Through 16 games, the OKC Thunder have struggled with rebounding; they currently rank 26th in rebounds, pulling down the low number of 41.3 per game.
Shifting to the opposite side of the ball, things do not get better, as their opponents have 46.1 rebounds per contest, placing the Thunder 27th in opp rebounds per game.
The situation worsens when isolating the issue to only offensive rebounding as the OKC Thunder rank dead last in the league, allowing a whopping 14.7 per game. That number ranks 30th in the association; they are the only team allowing 14 or more per contest.
For context, the New York Knicks place first, allowing only 8.1 offensive rebounds per game. Furthermore, there have been 11 games thus far this season where teams have secured 20 or more offensive rebounds; three have occurred versus the Thunder, and the last place, Washington Wizards, the only other team to have this happen multiple times.
It was hard to watch the OKC Thunder’s rebounding effort on Saturday vs the Sixers, as Philly pulled down 17 offensive boards. Perhaps the OKC Thunder was a step slow from Turkey Day because there were instances where OKC Thunder personnel appeared to have their sneakers stuck in cranberry sauce.