Posted by mlitney on 2/15/2013 12:24:00 PM (view original):
Yeah, its for my Princeton team. In all my seasons of HD, I've never coached a M2M and just switched from FCP last season. I wasn't aware that a 50's DEF rating was THAT bad, but I'll take your word for it. My prestige is only a C- so I'm not exactly battling the upper-echelon teams right now.
low defense is pretty brutal - i was remiss to take a guy at 65 low with zone, in low d1. he is a ~75 ath/95 reb type guy, who im usually happy with, but with that def, i was questioning taking a 4th walkon instead of him. and thats playing zone, where def is still as important, but with more room for fudging. a guy with def that bad (in the OP) is pretty much unplayable in any set, and doubly so in m2m. in high d1 (talking m2m only now), i can only tolerate def in the 70s if the guy is killer in all other def categories (ath/sb for bigs, ath/spd for guards) AND is excellent in the other areas. with my low d1 teams, i feel like i have to compromise more often, with a 70s ish def guy, but dipping below 70 is very sketchy, at any level of d1 play. its not a cardinal sin, you can do it if the guy is like, guaranteed 20+ ppg at great efficiency, or something like that. hes got to be so good in other areas it would kill you to pass on him, to tolerate defense as low at 50 or 60. for a 24 high - which ENDS in the 44-56 range, on average (read: he will play much of his career less than that) - you really have to have a phenomenal guy, 20+ ppg AND great in another way - either a great rebounder, or great ath/spd/bh/pass for a guard where hes a pg or great pg skills for a sg. even then, still might be smart to pass on him - but at least then, its a debate :)
2/15/2013 2:23 PM (edited)