I know that we've established the correlation between rookies and real-life players, but...
Does that rookie also abide by the minutes that the real-life player played? I know the minutes that the real player played puts them into a durability category (C, D), but does that player's durability (more) specifically rely on the real-life player's exact minutes? I'm assuming the answer is yes. So, here's the problem:
I have three D durability rookies on one of my teams. Through seven games, Players A has played six games for a total of 72 minutes (12 mpg). Player B has played five games for a total of 63 minutes (12.6 mpg). Player A is at 100% energy, Player B is at 75%.
Player A correlates to 08-09 John Salmons, who played 979 minutes. Player B correlates to 70-71 Len Chappell, who played 537 minutes.
Among the myriad problems with rookies, can there be this much variance within the durability rating? Two players with the same durability rating but one with almost half of the minutes of the other? Maybe this is old news, but I didn't realize there is as much variance as there is (or maybe I was under the impression that a D was a D was a D).