The 2022/2023 NBA season opens its doors on Tuesday, October 18 after a 4-month wait. And today, an overview of the contenders for the title of best rebounder of the season. Best rebounder last season with nearly 15 strikes per game, Rudy Gobert will be the No. 1 favorite in his own succession. We Sport offers you our favorites to get the NBA 2022/2023 best rebounder trophy.
NBA 2021/2022 best rebounder, Rudy Gobert alone in the world?
NBA Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
2021/2022 stats: 15.6 points, 14.7 rebounds, 2.1 blocks.
Author of an exceptional season with Utah on a personal level, Rudy Gobert will have to face a new challenge after his transfer to the Minnesota Wolves: cohabiting with Karl Anthony Towns in the same racket. But the French pivot will above all relieve his friend of the paint who does not like to play muscles. A mission that the tricolor player will accept with pleasure. Titled 3 times as the best defender in the NBA, Rudy Gobert is a defensive anchor who changes the trajectories of players who try to penetrate the racquet. His size allows him to protect the circle and be dominant in rebounds. Will he again be the NBA’s best rebounder for the 2022/2023 season? Chances are high!
Nikola Jokic more concerned with the rebound?
NBA Team: Denver Nuggets
2021/2022 stats: 27.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.5 steals.
Double reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic has carried the Nuggets for 2 seasons. Making his teammates shine and always ready to blacken the stat lines, the pivot also remains difficult to jostle close to the circle. Its 2m09 and its more than 120 kg make it solid under the panels physically. This season will see the return from injury to Denver of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr, 2 offensive players. Nikola Jokic will therefore have more time and strength to take care of the rebound, an essential sector for launching attacks with the Serb in quarterback. With nearly 14 rebounds on average last season, Nikola Jokic will be a dangerous opponent for Rudy Gobert to become the 2022/2023 NBA best rebounder.
A pivotal year for Domantas Sabonis?
NBA Team: Sacramento Kings
2021/2022 stats: 18.9 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists.
Transferred last winter from the Pacers to the Kings, Domantas Sabonis is offered a team ready to build around him and De’Aaron Fox. In a team lacking a pivot, the Lithuanian will have more room to win on the rebound. Even if the defense is far from being the favorite activity of the son of Arvydas, his presence on the rebound will be essential for the Kings, who will finally try to access the post-season. An excellent passer, D. Sabonis will be the first launching pad for Sacramento’s attack after taking the rebound. We can therefore expect the former Pacer to struggle in this sector!
Giannis Antetokounmpo can impose his power near the circle
NBA Team: Milwaukee Bucks
2021/2022 stats: 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.4 blocks.
Before being an outstanding striker in penetration, Giannis Antetokounmpo is above all a big intimidating defender and circle protector. Adept at rebounding to then cross the entire field to finish near the circle, the Greek Freak loves to struggle and play muscles. The challenge of fighting to maintain position and lay down screens motivates the Greek player. With nearly 12 catches last season, the double MVP compensates for the lack of a pivot in the Milwaukee Bucks workforce. Even though Giannis is on all fronts with the Bucks, his presence on the rebound is essential for the 2021 NBA champions’ good season ahead.
Dominating like Joel Embiid?
NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers
2021/2022 stats: 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks.
Like the Bucks’ two-time MVP, Joel Embiid isn’t just a scorer. Big defender on the man and protector of circle, the Cameroonian is a real deterrent in the racket of the 76ers. Never fleeing the fight to maintain his position under the circles, the pivot of Philadelphia does not hesitate to elbow. The team’s only defensive center, and with 4 positions splaying wide, Joel Embiid is the primary bullying force in the Pennsylvania team’s racquet and will be a contender for the NBA’s top rebounder for the 2022 season. /2023, which he will want to combine with that of top scorer and MVP.
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