Thursday, December 10, 2009

New York Knicks NBA 2K10 Ratings

This is my first edition of detailed ratings for a team in NBA 2K10. Please leave some feedback to let me know how I did!

2009-2010 OVERVIEW
The Knicks are one of many teams awaiting the elite free agent class of July 2010. They have spent the last few seasons jettisoning most of the bad contracts brought in by Isiah Thomas, and there are only two that still remain (Eddy Curry and Jared Jeffries). They are in an interesting spot because they are not contending for a championship, yet gain nothing from tanking because their draft pick goes to Utah as part of the Stephon Marbury trade made 5 years ago (yes, Isiah was that bad of a GM that the team is STILL paying for that terrible trade). The team started off poorly but has come together of late. They have won 3 in a row, and 4 of their last 5 (Suns, Hawks, Nets, Blazers). They lack an all-star caliber player, but with the right amount of teamwork and chemistry, the 8th seed in the playoffs is not out of reach.

ROSTER
77 – David Lee (C)
76 - Al Harrington (PF/C)
74 - Larry Hughes (SG/PG)
73 – Nate Robinson (PG/SG)
70 – Wilson Chandler (SG/SF)
69 – Toney Douglas (PG/SG)
67 – Chris Duhon (PG)
66 – Danilo Gallinari (SF/SG)
65 – Jordan Hill (PF/C)
62 – Jared Jeffries (SF/PF)
62 – Eddy Curry (C)
62 – Darko Milicic (C)
59 – Marcus Landry (SF/PF)

STARTERS
C David Lee (40)
PF Al Harrington (35)
SF Jared Jeffries (22)
SG Wilson Chandler (32)
PG Chris Duhon (37)
BENCH
SG Larry Hughes (32)
SF Danilo Gallinari (30)
PG Toney Douglas (12)
PG Nate Robinson (0)
PF Jordan Hill (0)
SF Marcus Landry (0)
C Darko Milicic (0)
RESERVE
C Eddy Curry (INJURED)
SG Cuttino Mobley (RETIRED)


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David Lee

VITALS
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 240
Hand: Left
College: Florida
Years Pro: 5
Age: 26
Jersey Number: 42
Personality: Laid Back
Position: C (from PF)
2nd Pos: N/A (from C)
Style: Rebounding

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 77
Inside 94
Close 71 (up from 68)
Medium 77 (up from 68)
3PT 25
LowPost 68
FreeThrow 76 (down from 82)
Layup 59 (up from 54)
Dunk 75
StandDunk 55
OffDribble 54
InTraffic 73 (up from 63)
Handle 54 (up from 49)
OffHand 44 (up from 37)
Security 51 (up from 46)
Pass 45 (up from 37)
Block 39 (down from 42)
Steal 62 (up from 54)
Hands 79
BallDef 54
OffReb 73 (down from 78)
DefReb 94 (down from 99)
OffPost 68 (up from 63)
DefPost 70 (down from 78)
OffAwr 77 (up from 64)
DefAwr 66 (down from 74)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 90 (down from 99)
Stamina 85
Speed 58
Quickness 55
Strength 69
Vertical 76
Hustle 99
Durability 78 (up from 70)
Potential 82
Emotion 60

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: Yes (from No)
2010: 7.00

ANALYSIS
It's been a pleasure to watch Lee transform from role player to team leader of the Knicks. No longer just a putback and hustle player, Lee is dangerous off the pick and roll, able to put the ball on the floor and take slow-footed centers off the dribble, or pull up for a jumper from 15-18 feet out. Coach D'Antoni has helped turn Lee into "Amare-lite", and to be quite honest, I would rather have Lee due to his superior rebounding and durability. What prevents Lee from attaining all-star status is that defensively, he is not a center, and never will be. He's a poor shot blocker, and at 6'9" he does not have the size to handle bigger and stronger players.

FUTURE
Lee is a 2010 free agent. The team is desperate to sign two max contract free agents, which would require renouncing the rights to all their free agents (and trading one of Curry or Jeffries). Realistically, this is a pipe dream and the more probable course is re-signing Lee to the long-term deal he has wanted.

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Al Harrington

VITALS
Height: 6’9”
Weight: 250
Hand: Right
College: St. Patrick’s (HS)
Years Pro: 12
Age: 29
Jersey Number: 7
Personality: Neutral
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C (from SF)
Style: Faceup

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Inside 89
Close 75 (down from 78)
Medium 73
3PT 79 (down from 82)
LowPost 84
FreeThrow 80 (up from 77)
Layup 61
Dunk 65 (down from 68)
StandDunk 50 (down from 55)
OffDribble 78
InTraffic 68 (up from 58)
Handle 66 (up from 63)
OffHand 58 (up from 55)
Security 44 (up from 39)
Pass 31 (up from 26)
Block 43
Steal 63
Hands 69 (up from 64)
BallDef 52 (up from 42)
OffReb 54
DefReb 77 (up from 70)
OffPost 81
DefPost 69
OffAwr 84 (down from 87)
DefAwr 59
OffClutch 35 (up from 25)
DefClutch 25
Consistency 85 (down from 99)
Stamina 85
Speed 60 (up from 58)
Quickness 65 (up from 63)
Strength 60 (up from 55)
Vertical 64
Hustle 49
Durability 78
Potential 83
Emotion 99 (up from 60)

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Option: None
NT: No
2010: 10.03

ANALYSIS
Harrington is in the middle of his best pro season, and seems to improve his offensive game every year. He is one of the few Knicks who can create his own offense, and is versatile enough to play either small forward or center. He is the "perfect" tweener. He is too quick for bigger players, and too strong for wings. He can post up, take opponents off the dribble, or pull up from downtown. Unfortunately, there isn't much to Harrington's game when the ball isn't going in the basket - he leaves a lot to be desired as a passer, rebounder, and defender. There is a concern that he does not make his teammates better and plays too much one on one, but considering how devoid of offensive talent the Knicks are, his pros outweigh the cons.

FUTURE
Harrington recently came up in trade rumor for Chicago's Tyrus Thomas but nothing is imminent. It is possible Al gets traded to a contender this season if it benefits the Knicks' future. Otherwise he will likely walk as a free agent and look to command a 3-5 year deal worth 6-8 million annually (in this economy, his worst case scenario would be a long term deal for the Mid-Level Exception).

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Larry Hughes

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 185
Hand: Right
College: St. Louis
Years Pro: 12
Age: 30
Jersey Number: 0
Personality: Neutral
Position: SG
2nd Pos: PG (from SF)
Style: All-Around

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 74 (up from 73)
Inside 73 (down from 76)
Close 66 (down from 69)
Medium 76 (up from 73)
3PT 76 (down from 81) (80)
LowPost 49
FreeThrow 81 (up from 80)
Layup 76 (down from 79)
Dunk 54 (down from 69)
StandDunk 35
OffDribble 73
InTraffic 57
Handle 77 (down from 79)
OffHand 71 (down from 73)
Security 76 (down from 79)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
Block 39 (up from 34)
Steal 85 (up from 80)
Hands 73
BallDef 75
OffReb 34 (up from 26)
DefReb 48 (up from 43)
OffPost 39 (down from 42)
DefPost 48 (down from 51)
OffAwr 72 (up from 67)
DefAwr 72 (down from 74)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60
Stamina 85
Speed 76
Quickness 79
Strength 44 (down from 52)
Vertical 73
Hustle 58
Durability 55
Potential 80 (down from 83)
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Sixth Man
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 13.65

ANALYSIS
Hughes is playing his best basketball in years, reminding us that he can still do lots of things if not score efficiently. Knee injuries have robbed Hughes of his explosiveness, and consequently, his ability to finish at the basket (though he recently improved his 3pt touch to help compensate). What Hughes lacks in scoring efficiency these days, he makes up for with his defense, ball handling, and passing, which are all above average. He can play spot minutes at point guard, and has done it more than a few times this seasson partly due to how bad the other PGs have been, and partly because of how good Hughes has been.

FUTURE
Hughes will be 31 next season and likely looking at a bench role on a contender (or re-signing in NY, if their offseason goes that badly). He will also make AT LEAST 10 million dollars less than what he's making this season.

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Nate Robinson

VITALS
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 180
Hand: Right
College: Washington
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Jersey Number: 2
Personality: Unpredictable (from Expressive)
Position: PG
2nd Pos: SG
Style: Scoring

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 73 (down from 78)
Inside 79 (down from 84)
Close 73
Medium 80 (up from 75)
3PT 76 (78)
LowPost 27
FreeThrow 79
Layup 94
Dunk 64 (down from 84)
StandDunk 40 (up from 25)
OffDribble 71 (down from 82)
InTraffic 63 (down from 78)
Handle 86 (up from 82)
OffHand 82 (up from 78)
Security 75 (down from 90)
Pass 68 (up from 63)
Block 32 (up from 27)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
Hands 87
BallDef 66
OffReb 43 (down from 48)
DefReb 34 (down from 39)
OffPost 25
DefPost 25
OffAwr 74
DefAwr 52 (down from 62)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60 (down from 99)
Stamina 91
Speed 94
Quickness 97
Strength 49 (down from 72)
Vertical 99
Hustle 94 (down from 99)
Durability 85 (down from 93)
Potential 81
Emotion 99

CONTRACT
Role: Role Player
Opt: None
NT: Yes (from No)
2010: 4.00

ANALYSIS
Nate a great 2009 campaign, winning the dunk contest, but more importantly posting numbers comparable to elite combo guards like Ben Gordon, Leandro Barbosa, Monta Ellis, and Jason Terry. His attitude has worn thin on the coaching staff, and he is riding the bench behind rookie Toney Douglas (who has a similar skillset but the height needed to make a defensive impact). At 5'9" Nate will always be undersized and a liability on defense, and that makes it all the more important for him to give 100% focus and energy on the defensive end. Nate is a great scorer, is much more talented than Chris Duhon, and has amazing physical tools probably make him closer to 6'3", but it's really all for naught if he's going to allow scrubs like Sergio Rodriguez to light him up. The Knicks are 0-9 this season when Nate plays 19 minutes, and 7-6 when he plays fewer than 12 minutes (which makes it really easy to justify his benching).

FUTURE
A candidate to be traded, and yet another 2010 free agent for the Knicks. Nate did not command much interest as a restricted free agent this past summer and it's anyone's guess if any other team would be interested in his services. Received an offer from a European team over the summer, and may have to take that route if things don't pan out for him stateside.

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Wilson Chandler

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 220
Hand: Right
College: DePaul
Years Pro: 3
Age: 22
Jersey Number: 21
Personality: Laid Back
Position: SG (from SF)
2nd Pos: SF (from SG)
Style: All-Around

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 70 (down from 73)
Inside 79 (down from 82)
Close 76
Medium 73 (up from 71)
3PT 72 (down from 74) (75)
LowPost 62
FreeThrow 80 (down from 82)
Layup 70
Dunk 74 (down from 76)
StandDunk 50 (down from 55)
OffDribble 66 (up from 63)
InTraffic 60
Handle 62 (up from 58)
OffHand 52 (up from 48)
Security 48
Pass 37
Block 62
Steal 47 (down from 57)
Hands 69
BallDef 69
OffReb 51 (up from 41)
DefReb 48 (down from 56)
OffPost 58
DefPost 59
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
DefAwr 72
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60
Stamina 85
Speed 82 (up from 75)
Quickness 75
Strength 60 (down from 70)
Vertical 88
Hustle 84 (down from 89)
Durability 78
Potential 79
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 1.25
2011: 2.13

ANALYSIS
Chandler is a versatile player who has started at SG, SF, and PF over the last two seasons. SG is probably his weakest position of the three, but plays there anyway due to a lack of options for NY. Chandler settles for his his average jumper all too often, and it's because he doesn't have the ball handling skills needed to take other guards off the dribble. He usually draws the top defensive assignment on the perimeter, but seeing as how LeBron, Wade, Melo, and Kobe have all dropped 50 on him rather easily, it's safe to say he has a ways to go in this department. Chandler hasn't really progressed as hoped, and is starting to lose minutes to Hughes and Gallinari.

FUTURE
Chandler is one of the team's few quality trade chips, and the Knicks were open to trading him to move up in the 09 draft. He could easily find himself in a trade designed to rid the team of Jeffries or Curry.

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Toney Douglas

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 200
Hand: Right
College: Florida State
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Jersey Number: 23
Personality: Neutral
Position: PG
2nd Pos: SG
Style: Scoring

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 70 (up from 67) (65)
Inside 82 (up from 75)
Close 73 (up from 70) (48)
Medium 83 (80)
3PT 79 (down from 81) (78)
LowPost 31
FreeThrow 81
Layup 77 (up from 72) (62)
Dunk 41 (up from 28)
StandDunk 25
OffDribble 79
InTraffic 52
Handle 81 (79)
OffHand 77 (73)
Security 77 (up from 62)
Pass 40 (down from 44)
Block 27 (down from 30)
Steal 63 (down from 68) (74)
Hands 72
BallDef 73 (up from 68)
OffReb 40 (up from 25)
DefReb 28 (down from 36)
OffPost 25
DefPost 30 (up from 25)
OffAwr 69 (up from 66) (57)
DefAwr 61 (up from 51)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60
Stamina 85 (up from 84)
Speed 94
Quickness 96
Strength 62 (down from 67)
Vertical 63 (up from 48)
Hustle 74
Durability 70 (down from 72)
Potential 62
Emotion 60

CONTRACT
Role: Prospect
Opt: 2Y Team
NT: No
2010: 996K
2011: 1.07
2012: 1.15
2013: 2.07

ANALYSIS
Has played surprisingly well for the 29th pick of a weak draft class. He has basically brought Nate's offensive skill set with the defensive mindset of a bulldog. Douglas suffers from the same flaw Nate did when he first came into the league - he is a poor passer and struggles to find his teammates. Douglas is not a true point and that really limits his upside when you consider he is 23 years old already.

FUTURE
Should be the Knicks' backup PG for the next couple years, pending any trades.

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Chris Duhon

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 185
Hand: Right
College: Duke
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Jersey Number: 21
Personality: Neutral
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: Pass First

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 67 (down from 70) (72)
Inside 65 (down from 76)
Close 54 (up from 50)
Medium 68 (down from 77) (83)
3PT 75 (down from 78) (82/81)
LowPost 30
FreeThrow 81 (down from 83) (86)
Layup 70 (down from 73)
Dunk 36 (down from 39)
StandDunk 25
OffDribble 70
InTraffic 45
Handle 79
OffHand 73
Security 83
Pass 74 (down from 80) (90)
Block 27
Steal 59 (up from 49)
Hands 75
BallDef 73 (down from 76)
OffReb 29
DefReb 32
OffPost 28
DefPost 38 (up from 33)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
DefAwr 66
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 45 (down from 60)
Stamina 85
Speed 82
Quickness 87
Strength 37
Vertical 63
Hustle 76
Durability 85 (up from 70)
Potential 75
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 6.03

ANALYSIS
Duhon has been absolutely terrible after having a career year last season. He is flat out overmatched as a starter, and continues to start because the Knicks need someone who can get the ball to Lee in a pick and roll set. Of course, if Duhon could actually hit a shot in those sets, it'd make them far more effective - there's a reason the Nash/Amare combo was so indefensible. It is also a bit perplexing why half of his threes seem to come from 27 feet out, and he has nobody to blame but himself for his horrendous shooting percentages this season.

FUTURE
Duhon is a 2010 free agent, though he is hardly playing himself into anyone's long-term plans. As stated before, he's perfectly suited to a bench role (though not on a team with a perimeter star, as he doesn't play well off the ball.

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Danilo Gallinari

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’10”
Weight: 225
Hand: Right
From: Italy
Years Pro: 2
Age: 21
Jersey Number: 8
Personality: Laid Back
Position: SF
2nd Pos: SG (from PF) (N/A)
Style: 3pt Specialist (from Scoring)

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 66 (up from 62) (56)
Inside 72 (up from 64) (60)
Close 63 (up from 58) (50)
Medium 78 (67)
3PT 88 (85/95)
LowPost 67 (54)
FreeThrow 87 (up from 86) (83)
Layup 60 (down from 65)
Dunk 58 (down from 61)
StandDunk 45
OffDribble 74 (72)
InTraffic 55
Handle 69 (66)
OffHand 61 (58)
Security 65 (up from 40)
Pass 36 (up from 29)
Block 52 (up from 42) (34)
Steal 57 (62)
Hands 71 (up from 66)
BallDef 52
OffReb 37 (down from 40)
DefReb 65 (up from 45)
OffPost 46 (down from 51)
DefPost 45 (up from 42)
OffAwr 72 (54)
DefAwr 52 (up from 44) (40)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60 (up from 50) (25)
Stamina 77 (up from 62)
Speed 60 (55)
Quickness 61 (52)
Strength 46
Vertical 64
Hustle 46
Durability 63
Potential 78
Emotion 60

CONTRACT
Role: Role Player
Opt: Team
NT: No
2010: 3.09
2011: 3.31
2012: 4.19

ANALYSIS
Gallinari has not shown any ill-effects of last season's back injury, and has played very well. He is easily the best shooter on the team, and is already one of the top 3pt shooters in the NBA. He has also shown to be a competent ball handler and decent shot blocker, which project him as a cross between Hedo Turkoglu and Peja Stojakovic going forward. Gallo is just 21 years old, and certainly has plenty of time to meet those expectations. Unfortunately, those expectations also peg him as a poor defensive player, and he is a liability against any skilled perimeter player due to his lack of quickness.

FUTURE
The Knicks seem higher on Gallinari than they do Wilson Chandler, so his future in New York seems secure. It helps that daddy played with coach 30 years ago. He's probably the only Knick with "untouchable" status right now.

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Jordan Hill

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’10”
Weight: 235
Hand: Right
College: Arizona
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Jersey Number: 43
Personality: Expressive
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C
Style: Athletic

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 65 (up from 62)
Inside 78 (up from 71)
Close 58
Medium 67 (up from 47)
3PT 25 (down from 26)
LowPost 71
FreeThrow 65
Layup 59
Dunk 67 (up from 62)
StandDunk 65 (up from 60)
OffDribble 51
InTraffic 64
Handle 51
OffHand 41
Security 27
Pass 28
Block 62 (up from 52)
Steal 52 (up from 47)
Hands 48
BallDef 44
OffReb 85 (up from 82)
DefReb 63 (down from 73)
OffPost 70
DefPost 59
OffAwr 55 (up from 42)
DefAwr 52
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 50 (down from 60)
Stamina 77 (up from 72)
Speed 53
Quickness 48
Strength 71
Vertical 62
Hustle 64
Durability 85 (up from 81)
Potential 68
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Prospect
Opt: 2Y Team
NT: No
2010: 2.48
2011: 2.67
2012: 2.86
2013: 3.63

ANALYSIS
The next Chris Wilcox is not exactly seperating himself from his predecessor. Wilcox barely played for the Knicks last season, and is unlikely to get much time until the Knicks are out of the playoff race. Hill offers an insurance policy in case Lee leaves as a free agent (and thus, has no role on the team if Lee stays). He is a better rebounder than Wilcox but has to learn how to play in the post, as well as how to play defense. I would still take him over Eddy Curry at this point, but it's understandable giving Curry minutes since that's your only hope of trading him.

FUTURE
Knicks GM Donnie Walsh recently complained to the media that the reason the Knicks passed on Brandon Jennings because Isiah Thomas' scouts were still employed by the team and didn't do their jobs correctly. So that probably tells you how secure Hill's spot on the team is. Hill is not a player who is going to get better sitting on the bench every game, and the Knicks would probably be better off trading him to get rid of a bad contract.

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Jared Jeffries

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’11”
Weight: 240
Hand: Right
College: Indiana
Years Pro: 9
Age: 28
Jersey Number: 20
Personality: Neutral
Position: SF (from PF)
2nd Pos: PF (from C)
Style: Defensive

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 62 (down from 63)
Inside 78 (down from 83)
Close 50
Medium 65 (down from 68)
3PT 58 (up from 42) (35)
LowPost 63
FreeThrow 57 (up from 53)
Layup 55
Dunk 55 (up from 52)
StandDunk 55 (down from 65)
OffDribble 49
InTraffic 51
Handle 60
OffHand 52
Security 38
Pass 42
Block 70 (up from 48)
Steal 60 (down from 65)
Hands 54 (down from 64)
BallDef 70
OffReb 77 (down from 83)
DefReb 36
OffPost 58
DefPost 68 (up from 48)
OffAwr 40 (down from 42)
DefAwr 74 (down from 79)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 25 (down from 60)
Stamina 77
Speed 63
Quickness 64
Strength 51 (up from 46)
Vertical 67
Hustle 57
Durability 63 (down from 70)
Potential 68
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Starter
Opt: Player
NT: No
2010: 6.47
2011: 6.88

ANALYSIS
I'll be nice. Jeffries is a defensive role player that can guard all five positions. What can't he do? Everything else.

FUTURE
Even though he is playing moderately well (for his standards, at least), The Knicks will jump at the chance to dump Jeffries' contract in a trade, as he hinders their 2010 cap space. It's still difficult to believe Isiah Thomas paid him about three times more than he was worth.

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Eddy Curry

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’11”
Weight: 285
Hand: Right
College: Thornwood (HS)
Years Pro: 9
Age: 27
Jersey Number: 34
Personality: Unpredictable
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A
Style: Back to Basket

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 62 (down from 65)
Inside 77 (down from 80)
Close 65 (down from 80)
Medium 40 (down from 53)
3PT 30 (up from 25)
LowPost 78 (down from 81)
FreeThrow 62
Layup 57
Dunk 58
StandDunk 65
OffDribble 42
InTraffic 77
Handle 38 (down from 43)
OffHand 25 (down from 31)
Security 33 (down from 43)
Pass 25 (down from 31)
Block 39
Steal 28
Hands 70
BallDef 33
OffReb 71
DefReb 52
OffPost 78 (up from 75)
DefPost 67
OffAwr 67 (down from 69)
DefAwr 47 (down from 52)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 60
Stamina 51
Speed 37
Quickness 36
Strength 90
Vertical 30
Hustle 50 (down from 60)
Durability 55 (down from 63)
Potential 76
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Bench Warmer
Opt: Player
NT: No
2010: 10.50
2011: 11.28

ANALYSIS
Curry has played fewer games over the last three years than Greg Oden, which should perfectly illustrate just unreliable he has been. Unlike Oden, Curry is completely allergic to blocks and rebounds. He is a terrible fit on an uptempo team, and I just don't see them ever getting a quality minute out of him. He is still incredibly turnover prone, and is no longer a dominant offensive player since returning from injuries, which makes him a poor offensive player in addition to being a poor defensive player.

FUTURE
At the rate Curry is going, his career will end when his contract expires in 2011. He is the most unwanted player on the Knick roster, and while it's possible he returns to the form he briefly showed in his early 20s, it is far from likely.

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Darko Milicic

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 7’0”
Weight: 275
Hand: Left
From: Serbia
Years Pro: 7
Age: 24
Jersey Number: 31
Personality: Expressive
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A (from PF)
Style: Defensive

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 62 (up from 59)
Inside 70 (down from 81)
Close 74 (down from 79)
Medium 45 (up from 35)
3PT 25
LowPost 65 (up from 60)
FreeThrow 56 (up from 55)
Layup 46
Dunk 51
StandDunk 70
OffDribble 43
InTraffic 60
Handle 46 (down from 51)
OffHand 36 (down from 41)
Security 40
Pass 29
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 46
Hands 49
BallDef 37
OffReb 79
DefReb 81
OffPost 64
DefPost 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 46 (up from 36)
DefAwr 62 (up from 37)
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 25
Stamina 70
Speed 36
Quickness 34
Strength 52
Vertical 49
Hustle 42
Durability 63 (up from 55)
Potential 67
Emotion 25

CONTRACT
Role: Bench Warmer
Opt: None
NT: No
2010: 7.54 (from 7.50)

ANALYSIS
I thought Darko actually played decently for the Knicks, but he completely fell out of the rotation. He hadn't provided the shot blocking they thought he was going to bring, and isn't talented enough offensively to fill Lee's shoes.

FUTURE
Another 2010 free agent, Darko recently expressed his desire to return to Europe as he is desperate to actually get on the court. It's unfortunate that he has barely gotten a chance to play despite a #2 overall selection (kudos, Larry Brown), but it's tough to feel bad for him either considering he'll have earned 38 million dollars over his 7 year NBA career, and did not improve much after signing a 3 year 21 million dollar contract in 2007.

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Marcus Landry

VITALS/GENERAL
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 230
Hand: Right
College: Wisconsin
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Jersey Number: 11
Personality: Neutral
Position: SF
2nd Pos: PF
Style: All-Around

ATTRIBUTES
Overall 59
Inside 69
Close 55
Medium 61
3PT 70
LowPost 47
FreeThrow 63
Layup 58
Dunk 60
StandDunk 50
OffDribble 55
InTraffic 51
Handle 63
OffHand 55
Security 48
Pass 30
Block 52
Steal 42
Hands 56
BallDef 65
OffReb 43
DefReb 40
OffPost 47
DefPost 58
OffAwr 45
DefAwr 60
OffClutch 25
DefClutch 25
Consistency 25
Stamina 85
Speed 70
Quickness 73
Strength 60
Vertical 72
Hustle 77
Durability 78
Potential 65
Emotion 25

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

ANALYSIS
Marcus is the brother of the Rockets' Carl Landry, but they do not have similar games. Landry was an undersized PF/C in college but has converted to the wing in the NBA, which is possible thanks to his defensive versatility and ball handling. He is basically a shorter, but better shooting Jared Jeffries.

FUTURE
Landry won't get much of a chance unless Chandler or Jeffries get traded (or hurt). Given that he is 23 already, he's probably looking at a career as a fringe NBA player, or a European career.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which roster base did you use for your rosters?

Anonymous said...

Can you make pc rosters ?

Shelb said...

What teams you looking to do next?

Rashidi said...

I was thinking the Lakers. I would like to attract more blog hits, after all.

Rashidi said...

My roster base is whichever the last 2K one before they started adding injuries was.

I don't make PC rosters. I might in the future IF I became well-versed in an editing program that would allow me to convert the file into PS3 & 360 files. I've seen that done in the past but don't have a clue what program (or if it would still be compatable with 2K Share).

Anonymous said...

This is PC rosters editor http://forums.nba-live.com/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=69994 Offical rosters you can download from http://nba-2k.com/official-nba-2k10-roster/

Anonymous said...

I know the Inside and Close shot rating scales are different, and I assume FT is still 50-99, but are there any other ratings that have a different scale than 25-99?

Anonymous said...

I know you've probably heard this a lot. Can you look at Rodney Stuckey's ratings?

He's upped his game the past few games with a lot of the Pistons guard depth gone. I'm aware he needs to sustain his performance to have a consistant high rating but a 72 is mighty low. His rebounding has seen good growth 'specially.

Rashidi said...

These ratings are not 25-99 scale.

Inside: 60-99
Close: 50-99
Mid: 35-99


All others are 25-99, including FT (I was very pleased to be able to give Ben Wallace the 40s FT rating he deserves)

Rashidi said...

I'll look at Stuckey before my next update.

I really wish he were doing it at PG as it would make my job so much easier.

And man, has Joe Dumars made ANY good moves since drafting Darko? The way Stuckey is playing they would have been better off getting a PG instead of Ben Gordon.

Anonymous said...

I think you have done a good job with the Knicks. Just two things to comment on.

First, keep a close eye on Chandler over the next several games. I agree that he settled for the jumper too much at the start of the year. However, he has been more aggressive at getting to the basket recently. Don't forget that he had surgery in the off-season and he may just now be getting his legs under him.

The other thing is you may want to consider increasing Douglas' potential rating. I am not talking about anything extreme - maybe think about bringing him up to the low 70's. As you indicated based on his age and playing style he might not have much more room to grow. That being said his current potential rating of 62 is well below the level of play he has shown this year.

Anonymous said...

Well, Stuckey continued his good playing of late with a nice performance last night; whilst moving back over to the point (Rip being back in the lineup). The Pistons are winning games even with many injuries and a fair bit of that is attributed to Rodney's recent play.

His turnovers shot up for the game last night, but that's against the leading team at forcing turnovers (and the fact he had more possession of the ball sliding to the 1).

About Piston draft picks. Stuckey is a great pick and is starting to fulfill his potential. Also Jerebko is a great pick at 39.

Anonymous said...

Well, Stuckey continued his good playing of late with a nice performance last night; whilst moving back over to the point (Rip being back in the lineup). The Pistons are winning games even with many injuries and a fair bit of that is attributed to Rodney's recent play.

His turnovers shot up for the game last night, but that's against the leading team at forcing turnovers (and the fact he had more possession of the ball sliding to the 1).

About Piston draft picks. Stuckey is a great pick and is starting to fulfill his potential. Also Jerebko is a great pick at 39.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the double post. The word verification keeps giving me errors but still posted...

Rashidi said...

I've made some edits since posting this. I tweaked potential since I didn't really re-rate it for anyone.

Also, I raised Gallinari, Jeffries, and Darko 1 pt overall each.

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Anonymous said...

Doesn't Mcdyess or Blait start at C while Duncan continues to start at PF?