Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New York Knicks NBA 2K15 Rating Edits

NEW YORK KNICKS (1/27/15)
8-37 Record (15th East)
-7.83 SRS (28th)
102.0 ORTG (24th)
110.8 DRTG (28th)

ROSTER
87 - Carmelo Anthony (SF/PF) - Sharpshooter
79 - Amar'e Stoudemire (C/PF) - Offensive-Minded Center
76 - Jose Calderon (PG/SG) - Reliable Playmaker
76 - Tim Hardaway Jr (SG/SF) - Aggressive Scorer
75 - Cole Aldrich (C) - Ravenous Rebounder
74 - Shane Larkin (PG) - Athletic Point
73 - Jason Smith (PF/C) - Faceup Four
72 - Quincy Acy (PF) - Faceup Four
72 - Pablo Prigioni (PG/SG) - Reliable Playmaker

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Carmelo Anthony (1/27/15)
87 Overall (-1)

Sharpshooter (SF/PF)
Outside Scoring ***
Defense **
Athleticism **

INSIDE SCORING
83 S.Layup (-3)
82 D.Layup
87 P.Fade
64 P.Hook
88 P.Control

OUTSIDE SCORING
87 S.Close (+5)
85 M.Close (+5)
91 S.Mid (+2)
88 M.Mid (+2)
79 S.3PT (-2)
75 M.3PT
79 FT

PLAYMAKING
84 B.Control (-7)
62 P.Vision (+3)
70 P.IQ
65 P.Acc (-1)

REBOUNDS
64 Box (+2)
55 OffReb
64 DefReb (+4)

DEFENSE
86 L.Quick
64 P.Percept
45 Block (-11)
74 S.Contest
61 Steal (+2)
50 DefCon
76 OBDef
75 PnRDef
70 HelpDef
75 PostDef (+5)

ATHLETICISM
45 S.Dunk (-10)
60 D.Dunk (-15)
85 Speed (-5)
85 Quick
65 Vert (-9)
75 Str (-5)
95 Stam
85 Dur
77 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
99 Shot IQ (+2)
95 Hands
90 OffCons (-9)
90 Potential


BADGES (3-8-7)
Acrobat (Silver)
Dream-Like Up & Under (Gold)
Hustle Points (Silver)
Post Hoperator (Gold)
Post Stepback Pro (Gold)
Drop-Stepper (Silver)
Hop-Stepper (Silver)

Post Spin Technician (Silver)
Deadeye (Gold)
Fade Ace (Gold)
Microwave (Gold)

Volume Shooter (Gold)
Shot Creator (Silver)
Unfazed (Silver)
Pet Move Size-Up (Silver)
Flashy Passer (Bronze)
Pick & Roll Maestro (Bronze)

Transition Finisher (Bronze)
ADD: Flashy Passer (Bronze)
DOWNGRADE: Acrobat (from Gold), Hustle Points (from Gold)
REMOVE: Lob City Passer (Gold), Tenacious Rebounder (Bronze), One Man Fastbreak (Bronze)

PERSONALITY (5)
All-Time Great

Closer
High Work Ethic
Pat My Back
Prime Time
REMOVE: Heart and Soul, Unpredictable

CONTRACT (5 years, 124.06M)
Option: Player
No-Trade: Yes
2015: 22.46
2016: 22.88
2017: 24.56
2018: 26.24
2019: 27.93

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Amare Stoudemire (1/27/15)
79 Overall (-1)
Offensive-Minded Center (C/PF)
Inside Scoring **
Rebounding **
Athleticism **

INSIDE SCORING
88 S.Layup (-7)
70 D.Layup
76 P.Fade (+5)
74 P.Hook (+10)
80 P.Control (+10)

OUTSIDE SCORING
75 S.Close
70 M.Close
66 S.Mid (-15)
63 M.Mid (-10)
60 S.3PT (+10)
58 M.3PT (+10)
71 FT

PLAYMAKING
50 B.Control (+5)
48 P.Vision (+6)
65 P.IQ
41 P.Acc (-7)

REBOUNDS
83 Box (+1)
76 OffReb (-4)
83 DefReb (-2)

DEFENSE
63 L.Quick
65 P.Percept
70 Block (-2)
73 S.Contest
61 Steal (+7)
45 DefCon (+5)
67 OBDef
69 PnRDef
75 HelpDef
75 PostDef (+5)

ATHLETICISM
80 S.Dunk
70 D.Dunk (-5)
71 Speed (-5)
63 Quick
65 Vert (-7)
82 Str
82 Stam
68 Dur
60 Hustle (-14)

BAKSETBALL IQ
75 Shot IQ (-3)
80 Hands
70 OffCons (+10)
90 Potential (+2)

BADGES (3/2/0)
Screen Outlet (Silver)
Drop-Stepper (Bronze)
Hustle Points (Bronze)
Post Spin Technician (Bronze)
Posterizer (Silver)
ADD: Drop-Stepper (Bronze), Post Spin Technician (Bronze), Posterizer (Silver)

PERSONALITY (1)
Heart and Soul
ADD: Heart and Soul
REMOVE: Unpredictable

CONTRACT (1 year, 23.41M)
2015: 23.41

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Jose Calderon (1/27/15)
76 Overall (+1)
Reliable Playmaker (PG/SG)
Playmaking **
Outside Scoring **
Rebounding **

INSIDE SCORING
70 S.Layup (-5)
72 D.Layup
35 P.Fade
25 P.Hook
26 P.Control

OUTSIDE SCORING
63 S.Close (-15)
63 M.Close (-15)
80 S.Mid (+2)
75 M.Mid (+3)
86 S.3PT
84 M.3PT
88 FT (-6)

PLAYMAKING
82 B.Control (+2)
68 P.Vision (+4)
90 P.IQ
99 P.Acc (+12)

REBOUNDS
51 Box (+22)
36 OffReb (+8)
51 DefReb (+26)

DEFENSE
83 L.Quick
49 P.Percept
37 Block (+8)
58 S.Contest
58 Steal
40 DefCon
58 OBDef
64 PnRDef
53 HelpDef
47 PostDef

ATHLETICISM
25 S.Dunk
25 D.Dunk
83 Speed
85 Quick
60 Vert (-6)
40 Str (+10)
85 Stam (-4)
78 Dur
68 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
67 Shot IQ (-17)
90 Hands (+20)
40 OffCons
80 Potential (+2)

BADGES (2/3/3)
King of Euros (Silver)
Acrobat (Bronze)
Corner Specialist (Silver)
Flashy Passer (Gold)
Lob City Passer (Gold)
Pick & Roll Maestro (Gold)
Break Starter (Silver)
Pick Dodger (Bronze)
DOWNGRADE: King of Euros (from Gold)
REMOVE: Hop-Stepper (Bronze), Spin Lay-In (Bronze)

PERSONALITY (3)
Cool and Collected
Laid Back
Low Ego

CONTRACT (3 years, 22.21M)
2015: 7.10
2016: 7.40
2017: 7.71

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Tim Hardaway Jr (1/27/15)
76 Overall (+1)
Aggressive Scorer (SG/SF)
Outside Scoring **
Athleticism **
Playmaking **

INSIDE SCORING
77 S.Layup (-5)
79 D.Layup
53 P.Fade
36 P.Hook
38 P.Control

OUTSIDE SCORING
64 S.Close (+3)
60 M.Close (+2)
76 S.Mid (-6)
74 M.Mid (-9)
78 S.3PT (+1)
76 M.3PT (+1)
83 FT

PLAYMAKING
80 B.Control
57 P.Vision (+20)
71 P.IQ (-10)
72 P.Acc (-8)

REBOUNDS
48 Box (+21)
30 OffReb (+2)
48 DefReb (+23)

DEFENSE
87 L.Quick
40 P.Percept
43 Block (+7)
55 S.Contest
52 Steal (-5)
35 DefCon
56 OBDef
60 PnRDef
63 HelpDef
45 PostDef

ATHLETICISM
35 S.Dunk
70 D.Dunk (-8)
82 Speed
83 Quick
78 Vert
60 Str (+5)
84 Stam (+3)
95 Dur (+12)
75 Hustle (-8)

BAKSETBALL IQ
82 Shot IQ (+14)
75 Hands
45 OffCons
82 Potential

BADGES (2/0/0)
Microwave (Bronze)
Posterizer (Bronze)
DOWNGRADE: Microwave (from Silver)
REMOVE: Corner Specialist (Silver)

PERSONALITY (1)
Spark Plug

CONTRACT (3 years, 4.84M)
Opt: Team
2015: 1.25
2016: 1.30
2017: 2.28

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Cole Aldrich (1/27/15)
75 Overall (+8)
Ravenous Rebounder (C)
Rebounding ***
Inside Scoring *
Defense *

INSIDE SCORING
88 S.Layup (+5)
41 D.Layup
40 P.Fade
66 P.Hook
65 P.Control (+7)

OUTSIDE SCORING
72 S.Close (+7)
64 M.Close (+10)
50 S.Mid (+15)
39 M.Mid
25 S.3PT
25 M.3PT
77 FT (+2)

PLAYMAKING
35 B.Control
51 P.Vision (+20)
68 P.IQ
49 P.Acc (+19)

REBOUNDS
91 Box (+15)
80 OffReb (+7)
91 DefReb (+17)

DEFENSE
41 L.Quick (+10)
60 P.Percept (+5)
76 Block
64 S.Contest (+3)
65 Steal (+10)
60 DefCon (+10)
58 OBDef
64 PnRDef
69 HelpDef
70 PostDef

ATHLETICISM
70 S.Dunk
45 D.Dunk
67 Speed
41 Quick (+10)
50 Vert (+9)
65 Str (+10)
80 Stam (+8)
80 Dur (+5)
79 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
60 Shot IQ (-20)
55 Hands (+20)
45 OffCons
75 Potential (+8)

BADGES (2/0/0)
Scrapper (Bronze)
Tenacious Rebounder (Bronze)
ADD: Tenacious Rebounder (Bronze)
REMOVE: Hustle Points (Bronze)

CONTRACT (1 year, 915K)
2015: 915K (from 981K)

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Shane Larkin (1/27/15)
74 Overall (+2)
Athletic Point (PG)
Athleticism ***
Playmaking **
Outside Scoring **

INSIDE SCORING
79 S.Layup (+12)
75 D.Layup
28 P.Fade
25 P.Hook
26 P.Control

OUTSIDE SCORING
60 S.Close (-11)
58 M.Close (-11)
77 S.Mid (+5)
74 M.Mid (+5)
79 S.3PT (-1)
76 M.3PT (-2)
76 FT (-8)

PLAYMAKING
84 B.Control
61 P.Vision (+4)
76 P.IQ
74 P.Acc

REBOUNDS
47 Box (+22)
33 OffReb (+8)
47 DefReb (+22)

DEFENSE
95 L.Quick
60 P.Percept
38 Block (+12)
52 S.Contest
87 Steal (+22)
40 DefCon (+5)
68 OBDef (+9)
70 PnRDef
54 HelpDef
30 PostDef (+5)

ATHLETICISM
25 S.Dunk
25 D.Dunk
98 Speed
95 Quick
99 Vert (+4)
55 Str (+14)
82 Stam (-4)
80 Dur
81 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
59 Shot IQ (-4)
72 Hands
35 OffCons (+5)
76 Potential

BADGES (3/0/0)
Pick & Roll Maestro (Bronze)
Pick Pocket (Bronze)
One Man Fastbreak (Bronze)
ADD: Pick Pocket (Bronze)

PERSONALITY (1)
Expressive

CONTRACT (1 year, 1.61M)
Option: None (from Team)
2015: 1.61
2016: 0 (from 1.67)
2017: 0 (from 2.58)

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Jason Smith (1/27/15)
73 Overall (-1)
Faceup Four (PF/C)
Outside Scoring ***
Athleticism **
Inside Scoring *

INSIDE SCORING
72 S.Layup (-16)
47 D.Layup
61 P.Fade
50 P.Hook
64 P.Control (+7)

OUTSIDE SCORING
94 S.Close (+5)
75 M.Close
81 S.Mid (-5)
75 M.Mid
71 S.3PT (+35)
60 M.3PT (+30)
83 FT (+5)

PLAYMAKING
40 B.Control (+5)
53 P.Vision (+25)
52 P.IQ
52 P.Acc (+25)

REBOUNDS
56 Box (-9)
60 OffReb (-16)
56 DefReb (-9)

DEFENSE
50 L.Quick (+5)
60 P.Percept
53 Block (-37)
51 S.Contest
56 Steal
45 DefCon (-20)
54 OBDef (+5)
66 PnRDef
75 HelpDef (-5)
70 PostDef

ATHLETICISM
70 S.Dunk
45 D.Dunk
72 Speed
55 Quick (+10)
75 Vert (-10)
73 Str
78 Stam
60 Dur (-10)
66 Hustle (+20)

BAKSETBALL IQ
67 Shot IQ (-11)
78 Hands
50 OffCons (-10)
75 Potential (+1)

BADGES (1/1/0)
Screen Outlet (Silver)
Break Starter (Bronze)


PERSONALITY (2)
Enforcer
Expressive

CONTRACT (1 year, 3.28M)
2015: 3.28

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Quincy Acy (1/27/15)
72 Overall (0)
Faceup Four (PF)
Rebounding **
Athleticism **
Outside Scoring **

INSIDE SCORING
87 S.Layup (+14)
60 D.Layup
62 P.Fade
60 P.Hook
68 P.Control (+2)

OUTSIDE SCORING
87 S.Close (+17)
78 M.Close (+17)
76 S.Mid (+15)
67 M.Mid (+10)
76 S.3PT (+1)
67 M.3PT (+9)
73 FT (-1)

PLAYMAKING
45 B.Control (+10)
50 P.Vision (+20)
64 P.IQ
44 P.Acc (+11)

REBOUNDS
77 Box (-3)
61 OffReb (-21)
77 DefReb (-1)

DEFENSE
65 L.Quick (+5)
55 P.Percept (+10)
44 Block (-29)
67 S.Contest
56 Steal (-12)
45 DefCon (+5)
62 OBDef
60 PnRDef
69 HelpDef
60 PostDef (+5)

ATHLETICISM
85 S.Dunk
75 D.Dunk (-3)
75 Speed
70 Quick (+10)
80 Vert (+2)
68 Str
78 Stam (+3)
80 Dur
88 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
56 Shot IQ (-14)
58 Hands
45 OffCons (+20)
75 Potential (+3)

BADGES (1/2/0)
Scrapper (Bronze)
Charge Card (Silver)
Posterizer (Silver)
ADD: Posterizer (Silver)

PERSONALITY (1)
Swagger
ADD: Swagger

CONTRACT (1 year, 915K)
2015: 915K

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Pablo Prigioni (1/27/15)
72 Overall (0)
Reliable Playmaker (PG/SG)
Playmaking **
Outside Scoring **
Rebounding **

INSIDE SCORING
77 S.Layup (+4)
70 D.Layup
33 P.Fade
25 P.Hook
25 P.Control

OUTSIDE SCORING
64 S.Close (+4)
64 M.Close
79 S.Mid (+5)
75 M.Mid (+5)
83 S.3PT (-1)
80 M.3PT
87 FT (-2)

PLAYMAKING
81 B.Control
65 P.Vision (+1)
85 P.IQ
68 P.Acc (-14)

REBOUNDS
47 Box (+8)
38 OffReb (-6)
47 DefReb (+8)

DEFENSE
80 L.Quick
69 P.Percept (+30)
36 Block (+10)
48 S.Contest
93 Steal (+10)
45 DefCon (+5)
58 OBDef (+7)
64 PnRDef
64 HelpDef (+20)
45 PostDef (+20)

ATHLETICISM
25 S.Dunk
25 D.Dunk
78 Speed
80 Quick
57 Vert
36 Str
81 Stam
74 Dur
79 Hustle

BAKSETBALL IQ
59 Shot IQ (-19)
80 Hands
45 OffCons (+5)
75 Potential (+3)

BADGES (2/0/1)
Corner Specialist (Gold)
Interceptor (Bronze)
Pick Pocket (Bronze)


PERSONALITY (1)
Mentor
ADD: Mentor

CONTRACT (2 years, 3.40M)
Option: Team (from None)
2015: 1.66
2016: 1.74 (290K Guaranteed)

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hassan Whiteside NBA 2K Rating Edit


Editor's Note: Hassan Whiteside's 2K rating was updated just as I submitted this article. 2K's rating adjustments are as such:

77 Overall (+2)
80 Help Defense (+16)
70 Strength (+8)
95 Hustle (+37)
80 Hands (+36)

All attributes posted below are my further suggestions on how his rating could be better (as I still think 77 OVR is not a reflection of his true value).




I've got ya buddy.

Season Tm G MP PER TS% FTr ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2010-11 SAC 1 2 -17.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011-12 SAC 18 109 16.2 .449 .444 15.4 24.3 0.0 1.4 10.0 13.4 14.8
2014-15 MIA 17 263 26.0 .665 .430 11.5 34.8 1.5 1.6 11.2 13.8 20.0
Career 36 374 22.9 .610 .434 12.6 31.6 1.1 1.6 10.8 13.7 18.4
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/25/2015.

Hassan Whiteside
81 Overall (+4)

These are unofficial changes, but given Whiteside's level of play I these suggested adjustments are more than fair.  It's worth noting that at press-time there are only 17 centers in NBA 2K15 with an 80+ Overall rating.

INSIDE SCORING
87 S.Layup
64 D.Layup
43 P.Fade (+5)
68 P.Hook (+8)
62 P.Control (+7)

Whiteside has shown a competent hook, though he certainly isn't a go-to option at this stage.

OUTSIDE SCORING
70 S.Close
55 M.Close
40 S.Mid (+1)
40 M.Mid
25 S.3PT
25 M.3PT (-8)
50 FT (-7)

Whiteside will never be much of a shooter, but could reasonably stand to improve his FT shooting.  He shot 55% in his D-League career and 58% in his one season at Marshall.

PLAYMAKING
35 B.Control
41 P.Vision (+17)
40 P.IQ (-10)
34 P.Acc (-11)

As one would expect from a player with a Yinka Dare-esque assist rate, passing will never be Whiteside's strength.  He is a catch and finish player all the way, similar to Brandan Wright.

REBOUNDS
99 Box (+15)
88 OffReb (+2)
99 DefReb (+11)

Whiteside has dominated the glass and uses his size very well here.  Only three qualifying players have 30+ DRB% right now: DeAndre Jordan (30.8), Andre Drummond (30.8), DeMarcus Cousins (30.7)

DEFENSE
64 L.Quick
68 P.Percept (+8)
99 Block (+4)
74 S.Contest (+16)
67 Steal (+5)
65 DefCon (+10)
58 OBDef
64 PnRDef
80 HelpDef
72 PostDef

I would love to see Whiteside's Synergy data to get a better idea of each defensive attribute.  It's worth noting that he does have a high foul rate and highlight tapes will skip over his mistakes.  These will only go up as he accumulates more playing time and experience (hard to believe he hasn't even played 500 career minutes yet).

Fun fact: the only qualifying player in NBA history to record 10+ BLK% in a season was Manute Bol (three times).  Alonzo Mourning blocked 10.2% as a backup in Miami's 2006 title run (1300 minutes, DNQ), and Serge Ibaka blocked 9.8% in 2012. Whiteside is at 11.2 BLK% right now and that's not factoring in the 12 blocks in 25 minutes he just recorded.

ATHLETICISM
85 S.Dunk
65 D.Dunk (-6)
64 Speed
67 Quick
60 Vert
70 Str
75 Stam
75 Dur (+9) - Also raised all body part specific Durability ratings to 75 (+9)
95 Hustle

Whiteside isn't athletic so much as he is freakishly LONG.  His wingspan measures 7'7" and his standing reach is 9'5".

BAKSETBALL IQ
64 Shot IQ (-3)
80 Hands
60 OffCons (+5)
81 Potential (+4)

It gets frequently mentioned that Whiteside has good hands yet his current "Hands" rating is a lowly 44 in NBA 2K15.

BADGES
ADD Tenacious Rebounder (Bronze)
ADD Post Lockdown Defender (Bronze)
ADD Eraser (Silver)
ADD Chasedown Artist (Bronze) 

Whiteside has zero badges, but he's clearly an elite rebounder and shot blocker.  Really looking forward to see his continued development.  More Whiteside highlights for your viewing pleasure: