Statistic: TRR/DRR/ORR (Total Rebound Rate/Defensive Rebound Rate/Offensive Rebound Rate)
Whats is it?
- For each category (Total, Defensive, Offensive) this statistics estimates what percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed when they were on the floor.
- It is calculated using the formula 100 x (RB x (Tm MP / 5)) / (MP x (Tm RB + Opp RB)).
- This statistic can also be tracked by team.
Why should I be interested?
- This statistic is a more effective measure of rebounding ability because it eliminates variations due to minutes played, and the pace and style of a team’s or opponent’s offense.
- Teams like the Golden State Warriors play at a fast pace and take a ton of shots. Therefore, there are more missed shots available to rebound. Looking at the percentage of rebounds gotten gives more accurate information about a player’s ability and effectivenes than the simple number of rebounds gotten.
Why should I be skeptical?
- As with all statistics, the numbers can be skewed for small sample sizes (players who have only played a small number of games or minutes.)
- As with many of these advanced statistics, use this number in conjunction with more traditional stats. Don’t abandon Rebounds per Game or Rebounds per 40, but look at a player’s rebound rates as well.
Where can I find it?
- This stat is available on the team and players pages of several stats websites. On some of these sites it is referred to as Rebound Percentage.