The numbers behind the Pistons’ and Andre Drummond’s historically great offensive rebounding

Me at the Detroit Free Press:

The Pistons offensively rebound 31.1% of their missed shots, No. 1 in the NBA this season by a wide margin. The difference between the Pistons and the second-place Portland Trail Blazers is greater than the difference between Portland and the 15th-place Milwaukee Bucks.

Their offensive-rebounding percentage tops the league average by 5.4 percentage points, the 12th-best mark all-time.

The Pistons miss 55% of their shots, a higher mark than league average. Really, offensive rebounds are propping up their offense.

Detroit leads the league with 15.7% of its scoring coming on second-chance points.

On an individual level, Andre Drummond is absolutely destroying the offensive glass.

Drummond leads the league in offensive-rebounding percentage (17.3). The difference between Drummond and second-place Steven Adams matches the difference between Adams and 11th-place Joakim Noah.

Drummond is having the 20th-best offensive rebounding season of all time. Dennis Rodman holds the single-season record (20.8, with the San Antonio Spurs in 1994-95) and also holds the only two spots on the Pistons’ leader board above Drummond (18.1 in 1991-92 and 17.6 in 1988-89).

Drummond’s offensive rebounds aren’t going to waste, either. He leads the league with 348 second-chance points, well ahead of second-place Carmelo Anthony’s 283.

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