I think it's unfair to put Love on the level Dwight is rebounding wise, let's not forget Dwight is a defensive ANCHOR that not only has to protect the rim but end the play with a rebound too. Kevin Love struggles with stopping his own man forget protecting the rim, all he focuses on is rebounding.
Look at this stat, Dwight is the ONLY player amongst the top ten in blocked shots per game that is also in the top ten rebounding. For me that just makes his rebounding THAT much more impressive
This might be the first time I've seen this brought up on LN.
I had a discussion about this on my own board sometime last year, with a couple of guys. I think this is overlooked.
It's similar to a 3rd option scorer that racks up 14-15 PPG on wide-open jumpers, compared to someone like Rajon Rondo...who averaged 13.7 PPG, but you also see him creating shots for everyone else, going after o-boards, etc.
It has always been impressive, to me, to see a player do so well on the defensive end, on a team that was basically a poor defensive team without him (Orlando), yet grab 13-14 RPG. It's much easier to box out when you expect the shot to go up, and get into position to get those boards (like Love does), but Howard plays the P&R so damn well, recovers, and gets on the glass without having to box his man out...and it's amazing.