What qualifies as "qualified?" Also, have to include any big. That includes Power Forwards.
EDIT: Ah. Found what you were using. Hollingers player stats. Jefferson was ninth in defensive rebound rate last year, and that's what we're concerned with in this discussion. If you want to bring OReb% into play, fine, but Garnett's OReb% is MUCH worse than Jefferson's, and you wouldn't call Garnett a below average rebounder, would you?
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big al haters gonna hate
867,000 rep points to anyone who can make a gif of Jefferson abusing Garnett in the 4th quarter of the celtics game, only to have his thunder stolen by Mo Mo
Active Players Career TotRebPercentage
Rank Player TRB%
1.Dwight Howard 20.95
2.Marcus Camby 19.18
3.Jeff Foster 18.95
4. Ben Wallace 18.91
Big Al is 31st for all time career TRB% according to:
He's at 20.2 TRB% this year so far.
In these lists, Big Al is a better/more active offensive player than all but the HOF'ers pretty much. Dennis Rodman was a great rebounder (see all the TRB on him if you like.) But he was a one dimensional player - but is a HOFer... Jefferson is ahead of Olajuwan(sp) career wise. These "best rebounder" lists are not top heavy with guys with big offense.
Big difference in Al's game has been his effort level. As his minutes and shot attempts have gone down his rebounding numbers have gone up. Turnovers too, but IMO that is mostly due to him trying so much harder to initiate transition instead of hugging the ball.
Odd but less is more, and especially more well rounded.
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it's not about hate
it's about defense, killer instinct and the will to win.
al jefferson is a no defense lack of killer instinct loser