Historically, one of the most important stats for a team was how well they rebound. The logic is simple: more rebounds equals more possesions equals more wins. However we are seeing something a little different lately. The best team in the league, the Heat, is also the worst rebounding team in the league. The second best team, the Spurs are seventh worst. New York, Atlanta, Boston are three other playoff teams that are in the bottom ten, meaning five out of ten of the worst rebounding teams in the league are playoff teams.
Now, if you look at the top 10 rebounding teams, 9 of them are in the playoffs (Wash is 6th) so maybe it's just that the Heat and Spurs are special, but it makes me wonder if rebounding is becomng less important as the league goes more and more periemeter oriented. Thoughts?