Under Maintenance

We deeply apologize for interrupting your reading but Vendetta is currently undergoing some important maintenance! You may experience some layout shifts, slow loading times and dififculties in navigating.

Sports Media

I Don’t Understand Why Al Horford Can’t Rebound The Basketball

Al Horford
Why can’t Al Horford rebound the basketball? It’s infuriating to watch (Maddie Meyer/Getty)

Every team has their strengths and weaknesses. The Celtics can score, shoot, play real defense, and really battle in the mud. What the Celtics can’t do is rebound the basketball. One man is to blame for those struggles, Al Horford. Nothing is more infuriating than watching Al Horford rebound the basketball.

Horford is 6-foot-10. He rebounds like a midget. Horford is averaging 6.6 rebounds per game. Totally unacceptable for a center. Jayson Tatum averages 6.2 rebounds as a wing. Marcus Morris averages 6. It’s just totally not okay for a center to rebound less than 7 boards per game. Luka Doncic is a rookie guard and averages 7.1 rebounds per game. It’s embarrassin, Al.

The issue is that it gives teams extra possessions. Unnecessary ones that force me to scream at my TV. Kinda like this one below:

I just don’t understand how he can’t rebound so many balls just like this. I understand all of the good things that Horford does for a team. He’s a real glue guy. He passes well. A very unselfish player. Horford shoots the ball really well and converts a high percentage of his attempts. BUT PLEASE stop getting bullied on the glass. It’s killing me.

Boston ranks 21st in total rebounds per game. They also rank dead last in the NBA in free throw attempts per contest. A large part of that reason is because of the lack of physicality inside and that starts with Horford. The Celtics are a very talented team but the reason why they may fall short of expectations start with Al Horford and end with Al Horford’s rebounding.

Make fun of Aron Baynes all you want. He’s one of the most important guys on the Celtics for one reason. He is tough and can actually rebound the ball. Something that the Celtics starting center either can’t do or has no interest in.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Popular Past Stories

recommended stories

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney: You Have To Build Around Bruno Fernandes

Wayne Rooney: You Have To Build Around Bruno Fernandes Former Manchester United striker and club legend Wayne Rooney gives his…

Read More
UFC Vegas 92 Preview Bets

UFC Vegas 92 Best Bets

UFC Vegas 92 Best Bets UFC Vegas 92 is not a great night of fights. The main event provides a…

Read More
Trae Young

Report: Spurs have ‘little interest’ in acquiring Trae Young

Report: Spurs have ‘little interest’ in acquiring Trae Young The Atlanta Hawks won the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery on Sunday,…

Read More
Tom Aspinall UFC 304

Tom Aspinall, Curtis Blaydes Interim Title Fight Set For UFC 304

Tom Aspinall, Curtis Blaydes Interim Title Fight Set For UFC 304 Tom Aspinall is set to defend the interim heavyweight…

Read More