Chris Bosh’s New Year’s Resolution: average 10 rebounds a game


Chris Bosh is not exactly the first scoring option on the Heat. Or the second.

But he can rebound. Well, he hasn’t been great at that this season either — he is grabbing 13.3 percent of the available rebounds when he is on the floor, his lowest percentage since his rookie year and well off his 17.7 percent of last year.

But he can do it. And he told the Miami Herald that is his new goal.

“Ten is my number. I’m going to get there. It’s going to be a little tougher than it would if I would have gotten off to a better start. Once I get to 10, I’ll be happy.”

Right now, Bosh is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. Ben Golliver over at CBS Facts & Rumors pulled out his trusty abacus and did the math — to average 10 a game for the season means Bosh needs to average 11.2 rebounds per game the rest of the way. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realize that Bosh has never averaged that many a game. And that only four guys in the NBA are doing 11.2 or better right now (Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin). Love Bosh’s game, but he can’t board like those guys.

But aim high. That’s what life is about. (The rest of us just shouldn’t bet on him reaching his goal.)