As a basketball coach and someone who loves discussing the game, I find myself constantly in situations where you find people discussing rebounding with such conviction. Especially on this website it seems to be met with such reverance as if rebounding was equivalent to scoring and rebounding won games. Now this is not to say that rebounding is irrelevant. In fact, I would argue team rebounding is integral part of success because more possessions will inherently create more points. However, my question focuses more on individual rebounding statistics. Players on great teams AND bad teams both put up outstanding rebounding numbers. This begs the question how much of it is skill and how much of it is opportunity? If a lot of rebounding numbers can be inflated (or deflated) by your teammates, does that make it an overrated stat? Or if it's all skill and certain players could lead the league on any team, does that make it underrated?
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