Player Rating FAQ
Version 2.0
An FAQ by Rashidi
E-Mail: rashidi@aol.com or johnmarkisch@hotmail.com

Table of Contents
I.    Introduction
II.   How do the ratings work?
III.  How did I calculate the ratings?
IV.   The ratings
      A. Point Guards 
      B. Shooting Guards
      C. Small Forwards
      D. Power Forwards
      E. Centers
V.    Created Players
      A. 2003 Draft class
      B. Other players (Current and former)
      C. Players adjusted by year
VI.   Roster updates
VII.  Depth Charts
VIII. Created Teams
IX.   Questions and Answers
X.    FAQ Version updates
XI.   Legal
XII.  Credits 
XIII. Links
      A. Basketball related websites
      B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
      C. Player websites
XIV.  Closing

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I. Introduction

Welcome to the Player Rating FAQ, written by Rashidi.  The purpose of 
this FAQ is to update the ratings of the players in the game, to make 
them as accurate as possible, as well as to represent what they 
accomplished in the 2002-2003 season, and to educate others on the NBA.

Also, I must make something clear.  I have since edited players after 
posting them on the initial Player Rating FAQ topic.  I have not posted 
all the ratings changes on the topic, so though you may have used 
changes from the topic, those changes may or may not be the same.  I'd 
suggest checking all the players to see if they match yours.  I didn't 
edit many players, so it shouldn't be a very big deal.  Any further 
editing adventures I have will be listed in the version updates 
section.

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II. How do the ratings work?


First of all, what do the ratings do?

Overall - The numerical gauge of the player's total abilities.
Close Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (inside the paint).
Medium Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (outside the paint).
3pt - Three-point shooting accuracy.
FT -Free Throw shooting accuracy.
Layup - Layup accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
Dunk - Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity
Handle - Crossover ability.  Higher rating also means it is harder to 
steal the ball while the player possesses it.
Pass - Ability to pass the ball from one player to the other without it 
getting stolen.  Higher rating also means more speed on the pass.
PostOff - Effectiveness of offensive post moves
PostDef - Effectiveness of defending a post player.
Block - Ability to block the opponent's shot.
Steal - Ability to steal the ball from the opponent.
RebOff - Ability to grab offensive rebounds
RebDef - Ability to grab defensive rebounds
Speed - How fast the player runs down the court
Stamina - The rate of which players grow tired.
Durability - The player's resistance to injury
DefAwr - A player's defensive intelligence (defensive ability)
OffAwr - A player's offensive intelligence (executing plays, handling 
the ball)

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III. How did I calculate the ratings?

A lot of it was common sense.  

At this present time, I will not reveal this in its entirety.  When the 
FAQ is done (and plagiarism is no longer an issue) I will add this 
section.

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IV. The ratings

Ratings will be done in descending order, from highest overall, to 
lowest overall.  This should work best, because the top players are the 
ones most of you will want to edit first.  Doing it by team is bad, 
because players change teams a lot, especially in the offseason.

If you want to find the ratings for specific players, Ctrl + F is your 
friend.  Seriously.  If you ever complain about not being able to find 
something in an FAQ, it means you are computer illiterate, because Ctrl 
+ F is very easy.  Press the Ctrl key.  Hold it.  Then press F.  Then 
enter the name of something you are searching for.  Make sure you can 
spell it correctly.

If I've asterisked (*) a player, it means they announced their 
retirement.  If you plan to use that player, I've adjusted his ratings.  
If you plan to follow roster changes for next season, reduce him to 50 
in all stats and release him.

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A. Point Guards

Jason Kidd
Overall 94
Close 97
Med 75
3pt 80
FT 84 (up from 83)
Layup 90
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 95
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 90
OffReb 59
DefReb 88
Speed 95
Stam 99
Dur 90 (up from 80)
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 95
Notes: Only other players in NBA history to put up assist and rebound 
numbers like him?  Magic and the Big O.  A surefire Hall of Famer.
Years Pro: 9
Rookie of the Year: 94-95
All-Star selections: 6 (4 starts)
NBA First Team: 4
NBA Second Team: 1
NBA Third Team 1
Defensive First Team: 3
Defensive Second Team: 2
Assist Titles: 4
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (62 
games)

Gary Payton
Overall 93
Close 94
Med 86
3pt 73 (down from 79)
FT 71 (down from 77)
Layup 90
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 90
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 78 (up from 75)
RebOff 60
RebDef 72 (down from 75)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 90
Notes: His 9 selections to the Defensive First Team are tied with MJ 
for the NBA record, and he was the first guard since MJ to be named 
Defensive Player of the Year.
Years Pro: 14 
All-Star selections: 9 (2 starts)
NBA First Team: 2
NBA Second Team: 5
NBA Third Team: 1
Defensive Player of the Year: 1
Defensive First Team: 9
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (100 games)

Baron Davis
Overall 91 (down from 93)
Close 97
Med 79 (down from 81)
3pt 82 (down from 83)
FT 71 (up from 60)
Layup 90
Dunk 80
Handle 90
Pass 87 (down from 90)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 85 (down from 90)
OffReb 62
DefReb 70
Speed 90
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90
Notes: 
Years Pro: 4
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 games)

Stephon Marbury
Overall 88 (up from 86)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 81
3pt 76
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 90
Dunk 60
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 90
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 90
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90
Notes: Was the second best PG in the league last year.
Years Pro: 7
All-Star selections: 2
NBA Third Team: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)

Steve Francis
Overall 87 (up from 86)
Close 97
Med 81
3pt 83 (up from 82)
FT 80 (up from 79)
Layup 90 (up from 85)
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 80
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 78 (up from 75)
RebOff 66
RebDef 78
Speed 90
Stam 99
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Puts up an amazing 21/6/6.  He does have a flaw though.  He's 
not a PG.  He puts up way too many turnovers considering his assist 
total is only 6.  So why doesn't he make the switch?  His best friend 
Cuttino Mobley plays SG.  If Francis switches, Mobley gets traded.  
While putting friends first is an admirable quality, it's not going to 
get him any rings.  Should be very interesting to watch this year.  
Jeff Van Gundy will probably want to utilize Yao a lot more, which 
could result in Francis' scoring go down, but for the better.  JVG is 
also a Pat Riley defense freak, so I wonder what he'll think about the 
Rockets, who were one of the worst defensive teams in basketball.  
Could result in Mobley being dealt, and Francis moving over.  Stay 
tuned.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 4
All-Star selections: 2 (2 starts)
Playoff Experience: None

Andre Miller
Overall 85 (down from 87)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 79 (down from 83)
3pt 66 (down from 69)
FT 80 (up from 79)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 95
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 65
Speed 90
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 95
Notes: Who's the real Andre?  The one who led the league in assists 
with a whopping 10.9, or the Clipper abomination that shot poorly with 
6.7 apg?  I think it's probably a cross between both.
Years Pro: 4
Assist Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: None

John Stockton*
Overall 85
Close 92 (down from 97)
Med 81
3pt 75
FT 83 (down from 86)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 90
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 82 (up from 75)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 88 (down from 94)
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 90
Notes: Where to start... One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.  
The all-time leader in assists and steals.  1,000 assists in a season 
has only been accomplished 9 times, 7 of them by him (the other 2 by 
Kevin Porter and Isaiah Thomas).  Led league in assists a record 9 
times.  Stockton winning the assist title was as much a given as MJ 
winning the scoring title.  His career FG% of .515 is the fourth 
highest for a guard in NBA history.  His 14.5 apg in a season is the 
highest mark ever, and probably will not be eclipsed unless there is a 
significant rules change.  Same goes for his record 1,164 in a season.  
Went to the playoffs in all 19 of his seasons.  Even this year, he 
still managed 7.7 assists (fifth in league) in only 27.7 minutes.  If 
you're wondering, that makes him first in assists per minute by a large 
margin.  Before becoming a full-time starter, his numbers were still 
remarkable.  Rookie year: 5.1 assists in 18 minutes.  Second Year: 7.4 
assists in 24 minutes.  Third year: 8.2 assists in 23 minutes.  Fourth 
Year (finally as a starter): 13.8 assists in 35 minutes.  Retired this 
year with 19,711 points, 15,806 assists, and 3,265 steals, with career 
averages of 13.1 ppg, 10.5 apg, and 2.2 spg
Years Pro: 19
All-Star selections: 10 (4 starts, 1 Co-MVP)
NBA First Team: 2
NBA Second Team: 6
NBA Third Team: 3
Defensive Second Team: 5
Assist Titles: 9
Steal Titles: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals, Second Round, 
First Round (182)

Mike Bibby
Overall 85 (up from 84)
Close 94
Med 83
3pt 90 (up from 83)
FT 86 (up from 80)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 87
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Don't be fooled by Bibby's low assist total.  He shares the 
court with Webber, Divac, and Christie (who all rank very high in 
assists at their positions), and he has the sixth man of the year 
backing him up.  Back with the Grizzlies, Bibby was averaging 8+ 
assists per game.  He was traded for Jason Williams.  What did J-Will 
do with the Kings?  He only averaged 5 apg.  What is J-Will doing now 
that he's not with the Kings, who rob his assist total?  He's averaging 
8+, just like Bibby was.  Derek Fisher put him on the map.
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)

Steve Nash
Overall 84 (up from 83)
Close 94
Med 83
3pt 90
FT 91 (up from 84)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 90 (up from 87)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 92)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90
Notes: There are only a few African born players in the NBA.  Steve 
Nash is one of them (he was born in South Africa).  Everybodies 
favorite non-wreslter/hockey player (like there's a difference) 
Canadian was just named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament, after 
leading the tournament in assists.
Years Pro: 7
All-Star selections: 2
NBA Third Team: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round (46 games)

Sam Cassell
Overall 84
Close 92
Med 84
3pt 84
FT 86
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85 (down from 87)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 94
Dur 80 (up from 70)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Put himself on the map by burying the Knicks in Game 3 of the 94 
NBA Finals during his rookie year.  Won two championships in his first 
two years.  May end up in a Nick Van Exel type of role off the bench in 
Minnesota.  He can play both guard positions, and the Wolves won't need 
another scorer in the lineup with KG, Spree, and Wally (hey, that 
rhymes).
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round, First Round (2 rings, 
87 games)

Gilbert Arenas (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 82
Close 89 (up from 84)
Med 79
3pt 80
FT 79 (up from 78)
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 80 (down from 85)
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 80
OffReb 50
DefReb 65 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 94
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Second in NBA in Turnovers per minute.  Could develop into a 
20/6/7 man (that's very much on par with Steve Francis btw).
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Most Improved Player: 02-03
Playoff Experience: None

Jason Williams 
Overall 81 (up from 78)
Close 87
Med 70
3pt 76 (up from 73)
FT 84 (up from 75)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 95 (up from 87)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: J-Will, not to be confused with Jay-Will.  One of the most 
exciting players in the league.  Has much improved since his Sacramento 
showboating days.  Still showboats, but no longer commits turnovers.  
Had the second highest assist to turnover ratio in the league, only 
behind Kevin Ollie (which means he had the highest ratio among starting 
PGs).  Was second in the NBA in assists per minute, only behind John 
Stockton.  Second in assists per game, only behind Jason Kidd.  You've 
gotta believe he'd be first if he got a couple more minutes per night 
(only 31.7 mpg).  Has three-point range, but that's it.  If he can 
develop a better offensive game, he's surpassed Mike Bibby in my book.

Nick Van Exel
Overall 81 (up from 80)
Close 92 (up from 89)
Med 81
3pt 84 (up from 82)
FT 76 (dowm from 82)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 87
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 55 (up from 50)
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Became Dallas' leader in the playoffs.  As much as the Mavs 
needed a SF, he'll be missed.  Sure, he came off the bench for two 
years.  But he's still as good as Gilbert Arenas.  He's certainly a 
much better passer.  The only question is his durability.  Back when he 
was with LA, he was talking about retiring early because of his bad 
knees.  Being on the bench in Dallas helped prolong his career.  He 
shouldn't get that many minutes this year, even though he'll be 
starting again.  Probably around 30 minutes.  You won't hear Speedy 
Claxton complaining.  NVE hates playing on bad teams as much as Latrell 
Sprewell, so the ride won't be without bumps, and Golden State would 
probably be wise to move him to a contender ASAP to take advantage of 
his high value.  Then again, if the Warriors played in the east, they'd 
be in the playoffs.  They have 2 decent centers, one of the better 
rebounding PFs in the league, a star PG, a rising SG, another quality 
SG off the bench, and the third pick from last year who should relish 
Jamison's PT and NVE's run and gun style.  But unless the Blazers 
decide to dismantle (probably not this year), they don't have a shot in 
the west. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 10
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round (64 games)

Chauncey Billups
Overall 80 (up from 77)
Close 84
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 86 (up from 84)
FT 88 (up from 86)
Layup 85 (up from 80)
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Pretty well traveled... 5 teams in 6 years.  Hit it big in 
Minnesota when Terrell Brandon went down, similar to how Troy Hudson 
hit it big when Billups left.  Would probably average more than 3.9 
assists if he had more guys to pass to than Rip Hamilton. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (20 games)

Bobby Jackson
Overall 78 (up from 75)
Close 75
Med 75
3pt 82 (up from 77)
FT 85 (up from 77)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 78 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 75
Notes: The best bench player in basketball.  Has ranked highly in the 
sixth man voting for the last couple years, finally winning the award 
last season.  Was probably the Kings first half MVP this year.  He 
averaged 20.2 ppg as a starter in 26 games. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Sixth Man of Year: 02-03
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
2x (43 games)

Darrell Armstrong
Overall 78
Close 79
Med 70
3pt 80 (down from 82)
FT 88
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 86
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 89 (down from 99)
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Did you know?  In the 95-96 season, Armstrong played a total of 
41 minutes.  He scored a total of 42 points that season.
Years Pro: 9
Sixth Man of Year: 98-99
Playoff Experience: First Round (24 games)

Eric Snow
Overall 77 (up from 74)
Close 89
Med 70 (up from 68)
3pt 66
FT 86 (up from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 85 (up from 80)
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 74
OffReb 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 60
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80 (up from 70)
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Does the little things.  Iverson loves him.  Will probably be a 
Sixer as long as AI is around.
Years Pro: 8
Defensive Second Team: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round (71 
games)

Damon Stoudamire
Overall 77 (down from 79)
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 73
3pt 82
FT 89
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85 (down from 87)
PostOff 50 (down from 55)
PostDef 55 (down from 55)
Block 50
Steal 65
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80 (down from 80)
Notes:  Got caught smoking doobies with his uncle.  If you're a rich 
NBA player, why do you risk it all by continually getting caught with 
illegal substances?  Why would you want to submit yourself to the media 
scrutiny?  Didn't those poor lost souls pay attention in school?  Don't 
do the deed of smoking weed.  Marijauana?  I don't wanna!  Don't smoke 
the reefer, be a security briefer!  Bleh. The public service 
announcement ends, mercifully.
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round

Jay Williams
Overall 76 (down from 80)
Close 84
Med 73 (down from 83)
3pt 72 (down from 81)
FT 64 (down from 67)
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 60
Handle 85 (down from 90)
Pass 75
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 85 (down from 90)
Stam 94
Dur 70 (down from 90)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Jay-Will's career is in jeopardy after a serious motorcycle 
accident this summer.  He carries with him the jinx of the number 2 
pick, which dates back as far as Sam Bowie.  Bowie was famously drafted 
before MJ.  Other #2 pick gaffes are Shawn Bradley before Penny, Darko 
before Melo, Bibby before VC, Dirk, Jamison, and Pierce, Keith Van Horn 
before Tracy McGrady, Marcus Camby before Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, 
Antoine Walker, Danny Ferry, taken ahead of Sean Elliott, Glen Rice, 
Tim Hardaway, and Shawn Kemp, Steve Francis (forced a trade to Houston 
for less talented players) before Baron Davis, Lamar Odom, Wally 
Szczerbiak, Rip Hamilton, Andre Miller, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Ron 
Artest, and the list probably goes on.  Other #2 picks have not come 
out unscathed: Len Bias (died in car accident after being drafted), 
Alonzo Mourning (developed kidney disorder), Antonio McDyess (has had 3 
knee surgeries in 2 years, also taken before KG).  The last two #2 
picks that ended up being the best player in their draft classes were 2 
Oakland PGs, Jason Kidd (thanks in part to Grant Hill's injuries), and 
Gary Payton.  Anyway, getting back to Jay, the PG position often takes 
more than one season for a young guy to learn, so this accident means 
we may never see how good Jay Williams could have been.  Oh, and he 
changed his name to Jay from Jayson because Jayson Williams the former 
Nets star shot his limo driver with a shotgun a month before the draft.  
Rashidi doesn't miss a beat. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Troy Hudson
Overall 75 (up from 72)
Close 79 (up from 72)
Med 75
3pt 81 (up from 79)
FT 90 (up from 81)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 69
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85 (up from 80) 
Stam 88 (up from 80)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: He's a PG... and he had a good series against Derek Fisher... Wolves 
should be thankful it wasn't his contract year.  23.5 ppg is the norm 
for PGs playing against Derek Fisher.
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)

Tony Parker
Overall 75 (up from 70)
Close 89
Med 79 (up from 70)
3pt 75 (up from 72)
FT 76 (up from 70)
Layup 85 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 92
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: French.  That gives him some points in my book, but he needs 
more assists.  Decent scoring PG, average distributor.  Still, most PGs 
struggle in their first year or two in the league, and Parker thus far 
has not struggled as much in comparison (Gary Payton did not score in 
double figures until his third season).  He's going to need to improve, 
because he gets abused by bigger PGs like Stephon Marbury.  Got upset 
that the Spurs wanted Kidd, which would have meant a bench role for 
Parker.  Poor baby.
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (34 games)

Terrell Brandon
Overall 75 (down from 77)
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 79
3pt 75 (up from 68)
FT 90
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 87
PostOff 50 (down from 60)
PostDef 50 (down from 60)
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85 (down from 90)
Stam 86 (down from 93)
Dur 60 (down from 70)
DefAwr 65 (down from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Will probably retire due to injuries.  Was traded to Atlanta 
because his expiring contract provides cap relief.  Only eighth player 
in NBA history under six feet tall to be named an all-star.  Rarely 
turned the ball over, had amazing assist to turnover ratios.  In his 
last year, 01-02, he had 8.3 assists per game to go with 1.34 turnovers 
per game.
Years Pro: 11
All-Star selections: 2
Playoff Experience: First Round (38 games)

Jamaal Tinsley
Overall 74
Close 79
Med 65
3pt 69
FT 71  (down from 80)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 87
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 60
Steal 85 (up from 80)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Passes the ball very well, and gets lots of steals, but has no 
J.  Of course, neither did Jason Kidd in his first 2 years, so that's 
somewhat promising.  He has 1,195 assists in his first 2 years.  
Getting a jumpshot will increase his court time, which would make it 
interesting to see where his assist total would be in 10 years.  Not 
getting a jumpshot will probably relegate him to the bench one the 
Pacers get someone who can hit one.
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)

Alvin Williams
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 84
Med 70
3pt 77
FT 78 (up from 77)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 75)
PostOff 55 
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: A shoot first PG, and not a particularly good one.  Toronto is 
unlikely to do anything so long as he is their best PG.
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)

Earl Boykins (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 73 (up from 72)
Close 65
Med 75
3pt 76
FT 87 (up from 79)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (down from 85)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 75 (up from 55)
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 90
Stam 84 (down from 96)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Five teams in five years.  Finally stuck (deservedly) with 
performance in Golden State.  Shortest player since Mugsey Bogues.  
Will need to become a playmaker if he wants to command more than 20 
minutes a night.
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: None

Larry Hughes (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 84
Med 73 (up from 65)
3pt 72 (up from 61)
FT 73 (down from 74)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 80
OffReb 62
DefReb 70
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: Why is everybody trying to convert him to a PG?  He's not a PG.  
When I saw him in his rookie year, he could hardly dribble the ball.  
Just let him play SG already, please.  Yes, he's borderline when it 
comes to most starting SGs.  But do we see the Blazers trying to 
convert Derek Anderson to a PG?  If you don't want him starting at SG, 
then let him come off the bench 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round (8 games)

Antonio Daniels
Overall 73 (down from 77)
Close 84
Med 73 (down from 78)
3pt 69 (down from 73)
FT 74 (up from 71)
Layup 80
Dunk 65
Handle 85
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 94
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70 (down from 80)
Notes: The 97 draft order was Duncan, Van Horn, Billups, and Daniels.  
Guess which of those 4 was a bust. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (1 
ring, 48 games)

Travis Best
Overall 72 (down from 73)
Close 75
Med 75
3pt 73 (down from 77)
FT 85 (up from 83)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: One of the better backup PGs in the league.  Should replace Nick 
Van Exel nicely.
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals, Second Round (59 
games)

Jeff McInnis
Overall 71 (down)
3pt 66 (down)
Ft 75 (down)
Pass 70 (down)
OffAwr 75 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x

Brevin Knight
Steal 85 (up)
Notes:  
Other Positions: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Derek Fisher
Overall 70 (down)
Close 81 (down)
FT 80 (down)
Speed 85 (down)
OffAwr 70 (down)
Notes: 	
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round (3 rings

Kenny Anderson
FT 79 (up)
DefAwr 75 (down)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x

Howard Eisley
Overall 69 (up from 60)
Close 75
Med 73 (up from 65)
3pt 86 (up)
FT 85 (up)
Layup 70 (up from)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 55)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 90 (up from 70)
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: By far the most underrated player in the video game.  Even 
coming off a bad season, I don't see how Sega thought it fit to rate 
him lower than Brent Price.  Then again, they saw fit to make Allan 
Houston a terrible shooter too, so maybe they're just trying to keep 
the Knicks from being too good, since vets do have high overalls.  But 
60 overall for Eisley is just ridiculous, considering they gave a 70 to 
Frank Williams.  Did they forget he was Stockton's backup during the 
finals run, or that Eisley's three-point accuracy, assist to turnover 
ratio, and assists per minute have consistently ranked among the top 
10-15 in the league when he's not benched in favor of Mark Jackson?  
Eisley hadn't missed a game since 95-96 either, until his third string 
assignment.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (88 games)

Charlie Ward
Overall 69 (up from 67)
Close 79 (down from 82)
Med 68
3pt 81 (up from 75)
FT 77 (down from 83)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Dur 70 (down from 80)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65
Notes: Highlight of his career came when the Garden chanted his name... 
Charlie, Charlie... Won the Heisman Award in college, but was considered 
by most too small to play football.  I'd have to agree, since he's been 
plagued by knee trouble, and football is much more physical.  His 
football physicality shows when he's drawing charges from the 
opposition.  During his career he was the best QB in NY every year, at 
least until Chad Pennington.  That's a knock on Kerry Collins and Vinny 
Testaverde, if you weren't aware.
Years Pro: 9
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 1x (67 games)

Rod Strickland
Overall 69 (up from 68)
Close 79
Med 70
3pt 62 (down from 69)
FT 74 (up from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55
RebDef 58
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 15
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 9x (52 games)

Chucky Atkins
3pt 79 (down)
FT 82 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals

Anthony Johnson
FT 69 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x

Tyronn Lue
Overall 68 (up)
Med 68 (up)
3pt 78 (up)
FT 88 (up)
Layup 70 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 18 games)

Tim Hardaway
Overall 67 (down)
Close 79 (down)
Layup 70 (down)
DefAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round

Earl Watson
Overall 67 (up)
FT 72 (up)
Pass 65 (up)
Block 55 (up)
Steal 85 (up)
DefAwr 70 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:
 
Chris Whitney
Overall 67 (down)
Close 75 (down)
3pt 79 (down)
FT 83 (down)
Layup 65 (down)
PostOff 50 (down)
PostDef 50 (down)
DefAwr 65 (down)
Notes:  
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: 

Craig Claxton
Overall 68 (up)
Med 73 (up)
FT 79 (up)
Layup 75 (up)
Pass 70 (up)
Speed 90 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 

Tony Delk (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 66 (up from 63)
Close 75
Med 73 (up from 68)
3pt 83 (up from 76)
FT 78 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60 (up from 50)
OffReb 50
DefReb 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals

Erick Strickland
Overall 66 (down)
FT 81 (down)
Steal 65 (down)
Notes:  
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Moochie Norris

Shammond Williams

Anthony Carter
Overall 66 (up)
FT 66 (down)
Pass 70 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x

Dan Dickau
Overall 66 (down)
Med 68 (down)
FT 81 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Frank Williams
Overall 66 (down from 70)
Close 72
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 69
FT 81
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 65 (down from 70)
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 80
Stam 89
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Did well in summer leagues.  Supposedly a good defender, which 
would impact the Knicks if they decide to trade Charlie Ward to a 
contender.  Didn't show it last year... John Stocton and Mark Jackson 
toyed with him after Don Cheaney boasted that "he wasn't worried about 
Frank being able to handle the slower veterans".  He had one good game 
where he hit 3 three pointers and had 11 points, which kept his ppg 
from being below 1.0 this year (subtract those 11, and he had 17 points 
in 21 games).  His FG% was .273, beating out the likes of Tshkilvili 
and Wagner for the title of worst shooting rookie.  In all fairness, he 
DID miss training camp with an injury, but he has waive written all 
over him, especially when Milos Vujanic decides to rear his head in NY.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Emanual Davis
3pt 72 (down)
FT 79 (down)
Dunk 60 (up)
Pass 65 (down)
PostOff 55 (up) 
PostDef 60 (up)
Speed 80 (down)
DefAwr 70 (up)

Avery Johnson
No changes
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x

Chris Childs 
Overall 65 (up from 64)
Close 79
Med 65
3pt 72
FT 82 (up from 80)
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 86
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65
Notes: Waived by the Nets in March.  You can download a movie file of 
him beating the crap out of Kobe in a fight, by running a sear on Kazaa 
or another P2P DL service.
Years Pro: 9
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x (73 games)

Jacque Vaughn
3pt 66 (down)
FT 78 (down)

Rafer Alston
Overall 64 (up)
Close 75 (up)
Med 63 (up)
3pt 78 (up)
FT 69 (up) 
Block 60 (up)
Steal 70 (up)

Kevin Ollie
Overall 63 (up)
Close 65 (up)
FT 75 (up)
Layup 65 (up)
Block 50 (down) 
Steal 65 (up)
DefAwr 65 (up)
OffAwr 65 (up)

JR Bremer (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 63 (up from 61)
Close 65 (up from 62)
Med 68 (up from 63)
3pt 78
FT 77
Layup 70
Dunk 50 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 50
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 60

Keyon Dooling
Overall 63 (up)
3pt 75 (up)
FT 77 (up)
Steal 65 up)

Bimbo Coles
Overall 63 (down)
Layup 65 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
Dur 70 (down)

Milt Palacio
Overall 61 (up)
3pt 62 (up)
FT 75 (down)
Pass 65 (up)

Damon Jones
Overall 60 (down)
FT 74 (up)
Pass 65 (down)

Rick Brunson
Overall 59 (up)
FT 63 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
DefAwr 60 (up)
Notes: Excellent 12th man.  Racks up assists when given significant 
playing time.
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (16 games)

Tierre Brown (edited from Sega's roster update)

Bryce Drew
Overall 58 (down)
Handle 80 (down)
Pass 60 (down)
OffAwr 60 (down)

Randy Brown
Overall 56 (down) 
Med 60 (down) 
3pt 54 (down)
PostOff 50 (down)
Speed 75 (down)
Dur 60 (down)
DefAwr 65 (up)
OffAwr 60 (down)

Brent Price
Overall 56 (down)
Handle 80 (down)
Pass 60 (down)
DefAwr 50 (down)

***********************************************************************

B. Shooting Guards

Kobe Bryant
Overall 99 (up from 96)
Close 97
Med 94
3pt 86 (up from 70)
FT 84 (up from 82)
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 85 (up from 78)
RebOff 70 (up from 66)
RebDef 78 (up from 74)
Speed 85
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
Notes: Kobe always gets compared to MJ.  Now let's be fair.  MJ cheated 
on his wife while they were married, but he was never dumb enough to 
get caught.  This is the prevailing reason why Kobe, no matter what he 
does in the rest of his career, will always be one level below MJ.  
Kobe got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, MJ never did.  As for 
his playing accomplishments, he was the youngest player to ever play in 
an all-star game, he set the NBA record this year for threes in a game 
with 12, and became the youngest player to get 10,000 points in NBA 
history.  Which puts him on a normal pace if he sees jail time.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
All-Star Selections: 5 (5 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 2
NBA Second Team: 1
NBA Third Team: 1
Defensive First Team: 2
Defensive Second Team: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x (3 rings, 97 games)

Tracy McGrady
Overall 96
Close 97
Med 94
3pt 88 (up from 82)
FT 79 (up from 77)
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 78
OffReb 72
OffReb 82
Speed 85
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
Notes: Led the NBA in scoring this year.  Vince Carter's second cousin... 
wonder if the Raptors are second guessing their decision to keep VC?
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 6
Most Improved Player: 00-01
All-Star selections: 3 (2 starts)
NBA First Team: 2
NBA Second Team: 1
Scoring Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x

Paul Pierce
Overall 94 (up from 93)
Close 97
Med 92
3pt 85 (down from 91)
FT 80
Layup 90
Dunk 85 (up from 85)
Handle 85
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 80
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
DefReb 85
Speed 80
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes: According to an interview taken 2 years ago (correct me if I got 
it wrong), there are only a few players Shaq will allow his kids to 
watch:  Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Gary Payton, Tracy 
McGrady, and Paul Pierce.  Shaq goes on to say "Paul Pierce is the 
truth".  Pierce's playoff stats this year?  27.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 6.7 apg, 
2.1 spg, 1.1 bpg, and set an NBA record by going 21-21 from the FT line 
in a playoff game against the Pacers.  Rashidi says "Paul Pierce is the 
truth". 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
All-Star selections: 2
NBA Third Team: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)

Ray Allen
Overall 93 (up from 91)
Close 97
Med 96
3pt 95
FT 92 (up from 87)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 80 (down from 85)
Handle 85
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 65
Steal 75 (up from 50)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 68 (up from 65)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: What to expect from him this year? With Milwuakee he averaged 
21.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg, and 123 3's in 47 games. With 
Seattle?  Averaged 24.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.6 spg, and 78 3's in 
29 games.  Could take it to the next level this season.
Years Pro: 7
All-Star selections: 3
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (26 games)

Allen Iverson
Overall 90
Close 97
Med 83 (up from 81)
3pt 75 (down from 83)
FT 77 (up from 71)
Layup 90
Dunk 60
Handle 95
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 90
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60
Speed 95
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 90
Notes: Shortest MVP in NBA history (Nate Archibald was an inch taller). 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 7
Most Valuable Player: 1
All-Star selections: 4 (4 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 2
NBA Second Team: 3
Scoring Titles: 3
Steal Titles: 3
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (57 games)

Vince Carter (edited from Sega's Roster Update)
Overall 90 (up from 89)
Close 94 (up from 92)
Med 84
3pt 83
FT 81 (up from 79)
Layup 90
Dunk 95 (up from 90)
Handle 90
Pass 65
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 72 (up from 70)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 65
RebDef 70 (down from 75)
Stam 96
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: Is one major injury away from officially becoming yesterday's 
news.  Was the next MJ until injuries, Kobe, and T-Mac came along. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Rookie of Year: 98-99
All-Star selections: 4 (3 "starts", he was forced out of the starting 
lineup in 2003 after being elected so MJ could start)
NBA Second Team: 1
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)

Michael Finley
Overall 86
Close 94
Med 84
3pt 84 (up from 80)
FT 86 (up from 82)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 90
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 60
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 72 (up from 70)
Speed 85
Stam 99
Dur 99
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes:  
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 8
All-Star selections: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (38 
games)

Jerry Stackhouse
Overall 85
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 75
FT 88 (up from 84)
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 75 
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 60
RebDef 68 (down from 70)
Speed 85
Stam 99
Dur 80 (down from 90)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: The next MJ... where have we heard that before?  He averaged 29.8 
ppg for Detroit (second in the league) a few years ago, yet is only a 
two time all-star.  It would help if he weren't a chemistry cancer.  
Stack = yesterday's news = VC in 2 years. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 8
All-Star Selections: 2
Playoff Experience: First Round (18 games)

Eddie Jones
Overall 84
Close 94
Med 81
3pt 89 (up from 85)
FT 82 (down from 84)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 75
RebOff 55
RebDef 72 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 80
Notes:  
Other Positions: 
Years Pro: 9
All-Star selections: 3 (1 start) 
Steal Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: Second Round (43 games)

Bonzi Wells
Overall 84 (up from 83)
Close 92
Med 83
3pt 75 (down from 80)
FT 72 (up from 69)
Layup 85
Dunk 85
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 82 (up from 60)
RebOff 60
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Had a high FG% for a guard... until he started jacking 3's. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x

Allan Houston
Overall 83 (up from 79)
Close 97
Med 91 (up from 79)
3pt 92 (up from 84)
FT 92 (up from 86)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 60 (down from 70)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 50 (down from 60)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 80 (down from 85)
Stam 95
Dur 90 (up from 80)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: Had two 50 point games this year.
Years Pro: 10
All-Star selections: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (63 games)

Ricky Davis (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 83 (up from 82)
Close 92
Med 81 (down from 83)
3pt 78 (up from 74)
FT 75 (down from 77)
Layup 85
Dunk 95
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 78 (down from 80)
OffReb 60 (up from 50)
DefReb 70 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Most famous for shooting the ball at his own basket so he could 
get a rebound and complete his triple double.  Little did he know, that 
doesn't count as a rebound.  Likes to put up good stats on bad teams.  
Wonder how much King James will cut into that?  
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: None

Cuttino Mobley
Overall 83 (down from 84)
Close 89 (down from 94)
Med 83
3pt 82 (down from 85)
FT 86 (up from 85)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 55
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 55
RebDef 62 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)

Jason Terry
Overall 82 (up from 79)
Close 89
Med 79 (up from 76)
3pt 89 (up from 85)
FT 81
Layup 85 (up from 80)
Dunk 50 (down from 60)
Handle 85
Pass 85 (up from 60)
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 90
Stam 94
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: Warriors traded him for Mookie Blaylock.  It's moves like this 
that make the Warriors always suck. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: None

Richard Hamilton
Overall 81
Close 94
Med 89
3pt 72 (down from 80)
FT 83 (up from 77)
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
OffReb 55
DefReb 60
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Did better as MJ's Scottie than Stackhouse did.  Is like Reggie 
Miller, without the three-point range.
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (17 games)

Brent Barry
Overall 81 (down from 82)
Close 82 (down from 92)
Med 79 (down from 81)
3pt 87
FT 80 (down from 81)
Layup 80
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 80
RebOff 50 (down from 60)
RebDef 65 (down from 76)
Speed 75
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: Acquired instant fame by winning the Slam Dunk contest in his 
rookie year, imitating Dr J's dunk from the foul line.  White man can 
jump.  Could be a decent scorer if he wanted to.  Averaged 5 apg even 
when Gary Payton was still in Seattle.  Coincidently, the last time the 
Clippers made the playoffs, he was on the team.  For some strange 
reason, Pat Riley traded the still effective Issac Austin for Barry.  
Barry wasn't even added to the playoff roster, and Miami, missing it's 
depth at center, lost in the playoffs as usual.  Easily the best of 
Rick Barry's 3 sons. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games)

Doug Christie
Overall 80 (up from 78)
Close 82
Med 75
3pt 82
FT 81 (down from 85)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 60)
PostOff 65 (up from 55) 
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 88 (up from 86)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 75
Notes: You can download a movie of him and Rick Fox fighting on Kazaa, 
or another P2P DL service. 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 11 
Defensive First Team: 1
Defensive Second Team: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (46 
games)

Wally Szczerbiak
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 92
Med 84
3pt 91 (up from 87)
FT 87 (up from 83)
Layup 80
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 60
OffReb 70
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 80
Notes: Get this - a jump shooter who shoots 50%.  Imagine that. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (17 games)

Jason Richardson
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 84
Med 75
3pt 81
FT 76 (up from 69)
Layup 80
Dunk 90
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 74
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Promising young player who has won the slam-dunk contest twice 
in his first 2 years.  Really needs to work on his mid range game if he 
wants to be a star.  Otherwise he's a level below Jerry Stackhouse.
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None

Reggie Miller
Overall 79 (down from 81)
Close 92 (down from 97)
Med 83
3pt 85 (down from 90)
FT 90 (down from 93)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 80
Stam 92
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: The all-time leader in three pointers made with 2,330 (also all-
time leader in attempted).  His 23,505 points are 15th all time.  Only 
person more clutch at the end of games was MJ, and like MJ, saved his 
best for MSG.  Is that enough to get him into the hall of fame?  You 
can see Miller beat the crap out of the MJ imitator, Kobe (who like a 
b****, attacked him from behind) on top of the scorer's table, by 
downloading the movie off Kazaa or another P2P DL service.  Also famous 
for fighting the real MJ, but I have yet to find the clip.
Years Pro: 16
All-Star selections: 5 (1 start)
NBA Third Team: 3
FT% Titles: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round, 
First Round 2x (115 games)

Kerry Kittles
Overall 79 (up from 78)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 79
3pt 79 (down from 83)
FT 79 (down from 80)
Layup 80
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 65 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 82
Dur 70 (up from 50)
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: First in the NBA in Steals per Turnover.  Kittles runs on the 
break superbly, which makes him a great teammate for Jason Kidd.  Shot 
.466 and .467 in 2 seasons with Kidd.  With Marbury, his FG% hovered 
around 43%.  Was a three-point threat earlier in his career, but 
doesn't take nearly as many anymore.  Strange, considering he's really 
the only one on the team who is good from that range.  So the legend 
goes, the Nets initially intended to draft Kobe, but Kobe threatened 
the Nets that he would pull a Steve Francis (refuse to sign a contract) 
if they drafted him, so they took the safe route and drafted Kittles 
instead.  The Hornets called Kobe's bluff and were able to get Divac 
out of LA, which the Lakers didn't mind since they needed to salary 
dump to beat Orlando's offer to Shaq.
Years Pro: 7
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (43 games)

Derek Anderson
Overall 77
Close 82
Med 71
3pt 80 (down from 83)
FT 86
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 60
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 55
RebOff 58
RebDef 62 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 87
Dur 70 (down from 80)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (16 games)

Anfernee Hardaway
Overall 77
Close 89
Med 70
3pt 76
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 70
RebOff 65
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: A rising superstar cut down by injuries.  Vince Carter is 
another knee injury away from becoming Penny II, but that might be 
stretching it.  Penny was on the NBA First Team twice, that's how good 
he was.  Pre-injury, he was scoring 21 ppg on 50% shooting with 7 
assists, 5 boards, and 2 steals per game as Shaq's sidekick.  One of 
the most popular players in last 10 years, his Lil Penny commercials 
inspired bobbleheads everywhere. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 10
Rookie of Year: 93-94
All-Star selections: 4 (4 starts)
NBA First Team: 2 
NBA Third Team: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 3x (60 games)

Aaron McKie
Overall 77 (down from 78)
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 75
3pt 75 (down from 81)
FT 84 (up from 83)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 80 (up from 70)
OffReb 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes:  
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 9
Sixth Man of Year: 00-01
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round (69 games)

Michael Redd
Overall 77 (up from 72)
Close 75
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 91 (up from 82)
FT 81 (up from 78)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 55
Steal 70 (up from 60)
OffReb 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 65 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Runner up sixth man of the year was the best gunner in the 
league this year.  Set an NBA record with most three's in a quarter 
with 8.
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)

Emanuel Ginobilli (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 76 (up from 73)
Close 75
Med 71 (down from 75)
3pt 79
FT 74 (down from 78)
Layup 75
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 55)
Block 60
Steal 86 (up from 75)
OffReb 60 (up from 50)
DefReb 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 92
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Was best player in Europe before coming here.  Second in NBA in 
Steals per minute.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 24 games)

Quentin Richardson
Overall 76
Close 87
Med 75
3pt 72 (down from 84)
FT 69 (down from 75)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 65
RebOff 66 (up from 64)
RebDef 72 (up from 70)
Speed 80
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Will probably get to start now that Lamar Odom is officially 
gone. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: None

David Wesley
Overall 76 (up from 71) 
Close 89 (up from 81)
Med 79 (up from 71)
3pt 90 (up from 77)
FT 78
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80 (up from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Best friend of the late Bobby Phills.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round (43 games)

Dajuan Wagner (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 76
Close 84
Med 75
3pt 72 (down from 79)
FT 80 (up from 72)
Layup 80 
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 60
PostDef 50
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 50 (down from 55)
Speed 90
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: Was expected to compete with Jay Williams for rookie of the 
year.  Instead, competed on who could get the lowest FG%.  Wagner won, 
with a dismal .376 compared to Jay-Will's .399.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Michael Dickerson 
Overall 76
Close 79
Med 73
3pt 82 (up from 79)
FT 78 (down from 83)
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 92
Dur 70
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Has missed the last 2 seasons with injury.
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)

Jamal Crawford (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 74 (up from 66)
Close 75 (up from 66)
Med 71 (down from 63)
3pt 80 (up from 76)
FT 81 (up from 79)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 60)
OffReb 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
OffAwr 75 (up from 60)
Notes: Crawford as a starter last year?  16 ppg, 6 apg.  Could be the 
next Gilbert Arenas, as he's a restricted FA next summer. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: None

Courtney Alexander
Overall 74
Close 72 (up from 62)
Med 71 (down from 75)
3pt 73
FT 81 (up from 76)
Layup 80
Dunk 85
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 89
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)

Marko Jaric (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 73 (down from 75)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 72 (down from 85)
FT 75 (down from 82)
Layup 75
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 55
Steal 86 (up from 75)
OffReb 55 (up from 50)
DefReb 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 92
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Led the NBA in Steals per minute. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Devean George
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 72 (up from 50)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 76 (down from 79)
FT 79 (up from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
OffReb 65 (up from 50)
DefReb 75 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Good bench player, but definitely not starter quality.  Makes 
you realize how much Jerry West put into the Laker dynasty.  George got 
a good contract from Mitch Kupchak, but has only shot over 40% once in 
his career.  Every year, the Lakers have gotten a little worse since 
Mitch took over.  He should consider himself lucky that Shaq and Kobe 
attracted Karl and Gary, because he sure wouldn't have been able to 
done that on his own... his job was extended about 3 years because of it.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 1x (3 rings, 46 games)

Stephen Jackson (edited from Sega's roster update) 
Overall 73 (up from 65)
Close 79
Med 73 (up from 63)
3pt 76 (up from 68)
FT 76 (up from ?)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 82 (up from 60)
RebDef 58
RebOff 62
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 93
Dur 90
DefAwr 75 (up from 55)
OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
Notes:  
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

Jon Barry
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 82
Med 73
3pt 88 (up from 83)
FT 86 (down from 92)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 75
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70

Lucious Harris
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 72 (up from 52)
Med 75
3pt 75 (up from 65)
FT 80
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 66
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 75
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Has spent the last 6 years with the Nets, crawling his way up 
the rotation.  Currently New Jersey's sixth man, and can fill in nicely 
when Kittles is hurt.  Can also play some PG off the bench.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, First Round 1x

Eric Piatkowski
FT 83 (down)
Dunk 50 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
Notes:  
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: 

Steve Smith
Overall 70 (down) 
Close 75 (down)
Med 68 (down)
FT 83 (down)
Layup 65 (down)
Speed 75 (down)
DefAwr 60 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

Shandon Anderson
Overall 70 (up)
Close 75 (up)
3pt 78 (up)
FT 73 (up)
Layup 70 (up)
Dunk 70 (up)
Steal 70 (up)
RebDef 64 (up)
Dur 90 (up) 
DefAwr 70 (up)
OffAwr 70 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x

Anthony Peeler
Overall 70 (up) 
3pt 88 (up)
FT 78 (down)
Pass 65 (up)
Block 55 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
RebOff 55 (up)
RebDef 60 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: 

Mitch Richmond* (retired)
Overall 68
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 70
3pt 74 (up from 69)
FT 90 (up from 88)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 75
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

John Starks* (retired)
Overall 68
Close 65
Med 66
3pt 71
FT 80
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x

Steve Kerr* (retired)
Overall 66
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 70
3pt 80
FT 88 (up from 82)
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 50
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 75
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG 
Year Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x (5 rings, games)

Tamar Slay (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 65 (down from 72)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 63 (down from 73)
3pt 66 (down from 70)
FT 70
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
OffReb 55 (down from 60)
DefReb 60 (down from 70)
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55 (down from 65)
OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
Notes: Was Sega crazy?  Slay was a bench warmer this year.  Why did 
they make him so good?  Why did they add him in the roster update, but 
not add Brian Scalabrine?
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (6 games)

Jeryl Sasser
Overall 64 (up from 62)
Close 62 (down from 70)
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 68 (up from 54)
FT 69 (down from 72)
Layup 65
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 55
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
Notes: Magic tried to make him a PG.  Didn't work too well.  Uh... what 
else... Oh, the game lists him as 2 year pro, but he had only played 1 
year.  Maybe they confused him with his older brother, Jason Sasser.  
Yeah, nothing gets past Rashidi.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Expereience: 

Felipe Lopez
Overall 62 (up from 60)
Close 65 (up from 55)
Med 63
3pt 73
FT 66 (up from 62)
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 55
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (7 games)

Kedrick Brown
Overall 61
Close 65 (up from 60)
Med 61
3pt 54 (down from 65)
FT 62 (down from 70)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 50
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 60
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 60
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 60
Notes: Good dunker, not much else.  8 for 66 from three point range in 
his career (.121)
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (5 games)

Fred Hoiberg
Overall 61 (up from 58)
Close 60
Med 66 (up from 61)
3pt 68
FT 85 (down from 86)
Layup 60
Dunk 50
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 70 (up from 55)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 75
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 60
Notes: Good 12th man.  Sometimes good from 3pt range, most times not.
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (6 games)

Brandon Armstrong
Overall 61 (down from 62)
Close 62 (down from 70)
Med 68
3pt 59
FT 82
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 55 (down from 70)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50 
Block 50 (down from 60)
Steal 50
RebOff 55
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (0 games)

Lavor Postell
Overall 60
Close 65
Med 63
3pt 65
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 70
Pass 50
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 65
Notes: 

Jeff Trepagnier
Overall 60
Close 62
Med 63
3pt 65 (up from 62)
FT 66
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None

Joseph Forte
Overall 59 (down from 60)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 63
3pt 60
FT 80
Layup 60
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 50 
OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: 

***********************************************************************

C. Small Forwards

Shawn Marion 
Overall 91 (up)
Close 97 (up)
3pt 85 (up)
FT 85 (up)
Steal 87 (up)
Dur 90 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: First Round

Michael Jordan* (Retired)
Overall 88
Close 97
Med 83
3pt 74 (down from)
FT 82 (down from)
Layup 90
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 60
Steal 75
RebOff 65
RebDef 80 (down from)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, games)

Jamal Mashburn
Overall 86 (up)
3pt 88 (up)
FT 85 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
RebOff 65 (down) 
RebDef 82 (up)
OffAwr 85 (up)
Dur 70 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round

Peja Stojakovic
Block 55 (down) 
RebOff 68 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round

Rashard Lewis
3pt 82 (down)
FT 82 (down)
Steal 70 (up)
RebOff 80 (up)
RebDef 80 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Glenn Robinson
Overall 84 (up)
FT 88 (up)
DefReb 76 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x

Latrell Sprewell
Overall 84 (down) 
Med 81 (down)
FT 79 (up)
Pass 75 (up)
Block 55 (down) 
Steal 78 (up)
DefReb 65 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x

Ron Artest (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 82 (up from 81)
Close 84
Med 76
3pt 77 (up from 75)
FT 74 (up from 67)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 85
Block 70
Steal 90
OffReb 64 (up from 60)
DefReb 70 (up from 68)
Speed 75
Stam 88 (up from 84)
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x

Jalen Rose (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 83 (up from 82)
Close 92
Med 83
3pt 82
FT 85 (up from 84)
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70
Speed 80
Stam 99 (up from 96)
Dur 90 (up from 80)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Strangely, has not been elected to an all-star team yet.  He can 
play three positions.
Other Positions: PG, SG
Years Pro: 9
Most Improved Player: 99-00
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x (58 games)

Grant Hill
Overall 81 (down)
Close 94 (down)
FT 82 (down)
Layup 75 (down)
Dunk 60 (down)
Handle 80 (down)
Pass 75 (up)
Block 60 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
Speed 80 (down)
Stam 82 (down)
Dur 60 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: First Round

Lamar Odom
Overall 81 (up from 80)
Close 94
Med 73
3pt 74
FT 78 (up from 72)
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 80 (up from 75)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 60
OffReb 66
DefReb 76
Speed 75
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Rashidi's claim to fame: Odom went to HS 10 blocks from my 
house.  How did I come to know about Lamar Odom?  Back in the day, we 
were talking about what NBA players we'd met.  My friend who was in 
ninth grade at the time, and went to Christ the King HS, said "Lamar 
Odom is NBA".  Makes me wonder what it's like, knowing that you're a 
lock for the NBA at the age of 15... An athletics director I know says 
Odom is the most talented player he's ever seen, but he was also the 
stupidest kid he'd ever seen, going as far as to say "he was stupid as 
a brick".  For what it's worth, that director was also as dumb as a 
brick, because he absolutely 100% swore to me that Nick Van Exel had 
been traded to the Celtics that day, and he was pissed because that 
meant Boston wouldn't need Omar Cook (also of Christ the King lore).  
Rashidi Insider Info at it's finest.  Oh, and Odom will probably be the 
point forward, at power forward for Miami this year.  Yeah.
Other Positions: PG, PF
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: None

Tim Thomas
Close 84 (up)
3pt 82 (down)
FT 78 (up)
Block 70 (down)
Steal 68 (up)
RebOff 62 (up)
RebDef 74 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Scottie Pippen
Overall 80 (down)
Close 87 (down)
3pt 72 (down)
FT 82 (up)
Dunk 65 (down)
Steal 80 (up)
RebDef 72 (down)
Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Scottie.  Won 
6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  One of the 50 greatest players in NBA 
history.  Expected to retire in 2 seasons (when his contract expires).  
Current leader in total playoff games.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 16
All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 3
NBA Second Team: 2
NBA Third Team: 2
Defensive First team selections: 7
Defensive Second team selections: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)

Keith Van Horn
Overall 79 (up)
Med 75 (up)
Block 65 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
RebOff 74 (up)
RebDef 80 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x

Shane Battier
Overall 79 (up)
3pt 86 (up)
FT 83 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 78 (up)
Steal 80 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None

Richard Jefferson
Overall 78 (up)
FT 74 (up)
Dunk 90 (up)
PostOff 75 (up)
PostDef 75 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
RebOff 68 (up)
RebDef 74 (up)
DefAwr 80 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x

Matt Harpring
Overall 78 (up)
Close 89 (up from 84)
3pt 86 (up)
FT 79 (down)
Block 55 (down)
Steal 65 (up)
RebOff 68 (up)
DefAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Corey Maggette
Overall 77 (up)
Close 84 (up)
3pt 76 (up) 
FT 80 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
DefReb 70 (up) 
OffReb 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Desmond Mason
Overall 77 (up)
Close 79 (up)
3pt 69 (down)
FT 75 (up)
Dunk 90 (up)
Pass 55 (down)
Block 60 (down)
Steal 65 (up)
RebDef 66 (up)
OffAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Toni Kukoc
Overall 77 (up from 75)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 75
3pt 80 (up from 77)
FT 71 (down from 73)
Layup 70 (down from 71)
Dunk 65 (down from 70) 
Handle 80
Pass 75 (up from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 78 (up from 60)
RebOff 60
RebDef 76
Speed 70
Stam 86
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: The Croation Sensation is one of the best bench players in 
recent memory.  Even though he came off the bench, he was regarded as 
the third scoring option for Chicago behind MJ and Scottie.
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (3 
rings, 91 games)

Lamond Murray
Overall 77 (down) 
Close 84 (down)
FT 82 (up)
Layup 75 (down)
Pass 55 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Hedo Turkoglu
Med 77 (down)
FT 80 (up)
RebOff 68 (up)
OffAwr 75 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round

Mike Miller
Overall 75 (up)
Med 79 (up)
3pt 84 (up)
FT 84 (up)
Pass 60 (up)
RebDef 70 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience:

Bruce Bowen
Overall 75 (up)
FT 55 (down)
DefAwr 90 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

Caron Butler
Overall 75 (up)
Med 73 (up)
FT 82 (up)
Layup 75 (up)
Block 60 (down)
Steal 82 (up)
DefAwr 70 (up)
OffAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Mike Dunleavy
Overall 75 (down)
FT 78 (up)
OffReb 60 (down)
Def Reb 70 (down)
DefAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Ruben Patterson
3pt 62 (down)
FT 63 (down)
Block 65 (up)
Steal 78 (up)
DefAwr 80 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Darius Miles
Overall 75 (up)
FT 59 (down)
Block 75 (up)
Steal 70 (up)
OffReb 70 (down)
DefReb 75 (down)
Notes: Entering the draft out of high school was a smart move for him.  
Given his current rate of development, had he gone to college, he would 
have been taken much lower than the third pick.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: None

Rick Fox
Close 82 (down)
Med 73 (down)
3pt 80 (up)
FT 75 (up)
Layup 75 (down)
Pass 65 (up)
Block 55 (down)
Steal 70 (up)
RebOff 58 (down)
RebDef 64 (up)
OffAwr 75 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x (3 rings, games)

Gordon Giricek (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 71 (up from 69)
Close 75
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 76 (down from 85)
FT 82 (up from 78)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 50 (down from 60)
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 64 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 92
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)

Glen Rice
Overall 71 (up)
Med 75 (up)
3pt 88 (up)
FT 85 (up)
OffAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

Lee Nailon
Overall 69 (down)
Med 73 (down)
3pt 54 (down)
Steal 55 (down)
RebDef 72 (down)
DefAwr 60 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Rodney White
Overall 66 (up from 63)
Close 75
Med 66 (up from 63)
3pt 66 (up from 54)
FT 79 (up from 75)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 56
RebDef 68
Speed 75
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: Did Detroit give up on White early, or did White give up playing 
basketball early?  Wasn't he supposed to go earlier than ninth in the 
draft?  MJ loved the kid, he was considering trading the first pick 
(Kwame) for someone good so he could move down and draft White.  Now, 
he's a mess.  What do we know about White?  On the worst team in 
basketball, he managed these numbers as a starter in 19 games.  10.9 
ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.9 apg with a .399 FG% in 27.5 mpg.  He certainly isn't 
a Ricky Davis stat padder.  I also assume he changed his position to SG 
now, which is kind of perplexing.  He's 6'9 and 230 pounds.  Shouldn't 
he be playing SF?  And with these kinds of advantages, why is he not 
being successful at posting up smaller guards?  He's the biggest guard 
in the entire NBA, and he can't even shoot 40% as a starter?  For what 
it's worth, he was also third in the NBA in Turnovers per minute.
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)

Kendall Gill
Overall 66 (up)
3pt 70 (up)
FT 76 (up)
Layup 70 (up)
Dunk 60 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
PostOff 60 (up)
Block 55 (down)
Steal 75 (up)
RebOff 55 (up)
Dur 80 (up)
DefAwr 70 (up)
OffAwr 70 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Danny Ferry* (Retired)
Overall 66 (down)
Close 60 (down) 
Med 70 (down)
3pt 78 (down)
FT 84 (down)
Layup 65 (down)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 50 (down)
DefAwr 60 (down)
OffAwr 65 (down)
Notes: Retired after winning his first NBA Championship.  Will join the 
Spurs front office.
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)

Gerald Wallace
Overall 65 (up)
3pt 52 (up)
FT 53 (down)
PostOff 65 (up)
PostDef 65 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
DefAwr 65 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: 

Tariq Abdul-Wahad
Overall 65 (down from 66)
Close 70
Med 66 (down from 68)
3pt 62 (down from 69)
FT 70
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 58
RebDef 66
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: The former Oliver St. Jean is a shooting guard that never 
learned how to shoot. It shouldn't require a brain surgeon to see he's 
on the verge of scrubbing out of the league. Would you believe he 
played in 8 playoff games and only 14 regular season games (due to 
injury)?  It just struck me as kind of odd.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)

Tracy Murray
Overall 65 (down)
Close 65 (down)
Med 68 (down)
FT 83 (down)
PostDef 65 (down)
Block 55 (up)
DefAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals

Tyrone Nesby
Overall 65 (up)
Close 65 (up)
Block 60 (up)
Steal 60 (up)

Nick Anderson* (Retired)
Overall 64 (down)
Close 70 (down) 
Med 66 (down)
3pt 70 (down)
FT 67 (up)
Block 55 (up)
Steal 70 (down)
Dur 60 (up)
DefAwr 65 (down)
OffAwr 65 (down)

Raja Bell
Overall 63 (up)
3pt 80 (up)
FT 72 (down)
Steal 75 (up)
OffReb 55 (up)
DefReb 60 (up)
DefAwr 75 (up)
OffAwr 55 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals

Roshown McLeod
No changes
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Cedric Henderson
No changes
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

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D. Power Forwards

Tim Duncan
Overall 98 (up from 96)
Close 97
Med 75
3pt 62 (up from 52)
FT 71 (up from 62)
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 95
PostDef 95
Block 92 (up from 90)
Steal 60
RebOff 90
RebDef 94
Speed 70
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 85
Notes: The 2 time reigning MVP won his second ring in four seasons, and 
you can't stick an asterisk next to this one.  Has torn up the league 
since his arrival.  Just look at his recognitions.  He's the first 
player since, fittingly, David Robinson, to be on an all-nba team and a 
defensive team in each of his first 6 seasons (Robinson had 7), and 
he's the first player in history to be named to the NBA First team in 
his first 6 seasons (the closest is Larry Bird, who made the first team 
in each of his first 4 seasons).  Among the tops in the league in 
points, rebounds, and blocks each year.  But you know what I like most 
about him?  His assist totals.  Look at his points, rebounds, assists, 
blocks, and FG% totals per round of the playoffs this season.  First 
Round - 18.7 ppg, 16.0 rpg, 5.2 apg, 3.5 bpg. 521 fg%.  Second Round - 
28.0 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 bpg, 529 fg%.  Conference Finals - 
28.0 ppg, 16.7 rpg, 5.8 apg, 3.0 bpg, 569 fg%.  NBA Finals - 24.7 ppg,  
15.4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.3 bpg, 495 fg%.  Absolutely insane.  In case you 
are wondering, Duncan's assist totals exceeded Tony Parker's assist 
totals in each round of the playoffs.  Definitely the heir to Shaq's 
kingdom, and unlike Shaq, he didn't jump ship and screw over his former 
team.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 6
Most Valuable Player: 01-02, 02-03
NBA Finals MVP: 98-99, 02-03
Rookie of the Year: 97-98
All-Star selections: 5 games (4 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 6
Defensive First Team: 5
Defensive Second Team: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x (2 rings, 72 games)

Kevin Garnett (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 98
Close 97
Med 83 (up from 81)
3pt 71
FT 75 (down from 77)
Layup 85
Dunk 90
Handle 80
Pass 80 (up from 75)
PostOff 94
PostDef 92
Block 80
Steal 75
RebOff 88
RebDef 95
Speed 70
Stam 99
Dur 90
DefAwr 90 (up from 85)
OffAwr 85
Notes: The runner up MVP this year to Tim Duncan.  Can't seem to have 
any luck with getting out of the first round.  T'Wolves have given him 
his best team in years, and he still might not get out of the first 
round.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 8
All-Star selections: 6 (5 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 1
NBA Second Team: 2
NBA Third Team: 1
Defensive First Team: 3
Playoff Experience: First Round (29 games)

Dirk Nowitzki
Overall 93 (up from 91)
Close 97
Med 94
3pt 91
FT 88 (up from 83)
Layup 85
Dunk 80
Handle 85
Pass 55
PostOff 85
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 75
Steal 70
RebOff 70
RebDef 92 (up from 90)
Speed 75
Stam 99 (up from 95)
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 5 
All-Star selections: 2
NBA Second Team: 2
NBA Third Team: 1
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (35 games)

Chris Webber
Overall 90 (down from 91)
Close 97
Med 75
3pt 54
FT 61 (down from 75)
Layup 85
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 80
PostOff 95
PostDef 85
Block 78
Steal 70
RebOff 85 (up from 82)
RebDef 92
Speed 70
Stam 99
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes:
Years Pro:
Rookie of Year: 93-94
All-Star selections: 6 (2 starts)
NBA First Team: 1
NBA Second Team: 3
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (47 
games)

Jermaine O'Neal
Overall 90 (up)
3pt 58 (up)
FT 73 (up)
PostOff 92 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
RebOff 88 (up)
RebDef 92 (up)
Stam 95 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
All-Star selections: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round

Elton Brand
Overall 88 (down from 89)
Close 97
Med 70
3pt 50
FT 69 (down from 80)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 90
PostDef 85
Block 90 (up from 85)
Steal 62 (up from 60)
OffReb 94
DefReb 90
Speed 65
Stam 94
Dur 90
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes:
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: None

Karl Malone
Overall 87 (down)
FT 76 (down)
Pass 70 (up)
Steal 79 (up)
RebOff 75 (down)
RebDef 88 (up)
OffAwr 85 (up)
Notes:
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals, Second Round, 
First Round

Rasheed Wallace
Overall 85 (down)
FT 74 (up)
PostOff 88 (down)
Block 76 (down)
RebOff 75 (down)
RebDef 84 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
All-Star selections: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round

Antoine Walker
Overall 84 (down)
3pt 81 (down)
FT 62 (down) 
Pass 75 (down)
Steal 70 (down)
DefReb 75 (down)
OffReb 84 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 6
All-Star selections:
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x

Antonio McDyess
FT 68 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
Dur 60 (down, also changed in Sega roster update)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 
All-Star selections: 
Playoff Experience:
 
Shareef Abdur-Rahim
3pt 68 (up)
FT 84 (up)
Pass 60 (up)
Block 65 (down)
Steal 60 (up)
Notes: Was sixth in the NBA in ppg in 97-98, yet did not make the all-
star team.  Should have made the team more than once, that's what 
happens when you play in dead cities like Vancouver and Atlanta.  He 
has career averages of 20.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, but only one all-
star game.  Would be puzzling, but the records of the teams that he 
plays for are abysmal, which leaves questions about how much better he 
really makes a team.
Years Pro: 
Other Positions: SF
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Donyell Marshall (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 84 (up from 80)
Close 89
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 78 (up from 73)
FT 76 (down from 78)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 85
PostDef 75
Block 78 (up from 70)
Steal 78 (up from 50)
OffReb 86 (up from 84)
DefReb 86 (up from 78)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Probably the most underrated player in the league.  Always seems 
to get stuck on teams with depth at both forward positions.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)

Antawn Jamison
Overall 83 (up from 82)
Close 94
Med 81
3pt 70 (down from 80)
FT 79 (up from 72)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 85 (up from 80)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 55
RebOff 90
RebDef 78
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 80 (up from 70)
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: None

Pau Gasol
Overall 82 (up from 81)
Close 94
Med 66
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 74 (up from 71)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 85
PostDef 75
Block 85
Steal 50
RebOff 84
RebDef 86
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Rookie of Year: 01-02
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None

Kenyon Martin
Overall 82 (up from 78)
Close 89 (up from 79)
Med 68
3pt 58
FT 65 (up from 56)
Layup 80
Dunk 85
Handle 60 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 82 (up from 78) 
PostDef 85 (up from 80)
Block 80
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 86
RebDef 82
Speed 70
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (40 games)

Juwan Howard
Overall 80 (up)
3pt 52 (up)
FT 80 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 65 (down)
Steal 60 (up)
OffReb 78 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Derrick Coleman
Overall 79 (up from 78)
Close 89
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 72
FT 78 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 84
PostDef 72
Block 78 (up from 70)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 82 (down from 86)
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 80 (up from 72)
Dur 70
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 13
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 6x (39 games)

Antonio Davis
Overall 78 (down)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 75 (down)
RebOff 85 (down)
DefAwr 80 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Kurt Thomas
Overall 78 (up from 77)
Close 89
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 75 (down from 78)
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 78 (up from 75)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 78
RebDef 88
Speed 65
Stam 88 (up from 84)
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(44 games)

Drew Gooden (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 78 (up from)
Close 89
Med 70
3pt 68 (from)
FT 71 (from)
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 75 (from)
Steal 60 (from)
OffReb 84 (up from)
DefReb 82 (up from)
Speed 70
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)

Amare Stoudemire (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 78 (up from 76)
Close 89 (up from 87)
Med 65
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 66 (down from 67)
Layup 70
Dunk 90 (up from 85)
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
OffReb 88
DefReb 84 (up from 80)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Rookie of the year this year.  Has had the most success of any 
rookie coming out of high school.  Shouldn't have won RoY, because I 
feel he got it over Yao based on his team making the playoffs.  The 
difference between the Rockets and Suns was not Amare and Yao.  It was 
Shawn Marion being a lot better than Cuttino Mobley.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)

Brian Grant
Overall 77 (up) 
Close 84 (up)
FT 77
Steal 70 (up)
RebOff 82
RebDef 90 (up)
DefAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals

Troy Murphy (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 77 (up from 76)
Close 82
Med 76
3pt 62
FT 84 (up from 83)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 76
PostDef 74
Block 65
Steal 65 (up from 50)
OffReb 88 (up from 82)
DefReb 90
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None

Cliff Robinson
Close 87 (down)
3pt 79 (down)
FT 68 (down)
Pass 60 (up)
PostDef 80 (down)
Block 75 (up)
Steal 65 (up)
Dur 90 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 
Playoff Experience:

Anthony Mason* (Retired)
Overall 75 (down from 77)
Close 79
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 50 (down from 58)
FT 72 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 60
Steal 55 (down from 70)
RebOff 78
RebDef 84
Speed 70
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes:
Other Positions: SF, PG
Years Pro: 13
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
4x, First Round 4x (96 games)

Al Harrington
Overall 75 (up)
Med 73 (up)
3pt 66 (up)
FT 77 (down)
Block 60 (down)
Steal 60 (up)
OffReb 72 (up)
Dur 80 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG, SF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

PJ Brown
Overall 75 (up)
Close 79 (up)
FT 84 (up)
Block 75 (up)
Steal 70 (up)
RebOff 88 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round

Tyson Chandler (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 74 (up from 68)
Close 82 (up from 77)
Med 70
3pt 50
FT 61 (up from 60)
Layup 65
Dunk 85
Handle 70
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 82 (up from 75)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
OffReb 75 (up from 55)
DefReb 82 (up from 75)
Speed 70
Stam 86
Dur 90
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65 (up from 55)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience:

Eddie Griffin
Overall 74 (up)
3pt 76 (down)
FT 62 (down)
PostDef 75 (up)
Block 85 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
OffReb 74 (up)
DefAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience:

Kenny Thomas
Overall 74 (up)
FT 75 (up)
Block 65 (down)
OffReb 80 (up)
DefReb 76 (up)
DefAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Clarence Weatherspoon
Overall 74 (up)
FT 76 (up)
Block 78 (down)
RebOff 86 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: Second Round

Nene Hilario
Overall 73 (up)
Close 70 (up)
3pt 50 (down)
FT 58 (up)
Handle 55 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
PostDef 75 (up)
Steal 75 (up)
Block 80 (up)
OffReb 82 (up)
DefAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Malik Rose
Overall 73 (up)
Close 79 (up)
3pt 52 (up)
FT 79 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 70 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
Dur 90 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (2 rings, games)

Danny Fortson
FT 76 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Joe Smith
Overall 73 (down)
Close 84 (down)
3pt 50 (down)
FT 78 (up)
Steal 50 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Shawn Kemp
FT 74 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x

Christian Laettner
Overall 72 (up)
FT 83 (up) 
Pass 60 (up)
Dur 70 (up)
OffAwr 75 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Rodney Rogers
Close 82 (down)
3pt 76 (down)
FT 76 (up)
Block 70 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x

Vin Baker
Overall 71 (down) 
Close 82 (down)
Med 73 (down) 
3pt 50 (down)
FT 68 (down) 
Layup 70 (down)
OffReb 74 (down)
OffAwr 70 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Carlos Boozer
Overall 70 (up)
Close 79 (up)
FT 77 (up)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 75 (up)
Block 70 (up)
OffReb 80 (up)
DefReb 82 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Zach Randolph
Overall 70 (up)
Close 82 (up)
Med 70 (down)
FT 76 (up)
Layup 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 75 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
RebOff 80 (up)
RebDef 75 (up)
DefAwr 65 (up)
OffAwr 70 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: First Round

Maurice Taylor
Close 82 (down)
FT 73 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Othella Harrington 
FT 82 (up)
PostOff 75 (up)
Block 65 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Kwame Brown (edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 68 (down from 69)
Close 75
Med 61
3pt 50
FT 67 (down from 70)
Layup 70
Dunk 85
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 80
Steal 65 (up)
OffReb 70
DefReb 76
Speed 70
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up)
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Samaki Walker
Overall 67 (down)
Close 72 (down)
FT 65 (down)
PostOff 70 (down)
Block 80 (up)
OffReb 75 (up
OffAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 

Tom Gugliotta 
Overall 67 (down)
FT 76 (down)
Pass 55 (up)
PostDef 70 (down) 
Steal 60 (up)
DefAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Horace Grant
Overall 67 (down)
Close 70 (Down)
Med 68 (down)
FT 69 (down) 
Layup 60 (down) 
Dunk 60 (down)
PostOff 70 (down) 
PostDef 75 (down)
Steal 65 (up)
Stam 78 (down)
OffAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals

Charles Oakley
Overall 65 (down)
Close 60 (down)
FT 82 (up)
Layup 60 (down)
PostDef 75 (down)
Block 60 (down)
Steal 65 (down)
RebDef 82 (down)
Stam 80 (down)
OffAwr 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Ruben Wolkowyski (From Sega's roster update, no changes)
Overall 65
Close 70
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 69
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 52
OffReb 77
DefReb 72
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Alan Henderson
Overall 65 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
OffReb 74 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Walter McCarty
Overall 64 (up)
Med 66 (up)
3pt 82 (up)
FT 62 (down)
Layup 65 (up)
Handle 65 (up)
Pass 55 (up)
Block 65 (down)
Pass 75 (up)
Speed 65 (up)
DefAwr 70 (up)
OffAwr 60 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Robert Traylor
Overall 64 (up)
FT 65 (up)
Block 70 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
DefReb 70 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Danny Manning* (Retired)
Overall 64 (down from 65)
Close 62
Med 75
3pt 59
FT 73 (up from 65)
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 73
RebOff 57
RebDef 65 (down from 73)
Speed 65
Stam 72
Dur 70
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Retired to go help Kansas' athletic program.  Had 3 separate ACL 
injuries, which killed his career.  A 20-point scorer before having 
them.
Sixth Man of Year: 97-98
Years Pro: 15
All-Star selections: 3
Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round (43 games)

Sam Clancy
Overall 63
Close 75
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 62
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 65
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 70
Speed 65
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: Missed his rookie season with injury.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None
 
Stanislav Medvedenko
3pt 52 (up)
FT 72 (up)
Block 65 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

John Wallace
Overall 61 (up)
Close 70 (up)
Med 58 (up)
3pt 58 (up)
Layup 65 (up)
OffReb 60 (up)
DefReb 63 (down)
DefAwr 55 (down)
OffAwr 65 (up)
Notes: Averaged 24 ppg and 6 spg in Greece last season.  If Wallace 
could average 6 spg in Greece, I could average at least 3.  I'm not 
joking.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (5 games)

Lawrence Funderburke
FT 68 (down) 
Steal 50 (down)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Corie Blount
No changes
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Don Reid
No changes
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Jamie Feick* (Retired)
No changes
Notes: Good rebounder, but forced to retire due to injuries.  How good 
a rebounder?  His career high in boards was 25.  Was waived by the Nets 
in April.
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: None

Mark Madsen 
Overall 58 (up)
Close 60 (up)
Dunk 65 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
OffReb 68 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Jerome Moiso
Overall 58 (up) 
Close 60 (up)
FT 66 (up)
Dunk 70 (up)
Block 80 (up)
Steal 55 (up)
OffReb 65 (up)
DefAwr 55 (up)
OffAwr 55 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: First Round

Kirk Haston 
No changes
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

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E. Centers

Shaquille O'Neal
Overall 96 (down from 98)
Close 97
Med 50 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 62 (up from 50)
Layup 80
Dunk 85
Handle 65
Pass 65
PostOff 99
PostDef 90 (down from 94)
Block 85 (down from 90)
Steal 50
RebOff 96
RebDef 92
Speed 65
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90
Notes: Has more nicknames than Sean Combs.  The most dominant player in 
the NBA, when all is said and done he'll probably go down as one of the 
top 5 centers of all-time.  The other 4 are Wilt, Russell, Jabbar, and 
Hakeem.  Was the first player to be named Player of the Week in his 
first week in the league.  Broke two backboards dunking during his 
rookie year.  You can download the videos off Kazaa or another P2P 
download service.  Was selected as one of the 50 greatest players of 
all time, but prematurely IMO.  The selections were made in 1996.  Shaq 
had only played 4 seasons.  What if he had gotten a serious injury 
afterwards?  Then you've got a player who would end up not being the 
best of all-time. What if Shaq had pulled a Vince Carter?  VC was the 
next MJ... then he got injured.  What about Kobe and T-Mac?  Right NOW 
they're scoring 30 ppg, but who knows how long that will last?  Does 
either deserve to make such a prestigious list?  In retrospect, 
everything worked out, but I still think a 4 year vet should have been 
made to wait for the top 100 list, 
Years Pro: 11
Most Valuable Player: 99-00
NBA Finals MVP: 99-00, 00-01, 01-02
Rookie of Year: 92-93
All-Star selections: 9 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
NBA First Team: 5
NBA Second Team: 1
NBA Third Team: 3
Defensive Second Team selections: 3
Scoring Titles: 2
FG% Titles: 6
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
4x, First Round 1x  (3 rings, 136 games)

Alonzo Mourning
Overall 86 (up from 85)
Close 89
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 71
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 85 (up from 80)
PostDef 90
Block 88
Steal 50
RebOff 80
RebDef 90
Speed 65
Stam 84
Dur 70
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Missed two of the last three years (including last year) because 
of a kidney ailment related to his medication.  Still among the best 
offensive centers in the league, though Ilgauskas has probably taken 
the #2 spot behind Shaq away from him.
Years Pro: 11
All-Star selections: 6 times (1 start)
NBA First Team: 1
NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of the Year: 2
Defensive First team selections: 1
Defensive Second team selections: 1
Blocks Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (55 games)

Ben Wallace
Overall 86 (up from 85)
Close 79
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 90
Block 95 (down from 97)
Steal 80 
RebOff 96
RebDef 96 (up from 93)
Speed 65
Stam 96 (up from 90)
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 70
Notes: Defensive Player of the Year the last 2 years.  The first 
undrafted player in NBA history to start in an All-Star game.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 7
All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
NBA Second Team: 1
NBA Third Team: 1
Defensive Player of the Year: 2
Defensive First team selections: 2
Rebound Titles: 2
Blocks Titles: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (27 games)

Dikembe Mutombo
Overall 82
Close 75
Med 50 (down from 53)
3pt 50
FT 73 (up from 71)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 76
PostDef 94
Block 90
Steal 50
RebOff 92
RebDef 90
Speed 55
Stam 86
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
DefDef 65
Notes: Set a playoff record with 31 blocks in a 5 game playoff series 
(That's over 6 bpg) against Seattle in 93-94.  That Denver team became 
the first 8th seed to ever defeat a 1st seed in the playoffs.
Years Pro: 12
All-Star selections: 8 (3 starts)
NBA Second Team: 1
NBA Third Team: 2
Defensive Player of the Year: 4
Defensive First team selections: 3
Defensive Second team selections: 3
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (76 games)

David Robinson* (Retired)
Overall 80 (up)
Close 87
Med 73
3pt 50
FT 71 (down from 73)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 85
Block 84 (up from 80)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 82
RebDef 86 (up from 76)
Speed 65
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 75
Notes: Retired in the offseason after winning his second NBA 
Championship.  One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.  Had the 
last "Quadruple Double" in NBA history.  Only other player to win the 
scoring, rebound, and block titles in NBA history was Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar (though Wilt Chamberlain could have done it if Blocks were a 
stat back then).  Only player in NBA history to be on an All-NBA team 
and a Defensive team in his first 7 seasons.
Years Pro: 14
All-Star selections: 10 (3 starts)
Rookie of the Year: 89-90
Most Valuable Player: 1
NBA First Team: 4
NBA Second Team: 2
NBA Third Team: 3
Defensive Player of the Year: 1
Defensive First team selections: 4
Defensive Second team selections: 4
Scoring Titles: 1
Rebound Titles: 1
Block Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Champion 2x (123 games)

Marcus Camby
Overall 79 (up from 77)
Close 70
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 66 (down from 67)
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 55
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 80
PostDef 85 (down from 90)
Block 88 (up from 80)
Steal 70
RebOff 85 (up from 82)
RebDef 90
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 84
Dur 60
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Excellent shot blocker, good rebounder, and runs great for a big 
man, but not durable to play a full season as a starter.  The one 
season he didn't have injury problems was his first season in NY where 
he came off the bench the whole year, and keep in mind that was the 50 
game lockout year.  He has never played more than 63 games in a season, 
which means he misses at least 19 games per year.  In his best season, 
he averaged 12/12 with 2.2 bpg and a 525 fg% in only 34 mpg.

Brad Miller
Overall 78 (up from 76)
Close 87
Med 70 (up from 68)
3pt 66 (up from 50)
FT 82 (up from 79)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (up from 55)
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 82
PostDef 76
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 84
RebDef 84 (up from 78)
Speed 60
Stam 82
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: An all-star for the first time last year, but unlikely to make 
it this year in the west.  Vlade Divac's heir, will probably start this 
year to allow Divac to rest until playoff time.
Years Pro: 5
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (15 games)

Vlade Divac
Overall 78 (up from 75)
Close 87 (down from 94)
Med 73
3pt 58 (up from 55)
FT 71 (up from 69)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 78 (up from 75)
Steal 78 (up from 60)
RebOff 72 (up from 68)
RebDef 82 (up from 78)
Speed 60
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: 
Years Pro:
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals

Yao Ming (Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 77 (up from 70)
Close 92 (up from 79)
Med 76
3pt 66
FT 81 (up from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 86 (up from 75)
Speed 60
Stam 82
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Deservedly the #1 pick, proving that 1 in every billion Chinese 
people could play in the NBA.  On that note, I'm willing to bet that 
only 1 in every billion Chinese people is 7'6.  Undeservedly an all-
star, which goes to show how flawed the Internet voting system is.  
Cross the most populated country in the world with the world's most 
accessible ballot... it wouldn't surprise me if Yao started over Shaq 
each year for the next 5 years, regardless of what Yao does on the 
court.  He could bomb and put up 8/5 and still get elected. 
Undeservedly the rookie of the year runnerup, behind Amare Stoudemire.  
It's not so much that Yao was markedly better, but the voting wasn't 
even that close.  What did Amare do that was markedly more effective 
than Yao?  Phoenix made the playoffs, that's it.  You can attribute 
that to Shawn Marion being a helluva a lot better as a second option 
than Cuttino Mobley.  At the very least, they should have been co-
winners.  Deserved more touches in the Houston offense. Sorry Stevie, 
we know how much you hated passing to Hakeem Olajuwon, but when your 
center is hitting a high percentage on the inside, maybe you should 
think about getting it down there more. Deserves Jeff Van Gundy.  Jeff 
Van Gundy deserves Yao.
Years Pro: 1
All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
Playoff Experience: None

Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Overall 77 (up from 70)
Close 92 (up from 84)
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 78 (up from 74)
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 85 (up from 80)
PostDef 75
Block 86 (up from 75)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 86 (up from 70)
DefReb 84 (up from 80)
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 50
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 75)
Notes: It was said he would be an all-star if he finally got healthy 
enough to play.  Finally got healthy.  Finally an all-star.
Years Pro:
All-Star selections: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Keon Clark
Overall 77 (up)
FT 66 (down)
Block 92 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: Second Round

Raef LaFrentz
Overall 77 (down from 78)
Close 79
Med 75
3pt 83 (up from 81)
FT 68 (down from 69)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (down from 80)
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 88 (down from 92)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 78
Speed 65
Stam 83
Dur 70 (up from 60)
DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)

Michael Olowokandi
Overall 75 (up)
Close 79 (up)
FT 66 (up)
Block 86 (up)
RebDef 88 (up)
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: None

Theo Ratliff
Overall 75 (up)
FT 72 (down)
Block 95 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
RebOff 76 (up) 
RebDef 84 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Jamaal Magloire
Overall 75 (up)
Close 84 (up)
FT 72 (down)
Block 82 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
OffReb 90 (up)
DefReb 85 (up)
DefAwr 80 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Lorenzen Wright
Overall 75 (up)
FT 66 (down)
Steal 60 (up)
Dur 80 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Elden Campbell
Overall 74 (down)
Close 84 (down)
Med 71 (down)
Layup 70 (down)
PostOff 75 (down)
PostDef 80 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
DefAwr 80 (down)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Arvydas Sabonis* (Retired, Edited from Sega's roster update)
Overall 73
Close 84
Med 66
3pt 64
FT 79
Layup 65
Dunk 60
Handle 55
Pass 60
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 68
RebOff 66
RebDef 84
Speed 50
Stam 72
Dur 80
OffAwr 70
DefAwr 70
Notes: Retired in the offseason 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round

Rasho Nesterovic
Overall 72 (up)
Close 84 (up)
Med 66 (up)
FT 64 (up)
PostOff 80 (up)
Block 84 (up)
RebOff 70 (up)
Stam 88 (up)
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: First Round

Dale Davis
FT 63 (down)
Block 75 (down)
Steal 60 (down)
RebOff 82 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Todd MacCulloch
Overall 70 (down) 
Dunk 60 (down) 
PostDef 75 (down)
Block 78 (down)
Steal 55 (up)
Dur 50 (down)
Notes: May be forced to retire due to a hereditary disease that affects 
his feet.
Notes: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x

Tony Battie
Overall 69 (up)
Close 70 (up)
Med 58 (up)
3pt 52 (up)
FT 75 (up)
Layup 65 (up)
Dunk 70 (up)
Block 80 (up) 
OffReb 74 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Marc Jackson
Overall 66 (up)
3pt 54 (up)
FT 77 (down)
Layup 65 (up)
PostDef 70 (up)
Block 75 (up)
Steal 60 (up)
OffReb 65 (up)
DefAw Notes: 
Other Positions: 
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience: r 65 (up)

Curtis Borchardt
Overall 62
Close 77
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 69
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 65
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: Missed entire season with injury.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None

Michael Doleac
Overall 55 (up)
Med 66 (up)
FT 78 (down)
Off Awr 60 (up)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)

Eric Montross* (Retired)
Overall 55
Close 62
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 50
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 51
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 71
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 50
Notes: Retired due to injury.  His best season was his rookie year.  
Went downhill from there.  Made a heap of dough off a huge contract, 
when you consider the amount of production he put in during his career.
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Chris Dudley* (Retired)
Overall 54
Close 50
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
OffReb 60
DefReb 70
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 50
Notes: Among the worst FT shooters of all-time.  He's kinda like Allan 
Houston in the sense that if he makes the first FT he'll hit the second 
(to large applause), and if he misses the first, he'll miss the second 
(to which Houston is booed mercifully)
Years Pro: 16
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (59 games)

Ruben Boumtje Boumtje
No changes
Notes:
Years Pro:
Playoff Experience:

Mark Pope
Overall 51
Close 50
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 60
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 55
RebDef 55
Speed 60
Stam 84
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 50
Notes: Missed last season... not to injury, but for just not being good 
enough to make the Knick roster.  That's pretty bad if you're a big man 
and you aren't good enough to play a minute for the Knicks.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (13 games)

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V. Created Players

Upon request, I'll rate certain players.  Rookies, or former NBA 
players.  If you have a request, e-mail me.  But keep in mind that I 
don't watch college basketball, so accurately making a CAP for a rookie 
may take some time.

On the concept of "Players adjusted to a certain year", this is there 
because often players want to cap players from, you guessed it, a 
certain year.  A popular request seems to be the Chicago Bulls.  As 
most of us know, Jordan in the game is not the same player as the 
Jordan who won 6 titles.  In fact, Jordan was a different player during 
his first 3 titles than he was in his last 3.  

Other players suffer setbacks in their career, and aren't the same.  
Larry Johnson for instance, was a bonafide superstar when he came into 
the league, and then back injuries killed his career.  Some people will 
want Charlotte LJ, some will want NY LJ.

Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are players in the league that also used to be 
good, but aren't very good right now.  These are all just examples of 
what can appear in that section.  Of course, Rashidi doesn't have all 
the time in the world (though it's sometimes hard to tell), so he'll 
get to these when he can.  As said, e-mail me with suggestions.

Oh, and lastly, I don't care about CAP appearances.  I don't make them 
so don't bother asking me how to make Lebron's face and such.  A player 
will still play the same, no matter what his hair looks like.

Players on my list to CAP
Point Guards: Milos Vujanic, Derek Harper, Mark Price, Scott Skiles, BJ 
Armstrong, Carlos Arroyo
Shooting Guards: Isiah Rider, Bobby Phills, Malik Sealy, Harold Miner
Small Forwards: Detlef Schrempf, Charles Smith
Power Forwards: Brian Scalabrine
Centers: Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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A. 2003 Draft class

First off, who was drafted, and to what team?

First Round
Pick, Player Name, Team, Position
1. Lebron James, Cavs, SF (signed)
2. Darko Milicic, Pistons, PF (signed)
3. Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets, SF (signed)
4. Chris Bosh, Raptors, C (signed)
5. Dwayne Wade, Heat, PG (signed)
6. Chris Kaman, Clippers, C (signed)
7. Kirk Hinrich, Bulls, PG (signed)
8. TJ Ford, Bucks, PG (signed)
9. Michael Sweetney, Knicks, PF (signed)
10. Jarvis Hayes, Wizards, SF (signed)
11. Mickael Pietrus, Warriors, SG (signed)
12. Nick Collison, Sonics, PF (signed)
13. Marcus Banks, Celtics, PG (signed)
14. Luke Ridnour, Sonics, PG (signed)
15. Reece Gaines, Magic, PG (signed)
16. Troy Bell, Grizzlies, PG (signed)
17. Zarko Cabarparka, Suns, C (signed)
18. David West, Hornets, PF (signed)
19. Aleksander Pavlovic, Jazz, SG
20. Dahntay Jones, Grizzlies, SG (signed)
21. Boris Diaw-Riffiod, SG (signed)
22. Zoran Planinic, Nets, PG (signed)
23. Travis Outlaw, Blazers, SF (signed)
24. Brian Cook, Lakers, PF (signed)
25. Carlos Delfino, Pistons, SG
26. Ndudi Ebi, T'Wolves, SF (signed)
27. Kendrick Perkins, Celtics, C (signed)
28. Leandrihno Barbosa, Suns, PG (signed)
29. Josh Howard, Mavericks, SG (signed)

Second Round
30. Maciej Lampe, Knicks, SF (signed)
31. Jason Kapono, Cavaliers, SF (signed)
32. Luke Walton, Lakers, SF (signed)
33. Jerome Beasley, Heat, PF (signed)
34. Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Clippers, C (europe)
35. Szymon Szewczyk, Bucks, PF
36. Mario Austin, Bulls, PF
37. Travis Hansen, Hawks, SG (signed)
38. Steve Blake, Wizards, PG (signed)
39. Slavko Vranes, Knicks, C (signed)
40. Derrick Zimmerman, Warriors, PG (signed)
41. Willie Green, 76'ers, SG (signed)
42. Zaur Pauchulia, Magic, C (signed)
43. Keith Bogans, Magic, SG (signed)
44. Malick Badiane, Rockets, C
45. Matt Bonner, Raptors, PF
46. Sani Becirovic, Nuggets, SG (waived)
47. Maurice Williams, Jazz, PG (signed)
48. James Lang, Hornets, C (signed)
49. James Jones, Pacers, SF (signed)
50. Paccelis Morlende, Sonics, PG
51. Kyle Korver, 76'ers, SF (signed)
52. Remon Van de Hare, Raptors, C (europe)
53. Tommy Smith, Bulls, PF (europe)
54. Nedzad Sinanovic, Blazers, C (europe)
55. Rick Rickert, T'Wolves, SF (europe)
56. Brandon Hunter, Celtics, PF (signed)
57. Xue Yuyang, Nuggets, C (europe)
58. Andres Gliniadakis, Pistons, C (europe)

Undrafted rookies (signed as free agents)
Marcus Hatten, Clippers, PG
Marquis Daniels, Mavericks, SG
Jon Steffanson, Mavericks, SG
Carl English, Pacers, SG
Quinton Ross, Clippers, SF
Koko Archibong, Lakers, SF
Britton Johnson, Magic, SF
Theron Smith, Grizzlies, PF
Udonis Haslem, Heat, PF
Stephane Pelle, Lakers, PF

Rookies who won't play in the NBA next season (likely overseas)
Sofoklis Schortsanitis
Sani Becirovic
Remon Van de Hare
Tommy Smith (confirmed)
Nedzad Sinanovic
Rick Rickert (confirmed)
Xue Yuyang (confirmed)
Andres Gliniadakis

Lebron James
SF - Slasher
Overall 76
Close 84
Med 71
3pt 72
FT 70
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 70
OffReb 65
DefReb 72
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Expected Role: Will start season starting at PG.  If it's a disaster, 
he'll move to SG or SF.  He may have an NBA ready body, but he doesn't 
have an NBA mind for the game.  If he's really a PG, expect a lot of 
turnovers.

Darko Milicic
PF - Finesse
Overall 
Close 76
Med 
3pt 58
FT 67
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 
Steal 55
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 70
Stam 
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Probably a raw reserve, similar to Kwame Brown.  Even if 
he has played a little European pro, he's still 18.  They had to change 
the draft rules so he could be drafted - he was only 17 at the time of 
the normal deadline, which means he is probably the youngest basketball 
player in the league, ever.  The Pistons signed Elden Campbell, and 
combined with Wallace, Robinson, Williamson, Okur, and Rebraca, this 
should ensure Milicic gets limited minutes.

Carmelo Anthony
SF - Slasher
Overall 77
Close 84
Med 73
3pt 70
FT 71
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 70
OffReb 75
DefReb 75
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Expected Role: Will start at SF for Denver, which should guarantee him 
high stats.  Denver will be improved, but that's a given, as they 
couldn't have gotten much worse.  Could be even better if he meshes 
with Andre Miller sooner rather than alter.

Chris Bosh
C -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: Starting at center should allow Antonio Davis to go back 
to PF.

Dwayne Wade
SG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: Pat Riley doesn't like to play rookies.  Riley doesn't 
like to miss the playoffs either, but sometimes we're all forced to do 
things we don't want.  Wade will backup Eddie Jones, but he'll get more 
minutes than he would if the Heat were 50 game winners again.  If Jones 
is traded, Wade is the starter.

Chris Kaman
C -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: Will replace Olowokandi as the starting center.

Kirk Hinrich
PG - Distributor
Overall 69
Close 75
Med 73
3pt 82
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70
OffReb 55
DefReb 55
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Expected Role: Backup to start the season.  If Jalen Rose is traded, 
Crawford can slide to SG (which is more suited to his abilities) and 
allow Hinrich to start.

TJ Ford
PG - Distributor
Overall 72
Close 79
Med 70
3pt 70
FT 82
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80
Expected Role: Starting PG.

Michael Sweetney
PF - Banger
Overall 70
Close 79
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 74
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 82
Steal 55
OffReb 75
DefReb 80
Speed 60
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Sweetney may end up starting (Weatherspoon and 
Harrington are more effective off the bench), and may keep his job 
throughout the season depending on whether or not Antonio McDyess 
successfully comes back from injury in January.

Jarvis Hayes
SF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: Starting SF, unless Stackhouse moves to SF.  With the 
addition of Arenas, Hughes is no longer the starting PG.  Well, Hughes 
was really never much of a PG to begin with, so it's possible that he 
could start at SG, sliding Stack over.

Mickeal Pietrus
SG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Nick Collison
PF - Finesse
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Expected Role:

Marcus Banks
PG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Luke Ridnour
PG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Reece Gaines
PG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Troy Bell
PG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Zarko Cabarparka
PF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

David West
PF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Aleksander Pavlovic
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 73
Close 70
Med 75
3pt 76
FT 75
Layup 75
Dunk 65
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 60
OffReb 55
DefReb 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Possibly the starting SG, depending on where Matt 
Harpring plays.

Dahntay Jones
SG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: Not to be confused with Dontae Jones.

Boris Diaw-Riffiod
SG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Zoran Planinic
PG - Shoot First
Overall 68
Close 70
Med 70
3pt 78
FT 58
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70
OffReb 55
DefReb 60
Speed 85
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Should back up both guard spots.  Kidd's backup, so he's 
going to have to play some SG to get more minutes, which is fine by 
Zoran.  The Nets were going to take him regardless of the Kidd 
situation (they targeted him for a year), and would have been the 
starter if Kidd had bolted.  If Kidd gets hurt at all for an extended 
period, should fill in well as the starter.

Travis Outlaw
SF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:


Brian Cook
PF - Banger
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Carlos Delfino
SG - Slasher
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Ndudi Ebi
SF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: A raw high-schooler.  Not expected to contribute this 
year.

Kendrick Perkins
C -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Leandrinho Barbarosa
PG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Josh Howard
SG -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Maciej Lampe
PF - Finesse
Overall 69
Close 70
Med 70
3pt 76
FT 75
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 70
Steal 60
OffReb 68
DefReb 74
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Is better at PF, but will see most of his time at SF 
this year due to Knicks' PF logjam.  Has the same type of game as Keith 
Van Horn, which may affect his minutes positively if Van Horn tanks, or 
negatively if Van Horn is successful.  Don't be fooled by his second 
round selection, he was a lottery talent that ended up dropping on 
draft day because of news that it would be tough to get him out of his 
contract with Real Madrid.

Jason Kapono
SF -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role:

Luke Walton
PF - Finesse
Overall 63
Close 70
Med 66
3pt 73
FT 68
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 70
Pass 70
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 60
OffReb 60
DefReb 68
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Expected Role: Backup PF on the Lakers, but could see time at SF.  With 
his passing ability, vision, and intangibles, he should flourish when 
he is in the lineup with the Lakers 4 superstars.  Probably will 
average 3 ppg and 3 apg off the bench, which is pretty good all things 
considered (Don't forget Devean George was fifth on the team in scoring 
with only 7 ppg, while Robert Horry was sixth with only 6 ppg).

Sofoklis Schortsanitis
C -
Overall 
Close 
Med 
3pt 
FT 
Layup 
Dunk 
Handle 
Pass 
PostOff 
PostDef 
Block 
Steal 
OffReb 
DefReb 
Speed 
Stam 
Dur 
DefAwr 
OffAwr
Expected Role: 

Slavko Vranes
C - Def. Specialist
Overall 55
Close 50
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 80
Steal 50
OffReb 55
DefReb 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 50
Expected Role: The tallest center in the draft (7'4).  The only real 
center on the Knicks, which in itself should guarantee him some 
minutes.  Remember, these are the same Knicks that used a skilless 
piece of crap like Felton Spencer as their starter a season ago.  
Vranes is just as untalented and is 6 inches taller.

Kyle Korver
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 67
Close 60
Med 73
3pt 84
FT 91
Layup 65
Dunk 60
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 62
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 65
Expected Role:

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B. Other players (Current, former, and adjusted)

Kevin Johnson
PG - Distributor
Overall 83
Close 97
Med 84
3pt 66
FT 84
Layup 90
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 90
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 75
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90
Notes:

Muggsy Bogues
PG - Distributor
Overall 76
Close 65
Med 70
3pt 66
FT 89
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 85
OffReb 50
DefReb 50
Speed 90
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: The shortest player in NBA history.  Also owns the highest 
assist to turnover ratio in NBA history (6,726 assists to 1,433 
turnovers, you guys do the math).  Had three 19 assist games.  Combined 
with LJ and Zo to make the Charlotte Hornets one of the most popular 
teams in the league.  Real name is Tyrone.

Clyde Drexler
SG - Slasher
Overall 87
Close 97
Med 86
3pt 74
FT 79
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 75	
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 80
OffReb 70
DefReb 75
Speed 85
Stam 97
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85
Notes:

Drazen Petrovic
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 87
Close 97
Med 96
3pt 95
FT 87
Layup 85
Dunk 65
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 60
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 60
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 85
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: If you don't know who Drazen Petrovic is, he's only the best 
European player to ever play in the NBA (pre-Dirk).  His career was cut 
short by a tragic auto accident after only his fourth NBA season.  In 
the 92-93 season for the Nets (who recently retired his jersey), he 
scored 22.3 ppg, had a .518 FG% (.449 3PT%) and shot 87% from the line.  
The Croatian team led by Petrovic (who averaged 25 ppg), Toni Kukoc, 
and Dino Radja placed second in the Barcelona Olympics, behind the 
famous Dream Team.  In fact, they were the only team that was able to 
get a lead against the Dream Team after 10 minutes into the game.  For 
more information (although quite a bit biased, they go as far as 
calling him better than Michael Jordan, and seemingly hold a grudge 
against Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson, kinda low class for a 
memorial page), visit drazenpetrovic.com.

Mitch Richmond
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 85
Close 97
Med 89
3pt 88
FT 85
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 70	
PostDef 70
Block 55
Steal 70
OffReb 55
DefReb 60
Speed 85
Stam 96
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85
Notes:

Joe Dumars
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 85
Close 97
Med 89
3pt 90
FT 84
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 50
Steal 75
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 85

Dan Majerle
SG - Slasher
Overall 84
Close 89
Med 79
3pt 86
FT 75
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 80
OffReb 65
DefReb 65
Speed 85
Stam 96
Dur 90
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 80

Jeff Hornacek
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 82
Close 84
Med 83
3pt 88
FT 89
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 60 
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 80
OffReb 55
DefReb 55
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Utah sharpshooter that was the third cog (along with Malone and 
Stockton) in Utah's two consecutive NBA Finals appearances.  His career 
FT% of .879 is ninth in NBA history.  Also made 67 straight free 
throws, sixth longest streak in NBA history.  Only the 18th player in 
NBA history to reach 14,000 points (finished career with 15,000+) and 
5,000 assists.  Something to keep in mind is the majority of those 
other players are likely PGs.
Let me do some research and see if I can find the others that reached 
that milestone before him.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38k/5k) Nate Archibald (16k/6k), Larry Bird 
(21k/5k), Dave Bing (18k/5k), Bob Cousy (17k/7k), Clyde Drexler 
(22k/6k), Walt Frazier (15k/5k), John Havlicek (26k/6k), Magic Johnson 
(17k/10k), Michael Jordan (32k/5k), Oscar Robertson (26k/9k), John 
Stockton (19k/15k), Isaiah Thomas (19k/9k), Jerry West (25k/6k), Lenny 
Wilkens (17k/7k).  That's 15 players, ALL of whom are on the NBA's 
greatest 50 players list.  The other two are Derek Harper (16k/6k) and 
Reggie Theus (19k/6k).
Karl Malone (36k/5k) also achieved the milestone this year, while 
Scottie Pippen (18k/6k) got it the same year as Hornacek.  Gary Payton 
(18k/7k), Terry Porter (15k/7k), Tim Hardaway (15k/7k), Rod Strickland 
(14k/7k) have all gotten there since then. Jason Kidd (9k/6k) will 
probably make it in 3 years, while Mark Jackson (12k/10k) will probably 
fall short (he would need 3 years).
I am in absolute shock and awe at Hornacek's elite company.  I've 
certainly got a newfound respect for him now, and hopefully you do too.

John Starks
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 77
Close 75
Med 73
3pt 82
FT 77
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 60
PostDef 70
Block 50
Steal 80
OffReb 50
DefReb 60
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 75
Notes: One of the streakiest players of all time.  Not sure which he is 
more famous for, posterizing Horace Grant and Michael Jordan in what 
came to be known as "the dunk" (pictures at 
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2717/starks.gif and 
http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~wonj/basketball/dunk.html) in game 2 of 
the 92-93 conference finals, or going 2-18 (0-11 from 3pt range) in 
game 7 of the 93-94 NBA Finals.  Set an NBA record in 94-95 with 217 
three's made (although that record was broken by Dennis Scott a year 
later).  Owns the record for most three's attempted in an NBA Finals 
with 50.

Sean Elliott
SF - Slasher
Overall 81
Close 92
Med 79
3pt 84
FT 80
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55
Steal 60
OffReb 65
DefReb 75
Speed 80
Stam 94
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: A two-time all-star with the Spurs.  Won a championship ring in 
98-99, and is best remembered for hitting a three pointer while falling 
out of bounds against the Blazers to give the Spurs a victory in game 2 
of the Conference Finals.  Afterwards, it was revealed he had a kidney 
ailment, and needed a transplant.  He became the first athlete in any 
sport to ever successfully return from a kidney transplant (Greg 
Ostertag became the second).  First in Spurs franchise history in 
three's attempted, second in three's made, and fourth in scoring.

Dennis Scott
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 74
Close 79
Med 75
3pt 90
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 65
Handle 75
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 65
OffReb 50
DefReb 65
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: Certainly took advantage of the league's moved in three point 
line.  Set the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a season with 267 
(breaking John Starks' year old record by 50).  Hit a three pointer in 
78 consecutive games, the third longest streak in NBA history.  His 
shooting was a valuable compliment to Shaq's post game, and Penny's 
slashing game as the Magic won 60 games and went to the NBA finals in 
94-95.

Donald Royal 
SF - Slasher
Overall 67
Close 75
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 77
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 55
Steal 55
OffReb 60
DefReb 58
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65
Notes: Starting SF on the 94-95 Orlando team.

Charles Barkley
PF - Banger
Overall 91
Close 97
Med 84
3pt 71
FT 74
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 70
PostOff 95
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 80
OffReb 95
DefReb 94
Speed 70
Stam 99
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85
Notes: One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, and certainly one 
of the most colorful.  Current a popular NBA analyst, and a future Hall 
of Famer.  11-time all-star, and a former MVP.  The shortest player to 
ever lead the NBA in rebounding.  Only the fourth player in history to 
ever record 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 3,500 assists (Karl 
Malone has since become the fifth).

Dennis Rodman
PF - Def. Specialist
Overall 76
Close 75
Med 58
3pt 58
FT 58
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 90
Block 70
Steal 70
OffReb 98
DefReb 98
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 65
Notes: Bad boy known for his hair-raising play and hair color.  Won 2 
championships with the Bad Boy Pistons of the late 80s, and 3 
championships with the second Bulls dynasty.  Perhaps the greatest 
rebounder of all time.

Lonny Baxter
PF - Banger
Overall 63
Close 72
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 68
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
OffReb 70
DefReb 70
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 60
Notes: Currently a backup PF on Chicago.  Was productive in limited 
time last season as a rookie.  He was the MVP of the Reebok Rocky 
Mountain Revue Summer League this year.

Hakeem Olajuwon
C - Finesse
Overall 92
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 54
FT 71
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 90
PostDef 93
Block 92
Steal 80
OffReb 88
DefReb 94
Speed 65
Stam 97
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 90
Notes:

Patrick Ewing
C - Banger
Overall 87
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 52
FT 74
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 90
PostDef 90
Block 87
Steal 65
OffReb 78
DefReb 91
Speed 65
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 85
Notes:

Rik Smits
C - Finesse
Overall 72
Close 87
Med 73
3pt 50
FT 77
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 50
OffReb 64
DefReb 80
Speed 55
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 80
Notes:

Luc Longley
C - Finesse
Overall 69
Close 70
Med 63
3pt 50
FT 78
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 60
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 80
Steal 55
OffReb 70
DefReb 75
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 65
Notes: First Australian born player in the NBA.  Once missed time 
during the season due to a surfing related accident.  Won 3 
championships with the Bulls.

Bill Wennington
C - Finesse
Overall 62
Close 65
Med 58
3pt 51
FT 82
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 60
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 55
OffReb 66
DefReb 68
Speed 60
Stam 75
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: Won 3 championships with the Bulls as a member of Chicago's 
"three-headed monster" center rotation.

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C. Players adjusted by year

Allan Houston 93-94 (Rookie year with Detroit) 
Overall 70 
Close 70 
Med 75 
3pt 78 
FT 82 
Layup 70 
Dunk 60 
Handle 75 
Pass 55 
PostOff 55 
PostDef 55 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 55 
Speed 75 
Stam 84 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 70 
 
Allan Houston 94-95 
Overall 74 (+4) 
Close 79 (+9) 
Med 79 (+4) 
3pt 90 (+12) 
FT 86 (+4) 
Layup 70 
Dunk 60 
Handle 75 
Pass 55 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 55 
Speed 75 
Stam 88 (+4) 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 65 (+5) 
OffAwr 70 
 
Allan Houston 95-96 (Became full time starter with Detroit) 
Overall 78 (+4) 
Close 87 (+8) 
Med 83 (+4) 
3pt 94 (+4) 
FT 82 (-4) 
Layup 75 (+5) 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 (+5) 
Pass 60 (+5) 
PostOff 65 (+5) 
PostDef 60 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 (+5) 
Speed 80 (+5) 
Stam 90 (+2) 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 75 (+5) 
 
Allan Houston 96-97 (Signed with NY, shooting numbers took a hit) 
Overall 77 (-1) 
Close 84 (-3) 
Med 81 (-2) 
3pt 88 (-6) 
FT 80 (-2) 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 65 (+5) 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 75 
 
Allan Houston 97-98 
Overall 77 
Close 89 (+5) 
Med 83 (+2) 
3pt 86 (-2) 
FT 85 (+5) 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 65 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 75 
 
Allan Houston 98-99 (NY went to Finals) 
Overall 79 (+2) 
Close 94 (+5) 
Med 84 (+1) 
3pt 90 (+4) 
FT 86 (+1) 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 65 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 (+5) 
OffAwr 75 
 
Allan Houston 99-00 (Made all-star team) 
Overall 81 (+2) 
Close 97 (+3) 
Med 89 (+5) 
3pt 92 (+2) 
FT 84 (-2) 
Layup 80 (+5) 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 (+5) 
PostDef 65 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 (+5) 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 80 (+5) 
 
Allan Houston 00-01 (Made all-star team) 
Overall 81 
Close 97 
Med 87 (-2) 
3pt 88 (-4) 
FT 91 (+7) 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 50 (-5) 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 80 
 
Allan Houston 01-02 
Overall 81 
Close 97 
Med 89 (+2) 
3pt 90 (+2) 
FT 87 (-4) 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 50 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 80 
 
Allan Houston 02-03 
Overall 83 (+2) 
Close 97 
Med 91 (+2) 
3pt 92 (+2) 
FT 92 (+5) 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 50 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 85 (+5)

Allan Houston Legend (Accumulation of his highest ratings) 
Overall 83 
Close 97 
Med 91 
3pt 94 
FT 92 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 55 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 85

Ricky Davis 98-99 (Rookie year with Charlotte) 
Overall 70 
Close 70 
Med 66 
3pt 62 
FT 76 
Layup 75 
Dunk 80 
Handle 80 
Pass 55 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 60 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 86 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 65 
 
Ricky Davis 99-00 
Overall 71 (+1) 
Close 79 (+9) 
Med 68 (+2) 
3pt 62 
FT 77 (+1) 
Layup 75 
Dunk 85 (+5) 
Handle 80 
Pass 55 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 60 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 86 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 (+5) 
OffAwr 65 
 
Ricky Davis 00-01 (Traded to Miami, only played 7 games due to injury) 
Overall 72 (+1) 
Close 75 (-4) 
Med 70 (+2) 
3pt 62 
FT 77 
Layup 75 
Dunk 85 
Handle 80 
Pass 55 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 65 (+5) 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 86 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 65 
 
Ricky Davis 01-02 (Traded to Cleveland, made rotation) 
Overall 77 (+5) 
Close 84 (+9) 
Med 75 (+5) 
3pt 69 (+7) 
FT 79 (+2) 
Layup 80 (+5) 
Dunk 90 (+5) 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 (+5) 
PostOff 70 (+5) 
PostDef 70 (+5) 
Block 60 
Steal 70 (+5) 
RebOff 60 (+5) 
RebDef 70 (+5) 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 (+4) 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
Off Awr 70 (+5) 
 
Ricky Davis 02-03 (Re-signed, became full time starter and #1 scoring 
option on bad team) 
Overall 83 (+6) 
Close 92 (+8) 
Med 81 (+6) 
3pt 78 (+9) 
FT 74 (-5) 
Layup 85 (+5) 
Dunk 95 (+5) 
Handle 80 
Pass 75 (+15) 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 70 
Block 60 
Steal 78 (+8) 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 70 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 (+5) 
Off Awr 75 (+5)

Ricky Davis Legend (Accumulation of his highest ratings) 
Overall 83 
Close 92 
Med 81 
3pt 78 
FT 74 
Layup 85 
Dunk 95 
Handle 80 
Pass 75 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 70 
Block 60 
Steal 78 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 70 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
Off Awr 75

Lebron James Future
SF - Slasher (or PG - Shoot First)
Overall 92 (90 if PG, 91 if SG)
Close 97
Med 83
3pt 82
FT 75
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 80
OffReb 76
DefReb 84
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 90

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VI. Roster updates

This section will include roster updates that are not covered by the 
last roster update posted by Sega.  I will list the team, and then the 
players that are now on that team.  If I list a player as "from Draft", 
then obviously they are not in the game.  I won't add the player until 
they are actually signed)

76'ers
Willie Green (SG) from Draft
Glenn Robinson (SF) from Hawks
Kyle Korver (SF) from Draft
Marc Jackson (C) from T'Wolves
Amal McCaskill (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Blazers
Robert Pack (PG) from Hornets (Not in game)
Scott Padgett (SF) from Jazz
Tracy Murray (SF) from Lakers
Travis Outlaw (SF) from Draft
Adam Keefe (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Mamadou N'Diaye (C) from Raptors
Jason Jennings (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Lyvian Pyfrom (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Bucks
TJ Ford (PG) from Draft
Erick Strickland (PG) from Pacers
Damon Jones (PG) from Kings
Joe Smith (PF) from T'Wolves
Daniel Santiago (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
 
Bulls
Kirk Hinrich (PG) from Draft
Scottie Pippen (SF) from Blazers
Kendall Gill (SF) from T'Wolves

Cavaliers
LeBron James (PG) from Draft
Kevin Ollie (PG) from Sonics
JR Bremer (PG) from Celtics
Tito Maddux (PG) from Rockets (Not in game)
Ira Newble (SF) from Hawks
Jason Kapono (SF) from Draft
Jelani McCoy (C) from Raptors
Bruno Sundov (C) from Celtics

Celtics
Marcus Banks (PG) from Draft
Mike James (PG) from Heat
Mateen Cleaves (PG) from Kings
Jumaine Jones (SF) from Cavaliers
Brandon Hunter (PF) from Draft
Kendrick Perkins (C) from Draft

Clippers
Marcus Hatten (PG) from Draft
Eddie House (SG) from Heat
Quinton Ross (SF) from Draft
Bobby Simmons (SF) from Wizards (Not in game)
Predrag Drobnjak (C) from Draft
Chris Kaman (C) from Draft
Olden Polynice (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Grizzlies
Troy Bell (PG) from Draft
Dahntay Jones (SG) from Draft
James Posey (SF) from Rockets
Bo Outlaw (PF) from Suns
Theron Smith (PF) from Draft
Jake Tsakalidis (C) from Suns

Hawks
Terrell Brandon (PG) from T'Wolves
Jacque Vaughn (PG) from Magic
Smush Parker (PG) from Cavs
Tierre Brown (PG) from Cavs
Stephen Jackson (SG) from Spurs
Boris Diaw-Riffiod (SG) from Draft
Lee Nailon (SF) from Knicks
Travis Hansen (SF) from Draft
Randy Holcomb (SF) from 76'ers (Not in game)

Heat
Rafer Alston (PG) from Raptors
Dwayne Wade (SG) from Draft
Lamar Odom (SF) from Clippers
Samaki Walker (PF) from Lakers
John Wallace (PF) from Free Agents
Cherokee Parks (PF) from Heat
Jerome Beasley (PF) from Draft
Udonis Haslem (PF) from Draft
Loren Woods (C) from T'Wolves

Hornets
Darrell Armstrong (PG) from Magic
David West (PF) from Draft
Sean Rooks (C) from Clippers
James Lang (C) from Draft

Jazz
Aleksander Pavlovic (SG) from Draft
Lavor Postell (SG) from Knicks
Raja Bell (SF) from Mavericks
Michael Ruffin (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Keon Clark (C) from Kings

Kings
Anthony Peeler (SG) from T'Wolves
Rodney Buford (SF) from Free Agents
Mark Strickland (PF) from Free Agents
Darius Songaila (PF) from Celtics (Not in game)
Brad Miller (C) from Pacers
Tony Massenburg (C) from Jazz

Knicks
Keith Van Horn (SF) from 76'ers
Maciej Lampe (SF) from Draft
Michael Sweetney (PF) from Draft
Slavko Vranes (C) from Draft

Lakers
Gary Payton (PG) from Bucks
Maurice Carter (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Ime Udoka (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Bryon Russell (SF) from Wizards
Luke Walton (SF) from Draft
Koko Archibong (SF) from Draft
Karl Malone (PF) from Jazz
Brian Cook (PF) from Draft
Horace Grant (PF) from Free Agents
Stephane Pelle (PF) from Draft
Jamal Sampson (C) from Bucks (Not in game)
Eric Chenowith (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Magic
Tyronn Lue (PG) from Wizards
Shammond Williams (PG) from Nuggets
John Crotty (PG) from Free Agents
Reece Gaines (PG) from Draft
Keith Bogans (SG) from Draft
Derrick Dial (SG) from Free Agents
Rick Apodaca (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Britton Johnson (SF) from Draft
Juwan Howard (PF) from Nuggets
Donnell Harvey (PF) from Nuggets
Alton Ford (PF) from Suns
Zaur Pauchulia (C) from Draft

Mavericks
Travis Best (PG) from Heat
Marquis Daniels (PG) from Draft
Jiri Welsch (SG) from Warriors
Jon Steffanson (SG) from Draft
Chris Mills (SF) from Warriors
Antawn Jamison (PF) from Warriors
Danny Fortson (PF) from Warriors
Josh Howard (SG) from Draft

Nets
Zoran Planinic (PG) from Draft
Doug Overton (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Alonzo Mourning (C) from Heat

Nuggets
Andre Miller (PG) from Clippers
Earl Boykins (PG) from Warriors
Voshon Lenard (SG) from Raptors
Jon Barry (SG) from Pistons
Carmelo Anthony (SF) from Draft
Mark Pope (C) from Knicks
Francisco Elson (C) from Draft (Not in game)

Pacers
Kenny Anderson (PG) from Hornets
Anthony Johnson (PG) from Nets
Carl English (SG) from Draft
James Jones (SF) from Draft
Scot Pollard (C) from Kings

Pistons
Lindsey Hunter (PG) from Raptors
A.J. Guyton (PG) from Free Agents
Bob Sura (SG) from Warriors
Darvin Ham (SF) from Hawks
Darko Milicic (PF) from Draft
Elden Campbell (C) from Sonics

Raptors
Milt Palacio (PG) from Cavs
Rick Brunson (PG) from Bulls
Michael Curry (SF) from Pistons
George Williams (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Jerome Moiso (PF) from Hornets
Chris Bosh (C) from Draft
Mengke Bateer (C) from Spurs
Ken Johnson (C) from Heat (Not in game)
Stanley Roberts (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Rockets
Mike Wilks (PG) from T'Wolves (Not in game)
Eric Piatkowski (SG) from Clippers
Alex Scales (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Jim Jackson (SF) from Kings
Adrian Griffin (SF) from Mavericks
John Amaechi (PF) from Jazz
Toraye Braggs (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Ben Davis (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Gabe Muoneke (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Pete Cornell (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Sonics
Luke Ridnour (PG) from Draft
Antonio Daniels (PG) from Blazers
Nick Collison (PF) from Draft
Mikki Moore (C) from Hawks

Spurs
Anthony Carter (PG) from Heat
Devin Brown (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Hidayet Turkoglu (SF) from Kings
Ron Mercer (SF) from Pacers
Robert Horry (PF) from Lakers
Dan Langhi (PF) from Susn
Rasho Nesterovic (C) from T'Wolves
Sean Marks (C) from Heat
Ernest Brown (C) from Free Agents

Suns
Brevin Knight (PG) from Grizzlies
Leandrihno Barbosa (PG) from Draft
DerMarr Johnson (SG) from Hawks
Robert Archibald (PF) from Grizzlies
Cezary Trybanski (C) from Grizzlies
Zarko Cabarparka (C) from Draft

T'Wolves
Sam Cassell (PG) from Bucks
Fred Hoiberg (SG) from Bulls
Qunicy Lewis (SG) from Free Agents
Kirk Penney (SG) from Draft
Latrell Sprewell (SF) from Knicks
Ndudi Ebi (SF) from Draft
Mark Madsen (PF) from Lakers
Brandon Kurtz (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Michael Olowokandi (C) from Clippers
Ervin Johnson (C) from Bucks
Jason Collier (C) from Rockets

Warriors
Nick Van Exel (PG) from Mavericks
Craig Claxton (PG) from Spurs
Avery Johnson (PG) from Mavericks
Derrick Zimmerman (PG) from Draft
Pepe Sanchez (PG) from Pistons (Not in game)
Mickeal Pietrus (SG) from Draft
Calbert Cheaney (SF) from Jazz
George McCloud (SF) from Free Agents
Juaquin Hawkins (SF) from Rockets (Not in game)
Clifford Robinson (PF) from Pistons
Popeye Jones (PF) from Mavericks
Evan Eschmeyer (C) from Mavericks

Wizards
Gilbert Arenas (PG) from Warriors
Chris Whitney (PG) from Magic
Steve Blake (PG) from Draft
Jarvis Hayes (SF) from Draft

Free Agents
Joseph Forte (SG) from Sonics
Glen Rice (SF) from Jazz
LaPhonso Ellis (SF) from Heat
Efthimios Rentzias (C) from 76'ers (Not in game)

Europe
Antoine Rigaudeau (SG) from Warriors (Going to play in Spain)
Mike Batiste (SF) from Grizzlies (Going to play in Greece)
Donny Marshall (SF) from Heat (Going to play in Italy)
Pat Burke (PF) from Magic (Going to play in Spain)
Maceo Baston (PF) from Raptors (Going to play in Israel)
Dalibor Bagaric (C) from Bulls (Going to play in Greece)

Retired
John Stockton (PG) from Jazz
Mookie Blaylock (PG) from Free Agents
Greg Anthony (PG) from Bucks
Dana Barros (PG) from Free Agents
Brian Shaw (PG) from Lakers
Bryant Stith (SG) from Free Agents
John Starks (SG) from Free Agents
Mitch Richmond (SG) from Free Agents
Steve Kerr (SG) from Spurs
Dell Curry (SG) from Free Agents
Michael Jordan (SF) from Wizards
Danny Ferry (SF) from Spurs
Nick Anderson (SF) from Free Agents
Anthony Mason (PF) from Bucks
Chris Gatling (PF) from Free Agents
Danny Manning (PF) from Pistons
Matt Bullard (PF) from Hornets
Jamie Feick (PF) from Nets
David Robinson (C) from Spurs
Arvydas Sabonis (C) from Blazers
Eric Montross (C) from Raptors
Chris Dudley (C) from Blazers

Remaining Free Agents

Point Guards
Randy Brown, Chris Childs, Emanual Davis, Tim Hardaway, Jermaine 
Jackson, Mark Jackson, Brent Price, Rod Strickland

Shooting Guards
Adam Harrington, Felipe Lopez, Charles Smith, Steve Smith

Small Forwards
LaPhonso Ellis, Terrence Morris, Walt Williams

Power Forwards
Mark Bryant, Tyrone Hill, Shawn Kemp, Grant Long, Charles Oakley, Don 
Reid

Centers
Olumide Oyedeji, Vladamir Stephania


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VII. Depth Charts

Here I'll list the depth charts of the NBA teams, so you have a good 
idea of where to put them in your "Team Lineups" screen.  You may not 
realize that where a player is placed on the bench affects the rating 
of the team.  Bobby Jackson in the top bench slot affects the team's 
rating more positively than he would if he were at the bottom of the 
bench, or on the IR.  Also, I am going to be placing players regardless 
of position.  Some players have incorrect positions in the game, and 
unfortunately, you can't edit position.  For instance, Latrell Sprewell 
is technically a SF, and Wally Szczerbiak is technically a SG, but this 
season Spree will be a SG, and Wally will be a SF.  I will also include 
players that are not in the game, to make it as realistic as possible.

76'ers
Starters
C  Marc Jackson
PF Kenny Thomas
SF Glenn Robinson
SG Allen Iverson
PG Eric Snow
Bench
PG Aaron McKie
PF Derrick Coleman
SG Greg Buckner
SF Monty Williams
SG John Salmons
C  Samuel Dalembert
PF Sam Clancy
IR
SG Willie Green
SF Kyle Korver
C  Todd MacCulloch
C  Amal McCaskill

Blazers
Starters
C  Dale Davis
PF Rasheed Wallace
SF Zach Randolph
SG Bonzi Wells
PG Damon Stoudamire
Bench
SG Derek Anderson
SG Ruben Patterson
PG Jeff McInnis
SF Qyntel Woods
SF Travis Outlaw
C  Ruben Boumtje Boumtje
C  Nedzad Sinanovic
IR

Bucks
Starters
C  Dan Gadzuric
PF Joe Smith
SF Tim Thomas
SG Desmond Mason
PG T.J. Ford
Bench
SG Michael Redd
SF Toni Kukoc
PG Erick Strickland
PF Marcus Haislip
C  Brian Skinner
PF Jason Caffey
C  Joel Przybilla
IR
PG Damon Jones

Bulls
Starters
C  Eddy Curry
PF Tyson Chandler
SF Scottie Pippen
SG Jalen Rose
PG Jamal Crawford
Bench
PF Donyell Marshall
PF Marcus Fizer
PG Kirk Hinrich
SF Eddie Robinson
SG Kendall Gill
PG Roger Mason
C  Corie Blount
IR
PF Lonny Baxter
PG Jay Williams
SG Trenton Hassell

Cavaliers
Starters
C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
PF Carlos Boozer
SF Darius Miles
SG Ricky Davis
PG LeBron James
Bench
SG Dajuan Wagner
PG Kevin Ollie
SF Ira Newble
PF Chris Mihm
C  DaSagana Diop
PG J.R. Bremer
SF Jason Kapono
IR
C  Bruno Sundov
C  Michael Stewart

Celtics
Starters
C  Tony Battie
PF Antoine Walker
SF Eric Williams
SG Paul Pierce
PG Marcus Banks
Bench
SF Jumiane Jones
PF Walter McCarty
SG Tony Delk
C  Mark Blount
PG Mike James
SG Kedrick Brown
C  Kendrick Perkins
IR
PF Vin Baker
PF Brandon Hunter

Clippers
Starters
C  Predrag Drobnjak
PF Elton Brand
SF Quentin Richardson
SG Corey Maggette
PG Marko Jaric
Bench
PF Melvin Ely
PF Chris Wilcox
C  Chris Kaman
SG Eddie House
PG Keyon Dooling
C  Wang Zhi Zhi
PG Marcus Hatten
IR

Grizzlies
Starters
C  Lorenzen Wright
PF Pau Gasol
SF Mike Miller
SG James Posey
PG Jason Williams
Bench
C  Stromile Swift
SF Shane Battier
SG Wesley Person
PF Bo Outlaw
C  Jake Tsakalidis
PG Earl Watson
PG Troy Bell
IR
SG Dahntay Jones
PF Ryan Humphrey
SG Michael Dickerson (injured)

Hawks
Starters
C  Theo Ratliff
PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
SF Stephen Jackson
SG Dion Glover
PG Jason Terry
Bench
C  Nazr Mohammed
PF Alan Hendersen
SG Boris Diaw-Riffiod
SF Lee Nailon
PG Dan Dickau
SF Chris Crawford
SG Travis Hansen
IR
PG Terrell Brandon (injured)
PF Obinna Ekezie

Heat
Starters
C  Brian Grant
PF Lamar Odom
SF Caron Butler
SG Eddie Jones
PG Dwayne Wade
Bench
PF Malik Allen
C  Samaki Walker
SG Rasual Butler
PG Rafer Alston
PG Bimbo Coles
SF John Wallace
C  Loren Woods
IR
PF Jerome Beasley
C  Jelani McCoy
C  Issac Austin

Hornets
Starters
C  Jamaal Magloire
PF P.J. Brown
SF Jamal Mashburn
SG David Wesley
PG Baron Davis
Bench
SG Courtney Alexsander
SF George Lynch
PG Darrell Armstrong
PF David West
PF Robert Traylor
SF Stacey Augmon
C  Sean Rooks
IR
PF Kirk Haston

Jazz
Starters
C  Greg Ostertag
PF Keon Clark
SF Andrei Kirilenko
SG Matt Harpring
PG Carlos Arroyo
Bench
SF Glen Rice
C  Jarron Collins
PG Raul Lopez
SG Aleksander Pavlovic
SG Raja Bell
C  Curtis Borchardt
PG Maurice Williams
IR
SG DeShawn Stevenson
PF Michael Ruffin

Kings
Starters
C  Vlade Divac
PF Chris Webber
SF Peja Stojakovic
SG Doug Christie
PG Mike Bibby
Bench
PG Bobby Jackson
C  Brad Miller
SG Anthony Peeler
SF Gerald Wallace
C  Tony Massenburg
PF Darius Songalia
IR
PF Lawrence Funderburke

Knicks
Starters
C  Kurt Thomas
PF Antonio McDyess
SF Keith Van Horn
SG Allan Houston
PG Howard Eisley
Bench
PG Charlie Ward
SG Shandon Anderson
PF Clarence Weatherspoon
PF Michael Sweetney
SF Maciej Lampe
PG Frank Williams
C  Michael Doleac
IR
PF Othella Harrington
C  Slavko Vranes
C  Travis Knight

Lakers
Starters
C  Shaquille O'Neal
PF Karl Malone
SF Devean George
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Gary Payton
Bench
PG Derek Fisher
PF Brian Cook
SF Luke Walton
SG Kareem Rush
C  Stanislav Medvedenko
PG Jannero Pargo
PF Horace Grant
IR
SF Rick Fox

Magic
Starters
C  Juwan Howard
PF Drew Gooden
SF Gordon Giricek
SG Tracy McGrady
PG Tyronn Lue
Bench
PF Pat Garrity
C  Andrew DeQlercq
PG Reece Gaines
C  Steven Hunter
SG Jeryl Sasser
IR
SF Grant Hill

Mavericks
Starters
C  Raef LaFrentz
PF Dirk Nowitzki
SF Antawn Jamison
SG Michael Finley
PG Steve Nash
Bench
PG Travis Best
PF Danny Fortson
PF Eduardo Najera
C Shawn Bradley
SG Jiri Welsch
SG Josh Howard
SG Tariq Abdul-Wahad
IR
SF Chris Mills

Nets
Starters
C  Alonzo Mourning
PF Kenyon Martin
SF Richard Jefferson
SG Kerry Kittles
PG Jason Kidd
Bench
SG Lucious Harris
C  Dikembe Mutombo
PF Aaron Williams
PF Rodney Rogers
C  Jason Collins
PG Zoran Planinic
SF Tamar Slay
IR
PF Brian Scalabrine
SG Brandon Armstrong

Nuggets
Starters
C  Nene Hilario
PF Nikoloz Tskitishvili
SF Carmelo Anthony
SG Rodney White
PG Andre Miller
Bench
C  Marcus Camby
SG Jon Barry
SG Voshon Lenard
PG Earl Boykins
SF Ryan Bowen
SF Vincent Yarborough
PF Chris Andersen
IR

Pacers
Starters
C  Scot Pollard
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SF Ron Artest
SG Reggie Miller
PG Jamaal Tinsley
Bench
PF Al Harrington
SF Jonathon Bender
PG Kenny Anderson
PG Anthony Johnson
C  Jeff Foster
PF Austin Croshere
SG Fred Jones
IR
SF James Jones
SG Carl English

Pistons
Starters
C  Ben Wallace
PF Mehmet Okur
SF Corliss Williamson
SG Richard Hamilton
PG Chauncey Billups
Bench
SG Bob Sura
PG Chucky Atkins
PG Lindsey Hunter
C  Elden Campbell
PF Darko Milicic
SF Tayshaun Prince
SF Darvin Ham
IR
C  Zeljko Rebraca 
SG Carlos Delfino
SG Hubert Davis

Raptors
Starters
C  Chris Bosh
PF Antonio Davis
SF Morris Peterson
SG Vince Carter
PG Alvin Williams
Bench
PF Jerome Williams
SG Lamond Murray
PF Jerome Moiso
SF Michael Curry
PG Milt Palacio
PG Rick Brunson
C  Mengke Bateer
IR
C  Ken Johnson

Rockets
Starters
C  Yao Ming
PF Eddie Griffin
SF Jim Jackson
SG Cuttino Mobley
PG Steve Francis
Bench
PF Maurice Taylor
SG Eric Piatkowski
PG Moochie Norris
SF Adrian Griffin
C  Kelvin Cato
PF Malick Badiane
SF Bostjan Nachbar
IR
PF John Amaechi

Sonics
Starters
C  Predrag Drobnjak
PF Reggie Evans
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour
Bench
SG Brent Barry
PF Vladimir Radminovic
PG Antonio Daniels
PF Nick Collison
C  Jerome James
SF Ansu Sesay
C  Calvin Booth
IR
C  Vitaly Potapenko
PG Paccelis Morlende
SG Joseph Forte

Spurs
Starters
C  Rasho Nesterovic
PF Tim Duncan
SF Bruce Bowen
SG Emanuel Ginobilli
PG Tony Parker
Bench
PF Malik Rose
SF Hedo Turkoglu
SG Ron Mercer
PF Robert Horry
PG Anthony Carter
C  Kevin Willis
C  Mengke Bateer
IR

Suns
Starters
C  Jake Voskuhl
PF Amare Stoudemire
SF Shawn Marion
SG Anfernee Hardaway
PG Stephon Marbury
Bench
SG Joe Johnson
SF Casey Jacobsen
SG DerMarr Johnson
C  Scott Williams
PG Brevin Knight
PF Tom Gugliotta
IR

T'Wolves
Starters
C  Michael Olowokandi
PF Kevin Garnett
SF Wally Szczerbiak
SG Latrell Sprewell
PG Troy Hudson
Bench
PG Sam Cassell
C  Ervin Johnson
PF Mark Madsen
SG Fred Hoiberg
PF Ndudi Ebi
IR

Warriors
Starters
C  Erick Dampier
PF Troy Murphy
SF Mike Dunleavy
SG Jason Richardson
PG Nick Van Exel
Bench
SG Mickeal Pietrus
PG Craig Claxton
PF Cliff Robinson
C  Adonal Foyle
SF Calbert Cheaney
PF Popeye Jones
C  Evan Eschmeyer
IR
PG Derrick Zimmerman
PG Avery Johnson
PG Pepe Sanchez

Wizards
Starters
C  Brendan Haywood
PF Kwame Brown
SF Jerry Stackhouse
SG Larry Hughes
PG Gilbert Arenas
Bench
PF Christian Laettner
SF Jarvis Hayes
PF Jared Jeffries
PG Chris Whitney
PG Juan Dixon
C  Etan Thomas
C  Jahidi White
IR

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VIII. Created Teams

1992 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team)
PG Magic Johnson
PG John Stockton
SG Michael Jordan
SG Clyde Drexler
SF Larry Bird
SF Chris Mullin
SF Scottie Pippen
PF Karl Malone
PF Charles Barkley
PF Christian Laettner
C  David Robinson
C  Patrick Ewing

1994 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team II)
PG Tim Hardaway
PG Mark Price
SG Reggie Miller
SG Dan Majerle
SF Dominique Wilkins
PF Shawn Kemp
C  Shaquille O'Neal
C  David Robinson

1996 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team III)
PG Gary Payton
PG John Stockton
PG Anfernee Hardaway
SG Mitch Richmond
SG Reggie Miller
SF Grant Hill
SF Scottie Pippen
PF Karl Malone
PF Charles Barkley
C  Shaquille O'Neal
C  Hakeem Olajuwon
C  David Robinson

2002 Olympic Team (aka the team that lost 3 games and placed sixth)
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SG Paul Pierce
PG Baron Davis
SG Michael Finley
SG Reggie Miller

2003 Olympic Team (aka the Redeem Team)
C  Tim Duncan
PF Elton Brand
SF Tracy McGrady
SG Allen Iverson
PG Jason Kidd
C  Jermaine O'Neal
PF Kenyon Martin (replaced Karl Malone)
SF Vince Carter (replaced Kobe Bryant)
SG Ray Allen
PG Mike Bibby
SF Richard Jefferson
PF Nick Collison

96-97 Bulls
C  Luc Longley
PF Dennis Rodman
SF Scottie Pippen
SG Michael Jordan
PG Ron Harper
SF Toni Kukoc
PG Steve Kerr
PF Jason Caffey
C  Bison Dele
C  Bill Wennington
PG Randy Brown
SF Scott Burrell
SF Jud Buechler

97-98 Bulls
C  Luc Longley
PF Dennis Rodman
SF Scottie Pippen
SG Michael Jordan
PG Ron Harper
SF Toni Kukoc
PG Steve Kerr
C  Bill Wennington
PG Randy Brown
SF Jud Buechler

89-90 Pistons
C  Bill Laimbeer
PF Dennis Rodman
SF Mark Aguirre
SG Joe Dumars
PG Isaiah Thomas
PG Vinnie Johnson
C  James Edwards
PF  John Salley
PF Rick Mahorn
SG John Long
C  William Bedford

93-94 Knicks
C  Patrick Ewing
PF Charles Oakley
SF Charles Smith
SG John Starks
PG Derek Harper
PF Anthony Mason
SG Hubert Davis
PG Greg Anthony
PF Anthony Bonner
SG Rolando Blackman
C  Herb Williams

98-99 Knicks
C  Patrick Ewing
PF Kurt Thomas
SF Larry Johnson
SG Allan Houston 
PG Charlie Ward
SG Latrell Sprewell
PG Chris Childs
PF Marcus Camby
C Chris Dudley
PG Rick Brunson
SF David Wingate
C  Herb Williams

98-99 Spurs
C  David Robinson
PF Tim Duncan
SF Sean Elliott
SG Mario Elie
PG Avery Johnson
SG Jaren Jackson
PG Antonio Daniels
PF Malik Rose
PG Steve Kerr
SF Jerome Kersey
C  Will Perdue

96-97 Jazz
C  Greg Foster
PF Karl Malone
SF Adam Keefe
SG Jeff Hornacek
PG John Stockton
SF Bryon Russell
SG Shandon Anderson
PG Howard Eisley
PF Antione Carr
PG Jacque Vaughn
SF Chris Morris

97-98 Jazz
C  Greg Ostertag
PF Karl Malone
SF Bryon Russell
SG Jeff Hornacek
PG John Stockton
SG Shandon Anderson
PG Howard Eisley
PF Antoine Carr
C  Greg Foster
SF Adam Keefe
SF Chris Morris

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IX. Questions and Answers

If you have any questions, I'll post it here (if it's a good question).

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Question: Do you have the appearances of Lebron and other guys?

Answer: Like I said, I don't make appearances.  I'm sure there are 
websites you can find via a search engine that provide appearances that 
should suit your tastes.

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Question: Why do you have to make the rapist, Kobe Bryant a perfect 
99?  I mean the Lakers didn't even make it to the conference 
finals with him and Shaq.

Answer: Actually, he is higher.  He is 101, but the highest the roster 
screen will say is 99.  If you start a game, and check his rating (with 
normal biorhythm) he'll be 101.  However, this is not my fault.  If you 
give McGrady IDENTICAL ratings to Kobe, Kobe will STILL have a higher 
overall.  I don't know why this is, though I speculate there may be 
some unchangeable hidden ratings (Clutch, for instance). Overall is not 
important at all, the ratings are, and Kobe is nearly identical to 
McGrady (in fact I'd prefer McGrady in the game).

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Question: Why don't you acknowledge Tom Gugliotta's greatness?

Answer: Christian Laettner > Tom Gugliotta.

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Question: Rashidi, what is your favorite NBA team?

Answer: I live in the NY area, so it is easiest for me to follow the 
Knicks and Nets.  The Knicks are my favorite team, but Jason Kidd has 
been my favorite player since he entered the league.  The last two 
years year I have definitely preferred NJ.

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Question: Rashidi, which team do you like the least?

Answer: Probably Seattle.  It's not that I don't like them, it's just 
that NY hears very little newsworthy about them.  I haven't even seen a 
Seattle game in the last 2 years.  I have never seen Lewis, Radminovic, 
or Drobnjak play before, outside of a Sports Center highlight reel.  Oh 
wait, I think I saw Lewis once when the Knicks played Ewing and the 
Sonics, but other than that, nothing.  Sorry Seattle fans, Rashidi 
hasn't been able to see your games on TNT.

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Question: Rashidi, who is your favorite player?

Answer: Well, I already said Jason Kidd, but I'll list my top 5 to 
humor you.
1. Jason Kidd
2. Allan Houston
3. Dirk Nowitzki
4. Steve Nash
5. Wally Szczerbiak

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Question: Why is Darius Miles' 3pt rating only 52?

Answer: Darius, you need to go back to high school and learn some basic 
math.  You are 4 for 52 on three pointers in your career.  You were 1 
for 19 in your rookie year, 3 for 19 in your second year, and 0 for 14 
last year.  Those numbers would make John Starks proud.  When you are 
shooting three's at less than 8% accuracy, most people would stop 
jacking them up.  I hope you don't wonder why your FG% keeps dropping.  
Stick to your rim rattling dunks, and pray extra hard.  Pray that King 
James (aka Darius Miles WITH talent) passes the ball to you enough to 
remind the excitement-deprived Cleveland fans of what Shawn Kemp was 
"supposed" to be for them, or else you will be waived ala Harold Miner.

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Question: Rashidi, what are your predictions for the award winners of 
the 2003-2004 season?

Answer:

Most Valuable Player - Tim Duncan 
Rookie Of The Year - Carmelo Anthony 
Coach Of The Year - Jeff Van Gundy (the Rockets are the sleeper team 
this year) 
Defensive Player Of The Year - Ben Wallace 
Sixth Man Of The Year - I'd give it to Michael Redd, but I don't think 
he'll keep up the shooting barrage percentage wise.  Pat Garrity. 
Most Improved Player - Curry
 
All-NBA Team: Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, 
Shaquile O'Neal (Kobe won't put up 30 ppg with the improved Laker 
lineup). 
All-NBA 2nd Team: Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Marion, Chris 
Webber, Dirk Nowitzki (but only if Dirk qualifies at C this year, which 
I think he will). 
All-NBA 3rd Team: Stephon Marbury, Paul Pierce, Jamal Mashburn, 
Jermaine O'Neal, Yao Ming (although he makes it as a forward, there is 
no way Jermaine O'Neal isn't at center before the end of the year. You 
think Rick Carlsie is going to live and die with Scot Pollard as his 
defensive cornerstone?) 
All-Defensive Team: Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Ben Wallace, 
Tim Duncan (Doug Christie gets snubbed again, as voters have an urge to 
not completely diss Kobe) 
All-Defensive 2nd Team: Gary Payton, Doug Christie, Bruce Bowen, Kevin 
Garnett, Nene Hilario 
All-Rookie Team - TJ Ford, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, 
Chris Kaman 
All-Rookie 2nd Team - Kirk Hinrich, Marcus Banks, Jarvis Hayes, Michael 
Sweetney, Chris Bosh (Lampe will make it at C if he gets played there, 
I don't think he'll see enough court time at SF to be able to beat out 
Hayes there.) 
  
East All-Star starters: Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, 
Jermaine O'Neal, Ben Wallace (I assume Carter will be a SF on the 
ballot AGAIN, even though he starts at SG). 
East All-Star bench: Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker, Allen Iverson, 
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamal Mashburn, Baron Davis, and either Allan 
Houston, Kurt Thomas, or Antonio McDyess (leaning against Houston 
because the east needs a big man to replace Brad Miller, which means 
Thomas or McDyess depends on how healthy McDyess is to start the year).  
 
West Starters: Stephon Marbury, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, 
Yao Ming (again because of the Chinese internet vote) 
West Bench: Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Francis, Chris Webber, Dirk 
Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Ray Allen, Steve Nash 
 
All-Star MVP - Where is the game being held? I guess Stephon Marbury is 
due, dunno how many All-Star MVPs repeat, and most of the west front 
court players have won it, as as Kobe. 
1 800 CALL ATT Shootout- Peja Stojakovic 
Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk - Desmond Mason cannot be in it, so stick 
with Jason Richardson.  
989 Sports Skills Challenge - Jason Kidd repeats

Got milk? Rookie Challenge 
Rookies 
C  Chris Kaman, Chris Bosh 
PF Michael Sweetney, Darko Milicic, Maciej Lampe 
SF Carmelo Anthony, Jarvis Hayes 
SG Dwayne Wade, Mickeal Pietrus 
PG Lebron James (10 to 1 he starts the game at PG regardless of his 
position during the season, that gets Carmelo in staritng lineup too), 
TJ Ford, Kirk Hinrich
 
Whoever wins MVP will probably win RoY the way the media votes for 
these things. So maybe Lebron will win after all. 
 
Sophmores 
C  Nene Hilario, Mehmet Okur, Dan Gadzuric (Yao can't play if he makes 
All-Star team, otherwise its an easy win for Sophmores) 
PF Amare Stoudemire, Nicholoz Tskitishvili 
SF Caron Butler, Mike Dunleavy 
SG Gordon Giricek, Casey Jacobsen 
PG Marko Jaric, Dajuan Wagner, Dan Dickau 
 
Then again, looking at the Sophmore front court, Amare will probably 
dominate whoever guards him, so look for him to get MVP, and for the 
Sophs to win the game.  If Yao isn't an all-star, he is eligible to 
play, which makes this a very lopsided affair in the Sophmore's favor.

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X. FAQ Version updates

Version 2.0 (10/3/03): Brought back the Players adjusted by year 
section.  Added Allan Houston and Ricky Davis to the section, as well 
as the future Lebron James.  Edited Jay Williams, Troy Hudson, Terrell 
Brandon, Earl Boykins, Rod Strickland, Ricky Davis, Tamar Slay, Fred 
Hoiberg, Brandon Armstrong, Lavor Postell, Jeff Trepagnier, Pau Gasol, 
Kenyon Martin, Anthony Mason, Zach Randolph, Carlos Boozer, Kirk 
Hinrich, TJ Ford, Zoran Planinic, Maciej Lampe, and Luke Walton.  Added 
Jeryl Sasser, Felipe Lopez and Kedrick Brown.  Updated more rosters and 
depth charts.  I'm just fine tuning everything until the new basketball 
games come out.

Version 1.9 (9/28/03): Edited Baron Davis, Steve Francis, David Wesley, 
Lucious Harris, Amare Stoudemire, Kurt Thomas, Alonzo Mourning, Brad 
Miller, Vlade Divac, and Yao Ming.  Added more to the Roster Updates 
section, and Player's Notes sections.  I was bored.

Version 1.8 (9/24/03): Edited Charlie Ward and Lebron James.  Added 
more to the Player's Notes sections.  This is likely the final update.  
I would like to continue doing this for the next basketball sim that 
comes out.  I have not decided if I am doing this for Live or ESPN.  I 
may do it for both games; it depends on the gameplay, and the ease in 
editing player ratings to reflect ability.  Live comes out before ESPN, 
so we'll see what happens then.

Version 1.7 (9/12/03): Edited Andre Miller, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, 
Nick Van Exel, Chauncey Billups, Jay Williams, Eric Snow, Earl Boykins, 
Howard Eisley, Allan Houston, Shaquille O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Marcus 
Camby, Raef LaFrentz, and Michael Olowokandi. Added more to the players 
Notes sections.

Version 1.6 (8/31/03): Edited Gary Payton, Gilbert Arenas, Tracy 
McGrady, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Bonzi Wells, Jason Terry, Richard 
Hamilton, Reggie Miller, Michael Redd, Anfernee Hardaway, Emanuel 
Ginobilli, Michael Dickerson, Devean George, Lamar Odom, Matt Harpring, 
and Hidayet Turkoglu.  Added a lot more data to the players sections.  
Doing the players sections has allowed me to make a second glance at 
certain players I've completed a long time ago, which is why so many 
players have been edited.  The players are more even more precise, 
which is what this FAQ was aiming for.  Don't worry, I've still got my 
eye on the Rookies.

Version 1.5 (8/30/03): Edited Allan Houston, Lee Nailon, Marcus Camby, 
and Tony Battie.  Edited the Kirk Hinrich, Michael Sweetney, Slavko 
Vranes, and Kyle Korver CAPs.  Added more Players, Rosters, and Depth 
Charts.  Added more data to the players sections, turning them into 
mini-bios.  I've got to get around to adding the rest of the rookies, 
so hopefully I can get to work on that.  I didn't get much of a chance 
to, as I was 100% busy the first half of the week, and then had a virus 
scare the second half of the week.  Everything's back on track though, 
it's just a matter of time...

Version 1.4 (8/23/03): Added the Depth Charts section.  Added Donald 
Royal.  Edited Desmond Mason, Rasho Nesterovic.  This is the smallest 
update so far, as I've been busy lately.

Version 1.3 (8/16/03): Edited Craig Claxton, Howard Eisley, Rasho 
Nesterovic, Troy Murphy, and Amare Stoudemire.  Created Alexsander 
Pavlovic, Luke Walton, and Kyle Korver.  Added to the Questions and 
Answers section, and the Roster Updates section.

Version 1.2 (8/9/03): Hopefully this version gets posted with no 
problems.  For some reason, GameFAQs kept the link to 1.0 up but had it 
listed as 1.1.  Notable additions to the CAPs if you're a Bulls fan:  
Lonny Baxter, Luc Longley, and Bill Wennington.

Version 1.1 (8/5/03): Added a new section: Created Teams.  Added a 
bunch of players.  Edited Ray Allen, Allen Iverson, Allan Houston, 
Cuttino Mobley, Stephen Jackson, Steve Smith, and Lee Nailon. Edited 
the Lebron James and Joe Dumars CAPs.  Added a lot to the 2003 Rookie 
CAP section.  Created a few other players as well.

Version 1.0 (7/25/03): Well, it's up.  I still need to add a lot of 
players.  Keep the suggestions coming.

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XI. Legal

This FAQ was made 100% by me, John "Rashidi" Markisch.  You may not 
take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own. You may not alter 
it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes putting it 
in HTML format.  Please don't post this on your site unless you have 
express consent by me.  I've put a lot of time into this.  Give me some 
credit...

In addition, you must ask for my permission if you want to add any of 
my ratings to a game save file that you intend to post on the internet.

Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ.

www.gamefaqs.com
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If want to host my FAQ on your site, e-mail me and I'll consider it.

GameFAQs Copyright Notice 
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separately, and you may have different rights for the use and 
reproduction of that document based on copyright information found in 
that file. The original author of each document should be contacted for 
more information.

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XII. Credits

CJayC - For putting this on his site, GameFAQs, the greatest video game 
website in existence.

CyricZ - I tend to model the layouts of my FAQs after the style of this 
legendary moderator/FAQ author.  This one is no exception.

nba2kxpert - When I PWNed you many times in the legendary "Ben Wallace 
is not a good defensive player" topic, it put Rashidi on the map.

Rashidi - Duh.

Sifon - For information on the 92, 94, and 96 Olympic teams.

Virtuso3001 - For finding a typo (Had Amare's speed listed as 80)

ESPN.com and NBA.com - For having very useful and informative 
statistical databases.

NBADraft.net - For their information on the 2003 draft class.

Hoopshype.com - For having useful player information and insight.

Basketballreference.com - Great compilation of statistics.

The Knicks, Heat, Pacers, and Bulls - Those teams and their rivalries 
are what got me (and kept me) interested in basketball 10 years ago.

All the users of nba2k3 who gave their input - They know who they are 
or aren't.

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XIII. Links

If you know of any good links, send them, and I'll list them.

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A. Basketball related websites

nba.com - the official site of the NBA.

espn.com - 

cbssportsline.com - 

sports.net - 

hoopshype.com - 

nbadraft.net - a site with the most comprehensive info on the history, 
and future of the nbadraft, with prospect analysis.

eurobasket.com - Extensive information on European basketball.

usbasket.com - Connected to Eurobasket, information on North American 
basketball.

basketballreference.com - An excellent site on basketball statistics.

basketballboards.net - Home of an insightful basketball community

realgm.com - 


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B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites

segasports.com - Official site of the company that makes the NBA 2k 
series (now known as ESPN Basketball)

espnvideogames.com - Same site as segasports.com

http://s3.cgi.gamefaqs.com/boards/gentopic.asp?board=31812 - Active 
GameFAQs message board for NBA 2k3.

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C. Player websites

drazenpetrovic.com - Official site of the late European great, Drazen 
Petrovic.

humanhighlight.com - Official site of the Human Highlight Film, 
Dominique Wilkins.

t-mac.com - Official site of Tracy McGrady.

slamduncan.com - Official site of Tim Duncan.

barondavis1.com - Official site of Baron Davis.

jeterry.com - Official site of Jason Terry.

mikebibby.com - Official site of Mike Bibby.

stevenash.net - Official site of Steve Nash.

carmeloanthony.net - Official site of Carmelo Anthony.

cbillups.com - Official site of Chauncey Billups.

bobby.ultimatepros.com - Official site of Bobby Jackson.

manuginobili.com - Official site of Emanuel Ginobilli.

divac.net - Official site of Vlade Divac.

nba.com/sonics/drobnjak/manjaks.html - The official site of Predrag 
Drobnjak, the most charismatic player in the NBA.

rickbrunson.com - Official site of Rick Brunson, the greatest scrub to 
ever grace the court.

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XIV. Closing

This is my first time using the 2k series.  Prior to this, I'd been 
with the EA Sports brand, which dates back to NBA Showdown (92-93, 
prior to the Live series).

I have not decided if I will do this FAQ next year, or if I will do it 
for the 2k series (now known as "ESPN Basketball").

One of the initial problems I had with this FAQ is I'd never done 
anything like this, and had to figure out ways to do it on the fly.  
Assuming I do this again next year, things will go much faster, since 
I'll already have experience on what to do and not do.

Once this is completed, I'll be very satisfied that I was FINALLY able 
to finish one of my many long-term projects.

Until next time,

Rashidi

Copyright 2003 John Markisch