New York Knicks: Projecting NYK’s Statistical Leaders

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Mar 27, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) pulls down a rebound over Phoenix Suns guard

Eric Bledsoe

(2) and center

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(21) during the second half at US Airways Center. The Trail Blazers won the game 87-81. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rebounds Per Game: Robin Lopez

The New York Knicks acquired Robin Lopez to be their source of consistency down low. There’s a healthy crop of big men behind him, including Kyle O’Quinn, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Seraphin, but Lopez is the anchor.

If there’s one statistical area in which he promises to excel in 2015-16, it’s rebounding.

Lopez finished in the Top 10 in offensive rebounding in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. He should lead the Knicks in that area, as well, which should go a long way towards improving his overall numbers.

Lopez only averaged 6.7 boards in 27.8 minutes of action in 2014-15, but he was hurt and playing opposite Top 10 rebounder LaMarcus Aldridge. New York has a cast of solid glass-eaters, but no one of Aldridge’s caliber.

In New York, expect Lopez to average roughly 10.0 per game.

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