this was buried and i’m ornery.

the Lakers were #6 in the league in rebounding percentage. they were #2 in total rebounds. rebounding was not a problem.

the Lakers were middle of the road in shot blocking, so that might be improved, but Brook had the same number of blocks as Ibaka, so he’s not a bad shot blocker at all. he blocked more shots per game than Draymond or DMC or DeAndre or WCS or Whiteside. his block percentage was 9th in the league, better than Dwight or Drummond or Durant. i’m not advocating for the Lakers to pick Brook up again, but he’s not a bad center at all, and i wouldn’t be upset to see him again, either.