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Wiley_e
05-15-2006, 03:09 AM
Sorry for asking a stupid question ('cause it probably has been answered here previously - maybe even a few times?)...

Situation:
0:02 103-104 Jerry Stackhouse misses free throw 1 of 2
0:02 103-104 Dallas offensive rebound
0:02 103-104 Jerry Stackhouse misses free throw 2 of 2
0:02 103-104 Dallas defensive rebound

Why is the team of the player who's shooting free throws credited with any rebounds at all?

Stranger
05-15-2006, 03:25 AM
Team rebounds are nominal stats that do not count towards a team's rebounding total. They are just there to avoid confusion so that every missed shot has a corresponding "rebound." The second one ("Dallas defensive") probably indicates that there was a loose ball foul.

Wiley_e
05-15-2006, 03:45 AM
Thanks!
I get the idea but still think it's odd.

Seems like an ill advised attempt to simplify the task of writing a software that automatically creates the stat-sheets out of the play-by-play text... take each shot as a "shot" in order to avoid to add another shot-type named free-throw1-of-2 without a following rebound. Then again you have the three-ball, 2pt shots and of course the free-throws.
So probably if a player is fouled in an attempt to shoot there probably also is a team rebound that doesn't count against the stats...

Sure it's a system that works (sort of), but it makes the play-by-play hard to read (which i hardly ever do anyway, so nevermind...).