NBA Big Men Who Aren't Carrying Their Weight on the Glass

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NBA Big Men Who Aren't Carrying Their Weight on the Glass
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Given the NBA's shift away from the big, physical bodies that traditionally filled the lanes of yesteryear, there may be a temptation to lessen the rebounding responsibility on today's bigs.

But even as their profiles have evolved, their position and floor spacing leaves them footing the bill for any rebounding struggles experienced by their teams.

Rebounding is a matter of effort, with luck and intelligence mixed in. Players can't always predict how the ball will bounce, but they can study film and shot projection to give them an educated guess.

Rebounds finish successful defensive possessions or extend offensive trips. Their importance hasn't lessened any with the game's transformation to smaller, quicker lineups.

The teams employing the following players have handled their rebounding struggles differently. Some have thrived in spite of them, while others have been unable to overcome them.

But all of the teams would gladly accept a renewed approach to glasswork than what these players have shown so far.

All statistics used in this article are accurate as of 12/2/2012.

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