Sharkn20 wrote: ↑
Fri May 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Myles wrote: ↑
Fri May 01, 2020 1:35 pm
We are all still learning a lot about this engine (and unlearning a lot about DDS3, knowledge that has seeped in to our brains over the past 7 years and that we now have to forget). That was our understanding of the SCR rating based on what was told to me by Gary Gorski (game creator), but we all know that what he intended to do and what actually happens aren’t always the same.
I feel just something is really wrong when Green and his 45 Scoring and 84% pass ball action, made the most shots with Ullis in my team against NOP, but I couldn't pay attention to the pre-season, so obviously is just a game of sample size, lol.
The biggest issue I have with this game right now is that touches seem to be affected very heavily by how high their PAS (the rating, not the ball action) is for their position... SCR will help the number of touches they get (see Malik Monk) but frontcourt players with high PAS get treated like point forwards and see a massive bump in their number of touches. This is why Simmons, Bender, Ojeleye, Bridges, Draymond, and others how fit that mold have very high usage at the moment.
Undoubtedly this made it really difficult for the conversion team to create legitimate pass-first players. During the preseason this archetype of player could get 60+ touches per 36, even in the frontcourt (which is a very large amount for a frontcourt player).
In theory, if Draymond is instructed to shoot on a sixth of his touches, that's a minimum 10 shots right there if he's getting 60 touches. Now here is my untested theory based on what we saw in the preseason: these high-pass% players with extra touches are seen as your team's "go-to" option when a play breaks down and you need a bail out shot at the end of the shot clock (which you'll have more of if you don't have enough scorers on the floor and/or play slowly).
In my opinion the only way to make real pass-first players is to have plenty of scorers with a lower pass% around them, and/or have them shooting on less than 10% of their touches.
Again, it's a totally untested theory. Just my attempt to rationalize some of the stuff I saw in our preseasons.