How much do you think each grade of homecourt advantage is worth? Do you gameplan at all differently for home and away?
An A+ is worth around 7-8 points if both teams play normal tempo.
Since home vs. away can potentially mean up to a 20-point swing in the average result, I might play slowdown away and uptempo at home vs. the same team.What is the most important thing in regards to what players leave early? Is it the info you mentioned before in the coach calls and evaluations? Or is it team performance? Or Something else?
There a lot of factors. The first prerequisite is that the player has good enough ratings to be drafted. The second factor is the player's personality. Some players will leave as freshman or if they are projected in the 2nd round based on their personality. From an individual player's perspective, these are more important than team success.
However, team success affects every player on your team that could potentially be drafted. So even though it matters less from an individual player's perspective, it could bump up the chances for every single one of your players.What number do you use as your base for determining distributions? i.e., some people like to have 100 total, and try to have their players take a clear-cut percentage of the called plays. Others like to use a number like 8, set everyone to it to begin with, and adjust upwards or downward depending upon the player's role and talent.
I'm not sure what the point of using 100 is, especially as a percentage, since the only time it'll actually be that percentage is when you have 5 players on the court and you only gave distribution to these 5 players (i.e. all the other players are 0).
I look at it in terms of ratio. I compare two players and decide how much more often I would like the better player to shoot. My distributions will often look like the following:
Best player: 14
Offensive role players: 1 or 2
The exact distribution will vary based on exactly how many offensive options there are and what positions they're at.In one of your answers, you mention that you adjust your distribution slightly based upon the offense being run because each offense values IQ and ratings differently. Can you explain this more and let us know what you think each offense type values?
The Hoops 101 is a pretty accurate summation:Hoops 101
So for example, triangle values athleticism the least, perimeter more than others except flex, and passing/low post most compared to other offenses. Flex values perimeter most of all the offenses, speed more than all but fastbreak, and passing more than fastbreak/motion. Motion values athleticism and ballhandling more than the other set offenses but not as much as fastbreak, which values low post/perimeter the least.
On the defensive side, press values speed, athleticism, and stamina more than the other defenses. Man values defense more. Zone values defense and stamina the least and shotblocking the most.Can you please explain your reasoning for doing this?
Why not?Do FG% and/or GPA matter to you when recruiting? Would you ever pass over an otherwise qualified prospect because of poor ratings in either one?
FG% doesn't matter. GPA can be an indicator of recruit intelligence. It doesn't matter that much but can be a tiebreaker, especially if I need a freshman to play significant minutes. It's never a dealbreaker though.Do you think that when you have the better team but play a bad/wrong defensive position to start the game and set halftime adjustment to if losing by 5 or 10, but at halftime the game is close or your winning. Thus your team makes no adjustment. Do you think this contributes to your team committing more fouls?
I believe the +/- settings contribute to how many fouls a team commits, but I don't think choosing the "wrong" defensive position does.