This is an in-depth look at Brandans rebounding numbers and an a step by step look at his effort in the OKC game (a game we were murdered on the glass in of course)
They, as we have been saying for awhile attribute it all to his seeming lack of desire/fire to get it done on the boards, take a look =
http://48minutes.net/2009/01/01/brandan ... g-numbers/
This is Steinsh*tz's article =
http://www.examiner.com/x-441-Golden-St ... r--but-why
Brandan Wright's rebounding _ or lack of it _ was the subject of a Geoff Lepper post over at 48minutes.com.
Kudos to Geoff for breaking down the instances of when Wright failed to come up with a rebound for the Warriors.
The question that remains, of course, is why Wright doesn’t rebound. And we’re sticking to the same couple of reasons we suggested months back:
First, Wright’s inner fire and desire to rebound usually doesn’t equal the inner fire and desire of players he’s rebounding against. It's a toughness issue, simple as that, and Wright is more of a finesse player. And, No. 2 …
Wright’s got small hands, and they prevent him from gobbling up rebounds and following up missed stuff around the basket with just one hand.
There’s also some troubling information out of the D-League …
Richard Hendrix, whom the Warriors waived two weeks ago, is now playing for the Dakota Wizards. That's not what's troubling.
Hendrix has played two games thus far. In his first game, he had 23 points and 12 rebounds against Rio Grande Valley.
In his second game, Hendrix pulled down 25 rebounds, including 18 in the first half, against the Erie Bayhawks.
Those are numbers that are going to make Warriors fans keep an eye on him.
So, what do we think? will Brandan ever "get" that fire and/or desire to rebound the ball better...........or is he just going to be that guy who can finish around the rim well, block a shot or two but not really plug the massive problem areas we have inside.
For me, Im not buying the "Ohh, he needs to bulk up" thing anymore.............I mean what, hes been in and around the league, with this obvious bulk problem for a year and a half now.............is he any bigger? did he work/put on weight over the summer like he should have and needed to?.............if so, did it work?