Posted by mamxet on 4/30/2013 12:38:00 PM (view original):
Posted by craigcoug on 4/30/2013 12:18:00 PM (view original):I would not look at those stats in deciding whether to go uptempo
Another tempo question. Playing at home.
My stats: AVG 492 ATH 35 SPD 47 REB 30 FT% .703 REB/game 29.6 PF/game 16.8
His stat: AVG 490 ATH 30 SPD 43 REB 32 FT% .663 REB/game 34 PF/game 21.9
I want to run uptempo. In his last game the opponent ran uptempo and he fouled 30 times to only 11 for the opponent. But he has the rebounding advantage... so do I risk playing uptempo anyways to draw more fouls?
I would compare my roster overall to the opponent - is my team better? lean toward uptempo
Then, I would look specifically at my 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th players vs his. Who is better? Dont forget to include IQ in that comparison. Do I have a significant edge in slots 6-9 or 6-10, consider uptempo
BUT, then I would also look at his starting 5 - does he have any one guy in there who is VERY weak. If so, I might want to target him. I might even go slow to keep him on the floor longer.....
i agree with a lot of this. however, at the end, you have to strongly lean uptempo, to play it, IMO - if you use that system. the reason is because uptempo will deteriorate the quality of your team's play, through lower fatigue, without a similar impact on the opponent. now, if you are close in talent, for that reason, i very rarely would go uptempo. but if you are far apart in talent, you also have to consider, do you have the depth and are you enough better, that its worth it to play more possessions with less an advantage, as opposed to the normal amount of possessions with the normal advantage?
i think depth is a huge part, and fouls are a major part of that. if another team presses, uptempo is more likely to manifest problems for them in terms of depth, because they foul a lot. for the same reason, i very rarely play uptempo running press myself (ok, never - well, maybe if playing another press team. but you still are more fouls and more fatigue on your end, to just more fouls on their end, which is still a hard tradeoff to make worth it, IMO).