With September fast approaching, most GMs and team executives will tell you they're happy heading into camp with their current rosters at this point. But that doesn't mean there isn't still one particular area of need that a GM wouldn't mind addressing. A team could be targeting a backup point guard, a three-point shooter, a wing defender, or another kind of specialist.
With that in mind, let's consider teams still in need of a rebounder. Elite rebounders like Marcus Camby, Ersan Ilyasova, and Kris Humphries are no longer available, but there are still a handful of players that could grab boards on the cheap.
Listed below are the top 10 remaining free agents by rebounds per 36 minutes. Their RP36 rate for 2011/12 is listed in parentheses. To qualify, they must have averaged at least 10 minutes per game and appeared in at least 20 contests in 2011/12.
- Chris Andersen (11.0)
- Jamaal Magloire (10.9)
- Louis Amundson (10.6)
- Shelden Williams (9.9)
- Ben Wallace (9.9)
- Josh Harrellson (9.6)
- Ivan Johnson (8.7) (restricted)
- Andray Blatche (8.6)
- Matt Barnes (8.6)
- Tony Battie (8.2)
- Dominic McGuire (7.9) barely failed to crack the top 10, but played more games and minutes than many players listed above.
- James Singleton's 11.1 rebounds per 36 minutes would have put him atop this list, but he only played in 12 games for the Wizards.
- Other available options of note: Darko Milicic (7.4), Troy Murphy (7.2), Josh Childress (7.0), Kenyon Martin (6.9), and D.J. White (6.9).