Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NBA 2K15 Power Rankings (11/18/14)

As I said, I'm going to try and update this list daily to give the best idea of which NBA teams are in need of 2K roster adjustments.

FWIW, no attribute updates in 2K's 11/18 update, only rotation adjustments (notably Rose and Deng getting sidelined for their respective teams).

Simple Rating System (SRS); a rating that takes into account average point differential and strength of schedule. The rating is denominated in points above/below average, where zero is average. 

NBA Power Ranking (SRS) Daily Movement (11/18/14)
4. Raptors (+2)
5. Pelicans (-1)
6. Grizzlies (+5)
9. Rockets (-4)
10. Cavaliers (-1)
11. Bulls (+4)
12. Clippers (-2)
13. Heat (+1)
14. Celtics (-2)
15. Suns (+1)
16. Wizards (+1)
17. Nets (-4)
19. Thunder (+1)
20. Magic (+4)
21. Hornets (-2)
22. Bucks (+3)
23. Pacers (+2)
24. Jazz (-3)
25. Nuggets (-3)
26. Knicks (+3)
27. Lakers (-1)
28. Pistons (-2)
29. Timberwolves (-1)

2K UNDER-rated (Difference between SRS rank and 2K rank)
Mavericks (+12), Kings (+11), Warriors (+7), Pelicans (+6), Thunder (+6), Magic (+6), Pacers (+6), Heat (+5)

2K OVER-rated (Difference between SRS rank and 2K rank)
Hornets (-14), Clippers (-11), Wizards (-10), Knicks (-9), Cavaliers (-7), Spurs (-6), Pistons (-6), Timberwolves (-6), Hawks (-5)

Red denotes team is performing BETTER than 2K rating.
Blue denotes team is performing WORSE than 2K rating.

Golden State Warriors (8-2)
11.00 SRS (1st) / 84 Overall (8th)
108.8 ORTG (8th) / 82 Offense (11th)
98.4 DRTG (4th) / 87 Defense (8th)

Portland Trail Blazers (8-3)
10.35 SRS (2nd) / 85 Overall (5th)
112.2 ORTG (4th) / 91 Offense (1st)
103.1 DRTG (9th) / 78 Defense (20th)

Dallas Mavericks (8-3)
10.48 SRS (3rd) / 83 Overall (15th)
117.3 ORTG (1st) /  89 Offense (5th)
105.4 DRTG (13th) / 76 Defense (25th)

Toronto Raptors (8-2)
6.88 SRS (4th) / 87 Overall (4th)
112.7 ORTG (3rd) / 86 Offense (10th)
102.5 DRTG (7th) / 87 Defense (3rd)

New Orleans Pelicans (5-4)
6.84 SRS (5th) / 83 Overall (11th)
111.3 ORTG (5th) / 80 Offense (14th)
105.5 DRTG (14th) / 86 Defense (6th)

Memphis Grizzlies (10-1)
5.21 SRS (6th) / 83 Overall (10th)
108.0 ORTG (10th) / 78 Offense (20th)
100.3 DRTG (5th) / 87 Defense (5th)

San Antonio Spurs (6-4)
4.60 SRS (7th) / 90 Overall (1st)
101.6 ORTG (24th) / 90 Offense (4th)
98.1 DRTG (3rd) / 91 Defense (1st)

Sacramento Kings (6-4)
4.33 SRS (8th) / 79 Overall (19th)
107.2 ORTG (14th) / 80 Offense (15th)
106.0 DRTG (16th) 78 Defense (17th)

Houston Rockets (9-2)
3.54 SRS (9th) / 84 Overall (9th)
104.3 ORTG (21st) 87 Offense (6th)
97.7 DRTG (1st) 80 Defense (13th)

Cleveland Cavaliers (5-4)
2.24 SRS (10th) / 89 Overall (3rd)
113.3 ORTG (2nd) / 90 Offense (2nd)
110.8 DRTG (26th) / 87 Defense (4th)

Chicago Bulls (8-3)
2.16 SRS (11th) / 83 Overall (12th)
109.2 ORTG (7th) / 80 Offense (13th)
103.5 DRTG (11th) / 86 Defense (7th)

Los Angeles Clippers (5-4)
1.01 SRS (12th) / 91 Overall (1st)
107.2 ORTG (13th) / 90 Offense (3rd)
108.4 DRTG (23rd) / 91 Defense (2nd)

Miami Heat (6-5)
0.33 SRS (13th) / 80 Overall (18th)
107.7 ORTG (11th) / 81 Offense (16th)
105.9 DRTG (15th) / 79 Defense (16th)

Boston Celtics (3-6)
0.03 SRS (14th) / 82 Overall (16th)
110.4 ORTG (6th) / 79 Offense (21st)
112.4 DRTG (27th) / 85 Defense (9th)

Phoenix Suns (6-5)
-0.04 SRS (15th) / 82 Overall (14th)
106.6 ORTG (17th) / 86 Offense (8th)
107.1 DRTG (19th) / 78 Defense (22nd)

Washington Wizards (7-2)
-0.30 SRS (16th) / 84 Overall (6th)
104.4 ORTG (19th) / 86 Offense (9th)
102.1 DRTG (6th) / 81 Defense (12th)

Brooklyn Nets (4-6)
-0.38 SRS (17th) / 79 Overall (20th)
107.6 ORTG (12th) / 80 Offense (19th)
107.5 DRTG (21st) / 79 Defense (18th)

Atlanta Hawks (5-4)
-1.89 SRS (18th) / 82 Overall (13th)
106.6 ORTG (16th) / 82 Offense (12th)
107.5 DRTG (22nd) / 82 Defense (10th)

Oklahoma City Thunder (3-8)
-2.97 SRS (19th) / 75 Overall (25th)
98.3 ORTG (28th) / 72 Offense (28th)
103.1 DRTG (10th) / 78 Defense (21st)

Orlando Magic (5-7)
-3.00 SRS (20th) / 75 Overall (26th)
102.5 ORTG (23rd) / 73 Offense (27th)
104.2 DRTG (12th) / 76 Defense (23rd)

Charlotte Hornets (4-7)
-3.36 SRS (21st) / 85 Overall (7th)
100.2 ORTG (27th) / 87 Offense (7th)
106.2 DRTG (17th) / 83 Defense (11th)

Milwaukee Bucks (5-5)
-3.53 SRS (22nd) / 75 Overall (27th)
97.1 ORTG (29th) / 75 Offense (25th)
98.0 DRTG (2nd) / 74 Defense (27th)

Indiana Pacers (4-7)
-3.64 SRS (23rd) / 69 Overall (29th)
100.9 ORTG (26th) / 66 Offense (29th)
102.8 DRTG (8th) / 72 Defense (29th)

Utah Jazz (4-7)
-3.82 SRS (24th) / 74 Overall (28th)
108.1 ORTG (9th) / 74 Offense (26th)
114.0 DRTG (29th) / 74 Defense (28th)

Denver Nuggets (3-7)
-4.19 SRS (25th) / 80 Overall (21st)
104.4 ORTG (20th) / 80 Offense (17th)
110.1 DRTG (25th) / 79 Defense (15th)

New York Knicks (3-8)
-6.12 SRS (26th) / 80 Overall (17th)
105.2 ORTG (18th) / 81 Offense (18th)
109.8 DRTG (24th) / 80 Defense (14th)

Los Angeles Lakers (1-9)
-6.53 SRS (27th) / 77 Overall (24th)
106.8 ORTG (15th) / 78 Offense (23rd)
117.8 DRTG (30th) / 75 Defense (26th)

Detroit Pistons (3-8)
-6.94 SRS (28th) / 78 Overall (22nd)
101.2 ORTG (25th) / 78 Offense (22nd)
106.3 DRTG (18th) / 78 Defense (19th)

Minnesota Timberwolves (2-7)
-7.42 SRS (29th) / 77 Overall (23rd)
103.4 ORTG (22nd) / 78 Offense (24th)
113.1 DRTG (28th) / 77 Defense (24th)

Philadelphia 76ers (0-10)
-14.77 SRS (30th) / 67 Overall (30th)
90.1 ORTG (30th) / 62 Offense (30th)
107.3 DRTG (20th) / 72 Defense (30th)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NBA 2K15 Team Rating Analysis - How accurate are the rosters?

Much has been made of 2K Sports' new dedication to updated rosters in NBA 2K15, with near daily updates.  However, how much of an impact have those updates had on the gameplay and team performance?

We're about 10 games (1/8th) into the NBA season now and I've noticed that while 2K has been adjusting a couple player attributes here and there, none of these have been anywhere near significant enough to make a dent in overall performance.  Trends and data points are starting to become consistent production, which means 2K will need to up the ante with regard to player ratings.

I'm going to use SRS (Simple Rating System - point differential weighted against strength of schedule) to sort the teams and then compare against their 2K rating to determine how accurate the rosters are league-wide right now.

Red denotes team is performing BETTER than 2K rating.
Blue denotes team is performing WORSE than 2K rating.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
6.50 Raptors (87)
3.99 Cavaliers (89)
0.85 Celtics (82)
0.69 Nets (79)
0.52 Heat (85)
0.44 Bulls (90)
-1.09 Wizards (84)
-2.02 Hawks (83)
-2.40 Hornets (85)
-4.11 Pacers (69)
-4.41 Magic (75)
-5.30 Bucks (75)
-6.63 Pistons (78)
-7.90 Knicks (80)
-14.11 Sixers (68)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

11.60 Warriors (84)
10.43 Trail Blazers (85)
9.45 Mavericks (83)
7.39 Pelicans (83)
6.98 Rockets (83)
4.71 Spurs (90)
4.36 Kings (80)
3.11 Clippers (91)
2.81 Grizzlies (83)
0.03 Suns (82)
-3.19 Thunder (75)
-3.56 Jazz (73)
-3.67 Nuggets (80)
-5.53 Lakers (77)
-7.53 Timberwolves (79)

The elite teams in NBA 2K15 (Clippers, Spurs, Bulls, Cavaliers) have all struggled out of the gates compared to just about every "mid-range" west team.  Drastic change is needed, or the roster could be a poor representation of the NBA by the time Christmas rolls around.  It's still early enough in the game to prevent this from snowballing out of control.

I've previously mentioned that lots of players have poor defensive ratings.  There are 19 teams whose defensive ratings could use some work (5+ ranking differential including ELEVEN for whom it's a major issue (10+ ranking differential).

Golden State Warriors (7-2)
11.60 SRS (1st) / 84 Overall (9th)
106.0 ORTG (17th) / 82 Offense (14th)
96.9 DRTG (2nd) / 84 Defense (6th)

Portland Trail Blazers (7-3)
10.43 SRS (2nd) / 85 Overall (8th)
112.2 ORTG (5th) / 82 Offense (3rd)
103.2 DRTG (9th) / 84 Defense (22nd)

Dallas Mavericks (7-3)
9.45 SRS (3rd) / 85 Overall (14th)
116.9 ORTG (1st) /  89 Offense (5th)
106.8 DRTG (18th) / 76 Defense (25th)

New Orleans Pelicans (5-3)
7.39 SRS (4th) / 83 Overall (12th)
112.4 ORTG (4th) / 80 Offense (18th)
104.7 DRTG (12th) / 86 Defense (8th)

Houston Rockets (8-1)
6.98 SRS (5th) / 83 Overall (11th)
106.9 ORTG (13th) 87 Offense (6th)
96.4 DRTG (1st) 78 Defense (18th)

Toronto Raptors (8-2)
6.50 SRS (6th) / 87 Overall (5th)
112.7 ORTG (3rd) / 86 Offense (10th)
102.5 DRTG (7th) / 87 Defense (4th)

San Antonio Spurs (5-4)
4.71 SRS (7th) / 90 Overall (2nd)
101.7 ORTG (23rd) / 90 Offense (4th)
100.9 DRTG (5th) / 91 Defense (2nd)

Sacramento Kings (6-4)
4.36 SRS (8th) / 80 Overall (18th)
107.2 ORTG (12th) / 81 Offense (16th)
106.0 DRTG (16th) 79 Defense (16th)

Cleveland Cavaliers (5-3)
3.99 SRS (9th) / 89 Overall (4th)
114.6 ORTG (2nd) / 91 Offense (1st)
110.6 DRTG (24th) / 86 Defense (9th)

Los Angeles Clippers (5-3)
3.11 SRS (10th) / 91 Overall (1st)
108.3 ORTG (10th) / Offense (2nd)
107.5 DRTG (22nd) / Defense (3rd)

Memphis Grizzlies (9-1)
2.81 SRS (11th) / Overall (15th)
106.0 ORTG (18th) / Offense (22nd)
100.4 DRTG (4th) / Defense (5th)

Boston Celtics (3-5)
0.85 SRS (12th) / Overall (17th)
111.0 ORTG (6th) / Offense (21st)
112.8 DRTG (27th) / Defense (10th)

Brooklyn Nets (4-5)
0.69 SRS (13th) / 79 Overall (21st)
108.3 ORTG (9th) / 80 Offense (17th)
106.8 DRTG (17th) / 79 Defense (15th)

Miami Heat (5-4)
0.52 SRS (14th) / 85 Overall (6th)
109.1 ORTG (7th) / 84 Offense (12th)
107.5 DRTG (20th) / 87 Defense (7th)

Chicago Bulls (7-3)
0.44 SRS (15th) / 90 Overall (3rd)
108.6 ORTG (8th) / 87 Offense (7th)
104.1 DRTG (10th) / 92 Defense (1st)

Phoenix Suns (5-5)
0.03 SRS (16th) / 82 Overall (16th)
106.2 ORTG (15th) / 86 Offense (8th)
107.2 DRTG (19th) / 78 Defense (20th)

Washington Wizards (7-2)
-1.09 SRS (17th) / 84 Overall (10th)
104.4 ORTG (19th) / 86 Offense (9th)
102.1 DRTG (6th) / 81 Defense (13th)

Atlanta Hawks (5-4)
-2.02 SRS (18th) / 83 Overall (13th)
106.6 ORTG (14th) / 84 Offense (13th)
107.5 DRTG (21st) / 82 Defense (12th)

Charlotte Hornets (4-6)
-2.40 SRS (19th) / 85 Overall (7th)
101.1 ORTG (25th) / 86 Offense (11th)
104.9 DRTG (13th) / 84 Defense (11th)

Oklahoma City Thunder (3-7)
-3.19 SRS (20th) / 75 Overall (25th)
100.1 ORTG (28th) / 72 Offense (28th)
105.0 DRTG (14th) / 78 Defense (19th)

Utah Jazz (4-7)
-3.56 SRS (21st) / 73 Overall (28th)
108.1 ORTG (11th) / 74 Offense (26th)
114.0 DRTG (29th) / 72 Defense (29th)

Denver Nuggets (2-6)
-3.67 SRS (22nd) / 80 Overall (19th)
104.3 ORTG (20th) / 80 Offense (20th)
110.6 DRTG (23rd) / 79 Defense (17th)

Indiana Pacers (4-7)
-4.11 SRS (23rd) / 69 Overall (29th)
100.9 ORTG (27th) / 66 Offense (29th)
102.8 DRTG (8th) / 72 Defense (28th)

Orlando Magic (4-7)
-4.41 SRS (24th) / 75 Overall (26th)
101.2 ORTG (24th) / 73 Offense (27th)
104.4 DRTG (11th) / 77 Defense (24th)

Milwaukee Bucks (4-5)
-5.30 SRS (25th) / 75 Overall (27th)
97.1 ORTG (29th) / 75 Offense (25th)
98.9 DRTG (3rd) / 74 Defense (27th)

Los Angeles Lakers (1-8)
-5.53 SRS (26th) / 77 Overall (24th)
106.1 ORTG (16th) / 78 Offense (24th)
116.0 DRTG (30th) / 75 Defense (26th)

Detroit Pistons (3-7)
-6.63 SRS (27th) / 78 Overall (23rd)
101.1 ORTG (26th) / 78 Offense (23rd)
105.2 DRTG (15th) / 78 Defense (21st)

Minnesota Timberwolves (2-7)
-7.53 SRS (28th) / 79 Overall (19th)
103.4 ORTG (22nd) / 80 Offense (23rd)
113.1 DRTG (28th) / 78 Defense (22nd)

New York Knicks (2-8)
-7.90 SRS (29th) / 80 Overall (20th)
104.3 ORTG (21st) / 81 Offense (15th)
111.3 DRTG (26th) / 80 Defense (14th)

Philadelphia 76ers (0-9)
-14.11 SRS (30th) / 68 Overall (30th)
91.8 ORTG (30th) / 63 Offense (30th)
108.2 DRTG (23rd) / 72 Defense (30th)

Moving forward, I'd like to update this list daily to check 2K's status and the progress of the league.  It's easier than writing about anywhere from 5 to 100 daily attribute edits.  That'll also allow me to highlight over a longer period of time which players are getting snubbed in the 2K roster.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NBA 2K15 Roster Analysis 11/6/14


Due to my heavy work schedule, I haven't been able to keep up with the daily roster updates.  As such, the stats I post may not accurately reflect rating decisions.  I will try to note as such.

All data courtesy of Basketball-Reference.

PLAYER RATING / BAtoDGE EDITS

Tony Wroten (76ers)
75 Overall (+1)
62 Standing 3PT (+11)
59 Moving 3PT (+8)
74 Pass Vision (+4)
74 Pass IQ (+4)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 35 272 9.3 .461 5.5 6.6 25.2 1.6 1.2 22.7 21.7
2013-14 72 1765 12.9 .493 4.1 10.1 20.9 2.1 0.7 17.7 27.7
2014-15 7 235 20.7 .533 2.8 12.6 39.8 4.0 1.1 18.2 32.6

Michael Carter-Who?  Wroten has played very well in MCW's absence, spending nearly all of his time at PG (his natural position). His assist rate (8th in the NBA) will drop once his usage rate (3rd in the NBA) falls back to earth, but he's shown improved vision and should maintain a mark around 30% so long as he gets most of his time at PG.  Only 21 years old, Wroten is an early favorite for "Most Improved Player", regardless of how inflated his 22 PPG, 7 APG, 3 SPG numbers might be.

This game from Wroten lead to this particular 2K edit.



We can see much improved touch on his 3PT shot, even pulling up off the dribble from deep (despite one of the league's uglier releases).  That release prevents Wroten from doing much in mid-range (Wroten has yet to attempt a shot from 16-23 feet through his 7 games), but he seems comfortable as long as he's got time and space.

PER 100 POSSESSIONS
Season G MP 3P 3PA 3P%
2012-13 35 272 0.8 3.2 .250
2013-14 72 1765 1.1 5.2 .213
2014-15 7 235 2.5 6.9 .364

Wroten's newly minted 3PT stroke has opened up his driving game.   You can see a hint of Dwyane Wade in some of those slashes to the hoop.  While it's obviousy early to compare Wroten to a future Hall of Famer, this production resembles what we saw during Linsanity and certainly establishes that Wroten will be in-demand if he hits restricted free agency in 2016.

Luc Mbah a Moute (76ers)
73 Overall (-1)
64 Standing 3PT (-3)
72 Shot Contest (-8)
75 Speed (-3)
45 Defensive Consistency (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 58 1326 9.1 .447 7.0 14.0 6.1 1.6 0.8 13.9 16.5
2013-14 64 1003 8.3 .503 6.0 10.1 5.1 1.5 1.1 15.2 11.2
2014-15 6 157 11.2 .478 9.8 15.7 14.2 0.6 1.1 15.3 18.2

Mbah a Moute hasn't looked this good since the Scott Skiles era.  It seems like 2K just wanted to drop Luc's rating because he was overrated for a couple years.  The Sixers are bad but their defense (108.7 DRTG, 23rd) is better than last year (109.9 DRTG, 26th) despite losing all their starters.

I'm not sure why Luc's 3PT rating is down, since this looks like it'll be the best 3PT shooting season he's ever had.

PER 100 POSSESSIONS
Season G MP 3P 3PA 3P%
2008-09 82 2114 0.0 0.1 .000
2009-10 73 1866 0.2 0.5 .353
2010-11 79 2093 0.0 0.2 .000
2011-12 43 1009 0.1 0.2 .250
2012-13 58 1326 0.5 1.4 .351
2013-14 64 1003 0.2 0.8 .235
2014-15 6 157 1.3 5.0 .250
Career 405 9568 0.2 0.6 .275

Luc's season high is 13 3PM.  He has 4 right now through 6 games.  It's not worth reading into his shooting percentage when it's BETTER than last season.  Obviously a gaffe that hopefully gets corrected in the future.  Was fine where he was and might even deserve a small boost later in the year.

Alexey Shved (76ers)
71 Overall (+1)
76 Pass Vision (+8)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 77 1840 11.0 .474 2.5 8.6 25.2 1.5 1.1 17.3 20.6
2013-14 63 664 10.2 .452 3.4 10.1 14.9 1.9 1.8 14.8 20.8
2014-15 7 125 15.8 .516 1.8 4.9 33.1 1.2 0.0 13.2 26.5

The most important thing about Shved that has been overlooked thus far is that he's played 100% of his minutes at Point Guard (he is still listed at SG by 2K).  I had theorized that Shved might look better as a PG in Philly because that's his natural position and the one he played internationally prior to joining a Minnesota with a huge glut.  It seems like my sentiments were not unfounded, as Shved looks like a respectable NBA player now.  The last few years in the NBA have lead to the return of the "Big PG" and players like Shved and Wroten really exemplify that some players shouldn't be playing off-ball even if they are the size of wing players.  Spotting up and shooting off the dribble are two different skill-sets and not everyone can make the transition.

What I'd really like to examine is how the performance of Wroten and Shved makes Michael Carter-Williams expendable.

PlayerGMPPERTS%ORB%DRB%AST%STL%BLK%TOV%USG%
MCW (2014)70241415.5.4804.315.630.22.61.416.925.7
Wroten (2015)723520.7.5332.812.639.84.01.113.232.6
Shved (2015)712515.8.5161.84.933.11.20.013.226.5

There were rumors heaing into the season that MCW was on the trade block during the summer, as Philadelphia may not be sold on him as their Point Guard of the future despite earning Rookie of the Year.  Truth be told, Rookie of the Year in a weak class is a trivial accolade (someone had to win) and is not a predictor of future success (Damon Stoudamire, meet Kevin Garnett).  Philly had likely deduced that MCW's value would never be higher.  They likely view him as a product of the system, rather than a future All-Star that will lead the team out of the doldrums (given how the likes of Wroten and Shved have replaced his production, that would likely cement their viewpoint).

With MCW set to return on Thursday, the situation is set to get interesting.  MCW and Wroten were not a good pairing because both players need the ball in their hands and neither are prolific shooters.  Though Wroten has taken strides in this regard, it's still not an ideal pairing, which means someone's minutes (and/or production) is set to take a huge hit, with a trade for one of the two coming later in the year.

Brandon Davies (76ers)
68 Overall (+3)
75 Standing Mid-Range (+7)
66 Moving Mid-Range (+9)
58 Standing 3PT (+14)
78 Shot IQ (+14)
70 Hands (+11)
67 Steal (+8)
55 Offensive Consistency (+15)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 51 575 7.5 .476 6.9 13.9 7.1 2.0 1.1 18.8 13.7
2014-15 7 154 16.0 .591 6.4 13.6 13.5 2.2 0.5 16.3 20.9

Davies was a bit of an underdog to make the Sixers out of camp, as he was one of the worst players in the NBA last season.  Davies' rebound rate still approaches Bargnani-levels of atrocity, but his offensive game is no longer the laughingstock of the league.  Davies' really worked on his jumper and stands as the closest thing the Sixers have to a stretch-four (in a system that utilized Spencer Hawes to great effect).



As a capable post player with decent athleticism/handles and reasonable range on his jumper, Davies projects as a Marcus Morris type on a Sixers team devoid of offensive talent.  Not bad for a player who was nearly out of the league two weeks ago.

Finally, with four Sixers getting edited in one update, I'll take this time to note that FIVE need position edits.  The team depth chart is as follows.

76ERS
STARTER
BACKUP
THIRD
PG
Tony Wroten
Alexey Shved
Michael Carter-Williams (INJ)
SG
Hollis Thompson
K.J. McDaniels
Jason Richardson (INJ)
SF
Jakarr Sampson
Chris Johnson
Jerami Grant (INJ)
PF
Luc Mbah a Moute
Brandon Davies
Drew Gordon
C
Nerlens Noel
Henry Sims
Joel Embiid (INJ)

Brandon Knight (Bucks)
80 Overall (+1)
70 Standing Mid-Range (+7)
69 Moving Mid-Range (+9)
79 Standing 3PT (+3)
82 Moving 3PT (+4)
70 Pass Vision (+5)
88 Pass IQ (-2)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 75 2365 12.0 .511 2.6 9.6 21.3 1.3 0.3 17.3 22.8
2013-14 72 2400 16.5 .523 2.1 10.3 26.6 1.5 0.6 13.2 26.8
2014-15 7 223 22.2 .563 3.6 19.7 40.2 2.3 0.4 19.2 27.1

Knight looks like an actual PG for a change, which we can probably lay at the feet of coach Jason Kidd.  Speaking of Kidd, check out Knight's rebound rate.  2K hasn't touched on this yet, instead really only focusing on 3PT ratings for the vast majority of players (as per usual).

Knight did this after the roster update.  If the Bucks are sniffing playoffs, he'll be in the conversation for an All-Star selection.



Larry Sanders (Bucks)
78 Overall (-1)
66 Standing Close (-8)
59 Moving Close (-4)
65 Shot IQ (-6)
50 Offensive Consistency (-10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 71 1937 18.7 .523 12.0 25.8 6.8 1.4 7.6 11.6 16.9
2013-14 23 584 14.0 .478 11.4 21.3 5.3 1.6 5.6 12.3 16.4
2014-15 7 165 16.4 .413 17.3 23.8 7.7 4.1 7.1 14.7 16.5

While Sanders' FG% is a mess right now (the Bucks rank 28th offensively as a result), there's no arguing his defense and rebounding are vital to the Bucks success (they rank 4th defensively), with Sanders' Block and Steal rates each ranking 3rd in the NBA.  With four years and 44 million(!) remaining on his contract, they'll do everything they can to get him back to being a passable offensive option.

Jimmy Butler (Bulls)
80 Overall (NC)
70 Shot IQ (+5)
Increased Shot Tendency
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 82 2134 15.2 .574 7.2 10.4 8.6 2.0 1.1 9.2 14.6
2013-14 67 2591 13.5 .522 3.9 10.5 11.1 2.6 1.1 10.8 16.8
2014-15 6 237 21.1 .612 5.5 10.4 13.9 2.0 1.2 9.5 20.5

Breakout season for Jimmy Butler in progress.  Touches will go down a bit with healthy Derrick Rose but the efficiency is all the Bulls need.

Aaron Brooks (Bulls)
74 Overall (+1)
76 Shot IQ (+4)
75 Pass Vision (+3)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 53 997 11.8 .555 1.5 7.9 18.0 1.5 0.8 16.5 18.1
2013-14 72 1557 12.5 .518 3.1 6.7 23.3 1.6 0.6 15.8 20.5
2014-15 8 165 23.4 .668 1.4 6.9 38.4 1.6 1.2 18.4 25.8

Brooks hasn't played anything close to this well since earning "Most Improved Player" honors in 2010.  The Bulls once again strike gold with an undersized scoring PG, which leads me to wonder who the best one they've had truly is.

Player Season ▾ G MP PER TS% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
Aaron Brooks 2014-15 8 165 23.4 .668 4.4 38.4 1.6 1.2 18.4 25.8
D.J. Augustin 2013-14 71 1939 16.2 .569 3.8 28.9 1.5 0.1 13.3 22.4
Nate Robinson 2012-13 82 2086 17.4 .540 5.1 31.4 2.2 0.4 12.6 25.1
John Lucas 2011-12 49 726 16.3 .496 5.8 25.8 1.4 0.1 10.1 26.0

Right now the answer is Nate (who even lead the Bulls to victory in a playoff series). but Brooks will overtake him if he can maintains his level of play over the course of the season.  The effectiveness of these players makes me question whether Derrick Rose is a product of the system (why the Bulls have been able to win without him), and how bad a player Kirk Hinrich really must be (even John Lucas was dropping buckets in this system).

LeBron James (Cavaliers)
97 Overall (-1)
82 Ball Control (-3)
87 Pass IQ (-4)
85 Pass Accuracy (-3)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 ★ 76 2877 31.6 .640 4.4 20.8 36.4 2.4 1.9 12.4 30.2
2013-14 ★ 77 2902 29.3 .649 3.6 18.9 32.0 2.2 0.8 14.4 31.0
2014-15 6 242 23.7 .561 2.4 18.8 31.8 2.2 1.1 15.8 29.6

Don't look now but 30-year old LeBron is having his worst season since his rookie campaign in 2004. I really don't get why LeBron's handle/passing is taking a hit when it's his 2PT% that has been the culprit thus far (especially considering Carmelo Anthony somehow got his Ball Control boosted to 91 out of the box).

I wouldn't worry about LeBron's play as he triple-doubled in spectacular fashion with 32-12-10 last night against the Pelicans.  Penalizing LeBron after 6 games because his team is laughable defensively (28th in the NBA) seems reactionary rather than realistic.

Dion Waiters (Cavaliers)
77 Overall (-2)
82 Standing Mid-Range (-2)
78 Moving Mid-Range (-5)
54 Shot IQ (-4)
50 Offensive Consistency (-10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 61 1756 13.7 .492 1.4 8.8 18.4 1.7 0.7 11.8 26.1
2013-14 70 2072 14.0 .508 1.7 9.0 18.2 1.6 0.7 12.3 26.9
2014-15 5 129 5.9 .430 1.8 3.8 6.5 1.6 0.0 11.4 21.6

Dion Waiters is a terrible player.  I'm not sure why it's taken this long for 2K to realize (to coach David Blatt's credit, it only took him 3 regular season games).  Ray Allen cannot come soon enough for the Cavaliers.

Shawn Marion (Cavaliers)
76 Overall (NC)
53 Pass IQ (-6)
52 Pass Accuracy (-8)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 67 2010 18.0 .553 8.2 20.6 13.1 1.9 1.8 12.3 19.0
2013-14 76 2409 13.7 .537 6.4 17.4 7.6 1.9 1.3 11.4 15.7
2014-15 6 129 11.0 .465 7.2 15.3 7.2 1.2 3.3 10.0 10.5

Marion is the new starting SG in Cleveland, a position he has never played much.  Looking at the success Chicago has had with Jimmy Butler, as well as LeBron acting as a second ball-handler, the move makes sense.  I have questions about the 36-year old's ability to keep up with the league's quicker SGs (much less small ball PGs) but anything is better than Dion Waiters at this point.

Matthew Dellavedova (Cavaliers)
73 Overall (+1)
58 On-Ball Defense (+10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 72 1271 10.7 .534 2.5 8.5 22.1 1.3 0.3 15.9 13.2
2014-15 3 59 5.3 .400 2.0 4.2 17.5 0.0 1.4 0.0 7.7

I don't know what's worse - the fact that Dellavedova used to have 48 OBD, or that he only has 58 post adjustment.  He's out for 4-6 weeks so it'll be awhile until we find out.

Jeff Green (Celtics)
79 Overall (+1)
76 Moving Mid-Range (+6)
74 Shot IQ (+4)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 81 2252 15.0 .561 3.0 13.4 9.6 1.3 2.4 12.5 22.2
2013-14 82 2805 13.1 .520 2.1 13.6 8.4 1.0 1.3 11.1 23.6
2014-15 6 206 19.6 .562 5.1 13.1 11.0 1.5 1.9 8.7 23.8

Green is having a bounce back season.  What's that?  It's his contract year, you say?

Matt Barnes (Clippers)
75 Overall (-1)
76 Standing 3PT (-4)
72 Shot IQ (-4)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 80 2058 15.5 .566 6.5 14.5 9.2 2.1 2.6 11.0 18.1
2013-14 63 1735 12.0 .552 4.0 14.4 10.6 1.6 1.2 13.0 16.6
2014-15 7 177 6.5 .536 0.6 9.8 2.6 0.9 2.5 10.9 12.0

Barnes was brutal in pre-season and it's carried over to the regular season.  He's lost the starting SF job to Jamal Crawford, though that probably won't last since Kawhi Leonard put up his career high against Crawford (while Barnes hit 2-3 3PT).  Either way the Clippers need to upgrade here if they hope to contend.

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Clippers)
70 Overall (-1)
78 Standing 3PT (-7)
74 Moving 3PT (-1)
55 Offensive Consistency (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 6 63 8.3 .462 0.0 8.7 8.9 1.6 0.0 5.2 14.0
2013-14 49 1016 12.2 .588 1.8 11.5 7.9 1.5 1.2 11.1 14.7
2014-15 4 45 -1.3 .293 2.5 17.8 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.9

CDR had a surprisingly good half-season with the Bobcats, but it didn't take him very long to fall out of the rotation with the Clippers.

Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)
86 Overall (+1)
78 Standing Mid-Range (+4)
93 Shot IQ (+4)
80 Standing Dunk (+10)
85 Post Control (+3)
85 Offensive Consistency (+5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 80 2796 19.5 .559 7.6 18.9 19.1 1.6 4.1 13.5 19.2
2013-14 59 1970 18.2 .526 5.0 20.5 17.7 1.6 3.2 12.0 21.7
2014-15 8 288 20.3 .561 6.0 17.9 17.4 1.8 3.3 15.9 24.2

Gasol's usage rate has never been higher, and that appears to be a good thing for the Grizzlies.  He's in a contract year with serious pursuit by the Knicks (among other teams) looming.

Vince Carter (Grizzlies)
76 Overall (-1)
73 Standing Mid-Range (-4)
68 Shot IQ (-3)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 81 2093 17.8 .571 3.1 14.4 15.0 1.8 1.6 10.0 23.1
2013-14 81 1973 15.9 .539 4.0 12.6 16.5 1.6 1.5 10.7 23.1
2014-15 7 108 5.9 .471 1.1 12.7 9.5 1.5 0.0 18.0 23.8

Vince is off to a slow start, but at 38 years old it may just be Father Time catching up in a big way (or a Memphis system that doesn't utilize him like Dallas did... or both).

Shawne Williams (Heat)
71 Overall (+1)
82 Standing 3PT (+4)
78 Moving 3PT (+2)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 36 751 9.5 .503 3.6 20.2 5.7 1.2 2.9 9.5 12.9
2014-15 7 200 14.7 .609 4.4 16.1 8.5 1.0 2.2 3.3 14.0

There isn't a single soul alive who thought Shawne Williams would beat out Josh McRoberts for Miami's starting PF job.  Not one.  Maybe Mike D'Antoni if Pringles hasn't already sold his soul.

Justin Hamilton (Heat)
69 Overall (NC)
78 Standing 3PT (+5)
Increased 3PT Tendency
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2013-14 8 72 11.9 .586 7.2 5.0 0.0 3.6 0.0 15.3 17.4
2014-15 4 73 12.9 .684 13.8 9.8 6.1 0.7 2.4 17.8 10.7

Hamilton is now 6-16 3PT in 145 career minutes.  Pretty good for a center.  Now if he could grab a defensive board...

Kemba Walker (Hornets)
81 Overall (-1)
75 Shot FT (-9)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2011-12 66 1792 14.9 .464 1.9 13.5 30.2 1.8 0.8 12.1 25.2
2012-13 82 2859 18.8 .517 2.3 9.2 31.2 2.9 0.9 12.4 25.6
2013-14 73 2614 16.8 .499 1.7 11.6 29.7 1.7 1.0 11.6 25.8
2014-15 8 275 17.5 .499 1.8 13.0 23.6 2.5 0.9 7.4 22.6

I know fans got hyped from the game winner coming off the heels of his large contract extension, but Kemba is still the same inefficient scorer he's always been.  He's in that rough area of PG mediocrity where he's too good not to start but will never produce like a star.

Trevor Booker (Jazz)
75 Overall (NC)
77 Speed (+15)
69 Quickness (+6)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 48 887 13.9 .509 12.2 17.8 7.4 1.9 1.4 11.0 14.5
2013-14 72 1553 15.0 .563 10.9 17.5 6.3 1.4 2.4 11.7 14.4
2014-15 8 166 17.7 .610 8.7 16.2 9.7 1.6 0.0 14.0 20.0

Booker gets a second edit in as many days to better reflect his long-underrated athletic abilities.  Now all he needs is a Ball Control boost (rated 35, the minimum rating reserved for stiff centers).

Ramon Sessions (Kings)
74 Overall (-2)
70 Standing Close (-3)
68 Moving Close (-5)
70 Moving Mid-Range (-3)
72 Shot IQ (-4)
75 Driving Layup (-3)
55 Offensive Consistency (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 61 1652 17.7 .529 1.8 10.1 25.5 1.5 0.3 11.2 25.7
2013-14 83 2214 16.0 .539 1.9 8.6 25.7 1.2 0.3 13.5 22.7
2014-15 8 136 9.2 .510 0.9 5.6 15.9 1.5 0.0 19.4 20.1

Sessions was the last free agent veteran signejasond this past offseason and it might be showing here as he struggles to adapt to his new team.  As a scoring PG, he's probably a poor fit in a system that allowed Isaiah Thomas to walk away for nothing so the team could feed DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay.

Jason Smith (Knicks)
74 Overall (+1)
78 Shot IQ (+8)
60 Offensive Consistency (+15)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 51 876 16.8 .544 8.6 16.9 7.0 0.9 4.3 12.5 23.4
2013-14 31 830 12.4 .495 7.0 18.5 5.6 0.7 2.9 8.4 18.2
2014-15 8 148 14.3 .584 6.0 9.2 9.7 0.4 1.2 11.0 19.8

Smith is a mid-range master (49% from 16-23 feet over the last three years), exactly what Dr. Phil ordered.  He should be a stable option for the Knicks all season long (provided he stays healthy).  Now all he needs to do is grab a rebound.

Kobe Bryant (Lakers)
89 Overall (NC)
84 Standing Mid-Range (+2)
83 Moving Mid-Range (+3)
94 Driving Layup (+2)
62 Defensive Rebounding (+5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 ★ 78 3013 23.0 .570 2.5 13.1 29.7 1.8 0.6 13.3 31.9
2013-14 ★ 6 177 10.7 .505 1.2 14.5 34.6 1.9 0.4 29.2 28.7
2014-15 7 244 19.8 .484 2.7 17.2 18.9 2.7 0.3 10.6 38.2

.........Kobe's ratings are going UP?  Just stop 2K.  Stop.

Carlos Boozer (Lakers)
76 Overall (-2)
79 Post Control (-4)
70 Offensive Rebound (-4)
78 Defensive Rebound (-10)
75 Box Out (-5)
60 Offensive Consistency (-5)
50 Defensive Consistency (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 79 2546 17.1 .510 7.8 27.2 13.4 1.4 0.8 12.3 25.8
2013-14 76 2141 14.4 .489 7.4 25.9 10.9 1.3 0.8 12.6 26.3
2014-15 7 191 14.7 .537 7.4 18.7 13.1 0.8 0.4 13.7 21.4

Boozer's rebounding might be slipping with age, but at least Kobe's chucking has got Boozer taking an appropriate amount of shots for a change.

Jeremy Lin (Lakers)
76 Overall (-1)
65 Shot IQ (-5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 82 2640 14.9 .538 1.4 9.1 29.4 2.5 0.8 18.8 20.8
2013-14 71 2054 14.3 .572 2.0 7.8 22.3 1.6 1.0 18.4 20.4
2014-15 7 212 13.9 .620 1.5 9.0 24.7 1.0 0.4 23.0 18.6

Lin's shot selection has been fine. As usual, it's his turnover rate that is his greatest adversary.

Ed Davis (Lakers)
74 Overall (+1)
82 Offensive Rebound (+10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 81 1631 17.8 .561 10.9 22.8 6.7 1.2 4.2 10.2 17.6
2013-14 63 956 15.9 .542 11.4 20.9 4.5 0.9 3.7 10.8 17.8
2014-15 8 190 21.4 .669 13.1 23.0 5.2 1.6 5.7 12.3 14.8

Davis is no longer buried as he was in Memphis.  I'd like to see him take all of Boozer's minutes but there's a snowball's chance of that happening with Byron Scott coaching.

Tobias Harris (Magic)
77 Overall (NC)
80 Shot IQ (+4)
75 Offensive Consistency (+10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 55 1299 16.0 .527 6.2 18.6 8.8 1.3 2.6 10.3 22.1
2013-14 61 1850 16.5 .542 5.4 20.6 7.7 1.1 1.0 8.7 22.2
2014-15 9 329 13.1 .505 5.3 19.6 7.5 1.4 1.4 15.2 24.5

Harris has played 4 games since this edit so I'm not going to attack the season numbers hard.  Instead, after digging deeper, it appears this edit was a reaction based off of one or two games.

Date Opp MP FG FGA TRB AST STL BLK TOV PTS GmSc
2014-10-28 NOP L (-17) 36:32 9 18 8 0 1 0 4 25 15.4
2014-10-30 WAS L (-7) 35:25 4 12 4 0 1 0 3 14 4.4
2014-11-01 TOR L (-13) 34:23 4 15 9 3 1 1 4 11 3.0
2014-11-04 CHI L (-8) 37:22 9 15 9 1 1 1 1 21 16.6
2014-11-05 PHI W (+2) 36:26 8 18 8 1 2 1 2 18 12.4
2014-11-07 MIN W (+9) 41:06 7 15 16 2 1 1 6 17 10.0
2014-11-09 BRK L (-8) 35:22 4 13 3 2 1 1 3 11 3.3
2014-11-11 TOR L (-4) 39:01 8 16 13 5 1 1 2 23 20.9
2014-11-12 NYK W (+2) 33:31 4 11 5 1 0 0 2 12 4.5

That Harris was brutal in two games prior would have given me pause.  He's not exactly a consistent player (despite his "consistency" boost), as his last three games exemplify perfectly.

Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets)
76 Overall (-1)
78 Standing 3PT (-5)
77 Moving 3PT (-3)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2011-12 43 1351 16.5 .563 2.5 14.6 13.0 1.6 1.3 10.9 20.7
2012-13 71 2309 16.7 .561 3.2 14.4 11.2 1.4 1.2 9.8 21.3
2014-15 7 124 8.9 .434 0.8 17.6 9.6 2.0 1.3 11.9 20.1

Gallinari has struggled mightily since returning from the Torn ACL that knocked him out of action for 18 months.  I would REALLY like to see 2K start to adjust more than just 3PT ratings since as Gallo has been even worse from 2PT range (4-20) than he has from 3PT (6-23).

Roy Hibbert (Pacers)
81 Overall (+1)
72 Offensive Rebound (-8)
80 Defensive Rebound (+12)
90 Defensive Consistency (+5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 79 2269 17.3 .489 14.8 17.4 8.9 0.9 6.7 14.5 22.5
2013-14 ★ 81 2409 13.5 .499 9.9 15.0 6.2 0.6 5.7 14.5 19.4
2014-15 9 271 23.3 .572 8.7 24.0 9.0 0.2 8.9 12.7 22.4

Hibbert is back, at least until his next late-season collapse.  The rebounds are nice to see for a change, though they might also disappear when David West gets healthy.

Chris Copeland (Pacers)
73 Overall (+2)
Moving 3PT (+4)
Driving Layup (+8)
Offensive Consistency (+10)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2012-13 56 862 16.8 .583 4.5 11.9 5.7 1.0 1.2 10.7 25.3
2013-14 41 265 17.6 .621 3.1 10.1 12.6 0.6 2.0 10.2 23.7
2014-15 9 290 12.0 .491 5.4 13.8 11.6 0.6 0.8 14.4 26.1

Copeland could not have been more buried than he was last season.  His numbers this season didn't fall apart until he entered the starting lineup (which came AFTER this edit) so 2K gets a pass.
Date Opp GS MP 3P 3PA 3P% PTS GmSc
2014-11-07 BOS L (-3) 1 37:56 0 4 .000 17 9.1
2014-11-08 WAS L (-7) 1 38:09 1 10 .100 14 -0.1
2014-11-10 UTA W (+11) 1 25:54 2 3 .667 6 1.7
2014-11-12 MIA W (+6) 1 34:57 3 10 .300 17 9.9

Me thinks a 1-15 stretch should cancel out those boosts moving forward.

Donald Sloan (Pacers)
70 Overall (+4)
77 Moving Mid-Range (+17)
72 Standing 3PT (+6)
70 Moving 3PT (+8)
76 Driving Layup (+3)
72 Pass Vision (+7)
74 Pass IQ (+4)
45 Offensive Consistency (+5)
Season G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG%
2011-12 33 669 8.9 .433 3.0 8.6 26.5 1.0 0.3 18.8 17.6
2012-13 23 263 9.6 .455 1.3 11.5 22.0 1.0 0.0 13.6 17.5
2013-14 48 392 8.5 .437 1.2 11.0 20.1 1.3 0.2 14.9 17.2
2014-15 9 307 13.8 .506 1.8 14.5 25.1 0.9 0.0 14.7 21.1

Sloan is using his starting role to show that he actually deserves to be a 3rd string in the league.  Sloan highlights a big issue with the current 2K ratings in that all deep reserves have criminally low defensive ratings.

48 On-Ball Defense (Average: 70)
37 Low Post Defense (Average: 38)
52 Pick & Roll Defense (Average: 72)
42 Help Defense (Average: 69)
35 Defensive Consistency (Average: 58)
55 Pass Perception (Average: 65)

The Pacers are 5th in the league defensively, so it's obvious that Sloan hasn't had the negative impact his ratings would otherwise imply.  This is a new rating system that 2K implemented over the summer and Sloan rating 20-30 points worse than average in ALL categories might be the biggest example of how much fine tuning it needs right now.

Tyreke Evans (Pelicans)
79 Overall (NC)
70 Defensive Rebound (+18)
60 Box Out (+8)

Jimmer Fredette (Pelicans)
71 Overall (-1)
Pass Vision (-6)
Offensive Consistency (-10)

Brandon Jennings (Pistons)
79 Overall (-1)
74 Ball Control (-2)
65 Pass IQ (-4)
50 Offensive Consistency (-5)

DeMar DeRozan (Raptors)
86 Overall (+1)
80 Steal (+12)
80 Offensive Consistency (+5)

James Harden (Rockets)
89 Overall (+1)
83 Standing 3PT (+2)
85 Moving 3PT (+5)
98 Pass Vision (+3)
84 Pass Accuracy (+6)
99 Offensive Consistency (+4)

Trevor Ariza (Rockets)
79 Overall (+1)
90 Standing 3PT (+3)

Kostas Papanikolaou (Rockets)
73 Overall (+2)
67 Ball Control (+6)
53 Pass Vision (+23)
45 Offensive Rebound (+17)
59 Defensive Rebound (+24)
58 Box Out (+19)

Isaiah Thomas (Suns)
83 Overall (+2)
86 Standing 3PT (+5)
84 Moving 3PT (+5)
80 Pass IQ (+5)
85 Offensive Consistency (+10)

Miles Plumlee (Suns)
75 Overall (-2)
74 Offensive Rebound (-14)
70 Defensive Rebound (-8)
90 Block (+7)

Anthony Bennett (Timberwolves)
71 Overall (+1)
62 Shot IQ (+5)
66 Defensive Rebound (+6)

Otto Porter (Wizards)
70 Overall (+1)
40 Offensive Consistency (+10)
45 Defensive Consistency (+10)

Garrett Temple (Wizards)
70 Overall (NC)
79 Standing 3PT (+11)
75 Moving 3PT (+4)