therapy to overcome this one.