Saturday, November 6, 2010

Analysis of NBA 2K11 [11-08-10] Roster - 2K Sports actually listened to me!

EDIT: Now includes analysis from 2K's 11-08-10 roster.

After 5 years of making these complaints, my pleas have finally been heard. I recently wrote in my analysis of 2K's 10-28-10 roster that a lot of free agents besides Allen Iverson deserve to be removed from the FA pool. This week, the following players were removed from 2K's 11-05-10 rosters

EDIT: Additionally, 2K responded to my initial post and removed more players from their 11-08-10 roster.

POINT GUARD
Brevin Knight
Stephon Marbury
Lindsey Hunter
Willie Solomon - NEW
Sean Singletary - NEW
Kevin Ollie - NEW
Jacque Vaughn - NEW

Lynn Greer
Jared Jordan
Salim Stoudamire - NEW
Vassilis Spanoulis

SHOOTING GUARD
Allen Iverson (in the previous update)
Kirk Snyder - Looks like I lost my own bet. It's my own fault. I better barricade my doors because Snyder is surely coming for me when he gets out of prison and pops NBA 2K13 into his video game system.

SMALL FORWARD
Wally Szczerbiak - NEW
Greg Buckner - NEW
Viktor Khryapa - NEW
Ryan Bowen - NEW

Brandon Wallace - Part of me kinda feels guilty for robbing guys like this of their one connection to the NBA. Oh well.

POWER FORWARD
Malik Rose
Devon Hardin
Mark Madsen
Jackie Butler - NEW

CENTER
Fabricio Oberto
Chris Mihm - NEW
Mark Blount - NEW
Calvin Booth - NEW

Jerome James
Ha Seung-Jin

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That's 15 players in one fell swoop! Unfortunately, the following players remain in the free agent pool.

POINT GUARD
Antonio Daniels - Did not play anywhere last season, and the same can be said of this season. He is 35 years old. He is done. He still has a 60 dunk rating, which is pretty high for a PG ( a reason why these players NEED to be removed if they're not going to be edited).

Will Solomon - Signed a long-term European deal when he left the NBA after one season in 2009. He is 32 years old, and surely not coming back.

Kevin Ollie - He retired to become a college coach. Why is he still in the game???

Jacque Vaughn - Retired! If anything, just move him to the 98 Jazz team!

Salim Stoudamire - Has not played anywhere since leaving the NBA three years ago. Time to cut bait.

SHOOTING GUARDS
Greg Buckner - He's done. He made his money. He's 34 years old.

SMALL FORWARD
Wally Szczerbiak - He is retired. He had a knee injury he opted not to come back from. He has a 90 mid-range rating. Get him out of here.

Justin Reed - Hasn't been on the NBA radar sine leaving in 2007.

Viktor Khryapa - Seems pretty happy in Europe, and shouldn't be coming back.

Ryan Bowen - Unofficially retired. He is 35 years old and had no desire to play international ball since getting cut by the Thunder one year ago. He is clearly done.

POWER FORWARD
Jackie Butler - The guy has not step foot on a basketball court since getting cut by the Rockets nearly 4 years ago. He has literally vanished off the map, and is surely at home counting his money after getting a 3 years and 10 million deal out of 740 highly effective garbage time minutes with the Knicks.

CENTER
Chris Mihm - He isn't officially retired, but he might as well be. Unlikely to play again due to injury. Hasn't taken the court since 2008, and missed the entire 2007 season. It has been 5 years since he was a relevant NBA player. He's not playing internationally anywhere. He is 31 years old. He is done.

Mark Blount - Didn't play anywhere last year, or this year. 35 years old. Easy retirement.

Calvin Booth - He is retired, and working in the Kings organization.

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As one can see, there are just as many players that still need to join them (I listed 14, but wouldn't mind 20 more joining them). Players who should be on notice (conditionally removed in 2K12) are as follows:

POINT GUARD
Mike James - Played 4 games last season, is not signed anywhere this season. Was last seen begging the Heat for a job, but all spots are filled. He is 35 years old.

Anthony Johnson - Played only 31 games last season, and seems to have quietly ridden off into the sunset. Could have easily gotten a training camp invite if Chucky Atkins somehow managed to get one. He is 36 years old.

Chucky Atkins - Went to camp with the Suns this year but was released fairly early. Assuming no team signs him this season, he is an easy removal. He will be 37 years old next season.

Damon Jones - Briefly played in Italy last season, which is why I'm okay with him being in the FA pool. He'll be 35 next season though, and a return is not imminent.

SHOOTING GUARD
None - I'd make some arguments for Ricky Davis but I truly don't mind if he's still playing internationally.

SMALL FORWARD
Michael Finley - If he doesn't play this season (it's extremely unlikely that he will), he should be immediately removed. He'll be 38 next season.

Devean George - If he doesn't sign anywhere in the world this season.

Trenton Hassell - Ditto.

Desmond Mason - Ditto.

Jonathan Bender - Ditto, with the added notation that he was already retired for four years and probably isn't interested in playing internationally.

Awvee Storey - He'll be 34 next season, is off the NBA radar, and I generally don't like him for cracking Martynas Andriuskevicius' skull during a D-League game.

POWER FORWARD
Michael Ruffin - Nearly retired this season before playing internationally again. He will be 34 next season and hasn't been a quality NBA player in, well, ever.

Jamal Sampson - Hasn't been on NBA radar in awhile, last played in league in 2007. 5 years is pretty much my cutoff point.

Justin Williams - Basically the same as Sampson, except a year younger.

CENTER
Brian Skinner - If he doesn't play this season. He was the final cut of Bucks training camp, but at 34 years old you have to think he's near the end of the line.

Mikki Moore - Ditto, except he's 35.

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There are about 50 players that deserve to be ADDED to the free agent pool, and the only way that becomes feasible is if we cut the chaff from the wheat, and start cutting bait on players that, while they might bring back nostalgic feelings, are no longer realistic additions to NBA teams. The game would be better served adding any D-League callups that have actually graced an NBA roster in the last two years. Some of those players include...

POINT GUARD
Will Conroy
Mustafa Shakur
Cedric Jackson
Kenny Hasbrouck
Curtis Jerrells
JamesOn Curry

SHOOTING GUARD
Joe Crawford

SMALL FORWARD
Othyus Jeffers
Antonio Anderson

POWER FORWARD
Alexander Johnson
Alade Aminu

CENTER
Earl Barron
Greg Stiemsma
Brian Butch

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Of course, before 2K even considers working on that, they should focus on getting all the missing players that are ACTUALLY ON NBA ROSTERS into the game. Those players are...

Christian Eyenga (SG/SF) - Cavaliers (Has a guaranteed 4 year rookie deal. Come on.)
Manny Harris (SG/SF) - Cavaliers
Samardo Samuels (PF/C) - Cavaliers
Eugene Jeter (PG) - Kings
Ben Uzoh (PG) - Nets
Matt Janning (SG) - Suns
Garret Sliler (C) - Suns (Dwyane Jones remains on the team)

2K added the following players this week, so at least they're not slacking TOO terribly...

Sherron Collins (PG) - Bobcats
Semih Erden (C) - Celtics
Gary Forbes (SF/SG) - Nuggets
Solomon Alabi (C) - Raptors
Ishmael Smith (PG) - Rockets
Gary Neal (SG) - Spurs
Hamady N'Diaye (C) - Wizards

Seven players were added, and there are only seven left to be added, so hopefully 2K finishes things off this week.

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Finally, while 2K spent some time removing and adding players, did they take any time to adjust existing players?

Keith Bogans - NEW
67 Overall (+2)
69 Medium (+19)

Bogans hasn't even taken a shot from mid-range this season. He was a whopping 4-13 in 1563 minutes last season. There's a reason 2/3 of his shots are threes. He has no mid-range game to speak of.

J.J. Hickson
72 Overall (+7)
75 LPS (+5)
59 Layup (+7)
77 Dunk (+6)
75 Hands (+10)
74 OffPost (+7)
64 DefPost (+4)
72 OffAwr (+12)
64 DefAwr (+16)
70 Consistency (+45)
83 Stamina (+5)
59 Speed (+8)
60 Quickness (+12)
89 Durability (+11)
78 Potential (+8)

Hickson was definitely underrated athletically, in the post, and his awareness was obviously underrated for a featured player. Solid edit.

Rajon Rondo
91 Overall (+2)
99 Pass (+4)
94 OffAwr (+9)
96 DefAwr (+2)

Rondo is apparently the smartest player since Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Not to mention the best passer since Stockton and Magic.

Chris Kaman - NEW
79 Overall (+1)
80 Consistency (+20)

Last year's biggest fluke all-star is not a consistent player, and it's puzzling to me why 2K is making this change NOW when Kaman has been abominable this season. On an unrelated note, he got hurt tonight and will miss the next 2-3 weeks.

Rudy Gay
84 Overall (+1)
82 Steal (+4)
59 PostDef (+2)
84 OffAwr (+2)
45 OffClutch (+10)
85 Consistency (+10)

Seven games in, Rudy is in the middle of a breakout season, in a quest to make Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley look like he actually has half a brain (or at the very least, lucky as hell). Interestingly, it's his scoring efficiency that has seen the biggest boost (.612 TS% from .532 last season), but the Insider didn't touch any of his shot ratings. Rudy is currently averaging 27.1 ppg, albeit in 42.0 mpg, while boasting incredible shooting percentages: .528 FG% (20.3 FGA), .452 3PT% (4.4 3PA), .867 FT% (4.3 FTA)

Michael Conley
78 Overall (+5)
83 Pass (+9)
78 Steal (+14)
78 Hands (+6)
82 OffAwr (+10)
75 Consistency (+15)
95 Stamina (+4)

After-effects of the contract week continue. Conley received a 5 year, 45 million dollar extension due to supposedly improved play. The only thing that's REALLY improved are Conley's minutes. He is getting 39 mpg compared to last season's 32 mpg, as the team's only backup is Acie Law. The main thing Conley has done is improve upon his AST% and STL% to levels that were expected of him when he was drafted 4th overall. His AST% is up to 32.3% from last season's 24.8%, while his steals have essentially doubled from 2.2% to a likely unsustainable 4.1%. His shooting is still a problem, however, with a career worst .499 TS%, which makes a 15 point boost in "Consistency" and 10 point boost to Offensive Awareness extremely curious.

Hasheem Thabeet
60 Overall (+2)
38 OffAwr (+13)

For what it's worth, that's exactly where I had Thabeet's offensive awareness. Perhaps it's coincidence, since I also took the time to edit more than one attribute.

Paul Millsap
79 Overall (+5)
94 Inside (+2)
80 LPS (+3)
69 FT (-5)
74 SIT (+4)
72 Hands (+11)
90 OffReb (+4)
83 DefReb (+5)
79 OffPost (+3)
70 DefPost (+1)
73 OffAwr (+15)
70 Consistency (+10)
87 Stamina (+10)
58 Speed (+9)
54 Quickness (+8)
95 Durability (+25)

As with Hickson, Millsap is in the middle of a career year and got similar boosts. The boost to his offensive rebounding is very puzzling however, since he has currently posted a career worst 9.5 ORB%, down from 9.9% last season, and well below his career average of 12.3%. Clearly not a player who should be 9 points away from the maximum rating.

Wilson Chandler
79 Overall (+5)
80 FT (-2)
67 LPS (+5)
71 SOD (+3)
62 Handle (+4)
54 OHD (+6)
50 Security (+2)
70 Block (+8)
66 Steal (+9)
73 Hands (+4)
80 OBD (+1)
65 OffReb (+24)
61 DefReb (+5)
62 OffPost (+4)
79 DefAwr (+7)
70 Consistency (+10)
84 Potential (+5)

A much needed handle boost for a player that was playing SG last season. His post game saw a boost, which is another welcome addition based on last season. Chandler's rebounds have shot up in real life thanks to the inept Amar'e Stoudemire taking the place of rebound guru David Lee. Normally I am not a fan of 2K's defensive rating boosts as they usually go against scale, but Chandler has earned them, at least through the first 5 games. Whether that is maintainable will be told with time. His BLK% is currently 5.2 against a 1.9 career average. If he can maintain that, he will deserve much more than a 70 - a block rate that high is akin to Josh Smith's.

Andy Rautins - NEW
58 Overall (-2)
45 DefAwr (-3)
30 Consistency (-15)

The fact that Andy Rautins was anywhere close to the top of the 2K Insider's priority list means he should be shot and killed on sight. There are hundreds of players who need editing. At least 100 who are off by 5-10 overall points. And yet, he is focusing on a scrub who was already low-rated to begin with, one that didn't even play a game until tonight (i.e. after the roster release). Tyson Chandler is rated 2 points worse than DeShawn Stevenson, but man, the Rautins haters must be banging down 2K's door!

Dwight Howard
89 Overall (+1)
50 Medium (+15)

For what it's worth, I made the exact same change. Howard is 6-10 from mid-range early in the year, as he actually has the green light to take the shot.

Luis Scola
80 Overall (+2)
83 Hands (+4)
92 OffReb (+12)
86 OffAwr (+4)

As with Millsap, where is the Insider's head at on these rebound ratings? Scola is boasting a career best 10.9 ORB%, but that's not deserving of a 92. His offensive rebounding is much improved from last season's 7.2, but the problem is that meant he was already overrated with his 80 OffReb rating. Thus the boost should have been half of what he got, and illustrates the problems that occur when one doesn't hold everyone to the same scale. Scola actually started to deserve his rating, but since he improved, he is overrated again. Strangely, Scola has doubled his block rate, but was left untouched in this regard. Not that I'm complaining persay, since 2K would have surely messed it up, but it'd be nice to see some consistency from them. If you're going to edit a player, analyze him from head to toe, don't focus solely on the ratings that fans were complaining about.

Roy Hibbert - NEW
73 Overall (+2)
77 LPS (+4)
91 Block (+2)
82 OffReb (+3)
78 PostOff (+5)
79 PostDef (+5)
67 OffAwr (+4)
35 DefClutch (+10)
65 Consistency (+10)

Hibbert gets a boost, but considering he's been underrated since last season, it's not nearly enough. Still trying to figure out what they think 36 year old Ben Wallace has over him.

Dorell Wright
73 Overall (+9)
84 Inside (+9)
84 3pt (+3)
58 Block (+5)
60 Steal (+12)
66 Hands (+5)
52 OffPost (+1)
45 DefPost (+5)
63 OffAwr (+27)
72 DefAwr (+20)
50 Consistency (+25)
56 Hustle (+10)
72 Durability (+9)

Aside from the obvious adjustments (awareness & consistency), Wright's edit is pretty weak. Inside boost puzzling for a guy shooting 37% on 2pters. Blocks overrated, steals underrated. Post defense is terrible for a SF. Guy is averaging 37 mpg and is running around with 77 stamina.

John Wall
84 Overall (+3)
78 FT (+3)
88 Pass (+4)
85 Steal (+8)
90 Hands (+2)
87 OffAwr (+5)
79 DefAwr (+2)
35 DefClutch (+10)
97 Speed (+1)

Don't disagree with the boosts, but man the rookie's ball handling is still ridiculously overrated, which is why he's a whopping 84 overall.

Andray Blatche - NEW
73 Overall (+1)
70 Consistency (+20)

Now if only he had the mid-range rating to make use of it...

59 comments:

Lunatic Wolf said...

Rondo 91? Overrated.

Millsap finally gets the boost he deserved since last season.

Anonymous said...

I don't see what the desire is to have 2k REMOVE players, some who will play in the NBA again, some who people wat in their game regardless. How about fcusing on them ADDING players that should be in the game, then deleting boarderline players? I'm supposed to celebrate because 2k removed players from my game?

Anonymous said...

i just love the fact that Kirk Snyder was on the rosters for so long....HE'S BEEN IN JAIL FOR OVER YEAR! come on 2k!

Anonymous said...

Daniels is still playing in the NBDL, but I agree with the rest.

When's the ETA of your roster?

Anonymous said...

Yes when can we expect to see another roster?

Anonymous said...

i think he said sunday or monday.
dont have a sh*t fit if its not right on time.

you guys want quality right?

side note: association heads listen up!

we realllllly need the assocation patch to get here before we can REALLY enjoy the game.


maybe im looking glass half-full,
b'c the way i see it we have to wait for the patch, which gives rashidi time to get out a quality roster.

patience will be rewarded.

Rashidi said...

I don't see what the desire is to have 2k REMOVE players, some who will play in the NBA again, some who people wat in their game regardless. How about fcusing on them ADDING players that should be in the game, then deleting boarderline players? I'm supposed to celebrate because 2k removed players from my game?

The point is to remove players who will never play in the NBA again, because it's much easier than re-editing them year to year (lowering their ratings). Nobody wants to see or use players like Jerome James in NBA 2K. Additionally, it is FAR easier to remove players than it is to add them. New players require thoughtout ratings and tendencies. Removing a player takes hardly any effort, which is why it was so maddening that all these players were still in the game after all these years.

Anonymous said...

Lol Rashidi, Bosh is not better than Dirk

Anonymous said...

Wall is overrated, his D is too good in this game.. and no, steals is just a part of defense, not all of it.

Anonymous said...

Dude John Wall will start in this year's all star game.

Smokez4Dayz said...

No beef this year, Rashidi, and yes 2Kinsider took my advice on Felton's speed, and Mozgov. Lets enjoy the discussions. yeah, Im still in brownsville. gamertag smokez4dayz

Anonymous said...

r. jefferson and t parker should have a stat boost..

Anonymous said...

manu medium should also have a raise..

rondo overrated..

Caveman said...

How many times does this need to be talked about? Dirk's rating is purely because he's a PF that plays like a SG. His rating gets lowered because 3pt shooting and the like isn't a stat that helps raise a PF's rating.

Same reason Bargs is abit lower than he should be.

onyx said...

maybe someone can help me,

i just need to lower the FGA by the cpu, i have gamespeed at 48 and wont go underneath that cuz the movement just doesnt feel nba like.

anyways, the cpu gets always about 45-50 FGA attempts regardless of gamespeed and difficulty, 40-45FGA per helf would be perfect and all my other teamstats are really nice but i dont know how to change the cpu FGA logic.

i.e. i just played a half with the heat in dallas and they had 49 FGA while having 14 FTA and 5 TO while I had 7 TO and 12 FTA

FG% for both at half 42% so defense isnt the problem. its the shotselection, while i try to slow things down to get better shots the cpu still plays fast even if its without success - is there anyone who knows how to comprimise that without cutting the gametime ?

its really the only thing i need atm

thx for all help

onyx said...

just wanted to add:
even those stats in the example i provided were only halftime stats i played enough games to the end where the cpu takes 90-105FGA, and seeing dallas playstyle i know they will be around 95 attempts at the end

Anonymous said...

Elton Brand has come back to life!

Anonymous said...

Luol Deng needs a moderate 3-point boost.

Anonymous said...

Horray for less free agents! Not.

Lunatic Wolf said...

Because you actually want Mark Blount on your team.

Whats even worse is when another team in your association signs one of these crap players due to injury.

Rashidi said...

Celtics signed Finley in my last two association sims with 2K's roster.

Granted they won't have the open roster spots now, but that just means another team might be signing him. I'm sure Brevin Knight was getting picked up somewhere around the league as well.

Anonymous said...

rashidi,
subject John Wall
im not questioning he's overrated
but doesnt ball handle and off ball handle govern speed with the ball?

dude is lighting, if anything lower his ball security and awareness.

Anonymous said...

Previous critic few months ago,
Haha, i long told u heat jus a piece of shit who aint got their game. LBJ WADE has too similar style. Throw in Pau Gasol Andrew Bynum Shaq and KG. they cant score. Chris bosh? while his recent performances tell u how good he is. ITS BLATANT OBVIOUS HOW U overrate heat. Bosh>Gasol, nice try. LBJ,Wade 5 ratings higher than kobe? nice try. I will be waiting to see the 3 queens stats dipshit. Kobe + Gasol yet they can do so well. IF kobe on his own team he will throw in 40 points any night! now lbj and gang can pray that they even hit 20 points a night.

Tired of Waiting said...

the roster you just put out 11-08-10 has pg smith in the starting center position for the rockets instead of yao. plus what ever happened to jacking up mcroberts of the pacers. When are you gonna put out a roster thats complete?Its like were always waiting for something to be done. This waiting game is just a bunch of crap for us to be constantly looking at your website. that way you can get hits and make your $$$$. If you put out a finished product, no one will be interested in checking with your website. Which means your never finished!!! always something left undone to keep us coming back... whats next... your gonna collect sperm samples of every nba player, so that you can drink it while your synergizing to get a better feel for the player..lol ... this is bullshit!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep.. Sick of waiting around too

OKC FAN said...

hey man I think u uploaded the wrong rosters for your new update

Anonymous said...

Always getting on peoples asses for there mistakes, but when he makes one its alright...Ur update is garbage!!!

Anonymous said...

Now he's gonna say . that he's only human. i uploaded the wrong roster.oops! Its ok, rashidi will have the last say. what ever it is.

Anonymous said...

guys, you're not happy ? Go play with 2k rosters or make it by your own hands !

You just have to wait a few days !

Rashidi just a question, last year you put 71 to Jerebko, will he have this rating or he will keep the 66 by 2k ?

Rashidi said...

LOL. I was half asleep editing rotations to get an update up and people are gonna complain about something easily fixable like moving Yao from 6th to C.

I have a job and other obligations which currently limit my editing time. Deal with it. My body of work speaks for itself. At the end of the day the roster will be far superior to 2K's (or anyone else's out there). If you can find another roster that edits every single player from head to toe, you let me know.

Rashidi said...

When are you gonna put out a roster thats complete?

Find me another roster that is "complete".

Editing the ratings of the top 50 players and calling it a day is not "complete".


Aside from the Yao gaffe, rotations are 100% accurate, right down to the last minute. Good luck finding another roster who is that exact.

Rashidi said...

Anyway I plan on posting another update during the week once I get a bit of free time.

Notable rating edits in the current update include

Elton Brand
Derrick Rose
Luol Deng
J.J. Hickson
Rajon Rondo
Blake Griffin
Baron Davis
Eric Gordon
Amare Stoudemire
Wilson Chandler
Raymond Felton
Toney Douglas
Ronny Turiaf
Landry Fields
Timofey Mozgov
Dwight Howard
Gilbert Arenas
John Wall
Kirk Hinrich

Lunatic Wolf said...

ROFL at the Laker love from anonymous.

Heat have actually placed some decent teams this year. Who have the Lakers played? Oh yeah, thats right, the NBA always pads their early schedule with crap teams and loads of home games. Not to mention they lead the league with the least amount of back to backs.

Anonymous said...

ignore all these dbags. As someone who appreciates the work you do and has been waiting to start an association roster with yours as the base(which I need to work on myself), is what is updated now fairly close?

I know you update it throughout the early season but I'm ok with close enough if it means most of the players have the most important adjustments.

PuntNL said...

Nice work Rashidi! Glad to see that the roster is making its way too the PS3 as well! Can't wait for it to be finished, but hey it's finsihed when it's finished right?

Anonymous said...

not sure it will be ever, Puntnl, and looks like for the ps3 thats ever+eternity :)

onyx said...

oh man guys troll around somewhere else you unconsidered jerks

rashidi - keep up the good work, there are far more ppl appreciating what you do for the community then those few kids taking everything for granted and posting stupid comments

Lunatic Wolf said...

@onyx

I have a feeling that it isn't guys, but guy.

ATL's own said...

I like your rosters and everything but as I read these comments & look at the edits you've done I've realized u are a lil biased towards certain players, ie the Knicks & what ever team LBJ plays for.

Its not that you overrate these guys or anything I just feel like you are more lenient with these players & give them the benefit of the doubt more than other players/teams.

these are just my 2 cents, I still use your rosters regardless

Anonymous said...

@ATL's own

Lenient in what way? Helps to be specific.

Anonymous said...

Notable rating edits in the current update include

Elton Brand
Derrick Rose
Luol Deng
J.J. Hickson
Rajon Rondo
Blake Griffin
Baron Davis
Eric Gordon
Amare Stoudemire
Wilson Chandler
Raymond Felton
Toney Douglas
Ronny Turiaf
Landry Fields
Timofey Mozgov
Dwight Howard
Gilbert Arenas
John Wall
Kirk Hinrich

so wall hinrich arenas howard gordan davis griffin deng rose brand. and all the knicks.
i love your work , but i wouldnt even have posted that.

clearly you see the world the blue and orange glasses.

and you cannot see the greatness that is MELO.. hm

well the knicks and nets are finalist for him rumor has it.
maybe if he gets traded to the KNICKS.

then you will see.
and i would have stayed away from the wilson chandler josh smith comparisons as well especially with such little sample size.

Rashidi said...

I like your rosters and everything but as I read these comments & look at the edits you've done I've realized u are a lil biased towards certain players, ie the Knicks & what ever team LBJ plays for.

I've seen every Knick game this season. I know the team best, and also know that they need quite a bit of edit work.

I am certainly not biased towards the Knicks when I dropped their star player from an 85 to an 83. Other players have stepped up.

Felton is playing better than he did last year as a Bobcat.

Douglas likewise is on fire over his last 3 games, he is playing more SG than he did last year which is a good thing for him since he doesn't generate many assists running the point.

Chandler is thriving in a bench role, perhaps more importantly spending most of his minutes at SF/PF instead of SG like he did last season. He is the top rebounder on the team now that Lee is gone, which is a hard knock on Amare, btw.

Fields has been very effective and should be much higher than a 62.

Turiaf's defense is great, has returned to 2009 levels, but his defensive rebounding is atrocious, and reflected in my rating changes.

Knicks are actually 8th in defensive efficiency this year compared to something like 27th last year. It is a completely different team, and it wasn't reflected in the ratings.

Anonymous said...

Hey don't forget Taj Gibson. He's beasting it right now.

Lunatic Wolf said...

Carmelo sucks. He doesn't rebound, he doesn't get assists. All he does is score, and not even that efficiently mind you.

Shane said...

Are you planning on doing any shoe/accessory edits?

If not, would you be cool with someone making such edits and giving the roster back to you?

I'm just really sick at having your excellent ratings and having players wear those shitty generic shoes.

There's a guy on Operation Sports who has complete player shoe/accessory edits (seanbarkley) that I would be using and I'll run it by him as well. I would just be doing the grunt work using his templates.

Anonymous said...

If it were anybody else that sliped up on a roster and substituted yao for a guard.. you would of put them threw the ringer and made fun of it. especially if it were 2k sports. we'll never hear the end of it. since it was you that fucked up, its ok... just switch it yourself just like everything else. so now your roster is a do it yourself project.

ATL's own said...

I just came to the conclusion that you always seem to edit the knicks first. I didnt realized u watched more Knicks games than any other team, that's my fault for overlooking that fact its probably your home team & lived in that area. My fault sir.

Caveman said...

11-08 update is on 2K Share.

If you guys want correct ratings, tendencies, etc. use Rashisi. Wait for his "proper" roster and shut up.

If you don't want to wait, use the Living Roster and get 125-121 games between the Bobcats and T-Wolves.

Either way, you're going to eventually download Rashidi's rosters when they are up.

Stop bitching and instead try to help with stats, averages or plays that've gone on in games you've watched.

Help or STFU. Stop complaining.

Rashidi said...

If it were anybody else that sliped up on a roster and substituted yao for a guard.. you would of put them threw the ringer and made fun of it. especially if it were 2k sports. we'll never hear the end of it. since it was you that fucked up, its ok... just switch it yourself just like everything else. so now your roster is a do it yourself project.

2K Sports makes $60 a pop off each game sold and is thus paying someone to make their roster edits.

I am losing sleep to post rosters for people like you, while not making thousands of dollars per week.

Slight difference.

Rashidi said...

In short: You paid $60 for 2K's roster, and $0 for my roster.

If 2K did make a mistake like that, it would be far more unforgivable, for 60 reasons.

Anonymous said...

owned :D give'em hell rashidi

WOW said...

this is who the knicks have played this year for those who dont follow.

raptors w
celtics L
blazers L
bulls w (will never shoot 16-24from 3 again. ever. also bulls 2nd scoring option out, still close game.)
wizards W
phi L

clearly when they play half way decent teams, they lose.

and all those offensive numbers you post on the knicks they have played the wizards, the struggling 76ers (which have 1 win you still thought elton brand needed a boost. he cant be doing that good or they would have more then 1 win)

Rashidi said...

They lost to the Celtics by 4 and the Blazers by 5.

Kudos on not understanding point differentials. Not to mention you're acting like I have them rated elite.

Knick changes from last week.
83 - Amare Stoudemire (-2)
79 – Wilson Chandler (+2)
78 - Raymond Felton (+2)
74 – Anthony Randolph (0)
73 – Toney Douglas (+1)
72 – Danilo Gallinari (0)
69 - Ronny Turiaf (+1)
67 – Landry Fields (-1)
66 – Bill Walker (0)
66 - Roger Mason (0)
60 – Timofey Mozgov (-4)

Oh man just look at how impartial I am.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering with your new update, did you edit all teams or only some?

Rashidi said...

and you cannot see the greatness that is MELO.. hm
maybe if he gets traded to the KNICKS.



Because that stopped me from lowering Amare Stoudemire's rating?

Urf.


and i would have stayed away from the wilson chandler josh smith comparisons as well especially with such little sample size.

Chandler has 12 blocks in 7 games (27 mpg).
Last year he had 49 blocks in 65 games (36 mpg).

Plus, I have these things called "eyeballs". They help a great deal.

His shot blocking has improved. Pointing out that his block rate was similar to Josh Smith's is not saying his shot blocking is = to Josh Smith's.

It seems only one of us would acknowledge that it has improved, since you are clinging to "sample size" as an excuse 7 games into the year. I suppose we should also chalk Chandler's improved rebounding and increased offensive responsibility to sample size too.

Which is why you're an Anonymous poster, and I'm not.

Rashidi said...

the struggling 76ers (which have 1 win you still thought elton brand needed a boost. he cant be doing that good or they would have more then 1 win)


Oh snap, one win! I guess I should rip the Rockets to shreds then, right?

Brand is averaging 19 and 8, compared to last season's 13 and 6. He is finally over all his injuries. Doug Collins said when he took the job that he wanted to get Brand back on track, and he has done just that.

And FYI, I had edited Brand BEFORE his 20 point game against the Knicks.

Rashidi said...

Post updated w/ additional 2K edit analysis.

Anonymous said...

rashidi said Kudos on not understanding point differentials. Not to mention you're acting like I have them rated elite.

understanding point differentials?
a Loss is a loss.

im not acting like you have them rated elite, im acting like they are your priority. 1-12

and all your tests have them in it.
maybe some people enjoy reading your sims, like me..

switch the teams up for christs sake, thats all im saying.

Anonymous said...

Not all losses are created equal.