tar, would you have taken Melo if I took Faried? I assumed there was little chance you'd leave Faried for me, but I rolled the dice and lost. I figured Melo was the perfect backup for Ray and a good one for Kobe. My tradeoff was better D from C Anderson and Pinckney, lower usage, lower boards, and lower efg.
In the PPL Faried was 278/470, that's 59.1% (+0.5% efg from RL) and had 96 more shots than RL (exactly 25% more shots than RL) (on a team where he was my 8th highest usage guy). He also had only 7 fewer orb's than RL. While the 86-87 Worm with a little higher usage% (18.9 to 18.8) had only 12 more shots than RL and had an efg% of 52.6% in the sim compared to RL of 54.5% (a 1.9% drop). (Also had all of 8 more orb's than RL).
Is Faried just another one of those guys like Lucas that does better in the sim? I know, I know, it comes back to the makeup of the teams, but the differences for Faried and the Worm in the PPL are perplexing.