- Dec 7, 2016
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Casual 16p/16r night for Dre.
Quite frankly, recently Rudy Gay had 15 rebounds in a game and that was a career high in a dozen year career. Dre averages that many rebounds this season each game. Think about that.
Come on Chief, that's not fair. Let's see how Shabazz's rebounding compares to Shaq!
In general, watching Rudy on the Spurs, I wonder what would have been had he been in the right system for all these years. maybe as a third fiddle to Duncan/Parker types.
[QUOTE="But only once in his career did he reach in a game what Dre has average in rebounds this season.
Dre is in his 7th season. He will finish the season averaging over 13 boards for the sixth straight season.
In his career Shaq averaged 13 boards 3 times, Olajuwon 4 times, David Robinson once.
Only player in the past 40 years to do it more often was Rodman, who had 7 seasons of 13+ boards.
You have to go back to the eary 70's of Jabbar, Unseld, Hayes and Artis Gilmore to find players who rebounded at Dre's level.
EDIT- Deandre Jordan is tracking with Dre right now as well. Personal Opinion- Based on age, Jordan has 1-2 seasons at most of rebounding at this level. Dre has 5-7.