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JoeyJoJo Shabbadu
Pzabby_2nd wrote:
Can we not try and bulk up Poeltl like we did JV? Or at least get trainers that can bulk him up without slowing him down, ala Bosh way back in the day (I think his last or second last season with us). NBA isn't moving towards immobile bulk, it's moving to mobility - with any bulk being a plus on that.


That’s hilarious at this point actually.
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JoeyJoJo Shabbadu
DanH wrote:


Raps gave up a 40% offensive rebound rate with Poeltl on the floor vs SAS. He was doing his best, and had a really impressive game overall, but JV's in a different stratosphere when it comes to rebounding, especially defensively.


Maybe I should make excuses for the power forwards he plays with. Poeltl played well.

And we missed a crap load of shots, is the major reason we lost. Get used to giving up more rebounds when we shoot more 3s
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bozonic
JoeyJoJo Shabbadu wrote:
Maybe I should make excuses for the power forwards he plays with. Poeltl played well. And we missed a crap load of shots, is the major reason we lost. Get used to giving up more rebounds when we shoot more 3s


...REBOUNDS   san antonio guards  28 Raps guards  9 ...Murray grabbed 14 by himself.;..Nothing to do with JV or Poetl  or BeBe....no effort last night by our guards...
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DanH
JoeyJoJo Shabbadu wrote:
Maybe I should make excuses for the power forwards he plays with. Poeltl played well. And we missed a crap load of shots, is the major reason we lost. Get used to giving up more rebounds when we shoot more 3s


Again, it's not about raw rebounding totals, no one with a brain cares about those - as you note, they obviously depend on how many opportunities for a rebound there are at each end.  When you give up 18 offensive boards (39% rate) that's a giant problem no matter what you are doing on the other end.

Certainly, having weak rebounding PFs on the team in Ibaka and Siakam and OG (being undersized) is an issue for Poeltl, being a fairly weak rebounder himself (and moreso for BeBe, who doesn't play reboundball).  It's part of why JV is so important to the team, especially in matchups like these.  

Poeltl did indeed play well.  Really well.  Without him the team would have gotten blown out, IMO.  That's in no way contraindicated by saying that JV would have helped the team a LOT on the boards tonight, and playing better on the boards probably gets us the win.  Nor does it exclude the reality that Poeltl is simply not ready to be rebounding against the biggest players in the league on a night-in-night-out basis.
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DanH
bozonic wrote:


...REBOUNDS   san antonio guards  28 Raps guards  9 ...Murray grabbed 14 by himself.;..Nothing to do with JV or Poetl  or BeBe....no effort last night by our guards...


Yes, the guards not boxing out is an issue.  An on-going one with this team, who are bailed out most nights by having JV clean up those messes even though the guards are garbage at boxing out.  
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