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HouRealCoach
04-07-2012, 11:11 PM
This guy is a 6 year veteran and he's never averaged 9 rebounds. We get on Brook Lopez's case about not rebounding and I know he is better than Lopez but he is still an under achiever because he is more athletic than him. He is very Amare-like when it comes to rebounding.

There is no reason that he shouldn't have gotten more than 3 rebounds tonight

Cfrey
04-07-2012, 11:13 PM
He ain't no K LOVE!!

Chronz
04-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Its rebounding. You can find elite rebounders who weren't ****, you can't find elite 2 way post up players without looking at an AllStar or greater

BH-Sports
04-07-2012, 11:36 PM
As long as the team rebounds great, who cares. He's doing his fair share

5ass
04-07-2012, 11:38 PM
not a bad rebounder, but hes not great either, better than amare though.

GSWFanInLA
04-07-2012, 11:43 PM
Because his team is/was winning and the Nets aren't

Raph12
04-07-2012, 11:45 PM
Its rebounding. You can find elite rebounders who weren't ****, you can't find elite 2 way post up players without looking at an AllStar or greater

This.

LA is not a specialist, nor would the Blazers benefit from him being a specialist. There aren't many great, two-way players that rebound at an elite level throughout league history.

DragonJaii
04-08-2012, 12:04 AM
not a bad rebounder, but hes not great either, better than amare though.

this.

jmoney85
04-08-2012, 12:18 AM
its funny... tale of two players

if this thread was about brook we would have 20 posts already about how bad of a rebounder he is but since its aldridge its ok he gets a pass

Chronz
04-08-2012, 12:36 AM
its funny... tale of two players

if this thread was about brook we would have 20 posts already about how bad of a rebounder he is but since its aldridge its ok he gets a pass
Are they really comparably bad tho? And it would be less concerning for Brook if he could defend

Cal827
04-08-2012, 12:54 AM
He's basically Chris Bosh pre contract year. A good player, but didn't get many rebounds... before the final year in Toronto, I believe that Bosh averaged around 9 rebounds per game when he peaked here.

I actually think the guy has been overhyped... No way in hell that he's a franchise player. A great supporting player (like Bosh), but the team won't go too far with him being the number 1 guy. Maybe in this upcoming draft, the Nets fall to 4th overall and the blazers can grab a guy like Barnes or MKG.

JoeDirt05
04-08-2012, 12:55 AM
LA is averaging 8.2 rebounds a game this season

and a career average of 7.5 so he isnt averaging a double double every night he is doing other things to help his team win at the same time so i dont care if he doesnt get 10 boards a night

http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/id/2983/lamarcus-aldridge

JoeDirt05
04-08-2012, 12:56 AM
He's basically Chris Bosh pre contract year. A good player, but didn't get many rebounds... before the final year in Toronto, I believe that Bosh averaged around 9 rebounds per game when he peaked here.

I actually think the guy has been overhyped... No way in hell that he's a franchise player. A great supporting player (like Bosh), but the team won't go too far with him being the number 1 guy. Maybe in this upcoming draft, the Nets fall to 4th overall and the blazers can grab a guy like Gilchrest or MKG.

those are the same players haha

jmoney85
04-08-2012, 01:02 AM
Are they really comparably bad tho? And it would be less concerning for Brook if he could defend

but brook isnt a bad defender though... solid shot blocker

blazerman
04-08-2012, 02:01 AM
Threads like these are just dumb, you act as if Aldridge is lazy because he doesnt average 10 boards a game. Well Aldridge gets up and down the court on fastbreaks as good as the guards and he has a helluva J on offense which puts him in the 10 to 15 ft range. His expanded range of shooting doesnt put him in the ideal rebounding position. Some guys find a way to get their boards no matter what (K Love), typically a guy that is that versitile on offense isnt gonna get a ton of boards.

Chronz
04-08-2012, 02:04 AM
Threads like these are just dumb, you act as if Aldridge is lazy because he doesnt average 10 boards a game. Well Aldridge gets up and down the court on fastbreaks as good as the guards and he has a helluva J on offense which puts him in the 10 to 15 ft range. His expanded range of shooting doesnt put him in the ideal rebounding position. Some guys find a way to get their boards no matter what (K Love), typically a guy that is that versitile on offense isnt gonna get a ton of boards.
Except that Aldridge actually rebounds decently on the offensive end and that excuse doesn't cover the defensive end.

Chronz
04-08-2012, 02:06 AM
Are they really comparably bad tho? And it would be less concerning for Brook if he could defend

but brook isnt a bad defender though... solid shot blocker
Bigmen should anchor defenses to some degree, are the Nets even decent defensively with him?

Master Mind
04-08-2012, 02:13 AM
I'd take him over Bosh any day

HouRealCoach
04-08-2012, 02:20 AM
I'm just saying I hear people calling him a top 3 PF and some have even said he was better than Kevin Love.. He really doesn't block shots either and I know Brook Lopez doesn't win but he's never had someone like Brandon Roy and the supporting cast that Aldridge has had. The best player that he's played with for the majority of his career was Devin Harris... I think that has something to do with why he doesn't win

But the point is that Aldridge should not get a pass for his POOR rebounding

AllDay28
04-08-2012, 02:48 AM
I'm just saying I hear people calling him a top 3 PF and some have even said he was better than Kevin Love.. He really doesn't block shots either and I know Brook Lopez doesn't win but he's never had someone like Brandon Roy and the supporting cast that Aldridge has had. The best player that he's played with for the majority of his career was Devin Harris... I think that has something to do with why he doesn't win

But the point is that Aldridge should not get a pass for his POOR rebounding

umm no one said aldridge was a great rebounder... he is an AVERAGE rebounder. he gets over 8 boards a game and that is ok for a PF. Look at his stats, he prevails in other areas of the game as well, he hustles, plays good defense, and can attack you anyway on the offensive side of the game. Just remeber this though if you want to talk bad about his rebounding...

Aldridge 8 boards a game as a PF
Lopez 3 rebounds a game as a C :facepalm:

UKblazers
04-08-2012, 04:45 AM
Portland fans always complain about his defensive rebounding(he is one of the better offensive rebounders). The fact that he at least above average in every other facet is why he is still a great player. The same can't be said for a Brook Lopez or Amare.

smith&wesson
04-08-2012, 05:08 AM
lopez has size on lemarcus..

you would think a C who is 7 feet + would be a better rebounder then a shorter and lighter powerforward.

3.6 rebs a game is worst the what barnani provides... which is really really bad. there are pg's who average more rebounds.

AnthonyTyrael
04-08-2012, 08:07 AM
I hate to bring in another name but I'm highly curious.

Guys, what's your opinion about Dirk's rebounding? Now and during the times when he almost got 10 boards over the span of a few seasons ? Also during playoffs, when it usually goes up? What do you say about his rebounding abilities at all and do you think he is lazy or not caring nowadays or what are you thinking? I'm really interested.

Young and Stupid
04-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Just stopped by to say that Brook Lopez is a one-dimensional player whose style of play isn't conducive to winning.

Sincerely yours,
A disgruntled Nets fan

Chrisstyles
04-08-2012, 09:19 AM
Once again Amare plays no defense but for his career Amare per 36 minutes 9.2 rebounds, Bosh 8.8 and Aldridge 7.8 so stop these comparisons saying Amare doesn't rebound.
Amare gets critiqued because he's a bigger guy than both and many think with his size and athleticism he should be with Dwight Howard and Kevin Love in rebounding. But for a PF he's an above average rebounder.

blackjack_119
04-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Considering how fast Aldridge is on the break and that fact that he has always played next to good defensive rebounders (Oden, Przybilla, Camby) you wouldn't expect Aldridge to secure that many defensive rebounds.

HouRealCoach
04-08-2012, 10:19 AM
lopez has size on lemarcus..

you would think a C who is 7 feet + would be a better rebounder then a shorter and lighter powerforward.

3.6 rebs a game is worst the what barnani provides... which is really really bad. there are pg's who average more rebounds.

He's played 5 games and 3 were under the usual minutes he gets and plus he was coming off of a ankle injury that kept him out for months.. Seeing that he already averaged 6 I expect his to go down

and I didnt say that Lopez was better than Aldridge in rebounding anyways

BTW most of the better rebounders are athletic

waveycrockett
04-08-2012, 11:29 AM
umm no one said aldridge was a great rebounder... he is an AVERAGE rebounder. he gets over 8 boards a game and that is ok for a PF. Look at his stats, he prevails in other areas of the game as well, he hustles, plays good defense, and can attack you anyway on the offensive side of the game. Just remeber this though if you want to talk bad about his rebounding...

Aldridge 8 boards a game as a PF
Lopez 3 rebounds a game as a C :facepalm:

I hope your joking with this 3 rebound stuff. Brook has played in 3 games TOTAL all year and hurt/rusty at that. When he is healthy he is a career 8 rebound per game guy as well and Aldridge plays a lot of Center now and is way more athletic.

nycericanguy
04-08-2012, 12:12 PM
not a bad rebounder, but hes not great either, better than amare though.

Career

Amare 8.7rpg in 34.5mpg

LMA - 7.5rpg in 35 mpg

So yea other than the fact that Amare has averaged 1.2rpgs more in LESS time than LMA, LMA is definitely the better rebounder. :rolleyes:

Stat isn't nearly as bad a rebounder as people make him out to be. He's had seasons of close to 10rpg in 32mpg. LMA played 40mpg last year and still averaged less than 9rpg.

blastmasta26
04-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Career

Amare 8.7rpg in 34.5mpg

LMA - 7.5rpg in 35 mpg

So yea other than the fact that Amare has averaged 1.2rpgs more in LESS time than LMA, LMA is definitely the better rebounder. :rolleyes:

Stat isn't nearly as bad a rebounder as people make him out to be. He's had seasons of close to 10rpg in 32mpg. LMA played 40mpg last year and still averaged less than 9rpg.
Was going to say this myself. Amare's faults lie in his lack of production relative to his potential, he has the athleticism and build to be a double digit rebounder consistently, yet he only rebounds at an above average rate. Though it is still better than Aldridge's rebounding.

effen5
04-08-2012, 12:23 PM
Would rather have LA over Brook...

Chronz
04-08-2012, 12:26 PM
I'm just saying I hear people calling him a top 3 PF and some have even said he was better than Kevin Love.. He really doesn't block shots either and I know Brook Lopez doesn't win but he's never had someone like Brandon Roy and the supporting cast that Aldridge has had. The best player that he's played with for the majority of his career was Devin Harris... I think that has something to do with why he doesn't win

But the point is that Aldridge should not get a pass for his POOR rebounding
What about when Roy went down and LMA raised his level of play?

$GangGr33n$
04-08-2012, 12:58 PM
Brook Lopez averaged under 6 RPG in 82 games last year, hes probably the worst rebounding big man in the league