I want to share that I am planning to use Bol and Evans in a VERY unique way. This team will give us insight on some of my FGA/m and individual player penalty theories in the sim. Howard/Granger/Allen will be surrounded by 9 guys that are a mix of .5 and 1-point tier usage players, when the three are on the court together they should be taking in excess of 80% of my shots. I’ll be using Granger for 8-9 mpg at C (95%), and Allen and Granger will split the entire 48 available minutes at either SF or SG, meaning all 3 will be together for 10-12 mpg and 2 of the 3 will be on the court for the other 36-38 mpg, thus unless one of the three fouls out, I’ll never be exposed to the team usage penalty.
I’ll start with Bol:
I’ve been looking at blk% lately and IMO it has an impact in the sim that is an independent variable from the D rankings. There are exactly 5 different players with a combined total of 13 seasons that offer more than 300 minutes and a blk% over 8.0% in the sim.
PG: Guess how many different players in the sim have a blk% of at least 6% if started in this position? ONE: Bol at 60% PG effectiveness in any one of his three blk% of 10% or above seasons, that’s it.
SG: What about a 7% block rate from the SG position you ask? Again, only ONE GUY and that’s Bol again at 70% effectiveness.
SF: Do I hear 8% at SF? Well in a close race, Bol actually loses out to another guy who is at 8.06% and gives you less than 50% of Bol’s 2000+ minutes at 8.0% and 80% effectiveness.
PF: Do we have any players with a 9.0% block rate from the PF position in the sim? Yea, ONE, Bol who has each and every one of the top 5 season’s all-time, there are EXACTLY six total seasons at a block rate of 9.0% or above and the guy in 6th is only 90% effective at PF.
C: I have Shaq and need usage from his backup, so Bol won’t be able to give me any of those top-5 all-time seasons in blk% from that position.
No he really won’t give me much beyond his blk% except a ton of fouls, but I can put him at ANY position including PG or SG and he still offers a dominate blk% for over ½ of the game. I plan to use him a lot at SF if I stick with his 2090 min season.