I ran a sim and the Knicks had 10 "And 1" plays. I got so pissed off I decided to raise every player's Hard Foul tendency to 100 and run another sim. The Knicks again had 10 "And 1" plays. It has zero effect, aside from both teams shooting about 10 more FTs that game.
10:48 - Wilson Chandler
A clearout for Chandler, who has Spencer Hawes on him. Teardrop and the foul.
8:24 - Amare Stoudemire
Elton Brand tries to draw a charge on an Amare dunk. Big mistake.
41.7 - Wilson Chandler
Chandler brings the ball up, but defense never picks him up until he's at the rim taking a layup (foul on Nocioni).
1:18 - Amare Stoudemire
Amare isolates on Spencer Hawes. You can figure out the rest.
Things are going kinda smoothly now, aren't they? Only 4 "And 1's" and two belong to Amare. That's livable, right?
7:58 - Timofey Mozgov
Amare lobs an inbound pass from mid-court to Mozgov deep in the post. He draws the foul on Speights who offered little post resistance.
3:50 - Ronny Turiaf
Turiaf drives on Brand, spins, and draws a bump from Thaddeus Young.
2:59 - Ronny Turiaf
Turiaf drives on Brand again, drawing a bump, and making a shot adjustment on his layup.
1:49 - Ronny Turiaf
Turiaf posting up on Young, draws the foul on Brand's help defense.
34.8 - Ronny Turiaf
Amare catches underneath, dishes to Turiaf, and draws a foul on Hawes who goes for the block.
4:38 - Toney Douglas
Douglas brings the ball up, the defense never really puts a body on him until he's at the rim taking a layup (foul on Turner).
The time on those shots matters just as much as the player who hit them. Turiaf had four straight "And 1" plays. That is ABSURD. Almost as abusrd as the Sixers having 12 of their own "And 1" plays, giving us a game total of 22. This is a last straw of sorts for me.
I restarted my roster because I'd heard the gameplay had improved with this "roster patch", but the truth is it has not. Yes, 3pt% has improved, and players no longer move like their feet are in the mud, but players get to the rim for layups and dunks far too easily now. Teams are shooting 60% from the field and half of their points are coming in the paint.
23 of PHI's 57 FGM were in the paint, and 12 were "And 1".
34 of NY's 52 FGM were in the paint, and 10 were "And 1".
This is NBA 2K10 with pretty jumpers and half-assed Jordan teams that didn't have to be downloaded off 2K Share. It seems like the deeper we go, the worse things become.
For the first time in eight years... I might have to make a slider set. This game is simply not playable from a simulation standpoint.