Posted by jdno on 5/3/2012 12:38:00 PM (view original):
1. I haven't seen any effects that going uptempo forces rushed shots here in HD. In RL, I can see that and it seems somewhat intuitive, but I just haven't really seen that here in HD. You said it has been shown statistically that going uptempo affects a lot of things besides just number of possessions. I don't recall seeing these statistics. Do you have a link or a previous posting that refers to this?
2. Against equal or superior foes, going uptempo may not be the right strategy for sure. I still think tempo choice is a balance b/w the 2 factors I mentioned. You say to segregate the inferior opponents from the superior opponents. That's essentially what I'm saying to do as well when deciding to go uptempo vs. slowdown. Against a great team I'm not going to go uptempo.
3. You said: "in reality, IMO, the impact of the downside of uptempo on basic performance metrics usually over powers the impact of #1 and #2, making an otherwise smart uptempo decision, a signficant detriment." Did you mean this as a blanket statement or against a "superior" team? In your original response to my post, you didn't mention anything about superior teams...so if you meant it as a blanket statement, I think that's an erroneous line of thinking.
1) it was by bobjoejim - and i dont think it specifically addressed fg%. it did disprove the common interpretation of CS's comments on uptempo, which i always diametrically opposed. however, take this for what its worth, there is almost nothing in the whole game that i was as sure about in the old engine, as uptempo kills fg% against solid defenses. (outside things like, speed is great for press, per helps making 3s, etc - it was one of the things i was most sure of that the community did not totally embrace)
2) really, i think uptempo is possibly appropriate against massively inferior opponents with bad defense. i didnt mean to at all imply it comes down to who is better.
3) this is a blanket statement, applied to any opponent with good defense. NOTE - in the new engine, press complicates the issue, due to possibility of foul trouble. if you are pressing and your opponent is not, you should probably never in your life play uptempo. if neither plays press, revert to prior sentiments about uptempo. if your opponent plays press, further investigation may be required, but my gut says that unless you are going for the freak upset, uptempo is probably a bad idea, as pushing for fouls is a pure volatility strategy.