Sunday, October 12, 2014

NBA 2K15 Dunk Ratings - Shooting Guards

Continuing where we left off with Point Guards, here are the new Dunk ratings for Shooting Guards in NBA 2K15.

NBA 2K14's Dunk Scales (2K15 has not yet been gameplay tested as of this writing)
25: Can't Dunk
45: Under 6'2" can Dunk when open (it seems like 30 is the new cutoff for this)
55: Can Dunk
70: Can Dunk in Traffic
85: Can Dunk in Heavy Traffic

SHOOTING GUARDS
98 (NA) Zach LaVine (Rookie)  (Listed at PG by 2K)
92 (-4) Terrence Ross (3.9%) - 25 (Listed at SF by 2K)
90 (NC) DeMar DeRozan (2.8%) - 38
87 (+13) Ben McLemore (6.6%) - 34
85 (NC) Victor Oladipo (4.2%) - 28
85 (-2) J.R. Smith (1.9%) - 15
85 (-8) Jared Cunningham (0.0%) - 0* (career stats)
85 (NA) Markel Brown (Rookie)
84 (+4) Jason Richardson (0.9%) - 3* (2013 stats)
80 (-8) Gerald Henderson (5.3%) - 46
80 (+2) Kent Bazemore (2.9%) - 9
79 (-1) Jeremy Lamb (3.4%) - 21
78 (-3) Tony Allen (4.8%) - 20
78 (NC) Tim Hardaway Jr (4.5%) - 29
77 (-12) Shannon Brown (6.2%) - 32* (2013 stats)
77 (-2) Thabo Sefolosha (5.3%) - 16
77 (-3) Iman Shumpert (3.1%) - 12
76 (+3) James Harden (3.9%) - 45
76 (-2) Dion Waiters (3.5%) - 29
76 (-3) Lance Stephenson (2.3%) - 19
75 (NC) Jimmy Butler (4.3%) - 29
75 (+4) Tony Snell (2.1%) - 6 (Listed at SF by 2K)
75 (-3) Bradley Beal (1.9%) - 20
74 (+3) Kobe Bryant (3.3%) - 51* (2013 stats)
73 (+3) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (4.8%) - 17
73 (NA) Justin Holiday (4.2%) - 2
73 (NA) P.J. Hairston (Rookie)
72 (+4) Xavier Henry (5.8%) - 16
72 (-12) Ronnie Brewer (4.0%) - 5* (2013 stats)
71 (-6) Will Barton (10.9%) - 16
70 (-14) Dwyane Wade (5.3%) - 40
70 (-2) Jodie Meeks (2.8%) - 34
70 (-12) Wesley Matthews (1.9%) - 17
70 (-10) Eric Gordon (0.6%) - 5
69 (+1) Glen Rice Jr (10.8%) - 4
69 (NC) Alec Burks (3.7%) - 28
69 (-6) Courtney Lee (1.1%) - 6
68 (-3) Elliot Williams (8.3%) - 26
68 (NC) James Anderson (5.7%) - 37
68 (-12) C.J. Miles (4.2%) - 16
68 (NA) Kim English (0.9%) - 1* (career stats)
66 (-8) Jamaal Franklin (2.6%) - 1
66 (+6) Ray Allen (1.1%) - 6
65 (-10) Carrick Felix (14.3%) - 2
65 (NC) James Young (Rookie) (Listed at SF by 2K)
64 (NA) Quinton Ross (0.4%) - 1* (2009 stats)
63 (+8) Danny Green (0.8%) - 4
62 (-3) Archie Goodwin (9.6%) - 15
62 (+4) Kevin Martin (3.2%) - 32
62 (NC) MarShon Brooks (3.2%) - 33* (career stats)
62 (-7) Monta Ellis (1.5%) - 18
62 (-6) Jordan Crawford (1.5%) - 10
62 (NC) Klay Thompson (1.0%) - 11
60 (-9) Rasual Butler (4.5%) - 5 (Listed at SF by 2K)
59 (+1) Manu Ginobili (2.2%) - 10
55 (-17) Kelenna Azubuike (3.9%) - 31* (2009 stats)
55 (NC) Evan Fournier (2.2%) - 12
55 (-16) E'Twaun Moore (1.1%) - 5
55 (-14) O.J. Mayo (0.4%) - 1
55 (-20) Rodney Stuckey (0.2%) - 2
55 (NA) Nick Johnson (Rookie)
53 (-10) Alan Anderson (1.9%) - 9 (Listed at SF by 2K)
52 (+6) - Willie Green (2.2%) - 6
50 (-11) Avery Bradley (2.7%) - 17
50 (-16) Wayne Ellington (2.4%) - 3e
50 (-14) Jamal Crawford (0.3%) - 3
50 (NA) Vander Blue (0.0%) - 0
50 (NA) Gary Harris (Rookie)
49 (-23) Marcus Thornton (0.0%) - 0
48 (-9) Marco Belinelli (0.6%) - 3
45 (-1) Alexey Shved (3.0%) - 7
45 (NA) Ian Clark (1.5%) - 1
45 (-22) Ricky Ledo (0.0%) - 0
45 (-15) Allen Crabbe (0.0%) - 0
45 (-16) Keith Bogans (0.0%) - 0 (hasn't dunked in 6 years)
45 (NA) C.J. Wilcox (Rookie)
43 (-19) Gary Neal (0.0%) - 0 (one dunk in his career)
42 (NA) Othyus Jeffers (14.0%) - 13* (career stats)
41 (NA) Zoran Dragic (Rookie)
40 (-11) C.J. McCollum (1.1%) - 2
40 (-5) - Randy Foye (0.5%) - 4
40 (-21) John Jenkins (0.3%) - 1* (career stats)
40 (-15) Arron Afflalo (0.2%) - 2
40 (-20) Mike Miller (0.2%) - 1
40 (-17) Jason Terry (0.0%) - 0
40 (NA) Jordan Adams (Rookie)
39 (-32) Dionte Christmas (0.0%) - 0
35 (NA) Troy Daniels (0.0%) - 0
35 (NA) Nik Stauskas (Rookie)
30 (-34) Garrett Temple (0.7%) - 4* (career stats)
30 (-27) Joe Johnson (0.1%) - 0
30 (-30) Anthony Morrow (0.0%) - 0 (three dunks in 6 years)
30 (-40) Doron Lamb (0.0%) - 0
30 (NA) Joe Harris (Rookie)
25 (NC) Kyle Korver (0.0%) - 0
25 (NC) J.J. Redick (0.0%) - 0
25 (NC) Ben Gordon (0.0%) - 0
25 (NC) Leandro Barbosa (0.0%) - 0 (Listed at PG by 2K)
25 (NC) Matt Carroll (0.2%) - 4* (Career stats... he retired last year)
25 (NC) Andy Rautins (0.0%) - 0* (Career stats)

BY THE NUMBERS
26 SG saw their dunk rating decrease by double digits.
1 SG saw a double digit increase.
61 SG have a dunk rating 55 or greater.
51 SG have a dunk rating 70 or greater.
8 SG have a dunk rating 85 or greater.

As we saw with PGs, many SGs have lost the ability to dunk at a high level.  While there are many SG who saw their dunk rating tank, there are still a high number who can yam it with regularity.

Unfortunately, it seems like the SGs up top are less consistent than the PG list.

2K Sports seems to have a vendetta against Dwyane Wade who has been playing at less than 100% of late.  Yet anyone who actually missed time is being given a full pass as we saw with Derrick Rose and now see with Kobe Bryant.  Like Rose, Kobe missed most of a season yet somehow saw his dunk rating go up.  The cherry on top of this **** sundae is that Jason Richardson likewise saw his dunk rating go up after missing a season, despite his dunk ability declining BEFORE his injury.






Wade's dunk rating is a mere 4 points higher than former teammate Ray Allen, 39 years old.  This is why these numbers are important, as perception (Wade's athleticism is declining) needs to meet reality (he's still more athletic than most SGs).

 I have played a few games with and against J.R. Smith and (as per usual) it is way too easy to dunk with him compared to how he performs in real life (though part of the problem is that he has a Silver "Posterizer" badge).  Smith did not look particularly athletic coming off knee surgery yet continues to be one of 2K's all-time cheese kings.

Overall I like the direction these ratings are taking.  Aside from some oversights here and there, these are much better and it's reflecting in the gameplay.

1 comment:

Wayne Wilson said...

Will you also be posting an analysis of the SF, PF and C dunk ratings? I would also be interested in this good article.