In the 2014-2015 NBA season, there were some eye popping rebounding statistics among the league leaders. The rebounding champ was DeAndre Jordan, who pulled down 15 boards a game. We haven’t seen numbers like that since Dennis Rodman!

DeAndre Jordan
Next highest was Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, who pulled in 13.5 boards a game. Though DeAndre averaged a full 1.5 more boards than Drummond, I believe their rankings will shift next year.

A big reason why DeAndre averaged 15 a game is because when Blake Griffin got injured, DeAndre was pulling down 20 a game, which boosted his stats by a mile. I expect Blake to be fully healthy for the Clippers this year, which means Jordan’s rebounding stats will go down a bit.

Andre Drummond, on the other hand, lost his frontcourt partner in Greg Monroe, who left for the Milwaukee Bucks this past summer on a big contract. Monroe’s replacements are two undersized guys who don’t rebound much in Ersan İlyasova and Stanley Johnson. I believe that this will leave all of the rebounds to Drummond, who could possibly top Jordan’s impressive rate of 15 per game last season, and will probably be the leading rebounder in the upcoming NBA season.

As for other contenders for the rebounding crown, expect DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Gasol, and Tyson Chandler to maintain their respective positions at third, fourth and fifth.

Article contributed by: Chris Penderbrook


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