Settle down. Dwight Howard, who led the league with 14.5
rebounds per game last season, is still a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The
man who is set to join the Bulls, ESPN reports, is Kyrylo Fesenko, the 25-year-old Unkrainian
center who led the league last season with a 27.3 rebounding percentage.
Granted, Fesenko only played in three games for a total of
17 minutes, but nabbing more than a quarter of the available missed shots while
he was on the court is still pretty good, right? And because the NBA does not
have a minimum game limit to determine the leader in such a little-used advanced
statistic, Fesenko stands as the 2011-12 rebounding percentage champ.
Fesenko spent the first four years of his NBA career with
the Utah Jazz, but was let go in the summer of 2011 after he suffered a knee
injury playing with the Ukrainian national team. The 7-foot-1 center has
shot-blocking potential but has had difficulty staying on the court — he has
averaged 7.3 fouls per 36 minutes for his career.
Photo via Facebook/Kyrylo Fesenko