Posted by m4284850 on 4/8/2012 7:06:00 PM (view original):
very helpful. But I have a question:It seems like your D1 team does not have very high REB ratings (but yet they're extremely successful), how important is REB in big men?
I had one good run with my D1 team, but I'm only in my 6th or so season of D1. I think rebounding is as important in HD as it is in real basketball-- it's not important unless it's important. What I mean by that is that a lot of great teams don't necessarily stress rebounding (sure, some teams do, and extra possessions are nice), many of them stress getting back instead of O-rebounding, for example.
Essentially, there are diminishing returns with great rebounding teams. You need so much rebounding, but you can't get it as the sacrifice of other stats. As I mention in the recruiting bit numerous times, just because you say "I have a marginal rebounding team" doesn't mean you need to recruit a 90 rebounding center instead of an 80 rebounding center at the expense of the first player having 60 defense instead of 80 defense.
You should strive to have an adequate rebounding team, but it's not necessary to be elite at it, especially since being great at it usually makes you cough up an edge somewhere else (if you get a great rebounding SF, he's unlikely to be a great offensive option for example).
Rebounding is important-- I'd never put myself in a position where my starters weren't each 70+ rebounders at D3 or 80+ rebounders at D2 unless I had good rebounding guards or something-- it's just not THAT important (it isn't as important as defense, for instance).