Rebounds Aren’t What They Used to Be

We see a historical shift in the offensive rebounding to win rate relationship. Also, notice the peaks. This shows the diminishing returns when the offensive rebounds go past the optimal points. Offensive rebounds aren’t what they used to be. gamm2_avgtm

In the infant stages of the ABA/NBA, offensive rebounds were detrimental. Team’s barely knew how to dribble a ball. Fourth place baby!

Then, in the era of Big Men, teams realized how to capitalize on offensive rebounds.

Nowadays, Small Ball teams, with diverse scoring options, are more efficient when they go for less offensive rebounds

Here, we considered all the teams in the league pooled together, for an ‘average’ team. In Part Two, we’ll take a look at each team through partial pooling.