So ummm....how does a 10% increase in possessions lead to a guaranteed 30% increase in assists AND rebounds?
Because if you weren't an idiot you'd know that rebounds are available on both offense and defense. Thus, he'd have roughly 30 more opportunities to grab 2 rebounds. As for the assists, just on the possessions alone it'd bump him up to roughly 8.5-9. At that point, he'd assist hunt a bit to get it because, if he had an opportunity to achieve that goal, he'd be interested in trying. Also, we could take into account the lack of defense being attempted by the majority of the league when Oscar played. Finally, my possessions estimate was conservative, other people believe there could have been 20-25 more possessions per team then, but we'll never know because they didn't record offensive rebounds or turnovers. If that's true, then the league would have been mostly fast breaks, and considering LeBron's ability in the open court against a transitioning defense, I feel pretty confident with my original assessment that, if LeBron played in Oscar's day, he'd average a triple double. I'll also contend that, if Oscar played in today's game, he wouldn't average a triple double.