Thursday, October 10, 2013

NBA 2K14 Top 50 Player Ratings (Real 2K Insider vs 2K Sports)

Ten days into owning NBA 2K14, I'm ready to release my Top 50 NBA Player Ratings and see how the list compares with 2K Sports.

For the most part, I use all the scales and advanced statistics that 2K Sports uses to calculate their player attributes, but have always been far more consistent with their implementation.  I've always considered my ratings to be what 2K's would look like if they were willing to put in the work.  This is what I accomplished in a little more than a week's time.

Looking at the Overall ratings, how would you say I did?
Which players should be higher/lower on either list?
Leave a comment below!

TOP 1-10
Rashidi 2K Sports
101 – LeBron James (+1)
100 - LeBron James
97 – Kevin Durant (+3)
94 - Kevin Durant
95 – Chris Paul (+2)
93 - Chris Paul
93 – Derrick Rose (+1)
93 - Kobe Bryant
92 – Dwyane Wade (+1) 92 - Derrick Rose
92 - Kobe Bryant (-1)
91 - Carmelo Anthony
92 – Rajon Rondo (+2)
91 - Dwyane Wade
91 - Russell Westbrook (0)
91 - Russell Westbrook
91 – Tony Parker (+5)
91 - Dwight Howard
89 – Carmelo Anthony (-2)
90 - Rajon Rondo

TOP 11-20
Rashidi
2K Sports
89 – Tim Duncan (+2) 89 - Kyrie Irving
89 – James Harden (+1) 88 - James Harden
89 – Blake Griffin (+5) 88 - Stephen Curry
89 – Kyrie Irving (0) 88 - Deron Williams
88 – John Wall (+3) 88 - Paul George
88 – Dwight Howard (-3) 88 - Jrue Holiday
87 – Stephen Curry (-1) 87 - Tim Duncan
87 – LaMarcus Aldridge (+3) 86 - Tony Parker
87 – Deron Williams (-1) 86 - Andrew Bynum
87 – Kevin Garnett (+5) 86 - Manu Ginobili

TOP 21-30
Rashidi
2K Sports
87 – Monta Ellis (+5) 86 - Kevin Love
86 – Andrew Bynum (0) 86 - Josh Smith
86 – David Lee (+5) 86 - Rudy Gay
86 – Paul Pierce (+2) 86 - Andre Iguodala
85 – Serge Ibaka (+1) 85 - John Wall
85 – Dirk Nowitzki (+2) 85 - Ty Lawson
85 – Marc Gasol (+3) 84 - Blake Griffin
85 – Mike Conley (+2)
84 - Al Jefferson
85 – Josh Smith (-1) 84 - LaMarcus Aldridge
85 – Paul George (-3) 84 - Serge Ibaka

TOP 31-40
Rashidi
2K Sports
85 – Kawhi Leonard (+3) 84 - Paul Pierce
85 – Andre Iguodala (-1) 84 - Damian Lillard
84 – Brook Lopez (+4) 84 - J.R. Smith
84 – Chris Bosh (+3) 83 - Dirk Nowitzki
84 – Al Horford (+2) 83 - Kemba Walker
84 – David West (+4) 83 - Mike Conley
84 – Manu Ginobili (-2) 83 - Zach Randolph
84 – Zach Randolph (+1) 83 - Brandon Jennings
84 – Jrue Holiday (-4)
83 - Kyle Lowry
83 – Paul Millsap (+3) 83 - Eric Gordon

TOP 41-50
Rashidi
2K Sports
83 – Kevin Love (-3) 82 - Amare Stoudemire
83 – Jamal Crawford (+3) 82 - Kevin Garnett
83 – Damian Lillard (-1) 82 - Al Horford
82 – Anderson Varejao (+5) 82 - Marc Gasol
82 – Al Jefferson (-2) 82 - Joakim Noah
82 – Tyson Chandler (+5) 82 - Tyreke Evans
82 – Joakim Noah (0) 82 - Monta Ellis
82 – Roy Hibbert (+2) 82 - Eric Bledsoe
82 – Rudy Gay (-4) 82 - Kawhi Leonard
82 – Tyreke Evans (0)
82 - O.J. Mayo

These player ratings will be made available later this month in a roster file on 2K Share.  For now, feel free to pick apart this teaser!

15 comments:

Justin Eword said...

monta ellis with an 87 =O

Rashidi said...

Monta Ellis
Inside Scoring: C+
Outside Scoring: B
Perimeter Defense: A
Post Defense: C-
Ball Handling: A-

Rebounding: D
Basketball IQ: A
Athleticism: B+

Average Starting SG (bear in mind I have like 25 more starting SGs to edit)
Inside Scoring: C+
Outside Scoring: B+
Perimeter Defense: B+
Post Defense: D+
Ball Handling: A-
Rebounding: D
Basketball IQ: B
Athleticism: B+

Monta's defense has quietly become vastly underrated. His steal rate was 12th in the NBA (finished 4th per game), and he played 3,000 minutes for a team that finished 12th defensively. He plays out of position at SG but doesn't get abused in the post, and shines when he gets to guard opposing PGs. His jumpshot was garbage last season but the way Milwaukee used him was definitely a factor.

He'll have a bounce back year with Dallas. Calderon & Dirk are far better fits for his playstyle than Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.

Justin Eword said...


thanks for replying
im no expert
and i dont have league pass so i didnt see alot of monta ellis until the playoffs
but every thing seems on point except the perimiter defense

anything above around 81 for OBD is kinda high
he can hold is own on defense but he isnt exactly a defensive stopper on defense
getting steals and on ball defense are two different things
i mean from what ive seen of him on defense
he plays the pick and roll pretty well and can get around screens
and hes there but he isnt really a stopper
hes no avery bradley or patrick beverly

chapnis said...

Two things stand out to me for Monta, his perimeter D isn't quite that good, B+ at best I think. Steals and good defense aren't always the same thing (e.g. Bruce Bowen).

The other thing is Basketball IQ, Monta is notorious for taking bad shots and overshooting, one of the worst in todays NBA. No way he should have higher than a B for BBIQ.

Justin Eword said...

he gets a decent amount of assists for a shot jacking shooting guard

duster said...

hey rashidi how did you compute the drives the lane/spots up and attacks the basket/pulls up tendencies? in default lebron mostly pulls up for jumpshots and I want to make him drive 70% of the time when he has the ball. thanks man!

Stephen Scott-Edwards said...

Lol 2K's ratings are funny. Stoudemire is an 82. lmao!

Stephen Scott-Edwards said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
The Failers said...

Monta Ellis 87 ... I have him at 79, im curious to see his complete rating

cbizzy said...

Hey rashidi can you post your recent player edits so I can manually enter them in? Thank you

William Morgan said...

You are a retard!!!!!!!!!!! steph curry down, tim duncan up, paul george down. rudy gay down!!!!!

ok bud ur the genius lolololololololololololololol

William Morgan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Rashidi said...

Credibility killed as soon as you said Rudy Gay

Mark Tuttle said...

I like a lot of your differences and thanks for putting in the time but an 89 for Blake Griffin is RIDICULOUS he is the most one dimensional overrated player in my 30 years on the planet. He can't shoot from more than 3 ft away and isn't good at ANYTHING that...I don't know....an ACTUAL basketball should be good at. He is a freak spring board athlete that couldn't even legitimately win the dunk contest...(shouldn't have even got passed the first round) AND they gave him the rookie awards IN HIS 2ND YEAR IN THE LEAGUE just so morons would still buy his jersey. Please fix this I would love to play with your rosters but I don't know enough about how to fix players so they play like they should and you seem to. Blake griffin is an extremely poor mans antonio mcdyess.....I would like the roster to convey that. Thanks for all of your hard work

Rashidi said...

Blake Griffin mid-range

2014: 111-285 (39%)
2013: 122-348 (35%)
2012: 108-299 (36%)
2011: 125-369 (34%)

It's obvious that Blake's jump shot continues to improve and that this is his best season yet.

Blake Griffin postups
2014: 0.96 PPP (30% offense), 28th
2013: 0.88 PPP (35% offense), 42nd
2012: 0.83 PPP (33% offense), 71st
2011: 0.90 PPP (29% offense), 67th

It is likewise obvious that Blake has improved his post play, and he's pretty effective at it now.

One-dimensional dunkers don't score 24 points per game.

McDyess
Age 21: 15.6 PER
Age 22: 15.5 PER
Age 23: 20.3 PER
Age 24: 21.7 PER

Griffin
Age 21: 21.9 PER
Age 22: 23.4 PER
Age 23: 22.4 PER
Age 24: 23.8 PER

Blake has been better than McDyess since day one.

I like McDyess but he wasn't even an All-Star until he was 26 (right before he blew out his knees). Blake would still be getting selected by the coaches even if the fans weren't voting him in.