Friday, February 22, 2013

NBA 2K13 Roster Analysis 2/22/13

A summary of today's roster analysis:

I wasn't wrong.

There are four players on the wrong teams.  THIS ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE.  Read a transaction list for christ's sake.  There is simply no justifiable reason why rosters shouldn't be 100% accurate on a day all fans expect them to be.

...Or maybe this IS rocket science?  That makes me a mother ****ing genius since I CAN keep up with trades, signings, and the player ratings of an entire league.  I'm starting to like this irrational world 2K Sports lives in.



Player attribute edits per roster
2/23: 0
2/22: 4
2/15: 9
2/12: 3
2/2: 2
1/30: 7
1/24: 0
1/21: 0
1/17: 18
1/12: 2
1/5: 16
1/3: 1
12/25: 0
12/21: 0
12/18: 9
12/13: 1
12/8: 15
12/5: 14
11/17:  16

Monthly Edits
Nov: 16
Dec: 39
Jan: 44
Feb: 18


Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
89 Overall (+1)
99 Handle (+5)
97 OHD (+5)
96 Security (+8)

2K Sports now seems to be changing ratings based on Rising Stars game performances.  God forbid someone on the Cavaliers besides Kyrie Irving get a player edit either.  I'm half surprised that they didn't give him Ankle Breaker signature skill either, but that would have required slighty more effort or ingenuity.    We can't have that going around the company!


Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee
74 Overall (+2)
57 OffAwr (+5)
81 DefAwr (+11)

I suppose Lee deserved this, but he also deserved many decreases as well, particularly to his 85 3pt rating (35% down from 40%) which is quite overpowered in conjunction with his Spot Up Shooter and Corner Specialist signature skills.

Editor's Note: I have Lee at 57/80 Off/DefAwr in my "Real NBA 2K13" roster.


Terrence Williams

73 Overall (-3)
80 Close (-10)
74 Medium (-3)
74 OBDef (-6)
56 OffAwr (-4)
52 DefAwr (-6)

Williams was re-added to the game after being removed when he signed in China.  His ratings have dropped since then as 76 Overall was obviously way too high for a guy that couldn't even crack the Detroit Pistons out of training camp.  Williams should get the chance of a lifetime on a depleted Celtics squad, but he still has to earn a contract for the rest of the season.


Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari
77 Overall (+1)
80 Medium (+4)
84 3pt (+3)
82 FT (-1)
72 Traffic (+3)
58 OffReb (+7)

Over Gallinari's last 10 games he is averaging 21.8 points and 6.0 rebounds.  However going by Gallinari's season numbers there wasn't much of an incentive to upgrade these.  Given that Gallinari was already edited in-depth a few weeks ago, it would be nice if 2K Sports would get around to the HUNDREDS of players who haven't gotten a single update all season.



Josh McRoberts (64/PF) from Magic

J.J. Redick (72/SG) from Magic
Ishmael Smith (71/PG) from Magic
Gustavo Ayon (64/C) from Magic

Jordan Crawford (75/SG) from Wizards

Dexter Pittman (55/C) from Heat

Dahntay Jones (73/SF) from Mavericks

Patrick Patterson (75/PF) from Rockets
Toney Douglas (72/PG) from Rockets
Cole Aldrich (59/C) from Rockets

Beno Udrih (68/PG) from Bucks
Tobias Harris (68/SF) from Bucks
Doron Lamb (63/SG) from Bucks

Anthony Morrow (66/SG) from Hawks

Sebastian Telfair (68/PG) from Suns

Thomas Robinson (75/PF) from Kings
Francisco Garcia (68/SF) from Kings
Tyler Honeycutt (66/SF) from Kings

Marcus Morris (68/PF) from Rockets
Hamed Haddadi (49/C) from Raptors

Ronnie Brewer (72/SG) from Knicks

Eric Maynor (68/PG) from Thunder

Leandro Barbosa (71/PG) from Celtics
Jason Collins (48/C) from Celtics

Ronnie Price (65/PG) from Trail Blazers
Luke Zeller (59/C) from Suns



Hakim Warrick (65/PF) Magic (Waived on 2/21)
Charles Jenkins (62/PG) Warriors (Traded to 76ers on 2/21)
Jeremy Tyler (61/PF) Warriors (Traded to Hawks on 2/21)
Kenyon Martin (76/PF) Free Agents (Signed 10-day contract with Knicks on 2/21)

Editor's note: Jenkins, Tyler, and Martin were placed on their respective teams in a 2/23 update.  These were the sole changes in that roster.


Kevin Jones (PF) - Cavaliers (17 games, 9.5 mpg)
Jarvis Varnado (PF) - Heat (9 games, 3.8 mpg)
Kevin Murphy (SG) - Jazz (12 games, 3.1 mpg)
Mike James (PG) - Mavericks (16 games, 9.6 mpg, played 539 games prior to this season)
Julyan Stone (PG/SG) - Nuggets (2 games, 5.5 mpg, played 22 games prior to this season)
Ben Hansbrough (PG/SG) - Pacers (20 games, 7.4 mpg)
Patrick Beverley (PG) - Rockets (15 games, 13.7 mpg)
Aron Baynes (C) - Spurs (6 games, 5.8 mpg)
Diante Garrett (SG) - Suns (7 games, 4.7 mpg)
Mickael Gelabale (SF) Timberwolves (15 games, 21.1 mpg, played 109 games prior to this season)
Chris Johnson (C/PF) - Timberwolves (10 games, 12.0 mpg, played 41 games prior to this season)
Kent Bazemore (SG/SF) - Warriors (37 games, 4.9 mpg)

It has been months since a missing player has been added to the game, and there is no excuse for many of these players to be missing especially at this point in the season.

Patrick Beverley recently tweeted Ronnie Singh (Ronnie2K), asking if he was going to be added to the roster.  Ronnie lied to Beverley (or perhaps was misinformed) about being included in the 2/12 update.

Rather than be honest with Beverley, Ronnie instead covered his ass and lied about the reason why Beverley was absent from the 2/12 roster.
Fast-forward three days to the following update, and it's clear Beverley wasn't "pulled" last minute.  This was a cop-out by a 2K Sports employee who has no idea what is going on with the actual product, and perfectly illustrates the lack of professionalism that has gone into 2K's rosters over the past decade, and more prominently, the last five.

We have been marketed "Living Rosters", the "NBA Today", and an NBA "Insider" as key features within the game.  Yet it's more apparent than ever that 2K simply doesn't take any of this seriously even though the majority of their fanbase does... and it irks me that 2K employees still pretend to treat the Insider as an actual person we can pass information along to.  You'd have a better chance convincing me that CORPORATIONS are people, much less the 2K Insider.



Danny Granger is back in advance of his return from injury.  Granger is expected to return within the next couple days and will immediately make the Pacers an elite online team.

Deron Williams returns from an injury he never should have had in the first place, returning the Nets to online respectability.

Red denotes player cannot play through injury.


Larry Sanders (73/C) Bucks
Gordon Hayward (68/SG) Jazz
Deron Williams (86/PG) Nets
Danny Granger (83/SF) Pacers

INJURED LIST (32 total)
76ers: Andrew Bynum (87/C), Thaddeus Young (74/PF), Jason Richardson (74/SG)
Bobcats: N/A
Bucks: N/A
Bulls: Derrick Rose (92/PG)
Cavaliers: Anderson Varejao (76/C)
Celtics: Rajon Rondo (89/PG)Jared Sullinger (71/PF)
Clippers: Trey Thompkins (63/PF)
Grizzlies: N/A
Hawks: Louis Williams (78/SG)
Heat: N/A
Hornets: N/A
Jazz: Mo Williams (78/PG)Raja Bell (71/SG)
Kings: N/A
Knicks:  Marcus Camby (73/C), Rasheed Wallace (71/PF)
Lakers: Pau Gasol (81/PF), Jordan Hill (70/C)
Magic:  Glen Davis (73/PF)Hedo Turkoglu (72/SF)Al Harrington (71/PF)
Mavericks: Chris Kaman (76/C)
Nets: Tornike Shengelia (56/SF)
Nuggets: N/A
Pacers: N/A
Pistons: Andre Drummond (70/C)
Raptors: Mickael Pietrus (72/SF), Linas Kleiza (64/SF)
Rockets: N/A
Spurs: N/A
Suns: Channing Frye (67/PF)
Thunder: N/A
Timberwolves: Kevin Love (89/PF)Brandon Roy (80/SG)Chase Budinger (71/SF)Malcolm Lee (SG/65)
Trail Blazers: Elliot Williams (66/SG)
Warriors: Brandon Rush (71/SG)
Wizards: Leandro Barbosa (71/PG), Cartier Martin (67/SF)



Kemba Walker (PG), Gerald Henderson (SG), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF), Jeff Adrien (PF), Bismack Biyombo (C)
Byron Mullens returned to the starting lineup on 2/8.

Kyrie Irving (PG), C.J. Miles (SG), Alonzo Gee (SF), Tristan Thompson (PF), Tyler Zeller (C)
Dion Waiters returned to the starting lineup on 2/1.

Jeff Teague (PG), Kyle Korver (SG), Josh Smith (SF), Al Horford (PF)Zaza Pachulia (C)
Devin Harris has been starting at SG.  Anthony Tolliver has recently been starting at PF which has pushed Smith to SF and Kyle Korver to the bench.  2K also has DeShawn Stevenson on the inactive list for no reason whatsoever - Stevenson even started twice this month, and has played 8 times in the past 10 games.


Liked the in-depth breakdown of 2K Sports' roster update?  Check out Rashidi's roster, The Real NBA 2K13.


Michael Sweeney said...

Rashidi Courtney Lee received an increase as well. Idk what they upgraded but he's a 74 OVR now. (Previously a 72).

Rashidi said...

Thanks, I'll look into it.

Rashidi said...

Adjustment made.

Amr said...

LOL @ban. At least, we are now sure that you have drawn their attention to their poor updates. I am sure you'll comeback.

Veritas said...

"Constant belittling"


Don't worry, just get a VPN or something.

Amr said...

A new update was released.

Rashidi said...

The update adds Kenyon Martin to the Knicks and completes Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler trades.

Not worth it's own post.

Finishr said...

tross got edited too, his 3pt went down to 79 from 82/82, his ft went down to 57 from 77, and his dunk went up to 97 from around 84. his overall went down by 1 pt. too bad they didnt giv him highlight reel sig skill, but as you said, that would require actual ingenuity from 2k.

Shelb said...
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Shelb said...

I like the edit of Terrence Ross because of the dunk contest, but they still managed to downgrade him just cause.

Kenrick Altidor said...

So wait you got kicked off another forums? lol.... How many forums have you been banned on now? I remember when you use got banned like every other month.