Posted by cburton23 on 3/16/2013 10:28:00 AM (view original):
So gillespie, I don't have all the relevant info but there is only one team in RL that shoots less than 10 3s a game. Over half the teams shoot more than 18. In HD it's difficult to do a team stat search like that, but it seems that Sim coaches usually shoot around 20-21 a game. Most human coaches are under that, anecdotally I would say most humans are in the 12-14 range. I would also venture to guess there is way more than 1 team in HD taking under 10 a game
18 3s sounds perfectly reasonable in HD. my teams generally shoot more 3s than sims, so if they are around 20-21, i dont think its at all "jacking up 3s" to take 18 (which sounds like the RL median).
the thing dragging down the HD average, should you compute it, is the bottom 20% or so of HD teams who take so few 3s... i mean you have at least 5-10% of teams taking almost 0 threes. thats unrealistic, but you can do unrealistic things in an incomplete basketball sim like HD (which any sim is going to be). so i would expect that to drag down the average, and also, id expect teams to be over the top in HD, our top 5% of teams probably take way more 3s than the top 5% of real life teams (by 3pta).
but i think the real question is, are 3s reasonably effective, in balance with other scoring options, and i think the answer is YES. i consider being able to effectively shoot a lot of 3s (like 30-50% more than opponents) a major advantage. my south carolina team that just won was disadvantaged in many ways, i think the only thing that kept us in it was how effectively we shot 3s on such a high # of 3pta (we took 50% more than opponents). it wasnt near a bingball scenario (he would be in the 100% more 3s than opponents ballpark), but it was still a LOT higher than the real life average.
in reality, throughout most of the 5 years ive played HD, 3s have been overpowered, not underpowered, and this is probably the first thread ive seen in those 5.5 years where anyone questioned if 3s were possibly underpowered. i think they've been brought more in check with non 3pt scoring - before, the ONLY way to be super effective on offense was to take a bunch of 3s. now you have options, but to me, there is no doubt taking a lot of 3s remains a VERY effective option.