Originally Posted by jlip
On the contrary it seems as if rb% stats favor eras when there were fewer rebounds. It's easier to grab 50% of 2, because that's just 1. But grabbing 50% of 20 requires you to get 10. (If that makes sense.)
I get what you're saying, though I'm not sure I completely agree with the analogy. But, it did raise some interesting questions in my mind - perhaps some by chance - that somewhat seek to answer what it means to be a great rebounder.
As total rebounds decrease, does the skill-set needed to be a great rebounder change? In my mind it would seem as though more total rebounds would start to favor stamina and determination as player attributes more so than strength and skill.
What is the more important stat, total rebounds, or total rebounds over the average replacement? Phrased differently, with a more concrete representation - Would a 7.5 TRB% Point Guard improve his teams rebounding more than a 13.5 TRB% Center, given that the average TRB% for Centers is 15% and the average for Point Guards is 6%?
Finally, as total rebounding opportunities decrease, does the possibility of having statistical outliers - like Rodman - increase? I can certainly see the argument that it does.