The roster was finally released after weeks of clamoring for it. Here are the changes the 2K Insider made.
NO MORE JOKE THREE POINT RATINGS
I'm LMAO right now, the Insider's 3pt changes in the default roster were so hated that they have seemingly reverted back to the previous scale. From my pre-2k9 research I realized that most players were getting a +2 or +3 boost to their 3pt rating even if they didn't edit the rest of their ratings. Why they did this, I have no idea, but it backfired hardcore and they seem to have abandoned it.
THE RETURN OF GABE PRUITT
After I and many others criticized 2k's decision to remove Pruitt and others from the default roster, the Insider was forced to bring them back. Not only is Pruitt back, but so is Eric Snow (should be on Cleveland taking up cap space as he's still on the roster), Jason Williams, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
AUSTIN CROSHERE ISN'T REALLY LARRY LEGEND?
Well, at least I know who one of my readers is. Croshere took a 10 point hit in mid-range shooting. Mickael Gelbale remains an 88. Just wanted to remind you that Kobe Bryant is an 87.
LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE = BETTER SHOT BLOCKER THAN THRILLA GORILLA PRZYBILLA
Aldridge: 81 block (from 68)
Przybilla: 79 block
Oden: 86 block
If you recall my note on Al Horford where the Insider raised his block rating for no discernable reason in his previous roster "update", the Insider did the same thing to Aldridge here. He has a higher block rating than Joel Przybilla, and if you're a Blazers fan, you know that is just plain stupid.
WHAT THE 2K INSIDER DID NOT CHANGE
I'm dead ass. This joke update was two weeks in the making and did not include a single missing player. The only thing they did was fix all the ****ing mistakes they made between 2k8 and now (deleting players instead of releasing to FA pool, and the 3pt ratings). There were literally only two players who had a non-3pt attribute changed, and only one of them actually deserved it. Everything else is exactly the same save for a shoddy job on player movement. Dwayne Jones for example, is still on the Cavs, meanwhile the guy was cut by Orlando two days ago. I expect this **** out of a third grader making rosters, not a supposedly paid professional.
These are EXACTLY the same suck ass online roster updates that 2K has been giving since it's inception, except they are hyping the **** out of them solely for the purpose of competing with NBA Live, which actually has a "Living Roster".
There are 168 hours in a week, 336 in two.
Hours 2K spent on this the last two weeks: 6
Don't stand for 2K pulling the wool over your eyes. Boycott this garbage and download another roster from 2k Share, be it mine, OS Outsiders, Vyaras, WHOEVER. There are numerous people out there who put out more time of their own will and yet 2K continually refuses to take advantage of it's willing supporters. It is shameful that they are using this as a selling point for the game. Once again, I will use the back of my box as a reference.
Living Rosters - You'll never be late on a trade again. Constant updates from the NBA 2K Insider guaranteee you're playing with the most current roster and the hottest starters.
Sorry, I don't see it. And it's not because I'm a cynical prick.
EDIT: Caught wind of another Insider edit.
Samuel Dalembert: 73 post off (from 68)