Sunday, September 3, 2023

Starting Line-ups and Reserves for 10 New Value Add Basketball Game Teams

Below are the starting line-ups and their back-ups for the 10 new teams we are creating - in alphabetical order. An explanation appears below the players. 

Position    Team                              Stamina       Points, NBA?, Height, Suggested Usage   
StartBoston College 2006StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGLouis Hinnant427.5 ppg, 6'4 (PG 42-1)
2-SGSean Marshall3510.0 ppg, 6'4 (SG 44-43, 34-1)
3-SFJared Dudley4416.7, NBA, 6'7 (SF 44-1)
4-PFCraig Smith4417.6 ppg, NBA, 6'7 (PF 44-1)
5-CSean Williams103.1 ppg, NBA, 6'10 (SF 31-24)
BenchBoston College 2006StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGMarquez Haynes63.3, 6'0 (PG 44-43, SG 42-40)
2-SGTed Dunlap51.4, 6'3 (None)
3-SFAkida McLain64.2 ppg, 6'7 (SG 39-35)
4-PFTyrese Rice239.3, 6'1 (C 33-11)
5-CJohn Oates133.4 ppg, 6'10 (C 44-34)
   Central Florida (see UCF)
StartClemson 1987StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGGrayson Marshall406.1 ppg, 6'2 (PG 40-1)
2-SGMichael Tait4012.9 ppg, 6'2 (SG 44-41, 36-1)
3-SFJerry Pryor3412.2 ppg, 6'7 (SF 34-1)
4-PFHorace Grant4421.0 ppg, NBA, 6'10 (PF 44-1)
5-CElden Campbell188.8 ppg, NBA, 6'11 (C 18-1)
BenchClemson 1987StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGLarry Middleton128.0 ppg, 6'3 (PG 44-41, SG 40-37)
2-SGMichael Brown178.8 ppg, 6'4 (SF 44-35)
3-SFTim Kincaid53.0 ppg, 6'3 (None)
4-PFRicky Jones54.5 ppg, 6'7 (None)
5-CAnthony Jenkins269.1 ppg, 6'7 (C 44-19)
StartFlorida State 1993StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGCharlie Ward437.8 ppg, NBA, 6'2 (PG 43-1)
2-SGSam Cassell4418.3 ppg, NBA 6'3 (SG 44-1)
3-SFBob Sura4419.9 ppg, NBA, 6'5 (SF (44-1)
4-PFDoug Edwards4018.3 ppg, NBA, 6'9 (PF 44, 39-1)
5-CRodney Dobard4111.5 ppg, 6'9 (C 44-40, 36-1)
BenchFlorida State 1993StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGLorenzo Hands53.3 ppg, 6'4 (none)
2-SGScott Shepherd51.5 ppg, 5'11 (none)
3-SFMaurice Robinson53.5 ppg, 6'7 (none)
4-PFDerrick Carroll115.4 ppg, 6'6 (none)
5-CByron Wells144.6 ppg, 6'10 (PG 44, PF 43-40, C 39-37)
StartNebraska 2014StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGTai Webster273.9 ppg, 6'4" (PG 27-1)
2-SGRay Gallegos337.3 ppg, 6'2 (SG 44-41, 29-1)
3-SFTerran Petteway4118.1 ppg, 6'6 (SF 41-1)
4-PFShavon Shields4312.8 ppg, 6'7 (PF 44-42, 40-1)
5-CWalter Pitchford279.3 ppg, 6'10 (C 27-1)
BenchNebraska 2014StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGBenny Parker142.4 ppg, 5'9 (PG 39-28)
2-SGDeverell Biggs59.9 ppg, 6'0 (PG 44-40)
3-SFDavid Rivers153.0 ppg, 6'7 (SF 44-42, PF 41, SG 40-30)
4-PFNathan Hawkins51.4 ppg, 6'5 (none)
5-CLeslee Smith175.4 ppg, 6'8 (C 44-28)
StartNorthwestern 2017StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGBryant McIntosh4414.8 ppg, 6'3 (PG 44-1)
2-SGScottie Lindsey3414.1 ppg, 6'5 (SG 44-43, 32-1)
3-SFVic Law4212.3 ppg, NBA,6'7 (SF 42-1)
4-PFSanjay Lumpkin346.0 ppg, 6'6 (PF 34-1)
5-CDererk Pardon288.0 ppg, 6'8 (C 28-1)
BenchNorthwestern 2017StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGIsiah Brown136.4 ppg, 6'2 (SF 44-43, SG 42-33)
2-SGJordan Ash50.6 ppg, 6'3 (None)
3-SFNathan Taphorn94.5 ppg, 6'7 (PF 44-35)
4-PFGavin Skelly185.9 ppg, 6'8 (C 44-29)
5-CBarret Benson92.0 ppg, 6'10 (None)
StartRutgers 1976StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGEddie Jordan3614.1 ppg, NBA, 6'1 (PG 36-1)
2-SGMike Dabney4119.1 ppg, 6'4 (PG 44, 40-1)
3-SFPhil Sellers4319.2 ppg, NBA, 6'5 (SF 43-1)
4-PFHollis Copeland3712.9 ppg, NBA, 6'6 (PF 37-1)
5-CJames Bailey298.5 ppg, NBA, 6'9 (C 44-38, 22-1)
BenchRutgers 1976StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGSteve Hefele83.4 ppg, 6'5 (PG 44-37)
2-SGMark Conlin62.1 ppg, 6'2 (SF 44, PG 43-41)
3-SFJeff Kleinbaum52.7 ppg, 6'2 (None)
4-PFMike Palko51.9 ppg, 6'7 (None)
5-CAbdel Anderson229.4 ppg, 6'7 (PF 44-38, C 37-23)
StartStanford 2008StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGMitch Johnson406.7 ppg, 6'1 (PG 40-1)
2-SGAnthony Goods3210.0 ppg, 6'4 (SG 32-1)
3-SFLawrence Hill268.6 ppg, 6'8 (SF 44-33, 18-1)
4-PFBrook Lopez3019.3, NBA, 7'0 (C 44-33, PF 18-1)
5-CRobin Lopez3210.2, NBA, 7'0 (C 32-1)
BenchStanford 2008StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGDrew Shiller53.3, 6'0 (PG 44-41)
2-SGFred Washington264.4 ppg, 6'5 (SG 44-33, SF 32-19)
3-SFKenny Brown54.2 ppg, 6'2
4-PFLandry Fields84.1 ppg, NBA, 6'7 (PF 25-19)
5-CTaj Finger195.9 ppg, 6'8 (PF 44-26)
StartUCF 2019StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PG2 Terrell Allen406.7, 6'3 (PG 41-1)
2-SGBJ Taylor4415.9, 6'2 (SG 44-1)
3-SF15 Aubrey Dawkins4415.6 ppg, 6'6 PF 44-1)
4-PF35 Collin Smith258.0 ppg, 6'11 (C 44-31)
5-C24 Tacko Fall3011.1, NBA, 7'6 (C 30-1)
BenchUCF 2019StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PG20 Frank Bertz83.1 ppg, 6'5 (PG 44-41)
2-SG4 Ceasar DeJesus63.4 ppg, 6'2 (None)
3-SFChance McSpadden50.9 ppg, 6'4 (None)
4-PF10 Dayon Griffin144.6 ppg, 6'4 (PF 44-31)
5-C21 Chad Brown174.5 ppg, 6'9 (C 44-31, PF 30-26)
StartVirginia Tech 1986StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGDell Curry4424.1 ppg, NBA, 6'4 (PG 44-1)
2-SGJohnny Fort245.1 pgg, 6'5 (SG 24-1)
3-SFKeith Colbert4014.7 ppg, 6'6 (SF 38-1)
4-PFBobby Beecher4214.3 ppg, 6'9 (PF 44-39, 34-1)
5-CDave Burgess245.7 ppg, 6'7 (C 24-1)
BenchVirginia Tech 1986StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGGeorge Caesar154.4 ppg, 6'2 (SG 44-32)
2-SGMark Whitaker62.5 ppg, 6'2 (SG 31-25)
3-SFTim Anderson124.3 ppg, 6'6 (PF 44-43, SF 42-39, C 38-35)
4-PFPhil Williams103.4 ppg, 6'6 (C 44-39)
5-CRoy Brow83.6 ppg, 6'11 (C 34-25)
StartWashington 2006StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGJustin Dentmon348.3 ppg, NBA, 5'11 (PG 44-28, 18-1)
2-SGBrandon Roy4120.2 ppg, NBA, 6'6 (SG 44-31,27-1)
3-SFJamaal Williams2713.8 ppg, 6'6 (SF 27-1)
4-PFBobby Jones3210.4 ppg, NBA, 6'7 (PF 32-1)
5-CJon Brockman288.4 ppg, NBA, 6'7 (C 28-1)
BenchWashington 2006StaminaPts, NBA, Ht, suggested usage
1-PGRyan Applebee267.9 ppg, 6'3 (SF 44-31, SG 30-28, PG 27-19)
2-SGJoel Smith93.7 ppg, 6'4 (PF 44-39, SF 30-28)
3-SFMike Jensen135.3 ppg, 6'9 (C 44-39, PF 38-33)
4-PFHans Gasser53.2 ppg, 6'9 (C 33-29)
5-CArtem Wallace52.3 ppg, 6'8 (C 38-34)

 We had not planned this detour from baseball on this blog, which is usually our focus from April to October, before we switch to college basketball. However, after a huge count of visitors on our basketball update in response to the massive realignment, we started calculating the player cards for our 10 new teams in the Value Add Basketball Game.

Calculating player cards for new teams is complicated and has to be done in several steps, because of the precise calculations to balance the cards based on the level of competition the team played in their era and conference - and even whether or not there was a 3-point line. The first step is to look at the new teams and determine the starting line-up and back-ups by position, and the endurance of each player.

For those who have not played the game, we play 44 possessions in the game - starting with the assumption that all 10 players already played 11 possessions each and the score is 20-20. This keeps the game well below an hour once you are used to playing

A player with a Stamina of 44 can play all 44 possessions of the game, but in most cases we need to figure out the rotation at each position. If a player plays more possessions then his Stamina, then every die roll is adjusted one against him - for shooting, rebounding, steals and turnovers. If he doubles his Stamina (a player with the lowest Stamina of 5 plays his 10th possession, then you start to adjust all rolls by 2. 

We do recommend player rotations on the cards and that you can see in the column to the right below. For example, if you look at the first team below from Boston College in 2006, the point guard Louis Hinnant can play the final 42 possessions of the game at point guard (thus PG 42-1) so we suggest playing backup Marquez Hayes on the first two possessions (PG 44-43 for possessions 44 and 43 counting down to one) and then we suggest Haynes moves to Shooting Guard for a few possessions (42-40). 

In other cases we do not suggest playing one of the 10 players (none where possessions would normally appear). These players may be used if a player fouls out or you simply choose them for a strategic possession (a player with a high steal rating or good 3-point shooter if down several in the closing moments).

One final note is that once a game goes to overtime you can use any player as long as they did not run out of endurance before regulation ended. At that point, all players are equally tired.

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