At practice on Tuesday, Carmelo confirmed that Westbrook indeed “steals” boards from his teammates: “He steals (rebounds). He steals” (starting at 0:41):
Carmelo Anthony on Russell Westbrook’s rebounding, if he “steals” rebounds and if the team cares or not: pic.twitter.com/rtkbAmQjaI
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 10, 2018
You mentioned stealing rebounds, you kind of joked about it—
Carmelo: “He steals. He steals.” [Laughs]
How does the team feel about that?
Carmelo: “We got a defensive rebound. I don’t think nobody thinks twice about that. As long as we get the rebound, I don’t think we worry about that.
“Individually, we’re not like, ‘Damn, I got to get this rebound. I got to rebound more.’ As long as we get the rebound, we all cool with that.”