Posted by tarheel1991 on 12/1/2013 9:30:00 PM (view original):
so are you planning on playing a rotation of Stat/Lucas/Wallace at the 4/5? That will play havoc with the amount of usage you have out there
Tar, yep that's one reason I took Drexler and opted to wait on a PG. I understand your point very well and thought a lot about that today as well. IMO as long as there is no combination on your roster that takes you below the 10.0 combined tier-points floor then the impact isn't really that devistating. Just look at my current PPL squad for an example: (numbers in combined usage tier-points)
In the PPL my starting lineup is a combined 15.5, during each game it can range from as low as 12.5 to as high as 26 with a large portion of each game at either 18.5 or 21.5.
It is unlikely that I will add two 8-point players like I have in the PPL, however there IS a strong chance that my primary guys at SG/SF will either go 6-4; or 6-6, perhaps 4-4 but there are a few 6-point guys left out there who IMO can be useful and generally go undrafted here. I know from my own experience that the sub-logic of the sim cannot be trusted to optimize a rotation, but I will own no more than two .5 usage players and I'm leaning towards adding at least two more 4-point guys. Obviously if you can keep two 4's on the court at all times and you own no more than two .5 guys then you can't dip into the team penalty.
My plan for this team is a starting lineup of something between 13.5 and 15.5, with a floor of 11 and the possibilty of capping out right around 20, yes a range as high as 9 may be too extreme for this league and if that ends up being the case then I can chaulk up another lesson learned in the sim.
This league gives each of us many an opportunity to REALLY screw up a squad. One wrong draft decision and you may be finished since we don't have any cushion with minutes in such a low cap league, but again, that's what makes it so much fun IMO.