Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NBA 2K17 Roster Analysis (11/30/16)

2K Sports released the largest roster update in the companies history, at least as far as Overall ratings are concerned.  No less than 227 players had their Overall rating updated in today's update (granted, the last update was about 2-3 weeks ago).  That is a little over half of the entire league!

Normally I would write a blurb about each team but there is simply too much for me to cover.  Hit me on Twitter if you want any of my specific thoughts on the direction being taken with various teams and players.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
83/C Joel Embiid (+3)
78/C Jahlil Okafor (-1)
75/PG Jerryd Bayless (+1)
75/PG Sergio Rodriguez (-1)
74/SG Nik Stauskas (+5)
73/SF Robert Covington (-2)
73/SF Hollis Thompson (+1)
72/PF Dario Saric (-2)
72/PF Richaun Holmes (+2)

Joel "The Process" Embiid continues his trek towards Rookie of the Year.  He now ranks 9th among centers in 2K Overall rating.

After three years, Nik Stauskas has finally arrived.  Sauce Castillo is shooting 45% from 3pt range and is averaging 10 points off the Sixers bench.  Not bad for a player who wasn't a lock to make the team.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
87/SF Giannis Antetokounmpo (+2)
80/PF Jabari Parker (+1)
75/C John Henson (+1)
75/PF Mirza Teletovic (-1)
73/PG Matthew Dellavedova (-2)
73/SF Tony Snell (+1)
72/SG Malcolm Brogdon (+2)
70/C Miles Plumlee (-1)

CHICAGO BULLS
90/SG Jimmy Butler (+2)
77/PF Taj Gibson (+1)
77/PG Rajon Rondo (-2)
73/PF Bobby Portis (-1)
71/PG Jerian Grant (-1)
68/SF Denzel Valentine (-5)
64/SG R.J. Hunter (-1)

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
85/PF Kevin Love (+1)
75/SG J.R. Smith (-2)
72/SF Mike Dunleavy (-1)
69/SG Jordan McRae (-1)
67/SG DeAndre Liggins (-1)

Kevin Love is tied with LeBron for the team lead in PER.  Who thought we'd ever see the day?  Love is finally putting up the gaudy numbers he had in Minnesota.

J.R. Smith, Richard Jefferson, and Mike Dunleavy have all struggled to shoot the ball this year.  J.R. in particular is hitting an incredulously poor 19% of his 2PT field goals (he hasn't hit a single shot this year between 3 and 23 feet..\

BOSTON CELTICS
87/PG Isaiah Thomas (+1)
84/C Al Horford (-1)
75/PG Marcus Smart (-1)
75/C Kelly Olynyk (-1)
74/PF Amir Johnson (-2)
74/SF Jaylen Brown (-1)
72/SG Gerald Green (-1)
71/PF Jonas Jerebko (-1)
69/PG Terry Rozier (-1)
67/PG Demetrius Jackson (+1)

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
92/PG Chris Paul (+1)
75/PG Austin Rivers (+1)
74/PG Raymond Felton (-1)
72/SF Wesley Johnson (-1)

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
86/PG Mike Conley (+1)
77/SG Tony Allen (-1)
72/PF JaMychal Green (-1)
69/SF Troy Williams (+4)
69/SG Troy Daniels (-1)

ATLANTA HAWKS
87/C Dwight Howard (+1)
84/PF Paul Millsap (-2)
77/PG Dennis Schroder (-1)
77/SF Kent Bazemore (-1)
76/SF Thabo Sefolosha (+1)
74/PF Kris Humphries (+1)
71/C Mike Muscala (-1)
68/SF DeAndre Bembry (-1)

MIAMI HEAT
87/C Hassan Whiteside (+1)
77/SF Justise Winslow (+1)
75/SG Dion Waiters (+2)
73/SF James Johnson (+1)
69/SG Rodney McGruder (+2)
68/SF Luke Babbitt (-1)

CHARLOTTE HORNETS
87/PG Kemba Walker (+1)
78/SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (-1)
78/C Cody Zeller (+1)
76/PF Marvin Williams (-1)
75/C Roy Hibbert (+1)
75/C Spencer Hawes (+1)
74/C Frank Kaminsky (+1)
73/SG Marco Belinelli (+1)

UTAH JAZZ
85/SF Gordon Hayward (+1)
82/C Rudy Gobert (+1)
77/SF Joe Johnson (-1)
73/PG Dante Exum (-1)
73/PF Trey Lyles (+1)
73/C Jeff Withey (-1)

SACRAMENTO KINGS
92/C DeMarcus Cousins (+2)
82/SF Rudy Gay (+1)
78/PG Darren Collison (+1)
75/SG Garrett Temple (+1)
73/SG Arron Afflalo (-2)
73/C Kosta Koufos (-1)
72/SF Omri Casspi (-1)
72/SF Matt Barnes (-2)
71/SG Ben McLemore (-1)

NEW YORK KNICKS
87/SF Carmelo Anthony (-1)
84/PF Kristaps Porzingis (+2)
76/C Joakim Noah (-1)
76/PG Brandon Jennings (+1)
75/C Kyle O'Quinn (-1)
72/SG Justin Holiday (+2)
71/C Willy Hernangomez (+2)
68/SG Sasha Vujacic (-1)

How poorly does Carmelo Anthony need to play in order to see his rating drop?  The team belongs to Porzingis now.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS
80/SG Louis Williams (+3)
78/PG Jordan Clarkson (+1)
76/C Timofey Mozgov (+1)
76/SG Nick Young (+2)
75/C Tarik Black (+5)
74/SF Brandon Ingram (-2)

ORLANDO MAGIC
80/PF Serge Ibaka (+1)
74/PF Aaron Gordon (-3)
74/C Bismack Biyombo (-2)
71/PG C.J. Watson (-1)
70/SG Mario Hezonja (-4)

DALLAS MAVERICKS
82/PF Dirk Nowitzki (-2)
75/C Andrew Bogut (-1)
75/PF Dwight Powell (+1)
71/PG Jonathan Gibson (+3)
71/SF Dorian Finney-Smith (+6)

BROOKLYN NETS
82/C Brook Lopez (+1)
78/SG Sean Kilpatrick (+2)
75/PF Trevor Booker (+2)
72/C Justin Hamilton (+2)
72/SG Randy Foye (+1)
70/SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (-2)

DENVER NUGGETS
81/SF Wilson Chandler (+5)
79/SF Danilo Gallinari (-1)
77/SG Will Barton (-1)
76/SG Jamal Murray (+1)
76/C Nikola Jokic (-3)
75/PG Emmanuel Mudiay (-1)
73/PF Darrell Arthur (-2)

INDIANA PACERS
79/SF C.J. Miles (+3)
78/PG Jeff Teague (+1)
76/SG Monta Ellis (-1)
74/SF Glenn Robinson (+5)
70/PF Lavoy Allen (-2)

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
94/PF Anthony Davis (+3)
80/PG Jrue Holiday (+1)
75/PG Tim Frazier (+1)
75/PF Terrence Jones (+1)
74/C Omer Asik (-1)
72/SF Dante Cunningham (+1)
71/C Alexis Ajinca (-2)
70/SG Buddy Hield (-5)

DETROIT PISTONS
78/SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (-1)
76/PF Jon Leuer (+1)
74/PG Beno Udrih (+2)
73/C Boban Marjanovic (-2)
72/C Aron Baynes (-3)
70/SG Michael Gbinije (+2) - Position change from PG

TORONTO RAPTORS
89/SG DeMar DeRozan (+1)
85/PG Kyle Lowry (-1)
81/C Jonas Valanciunas (-1)
77/SF Terrence Ross (+1)
75/PF Patrick Patterson (-1)
75/SG Norman Powell (+1)
74/PG Cory Joseph (-1)
72/PF Pascal Siakam (+3)
70/C Jakob Poeltl (-1)

HOUSTON ROCKETS
93/SG James Harden (+2)
79/C Clint Capela (+2)
75/PF Ryan Anderson (-2)
74/SF Sam Dekkler (+4)
72/SF Corey Brewer (-1)
71/PF Montrezl Harrell (+1)
67/SG K.J. McDaniels (-1)

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
94/SF Kawhi Leonard (-1)
86/PF LaMarcus Aldridge (-2)
83/C Pau Gasol (-1)
77/PG Tony Parker (-3)
77/SG Manu Ginobili (-2)
75/PF David Lee (+1)
72/SF Kyle Anderson (-2)
72/SG Jonathan Simmons (+2)
68/PG Nicolas Laprovittola (+1)

PHOENIX SUNS
80/SG Devin Booker (-1)
79/SF T.J. Warren (-1)
76/C Alex Len (+1)
75/SG Leandro Barbosa (+2)
74/PF Jared Dudley (-2)
73/C Tyson Chandler (-1)
73/SF P.J. Tucker (-2)
71/PF Alan Williams (+1)
70/C Dragan Bender (-2)

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
95/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
80/C Steven Adams (-1)
78/C Enes Kanter (-1)
69/SF Kyle Singler (-2)
69/SG Alex Abrines (-1)
69/C Domantas Sabonis (-3)
66/PG Semaj Christon (+1)

Westbrook is averaging 31/9/10 and might be the first modern player to achieve Oscar Robertson's mythical season (to be fair, LeBron and Westbrook are vastly better rebounders than Roberson and would have averaged 12-15 rebounds in the 60s simply due to pace).

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
87/C Karl-Anthony Towns (-1)
80/SG Zach LaVine (+1)
75/PG Ricky Rubio (-2)
74/C Jordan Hill (-2)
73/C Cole Aldrich (-1)
73/PG Tyus Jones (+2)
71/PF Adreian Payne (+2)
67/PG John Lucas (-1)

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
90/PG Damian Lillard (+1)
84/SG C.J. McCollum (+1)
78/SF Al-Farouq Aminu (+1)
76/SF Maurice Harkless (+4)
73/SG Allan Crabbe (-2)
73/C Ed Davis (-4)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
95/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
93/PG Stephen Curry (-1)
88/PF Draymond Green (-2)
79/SF Andre Iguodala (-1)
75/SG Ian Clark (+4)
75/C Zaza Pachulia (-1)
74/PG Shaun Livingston (-2)
74/PF David West (-1)
72/PF Kevon Looney (+2)
70/C JaVale McGee (-2)
67/PF James Michael McAdoo (-1)

Remember when the Warriors were 4-2 and looked out of sorts?  They've won 12 straight since then.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

80/SG Bradley Beal (+1)
79/SF Otto Porter (+3)
78/C Marcin Gortat (-1)
75/PF Markieff Morris (-1)
72/PG Trey Burke (-1)
72/PG Tomas Satoransky (-1)
71/SG Marcus Thornton (-2)
71/PF Andrew Nicholson (-2)
71/C Jason Smith (-2)
67/SG Sheldon McClellan (+1)

NBA TOP TEN
96/SF LeBron James
95/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
95/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
94/PF Anthony Davis (+3)
94/SF Kawhi Leonard (+1)
93/SG James Harden (+2)
93/PG Stephen Curry (-1)
92/PG Chris Paul (+1)
92/C DeMarcus Cousins (+2)
90/PG Damian Lillard (+1)

POINT GUARDS
95/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
93/PG Stephen Curry (-1)
92/PG Chris Paul (+1)
90/PG Damian Lillard (+1)
89/PG Kyrie Irving

SHOOTING GUARDS
93/SG James Harden (+2)
90/SG Jimmy Butler (+2)
89/SG DeMar DeRozan (+1)
88/SG Klay Thompson
87/SG Dwyane Wade

SMALL FORWARDS
96/SF LeBron James
95/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
94/SF Kawhi Leonard (-1)
89/SF Paul George
87/SF Giannis Antetokounmpo (+2)

POWER FORWARDS
94/PF Anthony Davis (+3)
88/PF Draymond Green (-2)
87/PF Blake Griffin
86/PF LaMarcus Aldridge (-2)
85/PF Kevin Love (+1) - Technically Chris Bosh = 86 OVR

CENTERS
92/C DeMarcus Cousins (+2)
87/C Dwight Howard (+1)
87/C Hassan Whiteside (+1)
87/C Karl-Anthony Towns (-1)
86/C Andre Drummond

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Official NBA 2K17 Player Ratings (Full list w/ season updates)

RATINGS GUIDE
Listed Overall Rating (OVR) is from NBA 2K17's most recent roster, and the listed change is it's difference from the default (out of box) roster (I.E. how much the player has improved/regressed since the start of the season).
Player Stats (minimum 300 minutes) are meant to be a loose guideline for a Player's OVR rating and will be sporadically updated throughout season.
Bold denotes player's OVR has increased/decreased four points since the start of the season.
Red denotes the player is injured for an extended period of time (I.E. not a "day-to-day" injury).

Active Players on NBA Rosters: 447
Last Rating Update: 2-5-2017
Last Stat Update: 2-5-2017

POINT GUARD (91)
95 (+2) Russell Westbrook (OKC): 29.4 PER, 54 TS%, 57 AST%, 42 USG%
94 (NC) Stephen Curry (GSW): 24.7 PER, 64 TS%, 29 AST%, 29 USG%
92 (+7) Isaiah Thomas (BOS): 27.8 PER, 63 TS%, 34 AST%, 34 USG%
92 (+1) Chris Paul (LAC): 27.3 PER, 61 TS%, 50 AST%, 24 USG%
90 (+1) Kyrie Irving (CLE): 21.9 PER, 57 TS%, 30 AST%, 30 USG%
89 (+3) Kyle Lowry (TOR): 23.7 PER, 63 TS%, 29 AST%, 25 USG%
89 (+1) John Wall (WAS): 23.7 PER, 54 TS%, 46 AST%, 31 USG%
89 (NC) Damian Lillard (POR): 22.6 PER, 58 TS%, 28 AST%, 31 USG%
87 (+2) Kemba Walker (CHA): 21.8 PER, 58 TS%, 30 AST%, 29 USG%
86 (+1) Mike Conley (MEM): 22.3 PER, 58 TS%, 35 AST%, 26 USG%
86 (+1) Eric Bledsoe (PHX): 21.5 PER, 57 TS%, 31 AST%, 28 USG%
84 (+6) Goran Dragic (MIA): 19.0 PER, 57 TS%, 32 AST%, 27 USG%
83 (+5) Jeff Teague (IND): 20.0 PER, 58 TS%, 38 AST%, 23 USG%
82 (+3) Jrue Holiday (NOP): 17.7 PER, 53 TS%, 39 AST%, 24 USG%
81 (-1) Reggie Jackson (DET): 15.5 PER, 52 TS%, 31 AST%, 28 USG%
81 (+5) George Hill (UTA): 19.8 PER, 59 TS%, 23 AST%, 24 USG%
81 (+1) Derrick Rose (NYK): 16.3 PER, 51 TS%, 23 AST%, 27 USG%
81 (+3) Dennis Schroder (ATL): 16.2 PER, 54 TS%, 35 AST%, 27 USG%
79 (NC) D'Angelo Russell (LAL): 15.7 PER, 51 TS%, 29 AST%, 28 USG%
78 (+2) Jeremy Lin (BKN): 19.8 PER, 56 TS%, 40 AST%, 26 USG%
78 (+2) Deron Williams (DAL) 15.7 PER, 53 TS%, 41 AST%, 24 USG%
78 (NC) Darren Collison (SAC): 15.1 PER, 58 TS%, 23 AST%, 19 USG%
78 (+1) Ricky Rubio (MIN): 14.9 PER, 53 TS%, 35 AST%, 15 USG%
78 (-2) Tony Parker (SAS): 14.4 PER, 53 TS%, 29 AST%, 21 USG%
78 (+4) Austin Rivers (LAC): 12.3 PER, 55 TS%, 16 AST%, 20 USG%
77 (+1) J.J. Barea (DAL): 17.4 PER, 53 TS%, 35 AST%, 25 USG%
77 (+2) Patty Mills (SAS): 16.4 PER, 60 TS%, 23 AST%, 20 USG%
77 (+2) Elfrid Payton (ORL): 16.1 PER, 51 TS%, 33 AST%, 22 USG%
76 (NC) Patrick Beverley (HOU): 13.0 PER, 54 TS%, 20 AST%, 14 USG%
76 (-1) Jordan Clarkson (LAL): 13.9 PER, 53 TS%, 13 AST%, 23 USG%
76 (-2) Brandon Knight (PHX): 12.8 PER, 50 TS%, 18 AST%, 26 USG%
75 (+2) T.J. McConnell (PHI): 12.7 PER, 49 TS%, 38 AST%, 14 USG%
75 (NC) Cory Joseph (TOR): 13.3 PER, 51 TS%, 19 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (NC) Ish Smith (DET): 13.1 PER, 47 TS%, 31 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (NC) Brandon Jennings (NYK): 12.3 PER, 50 TS%, 28 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (-1) Marcus Smart (BOS): 11.4 PER, 47 TS%, 22 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (+2) Aaron Brooks (IND): 10.2 PER, 50 TS%, 23 AST%, 20 USG%
75 (+1) Jerryd Bayless (PHI)
74 (-2) Emmanuel Mudiay (DEN): 10.3 PER, 47 TS%, 22 AST%, 22 USG%
74 (+2) Beno Udrih (DET): 15.7 PER, 53 TS%, 33 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (+4) Tim Frazier (NOP): 14.1 PER, 53 TS%, 35 AST%, 18 USG%
74 (+1) Ty Lawson (SAC): 13.7 PER, 52 TS%, 28 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (+1) D.J. Augustin (ORL): 12.7 PER, 54 TS%, 24  AST%, 20 USG%
74 (NC) Ramon Sessions (CHA): 12.2 PER, 50 TS%, 24 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (NC) Raymond Felton (LAC): 11.7 PER, 51 TS%, 17 AST%, 17 USG%
74 (+2) Langston Galloway (NOP) 11.4 PER, 50 TS%, 9 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (-5) Rajon Rondo (CHI): 11.3 PER, 41 TS%, 36 AST%, 17 USG%
74 (NC) Sergio Rodriguez (PHI): 11.1 PER, 48 TS%, 36 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (-1) Shelvin Mack (UTA): 10.0 PER, 51 TS%, 21 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (+4) Dejounte Murray (SAS)
73 (+2) Tyus Jones (MIN): 15.1 PER, 58 TS%, 28 AST%, 15 USG%
73 (-1) Devin Harris (DAL): 12.3 PER, 54 TS%, 16 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (NC) Trey Burke (WAS): 10.7 PER, 52 TS%, 20 AST%, 19 USG%
73 (+1) Jameer Nelson (DEN): 10.6 PER, 53 TS%, 26 AST%, 17 USG%
73 (-3) Shaun Livingston (GSW): 10.3 PER, 58 TS%, 13 AST%, 13 US%
73 (+6) Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN): 9.9 PER, 55 TS%, 18 AST%, 14 USG%
73 (+5) Malcolm Delaney (ATL): 8.4 PER, 47 TS%, 24 AST%, 19 USG%
73 (NC) Dante Exum (UTA): 8.0 PER, 50 TS%, 14 AST%, 17 USG%
73 (+4) Isaiah Whitehead (BKN): 7.3 PER, 47 TS%, 20 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (-4) Jose Calderon (LAL)
73 (+1) Marcelo Huertas (LAL)
73 (NC) Raul Neto (UTA)
73 (NC) Cameron Payne (OKC)
72 (+3) Jerian Grant (CHI) 11.0 PER, 52 TS%, 15 AST%, 17 USG%<
72 (-3) Matthew Dellavedova (MIL): 10.3 PER, 50 TS%, 28 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (-3) Michael Carter-Williams (CHI): 9.3 PER, 44 TS%, 17 AST%, 21 USG%
72 (+4) Andrew Harrison (MEM): 8.7 PER, 47 TS%, 20 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (NC) C.J. Watson (ORL): 8.2 PER, 48 TS%, 15 AST%, 13 USG%
72 (-5) Kris Dunn (MIN): 7.8 PER, 43 TS%, 21 AST%, 15 USG%
72 (NC) Brian Roberts (CHA)
71 (NC) Terry Rozier (BOS): 10.9 PER, 47 TS%, 13 AST%, 16 USG%
71 (NC) Joseph Young (IND)
71 (-1) Toney Douglas (MEM)
71 (NC) Ray McCallum (CHA)
70 (+1) Kay Felder (CLE): 12.8 PER, 49 TS%, 23 AST%, 24 USG%
70 (-2) Tomas Satoransky (WAS): 9.4 PER, 51 TS%, 18 AST%, 13 USG%
70 (-1) Jason Terry (MIL): 7.5 PER, 52 TS%, 11 AST%, 10 USG%
70 (NC) Tyler Ulis (PHX)
70 (NC) Shabazz Napier (POR)
70 (NC) Briante Weber (GSW)
69 (NC) Ronnie Price (PHX)
69 (NC) Delon Wright (TOR)
68 (-1) Wade Baldwin (MEM): 6.9 PER, 41 TS%, 24 AST%, 19 USG%
68 (-2) Tyler Ennis (HOU)
68 (NC) Bobby Brown (HOU)
67 (NC) Fred Van Fleet (TOR)
67 (+1) Demetrius Jackson (BOS)
66 (+1) Tim Quarterman (POR)
66 (NC) Yogi Ferrell (DAL)
65 (NC) Semaj Christon (OKC): 6.3 PER, 38 TS%, 22 AST%, 14 USG%
65 (NEW) Chasson Randle (PHI)

FREE AGENT
74 (NC) Jarrett Jack (FA)
74 (NC) Mario Chalmers (FA)
72 (NC) Pierre Jackson (FA)
71 (NC) Grevis Vasquez (FA)
71 (NC) Tony Wroten (FA)
70 (+2) Jonathan Gibson (FA)
69 (NC) Jordan Farmar (FA)
68 (NC) Keith Appling (FA)
67 (-1) John Lucas (FA)

D-LEAGUE
72 (NC) Nate Robinson ()
70 (NC) Phil Pressey (Santa Cruz)
68 (NC) Kendall Marshall (Reno)
67 (NC) Xavier Munford (Greensboro)

INTERNATIONAL
74 (NC) Norris Cole (China)
72 (NC) Donald Sloan (China)
71 (NC) Pablo Prigioni (Spain)
71 (NC) Shane Larkin (Spain)
69 (NC) Jared Cunningham (China)
69 (NC) Bryce Cotton (Turkey)
68 (+1) Nicolas Laprovittola (Spain)
68 (NC) Jimmer Fredette (China)
68 (NC) Russ Smith (Turkey)
68 (NC) Erick Green (Greece)
68 (NC) Steve Blake (Australia)
68 (NC) David Stockton (New Zealand)
67 (NC) Lorenzo Brown (Russia)
62 (NC) Jorge Gutierrez (Turkey)

RETIRED
74 (NC) Andre Miller (FA)
73 (NC) Mo Williams (FA)

SHOOTING GUARD (88)
95 (+5) James Harden (HOU): 27.6 PER, 61 TS%, 51 AST%, 34 USG%
90 (+3) DeMar DeRozan (TOR): 24.9 PER, 55 TS%, 20 AST%, 34 USG%
89 (+1) Jimmy Butler (CHI): 25.6 PER, 59 TS%, 22 AST%, 27 USG%
89 (-1) Klay Thompson (GSW): 16.0 PER, 58 TS%, 9 AST%, 25 USG%
86 (+3) C.J. McCollum (POR): 21.0 PER, 60 TS%, 19 AST%, 28 USG%
84 (-3) Dwyane Wade (CHI): 19.7 PER, 51 TS%, 23 AST%, 30 USG%
84 (+5) Bradley Beal (WAS): 19.2 PER, 59 TS%, 17 AST%, 26 USG%
83 (+1) Avery Bradley (BOS): 15.5 PER, 56 TS%, 11 AST%, 22 USG%
83 (+5) Devin Booker (PHX): 14.4 PER, 53 TS%, 16 AST%, 28 USG%
81 (+4) Eric Gordon (HOU): 14.7 PER, 57 TS%, 14 AST%, 24 USG%
81 (NC) Khris Middleton (MIL)
80 (+2) J.J. Redick (LAC): 15.1 PER, 60 TS%, 8 AST%, 23 USG%
79 (+1) Zach LaVine (MIN): 14.7 PER, 58 TS%, 13 AST%, 22 USG%
79 (NC) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (DET): 14.3 PER, 54 TS%, 13 AST%, 19 USG%
79 (NC) Victor Oladipo (OKC): 13.8 PER, 54 TS%, 12 AST%, 21 USG%
79 (+6) Dion Waiters (MIA): 13.1 PER, 49 TS%, 22 AST%, 26 USG%
79 (-1) Rodney Hood (UTA): 13.0 PER, 53 TS%, 11 AST%, 23 USG%
79 (+3) Lou Williams (LAL): 23.2 PER, 60 TS%, 22 AST%, 30 USG%
78 (+2) Gary Harris (DEN): 15.6 PER, 57 TS%, 15 AST%, 19 USG%
78 (NC) Evan Fournier (ORL): 14.0 PER, 55 TS%, 17 AST%, 23 USG%
78 (NC) Tony Allen (MEM): 13.0 PER, 49 TS%, 7 AST%, 18 USG%
77 (-1) Wesley Matthews (DAL): 12.6 PER, 54 TS%, 10 AST%, 21 USG%
77 (+2) Tyler Johnson (MIA): 15.9 PER, 53 TS%, 16 AST%, 21 USG%
77 (-2) Manu Ginobili (SAS): 14.9 PER, 54 TS%, 19 AST%, 22 USG%
77 (-1) Will Barton (DEN): 14.8 PER, 55 TS%, 17 AST%, 20 USG%
76 (+5) Sean Kilpatrick Jr. (BKN): 12.6 PER, 54 TS%, 15 AST%, 24 USG%
76 (NC) Courtney Lee (NYK): 11.3 PER, 55 TS%, 9 AST%, 14 USG%
76 (NC) Danny Green (SAS): 11.1 PER, 58 TS%, 10 AST%, 13 USG%
76 (-1) J.R. Smith (CLE): 7.8 PER, 48 TS%, 6 AST%, 15 USG%
76 (+4) Ian Clark (GSW): 13.5 PER, 58 TS%, 12 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (+3) Leandro Barbosa (PHX): 12.7 PER, 52 TS%, 15 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (-1) Jamal Crawford (LAC): 10.5 PER, 50 TS%, 17 AST%, 23 USG%
76 (+1) Josh Richardson (MIA): 9.6 PER, 48 TS%, 14 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (-1) Alec Burks (UTA)
75 (+3) Seth Curry (DAL): 15.0 PER, 58 TS%, 16 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (+4) Tim Hardaway Jr (ATL): 14.1 PER, 55 TS%, 14 AST%, 23 USG%
75 (+3) Marco Belinelli (CHA): 13.5 PER, 58 TS%, 13 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (+1) Norman Powell (TOR): 13.4 PER, 56 TS%, 9 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (+1) Jodie Meeks (ORL): 13.5 PER, 57 TS%, 11 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (NC) Allan Crabbe (POR): 11.3 PER, 60 TS%, 6 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (+4) Malcolm Brogdon (MIL): 13.4 PER, 53 TS%, 24 AST%, 18 USG%
74 (NC) Gerald Henderson (PHI): 12.4 PER, 57 TS%, 12 AST%, 17 USG%
74 (NC) Garrett Temple (SAC): 11.3 PER, 56 TS%, 13 AST%, 13 USG%
74 (-3) Monta Ellis (IND): 8.8 PER, 50 TS%, 16 AST%, 16 USG%
74 (NC) Jeremy Lamb (CHA): 15.8 PER, 52 TS%, 11 AST%, 23 USG%
74 (+2) Wayne Ellington (MIA): 12.4 PER, 54 TS%, 9 AST%, 18 USG%
74 (+4) Troy Daniels (MEM): 11.9 PER, 55 TS%, 7 AST%, 22 USG%
74 (NC) Iman Shumpert (CLE): 11.2 PER, 58 TS%, 9 AST%, 14 USG%
74 (-2) Kyle Korver (CLE): 10.8 PER, 60 TS%, 10 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (-1) Buddy Hield (NOP): 9.3 PER, 49 TS%, 10 AST%, 21 USG%
74 (+5) Nik Stauskas (PHI): 8.7 PER, 55 TS%, 12 AST%, 15 USG%
73 (-1) Andre Roberson (OKC): 8.6 PER, 48 TS%, 5 AST%, 10 USG%
73 (-1) E'Twaun Moore (NOP): 12.3 PER, 54 TS%, 14 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (+3) Jonathan Simmons (SAS): 11.5 PER, 53 TS%, 13 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (-1) Rodney Stuckey (IND): 11.0 PER, 53 TS%, 15 AST%, 23 USG%
73 (-3) Arron Afflalo (SAC): 8.7 PER, 55 TS%, 7 AST%, 14 USG%
73 (+6) Rodney McGruder (MIA): 8.4 PER, 49 TS%, 8 AST%, 12 USG%
72 (+1) Caris LeVert (BKN): 12.8 PER, 57 TS%, 15 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (+2) Justin Holiday (NYK): 12.6 PER, 55 TS%, 8 AST%, 17 USG%
72 (-1) Gerald Green (BOS): 11.5 PER, 48 TS%, 12 AST%, 23 USG%
72 (-3) Jamal Murray (DEN): 11.1 PER, 51 TS%, 13 AST%, 21 USG%
72 (+2) Alex Abrines (OKC): 9.8 PER, 57 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (+3) Patrick McCaw (GSW): 7.0 PER, 52 TS%, 9 AST%, 12 USG%
72 (+4) DeAndre Liggins (CLE): 6.3 PER, 47 TS%, 9 AST%, 11 USG%
72 (+3) Rashad Vaughn (MIL)
71 (-2) Marcus Thornton (WAS): 10.5 PER, 49 TS%, 10 AST%, 19 USG%
71 (+3) Joe Harris (BKN): 9.5 PER, 56 TS%, 8 AST%, 17 USG%
70 (-2) Ben McLemore (SAC): 6.9 PER, 48 TS%, 7 AST%, 19 USG%
70 (-2) Isaiah Canaan (CHI): 8.4 PER, 49 TS%, 9 AST%, 15 USG%
70 (+2) Darrun Hilliard (DET)
70 (+2) Michael Gbinije (DET)
69 (-2) Randy Foye (BKN): 6.9 PER, 49 TS%, 17 AST%, 16 USG%
69 (-5) Mario Hezonja (ORL): 6.0 PER, 44 TS%, 10 AST%, 22 USG%
69 (NC) Malik Beasley (DEN)
69 (NC) Malachi Richardson (SAC)
68 (-1) Alan Anderson (LAC)
69 (NC) Pat Connaughton (POR)
68 (-2) Jordan McRae (CLE): 10.1 PER, 49 TS%, 7 AST%, 21 USG%
68 (-1) Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (PHI) 6.0 PER, 53 TS%, 9 AST%, 17 USG%
68 (NC) K.J. McDaniels (HOU)
68 (-1) Sasha Vujacic (NYK)
68 (NC) Paul Zipser (CHI)
68 (NC) Lamar Patterson (ATL)
68 (NC) C.J. Wilcox (ORL)
67 (NC) James Young (BOS)
67 (+1) Sheldon McClellan (WAS)
65 (NC) Bryn Forbes (SAS)
64 (-2) Ron Baker (NYK)

FREE AGENT
74 (NC) Lance Stephenson (FA)
73 (NC) Gary Neal (FA)
68 (NC) Jordan Adams (FA)
67 (NC) John Holland (FA)
66 (NC) Elliot Williams (FA)
65 (NC) Chris Johnson (FA)

D-LEAGUE
72 (NC) Archie Goodwin (Greensboro)
69 (NC) John Jenkins (Westchester)
67 (NC) Axel Toupane (Raptors 905)
66 (NC) Elijah Millsap (Northern Arizona)
65 (NC) Aaron Harrison (Greensboro)
64 (-1) R.J. Hunter (Long Island)

INTERNATIONAL
72 (NC) Andrew Goudelock (Israel)
70 (NC) Sonny Weems (Israel)
67 (NC) Orlando Johnson (Russia)
67 (NC) Markel Brown (Russia)
61 (NC) Devyn Marble (Greece)

RETIRED
73 (NC) Kevin Martin (FA)
71 (NC) Kirk Hinrich (FA)
70 (NC) O.J. Mayo (Suspended)

SMALL FORWARD (91)
96 (NC) LeBron James (CLE): 26.0 PER, 60 TS%, 41 AST%, 30 USG%
95 (+2) Kawhi Leonard (SAS): 27.8 PER, 62 TS%, 17 AST%, 31 USG%
95 (+2) Kevin Durant (GSW): 27.4 PER, 65 TS%, 22 AST%, 28 USG%
89 (+6) Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): 26.6 PER, 60 TS%, 27 AST%, 28 USG%
89 (-1) Paul George (IND): 19.3 PER, 58 TS%, 16 AST%, 28 USG%
87 (+3) Gordan Hayward (UTA): 22.3 PER, 60 TS%, 18 AST%, 27 USG%
86 (-2) Carmelo Anthony (NYK): 19.1 PER, 54 TS%, 15 AST%, 30 USG%
83 (+4) Harrison Barnes (DAL): 17.9 PER, 54 TS%, 8 AST%, 27 USG%
81 (+1) Rudy Gay (SAC): 18.1 PER, 56 TS%, 14 AST%, 26 USG%
81 (NC) Jae Crowder (BOS): 16.0 PER, 64 TS%, 10 AST%, 17 USG%
81 (-1) Andrew Wiggins (MIN): 15.3 PER, 53 TS%, 11 AST%, 28 USG%
80 (+4) Otto Porter (WAS): 17.7 PER, 64 TS%, 7 AST%, 15 USG%
80 (+1) Nicolas Batum (CHA): 15.7 PER, 53 TS%, 28 AST%, 21 USG%
80 (+2) Tobias Harris (DET): 16.5 PER, 57 TS%, 8 AST%, 22 USG%
79 (-1) Danilo Gallinari (DEN): 16.0 PER, 60 TS%, 10 AST%, 19 USG%
79 (NC) Ben Simmons (PHI)
78 (-1) Tyreke Evans (NOP): 17.4 PER, 50 TS%, 34 AST%, 28 USG%
78 (+6) James Johnson (MIA): 16.1 PER, 57 TS%, 20 AST%, 21 USG%
78 (+3) Wilson Chandler (DEN): 15.1 PER, 53 TS%, 11 AST%, 23 USG%
78 (+5) Joe Ingles (UTA): 13.1 PER, 63 TS%, 17 AST%, 14 USG%
78 (-2) Andre Iguodala (GSW): 12.1 PER, 58 TS%, 16 AST%, 10 USG%
77 (NC) Trevor Ariza (HOU): 12.7 PER, 55 TS%, 9 AST%, 14 USG%
77 (+1) Bojan Bogdanovic (BKN): 13.4 PER, 58 TS%, 10 AST%, 22 USG%
77 (+1) Marcus Morris (DET): 12.7 PER, 52 TS%, 10 AST%, 20 USG%
77 (+1) DeMarre Carroll (TOR): 12.1 PER, 53 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
77 (+1) C.J. Miles (IND): 14.0 PER, 59 TS%, 4 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (+6) Nick Young (LAL): 15.0 PER, 61 TS%, 6 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (NC) T.J. Warren (PHX): 13.5 PER, 50 TS%, 6 AST%, 20 USG%
76 (-3) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA): 13.1 PER, 51 TS%, 7 AST%, 15 USG%
76 (-1) Justise Winslow (MIA): 8.2 PER, 40 TS%, 16 AST%, 20 USG%
76 (+1) Terrence Ross (TOR): 14.7 PER, 55 TS%, 5 AST%, 20 USG%
75 (+3) Maurice Harkless (POR): 12.8 PER, 56 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
75 (NC) Thabo Sefolosha (ATL): 12.6 PER, 53 TS%, 9 AST%, 14 USG%
75 (-4) Chandler Parsons (MEM): 9.2 PER, 45 TS%, 13 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (+2) Shabazz Muhammad (MIN): 13.6 PER, 57 TS%, 3 AST%, 20 USG%
75 (-2) Evan Turner (POR): 12.3 PER, 50 TS%, 19 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (-2) Joe Johnson (UTA): 11.8 PER, 53 TS%, 12 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (-1) Jeff Green (ORL): 10.3 PER, 51 TS%, 8 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (-4) Luol Deng (LAL): 11.0 PER, 48 TS%, 8 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (+4) Sam Dekker (HOU): 13.8 PER, 55 TS%, 8 AST%, 16 USG%
74 (+2) Justin Anderson (DAL): 15.5 PER, 53 TS%, 7 AST%, 24 USG%
74 (NC) Vince Carter (MEM): 12.1 PER, 53 TS%, 12 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (+2) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (BKN): 12.0 PER, 50 TS%, 14 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (NC) Doug McDermott (CHI): 11.5 PER, 55 TS%, 7 AST%, 17 USG%
74 (-4) Kent Bazemore (ATL): 11.3 PER, 49 TS%, 15 AST%, 21 USG%
74 (+3) James Ennis (MEM): 11.1 PER, 59 TS%, 7 AST%, 14 USG%
74 (NC) Quincy Pondexter (NOP)
73 (-3) Robert Covington (PHI): 11.5 PER, 51 TS%, 8 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (+1) Tony Snell (MIL): 9.4 PER, 60 TS%, 6 AST%, 12 USG%
73 (-2) P.J. Tucker (PHX): 10.8 PER, 52 TS%, 6 AST%, 11 USG%
73 (NC) Derrick Williams (MIA): 10.6 PER, 47 TS%, 6 AST%, 21 USG%
73 (+4) Glenn Robinson III (IND): 9.9 PER, 54 TS%, 5 AST%, 13 USG%
73 (-4) Al-Farouq Aminu (POR): 9.7 PER, 46 TS%, 11 AST%, 15 USG%
73 (-1) Jaylen Brown (BOS): 9.6 PER, 50 TS%, 6 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (-1) Richard Jefferson (CLE): 7.1 PER, 54 TS%, 7 AST%, 12 USG%
73 (+8) Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL): 8.7 PER, 55 TS%, 6 AST%, 11 USG%
73 (NC) Jerami Grant (OKC): 9.9 PER, 57 TS%, 4 AST%, 12 USG%
72 (-1) Omri Casspi (SAC): 11.5 PER, 51 TS%, 10 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (+2) Kelly Oubre Jr. (WAS): 9.5 PER, 54 TS%, 4 AST%, 14 USG%
72 (-1) Anthony Morrow (OKC): 9.3 PER, 51 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (-2) Matt Barnes (SAC): 9.2 PER, 48 TS%, 16 AST%, 17 USG%
72 (-1) Wesley Johnson (LAC) 9.1 PER, 45 TS%, 5 AST%, 12 USG%
72 (+1) Dante Cunningham (NOP): 8.7 PER, 53 TS%, 4 AST%, 11 USG%
72 (-1) Corey Brewer (HOU): 7.4 PER, 49 TS%, 9 AST%, 13 USG%
72 (-6) Brandon Ingram (LAL): 7.2 PER, 45 TS%, 10 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (-1) Paul Pierce (LAC)
71 (-3) Solomon Hill (NOP): 7.9 PER, 52 TS%, 9 AST%, 11 USG%
71 (-3) Kyle Anderson (SAS): 11.4 PER, 53 TS%, 11 AST%, 11 USG%
71 (-2) Mike Dunleavy (ATL): 9.9 PER, 57 TS%, 8 AST%, 14 USG%
71 (-1) Lance Thomas (NYK): 6.5 PER, 48 TS%, 4 AST%, 13 USG%
71 (-1) Brandon Rush (MIN)
71 (NC) Taurean Prince (ATL)
70 (-5) Stanley Johnson (DET): 8.9 PER, 48 TS%, 11 AST%, 14 USG%
70 (+1) Luke Babbitt (MIA): 7.8 PER, 52 TS%, 4 AST%, 13 USG%
70 (NC) Mike Miller (DEN)
70 (NC) Reggie Bullock (DET)
70 (+1) Metta World Peace (LAL)
69 (NC) Josh Huestis (OKC)
69 (+1) Jake Layman (POR)
69 (NC) Anthony Brown (ORL)
69 (NC) James Jones (CLE)
68 (-5) Denzel Valentine (CHI): 6.2 PER, 45 TS%, 8 AST%, 16 USG%
68 (-3) Kyle Singler (OKC)
68 (-1) DeAndre Bembry (ATL)
68 (NC) Georges Niang (IND)
67 (+1) Damjan Rudez (ORL)
66 (NC) Danuel House (WAS)
65 (-1) Treveon Graham (CHA)
66 (NC) Nicolas Brussino (DAL)
66 (NC) Bruno Caboclo (TOR)
64 (NC) Derrick Jones Jr. (PHX)

FREE AGENT
70 (+5) Troy Williams (FA): 7.8 PER, 48 TS%, 7 AST%, 17 USG%
70 (NC) Alonzo Gee (FA)
69 (NC) Dorell Wright (FA)
69 (NC) Chris Copeland (FA)

D-LEAGUE
72 (NC) Hollis Thompson (Austin): 9.1 PER, 51 TS%, 7 AST%, 14 USG%
71 (NC) Jakarr Sampson (Iowa)
69 (NC) Livio Jean-Charles (Austin)
68 (NC) Damian Inglis (Westchester)
68 (NC) Cleanthony Early (Westchester)
68 (NC) P.J. Hairston (Rio Grande)
66 (NC) J.J. O'Brien (Salt Lake City)
66 (NC) Jarell Eddie (Austin)
65 (NC) Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City)
65 (NC) Luis Montero (Sioux Falls)

INTERNATIONAL
71 (NC) Coty Clarke (Russia)
70 (NC) Chase Budinger (Spain)
70 (NC) Jordan Hamilton (Venezuela)
69 (NC) Sergey Karasev (Russia)
69 (NC) Kostas Papanikolaou (Greece)
68 (NC) James Anderson (Turkey)
67 (NC) Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Spain)

RETIRED
73 (NC) Rasual Butler (FA)
72 (NC) Caron Butler (FA)
70 (NC) Tayshaun Prince (FA)
67 (NC) Dahntay Jones (FA)

POWER FORWARD (85)
94 (+4) Anthony Davis (NOP): 27.6 PER, 58 TS%, 12 AST%, 33 USG%
87 (+5) Kevin Love (CLE): 21.7 PER, 57 TS%, 10 AST%, 27 USG%
87 (NC) Blake Griffin (LAC): 22.9 PER, 55 TS%, 24 AST%, 30 USG%
86 (-2) LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS): 19.6 PER, 55 TS%, 11 AST%, 24 USG%
86 (-4) Draymond Green (GSW): 17.0 PER, 53 TS%, 28 AST%, 16 USG%
86 (NC) Chris Bosh (MIA)
85 (-1) Paul Millsap (ATL): 18.3 PER, 53 TS%, 18 AST%, 24 USG%
84 (+4) Kristaps Porzingis (NYK): 17.6 PER, 55 TS%, 6 AST%, 24 USG%
83 (+5) Jabari Parker (MIL): 18.8 PER, 56 TS%, 14 AST%, 26 USG%
80 (+1) Serge Ibaka (ORL): 17.6 PER, 56 TS%, 6 AST%, 21 USG%
80 (NC) Zach Randolph (MEM): 19.6 PER, 50 TS%, 15 AST%, 29 USG%
79 (-1) Kenneth Faried (DEN): 20.9 PER, 61 TS%, 6 AST%, 17 USG%
79 (+3) Taj Gibson (CHI): 15.8 PER, 54 TS%, 7 AST%, 19 USG%
79 (-5) Dirk Nowitzki (DAL): 15.7 PER, 50 TS%, 11 AST%, 26 USG%
79 (+3) Markieff Morris (WAS): 13.6 PER, 53 TS%, 8 AST%, 21 USG%
78 (+3) Ersan Ilyasova (PHI): 16.1 PER, 57 TS%, 11 AST%, 23 USG%
78 (+1) Julius Randle (LAL): 15.6 PER, 54 TS%, 21 AST%, 22 USG%
78 (-1) Thaddeus Young (IND): 15.0 PER, 57 TS%, 8 AST%, 17 USG%
78 (-7) Derrick Favors (UTA): 14.4 PER, 49 TS%, 8 AST%, 22 USG%
77 (+2) Jon Leuer (DET): 16.2 PER, 59 TS%, 10 AST%, 17 USG%
77 (+4) Trevor Booker (BKN): 16.0 PER, 56 TS%, 13 AST%, 17 USG%
77 (-2) Ryan Anderson (HOU): 13.5 PER, 59 TS%, 5 AST%, 18 USG%
77 (+3) Dwight Powell (DAL): 19.2 PER, 59 TS%, 7 AST%, 16 USG%
77 (+2) Larry Nance Jr (LAL): 15.5 PER, 59 TS%, 9 AST%, 13 USG%
76 (+2) Terrence Jones (NOP): 16.5 PER, 52 TS%, 8 AST%, 21 USG%
76 (+3) Luc Mbah a Moute (LAC): 10.7 PER, 58 TS%, 3 AST%, 12 USG%
76 (+1) Michael Beasley (MIL): 16.3 PER, 57 TS%, 10 AST%, 24 USG%
76 (NC) Aaron Gordon (ORL): 12.8 PER, 51 TS%, 11 AST%, 20 USG%
76 (NC) Nikola Mirotic (CHI): 12.4 PER, 51 TS%, 6 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (-3) Marvin Williams (CHA): 13.0 PER, 53 TS%, 7 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (+2) JaMychal Green (MEM): 12.8 PER, 57 TS%, 7 AST%, 14 USG%
75 (+5) Montrezl Harrell (HOU): 19.6 PER, 66 TS%, 10 AST%, 18 USG%
75 (+1) David Lee (SAS): 18.4 PER, 61 TS%, 13 AST%, 17 USG%
75 (NC) David West (GSW): 16.5 PER, 58 TS%, 24 AST%, 17 USG%
75 (+1) Dario Saric (PHI): 10.2 PER, 48 TS%, 12 AST%, 22 USG%
75 (-1) Mirza Teletovic (MIL): 8.9 PER, 53 TS%, 6 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (-2) Amir Johnson (BOS): 14.7 PER, 61 TS%, 13 AST%, 14 USG%
74 (+4) Willie Reed (MIA): 19.0 PER, 61 TS%, 4 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (NC) Brandon Bass (LAC): 18.0 PER, 67 TS%, 7 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (NC) Channing Frye (CLE): 15.7 PER, 60 TS%, 5 AST%, 20 USG%
74 (NC) Luis Scola (BKN): 14.9 PER, 57 TS%, 12 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (+1) Kris Humphries (ATL): 14.6 PER, 54 TS%, 6 AST%, 18 USG%
74 (+1) Mindaugas Kuzminskas (NYK): 13.4 PER, 54 TS%, 11 AST%, 19 USG%
74 (-2) Patrick Patterson (TOR): 10.5 PER, 52 TS%, 7 AST%, 12 USG%
74 (NC) Donatas Motiejunas (NOP)
73 (+2) Marquese Chriss (PHX): 11.1 PER, 51 TS%, 5 AST%, 20 USG%
73 (NC) Thomas Robinson (LAL): 16.4 PER, 52 TS%, 10 AST%, 17 USG%
73 (+3) Richaun Holmes (PHI): 16.1 PER, 56 TS%, 8 AST%, 19 USG%
73 (-2) Darrell Arthur (DEN): 13.8 PER, 64 TS%, 10 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (-1) Bobby Portis (CHI): 12.3 PER, 52 TS%, 7 AST%, 17 USG%
73 (+1) Trey Lyles (UTA): 12.0 PER, 50 TS%, 11 AST%, 22 USG%
73 (+3) Anthony Tolliver (SAC): 11.9 PER, 62 TS%, 6 AST%, 13 USG%
73 (-3) Jared Dudley (PHX): 11.0 PER, 61 TS%, 11 AST%, 14 USG%
73 (NC) Jonas Jerebko (BOS): 10.4 PER, 57 TS%, 8 AST%, 12 USG%
73 (-1) Boris Diaw (UTA): 8.1 PER, 51 TS%, 19 AST%, 16 USG%
72 (+5) Pascal Siakam (TOR): 11.5 PER, 53 TS%, 3 AST%, 13 USG%
72 (+2) Kevon Looney (GSW): 14.7 PER, 61 TS%, 9 AST%, 13 USG%
72 (-3) Nemanja Bjellica (MIN): 10.2 PER, 52 TS%, 10 AST%, 17 USG% 
72 (NC) Josh McRoberts (MIA): 9.8 PER, 44 TS%, 20 AST%, 17 USG%
72 (-1) Mike Scott (ATL)
72 (NC) Quincy Acy (BKN)
72 (NC) Nick Collison (OKC)
71 (+1) Davis Bertans (SAS): 14.1 PER, 63 TS%, 9 AST%, 15 USG%
71 (-1) Meyers Leonard (POR): 8.3 PER, 49 TS%, 7 AST%, 17 USG%
71 (+1) Alan Williams (PHX)
71 (+2) Adrien Payne (MIN)
71 (NC) Jordan Mickey (BOS)
71 (+2) Deyonta Davis (MEM)
70 (NC) Noah Vonleh (POR): 9.2 PER, 46 TS%, 3 AST%, 15 USG%
70 (-2) Lavoy Allen (IND): 8.9 PER, 45 TS%, 10 AST%, 10 USG%
70 (NC) Jarell Martin (MEM): 7.9 PER, 47 TS%, 2 AST%, 16 USG%
70 (NC) Udonis Haslem (MIA)
70 (+1) Chris McCullough (BKN)
69 (+1) Juancho Hernangomez (DEN): 13.4 PER, 59 TS%, 5 AST%, 13 USG%
69 (-4) Andrew Nicholson (WAS)
69 (NC) Maurice N'dour (NYK)
69 (NC) Brice Johnson (LAC)
69 (NC) Christian Wood (CHA)
67 (-1) James Michael McAdoo (GSW)
67 (NC) Johnny O'Bryant (DEN)
67 (NC) Joel Bolomboy (UTA)
67 (NC) Chinanu Onuaku (HOU)
66 (NC) Rakeem Christmas (IND)
65 (NC) Kyle Wiltjer (HOU)
65 (NC) Daniel Ochefu (WAS)

FREE AGENT
74 (NC) Carl Landry (FA):
71 (-1) Steve Novak (FA)
71 (NC) Jarnell Stokes (FA)
68 (NC) Lou Amundson (FA)

D-LEAGUE
69 (NC) Ryan Kelly (Maine)
69 (NC) Branden Dawson (Erie)
69 (NC) Cory Jefferson (Austin)
66 (NC) Cliff Alexander (Erie)
65 (NC) Eric Moreland (Canton)
64 (NC) Justin Harper (Los Angeles)

INTERNATIONAL
75 (NC) Yi Jianlian (China)
72 (NC) Josh Smith (China)
72 (NC) Andrea Bargnani (Spain)
71 (NC) Jason Thompson (China)
70 (NC) Anthony Bennett (Turkey)
70 (NC) Jeremy Evans (Russia)
69 (NC) Jeff Adrien (Israel)
69 (NC) DeJuan Blair (China)
64 (NC) Duje Dukan (Croatia)

RETIRED
73 (NC) Charlie Villanueva (FA)
71 (NC) Drew Gooden III (FA)
71 (NC) Tyler Hansbrough (FA)
70 (NC) Matt Bonner (FA)

CENTER (92)
93 (+3) DeMarcus Cousins (SAC): 27.2 PER, 56 TS%, 26 AST%, 37 USG%
89 (+4) Marc Gasol (MEM): 21.9 PER, 57 TS%, 23 AST%, 27 USG%
88 (NC) Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN): 23.7 PER, 58 TS%, 15 AST%, 27 USG%
86 (+9) Joel Embiid (PHI): 24.4 PER, 58 TS%, 17 AST%, 36 USG%
86 (+5) Rudy Gobert (UTA): 22.3 PER, 68 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
86 (-1) Andre Drummond (DET): 21.2 PER, 53 TS%, 6 AST%, 23 USG%
86 (+1) DeAndre Jordan (LAC): 21.0 PER, 67 TS%, 6 AST%, 15 USG%
86 (NC) Hassan Whiteside (MIA): 20.8 PER, 56 TS%, 4 AST%, 23 USG%
85 (+6) Nikola Jokic (DEN): 26.3 PER, 65 TS%, 27 AST%, 23 USG%
84 (-2) Dwight Howard (ATL): 22.1 PER, 64 TS%, 7 AST%, 19 USG%
84 (-1) Al Horford (BOS): 18.7 PER, 55 TS%, 25 AST%, 21 USG%
83 (+2) Brook Lopez (BKN): 21.1 PER, 58 TS%, 16 AST%, 29 USG%
83 (+5) Myles Turner (IND): 20.0 PER, 61 TS%, 5 AST%, 21 USG%
82 (-2) Pau Gasol (SAS): 18.9 PER, 56 TS%, 16 AST%, 20 USG%
81 (-1) Jonas Valanciunas (TOR): 18.8 PER, 58 TS%, 4 AST%, 19 USG%
81 (NC) Steven Adams (OKC): 17.3 PER, 62 TS%, 6 AST%, 17 USG%
80 (NC) Nikola Vucevic (ORL): 18.7 PER, 50 TS%, 18 AST%, 25 USG%
80 (+1) Enes Kanter (OKC): 24.5 PER, 62 TS%, 9 AST%, 26 USG%
79 (+2) Clint Capela (HOU): 20.8 PER, 63 TS%, 6 AST%, 20 USG%
79 (+1) Mason Plumlee (POR): 18.8 PER, 55 TS%, 22 AST%, 18 USG%
79 (-2) Tristan Thompson (CLE): 15.0 PER, 57 TS%, 4 AST%, 11 USG%
79 (NC) Greg Monroe (MIL): 21.4 PER, 56 TS%, 16 AST%, 24 USG%
78 (-1) Marcin Gortat (WAS): 16.1 PER, 62 TS%, 7 AST%, 14 USG%
78 (+1) Nerlens Noel (PHI): 21.6 PER, 63 TS%, 9 AST%, 18 USG%
77 (+1) Cody Zeller (CHA): 17.4 PER, 62 TS%, 9 AST%, 16 USG%
77 (+3) Tyson Chandler (PHX): 16.6 PER, 71 TS%, 3 AST%, 11 USG%
77 (NC) Gorgui Dieng (MIN): 14.2 PER, 56 TS%, 9 AST%, 15 USG%
77 (+2) Marreese Speights (LAC): 20.0 PER, 60 TS%, 9 AST%, 24 USG%
77 (-2) Al Jefferson (IND): 19.4 PER, 54 TS%, 10 AST%, 26 USG%
77 (NC) Jared Sullinger (TOR)
76 (NC) Zaza Pachulia (GSW) 15.9 PER, 59 TS%, 14 AST%, 14 USG%
76 (-1) Joakim Noah (NYK): 15.0 PER, 49 TS%, 14 AST%, 12 USG%
76 (-1) Robin Lopez (CHI): 14.8 PER, 51 TS%, 5 AST%, 16 USG%
76 (NC) Kyle O'Quinn (NYK): 20.2 PER, 55 TS%, 13 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (-1) Nene (HOU): 17.1 PER, 63 TS%, 8 AST%, 19 USG%
76 (+1) Jusuf Nurkic (DEN): 15.1 PER, 52 TS%, 11 AST%, 23 USG%
76 (NC) Ian Mahinmi (WAS)
76 (NC) Festus Ezeli (POR)
76 (NC) Brandan Wright (MEM)
75 (-1) John Henson (MIL): 14.4 PER, 54 TS%, 9 AST%, 16 USG%
75 (+6) Willy Hernangomez (NYK): 18.2 PER, 57 TS%, 19 USG%
75 (-4) Jahlil Okafor (PHI): 14.8 PER, 54 TS%, 9 AST%, 23 USG%
75 (NC) Alex Len (PHX): 14.8 PER, 56 TS%, 4 AST%, 17 USG%
75 (+3) Spencer Hawes (MIL): 14.7 PER, 55 TS%, 16 AST%, 19 USG%
75 (+1) Jeff Withey (UTA)
75 (NC) Tiago Splitter (ATL)
74 (-1) Timofey Mozgov (LAL): 12.4 PER, 55 TS%, 6 AST%, 17 USG%
74 (-3) Andrew Bogut (DAL): 9.3 PER, 46 TS%, 12 AST%, 10 USG%
74 (+4) Tarik Black (LAL): 16.1 PER, 58 TS%, 6 AST%, 16 USG%
74 (+2) Mike Muscala (ATL): 15.0 PER, 60 TS%, 11 AST%, 15 USG%
74 (-2) Kelly Olynyk (BOS): 14.5 PER, 60 TS%, 14 AST%, 18 USG%
74 (NC) Salah Mejri (DAL): 13.9 PER, 66 TS%, 3 AST%, 9 USG%
74 (+2) Frank Kaminsky (CHA): 12.6 PER, 49 TS%, 13 AST%, 21 USG%
74 (NC) Nikola Pekovic (MIN)
73 (-1) Kosta Koufos (SAC): 14.4 PER, 60 TS%, 5 AST%, 14 USG%
73 (+1) JaVale McGee (GSW): 24.0 PER, 66 TS%, 4 AST%, 25 USG%
73 (-1) Dewayne Dedmon (SAS): 17.2 PER, 64 TS%, 5 AST%, 13 USG%
73 (-1) Tyler Zeller (BOS): 13.9 PER, 49 TS%, 11 AST%, 17 USG%
73 (NC) Roy Hibbert (MIL): 13.4 PER, 61 TS%, 5 AST%, 14 USG%
73 (-2) Joffrey Lauvergne (OKC): 12.3 PER, 52 TS%, 10 AST%, 18 USG%
73 (-4) Bismack Biyombo (ORL): 11.7 PER, 53 TS%, 6 AST%, 13 USG%
73 (-1) Cole Aldrich (MIN): 13.5 PER, 55 TS%, 8 AST%, 9 USG%
73 (NC) Chris Andersen (CLE)
72 (+3) Lucas Nogueira (TOR): 16.8 PER, 70 TS%, 5 AST%, 10 USG%
72 (+2) Cristiano Felicio (CHI): 16.3 PER, 60 TS%, 6 AST%, 13 USG%
72 (-1) Jason Smith (WAS): 11.8 PER, 56 TS%, 4 AST%, 17 USG%
72 (-5) Ed Davis (POR): 10.9 PER, 57 TS%, 5 AST%, 11 USG%
72 (-3) Aron Baynes (DET): 10.9 PER, 56 TS%, 3 AST%, 14 USG%
72 (-3) Boban Marjanovic (DET)
71 (-1) Domantas Sabonis (OKC): 6.8 PER, 49 TS%, 7 AST%, 15 USG%
71 (-1) Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC): 15.2 PER, 57 TS%, 5 AST%, 19 USG%
71 (-4) Omer Asik (NOP): 10.1 PER, 52 TS%, 4 AST%, 9 USG%
71 (-5) Jordan Hill (MIN)
71 (NC) Thon Maker (MIL)
71 (-1) Kevin Seraphin (IND)
71 (-2) Alexis Ajinca (NOP)
70 (+1) Justin Hamilton (BKN): 12.8 PER, 55 TS%, 6 AST%, 15 USG%
70 (+3) Ivica Zubac (LAL)
70 (-2) Dragan Bender (PHX): 5.9 PER, 47 TS%, 5 AST%, 14 USG%
71 (NC) Jakob Poeltl (TOR)
70 (NC) Georgios Papagiannis (SAC)
70 (NC) Skal Labissiere (SAC)
70 (NC) Henry Ellenson (DET)
69 (-4) Miles Plumlee (CHA): 8.0 PER, 49 TS%, 8 AST%, 15 USG%
68 (-1) A.J. Hammons (DAL)
68 (NC) Damian Jones (GSW)
67 (NC) Stephen Zimmerman (ORL)
67 (NC) Cheick Diallo (NOP)
66 (NC) Diamond Stone (LAC)
65 (NC) Joel Anthony (SAS)
65 (NC) Marshall Plumlee (NYK)
X (X) Mike Tobey (CHA)

FREE AGENT
73 (NC) Anderson Varejao (FA)
73 (NC) Ryan Hollins (FA)
71 (NC) Mitch McGary (FA)
68 (NC) Robert Sacre (FA)
66 (NC) Alex Stepheson (FA)
65 (NC) Arinze Onuaku (FA)

D-LEAGUE
70 (NC) Henry Sims (Salt Lake)
67 (NC) Walter Tavares (Raptors 905)

INTERNATIONAL
74 (NC) J.J. Hickson (China)
68 (NC) Tibor Pleiss (Turkey)
68 (NC) Jeff Ayres (Russia)
67 (NC) Cameron Bairstow (Australia)
67 (NC) Shayne Whittington (Spain)
66 (NC) Greg Smith (Turkey)

RETIRED
71 (NC) Chris Kaman (FA)
71 (NC) Kendrick Perkins (FA)
68 (NC) Sasha Kaun (FA)
67 (NC) Nazr Mohammed (FA)
66 (NC) Chuck Hayes (Assistant Coach - Denver Nuggets)

Monday, November 14, 2016

NBA 2K17 Roster Analysis (11/14/16)

2K Sports has finally begun releasing roster updates after a bug prevented them from doing so at the beginning of the regular season.  Reviewing the changes they have made... (if anyone has data on the specific attributes, I did not have time to comb through, but would gladly post and share it).

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
80/C Joel Embiid (+3)
76/PG Sergio Rodriguez (+2)
75/SF Robert Covington (-1)
74/PF Dario Saric (-1)

The Sixers finally have a franchise player in Embiid (23.5 PER), and he looks to be quickly locking up the Rookie of the Year award just two weeks into the season.  He has displayed a surprising shooting touch (7-12 3PT and 79 FT%) and his block rate would lead the league if he played enough minutes to qualify.  That will come with time.  The rest of the team is still as ineffective offensively as ever, and will remain so until Ben Simmons returns from injury.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
85/SF Giannis Antetokounmpo (+2)
79/PF Jabari Parker (+1)
74/C John Henson (-2)
72/SG Rashad Vaughn (+3)
71/C Miles Plumlee (-2)

The Greek Freak is leapfrogging a number of his peers this season and will realistically finish the season in Paul George territory (89-90 OVR).  That will hold especially true if the Bucks remain a playoff team heading into the All-Star break.

Rashad Vaughn had the worst rookie season of any first round pick but is quickly rectifying that in his sophomore.  He's providing the scoring and shooting the Bucks expected out of O.J. Mayo for three years.

CHICAGO BULLS
79/PG Rajon Rondo (-2)
72/PG Jerian Grant (+3)

Much to the surprise of everyone, the Bulls have been a good offensive team, almost entirely ue to Dwyane Wade being a much better outside shooter than anticipated.  Rajon Rondo on the other hand has not been able to defy expectations, his broken jumper making him an exceptionally poor fit next to two ball-dominant wings.

Jerian Grant's rating boost has nothing to do with his play on the court (36 TS% in 45 minutes).  It's Isaiah Canaan who has been offering the Bulls relief from Rondo's awful shooting.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
84/PF Kevin Love (+2)

The champs have looked great thanks to the contributions of their big three.  LeBron is averaging close to a triple double (23/9/9) and is probably worth more than that - his value transcends conventional statistics, and he has cemented himself as the best player in the world until further notice.  Love (21/10/1) is outperforming Kyrie Irving (23/4/4) right now, the latter of whom is still somehow 89 OVR (on par with Damian Lillard).

BOSTON CELTICS
86/PG Isaiah Thomas (+1)
83/SG Avery Bradley (+1)
75/SF Jaylen Brown (+1)
72/PF Jonas Jerebko (-1)
71/PF Jordan Mickey (+1)
70/PG Terry Rozier (-1)

Thomas and Bradley are having career years, although the absence of Jae Crowder and Al Horford due to injury has helped inflate their numbers a bit to start the year.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
75/PG Raymond Felton (+1)

The Clippers have been the best team in the NBA to start the year, and it hasn't been remotely close (a staggering 15.6 SRS).  They have done this on the back of the stingiest defense in the league (94.7 Points Allowed per 100 possessions - that's a 9 points better than last season when the Clippers finished 8th).

Chris Paul (32.0 PER) has reclaimed the title of best point guard in the NBA, while DeAndre Jordan is staking his claim for Defensive Player of the Year.  Yet with all of this said, it's completely predictable that 2K Sports wouldn't notice any of this, which is why Raymond Felton is the team's lone mover.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
74/SF James Ennis (+3)
71/PF Deyonta Davis (+2)

Ennis played as well as could be expected in the absence of Chandler Parsons, but the team has been awful (27th) offensively.  That should be expected when the bench is lead by a 35-year old (Zach Randolph) and a 40-year old (Vince Carter).

ATLANTA HAWKS
86/C Dwight Howard (+2)
75/SG Kyle Korver (-1)
73/SG Tim Hardaway Jr (+2)
72/PG Malcolm Delaney (+4)

The Hawks are the 2nd best defensive team in the league and Dwight Howard is back and in a big way.  Howard has relentlessly attacked the offensive glass (rather than call for the ball in post ups) and the result is the best offensive rebound rate we've seen out of a star big man since Moses Malone.

Tim Hardaway Jr had a promising rookie season before stumbling for two years.  He's finally come into his own and should be the long-term SG in Atlanta with Korver turning 36 in March.

MIAMI HEAT
86/C Hassan Whiteside (+1)
81/PG Goran Dragic (+3)
76/SF Justise Winslow (-1)
76/SG Tyler Johnson (+1)
70/PF Udonis Haslem (+1)

The Heat are still playing hard defense under Erik Spoelstra (7th in the NBA) but the offensive talent just isn't there in the wake of Dwyane Wade's departure (28th in offensive efficiency).  Justise Winslow has really struggled and Dion Waiters has been a disaster.  Both players have a True Shooting Percentage of 39.6%.  While Whiteside and Dragic have played well the Heat just haven't been able to find a 3rd player capable of putting the ball in the basket.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS
86/PG Kemba Walker (+1)
79/SF Nicolas Batum (-1)
74/PG Ramon Sessions (-1)
74/C Roy Hibbert (+1)
74/C Spencer Hawes (+2)
74/SG Jeremy Lamb (-2)
73/C Frank Kaminsky (+1)
72/PG Brian Roberts (+1)
69/PF Christian Wood (+1)

If it weren't for what Russell Westbrook is doing in OKC, we would be talking about Kemba Walker and the Hornets, and how they are giving their best impression of Allen Iverson and the 2001 Sixers right now.  Kemba isn't as good as Westbrook, but the Hornets are probably a better overall team than the Thunder.  It would not be surprising to see them earn home-court advantage in the first round come April.

UTAH JAZZ
83/PF Derrick Favors (-2)
80/PG George Hill (+4)
78/SF Joe Johnson (+1)

George Hill is back to doing what he did with the Pacers when Paul George was sidelined the entire season with injury and he nearly lead them to the playoffs.  Utah's time is here and they're a near lock to make the playoffs this season.

SACRAMENTO KINGS
75/SG Arron Afflalo (-1)

The Kings continue to tread the line of mediocrity and awfulness that the franchise has been known for.  DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay (career best 23.1 PER) have put up numbers in a two-man attack, but both players are auditioning for other teams at this point.

NEW YORK KNICKS
82/PF Kristaps Porzingis (+1)
76/SG Courtney Lee (-1)

The Knicks have been the worst defensive team in the NBA... what is it going to take for 2K to ever drop the ratings of Carmelo Anthony (88 OVR, 20.5 PER) and Derrick Rose (80 OVR, 14.5 PER)?

LOS ANGELES LAKERS
78/PF Julius Randle (+1)
77/SF Luol Deng (-1)
77/PF Larry Nance Jr (+2)
76/SF Brandon Ingram (-2)
74/SG Nick Young (+4)
74/PG Jose Calderon (-3)

The Lakers are playing much better now that Kobe's retirement tour is over, and a lot of credit goes to Luke Walton for getting this team clicking on all cylinders..  Russell and especially Randle have played with more offensive freedom.  Lou Williams is back to doing Sweet Lou things.  Even Nick Young, who was nearly cut by the Lakers in September, is suddenly having a career year and looks like an actual legitimate starting SG.

ORLANDO MAGIC
77/PF Aaron Gordon (+1)
76/C Bismack Biyombo (-1)
68/SG C.J. Wilcox (+1)

Orlando just hasn't been able to get it going offensively (29th), with only three players posting a TS% greater than 50%.

DALLAS MAVERICKS
80/SF Harrison Barnes (+1)
78/PG J.J. Barea (+2)
76/SG Wesley Matthews (-2)
76/C Andrew Bogut (-1)

Dallas doesn't look much like a playoff team this season, as Dirk Nowitzki has been sidelined and only Barnes and Barea have been playing well.

BROOKLYN NETS
76/SG Sean Kilpatrick (+5)
72/C Justin Hamilton (+2)
66/PG Yogi Ferrell (NEW)

Kenny Atkinson quietly has the Nets in 9th place despite an injury to Jeremy Lin and no discernible backup.  Kilpatrick is the big mover in this roster update and it's nice to see him finally get recognition for what he's done on the court dating back to last season.

Hamilton is 2nd in the league in TS% sandwiched between Steph Curry and Kevin Durant (send a memo to Warriors GM Bob Myers).

DENVER NUGGETS
79/PF Kenneth Faried (-1)
76/C Jusef Nurkic (+1)

Nurkic is playing some of his best basketball after an injury-riddled sophomore season.  Faried recently returned to the starting lineup and his rating decrease will likely be short-lived.

INDIANA PACERS
80/C Myles Turner (+2)
77/PG Jeff Teague (-2)
76/C Al Jefferson (-3)

The Pacers are finding out just how valuable Frank Vogel was, as they are 26th defensively under Nate McMillian.  Myles Turner is breaking out, but Teague and Monta Ellis have been a very inefficient backcourt, and the Pacers are finding out just how much they undervalued George Hill.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
91/PF Anthony Davis (+1)
74/PG Tim Frazier (+4)

These are basically the only two players with a pulse in New Orleans.  It's worth noting Frazier ranks 5th in the league in Assist rate.  He's a capable backup and the Hornets could run him and Jrue Holiday together in spurts once Holiday returns to the team.

DETROIT PISTONS
86/C Andre Drummond (-1)
79/SF Tobias Harris (+1)
78/SF Marcus Morris (+2)
73/SF Stanley Johnson (-3)

The Pistons are playing tough defense (5th) for Stan Van Gundy, but are strapped offensively until Reggie Jackson comes back.  Andre Drummond's rating dropped but he has actually improved the biggest weakness in his game - FT shooting - by 18 percentage points (53% from 35%)

TORONTO RAPTORS
88/SG DeMar DeRozan (+1)
85/PG Kyle Lowry (-1)
76/SF Terrence Ross (+1)
69/PF Pascal Siakam (+2)

DeRozan is leading the league in scoring, but that isn't likely to hold up if he doesn't start hitting some threes.  His production has come largely at the expense of Kyle Lowry's numbers.  With DeMarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson also struggling SOMEONE needs to start hitting threes in Toronto.  They rank 29th in 3pt% after ranking 5th last season.  They are 7-2 now with the 4th best offense but it's only a matter of time before DeRozan's unsustainable hot hand falls off.

HOUSTON ROCKETS
91/SG James Harden (+1)
77/PF Ryan Anderson (-2)

Harden is currently posting the best Assist rate of all-time (62%), while also inexplicably averaging 30 PPG.  If only Kobe Bryant bought into what Mike D'Antoni was doing!

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
95/SF Kawhi Leonard (+2)

Leonard has carried the torch from Tim Duncan and should be an MVP candidate for the foreseeable future.  It's still tough to believe he was drafted outside the lottery back in 2009.

PHOENIX SUNS
83/PG Eric Bledsoe (-2)
81/SG Devin Booker (+3)
80/SF T.J. Warren (+3)
76/PG Brandon Knight (-2)

Bledsoe hasn't quite been the same since returning from last season's injury.  It's clear this team is transitioning to the younger Warren and Booker.  Brandon Knight has been a train wreck since joining Phoenix and hasn't filled the shoes of Goran Dragic in the slightest.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
94/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
78/SG Victor Oladipo (-1)
72/C Domantas Sabonis (+1)

Westbrook is averaging 31/9/10 and might be the first modern player to achieve Oscar Robertson's mythical season (to be fair, LeBron and Westbrook are vastly better rebounders than Roberson and would have averaged 12-15 rebounds in the 60s simply due to pace).

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
79/SG Zach LaVine (+1)
76/PG Kris Dunn (-1)

Don't look now but the Wolves are the league's 3rd best offensive team.  A lot of that has to do with Andrew Wiggins breaking out, but Zach LaVine has also been very efficient (60 TS% thanks to 46 3PT% and 86 FT%).  Kris Dunn hasn't looked very good but he's been holding down the fort with Rubio sidelined.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
76/SF Evan Turner (-1)
70/SF Jake Layman (+2)

Turner is struggling to fit in Portland, partially because Maurice Harkless has been so much better than expected (naturally, 2K still has him down at 72 OVR).

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
94/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
88/SG Klay Thompson (-2)
80/SF Andre Iguodala (-1)

It goes without saying that Golden State is the league's best offensive team, but they will need to improve their defense (17th) to do any damage in the playoffs.  The team didn't value Andrew Bogut's contributions nearly enough and will need to find a rim protecting replacement.

Klay Thompson didn't deserve to be 90 OVR last season, and he certainly doesn't deserve it now.  Klay had a cold spell to start the regular season, but the presence of Durant has exposed Klay's limitations a bit.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

73/PG Tomas Satoransky (+1)

Well that was lazy (just like the Wizards, so appropriate).

NBA TOP TEN
96/SF LeBron James
95/SF Kawhi Leonard (+2)
94/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
94/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
94/PG Stephen Curry
91/PF Anthony Davis (+1)
91/PG Chris Paul
91/SG James Harden (+1)
90/C DeMarcus Cousins
89/PG Damian Lillard

POINT GUARDS
94/PG Russell Westbrook (+1)
94/PG Stephen Curry
91/PG Chris Paul
89/PG Damian Lillard
89/PG Kyrie Irving

SHOOTING GUARDS
91/SG James Harden (+1)
88/SG DeMar DeRozan (+1)
88/SG Jimmy Butler
88/SG Klay Thompson (-2)
87/SG Dwyane Wade

SMALL FORWARDS
96/SF LeBron James
95/SF Kawhi Leonard (+1)
94/SF Kevin Durant (+1)
89/SF Paul George
88/SF Carmelo Anthony

POWER FORWARDS
91/PF Anthony Davis (+1)
90/PF Draymond Green
88/PF LaMarcus Aldridge
87/PF Blake Griffin
86/PF Paul Millsap

CENTERS
90/C DeMarcus Cousins
88/C Karl-Anthony Towns
86/C Dwight Howard (+2)
86/C Hassan Whiteside (+1)
86/C Andre Drummond (-1)

Monday, November 7, 2016

NBA 2K17 Team Ratings are currently a mess

Bold denotes team rating is 10+ away from real life ranking.


TEAM OVERALL RATING (SRS Rank)
1-10
97 Cavaliers (4th)
97 Warriors (12th)
93 Spurs (3rd)
92 Clippers (1st)
86 Raptors (5th)
86 Pacers (21st)
86 Knicks (26th)
85 Blazers (18th)
84 Hawks (2nd)
84 Jazz (9th)

11-20
84 Celtics (16th)
84 Kings (22nd)
84 Grizzlies (28th)
83 Bulls (14th)
83 Wizards (23rd)
82 Pistons (6th)
82 Thunder (8th)
82 Magic (24th)
82 Mavericks (25th)
81 Hornets (7th)

21-30
81 Bucks (15th)
81 Rockets (17th)
81 Wolves (19th)
80 Suns (27th)
80 Pelicans (29th)
79 Nuggets (13th)
78 Lakers (10th)
75 Heat (11th)
71 Nets (20th)
68 Sixers (30th)

It's still early and this will certainly fluctuate over the next month, much less the next year.  There are teams like the Warriors who aren't as good as expected, yet there are also teams like the Knicks who everyone (sans Derrick Rose) knew going into the year they weren't going to be a top 10 team.

What we can see is that young teams like the Nuggets, Lakers, and Heat are surprising opponents right now, and performing much better than originally anticipated.

TEAM OFFENSE RATING (ORTG Rank)
1-10
99 Warriors (5th)
96 Cavaliers (1st)
94 Clippers (18th)
91 Spurs (6th)
88 Knicks (12th)
88 Rockets (4th)
86 Pacers (7th)
86 Blazers (14th)
84 Raptors (8th)
84 Jazz (13th)

11-20
84 Wizards (25th)
83 Bulls (3rd)
82 Grizzlies (27th)
82 Hornets (19th)
81 Celtics (2nd)
81 Hawks (10th)
81 Wolves (11th)
81 Magic (22nd)
81 Kings (26th)
81 Mavericks (28th)

21-30
80 Nuggets (20th)
79 Bucks (15th)
79 Thunder (24th)
78 Pistons (17th)
78 Suns (26th)
77 Lakers (9th)
76 Pelicans (29th)
74 Nets (24th)
71 Heat (23rd)
67 Sixers (30th)

2K's offensive ratings are largely fine, with only 5 teams being way off base.  This is to be expected given the numerous stats we have to measure offensive ability.

TEAM DEFENSE RATING (DRTG Rank)
1-10
98 Cavaliers (18th)
95 Spurs (12th)
95 Warriors (24th)
89 Clippers (1st)
89 Raptors (7th)
87 Hawks (2nd)
86 Pistons (3rd)
86 Grizzlies (13th)
86 Kings (26th)
86 Pacers (27th)

11-20
86 Celtics (29th)
85 Thunder (4th)
85 Pelicans (10th)
85 Blazers (22nd)
85 Knicks (30th)
84 Bulls (25th)
84 Jazz (15th)
83 Mavericks (9th)
83 Bucks (11th)
83 Wizards (23rd)

21-30
82 Suns (21st)
82 Magic (23rd)
81 Wolves (16th)
80 Hornets (5th)
80 Lakers (17th)
79 Heat (6th)
78 Nuggets (8th)
74 Rockets (28th)
68 Nets (20th)
68 Sixers (14th)

It all falls apart here.  2K's defensive ratings are nothing short of a train-wreck year-in and year-out.  While playoff hardened teams like the Cavs, Spurs, and Warriors may get it together as the year goes along, many of these are a carry-over from last year.  It's frankly embarrassing how many poor defensive teams have ratings well above average.  There are two teams in the bottom five in the top 10.  The Knicks and Sixers are 17 points apart (and should likely swap ratings).

While it is still early in the year, this exercise serves as a reminder of how quickly the NBA landscape can change within the first two months of a given season, and how diligent a ratings editor needs to be in order to keep up with the league.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

NBA 2K17 Rating Edits

ATLANTIC DIVISION
Toronto Raptors
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers

CENTRAL DIVISION
Cleveland Cavaliers
Chicago Bulls
Detroit Pistons
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks

SOUTH EAST DIVISION
Atlanta Hawks
Charlotte Hornets
Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards

PACIFIC DIVISION
Los Angeles Clippers
Golden State Warriors
Sacramento Kings
Los Angeles Lakers
Phoenix Suns

NORTH WEST DIVISION
Oklahoma City Thunder
Utah Jazz
Portland Trail Blazers
Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves

SOUTH WEST DIVISION
San Antonio Spurs
Memphis Grizzlies
Houston Rockets
New Orleans Pelicans
Dallas Mavericks

Miami Heat NBA 2K17 Player Rating Edits

MIAMI HEAT (15)
86 (nc) Chris Bosh (PF/C): Inside-Outside Star
85 (nc) Hassan Whiteside (C): Elite Paint Protector
78 (nc) Goran Dragic (PG): Playmaker
77 (nc) Justise Winslow (SF/PF): Superior Lockdown Defender
75 (nc) Josh Richardson (SG): Sharpshooter
73 (nc) Dion Waiters (SG/SF): Two-Way Guard
72 (nc) James Johnson (PF/C):
72 (-3) Tyler Johnson (PG/SG): Shoot-First Point
72 (nc) Wayne Ellington (SG): Shooter
71 (-2) Derrick Williams (PF/SF): Athletic Inside-Outside Threat
71 (nc) Josh McRoberts (PF/C): Interior Defender
70 (nc) Udonis Haslem (C/PF):
69 (nc) Luke Babbitt (PF): Faceup Four
69 (-1) Willie Reed (C/PF): Tenacious Rebounder
X (X) Rodney McGruder (SG):

TEAM STATISTICS
TEAM SALARIES

ROTATION (11/5/16)
PG: Goran Dragic (35)
SG: Dion Waiters (33)
SF: Justise Winslow (37)
PF: Luke Babbitt (23)
C: Hassan Whiteside (32)
BENCH
PG: Tyler Johnson (30)
PF: James Johnson (20)
SG: Rodney McGruder (16)
C: Willie Reed (14)
SG: Josh Richardson (12)
C: Udonis Haslem (0)
PF: Derrick Williams (0)
INACTIVE
SG: Wayne Ellington (INJURED)
PF: Josh McRoberts (INJURED)
PF: Chris Bosh (INJURED, OUT FOR SEASON)

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Chris Bosh
86 Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C
Archetype: Inside-Outside Star

VITALS
Injury: Personal Reasons
Duration: 480 Days (from 0)

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Hassan Whiteside
85 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Elite Paint Protector

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Goran Dragic
78 Overall
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Playmaker

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Justise Winslow
77 Overall
Position: SF
2nd Pos: PF
Archetype: Superior Lockdown Defender

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Josh Richardson
75 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Sharpshooter

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Dion Waiters
73 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: SF
Archetype: Two-Way Guard

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James Johnson
72 Overall
Position: PF (from SF)
2nd Pos: C (from PF)
Archetype: (from Two-Way Wing)

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Tyler Johnson
72 Overall (-3)
Position: PG (from SG)
2nd Pos: SG (from PG)
Archetype: Shoot-First Point (from Sharpshooter)

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Wayne Ellington
72 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos:
Archetype: Shooter

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Derrick Williams
71 Overall (-2)
Position: PF (from SF)
2nd Pos: SF (from PF)
Archetype: Athletic Inside-Outside Threat

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Josh McRoberts
71 Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C (from N/A)
Archetype: Interior Defender

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Udonis Haslem
70 Overall
Position: C (from PF)
2nd Pos: PF (from C)
Archetype: (from Interior Defender)

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Luke Babbitt
69 Overall
Position: PF (from SF)
2nd Pos: N/A (from PF)
Archetype: Faceup Four (from Sharpshooter)

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Willie Reed
69 Overall (-1)
Position: C (from PF)
2nd Pos: PF (from C)
Archetype: Tenacious Rebounder

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Rodney McGruder
X Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: MISSING PLAYER


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Charlotte Hornets NBA 2K17 Player Rating Edits

CHARLOTTE HORNETS (15)
85 (nc) Kemba Walker (PG): Athletic Playmaker
79 (nc) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF/PF): Lockdown Defender
79 (nc) Nicolas Batum (SF/SG): Offensive Star
78 (nc) Marvin Williams (PF/SF): Crafty Inside-Outside Threat
75 (nc) Cody Zeller (C/PF): Interior Defender
74 (nc) Roy Hibbert (C): Two-Way Center
74 (+1) Frank Kaminsky (PF/C): Offensive-Minded Four
74 (nc) Jeremy Lamb (SG): Aggressive Scorer
74 (nc) Ramon Sessions (PG/SG): Crafty Playmaker
72 (nc) Marco Belinelli (SG/SF): Sharpshooter
72 (nc) Spencer Hawes (C): Offensive Minded Center
72 (nc) Brian Roberts (PG): Crafty Playmaker
69 (nc) Christian Wood (PF): Rebounding Four
65 (nc) Aaron Harrison (SF/SG): Athletic Small Forward
X (X) Treveon Graham (SF):

TEAM STATISTICS
TEAM SALARIES

ROTATION (11/3/16)
PG: Kemba Walker (34)
SG: Nicolas Batum (33)
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ()
PF: Marvin Williams (31)
C: Roy Hibbert (18)
BENCH
SG: Marco Belinelli (25)
PF: Frank Kaminsky (25)
C: Cody Zeller (21)
PG: Ramon Sessions (18)
C: Spencer Hawes (17)
SF: Treveon Graham (0)
PG: Brian Roberts (0)
PF: Christian Wood (0)
RESERVE
SF: Aaron Harrison (0)
SG: Jeremy Lamb (INJURED, ETA NOVEMBER)


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Kemba Walker
85 Overall
Position: PG

2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Athletic Playmaker

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
79 Overall
Position: SF
2nd Pos: PF (from N/A)
Archetype: Lockdown Defender

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Nicolas Batum
78 Overall (-1)
Position: SG (from SF)
2nd Pos: SF (from SG)

Archetype: Offensive Star

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Marvin Williams
78 Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: N/A (from SF)
Archetype: Crafty Inside-Outside Threat

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Cody Zeller
76 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: PF

Archetype: Interior Defender

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Roy Hibbert
74 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Two-Way Center


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Frank Kaminsky
74 Overall (+1)
Position: PF (from C)
2nd Pos: C (from PF)
Archetype: Offensive-Minded Four (from Offensive-Minded Center)


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Ramon Sessions
74 Overall
Position: PG
2nd Pos: SG (from N/A)
Archetype: Crafty Playmaker

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Jeremy Lamb
74 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: N/A (from SF)
Archetype: Aggressive Scorer

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Marco Belinelli
72 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: SF
Archetype: Sharpshooter

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Spencer Hawes
72 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Offensive-Minded Center

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Brian Roberts
72 Overall
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Crafty Playmaker

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Christian Wood
69 Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Rebounding Four

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Aaron Harrison
65 Overall
Position: SF (from SG)
2nd Pos: SG (From N/A)
Archetype: Athletic Small Forward (from Athletic Shooting Guard)

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Treveon Graham
X Overall
Position: SF
2nd Pos: SG
Archetype: MISSING PLAYER

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Houston Rockets NBA 2K17 Player Rating Edits

HOUSTON ROCKETS (15)
88 (-2) James Harden (SG): Offensive Superstar
79 (nc) Ryan Anderson (PF/C): Crafty Inside-Outside Threat
77 (nc) Eric Gordon (SG): Sharpshooter
77 (nc) Clint Capela (C): Rebounding Specialist
77 (nc) Trevor Ariza (SF/PF): Lockdown Defender
77 (nc) Nene (C): Low Post Threat
76 (nc) Patrick Beverley (PG): Superior Lockdown Defender
73 (nc) Corey Brewer (SF): Two-Way Wing
70 (nc) Montrezl Harrell (PF/C): Inside Scorer
70 (nc) Sam Dekker (PF/SF):
70 (nc) Tyler Ennis (PG): Reliable Playmaker
68 (nc) K.J. McDaniels (SG/SF): Shooter
66 (-1) Chinanu Onuaku (C): Tenacious Rebounder
X (X) Bobby Brown (PG):
X (X) Kyle Wiltjer (PF):

TEAM STATISTICS
TEAM SALARIES

ROTATION (11/3/16)
PG: James Harden (37)
SG: Eric Gordon (33)
SF: Trevor Ariza (33)
PF: Ryan Anderson (30)
C: Clint Capela (23)
BENCH
C: Nene (22)
SG: K.J. McDaniels (18)
SF: Corey Brewer (15)
SF: Sam Dekker (15)
PG: Tyler Ennis (10)
PF: Montrezl Harrell (0)
PG: Bobby Brown (0)
PF: Kyle Wiltjer (0)
RESERVE
C: Chinanu Onuaku (0)
PG: Patrick Beverley (INJURED

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James Harden

88 Overall (-2)
Position: PG (from SG)
2nd Pos: SG (from N/A)
Archetype: Offensive Superstar

NOTES
11/3/16: Realistically, the ball-dominant Harden has been playing PG for a few years now next to Patrick Beverley.  He has a much more potent offensive option next to him now in Eric Gordon that is certainly making the transition easier.


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Ryan Anderson
79 Overall
Position: PF

2nd Pos: C (from N/A)
Archetype: Crafty Inside-Outside Threat


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Eric Gordon
77 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: N/A (from SF)
Archetype: Sharpshooter

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Trevor Ariza
77 Overall
Position: SF
2nd Pos: PF

Archetype: Lockdown Defender

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Clint Capela
77 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A (from PF)
Archetype: Rebounding Specialist

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Nene
77 Overall
Position: C
2nd Pos: N/A (from PF)
Archetype: Low Post Threat

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Patrick Beverley
76 Overall
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A

Archetype: Superior Lockdown Defender

NOTES
11/3/16: It's my hope that when Beverley returns from injury it will be in a bench role.  The idea of a defensive perimeter unit featuring Beverley-McDaniels-Brewer is enticing.


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Corey Brewer
73 Overall
Position: SF
2nd Pos: N/A (from SG)
Archetype: Two-Way Wing

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Tyler Ennis
70 Overall
Position: PG
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: Reliable Playmaker


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Sam Dekker
70 Overall
Position: PF (from SF)
2nd Pos: SF (from PF)
Archetype:  (from Shooter)

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Montrezl Harrell
70 Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: C
Archetype: Inside Scorer

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K.J. McDaniels

68 Overall
Position: SG
2nd Pos: SF
Archetype: Shooter

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Chinanu Onuaku
66 Overall (-1)
Position: C (from PF)
2nd Pos N/A (from SF)
Archetype: Tenacious Rebounder

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Kyle Wiltjer
X Overall
Position: PF
2nd Pos: N/A
Archetype: MISSING PLAYER

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