Part of his gambles are made up for by taking charges, defensive rebounding, and weak-side strips.
'Part' is the key word here. I don't know any gambler that takes risks hoping to win back 'part' of their money. I would still prefer to see him force bad passes/shots/turnovers through sound D rather than risk-taking. Helps the team as a whole play better D.
"I think if you look at us on paper, we probably won't win as many games as last year" - Rob Babcock