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Tomas Satoransky changes the way the Wizards rebound

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Daily Digits is a new daily feature we’re doing at Bullets Forever this year where we take a look at stats about the Wizards. We’ll dive into the numbers, add some context, and discuss how they affect the product on the court.

Today’s stat is how many rebounds Tomas Satoransky grabbed in Wednesday’s win over the Hawks, which was...

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Normally when a guard hits double-digits in rebounding it gets treated like an abnormality. After all, Satoransky has only reached double-digits in rebounding twice in his career. But, perimeter players can have an impact on how a team rebounds, even when they’re not the ones securing the loose ball. Believe it or not, the Wizards grab a higher percentage of rebounds with Satoransky than any other player who has played at least 500 minutes this season.

Regardless of what you think about how the Wizards play with and without John Wall, there’s no question they play differently. One of the underrated ways the dynamic changes is how they attack the glass. Satoransky is much more likely to chase a rebound than leak out because he’s not as much of a threat in transition as Wall.

The extra rebounding may not be enough to offset what they’re losing in easy fast breaks, but at least it should give the team a boost in trying to clean up one of their biggest weaknesses this season.