There's been some grumblings about 2k's sim stats being even more messed up than previous seasons. Let's sim an association and see what we get.
LEAGUE LEADER STATISTICS
Kevin Martin 28.6
Joe Johnson 27.4
NBA.com scoring leaders
In real life only 5 players averaged 25 ppg. Here we've got 11.
In real life 31 players averaged 20+ppg which is exactly how many there were in this sim, 31.
So the scoring problem seems to be too many players are in the upper 20s.
In real life Tyson Chandler led with 4.1 and traditionally the league leader is usually around 4. The shooting percentages are reportedly too high so this plays a factor here. Big Ben averaged 3.2 in real life which was only good for 10th. In 2k9 only 3 players averaged that much.
Those are the only players in double figures. It's probably worth noting that I've heard people get even fewer than this. I wonder if the edits I've made have anything to do with it, maybe by the time I'm finished there will be more
A. Miller 7.7
NBA.com assists leaders
11 players in real life averaged 7 assists, here we've got 16. The difference isn't too bad and you can attribute it to the higher shooting percentages and scoring.
NBA.com steals leaders
These I don't have a problem with, they see fairly accurate for what seems to be the first time. Paul I believe suffered some injuries so he didn't qualify for any leaderboards if you're wondering why he's absent from the two categories he led the league in last year.
E. Thomas 2.4
NBA.com block stats
I don't really have a gripe here, Camby was the only player with 3 bpg last year (3.6) and there's only one with 3 here.
J. O'Neal 500
NBA.com FG% leaders
Finally the category people are pissed about. I don't necessarily have a problem with the bigs having high FG%, Howard and Amare obviously should be towards the top, but some of these guys are notorious jump shooters even for big men. Jermaine O'Neal hasn't posted a FG% this high in years. T-Mac takes mostly jumpers and shouldn't be anything close to 50%. Ditto for Peja, Dirk, and YI JIANLIAN.
Of the top 30 in FG%, only 5 averaged a three made per game: Calderon, Deron, Nash, Marion, and Mike Miller. The first three are excellent shooting PGs who also have great shot selection. Marion gets most of his points on dunks and layups. Mike Miller is perhaps the league's most efficient shooter.
The rest of the PG/SG/SF in the top 30 barely take threes: Josh Childress, Ronnie Brewer, Monta Ellis, and Grant Hill. All are slashers who get most of their points in trasition.
None of these players are heavily guarded players like Melo or T-Mac.
In real life Kapono and Nash were the only players who shot higher than 45%.
In the game?
J.R. Smith 459
S. Jackson 457
25 players in the game shot 45%. Again, TWO shot that high in real life. Ladies and gentlemen, I shit you not.
63 players had a 3pt% higher than 40%. In real life only 33 players had a 3p% higher than 40%
13 players had 200+ threes made. You know how many hit that many in real life? Try THREE.
S. Jackson 265
In real life, J-Rich led the league last year with 243. Five players in a 2k9 simulation trump that.
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