NBA training camps open on September 29 following one of the busiest offseasons in recent memory. And no move was bigger than the league's reigning rebounding king, Dwight Howard, being traded from the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Howard's move to the West Coast dominated the NBA's offseason. So it seems natural to look at which players will share Superman's gift for attacking the glass this year.
MLB is heading towards its playoffs, and the college and pro football seasons have both gotten underway within the last week. But it's not too soon for basketball fans to start looking towards the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season on October 30.
As we prepare for a full 82-game schedule following a lockout-shortened 2011-2012, here are eight players that will be rebounding machines this upcoming season.