Posted by gillispie1 on 5/6/2013 7:52:00 PM (view original):
HD does not distinguish between long and short rebounds, just a shortcoming of the engine
Even so, the increase in 3-point shots should lead to an increase in offensive boards - just not an increase in % of offensive boards.
Consider if you get an offensive rebound 20% of the possible times you could:
If you shoot 20 times and hit 50% (all twos), you'll get, on average, 2 offensive rebounds - 20% of the 10 opportunities.
If you shoot 20 times on threes and hit 30%, you'll get, on average, 2.8 offensive rebounds - 20% of the 14 opportunities.
You aren't rebounding any better or more efficiently, but you will end up with more rebounds. Of course, this assume you are hitting threes at a lower rate that twos... but if you're hitting twos and threes at the same rate, you're almost certainly either blowing people out or getting blown out, so offensive rebounds are the least of your worries.