Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Portland Trail Blazers Ratings

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
92 - Brandon Roy (SG/SF)
86 - LaMarcus Aldridge (PF/C)
85 - Andre Miller (PG)
81 – Greg Oden (C)
80 - Joel Przybilla (C)
80 - Travis Outlaw (SF/PF)
80 – Steve Blake (PG)
79 – Rudy Fernandez (SG)
76 – Nicolas Batum (SF)
76 - Martell Webster (SF)
73 - Dante Cunningham (PF)
72 – Jerryd Bayless (PG/SG)
71 – Jeff Pendergraph (PF)

KEY CONTRIBUTORS
Inside Scoring: Aldridge (B)
Outside Scoring: Roy (A-), Blake (B+), Outlaw (B+), Webster (B)
Perimeter Defense: Roy (B+), Batum (B), Miller (B), Blake (B)
Post Defense: Przybilla (B+), Oden (B)
Ball Handling: Roy (A), Miller (A-), Blake (B+), Bayless (B+), Fernandez (B)
Rebounding: Przybilla (A+), Oden (A), Aldridge (B)
Basketball IQ: Roy (A-), Aldridge (B+), Miller (B+), Blake (B)
Athleticism: Bayless (A), Roy (A), Batum (A-), Fernandez (B+), Outlaw (B+), Miller (B)

THE RATINGS

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Brandon Roy (SG/SF)
Overall 92 (down from 93)
Close 90
Med 87
3pt 83 (down from 84)
FT 82 (down from 84)
Layup 94
Dunk 78
Handle 93
Pass 81 (down from 84)
PostOff 74 (up from 66)
PostDef 71 (down from 74)
Block 57 (down from 69)
Steal 71 (down from 81)
RebOff 70 (down from 76)
RebDef 67
Speed 90
Stam 99
Dur 85 (down from 90)
DefAwr 82
OffAwr 95
Potential 93
Strength 79
Vertical 88 (up from 83)
Off Dribble 85
In Traffic 80
Quickness 93
Hustle 87
Hands 97
Ball Defense 82
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: One of the best scorers in basketball. Averaged 22.6 ppg playing for the slowest paced team in the league. How good is that? The Pistons were the 2nd slowest team and Rip Hamilton led them with 18.3 ppg. A great ball handler as well, posting the best A/T ratio of any non-PG. Rebounds and defends his position well. Basically, an all-around talent entering his age 25 season.

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LaMarcus Aldridge (PF/C)
Overall 86 (down from 87)
Close 85 (down from 90)
Med 83
3pt 63 (up from 55)
FT 78 (up from 77)
Layup 68
Dunk 77 (up from 74)
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 61
PostOff 88
PostDef 80
Block 68 (down from 75)
Steal 63 (up from 61)
RebOff 85 (down from 92)
RebDef 77
Speed 73 (up from 68)
Stam 95
Dur 85 (up from 80)
DefAwr 80 (up from 78)
OffAwr 86
Potential 84 (up from 76)
Strength 72 (up from 68)
Vertical 79 (up from 75)
Off Dribble 75
In Traffic 83
Quickness 70
Hustle 80 (up from 73)
Hands 82
Ball Defense 64
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: The best under-25 PF in the game thanks to his scoring ability and solid defense. Could stand to improve his defensive rebounding (and frankly needs to for Portland to take the next step).

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Andre Miller (PG)
Overall 85 (down from 88)
Close 86 (down from 88)
Med 82
3pt 73 (down from 74)
FT 83 (up from 81)
Layup 83
Dunk 59
Handle 94
Pass 84 (down from 87)
PostOff 68
PostDef 64 (up from 61)
Block 53 (up from 51)
Steal 79 (down from 82)
RebOff 71 (down from 75)
RebDef 63
Speed 83
Stam 95
Dur 99 (up from 90)
DefAwr 77 (down from 82)
OffAwr 88 (down from 90)
Potential 80 (up from 78)
Strength 71 (up from 61)
Vertical 71
Off Dribble 75
In Traffic 74
Quickness 84
Hustle 73
Hands 95
Ball Defense 76 (down from 84)
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: Controversial signing since he was Portland's 3rd choice in free agency this summer. A poor outside shooter for a PG, whose defense is slipping a bit as he gets older. A great ball handler and passer though, which will help a young athletic team like the Blazers. He also pushes Steve Blake to the bench (despite playing well, people forget this is where he belongs). Miller is also one of the better rebounders at PG, and one of the few that can operate in the post. The long and short of it is he's an upgrade, and his limitations seem to be covered by Blake.

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Greg Oden (C)
Overall 81 (up from 80)
Close 70 (down from 77)
Med 57 (down from 64)
3pt 50
FT 64 (up from 63)
Layup 53
Dunk 79
Handle 58
Pass 53 (up from 51)
PostOff 72
PostDef 81
Block 83
Steal 61 (up from 53)
RebOff 97 (up from 82)
RebDef 90 (up from 87)
Speed 64 (down from 66)
Stam 90
Dur 75 (up from 50)
DefAwr 81 (down from 87)
OffAwr 74 (up from 69)
Potential 89
Strength 87
Vertical 77
Off Dribble 59
In Traffic 76
Quickness 67
Hustle 81
Hands 78
Ball Defense 66
Standing Dunk 99

Outlook: Oden had a mixed bag as a rookie, playing through foul trouble and injuries, but showed excellent rebounding ability and promise on defense. Oden didn't do much on offense besides dunk the ball, but has been working on his post game over the summer, and is one of the players that should thrive with the ooping Miller in town.

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Joel Przybilla (C)
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 78
Med 61 (down from 64)
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 68)
Layup 58
Dunk 67
Handle 53
Pass 52 (down from 55)
PostOff 66 (up from 60)
PostDef 85
Block 81 (down from 90)
Steal 58 (up from 50)
RebOff 93 (down from 95)
RebDef 97 (up from 94)
Speed 58
Stam 85
Dur 80 (up from 70)
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
Potential 65
Strength 78 (up from 71)
Vertical 53
Off Dribble 59
In Traffic 72
Quickness 53
Hustle 84
Hands 55 (up from 50)
Ball Defense 65
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: Ain't much of a scorer, but a heckuva defensive player and rebounder. It'd be in Portland's best interests if he passed the torch to Oden.

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Travis Outlaw (SF/PF)
Overall 80
Close 76 (down from 86)
Med 84 (up from 79)
3pt 83 (down from 85)
FT 73 (down from 74)
Layup 81 (down from 84)
Dunk 89
Handle 75
Pass 59 (down from 62)
PostOff 74
PostDef 70
Block 66 (up from 64)
Steal 66
RebOff 68 (down from 72)
RebDef 73 (down from 75)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 71
OffAwr 79 (up from 77)
Potential 74 (up from 69)
Strength 64
Vertical 90 (up from 84)
Off Dribble 78
In Traffic 77
Quickness 78
Hustle 70 (up from 64)
Hands 74
Ball Defense 70
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: The Blazers opted to let Channing Frye go and didn't replace him with anybody, which means Outlaw should get the bulk of his minutes. He's a solid offensive option at either forward spot, but not much of an asset on the defensive end.

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Steve Blake (PG)
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 73 (up from 71)
Med 80
3pt 88
FT 84 (down from 88)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 88
Pass 80 (down from 82)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 51
Steal 72 (up from 62)
RebOff 57 (down from 60)
RebDef 62
Speed 86
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 78 (up from 72)
OffAwr 81 (down from 84)
Potential 68 (up from 58)
Strength 50
Vertical 72 (down from 74)
Off Dribble 80
In Traffic 62
Quickness 86 (down from 89)
Hustle 76 (down from 88)
Hands 88
Ball Defense 78
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: As stated in Miller's outlook, Blake was a bit stretched as a starter, and he'll compliment the new PG well.

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Rudy Fernandez (SG)
Overall 79 (down from 81)
Close 85 (down from 89)
Med 73 (down from 84)
3pt 85
FT 84 (dowm from 91)
Layup 88 (down from 91)
Dunk 84 (down from 89)
Handle 83
Pass 65 (up from 61)
PostOff 61
PostDef 61
Block 54 (up from 53)
Steal 73 (down from 76)
RebOff 64 (up from 57)
RebDef 64 (up from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 74 (up from 69)
OffAwr 81
Potential 76 (up from 66)
Strength 66
Vertical 83
Off Dribble 81
In Traffic 71
Quickness 87
Hustle 71
Hands 88
Ball Defense 70
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: Offensive game was a bit one-dimensional as a rookie (mainly shot threes). Hopes to build on it but it will be tough to progress playing behind Brandon Roy.

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Nicolas Batum (SF)
Overall 76 (up from 74)
Close 77 (up from 74)
Med 74 (down from 79)
3pt 82 (up from 81)
FT 81 (up from 67)
Layup 88
Dunk 89
Handle 77
Pass 61
PostOff 63
PostDef 64 (up from 61)
Block 67 (up from 60)
Steal 76 (up from 71)
RebOff 77 (up from 62)
RebDef 68 (up from 65)
Speed 79
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 78 (down from 80)
OffAwr 69 (up from 66)
Potential 68
Strength 61
Vertical 94
Off Dribble 72
In Traffic 65
Quickness 81
Hustle 86
Hands 74
Ball Defense 80
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: Probably a more impressive rookie than Fernandez when you take into account Batum was 3 years younger. Obviously has quite a bit of potential as a defender given that he's only 21 years of age. Improving his jump shot would entrench him as a starter in the league for a long time.

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Martell Webster (SF)
Overall 76 (down from 77)
Close 74
Med 78 (down from 80)
3pt 86
FT 75 (up from 73)
Layup 74
Dunk 75 (up from 72)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 61)
PostOff 65 (up from 59)
PostDef 68
Block 57
Steal 60
RebOff 65
RebDef 72
Speed 78 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 85)
DefAwr 72 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (down from 78)
Potential 78 (down from 83)
Strength 66
Vertical 79
Off Dribble 78
In Traffic 67
Quickness 76
Hustle 86
Hands 79
Ball Defense 69
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: Missed all of last season with an injury, and probably just as well with Rudy and Batum playing well in his absence. Still only 23 years old and will have minutes available with Travis Outlaw due to see more time at PF this season.

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Dante Cunningham (PF)
Overall 73
Close 74
Med 75
3pt 50
FT 70
Layup 62
Dunk 71
Handle 63
Pass 55
PostOff 71
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 68
RebOff 79
RebDef 75
Speed 68
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 73
OffAwr 64
Potential 60
Strength 72
Vertical 67
Off Dribble 61
In Traffic 71
Quickness 66
Hustle 86
Hands 65
Ball Defense 64
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: The Blazers let Frye fly and have only replaced him with two second round rookies. Cunningham's mid-range jumper probably gives him the most hope of filling the void (though there's no way he could play spot minutes at center like Frye could).

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Jerryd Bayless (PG/SG)
Overall 72 (down from 76)
Close 76 (down from 80)
Med 70 (down from 78)
3pt 68 (down from 80)
FT 81 (down from 84)
Layup 92 (down from 95)
Dunk 79
Handle 88
Pass 71 (up from 66)
PostOff 57
PostDef 56
Block 51 (down from 54)
Steal 66 (down from 69)
RebOff 60 (down from 64)
RebDef 63 (up from 58)
Speed 94 (down from 97)
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 85
DefAwr 66 (down from 68)
OffAwr 78 (down from 83)
Potential 86
Strength 64
Vertical 93
Off Dribble 81
In Traffic 76
Quickness 96 (down from 99)
Hustle 84
Hands 85
Ball Defense 72
Standing Dunk 50

Outlook: Had a dreadful rookie season after entering the season with a lot of hype. Looks like he is buried on the bench again, pending an injury or a Steve Blake trade (he has an expiring contract).

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Jeff Pendergraph (PF)
Overall 71
Close 75
Med 68
3pt 50
FT 78
Layup 60
Dunk 71
Handle 62
Pass 54
PostOff 69
PostDef 71
Block 61
Steal 55
RebOff 75
RebDef 77
Speed 66
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 72
OffAwr 63
Potential 58
Strength 75
Vertical 70
Off Dribble 60
In Traffic 70
Quickness 64
Hustle 70
Hands 75
Ball Defense 60
Standing Dunk 75

Outlook: Honestly, he's the prototypical NBA 13th man. Knows his role and plays within himself. Probably not looking at a long stay in the league (and really, what second round pick from the 2009 draft is?).

3 comments:

VeganBaller said...

nice work....i hope you keep cleaning up 2ks mess in 2k10 aswell...

RoyPDXmvp said...

Rashidi, please keep posting your stats for all the teams. I am updating 2K8 with your ratings... Thanks so much for your hard work!

youtubesucksballs said...

Przybilla's post D and Alridge's offensive awareness deserve a couple more points IMO.