It's pretty high, but not that high. 14.4% of his possessions ended with him on the stripe. Same as Wade. For comparison's sake 89-90 Mailman is at 17.2%. 66-67 Wilt is 20.2%. 87-88 Barkley is 20.8%. 07-08 Dwight Howard is 24.2%. Remember 96-97 Karl Malone is not Karl Malone - he's a block of statistical data.
Also, you're a very midrange team. You don't have much extremes for paint or perimeter. Fouls are the whackiest part of the sim: the hardest to control, the hardest to exploit yet is often the most overlooked part of building a squad (evidence: drafting 2300 fouls - seriously wtf).
Nonetheless, I still agree; it's absurd.