Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NBA 2K15 Roster Analysis 11/4/14

Wouldn't say this was a small update by 2K as they had a lot of Accessory changes.
PLAYER RATING / BADGE EDITS
Shawne Williams (Heat)
68 Overall (+1)
Standing Three (+2)
Moving Three (+2)
Shot IQ (+7)
Offensive Consistency (+5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2006-07 46 556 9.7 .533 6.7 10.6 6.7 0.6 1.1 12.4 15.5
2007-08 65 967 12.8 .522 6.0 14.0 9.8 1.3 2.0 12.2 21.3
2008-09 15 170 7.5 .345 13.0 18.1 1.7 0.6 3.9 7.6 17.8
2010-11 64 1323 12.2 .558 5.1 15.6 5.3 1.5 2.8 10.2 15.2
2011-12 25 514 4.9 .372 4.4 11.2 4.9 1.0 1.6 7.9 14.7
2013-14 36 751 9.5 .503 3.6 20.2 5.7 1.2 2.9 9.5 12.9
2014-15 3 89 15.5 .539 5.7 16.2 11.7 2.3 1.0 3.1 16.4

Williams is starting for the Heat (instead of Josh McRoberts) and his having his best season since Mike D'Antoni discovered he was a stretch-four.  Don't look now but the Heat are 3-0 playing team basketball.

Tony Parker (Spurs)
88 Overall (NC)
85 Standing Three (+4)
81 Moving Three (+1)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 ★ 68 1997 18.9 .555 1.0 7.5 31.7 0.9 0.3 12.9 26.5
2014-15 2 73 19.9 .641 1.7 5.8 25.4 0.0 0.0 13.2 24.9

Parker is 6-6 3PT through his first two games.  He hasn't hit more than 25 threes in a season in a decade.  Seems like he'll shatter that number by the end of the month if teams don't start respecting it.

Perry Jones (Thunder)
72 Overall (+2)
70 Free Throw (+3)
68 Lateral Quickness (+3)
72 Speed (+8)
70 Quickness (+7)
40 Offensive Consistency (+10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 38 280 7.8 .417 5.3 19.1 5.5 0.9 1.6 12.4 19.6
2013-14 62 764 10.1 .541 4.3 12.1 4.9 0.9 2.0 9.5 12.8
2014-15 4 147 13.7 .575 1.7 11.7 8.2 0.7 0.6 13.4 22.5




You can see in this video that Jones does a lot of his damage in the post, yet his Post Control sits at a meager 56 (three points below the average SF).  In fact there are a lot of Jones' ratings that are underrated at this point, and will need to be addressed rapidly.

All of his Standing shots
All of his Post ratings
All of his Defensive IQ ratings.
32 Passing Vision
40 Offensive Consistency

Touching on Speed again (Jones position used to be PF), it's absurd that Jones' athleticism was rated this poorly for two years.  Just further evidence that there isn't some magical speed gap between SFs and PFs.

Averaging 18.5 PPG over the first four games (23.7 on 53% shooting over the last three), Jones is obviously in the midst of his career year.  It's safe to say he'll have a big role even when OKC gets healthy.

Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers)
86 Overall (-1)
84 Shot IQ (-4)
85 Offensive Consistency (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 82 3167 16.4 .546 1.5 8.0 28.8 1.2 0.5 14.5 24.2
2013-14 ★ 82 2937 18.6 .568 1.3 9.2 25.1 1.1 0.5 11.5 25.0
2014-15 3 103 11.6 .439 5.1 10.7 17.7 0.5 0.7 7.9 21.7

I've noticed that there are far more players going up in rating in each update than there are going down.  It seems like 2K is trying not to hurt anyone feelings.  When players do drop it seems like the only affected ratings are IQ and Consistency.  Hopefully that changes going forward.  If other players get bonuses in other areas, other players need those decreases as well or everyone will have the same ratings.

Garrett Temple (Wizards)
70 Overall (+2)
73 Driving Layup (+4)
66 Shot IQ (+10)
75 Ball Control (+2)
40 Offensive Consistency (+10)
50 Defensive Consistency (+5)


Season MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 1156 8.8 .478 2.8 9.1 15.5 2.3 1.2 18.2 13.2
2013-14 638 7.8 .431 3.8 8.7 15.8 2.8 1.4 20.8 14.3
2014-15 102 12.9 .641 2.6 8.3 4.3 2.5 0.8 15.1 15.1

Temple has been shooting well for a change.

Otto Porter (Wizards)
69 Overall (+1)
65 Standing Three (+3)
80 Free Throw (+3)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 37 319 6.0 .405 7.5 13.3 4.6 1.3 0.3 12.7 15.6
2014-15 3 78 20.9 .688 3.5 12.4 4.0 3.9 0.0 6.8 17.7

It would seem like Porter is poised to have a much better year as a sophomore! He's 2-5 3PT after going 4-21 last year.

TEAM RATING CHANGES

Changes are from the 10/29 roster (honestly forgot to check Team ratings in previous rosters)

EASTERN CONFERENCE
91 Cavaliers (NC)

86 Hornets (NC)
86 Raptors (NC)

86 Heat (+1)
84 Wizards (NC)
83 Bulls (-6) - Derrick Rose sidelined
83 Celtics (+1)
83 Hawks (NC)
80 Knicks (-1)
79 Nets (+2) - Brook Lopez return

78 Pistons (+1)
74 Bucks (NC)
72 Magic (-2)

70 Pacers (-NC)
65 Sixers (NC)

WESTERN CONFERENCE
91 Clippers (NC)

90 Spurs (NC)
86 Trail Blazers (-1)

84 Pelicans (NC)
84 Warriors (NC)

83 Rockets (-1)
83 Suns (+1)
82 Grizzlies (-1)
82 Mavericks (NC)
81 Lakers (NC)
80 Nuggets (-1)
80 Kings (NC)

80 Timberwolves (+1)
74 Thunder (-2)
72 Jazz (NC)

2 comments:

Kenrick Altidor said...

I agree with what your saying about Perry. But I think he's going about it the right way. Even though Perry is really underrated.

Rashidi said...

As long as Perry continues to get daily updates, it should sort itself out.