- Brook Lopez 35.6 minutes, 3.8 def. rebs., DRB% 12.4
- Robin Lopez 17.8 minutes, 2.3 def. rebs., DRB% 15.4
- Kevin Love 34.0 minutes, 11.2 def. rebs., DRB% 35.0
In the 2010-2011 season, Kevin Love has a defensive rebounding rate of 35.0%. This statistic means that when he is on the floor and the opposing team shoots and misses, Love is the player (from either team) who rebounds that miss 35% of the time. In comparison, Robin and Brook Lopez have defensive rebounding rates of 15.4% and 12.4%, respectively. That's right -- Love has a better rebounding rate than the Lopez twins combined. Using rebounding rates negates the impact of playing time; however, Love has more defensive rebounds per game than both Brook and Robin combined -- 10.6 against 3.8 and 2.3 -- and that's with Brook playing more minutes per game than Love.
What is most disappointing is how Brook's numbers have dropped from his rookie season (21.2 DRB% as a rookie). I know that he has Humphries helping him out now, but still. Robin has no help whatsoever -- the Suns are last in the league in DRB% as a team.
I know this is going to shock you, but Kevin Love's UCLA team went 3-0 versus Stanford during his year in college. Even if we made it one-on-two, it doesn't quite seem like a fair fight. Maybe we could throw in Jarron and Jason Collins to help the Lopezes out?
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