Comments on: Does Offensive Rebounding Hurt Transition Defense? http://saltcityhoops.com/does-offensive-rebounding-hurt-transition-d/ The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:22:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: The Linearization of Basketball Salt City Hoops http://saltcityhoops.com/does-offensive-rebounding-hurt-transition-d/#comment-25919 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:05:26 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10135#comment-25919 […] rebounding compromises your defensive abilities. (Again, not the case1. The value of that extra possession outweighs a hypothetically compromised transition D, and you […]

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By: Dan Clayton http://saltcityhoops.com/does-offensive-rebounding-hurt-transition-d/#comment-21403 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 04:59:14 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10135#comment-21403 yeah my point exactly. even if the offensive rebound doesn’t yield a tip or a layup and we just use the average PPP for the new possession, the top 10 ORR teams are generating an extra ~possessions per game compared to the bottom 10, which translates to just over 6 points per game. then they give up 1 extra transition play per game at let’s say 1.15 pts per possession (even though those 10 teams also defend the break better than average). which do you want, 6 extra points, or 1.15 less for your opponent?

not fighting on the glass to hurry back is mathematically unsound.

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By: Kory http://saltcityhoops.com/does-offensive-rebounding-hurt-transition-d/#comment-21401 Sun, 02 Feb 2014 04:45:42 +0000 http://saltcityhoops.com/?p=10135#comment-21401 Common sense tells me it would be more wise to crash the offensive boards to get a second chance from close proximity than to forgo those points in an effort to stop the opposing team from scoring on the other end (at best). In contrast, defensive rebounds are vital to stop the opposing them from easy second chance opportunities.

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