Posted by craigaltonw on 4/24/2013 12:59:00 AM (view original):
Emy, does your personnel determine your plus or minus settings? I mean, let's say that team is shooting 44% of their shots from 3pt range but you have guards with high ATH, SPD and DEF. How much would that change your setting if you were less comfortable with your guard's defense?
Also, do you scramble your lineup around for defense? Match his one player that shoots 60% of his shots from 3pt range with your best and fastest defender, etc?
Sometimes my personnel dictates that Craig, but not always. If I have guards that are weaker on defense, then I might back off a bit, sure, but not too much even then.
As far as moving players around, back when I was REALLY into this game, I had the reputation in a couple of my conferences as a "tinkerer". I'd move guys around all the time. Now, since I really don't pay as close of attention as I should, I might go with the same lineup for several games in a row with no changes. That's just me losing interest in the game though. Come NT time, I'm right back to my tinkering. My general philosophy is to match my best defenders against their best offensive players, with little regard to how that will affect my own scorers. I've kind of adopted a defense-first mentality.