In a tweet that focused on how Cavalier bigs Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson among the most improved rebounders this season, John Schuhmann includes a list of the top ten in that category. Topping the list is Thaddeus Young.
Kevin Love & Tristan Thompson both among league's most improved rebounders: pic.twitter.com/e7Yg2SKaJ9— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) November 25, 2015
Schuhmann noted earlier this week that Young has averaged 18.3 points and 10.0 rebounds over the last six games.
As his list shows, Young has improved his overall rebounding rate from 9.6 percent to 15.5 percent. That's the biggest leap (pun intended) in the league. Also, he's improved his offensive rebounding rate from 14.7 percent to 17.8 percent, the third biggest jump (pun intended again). right behind Dwight Howard and Love.
Young, in fact, has been the Nets most consistent player. averaging 15.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He has had a big dropoff in three point shooting, hitting only 12.5 percent of his deep shots, compared to 38 percent as a Net last season.
As Lionel Hollins told Mike Mazzeo, "Part garbage player, part post-up player, (he) pushes the ball," Hollins said. "I don't try to describe it, really. I just watch it, and I'm glad that he's on our team."
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