Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boston Celtics NBA 2K10 Ratings

BOSTON CELTICS 09-10 OVERVIEW
The Celtics weren't able to defend their 2008 championship because Kevin Garnett missed the last half of the season with injury. They took the eventual NBA Finalist Orlando Magic to 7 games, and it's probable that a healthy KG would have meant a second straight championship. The Celtics decided to reload with Rasheed Wallace as "KG insurance" and added front court depth to combat the likes of Dwight Howard, Shaquille O'Neal, and Pau Gasol. Behind the league's top defense, the Celtics are poised to make another deep run into the playoffs.

ROSTER
86 - Rajon Rondo (PG)
84 - Kevin Garnett (PF)
82 - Paul Pierce (SF)
78 - Kendrick Perkins (C)
76 - Ray Allen (SG)
73 - Rasheed Wallace (C)
68 - Marquis Daniels (SF/SG)
68 - Shelden Williams (PF)
67 - Tony Allen (SG/SF)
66 – Glen Davis (PF/C)
63 - Eddie House (PG/SG)
61 – Lester Hudson (PG)
60 – J.R. Giddens (SF)
60 – Bill Walker (SF)
53 - Brian Scalabrine (PF/SF)

STARTERS
C Kendrick Perkins (28)
PF Kevin Garnett (31)
SF Paul Pierce (35)
SG Ray Allen (36)
PG Rajon Rondo (35)
BENCH
C Rasheed Wallace (21)
SG Tony Allen (20)
PG Eddie House (17)
PF Glen Davis (9)
PF Brian Scalabrine (8)
PF Shelden Williams (0)
SF J.R. Giddens (0)
RESERVE
PG Lester Hudson (0)
SF Bill Walker (0)
SF Marquis Daniels (INJURED, ETA February)

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Rajon Rondo

VITALS
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 171
Hand: Right
College: Kentucky
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Jersey Number: 9
Personality: Expressive (from Laid Back)
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: All-Around

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 86 (87)
Inside 93
Close 78 (up from 68)
Medium 68 (up from 66) (79)
3PT 52 (down from 59)
LowPost 33
FreeThrow 63 (down from 64)
Layup 84
Dunk 60 (up from 55)
StandDunk 25
OffDribble 81 (up from 61)
InTraffic 62 (down from 67)
Handle 90
OffHand 88
Security 95
Pass 92
Block 29
Steal 99 (up from 90)
Hands 88
BallDef 91
OffReb 46 (down from 49)
DefReb 40 (down from 53)
OffPost 27
DefPost 36
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
DefAwr 91
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60 (down from 99)
Stamina 91
Speed 93
Quickness 96
Strength 40 (up from 37)
Vertical 79
Hustle 97
Durability 85 (up from 70)
Potential 92
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 56
Inside 59 (down from 62)
Close 13 (up from 11)
Mid 22 (up from 15)
3pt 6
Put 6
Drive 50
Pull 19

CONTRACT* (not 100% accurate)
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 2.09
2011: 9.00
2012: 10.00
2013: 11.00
2014: 12.00
2015: 13.00

ANALYSIS
Rondo has quietly become the most important Celtic, the motor that makes this team run. It's a stark contrast from two years ago, when the Big Three first formed, as Rondo has since doubled his assist totals while KG, Pierce, and Allen have all seen theirs drop. He spearheads their defensive attack, and leads the league in steals. He does this while also shooting 52% from the field, and he nearly averages a double double (13.2 pts, 9.7 asts). Those are all-star numbers, and it would be shocking if Rondo weren't named to the team this season.

FUTURE
Rondo signed a contract extension back in October that will ensure he stays in Boston long after the "Big Three" era concludes. He won't be a free agent until after his age 28 season.

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Kevin Garnett

VITALS
Height: 6’11”
Weight: 253
Hand: Right
College: Farragut Academy (HS)
Years Pro: 15
Age: 33
Jersey Number: 5
Personality: Neutral
Position: PF
2nd Pos: N/A (from C)
Style: All-Around

ACCESSORIES
L Elbow: T Lrg Band
R Wrist: Blk RB (from Wht RB)
R Knee: Black Brace

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 84 (down from 87) (89/90)
Inside 90
Close 80 (down from 92)
Medium 90 (up from 82)
3PT 46 (down from 48) (51)
LowPost 92 (down from 95)
FreeThrow 84 (up from 80)
Layup 64 (down from 66)
Dunk 61 (63)
StandDunk 60 (down from 80)
OffDribble 48 (down from 58)
InTraffic 67 (down from 82)
Handle 60 (down from 63)
OffHand 52 (down from 55)
Security 63
Pass 51 (up from 48)
Block 51 (down from 66)
Steal 63 (down from 67)
Hands 92 (down from 99)
BallDef 55
OffReb 63 (up from 53)
DefReb 85 (up from 82) (87)
OffPost 90 (down from 92)
DefPost 88 (down from 93) (96)
OffAwr 79 (down from 85)
DefAwr 94 (99)
OffClutch 40 (25)
DefClutch 40 (25)
Consistency 85 (down from 90) (99)
Stamina 85
Speed 49 (52)
Quickness 52 (55)
Strength 63
Vertical 64 (down from 69)
Hustle 85 (down from 95) (99)
Durability 78 (up from 75) (85)
Potential 99
Emotion 99

TENDENCIES
Shot 65 (down from 73)
Inside 35 (down from 50)
Close 28 (down from 33)
Mid 60 (up from 52)
3pt 1
Put 36 (down from 46)
Drive 46
Pull 51

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 16.40
2011: 18.80
2012: 21.20

ANALYSIS
Garnett's numbers may have declined since his return from knee surgery, but he still provides all the intangibles that make him a great player. His defensive intensity is matched by few in the league.

FUTURE
Garnett will be 35 when his contract expires. He has always been a very durable player, so I would say it's likely he plays beyond that. Whether it's in Boston or another uniform will depend on the team's success over the next few years.

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Paul Pierce

VITALS
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 235
Hand: Right
College: Kansas
Years Pro: 12
Age: 32
Jersey Number: 34
Personality: Neutral
Position: SF
2nd Pos: N/A (from SG)
Style: Scoring

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes
L Arm: None (from Blk Sleeve)
L Elbow: T Sml Band (from T Lrg Band)
L/R Wrist: Blk RB (from None)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 82 (down from 85) (84)
Inside 82 (down from 84)
Close 78 (down from 88)
Medium 81 (down from 87) (85)
3PT 87 (82)
LowPost 85
FreeThrow 84
Layup 80
Dunk 64 (down from 69)
StandDunk 50 (down from 55)
OffDribble 68 (down from 78)
InTraffic 79
Handle 78
OffHand 72
Security 57 (up from 52)
Pass 57 (up from 47)
Block 36 (up from 34)
Steal 62 (up from 53)
Hands 93
BallDef 79
OffReb 33
DefReb 53 (down from 58)
OffPost 78
DefPost 61
OffAwr 84 (down from 96)
DefAwr 76
OffClutch 50 (down from 60)
DefClutch 25
Consistency 99
Stamina 85
Speed 73
Quickness 75
Strength 61
Vertical 60
Hustle 76
Durability 85
Potential 95
Emotion 99

TENDENCIES
Shot 71 (down from 81)
Inside 31 (down from 39)
Close 21 (down from 26)
Mid 21 (down from 29)
3pt 36 (up from 33)
Put 4
Drive 84
Pull 27

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: Player (from None)
NT: No
2010: 19.80
2011: 21.51

ANALYSIS
As with his other star teammates, Pierce has declined a bit on the offensive end, it just isn't clear to most because he is posting a very high 3pt% (one that I doubt he keeps up). I'm not suggesting that Pierce isn't an all-star caliber player; he still is, though Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala, and Gerald Wallace are hot on his tail. What I am suggesting is that it wouldn't be fair to expect Pierce to be able to go toe to toe with LeBron and Kobe in the playoffs again.

FUTURE
Pierce is unlikely to terminate his contract this summer, unless it's to give up some short-term money for a longer term deal (say, 30-36 million over the next three?)

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Kendrick Perkins

VITALS
Height: 6’10”
Weight: 280
Hand: Right
College: Clifton J. Ozen (HS)
Years Pro: 7
Age: 25
Jersey Number: 43
Personality: Neutral
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: Defensive

ACCESSORIES
Socks: Medium

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 78 (up from 72)
Inside 94 (up from 91)
Close 63 (down from 65)
Medium 45 (up from 35)
3PT 25
LowPost 74
FreeThrow 61 (down from 62)
Layup 39
Dunk 48
StandDunk 70 (up from 60)
OffDribble 44 (up from 39)
InTraffic 77 (up from 57)
Handle 33
OffHand 25
Security 28
Pass 31
Block 93 (up from 91)
Steal 28
Hands 42 (up from 37)
BallDef 40
OffReb 80 (down from 90)
DefReb 87 (up from 79)
OffPost 72 (up from 70)
DefPost 88 (up from 75)
OffAwr 67 (up from 49)
DefAwr 80 (up from 73)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 40 (up from 25)
Consistency 60
Stamina 77
Speed 38 (up from 36)
Quickness 38 (up from 31)
Strength 94
Vertical 34
Hustle 67
Durability 70 (up from 55)
Potential 82
Emotion 60

TENDENCIES
Shot 48 (up from 38)
Inside 64 (up from 58)
Close 9
Mid 2
3pt 0
Put 30
Drive 5
Pull 18

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 4.75 (up from 4.25)
2011: 4.89 (up from 4.39)

ANALYSIS
We all talk about the big three, and now the big four with the emergence of Rondo. We talked about how Rasheed Wallace was supposed to take Perkins minutes and maybe even his starting job. Meanwhile, Perkins just goes and delivers night in and out. He's having a career year, leading the league in FG%, eFG%, and TS%. He is averaging 3.5 more points in two fewer minutes than last season. His bruising style is a perfect compliment to the finesse of Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace, and is just as important to the league's top defense as they are. Despite all of this, Perk is an afterthought to fans around the league. Perkins will be an all-star center once he is no longer playing in Garnett's shadow. You have been fore-warned. Jump on the wagon while there's still room.

FUTURE
The Celtics would be wise to lock up Perkins next summer before he reaches free agency in 2011. Seeing as how Perk is one of the youngest players on the team and will only get better as the years go on, it should be clear that the Celtics cannot afford to lose him. KG and Sheed will be 34 and 36 respectively next season, so he will certainly be needed.

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Ray Allen

VITALS
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 205
Hand: Right
College: Connecticut
Years Pro: 14
Age: 34
Jersey Number: 20
Personality: Laid Back
Position: SG
2nd Pos: N/A (from PG)
Style: Scoring

ACCESSORIES
L Arm: T Sleeve (from Wht Sleeve)
R Arm: None (from Wht Sleeve)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 76 (down from 78) (79/80)
Inside 85 (down from 89)
Close 88 (up from 83) (94)
Medium 84 (87)
3PT 82 (86/90)
LowPost 48
FreeThrow 90 (down from 94)
Layup 77 (down from 79)
Dunk 59 (down from 69)
StandDunk 35
OffDribble 60 (down from 85)
InTraffic 60 (down from 70)
Handle 82
OffHand 78
Security 69 (up from 59)
Pass 47 (up from 44)
Block 29
Steal 50
Hands 94
BallDef 70
OffReb 37
DefReb 35
OffPost 40
DefPost 55
OffAwr 78 (down from 88)
DefAwr 69 (up from 66)
OffClutch 60 (down from 90) (99)
DefClutch 25
Consistency 90 (down from 99)
Stamina 85
Speed 76
Quickness 75
Strength 57
Vertical 81
Hustle 72
Durability 85
Potential 95
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 62
Inside 26
Close 9 (down from 14)
Mid 28 (up from 23)
3pt 45 (down from 55)
Put 0
Drive 49
Pull 49

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 19.78 (from 18.78)

ANALYSIS
Ray is currently having his worst season since his rookie year. He is only shooting 35% from 3pt range, and his decline is one of the reasons the Celtics are ranked only 10th offensively. While Ray was a prominent all-star as recentlty as last season, there is a thin line between all-star shooter and shooting specialist (just look at the fall Peja Stojakovic had).

FUTURE
Ray is a 2010 free agent but will probably re-sign at a fraction of what he is making this season. Of course, an early playoff exit could change that. Ray will be 35 next season, but his well rounded game and athleticism should help prolong his decline more than most other shooters (ala Reggie Miller), and his shooting ability should keep his starting job safe going into his late 30's.

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Rasheed Wallace

VITALS
Height: 6’11”
Weight: 230
Hand: Right
College: North Carolina
Years Pro: 15
Age: 35
Jersey Number: 30
Personality: Expressive
Position: C (from PF)
2nd Pos: N/A (from C)
Style: All-Around

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes

Offense 72
Defense 72 (up from 71)
Rebound 62 (down from 71)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 73 (down from 75)
Inside 76 (up from 74)
Close 91
Medium 70 (down from 73)
3PT 76 (down from 78) (84)
LowPost 83
FreeThrow 77 (down from 78)
Layup 48
Dunk 55 (down from 58)
StandDunk 55 (down from 65)
OffDribble 51 (down from 66)
InTraffic 54 (down from 69)
Handle 48
OffHand 36
Security 62
Pass 33
Block 64
Steal 70 (up from 60)
Hands 78
BallDef 52
OffReb 41 (up from 38)
DefReb 78 (down from 90)
OffPost 85 (down from 88)
DefPost 82 (up from 79)
OffAwr 68 (up from 58)
DefAwr 79
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 55 (down from 99)
Stamina 77
Speed 43
Quickness 40
Strength 58
Vertical 49
Hustle 45 (down from 70)
Durability 85
Potential 89 (down from 94)
Emotion 99

TENDENCIES
Shot 63 (up from 53)
Inside 19 (up from 14)
Close 30
Mid 9 (down from 18)
3pt 75 (up from 49)
Put 14
Drive 18
Pull 44
Dunk 11 (down from 51)

SIGNATURE
Left Post Roll: High Hands (from Default)
Right Post Roll: High Hands (from Default)

CONTRACT
Role: Sixth Man
Opt: Player (from None)
NT: No
2010: 5.86 (from 5.85)
2011: 6.32
2012: 6.79

ANALYSIS
Sheed is an excellent post defender and has helped turn the Boston frontcourt into the league's most formidable defensive line. The defense and 3pt shooting he brings off the bench is proving to be as valuable as James Posey's was during the championship run of 2008, and Posey's absence last season was noticed especially when KG went down. Sheed provides an insurance policy in that regard, though the team is still screwed if KG goes down again.

FUTURE
Sheed is locked up until he is 38, in what is probably his last NBA contract.

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Marquis Daniels

VITALS
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 200
Hand: Right
College: Auburn
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29 (from 28)
Jersey Number: 6
Personality: Laid Back
Position: SF (from SG)
2nd Pos: SG (from SF)
Style: Point Forward (from All-Around)

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes
L Knee: BHCS (from None)
R Knee: BHCS (from B Strap)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 68 (up from 65)
Inside 85 (down from 95)
Close 80
Medium 60
3PT 53 (up from 47) (53)
LowPost 43
FreeThrow 72 (up from 70)
Layup 69
Dunk 59 (down from 64)
StandDunk 35 (down from 40)
OffDribble 61 (down from 66)
InTraffic 62
Handle 78
OffHand 72
Security 58 (up from 48)
Pass 52 (up from 37)
Block 36 (down from 39)
Steal 68 (up from 65)
Hands 70
BallDef 70
OffReb 48 (down from 51)
DefReb 38 (down from 43)
OffPost 43
DefPost 55
OffAwr 66 (down from 69)
DefAwr 66
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60
Stamina 85
Speed 74 (up from 69)
Quickness 74 (up from 69)
Strength 52
Vertical 75
Hustle 62 (up from 57)
Durability 63
Potential 76
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 40 (down from 65)
Inside 47 (down from 67)
Close 22
Mid 12 (down from 22)
3pt 7 (down from 17)
Put 20
Drive 47

CONTRACT
Role: RP
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 1.99

ANALYSIS
Daniels is one of the few slasher's in the game that actually prefers to be a "point forward". Boston hasn't gotten too much of a chance to do this though, because Daniels misses around 20 games per year annually, and he picked the beginning of the season to get his injury quota out of the way.

FUTURE
Daniels signed cheaply with Boston in the hopes of getting a more lucrative deal after he contributes to their championship (ala James Posey). A couple of flaws in his logic though - he isn't as good as Posey, is always getting hurt, and will be 30 next season. He'd have been much better off looking for the type of contract Dahntay Jones got to replace him in Indiana (4 years, 16 million). Of course, if he legitimately wants to play with a winner and get a ring, who are we to judge him?

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Shelden Williams

VITALS
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 250
Hand: Right
College: Duke
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Jersey Number: 13
Personality: Neutral
Position: PF
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: Rebounding

ACCESSORIES
L/R Wrist: T WB (from None)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 68 (up from 61)
Inside 71 (down from 84)
Close 60 (up from 50)
Medium 72
3PT 31 (up from 26)
LowPost 50
FreeThrow 76 (up from 68)
Layup 51
Dunk 52
StandDunk 60 (up from 55)
OffDribble 43
InTraffic 81 (up from 61)
Handle 42
OffHand 30
Security 38
Pass 28 (up from 25)
Block 59
Steal 63 (down from 78)
Hands 39
BallDef 44 (up from 39)
OffReb 86
DefReb 81 (down from 91)
OffPost 53 (up from 48)
DefPost 77 (up from 57)
OffAwr 57 (up from 34)
DefAwr 66 (up from 46)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 45 (down from 60)
Stamina 70
Speed 46 (up from 43)
Quickness 40 (up from 37)
Strength 66
Vertical 39
Hustle 71 (up from 51)
Durability 78
Potential 66 (up from 56)
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 41 (down from 56)
Inside 45 (down from 68)
Close 10
Mid 10 (down from 20)
3pt 1
Put 55
Drive 24
D-Foul 56 (up from 26)

CONTRACT
Role: Bench Warmer
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 825K

ANALYSIS
Williams is a solid rebounder and defensive role player, the type of gritty, hard working player that coaches love. Williams made the most of his playing time when Glen Davis broke his thumb, and has been effective in spot minutes off the bench.

FUTURE
Williams will be a 2010 free agent, and will probably move on to a team offering more minutes and playing time. He could stay on in Boston as the 5th big man, and he might enjoy contending for a championship off the bench, but he's better than that. He'll be 27, and the window for him to make big money playing professional basketball will be closing soon.

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Tony Allen

VITALS
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 213
Hand: Right
College: Oklahoma St
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Jersey Number: 42
Personality: Unpredictable
Position: SG
2nd Pos: SF
Style: Defensive

ACCESSORIES
None

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Inside 88 (down from 93)
Close 60 (up from 50)
Medium 57
3PT 52
LowPost 40
FreeThrow 75 (down from 76)
Layup 81
Dunk 80 (down from 85)
StandDunk 35
OffDribble 64 (down from 69)
InTraffic 70 (up from 55)
Handle 72
OffHand 66
Security 46
Pass 44
Block 51
Steal 90 (99)
Hands 66
BallDef 78
OffReb 43 (up from 38)
DefReb 47 (up from 42)
OffPost 36
DefPost 52
OffAwr 65 (up from 52)
DefAwr 72 (up from 70)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 45 (down from 60)
Stamina 77
Speed 79
Quickness 79
Strength 58
Vertical 88
Hustle 78
Durability 48 (down from 70)
Potential 74
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 62 (down from 65)
Inside 66 (down from 76)
Close 14 (up from 9)
Mid 15 (up from 10)
3pt 5 (down from 10)
Put 22
Drive 54
Pull 11

CONTRACT
Role: BW
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 2.50

ANALYSIS
It's still early, but Allen appears to have fully recovered from his 2007 knee injury - he is posting his best rebounding numbers since that season. Perhaps more importantly, he has taken a page out of Josh Smith's book and abandoned the 3pt shot. Tony's only taken one 3pter so far through 11 games.

FUTURE
Tony's in a contract year, and is presumebly on the trade block. He could stick given the age/injury issues of the players he backs up, and his tenacious defense fits in well. Boston might do well to bring him back next season too, since Marquis Daniels has struggled and the Celtics will once again need a backup for both Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. It'd be understandable though if both sides decided to part ways.

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Glen Davis

VITALS
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 289
Hand: Right
College: LSU
Years Pro: 3
Age: 23
Jersey Number: 11
Personality: Expressive
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C
Style: All-Around

ACCESSORIES
L Arm: Blk SS (from Wht Sleeve)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 66 (up from 65)
Inside 82
Close 59
Medium 82
3PT 41 (65)
LowPost 70
FreeThrow 73 (down from 74)
Layup 52
Dunk 42
StandDunk 55
OffDribble 43
InTraffic 70 (up from 55)
Handle 49
OffHand 37
Security 43
Pass 33
Block 36
Steal 63
Hands 67
BallDef 30
OffReb 77
DefReb 49
OffPost 67
DefPost 63 (up from 58)
OffAwr 61 (down from 67)
DefAwr 58
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 55 (up from 25)
Stamina 70
Speed 49
Quickness 52
Strength 84
Vertical 34
Hustle 76
Durability 78
Potential 78
Emotion 99

TENDENCIES
Shot 48
Inside 40
Close 13
Mid 36
3pt 1 (up from 0)
Put 11
Drive 27
Pull 15

CONTRACT
Role: RP
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 3.00
2011: 3.30

ANALYSIS
Davis filled in for KG last season better than anyone expected he would. He showed an excellent mid-range shot that helped made up for his deficiencies in a few key areas (namely, the rest of his scoring, and his horrid defensive rebounding).

FUTURE
Davis is under contract next season and is one of the youngest players on the Celtics. He isn't going anywhere this season, but he could become trade bait next season if the team isn't happy with his progress.

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Eddie House

VITALS
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 175
Hand: Right
College: Arizona State
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Jersey Number: 50
Personality: Expressive
Position: PG
2nd Pos: SG (from N/A)
Style: 3pt Specialist

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes
L Wrist: T WB
Socks: Long

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 63 (up from 58) (59)
Inside 69 (down from 81)
Close 62 (up from 50)
Medium 86
3PT 84 (down from 87) (95)
LowPost 31
FreeThrow 84 (down from 92)
Layup 58
Dunk 25 (down from 28)
StandDunk 25
OffDribble 49 (down from 79)
InTraffic 36 (down from 46)
Handle 72
OffHand 66
Security 69
Pass 39
Block 30
Steal 75 (up from 68)
Hands 72 (up from 70)
BallDef 69 (up from 67)
OffReb 28 (up from 25)
DefReb 35 (down from 45)
OffPost 25
DefPost 28
OffAwr 70 (up from 57)
DefAwr 61 (up from 43)
OffClutch 40 (up from 25)
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60 (up from 25)
Stamina 77
Speed 81
Quickness 84
Strength 33
Vertical 72
Hustle 70 (up from 55)
Durability 70
Potential 65
Emotion 99

TENDENCIES
Shot 65 (up from 60)
Inside 7
Close 7
Mid 50 (up from 35)
3pt 70 (down from 75)
Put 0
Drive 23 (down from 33)
Pull 64

CONTRACT
Role: Role Player
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 2.86 (from 2.90)

ANALYSIS
House is essentially an undersized SG in the body of a PG. When he is on, he can score points in bunches from deep. When he is off, he doesn't bring much else to the floor. Still, House is a solid compliment to Rajon Rondo, as he covers Rondo's shooting weaknesses well.

FUTURE
House is a 2010 free agent and being re-signed likely depends on team success. He is having a bit of a down year, and recovering his 3pt stroke would make the decision a bit easier.

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Lester Hudson

VITALS
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 190
Hand: Right
College: TN-Martin
Years Pro: 1
Age: 25
Jersey Number: 26
Personality: Neutral
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A (from SG)
Style: Scoring

ACCESSORIES
None

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 61 (down from 62)
Inside 69 (down from 79)
Close 52
Medium 72 (down from 77)
3PT 80
LowPost 33
FreeThrow 86
Layup 73
Dunk 46
StandDunk 35
OffDribble 74
InTraffic 47 (down from 52)
Handle 75
OffHand 69
Security 58
Pass 56 (up from 46)
Block 34
Steal 61 (down from 68)
Hands 66
BallDef 61
OffReb 31 (down from 51)
DefReb 33 (down from 48)
OffPost 29
DefPost 28
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
DefAwr 53 (up from 48)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 35
Stamina 85 (up from 80)
Speed 83
Quickness 85
Strength 47
Vertical 75
Hustle 66
Durability 78 (down from 82)
Potential 57 (down from 62)
Emotion 70

TENDENCIES
Shot 53 (down from 63)
Inside 33
Close 12 (down from 22)
Mid 32 (down from 42)
3pt 36 (down from 66)
Putback 0
Drive 42
Pull 46

CONTRACT
Role: Prospect
Opt: Team
NT: No
2010: 458K
2011: 762K

ANALYSIS
Hudson is a shoot-first PG in the Eddie House mold, and basically serves as nothing more than insurance policy.

FUTURE
At 25 years old, Hudson is unlikely to get much better than what he is now. His future with the team hinges on whether the Celtics want to re-sign Eddie House next summer.

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J.R. Giddens

VITALS
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 215
Hand: Right
College: New Mexico
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Jersey Number: 4
Personality: Expressive (Neutral)
Position: SF (from SG)
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: Athletic

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes
L/R Knee: BCS

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 60 (up from 57)
Inside 67
Close 62 (down from 67)
Medium 66
3PT 59 (down from 64)
LowPost 34
FreeThrow 68 (up from 59)
Layup 79 (down from 82)
Dunk 85 (down from 88)
StandDunk 35
OffDribble 57
InTraffic 52 (up from 42)
Handle 66 (down from 69)
OffHand 58 (down from 61)
Security 59 (down from 69)
Pass 34
Block 43
Steal 66 (up from 46)
Hands 67
BallDef 58
OffReb 43
DefReb 66
OffPost 35 (up from 30)
DefPost 36 (up from 31)
OffAwr 49
DefAwr 43
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 35 (up from 25)
Stamina 85
Speed 82
Quickness 85
Strength 49
Vertical 94
Hustle 46
Durability 70
Potential 58
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 44
Inside 44 (down from 64)
Close 8 (down from 63)
Mid 24 (down from 62)
3pt 11 (down from 46)
Put 46
Drive 58 (down from 68)
Pull 34

CONTRACT
Role: Bench
Opt: None (from Team)
NT: No
2010: 1.03
2011: 0 (from 1.10)
2012: 0 (from 1.99)

ANALYSIS
Giddens was a bit of a project when he was drafted, despite being 23 years old. He's a slasher, and a good rebounder thanks to his athleticism, but has a relatively low basketball IQ for his age.

FUTURE
Giddens had his final two option years declined, and will be a free agent in 2010. It looks increasingly likely that he will be a fringe NBAer.

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Bill Walker

VITALS
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 220
Hand: Right
College: Kansas State
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Jersey Number: 12
Personality: Unpredictable
Position: SF
2nd Pos: N/A (from SG)
Style: Athletic

ACCESSORIES
HB: Yes
L/R Knee: B Pad (from W Pad)

Offense 64 (up from 62)
Defense 58 (up from 57)
Rebound 57 (down from 65)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 60 (up from 59)
Inside 68 (up from 63)
Close 63
Medium 68 (up from 65)
3PT 60 (up from 55)
LowPost 51
FreeThrow 80 (up from 74)
Layup 67
Dunk 93
StandDunk 50 (up from 40)
OffDribble 54
InTraffic 42
Handle 61
OffHand 53
Security 61
Pass 38 (down from 43)
Block 36
Steal 49
Hands 52
BallDef 57
OffReb 54 (down from 69)
DefReb 51
OffPost 48
DefPost 54
OffAwr 51 (up from 46)
DefAwr 42 (up from 37)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 35 (up from 25)
Stamina 77
Speed 72
Quickness 73
Strength 64
Vertical 94
Hustle 69
Durability 63 (down from 70)
Potential 57
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 52
Inside 40 (down from 60)
Close 10 (down from 60)
Mid 20 (down from 60)
3pt 9
Put 42
Drive 60
Pull 33

CONTRACT
Role: Bench
Opt: 2Y Team
NT: No
2010: 736K
2011: 854K
2012: 916K

ANALYSIS
Walker is an athletic dunker who can't seem to stay healthy. He needs development time, and it should say something that he can't get on the court this season despite injuries to Paul Pierce and Marquis Daniels.

FUTURE
Walker has a team friendly rookie contract that keeps him under team control until he's 25 years old. We'll know by then whether or not he's a quality NBA player or just fringe material. However, if he doesn't make strides this season (or suffers another major injury), he could see himself cut, as he won't be eliglble for D-League stints next year.

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Brian Scalabrine

VITALS
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 235
Hand: Right
College: USC
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Jersey Number: 44
Personality: Laid Back
Position: PF
2nd Pos: SF
Style: Faceup

ACCESSORIES
HB: No (from Yes)
Socks: M (from S)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 53 (up from 44)
Inside 67 (up from 60)
Close 64 (up from 50)
Medium 67 (up from 47)
3PT 77 (83)
LowPost 45 (up from 40)
FreeThrow 79 (up from 75)
Layup 39
Dunk 46
StandDunk 40
OffDribble 42 (down from 52)
InTraffic 41
Handle 44 (up from 40)
OffHand 36 (up from 28)
Security 48
Pass 34 (up from 32)
Block 45
Steal 45 (up from 35)
Hands 60 (up from 45)
BallDef 54 (up from 34)
OffReb 30
DefReb 36 (down from 39)
OffPost 42 (up from 37)
DefPost 57 (up from 52)
OffAwr 38 (up from 33)
DefAwr 68 (up from 34)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 30 (down from 60)
Stamina 62
Speed 45 (up from 40)
Quickness 49 (up from 39)
Strength 60
Vertical 36
Hustle 75 (up from 70)
Durability 55 (down from 63)
Potential 54
Emotion 25

TENDENCIES
Shot 19 (down from 29)
Inside 12
Close 3
Mid 18
3pt 35 (down from 40)
Put 9
Drive 1
Pull 20

CONTRACT
Role: Bench
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 3.41

ANALYSIS
Scal is a hustle player that can hit the three... and that's about it. He can't rebound, can't finish at the rim, is a poor athlete, and isn't a great defender. I'm still not entirely sure why he gets rotation minutes in Boston, but I'm guessing they just feel ANY "stretch 4" will do.

FUTURE
This could very easily be Scalabrine's final season in the league, as his contract expires and he bestows a 4.1 PER. Boston (or another team) could decide to keep him for the veteran's minimum, but there will be no shortage of better, younger options out there. Retiring at 32 isn't a bad thing; most players with twice Scal's talent don't even make it to 27 in the NBA.

2 comments:

James said...

I always enjoy reading these Rashidi - I find it really interesting to see how you are able to create accurate representations of each player

Anonymous said...

Can you rate the Cleveland Cavaliers please? It's nice to see and compare the difference between Kobe and LeBron. thanks man!