CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Who is the greatest rebounder of all-time?

Poll ended at Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:23 pm

Bill Russell
0
No votes
Wilt Chamberlain
6
42%
Walt Bellamy
0
No votes
Jerry Lucas
0
No votes
Nate Thurmond
0
No votes
Moses Malone
0
No votes
Charles Barkley
0
No votes
Dennis Rodman
8
57%
Ben Wallace
0
No votes
Dwight Howard
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 14

CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby thkthebest on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:23 pm

I took into consideration the players that Rooscooter and Phil XI recommended for greatest rebounders and tried to include players from all eras.

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If there is someone that you would still like on the poll, just nominate him to be on the next one.

My vote: Dennis Rodman
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:30 pm

It's got to be Chamberlain this time....
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:39 pm

Didn't we do this already? This feels familiar

Anyway I go with Rodman. I really think any other answer is completely wrong here, he's far and away ahead of everyone else.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:44 pm

^^13.1 rebound average in the "modern era" vs 22.9 in the 60's... interesting debate but not as one sided as you make it sound. Wilt played both ends of the floor.... not just one.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby thkthebest on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:14 pm

Reasons why I voted for Rodman...

Rodman has the top 7 rebounding percentages.

There were on average 60+ more rebounding opportunities per game during Chamberlain's time because of the faster pace and poor shooting.

Wilt averages 18.0 rebounds per 36 minutes. Bill Russell averaged 19.1 rebounds per 36. Russell actually grabbed more rebounds per minute so some can even argue that Russell was better. Of course, Wilt was able to play more minutes so that's something to take into consideration.

Meanwhile Rodman averages 14.9 rebounds per 36, and nobody really is in the conversation. The next best in his era is about 3 rpg away from that. This "era" features Shaq, Malone, David Robinson, Hakeem, etc, and none of them were close.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby thkthebest on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:20 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:Didn't we do this already? This feels familiar

Anyway I go with Rodman. I really think any other answer is completely wrong here, he's far and away ahead of everyone else.

We only did two polls so far - best defensive big and best scorer.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:26 pm

This is what convinced me

http://skepticalsports.com/?tag=wilt-chamberlain

It looks a wee bit convoluted but basically Rodman's TRB%'s are just far beyond Wilt's and Russell's and it isn't close
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:44 pm

JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:This is what convinced me

http://skepticalsports.com/?tag=wilt-chamberlain

It looks a wee bit convoluted but basically Rodman's TRB%'s are just far beyond Wilt's and Russell's and it isn't close


Keep in mind shooting percentages and possessions per game. Rodman's career was during the 85 ppg "defensive" period of the NBA.... There were 75+ rebounds a game back in Wilt's day.

This is why I said it's a difficult thing to compare the era's on this one. If you look at the 60's there were 5 to 7 players a year with more than 16 rebounds a game.... in a much smaller league. Now we're lucky if there are 3 over 12.... Do today's players suck at rebounding that much or has something changed quite a bit?....
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby TIME on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:40 pm

If you go by adjusted numbers you can make a case for Rodman. But if the two were on the same court in their prime on opposite teams I can tell you who is going to grab the most boards that game and his name is Wilton Norman Chamberlain.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Magic Skywalker on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:28 am

Brook Lopez.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby thkthebest on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:35 am

If I put Brook Lopez on there, he would probably win.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Phil XI on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:35 am

To grab a single critical rebound I might pick Rodman, otherwise he'd be 4th on my list overall.
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Re: CL Edition: Greatest Rebounder of All-Time

Postby Forward Three on Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Jordan Hill obviously
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