— Tulsa Shock (@tulsashock) February 19, 2013
For whatever reason I assumed the Shock would do this and it makes a lot of sense: even with the return of 6’8″ center Liz Cambage this is a team that really needed some rebounding help.
Last season, Courtney Paris led the team with an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.1% but played less than 20 minutes. After her was rookie forward Glory Johnson at 10.9%. After that, nobody else crack double digits.
In 2011 the 6’3″ “Jackson” led the team with an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.5% and Cambage followed her at 9.9%. Re-inserting them into that post rotation is quite significant and might figure to add a few more wins in 2013.
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