Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Review of Official 2K Update 11/11/08

This is a draft I was working on, the 2K Insider actually posted another update since then, I wasn't finished, but might as well post it as the same stuff applies to the new roster.

Unfortunately, blogger.com is a jerk and realy the ratings and tendencies. I learned from my mistake in the newer post.

The 2K Insider finally got around to some "Big Movers" of his own. Rashidi breaks down the changes made in the past week.

Marc Gasol

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 79 (from 71) Shot Tendency 73 (from 63)
Close 88 (from 84) Close Tendency 83 (from 75)
Med 73 Med Tendency 44
3pt 60 3pt Tendency 4
FT 72
Layup 63 Drive Tendency 22
Dunk 65 Dunk Tendency 45
Handle 65 Back To Basket 60
Pass 57 Triple Threat 20
PostOff 79 (from 76) Fadeaway 50
PostDef 74 (from 68) Hook Shot 60
Block 78 (from 60) Putback 58
Steal 53 Flashy Pass 8
RebOff 81 (from 70) Foul 74
RebDef 82 (from 78) Pass Intercept 8
Speed 57 On Ball Steal 8
Stam 80 Contest Shots 58
Dur 80
DefAwr 72 (from 62)
OffAwr 74 (from 68)
Potential 59
Strength 77
Vertical 55
Off Dribble 65
In Traffic 83 (from 79)
Quickness 56
Hustle 63
Hands 81 (from 73)
Ball Defense 56
Standing Dunk 75

Gasol has been a nice surprise in Memphis, averaging 10/9 with a block. I don't have too many problems with this one other than the inflated block rating and some expected general laziness (Why not improve his steal rating? Why have a center averaging 10 points and 1 assist with such a high OffAwr? etc)

Michael Conley

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 72 (from 77) Shot Tendency 65
Close 80 (from 83) Close Tendency 27
Med 77 Med Tendency 58
3pt 72 (from 76) 3pt Tendency 36
FT 73
Layup 86 Drive Tendency 60
Dunk 59 Dunk Tendency 0
Handle 93 Back To Basket 0
Pass 72 (from 80) Triple Threat 84
PostOff 50 Fadeaway 45
PostDef 54 Hook Shot 0
Block 51 Putback 2
Steal 70 Flashy Pass 86
RebOff 56 Foul 25
RebDef 61 Pass Intercept 81
Speed 95 On Ball Steal 83
Stam 95 Contest Shot 2
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 67 (from 78)
Potential 86
Strength 75
Vertical 96
Off Dribble 83
In Traffic 81
Quickness 97
Hustle 86
Hands 87
Ball Defense 80
Standing Dunk 50

I'm sorry but this one is just stupid. Conley's assist rate has gone slightly UP yet the 2K Insider gives him a worse pass rating than Nate Robinson.
This is about as reactionary as it gets.

Conley is now rated...
4 points worse than backup Kyle Lowry
3 points worse than Quinton Ross
1 point worse than Darrell Arthur
1 point worse than Antoine Walker
1 point better than Hamed Haddadi

And that's just the Grizzlies.

72 ovr PGs = Mike Taylor, Speedy Claxton, Jose Barea, Sean Singletary, C.J. Watson, and Sergio Rodriguez.

He is the 79th ranked PG. Bravo 2K Insider, bravo.


Joe Johnson

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 92 (from 89) Shot Tendency 92
Close 92 (from 86) Close Tendency 55
Med 89 (from 85) Med Tendency 76
3pt 88 (from 85) 3pt Tendency 73
FT 83
Layup 85 Drive Tendency 55
Dunk 76 Dunk Tendency 55
Handle 85 Back To Basket 50
Pass 78 Triple Threat 80
PostOff 76 Fadeaway 75
PostDef 70 Hook Shot 50
Block 53 Putback 16
Steal 81 (from 64) Flashy Pass 24
RebOff 63 Foul 18
RebDef 64 Pass Intercept 20
Speed 85 On Ball Steal 26
Stam 95 Contest Shot 8
Dur 95
DefAwr 82 (from 78)
OffAwr 93
Potential 83
Strength 71
Vertical 80
Off Dribble 87
In Traffic 83
Quickness 86
Hustle 71
Hands 87
Ball Defense 83 (from 78)
Standing Dunk 50

The steals crack me up. Doesn't this dude have any idea what a small sample size is?

Johnson Steal%
2005: 1.2
2006: 1.6
2007: 1.4
2008: 1.3
2009: 2.0 (5 games)

It's so obvious Johnson has not improved in this department. Andre Miller had a 1.8 steal% last year and he's a 72. Seriously, of all the ratings to jump by SEVENTEEN POINTS he picks the least likely to stick????

Wilson Chandler

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 77 (from 71) Shot Tendency 62
Close 86 Close Tendency 54
Med 76 (from 71) Med Tendency 57
3pt 70 3pt Tendency 24
FT 63
Layup 80 Drive Tendency 39
Dunk 94 Dunk Tendency 77
Handle 72 Back To Basket 58
Pass 61 Triple Threat 70
PostOff 67 Fadeaway 60
PostDef 68 Hook Shot 50
Block 62 Putback 59
Steal 71 (from 62) Flashy Pass 14
RebOff 84 (from 74) Foul 64
RebDef 73 Pass Intercept 20
Speed 78 On Ball Steal 28
Stam 90 Contest Shot 68
Dur 80
DefAwr 78 (from 64)
OffAwr 71 (from 66)
Potential 64
Strength 82
Vertical 95
Off Dribble 76
In Traffic 85
Quickness 80
Hustle 68
Hands 72
Ball Defense 66
Standing Dunk 75

1. Chandler has started the last two games at PF and has mostly played there even when coming off the bench. Yet he remains a SF.
2. 78 Defensive Awareness? OMG. I've watched every Knick game, the kid is 20, he doesn't have great awareness. He's got a high foul rate and doesn't get many stops.
3. It'd be great if Chandler actually deserved that OffReb boost. Unfortunately, with an offreb rate of 6.9% (up from last year's 6.1%) he very obviously did not.


Danilo Gallinari (UNLISTED)

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 73 (from 76) Shot Tendency 67
Close 80 Close Tendency 63
Med 79 (from 83) Med Tendency 66
3pt 80 (from 81) 3pt Tendency 75
FT 83
Layup 77 Drive Tendency 61
Dunk 74 Dunk Tendency 45
Handle 77 Back To Basket 40
Pass 66 Triple Threat 65
PostOff 69 (from 73) Fadeaway 70
PostDef 61 (from 64) Hook Shot 40
Block 54 Putback 18
Steal 68 Flashy Pass 22
RebOff 62 Foul 48
RebDef 68 Pass Intercept 24
Speed 70 On Ball Steal 24
Stam 85 Contest Shot 14
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (from 64)
OffAwr 69 (from 72)
Potential 80 (from 75)
Strength 64
Vertical 76
Off Dribble 81
In Traffic 78
Quickness 68
Hustle 64
Hands 77
Ball Defense 68
Standing Dunk 50

Gallinari was going to make it into my 3.0 changes (along with Q-Rich) but I decided to save him for 3.1. Interestingly, Gally still has a higher rating than the aforementioned Q-Rich. Also, am I missing something when the Insider raises his potential but not Chandler's from a dismal 64?


Rafer Alston

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 79 (from 81) Shot Tendency 76
Close 79 Close Tendency 20
Med 76 (from 80) Med Tendency 51
3pt 79 (from 84) 3pt Tendency 80
FT 72
Layup 83 Drive Tendency 53
Dunk 54 Dunk Tendency 0
Handle 99 Back To Basket 0
Pass 77 (from 80) Triple Threat 85
PostOff 50 Fadeaway 65
PostDef 50 Hook Shot 0
Block 54 Putback 6
Steal 71 (from 75) Flashy Pass 74
RebOff 58 Foul 21
RebDef 66 Pass Intercept 67
Speed 89 On Ball Steal 61
Stam 90 Contest Shot 2
Dur 75
DefAwr 78
OffAwr 77
Potential 70
Strength 58
Vertical 76
Off Dribble 82
In Traffic 75
Quickness 90
Hustle 72
Hands 84
Ball Defense 82
Standing Dunk 50

Not much to complain about here, Alston has been really bad this season. Thing is, he's been as bad as Mike Conley, yet Conley is all the way down at 72. So what spared the 29 shooting Alston? His assist rate is even lower than Conley's yet only dropped from an 80 pass to 77.

Tony Parker

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 90 (from 88) Shot Tendency 84
Close 99 (from 95) Close Tendency 62
Med 87 (from 81) Med Tendency 78
3pt 70 (from 64) 3pt Tendency 16
FT 71
Layup 89 Drive Tendency 79
Dunk 50 Dunk Tendency 0
Handle 96 Back To Basket 10
Pass 86 Triple Threat 95
PostOff 70 Fadeaway 70
PostDef 55 Hook Shot 10
Block 52 Putback 8
Steal 63 Flashy Pass 68
RebOff 61 Foul 12
RebDef 66 Pass Intercept 56
Speed 98 On Ball Steal 52
Stam 95 Contest Shot 2
Dur 95
DefAwr 84
OffAwr 91
Potential 79
Strength 56
Vertical 84
Off Dribble 80
In Traffic 87
Quickness 98
Hustle 79
Hands 95
Ball Defense 82
Standing Dunk 50

Amazing what a double OT game and an injured Ginobili will do for your value. Then again, I guess if they're gonna have Monta Ellis that high, Parker deserves it.

Oh yeah, that Tim Duncan whose averaging 26 ppg (one point less than Parker)? He didn't get touched. High five for consistency.

Andris Biedrins

ATTRIBUTES TENDENCIES
Overall 85 (from 81) Shot Tendency 48
Close 98 (from 91) Close Tendency 72
Med 63 Med Tendency 47
3pt 50 3pt Tendency 0
FT 62
Layup 69 Drive Tendency 16
Dunk 78 Dunk Tendency 65
Handle 60 Back To Basket 50
Pass 55 Triple Threat 30
PostOff 86 Fadeaway 25
PostDef 81 (from 70) Hook Shot 50
Block 73 Putback 84
Steal 66 Flashy Pass 6
RebOff 99 (from 94) Foul 80
RebDef 94 (from 90) Pass Intercept 32
Speed 68 On Ball Steal 25
Stam 85 Contest Shot 83
Dur 80
DefAwr 83
OffAwr 63
Potential 78
Strength 81
Vertical 78
Off Dribble 65
In Traffic 89
Quickness 66
Hustle 83
Hands 70
Ball Defense 68
Standing Dunk 75

A 98 close rating for Andris Biedrins? God al****ingmighty.

Biedrins best two performances this year with both against the Grizzlies. That should tell you all you need to know about how legit his stats are. He fouled out in 2 of his 3 games against playoff teams. I love Andris, but +4 overall because he can spank the mighty Grizzlies? Really?


THE REST OF THE UPDATE

In the interest of sleep, here's a fast forward version of the rest of the updates I uncovered.

The 2K Insider doesn't mention it, but he also updated Joel Przybilla's block from 79 to 87. I find this interesting as Przybilla has blocked only 4 shots in 6 games.

Block%
2006: 7.1
2007: 7.6
2008: 4.0
2009: 1.8

Pryzbilla deserved an 87 in 2007, But given his drop in shot blocking in 2008 (by almost half), and that he has yet to show that was a fluke, wouldn't it have made sense to wait until he actually started producing at that level again? Right now he is a quarter of the shot blocker he was two years ago. This deserves a boost????

He did the same thing for Andrei Kirilenko, boosting his blocks from 75 to 83, and his steals from 75 to 81, though Kirilenko is at least justifiable.

Dwight Howard
+2 overall (95 from 93)
+10 block (96 from 86)
+5 steal (68 from 63)
-1 speed (69 from 70)

Anthony Roberson was added to the Knicks roster, though that the Insider has him listed at PG shows his limited grasp on the NBA.
Sun Yue was also added, hooray!
WOMG Von Wafer too.
Ian Mahinmi finally added after two years.
DeMarcus Nelson I just noticed has Howard Eisley's pic LOL

Devin Harris
+3 overall (86 from 83)
+10 DefAwr (86 from 76)

The Insider is apparently still completely unaware that Harris is under contract for FIVE YEARS, not ONE.

George Hill was updated, but I don't have his default stats handy. Basiclaly his absurdly high shot ratings were fixed.

2 comments:

pongd said...

i know ur popular around the 2k community and trusted by many to deliver accurate ratings but i was always skeptical about how mcuh basketball you know. now that youve started a blog and explained your methods and basketball philosophy (especially this post...cant believe how overrated these rooks are) im pretty much sold...

keep up the good work man

Brent Nahmias said...

The 2k insider is a fucking joke...woooooooow