Thanks to poster and reader Tenlay for passing this along, a New York Times article about the new stats in the NBA. (Subscription is required, but it’s free and it’s the NY Times, a paper worth reading anyway.)
Sonics bloggers hinted and now this article seems to confirm that Dean Oliver pushed them to bring in Danny Fortson, one of the best offensive rebounders in the game. If you remember what the Sonic blogger posted here before a recent game, Fortson has been a key to the Sonics this year. After the Sonics success this season, other teams may start taking a serious look at these numbers.