Monday, September 8, 2014

Official NBA 2K15 Ratings & Analysis

2K Sports has begun releasing NBA 2K15 player ratings on Twitter.  This post will be continually updated as more information is released.

UPDATES
9/29: Added rating for Derrick Rose.  All ratings for non-Free Agents are now known.
9/28: Added ratings for every NBA player except Derrick Rose.
9/26: Added Ratings 21-30.
9/25: Added Ratings 31-50.
9/24: Added Ratings 51-75.
9/23: Added Ratings 76-100.
9/19: Added Ratings 101-150.
9/18: Added DeMar DeRozan and Ratings 151-200.
9/17: Added Kyrie Irving.
9/16: Added Isaiah Thomas and Wilson Chandler.
9/13: Celtics ratings released.
9/12: Ratings 201-400 released by 2K.  Video of Lakers, Warriors ratings released.
9/11: Blurry photos of Cavaliers, Mavericks, Thunder ratings released.
9/9: Photo of Spurs ratings released (12 new players).
9/8: Ratings for Joel Embiid, Kendall Marshall, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gobert added.
9/5: Rookie ratings released via Bleacher Report. Isaiah Canaan and James Ennis added.
9/4: Ratings for Andre Drummond, Andrew Bogut, Shane Larkin.
9/3: Ratings for Kevin Durant and player rankings #401-424 released by @NBA2K.
POINT GUARD (82)
91 - Chris Paul (-2) LAC
89 - Stephen Curry (+1) GSW
88 - Russell Westbrook (-2) OKC
88 - Tony Parker (+2) SAS
88 - Derrick Rose (-2) CHI
87 - Damian Lillard (+3) POR
87 - Rajon Rondo (-3) BOS
86 - Kyrie Irving (-3) CLE
86 - John Wall (+1) WAS
85 - Kyle Lowry (+1) TOR
84 - Goran Dragic (+3) PHX
84 - Deron Williams (-1) BRK
84 - Ty Lawson (-1) DEN
83 - Mike Conley (0) MEM
82 - Kemba Walker (-1) CHA
82 - Jrue Holiday (-6) NOP
81 - Eric Bledsoe (-3) PHX
80 - Isaiah Thomas (-1) PHX
80 - Brandon Jennings (-3) DET
80 - Michael Carter-Williams (+3) PHI
79 - Ricky Rubio (+1) MIN
79 - Brandon Knight (+6) MIL
79 - Darren Collison (-4) SAC
78 - Jeff Teague (+2) ATL
78 - Jose Calderon (+2) NYK
78 - George Hill (+3) IND
78 - Patrick Beverley (+5) HOU
78 - Reggie Jackson (+8) OKC
77 - Jeremy Lin (+1) LAL
77 - Patrick Mills (+8) SAS
76 - Jameer Nelson (0) DAL
76 - Kirk Hinrich (+2) CHI
76 - Greivis Vasquez (+3) TOR
76 - D.J. Augustin (+1) CHI
76 - Mo Williams (-2) MIN
76 - Nate Robinson (-5) DEN
76 - Andre Miller (0) WAS
76 - Steve Nash (-4) LAL
76 - Marcus Smart (Rookie) BOS
75 - Devin Harris (-1) DAL
75 - Mario Chalmers (0) MIA
75 - Trey Burke (+2) UTA
75 - Nate Wolters (+7) MIL
75 - C.J. Watson (+6) IND
75 - Norris Cole (+8) MIA
74 - Raymond Felton (-5) DAL
74 - Shaun Livingston (+3) GSW
74 - Kendall Marshall (+4) MIL
74 - J.J. Barea (+5) MIN
74 - Brian Roberts (+13) CHA
74 - Jarrett Jack (-5) BRK
74 - Ray McCallum (+7) SAC
74 - Jerryd Bayless (+3) MIL
74 - Beno Udrih (+5) MEM
74 - Dante Exum (Rookie) UTA
74 - Elfrid Payton (Rookie) ORL
74 - Shabazz Napier (Rookie) MIA
73 - Cory Joseph (+9) SAS
73 - Aaron Brooks (-3) CHI
72 - Jordan Farmar (+3) LAC
72 - Luke Ridnour (+2) ORL
72 - Pablo Prigioni (+6) NYK
72 - Matthew Dellavedova (+6) CLE
72 - Shane Larkin (+2) NYK
72 - Isaiah Canaan (+3) HOU
72 - Austin Rivers (+6) NOP
72 - Nick Calathes (+7) MEM
72 - Zach LaVine (Rookie) MIN
71 - Tyler Ennis (Rookie) PHX
71 - Steve Blake (+1) POR
71 - Shelvin Mack (+6) ATL
70 - Will Bynum (-1) DET
70 - Phil Pressey (+2) BOS
70 - Dennis Schroder (+2) ATL
70 - Jordan Clarkson (Rookie) LAL
69 - John Lucas (+5) CLE
69 - Marquis Teague (+1) BRK
68 - Ish Smith (-3) HOU
67 - Jannero Pargo (+1) CHA
67 - Gal Mekel (+1) DAL
67 - Nemanja Nedovic (+4) GSW
65 - Donald Sloan (+1) IND

SHOOTING GUARD (82)
89 - Kobe Bryant (-4) LAL
88 - James Harden (+2) HOU
86 - Dwyane Wade (-3) MIA
85 - DeMar DeRozan (+4) TOR
84 - Lance Stephenson (+1) CHA
83 - Manu Ginobili (-3) SAS
82 - Monta Ellis (-2) DAL
82 - Klay Thompson (+4) GSW
82 - Joe Johnson (0) BRK
81 - Bradley Beal (+2) WAS
80 - Jamal Crawford (+4) LAC
80 - Jimmy Butler (+4) CHI
79 - Kevin Martin (-2) MIN
79 - Eric Gordon (-4) NOP
78 - Arron Afflalo (-1) DEN
78 - Wesley Matthews (+1) POR
78 - Victor Oladipo (+2) ORL
78 - Kyle Korver (+14) ATL
78 - Danny Green (+4) SAS
78 - Dion Waiters (+2) CLE
78 - Tony Allen (+3) MEM
78 - Avery Bradley (0) BOS
78 - J.R. Smith (-1) NYK
78 - Gerald Henderson (+4) CHA
77 - Iman Shumpert (-1) NYK
77 - Vince Carter (-1) MEM
77 - J.J. Redick (+3) LAC
77 - Louis Williams (-2) TOR
77 - O.J. Mayo (-4) MIL
77 - Tim Hardaway Jr (+3) NYK
76 - Courtney Lee (+2) MEM
76 - Terrence Ross (+2) TOR
76 - Alec Burks (+4) UTA
76 - Marcus Thornton (+1) BOS
75 - Marco Belinelli (+8) SAS
75 - Rodney Stuckey (-2) IND
75 - Gary Neal (+8) CHA
74 - Jodie Meeks (+5) DET
74 - Randy Foye (+2) DEN
74 - Thabo Sefolosha (+4) ATL
74 - Tony Wroten (+11) PHI
74 - Ben McLemore (+2) SAC
74 - Mike Miller (+4) CLE
74 - Jason Terry (-3) SAC
74 - Kent Bazemore (+1) ATL
74 - Nik Stauskas (Rookie) SAC
73 - Anthony Morrow (+8) OKC
73 - Jeremy Lamb (+2) OKC
73 - Xavier Henry (+4) LAL
73 - Martell Webster (+5) WAS
73 - C.J. Miles (+2) IND
73 - Jason Richardson (0) PHI
72 - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  (+2) DET
72 - Jimmer Fredette (+1) NOP
72 - C.J. McCollum (0) POR
72 - Evan Fournier (+6) ORL
72 - Ben Gordon (-4) ORL
71 - Willie Green (+2) ORL
71 - Wayne Ellington (-1) SAC
71 - Troy Daniels (+4) HOU
71 - Jordan Adams (Rookie) MEM
71 - Nick Johnson (Rookie) HOU
71 - Gary Harris (Rookie) DEN
71 - P.J. Hairston (Rookie) CHA
70 - Will Barton (+11) POR
70 - Alexey Shved (0) PHI
70 - Elliot Williams (+4) PHI
69 - Archie Goodwin (+1) PHX
69 - Jamaal Franklin (-4) MEM
69 - Glen Rice (+3) WAS
69 - Russ Smith (Rookie) NOP
69 - Brandon Rush (-2) GSW
69 - Reggie Bullock (+5) LAC
68 - Carrick Felix (0) UTA
68 - John Jenkins (+6) ATL
68 - Garrett Temple (+3) WAS
68 - Andre Roberson (+10) OKC
68 - Markel Brown (Rookie) BRK
67 - Ricky Ledo (+2) DAL
67 - Allan Crabbe (+3) POR
67 - Ian Clark (+3) UTA
67 - C.J. Wilcox (Rookie) LAC

SMALL FORWARD (93)
98 - LeBron James (-2) CLE
95 - Kevin Durant (0) OKC
89 - Carmelo Anthony (-2) NYK
89 - Paul George (-4) IND
85 - Kawhi Leonard (+3) SAS
82 - Rudy Gay (-2) SAC
82 - Andre Iguodala (-4) GSW
81 - Paul Pierce (-3) WAS
80 - Josh Smith (-6) DET
79 - Gordon Hayward (+4) UTA
79 - Chandler Parsons (+3) DAL
79 - Luol Deng (0) MIA
79 - Nicolas Batum (+1) POR
78 - Trevor Ariza (+2) HOU
78 - Tyreke Evans (-4) NOP
78 - Jeff Green (-1) BOS
78 - Nick Young (+6) LAL
78 - Gerald Green (+2) PHX
78 - Wilson Chandler (-3) DEN
78 - Jabari Parker (Rookie) MIL
77 - Shawn Marion (-1) CLE
77 - Draymond Green (+2) GSW
77 - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (-1) CHA
77 - Danilo Gallinari (+1) DEN
77 - Andrew Wiggins (Rookie) MIN
76 - Tobias Harris (+1) ORL
76 - P.J. Tucker (+7) PHX
76 - Matt Barnes (+1) LAC
76 - Harrison Barnes (+4) GSW
76 - Caron Butler (-4) DET
76 - Evan Turner (-4) BOS
76 - Danny Granger (-5) MIA
75 - DeMarre Carroll (+11) ATL
75 - Corey Brewer (+1) MIN
75 - Tayshaun Prince (+3) MEM
75 - Marcus Morris (+8) PHX
75 - Khris Middleton (+15) MIL
75 - Doug McDermott (Rookie) CHI
74 - Al-Farouq Aminu (+1) DAL
74 - Mike Dunleavey (+4) CHI
74 - Kyle Singler (+10) DET
74 - Maurice Harkless (+3) ORL
74 - Giannis Antetokounmpo (+14) MIL
74 - Andrei Kirilenko (-3) BRK
74 - Luc Mbah a Moute (+3) PHI
74 - Gerald Wallace (+2) BOS
74 - Jared Dudley (+2) LAC
74 - Bojan Bogdanovic (Rookie) BRK
73 - Wesley Johnson (+4) LAL
73 - John Salmons (+1) NOP
73 - Marvin Williams (+8) CHA
72 - Richard Jefferson (0) DAL
72 - Jae Crowder (+8) DAL
72 - Tony Snell (+10) CHI
72 - Steve Novak (+19) UTA
72 - Dorell Wright (+1) POR
72 - Jeff Taylor (+7) CHA
72 - T.J. Warren (Rookie) PHX
71 - Hollis Thompson (+13) PHI
71 - Alan Anderson (+1) BRK
71 - Chris Copeland (+6) IND
71 - Derrick Williams (+2) SAC
71 - Rodney Hood (Rookie) UTA
70 - James Johnson (+4) TOR
70 - Chase Budinger (+1) MIN
70 - Cartier Martin (+5) DET
70 - Carlos Delfino (+1) MIL
70 - Cleanthony Early (Rookie) NYK
70 - James Ennis (Rookie) MIA
69 - Perry Jones (0) OKC
69 - James Jones (+12) CLE
69 - Darius Miller (+5) NOP
69 - Alonzo Gee (-2) HOU
69 - Landry Fields (-3) TOR
69 - Travis Outlaw (+2) NYK
69 - Robert Covington (-2) HOU
68 - Quincy Miller (+8) DEN
68 - Quincy Pondexter (+2) MEM
68 - Robbie Hummel (+10) MIN
68 - Tony Mitchell (+10) DET
68 - James Young (Rookie) BOS
68 - Jerami Grant (Rookie) PHI
68 - Otto Porter (-6) WAS
67 - Luigi Datome (0) DET
67 - Shabazz Muhammad (+2) MIN
67 - Austin Daye (+3) SAS
66 - Solomon Hill (+4) IND
66 - Luke Babbitt (+6) NOP
66 - Victor Claver (+5) POR
66 - Reggie Williams (+2) MIA
66 - Sergey Karasev (+6) BRK
65 - Josh Huestis (Rookie) OKC
64 - Bruno Caboclo (Rookie) TOR

POWER FORWARD (84)
90 - Tim Duncan (+3) SAS
89 - Kevin Love (+3) CLE
89 - Blake Griffin (+2) LAC
88 - Anthony Davis (+3) NOP
88 - Dirk Nowitzki (+5) DAL
88 - LaMarcus Aldridge (-1) POR
85 - Paul Millsap (+5) ATL
84 - Serge Ibaka (0) OKC
84 - Zach Randolph (+1) MEM
82 - Pau Gasol (+2) CHI
82 - David Lee (+1) GSW
81 - Kenneth Faried (+1) DEN
80 - David West (0) IND
80 - Greg Monroe (0) DET
80 - Nene (+1) WAS
80 - Taj Gibson (+1) CHI
78 - Thaddeus Young (-1) MIN
78 - Derrick Favors (+1) UTA
78 - Carlos Boozer (+3) LAL
78 - Boris Diaw (+12) SAS
78 - Jared Sullinger (+2) BOS
77 - Terrence Jones (+4) HOU
77 - Amir Johnson (+6) TOR
77 - Amare Stoudemire (-5) NYK
77 - Kevin Garnett (-2) BRK
77 - Luis Scola (-2) IND
77 - Ryan Anderson (+11) NOP
76 - Channing Frye (+8) ORL
76 - Tristan Thompson (+2) CLE
76 - Julius Randle (Rookie) LAL
75 - John Henson (+10) MIL
75 - Brandon Bass (+5) BOS
75 - Jason Thompson (+7) SAC
75 - Patrick Patterson (+2) TOR
75 - Thomas Robinson (0) POR
75 - Carl Landry (-1) SAC
75 - Nikola Mirotic (Rookie) CHI
74 - Josh McRoberts (+5) MIA
74 - Nick Collison (+10) OKC
74 - Glen Davis (-1) LAC
74 - Trevor Booker (+5) UTA
74 - Reggie Evans (+7) SAC
74 - Aaron Gordon (Rookie) ORL
73 - Kris Humphries (+1) WAS
73 - Ersan Ilyasova (0) MIL
73 - Ed Davis (+1) LAL
73 - Cody Zeller (+5) CHA
73 - Anthony Tolliver (+15) PHX
73 - Tyler Hansbrough (+1) TOR
73 - Matt Bonner (+12) SAS
72 - Mike Scott (+7) ATL
72 - Andrea Bargnani (+2) NYK
72 - Marreese Speights (+1) GSW
72 - Udonis Haslem (+1) MIA
72 - Noah Vonleh (Rookie) CHA
71 - Ryan Kelly (+10) LAL
71 - Mirza Teletovic (+5) BRK
71 - DeJuan Blair (+2) WAS
71 - Andrew Nicholson (+2) ORL
71 - Jonas Jerebko (+5) DET
71 - Jeff Adrien (+8) HOU
71 - Adreian Payne (Rookie) ATL
71 - Jarnell Stokes (Rookie) MEM
70 - Kyle O'Quinn (+8) ORL
70 - Jeremy Evans (+10) UTA
70 - Drew Gooden (+1) WAS
70 - Anthony Bennett (-3) MIN
69 - Donatas Motiejunas (+11) HOU
69 - Darrell Arthur (+1) DEN
69 - Jon Leuer (+6) MEM
68 - Lavoy Allen (+2) IND
68 - Arnett Moultrie (+8) PHI
68 - Mitch McGary (Rookie) OKC
67 - Jeremy Tyler (+4) SAC
67 - Quincy Acy (+3) NYK
67 - Greg Smith (+6) DAL
67 - Jarvis Varnado (+6) PHI
67 - Josh Powell (+5) HOU
67 - Kyle Anderson (Rookie) SAS
67 - Johnny O'Bryant (Rookie) MIL
66 - Cameron Bairstow (Rookie) CHI
66 - Malcolm Thomas (+1) CLE
65 - Brandon Davies (0) PHI
64 - Shavlik Randolph (+4) PHX

CENTER (70)
88 - Dwight Howard (-3) HOU
87 - Joakim Noah (+5) CHI
87 - Al Jefferson (+3) CHA
86 - DeMarcus Cousins (+6) SAC
85 - Marc Gasol (+3) MEM
84 - Chris Bosh (+3) MIA
83 - Andre Drummond (+2) DET
83 - Al Horford (+1) ATL
83 - Brook Lopez (+3) BRK
81 - DeAndre Jordan (+1) LAC
81 - Marcin Gortat (+1) WAS
81 - Nikola Pekovic (+2) MIN
80 - Roy Hibbert (+4) IND
80 - Nikola Vucevic (+6) ORL
80 - Andrew Bogut (+3) GSW
79 - Tyson Chandler (+2) DAL
79 - Larry Sanders (+1) MIL
78 - Jonas Valanciunas (+10) TOR
78 - Miles Plumlee (+10) PHX
77 - Robin Lopez (+8) POR
77 - Tiago Splitter (+7) SAS
77 - J.J. Hickson (0) DEN
77 - Mason Plumlee (+16) BRK
77 - Joel Embiid (Rookie) PHI
76 - Jordan Hill (+5) LAL
76 - Samuel Dalembert (+2) NYK
76 - Omer Asik (+5) NOP
76 - Spencer Hawes (+6) LAC
76 - Chris Kaman (+1) POR
76 - Nerlens Noel (+5) PHI
75 - Anderson Varejao (-2) CLE
75 - Brandon Wright (+7) DAL
75 - Chris Andersen (+8) MIA
75 - Enes Kanter (+6) UTA
75 - Ian Mahinmi (+6) IND
74 - Kendrick Perkins (+4) OKC
74 - Timofey Mozgov (+7) DEN
74 - Kelly Olynyk (+6) BOS
74 - Steven Adams (+10) OKC
74 - Kevin Seraphin (+5) WAS
74 - JaVale McGee (-1) DEN
73 - Bismack Biyombo (+8) CHA
72 - Gorgui Dieng (+9) MIN
72 - Jason Smith (+10) NYK
72 - Kosta Koufos (+5) MEM
72 - Vitor Faverani (+1) BOS
71 - Rudy Gobert (+19) UTA
70 - Tyler Zeller (+5) BOS
69 - Pero Antic (+4) ATL
69 - Zaza Pachulia (+4) MIL
69 - Henry Sims (+9) PHI
69 - Jeff Withey (+9) NOP
69 - Chuck Hayes (0) TOR
69 - Justin Hamilton (New) MIA
69 - Jusuf Nurkic (Rookie) DEN
68 - Ronny Turiaf (+4) MIN
68 - Joel Freeland (+5) POR
68 - Meyers Leonard (+9) POR
68 - Alexis Ajinca (+20) NOP
67 - Robert Sacre (+5) LAL
67 - Jeff Ayres (+4) SAS
67 - Alex Len (+5) PHX
67 - Cole Aldrich (+6) NYK
67 - Aaron Gray (+11) DET
67 - Miroslav Raduljica (+11) MIL
67 - Ognjen Kuzmic (+4) GSW
67 - Festus Ezeli (+4) GSW
66 - DeWayne Dedmon (+6) ORL
66 - Joel Anthony (+7) BOS
65 - Brendan Haywood (+1) CLE
65 - Hasheem Thabeet (+8) OKC

9/18 Observations
Thus far only six big men (PF or C) have seen Overall rating decreases: Dwight Howard, Anderson Varejao, JaVale McGee, Carl Landry, Glen Davis, and Anthony Bennett.  For the most part every other player at those positions has skyrocketed.

9/11 Observations
  • LeBron James (98 Overall) is the highest rated active player
  • Dirk Nowitzki (seemingly) gets proper value in the new ratings system.  It remains to be seen if his weaknesses (blocks, rebounds, etc) are still over-compensated to get him there.
  • Nick Van Exel and Rick Fox are still missing from the 97-98 Lakers team.
9/9 Observations
  • 2K announced last week that only four players would have a 90 rating.  Kevin Durant (95), LeBron James, and Chris Paul are widely considered the top three, but the 4th player has been a bit of a mystery, with many fans speculating Dwight Howard or Carmelo Anthony.  It appears that Tim Duncan is the 4th player, which makes some sense.  Duncan just lead the Spurs to their 5th championship, and 2K's formula alleges to value defense and other role player qualities that Duncan continues to possess despite his declining offensive role.
  • Manu Ginobili is the first player to see an OVR decrease out of the 61 players revealed so far.
  • Ratings at the top appear similarly structured to previous years.  As has been suspected, role players are going up to better reflect their values, and most players should be in the 70-79 range this year.
9/8/14 Observations
Rudy Gobert's 19 point jump in OVR highlights what I've been talking about regarding centers. Post game is no longer required for centers to get a solid rating (Gobert's elite rebound/block rates certainly help), which is leading to huge jumps for backup centers.

9/5/14 Observations
Rookie ratings seem on par with my own.  Some are over/underrated relative to draft position versus actual experience/skill level but they are otherwise fine.  The gap between top tier and lower end rookies has closed significantly.

9/4/14 Observations
  • Andre Drummond's rating seems to be a product of the new rating system, wherein a player's ratings are levied against multiple archetype formulas (at least based on my understanding).
  • Shane Larkin's 72 rating also appears to be a product of that (for better or worse).  In my personal roster I have Larkin rated 71 Overall despite a weak rookie season.  This is because Larkin's elite athleticism (Speed, Quickness, Vertical all in 90s) brings his OVR up considerably, leading to him being overrated relative to his actual production (meaning Larkin will rate well as an "Athletic" PG).
9/3/14 Observations (#401-424)
  • Overall ratings are up across the board for the lowest rated players in the NBA (with the exception of Brandon Davies, who remained 65 OVR).  It remains to be seen whether any attributes for these players were actually changed, or if the overall rating changes are entirely attributed to the new formula (I believe it is a bit of both for most of the bottom feeders).
  • 2K has touted a new rating formula that gives more weight to defensive attributes.  This is why the centers are jumping in value while the point guards are relatively the same rating.  The goal appears to be making things "fair" across the board as the worst players at each position are now equally balanced in value.
  • There is not a single shooting guard in the bottom 24.  While this struck me as a bit odd, this is consistent with ratings of previous 2K games.  In NBA 2K14, Will Barton (59) and Andre Roberson (58) are the only active players with overall ratings < 60. 
  • Unsigned NBA players are not part of these rankings, or else there would be 100 extra players. 
  • Miroslav Raduljica is still on the Bucks which means the roster does not yet reflect the Carlos Delfino trade that occured on 8/26 (ditto for Hasheem Thabeet).
  • I'm assuming that minor missing players like Casper Ware, Chris Wright, etc) have not been added to the game (or else they'd be on this list).
OVERRATED PLAYERS
90 - Tim Duncan
77 - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
77 - Tim Hardaway Jr
74 - Ben McLemore
74 - Jason Terry
72 - Shane Larkin

UNDERRATED PLAYERS
80 - Isaiah Thomas
76 - Nate Robinson
75 - Anderson Varejao
74 - JaVale McGee
73 - Kris Humphries
71 - DeJuan Blair
70 - Will Bynum
70 - Tyler Zeller
70 - Kyle O'Quinn
69 - Jon Leuer
67 - Robert Sacre
67 - Cole Aldrich
67 - Jannero Pargo

POSITION ERRORS
PG: Zach LaVine
SG: Vince Carter, Tony Wroten, Martell Webster, Russ Smith, Jimmer Fredette, Alan Anderson, Reggie Bullock
SF: Draymond Green, Marvin Williams, Steve Novak, Perry Jones
PF: DeJuan Blair, Kyle O'Quinn, Jeremy Tyler, Greg Smith, Kyle Anderson
C: Kelly Olynyk

POST-ROSTER TRANSACTIONS
9/22: Kings sign Ramon Sessions; Bulls re-sign Nazr Mohammed; Lakers sign Wayne Ellington;
9/18: Bulls sign E'Twaun Moore
9/12: Clippers sign Hedo Turkoglu
9/10: Hawks sign Elton Brand
9/6: Kings waive Jeremy Tyler
9/4: Raptors sign Greg Stiemsma
9/3: Mavericks re-sign Bernard James; Clippers sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Ekpe Udoh; Kings waive Wayne Ellington
8/31: Grizzlies waive Jamaal Franklin; Kings trade Jason Terry to Rockets for Alonzo Gee
8/29: Clippers waive Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica
8/28: Warriors sign Leandro Barbosa
8/27: Heat sign Shannon Brown
8/26: Clippers trade Jared Dudley to Bucks for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica; Bucks sign rookie Damien Inglis; Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Sixers;  Jazz sign Toure Murry.
8/22: Rockets sign Francisco Garcia

Be sure to check back for more updates!


26 comments:

JunkHead 1979 said...

Ok I am a Pelicans fan. but this strikes me as something I guess I never paid attention to last year's game. (I'm primarily a MyCareer player.) But Ajinca was a 48 last year? And this year is at least a 67? That's cool and all because I like the guy and I don't think he ever deserved a 48 by any means, but he damn sure didn't jump up 19 points. I would put him at a low 60's last year. Maybe a 62. So... there's no way he'd be an 81 this year. (19 point jump) I wonder... I'm guessing he'll be a 68 or so this year. If so, I... I dunno. Just rambling.

Rashidi said...

Ajinca was rated 48 Overall because that's what his largely unchanged ratings from 2K12 translated to. If I'm not mistaken he was 43 Overall in that game. He obviously improved a great deal overseas during his 3 year hiatus, and his updated rating will surely reflect that given his 56 game 2014 sample.

JunkHead 1979 said...

Ok so what do you predict Ajinca being this year? Obviously he's a 67 or higher. Let's be mean and say 67. How does that happen you think? And why that much of a jump? Is it because they are handlign defense differently this year? Or offense? What's your best guess? (Considering Ajinca was fair on defense this past year, but only half-ass on offense)

JunkHead 1979 said...

Also, does whatever formula that applies to Ajinca, apply to all of the other players?

Icedice said...

read this http://www.operationsports.com/news/759857/revamped-overall-formula-for-nba-2k15-player-ratings-explained/

Sofa King said...

will your rosters for 2k15 be available for Xbox1 or PS4 ? I am trying to decide on which console, and this will be my deciding factor

Rashidi said...

I can say that I have PS4 and have no idea if I'll ever get XB1.

Sofa King said...

Looks like i'll be getting a PS4 then, looking forward to your rosters this upcoming season

John Walker said...

Two things:

1. 2K made a statement saying that there will be 4 players with a rating above 90. Tim Duncan is a 90, but not above a 90 so he is not a part of that highest tier class in 2K.

2. Kevin Love is listed as a 90 based off of this screenshot below for his player profile. On the bottom, we see the Rebouding bar categorized with a 90. (http://media.operationsports.com/shots/1410368615-media.jpg)

Rashidi said...

1. 90+ was written, which generally means >= 90 rather than > 90.

2. The photo is taken at the completion of a season. The photo displays the progression of an attribute over the course of the season. Love starts at an 89 but ended the season at 90.

Pole said...

2k has released 200 ratings from 400 to 201
http://2kgam.es/NBA2K15RatingsRoundup1
Check it out!!!

F_Rod said...

74 - Kevin Seraphin (+5) DEN

*He will be playing for the Washington Wizards not Denver Nuggets.

Pole said...

The app of eurosport for iPhone have released the top 15 nba2k15 overall
1# Lebron James 98
2# Kevin Durant 95
3# Chris Paul 91
4# Tim Duncan 90
5# Carmelo Anthony 89
6# Stephen Curry 89
7# Paul George 89
8# Blake Griffin 89
9# Kobe Bryant 89
10# Kevin Love 89
11# Russell Westbrook 89
12# Lamarcus Aldridge 88
13# Tony Parker 88
14# Dwight Howard 88
15# Anthony Davis 88

Pole said...

2k has released 200 ratings from 200 to 151... and tomorrow from 150 to 101!!!! LET'S GOOOOOOOOO

Sam I Am Colesioe said...

Rashidi what about harden & garnett

Najee Dalton said...

Kylie confirmed at 88

Najee Dalton said...

Russell Westbrook also is a 88

Edwin Portillo said...

No rating for James Harden?

Rashad Walker said...

whats derrick rose rating

Liam Washburn said...

Wes Matthews?

Edward Vartanian said...

jeff teague also is underated 79!!
he s made the playoffs...

iTofu said...

I find overall ratings in NBA 2K, or sports games in general, are incredibly arbitrary. I get the feeling, we'll load up the game and see the same usual ratings. Ryan Anderson will have 60 medium range shot, same rating he's had since 2011, despite shooting 44.3% and 47.8% the past two seasons which should give him a rating 20 points higher.

I understand it's a culture of ranking and rating everything in sports, but I feel like these overall ratings are just a smokescreen for a lack of ratings changes and even if the ratings are not a smokescreen, then the ratings should be adjusted to needs and/or play style not a simple stamp of a players value.

Rashidi said...

I have first hand knowledge that attributes will be much improved in NBA 2K15.

...Of course, if I turn out to be wrong, I'll be writing about it.

arman somal said...

LeBron 98 (-2)?? so does that mean his rating was 100 in 2k14

huin said...

If you are telling that LeBron is having a rate of 100 in 2k14 according your measurements then give your opinion about Jason Terry74(-2)?? According to me, this is not a good metric to judge the rank of these top 10 nba players of all time. What do you think?

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