In hockey, when a player grabs a rebound after a save, its often luck-based as to where the puck ends up. What about basketball? Are most rebounds purely based on luck as to where it hits the rim and the velocity or is this skill and athleticism-based?
No, elite rebounders like Rodman know exactly where the ball is going when it hits the backboard or rim
Elite rebounders know where the ball is likely to go just based on where on the court the shooter is. For example watch Enes Kanter fight for position before the shot enes goes up.
Dennis Rodman used watch how the ball would hit the rim and know where to be. The greats can get there off skill.
A little bit for each individual shot, just not overall.
sometimes even if you can predict where the ball will go based on the shot, you can’t account for other players getting their hands on it but most of the time, so yeah sometimes luck wins, but elite rebounders know what they’re doing
Offensive boards are more skill based, Alot of defensive rebounds are uncontested
Yep all luck. The best rebounders are the ones with a 4 leaf clover in their pocket
Tell that to Dennis rodman
In a small sample, yeah, luck is huge. Over a season, not really. Team strategy is also a big part of it, along with skill and athleticism.
If it was luck based, then same players wouldnt averaged 10+ rebounds each game. There is sometimes, probably a part of luck in there too, but only when all of the players who are trying to rebound dont have enough experience to know where the ball will
There is skill to it but for the most part it’s the effort. Some guys don’t care to go for rebounds.
If you look at a single game, or a single possession, sure luck has a lot to do with it. But when you look over a season or several seasons then then it definitely is more skill based.
Luck is part of it, but luck is also part of just about every other aspect of basketball You can be lucky your teammate made a shot off a pass to get you an assist You can be lucky your defender fell asleep leaving you open And so on
for any individual rebound, luck does obviously play a part in it. to be a good rebounder over the course of an entire game, not really. its about knowing where to position yourself when the ball goes up, and being physical enough to get the other player
In large sample sizes, skill prevails On an individual play, yeah theres definitely luck
i watched Nebraska and Omaha play yesterday. two random college teams, and that was the day i learned how much skill goes into rebounding.
A lot of it is luck, a lot of it is timing, hell a lot of it is the mistakes of the other guys trying to rebound. Mostly though its if your team funnels uncontested team reboubds to you so you can get those thicccc triple doubles.