Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kia Surprising Stat: 1/3 at Phoenix

The Suns are on pace to set a new NBA record for lowest offensive rebound percentage ... for the third straight season.

Prior to the 2005-06 Suns, no team had ever rebounded fewer than 23% of available missed shots. The Suns shattered that, rebounding only 22.1% of their misses. Last year that mark dropped to 21.2%, and this year Phoenix is at 20.5% - threatening the never-before broken 20% floor.

As a general principle, the Suns eschew offensive rebound opportunities in favor of getting back quickly on defense. It hasn't seemed to hurt their offense much.