LeBron James says Miami Heat have rebounding issues in a way that could lead to trade rumors

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LeBron James says Miami Heat have rebounding issues in a way that could lead to trade rumors

LeBron James and the Miami Heat (22-8) hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference they they rank No. 2 offensive efficiency, but they are still concerned about their poor rebounding numbers.

Reigning MVP LeBron James Miami Heat (22-8) own the best record in the Eastern Conference and the second-most efficient offense in the NBA, but they don’t have it all this season.

The defense hasn’t been up-to-par (they are No. 16 in defensive efficiency) and they rank in the bottom-half of the association in all advanced rebounding-rate categories.

Miami lacks a true center, so the team gives up size in the frontcourt on a nightly basis.

LeBron James says he and his teammates need to work together to overcome that deficiency against the better teams in the NBA, but he muddies the waters a bit by saying Heat just don’t have the “it” factor when it comes to rebounding (via the Sun Sentinel):

“We don’t have a dominant rebounder,” forward LeBron James said.

“Collectively, we’ve got to try to help rebound with one another. Right now, we don’t have the size, the athleticism to go up there and dominate a rebounding game. We’re trying to collectively do it together, try not to give them second-chance points. We’re getting killed in that, too.”

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By Steve von Horn


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