All Forums > SimLeague Basketball > SimLeague Basketball > Enough usage%, but not enough possessions?
2/23/2013 2:24 PM
I've played a few basketball seasons with mixed success, but I never paid much attention to possession penalties and usage rates. I'm trying to be more mindful off such things now, though. I built a team that will always have at least 12+ usage points, but looking at my team stats, it doesn't look like my team will score enough. I'm debating just running the slow down offense and work on being efficient, but I'm wondering, 1: if I even need to run slow down and 2: should I sub out a player(s) who shoot more to improve my total scoring. Here's my current roster. It's a practice league now, but once I settle on a roster I like I planned on putting it in an OL:

Name Pos GP Min Pts FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
93-94 Hakeem Olajuwon C 80 3277 2184 894 1694 8 19 388 542 229 955 288 271 128 297 289
07-08 Steve Nash PG 81 2780 1371 485 962 179 381 222 245 28 282 898 295 53 5 113
99-00 Brent Barry SG 80 2726 945 327 707 164 399 127 157 50 372 291 142 103 31 228
02-03 Bruce Bowen SF 82 2567 583 223 479 101 229 36 89 59 239 113 72 66 42 195
08-09 Troy Murphy PF 73 2482 1041 364 767 161 358 152 184 146 861 172 114 58 34 226
07-08 Sasha Vujacic SG 72 1284 632 219 482 118 270 76 91 19 154 72 52 36 5 107
04-05 Michael Ruffin PF 79 1262 111 41 99 0 1 29 67 157 332 64 44 43 41 193
11-12 Raja Bell SG 43 989 272 101 217 43 109 27 32 8 62 48 27 17 3 97
11-12 Stephen Curry PG 33 910 479 181 368 69 151 48 59 19 110 172 81 49 10 78
95-96 Rick Mahorn C 50 450 120 43 122 0 1 34 47 31 110 15 30 14 13 72
71-72 Nate Bowman C 18 212 43 19 52 0 1 5 9 27 86 13 17 5 0 47
67-68 Roger Schurig PG 23 211 107 37 99 4 9 29 38 15 31 19 25 15 3 40
TOTALS 19150 7888 2934 6048 847 1928 1173 1560 788 3594 2165 1170 587 484 1685

2/23/2013 4:44 PM
You have enough possessions.... you don't need to run slowdown because of this.  You might need to run slowdown because of the fact that your team is hurting severely in the rebounds department and has *way way way way WAY* too many minutes for an OL.  Bruce Bowen is not a SF in this sim.... you need WAY more boards out of your SF position.  Try subbing in 92-93 Rodman for Bowen and your team will perform much better.  Drop about 1,500-2,000 total minutes, get some better quality players with the money saved, and you should be competitive.
2/23/2013 5:14 PM
Thank you for the advice. I didn't even think about lowering minutes, but I guess with the rookies that come with an OL team, I can get away with trimming off 400-500 minutes.
2/23/2013 5:41 PM
If you draft 9 quality players that total 17,000 minutes and 3 scrubs, ull have enough minutes.
2/25/2013 12:31 PM
Okay, I swapped Bruce Bowen for 1980-81 Sidney Moncrief. I traded out 93-94 Hakeem for 92-93 (120 more rebounds). I ended up cutting out about 1000 minutes off of my roster. I had to switch out some bench players but added about 300 more total rebounds and 200 more points.
2/25/2013 2:52 PM
By the way, total rebounds, points, etc aren't used.  The advanced stats (such as usg%, ast%, OReb%, etc) are what the sim engine uses.
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