# How does the $R^2$ between the degree distribution & the number of nodes for a network relate to the goodness of fit?

I understand that the coefficient of determination helps to explain the goodness of fit of the values on the X and Y axis. When we consider the degree distribution of a network with the degree on the Y axis and the number of nodes on the Y axis and get a goodness of fit (r2) value of 0.748, can you explain what that means? As explained earlier, my graph is plotted such that the node degree values are plotted on the X axis and the number of nodes with a particular degree is plotted on the Y axis.