Charles Barkley never misses an opportunity to pan the Blazers for not having a physical inside presence. I often get frustrated with LA's soft play and inability to rebound. I agree with Charles that dunks are consistent, but a spinning fade away 20 footer isn't going to go every night, especially in the fourth quarter.
On a whim, i looked up Power Forwards averaging 30 min + in the NBA and sorted them by total rebounds per 40 minutes (from hoopsdata).
LA ranks 15th out of 22. Despite the fact that he's played alot of center this year and should have been putting extra emphasis on rebounding.
Every PF who plays 30+ and is taller than 6-9 rebounds better than LA (except Dirk... but even Dirk kills LA on the defensive glass. he just doesn't go for any offensive rebounds).
Anyone else get as frustrated as i do that, at 6-11, LaMarcus rebounds like he's 6-9? I'm really disappointed in LA. Feels like he took the big money and didn't get any better. Didn't expand his game at all. Am i overreacting?