There's some interesting info in this thread, so let me start by thanking the vets for getting us all up to speed. I have some questions related to rebounding. The Knowledge Base indicates:
Every missed field goal attempt in a normal possession is rebounded. Rebounding looks at the real-life offensive and defensive rebounding percentages of all ten players on the court, though the shooter and his defender generally have less of a chance, especially in the case of a three-point attempt. We look at each one-on-one matchup for this situation (shooting team is still considered offense) to determine if one player has a better than average advantage over his opponent. These players will get a boost to their percentages, while their opponents will see their percentages drop. We then look at all ten modified percentages. The chance that an individual player has of getting the rebound is relative to how his percentage compares. If the ball is rebounded by an offensive player, there is a chance for a put-back. Assuming no put-back, the possession restarts. If the ball is rebounded by a defensive player that team begins its possession on offense.
What I am trying to understand is how the sim determines who goes up against who? Is it what position that player plays, or the position that player defends?
I have LBJ (PG) and Damon Jones (SG) in my backcourt. My opponent has Nate McMillen (PG) and MJ (SG). My opponent has the ball and his PF takes a shot and misses. Since LBJ would obviously be defending MJ rather than McMillen I assume that when the SIM is doing its calculation it would show Damon Jones (SG) guarding Nate (PG) and LBJ (PG) guarding MJ (SG). Am I correct in my assumption, or does it not take into account who is defending who and just calculates based on the position they are playing?