I woke up and the download count was at 1250. I promised the rosters at 1100. Sorry I'm late.
Shawne Williams traded from Indiana to Dallas for two second rounders. James Augustine has the only non-guaranteed contract so he's cut. There are rumblings about Eddie Jones being bought out due to his injury, and while I think that's going to happen, I don't really see Augustin sticking with the team anyway.
On the draft pick note, 2K really needs to add a feature where you have the option of starting association with the real draft pick allocations, or the option to keep it balanced (all teams with a first/second per year). That would add much more depth to association as some teams have multiple draft picks to deal away in certain years. Hopefully that'll make it in next year.
Justin Williams was a Warriors training camp cut. Don Nelson is tough to read but he claims to have no problems opening with four PGs (not including the injured Ellis). Dan Dickau and DeMarcus Nelson are the camp invites. If both were taken it would be at the expense of Anthony Morrow who I've been reluctant to add thus far.
DOWNLOADED DNA (Created Players)
This time I downloaded from Vyaras, another very reputable member of the sports gaming community. I didn't get much of a chance to check them out, because I want to run another association test before release.
None this time, not a priority at the moment with the major association issues.
Okay, I started going through some of these contracts and it's pretty clear that 2K is using the wrong source. I don't want to name their source because I generally like them. But for the most part there are some inconsistencies although with most players it's only a couple thousand dollars. I have been fixing the player roles/options/trade clauses also. Again, I'm going to hold off announcing who I fixed until I see if the "competition" is actually gonna correct anything in their next update.
In the real world, Jeff Foster signed a two year extension for a currently undisclosed amount. I'm gonna wait for a dollar value to come before I decide exactly what to do.
PLAYER EDITS (old rating in parenthasize)
Dwyane Wade 97 (97)
Carmelo Anthony 94 (94)
Allen Iverson 93 (94) - Hasn't been elite defensive player in years
Dwight Howard 92 (93) - His post abilites are wayyyy overrated
Amare Stoudemire 92 (94) - See above
Joe Johnson 89 (89)
Kevin Martin 86 (86)
Rudy Gay 85 (85)
Hedo Turkoglu 85 (85)
LaMarcus Aldridge 84 (84)
Andrew Bogut 83 (79) - 68 PostDef, 67 DefAwr, 73 OffAwr at default. Uh, no.
Alonzo Mourning 82 (82)
J.R. Smith 80 (80)
Kenyon Martin 79 (76)
Francisco Garcia 79 (75) - And I had to make him a SF. Do they watch the games?
Nene 77 (78)
Reggie Evans 74 (73)
Dahntay Jones 74 (72)
Chris Andersen 72 (68) - Birdman had a 60 block rating.
Corliss Williamson 71 (72) - Retired in real life though. Last year, in fact.
Jackie Butler 70 (69) - Dunno why he doesn't have a job but David Harrison does.
In addition I also applied tendency edits to all the Sixers which seems to have their association stats a bit more realistic (refer to the blog posts below for the research and data).