All Forums > SimLeague Basketball > Theme Leagues > 12-13 Draft Discussion Thread
6/11/2013 12:25 AM (edited)

98, I’ve not done any team-by-team analysis but I’ll share my takes and assumptions about this league, starting with the RL stats from the 12-13 season.

Possessions: 106.24

EFG: 49.65%

TOV%:  13.68%

Pf rate: 8.27

Draw rate: 9.24

Ast%: 59.61%

Orb%: 26.5%

Reb: 42.11

Of course our league trims the bottom 20% of NBA scrubs since we have 24 teams and the NBA has 30, but these numbers still have a significant impact on what we will see in the Sim.

The first thing that JUMPS out at me is the pace of the NBA. At only 106 possessions per game I believe there is not nearly enough usage in this draft for more than ¼ of us to be running uptempo and avoid the individual usage penalties. Therefore, I think the TOV% in this league will be quite high.

Next, rebounding is at a super-premium in this league. Guys with solid advanced stats will CRUSH their RL numbers because there were only 42 rebounds per game in RL per team and the Sim generates closer to 50.

Assists are also hard to come by and as we have seen are at a premium as well.  I believe some teams will find that they dip below the 50% threshold at least for some amount of time each game and their efg% will be adversely impacted.

Minutes are NOT as at a premium as some people believe they are. I personally have 9,222 after four guys, meaning I need to average only 1,300 minutes for each of my remaining players. At this point quality of the player is FAR more important than how many minutes they offer.

Defense will also be very interesting to observe. Many teams have locked into sub-50 D guys, put more than two of those on the floor at a time and I think we will see how much that hurts a team.

98 your four guys offer a great balance and address the areas that appear to be the hardest to come by in this draft. At this point I would prefer NOT to be in your division.

6/11/2013 1:45 AM
Thanks for the analysis nate. I think you are teaching a lot of people what it takes to win. It's definitely a double edged sword though.
6/11/2013 10:48 AM
Thanks 98, not sure about the "teaching" thing, but thanks. IMO whether it be WIS drafts or fantasy leagues the league as a whole is better off when its filled with strong owners. When you have weak owners someone else always benefits, e.g. a player slips an extra round and someone else gets a gift. I'm NEVER the guy that gets the gift, and we are all better off when none of the teams are little more than speed bumps.
6/11/2013 11:03 PM
  Name Team Pos Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
    Raymond Felton 12-13 Knicks PG 22.2 45.3 35.9 48.0 2.4 7.1 21.2 1.9 0.4
    Gordon Hayward 12-13 Jazz SG 22.2 44.2 41.3 50.1 2.6 9.3 13.2 1.3 1.1
    Shawn Marion 12-13 Mavericks SF 19.1 53.6 31.3 53.1 7.8 19.7 10.2 1.7 1.4
    Serge Ibaka 12-13 Thunder PF 18.2 58.9 34.9 58.6 10.5 15.7 2.2 0.5 5.5
    Larry Sanders 12-13 Bucks PF 17.0 50.6 0.0 50.6 11.3 24.2 5.4 1.2 5.9
6/11/2013 11:03 PM
how do you like the team so far
6/11/2013 11:16 PM
Open up the fire hydrent, it's going to be a block party!

Maybe a little light on usage.
6/11/2013 11:21 PM
Name Team Pos Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
Greivis Vasquez 12-13 Hornets PG 23.2 46 34 47.4 1.7 12.7 35.1 1.2 0.1
Carmelo Anthony 12-13 Knicks SF 35.8 47.4 37.7 50.2 5.8 15 9.1 1 0.8
Ersan Ilyasova 12-13 Bucks SF 20.6 46.7 44.2 52.1 7.5 19 7.4 1.5 1
Bismack Biyombo 12-13 Bobcats PF 10.3 44.9 0 45.1 9.2 19.7 2.2 0.6 3.8
Omer Asik 12-13 Rockets C 16.4 54 0 54.1 12.1 28.6 3.9 0.8 2
6/11/2013 11:23 PM
not sure steelers is going to score enough to win any games!
6/11/2013 11:23 PM
I can't play D, but I can jack it up!
6/11/2013 11:35 PM
all 5 starters above 50 def so far 50,59,60,92,98 def and if i vs teams that have bad def on wings i should be able to score enough 
6/13/2013 4:57 AM (edited)
Starting Rosters:

shooter83211- Lebron James, Marc Gasol, Jason Kidd. Andray Blatche
carbonjones- Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, OJ Mayo, Spencer Hawes
jhsukrow- Kobe Bryant, Danny Green, Klay Thompson, Rajon Rondo, Lamar Odom
dh555- Dwight Howard, Jose Calderon, Reggie Evans, Jamal Crawford, Carl Landry
eleibowitz- James Harden, DeAndre Jordan, Ryan Anderson, Derek Favors, Andre Miller
nukelaloosh- Stephen Curry, Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay, Tony Allen, Anderson Varejao
smokey57- Dwayne Wade, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, John Wall, Tayshaun Price
natenoy- Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Kyle Korver, Andre Drummond, Ed Davis
uofa- Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Tristan Thompson, Amir Johnson, Nikola Pekovic
logain- Blake Griffin, Jeff Teague, Jeremy Lin, Tiago Splitter, Robin Lopez
robusk- Al Horford, Nikola Vucevic, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Lowrey
98average- Chris Paul, Kenneth Faried, Anthony Davis, Vince Carter, Jonas Valanciunas
klinke- Josh Smith, George Hill, DeMarcus Cousins, Jarret Jack, Pau Gasol
tarheel1991- Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Paul Millsap, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jimmy Butler
krishnaman- Tim Duncan, Chris Bosh, Thaddeus Young, Kawhi Leonard, Javale McGee
benhoidal- Damian Lillard, Nicholas Batum, David West, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash
poddy- David Lee, Tyson Chandler, Darren Collison, Demar Derozan, Thabo Sefolosha
skypilot- Mike Conley, Andre Iguodala, Carlos Boozer, Emeka Okafor, Luis Scola
steelers821- Serge Ibaka, Larry Sanders, David West, Raymond Felton, Shawn Marion, Gordon Hayward
malone9975- Carmelo Anthony, Omar Asik, Greivis Vasquez, Ersan Ilyasova, Bismack Biyombo
bigmac945- Al Jefferson, Greg Monroe, Chandler Parsons, Nate Robinson, Matt Barnes
iccoachb- Monta Ellis, Roy Hibbert, Luol Deng, Brandon Jennings, Jeff Green
seapilots- Paul Pierce, Tony Parker, JJ Hickson, Tyreke Evans, Marcin Gortat
thomcat- LaMarcus Aldridge, Joakim Noah, Goran Dragic, JR Smith, Kosta Koufous
6/12/2013 6:42 PM (edited)
Steelers, I like seeing a theme design teams. The offensive boards are impressive, considering the FG% you may be able to set a new WIS o-rbd record. (lmao) Me, I think I'll draft PG's, SG's & SF's along with Garnett and see if I can freak SIM out again. SIM's still recovering from the +40 apg I brought to the DDL. SIM looked at that and said "smokey wft are you doing" then normalized to 37. I was having fun with Daryl Dawkin shooting 75% and Stockton shooting 65%, appears the SIM thought that was a bit over the top, now they shoot 65% & 59%. (what fun is that?) So, I thought "What If?" I draft 45apg and no PF's....hmmm, we'll see? lol
6/12/2013 6:23 PM
Hey, anyone know where I can get a +20.0% d-rbd PG???
6/12/2013 6:25 PM
SIM said "go fish"...
6/12/2013 6:42 PM
Nate, thx as always, your post are great.
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