Re: amare stoudemire
- Amare's Rebound RAt has sropped from 15.9 to 14.4 to this year's
13.5. I think this year's drop is the most understandable -- moving
from power forward to center means he's battling bigger people for
the rebound. But the overall number still puzzles me -- 13.5 is way,
way too low for a center with his athletic ability.
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, Coach McCormick
> two ideas pop into my head: one he's the type of player whoprobably got a couple rebounds on his own misses; with his shooting
percentages rising, he has less misses to chase. same thing for the
tam. i didn't look, but i'm guessing they are shooting a better
percentage, which limits misses. also, they shoot a lot of threes,
which lead to long rebounds and is one reason Q and Joe Johnson have
pretty good rebounding numbers. those are just thoughts off the tye
of my head-could be wrong however, since their faster pace could mean
more shot attempts and equivalent number of missed shots as last
year, if not equivalent percentages.
> Michael Stewart <mlstewar@f...> wrote:
> We've discussed Stoudemire's awesome scoring in some detail, but
> people think about his rebounding?from
> Stoudemire's rebound rate is down quite a bit from last year (12.9
> 14.4) and even that was down from his rookie year (15.9). He'sbasically
> below average right now for his position. This is remarkable to me,floor.
> considering that he's incredibly strong and really quick off the
> Plus, it's not like he's battling a whole lot of Suns big men forrebounds
> (though admittedly, Marion is excellent on the boards).light on
> Can people who have watched the Suns more than I have shed some
> this? Is he having trouble posting up the bigger players that he'swell.
> guarding? Is he just not skilled yet at posting up?
> Michael Llort Stewart
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> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, dan_t_rosenbaum wrote:
> > Last season I was not a big fan of Amare's because I felt he was
> > very susceptible to double teams, which led to bad shots or
> > turnovers. And he could not pass out of the double team very
> > But this season by surrounding Amare with four three point
> > Amare is alone in the middle of the floor and it is very difficultroutinely
> > to double team him. Matched up against slower centers, he
> > beats them down floor for dunks. In the half-court he dribblesplay
> > around them for dunks.
> > IMHO, the MVP for that team is Shawn Marion. By being able to
> > PF (and not getting into foul trouble) he has opened up the courtturnovers
> > and made Amare Stoudemire into a star. I think Amare has gotten
> > better, but put him in a conventional offense with only a couple
> > three-point shooters and I think we would see a lot of the
> > and bad shots from past seasons. Nash, Johnson, Richardson, andService.
> > Marion have given him an incredible amount of room to operate. No
> > one in the league has free reign in the middle of the floor like
> > Stoudemire does. And with his unique combination of speed and
> > strength, there is probably not anyone who could better take
> > advantage of what the Phoenix offense gives him. This is great
> > coaching and general managing.
> > Best wishes,
> > Dan
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