ESPN NBA 2K5
Player Rating FAQ
Version 3.0
An FAQ by Rashidi
E-Mail: rashidi@aol.com or johnmarkisch@hotmail.com

NOTE: My AOL e-mail is currently inaccessible, so please e-mail only my 
hotmail account.  Thank you.

Table of Contents
I.     Introduction
II.    Legal Information
III.   Version Updates
IV.    Progress Review
V.     How do the ratings work?
VI.    The ratings
       A. Point Guards
       B. Shooting Guards
       C. Small Forwards
       D. Power Forwards
       E. Centers
       F. Legends
VII.   Created Players (aka the CAPs section)
       A. Current Players
       B. Former Players
       C. Players adjusted to a specific year
       D. 2005 Draft Class
VIII.  Sega Roster Download Updates
IX.    Roster updates
X.     Depth Charts
XI.    Player Positional Percentages
XII.   Team Ratings
XIII.  Hall of Fame Monitor by Position
XIV.   2005 NBA Draft Results
XV.    Offseason Changes
XVI.   2005 Free Agent Class
XVII.  Created Teams
XVIII. Questions and Answers
XIX.   Credits
XX.    Links
       A. Basketball related websites
       B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
       C. Player websites
XXI.   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 have 
accomplished during the 2004-2005 season, and to educate readers on NBA 
history.

Any updates to player ratings or major changes to the FAQ will be 
listed in the Updates section.  Check it whenever a new version comes 
out.

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II. Legal Information

This FAQ/Guide was made 100% by me, John Markisch (Rashidi).  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.  Do not post this document on your site 
unless you have express consent by me.  You must ask for my permission 
if you want to add any of my ratings to a roster file that you intend 
to post on the Internet.  This guide is not official, nor is it 
authorized by Sega or Visual Concepts.

Currently, the following websites have permission to post my FAQ use or 
information within it.

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III. Version Updates

Version 3.0 (9/3/05)
This is probably my final revision for the 2K5 edition of my guide.  
Check back in three weeks for the 2K6 edition.
Added Michael Ruffin, and Kevin Willis.
Edited Al Harrington, Tom Gugliotta, Dan Gadzuric, Zaza Pachulia, 
Calvin Booth, Jason Collier, Daniel Santiago, and Michael Stewart
Created Paul Markisch.

Version 2.9 (8/23/05)
Added Chris Andersen, David West, Andrew DeClercq, and Larry Bird [80's 
East].
Edited Chris Duhon, Troy Hudson, Michael Redd, Darius Miles, Jackson 
Vroman, Paul Shirley, Dale Davis, Jeff Foster, Kelvin Cato, Peja 
Drobnjak, Scot Pollard, David Harrison, Jerome James, Tony Battie, 
Rafael Araujo, Loren Woods, Jason Collins, and Aaron Williams.
Created Pape Sow, Francisco Garcia, Luther Head, Chris Taft, Tom 
Gugliotta [96-97], Allan Houston [02-03], Christian Laettner [96-97], 
Sarunas Jasikevicius, and John Markisch.
Edited Matt Bonner, Jackie Butler, Paul Shirley, Channing Frye, and 
Hakim Warrick.

Version 2.8 (7/13/05)
Edited Shane Battier, Morris Peterson, Brian Cardinal, Lamond Murray, 
Eric Williams, George Lynch, Lee Nailon, Bostjan Nachbar, Carlos 
Boozer, Kris Humphries, Mehmet Okur, Stromile Swift, Lorenzen Wright, 
Chris Kaman, Michael Olowokandi, Zeljko Rebraca, Jerome James, Mikki 
Moore, Curtis Borchardt, Jarron Collins, Ervin Johnson, and Mamadou 
N'diaye.
Created Hakeem Olajuwon, Martell Webster, Charlie Villanueva, Ike 
Diogu, Sean May, Rashad McCants, Antoine Wright, Joey Graham, Danny 
Granger, Jarrett Jack, Daniel Ewing, Dijon Thompson, and Eddie Basden.
Edited Raymond Felton, Nate Robinson, and David Lee.

Version 2.7 (7/1/05)
Added Hall of Fame Monitor by Position section.
Edited Mike Dunleavy, Fred Jones, Jonathan Bender, Rodney White, James 
Jones, Calbert Cheaney, and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.
Created Raymond Felton, Nate Robinson, David Lee, Salim Stoudamire, 
Arvydas Sabonis [European], Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers], and Rik Smits.  
Edited Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams, and Channing Frye.

Version 2.6 (6/26/05)
Added Obinna Ekezie, and Scottie Pippen [90's East].
Edited Joe Johnson, Cuttino Mobley, Quentin Richardson, Doug Christie, 
Eddie House, DerMarr Johnson, Josh Childress, Wesley Person, Maurice 
Evans, Greg Buckner, Boris Diaw, Kevin Martin, Paul Pierce, Carmelo 
Anthony, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Van Horn, Wally 
Szczerbiak, Caron Butler, Stephen Jackson, Hedo Turkoglu, Jim Jackson, 
Bruce Bowen, Jarvis Hayes, Jared Jeffries, Jumaine Jones, Josh Smith, 
Marcus Fizer, Eduardo Najera, Luke Walton, Bryon Russell, Jason Kapono, 
Stacey Augmon, Justin Reed, Ndudi Ebi, Lamar Odom, Antawn Jamison, Raef 
LaFrentz, P.J. Brown, Nene, Eddie Griffin, Al Jefferson, Brian Grant, 
Austin Croshere, Etan Thomas, Kwame Brown, Malik Allen, Andris 
Biedrins, Zarko Cabarkapa, Alan Henderson, Brian Cook, Stanislav 
Medvedenko, Melvin Ely, Walter McCarty, Bo Outlaw, Maciej Lampe, Ryan 
Humphrey, Mark Madsen, Mark Blount, Theo Ratliff, Joel Przybilla, 
Kendrick Perkins, Steven Hunter, Francisco Elson, Jake Voskuhl, Ha 
Seung-Jin, and Mark Pope.
Created Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick, Fran 
Vasquez, and Andrew Bynum.  Edited Justin Reed, Ha Seung-Jin, Milos 
Vujanic, Martynas Andriuskevicius, and Ivan Chiriaev.

Version 2.5 (6/16/05)
Added the Player Position Percentages, NBA Draft, Offseason Changes, 
and 2005 Free Agent Class sections.
Edited Manu Ginobili, Jason Richardson, Larry Hughes, Joe Johnson, 
Ricky Davis, Brent Barry, Quentin Richardson, Doug Christie, Mickael 
Pietrus, Gordan Giricek, Tony Allen, Delonte West, Juan Dixon, Trenton 
Hassell, Fred Hoiberg, Raja Bell, Devin Brown, Keith Bogans, J.R. 
Smith, Casey Jacobsen, Anthony Peeler, DeShawn Stevenson, Kirk Snyder, 
Quinton Ross, Bernard Robinson, Corey Maggette, Tayshaun Prince, Bobby 
Simmons, Matt Harpring, Toni Kukoc, Darius Miles, Bruce Bowen, Gerald 
Wallace, Corliss Williamson, Ruben Patterson, Viktor Khryapa, Jason 
Kapono, Travis Outlaw, Tamar Slay, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Elton 
Brand, Amare Stoudemire, Antonio McDyess, Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, 
Drew Gooden, Troy Murphy, Kenny Thomas, Joe Smith, Anderson Varejao, 
Chris Wilcox, and Darius Songaila.
Created Charles Smith, and Kenny Smith.  Edited Viktor Khryapa, Bernard 
Robinson, Derek Harper [Mavericks], Derek Harper [Knicks], and John 
Starks.
Added Drazen Petrovic [90's East].  Edited Bob Cousy [50's/60's].

Version 2.4 (5/31/05)
Edited Jason Kidd, Dwyane Wade, Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, Stephon 
Marbury, Steve Francis, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, Chauncey Billups, 
Jason Terry, Sam Cassell, Gary Payton, Jamaal Tinsley, Marko Jaric, 
Rafer Alston, Damon Stoudamire, Earl Boykins, Bob Sura, Speedy Claxton, 
Anthony Johnson, Brevin Knight, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Jeff 
McInnis, Derek Fisher, Jason Hart, Darrell Armstrong, Maurice Williams, 
Mike James, Carlos Arroyo, Leandrinho Barbosa, Dan Dickau, Marcus 
Banks, Raul Lopez, Chucky Atkins, Tyronn Lue, Travis Best, Tony Delk, 
John Salmons, Sebastian Telfair, Shaun Livingston, Lindsey Hunter, 
Erick Strickland, Howard Eisley, Steve Blake, Rick Brunson, Moochie 
Norris, Milt Palacio, Anthony Carter, Tierre Brown, Sasha Vujacic, 
Lionel Chalmers, Kevin Ollie, Reece Gaines, Jamison Brewer, Kobe 
Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Richard Hamilton, 
Michael Redd, Jalen Rose, Michael Finley, Mike Miller, Bonzi Wells, 
Jamal Crawford, Ben Gordon, Derek Anderson, Marquis Daniels, Andre 
Iguodala, David Wesley, Jon Barry, Willie Green, Ira Newble, Dahntay 
Jones, Zoran Planinic, Richie Frahm, Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis, 
Tim Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Kyle Korver, Scott Padgett, Adrian Griffin, 
Aleksandar Pavlovic, Trevor Ariza, Eric Piatkowski, Ryan Bowen, Chris 
Webber, Juwan Howard, Udonis Haslem, Mike Sweetney, Malik Rose, Maurice 
Taylor, Jerome Williams, Danny Fortson, Vin Baker, Clarence 
Weatherspoon, Brian Scalabrine, Yao Ming, Ben Wallace, Brad Miller, 
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Erick Dampier, Kurt Thomas, Dikembe Mutombo, Chris 
Mihm, Brian Skinner, Samuel Dalembert, Brendan Haywood, Marc Jackson, 
Adonal Foyle, Nenad Krstic, Primoz Brezec, Elden Campbell, Jason 
Collins, Darko Milicic, Shawn Bradley, and Greg Ostertag.
Created Erick Barkley, Antonio Burks, Andre Emmett, Eddie Gill, Jeff 
Hornacek [Suns], Jeff Hornacek [Jazz], Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams, 
and Gerald Green.
Edited Trevor Ariza, Andre Barrett, Carlos Delfino, Keith McLeod, and 
Andres Nocioni.

Version 2.3 (5/2/05)
Added Chris Duhon, Viktor Khryapa, Rodney Rogers, Lawrence Funderburke, 
Paul Shirley, Tony Massenburg, Wang ZhiZhi, Sean Marks, and Ha Seung-
Jin.
Edited Dwyane Wade, Mike Bibby, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, Tony 
Parker, Andre Miller, Sam Cassell, Jason Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby 
Jackson, Antonio Daniels, Damon Stoudamire, Luke Ridnour, Nick Van 
Exel, Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Jeff McInnis, Troy Hudson, Dan Dickau, 
Leandrinho Barbosa, Marcus Banks, Tyronn Lue, Travis Best, Tony Delk, 
Beno Udrih, Keyon Dooling, Jacque Vaughn, Steve Blake, Frank Williams, 
Sebastian Telfair, Jannero Pargo, Anthony Carter, Omar Cook, Allen 
Iverson, Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Manu Ginobili, Michael Redd, Larry 
Hughes, Michael Finley, Joe Johnson, Eddie Jones, Brent Barry, Quentin 
Richardson, Latrell Sprewell, Kerry Kittles, Ben Gordon, Ronald Murray, 
Devin Brown, Dajuan Wagner, Zoran Planinic, Ron Mercer, Steve Smith, 
Shandon Anderson, LeBron James, Andrei Kirilenko, Peja Stojakovic, 
Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Wally Szczerbiak, Glenn Robinson, 
Desmond Mason, Toni Kukoc, Luol Deng, Jim Jackson, Andres Nocioni, Jiri 
Welsch, Bruce Bowen, Josh Smith, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Luke Jackson, 
Rasual Butler, Rodney Buford, Qyntel Woods, Dorell Wright, Kevin 
Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Jermaine O'Neal, Elton Brand, Amare 
Stoudemire, Chris Webber, Pau Gasol, Kenyon Martin, Antoine Walker, 
Zach Randolph, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Emeka Okafor, Tyson Chandler, 
Dwight Howard, Udonis Haslem, Vladimir Radmanovic, Antonio Davis, 
Clifford Robinson, Eddie Griffin, Anderson Varejao, Nick Collison, 
Christian Laettner, Robert Traylor, Danny Fortson, Othella Harrington, 
Reggie Evans, Brian Scalabrine, Shaquille O'Neal, Marcus Camby, Eddy 
Curry, Radoslav Nesterovic, Nazr Mohammed, Nenad Krstic, Brandon 
Haywood, Adonal Foyle, Jerome James, Vitaly Potapenko, Michael Doleac, 
Scott Williams, DeSagana Diop, and Robert Swift.
Created Viktor Khryapa, Paul Shirley, Damien Wilkins, Derek Harper 
[Mavericks], Derek Harper [Knicks], Michael Jordan [#45], and Luc 
Longley.  Edited Matt Carroll, Chris Duhon, Jermaine Jackson, Ha Seung-
Jin, and Billy Thomas.
Updated the Team Ratings.  I'm really happy because the Team Ratings 
are starting to match where the teams are at in real life.

Version 2.2 (3/25/05)
Added Bernard Robinson, Trevor Ariza, Justin Reed, P.J. Brown, Malik 
Rose, Malik Allen, and Michael Bradley.
Edited Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Gilbert 
Arenas, Gary Payton, Jameer Nelson, Jeff McInnis, Brevin Knight, Carlos 
Arroyo, Eric Snow, Jason Hart, Marcus Banks, Dan Dickau, John Salmons, 
Lindsey Hunter, Rod Strickland, Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, Vince 
Carter, Jason Richardson, Larry Hughes, Ricky Davis, Jamal Crawford, 
Allan Houston, Doug Christie, Penny Hardaway, Tony Allen, Aaron McKie, 
Delonte West, Kareem Rush, Keith Bogans, Ira Newble, LeBron James, 
Grant Hill, Tayshaun Prince, Tim Thomas, Mike Dunleavy, Jarvis Hayes, 
Kyle Korver, Gerald Wallace, Ronald Dupree, Jason Kapono, Matt Barnes, 
Bostjan Nachbar, Darvin Ham, Tamar Slay, Chris Webber, Antoine Walker, 
Rasheed Wallace, Antawn Jamison, Antonio McDyess, Donyell Marshall, 
Chris Bosh, Drew Gooden, Raef LaFrentz, Emeka Okafor, Dwight Howard, 
Michael Sweetney, Anderson Varejao, Al Jefferson, Maurice Taylor, 
Robert Traylor, Melvin Ely, Pat Garrity, Karl Malone, Ben Wallace, 
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Kurt Thomas, Samuel Dalembert, Kelvin Cato, Primoz 
Brezec, Elden Campbell, Tony Battie, Joel Przybilla, Darko Milicic, 
Jabari Smith, Bruno Sundov.
Created Jackie Butler, Matt Carroll, Jermaine Jackson, Mario Kasun, 
Justin Reed, Bernard Robinson, and Bernard King [Knicks].  Edited 
Trevor Ariza, Andre Barrett, Carlos Delfino, Billy Thomas.
I hadn't updated this guide one month and two days because I'd been 
waiting for the online rosters to be updated.  The brainchilds at 
Visual Concepts decided to give LeBron James 97 overall, 91 med shot, 
and 85 DefAwr.  I don't know which could be further from the truth, his 
med shot or his defense.  In any event, there are many people who badly 
overrate Lebron, and I suppose this was done to appease the masses.  
Unfortunately, it seems that whenever Visual Concepts makes a ratings 
change to a star, they take big broad strokes that often overrate the 
player badly - case in point, Peja Stojakovic last year getting 85 
RebDef and 80 steal.
Due to Visual Concepts' failure to accurately rate players since the 
beginning of the 2k series, I will be writing them a letter to explore 
the possibility of Rashidi becoming a member of their ratings 
department.
I will be holding many polls on a few websites (to which I will hotlink 
in a later update).  I would like to base a portion of my argument on 
fan input, on topics like "which of us does ratings better", "who rates 
player X most accurately", or "do you think LeBron was over/under rated 
BEFORE roster update" and "do you think the new LeBron is overrated"?  
I would like to get as much input as possible so please check the 
GameFAQs message board for notification of polls.  I will probably post 
them at espnvideogames.com and operationSports.com as well.  Those 
boards can host a poll and topics don't die after a week, whereas 
GameFAQs posts can't host a poll and topics die quickly.
Actually, now my announcement is currently in limbo - there is going to 
be a major video game news announcement from the NBA tomorrow - which 
actually means the status of my NBA2K Player Rating FAQ is very much in 
jeopardy.

Version 2.1 (2/6/05)
Added Rod Strickland, Brian Grant, Keon Clark, Brian Cook, Donnell 
Harvey, Ryan Humphrey, and Lonny Baxter.
Edited Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash, Jason Williams, Rafer Alston, 
Speedy Claxton, Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Leandrinho Barbosa, Raul 
Lopez, Zoran Planinic, Travis Best, Jacque Vaughn, Moochie Norris, 
Keyon Dooling, Anthony Carter, Sasha Vujacic, Smush Parker, Jamison 
Brewer, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Jason Richardson, Joe Johnson, 
Bonzi Wells, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Quentin Richardson, Mike 
Miller, Mickael Pietrus, Fred Hoiberg, Kirk Snyder, Andrei Kirilenko, 
Shawn Marion, James Posey, Shane Battier, Jalen Rose, Wally Szczerbiak, 
Caron Butler, Morris Peterson, Jim Jackson, Mike Dunleavy, Lamond 
Murray, Jumaine Jones, Devean George, Brian Cardinal, Eric Williams, 
Raja Bell, Luke Walton, Pau Gasol, Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, 
Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, Troy Murphy, Eddie Griffin, Michael 
Sweetney, Christian Laettner, Stanislav Medvedenko, Mark Madsen, Mehmet 
Okur, Stromile Swift, Chris Mihm, Lorenzen Wright, Michael Olowokandi, 
Rafael Araujo, Loren Woods, Steven Hunter, Jake Tsakalidis, and Ervin 
Johnson.
Created Royal Ivey, and Billy Thomas.  Edited Matt Bonner.

Version 2.0 (1/19/05)
Added Joe Smith, Anderson Varejao, Robert Traylor, Alan Henderson, Dan 
Gadzuric, Zeljko Rebraca, Scott Williams, Zendon Hamilton, Calvin 
Booth, Mamadou N'diaye, Daniel Santiago, Evan Eschmeyer, Mengke Bateer, 
and Bob Cousy [50's/60's].
Edited Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Jason Terry, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby 
Jackson, Marko Jaric, Damon Stoudamire, Jeff McInnis, Nick Van Exel, 
Eric Snow, Darrell Armstrong, Brevin Knight, Jason Hart, John Salmons, 
Dan Dickau, Rick Brunson, Frank Williams, Sebastian Telfair, Lionel 
Chalmers, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Ricky Davis, Cuttino 
Mobley, Allan Houston, Doug Christie, Ben Gordon, Tony Allen, Maurice 
Evans, Casey Jacobsen, Quinton Ross, Keith Van Horn, Toni Kukoc, 
Desmond Mason, Luol Deng, Jiri Welsch, Andres Nocioni, Josh Smith, Lee 
Nailon, Ira Newble, Luke Jackson, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Travis Outlaw, 
Dirk Nowitzki, Elton Brand, Amare Stoudemire, Zach Randolph, Shareef 
Abdur-Rahim, Kurt Thomas, Emeka Okafor, Tyson Chandler, Kenny Thomas, 
Jerome Williams, Chris Wilcox, Melvin Ely, Tom Gugliotta, Zydrunas 
Ilgauskas, Mark Blount, Eddy Curry, Nazr Mohammed, Marc Jackson, Samuel 
Dalembert, Chris Kaman, Mikki Moore, Loren Woods, Jahidi White, 
Kendrick Perkins, Shawn Bradley, DeSagana Diop, and Jabari Smith.
Created Keith McLeod, Slavko Vranes, Harold Miner, and Ivan Chiriaev.  
Edited Trevor Ariza, and Chris Duhon.
Added the Legends section.  Added the Ages for most of the players.

Version 1.9 (1/3/05)
Added Milt Palacio, Tierre Brown, Smush Parker, Mark Jackson, Avery 
Johnson, Tony Williams, Mark Johnson, Hubert Davis, James Jones, 
Michael Curry, Udonis Haslem, Vladimir Radmanovic, Etan Thomas, Danny 
Fortson, Kwame Brown, Nick Collison, Reggie Evans, Bo Outlaw, Zarko 
Cabarkapa, Jerome Beasley, Jerome James, Vitaly Potapenko, Steven 
Hunter, Joel Przybilla, and Jabari Smith.
Edited Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Kenny Anderson, Leandrinho Barbosa, 
Chucky Atkins, Jason Hart, Steve Blake, Tyronn Lue, Troy Bell, Beno 
Udrih, Lindsey Hunter, Howard Eisley, Rick Brunson, Jacque Vaughn, 
Sebastian Telfair, Dan Dickau, Kevin Ollie, Omar Cook, Junior 
Harrington, Reece Gaines, Allan Houston, Marquis Daniels, Andre 
Iguodala, Kendall Gill, DerMarr Johnson, Shawn Marion, Rashard Lewis, 
Glenn Robinson, Tayshaun Prince, Caron Butler, Bobby Simmons, Josh 
Howard, Tim Thomas, Luol Deng, Kyle Korver, Andres Nocioni, Corliss 
Williamson, Gerald Wallace, Raja Bell, Rasual Butler, Jared Jeffries, 
Ryan Bowen, Dorell Wright, Tamar Slay, Rick Fox, Monty Williams, 
Donyell Marshall, Raef LaFrentz, Kenny Thomas, Chris Bosh, Juwan 
Howard, Tyson Chandler, Robert Horry, Maurice Taylor, Antonio Davis, 
Nene, Michael Sweetney, Al Jefferson, Clarence Weatherspoon, Kris 
Humphries, Othella Harrington, Tom Gugliotta, Brian Scalabrine, Walter 
McCarty, Maciej Lampe, Jerome Moiso, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, Mehmet 
Okur, Erick Dampier, Alonzo Mourning, Vlade Divac, Chris Mihm, Eddy 
Curry, Nazr Mohammed, Samuel Dalembert, Brendan Haywood, Derrick 
Coleman, Kelvin Cato, Jeff Foster, Marc Jackson, Nenad Krstic, Primoz 
Brezec, Darko Milicic, Rafael Araujo, Aaron Williams, Jason Collins, 
David Harrison, Jarron Collins, Michael Doleac, Jake Voskuhl, Curtis 
Borchardt, Jason Collier, Robert Swift, and Cezary Trybanski.
Created Andre Barrett, Matt Bonner, Martynas Andriuskevicius, Yinka 
Dare, and Patrick Ewing.  Edited Trevor Ariza, Carlos Delfino, Chris 
Duhon, Andres Nocioni, James Jones.
Added 2005 Draft Class CAP section.

Version 1.8 (12/18/04)
This update is big, but doesn't feel like it for me (because it was 
done in three weeks instead of one week like the last one).
Added Alvin Williams, Sasha Vujacic, David Wesley, Mickael Pietrus, 
Juan Dixon, Wesley Person, Anthony Peeler, Devin Brown, J.R. Smith, 
Kevin Martin, Roger Mason Jr, Boris Diaw, Quinton Ross, Maurice Evans, 
Kendall Gill, Antawn Jamison, Troy Murphy, Clifford Robinson, and 
Andris Biedrins.
Edited Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Dwyane Wade, Steve 
Francis, Mike Bibby, Steve Nash, Sam Cassell, Andre Miller, Jason 
Terry, Gary Payton, Kirk Hinrich, Damon Stoudamire, Jamaal Tinsley, 
Carlos Arroyo, Antonio Daniels, Rafer Alston, Marko Jaric, Luke 
Ridnour, Darrell Armstrong, Nick Van Exel, McInnis, Eric Snow, Speedy 
Claxton, Derek Fisher, Bob Sura, Troy Hudson, Jeff Devin Harris, Earl 
Boykins, Brevin Knight, Jameer Nelson, Raul Lopez, Maurice Williams, 
Mike James, Erick Strickland, Charlie Ward, Travis Best, Marcus Banks, 
Moochie Norris, Frank Williams, Zoran Planinic, Kobe Bryant, Vince 
Carter, Emanuel Ginobili, Brent Barry, Eddie Jones, Jason Richardson, 
Jamal Crawford, Reggie Miller, Doug Christie, Derek Anderson, Matt 
Harpring, Voshon Lenard, Gordan Giricek, Jon Barry, Josh Childress, 
Trenton Hassell, Dajuan Wagner, Lucious Harris, Ron Mercer, Fred 
Hoiberg, Willie Green, Keith Bogans, Steve Smith, Eddie House, Courtney 
Alexander, Kareem Rush, Dahntay Jones, Kirk Snyder, Tony Allen, Delonte 
West, Greg Buckner, Casey Jacobsen, DeShawn Stevenson, Richie Frahm, 
Shandon Anderson, Carmelo Anthony, Glenn Robinson, Tim Thomas, Fred 
Jones, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Jermaine O'Neal, Elton 
Brand, Chris Webber, Pau Gasol, Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, 
Kenyon Martin, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Zach Randolph, Lamar Odom, Antoine 
Walker, Karl Malone, Carlos Boozer, Donyell Marshall, Antonio McDyess, 
Emeka Okafor, Juwan Howard, Eddie Griffin, Michael Sweetney, and Jerome 
Williams.
Edited Trevor Ariza.

Version 1.7 (11/28/04)
On this Thanksgiving, we give thanks to Rashidi for Player Ratings.  
This is probably my biggest and most in-depth update ever.  Remember 
for speed editing, searching for NEW-Add or NEW-Edit (or simply NEW-) 
using the Ctrl + F function is your friend.  I'll probably take a bit 
longer for my next update, not because I'll be slacking (well actually, 
now that I think about it, I'm going to be very busy with other things 
for the next two weeks anyway), but mostly to give people a time to 
make all those changes.
Added Larry Hughes, James Posey, Desmond Mason, Shane Battier, Toni 
Kukoc, Hedo Turkoglu, Jim Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Mike Dunleavy, 
Jarvis Hayes, Devean George, George Lynch, Brian Cardinal, Marcus 
Fizer, Chris Crawford, Jumaine Jones, Lee Nailon, Eduardo Najera, Scott 
Padgett, Rasual Butler, Jared Jeffries, Bryon Russell, Calbert Cheaney, 
Rodney Buford, Dorell Wright, Ira Newble, Matt Barnes, Stacey Augmon, 
Qyntel Woods, Ansu Sesay, Bostjan Nachbar, Ryan Bowen, Tremaine 
Fowlkes, and Mark Pope.
Edited Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash, Sam Cassell, Dwyane Wade, Chauncey 
Billups, Gilbert Arenas, Gary Payton, Tony Parker, Kirk Hinrich, Jason 
Williams, Carlos Arroyo, T.J. Ford, Marko Jaric, Shaun Livingston, 
Lionel Chalmers, Rick Brunson, Jamison Brewer, Kobe Bryant, Tracy 
McGrady, Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Michael 
Redd, Emanuel Ginobili, Richard Hamilton, Michael Finley, Latrell 
Sprewell, Brent Barry, Eddie Jones, Ricky Davis, Allan Houston, Jason 
Richardson, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Bonzi Wells, Reggie Miller, 
Kerry Kittles, Doug Christie, Stephen Jackson, Quentin Richardson, Mike 
Miller, Marquis Daniels, Ronald Murray, Penny Hardaway, Aaron McKie, 
Willie Green, Shawn Marion, Andrei Kirilenko, Peja Stojakovic, LeBron 
James, Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis, Grant Hill, 
Corey Maggette, Jamal Mashburn, Jalen Rose, Keith Van Horn, Al 
Harrington, Wally Szczerbiak, Caron Butler, Luol Deng, Tayshaun Prince, 
Andre Iguodala, Josh Howard, Andres Nocioni, Morris Peterson, Bobby 
Simmons, Darius Miles, Kyle Korver, Bruce Bowen, Gerald Wallace, Ruben 
Patterson, Jonathan Bender, Rodney White, Raja Bell, Eric Williams, 
Luke Walton, Josh Smith, Eddie Robinson, Stacey Augmon, Nikoloz 
Tskitishvili, Tamar Slay, Jason Kapono, Travis Outlaw, Ndudi Ebi, Kurt 
Thomas, Chris Bosh, Emeka Okafor, Dwight Howard, Michael Sweetney, 
Jerome Williams, Vin Baker, Nazr Mohammed, and David Harrison.
Edited Trevor Ariza, James Jones, Andres Nocioni.

Version 1.6 (11/20/04)
Did you guys see the melee?  This is going to be talked about for 
years.  It's been quite a memorable season so far, that's for sure.
Added Mike James, Erick Strickland, Derek Anderson, Casey Jacobsen, 
Morris Peterson, Andres Nocioni, Ruben Patterson, Lamond Murray, 
Aleksandar Pavlovic, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Griffin, Eric Piatkowski, 
Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, Maurice Taylor, 
Clarence Weatherspoon, Pat Garrity, Jackson Vroman, Jerome Moiso, 
Brendan Haywood, Jake Voskuhl, and Mikki Moore.
Edited Jason Terry, Kirk Hinrich, Devin Harris, Ben Gordon, Jason Hart, 
Maurice Williams, Michael Finley, Jamal Crawford, Marquis Daniels, 
Penny Hardaway, Fred Hoiberg, Richie Frahm, LeBron James, Grant Hill, 
Luol Deng, Bobby Simmons, Kyle Korver, Drew Gooden, Antonio Davis, 
Tyson Chandler, Robert Horry, Michael Sweetney, Jerome Williams, Rafael 
Araujo, Loren Woods, David Harrison, and Peter John Ramos.
Created James Jones.
Edited Trevor Ariza, and Andres Nocioni.

Version 1.5 (11/10/04)
Added Luke Ridnour, Damon Jones, Jannero Pargo, Dan Dickau, Rick 
Brunson, Junior Harrington, Brent Price, Cuttino Mobley, Jason 
Richardson, Doug Christie, Matt Harpring, Gordan Giricek, Courtney 
Alexander, Dahntay Jones, Eddie House, DerMarr Johnson, Shawn Marion, 
Rashard Lewis, Jamal Mashburn, Caron Butler, Darius Miles, Eric 
Williams, Zach Randolph, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Carlos Boozer, Juwan 
Howard, Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries, Zaza Pachulia, Chris Mihm, Dale 
Davis, Tony Battie, and Jahidi White.
Edited Steve Francis, Mike Bibby, Bobby Jackson, Penny Hardaway, Steve 
Smith, Shandon Anderson, Richard Jefferson, Glenn Robinson, Tim Thomas, 
Luke Jackson, Gerald Wallace, Josh Smith, Raja Bell, Kurt Thomas, Yao 
Ming, Eddy Curry, Primoz Brezec, and Michael Doleac.
Edited Trevor Ariza, Chris Duhon, Andres Nocioni, and Yuta Tabuse.

Version 1.4 (11/2/04)
Added Marko Jaric, Travis Best, Leandrinho Barbosa, Tony Delk, John 
Salmons, Keyon Dooling, Anthony Carter, Eddie Jones, Bonzi Wells, Joe 
Johnson, Quentin Richardson, Mike Miller, Tamar Slay, Kedrick Brown, 
Andrei Kirilenko, Lamar Odom, Corey Maggette, Jerry Stackhouse, Glenn 
Robinson, Grant Hill, Josh Howard, Josh Smith, Bobby Simmons, Dirk 
Nowitzki, Elton Brand, Pau Gasol, Antoine Walker, Amare Stoudemire, 
Kenny Thomas, Chris Wilcox, Melvin Ely, Othella Harrington, Maciej 
Lampe, Brandon Hunter, Stromile Swift, Lorenzen Wright, Brian Skinner, 
Chris Kaman, Aaron Williams, Nenad Krstic, Jake Tsakalidis, Jason 
Collins, Jarron Collins, Greg Ostertag, Shawn Bradley, Loren Woods, and 
Curtis Borchardt.
Edited Devin Harris, Kobe Bryant, Steve Smith, Gerald Wallace, Samuel 
Dalembert, Marc Jackson, and Primoz Brezec.
Created Chris Duhon, Marcus Hatten, Romain Sato, Yuta Tabuse, Nick 
Anderson, Dennis Rodman [Pistons], Dennis Rodman [Bulls], and Dennis 
Scott.
Edited Trevor Ariza, and Andres Nocioni.
Updated the rosters and depth charts.

Version 1.3 (10/23/04)
Added Bob Sura, Anthony Johnson, Mateen Cleaves, Tracy McGrady, Stephen 
Jackson, Fred Jones, Voshon Lenard, DeShawn Stevenson, Keith Bogans, 
Peja Stojakovic, Al Harrington, Jiri Welsch, Gerald Wallace, Greg 
Buckner, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Jason Kapono, Jermaine O'Neal, Chris 
Webber, Kenyon Martin, Nene, Raef LaFrentz, Austin Croshere, Christian 
Laettner, Tom Gugliotta, Walter McCarty, Marcus Camby, Zydrunas 
Ilgauskas, Jamaal Magloire, Peja Drobnjak, Jeff Foster, Scot Pollard, 
Marc Jackson, Francisco Elson, Jason Collier, DeSagana Diop, Michael 
Stewart, and Ernest Brown.
Edited Maurice Williams, Brad Miller, Michael Doleac, and Primoz 
Brezec.
Created Andres Nocioni, and Sasha Vujacic.
Added the Team Ratings section.

Version 1.2 (10/15/04)
Added Earl Watson, Troy Bell, Howard Eisley, Lindsey Hunter, Paul 
Pierce, Brent Barry, Ricky Davis, Aaron McKie, Delonte West, Tony 
Allen, Willie Green, Tayshaun Prince, Corliss Williamson, Tyson 
Chandler, Luol Deng, Darvin Ham, Ronald Dupree, Rasheed Wallace, 
Antonio McDyess, Al Jefferson, Brad Miller, Erick Dampier, Mehmet Okur, 
Mark Blount, Theo Ratliff, Radoslav Nesterovic, Samuel Dalembert, 
Derrick Coleman, Eddy Curry, Adonal Foyle, Darko Milicic, Rafael 
Araujo, Kendrick Perkins, Robert Swift, Peter John Ramos, and David 
Harrison.
Edited Nazr Mohammed.
Created Carlos Delfino, Ha Seung-Jin, Isaiah Rider (J.R. Rider), and 
John Starks.

Version 1.1 (10/10/04)
Added Eric Snow, Rafer Alston, Speedy Claxton, Steve Blake, Reece 
Gaines, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Richard Hamilton, 
Emanuel Ginobili, Kerry Kittles, Reggie Miller, Dajuan Wagner, Lucious 
Harris, Ron Mercer, Rodney White, Kirk Snyder, Josh Childress, Andre 
Iguodala, Ron Artest, Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Jalen Rose, 
Keith Van Horn, Wally Szczerbiak, Luke Jackson, Jonathan Bender, Bruce 
Bowen, Luke Walton, Kyle Korver, Raja Bell, Ndudi Ebi, Travis Outlaw, 
Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Robert Horry, Emeka Okafor, 
Dwight Howard, Eddie Griffin, Stanislav Medvedenko, Brian Scalabrine, 
Mark Madsen, Darius Songaila, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, Ben Wallace, 
Vlade Divac, Alonzo Mourning, Michael Olowokandi, Dikembe Mutombo, 
Elden Campbell, Kelvin Cato, Ervin Johnson, Pavel Podzolkin, Cezary 
Trybanski, Primoz Brezec, and Bruno Sundov.
Edited Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and Allan Houston.
Created Trevor Ariza, Michael Jordan [80's Bulls], Michael Jordan 
[1990-1993 Bulls], Michael Jordan [1995-1998 Bulls], and Michael Jordan 
[Wizards].

Version 1.0 (10/3/04)
Wrote up the layout for the FAQ.
Added Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Sam 
Cassell, Mike Bibby, Dwyane Wade, Chauncey Billups, Steve Nash, Gilbert 
Arenas, Andre Miller, Jason Terry, Tony Parker, Gary Payton, Jason 
Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby Jackson, Carlos Arroyo, Damon Stoudamire, 
Antonio Daniels, T.J. Ford, Jamaal Tinsley, Nick Van Exel, Jay 
Williams, Troy Hudson, Derek Fisher, Jeff McInnis, Jameer Nelson, 
Darrell Armstrong, Earl Boykins, Raul Lopez, Marcus Banks, Ben Gordon, 
Devin Harris, Charlie Ward, Chucky Atkins, Kenny Anderson, Brevin 
Knight, Tyronn Lue, Frank Williams, Moochie Norris, Shaun Livingston, 
Beno Udrih, Sebastian Telfair, Lionel Chalmers, Jason Hart, Kevin 
Ollie, Jacque Vaughn, Maurice Williams, Omar Cook, Jamison Brewer, Kobe 
Bryant, Ray Allen, Latrell Sprewell, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, 
Jamal Crawford, Marquis Daniels, Ronald Murray, Penny Hardaway, Kareem 
Rush, Steve Smith, Trenton Hassell, Richie Frahm, Zoran Planinic, Fred 
Hoiberg, Shandon Anderson, Tim Thomas, Kurt Thomas, Vin Baker, Jerome 
Williams, Michael Sweetney, and Nazr Mohammed.
Created Milos Vujanic.
Added the roster updates and depth charts.

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IV. Progress Review

Here are the stats for what I have completed so far.  This information 
will be useful, to see the rate at which I am progressing.

Position       Complete (On Teams)
Point Guard      90/98     (77/77)
Shooting Guard   77/88     (72/72)
Small Forward    90/103    (83/83)
Power Forward    89/113    (85/85)
Center           86/98     (80/80)
Total           420/502  (397/397)

Team      Complete
76'ers    14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
Blazers   14/14
Bobcats   12/12 (1/3 Not in game)
Bucks     13/13 (0/1 Not in game)
Bulls     14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
Cavaliers 15/15
Celtics   12/12
Clippers  14/14
Grizzlies 13/13 (2/2 Not in game)
Hawks     12/12 (1/2 Not in game)
Heat      15/15
Hornets   13/13
Jazz      12/12 (1/3 Not in game)
Kings     13/13 (1/2 Not in game)
Knicks    13/13 (2/2 Not in game)
Lakers    14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
Magic     13/13 (1/2 Not in game)
Mavericks 15/15 (0/1 Not in game)
Nets      13/13 (1/1 Not in game)
Nuggets   14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
Pacers    14/14 (1/2 Not in game)
Pistons   12/12 (1/2 Not in game)
Raptors   14/14 (2/2 Not in game)
Rockets   14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
Sonics    13/13 (1/1 Not in game)
Spurs     13/13 (0/2 Not in game)
Suns      12/12
T'Wolves  13/13 (0/1 Not in game)
Warriors  13/13
Wizards   13/13 (0/2 Not in game)
FreeAgent 14/41
Minors    3/10
Internat  4/28
Retired   11/33
Teams     30/30
Completed Teams
76'ers, Blazers, Bobcats, Bucks, Bulls, Cavaliers, Celtics, Clippers, 
Grizzlies, Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Jazz, Kings, Knicks, Lakers, Magic, 
Mavericks, Nets, Nuggets, Pacers, Pistons, Raptors, Rockets, Sonics, 
Spurs, Suns, T'Wolves, Warriors, Wizards

Best players not yet rated
PG - J.R. Bremer, Doug Overton, Shammond Williams
SG - Bryant Stith, Dion Glover, Ricky Minard
SF - Sean Lampley, Laphonso Ellis, Glen Rice
PF - Shawn Kemp, Anthony Mason, Charles Oakley
C - Vladimir Stepania, Nate Huffman, Amal McCaskill

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V. How do the ratings work?

First, what are the rating categories?

Rate (Overall Rating) 
Close (Shot Close) 
Med (Shot Medium) 
3pt (Shot 3pt) 
FT (Free Throw) 
Layup (Layup) 
Dunk (Dunk) 
DnkRng (Dunk Range) - hidden rating 
DnkSt (Dunk Standing) - hidden rating 
Handle (Ball Handling) 
Pass (Pass) 
OffCl (Offense Clutch) - hidden rating 
Sh/Ps (Shoot or Pass) - hidden rating 
PostOff (Low Post Offense) 
PostDef (Low Post Defense) 
Def (Defense) - hidden rating 
Block (Block) 
Steal (Steal) 
DefCl (Defense Clutch) - hidden rating 
RebOff (Offensive Rebounding) 
RebDef (Defensive Rebounding) 
Speed (Speed)
Stam (Stamina)
Dur (Durability) 
DefAwr (Defensive Awareness) 
OffAwr (Offensive Awareness)

Now, what do the ratings do?

Overall Rating - The numerical average of the player's total collection 
of abilities. Not all ratings are equal.  Some affect overall more than 
others, and some don't affect it at all.  Some ratings are also more 
important to certain player positions than others, and thus have more 
of an impact on overall.

Close Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (inside the paint).

Medium Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (outside the paint).

3pt Shot - Three-point shooting accuracy.

Free Throw - Free Throw shooting accuracy.

Layup - Layup accuracy, frequency, and creativity.

Dunk - Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity.

Dunk Range - The distance from which a player can dunk.
 
Dunk Standing - 

Ball Handling - Determines how effective a player will be at using 
Isomotion crossovers.  A higher rating also makes it harder to steal 
the ball from the player.

Pass - Determines the accuracy and speed of passes made by the player.  
A higher rating also makes it harder to steal passes from the player.

Offense Clutch - Determines how much better a player will perform 
offensively in clutch situations (The 4th Quarter and OT).
  
Shoot or Pass - This rating determines how frequently a player will 
look to shoot when they have the ball.  A high rating means they will 
look for their shot, while a low rating means they will usually pass 
off.

Post Offense - Effectiveness of offensive post moves.

Post Defense - Effectiveness of defending a player in the post.

Defense - 

Block - Ability to block the opponent's shot.

Steal - Ability to steal the ball from the opponent, or pick off a 
pass.

Defense Clutch  - Determines how much better a player will perform 
defensively in clutch situations (The 4th Quarter and OT).

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 - Resistance to injury.  Players with low Durability will 
suffer injuries more frequently, and the injuries will me more serious.

Defensive Awareness - Determines how effective a player will execute in 
defensive plays.

Offensive Awareness - Determines how effective a player will execute in 
offensive plays.

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VI. 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 
best 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.

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A. Point Guards

Rating - Player (Version last updated)

92 - Jason Kidd (2.4)
92 - Dwyane Wade (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
91 - Baron Davis (2.4)
88 - Mike Bibby (2.4)
87 - Stephon Marbury (2.4)
87 - Steve Francis (2.4)
86 - Steve Nash (2.4)
86 - Gilbert Arenas (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
85 - Chauncey Billups (2.4)
85 - Jason Terry (2.4)
84 - Tony Parker (2.3)
84 - Andre Miller (2.3)
83 - Sam Cassell (2.4)
82 - Jason Williams (2.3)
81 - Kirk Hinrich (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
81 - Gary Payton (2.4)
80 - Jamaal Tinsley (2.4)
80 - Marko Jaric (2.4)
80 - Bobby Jackson (2.3)
79 - Rafer Alston (2.4)
79 - Antonio Daniels (2.3)
78 - Damon Stoudamire (2.4)
78 - Earl Boykins (2.4)
78 - T.J. Ford (1.7)
77 - Luke Ridnour (2.3)
77 - Bob Sura (2.4)
77 - Speedy Claxton (2.4)
77 - Nick Van Exel (2.3)
77 - Anthony Johnson (2.4)
76 - Damon Jones (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
76 - Brevin Knight (2.4)
76 - Earl Watson (2.3)
76 - Jameer Nelson (2.4)
76 - Devin Harris (2.4)
75 - Jeff McInnis (2.4)
75 - Derek Fisher (2.4)
75 - Jason Hart (2.4)
75 - Darrell Armstrong (2.4)
74 - Maurice Williams (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
74 - Mike James (2.4)
74 - Eric Snow (2.3)
74 - Carlos Arroyo (2.4)
74 - Leandrinho Barbosa (2.4)
74 - Dan Dickau (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
74 - Marcus Banks (2.4)
74 - Raul Lopez (2.4)
73 - Chucky Atkins (2.4)
73 - Chris Duhon (2.9) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
73 - Tyronn Lue (2.4)
73 - Travis Best (2.4)
72 - Troy Hudson (2.9)
72 - Tony Delk (2.4)
72 - Charlie Ward (1.8)
72 - Alvin Williams (1.8)
72 - Kenny Anderson (2.4)
71 - Beno Udrih (2.3)
71 - John Salmons (2.4)
71 - Ben Gordon (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
70 - Sebastian Telfair (2.4)
70 - Shaun Livingston (2.4)
70 - Keyon Dooling (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
70 - Jacque Vaughn (2.3)
70 - Lindsey Hunter (2.4)
70 - Erick Strickland (2.4)
70 - Howard Eisley (2.4)
70 - Frank Williams (2.3)
70 - Troy Bell (1.9)
69 - Steve Blake (2.4)
69 - Rick Brunson (2.0)
69 - Moochie Norris (2.3)
69 - Milt Palacio (2.4)
69 - Anthony Carter (2.4)
68 - Jannero Pargo (2.3)
68 - Zoran Planinic (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
67 - Tierre Brown (2.4)
67 - Sasha Vujacic (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
67 - Omar Cook (2.3)
66 - Lionel Chalmers (2.0)
65 - Kevin Ollie (2.4)
65 - Mateen Cleaves (1.3)
64 - Smush Parker (2.1)
64 - Junior Harrington (1.9)
63 - Reece Gaines (1.9)
63 - Jamison Brewer (2.4)
77 - Jay Williams (1.0) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
70 - Mark Jackson (1.9) (RETIRED)
68 - Rod Strickland (2.2) (RETIRED)
65 - Avery Johnson (1.9) (RETIRED)
62 - Tony Williams (1.9) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
61 - Mark Johnson (1.9) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
60 - Brent Price (1.5) (RETIRED)

Jason Kidd
Overall 92 (down from 94)
Close 89 (down from 97)
Med 75
3pt 78 (up from 73)
FT 83
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 95
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 85 (down from 90)
RebOff 65
RebDef 80 (down from 90)
Speed 90 (down from 95)
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 95
Notes: Nicknamed "Ason Kidd" (No J).  The only other players in NBA 
history to put up assist and rebound numbers like him?  Magic Johnson, 
and Oscar Robertson.  That's actually the main reason why people are 
making a big deal about this LeBron character.  Jason Kidd was actually 
the original LeBron James, he was packing the house in high school the 
same way, but no TV deal.  Supposedly he had NBA court vision by the 
8th grade.  Wouldn't surprise me.  If Kidd retired today, he'd make the 
Hall of Fame.  Not bad for "a PG that can't shoot".  Was named to the 
All-NBA First team for the fifth time in six years this year (the one 
year he missed being 02-03, when 2 SGs were on the first team).  It's a 
true shame the Nets have had to dismantle.  They were one of the most 
exciting and best teams in the league, but New Jersey simply isn't a 
good basketball venue.  While I don't like that the team has dismantled 
(who does, besides Pistons fans who were fortunate Kidd was hobbled?), 
I understand the business behind it.  Kidd has demanded a trade, but 
the contract he signed and his health will make him very difficult to 
move.  I expect him to be with Jersey until at least next summer.  
Jersey with a healthy Kidd is still a playoff team - Superstars make 
their teammates better.  The question is how quickly he can come back, 
and how motivated he is to play for a team minus three of it's core 
players (Martin/Kittles/Harris).
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
HoF Monitor: 196
Rookie of the Year: 1 (94-95)
All-Star selections: 7 (95-96, 97-98, 2000-2004, 4 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 5 (1999-2002, 03-04)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (02-03)
All-Defensive First Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 01-02)
All-Defensive Second Team: 4 (99-00, 2003-2005)
Assist King: 5 (1999-2001, 2003-2004)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 5x (77 
games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (160), Suns (331)
Current Team: Nets (229)

Dwyane Wade (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 92 (down from 94)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 81 (down from 86)
3pt 70 (down from 72)
FT 76
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 80
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90
Notes: Wade has played great, even drawing rookie of the year 
consideration from those who don't have their heads stuck up LeBron and 
Melo's collective asses.  Ultimately, the fact that he missed so many 
games killed his chances.  The Miami Heat were back in the playoffs, 
and Wade was a big reason why.  The scariest part of all is he's a SG 
playing out of position at PG.  In one season he's probably played more 
playoff games than LeBron/Melo will in the next 3 years.  With Shaq in 
town, it's likely that Wade will play more playoff games in the next 
three years than LeBron/Melo will play in their entire careers.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
HoF Monitor: 67
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (27 games)
Current Team: Heat (138)

Dwyane Wade (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 90
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 86 (up from 83)
3pt 72
FT 76
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 80
RebOff 75
RebDef 75
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90

Dwyane Wade (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 90 (up from 86)
Close 94
Med 83
3pt 72
FT 76 (up from 72)
Layup 90 (up from 85)
Dunk 90 (up from 85)
Handle 90
Pass 85 (up from 75)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 80 (up from 75)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90

Baron Davis
Overall 91 (down from 92)
Close 97
Med 78
3pt 77 (up from 75)
FT 76 (up from 66)
Layup 90
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 95
Pass 90
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 90 (down from 95)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 90
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 90
Notes: Winner of the 2004 All-Star skills challenge.  People say he is 
injury prone, but when they say that they ignore the fact that he had 
played in every single game in his first three seasons.  How does 
missing 40 games in 2 years make you injury prone?  If he's injury 
prone, then what is Marcus Camby?  B-Diddy got traded to Golden State, 
and the team had an amazing turnaround.  They ended up becoming better 
than many of the teams that made the playoffs, and as long as they stay 
healthy, they will undoubtedly get there next year (so long, 
Sacramento/Memphis).  Davis is also usually among the worst FT shooting 
guards in the league, but this year he shot 76% from the line, (77% 
with the Hornets, 75% with the Warriors).  If he truly has gained a 
stroke, it will make him that much more dangerous considering how 
physical he is compared to other PGs.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25
HoF Monitor: 76
All-Star selections: 2 (01-02, 03-04)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (381)
Current Team: Warriors (28)

Mike Bibby
Overall 88 (up from 84)
Close 94
Med 86 (up from 83)
3pt 84 (up from 83)
FT 80
Layup 85
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 85
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 80 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Bibby put himself on the map by torching the Lakers in the 
playoffs.  He's one of many PGs to abuse the Lakers via the pick and 
roll (which is why people are crazy if they think Chauncey Billups is 
some sort of all-star.  He ain't better than Bibby, that's for sure.  
Don't be fooled by Bibby's low assist total.  He shares the court with 
Webber, Divac, Miller, and Christie (who all rank very high in assists 
at their positions), and he has a Sixth Man of the Year (Bobby Jackson) 
backing him up.  When he was with the Grizzlies, Bibby was averaging 8+ 
assists per game.  Then 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 diminished his assist total?  
He's averaging 8+, just like Bibby was.
Years Pro: 7
Age: 26
HoF Monitor: 85
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (214)
Current Team: Kings (297)

Stephon Marbury
Overall 87 (down from 89)
Close 97
Med 83 (up from 81)
3pt 77 (up from 73)
FT 83 (up from 78)
Layup 90
Dunk 60
Handle 95 (up from 90)
Pass 85 (down from 90)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 55 (down from 65)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 85 (up from 80)
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 90
Notes: Somewhat unfairly criticized when Jason Kidd took the Nets to 
the Finals.  Marbury never got to play with Van Horn, Kittles, and 
Martin healthy, and he never had Jefferson, Collins, or MacCulloch on 
his team either.  Of course, the fact that it took the addition of 
Amare to get the Suns back to the playoffs should also say something... 
Marbury returned to the Knicks last season, and Isiah Thomas is trying 
to build the team around him.  The problem is, it's hard to build 
around someone who doesn't generally make his teammates better.  Isiah 
Thomas seemingly trades away anybody who shows any semblance of 
chemistry with Marbury (Keith Van Horn, Michael Doleac, soon to be Kurt 
Thomas), so one has to wonder if he actually has some sort of grand 
vision when he brings in another guard that likes to shoot a lot (Jamal 
Crawford).  Preps-to-pros star Sebastian Telfair is his cousin.
Years Pro: 9
Age: 27
HoF Monitor: 106
All-Star selections: 2 (00-01, 02-03)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (18 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (167), Nets (172), Suns (197)
Current Team: Knicks (129)

Steve Francis
Overall 87 (down from 88)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 79
3pt 72 (down from 73)
FT 82 (up from 76)
Layup 90
Dunk 90
Handle 95
Pass 85
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 80
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: As expected, the tandem of Francis/Yao only lasted one year.  
Francis is now having some success in Orlando, but a lot of that is due 
to the return of Grant Hill.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 26
All-Star selections: 3 (2002-2004, 3 starts)
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (374)
Current Team: Magic (78)

Steve Nash
Overall 86 (up from 83)
Close 92 (down from 94)
Med 89 (up from 86)
3pt 88 (up from 82)
FT 90 (down from 92)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 95 (up from 90)
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 55
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 95 (up from 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).  Everybody's 
favorite non-wrestler/hockey player (like there's a difference) 
Canadian was just named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament, after 
leading the tournament in assists.  Was a third string PG behind Jason 
Kidd and Kevin Johnson while with the Suns.  When he arrived in Dallas, 
he broke out at the same time as Nowitzki, transforming Dallas from 
pitiful to great.  He just signed with the Suns, the team that 
originally drafted him.  This is a great move for the Suns, in fact I 
think it was a better move for them than going after Kobe.  Nash is one 
of the best floor generals in the game, he's going to be throwing a lot 
of lobs to Amare, Marion, and Joe Johnson.  He should certainly bring 
them to greater success than Stephon Marbury ever did, and definitely 
will bring Phoenix back to the playoffs as long as their players 
continue to develop and barring injury. Of course, like Dallas last 
year, they're going to need some inside muscle or else they won't get 
very far once in the playoffs.  Amare can get away with playing center 
in the east, not in the west.  That's what I said at the beginning of 
the season.  Now Nash is league MVP.  While I think it's good for the 
NBA that a player like Nash won MVP, I don't think he deserves it.  I 
wouldn't have given it to him over Shaq or Duncan.  You can give Coach 
of the Year to Mike D'Antoni, but Nash was not the most valuable player 
in the league, or even to his team.  Nash got it because the Suns had 
the best record this year.  I've heard people say that's the main 
reason he deserves it.  Well, Tim Duncan missed 16 games (9 more than 
Nash), and the Spurs finished only 3 games behind Phoenix.  Not only 
that, but the Suns couldn't beat the Spurs when Duncan played.  
Additionally, Duncan is his team's MVP at BOTH ends of the court; Nash 
is only productive on the offensive end.  As for Shaq, who else is on 
Miami?  Take away Wade and Amare from both teams... the Heat have Eddie 
Jones, Damon Jones, and Udonis Haslem, while the Suns have Shawn 
Marion, Joe Johnson, and Quentin Richardson.  It should be obvious that 
the Suns have a much better lineup than the Heat do.  Shaq has turned 
average backup level players into dangerous weapons.  Marion was an 
all-star prior to Nash's arrival, while JJ (averaged 20 ppg after they 
traded Marbury) and Q-Rich (was a chucker with the Clippers, still a 
chucker now) really aren't doing anything they didn't in previous 
years.  If Shaq or Duncan were on the Suns, they'd still be the best 
team in the league.  Not only would they be the best team in the 
league, they'd potentially be the best front court of all-time, right 
up there with Bird/McHale/Parish I would have to think.  If Nash were 
on the Heat, they'd be the Nets.  And not to say that Nash didn't have 
a good year, but there are plenty of other PGs who had better years but 
never won an MVP.  Isiah Thomas, Walt Frazier, John Stockton, Gary 
Payton, and Jason Kidd certainly come to mind here.  It's worth noting 
that all of the above PGs were EXCELLENT defenders, something Nash is 
far from.  Not only is Nash the lowest scoring player to ever win MVP, 
Nash is probably the worst defensive player to ever win MVP.  I'm not 
trying to detract from him, as he's one of my favorite players, but he 
is what he is, and he's not an MVP.  When all is said and done, Amare 
Stoudemire can count Nash's MVP as one of his own (yes, I'm saying 
Amare will win an MVP, and probably after Nash is gone too).  I guess 
we should count Karl Malone's two MVPs as two Stockton MVPs to put 
things in perspective.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
All-Star selections: 3 (01-02, 02-03, 04-05)
Most Valuable Player: 1 (04-05)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (04-05)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
Assists King: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
3x (66 games)
Former Teams: Suns (141), Mavericks (408)
Current Team: Suns (75)

Gilbert Arenas (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 86 (up from 85)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 81 (up from 79)
3pt 81 (up from 76)
FT 81 (up from 75)
Layup 90 (up from 85)
Dunk 75
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 80 (down from 85)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 85
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 65
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
OffAwr 85
Notes: Averaging a surprisingly high amount of points (24.7 ppg at the 
all-star break) despite playing next to two other 20-ppg scorers 
(Jamison and Hughes).  Still needs to improve his passing, but at least 
the turnovers are way down.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
All-Star Selections: 1 (04-05)
Most Improved Player: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (129)
Current Team: Wizards (135)

Gilbert Arenas (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 85 (up from 84)
Close 94
Med 79
3pt 76
FT 75
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 85 (up from 80)
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 85

Chauncey Billups
Overall 85
Close 92 (down from 94)
Med 81 (up from 79)
3pt 87 (up from 82)
FT 90 (up from 89)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 60
Handle 90
Pass 80
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 65
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 94)
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes: Pretty well traveled... 6 teams in 7 years.  Hit it big in 
Minnesota when Terrell Brandon went down, similar to how Troy Hudson 
hit it big when Billups left.  Larry Brown made him a very different 
player.  He brought Billups the shoot first guard under control, which 
is a main reason why the Pistons won the championship.  Who was the 
last player that won NBA Finals MVP before making an all-star team?  
Detroit's Joe Dumars.  I'm not predicting Billups to become an all-
star.  Frankly, he isn't.  And his Finals MVP has driven many people to 
drastically overrate him.  Where was Billups in the first three series 
of the playoffs?  Shooting poorly, like usual.  Suddenly, he shoots 50% 
against the Lakers (which every other PG does) and he's an all-star?  
Somebody call Troy Hudson. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
NBA Finals MVP: 1 (03-04)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(1 ring, 68 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (51), Raptors (29), Nuggets (58), Magic (0), 
T'Wolves (159)
Current Team: Pistons (232)

Jason Terry
Overall 85 (up from 82)
Close 89
Med 83 (up from 76)
3pt 82
FT 85 (up from 81)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 90
Pass 85 (up from 80)
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 85 (up from 80)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 85
Notes: The Warriors traded him on draft night for Mookie Blaylock.  Its 
moves like this that made the Warriors suck for 10 years. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (403)
Current Team: Mavericks (80)

Tony Parker
Overall 84 (up from 82)
Close 92
Med 79
3pt 71 (down from 75)
FT 70
Layup 90
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 95 (up from 90)
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 85
Notes: French.  That gives him some points in my book, but he needs 
more assists. Good 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 for example, did 
not score in double figures until his third season). Got upset that the 
Spurs wanted Kidd, which would have meant a bench role for Parker.  The 
French do like "whine", but given Kidd's health problems and large 
contract, it looks like staying with Parker at the helm was the right 
move, and he could be in San Antonio for a very long time.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (2 rings, 67 games)
Current Team: Spurs (314)

Andre Miller
Overall 84 (up from 81)
Close 89 (down from 92)
Med 76
3pt 65
FT 83
Layup 85 (up from 80)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 90 (up from 85)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 80
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 85
Notes: It's easy to forget that Andre led the league in assists in 01-
02, with a whopping 10.9 apg.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 29
Assist Titles: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
Former Teams: Cavaliers (245), Clippers (80)
Current Team: Nuggets (164)

Sam Cassell
Overall 83 (down from 90)
Close 92 (down from 97)
Med 86
3pt 75 (down from 82)
FT 87
Layup 80 (down from 90)
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (down from 90)
Pass 85 (down from 90)
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 65
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70 (down from 80)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 85 (down from 90)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80 (down from 85)
DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
OffAwr 85 (down from 90)
Notes: Cassell 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.  Took New Jersey to the playoffs more times than 
Stephon Marbury (1-0).  Had a career year in 03-04, making his first 
all-star appearance, and the All-NBA Second team, but it looks like it 
can only go downhill from here.  Cassell's nagging injuries eventually 
cost Minnesota in the Conference Finals, and with Troy Hudson injured, 
the T-Wolves had to depend on Darrick Martin.  With a healthy Cassell 
and Hudson, the T'Wolves are favorites to win the championship, and had 
Cassell not gone down, they quite possibly could have been the champs 
last season.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 12
Age: 35
All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 4x (2 rings, 103 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (209), Suns (22), Mavericks (16), Nets (102), 
Bucks (313), T'Wolves (140)
Current Team: Clippers

Jason Williams
Overall 82 (up from 81)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 78 (up from 70)
FT 82 (up from 75)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 95
Pass 90
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90
Notes: J-Will, not to be confused with Jay-Will.  Has much improved 
since his Sacramento showboating days.  He still showboats, but no 
longer commits turnovers.  In 02-03, he was second in A/T ratio, second 
in assists per minute behind John Stockton, and second in assists per 
game behind Jason Kidd.  The only thing stopping him from being tops in 
the league is his low minute totals, due to Memphis' depth.
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (26 games)
Former Teams: Kings (208), Grizzlies (284)
Current Team: Heat

Kirk Hinrich (EDITED FROM SEGA'S ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 81 (up from 80)
Close 84 (down from 89)
Med 79 (up from 73)
3pt 81 (up from 75)
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 80
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85
Notes: After playing last season next to combo guard Jamal Crawford, 
Hinrich is again paired with a combo guard.  Why the emphasis on combo 
guard?  Hinrich himself is a combo guard.  It should create some 
interesting scenarios, as Hinrich and Gordon get older, since both are 
too small to play SG full-time.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (153)

Kirk Hinrich (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 80
Close 89
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 75
FT 78
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 60
Steal 80
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85

Gary Payton
Overall 81 (up from 80)
Close 92 (down from 94)
Med 76 (down from 81)
3pt 73 (up from 70)
FT 73 (up from 71)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85 (up from 80)
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 65
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 75
RebOff 55 (down from 60) 
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 85 (up from 75)
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 85
Notes: One of the best defensive guards of all-time.
Years Pro: 14
Age: 36
All-Star selections: 9 (1994-1998, 2000-2003, 2 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 2 (97-98, 99-00)
All-NBA Second Team: 5 (1995-1997, 98-99, 01-02)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (93-94, 00-01)
Defensive Player of the Year: 1 (95-96)
All-Defensive First Team: 9 (1994-2002)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 7x (129 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (999), Bucks (28), Lakers (82), Celtics (54), 
Hawks (0)
Current Team: Celtics (23)

Jamaal Tinsley
Overall 80 (up from 78)
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 77 (up from 71)
3pt 78 (down from 81)
FT 74 (down from 80)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 60
Steal 90 (up from 80)
RebOff 55
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 96)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Passes the ball very well, and gets lots of steals, but has no 
jumper.  Of course, neither did Jason Kidd in his first few years, so 
that's somewhat promising, and Tinsley did show improvement in his 
shooting this year.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
2x (36 games)
Current Team: Pacers (245)

Marko Jaric
Overall 80 (up from 73)
Close 82 (up from 75)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 79 (down from 82)
FT 74 (down from 82)
Layup 75
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 85 (up from 70)
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 85 (up from 75)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
Notes: Led the NBA in Steals per minute in 02-03.  A combo guard that 
is finally developing his playmaking skills. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Clippers (174)
Current Team: T'Wolves

Bobby Jackson
Overall 80 (down from 81)
Close 89
Med 79 (down from 81)
3pt 78 (up from 75)
FT 80 (up from 77)
Layup 85
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 70 (down from 80)
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: The best bench player in basketball.  Has ranked highly in the 
sixth man voting for the last couple years, finally winning the award 
in 02-03.  He was probably the Kings first half MVP that year, 
averaging 20.2 ppg in 26 games as a starter. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
3x (48 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (68), T'Wolves (123), Kings (294)
Current Team: Grizzlies

Rafer Alston
Overall 79 (up from 76)
Close 84 (up from 82)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 78 (up from 75)
FT 75
Layup 80
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 95
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 55 (up from 50) 
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 80 (up from 75)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Former street ball legend Skip to My Lou.  Unlike most street 
ballers, he's in the NBA because he can shoot and play a lick of 
defense.  Went to high school across the street from my college. 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (22 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (114), Raptors (47), Heat (82)
Current Team: Raptors (80)

Antonio Daniels
Overall 79
Close 82
Med 75
3pt 72 (down from 75)
FT 82 (down from 84)
Layup 80
Dunk 65
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50 (down from 60)
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: The 1997 draft order was Duncan, Van Horn, Billups, and Daniels.  
Guess which of those 4 was a bust. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (1 
ring, 59 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (74), Spurs (276), Blazers (67) Sonics (146)
Current Team: Wizards

Damon Stoudamire
Overall 78 (down from 79)
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 78
3pt 82 (up from 78)
FT 89 (up from 88)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
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.  Marijuana?  I don't wanna!  Don't smoke 
the reefer, be a security briefer!  Bleh. The public service 
announcement ends, mercifully.  Recently went for 54 points, Tony Delk 
style.  The game looked a lot similar to an online game of ESPN 2K5.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
4x (46 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (200), Blazers (529)
Current Team: Grizzlies

Earl Boykins
Overall 78 (up from 73)
Close 75 (up from 65)
Med 77 (up from 75)
3pt 74 (up from 73)
FT 92 (up from 79)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70 (up from 55)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 96)
Dur 85
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Six teams in seven years.  Finally will stick in league 
(deservedly) after his breakout season with Golden State.  The shortest 
player in the NBA since Mugsey Bogues.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 7
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
Former Teams: Nets (5), Cavaliers (17), Magic (1), Cavaliers (25), 
Clippers (78), Warriors (68)
Current Team: Nuggets (164)

T.J. Ford
Overall 78 (down from 80)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 66 (down from 71)
3pt 62 (down from 68)
FT 82
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 90
Pass 85
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 95 (up from 90)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Sadly, we may not see Ford's career get off the ground.  He may 
have suffered a career ending injury during his rookie year.  He's 
going to miss all of this season.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bucks (55)

Luke Ridnour
Overall 77 (up from 71)
Close 75
Med 78 (up from 76)
3pt 78 (up from 70)
FT 88 (up from 82)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 85 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 50
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 96)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: The new starting PG in Seattle.  How many have there been since 
Gary Payton left town?
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
Current Team: Sonics (151)

Bob Sura
Overall 77 (up from 75)
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 74
FT 75 (up from 70)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 75
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 60)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: Well holy freakin crap.  Last year Sura put up the oddest stats 
I've seen in all my years of watching basketball.  In 18 starts for the 
Hawks, he averaged 16.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, and 5.9 apg.  PUT HIM ON YOUR 
FANTASY TEAM!  Sura had three triple doubles in a row, an NBA record, 
but had his final one controversially taken away by the league as it 
ruled that a shot he missed on purpose and rebounded for his 10th 
rebound should not have counted as a shot attempted.  Sura turned his 
success last year into his first ever full-time starting role, playing 
a role similar to the one Ron Harper had in Chicago. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games) 
Former Teams: Cavaliers (330), Warriors (186), Pistons (53), Hawks (27) 
Current Team: Rockets (61)

Speedy Claxton
Overall 77 (up from 75)
Close 84 (down from 87)
Med 75
3pt 60 (down from 62)
FT 78 (down from 81)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 85 (up from 75)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 85 (up from 80)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Real name is Craig.  Was instrumental in tiring out Jason Kidd 
during the 02-03 NBA Finals, and got a ring for his efforts.  
Undersized for the NBA, and his durability reflects it.  He has played 
in 219 games, and missed 191 games since being drafted.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (1 ring, 29 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (67), Spurs (30), Warriors (106)
Current Team: Hornets (16)

Nick Van Exel
Overall 77
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 76
3pt 81 (up from 76)
FT 80 (down from 82)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 80
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: The Lakers' all-time leader in threes made and attempted.  
Became Dallas' leader in the playoffs.  As much as the Mavs needed a 
SF, he'll be missed.  The only question is his durability.  Back when 
he was with LA, he was talking about retiring early because of his bad 
knees.  Now, Van Exel is seriously considered retirement.  He probably 
will have one more year left in him playing for a contender. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (64 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (377), Nuggets (245), Mavericks (100), Warriors 
(39)
Current Team: Blazers (53)

Anthony Johnson
Overall 77 (up from 70)
Close 70 (up from 65)
Med 77 (up from 75)
3pt 75 (up from 54)
FT 75 (up from 71)
Layup 75
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90 (up from 89)
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: One of those well-traveled PGs that can subtly help a team.  Did 
a nice job backing up Jason Kidd in back to back Finals appearances.  
Did he add 3pt range over the years?  No, I don't think so.  He always 
had it, but consistency is what you need to be a good shooter.  He 
actually started in his rookie year with Sacramento, and he hit 42 
threes.  In 02-03 he had 13, and in 03-04 he had 42.  AJ is 
consistently playing again, which is what you can credit that to.
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x (74 games)
Former Teams: Kings (77), Hawks (87), Magic (18), Hawks (25), Cavaliers 
(28), Nets (100)
Current Team: Pacers (73)

Damon Jones (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 79 (up from 76)
3pt 88 (up from 85)
FT 82 (up from 71)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 50
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 50
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Was drafted 42nd overall... in the CBA DRAFT.  He's really come a 
long way since then.  Has played for 9 teams in 7 seasons, the 
definition of a journeyman.  He could break Chucky Brown's record 
without much trouble at that rate, especially if he can stick in the 
league as a Steve Kerr type.  Here's an odd statistic.  He has hit 5 
threes (that's 15 points) in a game 7 times in his career, but the most 
he has ever scored in a game is 25 points.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games) 
Former Teams: Nets (11), Celtics (17), Warriors (13), Mavericks (42), 
Grizzlies (71), Pistons (67), Kings (49), Bucks (82)
Current Team: Heat (82)

Damon Jones (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 76
Close 82
Med 76
3pt 85 (down from 87)
FT 71
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80

Damon Jones (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 76 (up from 68)
Close 82
Med 76 (up from 70)
3pt 87 (up from 78)
FT 71
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80

Brevin Knight
Overall 76 (up from 71)
Close 70 (up from 62)
Med 73 (up from 58)
3pt 59 (down from 62)
FT 78 (up from 76)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 90 (up from 75)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 85 (up from 80)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
Former Teams: Cavaliers (190), Hawks (47), Grizzlies (106), Suns (3), 
Wizards (32), Bucks (21)
Current Team: Bobcats (66)

Earl Watson
Overall 76 (up from 66)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 74 (up from 66)
FT 67 (down from 70)
Layup 75 (up from 65)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 60)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 85 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: All-time leader in steals at UCLA, and that skill has translated 
to the pro-level for Watson.  Doesn't do much else though.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (64), Grizzlies (240)
Current Team: Nuggets

Jameer Nelson
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 82
Med 75
3pt 71
FT 68 (down from 79)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80 (up from 70)
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: The 2004 College Player of the Year.  I think he's drastically 
overrated.  VC certainly overrated him by making him better than Emeka 
Okafor, Dwight Howard, and Ben Gordon.  There's a reason Jameer fell to 
20th, and Gordon didn't.  Size matters in the NBA.  He's not going to 
dominate the way he did in his senior season.  I'm sure Nelson will be 
a starting-caliber player, but it got really sickening around draft 
time. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Magic (79)

Devin Harris
Overall 76 (up from 72)
Close 79
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 74 (up from 67)
FT 76
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 65 (up from 50)
Steal 85 (up from 70)
RebOff 55
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: The Mavericks were able to unload Jamison and his contract for 
Stackhouse and Harris.  Could be the transaction of the year when all 
is said and done. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
Current Team: Mavericks (76)

Jeff McInnis
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 77
Med 78 (up from 73)
3pt 77 (up from 75)
FT 81 (up from 77)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: McInnis averaged 7.5 apg with the Cavaliers last season.  Maybe 
Cleveland native Charles Oakley threatened to beat the living crap out 
of him if he didn't start to pass more.  He already attacked McInnis 
before a game a couple seasons ago, to get him the **** away from his 
*****es, so it's possible.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (13), Wizards (35), Clippers (187), Blazers 
(114), Cavaliers (107)
Current Team: Nets

Derek Fisher
Overall 75 (down from 78)
Close 72 (down from 84)
Med 75 (down from 76)
3pt 80 (up from 79)
FT 86 (up from 79)
Layup 70 (down from 80)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 50
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80 (down from 90)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: Gets a bad rap on defense because Shaq doesn't guard the pick 
and roll, and Phil Jackson never even made an attempt to figure out how 
to defend against it.  But hey, like most Laker fanboys say, Phil 
Jackson is a "GREAT" coach with "NOTHING" to prove...
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 4x (3 rings, 117 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (544)
Current Team: Warriors (74)

Jason Hart
Overall 75 (up from 65)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 75 (up from 66)
3pt 76 (up from 59)
FT 79 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 80 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 85 (up from 65)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Signed a 3-year contract with Charlotte, so he'll look to get 
plenty of minutes at PG from the get go.  Was traded to the Kings for a 
second round pick.  He'll act as a quality backup for Mike Bibby.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (1), Sonics (0), Spurs (63), Bobcats (74)
Current Team: Kings

Darrell Armstrong
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 71 (up from 68)
3pt 73
FT 88 (up from 85)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55 (down from 60)
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 80
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Did you know?  In the 95-96 season, Armstrong played a total of 
41 minutes, and scored a total of 42 points that season.  Eat your 
heart out Michael Jordan.
Years Pro: 11
Age: 36
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (98-99)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 6x (40 games)
Former Teams: Magic (502), Hornets (93)
Current Team: Mavericks (52)

Maurice Williams (EDITED FROM SEGA'S ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 74 (up from 71)
Close 77 (down from 82)
Med 73 (up from 71)
3pt 72 (up from 65)
FT 83 (up from 79)
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
Notes: Bucks signed him to three-year deal, and right now it's looking 
like a bargain.  He should be a quality backup in his career.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Jazz (57)
Current Team: Bucks (80)

Maurice Williams (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 71 (up from 64)
Close 82 (up from 70)
Med 71 (up from 66)
3pt 65
FT 79
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 80 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65

Mike James
Overall 74 (up from 70)
Close 75 (up from 72)
Med 76 (up from 71)
3pt 82 (up from 73)
FT 76 (down from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: Has played for 4 teams in the last 2 seasons, but has played 
great on each.  Good for 10-12 ppg off the bench as a shooter.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (1 ring, 29 games)
Former Teams: Heat (93), Celtics (55), Pistons (26), Bucks (47)
Current Team: Rockets (27)

Eric Snow
Overall 74 (down from 76)
Close 70 (down from 89)
Med 70
3pt 68 (up from 64)
FT 80 (down from 81)
Layup 70 (down from 80)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Does the little things.  Got to the playoffs every year until 
this year.  Would be an absolutely perfect backcourt mate to Lebron if 
he had 3pt range.  Other than that, he compensates for each one of 
Lebron's glaring weaknesses (defense, and running the offense).
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 5x, First Round 1x (71 
games)
Former Teams: Sonics (127), 76'ers (452)
Current Team: Cavaliers (81)

Carlos Arroyo
Overall 74 (down from 78)
Close 82 (down from 92)
Med 75 (down from 81)
3pt 70
FT 80 (down from 81)
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 50
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: The fifth Puerto Rican born player in NBA history. He really put 
himself on the map by leading the Puerto Rican Olympic Team to victory 
against the US in blowout fashion, which was the first loss the US had 
suffered in the Dream Team era.  He was not drafted, and played in 
Spain for a year.  He easily won the starting PG job in Utah, and has 
been quite impressive.  Time will tell just how good Arroyo really is.  
Formerly the most underrated player in the video game (58 overall last 
year).
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (22 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (17), Nuggets (20), Jazz (145)
Current Team: Pistons (40)

Leandrinho Barbosa
Overall 74 (up from 71)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 75 (up from 71)
3pt 79
FT 79 (up from 77)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Enjoyed a big increase in minutes after Marbury was traded, but 
may see a slight decrease with the addition of Steve Nash.  Since many 
"experts" don't think Nash's body will hold up much longer, Barbosa may 
get those minutes back as time goes on.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (12 games)
Current Team: Suns (133)

Dan Dickau (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 74 (up from 70)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 79
3pt 77 (up from 70)
FT 84 (down from 87)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Nobody seems to want this guy.  Has been traded three times in 
the last two seasons.  Dickau seemingly came from nowhere while filling 
in for the injured Baron Davis.  He's my candidate for this year's Most 
Improved Player Award.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Hawks (73), Blazers (20), Mavericks (4), Hornets (67)
Current Team: Celtics

Dan Dickau (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 70 (up from 68)
Close 87 (up from 82)
Med 79 (up from 70)
3pt 70
FT 87
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70

Marcus Banks
Overall 74
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 68 (down from 75)
3pt 74 (up from 67)
FT 75 (up from 71)
Layup 80
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 70
PostOff 60 (up from 50)
PostDef 60
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 85 (up from 70)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70 (down from 80)
Notes: Led the league in steals per minute, but was also 8th in 
turnovers per minute.  He's possibly the fastest player in the entire 
league.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
Current Team: Celtics (162)

Raul Lopez
Overall 74 (up from 73)
Close 70 (down from 79)
Med 75 (down from 76)
3pt 75 (up from 70)
FT 85 (down from 86)
Layup 75
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85
Pass 85 (up from 75)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Was tenth in the league in assists per minute, and second in the 
league in turnovers per minute. If he can cut the latter down, it'll be 
the difference for him between good PG and serviceable backup.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Jazz (113)
Current Team: Grizzlies

Chucky Atkins
Overall 73 (up from 69)
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 77 (up from 73)
3pt 82 (up from 76)
FT 80 (up from 75)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 50 (down from 55)
PostDef 50 (down from 55)
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Not the type of PG you want starting, but a good enough 
contributor that the Lakers should be able to get by.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (31 games)
Former Teams: Magic (82), Pistons (265), Celtics (24)
Current Team: Lakers (82)

Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 71
3pt 76
FT 73 (down from 74)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 80 (up from 75)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Originally was a long shot to make the Bulls (due to the 
guaranteed contracts of Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, Jannero Pargo, Mike 
Wilks, and Frank Williams) but it's looking like Duhon is going to make 
the team (they waived Wilks).  That's good for him, because he REALLY 
didn't want to go to Europe.  Now starting for the Bulls, even though 
he's shooting an ugly percentage.  He'll get what he wants in 
restricted free agency this summer.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (82)

Tyronn Lue
Overall 73 (up from 65)
Close 70 (up from 62)
Med 76 (up from 65)
3pt 77 (up from 69)
FT 83 (up from 59)
Layup 75 (up from 65)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 65)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Made a career for himself by defending Allen Iverson well for 
about 5 minutes in the NBA Finals.  Has disappointed ever since.  Ask 
Orlando how much they missed Darrell Armstrong.  Put up decent numbers 
for the Hawks, but come on, who doesn't?
Years Pro: 7
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 18 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (61), Wizards (146), Magic (76), Rockets (21)
Current Team: Hawks (49)

Travis Best
Overall 73
Close 75
Med 75
3pt 72 (down from 74)
FT 88 (up from 83)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Was one of the best backup PGs in the league in Indiana.  Still, 
he wasn't happy coming off the bench (despite getting plenty of time 
due to an aged Mark Jackson) and wanted to be traded.  Now playing on 
his fifth team in 4 seasons, learning that the grass is not always 
greener on the other side.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 10
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 3x 
(63 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (469), Bulls (30), Heat (72), Mavericks (61)
Current Team: Nets (76)

Troy Hudson
Overall 72 (down from 76)
Close 82 (down from 84)
Med 75
3pt 79
FT 86 (up from 82)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60 (down from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85 
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
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.  Not that it's Fisher's fault or 
anything, Shaq adamantly refuses to defend the pick and roll.  Hudson's 
injury struggles this year eventually led to the downfall of the team.  
When Cassell was hurting in the playoffs, they had to resort to using 
Darrick Martin.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, a healthy 
Minnesota team would have won the championship last year.
Years Pro: 8
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (8), Clippers (87), Magic (156)
Current Team: T'Wolves (187)

Tony Delk
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 77 (down from 79)
Med 75
3pt 77 (down from 79)
FT 77 (down from 80)
Layup 75
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: A bit of a journeyman.  Once scored 53 points in a game, one of 
the reasons why I don't put much stock into performances where players 
get 50 points on 40 shots *cough*Kobe*cough*.  
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
3x (36 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (64), Warriors (110), Kings (46), Suns (123), 
Celtics (89), Mavericks (33)
Current Team: Hawks (56)

Charlie Ward
Overall 72 (up from 69)
Close 70 (down from 82)
Med 71 (up from 68)
3pt 77 (up from 73)
FT 77 (down from 83)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Highlight of his career came when the Garden chanted his name... 
Charlie, Charlie... for his playoff heroics vs the Heat.  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, he takes more REAL 
charges than noted flopper Derek Fisher.
Years Pro: 11
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 1x (67 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (580), Spurs (36)
Current Team: Rockets (14)

Alvin Williams
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 79
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 70 (down from 74)
FT 78
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 55 
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: A shoot first PG, and not a particularly good one.  Will miss 
the entire season with injury.  Good thing they gave him a fat 
contract, right?
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (41)
Current Team: Raptors (416)

Kenny Anderson
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 70
Med 70 (up from 65)
3pt 69 (up from 67)
FT 79 (up from 78)
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80 (down from 84)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 85 (up from 84)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Was an all-star in New Jersey, and did what Marbury never could 
(get the Nets to the playoffs).  He averaged 18.8 ppg and 9.6 that 
year.  It went downhill since then for him though.  He played on a deep 
Blazer team.  He averaged 7.1 assists in 3000 minutes but then only 5.7 
as his minutes took a big hit.  He went to the Celtics under Pitino, 
and saw his assists drop even more as Boston used Antoine Walker at 
point forward.  It didn't help that Anderson was a shoot first PG.  
Just as Boston was about to give up on him, he led them to the 
Conference Finals.  Then they decided to trade Anderson.  It was their 
mistake though, because the Celtics missed him when they had to go with 
Tony Delk and J.R. Bremer at PG.  He wasted a year of his career as a 
backup in Seattle and New Orleans.  He began last season as a starter 
with Indiana, but then got hurt and couldn't get back into the rotation 
when he recovered.  Now he's the starting PG in Atlanta (which might be 
better than people are willing to admit), returning to where he played 
college ball (Georgia Tech), but it sure looks like his days are 
numbered.
Years Pro: 14
Age: 34
All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (36 games)
Former Teams: Nets (304), Hornets (38), Blazers (127), Raptors (0), 
Celtics (241), Sonics (38), Hornets (23), Pacers (44), Hawks (39), 
Clippers (4)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Beno Udrih
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 75
Med 75
3pt 80 (up from 74)
FT 75 (down from 82)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50 (down from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
OffAwr 70
Notes:  
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 21 games) 
Current Team: Spurs (80)

John Salmons
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 77 (down from 84)
Med 71 (down from 73)
3pt 73 (up from 66)
FT 75 (down from 84)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 70
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG, SF
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: 76'ers (199)

Ben Gordon
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Sebastian Telfair
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 66 (down from 68)
FT 81 (up from 73)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 60 (down from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 70
Notes: The cousin of Stephon Marbury, and the latest playground legend 
PG to enter the NBA.  He will be the first ever PG (aside from 6'7 
Shaun Livingston) to enter the NBA Draft out of high school.  LeBron 
doesn't count, because he played SG in HS, and he has the body of one.  
Nobody Telfair's size has competed in the NBA at such a young age.  He 
is a quick distributor like T.J. Ford, but is worse at rebounding.  He 
can shoot from the outside a bit better than Ford however.  He looks a 
lot like a young Jason Williams. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (68)

Shaun Livingston
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 72 (down from 84)
Med 68 (down from 70)
3pt 64 (down from 68)
FT 75
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 50
Block 60
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: I wouldn't call myself an expert on how high school stats 
translate to the NBA, but Livingston's stats are awful compared to 
Sebastian Telfair's.  He averaged 18.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 5.7 apg as a 
senior.  Telfair averaged 33.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, and 9.2 apg as a senior.  
I think what this tells us is Telfair is much more talented, but is 
overlooked because of his size, whereas Livingston is thought highly of 
because he has the "potential" for an NBA body.  I say potential, 
because he is by far the smallest frame of any 6'7 player in the 
league.  Despite a 7-inch height advantage, Livingston only weighs 10 
more pounds than Telfair (which means Telfair actually has the better 
NBA body right now when you factor in his speed/size).  Obviously if he 
muscles up he has the potential to be a Jalen Rose or Penny Hardaway 
type player (if he can fix his ugly shot mechanics), but he really 
looks like a total boom or bust player.  If his body remains status 
quo, he's not going to contribute in the NBA.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Clippers (30)

Keyon Dooling (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 70 (up from 63)
Close 70 (up from 65)
Med 68 (up from 63)
3pt 67 (up from 66)
FT 76 (up from 71)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 85
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Clippers (203), Heat (74)
Current Team: Magic

Keyon Dooling (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 62
Close 65
Med 63
3pt 66
FT 71
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70

Jacque Vaughn
Overall 70 (up from 64)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 69
FT 80 (down from 83)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 50
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 
games)
Former Teams: Jazz (224), Hawks (82), Magic (80), Hawks (71)
Current Team: Nets (71)

Lindsey Hunter
Overall 70 (down from 65)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 74 (down from 79)
FT 74 (down from 76)
Layup 65
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 60 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Wow, his stock REALLY dropped after he left Detroit.  He hasn't 
been a starter since.  Three years later he's back in Detroit and 
helped them win a title with his defense off the bench.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 12
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
(2 rings, 99 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (488), Bucks (82), Lakers (82), Raptors (29)
Current Team: Pistons (109)

Erick Strickland
Overall 70 (down from 71)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 73
3pt 75 (down from 78)
FT 83
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 65 (up from 55)
Block 50
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes:  
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (20 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (196), Knicks (28), Grizzlies (22), Celtics 
(79), Pacers (71) 
Current Team: Bucks (105)

Howard Eisley
Overall 70 (down from 71)
Close 72 (down from 82)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 75
FT 85
Layup 65 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: In NBA 2K3, Eisley was by far the most underrated player in the 
game.  Even coming off a bad season, I don't see how Sega thought it 
fit to rate him lower than Brent Price.  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.  It looks like they 
fixed this mistake in 2K4, but in the wrong ratings.  Eisley is not 
good at stealing the ball, so I don't get how they gave him a 75.  They 
also decided to reward his high 39% 3pt shooting and 131 three's made 
with a relatively low 78 in 3pt.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 11
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x (88 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (34), Spurs (15), Jazz (361), Mavericks (82), 
Knicks (154), Suns (34)
Current Team: Jazz (74)

Frank Williams
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 72
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 70 (up from 66)
FT 83 (up from 81)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Williams had a promising yet inconsistent season with the 
Knicks.  He played his way into the starting lineup, and the Knicks 
were 4-0 in games he started, but he was again sent to the bench when 
the Knicks traded for Stephon Marbury.  Williams isn't as good of a 
distributor as Knick fans think he is though, and he saw more minutes 
at SG than he did at PG last season.  He has good one-on-one moves, but 
his shot is very inconsistent.  The only thing consistent about him is 
his defense at both guard positions, which is quite good, and could 
earn him minutes in the crowded Chicago backcourt.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (77)
Current Team: Bulls (9)

Troy Bell
Overall 70 (down from 73)
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 70 (down from 73)
3pt 68 (down from 74)
FT 86
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 50 (down from 55)
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Didn't play much last year, and probably won't this year.  He 
was cut by Memphis after only one season.  You don't see that happen 
often for a former first round pick.  He tried out for Denver but 
apparently they weren't interested, and he went to Europe.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Grizzlies (6)
Current Team: EUROPE (Spain - Real Madrid)

Steve Blake
Overall 69 (down from 71)
Close 62 (down from 75)
Med 70 (down from 71)
3pt 78 (up from 74)
FT 82
Layup 65 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 50 (down from 55)
PostDef 50 (down from 55)
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 75
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: The 38th pick of the 2003 draft was just as good, if not better 
than first round PGs taken way ahead of him, like Marcus Banks, Luke 
Ridnour, Troy Bell, Reece Gaines, and Zoran Planinic.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
Current Team: Wizards (119)

Rick Brunson
Overall 69 (up from 58)
Close 62 (up from 50)
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 77 (up from 71)
FT 77 (up from 62)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55 (up from 50)
PostDef 60 (up from 50)
Block 50
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85 (down from 86)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 55)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Excellent 12th man.  Racks up assists when given significant 
playing time.  VC again seemed to forget that Brunson played last year 
(an 8 year pro, not 7, geniuses).
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (16 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (38), Knicks (54), Celtics (7), Knicks (15), 
Blazers (59), Bulls (17), Raptors (3), Bulls (37), Clippers (80)
Current Team: Sonics

Moochie Norris
Overall 69 (down from 71)
Close 67 (down from 79)
Med 68 (down from 70)
3pt 67 (down from 69)
FT 76 (up from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70 (down from 75)
PostOff 55
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (8), Sonics (12), Rockets (306), Knicks (68)
Current Team: Rockets (6)

Milt Palacio
Overall 69 (up from 61)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 71 (up from 65)
3pt 64 (up from 54)
FT 74 (down from 78)
Layup 70 (up from 60)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 75 (up from 60)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Another guy that Visual Concepts rates poorly year after year.  
He's a decent backup.
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Grizzlies (53), Celtics (99), Suns (28), Cavaliers (80), 
Raptors (139) 
Current Team: Jazz

Anthony Carter
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 70 (up from 65)
Med 65 (down from 68)
3pt 54
FT 67
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 70 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 90 (up from 89)
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Ooh, another player VC did not touch, as evidenced by his "Years 
Pro" listing.  Carter is a 6-year vet, not a 5-year vet as VC lists 
him.  He played 5 games with the Spurs last year before going down with 
injury.  They didn't change a single one of his ratings.  Good job 
Visual Concepts, you are gods among men.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Heat (246), Spurs (5)
Current Team: T'Wolves (66)

Jannero Pargo
Overall 68 (up from 62)
Close 65 (up from 62)
Med 73 (up from 63)
3pt 76 (up from 75)
FT 82 (up from 77)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 50 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 50 (down from 55)
PostDef 50
Block 55
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (16 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (47), Raptors (5)
Current Team: Bulls (45)

Zoran Planinic
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Tierre Brown
Overall 67 (up from 62)
Close 65
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 76 (up from 54)
FT 77 (up from 76)
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55 (down from 60)
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 60
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90 (down from 92)
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: The 03-04 NBDL MVP.  Yet another player VC doesn't realize 
played last year (didn't edit him, and his years pro is still listed as 
3).
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Rockets (40), Cavaliers (15), Hornets (3)
Current Team: Lakers (76)

Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 67 (down from 69)
Close 62 (down from 77)
Med 70
3pt 73
FT 81
Layup 65 (down from 75)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 65
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70
Notes: First round pick by the Lakers this year.  Would have been 
perfect for Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense, but he's gone now, so now 
Vujacic looks like a bad fit on the team.  He's can't guard PGs, and 
he's behind Kobe at SG.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 1
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Lakers (35)

Omar Cook
Overall 67 (up from 63)
Close 57 (down from 75)
Med 65 (down from 71)
3pt 62 (down from 65)
FT 70
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 80 (up from 60)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 50
Steal 80 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Time to hear another Christ the King/St. Johns sob story.  Cook 
entered the draft, and was considered the second best PG in the draft, 
despite not being only a freshman.  It was a shallow year for PGs 
(well, it was just a shallow year, period, but that's besides the 
point), so Cook figured he could sneak into the first round - meaning a 
guaranteed 3-year deal.  Cook was projected to go no later than 22nd to 
Orlando, and be the second PG drafted.  Instead, here is how things 
turned out.  Orlando ended up drafting combo guard Jeryl Sasser 22nd, 
to see if he could handle their PG duties (turned out he couldn't).  
Utah took Raul Lopez 24th (the first PG taken, that's how bad the draft 
was), Jamaal Tinsley went 27th, Tony Parker went 28th.  Combo guard 
Gilbert Arenas was taken with the 31st pick.  Orlando then took Omar 
Cook with the 32nd pick (instead of the 22nd pick), which meant no 
guaranteed deal.  This wasn't good.  Since Cook left as a college 
freshman, he needed to further develop his skills, most notably his 
jump shot.  As a freshman, he turned heads by averaging 8.7 apg , but 
he also made people cower by shooting a nasty 36% from the field, 30% 
on college threes.  Cook was dealt to Denver to satisfy an earlier 
trade, and he was cut during Denver's training camp.  Cook has tried to 
land a job in the NBA.  He impressed in various training camps (Boston 
in 02-03, he went down to the wire with Jamison Brewer for the final 
roster spot in 03-04) but he was unable to land an NBA job.  He just 
can't shoot.  Let's look at nbadraft.net's scouting report on Cook.  
Ball Handling: 10.  Passing: 10.  Leadership: 10.  Defense: 9. Jump 
Shot: 4.  Yes, a four.  It's that bad.  In the preseason opener last 
year, he had 13 points, 1 assist, 2 steals, and was 4-4 from the field, 
3-3 on 3's.  However, he followed that up by going 2-20 from the field 
the rest of the preseason.  He led the NBDL in assists by far last 
season, and Portland picked him up towards the end of the year.  Now 
Cook is playing for Charlotte, the perfect team for him to showcase his 
skills for.  If Cook can't make it there, he won't make it anyway.  His 
career has truly been a journey.  You know what the best part is?  He's 
only 23 years old.  He's young enough to still become a contributor.  
But had he stayed in school those 3 more years (at least one more year 
would have been fine), and he'd have a guaranteed contract, instead of 
being forced to fight for his NBA career this season.  What's the moral 
of this story?  Stay in school. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Blazers (17)
Current Team: Raptors (5)

Lionel Chalmers
Overall 66 (down from 67)
Close 60 (down from 75)
Med 68
3pt 69 (down from 71)
FT 74 (down from 82)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: What a waste of a second round pick.  Rather than draft a 
marginal PG, the Clippers should have drafted Trevor Ariza, a 19-year-
old SF out of UCLA.   
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24 
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Clippers (36)
Current Team: T'Wolves

Kevin Ollie
Overall 65 (up from 62)
Close 60
Med 66
3pt 62 (up from 54)
FT 77
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 50 (down from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 50 (down from 55) 
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 65 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Quite a journeyman.  Might eclipse Mark Bryant at the team-
changing rate he is going.  He also played in the CBA, averaging 12.8 
ppg, 3.3 rpg, and 4.9 apg in 132 CBA games.  Led the league in A/T 
ratio in 02-03.  Obviously job security would be important to him, so 
the Cavs signed him to a 5-year deal.  Good move for Ollie, bad move 
for the Cavs.  Ollie became the third string PG when they traded for 
Jeff McInnis, which led to Ollie being traded again.  He's now in his 
third stint with the Sixers, which is good for him.  He's played more 
games with them (91) than any of the other teams in his career, and he 
was also a vital reserve on their NBA Finals team (so even though they 
traded Snow, the Sixers still have 3 players remaining from that team).
Years Pro: 8
Age: 32
Former Teams: Mavericks (16), Magic (19), Kings (7), Magic (1), 76'ers 
(40), Nets (19), 76'ers (51), Bulls (52), Pacers (29), Bucks (53), 
Sonics (29), Cavaliers (82)
Current Team: 76'ers (26)

Mateen Cleaves
Overall 65 (up from 64)
Close 65 (down from 79)
Med 66 (down from 68)
3pt 64 (up from 52)
FT 72
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: I think we've got some proof that VC doesn't pay any attention 
to the lesser knowns of the NBA.  They only list 4 years pro for 
Cleaves, instead of 5 (VC counts the current NBA season as 1, a rookie 
has a years pro of 1).  Cleaves played in Detroit one year, in 
Sacramento two years, and he played in 4 games for Cleveland last year, 
he even started 2 of them.  That's 4 years, plus the current one.  Not 
surprisingly, not a single one of Cleaves' ratings was changed (while 
Stamina and Durability were changed for nearly every player in the 
league). 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Pistons (78), Kings (44), Cavaliers (4)
Current Team: Sonics (14)

Smush Parker
Overall 64 (up from 61)
Close 62
Med 63
3pt 73
FT 82 (up from 79)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Cavaliers (66), Pistons (11), Suns (5)
Current Team: Lakers

Junior Harrington
Overall 64 (up from 60)
Close 62
Med 66 (up from 63)
3pt 65 (down from 73)
FT 68 (up from 54)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 50 (down from 55)
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 55
Steal 75 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: Real name is Lorinza.  He was the starting PG on that horrible 
02-03 Denver team.  Their starting backcourt (Harrington and Vincent 
Yarbrough) both weren't even in the NBA last year.  Which makes it a 
bit comical how so many people used Kobe's 50-point games against 
Denver as a show of his "superiority" over T-Mac (never mind that T-Mac 
lit them up just as badly).
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Nuggets (82), Hornets (29)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Reece Gaines
Overall 63 (down from 65)
Close 70 (down from 79)
Med 66 (down from 70)
3pt 69 (down from 70)
FT 66 (up from 65)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: You'd think Orlando would have learned after Jeryl Sasser that 
average combo guards are combo guards for a reason - they're not good 
enough to play either backcourt position.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Magic (38), Rockets (10)
Current Team: Bucks (11)

Jamison Brewer
Overall 63 (up from 60)
Close 57 (down from 62)
Med 61 (down from 63)
3pt 65 (down from 67)
FT 50
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 50
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: Pacers 4th string PG for the last few years.  Hasn't really 
improved since entering the league, and will probably find himself out 
quickly if that doesn't change.  Isiah Thomas seems to love the guy 
(probably the only person in the league who does), so he brought him to 
the Knicks to be their fourth string PG.  Can't even shoot free throws, 
he's probably the worst FT shooting guard in the league by far, and 
probably one of the five or ten worst FT shooters in the entire league.  
Little passing skills either.  His only value is his defense, and he 
can dunk.  Why don't the Knicks take a chance on Queens native Omar 
Cook?  Cook can play defense and can't shoot either, but his PG skills 
are vastly better than Brewer's.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (36), Knicks (18), Spurs (0)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Jay Williams (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 77
Close 84
Med 76
3pt 72
FT 64 (down from 67)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 90
Pass 75
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 70
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 90
Stam 90 (down from 96)
Dur 70 (down from 90)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: One day last summer, I was contemplating getting a motorcycle.  
The next day, Jay-Will got into his motorcycle accident.  Rashidi was 
reminded why he wanted no part of a motorcycle in the first place, and 
is sticking to automobiles.  Jay-Will's career is in jeopardy after his 
serious motorcycle accident.  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, Richard 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 of cocaine 
overdose 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 drunkenly shot and 
killed his limo driver with a shotgun a month before the draft.  
Rashidi doesn't miss a beat. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Former Teams: Bulls (75)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Mark Jackson (RETIRED)
Overall 70
Close 79
Med 68
3pt 74
FT 80
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 87
PostOff 60
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 88
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Second all-time in assists, behind only John Stockton.  It was 
thought that Action Jackson would retire and become an analyst on ABC 
while waiting for a coaching vacancy, but it turns out that he joined 
the Houston Rockets (re-uniting him with Jeff Van Gundy) to be their 
backup PG.  At least Yao had a chance at getting the ball.  Since then, 
he's retired again and is working for ESPN. 
Years Pro: 17
Age: 39
Rookie of the Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Star selections: 1 (88-89)
Assist King: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 7x (131 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (389), Clippers (161), Pacers (163), Nuggets (52), 
Pacers (242), Raptors (54), Knicks (111), Jazz (82), Rockets (42)
Current Team: RETIRED

Rod Strickland (RETIRED)
Overall 68
Close 79
Med 70
3pt 67
FT 72
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 55
RebDef 58
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Led the league in assists per game in 97-98.  Strickland ranks 
seventh all-time in career assists, and retired with 7,987 assists, 
just 13 short of 8,000.  Only two active players are within 2,300 of 
him - Jason Kidd with around 7,100 (a lock to pass him at some point), 
and Nick Van Exel (who is likely retiring at year's end) with around 
5,600.  The only active player ahead of him is Gary Payton with around 
8,300 and counting.
Years Pro: 17
Age: 38
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (97-98)
Assist Titles: 1 (97-98)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 9x (52 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (132), Spurs (146), Blazers (291), Wizards (304), 
Blazers (21), Heat (76), T'Wolves (47), Magic (46), Raptors (15), 
Rockets (16)
Current Team: RETIRED

Avery Johnson (RETIRED)
Overall 65
Close 65
Med 70
3pt 53
FT 74
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Never drafted by an NBA franchise.  A journeyman at first, he 
ended up leading the Spurs to a title as their starting PG, hitting the 
dagger jump shot that sealed their victory.  AJ was never a good 
scorer, but he was always among the leaders in assists and steals.  
Omar Cook still has a future ala AJ if he ever develops an 18-foot 
jumper.  Johnson has been groomed for an NBA head coaching position the 
last couple years, finally took over Dallas for Don Nelson after he 
retired at mid-season.
Years Pro: 16
Age: 39
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 3x (90 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (96), Spurs (47), Rockets (49), Spurs (95), 
Warriors (82), Spurs (502), Nuggets (51), Mavericks (65), Warriors (46)
Current Team: RETIRED

Tony Williams (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD) 
Overall 62
Close 65
Med 63
3pt 68
FT 71
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: A fake, generic player.  Part of the default roster because 
Atlanta didn't have enough players.  Since they signed Kenny Anderson, 
Jon Barry (since traded for Tyronn Lue), and Kevin Willis after the 
roster cutoff date, they were able to remove the generic players in a 
roster update.  Since you can add those players via free agency in the 
default rosters, if you don't have access to VC's downloadable roster, 
it is recommended that you sign the players, release these two, and 
lower their ratings to 50.  Or, pretend that one of them is Royal Ivey.
Years Pro: 1
Age: N/A
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: NONE

Mark Johnson (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD) 
Overall 61
Close 70
Med 65
3pt 54
FT 74
Layup 60
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: A fake, generic player.  Part of the default roster because 
Atlanta didn't have enough players.  Since they signed Kenny Anderson, 
Jon Barry (since traded for Tyronn Lue), and Kevin Willis after the 
roster cutoff date, they were able to remove the generic players in a 
roster update.  Since you can add those players via free agency in the 
default rosters, if you don't have access to VC's downloadable roster, 
it is recommended that you sign the players, release these two, and 
lower their ratings to 50.  Or, pretend that one of them is Royal Ivey.
Years Pro: 1
Age: N/A
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: NONE

Brent Price (RETIRED)
Overall 60
Close 75
Med 65
3pt 57
FT 87
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 80
Stam 82
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: The brother of Mark Price.  He's played a total of 26 games 
since 99-00.  Currently a player, assistant coach, and vice-president 
of community outreach on the Oklahoma Storm.  While technically still 
active, I think it's safe to say that he won't be leaving the USBL (so 
he's listed as retired).
Years Pro: 10
Age: 36
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
Former Teams: Bullets (214), Rockets (137), Grizzlies (47), Kings (20)
Current Team: RETIRED

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B. Shooting Guards

Rating - Player (Version last updated)

99 - Kobe Bryant (2.4)
96 - Tracy McGrady (2.4)
94 - Allen Iverson (2.4)
93 - Paul Pierce (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
92 - Vince Carter (2.4)
92 - Ray Allen (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
88 - LeBron James (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
87 - Manu Ginobili (2.5)
85 - Richard Hamilton (2.4)
84 - Jason Richardson (2.5)
84 - Michael Redd (2.4)
83 - Larry Hughes (2.5) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
83 - Joe Johnson (2.6)
82 - Cuttino Mobley (2.6)
82 - Eddie Jones (2.3)
82 - Ricky Davis (2.5)
81 - Jalen Rose (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
81 - Michael Finley (2.4)
81 - Mike Miller (2.4)
81 - Bonzi Wells (2.4)
81 - Brent Barry (2.5)
80 - Quentin Richardson (2.6)
80 - Latrell Sprewell (2.3)
79 - Reggie Miller (2.4) (RETIRED)
79 - Kerry Kittles (2.3)
79 - Allan Houston (2.2)
78 - Jamal Crawford (2.4)
78 - Ben Gordon (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
78 - Derek Anderson (2.4)
78 - Marquis Daniels (2.4)
78 - Doug Christie (2.6)
78 - Stephen Jackson (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
78 - Matt Harpring (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
77 - Jarvis Hayes (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
76 - Andre Iguodala (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
76 - David Wesley (2.4)
76 - Jon Barry (2.4)
76 - Mickael Pietrus (2.5)
76 - Gordan Giricek (2.5)
76 - Ronald Murray (2.3)
76 - Penny Hardaway (2.2)
76 - Fred Jones (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
75 - Voshon Lenard (1.8)
75 - Tony Allen (2.5)
75 - Delonte West (2.5)
75 - Juan Dixon (2.5)
75 - Eddie House (2.6)
74 - Trenton Hassell (2.5)
74 - Fred Hoiberg (2.5)
74 - Aaron McKie (2.2)
74 - DerMarr Johnson (2.6)
73 - Raja Bell (2.5)
73 - Josh Childress (2.6)
73 - Wesley Person (2.6)
73 - Willie Green (2.2)
73 - Devin Brown (2.5)
72 - Ron Mercer (2.3)
72 - Ira Newble (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
72 - Lucious Harris (2.3)
72 - Dajuan Wagner (2.3)
72 - Dahntay Jones (2.4)
72 - Keith Bogans (2.5)
72 - Kareem Rush (2.2)
72 - Steve Smith (2.3)
72 - Maurice Evans (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
72 - Courtney Alexander (1.8)
71 - J.R. Smith (2.5)
71 - Casey Jacobsen (2.5)
71 - Greg Buckner (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
71 - Zoran Planinic (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
71 - Anthony Peeler (2.5)
71 - DeShawn Stevenson (2.5)
71 - Tamar Slay (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
70 - Shandon Anderson (2.3)
70 - Boris Diaw (2.6)
70 - Kirk Snyder (2.5)
70 - Richie Frahm (2.4)
70 - Roger Mason Jr (1.8)
69 - Quinton Ross (2.5)
69 - Kevin Martin (2.6)
69 - Kendall Gill (1.9) (RETIRED)
68 - Bernard Robinson (2.5) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
68 - Kedrick Brown (1.4)
61 - Rodney White (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
66 - Hubert Davis (RETIRED)

Kobe Bryant
Overall 99 (down from 100)
Close 97
Med 92 (down from 94)
3pt 78
FT 82
Layup 95
Dunk 90 (down from 95)
Handle 90
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 80 (up from 78)
RebOff 65 (down from 74)
RebDef 70 (down from 78)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80 (down from 90)
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 95
ClutchOff 99
ClutchDef 75
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.  Of course, the main reason he's the youngest is he didn't go 
to college.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 26
All-Star Selections: 7 (97-98, 2000-2005, 7 starts)
All-Star Game MVP: 1 (01-02)
All-NBA First Team: 3 (2002-2004)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (99-00, 04-05)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (98-99)
All-Defensive First Team: 3 (99-00, 02-03, 03-04)
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (00-01, 01-02)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 3x (3 rings, 119 games)
Current Team: Lakers (627)

Tracy McGrady
Overall 96 (down from 98)
Close 97
Med 94
3pt 79
FT 77
Layup 90 (down from 95)
Dunk 90 (down from 95)
Handle 90
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 80 (up from 78)
RebOff 65 (down from 72)
RebDef 75 (down from 82)
Speed 85
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 80 (down from 90)
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 95
Notes: Led the NBA in scoring for the second straight year.  Vince 
Carter's second cousin... I wonder if the Raptors are second-guessing 
their decision to keep VC instead of T-Mac?
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 8
Age: 25
Most Improved Player: 1 (00-01)
All-Star selections: 5 (2001-2005, 4 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (00-01, 03-04)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (04-05)
Scoring Titles: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 5x (25 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (192), Magic (295)
Current Team: Rockets (78)

Allen Iverson
Overall 94 (up from 93)
Close 97
Med 83
3pt 75 (down from 79)
FT 84 (up from 76)
Layup 95
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 95
Pass 85 (up from 80)
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 90
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 95
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 95
Notes: The shortest MVP in NBA history (Nate Archibald was an inch 
taller).  Will be playing PG this season.  Expect him to still take 
tons of low percentage shots though. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 29
Most Valuable Player: 1 (00-01)
All-Star selections: 6 (2000-2005, 6 starts)
All-Star Game MVP: 2 (00-01, 04-05)
All-NBA First Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 04-05)
All-NBA Second Team: 3 (99-00, 01-02, 02-03)
Scoring Titles: 4 (98-99, 00-01, 01-02, 04-05)
Steal Titles: 3 (2001-2003)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 2x (62 
games)
Current Team: 76'ers (610)

Paul Pierce
(POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
(SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)

Vince Carter
Overall 92 (up from 91)
Close 97 (up from 92)
Med 89
3pt 82 (up from 80)
FT 81
Layup 90
Dunk 90 (down from 95)
Handle 90
Pass 75 (up from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 75
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 85
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 70 (up from 60)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 90 (up from 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.  
Really returned to form after being traded to New Jersey.  He averaged 
30.2 ppg in February, and 32.3 ppg in April (.502 FG%, .478 3pt%) and 
improbably led the Nets to the playoffs. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 27
Rookie of Year: 1 (98-99)
All-Star selections: 6 (2000-2005, 5 "starts", technically 6, he was 
forced out of the starting lineup in 2003 after being elected so MJ 
could start)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (00-01)
Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2000)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (19 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (403)
Current Team: Nets (57)

Ray Allen (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 92
Close 97
Med 92
3pt 93
FT 90
Layup 90
Dunk 70
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 75
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90
Notes: Won the 2001 Long Distance Shootout. Shares the NBA record for 
threes in a half with eight.  Has been connected to Vince Carter and 
Baron Davis in trade rumors.  Probably the second best shooter in the 
league to Peja, but he can do more than just shoot.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 29
All-Star selections: 5 (2000-2002, 2004-2005)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (04-05)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (00-01)
Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2001)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (37 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (494)
Current Team: Sonics (163)

Ray Allen (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 92
Close 97
Med 92
3pt 93 (up from 90)
FT 90
Layup 90
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 75
RebOff 70
RebDef 75
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 90

LeBron James
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Manu Ginobili
Overall 87 (up from 83)
Close 92 (up from 89)
Med 81 (up from 78)
3pt 81
FT 80
Layup 90
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 75
PostOff 70 (up from 60)
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 60
Steal 90 (up from 85)
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes: Was one of the best players in Europe before coming to the NBA.  
Was second in the NBA in Steals per minute in 02-03, and third in 03-
04.  Won an Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina in the 2004 Olympics, 
defeating the US team en route to the gold.
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 3
Age: 27
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x (2 rings, 57 games)
Current Team: Spurs (220)

Richard Hamilton
Overall 85 (down from 86)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 89
3pt 71 (down from 75)
FT 87 (up from 83)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 95 (up from 94)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
OffAwr 85
Notes: Did better as MJ's Scottie than Stackhouse did.  Is like Reggie 
Miller, without the three-point range.  Moves without the ball better 
than any guard in the league now that Reggie has retired.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 65 
games)
Former Teams: Wizards (212)
Current Team: Pistons (236)

Jason Richardson
Overall 84 (up from 81)
Close 92 (up from 87)
Med 78
3pt 76 (up from 71)
FT 70 (up from 68)
Layup 85 (up from 80)
Dunk 95
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 85
Notes: Promising young player who won the slam-dunk contest twice in 
his first two years.  Really needs to work on his mid-range game if he 
wants to be a star.  Otherwise he's just another Ricky Davis.
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (312)

Michael Redd
Overall 83 (down from 88)
Close 94
Med 89 (down from 91)
3pt 84 (down from 86)
FT 85 (down from 87)
Layup 85 (down from 90)
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 60 (down from 70)
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 55)
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
OffAwr 85 (down from 90)
Notes: Runner up Sixth Man of the Year in 02-03, and went on to make 
the All-NBA Third Team as a starter in 03-04.  He helped make the Bucks 
a playoff team, in a year where most people (but not me) had them 
projected for last place.  Set the NBA record with most three's in a 
quarter with 8.  Signed with Dallas in restricted free agency for very 
little money (right before he broke out), and Milwaukee matched at the 
very last minute.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
Current Team: Bucks (312)

Larry Hughes (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 83 (up from 82)
Close 92 (up from 89)
Med 76
3pt 72 (down from 74)
FT 78 (down from 80)
Layup 85 (up from 80)
Dunk 75
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 80 (down from 75)
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 60
Steal 95 (up from 90)
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 95
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
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.  At least Washington finally took my 
advice (though only because they signed Gilbert Arenas, another SG 
convert). 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 7
Age: 26
All-Defensive First Team: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x (18 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (100), Warriors (200)
Current Team: Wizards (189)

Larry Hughes (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 82 (up from 80)
Close 89
Med 76
3pt 74
FT 80
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 90 (up from 75)
RebOff 65
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
OffAwr 80

Joe Johnson
Overall 83 (up from 81)
Close 89
Med 81 (up from 79)
3pt 86 (up from 73)
FT 76 (up from 75)
Layup 80
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 65 (down from 65)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: Broke out last season, averaging 20 ppg after Marbury and Penny 
were traded, allowing him to start.  Was second in the league in 3pt% 
this year.
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (48) 
Current Team: Suns (275)

Cuttino Mobley
Overall 82
Close 89 (down from 94)
Med 79
3pt 88 (up from 78)
FT 84 (up from 81)
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 85
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (down from 65)
RebDef 60 (down from 75)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Steve Francis' best friend.  It's only fitting that he was 
traded with him to Orlando.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (436), Magic (23)
Current Team: Kings (43)

Eddie Jones
Overall 82 (down from 83)
Close 89
Med 78
3pt 81 (up from 79)
FT 84
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 70
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 80
Notes: Eddie originally played with Shaq in LA, but was traded to make 
room for Kobe to start (and because Glen Rice was more of a SF at the 
time).  Now Shaq has joined him in Miami, and Eddie will be looking to 
get the championships that he missed out on in LA.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 10
Age: 33
All-Star selections: 3 (96-97, 97-98, 99-00, 1 start)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (99-00)
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (97-98, 99-00) 
Steal Titles: 1 (99-00)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
3x (71 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (314), Hornets (102), Heat (352)
Current Team: Grizzlies

Ricky Davis
Overall 82
Close 92
Med 78 (down from 79)
3pt 76 (up from 74)
FT 77
Layup 85
Dunk 95
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 60
Steal 75
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 60 (down from 70)
Speed 85 (up from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
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 
you can't get a rebound by shooting at your own basket, you have to 
shoot at your opponent's basket to get a rebound.  Likes to put up good 
stats on bad teams. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (94), Heat (7), Cavaliers (183)
Current Team: Celtics (139)

Jalen Rose (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 81 (down from 83)
Close 89 (down from 92)
Med 81 (down from 83)
3pt 78 (up from 73)
FT 85 (up from 84)
Layup 85
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 85
Pass 75 (down from 80)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 60 (down from 70)
Speed 80
Stam 95 (down from 96)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: One of the better players in the league that has not been 
elected to an all-star team yet (and likely never will).  He can play 
three positions, but doesn't play much defense at any of them.
Other Positions: PG, SG
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
Most Improved Player: 1 (99-00)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 2x 
(58 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (161), Pacers (402), Bulls (128)
Current Team: Raptors (131)

Michael Finley
Overall 81 (down from 82)
Close 87 (down from 92)
Med 81 (down from 83)
3pt 82 (up from 74)
FT 85 (up from 82)
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 80 (down from 85)
Stam 95
Dur 85 (down from 90)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes:  
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (56 games)
Former Teams: Suns (109), Mavericks (626)
Current Team: Spurs

Mike Miller
Overall 81 (up from 77)
Close 89
Med 81 (up from 79)
3pt 88 (up from 80)
FT 76 (down from 80)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Won rookie of the year in 00-01, perfectly displaying just how 
weak that draft class was. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 24
Rookie of the Year: 1 (00-01)
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (16 games)
Former Teams: Magic (194)
Current Team: Grizzlies (157)

Bonzi Wells
Overall 81 (down from 83)
Close 89 (down from 92)
Med 75 (down from 83)
3pt 74 (down from 76)
FT 75 (up from 69)
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 80 (down from 85)
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 80 (up from 60)
RebOff 60
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Had a high FG% for a guard... until he started jacking 3's.  
Recently traded to Memphis for Wesley Person and a First Rounder, after 
getting suspended for cursing out coach Maurice Cheeks.  What a standup 
guy. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (30 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (310), Grizzlies (128)
Current Team: Kings

Brent Barry
Overall 81 (down from 83)
Close 82 (down from 92)
Med 78 (down from 81)
3pt 86 (up from 82)
FT 84 (up from 83)
Layup 80
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 60
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (down from 76)
Speed 75
Stam 90 (down from 94)
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Easily the best of Rick Barry's 3 sons (the other two are Jon 
and Drew).  Brent Barry was the first SG to start in Chicago after 
Jordan left.  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.  In perhaps 
the oddest trade he made, Pat Riley traded the still effective Issac 
Austin for Barry.  Barry wasn't even added to the playoff roster. 
Miami, missing its depth at center, lost in the playoffs as usual. 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 10
Age: 33
3pt% Titles: 1 (00-01)
Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (1996)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 3x (1 ring, 36 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (179), Heat (17), Bulls (37), Sonics (362)
Current Team: Spurs (81)

Quentin Richardson
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 84 (up from 80)
FT 74 (down from 75)
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 70
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 75
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 80
Notes: In his first full season as a starter, averaged 17 ppg.  Of 
course, that kind of increase was to be expected considering the 
Clippers dropped Andre Miller, Lamar Odom, and Michael Olowokandi for 
basically nothing in return. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 24
Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2005)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (15 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (281)
Current Team: Suns (79)

Latrell Sprewell
Overall 80 (down from 85)
Close 84 (down from 87) 
Med 78 (down from 81)
3pt 75 (down from 77)
FT 81
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 65 (down from 80)
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 65) 
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: He isn't a choke artist in the playoffs, that's for sure.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34
All-Star selections: 4 (1 start)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (93-94)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (93-94)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 2x 
(44 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (400), Knicks (351)
Current Team: T'Wolves (162)

Reggie Miller (RETIRED)
Overall 79
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 84 (up from 83)
3pt 86 (up from 82)
FT 93 (up from 89)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 70
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: The all-time leader in three pointers made, and attempted 
(2,560-6,486).  His 25,279 points are 12th all time, and were most 
among active leaders (that torch now passes to Shaq).  The only person 
more clutch at the end of games was MJ, and like MJ, he saved his best 
for Madison Square Garden.  Will that be enough to get him into the 
hall of fame?  I hope so, but he's got three things going against him.  
He's only a 5-time all-star, he never made higher than the All-NBA 
Third team, and he has no rings.  I think it says a lot though that 
every time he got out of the first round, he also got past the second 
round (until his final season, ironically).  That should count for 
something.  In fact, between 93-94 and 99-00, the Pacers made the 
Conference Finals 5 times, and went to the NBA Finals in 99-00.  In 95-
96 Miller was only able to play in game 5 of the first round because he 
was injured (and scored 29 points, another testament to his clutch 
ability), and in 96-97 the team missed the playoffs by 5 games because 
Rik Smits and Derrick McKey missed 30 games with injury.  This was back 
when it took 44 wins to clinch a playoff spot in the east, not 39.  
Anyway, That's 5 Conference Finals appearances in 7 years.  That's 
definitely a good case for the Hall of Fame.  The Pacers were also the 
ONLY TEAM, I repeat, the ONLY TEAM to ever take the second Bulls 
Dynasty to 7 games.  In three years, the Bulls never once faced a Game 
7 from a team not named the Pacers, and that includes the Jazz whom 
many consider to be their best competition back then.  It wasn't, it 
was Indiana.  For a laugh, you can see Miller beat the crap out of the 
MJ imitator, Kobe (who like a b**** attacked him from behind at the end 
of a game) on top of the scorer's table, by downloading the movie off 
Kazaa or another P2P DL service.  He's also famous for fighting the 
real MJ (both were suspended at least a game), but I have yet to find 
the clip.  Cheryl Miller is also his sister, and they used to rake in 
cash as kids playing 2 on 2 together for money.  Reggie will reportedly 
join his sister with the TNT crew.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 18
All-Star selections: 5 (89-90, 94-95, 95-96, 97-98, 99-00, 1 start)
All-NBA Third Team: 3 (94-95, 95-96, 97-98)
FT% Titles: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 04-05)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 5x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 8x (144 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (1389)
Current Team: RETIRED

Kerry Kittles
Overall 79 (up from 78)
Close 82 (up from 79)
Med 77 (down from 79)
3pt 78 (down from 80)
FT 78 (down from 80)
Layup 80
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 65 (up from 50)
Steal 85
RebOff 55
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: Was first in the NBA in Steals per Turnover in 02-03, and second 
in 03-04.  Kittles runs on the break superbly, which made him a great 
teammate for Jason Kidd.  As 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.  Kittles was traded this summer to the Clippers for a 
second round pick to save the team 10 million dollars, though it's 
unknown how much the cost will be in terms of lost ticket sales.  He 
hasn't quite been the player he was before those injuries.
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (54 
games)
Former Teams: Nets (496)
Current Team: Clippers (11)

Allan Houston
Overall 79 (down from 83)
Close 79 (down from 97)
Med 86 (up from 84)
3pt 84 (up from 82)
FT 92
Layup 70 (down from 85)
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 70
PostDef 60
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 50 (down from 55)
Speed 75 (down from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 65 (down from 70)
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: Had two 50-point games in 02-03, averaging a career high 22.5 
ppg.  But since then, the normally durable Houston has had his knee 
fall apart on him, and injuries are severely limiting his court time.  
He might be waived by the Knicks to save them 40 million dollars from 
the luxury tax.
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
All-Star selections: 2 (2000-2001)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (63 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (237)
Current Team: Knicks (602)

Jamal Crawford
Overall 78 (down from 79)
Close 84
Med 77 (up from 76)
3pt 80 (up from 74)
FT 84 (up from 79)
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Crawford signed a 7-year contract with NY, so the Knicks better 
hope Marbury and him can play together.  He will probably start this 
season; Allan Houston is rehabbing and wants to stay healthy.  Houston 
also wants to be a mentor for him and sixth man, the same way John 
Starks was to Houston when he first joined the team.  Isiah Thomas 
envisions a 3-guard rotation, similar to the one in Detroit back in his 
day (Isiah, Dumars, and Vinny Johnson), which will see Crawford play 
backup PG when Marbury takes breathers - something he needs, because he 
was exhausted at the end of the season from playing so many minutes. 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Bulls (244)
Current Team: Knicks (70)

Ben Gordon (POSTIION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 78 (up from 73)
Close 82
Med 79 (up from 71)
3pt 87 (up from 71)
FT 86 (up from 75)
Layup 80
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 85
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 55
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: The reason Gordon has a low overall is because PGs are rated 
differently than SGs.  Dunks count a lot less towards Overall for PGs 
than for any other position.  If Gordon were a SG, the position he's 
going to play this season, he'd be the highest rated rookie in the 
game.  If you remember from last year, LeBron started off as a PG, and 
he was rated low too, only a 78.  But if he were a SG instead, he would 
have been much higher.
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (82)

Derek Anderson
Overall 78 (up from 76)
Close 82
Med 76 (up from 73)
3pt 77 (up from 73)
FT 85 (up from 82)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 75
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (16 games)
Former Teams: Cavaliers (104), Clippers (64), Spurs (82), Blazers (244)
Current Team: Rockets

Marquis Daniels
Overall 78 (down from 80)
Close 82 (down from 84)
Med 71 (down from 75)
3pt 68
FT 75 (down from 77)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70 (down from 75)
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 80
RebOff 70 (down from 75)
RebDef 65 (down from 80)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: Nellie found another gem.  Daniels wasn't drafted, but ended up 
making the All-Rookie Second team.  He also was 14th in the league in 
FG%.   Daniels 15.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 2.0 spg in the playoff 
series against the Kings.  In 15 games as a starter, Daniels averaged 
17.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.7 spg, and 0.5 bpg, with a .518 FG%.  In 
8 April games, Daniels averaged 20.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 2.3 spg, 
and 0.4 bpg, with a .520 FG%.  Antoine Walker who?  Daniels forced 
Walker to play center, and essentially forced the former all-star out 
of town in the offseason.  Not bad for a kid who wasn't drafted.
Other Positions: PG, SF 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (16 games)
Current Team: Mavericks (116)

Doug Christie
Overall 78 (up from 77)
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 75
3pt 75 (down from 79)
FT 86 (up from 85)
Layup 75
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80 (down from 85)
Pass 75 (down from 80)
PostOff 60 (up from 55) 
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 85
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80 (down from 85)
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: You can download a movie of him and Rick Fox fighting on Kazaa, 
or another P2P DL service.  Christie is a great defensive player who 
often got snubbed from the all-defensive first team in favor of the 
more popular Kobe Bryant. 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34 
All-Defensive First Team: 1 (02-03)
All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (00-01, 01-02, 03-04)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 4x, First Round 
2x (58 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (88), Knicks (35), Raptors (282), Kings (355), 
Magic (21)
Current Team: Mavericks

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Matt Harpring
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Andre Iguodala (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 76 (up from 74)
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 68
3pt 73 (up from 70)
FT 74 (down from 79)
Layup 75
Dunk 85 (up from 80)
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 80
RebOff 60 (down from 75)
RebDef 75
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 85 (up from 80)
DefAwr 80 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Drew a few comparisons to Paul Pierce, but I dunno... Pierce can 
shoot.  Iguodala couldn't even hit 30% of his threes in college, so he 
obviously doesn't have much range.  He's a pretty good defensive player 
though.  Iggy will fill the stat sheet in all five categories and 
shoots a decent percentage.  He also figures to make a few all-
defensive teams before all is said and done.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Current Team: 76'ers (82)

Andre Iguodala (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 79
Med 68
3pt 70
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 65
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65

Andre Iguodala (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 72
Close 79
Med 68
3pt 70 (up from 66)
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 65
Steal 65
RebOff 65
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65

David Wesley
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 80 (up from 73)
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Best friend of the late Bobby Phills.  Phills died while drag 
racing at 100 mph with Wesley.  That's got to be tough for Wesley to 
live with.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 12
Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 5x (55 games)
Former Teams: Nets (60), Celtics (207), Hornets (522)
Current Team: Rockets (54)

Jon Barry
Overall 76 (up from 72)
Close 77 (down from 82)
Med 77 (up from 73)
3pt 86 (up from 79)
FT 88 (down from 92)
Layup 70
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80
Pass 75 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85 (up from 84)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: The oldest son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry.  Brother to Brent 
Barry and Drew Barry.  A bit of a journeyman, but has earned a 
reputation as one of the best bench contributors in the league.
Other Positions: PG, SF 
Years Pro: 13 
Age: 35
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
4x (62 games) 
Former Teams: Bucks (171), Warriors (68), Hawks (58), Lakers (49), 
Kings (167), Pistons (162), Nuggets (57), Hawks (16)
Current Team: Rockets (53)

Mickael Pietrus
Overall 76 (down from 77)
Close 82 (up from 79)
Med 71 (up from 70)
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 70 (up from 69)
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (down from 80)
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 70
Notes: Solid defensive player on the Warriors, he will undoubtedly have 
a huge role in the team's success next year.  The Warriors played like 
a playoff caliber team after the trade for Baron Davis, and Pietrus was 
a big reason.  He averaged 10.9 ppg on .495 fg% in March, and 12.0 ppg 
on .505 fg% in April. 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (120)

Gordan Giricek
Overall 76 (up from 74)
Close 82
Med 78
3pt 78 (down from 82)
FT 83 (up from 82)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
Notes: Gordan is currently on his third team in three seasons.  That'll 
happen when you drive your coaches crazy by breaking off plays and 
going for your own shot half the time.
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (49), Magic (75)
Current Team: Jazz (106)

Ronald Murray
Overall 76 (down from 79)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 75 (down from 79)
3pt 70 (down from 73)
FT 72
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 65
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 60 (down from 65)
Block 60
Steal 75
RebOff 55 (down from 65)
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: One of the most improved players of the year.  Was thought of as 
a throw in when the Payton/Allen deal went down.  He averaged 21.5 ppg 
as a starter.  He was benched though, because apparantly he gives a lot 
of it back on the defensive end.  Caused a fiasco in the 2K world.  
Badly needed to be added to the rosters last season, but VC never came 
through.  They added him this year and badly overrated him.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (12)
Current Team: Sonics (133)

Penny Hardaway
Overall 76 (down from 77)
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 73
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 65 (down from 75)
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 65
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Birth name is Anfernee, nicknamed Penny because his grandmother 
said he was "pretty as a penny".  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 All-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.  That's eerily similar to what Dwyane Wade is doing 
next to Shaq right now.  One of the most popular players in last 10 
years, his Lil Penny commercials inspired bobbleheads everywhere.  
Unfortunately, injuries have degenerated Penny's game so much that he's 
not even a good scorer anymore.  His minutes have dropped pretty every 
season since 98-99 (excluding his 00-01 season where he averaged 32 
mpg).
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
All-Star selections: 4 (95-98, 4 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 2 (94-95, 95-96) 
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 4x (64 games)
Former Teams: Magic (369), Suns (236)
Current Team: Knicks (79)

Fred Jones
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Voshon Lenard
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 82 (down from 84)
Med 79
3pt 85 (up from 77)
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 85 (up from 83)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80
Notes: A very good and underrated shooter.  Nobody expected him to beat 
Peja in the shootout this year.  I remember he in 98-99 he nearly 
changed the Miami/NY series.  He was riding Riley's bench the entire 
series, and then had 15 points (3-3 on 3's) in garbage time of a loss.  
He quickly found himself back in the rotation the next game, but it was 
too little, too late, and the Heat became the second #1 seed to lose to 
a #8 seed.  Lenard was 9-14 on 3's that series.  His .419 career 3pt% 
in the playoffs is indicative of how useful a weapon he can be on a 
playoff team. 
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2004)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x (31 games)
Former Teams: Heat (249), Nuggets (151), Raptors (63)
Current Team: Nuggets (76)

Tony Allen
Overall 75 (up from 71) 
Close 75
Med 66
3pt 70 (up from 67)
FT 74 (up from 68)
Layup 75
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 90 (up from 70)
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes:  
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Current Team: Celtics (77)

Delonte West
Overall 75 (up from 73) 
Close 75
Med 75
3pt 77 (up from 73)
FT 70 (down from 88)
Layup 75
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 70 (up from 65)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 70
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Current Team: Celtics (39)

Juan Dixon
Overall 75 (up from 70)
Close 75 (up from 72)
Med 73
3pt 73 (up from 68)
FT 83 (up from 80)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 50)
Speed 90 (up from 85)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Hey everybody, look!  It's the smaller version of Dajuan Wagner!
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Current Team: Wizards (176)

Eddie House
Overall 75 (up from 70)
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 80 (up from 73)
FT 85 (up from 80)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 55)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 50)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: Brother in law of Mike Bibby.  Was Bibby's backup this year in 
Sacramento.
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 5
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (6 games)
Former Teams: Heat (169), Clippers (60), Bobcats (13), Bucks (5)
Current Team: Kings (50)

Trenton Hassell
Overall 74 (up from 69)
Close 75
Med 75 (up from 70)
3pt 71
FT 79
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 70 (up from 60)
Block 70 (up from 50)
Steal 60
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 85 (up from 75)
DefAwr 85 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (18 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (160)
Current Team: T'Wolves (163)

Fred Hoiberg
Overall 74 (up from 62)
Close 67 (up from 60)
Med 76 (up from 61)
3pt 87 (up from 82)
FT 87 (up from 86)
Layup 70 (up from 60)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 60 (up from 50)
PostDef 60 (up from 50)
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 70 (up from 50)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Was an afterthought as a 12th man on most teams, but he was a 
valuable piece of Minnesota's rotation last year.  He hit a game winner 
in the playoffs on supposed all-league defender Kobe Bryant, AND THE 
FOUL.  Would that have ever happened to Jordan?  Not a chance in hell, 
which is another gleaming example of Jordan > Kobe.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 10
Age: 32
3pt% King: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 3x (24 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (139), Bulls (247) 
Current Team: T'Wolves (155)

Aaron McKie
Overall 74 (down from 78)
Close 75 (down from 89)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 78
FT 78 (down from 83)
Layup 70 (down from 80)
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 65 (down from 75)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: McKie and Iverson are the only players remaining from the Finals 
team from a few years ago (unless you also count Kevin Ollie, who they 
reacquired in the Eric Snow trade). 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 11
Age: 32
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (00-01)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x First Round 6x (74 
games)
Former Teams: Blazers (167), Pistons (66), 76'ers (536)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

DerMarr Johnson
Overall 74 (up from 68)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 73 (up from 66)
3pt 77 (up from 74)
FT 79 (up from 78)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Former sixth pick was a bust even before he injured his neck in 
a car accident.  With Voshon Lenard done for the year, DerMarr will 
need to step up his shooting, while Greg Buckner and Bryon Russell will 
have to step up their defense to compensate for DerMarr's sheer lack of 
it.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (150), Knicks (21)
Current Team: Nuggets (71)

Raja Bell (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 73 (up from 61)
Close 82 (up from 57)
Med 78 (up from 66)
3pt 77 (up from 64)
FT 76 (up from 75)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 55
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (up from 50)
Notes: Pure example of how lazy Visual Concepts is when it comes to 
rating the lesser knowns of the NBA.  Bell is by far the most 
underrated played in the game; he was Utah's sixth man for most of the 
season.  Yet the only ratings they opted to change were his 3pt (64 
from 65) and Stam (90 from 88).  They changed those ratings for 
EVERYBODY.  They had time to make those tweaks for guys that retired 
like Randy Brown and Brent Price, but they couldn't find time to give 
Bell the respect he is due?  Not only that, but his position is off 
too, 90% of his minutes last year came at SG, not SF.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x 
(35 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (79), Mavericks (75), Jazz (145)
Current Team: Suns

Josh Childress
Overall 73 (up from 72) 
Close 77 (down from 84)
Med 68 (down from 75)
3pt 66 (down from 70)
FT 82
Layup 75
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 75 (up from 60)
RebOff 80 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Hawks (80)

Wesley Person
Overall 73 (down from 74)
Close 75 (down from 89)
Med 75
3pt 84 (up from 82)
FT 78 (down from 79)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 55
RebOff 50
RebDef 65 (up from 55)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: Younger brother of "The Rifleman" Chuck Person.  Currently 
playing on his fifth team in two seasons.
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 11
Age: 33
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (23 games)
Former Teams: Suns (240), Cavaliers (246), Grizzlies (82), Blazers 
(33), Hawks (9), Heat (16)
Current Team: Nuggets (25)

Willie Green
Overall 73 (up from 69)
Close 75
Med 71 (down from 73)
3pt 70 (up from 69)
FT 76 (up from 73)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was expected to be the starting SG in Philly this year, but that 
changed with the emergence of Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver.  Good in 
a few areas, but not great at any.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Current Team: 76'ers (110)

Devin Brown
Overall 73 (up from 69)
Close 75
Med 71 (up from 70)
3pt 74 (up from 67)
FT 80 (down from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
Notes: Beat out Ron Mercer for playing time last year.  Was NBDL Rookie 
of the Year and NBDL MVP in 02-03.  I guess that makes him the Wilt 
Chamberlain/Wes Unseld of the NBDL.  Played high school and college 
ball in San Antonio, so it doesn't take a genius to figure out
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 21 games)
Former Teams: Spurs (7), Nuggets (3)
Current Team: Spurs (125)

Ron Mercer
Overall 72 (up from 71) 
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 73
3pt 62 (up from 58)
FT 81 (up from 79)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Talented player but bad attitude and selfish play have him 
playing on his seventh team in as many years.  He should replace 
Kittles at the offensive end for New Jersey, but not at the defensive 
end.
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games) 
Former Teams: Celtics (121), Nuggets (37), Magic (31), Bulls (101), 
Pacers (95), Spurs (39)
Current Team: Nets (18)

Ira Newble (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 72 (up from 67)
Close 72
Med 66
3pt 71 (up from 52)
FT 80
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 85 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes:  
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Spurs (27), Hawks (115)
Current Team: Cavaliers (138)

Lucious Harris
Overall 72 (down from 73)
Close 75 (down from 77)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 75 (down from 80)
FT 82 (down from 85)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60 (down from 65)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 65
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: A quality backup, even if it doesn't reflect in the stats.  
Seems to have declined a bit, but he was a good scorer off the bench on 
a deep Jersey team, and the team never missed a beat when he filled in 
for Kittles whenever he was injured (which was often).
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 12
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (54 
games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (217), 76'ers (54), Nets (456)
Current Team: Cavaliers (73)

Dajuan Wagner
Overall 72 (down from 75)
Close 77 (down from 84)
Med 70 (down from 71)
3pt 73 (down from 75)
FT 77 (up from 72)
Layup 75 (down from 80) 
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 85
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 60
PostDef 55 (up from 50)
Block 55
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 50
RebDef 50 (down from 55)
Speed 90
Stam 95
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Wagner once scored 100 points in a high school game.  He was 
expected to compete with Jay Williams for Rookie of the Year in 02-03.  
Instead, they 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: 3
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Cavaliers 102)

Dahntay Jones
Overall 72
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 70
3pt 75 (up from 67)
FT 65 (down from 75)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 80
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 65 (down from 74)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Was traded by the Celtics with Troy Bell for Marcus Banks and 
Kendrick Perkins.  None of the aforementioned players has made much of 
an impact yet.  Should not be confused with former Knick/Celtic bust 
Dontae Jones.  Well, not yet anyway.  He's also Al Harrington's cousin, 
not that you probably care. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Current Team: Grizzlies (72)

Keith Bogans
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 68
3pt 75 (up from 65)
FT 73 (up from 72)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 55)
RebOff 65
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 95 (down from 96)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Was traded to the Bobcats for Brandon Hunter due to Orlando's 
glut at SG. 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Magic (73)
Current Team: Bobcats (74)

Kareem Rush
Overall 72 (down from 76)
Close 72 (down from 77)
Med 75 (down from 76)
3pt 79
FT 77 (down from 78)
Layup 70 (down from 80)
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 50 (down from 55)
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Buried the T'Wolves in the playoffs by going 6-6 on threes in 
game 6 (that's 18 points).  He scored only 12 points in 14 games with 
the Lakers this season before being traded to Charlotte for a draft 
pick. 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (31 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (162)
Current Team: Bobcats (34)

Steve Smith
Overall 72 (down from 73) 
Close 70 (down from 89)
Med 75 (up from 71)
3pt 80
FT 85
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60 (down from 65)
Block 55
Steal 55
RebOff 55 (down from 56)
RebDef 55 (down from 62)
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 85
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF 
Years Pro: 14
Age: 35
All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
4x, First Round 5x (1 ring, 82 games)
Former Teams: Heat (189), Hawks (339), Blazers (163), Spurs (130), 
Hornets (71), Bobcats (37)
Current Team: Heat (13)

Maurice Evans (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 72 (up from 68)
Close 72
Med 70 (up from 68)
3pt 74 (up from 67)
FT 76 (down from 78)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 80 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 55
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 75 (up from 55)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Last played in the NBA in 01-02 with Minnesota.  Became a star 
in Europe since then, and returned to the NBA.  He worked himself into 
Sacramento's rotation, and will play a bigger role next year if Cuttino 
Mobley leaves as a free agent. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (10), Kings (65)
Current Team: Pistons

Courtney Alexander
Overall 72 (down from 73)
Close 75 (up from 62)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 71
FT 82 (up from 76)
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 60
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Scored 17.0 ppg in 27 games with Washington as a rookie in 00-01 
(22.4 ppg in April earned him Rookie of the Month honors).  Has not 
been able to build on it due to injuries.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (38), Wizards (83), Hornets (66), Kings (0) 
Current Team: FREE AGENT

J.R. Smith
Overall 71 (down from 73) 
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 72 (up from 69)
FT 69 (down from 70)
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (down from 65)
RebDef 55 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Hornets (76)

Casey Jacobsen
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 70 (down from 79)
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 80 (up from 70)
FT 79 (up from 77)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Former Teams: Suns (190)
Current Team: Hornets (44)

Greg Buckner
Overall 71 (up from 67)
Close 75 (up from 50)
Med 70
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 78 (down from 81)
Layup 70
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 55
Steal 75 (up from 69)
RebOff 65 (up from 56)
RebDef 65 (up from 64)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: A defensive specialist.  You know, I think a lot of these guys 
got that label because they played in Dallas, because they're the only 
guys on Dallas that could play defense, and they were essentially SGs 
that were undersized for SF playing out of position (Raja Bell, Adrian 
Griffin, and Buckner all apply here).
Other Positions: PG, SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (27 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (129), 76'ers (128)
Current Team: Nuggets (70)

Zoran Planinic (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 71
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 75 (down from 76)
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 67 (up from 64)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 50 (down from 60)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 65
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: A good Euro prospect.  If he puts on weight, he'll be able to 
play all of the perimeter positions.  Should get more PT now that 
Kittles and Harris are gone.  Hasn't because of injuries and the 
acquisition of Vince Carter.  Still a good and versatile backup though.
Other Positions: SG, SF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (9 games)
Current Team: Nets (92)

Anthony Peeler
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 73 (up from 68) 
3pt 82 (up from 79)
FT 84 (up from 80)
Layup 65
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was the driving force in Game 3 of T'Wolves vs Lakers 2003.  He 
and Troy Hudson outplayed Shaq and Kobe to get the T'Wolves the win in 
one of the worst officiated basketball games of all-time (in the 
Laker's favor).  Led the league in three-point percentage in 03-04 
(.482 on 68-141).
Other Positions: PG, SF 
Years Pro: 13
Age: 35
3pt% King: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 7x (57 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (253), Grizzlies (80), T'Wolves (379), Kings (75)
Current Team: Wizards (40)

DeShawn Stevenson
Overall 71 (up from 65)
Close 70 (up from 62)
Med 71 (up from 68)
3pt 73 (up from 52)
FT 66 (down from 68)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 60
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: A SG that went to the NBA straight out of high school.  To say 
that he has been less successful than other SGs out of high school 
would be the understatement of the year.
Years Pro: 5
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (222)
Current Team: Magic (81)

Tamar Slay
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Shandon Anderson
Overall 70 (up from 65)
Close 72
Med 68
3pt 68 (up from 64)
FT 76 (up from 69)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 54)
RebDef 70 (up from 62)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85
Dur 80 (up from 70) 
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Anderson could be on his way out in NY as Isiah Thomas is trying 
to do everything in his power to either trade him or alienate him.  
Anderson's Knick career has had its ups and downs, but if he does stay, 
he'll be valuable because he's the best perimeter defender they have at 
the swing positions.  If he gets waived, he'll have value on the free 
agent market - look at how defensive players Trenton Hassell and Greg 
Buckner were pursued on the free agent market.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Former Teams: Jazz (197), Rockets (164), Knicks (245)
Current Team: Heat (65)

Boris Diaw
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 75 (down from 77)
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 66
FT 67 (up from 66)
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 70 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Hawks (142)

Kirk Snyder
Overall 70 (down from 72) 
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 66 (down from 70)
3pt 72 (up from 66)
FT 67 (up from 64)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 50 (down from 65)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 70
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Jazz (68)
Current Team: Hornets

Richie Frahm
Overall 70 (down from 73) 
Close 62 (down from 89)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 80
FT 86 (down from 88)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 60 (down from 65)
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Sonics (54)
Current Team: Blazers (43)

Roger Mason Jr
Overall 70
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 71
3pt 70 (up from 67)
FT 87
Layup 70
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 50
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Bulls (20), Raptors (23)
Current Team: EUROPE (Greece, Olympiacos)

Quinton Ross
Overall 69 (up from 68) 
Close 72
Med 68
3pt 62 (down from 67)
FT 67 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Was not drafted by an NBA team, but still started 21 games for 
the Clippers anyway.
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Clippers (78)

Kevin Martin
Overall 69 (down from 71) 
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 67 (down from 71)
FT 66 (down from 83)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 65
PostDef 55
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 60
RebOff 70 (up from 55)
RebDef 55 (down from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Kings (45)

Kendall Gill
Overall 69 (up from 62)
Close 70
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 70 (up from 64)
FT 75 (up from 71)
Layup 70 (up from 60)
Dunk 60 (up from 50)
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 60 (up from 55)
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 75 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 60
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 85 (down from 86)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 15
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (27 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (230), Sonics (152), Hornets (36), Nets (331), 
Heat (65), T'Wolves (82), Bulls (56), Bucks (14)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 68
Close 70
Med 63
3pt 67
FT 69 (down from 76)
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bobcats (31)

Kedrick Brown
Overall 68 (up from 67)
Close 70 (up from 60)
Med 68 (down from 73)
3pt 70 (up from 64)
FT 63 (down from 70)
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 60
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 60
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (101), Cavaliers (34)
Current Team: 76'ers

Rodney White
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Hubert Davis (RETIRED)
Overall 66
Close 92
Med 70
3pt 78
FT 86
Layup 60
Dunk 50
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 50
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70
Notes: Sharpshooter that is currently the Dallas shooting coach.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 12
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x (49 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (262), Raptors (36), Mavericks (261), Wizards 
(66), Pistons (46), Nets (14) 
Current Team: RETIRED

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C. Small Forwards

Rating - Player (Version last updated)
93 - Paul Pierce (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
90 - LeBron James (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, POSITION 
CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
88 - Ron Artest (1.1)
88 - Andrei Kirilenko (2.3)
87 - Shawn Marion (2.1)
85 - Peja Stojakovic (2.3)
85 - Carmelo Anthony (2.6)
85 - Richard Jefferson (2.3)
85 - Grant Hill (2.6)
84 - Rashard Lewis (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
84 - Lamar Odom (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
83 - Corey Maggette (2.5)
83 - Antawn Jamison (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
82 - Jerry Stackhouse (2.6)
82 - Jamal Mashburn (1.9)
82 - Jalen Rose (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
80 - Keith Van Horn (2.6)
80 - Wally Szczerbiak (2.6)
79 - Tayshaun Prince (2.5)
79 - Caron Butler (2.6)
79 - Stephen Jackson (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
79 - Bobby Simmons (2.5) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
79 - Shane Battier (2.8)
79 - Hedo Turkoglu (2.6)
79 - Matt Harpring (2.5)
79 - Glenn Robinson (2.3)
79 - Al Harrington (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
78 - Desmond Mason (2.3)
78 - James Posey (2.1)
77 - Josh Howard (2.6)
77 - Mike Dunleavy (2.7)
77 - Morris Peterson (2.8)
77 - Luol Deng (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
77 - Tim Thomas (2.2)
77 - Toni Kukoc (2.5)
76 - Jim Jackson (2.6)
76 - Fred Jones (2.7) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
76 - Andres Nocioni (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
75 - Bruce Bowen (2.6)
75 - Kyle Korver (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
75 - Darius Miles (2.9)
75 - Jarvis Hayes (2.2)
74 - Jared Jeffries (2.6)
74 - Gerald Wallace (2.5)
74 - Jumaine Jones (2.6)
74 - Devean George (2.1)
74 - Brian Cardinal (2.8)
74 - Jiri Welsch (2.3)
74 - Lamond Murray (2.8)
74 - Tyson Chandler (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
73 - Josh Smith (2.6)
73 - Corliss Williamson (1.9)
73 - Ruben Patterson (2.5)
73 - Eric Williams (2.8)
73 - Jonathan Bender (2.7)
73 - Marcus Fizer (2.6)
73 - George Lynch (2.8) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
73 - Chris Crawford (1.7)
72 - Lee Nailon (2.8)
72 - Scott Padgett (2.4)
72 - Eduardo Najera (2.6)
72 - Rodney White (2.7) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
72 - James Jones (2.7) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
72 - Luke Walton (2.6)
72 - Adrian Griffin (2.4)
72 - Aleksandar Pavlovic (2.3)
72 - Viktor Khryapa (2.5) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
72 - Andre Iguodala (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
71 - Bryon Russell (2.6)
71 - Luke Jackson (2.3)
71 - Eddie Robinson (1.7)
70 - Trevor Ariza (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
70 - Rasual Butler (2.3)
70 - Calbert Chaeney (2.7)
70 - Rodney Buford (2.3)
70 - Jason Kapono (2.6)
69 - Eric Piatkowski (2.4)
69 - Ryan Bowen (2.4)
69 - Ronald Dupree (2.2)
69 - Qyntel Woods (2.3)
68 - Travis Outlaw (2.5)
68 - Matt Barnes (2.2)
68 - Stacey Augmon (2.6)
68 - Bostjan Nachbar (2.8)
68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (2.7)
68 - Dorell Wright (2.3)
68 - Ansu Sesay (1.7)
68 - Ira Newble (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
67 - Darvin Ham (2.2)
67 - Justin Reed (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
67 - Tamar Slay (2.5) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
67 - Tariq Abdul-Wahad (1.6)
66 - Ndudi Ebi (2.6)
66 - Michael Curry (1.9) (RETIRED)
66 - Tremaine Fowlkes (1.7)
66 - Greg Buckner (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
59 - Raja Bell (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
77 - Scottie Pippen (1.7) (RETIRED)
70 - Monty Williams (1.9) (RETIRED)
68 - Rick Fox (1.9) (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)

Paul Pierce
Overall 93
Close 97
Med 92
3pt 78 (up from 74)
FT 82 (up from 80)
Layup 90
Dunk 80
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 80 (down from 85)
RebOff 65
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 90
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 in 02-03:  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 also says, "Paul Pierce 
is the truth". 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 27
All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
2x (37 games)
Current Team: Celtics (526)

LeBron James (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 90 (down from 97)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 79 (down from 91)
3pt 77 (down from 79)
FT 75 (down from 76)
Layup 95
Dunk 95
Handle 85 (down from 90)
Pass 85 (down from 90)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 90
RebOff 65 (down from 80)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 70 (down from 85)
OffAwr 95
Notes: LeBron was one of the biggest stars the game had seen BEFORE he 
even stepped foot on an NBA court, and he didn't disappoint when he 
finally did, winning Rookie of the Year in a very deep draft class 
(Wade and Melo would have been winners in any other year).  A lot of 
people praise his accomplishments and overlook his flaws (I thought it 
was telling that Dwyane Wade was ahead of him on the Olympic rotation).  
One thing to consider is that LeBron is a father now, and will turn 20 
during the season.  Is it possible that this will affect his game?  
Living up to labels like "the next Jordan" or "the next Magic" is one 
thing, living up to fatherhood is quite different.  
Other Positions: PG, SF, PF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05, 1 start)
Rookie of the Year: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Cavaliers (159)

LeBron James (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 97 (up from 88)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 91 (up from 83)
3pt 79 (up from 70)
FT 76
Layup 95 (up from 90)
Dunk 95
Handle 90 (up from 85)
Pass 90 (up from 85)
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 55)
Steal 90 (up from 80)
RebOff 80 (up from 72)
RebDef 80
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
OffAwr 95 (up from 90)

Ron Artest
Overall 88 (down from 89)
Close 94
Med 79
3pt 73
FT 73
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 80
PostDef 85 (down from 90)
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 90
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 80
Notes: A total nutcase.  Changed his jersey number to 91, I guess to 
honor fellow nutcase/defensive star Dennis Rodman.  Artest was 
Defensive Player of the Year in 03-04, making him the first non-center 
to win since Gary Payton (however, I still think Ben Wallace's defense 
is worth more to his team).  The last (and only other) SF to win the 
award was Sidney Moncrief.  Anybody out there think the Pacers would 
still be a 60-win team with Jalen Rose instead of Artest?  Anyone?  
Anybody out there think Carmelo Anthony was a better Olympic selection 
than Artest?  Anyone?
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25
All-Star selections: 1 (2004)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
Defensive Player of the Year: 1 (03-04)
All-Defensive First Team: 1 (03-04)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (26 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (175)
Current Team: Pacers (177)

Andrei Kirilenko
Overall 88 (down from 89)
Close 94
Med 79 (down from 83)
3pt 73 (down from 79)
FT 79 (down from 80)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 70
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 90
Steal 90
RebOff 85
RebDef 80
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 80
Notes: One of the most versatile players in the league.  Currently 
leading the league in blocks, which could make him the first small 
forward in NBA history to lead the league in that category.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
Current Team: Jazz (281)

Shawn Marion 
Overall 87 (up from 85)
Close 92
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 78 (up from 76)
FT 85
Layup 75
Dunk 90
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 75
Steal 85
RebOff 80
RebDef 85
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: "Matrix" has improved every year and is currently the best SF in 
the league.  Last year he was even better than MJ.  Marion had 21/9/2 
and was among the leaders in steals and averaged lots of blocks 
(especially for a SF) while Jordan had 20/6/4 with fewer steals and a 
lot fewer blocks... Mashburn had 21/6/5 but had fewer steals/blocks and 
worse defense than Jordan. He guarded MJ at the end of last year's all-
star game.  He was the only player in the league to be in the top 20 in 
scoring (17th), rebounding (8th), and steals (3rd) last year.  In 01-02 
he was one of only two players to be in the top 40 in seven of nine 
major statistical categories, the other player being Kevin Garnett. One 
thing I notice though is his minutes.  He's an ironman, he averaged 
41.6 mpg.  Yeah, big deal, so what?  Well, Marion has been to the 
playoffs 3 times, and each time, he averaged fewer points in the 
playoffs than he did in the regular season.  He also shot the ball 
poorly.  Is it bad luck, or conditioning?  It can't be Marbury taking 
more shots, because it happened the 2 years Kidd played with Marion in 
Phoenix too...  You know what's funny?  I remember watching the draft, 
and when the Suns took him, I was shocked.  I had Mitch Lawrence's mock 
draft in front of me (and later, his team draft grades).  Shawn Marion?  
Who is that?  He's not even supposed to be taken in the first round!  
And the Suns wasted a lottery pick (ninth pick) on him?  Man are they 
stupid!?  No, the only stupid one it seems would be Mitch Lawrence.  
Years Pro: 6
Age: 26
All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 04-05)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
2x (34 games)
Current Team: Suns (452)

Peja Stojakovic
Overall 85 (down from 89)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 89 (down from 94)
3pt 90 (down from 93)
FT 92 (down from 93)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 75)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 75 
RebOff 60 (down from 75)
RebDef 70 (down from 75)
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 80 (down from 85)
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 85
Notes: Had one of the best seasons for a spot up shooter ever, only 
rivaled by Reggie Miller and Glen Rice's career years.  Saw his points 
spike only because Webber was injured though.  He was hyped as hell to 
win the 3pt shootout for the third straight year (insert unfounded 
Larry Bird comparison here), and then ended up losing it by missing his 
last shot.  Somewhere, Larry Legend (who signaled that his shot to win 
it was good before it even went in) was smiling.  Still, Peja could be 
traded to Bird's Indiana team for Ron Artest if chemistry becomes an 
issue in Sacramento, and the Pacers decide to surround Jermaine O'Neal 
with the ultimate perimeter-shooting tandem of all-time (though that no 
longer is possible now that Reggie rode off into the sunset). 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 27
All-Star selections: 3 (2002-2004)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
Long Distance Shootout Champion: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
3x (57 games)
Current Team: Kings (487)

Carmelo Anthony
Overall 85 (down from 87)
Close 94
Med 79 (down from 84)
3pt 72 (down from 74)
FT 80 (up from 76)
Layup 80
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 85 (up from 80)
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 75
Stam 95 (down from 96)
Dur 85
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85 (down from 95)
Notes: Melo is to LeBron as Dominique was to MJ.  Melo/Nique are great 
scorers, but not the complete package like LeBron/MJ.  Dominique never 
led his team deep into the playoffs (never got past second round) and I 
don't expect Melo to either.  He seems to think he's better than he 
really is, as evidenced by his whining about being left off the Olympic 
team, and then pouting when he got there.  The last time two rookies 
averaged 20 ppg in the same season was 92-93 (Shaq and Mourning).  Take 
a look at what Melo has done under coach George Karl (who probably 
should be Coach of the Year, but won't be since he was only coach for 2 
months of the year).  Before Karl showed up, Melo had two months with 
an FG% way under .400 (.384 in November, .371 in January).  Since then 
Melo has been on the verge of .500 shooting, and more importantly, the 
Nuggets have been all but unbeatable.  Meanwhile in Cleveland, we've 
seen Paul Silas get fired, and LeBron put up numbers while the team 
spins out of control and out of the playoffs.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
Current Team: Nuggets (157)

Richard Jefferson
Overall 85 (up from 84)
Close 92 (up from 89)
Med 78 (down from 79)
3pt 74 (down from 78)
FT 80 (up from 76)
Layup 85
Dunk 95
Handle 80
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: Has really come a long way in the league.  I remember in 2K3 he 
was only rated 71.  Now he's practically Vince Carter lite, without the 
injuries or bad defense.
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (55 
games)
Current Team: Nets (274)

Grant Hill
Overall 85 (up from 83)
Close 97
Med 86 (up from 79)
3pt 68 (down from 71)
FT 82 (down from 86)
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 85
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 60 (up from 50)
Steal 75 (up from 55)
RebOff 65 (down from 72)
RebDef 70 (down from 80)
Speed 80 (down from 85)
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 65 (up from 50)
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
Notes: Would be the best SF in the NBA today if it weren't for those 
ankle problems.  Poor McGrady never got to have a healthy Hill on the 
court.  People forget that McGrady was supposed to be the third option 
in Orlando.  Orlando was THIS CLOSE to signing Tim Duncan that summer.  
Duncan/McGrady is a duo that rivals Shaq/Kobe.  Duncan/Hill/McGrady 
would have obliterated it, and quite possibly could have been the best 
team of all-time.  But Duncan decided to stay in San Antonio (and win 
another ring in 02-03), Hill went down, and McGrady developed into a 
superstar.  It truly is a "what-if" scenario that is fun to think 
about.
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
All-star selections: 7 (1995-1997, 1999-2001, 04-05, 6 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (96-97)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (98-99)
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (15 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (435)
Current Team: Magic (114)

Rashard Lewis (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 84 (down from 86)
Close 94
Med 83 (down from 86)
3pt 87
FT 79 (up from 76)
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 65)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 75
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: A high schooler drafted in the Second Round.  A lot of teams are 
kicking themselves.  However, he may have peaked very early for a high 
schooler.  He hasn't significantly improved in the last four years.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 25 
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (16 games)
Current Team: Sonics (408)

Rashard Lewis (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 86 (up from 85)
Close 94
Med 86 (up from 81)
3pt 87
FT 76
Layup 85
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 75
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85

Lamar Odom
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Corey Maggette
Overall 83 (down from 84)
Close 92
Med 76
3pt 74 
FT 86 (up from 85)
Layup 85 
Dunk 85 (down from 90)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 70
RebOff 65
RebDef 75
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Magic (77)
Current Team: Clippers (335)

Antawn Jamison
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Jerry Stackhouse
Overall 82 (down from 83)
Close 92 (down from 94)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 73
FT 85 (up from 84)
Layup 85
Dunk 80 (down from 90)
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 65
PostOff 75 
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 70 (up from 60)
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.  We'll see how the sixth man 
experiment works in Dallas. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (31 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (175), Pistons (337), Wizards (96)
Current Team: Mavericks (56)

Jamal Mashburn
Overall 82 (down from 84)
Close 92
Med 79
3pt 76 (up from 73)
FT 82
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 70 (down from 75)
PostOff 85
PostDef 75
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 60 (down from 75)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 60 (down from 65)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 90
Notes: Mash's career could be over due to a bad knee.  He's had an 
interesting career as one of the three J's in Dallas, the third star on 
a good Miami team, and formed an all-star duo with Baron Davis in 
Charlotte and then New Orleans.  Unfortunately, Mashburn was done in by 
injuries every single place he went.  He's missed 259 games in his 
career (that's 3 full seasons worth), not including this season.
Years Pro: 12
Age: 32
All-Star selections: 1 (02-03)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
3x (52 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (214), Heat (180), Hornets (217)
Current Team: 76'ers (0)

Keith Van Horn
Overall 80
Close 89
Med 78 (up from 75)
3pt 80 (up from 77)
FT 86
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 70)
PostOff 80
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 60 (down from 70)
RebOff 75 (up from 68)
RebDef 80 (up from 76)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80
Notes: Van Horn played great in NY.  He played above all expectations 
(for instance, that he was going to suck), and was having his best 
season in years.  He was the Knicks best player pre-Marbury.  Yes, he 
was even better than Allan Houston.  Van Horn was 17/7/2, Houston was 
20/2/2.  Van Horn can definitely help the team oriented Milwaukee, Van 
Horn is probably the best rebounder on their team after Joe Smith, and 
is clearly a better rebounding SF than Tim Thomas.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (43 
games)
Former Teams: Nets (314), 76'ers (74), Knicks (47), Bucks (58)
Current Team: Mavericks (29)

Wally Szczerbiak
Overall 80 (up from 78)
Close 89 (up from 87)
Med 86 (up from 84)
3pt 83
FT 86 (up from 83)
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (up from 65)
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 60
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 65) 
OffAwr 80
Notes: Get this - a jump shooter that shoots 50%.  Imagine that.  
Wally's a poor man's Peja, and that's hardly a bad thing. 
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (29 games)
Current Team: T'Wolves (398)

Tayshaun Prince
Overall 79 (up from 74)
Close 84 (up from 82)
Med 73 (up from 71)
3pt 76 (up from 68)
FT 81 (up from 70)
Layup 75
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 75 (up from 65)
Pass 65
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 65)
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 70
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
OffAwr 75
Notes: I hate to remind Detroit fans, but Tayshaun isn't going to make 
anybody forget Carmelo (or Dwyane Wade, for that matter).  Except 
deluded Detroit fans of course.  I can't believe how much credit this 
guy gets.  Kobe stopper?  Someone call 2000, it wants Ruben Patterson 
back.  Prince is one of the most erratic playoff performers I've ever 
seen.  He either has a big moment out of nowhere, or he VANISHES 
completely.  The guy shoots 49 points worse from the field in the 
playoffs than the regular season (.416 from .465), and he shoots threes 
a whopping 99 points worse (.278 from .377).  He came up big in 02-03 
against the Sixers, and then was completely neutralized by the Nets as 
the Pistons were swept out.  Then this year, he had a big series 
against the Bucks, and again, was literally owned by the Nets' Richard 
Jefferson on both ends (reason #1 the "Kobe-Stopper" moniker has little 
merit).  Against the Pacers he was also pretty invisible aside from his 
block on Reggie (which was more a mental blunder on Reggie's part than 
anything).  A lot of "educated" fans say that Prince stopped Kobe in 
the Finals.  Bull.  The Pistons ran the "Jordan Rules" against Kobe, 
which restricted him into one on one mid-range jumpers for the most 
part.  Last time I checked, the Jordan Rules was a 5-man team effort.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 63 
games)
Current Team: Pistons (206)

Caron Butler
Overall 79 (up from 77)
Close 84
Med 71 (up from 68)
3pt 70 (up from 66)
FT 86 (up from 77)
Layup 80
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 80
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 80 (up from 75)
RebOff 70
RebDef 70 (down from 75)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Has been favorably compared to Paul Pierce. Definitely won't be 
as good, but should be a nice role player in his career.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Heat (146)
Current Team: Lakers (77)

Stephen Jackson 
Overall 79 (up from 77)
Close 89 (up from 87)
Med 78 (up from 75)
3pt 77 (up from 75)
FT 83 (up from 79)
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 60
Steal 85
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 70
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Will be the sixth man in Indiana, and the starter when Reggie 
Miller retires.  Was acquired for Al Harrington, something Indiana 
might come to regret.  Jackson isn't really needed, as James Jones and 
Fred Jones are coming along, while Jonathan Bender still can't stay 
healthy (there's now holes inside where there weren't before).  Was 
suspended for 25 games due to his involvement in "Basketbrawl".
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (1 ring, 37 games)
Former Teams: Nets (77), Spurs (103), Hawks (80)
Current Team: Pacers (51)

Bobby Simmons (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 79 (down from 80)
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 78
3pt 76 (up from 73)
FT 85 (down from 87)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 75 (down from 80)
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 90 (up from 85)
Dur 85
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Despite being a second round SF, Simmons hustled his way onto 
fellow SF Michael Jordan's Wizard team.  He's stuck in the league 
since, and has broken out this year, earning himself the NBA's "Most 
Improved Player" award.  It was a crowded year for that award too 
(LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Primoz Brezec, Dan Dickau) which adds to 
the accomplishment.  He should receive a nice contract offer this 
summer from some team in free agency.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Most Improved Player: 1 (04-05)
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Wizards (66), Clippers (131)
Current Team: Bucks

Bobby Simmons (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 80 (up from 67)
Close 89 (up from 62)
Med 78 (up from 60)
3pt 73 (up from 50)
FT 87 (up from 83)
Layup 75 (up from 65)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 85 (up from 80)
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)

Shane Battier
Overall 79 (up from 76)
Close 84
Med 76 (up from 70)
3pt 79 (up from 74)
FT 79 (down from 80)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 70 (up from 68)
RebDef 70 (up from 68)
Speed 70
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
Current Team: Grizzlies (315)

Hedo Turkoglu
Overall 79 (up from 76)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 78
3pt 80 (up from 75)
FT 84 (up from 78)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Currently one of the front-runners for the Sixth Man of the Year 
Award.  Was leading the NBA in 3pt% for a period of time (finished 8th 
on the season).  Last year teammate Bruce Bowen led the league too.  
I'm sure this has absolutly NOTHING to do with the post presence of Tim 
Duncan.  Nothing at all...
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x (44 games)
Former Teams: Kings (221), Spurs (80)
Current Team: Magic (67)

Matt Harpring
Overall 79 (up from 78)
Close 87 (up from 84)
Med 78
3pt 73 (down from 75)
FT 78 (down from 86)
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 60
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 80 (up from 65)
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 75 
OffAwr 80
Notes: Was having a good year for Utah in 03-04, but was lost for the 
season thanks to a bad knee.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
Former Teams: Magic (54), Cavaliers (56), 76'ers (81) 
Current Team: Jazz (187)

Glenn Robinson
Overall 79 (down from 82)
Close 89 (down from 92)
Med 83 (down from 86)
3pt 75
FT 84
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 80 (down from 85)
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 60 (down from 64)
RebDef 70 (down from 74)
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 11
Age: 32
All-Star selections: 2 (2000-2001)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(1 ring, 39 games) 
Former Teams: Bucks (568), Hawks (69), 76'ers (42), Hornets (0)
Current Team: Spurs (9)

Al Harrington
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Desmond Mason
Overall 78 (up from 77)
Close 89 (up from 79)
Med 73
3pt 66 (down from 70)
FT 80 (up from 77)
Layup 80
Dunk 85
Handle 80
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2001)
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (16 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (205)
Current Team: Bucks (190)

James Posey
Overall 78 (down from 79)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 75 (down from 83)
3pt 76
FT 84 (down from 86)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 80
RebOff 60
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 80 (down from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes:
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games) 
Former Teams: Nuggets (261), Rockets (58), Grizzlies (132)
Current Team: Heat

Josh Howard
Overall 77 (up from 73)
Close 84 (up from 70)
Med 70
3pt 70 (up from 68)
FT 73 (up from 70)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 60)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 75
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: One of the many talented swingmen in Dallas.  A Finley in the 
making, not just in play style but also in draft selection (Finley was 
a steal at 21, Howard was a steal at 29).  Looks pretty similar to 
Tayshaun Prince right now.
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)
Current Team: Mavericks (143)

Mike Dunleavy
Overall 77
Close 84 (up from 82)
Med 76
3pt 80 (up from 78)
FT 78 (up from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 70 (down from 75)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 60
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: The son of current Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (236)

Morris Peterson
Overall 77 (up from 76)
Close 82 (down from 94)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 80 (up from 77)
FT 83 (up from 75)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 70
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
Current Team: Raptors (389)

Luol Deng (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 77 (up from 75)
Close 84 (up from 70)
Med 71 (down from 75)
3pt 66
FT 74 (up from 71)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 65
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: It's not really talked about, but when LeBron was the consensus 
top HS player in the nation for three years straight, it was also a 
consensus that Deng was the second best HS player in the nation, for 
three years straight.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bulls (61)

Luol Deng (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 70
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 66
FT 71
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 65
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70

Tim Thomas
Overall 77
Close 82 (up from 79)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 79 (up from 74)
FT 79 (up from 77)
Layup 75
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 65
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 70
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Shares the NBA record for threes in a half with 8.  The athletic 
player the Knicks have wanted.  He can shoot a bit like Van Horn, but 
is a worse rebounder.  That's fine by the Knicks though, they don't 
really need Van Horn's rebounding as much with Mutombo and Thomas on 
the front line.  Still, my gut feeling says the Knicks will miss Van 
Horn more than they think.  Tim Thomas is a lot more useful off the 
bench than he is starting.  And oh my god, I was right.  Tim Thomas was 
flat out terrible for the Knicks.  He was total garbage in the first 
half of the season, and didn't start hitting shots until the team was 
way out of playoff contention.  Since the guy's only skill is hitting 
jumpers, he was useless on the court most of the time, and a defensive 
liability (opposing SFs had an effective FG% of .550).  He made Trevor 
Ariza look like a much better player than he really is.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 8
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (36 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (94), Bucks (385)
Current Team: Knicks (95)

Toni Kukoc
Overall 77 (down from 79)
Close 77 (down from 87)
Med 73 (down from 76)
3pt 75 (up from 74)
FT 73
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (down from 70) 
Handle 75
Pass 75 (up from 60)
PostOff 75 (down from 80)
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 75 (down from 78)
Speed 70
Stam 80 (down from 85)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
Notes: The Croation Sensation is one of the best bench players in NBA 
history.  Even though he came off the bench, he was regarded as the 
third scoring option for Chicago behind MJ and Scottie.
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 12
Age: 36
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x, First Round 2x (3 
rings, 96 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (440), 76'ers (80), Hawks (76)
Current Team: Bucks (189)

Jim Jackson
Overall 76 (down from 78)
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 76
3pt 82 (up from 80)
FT 87 (up from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 70
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (down from 75)
Speed 80
Stam 90 (up from 85)
Dur 85
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: Once was one of the three J's in Dallas.  Has traveled a lot 
since then.  Houston is his tenth team, but it's only going to be his 
second team he logs 100 games with.  Hah, just when we thought Double J 
had found a home in Houston, they just dumped him on the Hornets for 
David Wesley.  Expect the Hornets to trade JJ during the season, so 
Jackson will probably be with his 12th team this season.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (45 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (289), Nets (31), 76'ers (48), Warriors (31), 
Blazers (49), Hawks (96), Cavaliers (39), Heat (55), Kings (63), 
Rockets (104), Hornets (0) 
Current Team: Suns (40)

Fred Jones (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 82
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 77 (up from 70)
FT 84 (up from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 90 (down from 95)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 65
Steal 65
RebOff 55 (down from 65)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: The 2004 Slam Dunk Champion.  He reminds me a little of Harold 
Miner (with better defense). 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2004)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (27 games)
Current Team: Pacers (177)

Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 77
Med 71 (up from 70)
3pt 69 (down from 74)
FT 77 (up from 65)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 60
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Another one of the players who was on the gold medal Argentinian 
team that took down the US.  His favorite player is Scottie Pippen, so 
it's fitting that he should be the starter in Chicago this season.  
It's too bad that he was one year too late to play with him.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (81)

Bruce Bowen
Overall 75 (up from 71)
Close 79
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 80 (up from 79)
FT 60 (up from 58)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 60
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 55 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 95 (up from 85)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: Adored by Pat Riley and Gregg Popovich.  Only able to contribute 
on offense because Alonzo Mourning and Tim Duncan allow him to get open 
looks from the perimeter.  Led the league in 3pt% in 02-03, but somehow 
shot them at a better percentage than his FTs (.441 3pt to .404 FT).  
In 99-00 Bowen was waived by the Sixers, and claimed by the Heat.  
Since waiver claims are allowed according to the standings, Miami was 
able to claim him before the Knicks.  What's interesting about that is 
the Knicks were ahead of Miami in the standings for ONE GAME the entire 
year, and it couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time.  Bowen was 
able to wreck havoc defensively, while NY never really did get decent 
backup for Latrell Sprewell.  Maybe if they had Bowen, they never trade 
Ewing for damaged goods Glen Rice, and they never trade damaged goods 
Glen Rice for grossly overpaid Shandon Anderson.  It's amazing what one 
day can change.  Averaged a career high 8.2 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 04-05.  
Kinda odd (how low the numbers are), considering it's his fifth season 
of starters minutes.  Bowen also set a career high in FT% with .634.  
Again, career "high" is subjective.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 9
Age: 33
All-Defensive First Team: 2 (03-04, 04-05)
All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (2001-2003)
3pt% King: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (2 
rings, 80 games)
Former Teams: Heat (1), Celtics (91), 76'ers (42), Heat (109)
Current Team: Spurs (305)

Kyle Korver (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 75 (up from 74)
Close 70 (down from 89)
Med 79 (up from 75)
3pt 88 (down from 90)
FT 85 (up from 82)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 60)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Korver had quite a shocking year, statistically.  Normally guys 
that are only good at shooting have sucky rookie years.  Korver's 
season wasn't great, but it certainly wasn't bad.  Consider that of his 
115 FGM, 81 were threes.  He led the league in threes made per minute.  
Korver placed third in the 3pt shootout this year, narrowly losing to 
the likes of Peja Stojakovic and Voshon Lenard.  Good thing the 
shooting deprived Nets sold him to the Sixers for cash, eh?
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Current Team: 76'ers (156)

Kyle Korver (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 74 (up from 73)
Close 89
Med 75
3pt 90 (up from 80)
FT 82
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70

Darius Miles
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 68 (down from 70)
3pt 65 (up from 53)
FT 60 (down from 66)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 85
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 75 (up from 70)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
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 drafted much lower than third overall (and thus would have 
made less money).  Already the guy is 23 years old with a six year 
contract.
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Clippers (163), Cavaliers (104)
Current Team: Blazers (105)

Jarvis Hayes
Overall 75 (down from 77)
Close 79 (down from 87)
Med 73 (down from 76)
3pt 75 (up from 69)
FT 82 (up from 78)
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (down from 70)
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Wizards (124)

Jared Jeffries
Overall 74 (up from 70)
Close 75 (up from 70)
Med 66 (down from 71)
3pt 71 (up from 50)
FT 60 (down from 64)
Layup 75 (up from 65)
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 65)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 70 (down from 78)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 23 
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games) 
Current Team: Wizards (179)

Gerald Wallace
Overall 74 (up from 70)
Close 75
Med 66 (down from 70)
3pt 66 (up from 50)
FT 66 (up from 52)
Layup 80 (down from 85)
Dunk 95
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 80 (up from 70)
RebOff 70 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Another young athletic freak with little talent, fundamentals, 
or jumpshot, like Darius Miles.  Wallace was one of the best HS players 
who went to college for one year before declaring, but never developed 
his game in Sacramento.  Might get the chance to do it in Charlotte, 
but I'm skeptical (they said the same thing about Miles in Cleveland).  
If it weren't for a decent showing in the Slam Dunk contest, hardly 
anybody would even know who he is.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (15 games)
Former Teams: Kings (138)
Current Team: Bobcats (70)

Jumaine Jones
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 75
Med 71
3pt 80 (up from 73)
FT 69
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (down from 85)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70 (up from 60)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Looks like JJ will bring an end to Devean George's Laker career, 
if Devean ever comes off the injured list that is.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (29 
games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (98), Cavaliers (161), Celtics (42)
Current Team: Lakers (76)

Devean George
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 75 (down from 77)
Med 71 (down from 73)
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 76 (up from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 75 (up from 60)
RebOff 65
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Decent 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.  
With the Laker dynasty about to undergo major changes, Kupchak will 
likely get the axe if things don't pan out.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 1x (3 rings, 68 games)
Current Team: Lakers (358)

Brian Cardinal
Overall 74 (up from 73)
Close 75
Med 73 (up from 68)
3pt 76 (up from 72)
FT 87 (down from 88)
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Well, it only took 5 years (in other words, since the 2K 
franchise started) but they finally added Cardinal to the rosters.  
Although in typical Visual Concepts fashion, they got his position 
wrong.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games) 
Former Teams: Pistons (23), Wizards (5), Warriors (76)
Current Team: Grizzlies (58)

Jiri Welsch 
Overall 74 (down from 75)
Close 79 (down from 89)
Med 73 (down from 78)
3pt 77 (down from 79)
FT 76 (up from 74)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50 (down from 60)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 55
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: Has been traded four times in three years.  His fundamentals are 
intriguing to most teams, but the total package isn't what it's cracked 
up to be, which has made him easy trade bait.
Other Positions: PG, SG 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (37), Celtics (136) 
Current Team: Cavaliers (16)

Lamond Murray
Overall 74 (up from 71)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 80 (up from 73)
FT 76
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 70
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 65
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Cousin of one of the original Raptors, Tracy Murray.
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games) 
Former Teams: Clippers (361), Cavaliers (223) 
Current Team: Raptors (95)

Tyson Chandler
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Josh Smith
Overall 73 (up from 72)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 65 (down from 70)
3pt 61 (down from 67)
FT 69
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 95 (up from 80)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 85 (up from 65)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: Smith was called the most likely player to be a bust in the 2004 
draft.  At one point he was third on most mock drafts behind Okafor and 
Howard.  It's anyone's guess what Smith is capable of, who knows, maybe 
he'll be rookie of the year on a horrible Atlanta team, or maybe he'll 
ride the bench and shoot 35% from the field.  Well, Smith was also 
compared to Vince Carter, and at least he proved he has his athletic 
ability, as he won this year's dunk contest.  Unfortunately, that isn't 
going to make him Vince anymore than it made Harold Miner Jordan.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2005) 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Hawks (74)

Corliss Williamson
Overall 73 (down from 74)
Close 87
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 53
FT 80 (up from 77)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 75 (down from 76)
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 60
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 70 (down from 72)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: After winning a ring in Detroit last year, former sixth man will 
be backing up Kenny Thomas this year in Philly.  And after being traded 
back to Sacramento, he'll still be backing up Kenny Thomas.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
(1 ring, 63 games)
Former Teams: Kings (337), Raptors (42), Pistons (266) 76'ers (48)
Current Team: Kings (24)

Ruben Patterson
Overall 73 (up from 72)
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 66 (down from 70)
3pt 61 (down from 64)
FT 65 (up from 55)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75
Block 60
Steal 80 (up from 65)
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 70
Notes: The artist formerly known as "Kobe-Stopper".
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (18 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (24), Sonics (157)
Current Team: Blazers (296)

Eric Williams
Overall 73 (up from 70)
Close 70 (up from 60)
Med 75
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 74 (down from 79)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 55 (up from 50)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (up from 63)
Speed 75 (up from 70)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 70
Notes: If you told me at the beginning of last summer that Eric 
Williams was going to be starting at PF for the Nets this year, I would 
have at the least been somewhat skeptical. 
Other Positions: SG, PF 
Years Pro: 10
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (136), Nuggets (42), Celtics (258), Cavaliers 
(50), Nets (21)
Current Team: Raptors (34)

Jonathan Bender
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 72 (up from 60)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 74 (up from 73)
FT 75 (up from 67)
Layup 70
Dunk 85
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 65 (up from 50)
RebDef 70 (down from 71)
Speed 75 (up from 65)
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 65 (down from 75)
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was the MVP of the McDonalds High School All-Star game way back 
in 1999, scoring a record 31 points.  Has done absolutely nothing in 
his basketball career since then.  One of those high school busts 
people fail to talk about when they bring up how high schoolers are so 
good for the game.  No, great players are good for the game.  Lebron 
and KG were good for the game.  They came in developed.  Bender came in 
7 feet and skinny as a doornail.  He's been injury prone because of it, 
and he's probably the worst rebounding 7-foot player in the league.  
Similar to Darius Miles, he was taken high out of high school on 
size/potential rather than skill/size/potential. 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 24 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
(34 games) 
Current Team: Pacers (235)

Marcus Fizer
Overall 73
Close 82
Med 70 (down from 73)
3pt 55 (up from 50)
FT 69 (down from 71)
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 74)
RebDef 80 (up from 76)
Speed 70
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 70 (down from 90)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Bulls (232)
Current Team: Bucks (54)

George Lynch (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 70
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 70 (up from 50)
FT 65 (up from 62)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 70 (down from 78)
RebDef 75 (up from 69)
Speed 70
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 12
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 4x, First Round 3x (62 
games)
Former Teams: Lakers (203), Grizzlies (123), 76'ers (200)
Current Team: Hornets (204)

Chris Crawford
Overall 73 (up from 67)
Close 72 (up from 67)
Med 75
3pt 77 (down from 54)
FT 87 (up from 78)
Layup 70
Dunk 65
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (up from 56)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 70
Stam 80
Dur 70 (down from 80)
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: Very injury prone.  Is expected to miss the season with injury, 
after playing only 68 games in the previous three seasons.  If you 
include this season, he will have played in only 252 of possible 656 
games.  As hard as it is to believe, he's the only holdover from the 
Atlanta playoff era (and along with Boris Diaw, the only player that 
has been on the team longer than a year).  Lenny Wilkens is coaching 
his second team since then.  Dikembe Mutombo has been traded three 
times and played for four teams.  Ditto for Christian Laettner, he has 
been traded four times and played for four teams (Additionally, Mutombo 
and Laettner were waived by one team each).  Steve Smith is also 
playing on his fourth team since then.  Yet Crawford is still with 
Atlanta.  Maybe it's because he gets injured so frequently that he's 
impossible to trade.  It's too bad Crawford got hurt though.  He had a 
good preseason, and this was his contract year.  Atlanta is young and 
forward heavy, so this was his chance to impress other teams, because 
it's doubtful he'd have a significant role if he re-signs with Atlanta.  
Crawford is one of the few forwards in the NBA to have never grabbed 10 
rebounds in a game.  Considering he's an 8-year pro, that is pretty 
bad.  Of course, he can't seem to get on the court much thanks to 
injuries, but you'd have to think he could have come close a couple 
times.  Yet, that's not the case, he only has three games in his career 
where he grabbed nine rebounds.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (252)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Lee Nailon
Overall 72
Close 84 (up from 75)
Med 75
3pt 52 (down from 64)
FT 81 (up from 76)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70 (up from 65)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (down from 75)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: This is not the first time Nailon has been called on to replace 
an injured Jamal Mashburn.  Too bad Mash is on the verge of retirement, 
he was the only way that Nailon could get a starting job.
Years Pro: 5
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (121), Knicks (38), Hawks (27), Magic (8), 
Cavaliers (22)
Current Team: Hornets (68)

Scott Padgett
Overall 72 (up from 68)
Close 60 (up from 57)
Med 75
3pt 80 (up from 74)
FT 74 (up from 70)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 60 (up from 59)
RebOff 70 (up from 50)
RebDef 75 (up from 63)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (27 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (231), Rockets (124)
Current Team: Suns

Eduardo Najera
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 70
Med 68
3pt 64 (up from 50)
FT 65
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 65)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 85 (up from 75)
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 70
Notes: Mostly played center last year, at only 6'8" and 235 lbs.
Other Positions: PF, C 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
2x (41 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (208), Warriors (42)
Current Team: Nuggets (26)

Rodney White
Overall 72 (up from 63)
Close 79 (up from 75)
Med 71 (up from 63)
3pt 75 (up from 53)
FT 75
Layup 70 (up from 60)
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 55
PostOff 75 (up from 65)
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 65 (up from 56)
RebDef 70 (up from 68)
Speed 75
Stam 90 (up from 94)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 70 (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.  He looks more like Lee Nailon than a lottery pick.  And 
why hasn't VC updated this guy yet?  He's not a total scrub and he's 
not a SG for Christ's sake.
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (16), Nuggets (186)
Current Team: Warriors (16)

James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 72 (down from 74)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 71
3pt 79
FT 86 (up from 85)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 down from 70)
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Barely played last season, and has already shattered his 
previous statistical marks (he only played 26 minutes last season in 6 
games).
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (81)
Current Team: Suns

Luke Walton
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 65
Med 68
3pt 70 (up from 65)
FT 71 (up from 69)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 60
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 70
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Backup SF/PF on the Lakers, and son of NBA Hall of Famer/Color 
Commentator Hall of Famer Bill Walton (who happens to be doing the 
color for 2K5 this year).  Luke didn't have a big impact until the NBA 
Finals, where he averaged 4.5 assists in 19.3 minutes.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (17 games)
Current Team: Lakers (72)

Adrian Griffin
Overall 72 (up from 69)
Close 65
Med 70 (down from 70)
3pt 68 (down from 70)
FT 77 (up from 75)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 55
Steal 80 (up from 60)
RebOff 75 (up from 50)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (down from 87)
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Another defensive stopper that made a name for himself in 
Dallas.
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 6
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(40 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (116), Mavericks (132), Rockets (19)
Current Team: Bulls (69)

Aleksandar Pavlovic
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 72 (up from 65)
Med 73
3pt 76 (up from 68)
FT 74 (up from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was selected by the Bobcats in the expansion draft, and traded 
to Cleveland for a future lottery protected first round pick.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 2
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Jazz (79)
Current Team: Cavaliers (65)

Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 72
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 68 (down from 73)
3pt 71
FT 55 (down from 69)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 65)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 65
RebOff 70 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (32)

Andre Iguodala
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Bryon Russell
Overall 71 (up from 69)
Close 70 (down from 82)
Med 70 (up from 68)
3pt 78 (up from 73)
FT 78 (up from 75)
Layup 70
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Infamously pushed out of the way by Michael Jordan on that NBA 
Finals Game 1 buzzer beater.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 12
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 4x (105 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (628), Wizards (70), Lakers (72)
Current Team: Nuggets (70)

Luke Jackson
Overall 71 (down from 74)
Close 75 (down from 82)
Med 75 (down from 78)
3pt 80 (up from 74)
FT 85
Layup 75
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 70)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 65 (down from 80)
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: A great addition to the Cavaliers, who were interested in Brent 
Barry during the offseason.  Jackson has the potential to eventually 
become their Barry.  At the least he should at least be close to what 
Kyle Korver has done this season for the Sixers.  Luke has struggled 
with a back injury he suffered in July though, and he finally had 
surgery to correct it, which will cause him to miss the rest of his 
rookie season. 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Cavaliers (10)

Eddie Robinson
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 75
Med 71
3pt 65 (down from 67)
FT 74
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 60 (up from 55)
RebDef 65
Speed 80 (up from 75)
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Waived by the Bulls.  Was never worth that big contract he 
signed in restricted free agency.  On a day that many people (notably 
the NY Post) were reporting that Eddie Robinson had been signed by the 
Knicks, thanks to an inside tip, I reported that Eddie Robinson would 
not be signed by the Knicks, because he would require surgery that 
would keep him out until May.  Local news and ESPN acknowledged this 
about 6 hours later.
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 6
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (14 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (134), Bulls (144)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Trevor Ariza (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 70 (down from 72)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 63 (down from 70)
3pt 59 (down from 65)
FT 70 (down from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 85 (up from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 60
Block 65
Steal 80 (up from 75)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 85 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Only 6 months older than Dorell Wright.  That's just like the 
gap between LeBron and Melo, and Ariza has the college experience like 
Melo.  He played well in the summer leagues, and I expect him to get a 
roster spot on the Knicks.  He'll likely make the team ahead of Shandon 
Anderson (though that is more due to Isiah's personal feelings about 
Anderson than it is about Ariza's ability).  He has good potential for 
the future.  Hopefully he'll force Tim Thomas out of town one day.  
Ariza is currently the youngest Knick to ever play a regular season 
game (Carl Braun of all people held the record for a very long time, at 
a little over 20 years of age, and Maciej Lampe at 18 only played for 
the Knicks in preseason, not during the regular season).
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Knicks (80)

Rasual Butler
Overall 70 (down from 72)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 73 (up from 71)
3pt 78 (up from 74)
FT 75 (down from 83)
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 50 (down from 60)
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Former Teams: Heat (182)
Current Team: Hornets

Calbert Cheaney
Overall 70 (up from 67)
Close 70 (up from 62)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 67 (down from 72)
FT 69 (up from 50)
Layup 70
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 65 (up from 62)
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 70 (up from 58)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Former college player of the year who was VERY ill suited for 
the pro game.  He came into the league at 6'7" and 190 lbs.  He didn't 
have enough muscle to play SF (career average of only 3.3 rpg), and he 
didn't have the perimeter skills to play SG (career average of only 1.8 
apg, Cheaney is also only a 30% three-point shooter over his career, 
which is especially bad when you consider that 152 of his 204 career 
threes came when the line was moved in).
Other Positions: SG 
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
Former Teams: Bullets/Wizards (424), Celtics (67), Nuggets (77), Jazz 
(81)
Current Team: Warriors (134)

Rodney Buford
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 70
3pt 72 (up from 67)
FT 76 (up from 75)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 55
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (24 
games)
Former Teams: Heat (34), 76'ers (47), Grizzlies (63), Kings (22)
Current Team: Nets (64)

Jason Kapono
Overall 70 (up from 68)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 73 (up from 71)
3pt 81 (up from 73)
FT 83
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65 (up from 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 55 (down from 60)
RebDef 65 (up from 60)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (down from 96)
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Good shooter but has a slow release.  Kinda like Kyle Korver.  
Should get a lot of minutes in Charlotte, as one of their few 
dependable long-range shooters.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Cavaliers (41)
Current Team: Bobcats (81)

Eric Piatkowski
Overall 69
Close 72 (down from 84)
Med 75
3pt 84
FT 85
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (up from 50)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (up from 82)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Currently the starting SG in Chicago, so hopefully they will 
change his position back in the next update.  I honestly don't know why 
they changed it to SF in the first place, he's a career SG and split 
minutes for Houston at SG/SF anyway.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 11
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (9 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (616), Rockets (49)
Current Team: Bulls (68)

Ryan Bowen
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 60 (down from 75)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 64 (up from 50)
FT 70 (up from 67)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 65
Handle 70 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 75 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 65
Speed 70
Stam 85 (down from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG, PF
Years Pro: 6
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (298)
Current Team: Rockets (66)

Ronald Dupree
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 65
Med 66
3pt 67
FT 63
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 65)
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 60
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Undrafted rookie and former NBDL player that worked his way into 
the Bulls starting lineup last year.  Currently coming off the bench 
for Detroit.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (14 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (47)
Current Team: Pistons (47)

Qyntel Woods
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 70
Med 66
3pt 70 (up from 66)
FT 63
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 65 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
Notes: The latest Jailblazer, Woods is likely to get cut because of his 
involvement in a dog-fighting ring.  He must have been bored being paid 
a lot to play a game for a living.  Woods was just waived by the team, 
and he must serve 12 months probation and 80 hours of community 
service.  Woods has been picked up by the Heat, a team who could use 
some help at SF/SG.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (115), Heat (3)
Current Team: Celtics

Travis Outlaw
Overall 68 (up from 65)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 66 (up from 63)
3pt 64 (up from 54)
FT 65 (down from 68)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 55
PostOff 65 (up rom 60)
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (67)

Matt Barnes
Overall 68
Close 65 (up from 62)
Med 66
3pt 62 (up from 59)
FT 66 (down from 70)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 65
RebOff 75
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Clippers (38), Kings (43)
Current Team: 76'ers (0)

Stacey Augmon
Overall 68 (up from 67)
Close 65 (down from 67)
Med 66
3pt 54 (up from 50)
FT 76 (up from 67)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 70
RebOff 65 (up from 50)
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 75 (up from 70)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Once part of an excellent defensive backcourt with Mookie 
Blaylock that supported Dominique Wilkins, now a veteran defensive 
specialist.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 14
Age: 36
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
7x (77 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (290), Pistons (20), Blazers (284), Hornets (216)
Current Team: Magic (55)

Bostjan Nachbar
Overall 68 (up from 65)
Close 62 (down from 72)
Med 71 (up from 70)
3pt 78 (up from 67)
FT 79 (up from 60)
Layup 65
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 55
RebOff 55
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (down from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (75)
Current Team: Hornets (55)

Nikoloz Tskitishvili
Overall 68 (down from 69)
Close 62 (down from 72)
Med 70 (down from 73)
3pt 67
FT 74 (up from 71)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 60
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 55
RebOff 70 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes: A project in Denver, Nikoloz Tskitishvili (say that three times 
fast) is the 2003 version of Darko.  He's stuck behind a loaded Denver 
frontcourt, wants to play, but isn't ready.  His career .301 FG% (3 
seasons) is probably the lowest in the league after Darko's.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Nuggets (143), Warriors (12)
Current Team: T'Wolves

Dorell Wright
Overall 68 (down from 71)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 66 (down from 68)
3pt 69 (down from 71)
FT 75 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 60 (down from 65)
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 55 (down from 65)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Heat (3)

Ansu Sesay
Overall 68 (up from 66)
Close 70
Med 68
3pt 66
FT 64 (down from 69)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 50
PostOff 65
PostDef 70 (up from 60)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 60
RebOff 75 (up from 55)
RebDef 65
Speed 75 (down from 80)
Stam 85 (down from 88)
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: The 01-02 NBDL MVP.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (111)
Current Team: Warriors

Ira Newble
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Darvin Ham
Overall 67
Close 62
Med 58
3pt 53 (up from 50)
FT 50
Layup 65
Dunk 90
Handle 70
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 60 (down from 64)
RebOff 80
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 80 (down from 84)
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x 
(1 ring, 54 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (35), Pacers (1), Wizards (71), Bucks (134), 
Hawks (75)
Current Team: Pistons (101)

Justin Reed (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Close 67
Med 71
3pt 63 (up from 55)
FT 73 (down from 78)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 55
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 60
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Celtics (23)

Tamar Slay
Overall 67 (down from 71)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 66 (down from 68)
3pt 66 (down from 68)
FT 65 (down from 70)
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 60
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Was supposed to get a chance to prove himself this year on the 
Bobcats, but spent most of the season injured.
Other Positions: SF 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (12 games)
Former Teams: Nets (58), Bobcats (8)
Current Team: EUROPE

Tariq Abdul-Wahad
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Close 70
Med 66 (down from 68)
3pt 64 (down from 67)
FT 70
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 60 (up from 55)
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebOff 65 (up from 58)
RebDef 70 (up from 66)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 60 (down from 65)
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.  He probably has the worst 
contract in the entire NBA.  3 years and 21 million left?  Ick.  
Regardless, he could still be a decent backup on the right team.  
Unfortunately, Dallas isn't the right team.  He may have to retire due 
to his constant knee injuries.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Kings (108), Magic (46), Nuggets (64)
Current Team: Mavericks (18)

Ndudi Ebi
Overall 66 (up from 65)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 63
3pt 50
FT 68
Layup 65
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 60 (up from 55)
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes: High schooler taken in last years draft.  Not expected to 
contribute for a few years.  T'Wolves better hope he develops; he's 
their last first round pick for a while.  
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: T'Wolves (19)

Michael Curry
Overall 66 (down from 70)
Close 65 (down from 79)
Med 70 (down from 75)
3pt 62 (down from 66)
FT 84
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 70
Block 55 (down from 60)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 50
RebDef 55 (down from 60)
Speed 75
Stam 80 (down from 82)
Dur 90
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Is expected to go to join Rick Carlislie on the Pacers as an 
assistant coach, replacing Mike Brown who is going to become the new 
Cavaliers head coach.
Other Positions: SG, PF 
Years Pro: 12 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
3x (36 games) 
Former Teams: 76ers (10), Pistons (0), Wizards (5), Pistons (122), 
Bucks (132), Pistons (310), Raptors (70), Pacers (18) 
Current Team: RETIRED

Tremaine Fowlkes
Overall 66
Close 67 (down from 72)
Med 66
3pt 61
FT 81
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75 (down from 80)
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 60
Notes: The first player from the NBDL to make it to the NBA.  Fowlkes 
is also the first NBDL player to win an NBA championship.  It would 
probably mean more if he had actually played a playoff game though. 
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: None (1 ring, 0 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (59), Pistons (36), Pacers (8) 
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Greg Buckner
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Raja Bell
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Scottie Pippen (RETIRED)
Overall 77
Close 87
Med 73
3pt 73
FT 72
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 70
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 60
Steal 70
RebOff 60
RebDef 75
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 60
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Pippen.  Won 
6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  Was named one of the 50 greatest players 
in NBA history.  Was the active leader in total playoff games.  Pippen 
retired this offseason, and he is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 17
All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
All-NBA First Team: 3
All-NBA Second Team: 2
All-NBA Third Team: 2
All-Defensive First Team: 7
All-Defensive Second Team: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (833), Rockets (50), Blazers (272), Bulls (23)
Current Team: RETIRED

Monty Williams (RETIRED)
Overall 70
Close 72
Med 68
3pt 61
FT 74
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 50
Steal 54
RebOff 59
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 82
Dur 60
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Can't say I didn't see this coming.  Monty always projected to 
have a short career.  He had an irregular heartbeat while at Notre 
Dame, and it meant that he'd never really be able to play much more 
than 20 mpg as a pro.  He was a good role player while he lasted, very 
unselfish, and good in the locker room.  I wouldn't be surprised to see 
him end up being one of Doc Rivers' assistant coaches in a couple 
years.
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: Second Round 4x, First Round 2x (30 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (55), Spurs (154), Nuggets (1), Magic (225), 
76'ers (21)
Current Team: RETIRED

Rick Fox (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 68
Close 72
Med 70
3pt 71
FT 74
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 65
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 60
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 60
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 13
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (3 
rings, 111 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (444), Lakers (486)
Current Team: RETIRED

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D. Power Forwards

Rating - Player (Version last updated)

99 - Kevin Garnett (2.5)
98 - Tim Duncan (2.3)
90 - Dirk Nowitzki (2.5)
90 - Jermaine O'Neal (2.3)
87 - Elton Brand (2.5)
86 - Amare Stoudemire (2.5)
85 - Chris Webber (2.4)
84 - Pau Gasol (2.3)
84 - Antoine Walker (2.3)
84 - Rasheed Wallace (2.2)
83 - Kenyon Martin (2.3)
83 - Lamar Odom (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
82 - Zach Randolph (2.3)
82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim (2.3)
82 - Antonio McDyess (2.5)
81 - Carlos Boozer (2.8)
81 - Donyell Marshall (2.5)
80 - Chris Bosh (2.5)
80 - Antawn Jamison (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
79 - Drew Gooden (2.5)
78 - Emeka Okafor (2.3)
78 - Raef LaFrentz (2.6)
78 - Al Harrington (3.0) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
78 - Kurt Thomas (POSITION CHANGED, SEE CENTER SECTION)
77 - Juwan Howard (2.4)
77 - Kenny Thomas (2.5)
77 - Troy Murphy (2.5)
77 - Tyson Chandler (2.3) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
76 - Dwight Howard (2.3)
76 - P.J. Brown (2.6)
76 - Joe Smith (2.5)
76 - Robert Horry (2.3)
75 - Udonis Haslem (2.4)
75 - Nene (2.6)
75 - Eddie Griffin (2.6)
75 - Al Jefferson (2.6)
74 - Vladimir Radmanovic (2.3)
74 - Antonio Davis (2.3)
74 - Michael Sweetney (2.4)
74 - Malik Rose (2.4)
74 - Brian Grant (2.6)
74 - Clifford Robinson (2.3)
73 - Nick Collison (2.3)
73 - Austin Croshere (2.6) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
73 - Maurice Taylor (2.4)
73 - Rodney Rogers (2.3)
73 - Anderson Varejao (2.5)
72 - Jerome Williams (2.4) (RETIRED)
72 - Christian Laettner (2.3)
72 - Etan Thomas (2.6)
72 - Robert Traylor (2.3)
72 - Keon Clark (2.1)
71 - Danny Fortson (2.4)
71 - Kwame Brown (2.6)
71 - Chris Wilcox (2.5)
71 - Chris Andersen (2.9)
71 - Vin Baker (2.4)
70 - Darius Songaila (2.5)
70 - Othella Harrington (2.3)
70 - Clarence Weatherspoon (2.4)
70 - Malik Allen (2.6)
70 - Andris Biedrins (2.6)
70 - Zarko Cabarkapa (2.6)
70 - George Lynch (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
69 - Reggie Evans (2.3)
69 - Brian Scalabrine (2.4)
69 - David West (2.9)
69 - Kris Humphries (2.8)
69 - Tom Gugliotta (3.0)
68 - Alan Henderson (2.6)
68 - Brian Cook (2.6)
68 - Stanislav Medvedenko (2.6)
68 - Melvin Ely (2.6)
68 - Walter McCarty (2.6)
68 - Bo Outlaw (2.6)
67 - Pat Garrity (2.2)
67 - Maciej Lampe (2.6)
67 - Ryan Humphrey (2.6)
67 - Donnell Harvey (2.1)
66 - Mark Madsen (2.6)
65 - Zaza Pachulia (POSITION CHANGED, SEE CENTER SECTION)
64 - Obinna Ekezie (2.6)
64 - Jerome Beasley (1.9)
64 - Lonny Baxter (2.1)
63 - Michael Ruffin (3.0)
63 - Jackson Vroman (2.9)
63 - Michael Bradley (2.2)
63 - Lawrence Funderburke (2.3)
62 - Jerome Moiso (1.9)
61 - Brandon Hunter (1.4)
57 - Paul Shirley (2.9) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
84 - Karl Malone (2.2) (RETIRED)

Kevin Garnett
Overall 99 (down from 101)
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 70 (down from 71)
FT 81 (up from 79)
Layup 85
Dunk 85
Handle 75
Pass 75
PostOff 95
PostDef 90 (down from 95)
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 85 (down from 95)
RebDef 95
Speed 70
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
OffAwr 95
Notes: MVP of the 03-04 season.  The runner-up MVP to Tim Duncan in 02-
03.  It's hard to believe this is his 10th pro season.  Didn't seem to 
have any luck with getting out of the first round, but not so in 03-04.  
The T'Wolves have given him his best team in years.  I must say I was 
wrong about the T'Wolves this year.  I said they didn't improve much, 
because they had no bench.  Well, the bench stepped up, especially 
Hoiberg, Hassell, and Madsen.  Sam Cassell's injury in the Conference 
Finals was the difference between the T'Wolves and the NBA Finals, and 
probably an NBA championship.
Other Positions: PG, SF, C
Years Pro: 10
Age: 28
Most Valuable Player: 1 (03-04)
All-Star selections: 8 (96-97, 97-98, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 03-04, 04-
05, 7 starts)
All-Star Game MVP: 1 (02-03)
All-NBA First Team: 3 (99-00, 02-03, 03-04)
All-NBA Second Team: 3 (00-01, 01-02, 04-05)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (98-99)
All-Defensive First Team: 6 (2000-2005)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 7x (47 games)
Current Team: T'Wolves (775)

Tim Duncan
Overall 98
Close 97
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 59
FT 69 (up from 59)
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 65
Pass 65
PostOff 95
PostDef 95
Block 90 (down from 95)
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 90
RebDef 90 (down from 95)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 85 (down from 90)
DefAwr 90 (up from 85)
OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
Notes: The 2 time MVP won his second ring in four seasons, and sorry 
Shaq, you can't stick an asterisk next to that 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 7 seasons (Robinson also did 
it in his first 7), and he's the ONLY player in NBA history to be named 
to the All-NBA First team in his first 7 seasons (the closest is Larry 
Bird, who made the first team in each of his first 4 seasons).  He's 
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 
02-03 playoffs.  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%.  
That's 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 (Orlando, not LA).
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 8
Age: 28
All-Star selections: 7 games (97-98, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, 
04-05, 6 starts)
All-Star Game MVP: 1
All-NBA First Team: 7 (97-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04)
All-Defensive First Team: 5
All-Defensive Second Team: 2
Most Valuable Player: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
NBA Finals MVP: 3 (98-99, 02-03, 04-05)
Rookie of the Year: 1 (97-98)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x (3 rings, 105 games)
Current Team: Spurs (586)

Dirk Nowitzki
Overall 90 (down from 93)
Close 97
Med 94
3pt 84 (down from 87)
FT 87 (up from 83)
Layup 85
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 85
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 75
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 85 (down from 95)
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 95
Notes: The best player in the NBA to come out of Europe.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 7
Age: 26 
All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (04-05)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (00-01, 03-04)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (53 games)
Current Team: Mavericks (522)

Jermaine O'Neal
Overall 90 (down from 94)
Close 97
Med 73
3pt 54 (up from 50)
FT 75 (down from 76)
Layup 80
Dunk 85
Handle 60
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 95
PostDef 90
Block 80 (down from 90)
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 80 (down from 90)
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 70
Stam 90 (down from 92)
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes: Was the youngest player in NBA history during his rookie season.  
Sat behind Rasheed Wallace and Brian Grant early in his career with 
Portland, they traded him for Dale Davis.  Talk about a bone-headed 
trade... Jermaine has become the best big man in the east.  He has 
averaged a double double the past three seasons.  Hard to believe he's 
in his 9th season already.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 9
Age: 26
Most Improved Player: 1 (01-02)
All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005, 2 starts)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
5x (64 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (211)
Current Team: Pacers (352)

Elton Brand
Overall 87 (down from 91)
Close 97
Med 73
3pt 50
FT 75 (down from 77)
Layup 75
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 75
Pass 65 (up from 55)
PostOff 90 (down from 95)
PostDef 85
Block 80 (down from 90)
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 90
RebDef 80 (down from 90)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 85
Notes: The first Clipper to make the All-Star team since Danny Manning.  
The Clippers robbed Chicago by sending them Tyson Chandler.  How do I 
figure they ripped them off?  Well, look at it this way.  Brand has 
been averaging at least 18 ppg and at least 10 rpg for his entire 
career.  Most Bulls fans would say that all Chandler has to do is equal 
that, and it's a fair trade.  But I don't look at it like that.  
Chandler would have to EXCEED Brand's production for it to be even.  
Right now, Brand could have been putting up about 20/10 for Chicago, 
and they'd most definitely be in the playoffs this year.  If it takes 
Chandler 4 years to reach Brand's level, why shouldn't they have just 
kept Brand for those 4 years?  Brand is not only one of the best 
rebounders in the league (led it in offensive rebounding last year) he 
was also fourth in the league in blocks behind the elite trinity of 
Ratliff, Wallace, and Duncan.  Chandler is unlikely to ever play at 
this level, which begs the question - why did the Bulls trade an 
established rising star like Brand for a player that at best has the 
potential to be Brand's equal?
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25
All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Bulls (155)
Current Team: Clippers (292)

Amare Stoudemire
Overall 86 (up from 83)
Close 97 (up from 87)
Med 75 (up from 70)
3pt 55
FT 73 (up from 71)
Layup 85 (up from 75)
Dunk 95 (up from 85)
Handle 75 (up from 70)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 90 (up from 85)
PostDef 80
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 65 (down from 75)
RebOff 80
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 75 (up from 70)
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: The first high school player to ever win Rookie of the Year.  I 
still think Kevin Garnett's rookie season out of high school was more 
impressive (he was younger, he didn't start games until halfway through 
the season, and take a look at the assists).
Years Pro: 3
Age: 22
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
Rookie of the Year: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (21 games) 
Current Team: Suns (217)

Chris Webber
Overall 85 (down from 88)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 76
3pt 71 (up from 57)
FT 71 (up from 61)
Layup 75
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 70
Pass 75
PostOff 90 (down from 95)
PostDef 80 (down from 85)
Block 70
Steal 70
RebOff 75 (down from 85)
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 70
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 65
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
Notes: The Kings may have missed their chance.  The Lakers were clearly 
weak in 02-03, but Webber's injury killed them in the second round.  
Then in 03-04 C-Webb spent most of the year injured, and when he came 
back there were chemistry issues abound.  I think he takes an unfair 
amount of heat, because Peja Stojakovic is a non-factor in a half-court 
offense.
Years Pro: 12
Age: 31
Rookie of Year: 1 (93-94)
All-Star selections: 5 (96-97, 2000-2003, 2 starts)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (00-01)
All-NBA Second Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 02-03)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
5x (64 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (76), Wizards/Bullets (212), Kings (377)
Current Team: 76'ers (21)

Pau Gasol
Overall 84 (down from 86)
Close 92 (down from 94)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 58 (up from 50)
FT 77 (up from 71)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 60
RebOff 80 (down from 85)
RebDef 80 (down from 90)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
OffAwr 85
Notes: Gee, that Abdur-Rahim for Gasol trade is looking mighty even, is 
it not?  Originally it was thought that the Grizzlies were giving up an 
established star for a lesser player in order to clean house (when they 
moved to Memphis).  Gasol was the first European to ever win Rookie of 
the Year, also going against the stereotype that Europeans took time to 
develop and weren't NBA ready after being drafted (Dirk and Peja, for 
example).  He was perhaps the best player at this year's Olympics, and 
it's a shame that Spain, arguably the best team at the tournament 
didn't even medal.  They deserved the Bronze more than the US.  They 
only lost one game.  Spain BEAT Argentina and Italy (gold and silver 
winners) but lost to the team that ended up with the Bronze.  Meanwhile 
the US lost to teams that didn't even end up with medals (Lithuania, 
and Puerto Rico, who wasn't even a top 5 team).  If anyone can explain 
to me how Spain not getting a medal makes any sense, I'd love to hear 
it.  What a crock of a structure.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
Current Team: Grizzlies (298)

Antoine Walker
Overall 84 (down from 86)
Close 94 (down from 97)
Med 78 (down from 79)
3pt 79 (down from 84)
FT 59 (down from 70)
Layup 85
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 80 (up from 75)
Pass 75 (up from 70)
PostOff 85
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 65 (up from 55)
Steal 75 (up from 65)
RebOff 75 (down from 80)
RebDef 85 (down from 88)
Speed 70
Stam 95 (up from 90)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 85
Notes: What the hell happened?  Walker went from being an all-star 
power forward, the most versatile player in the league, an Anthony 
Mason with 25-foot range, to a chucker.  He needs to get it through his 
head that he's better off using his superior footwork and ball handling 
to get easy shots in the post rather than brick 68% of the threes that 
he takes.
Other Positions: PG, SF, C
Years Pro: 9
Age: 28
All-Star selections: 3 (1 start)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (31 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (528), Mavericks (82), Hawks (53), Celtics (24)
Current Team: Heat

Rasheed Wallace
Overall 84 (down from 86)
Close 89 (down from 92)
Med 78
3pt 75
FT 74
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 60
PostOff 85 (down from 90)
PostDef 85
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Was traded to Portland for Rod Strickland, one of Washington's 
all-time blunders.  Despite his past behavior, Rasheed has been the 
hottest ticket in the league last year.  He was traded to Atlanta, and 
then traded to Detroit.  Won a ring with less than half a season in 
Detroit, and seemingly all of his past behavior problems are forgotten.  
Let's see how that holds up over a full season, especially now that he 
got his new contract.  Still, the Pistons were 33-11 after acquiring 
him (17-4 in regular season, 16-7 in playoffs) so as long as the team 
keeps winning, it will negate the distractions.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 10
Age: 30
All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x 
(1 ring, 98 games)
Former Teams: Wizards (65), Blazers (544), Hawks (1)
Current Team: Pistons (101)

Kenyon Martin
Overall 83 (down from 84)
Close 92
Med 71
3pt 62 (up from 61)
FT 66 (down from 68)
Layup 80 (up from 75)
Dunk 85 (up from 80)
Handle 65 (up from 55)
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 80 
PostDef 85
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 75
RebOff 80 (down from 85)
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 75 (up from 70)
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: An exciting player to watch, especially next to Jason Kidd.  
Even with a knee injury in his senior year, Martin was still the 
blatantly obvious choice to be the first pick in 2000.  Judging by what 
the rest of that draft class has done (Stromile Swift, Darius Miles, 
Marcus Fizer, Mike Miller, DerMarr Johnson, Chris Mihm, Jamal Crawford, 
Joel Przybilla, and Keyon Dooling fill out the rest of the top 10 draft 
choices that year, and 11-15 weren't exactly much better), Martin is 
clearly a special player.  But is he a max level player?  That's what 
the Nuggets gave him when they traded three first round picks for the 
right to sign him.  Will Martin be worth his contract in 2010-11, when 
he is making 16.6 million dollars?  In today's NBA, that would make him 
the fifth highest paid player.  He's a great supporting player, but 
he's no franchise player (at least not yet).  Will that contract impact 
what the Nuggets are allowed to give Carmelo Anthony when he is a free 
agent?  Maybe.  How about Nene?  What about other incoming free agents?  
Will there even be any?  Depending on who the Nets draft with those 
picks (assuming they don't sell them off like they've been doing 
lately) it could end up being a good trade for Jersey.  Of course, if 
they draft utter crap, they'll probably look like fools.
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (56 
games)
Former Teams: Nets (283)
Current Team: Nuggets (70)

Lamar Odom
Overall 83 (down from 84)
Close 94
Med 75
3pt 72
FT 72 (down from 74)
Layup 80
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 80
Pass 80
PostOff 85
PostDef 75
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 75
RebDef 85
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: Rashidi's claim to fame - Odom went to high school about 10 
blocks from his house.  How did I come to know about Lamar Odom?  Back 
in the day, my friends and I were talking about what NBA players we'd 
met.  One of my friends said he met Anthony Mason at a sneaker store.  
My other friend, who was in ninth grade at the time and went to Christ 
the King HS, said, "Lamar Odom".  I said, "Who's that?" and my friend 
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 14... 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 two days prior (never mind that I 
check NBA.com and ESPN.com everyday during the summer and heard no such 
talk), and he was pissed because that meant Boston wouldn't need Omar 
Cook who was in camp with Boston at the time (also of Christ the King 
lore).  Rashidi Insider Info at it's finest.  Rashidi is a big Lamar 
Odom fan, but recently he received an E-mail from someone alleging they 
are Lamar Odom's cousin.  This cousin informed me that Lamar is deeply 
upset with the comments I made about him (referring to him as "stupid 
as a brick").  However, if Lamar had read closely, he would have 
noticed that I did not make the comments, someone who knew him did.  
One can now only wonder about Lamar's reading comprehension, and which 
side of the NBA's Read to Achieve program he should be a part of.  
Further, I find it humorous how this "cousin" would come so quickly to 
defend the intellect of Lamar Odom, when IT IS A WELL KNOWN THAT LAMAR 
CHEATED ON HIS ACT'S (American College Test).  At Christ the King he 
ranked 312th in a class of 334, yet somehow finshed in the top 42% in 
the country on the ACT with 22 of 36.  The SAT equivalent to a 22 is a 
score of 1030.  Five months before taking the ACT, Odom admitted to 
newspapers that he got a 630 on the SAT.  A 400 point improvement in 5 
months, on a test that is an indicator of life-long schooling?  Let the 
facts fall where they may, cousin O.  At least Rashidi can smile 
knowing that he got a higher SAT mark without cheating.
Other Positions: PG, PF
Years Pro: 6
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (230), Heat (80)
Current Team: Lakers (64)

Zach Randolph
Overall 82 (down from 85) 
Close 94 (up from 92) 
Med 71 (down from 75) 
3pt 53 
FT 77 (up from 76) 
Layup 75 
Dunk 70 (down from 75) 
Handle 70 
Pass 55 (down from 65) 
PostOff 90 
PostDef 80 
Block 60 (down from 65) 
Steal 60 
RebOff 85 (down from 90) 
RebDef 85 
Speed 70 
Stam 85 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 85
Notes: The most improved player of the year wasn't really the most 
improved, because he had already displayed in the 02-03 playoffs what 
he was capable of.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Most Improved Player: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
Current Team: Blazers (245)

Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Overall 82 (down from 84)
Close 92
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 70 (up from 61)
FT 88 (up from 86)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 85 (down from 90)
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 70 (up from 55)
RebOff 80
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 85
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, but 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.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 28
All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Grizzlies (274), Hawks (211), Blazers (86)
Current Team: Kings

Antonio McDyess
Overall 82 (up from 79)
Close 89 (up from 87)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 50
FT 68 (up from 63)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 75
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 80)
RebDef 85
Speed 70
Stam 85 (down from 93)
Dur 60
DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: It's very hard to say what McDyess is going to do now that he's 
back.  He missed essentially 3 years with injuries.  People in Detroit 
are saying he's doing very well, that he should be a sixth man quality 
backup, but we'll have to see.  Anytime you have a former 20/10 guy 
coming off your bench, it should be a good thing (unless you're an 
overweight drug abuser named Shawn Kemp).
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 10
Age: 30
All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (29 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (150), Suns (81), Nuggets (211), Knicks (18), 
Suns (24)
Current Team: Pistons (77)

Carlos Boozer
Overall 81 (down from 82)
Close 92
Med 75
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 74 (down from 77)
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 65
Pass 60
PostOff 80
PostDef 85
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 85 (down from 90)
RebDef 90
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 3
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Cavaliers (156)
Current Team: Jazz (51)

Donyell Marshall
Overall 81 (down from 83)
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 84 (up from 78)
FT 76 (up from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 70 (down from 80)
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 75 (down from 80)
RebDef 85
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Probably the most underrated player in the NBA.  Always seems to 
get stuck on teams with depth at Power Forward.  Averaged a double 
double in Toronto last year, but now coming off the bench behind Chris 
Bosh.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (40), Warriors (340), Jazz (139), Bulls (96)
Current Team: Raptors (131)

Chris Bosh
Overall 80 (up from 75)
Close 87 (up from 82)
Med 75 (up from 68)
3pt 68 (up from 61)
FT 76 (up from 70)
Layup 80 (up from 70)
Dunk 80
Handle 65
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 65
RebOff 75
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 75 (up from 70)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Raptors (156)

Antawn Jamison
Overall 80 (down from 83)
Close 97 (up from 94)
Med 75 (down from 81)
3pt 75 (up from 73)
FT 76 (up from 72)
Layup 80
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 85
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebOff 80 (down from 90)
RebDef 75 (down from 78)
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 80
Notes: The 03-04 Sixth man of the year.  Raised his FG% by 65 points to 
be third in the league.  Was traded for the #5 pick (Devin Harris), 
which reunites him with former Warrior teammates Gilbert Arenas and 
Larry Hughes, and former Tar Heel teammate Brendan Haywood.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (336), Mavericks (82)
Current Team: Wizards (68)

Drew Gooden
Overall 79 (up from 74)
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 70
3pt 62 (up from 54)
FT 73 (up from 70)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 90 (up from 75)
Speed 70
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 3
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (51), Magic (98)
Current Team: Cavaliers (82)

Emeka Okafor
Overall 78 (up from 74)
Close 87 (up from 79)
Med 65 (up from 61)
3pt 50
FT 61 (down from 64)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 80
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 75)
RebDef 85 (up from 80)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Led UConn to the NCAA championship.  He was in foul trouble in 
the first half of the championship game, but then scored all 18 of his 
points in the second half, and led UConn from a seven point deficit to 
a one point win.  He was the designated collegiate 12th man (see 
Laettner, Collison) on the 2004 Olympic team.  Not that selfishness is 
part of his game, but he got to see first hand how teamwork wins, even 
on a bigger stage than college.  I've favorably compared him to Alonzo 
Mourning, rather than Ben Wallace like a few other people have.  He'll 
be somewhere in-between both (perhaps a 15 ppg scorer over his career).  
Just a followup on that, Okafor is averaging 15 ppg as of 3/18/05, so 
it looks like my comparisions to Mourning aren't some kind of stretch. 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bobcats (71)

Al Harrington (NEW-Edit, POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 78 (down from 79)
Close 89
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 66 (down from 70)
FT 72 (down from 74)
Layup 75
Dunk 85
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 70
RebOff 75 (down from 80)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Cousin of Dahntay Jones, that guy who never plays.  Harrington 
lived with Antonio Davis and family in his rookie year, which 
supposedly made life as a rookie out of high school easier.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (25 games) 
Former Teams: Pacers (354)
Current Team: Hawks (66)

Raef LaFrentz
Overall 78 (up from 72)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 75 (up from 73)
3pt 78 (up from 75)
FT 72 (up from 69)
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 65)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 70 (up from 65)
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: I think a lot of people forget what a good player LaFrentz is. 
He's one of the best big men in a conference devoid of size.  His 
return from injury should definitely mean bigger and better things for 
the Celtics, possibly a Division title.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
1x (35 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (222), Mavericks (96) 
Current Team: Celtics (97)

Kurt Thomas
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Juwan Howard
Overall 77 (down from 78)
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 75 (up from 71)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 82 (up from 81)
Layup 75 (down from 80)
Dunk 70 (down from 75)
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 60 (down from 65)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 60
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Few people will forget the huge contract that Howard never lived 
up to.  He got it by averaging 22 ppg, 8 rpg, and 4 apg in his second 
season, but he never came close to that point total again.  He also was 
a SF at the start of his career, but became a PF (thus negating his 
size and rebounding advantage) as time passed on.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 11
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Wizards/Bullets (464), Mavericks (80), Nuggets (105), 
Magic (81)
Current Team: Rockets (61)

Troy Murphy
Overall 77 (up from 73)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 73
3pt 77 (up from 65)
FT 78 (up from 77)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 90 (up from 80)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (259)

Kenny Thomas
Overall 77 (up from 75)
Close 82
Med 73 (up from 71)
3pt 62 (up from 50)
FT 76 (up from 75)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 65)
RebOff 80 (down from 85)
RebDef 85 (up from 80)
Speed 70 (up from 60)
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (17 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (238), 76'ers (167)
Current Team: Kings (26)

Tyson Chandler (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 77 (up from 76)
Close 75 (down from 84)
Med 61 (down from 70)
3pt 50
FT 67 (up from 61)
Layup 70
Dunk 85
Handle 60 (down from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 85 (up from 75)
Steal 70 (up from 55)
RebOff 90 (up from 80)
RebDef 85
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Looks like he's going to be better than fellow Baby Bull Eddy 
Curry.  He's certainly going to have the rebounding, athleticism, and 
shot blocking of KG, but not likely the shooting touch or passing.  
Always a candidate to win the Most Improved Player award, but that's 
mostly because he hasn't done very much in the league yet.  Was it 
worth trading Elton Brand for him?  Not in the slightest (except in the 
microscopic chance that he becomes MVP caliber).
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (261)

Dwight Howard
Overall 76 (up from 74)
Close 75 (down from 79)
Med 60 (down from 66)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 67 (down from 70)
Layup 65
Dunk 85 (up from 80)
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 80
PostDef 70
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 85 (up from 75)
RebDef 85 (up from 80)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: The first pick of the 03-04 draft.  People keep saying that the 
Magic had to take him because he has the potential to be the next 
Garnett.  To that, I say, what the hell are these people smoking?  
Garnett was a lot more impressive than Howard when he was in high 
school.  I had the pleasure of watching Sebastian Telfair's Lincoln 
team beat Dwight Howard's team.  Telfair was taken with the 13th pick, 
and most people acknowledge that he was picked a little early.  The 
first pick in the draft couldn't beat the 13th pick?  That's like if 
LeBron lost to Travis Outlaw's team (semi-exaggeration).  I'm not 
saying Howard will be a bad player, but I would think Lamar Odom (minus 
the PG skills) would be a far more realistic comparison.  I mean, this 
was a weak draft class, and Howard wasn't even a clear-cut first pick. 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Magic (82)

P.J. Brown
Overall 76 (up from 73)
Close 70
Med 71 (up from 66)
3pt 50
FT 86 (up from 80)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostOff 85
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 82)
RebDef 85 (down from 86)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 12
Age: 35
All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (96-97, 98-99, 00-01)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
5x (71 games)
Former Teams: Nets (240), Heat (284)
Current Team: Hornets (400)

Joe Smith
Overall 76
Close 87 (down from 89)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 54
FT 79 (down from 86)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 55)
Pass 50 (down from 60)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 70 (down from 80)
Steal 60
RebOff 80
RebDef 80 (up from 74)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 90
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Years Pro: 10
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 5x (21 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (211), 76'ers (30), T'Wolves (121), Pistons 
(69), T'Wolves (126)
Current Team: Bucks (150)

Robert Horry
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 72 (down from 84)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 79
FT 76 (up from 65)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 70
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 75 (down from 77)
RebOff 75 (up from 66)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: Called "Big Shot Rob" because of all those postseason daggers.  
Not over the last 2 seasons though.  Twice the Lakers and Spurs have 
played an incredible game 5.  Twice Horry's team has come from behind.  
Twice he has taken a potential game winning three-pointer.  Twice it 
has been from the same area of the court.  Twice it has barely missed.  
Twice Horry's team lost game 6 and the series.  Horry is currently the 
active leader in NBA Championships, with 5, and second in playoff 
games, with 175 (Malone has 193 but isn't on a team yet, while Shaq 
with 158 should overtake him at some point, possibly in the rings 
department too).
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Second Round 7x (6 rings, 198 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (295), Suns (32), Lakers (448)
Current Team: Spurs (156)

Udonis Haslem
Overall 75 (up from 71)
Close 82 (up from 70)
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 50
FT 79 (up from 65)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 80
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 80
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 60
RebOff 85 (up from 75)
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: Has looked very good playing next to Shaq.  Somehow went 
undrafted - one of two undrafted rookies to make the All-Rookie Second 
Team (the other being Marquis Daniels).  Is this because teams are 
obsessing over college players and high schoolers, rather than the 
college ranks?  I'll say no.  What high schoolers and Europeans have 
ultimately done is make the draft pool deeper.  And due to that, more 
decent collegians are getting snubbed in the second round.  That 
actually works to the advantages of both parties, though.  More second 
rounders are making an impact than ever before.  In the past, a team 
that didn't really need him might have drafted Haslem.  He then would 
have been cut in training camp.  Nowadays, that team is picking a 
player they can store in Europe for a year.  Since Haslem went 
undrafted, it allowed him to choose his own team rather than have a 
team choose him.  Haslem wisely signed with the Heat, who were 
incredibly shallow at PF last year (and that is still the case this 
year).  Considering guys drafted at the end of the second round 
typically don't make their team, it's often in a player's best interest 
to NOT be drafted when it gets that late, so they have more options.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Current Team: Heat (155)

Nene
Overall 75 (down from 77)
Close 82 (down from 84)
Med 58 (down from 68)
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 69)
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 60
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 80 (down from 85)
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 65
Notes: Formerly known as Maybiner Hilario.  Most Brazilians legally 
change their names and drop their last name when they hit it big 
(soccer legend Pele is the best example).
Years Pro: 3
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
Current Team: Nuggets (212)

Eddie Griffin
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 70 (down from 71)
3pt 76 (down from 78)
FT 69 (down from 74)
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 85 (up from 80)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 85 (up from 78)
Speed 75
Stam 90 (down from 94)
Dur 80 (down from 90)
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Promising young player that was traded on draft night for 
Richard Jefferson.  Rockets are kicking themselves.  Has struggled to 
stay in the league due to run-ins with the law.  If KG the MVP and all 
those Minnesota vets can't get Griffin's head straight, then nobody 
can.  Griffin joining Minnesota could definitely make an impact in the 
west - he's very similar to a young Robert Horry.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Rockets (150), Nets (0)
Current Team: T'Wolves (70)

Al Jefferson
Overall 75 (up from 72)
Close 82
Med 68
3pt 50
FT 63 (down from 71)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 70
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Could be the surprise Rookie of the Year if he gets to start at 
some point.  Hey, Amare did it, and Jefferson has a better post game.  
Amare took Tom Gugliotta's minutes that year, and what do you know, 
Googs is on the Celtics now with a spot in the rotation. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 20 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
Current Team: Celtics (71)

Vladimir Radmanovic
Overall 74
Close 84
Med 77 (up from 76)
3pt 86 (up from 81)
FT 77 (up from 75)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75 (down from 80)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 70
RebOff 65 (up from 64)
RebDef 75 (up from 72)
Speed 70
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (11 games)
Current Team: Sonics (273)

Antonio Davis
Overall 74
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 68 (down from 71)
3pt 50
FT 77
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 80
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 12
Age: 36
All-Star selections: 1 (00-01, 1 start)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
4x (93 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (420), Raptors (302)
Current Team: Bulls (137)

Michael Sweetney
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 87 (up from 82)
Med 61 (down from 66)
3pt 50
FT 75 (up from 73)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 70
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 60 (up from 55)
RebOff 90 (up from 76)
RebDef 80 (up from 78)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Sweetney was mired in a huge PF glut in his first season in NY.  
He is the main reason Isiah Thomas would like to trade Kurt Thomas.  
Was second in the league in offensive rebounds per minute (behind Erick 
Dampier) and was seventh in rebounds per minute.  He had a horrid start 
last season, but really turned it up towards the end of the season.  He 
had a 1.35 EFF in his first 17 games, and finished the season with a 
6.24 EFF, which is a pretty good turnaround since he only played 42 
games and 11.8 mpg.  His FG% by month from January through April was 
1.000, .609, .529, and .553.  He averaged 7.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 15.9 
mpg in April.  It would be interesting to see what he'd do in 25-30 
minutes.
Other Positions: C 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Current Team: Knicks (119)

Malik Rose
Overall 74 (up from 72)
Close 79 (up from 75)
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 74 (down from 81)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 85
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (down from 82)
Speed 65
Stam 85 (down from 86)
Dur 75
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 2x (2 rings, 82 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (54), Spurs (509)
Current Team: Knicks (26)

Brian Grant
Overall 74 
Close 75
Med 73 (up from 66)
3pt 50
FT 75 (up from 68)
Layup 70 
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80
RebDef 80 (down from 88)
Speed 65
Stam 90 
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 11
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
3x (53 games)
Former Teams: Kings (102), Blazers (172), Heat (312), Lakers (69)
Current Team: Suns

Clifford Robinson
Overall 74 (down from 77)
Close 77 (down from 94)
Med 73 (down from 75)
3pt 77
FT 71
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 65
PostOff 75
PostDef 80 (down from 85)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 90 (up from 75)
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 75
Notes: The last guy in the league remaining from the Portland teams 
that made the Finals.  C-Rob was one of the best backups in league 
history on those teams.  Still an excellent shooter and defender, but 
has become a poor rebounder as he has aged.  Wants to play at least 5 
more years.  He probably can do it, when you look at how durable he has 
been.  He's missed only 19 games in 16 seasons.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 16
Age: 38
Sixth Man of the Year: 1 (92-93)
All-Star selections: 1 (93-94)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 9x (129 games)
Former Teams: Blazers (644), Suns (292), Pistons (161), Warriors (124)
Current Team: Nets (29)

Nick Collison
Overall 73 (up from 70)
Close 79
Med 63 (down from 73)
3pt 57
FT 70 (up from 63)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 60
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 90 (down from 92)
Dur 70 (up from 65)
DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: After playing in the NCAA championship game in 2003, he ended up 
injuring himself playing on the US Olympic team, and missing his entire 
rookie season because of it.  Collison came back with a vengence this 
year, ranking sixth in the league in FG% and ninth in the league in 
offensive rebounds per minute.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
Current Team: Sonics (82)

Austin Croshere (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 73 (up from 70)
Close 82
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 75
FT 88 (up from 85)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 64)
RebDef 80 (up from 72)
Speed 75
Stam 85 (down from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: Was a playoff hero for Indiana on their NBA Finals run under 
Larry Bird, and got a big contract out of it.  Then Isiah Thomas took 
over, benched him, and turned the Pacers into the biggest 
underachievers in the league.  Is it any surprise that when Rick 
Carlisle took over, Croshere got minutes again, and that Indiana 
started playing up to their potential?  
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 3x (59 games)
Current Team: Pacers (490)

Austin Croshere (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 71 (up from 70)
Close 82 (up from 75)
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 75
FT 85
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 50
RebOff 64
RebDef 72
Speed 75
Stam 88
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75

Maurice Taylor
Overall 73 (up from 69)
Close 84
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 62 (up from 50)
FT 74 (up from 71)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 64)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 85 (up from 83)
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Taylor became redundant after Houston acquired Juwan Howard in 
the Tracy McGrady deal.  He was dealt at the deadline to the Knicks, a 
team he nearly signed with before receiving a ridiculous mega-deal from 
Houston.  Taylor provides the Knicks with a low post scoring they 
sorely lack, but does so at the cost of defense and rebounds.  It 
remains to be seen what his role will be, since Mike Sweetney can score 
inside AND rebound.  Taylor has a much more dependable jumpshot, but 
the Knicks already have enough jump shooters, one of whom includes 
center Kurt Thomas.
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (179), Rockets (249)
Current Team: Knicks (27)

Rodney Rogers
Overall 73 (up from 72)
Close 75 (down from 84)
Med 75 (down from 79)
3pt 77 (down from 79)
FT 76 (up from 70)
Layup 70
Dunk 70 (up from 65)
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (99-00)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 4x (82 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (159), Clippers (271), Suns (214), Celtics (27), 
Nets (137), Hornets (30)
Current Team: 76'ers (28)

Anderson Varejao
Overall 73 (up from 68)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 65
3pt 50 (down from 60)
FT 54 (down from 63)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 80 (up from 70)
Steal 75 (up from 55)
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Energetic rookie among the leaders in offensive rebounds per 48 
minutes, and led the league in steals per turnover. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Cavaliers (54)

Jerome Williams
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 70 (up from 65)
Med 65 (up from 58)
3pt 50
FT 67 (up from 62)
Layup 75 (up from 70)
Dunk 75 (down from 80)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 55 (down from 70)
Steal 80 (up from 60)
RebOff 85 (up from 84)
RebDef 80
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 65
Notes: Junkyard Dog (JYD) is a fan favorite that should bring some 
hustle to the Knick frontcourt.  He'll play a vital role off of the 
bench.
Other Positions: SF, C 
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (25 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (275), Raptors (180), Bulls (53), Knicks (79)
Current Team: RETIRED

Christian Laettner
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 82 (up from 72)
Med 76 (up from 75)
3pt 60 (up from 57)
FT 82 (up from 81)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 70
Pass 65 (up from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 70
RebOff 70
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Was one of the greatest college players ever.  Played on the 
original Dream Team.  Got his shorts tugged down by Michael Jordan 
during player introductions.  Went on to be Jordan's teammate in 
Washington.  Now playing alongside Shaq, though that should have 
happened years ago, as part of the Patrick Ewing deal.  Originally 
Laettner was going to be sent to LA from Detroit, and NY was going to 
get Glen Rice and Vin Baker.  GM Joe Dumars backed out in the 11th hour 
and the trade was nearly scrapped.  A week later, Seattle sent Horace 
Grant to LA instead, and instead of Baker, the Knicks got Luc Longley 
(from Phoenix), Travis Knight, and about 7 other scrubs who were cut 
(the most notable being Vernon Maxwell and Vladimir Stepania).  Will 
Laettner win a ring with Shaq, and bring himself above his lofty pro 
comparison of Tom Gugliotta?  Stay tuned. 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 13
Age: 35
All-Star selections: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 3x (32 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (276), Hawks (186), Pistons (98), Mavericks 
(53), Wizards (206)
Current Team: Heat (49)

Etan Thomas
Overall 72 (down from 74)
Close 82 (down from 87)
Med 60 (down from 68)
3pt 50
FT 61 (down from 65)
Layup 65
Dunk 75
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 80
Block 80
Steal 60
RebOff 80
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (8 games)
Current Team: Wizards (211)

Robert Traylor
Overall 72 (up from 63)
Close 72 (up from 62)
Med 65 (up from 58)
3pt 58 (up from 50)
FT 58 (down from 60)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (up from 55)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 80 (up from 70)
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 80 (up from 68)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was traded on his draft night for Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity, 
in what became the most monumental trade in draft night history.  
Garrity was then traded for Steve Nash, and all of a sudden, the Mavs 
are annually a 50 plus win team, after having the longest drought in 
basketball.  Who knew that drafting Traylor would net them 35+ more 
wins per season?  However, I'd like to kill one of the misconceptions 
about that trade.  As with most draft day trades that involve swapping 
picks, the Dirk/Traylor trade was obviously in the cards.  Dallas 
wanted Dirk, but they didn't want to draft him as high as sixth, when 
he was projected to go much lower.  So instead of drafting Dirk sixth, 
they allowed Milwaukee to trade up to get a higher quality player, in 
exchange for their two lower picks.  It's hard to say Milwaukee made a 
huge blunder, because they needed a big man (they didn't need Paul 
Pierce, who was taken ninth - they already had Ray Ray and Big Dog), 
and Traylor was pretty much the only one left (Olowokandi, LaFrentz, 
and Jamison had already been taken).  Dirk was a mystery, and a 
shooter; The Bucks needed a sure thing. 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 7
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (22 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (93), Cavaliers (70), Hornets (201), Cavaliers (74) 
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Keon Clark
Overall 72 (up from 71)
Close 75
Med 61 (up from 58)
3pt 50
FT 67
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 85 (up from 80)
Steal 60
RebOff 70
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (28 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (144), Raptors (127), Kings (80), Jazz (2), Suns 
(0)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Danny Fortson
Overall 71 (down from 72)
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 55 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 82 (up from 74)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 50 (down from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 60
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 95 (up from 93)
RebDef 85 (down from 88)
Speed 65
Stam 85 (down from 88)
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 8
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (130), Celtics (55), Warriors (100), Mavericks 
(56) 
Current Team: Sonics (62)

Kwame Brown
Overall 71 (up from 70)
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 65
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 70)
Layup 70
Dunk 85
Handle 65 (down from 75)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 70 (down from 80)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: The first High Schooler ever taken with the first pick in the 
NBA draft.  He's certainly no LeBron.  In fairness, 2001 was a very 
weak draft class, though Michael Jordan didn't help matters by 
criticizing his own draft choice at every opportunity.  The cousin of 
Jabari Smith - wouldn't it be funny if Jabari ended up being better 
than Kwame?
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Current Team: Wizards (253)

Chris Wilcox
Overall 71
Close 75
Med 63
3pt 50
FT 63 (up from 59)
Layup 70
Dunk 85 (up from 75)
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 3
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Clippers (165)

Chris Andersen
Overall 71 (up from 67)
Close 65
Med 55 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 63 (up from 59)
Layup 55
Dunk 90
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70 (up from 65)
PostDef 80
Block 90
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 85 (up from 75)
Speed 65 (up from 55)
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (154)
Current Team: Hornets (67)

Vin Baker
Overall 71 (up from 66) 
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 71 (up from 70) 
3pt 58 (up from 54)
FT 69 (up from 63) 
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 80 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70 (up from 60)
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Former alcoholic that was once traded for Shawn Kemp in a three 
way deal that involved Terrell Brandon.  It was down hill for Baker 
after that.  Baker was a three time all-star in Milwaukee, and made the 
all-star team in his first year in Seattle, but the core that made the 
NBA Finals had aged and the team was not the same (Baker also wasn't 
the player Kemp was even before he stopped taking care of himself.  The 
media ripped Baker and he used alcohol to escape those problems.  Baker 
was nearly traded to NY (a team Baker says he would have been happy 
with) with Glen Rice for Patrick Ewing in a four-team mega deal.  The 
original deal fell through however, and Baker was stuck in Seattle 
until Boston took him in exchange for Vitaly Potapenko's ridiculous 
contract.  Boston then forced it's way out of Baker's contract by 
alleging that he violated a "no-drinking" clause.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
All-Star selections: 4 (1995-1998)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (97-98)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (24 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (324), Sonics (326), Celtics (89), Knicks (41)
Current Team: Rockets (3)

Darius Songaila
Overall 70 (up from 66)
Close 75 (up from 70)
Med 73 (up from 60)
3pt 50
FT 83 (up from 80)
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 75)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Played well as a starter in 03-04, averaging 11.9 ppg, and 7.3 
rpg, on .556 FG%.  Sacramento is the perfect team for him.  As a 
starter in 04-05, he averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg, .500 
fg%, and 29.7 mpg.  He's not great, but there are plenty of worse PFs 
out there. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (12 games)
Former Teams: Kings (154)
Current Team: Bulls

Othella Harrington
Overall 70 (up from 69)
Close 84 (up from 79)
Med 71 (up from 66)
3pt 50 
FT 75 (down from 79)
Layup 70 (up from 65)
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (25 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (156), Grizzlies (126), Knicks (237)
Current Team: Bulls (70)

Clarence Weatherspoon
Overall 70 (down from 72)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 50
FT 74
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 80)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 80 (up from 74)
RebDef 80 (down from 84)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 85 (down from 86)
Dur 75 
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (18 games)
Former Teams: 76'ers (448), Warriors (31), Heat (127), Cavaliers (82), 
Knicks (150), Rockets (77)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Malik Allen
Overall 70
Close 77 (up from 75)
Med 68 (up from 61)
3pt 50
FT 81 (up from 70)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 75
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Former Teams: Heat (151), Bobcats (22)
Current Team: Bulls

Andris Biedrins
Overall 70
Close 70 (down from 82)
Med 58 (down from 68)
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 60
Dunk 75
Handle 65
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
Notes: Another 18 year old that has shown more than Darko Milicic.  Of 
course, it actually helps when your team allows you to play 14 minutes 
per game for 6 weeks.
Other Positions: C 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 18 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (30)

Zarko Cabarkapa
Overall 70 (up from 67)
Close 75 (up from 70)
Med 70
3pt 71 (up from 67)
FT 75 (up from 71)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 65
Steal 55
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF, C 
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Suns (52)
Current Team: Warriors (37)

George Lynch
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Reggie Evans
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 67 (up from 62)
Med 60
3pt 50
FT 54 (down from 56)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 50 (down from 65)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 55 (down from 65)
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 95 (up from 80)
RebDef 90 (up from 80)
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games) 
Current Team: Sonics (221)

Brian Scalabrine
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 72 (up from 67)
Med 68 (up from 65)
3pt 72 (up from 60)
FT 80 (down from 82)
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 65 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: Has a striking resemblance to Stanislav Medvedenko, but more 
versatile and has red hair.  In the classic Nets/Pistons Game 5 Triple 
OT game, he had a career high 17 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-4 
from 3pt range, allowing Jersey to win the game.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (26 
games)
Current Team: Nets (210)

David West
Overall 69 (up from 68)
Close 75
Med 66
3pt 54 (up from 50)
FT 70 (down from 76)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes:  
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games) 
Current Team: Hornets (101)

Kris Humphries
Overall 69 (down from 71)
Close 70 (down from 77)
Med 66 (down from 71)
3pt 66
FT 50 (down from 75)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes:  
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Jazz (67)

Tom Gugliotta (NEW-Edit)
Overall 69 (up from 68)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 68 (up from 65)
3pt 64
FT 76 (down from 80)
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70 (down from 75)
Block 65 
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 64)
RebDef 75 (up from 72)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 80
Dur 60
DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Googs is a former all-star who has fallen hard since having lots 
of injuries and health related problems.  He had a terrible year last 
year, but according to former Celtics GMs Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge, 
who were very interested suitors this year, Googs is playing great.  
Ainge went as far as to give Gugliotta 2.7 million this year (before 
that turn of events, it was thought that it was a lock he'd be 
returning to Minnesota, where he'd played his best years).
Years Pro: 13
Age: 35
All-Star selections: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (12 games)
Former Teams: Bullets (165), Warriors (40), T'Wolves (231), Suns (255), 
Jazz (25), Celtics (20)
Current Team: Hawks (27)

Alan Henderson
Overall 68 (up from 64)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 61 (down from 66)
3pt 50
FT 64
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 74)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: Probably the worst "Most Improved Player" in league history.
Years Pro: 10
Age: 32
Most Improved Player: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 4x, First Round 1x (34 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (484), Mavericks (52), Bucks (0)
Current Team: Mavericks (26)

Brian Cook
Overall 68 (up from 65)
Close 72 (up from 70)
Med 71
3pt 80 (up from 50)
FT 75 (down from 79)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 75
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (13 games)
Current Team: Lakers (107)

Stanislav Medvedenko
Overall 68 (up from 61)
Close 70
Med 73 (up from 57)
3pt 50
FT 77 (up from 65)
Layup 60
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 56)
RebDef 75 (up from 68)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Averaged 10.4 ppg and 6.0 rpg as a starter last season, filling 
in for the injured Karl Malone.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x (2 rings, 37 games)
Current Team: Lakers (247)

Melvin Ely
Overall 68 (down from 70)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 60 (down from 61)
3pt 50
FT 58 (down from 66)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70 (down from 80)
Handle 55 (down from 65)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 75
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: For whatever reason, he was drafted with fellow PF Chris Wilcox 
when the team already had Elton Brand.  Was traded with Eddie House to 
Charlotte for two second round picks.
Other Positions: C 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None 
Former Teams: Clippers (94)
Current Team: Bobcats (79)

Walter McCarty
Overall 68 (up from 66)
Close 70
Med 73 (up from 66)
3pt 78 (up from 74)
FT 70 (down from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 55)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (down from 65)
RebDef 70
Speed 70 (up from 60)
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 75
Notes: A poor man's Robert Horry.  A VERY poor man's Robert Horry.  On 
the plus side, he can sing the National Anthem prior to the game.  Beat 
that, Horry.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
1x (38 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (35), Celtics (494)
Current Team: Suns (28)

Bo Outlaw
Overall 68 (down from 69)
Close 62
Med 53
3pt 50
FT 52 (down from 57)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (down from 85)
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 70
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 5x (22 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (280), Magic (285), Suns (153), Grizzlies (82) 
Current Team: Suns (39)

Pat Garrity
Overall 67 (down from 69)
Close 72 (down from 82)
Med 75
3pt 84
FT 84 (up from 72)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 60
Handle 65
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 70 (down from 75)
PostDef 70 (down from 75)
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 55
RebDef 70 (up from 66)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 65
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (18 games)
Former Teams: Suns (39)
Current Team: Magic (321)

Maciej Lampe
Overall 67 (down from 68)
Close 62 (down from 79)
Med 71
3pt 69
FT 71 (down from 75)
Layup 60 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 70)
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 70 (up from 65)
Block 65
Steal 55 (down from 65)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 70
Notes: 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.  He was 
the second youngest player in the league last year, but performed 
better than Darko in garbage time.  Now it looks like Lampe's going to 
be part of the rotation in Phoenix, while Darko still looks green.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 2
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Knicks (0), Suns (37)
Current Team: Hornets (21)

Ryan Humphrey
Overall 67 (down from 68)
Close 67 (down from 75)
Med 61 (down from 65)
3pt 50
FT 54 (down from 57)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: Magic (35) 
Current Team: Grizzlies (40)

Donnell Harvey
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Close 72 (down from 79)
Med 57 (up from 55)
3pt 50
FT 66 (up from 60)
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 72)
RebDef 80 (up from 76)
Speed 75
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Mavericks (36), Nuggets (106), Magic (24), Suns (36), 
Nets (3)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Mark Madsen
Overall 66 (up from 62)
Close 65 (up from 62)
Med 53 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 56 (up from 50)
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 70
Steal 60
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 60
Notes: THE MADDDDDDDDDDDDD DOGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Mark Madsen is 
known for his championship celebratory "dances".  I'm predicting we'll 
see him dance again before all is said and done.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 5
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
1x (2 rings, 49 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (183)
Current Team: T'Wolves (113)

Zaza Pachulia
(POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
(SEE CENTER SECTION)

Obinna Ekezie
Overall 64 (up from 54)
Close 65 (up from 55)
Med 63 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 77 (up from 68)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
Notes: 
Other Positions: C 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Grizzlies (39), Wizards (29), Mavericks (4), Clippers 
(29)
Current Team: Hawks (42)

Jerome Beasley
Overall 64
Close 65
Med 68
3pt 50
FT 74
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: Little-used forward would be an understatement.  I think it's 
safe to say he'll be gone the moment Miami gets Alonzo Mourning.
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Heat (2)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Lonny Baxter
Overall 64 (up from 61)
Close 75
Med 55
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 64
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 65)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65 (down from 70)
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: Was a backup PF on Chicago, earning minutes in the rotation this 
season.  He was productive in limited time last season as a rookie.  
Baxter was the MVP of the Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue Summer League 
this year.  He was just traded to Toronto in the Jalen Rose trade.
Years Pro: 3
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Bulls (69), Raptors (36), Wizards (12), Hornets (4)
Current Team: EUROPE (Greece)

Michael Ruffin (NEW-Add)
Overall 63 (up from 62)
Close 52 (down from 60)
Med 50 (down from 53)
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70) 
Steal 55
RebOff 90 (up from 75)
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 55
Notes: 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (116), 76'ers (15), Jazz (41)
Current Team: Wizards (79)

Jackson Vroman
Overall 63 (up from 60)
Close 60 (down from 65)
Med 55 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 64 (up from 50)
Layup 55
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: C 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Suns (10)
Current Team: Hornets (36)

Michael Bradley
Overall 63 (up from 56) 
Close 55 (up from 50)
Med 58 (down from 63)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 51 (down from 60)
Layup 60
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 65 (down from 70)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 56)
RebDef 80 (up from 66)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
Former Teams: Raptors (98), Hawks (11), Magic (8), Kings (8)
Current Team: 76'ers (2)

Lawrence Funderburke
Overall 63 (up from 60)
Close 62
Med 60 (up from 50)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 68 (down from 71)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 65 (down from 70) 
Steal 50 (down from 53)
RebOff 70 (up from 62)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 80 (down from 82)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: Thunderburke was brought in to replace Eddy Curry, who is out 
with an irregular heartbeat.
Years Pro: 7
Age: 34
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
2x (21 games)
Former Teams: Kings (316)
Current Team: Bulls (2)

Jerome Moiso
Overall 62 (up from 53) 
Close 60 (up from 50)
Med 55 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 60 (up from 50)
Layup 50
Dunk 80 (up from 60)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 50
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 5
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (24), 76'ers (0), Hornets (66), Raptors (43), 
Nets (8), Cavaliers (4)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Brandon Hunter
Overall 61
Close 62
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 65
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 55
RebOff 75
RebDef 75
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes:  
Years Pro: 2
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (36), Bobcats (0)
Current Team: Magic

Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 57 (up from 50)
Close 55 (up from 50)
Med 55 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 60
Layup 55 (up from 50)
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 70 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 55)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
Notes: Another lazy addition by Visual Concepts.  The only reason they 
added Shirly was so the Suns could have a 12 man roster.  They didn't 
care about him as a player so they gave him the bare minimum ratings 
for each category of his position.  It's ratings like these that led to 
this guide being created.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Hawks (2), Bulls (7)
Current Team: Suns (9)

Karl Malone (RETIRED)
Overall 84
Close 97
Med 75
3pt 61
FT 80
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 90
PostDef 85
Block 60
Steal 50
RebOff 80
RebDef 82
Speed 65
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: The greatest Power Forward in NBA history.  He is #2 on the 
NBA's all-time scoring list, and will likely break that mark which is 
held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Hard to believe he isn't playing next to 
John Stockton anymore.  The Mailman's defense kept Kevin Garnett in 
check in the playoffs, but his injury in the Finals hurt them and 
allowed the Pistons to crash the boards and swarm Shaq.
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 19
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 9x (193 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (1434), Lakers (42)
Current Team: RETIRED 

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E. Centers

Rating - Player (Version last updated)

95 - Shaquille O'Neal (2.3)
86 - Yao Ming (2.4)
85 - Ben Wallace (2.4)
81 - Brad Miller (2.4)
81 - Marcus Camby (2.3)
80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas (2.4)
79 - Mehmet Okur (2.8)
78 - Erick Dampier (2.4)
78 - Jamaal Magloire (2.4)
78 - Alonzo Mourning (2.3)
77 - Stromile Swift (2.8)
77 - Kurt Thomas (2.2)
76 - Eddy Curry (2.3)
76 - Mark Blount (2.6)
76 - Dikembe Mutombo (2.4)
75 - Lorenzen Wright (2.8)
75 - Chris Mihm (2.4)
75 - Vlade Divac (1.9) (RETIRED)
75 - Radoslav Nesterovic (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
74 - Theo Ratliff (2.6)
74 - Brian Skinner (2.4)
73 - Samuel Dalembert (2.4)
73 - Nazr Mohammed (2.3)
73 - Dan Gadzuric (3.0)
73 - Derrick Coleman  (1.9) (RETIRED)
72 - Chris Kaman (2.8)
72 - Michael Olowokandi (2.8)
72 - Brendan Haywood (2.4)
72 - Marc Jackson (2.4)
72 - Adonal Foyle (2.4)
72 - Dale Davis (2.9)
72 - Jeff Foster (2.9)
71 - Kelvin Cato (2.9)
71 - Nenad Krstic (2.4)
71 - Primoz Brezec (2.4)
71 - Zaza Pachulia (3.0) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
71 - Zeljko Rebraca (2.8)
70 - Joel Przybilla (2.6)
70 - Elden Campbell (2.4) (RETIRED)
70 - Peja Drobnjak (2.9)
70 - Scot Pollard (2.9)
69 - David Harrison (2.9)
69 - Jerome James (2.9)
69 - Tony Battie (2.9)
69 - Rafael Araujo (2.9)
69 - Loren Woods (2.9)
69 - Jahidi White (2.0)
68 - Jason Collins (2.9)
68 - Aaron Williams (2.9)
68 - Mikki Moore (2.8)
68 - Kendrick Perkins (2.6)
67 - Steven Hunter (2.6)
67 - Vitaly Potapenko (2.3)
67 - Jake Tsakalidis (2.1)
67 - Francisco Elson (2.6)
67 - Curtis Borchardt (2.8)
67 - Kevin Willis (3.0)
66 - Darko Milicic (2.4)
66 - Michael Doleac (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
66 - Shawn Bradley (2.4) (RETIRED)
66 - Greg Ostertag (2.4)
66 - Jake Voskuhl (2.6)
66 - Scott Williams (2.3) (RETIRED)
65 - Jarron Collins (2.8)
65 - Ervin Johnson (2.8)
65 - Zendon Hamilton (2.0)
65 - Calvin Booth (3.0)
64 - Jason Collier (3.0)
64 - Jabari Smith (2.2)
64 - Mamadou N'diaye (2.8)
63 - Daniel Santiago (3.0)
63 - Andrew DeClercq (2.9)
63 - Tony Massenburg (2.3)
63 - DeSagana Diop (2.3)
62 - Wang ZhiZhi (2.3)
62 - Robert Swift (2.3)
61 - Sean Marks (2.3)
61 - Pavel Podkolzin (1.1)
61 - Michael Stewart (3.0)
60 - Peter John Ramos (1.6)
59 - Ha Seung-Jin (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
58 - Bruno Sundov (2.2)
57 - Mark Pope (2.6)
57 - Ernest Brown (1.3)
62 - Cezary Trybanski (1.9) (RETIRED)
61 - Evan Eschmeyer (2.0) (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
59 - Mengke Bateer (2.0) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)

Shaquille O'Neal
Overall 95
Close 97
Med 60 (down from 61)
3pt 50
FT 53 (up from 50)
Layup 80
Dunk 85 (up from 80)
Handle 65
Pass 65
PostOff 99 (up from 95)
PostDef 95
Block 85 (down from 90)
Steal 50
RebOff 90
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 95 (up from 90)
Notes: Has more nicknames than Sean Puff Diddy Daddy Combs.  The most 
dominant player in the NBA.  When all is said and done he'll go down as 
one of the top 5 centers of all-time.  The other 4 are Wilt, Russell, 
Jabbar, and Hakeem.  Shaq was the first player in NBA history 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 forced to wait for the top 100 greatest list.
Years Pro: 13
Age: 32
Most Valuable Player: 1 (99-00)
NBA Finals MVP: 3 (99-00, 00-01, 01-02)
Rookie of Year: 1 (92-93)
All-Star selections: 12 (1993-1998, 2000-2005, 7 starts)
All-Star Game MVP: 2
All-NBA First Team: 6 (97-98, 1999-2005)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (94-95, 98-99)
All-NBA Third Team: 3 (93-94, 95-96, 96-97)
All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (99-00, 00-01, 02-03)
Scoring Titles: 2 (94-95, 99-00)
FG% Titles: 8 (93-94, 97-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 03-04, 04-05)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
4x, First Round 1x  (3 rings, 158 games)
Former Teams: Magic (295), Lakers (514)
Current Team: Heat (73)

Yao Ming
Overall 86 (down from 87)
Close 94
Med 76
3pt 64
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 55 (down from 70)
PostOff 90
PostDef 85
Block 85
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 65
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 90
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
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 in his rookie year, 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.  Of course, now that Shaq is in the east, Yao deserves the 
starting spot anyway so it's a moot point.  Yao was undeservedly the 
02-03 Rookie of the Year runner-up, 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 more significant 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.  
Will be interesting pair with Tracy McGrady.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
All-Star selections: 3 (02-03, 03-04, 04-05, 3 starts)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (12 games)
Current Team: Rockets (244)

Ben Wallace
Overall 85 (down from 87)
Close 70 (down from 72)
Med 55 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 70
Dunk 80
Handle 65 (up from 50)
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 95
Block 90 (down from 95)
Steal 80 (down from 85) 
RebOff 90 (down from 95)
RebDef 95
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 90
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 70
Notes: Two-time Defensive Player of the Year.  The first undrafted 
player in NBA history to start in an All-Star game.  Big Ben is quite 
possibly the best defensive player since Bill Russell.  His defense on 
Shaq is a big reason why the Pistons were able to beat the Lakers.  No, 
he didn't stop Shaq (26.6 ppg on a ridiculous .631 FG%), but the 
Pistons didn't double team Shaq, allowing them to guard everyone else, 
which meant being able to use the "Jordan Rules" on Kobe Bryant.  
Wallace took away offensive rebounds from Shaq. Shaq averaged 15.7 rpg 
(5.3 offensive) against Minnesota, but only 10.8 (3.0 offensive) 
against Detroit).  Wallace also denied pass entry into the post better 
than anybody else would be able to do against Shaq.  Wallace also never 
got in foul trouble the entire series, which kept him in the game and 
Shaq off the line (Shaq took 55 FTs compared to 93 against the 
T'Wolves) Limiting Shaq's touches and forcing Kobe into bad shots is 
what helped the Pistons achieve victory.  Do I think this same strategy 
will work against Shaq in Miami?  Yes, and no.  The Lakers were not a 
deep or balanced team.  Miami is not that deep, but at the least they 
are balanced.  Jones/Person/Laettner should generate more outside 
offense than Payton/Fisher/Medvedenko against Detroit.  But ultimately, 
I doubt it will be enough of a difference, it will be up to Shaq to 
dominate even more than he did against Detroit in the playoffs, and 
become a top defensive presence again, if the Heat want to have any 
hope of defeating Detroit.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 30
All-Star selections: 3 (2003-2005, 2 starts)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (01-02)
Defensive Player of the Year: 3 (01-02, 02-03, 04-05)
All-Defensive First Team: 4 (2002-2005)
Rebound Titles: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
Blocks Titles: 2 (01-02)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(1 ring, 75 games)
Former Teams: Wizards (147), Magic (81)
Current Team: Pistons (388)

Brad Miller
Overall 81 (up from 79)
Close 92
Med 76 (up from 73)
3pt 68 (up from 57)
FT 81 (up from 79)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (up from 60)
Pass 70
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 70 (up from 60)
RebOff 75 (down from 80) 
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 60
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70) 
OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
Notes: Was a fantasy machine last season, behind only Shaq among 
centers.  His presence will help the Kings get over the loss of Divac, 
but the team definitely performed better last year with Miller/Divac 
than Webber/Miller.  Whether or not that's true this season depends on 
how recovered Webber is.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (20 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (93), Bulls (105), Pacers (101)
Current Team: Kings (128)

Marcus Camby
Overall 81 (up from 79)
Close 75
Med 68
3pt 53 (up from 50)
FT 72
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 60 (up from 55)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 90
Steal 75
RebOff 80
RebDef 90
Speed 70 (up from 65)
Stam 85 (up from 84)
Dur 60
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 75
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 (other than his landmark 72 games 
in Denver) 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 (before this year), which 
means he misses at least 19 games per year.  In his best season, he 
averaged 12.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.2 bpg on .525 FG% in only 33.8 mpg.  His 
family was held hostage during the playoffs that year, and Camby was 
emotionally taken out of the series, which the Knicks eventually lost 
in 5 to the Raptors.  Would be an all-star if he still played in the 
Eastern Conference.
Years Pro: 9
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
(50 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (126), Knicks (197)
Current Team: Nuggets (167)

Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Overall 80 (up from 79)
Close 92
Med 71
3pt 62 (up from 56)
FT 80 (up from 74)
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 55
RebOff 90 (up from 80)
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
OffAwr 80
Notes: It was always said that Big Z would be an all-star if he could 
ever get healthy enough to play.  Finally got healthy.  Finally was an 
all-star.
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 04-05)
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Cavaliers (413)

Mehmet Okur
Overall 79 (up from 77)
Close 84 (down from 87)
Med 78
3pt 72 (up from 70)
FT 85 (up from 79)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 55
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 85 (up from 75)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 80
Notes: One of the most sought free agents this year.  Should be 
interesting to see if he continues to develop into a player worth his 
contract, or if he becomes a Raef LaFrentz clone.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 39 
games) 
Former Teams: Pistons (143)
Current Team: Jazz (82)

Erick Dampier
Overall 78 (down from 80)
Close 84 (down from 87)
Med 61 (up from 60)
3pt 50
FT 64 (down from 65)
Layup 65
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 85
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 50
RebOff 90 (down from 95)
RebDef 85 (down from 90)
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: The changes VC made to their updated Erick Dampier in 2K4 were 
exactly the same as the changes I made.  Maybe I've got fans in high 
places?  Anyway, Dampier had a breakout season (in his free agent year, 
no surprise), which likely means it's back to sucking.  He'll be quite 
old by the time his next contract year comes around though, and he'll 
likely be overpaid at some point. 
Years Pro: 9
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (72), Warriors (425) 
Current Team: Mavericks (59)

Jamaal Magloire
Overall 78 (down from 79)
Close 89 (down from 94)
Med 60 (down from 68)
3pt 50
FT 72 (down from 75)
Layup 65
Dunk 75 (down from 70)
Handle 55
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 55
RebOff 85 (up from 80)
RebDef 85
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Was an all-star last season.  Definitely won't be this season 
now that he's out of the size depleted Eastern Conference.
Years Pro: 5
Age: 26
All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (31 games)
Current Team: Hornets (343)

Alonzo Mourning
Overall 78 (down from 80)
Close 84 (down from 89)
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 71)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 55 (down from 60)
Pass 50
PostOff 80
PostDef 80 (down from 86)
Block 85 (up from 84)
Steal 50
RebOff 80
RebDef 85 (down from 86)
Speed 60 (down from 65)
Stam 70 (down from 80)
Dur 70 (down from 80)
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Missed three of the last four years (including all of 02-03) 
because of a kidney ailment related to his medication.  Zo sadly had to 
retire because of his kidney disease, and needed a transplant ASAP, 
much like Sean Elliott before him.  It's a truly heart breaking story.  
Mourning is going to give it one last go this season, on a New Jersey 
team that Jason Kidd aside, would like him to stay retired (they save 
money if he's deemed physically unable to play).  Zo was one of the 
best centers in the NBA, and on his way to the Hall of Fame before all 
of this happened.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 13
Age: 34
All-Star selections: 6 times (1 start)
All-NBA First Team: 1 (98-99)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (99-00)
Defensive Player of the Year: 2 (98-99, 99-00)
All-Defensive First Team: 2 (98-99, 99-00)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1
Blocks Titles: 1 (98-99)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (55 games)
Former Teams: Hornets (215), Heat (407), Nets (30), Raptors (0)
Current Team: Heat (19)

Stromile Swift
Overall 77 (up from 74)
Close 82 (down from 84)
Med 61
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 76 (up from 61)
Layup 70
Dunk 85 (up from 80)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 85 (up from 80)
Steal 65 (up from 55)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
Notes: Signed a one-year tender because he was unable to find a suitor 
in restricted free agency.  He'll be unrestricted next summer.  He'll 
likely end up with the Knicks or Nets.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (7 games)
Former Teams: Grizzlies (352)
Current Team: Rockets

Kurt Thomas (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 77 (down from 79)
Close 82 (down from 89)
Med 75 (up from 66)
3pt 57 (up from 50)
FT 80 (up from 78)
Layup 70
Dunk 60 (down from 80)
Handle 55
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75 (down from 80)
PostDef 85 (up from 80)
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 65
RebOff 75 (down from 78)
RebDef 90 (up from 88)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
OffAwr 75
Notes: On Isiah Thomas' trading block, because he has been deemed 
unathletic.  While this is true - Kurt's offensive game consists mostly 
of jumpers, and he probably had as many dunks last year as Fred Hoiberg 
(I'm not joking either) - it doesn't take away from the fact that he's 
their only big man on the team that can provide a defensive presence.  
The big contract extension Isiah gave him (presumably to keep him off 
the FA market, where he would have been prime MLE material for most 
teams) makes him a bit more difficult to deal.  He'd look great next to 
Shaq or Yao...
Years Pro: 10
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
(48 games)
Former Teams: Heat (92), Mavericks (5)
Current Team: Knicks (455)

Eddy Curry
Overall 76 (up from 71)
Close 92 (up from 84)
Med 61
3pt 50
FT 72 (up from 62)
Layup 70
Dunk 80 (up from 75)
Handle 55 (down from 60)
Pass 50
PostOff 85 (up from 80)
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 50 (down from 55)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
Notes: Baby bull is expecting a maximum contract next summer.  He has 
done nothing to warrant it, he's not even one of the top 10 centers in 
the league.  Centers that score 15 ppg and don't rebound or play 
defense aren't that valuable.  They're mini-Big Z's (Zydrunas 
Ilgauskas).  How's that for an oxymoron?
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
FG% Titles: 1 (02-03)
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bulls (289)

Mark Blount
Overall 76
Close 84
Med 73 (up from 70)
3pt 50
FT 72
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 55
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
Notes: Quickly became Danny Ainge's new best friend after averaging a 
double double towards the end of the season. 
Years Pro: 4 
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
2x (22 games) 
Former Teams: Celtics (108), Nuggets (54)
Current Team: Celtics (191)

Dikembe Mutombo
Overall 76 (up from 68)
Close 65 (up from 60)
Med 53
3pt 50
FT 75 (up from 71)
Layup 55 (up from 50)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 85 (up from 84)
Block 90 (up from 80)
Steal 50
RebOff 90 (up from 80)
RebDef 90 (up from 80)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75 (up from 60)
DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Reason #1 why you shouldn't take sports writers seriously.  
They're inconsistent with everything.  Mutombo has been named Defensive 
Player of the Year FOUR times, yet he has only made the Defensive First 
Team THREE times.  Explain that one, boys.  Anyway, Mutombo 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.  Ranked third all-time 
in blocks per game (behind Mark Eaton and Manute Bol) and fourth all-
time in blocks (behind Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Mark 
Eaton).  Even in a backup role, he'll likely pass Eaton this year (he 
trails Eaton by 68 blocks, Mutombo has 2,996, Eaton has 3,064).  Should 
get some Hall of Fame consideration when all is said and done.
Years Pro: 14
Age: 38
All-Star selections: 8 (91-92, 1995-1998, 99-00, 01-02, 3 starts)
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (00-01)
All-NBA Third Team: 2
Defensive Player of the Year: 4 (94-95, 96-97, 97-98, 00-01)
All-Defensive First Team: 3 (96-97, 97-98, 00-01)
All-Defensive Second Team: 3
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 4x (83 
games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (391), Hawks (343), 76'ers (106), Nets (24), 
Knicks (65)
Current Team: Rockets (80)

Lorenzen Wright
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 79 (down from 84)
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 66
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 80 (up from 75) 
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 85 (up from 80)
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 9
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (11 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (194), Hawks (146)
Current Team: Grizzlies (258)

Chris Mihm
Overall 75 (up from 68)
Close 82 (up from 75)
Med 60 (up from 58)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 70 (down from 73)
Layup 65
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 90 (up from 74)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75 (up from 70)
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
Notes: Currently having a breakout year.  Will be the starter in LA for 
quite a while it seems.  It seems like the Celtics screwed up in 
choosing Mark Blount over Mihm.  Looks like the Lakers didn't get 
ripped off in the Payton trade like many people said.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Cavaliers (207), Celtics (54)
Current Team: Lakers (75)

Vlade Divac
Overall 75 (down from 77)
Close 82 (down from 94)
Med 68 (down from 73)
3pt 58 (up from 55)
FT 69
Layup 70
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 70
Pass 80 (up from 70)
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 75 (up from 68)
RebDef 75 (down from 78)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
OffAwr 85
Notes: One of the best passing centers ever.  Was traded by the Lakers 
to make room for Shaquille O'Neal.  Has come full circle and is now 
replacing Shaquille O'Neal.
Years Pro: 16
Age: 37
All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 6x (109 games)
Former Teams: Lakers (520), Hornets (145), Kings (454), Lakers (15)
Current Team: RETIRED

Radoslav Nesterovic (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 75 (up from 73)
Close 84
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 55 (up from 50)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 55
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 75
Block 85
Steal 55
RebOff 85
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 5x (1 
ring, 45 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (316)
Current Team: Spurs (152)

Radoslav Nesterovic (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
Overall 73
Close 84
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 85
Steal 55
RebOff 85
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 70

Theo Ratliff
Overall 74 (down from 75)
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 55 (up from 53)
3pt 50
FT 72 (up from 64)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 90
Block 95
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (98-99, 03-04)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (21 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (175), 76'ers (215), Hawks (137)
Current Team: Blazers (95)

Brian Skinner
Overall 74 (up from 70)
Close 82
Med 61
3pt 50
FT 57 (down from 59)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 80 (up from 70)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 90 (up from 75)
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games) 
Former Teams: Clippers (93), Cavaliers (65), 76'ers (77), Bucks (56), 
76'ers (24) 
Current Team: Kings (25)

Samuel Dalembert
Overall 73
Close 75
Med 58 (down from 60)
3pt 50
FT 61 (down from 64)
Layup 60
Dunk 75
Handle 50 (down from 55)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 85
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 80)
RebDef 80 (down from 85)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
OffAwr 60
Notes: Had an uneventful rookie year in 01-02, and then spent the 
entire 02-03 season on the injured list after having arthoscopic left 
knee surgery.  Then seemingly had a breakout season out of nowhere for 
the injury depleted Sixers.  Similar to Kelvin Cato, in that half of 
his inside offense comes off dunks and tips.  However, Dalembert 
converts a higher percentage of his non-dunk inside shots, which 
certainly points to him being more than an inept hulking beast.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
Current Team: 76'ers (188)

Nazr Mohammed
Overall 73 (up from 68)
Close 82 (up from 75)
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 67 (up from 62)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (down from 80)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Took Dikembe Mutombo's starting role last year, but wasn't 
nearly as effective on defense.  A good backup center, but not really 
someone you want starting.  Watching Mohammed's wretched "defense" all 
season has led to me calling him "Freeway".  I came up with this name 
after the Hornets had three alley oops against him in the span of a few 
minutes.  Freeway will collect great stats against teams with a scrub 
center in the middle (like the Hawks or Raptors) but is a total non-
factor against a real big man.  Freeway's claim to fame is blocking 
Jason Collins shot 8 times in one game (who hasn't?) including three 
times in one possession.  His 53 blocks in 54 games with the Knicks 
seems a bit less impressive when you put it that way, no?
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (1 
ring, 30 games) 
Former Teams: 76'ers (84), Hawks (198), Knicks (81) 
Current Team: Spurs (23)

Dan Gadzuric (NEW-Edit)
Overall 73 (up from 67)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 55 (down from 58)
3pt 50
FT 54 (down from 73)
Layup 65
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 80
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 90 (up from 70)
RebDef 90 (up from 72)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 games)
Current Team: Bucks (205)

Derrick Coleman (RETIRED)
Overall 73 (down from 76)
Close 77 (down from 89)
Med 68 (up from 66)
3pt 70
FT 77 (down from 80)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 65 (down from 75)
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (down from 86)
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 60
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70
Notes: Former 1st pick was talented, but tainted it with a horrible 
attitude and work ethic.  What a waste.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 15
Rookie of the Year: 1 (90-91)
All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
All-NBA Third Team: 2 (92-93, 93-94)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 5x (39 games)
Former Teams: Nets (348), 76'ers (127), Hornets (145), 76'ers (156), 
Pistons (5)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Chris Kaman
Overall 72 (up from 70)
Close 82
Med 60 (down from 68)
3pt 50
FT 68 (down from 73)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 75
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Good job Visual Concepts. The only difference between Darko and 
Kaman is Darko has 3 more Med and 6 less FT.  Don't pat yourselves on 
the back too quickly now. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Clippers (145)

Michael Olowokandi
Overall 72 (down from 73)
Close 75 (up from 72)
Med 63 (down from 66)
3pt 50
FT 60 (up from 59)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 80
PostDef 80 (down from 85)
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 75)
RebDef 85 (up from 80)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
OffAwr 65 (down from 75)
Notes: Quite possibly the worst #1 pick in NBA history.  Only the 
Clippers would draft a 23-year-old project with the first pick in the 
NBA draft.  Kandi is 29 now, and he's not going to get much better.  
The Clippers thought so low of Kandi that they let him walk away 
without compensation.  What a waste of a first pick.  1998 was one of 
the better draft classes in recent memory.  The Clippers could have 
taken Mike Bibby, Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, or Dirk 
Nowitzki.  But that's the Clippers for you.  I think if they did it all 
over again... they probably would have taken Robert Traylor instead.
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (15 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (323)
Current Team: T'Wolves (105)

Brendan Haywood
Overall 72 (up from 66)
Close 82 (up from 75)
Med 55 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 61 (up from 58)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 75 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 80 (down from 85)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75 (up from 70)
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 60
Notes: I'm sure the only reason MJ was interested in Haywood was the 
Tar Heel connection, but he turned out to be one of Jordan's best 
acquisitions.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Current Team: Wizards (288)

Marc Jackson
Overall 72 (up from 62)
Close 84 (up from 75)
Med 71 (up from 66)
3pt 54 (up from 50)
FT 83 (up from 80)
Layup 70 (up from 60)
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 65)
Block 60 (down from 65)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 60)
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
Notes: He may be only a five-year pro, but he's 30 years old.  He spent 
3 years in Europe after 3 years of college before going to the NBA (he 
was originally drafted way back in 1997 with the 38th pick).  Almost 
was the rookie of the year in 2001 (yep, that was a really weak year).
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 5
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (12 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (65), T'Wolves (99), 76'ers (103) 
Current Team: Nets

Adonal Foyle
Overall 72 (down from 75)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 60
3pt 50
FT 55 (up from 53)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50 (down from 55)
Pass 50 (down from 55)
PostOff 70 (down from 75)
PostDef 85 (down from 90)
Block 90 (up from 85)
Steal 55
RebOff 80
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
Notes: Nicholai's favorite player, he once saw him score 780 points in 
a game.  Notably drafted ahead of Tracy McGrady.  Why the hell did the 
Warriors re-sign this guy to such a huge contract?  He's done nothing 
in his career; he's a total Jim McIlvaine.  They couldn't afford to pay 
Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas, or Erick Dampier, but they broke the 
bank on this guy and Derek Fisher?
Years Pro: 8
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Warriors (516)

Dale Davis
Overall 72 (down from 73)
Close 75
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 61 (down from 69)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 60 (down from 65)
RebOff 85 (up from 75)
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75 
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 14
All-Star selections: 1 (99-00)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 5x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 6x (121 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (646), Blazers (313), Warriors (36), Pacers (25)
Current Team: Pistons

Jeff Foster
Overall 71 (up from 65)
Close 75 (up from 60)
Med 58
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 63 (down from 68)
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 70)
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 65 (up from 50)
RebOff 90 (up from 74)
RebDef 90 (up from 74)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 80 (up from 75)
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Was second in the NBA in Offensive Rebounds per minute in 03-04, 
behind only Erick Dampier.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
3x (44 games)
Current Team: Pacers (392)

Kelvin Cato
Overall 71 (up from 61)
Close 60 (up from 50)
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 73 (up from 65)
Layup 65
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 80 (up from 70)
Block 80 (up from 70)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 62)
RebDef 85 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75 (up from 70)
DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
OffAwr 60
Notes: Last year 38% of Cato's shots were jumpers.  He hit 22.8% of 
those.  31% of his shots were close to the basket.  He hit 34.5% of 
those.  28% of his shots were dunks, and 3% of his shots were tips.  
Half of the damage Cato does inside is power based, and that's the only 
thing he's good at, there isn't an ounce of finesse in this man.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 8
Age: 30
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (17 games) 
Former Teams: Blazers (117), Rockets (317) 
Current Team: Magic (62)

Nenad Krstic
Overall 71 (up from 68)
Close 82 (up from 77)
Med 63 (down from 70)
3pt 50
FT 73 (down from 76)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60 (down from 65)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Nets first round pick from 2002.  Should become a big 
contributor, especially now that Alonzo Mourning and Aaron Williams 
have been traded.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Current Team: Nets (75)

Primoz Brezec
Overall 71 (up from 55)
Close 87 (up from 50)
Med 70 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 75 (up from 65)
Layup 65 (up from 50)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 85 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 68)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 75
DefAwr 65 (up from 50)
OffAwr 70 (up from 50)
Notes: Apparently the Bobcats saw something they liked in Brezec, as 
they gave him a contract extension before he even played a game.  He is 
probably the front-runner for the Most Improved Player Award this year.  
Expect many edits as the season progresses.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Pacers (62)
Current Team: Bobcats (72)

Zaza Pachulia (NEW-Edit)
Overall 71 (up from 65)
Close 77 (down from 79) 
Med 61 (down from 63) 
3pt 50 
FT 75 (up from 64) 
Layup 65 
Dunk 65 
Handle 65 
Pass 55 (down from 60) 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 70 
Block 70 (up from 65) 
Steal 60 (up from 50) 
RebOff 85 (up from 70) 
RebDef 85 (up from 70) 
Speed 65 
Stam 85 
Dur 70 
DefAwr 65 (up from 60) 
OffAwr 70
Notes: Was drafted by the Bobcats in the expansion draft and traded to 
the Bucks for a second round pick.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Magic (59), Bucks (74)
Current Team: Hawks

Zeljko Rebraca
Overall 71
Close 79
Med 70 (up from 66)
3pt 50
FT 80 (up from 75)
Layup 65
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 80
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 65
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes:  
Years Pro: 4
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (9 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (225), Hawks (3)
Current Team: Clippers (58)

Joel Przybilla
Overall 70 (up from 59)
Close 65 (up from 62)
Med 53 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 52
Layup 55 (up from 50)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 90 (up from 80)
Steal 50
RebOff 85 (up from 66)
RebDef 85 (up from 66)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
OffAwr 60
Notes: Przybilla has come from nowhere to have a monster year.  As a 
starter he's averaging 8 ppg, 9 ppg, 2 bpg, with a ridiculous .600 FG%.
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (5 games)
Former Teams: Bucks (141), Hawks (12)
Current Team: Blazers (76)

Elden Campbell (RETIRED)
Overall 70 (down from 76)
Close 65 (down from 89)
Med 68 (down from 75)
3pt 50
FT 76 (down from 80)
Layup 55 (down from 75)
Dunk 70
Handle 50 (down from 55)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 80 (down from 85)
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 55 (down from 65)
Stam 80 (down from 90)
Dur 70 (up from 60)
DefAwr 70 (down from 85)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Campbell won a ring with Detroit this year.  The last time he 
was in the Finals was his rookie year.  He later played PF next to 
Shaq, but was traded because they didn't really get along.  Beating 
Shaq in the Finals had to be sweet for him.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 15
Age: 36
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
4x, First Round 4x (1 ring, 106 games)
Former Teams: Lakers, Hornets (306), Sonics (15), Pistons (86), Jazz 
(0), Nets (10), Pistons (30)
Current Team: RETIRED

Peja Drobnjak
Overall 70 (down from 71)
Close 79
Med 71
3pt 74 (up from 55)
FT 80 (up from 69)
Layup 65
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 65
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55 (down from 60)
RebOff 65 (down from 66)
RebDef 75 (down from 76)
Speed 60
Stam 85 (up from 84)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 75
Notes: 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games) 
Former Teams: Sonics (146), Clippers (61), Hawks (71) 
Current Team: EUROPE (Tau Ceramica, Spain)

Scot Pollard
Overall 70 (up from 68)
Close 67 (up from 62)
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 71 (down from 72)
Layup 65
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 65 (up from 61)
RebOff 85 (up from 74)
RebDef 80 (up from 72)
Speed 65
Stam 80 (down from 84)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 65
Notes: Very effective backup in Sacramento, but couldn't get playing 
time in Indiana.  That might change this year if Pollard isn't traded.
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
2x (53 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (33), Hawks (0), Kings (272)
Current Team: Pacers (110)

David Harrison
Overall 69 (up from 58)
Close 72 (up from 55)
Med 61 (up from 53)
3pt 50
FT 57 (up from 54)
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 85 (up from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
OffAwr 60
Notes: I think it's kinda silly that a late first round pick who was a 
college junior would be rated 58, while the ultra raw Kendrick Perkins 
(a HS Senior) was rated a 67 overall last year.  Sounds like they got 
lazy or rushed him to meet a deadline.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Pacers (43)

Jerome James
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 68 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 66
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 85 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 75 (up from 64)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: Averaged more fouls (3.5) than rebounds (3.0) in 04-05.  So what 
did the Knicks do?  Give him the MLE and a 5-year contract.  Brilliant. 
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (17 games)
Former Teams: Kings (16), Sonics (252)
Current Team: Knicks

Tony Battie
Overall 69 (up from 63)
Close 65 (up from 50)
Med 68 (up from 50)
3pt 55 (up from 50)
FT 72 (up from 68)
Layup 65 (up from 55)
Dunk 70 (up from 65)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 55 
RebOff 70
RebDef 80 (up from 76)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 8
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)
Former Teams: Nuggets (65), Celtics (336), Cavaliers (50)
Current Team: Magic (81)

Rafael Araujo
Overall 69 (down from 70)
Close 75 (down from 77)
Med 63 (down from 70)
3pt 57
FT 78 (up from 72)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 75
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 55
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
OffAwr 70
Notes: Araujo might just be what Toronto needed (a center, and badly) 
but there was absolutely no need to take him with the 8th pick.  This 
guy wasn't projected any higher than 14th.  Trade down for Christ's 
sake; don't stick a potential stiff (lots of mid-lottery centers bust) 
with a larger salary (rookie wages are determined by draft selection). 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Raptors (59)

Loren Woods
Overall 69 (up from 56)
Close 60
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 75)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 70
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 85 (up from 50)
RebDef 85 (up from 60)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 90 (up from 88)
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 60 (up from 50)
Notes: Was projected to be a lottery pick before back injuries and 
motivation questions.  It's a good thing no teams took any gambles on 
him.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (98), Heat (38)
Current Team: Raptors (45)

Jahidi White
Overall 69 (up from 65)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 54
Layup 60 (down from 65)
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 75)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 55
Stam 75 (down from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 65
Notes:  
Years Pro: 7
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Wizards (356), Suns (61), Bobcats (17) 
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Jason Collins
Overall 68 (up from 63)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 66 (up from 58)
3pt 58 (up from 52)
FT 72 (up from 70)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 70
Handle 55 (down from 60)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 70)
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 68)
RebDef 75 (down from 76)
Speed 60
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: Twin brother of Jarron Collins. You can tell by their general 
ineptness on offense and facial features.  It's funny how Collins is 
Stanford's all-time leader in FG%, while meanwhile as a pro he has a 
career .420 FG% (.364 in the playoffs).  One of the worst starting 
centers in the NBA, and he has the audacity to demand 6 million a year 
on his next contract.  Let's see you average 10 points, 7 rebounds, or 
1 block first, buddy.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (52 
games)
Current Team: Nets (316)

Aaron Williams
Overall 68 (up from 66)
Close 70 (up from 52)
Med 63 (up from 58)
3pt 50
FT 74 (up from 73)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (down from 80)
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 55 (up from 51)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: One of the more underrated bangers in the league.  Averaged 10 
points and 7 rebounds in 28 minutes during 00-01 (his most extended 
amount of minutes).  Not all-star but very solid.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 12
Age: 33
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (53 games) 
Former Teams: Jazz (6), Bucks (15), Nuggets (1), Grizzlies (32), Sonics 
(105), Wizards (81), Nets (336)
Current Team: Raptors (23)

Mikki Moore
Overall 68 (up from 59)
Close 75 (up from 70)
Med 61 (up from 50)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 80
Layup 65 (up from 55)
Dunk 80 (up from 70)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 63)
Speed 65
Stam 85 (up from 80)
Dur 70
DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65 (up from 55)
Notes: The best NBDL player ever.  I find it kind of hard to believe 
that he actually spent time there last season, since he's a pretty good 
option for a third string center.  He even averaged 7.9 ppg in his 
second season and averaged 6.0 ppg in 3 playoff games.  Why is he 
fighting for a job while guys like Mark Pope are doing nothing on NBA 
rosters?
Years Pro: 7
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (0), Pistons (142), Celtics (3), Hawks (5), Nets 
(4), Jazz (28), Clippers (74)
Current Team: Sonics

Kendrick Perkins
Overall 68 (up from 66)
Close 60 (down from 65)
Med 53 (down from 61)
3pt 50
FT 64 (up from 60)
Layup 60 (down from 65)
Dunk 70
Handle 55 (down from 60)
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70 (down from 75)
Block 85 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
Notes: Perkins will eventually make the Celtics forget about Chris 
Mihm.  Not that there was much to remember. 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games) 
Current Team: Celtics (70)

Steven Hunter
Overall 67 (up from 62)
Close 65
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 50 (down from 54)
Layup 55
Dunk 80
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 85 (up from 76)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 60
Notes: Yet another first round Orlando bust. Second in the league in 
blocks per minute this year, but has no other skills.  To put it in 
perspective, Hunter had 4 steals in 1046 (76 games) this year.  He's a 
poor man's Kelvin Cato.
Years Pro: 4
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (22 games)
Former Teams: Magic (145)
Current Team: Suns (76)

Vitaly Potapenko
Overall 67 (up from 59)
Close 65 (up from 50)
Med 66 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 70 (up from 64)
Layup 55
Dunk 60
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 80 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 55
RebOff 80 (up from 72)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
Notes: You know, VC had me thinking that Potapenko sucked for awhile.  
They only have him rated 59 overall.  I figured he wasn't much more.  
Then I look him up, and I remember that he was scoring 10 ppg as a 
starter in Boston a few years ago, and has averaged 7.0 ppg for his 
career.  While 7 ppg isn't great, it's certainly better than the 
scrubonomics of 59 overall.  It certainly wouldn't merit 50 in close, 
50 in med, and 70 in PostOff.  What else can we expect from VC, most of 
their center ratings are awful, it's a known fact they don't pay 
attention to anyone rated less than 70 overall.  They had Rasho 
Nesterovic rated lower than Kevin Willis for two straight years, for 
crying out loud. 
Years Pro: 9
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (9 games)
Former Teams: Cavaliers (177), Celtics (273)
Current Team: Sonics (124)

Jake Tsakalidis
Overall 67 (up from 65)
Close 75
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 66
Layup 60 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 72)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: Jake is short for Iakovos.  Memphis seems to like him since they 
matched a 3-year offer worth 10 million from Cleveland this year.  Too 
bad they didn't show it by actually using him this year.  He'll get 
more playing time next year with Stromile Swift leaving. 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games) 
Former Teams: Suns (157)
Current Team: Grizzlies (71)

Francisco Elson
Overall 67 (up from 65)
Close 65
Med 60
3pt 50
FT 61 (down from 67)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 55
RebOff 75
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: Was a Dean Garrett type of rookie (the oldest rookie in the 
league at 27, spent time in Europe, and decent backup center).  Garrett 
was a bit better, but he was also 3 years older (and gone after 6 
seasons at age 36).
Years Pro: 2
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games) 
Current Team: Nuggets (129)

Curtis Borchardt
Overall 67 (up from 63)
Close 62 (down from 77)
Med 63 (down from 66)
3pt 50
FT 74 (up from 69)
Layup 60
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 65)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 80
Dur 60
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: Missed entire rookie season with injury.  Guess where he started 
his second season?  On the injured list.  Guess where he ended his 
second season?  On the injured list.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Jazz (83)
Current Team: Celtics

Kevin Willis (NEW-Add)
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Close 70
Med 58
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 74 (up from 68)
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 55 (up from 52)
RebOff 75 (down from 77)
RebDef 75 (up from 72)
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 60
Notes: Currently the oldest player in the NBA.
Years Pro: 21
Age: 42
All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (91-92)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 4x (1 ring, 68 games)
Former Teams: Hawks (724), Heat (112), Warriors (28), Rockets (156), 
Raptors (156), Nuggets (43), Rockets (52), Spurs (119)
Current Team: Hawks (29)

Darko Milicic
Overall 66 (down from 70)
Close 60 (down from 82)
Med 63 (down from 71)
3pt 50
FT 64 (down from 67)
Layup 60 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 80 (up from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 60 (down from 70)
RebDef 75 (down from 80)
Speed 60
Stam 90
Dur 70
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: Was the youngest player in the league last year, in fact I think 
he was the youngest in league history since he had to get special 
permission from David Stern to bend the rules so he could enter the 
draft (actually second youngest, Jermaine O'Neal was youngest, but only 
international players had to go through certain age restrictions).  
Question of the day - If Detroit knew they were going to get Rasheed 
Wallace, would they have drafted Carmelo Anthony instead?  The Pistons 
don't need a center anymore, but they do need a small forward.  Since 
they won the title without Melo, it doesn't appear that they needed 
him, but with Sheed, Big Ben, and now Antonio McDyess, there isn't 
exactly PT on the horizon for Darko.  Not much went right for Darko in 
his rookie year.  He shot .262 from the field, but still won a ring 
with Detroit.  Even that wasn't without drawback, as he injured himself 
in the waning minutes of game 5's garbage time, which led to him 
missing the Olympics (a stage that would have been a good look at what 
the kid can really do). 
Years Pro: 2
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (1 ring, 17 games)
Current Team: Pistons (71)

Michael Doleac (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 66 (up from 63)
Close 62
Med 78
3pt 50
FT 83
Layup 60 (up from 50)
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 60 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: One of the better shooting centers in the league.  Hard working 
hustler that plays well in the pick and roll (and especially well with 
Stephon Marbury).  Should compliment Shaq very well in Miami.  I still 
can't believe Isiah Thomas thought Tim Thomas and Nazr Mohammed was an 
upgrade over Keith Van Horn and Michael Doleac.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 7
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games)
Former Teams: Magic (207), Cavaliers (42), Knicks (121), Nuggets (26)
Current Team: Heat (80)

Michael Doleac (ORIGINAL RATINGS)
Overall 56
Close 50
Med 63
3pt 50
FT 83
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 50
RebOff 56
RebDef 62
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65

Shawn Bradley (RETIRED)
Overall 66 (up from 60)
Close 60
Med 66 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 80 (up from 74)
Layup 50
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 85 (up from 84)
Steal 55
RebOff 75 (up from 50)
RebDef 75
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 55
Notes: An elite shot blocker of the last decade.  Underrated, and often 
criticized.  Would benefit from getting out of Dallas.  Bradley has 
blocked ten or more shots in a game ten times, and he has often 
accomplished in fewer minutes than other great shot blockers like 
Dikembe Mutombo.  Sadly will not garner enough playing time to scale 
the list of all-time greats.  Don Nelson preferred to use Antoine 
Walker at center last year.  Does he really value defense that little?
Years Pro: 12
Age: 32
Blocks Titles: 2 (96-97, 00-01)
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
1x (43 games) 
Former Teams: 76'ers (143), Nets (107), Mavericks (582)
Current Team: RETIRED

Greg Ostertag
Overall 66 (up from 61)
Close 57
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 57 (up from 52)
Layup 55
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 80 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 85 (up from 73)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 55
Notes: One of the biggest underachievers in league history.  Had his 
best season since his second year.  That's not saying very much.  Will 
bring much needed defense and rebounding to the Kings, but since he's 
worthless with the ball in his hands, he'll be a cancer to their 
offense.  He certainly won't hit any cutters like Vlade. 
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 4x (89 games)
Former Teams: Jazz (640), Kings (56)
Current Team: Jazz

Jake Voskuhl
Overall 66 (up from 60)
Close 67
Med 63 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 72 (down from 74)
Layup 60 (up from 55)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70
Steal 55
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 75
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (16), Suns (228) 
Current Team: Bobcats

Scott Williams (RETIRED)
Overall 66 (up from 63)
Close 60 (up from 55)
Med 65 (up from 58)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 73
Layup 55
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 76)
RebDef 75 (up from 72)
Speed 60
Stam 75 (down from 76)
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes: The final remnant from the Bulls original championship run.  Has 
announced he will retire at the season's end.
Years Pro: 15
Age: 36
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 3x (3 rings, 94 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (223), 76'ers (212), Bucks (139), Nuggets (41), 
Suns (85), Mavericks (27), Cavaliers (19)
Current Team: RETIRED

Jarron Collins
Overall 65 (up from 63)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 66 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 72 (down from 74)
Layup 65 (up from 60)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 60 up from 55)
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 60 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
OffAwr 65
Notes: Twin brother of Jason Collins.  You can tell, because they both 
suck.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Jazz (223)

Ervin Johnson
Overall 65 (up from 62)
Close 62 (down from 65)
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 61
Layup 50
Dunk 60 (down from 70)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 80 (up from 75)
Block 75 (down from 80)
Steal 50
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 55 (down from 60)
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 55
Notes: Competent defensive player that fits in better with Minnesota 
than head case Olowokandi.  Has always been a sort of poor man's 
Mutombo.  Getting closer and closer to retirement.
Years Pro: 12
Age: 37
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x 
(74 games)
Former Teams: Sonics (190), Nuggets (82), Bucks (362), T'Wolves (112)
Current Team: Bucks

Zendon Hamilton
Overall 65 (up from 61)
Close 65
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 66 (down from 70)
Layup 50
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70 (down from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 85 (up from 70)
RebDef 85 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 50
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (2 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (3), Nuggets (54), Raptors (3), 76'ers (46)
Current Team: Bucks

Calvin Booth (NEW-Edit)
Overall 65 (up from 60)
Close 60
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 81 (up from 68)
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 85 (up from 65)
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 55
Notes: Recently had perhaps the best shot blocking performance of all-
time.  On 1/13/04 he had 10 blocks in 17 minutes.  That's an astounding 
ratio of blocks to minutes.  Of all the players to ever get 10 blocks, 
the player with the next fewest minutes is Shawn Bradley, who got 10 in 
25 minutes.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
Former Teams: Wizards (51), Mavericks (15), Sonics (133), Mavericks 
(34), Bucks (17)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Jason Collier (NEW-Edit)
Overall 64 (up from 55)
Close 75 (up from 50)
Med 66 (up from 50)
3pt 64 (up from 50)
FT 74 (down from 75)
Layup 60 (up from 50)
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 75 (up from 62)
RebDef 75 (up from 66)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 65 (up from 50)
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Rockets (61) 
Current Teams: Hawks (90)

Jabari Smith
Overall 64 (up from 55)
Close 62 (down from 67)
Med 68 (up from 50)
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 67
Layup 55 (up from 50)
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 60 (up from 50)
RebOff 65 (up from 53)
RebDef 80 (up from 63)
Speed 65 (up from 60)
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
OffAwr 60 (up from 50)
Notes: Very underrated center with a surprisingly good jump shot.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
Former Teams: Kings (21), 76'ers (11), Kings (31)
Current Team: Nets (45)

Mamadou N'diaye
Overall 64 (up from 53)
Close 60
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 74 (up from 64)
Layup 50
Dunk 70 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 85 (up from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 80 (up from 50)
RebDef 75 (up from 59)
Speed 55
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 50
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Raptors (30), Mavericks (3), Hawks (25), Clippers (11)
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Daniel Santiago (NEW-Edit)
Overall 63 (up from 61)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 61 (up from 57)
3pt 50
FT 69 (up from 68)
Layup 60
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 55 (up from 50)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 55 (up from 50)
RebOff 70
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (2 games)
Former Teams: Suns (57), Bucks (65)
Current Team: EUROPE (Unicaja, Spain)

Andrew DeClercq
Overall 63 (up from 60)
Close 60
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 62 (up from 59)
Layup 55
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 70
Steal 65 (up from 62)
RebOff 80 (up from 68)
RebDef 80 (up from 72)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
Notes:  
Years Pro: 10
Age: 31
Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games) 
Former Teams: Warriors (93), Celtics (95), Cavaliers (115) 
Current Team: Magic (284)

Tony Massenburg
Overall 63 (up from 60)
Close 55 (up from 50)
Med 58 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 72 (up from 71)
Layup 60 (down from 65)
Dunk 65
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 55 (up from 52)
RebOff 75 (up from 69)
RebDef 80 (up from 67)
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
Notes: Massenburg has played for 12 NBA teams, including two stints 
with the Spurs and Grizzlies.  He also played in Spain in 92-93 and 93-
94.  I feel kinda bad for the guy.  He's been around, but he's only 
played in 8 playoff games prior to this year.  That should change with 
the Spurs, who might give this journeyman the ring he has longed for.  
Visual Concepts gave Massenberg an 88 in FT until this season.  The 
only time he shot 88% was in 99-00 (the season in which ratings were 
based on for the original NBA 2K).  Just one problem - he was only 14-
16 in that season, and his career average hovers around 70%.  Yet, this 
wasn't corrected for 5 years.  Yet another inexcusable example of the 
lazyness that plagues these player ratings.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 15
Age: 37
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 2x (1 ring, 15 games)
Former Teams: Spurs (36), Hornets (3), Celtics (7), Warriors (7), 
Clippers (80), Raptors (24), 76'ers (30), Nets (79), Grizzlies (104), 
Rockets (10), Grizzlies (125), Jazz (58), Kings (59)
Current Team: Spurs (61)

DeSagana Diop
Overall 63 (up from 56)
Close 52 (up from 50)
Med 53 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 50 (down from 60)
Layup 50
Dunk 70
Handle 50 (down from 55)
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 85 (up from 75)
Steal 50
RebOff 80 (up from 55)
RebDef 75 (up from 65)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 60
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 50
Notes: Was supposed to be one of those high school versions of Shaq.  
It takes more than being 300 pounds to be a good center.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 4
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Cavaliers (193)
Current Team: Mavericks

Wang Zhi Zhi
Overall 62 (up from 59)
Close 60
Med 66
3pt 77
FT 74 (down from 80)
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 50
RebOff 60 (up from 50)
RebDef 70 (up from 60)
Speed 55
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70
Notes: The first Chinese player to play in the NBA.  He's nowhere near 
as good as Yao though. 
Years Pro: 5
Age: 27 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
Former Teams: Mavericks (60), Clippers (43)
Current Team: Heat (34)

Robert Swift
Overall 62 (down from 66)
Close 60 (down from 70)
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 55
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 55
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 75
PostDef 70 (down from 75)
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 65 (down from 70)
RebDef 65 (down from 70)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
Notes: A white guy from high school to the NBA?  Now I KNOW the world 
has gone mad.  Still, he seems to be more talented than massive guys 
like Pavel who have only been playing basketball for 4 years, so I 
won't discount him. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Sonics (15)

Sean Marks
Overall 61
Close 52 (down from 65)
Med 58
3pt 52 (up from 50)
FT 69 (down from 74)
Layup 55
Dunk 60
Handle 55
Pass 50
PostOff 700
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 70 (up from 65)
RebDef 75
Speed 55
Stam 80 (down from 84)
Dur 70 (down from 75)
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 60
Notes: Massenburg has played for 12 NBA teams, including two stints 
with the Spurs and Grizzlies.  He also played in Spain in 92-93 and 93-
94.  Visual Concepts gave Massenberg an 88 in FT until this season.  
The only time he shot 88% was in 99-00 (the season in which ratings 
were based on for the original NBA 2K).  Just one problem - he was only 
14-16 in that season, and his career average hovers around 70%.  Yet, 
this wasn't corrected for 5 years.  Yet another inexcusable example of 
the lazyness that plagues these player ratings.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 15
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None (1 ring, 0 games)
Former Teams: Raptors (13), Heat (44)
Current Team: Spurs (22)

Michael Stewart (NEW-Edit)
Overall 61 (up from 54)
Close 52 (up from 50)
Med 53 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 52 (down from 56)
Layup 55
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 60
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 60)
Steal 50
RebOff 75 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 65)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 55
Notes: Was actually pretty decent as a rookie in Sacramento (4.6 ppg, 
6.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg, .480 fg%).  Then he signed a huge contract with 
Toronto, which at the time was their largest contract ever given to a 
player.  So why not give it to an unproven stiff?  How bad has Stewart 
been since getting that contract?  In his rookie year, he scored 375 
points.  Since then, he has scored 222 points in SIX SEASONS!  More 
than 60% of this guy's career points came in his rookie year!  It's 
perhaps the worst signing in NBA history.  What a lucky bastard.
Years Pro: 8
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (4 games)
Former Teams: Kings (81), Raptors (121), Cavaliers (55), Celtics (17)
Current Team: Hawks (12)

Pavel Podkolzin
Overall 61
Close 75
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 66
Layup 55
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 65
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 60
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 60
Notes: Pulled out of last year's draft because he found out about a 
growth hormone problem, but it now appears he'll be able to control it.  
Pavel is very large, and very raw.  Knows how to use his size, but 
doesn't know how to use post moves effectively.  He's also a bit slow 
reacting on the defensive end.  In that regard, he's a bit similar to 
Gheorghe Muresan.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Mavericks (5)

Peter John Ramos
Overall 60 (down from 62)
Close 60 (down from 70)
Med 58 (down from 63)
3pt 50
FT 50
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
Notes: The 16th tallest active player in the world (the tallest is 7'11 
Sultan Kosen from Turkey).  I think Shawn Bradley is around fourth or 
fifth on the list, while Yao is sixth.  I saw a top 50 tallest list 
somewhere (Dikembe Mutombo was #50) but I don't remember where, likely 
a European site.
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Wizards (6)

Ha Seung-Jin (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 59 (down from 60)
Close 55 (down from 60)
Med 58 (down from 66)
3pt 52 (down from 54)
FT 55 (down from 70)
Layup 50
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 50 (down from 55)
OffAwr 50 (down from 55)
Notes: Very young center (18 years old).  Drafted in the late second 
round by Portland.  HSJ has intriguing size, but he's clearly a huge 
project.  Played in the ABA at the start of the season, but the Blazers 
cut Vladimir Stepania to make room for the big fella on their 15 man 
roster. 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (19)

Bruno Sundov
Overall 58 (up from 52)
Close 50
Med 66 (up from 50)
3pt 60 (up from 50)
FT 81
Layup 50
Dunk 65
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (up from 50)
Steal 50
RebOff 60 (up from 52)
RebDef 70 (up from 68)
Speed 60 (up from 55)
Stam 70
Dur 70 (up from 50)
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 55
Notes: Could become a Michael Doleac type player (good shooting backup 
center).  Only 24 years old, so it's still possible.  Averaged 3.9 ppg, 
2.1 rpg, on .488 FG% back in 00-01 (Indiana team coached by current 
Knick GM Isiah Thomas), so it's understandable why Isiah is giving him 
a chance.
Other Positions: PF 
Years Pro: 6
Age: 24 
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
Former Teams: Mavericks (17), Pacers (33), Celtics (26), Cavaliers (4)
Current Team: Knicks (22)

Mark Pope
Overall 57 (up from 52)
Close 50
Med 53 (up from 50)
3pt 54 (up from 50)
FT 57 (down from 60)
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 70 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 55)
Speed 60
Stam 80 (down from 84)
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 50
Notes: Missed all of the 02-03 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.  Played all of 20 minutes last year.  Must be a pretty good 
practice player since Denver re-signed him.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 6
Age: 32
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (13 games)
Former Teams: Pacers (32), Bucks (128), Knicks (0
Current Team: Nuggets (13)

Ernest Brown
Overall 57
Close 60 (down from 67)
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 66
Layup 50
Dunk 65
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 50
RebOff 65
RebDef 70 (up from 68)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 50
Notes: Four career games, and this is going to mark the fourth year 
since he was drafted.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Heat (3), Celtics (1)
Current Team: NBDL

Cezary Trybanski (RETIRED)
Overall 62
Close 65
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 70
Layup 60
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 55
RebDef 75
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: This Polish project was traded to the Knicks in the Marbury 
trade, who traded him to the Bulls in the Crawford trade.  The Bulls 
are expected to waive him after training camp.  Trybanski has since 
announced his retirement from professional basketball, because "It's 
not fun."  Maybe if he had talent, it would have been.
Years Pro: 3
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Grizzlies (15), Suns (4), Knicks (3), Bulls (0)
Current Team: RETIRED

Evan Eschmeyer (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 61
Close 60
Med 58
3pt 50
FT 81
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 80
Steal 50
RebOff 69
RebDef 65
Speed 50
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: Dallas gave Eschmeyer a fat contract because he had an ok season 
off the bench for New Jersey.  Then he got injured and had to retire.  
Even if he didn't get hurt, he still probably wouldn't have been worth 
the contract.
Years Pro: 6
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (8 games)
Former Teams: Nets (105), Mavericks (48)
Current Team: RETIRED

Mengke Bateer (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 59
Close 60
Med 63 (down from 66)
3pt 62 (up from 50)
FT 78 (up from 76)
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 55 (up from 50)
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 75
Dur 80
DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
OffAwr 50
Notes: 
Years Pro: 3
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None (0 games, 1 ring)
Former Teams: Nuggets (27), Spurs (12), Raptors (7), Magic (0)
Current Team: NBDL (Huntsville Flight)

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G. Legends

95 - Bob Cousy [50's/60's]
102 - Larry Bird [80's East]
87 - Drazen Petrovic [90's East]
93 - Scottie Pippen [90's East]

Bob Cousy [50's/60's]
Overall 95 (down from 99)
Close 92 (down from 99)
Med 83 (down from 94)
3pt 75 (down from 84)
FT 80
Layup 90 (down from 95)
Dunk 50
Handle 90
Pass 95
PostOff 50
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 85
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 90 (up from 80)
Dur 90
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 95
Notes: The Houdini of the Hardwood, Cousy revolutionized flashy 
basketball.  Today, he'd merely be Jason Williams, but in the NBA's 
early years, he led the league in assists 8 times in a row, was an all-
star in every season (excluding his 7 game stint as Player/Coach at age 
41), he was one of the few PGs in league history to ever be MVP, and he 
won 6 championships more than any other PG in league history, 
Years Pro: 14 (VC lists 13, apparently they don't count his 
Player/Coach stint)
All-Star selections: 13 (1951-1963)
All-Star MVP: 2 (1954, 1957)
All-NBA First Team: 10 (1952-1961)
All-NBA Second Team: 2 (61-62, 62-63)
Assist Titles: 8
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 7x, Conference Finals 3x, First Round 3x 
(6 rings, 109 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (917), Royals (7)

Larry Bird [80's East] 
Overall 102 (down from 103) 
Close 97 (down from 99) 
Med 97 
3pt 90 (down from 94) 
FT 89 (down from 97) 
Layup 85 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 85 
PostOff 80 (up from 70) 
PostDef 80 (down from 85) 
Block 70 
Steal 85 
RebOff 75 (down from 80) 
RebDef 90 
Speed 75 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 (down from 90) 
DefAwr 85 (down from 95) 
OffAwr 95
Notes: One of the most complete basketball players of all-time, Bird 
ranks as the best SF in the history of the game.  A legend in the city 
of Boston, Bird is probably the best athlete they've ever had in any 
professional sport. 
Years Pro: 13
Age: 23-35
All-Star Selections: 12 (1980-1988, 1990-1992) 
Most Valuable Player: 3 (1984-1986)
NBA Finals MVP: 2 (83-84, 85-86)
All-NBA First Team: 9 (1980-1988) 
All-NBA Second Team: 1 (89-90) 
All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (1982-1984) 
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x, Conferece Finals 2x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 1x (3 rings, 164 games)
Former Teams: Celtics (897)

Drazen Petrovic [90's East]
Overall 87
Close 94
Med 86
3pt 89
FT 84
Layup 85
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 85
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 70 (down from 75)
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 85
Stam 95
Dur 90
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
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.
Years Pro: 4
All-NBA Third Team: 1 (92-93)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
(6 rings, games)
Former Teams: Blazers (95), Nets (195)

Scottie Pippen [90's East]
Overall 92 (down from 93)
Close 97 (down from 99)
Med 81 (down from 92)
3pt 73 (down from 80)
FT 68 (down from 72)
Layup 85
Dunk 85
Handle 85
Pass 85 (up from 80)
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 90 (up from 80)
RebOff 75 (up from 65)
RebDef 80 (up from 70)
Speed 85
Stam 95 (down from 99)
Dur 85 (down from 90)
DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Pippen.  Won 
6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  Was named one of the 50 greatest players 
in NBA history.  Was the active leader in total playoff games.  Pippen 
retired this offseason, and he is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
Years Pro: 17
All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
All-NBA First Team: 3
All-NBA Second Team: 2
All-NBA Third Team: 2
All-Defensive First Team: 7
All-Defensive Second Team: 2
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (833), Rockets (50), Blazers (272), Bulls (23)

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VII. Created Players (aka the CAPs section)

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, and 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 (listed alphabetically by last name)

Point Guards
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, BJ Armstrong, Terrell Brandon, Tyus Edney, Bobby 
Hurley, Percy Miller (Master P), John Paxson, Terry Porter, Scott 
Skiles

Shooting Guards
Danny Ainge, Michael Dickerson, Clyde Drexler, Joe Dumars, Ron Harper, 
Hersey Hawkins, Dan Majerle, Vernon Maxwell, Anthony Parker, Bobby 
Phills, Mitch Richmond, Byron Scott, Malik Sealy, Jerry West

Small Forwards
Dejan Bodiroga, Scott Burrell, Britton Johnson, Linton Johnson, Jerome 
Kersey, Reggie Lewis, Chris Mullin, Larry Nance, Chuck Person, Detlef 
Schrempf, Charles Smith, Leon Smith

Power Forward
Anthony Bonner, Armon Gillam, Dino Radja, Jamal Sampson, Sofoklis 
Schortsanitis

Centers
Manute Bol, Brad Daughtery, Bison Dele, Chris Dudley, Matt Geiger, Ben 
Handlogten, Bill Laimbeer, Bryant Reeves, Rony Seikaly, Frederic Weis, 
Jayson Williams

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A. Current Players

70 - Trevor Ariza (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
62 - Erick Barkley (PG)
66 - Andre Barrett (PG)
70 - Matt Bonner (PF)
69 - Antonio Burks (PG)
59 - Jackie Butler (C)
69 - Matt Carroll (SG)
62 - Ivan Chiriaev (SF)
70 - Carlos Delfino (SG)
73 - Chris Duhon (PG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
69 - Andre Emmett (SG)
70 - Eddie Gill (PG)
68 - Marcus Hatten (PG)
66 - Royal Ivey (PG)
63 - Jermaine Jackson (PG)
75 - Sarunas Jasikevicius (PG)
72 - James Jones (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
67 - Mario Kasun (C)
72 - Viktor Khryapa (SF)
73 - John Markisch (SG)
72 - Keith McLeod (PG)
76 - Andres Nocioni (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
67 - Justin Reed (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
68 - Bernard Robinson (SG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
69 - Romain Sato (SG)
59 - Ha Seung Jin (C) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
57 - Paul Shirley (PF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
61 - Pape Sow (C)
65 - Yuta Tabuse (PG)
70 - Billy Thomas (SG)
55 - Slavko Vranes (C)
66 - Sasha Vujacic (PG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
75 - Milos Vujanic (PG)
70 - Damien Wilkins (SF)

Trevor Ariza (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SF - Def. Specialist
Overall 70 (down from 72)
Close 65 (down from 70)
Med 63 (down from 70)
3pt 59 (down from 65)
FT 70 (down from 72)
Layup 70
Dunk 85 (up from 75)
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 65 (down from 70)
PostDef 60
Block 65
Steal 80 (up from 75)
RebOff 75 (up from 70)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 85 (down from 95)
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
Notes: Only 6 months older than Dorell Wright.  That's just like the 
gap between LeBron and Melo, and Ariza has the college experience like 
Melo.  He played well in the summer leagues, and I expect him to get a 
roster spot on the Knicks.  He'll likely make the team ahead of Shandon 
Anderson (though that is more due to Isiah's personal feelings about 
Anderson than it is about Ariza's ability).  He has good potential for 
the future.  Hopefully he'll force Tim Thomas out of town one day.  
Ariza is currently the youngest Knick to ever play a regular season 
game (Carl Braun of all people held the record for a very long time, at 
a little over 20 years of age, and Maciej Lampe at 18 only played for 
the Knicks in preseason, not during the regular season).
Other Positions: SG
Jersey Number: 21
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 200 lbs.
College: UCLA
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Knicks (80)

Erick Barkley
PG - Shoot First
Overall 62
Close 62
Med 63
3pt 58
FT 72
Layup 60
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 65
Jersey Number: 12
Height/Weight: 6'1 - 185 lbs.
College: St. Johns
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Another player from Christ the King HS, from the generation of 
Odom, Claxton, and Cook.  Has had the least success of the four, and is 
probably the one who gets stuck with a Euro career.  Hasn't played in 
the NBA since 01-02. 
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Former Teams: Blazers (27)
Current Team: EUROPE (Greece, Olimpia Larisa)

Andre Barrett
PG - Distributor
Overall 66
Close 57
Med 66
3pt 69
FT 74
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: Made a good impression in Knicks training camp, being the last 
roster cut.  Signed on with Jeff Van Gundy's Rockets, and has played 
well off the bench for a team lacking a good PG.
Jersey Number: 11
Height/Weight: 5'10" - 173 lbs.
College: Seton Hall
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Rockets (27)
Current Team: Magic (11)

Matt Bonner
PF - Finesse
Overall 70
Close 79
Med 76
3pt 75
FT 79
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 60
Steal 60
RebOff 70
RebDef 75
Speed 70
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: Bonner was drafted by the Raptors last year, but was not offered 
a contract, and spent the year in Europe.  Was offered a contract this 
year, and is now one of the leaders in FG% this season.
Other Positions: C
Jersey Number: 16
Height/Weight: 6'10 - 240 lbs.
College: Florida
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Raptors (82)

Antonio Burks
PG - Distributor
Overall 69
Close 65
Med 68
3pt 67
FT 74
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: Played for Memphis in College, plays for Memphis in the NBA.  
Will undoubtedly get more playing time next season since the team could 
dump both Jason Williams and Earl Watson.
Jersey Number: 1
Height/Weight: 6'0" - 195 lbs.
College: Memphis
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 games)
Current Team: Grizzlies (24)

Jackie Butler
C - Banger
Overall 59
Close 55
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 55
Layup 55
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 55
Jersey Number: 45
Height/Weight: 6'10 - 250 lbs.
High School: Coastal Christian Academy (VA)
Best Hand: Right
Notes: A high schooler that went undrafted.  One of the reasons why the 
age limit was implemented.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Knicks (3)

Matt Carroll
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 69
Close 62
Med 71
3pt 75
FT 84
Layup 65
Dunk 60
Handle 75
Pass 60
PostOff 60
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 75
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 65
Jersey Number: 13
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 212 lbs.
College: Notre Dame
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Undrafted rookie impressed in Knicks' training camp, and was 
able to latch onto the Blazers last year.  This year he was a top 
scorer in the NBDL, and has been shooting well on the Bobcats.
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Blazers (13), Spurs (3)
Current Team: Bobcats

Ivan Chiriaev
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 62
Close 50
Med 65
3pt 73
FT 75
Layup 55
Dunk 60
Handle 65
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 55
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 60
Jersey Number: 14
Height/Weight: 7'1 - 235 lbs. 
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas (Canada) 
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Ivan the Terrible pulled out of the draft and will be spending 
this season in Europe growing into his body.  He's got NBA three-point 
range already, but he spent so much time as a guard that he's 
struggling to adjust to his height.  He was projected to go as high as 
11th in the draft, until scouts finally got to see just how bad he is 
(at least right now).  Just goes to show you how desperate teams are 
for the next Dirk Nowitzki, they'll believe any hype they hear in 
internet reports.  I mean seriously, this guy was compared to Dirk 
Nowitzki, but with PG handle, even though nobody ever even saw him 
play.  He might be big like Dirk Nowitzki, and he might be able to hit 
an open 25 footer like Dirk Nowitzki, but he doesn't even have a third 
of the handle Dirk does.  He's a PG in name only - it's his high school 
position, and he was hardly any better at it than about 1,000 other 
high school PGs.  This article should sum it up nicely.
http://www.angeltowns.com/members/nbadraft/ivanterrible.htm
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: EUROPE
Projected Draft Position: N/A (Pulled Out)

Carlos Delfino
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 70
Close 72
Med 70
3pt 67
FT 70
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 75
Block 65
Steal 75
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 2003 Pistons first round draft choice won a gold medal with Manu 
Ginobili this summer, defeating the Americans in the process.  Plays 
good defense and should backup Prince and Hamilton this season.
Other Positions: SF
Jersey Number: 20
Height/Weight: 6'6 - 230 lbs.
Country: Argentina
Best Hand: Left
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Pistons (30)

Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
PG - Distributor
Overall 73 (up from 71)
Close 65 (down from 75)
Med 71
3pt 76
FT 73 (down from 74)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 50
Handle 85 (up from 80)
Pass 80 (up from 75)
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50 (down from 55)
Steal 75 (down from 80)
RebOff 50
RebDef 60 (up from 55)
Speed 85
Stam 90 (down from 95)
Dur 80
DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
OffAwr 80
Notes: Originally was a long shot to make the Bulls (due to the 
guaranteed contracts of Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, Jannero Pargo, Mike 
Wilks, and Frank Williams) but it's looking like Duhon is going to make 
the team (they waived Wilks).  That's good for him, because he REALLY 
didn't want to go to Europe.  Now starting for the Bulls, even though 
he's shooting an ugly percentage.  He'll get what he wants in 
restricted free agency this summer.
Jersey Number: 21
Height/Weight: 6'1" - 185 lbs.
College: Duke
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (82)

Andre Emmett
SG - Slasher
Overall 69
Close 75
Med 68
3pt 65
FT 73
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: Texas Tech's all-time leading scorer, but hasn't done a thing 
since college.
Jersey Number: 14
Height/Weight: 6'5" - 230 lbs.
College: Texas Tech
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Grizzlies (8)
Current Team: Heat

Eddie Gill
PG - Def. Specialist
Overall 70
Close 65
Med 70
3pt 74
FT 85
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 4
Height/Weight: 6'0" - 190 lbs.
College: Weber State
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 4
Age: 26
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
Former Teams: Nets (8), Grizzlies (23), Blazers (22)
Current Team: Pacers (73)

Marcus Hatten
PG - Shoot First
Overall 68
Close 70
Med 68
3pt 67
FT 74
Layup 70
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 65
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 4
Height/Weight: 6'0" - 165 lbs.
College: St. Johns
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 0
Age: 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: FREE AGENT (Europe)

Royal Ivey
PG - Def. Specialist
Overall 66
Close 67
Med 68
3pt 66
FT 71
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 36
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 200 lbs.
College: Texas
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Hawks

Jermaine Jackson
PG - Def. Specialist
Overall 63
Close 62
Med 65
3pt 54
FT 69
Layup 70
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 8
Height/Weight: 6'5" - 204 lbs.
College: Detroit Mercy
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 28
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (7), Raptors (24), Hawks (29), Raptors (24)
Current Team: Knicks (21)

Sarunas Jasikevicius
PG - Distributor
Overall 75
Close 82
Med 79
3pt 84
FT 94
Layup 75
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 60
RebOff 55
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 85
Notes: The best PG outside of the NBA is now coming to the NBA.  
Sarunas is a fiery leader and not afraid to take any shot or make any 
pass.  He is the European version of Steve Nash.  Jasikevicius is most 
famous for being a USA killer, he has led Lithuania to a victory over 
the US team in the Olympics, and their games have been very close over 
the last few years.
Other Positions: SG
Jersey Number: 13
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 
Country: Serbia Montenegro
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 0
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Pacers

James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 72 (down from 74)
Close 70 (down from 75)
Med 71
3pt 79
FT 86 (up from 85)
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 70
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 60)
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 70 (up from 60)
Steal 65 (up from 60)
RebOff 65 down from 70)
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: Barely played last season, and has already shattered his 
previous statistical marks (he only played 26 minutes last season in 6 
games).
Jersey Number: 33
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 215 lbs.
College: Miami
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 2
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
Current Team: Pacers (81)

Mario Kasun
C - Finesse
Overall 67
Close 60
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 58
Layup 60
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 85
RebDef 80
Speed 65
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 41
Height/Weight: 7'0 - 260 lbs.
Country: Croatia
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Magic

Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SF - Def. Specialist
Overall 72
Close 72 (down from 75)
Med 68 (down from 73)
3pt 71
FT 55 (down from 69)
Layup 70
Dunk 75 (up from 70)
Handle 75
Pass 55 (down from 65)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 70 (up from 65)
Steal 65
RebOff 70 (up from 60)
RebDef 75 (up from 70)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 38
Height/Weight: 6'9" - 210 lbs.
Country: Russia
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (32)

John Markisch
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 73
Close 70
Med 66
3pt 68
FT 60
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 75
Pass 75
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 80
Steal 95
RebOff 75
RebDef 75
Speed 95
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 70
Notes: The NBA is not far out of reach for this young prospect.  League 
GMs will not be able to keep their paws off him once they see him in 
action.
Other Positions: PG, SF, PF
Jersey Number: 3
Height/Weight: 5'11" - 130 lbs.
College: QCC
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 11
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: 96-97 CYO Division Champion
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Paul Markisch (NEW-Add)
PF - Finesse
Overall 77
Close 87
Med 77
3pt 75
FT 70
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 65
Pass 50
PostOff 75
PostDef 75
Block 70
Steal 60
RebOff 80
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 75
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Jersey Number: 45
Height/Weight: 6'2" - 180 lbs.
College: N/A
Best Hand: Right (Ambidextrious)
Years Pro: 9
Age: 18
Playoff Experience: 03-04 CYO Division Champion
Current Team: FREE AGENT

Keith McLeod
PG - Distributor
Overall 72
Close 65
Med 70
3pt 67
FT 77
Layup 75
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Minnesota used McLeod in every game, and then let him go instead 
of guaranteeing his contract.  It bit them in the ass later in the year 
when Sam Cassell went down in the Conference Finals, leaving Darrick 
Martin to run things.
Jersey Number: 25
Height/Weight: 6'2" - 190 lbs.
College: Bowling Green State
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 2
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: T'Wolves (33)
Current Team: Jazz (53)

Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SF - Def. Specialist
Overall 76 (up from 75)
Close 77
Med 71 (up from 70)
3pt 69 (down from 74)
FT 77 (up from 65)
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 70 (down from 75)
Pass 60
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 75 (up from 70)
Block 65
Steal 65 (down from 70)
RebOff 65 (down from 75)
RebDef 80 (up from 75)
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
OffAwr 75
Notes: Another one of the players who was on the gold medal Argentinian 
team that took down the US.  His favorite player is Scottie Pippen, so 
it's fitting that he should be the starter in Chicago this season.  
It's too bad that he was one year too late to play with him.
Other Positions: PF
Jersey Number: 5
Height/Weight: 6'7 - 225 lbs.
Country: Argentina
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Bulls (81)

Justin Reed (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 67 (up from 66)
Close 67
Med 71
3pt 63 (up from 55)
FT 73 (down from 78)
Layup 65 (down from 70)
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60 (up from 50)
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 55
Steal 55
RebOff 75 (up from 60)
RebDef 60
Speed 70 (down from 75)
Stam 85 (down from 90)
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 60
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Jersey Number: 9
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 240 lbs.
College: Mississipi
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
Current Team: Celtics (23)

Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 68
Close 70
Med 63
3pt 67
FT 69 (down from 76)
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 60 (up from 55)
PostOff 60
PostDef 65 (up from 60)
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 65 (up from 60)
RebDef 70
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
OffAwr 70
Jersey Number: 21
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 212 lbs.
College: Michigan
Best Hand: Right
Notes: 
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 1
Age: 24
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Bobcats (31)

Romain Sato
SG - Def. Specialist
Overall 69
Close 70
Med 68
3pt 73
FT 83
Layup 70
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 60
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 65
Notes: 
Jersey Number: 10
Height/Weight: 6'5 - 205 lbs.
College: Xavier
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Spurs (0)

Ha Seung-Jin (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
C - Finesse
Overall 59 (down from 60)
Close 55 (down from 60)
Med 58 (down from 66)
3pt 52 (down from 54)
FT 55 (down from 70)
Layup 50
Dunk 65 (up from 60)
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 75 (up from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75 (down from 80)
DefAwr 50 (down from 55)
OffAwr 50 (down from 55)
Notes: Very young center (18 years old).  Drafted in the late second 
round by Portland.  HSJ has intriguing size, but he's clearly a huge 
project.  Played in the ABA at the start of the season, but the Blazers 
cut Vladimir Stepania to make room for the big fella on their 15-man 
roster.
Jersey Number: 5
Height/Weight: 7'3" - 305 lbs.
High School: Samil Commercial (Korea)
Best Hand: Right 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Blazers (19)

Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Overall 57 (up from 50)
Close 55 (up from 50)
Med 55 (up from 50)
3pt 50
FT 60
Layup 55 (up from 50)
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 75 (up from 70)
PostDef 70
Block 65 (down from 70)
Steal 50
RebOff 70 (up from 55)
RebDef 70 (up from 55)
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
Notes: Another lazy addition by Visual Concepts.  The only reason they 
added Shirly was so the Suns could have a 12 man roster.  They didn't 
care about him as a player so they gave him the bare minimum ratings 
for each category of his position.  It's ratings like these that led to 
this guide being created.
Jersey Number: 17
Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs.
College: Iowa State
Best Hand: Right 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 27
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Hawks (2), Bulls (7)
Current Team: Suns (9)

Pape Sow
C - Banger
Overall 61
Close 60
Med 53
3pt 50
FT 68
Layup 50
Dunk 70
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 55
RebOff 70
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 80
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 55
Jersey Number: 9
Height/Weight: 6'10 - 250 lbs.
High School: Cal State Fullerton
Best Hand: Right
Notes: 
Years Pro: 1
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Raptors (27)

Yuta Tabuse
PG - Distributor
Overall 65
Close 60
Med 68
3pt 70
FT 80
Layup 65
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 50
PostDef 50
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 50
RebDef 50
Speed 90
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: Very undersized.  Considered the "Japanese Michael Jordan".  
Became the first Japanese born player to play in the NBA.  Will 
probably be as good (bad) as Horacio Llamas (the first Mexican player 
to play in the league).
Jersey Number: 1
Height/Weight: 5'9" - 165 lbs.
College: BYU
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Suns (4)
Current Team: ABA (Long Beach Jam)

Billy Thomas
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 70
Close 70
Med 71
3pt 74
FT 78
Layup 70
Dunk 65
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 50
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 80
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 65
Notes: Played with Jacque Vaughn at Kansas.  Almost gave up on his NBA 
dream, but due to a rash of injuries the Nets called Thomas' number and 
he has performed very capably with the team (he is a vet of their 
summer and training camps so he knows the system).  He certainly 
replaces Lucious Harris more than adequately.
Other Positions: SF
Jersey Number: 20
Height/Weight: 6'5 - 218 lbs.
College: Kansas
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 29
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
Current Team: Nets (25)

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
RebOff 55
RebDef 65
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 75
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 50
Jersey Number: 29, 52
Height/Weight: 7'5 - 275 lbs.
Country: Serbia-Montenegro
Best Hand: Right
Notes: The tallest center in this year's draft (7'5).  The only real 
center on the Knicks after Mutombo, which should get him some minutes 
if a big man goes down.  Remember, these are the same Knicks that used 
a skilless piece of crap like Felton Spencer as their starter two 
seasons ago.  Vranes is just as untalented, but he has about half a 
foot over most stiffs.  Still, you have to know a player sucks when he 
is 7'5 and gets drafted in the second round.  There's a reason why Yao 
was taken first, why Bradley was taken second, and why Vranes was taken 
39th.
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Knicks (0), Blazers (1)
Current Team: EUROPE (Buducnost, Serbia Montenegro)

Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
PG - Distributor
Overall 66 (down from 69)
Close 70 (down from 77)
Med 70
3pt 73
FT 81
Layup 70 (down from 75)
Dunk 65 (down from 70)
Handle 80
Pass 65 (down from 70)
PostOff 65
PostDef 55
Block 55
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70
Notes: First round pick by the Lakers this year.  Would have been 
perfect for Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense, but he's gone now, so now 
Vujacic looks like a bad fit on the team.  He's can't guard PGs, and 
he's behind Kobe at SG.
Other Positions: SG
Jersey Number: 18
Height/Weight: 6'7" - 193 lbs.
Country: Slovenia
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: Lakers

Milos Vujanic
PG - Shoot First
Overall 75
Close 84
Med 75
3pt 78
FT 83
Layup 80
Dunk 50
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 70
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: A second round pick of the Knicks a few years ago.  He is 
currently the best PG in Europe, and averaged 25 ppg and 3 apg for the 
team owned by Vlade Divac last year.  Scored 23 points in the 
Euroleague Final in a losing effort against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.  Had a 
good showing in the Olympics on an undermanned Serbia team.  The 
chances of Vujanic ever coming to the NBA are now in jeopardy, as he 
has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
Other Positions: SG
Jersey Number: 13
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 
Country: Serbia Montenegro
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 0
Age: 
Playoff Experience: None
Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Suns)

Damien Wilkins
SF - Slasher
Overall 70
Close 75
Med 66
3pt 67
FT 62
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 65
Block 65
Steal 75
RebOff 70
RebDef 60
Speed 80
Stam 85
Dur 75
DefAwr 60
OffAwr 70
Notes: The son of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins, and nephew of 
former NBA great Dominique Wilkins.
Jersey Number: 12
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 225 lbs.
College: Georgia
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 1
Age: 25
Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
Current Team: Sonics (29)

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B. Former Players

79 - Nick Anderson (SG)
57 - Yinka Dare (C)
89 - Patrick Ewing (C)
82 - Derek Harper [Mavericks] (PG)
77 - Derek Harper [Knicks] (PG)
85 - Jeff Hornacek [Suns] (SG)
81 - Jeff Hornacek [Jazz] (SG)
93 - Michael Jordan [80's Bulls] (SG)
95 - Michael Jordan [1990-1993 Bulls] (SG)
94 - Michael Jordan [#45 Bulls] (SG)
95 - Michael Jordan [1995-1998 Bulls] (SG)
86 - Michael Jordan [Wizards] (SF)
84 - Bernard King [Knicks] (SF)
73 - Luc Longley (C)
71 - Harold Miner (SG)
94 - Hakeem Olajuwon (C)
79 - Isiah Rider [J.R. Rider] (SG)
78 - Dennis Rodman [Pistons] (PF)
75 - Dennis Rodman [Bulls] (PF)
94 - Arvydas Sabonis [European] (C)
83 - Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers] (C)
76 - Dennis Scott (SF)
76 - Charles Smith (SF)
78 - Kenny Smith (PG)
79 - Rik Smits (C)
81 - John Starks (SG)

Nick Anderson
SG - Slasher
Overall 79
Close 89
Med 75
3pt 78
FT 67
Layup 80
Dunk 75
Handle 80
Pass 65
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 65
Steal 80
RebOff 65
RebDef 75
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80
Notes: The first player ever drafted by the Orlando Magic.  Became a 
member of the 50-point club, scoring 50 points after the first quarter 
(did not start due to a bad hamstring).  Set an NBA record for most 3's 
attempted in an NBA Finals game, with 12 in game 3.  Better known as 
one of the NBA's all-time meltdowns.  Magic vs Rockets, Game 1 of the 
94-95 NBA Finals.  Magic up three, fourth quarter.  Anderson goes to 
the line.  Anderson bricks two free throws.  Anderson grabs the 
rebound.  Anderson bricks another two free throws. Kenny Smith ties the 
game on a three with 1.6 seconds left.  Rockets win in overtime on a 
tip in by Hakeem, setting the stage for an eventual sweep.  Who knows 
what would have happened if Anderson hit those shots.  Maybe Orlando 
sustains their momentum and become NBA Champions.  Maybe Shaq doesn't 
leave Orlando for LA.  While he was only a 70% FT shooter to begin 
with, Anderson was never the same after that.  69% the following year, 
40% after that, 63%, 61%, and 47% after that.  He went from a 70% 
shooter to a sub 65% shooter, with two sub-50% seasons under his belt.
Other Positions: SF
Jersey Number: 25
Height/Weight: 6'6 - 220 lbs
College: Illinois
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 13
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
(49 games)
Former Teams: Magic (692), Kings (93), Grizzlies (15), Cavaliers (0)

Yinka Dare
C - Banger
Overall 57
Close 50
Med 50
3pt 50
FT 57
Layup 50
Dunk 60
Handle 50
Pass 50
PostOff 70
PostDef 70
Block 70
Steal 50
RebOff 70
RebDef 70
Speed 55
Stam 80
Dur 70
DefAwr 50
OffAwr 50
Height/Weight: 7'0 - 265 lbs.
Jersey Number: 33
College: George Washington
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Yinka Dare is the most recent basketball legend to leave us.  He 
passed away at the age of 32 from a heart attack Some of you will 
remember Yinka as a project taken 14th in the 1994 NBA Draft by New 
Jersey.  Others will remember his 4 assists in 4 pro seasons and 110 
games, (which accounted to an average of less than 0.1.), as well as 
his memorable second season where he played in 58 games, started 23, 
recorded 626 minutes, and zero assists.  I choose to remember his 
greatness and accolades, which rivals that of Adonal Foyle.  If Yinka 
did not opt for retirement, he certainly would have been in an NBA 
rotation today, ready to lay the smack down on the Jason Collier's and 
Joel Pryzbilla's of the world.  Whether you loved him or hated him (and 
if you hated him, you're not a basketball enthusiast), Yinka Dare was 
an important part of New Jersey Nets history (in fact without Yinka's 
contribution, it is unlikely the Marbury/Van Horn Nets would have made 
the playoffs to nearly beat Jordan in the first round), and he will be 
missed, especially by Nicholai.  RIP Yinka, 10/10/72 - 1/9/04.
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: None
Former Teams: Nets (110)

Patrick Ewing
C - Def. Specialist
Overall 89
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 52
FT 76
Layup 75
Dunk 80
Handle 60
Pass 55
PostOff 90
PostDef 90
Block 90
Steal 65
RebOff 85
RebDef 90
Speed 65
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 90
OffAwr 85
Jersey Number: 33
Height/Weight: 7'0" - 255 lbs
College: Georgetown
Notes: A first ballot hall of famer, the greatest Knick in franchise 
history.  Ewing was quite possibly the best mid-range shooting center 
in NBA history.  No other big man could pull a fadeaway from 18 feet 
quite like him.  Also a great defensive player, though never given the 
recognition he deserves because he played at the same time as Olajuwon.  
Unfortunately, like the rest of Jordan's rivals, never won a ring.  Had 
a chance in 94, losing to Hakeem.  Hardly Ewing's fault though, as he 
set the NBA Finals record for blocks.  He was injured when the Knicks 
made it to the Finals as an eighth seed in 99.  Would have certainly 
been a big help against Duncan and Robinson, considering Camby was 
lanky and not a post presence, and Larry Johnson was playing the series 
on one leg (due to a badly sprained ankle suffered in the deciding game 
against Indiana).  It's a shame that he had that wrist injury in 97-98.  
He was never the same after that.  Check his FG% before that injury - 
it never went lower than .466 and he was above .500 9 times in his 
first 13 seasons.  After the injury, it never went higher than .466 in 
his last 4 years.  His FT shooting also dropped off.   He was a 75% 
shooter pre-injury and quickly dropped to 70%.  Had Ewing not had his 
wrist injury, there is a high likelihood that he would still be playing 
in the NBA at 41 years of age (then again, maybe not, his knees were 
pretty bad too).  The Knicks retired his number last year, and he's 
currently an assistant coach for Houston under his former coach, and 
friend, Jeff Van Gundy.  Ewing's main role now?  Tutor Yao so that he 
becomes the next Ewing... just 6 inches taller.
Years Pro: 17
Age: 23-39
All-Star selections: 11 (3 starts)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
7x, First Round 2x (139 games)
Former Teams: Knicks (1039), Sonics (79), Magic (65)

Derek Harper [Mavericks]
PG - Distributor
Overall 82
Close 89
Med 79
3pt 76
FT 76
Layup 85
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 85
PostOff 60
PostDef 60
Block 60
Steal 85
RebOff 55
RebDef 55
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 85
Notes: Harper is one of my all-time favorite players (and also the 
first ever "favorite player" I ever had).  In my opinion, Derek Harper 
is the best player in NBA history to never make an all-star team.  Most 
of the good players that were snubbed had one great year and were 
average for the rest of their careers.  Harper on the other hand was a 
model of consistency.  He put up a solid 17/7 for most of his years in 
Dallas, and he played great defense along the way.  The Mavericks also 
had a knack for winning ball games back in his day.  He is known for a 
playoff mistake he made against the Lakers during his rookie year, 
which was also Dallas' first ever franchise playoff appearance.  With 6 
seconds left in the game, Harper thought the Mavericks were winning 
109-108, and dribbled out the clock.  However, the score was tied 108-
108 and the game went into overtime, where the Lakers won 122-115 to 
take a 3-1 series lead (the Lakers eventually advanced to the NBA 
Finals and lost to the Celtics in 7 games).  Harper is Dallas' 
franchise leader in assists, steals, and three pointers made and 
attempted.  He is only one of two players in NBA History (the other 
being Isiah Thomas) to record 15,000 points, 6,000 assists, and 1,800 
steals.
Jersey Number: 11
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 185 lbs.
College: Illinois 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 16
Age: 22-32 (played to 37)
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 3x (97 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (797), Knicks (216), Mavericks (75), Magic 
(66), Lakers (45)

Derek Harper [Knicks]
PG - Distributor
Overall 77
Close 84
Med 78
3pt 76
FT 74
Layup 80
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 80
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Harper was traded to the Knicks to replace Doc Rivers, who went 
down for the season with a serious injury.  The team went going 21-6 
after acquiring him, and went to the NBA Finals, where Harper averaged 
16.4 ppg.
Jersey Number: 11
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 185 lbs.
College: Illinois 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 16
Age: 32-34 (played to 37)
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 3x (97 games)
Former Teams: Mavericks (797), Knicks (216), Mavericks (75), Magic 
(66), Lakers (45)

Jeff Hornacek [Suns]
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 85
Close 92
Med 86
3pt 84
FT 86
Layup 85
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 80
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG
Jersey Number: 14
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 190 lbs.
College: Iowa State
Best Hand: Right
All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
Long Distance Shootout Champ: 2
2-Ball Challenge Champ: 1 (w/Natalie Williams)
Years Pro: 14
Age: 23-28 (played to 36)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 2x (140 games)
Former Teams: Suns (468), 76'ers (132), Jazz (477)

Jeff Hornacek [Jazz]
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 81
Close 82
Med 83
3pt 84
FT 89
Layup 75
Dunk 60
Handle 80
Pass 80
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60
Block 55
Steal 80
RebOff 60
RebDef 60
Speed 75
Stam 90
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.
Other Positions: PG
Jersey Number: 14
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 190 lbs.
College: Iowa State
Best Hand: Right
All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
Long Distance Shootout Champ: 2
2-Ball Challenge Champ: 1 (w/Natalie Williams)
Years Pro: 14
Age: 23-28 (played to 36)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 2x (140 games)
Former Teams: Suns (468), 76'ers (132), Jazz (477)

Michael Jordan [80's Bulls] 
SG - Slasher 
Overall 93 
Close 97 
Med 83 
3pt 64 
FT 85 
Layup 95 
Dunk 95 
Handle 95 
Pass 80 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 80 
Block 75 
Steal 95 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 80 
Speed 85 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 95 
OffAwr 95
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Jersey Number: 23
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
College: North Carolina
Best Hand: Right
Most Valuable Player: 5
All-NBA First Team: 10
All-NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Defensive First Team: 9
NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
Slam Dunk Champ: 2
All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
Scoring Titles: 10
Years Pro: 15
Age: 21-26 (played to 40)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)

Michael Jordan [1990-1993 Bulls] 
SG - Slasher 
Overall 95 
Close 97 
Med 92 
3pt 74 
FT 84 
Layup 95 
Dunk 85 
Handle 95 
Pass 80 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 80 
Block 70 
Steal 95 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 80 
Speed 85 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 95 
OffAwr 95
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Jersey Number: 23
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
College: North Carolina
Best Hand: Right
Most Valuable Player: 5
All-NBA First Team: 10
All-NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Defensive First Team: 9
NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
Slam Dunk Champ: 2
All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
Scoring Titles: 10
Years Pro: 15
Age: 27-29 (played to 40)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)

Michael Jordan [#45 Bulls]
SG - Slasher 
Overall 94 
Close 94 
Med 89 
3pt 82 
FT 80 
Layup 95 
Dunk 80 
Handle 90 
Pass 80 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 80 
Block 65 
Steal 85 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 80 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 90 
OffAwr 95
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Jersey Number: 45
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
College: North Carolina
Best Hand: Right
Most Valuable Player: 5
All-NBA First Team: 10
All-NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Defensive First Team: 9
NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
Slam Dunk Champ: 2
All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
Scoring Titles: 10
Years Pro: 15
Age: 31 (played to 40)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)

Michael Jordan [1996-1998 Bulls]
SG - Slasher 
Overall 95 
Close 97 
Med 96 
3pt 80 
FT 83 
Layup 95 
Dunk 80 
Handle 90 
Pass 80 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 80 
Block 65 
Steal 85 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 80 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 90 
DefAwr 95 
OffAwr 95
Notes: 
Other Positions: PG, SF
Jersey Number: 23
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
College: North Carolina
Best Hand: Right
Most Valuable Player: 5
All-NBA First Team: 10
All-NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Defensive First Team: 9
NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
Slam Dunk Champ: 2
All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
Scoring Titles: 10
Years Pro: 15
Age: 32-34 (played to 40)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)

Michael Jordan [Wizards]
SF - Slasher
Overall 86
Close 97
Med 86
3pt 70
FT 82
Layup 90
Dunk 60
Handle 85
Pass 75
PostOff 80
PostDef 75
Block 60
Steal 75
RebOff 65
RebDef 80
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 95
Notes:
Other Positions: PG, SG
Jersey Number: 23
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 216 lbs.
College: North Carolina
Best Hand: Right
Most Valuable Player: 5
All-NBA First Team: 10
All-NBA Second Team: 1
Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
All-Defensive First Team: 9
NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
Slam Dunk Champ: 2
All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
Scoring Titles: 10
Years Pro: 15
Age: 38-40
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)

Bernard King [Knicks] 
Position SF - Pure Shooter 
Overall 84 
Close 97 
Med 89 
3pt 58
FT 77
Layup 90 
Dunk 75 
Handle 85 
Pass 60 
PostOff 85 
PostDef 70 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 65 
RebDef 70 
Speed 85 
Stam 90 
Dur 70 
DefAwr 75 
OffAwr 85
Jersey Number: 30
Height/Weight: 6'7" - 205 lbs.
College: Tennessee
Best Hand: Right
Notes: First nominated for the Hall of Fame in 2004, he is again up for 
consideration in 2005.  Once led the league in scoring in 84-85 with 
32.9 ppg before major knee reconstruction.  He returned two years later 
and was an all-star, ala Grant Hill.  His first season of injury led to 
the Knicks falling into the lottery, and getting Patrick Ewing with the 
first pick.  However they never played a game together (Ewing was 
injured in King's 6 games with the team during his return, after which 
he was cut).
Years Pro: 14
Age: 26-30
All-Star selections: 4 (81-82, 83-84, 84-85, 90-91)
All-NBA First Team: 2 (83-84, 84-85)
Scoring Titles: 1 (84-85)
Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 3x (28 games)
Former Teams: Nets (161), Jazz (19), Warriors (160), Knicks (206), 
Bullets (296), Nets (32)

Luc Longley
C - Finesse
Overall 73
Close 79
Med 66
3pt 50
FT 78
Layup 65
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 60
PostOff 75
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 55
RebOff 75
RebDef 75
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 13
Height/Weight: 7'2" - 265 lbs.
College: New Mexico
Best Hand: Right
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.
Years Pro: 10
Age: 23-32
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (3 
rings, 87 games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (170), Bulls (261), Suns (111), Knicks (25)

Harold Miner
SG - Slasher
Overall 71
Close 70
Med 68
3pt 69
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 90
Handle 80
Pass 55
PostOff 65
PostDef 60
Block 50
Steal 55
RebOff 55
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 55
OffAwr 70
Jersey Number: 4, 32
Height/Weight: 6'5" - 210 lbs.
College: USC
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Nicknamed Baby Jordan.  People thought he would be the next MJ.  
They were quite wrong.  He did win the slam-dunk contest twice though, 
earning him legendary reknown among nostalgic NBA fans.
Years Pro: 4
Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
Former Teams: Heat (181), Cavaliers (19)

Hakeem Olajuwon
C - Finesse
Overall 94
Close 97
Med 79
3pt 58
FT 73
Layup 80
Dunk 80
Handle 70
Pass 65
PostOff 95
PostDef 95
Block 90
Steal 80
RebOff 85
RebDef 90
Speed 70
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 90
Jersey Number: 34
Height/Weight: 7'0 - 255 lbs.
College: Houston
Best Hand: Right
Notes: Hakeem the Dream was one of the greatest centers of all-time, 
and if I personally had to pick one center from all of NBA history to 
build around, he would have been it.
Years Pro: 18
Age: 22-39
All-Star selections: 12 (8 starts)
Most Valuable Player: 1 (93-94)
All-NBA First Team: 6 (1987-1989, 92-93, 93-94, 96-97
All-NBA Second Team: 3 (85-86, 89-90, 95-96)
All-NBA Third Team: 3 (90-91, 94-95, 98-99)
Defensive Player of the Year: 2 (92-93, 93-94)
All-Defensive First Team: 5 (86-87, 87-88, 89-90, 92-93, 93-94)
All-Defensive Second Team: 4 (84-85, 90-91, 95-96, 96-97)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
3x, First Round 8x (2 rings, 145 games)
Former Teams: Rockets (1177), Raptors (61)

Isaiah Rider (J.R. Rider)
SG - Slasher
Overall 79
Close 92
Med 75
3pt 76
FT 81
Layup 85
Dunk 90
Handle 80
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 60
RebOff 60
RebDef 65
Speed 80
Stam 95
Dur 80
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: Slam-dunk champion was a troublemaker that ended up being exiled 
from the league for pissing every NBA authority figure off.
Height/Weight: 6'5" - 215 lbs.
Years Pro: 9
Slam Dunk Champion: 2
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (1 ring, 21 
games)
Former Teams: T'Wolves (229), Blazers (197), Hawks (60), Lakers (67), 
Nuggets (10)

Dennis Rodman [Pistons]
PF - Def. Specialist
Overall 78
Close 70
Med 63
3pt 61
FT 63
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 90
Block 70
Steal 65
RebOff 99
RebDef 99
Speed 75
Stam 95
Dur 85
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 70
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.  Rodman is most definitely 
the greatest rebounder of all-time.  He led the league in reboudning a 
record 7 straight times.  Also shares the NBA Finals record for 
offensive rebounds in a game, 11, which he did twice against Seattle.  
He was the only PF in NBA history to be named Defensive Player of the 
Year, and he won that award twice.  He's looking to make a comeback 
(possibly with Denver) at age 43.  Considering he averaged 14.3 rpg at 
age 38 in Dallas, I'd say he's definitely capable of it if someone will 
look past his behavior.
Jersey Number: 10
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs.
College: Southeastern Oklahoma State (Division II)
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 14
Defensive Player of Year: 2 (89-90, 90-91)
All-Star selections: 2
All-NBA Third Team: 2
All-Defensive First Team: 7
All-Defensive Second Team: 1
Rebound Titles: 7
FG% Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 2x (5 rings, 169 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (549), Spurs (128), Bulls (199), Lakers (23), 
Mavericks (12)

Dennis Rodman [Bulls]
PF - Def. Specialist
Overall 75
Close 65
Med 58
3pt 55
FT 55
Layup 65
Dunk 65
Handle 70
Pass 60
PostOff 70
PostDef 90
Block 65
Steal 60
RebOff 99
RebDef 99
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 95
OffAwr 70
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.  Rodman is most definitely 
the greatest rebounder of all-time.  He led the league in reboudning a 
record 7 straight times.  Also shares the NBA Finals record for 
offensive rebounds in a game, 11, which he did twice against Seattle.  
He was the only PF in NBA history to be named Defensive Player of the 
Year, and he won that award twice.  He's looking to make a comeback 
(possibly with Denver) at age 43.  Considering he averaged 14.3 rpg at 
age 38 in Dallas, I'd say he's definitely capable of it if someone will 
look past his behavior.
Jersey Number: 91
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs.
College: Southeastern Oklahoma State (Division II)
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 14
Years Pro: 14
Defensive Player of Year: 2 (89-90, 90-91)
All-Star selections: 2
All-NBA Third Team: 2
All-Defensive First Team: 7
All-Defensive Second Team: 1
Rebound Titles: 7
FG% Titles: 1
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
1x, First Round 2x (5 rings, 169 games)
Former Teams: Pistons (549), Spurs (128), Bulls (199), Lakers (23), 
Mavericks (12)

Arvydas Sabonis [European]
C - Finesse
Overall 94
Close 97
Med 81
3pt 75
FT 80
Layup 85
Dunk 80
Handle 75
Pass 80
PostOff 95
PostDef 90
Block 85
Steal 70
RebOff 85
RebDef 95
Speed 65
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 85
OffAwr 95
Notes: This CAP is based on the European player that the US never got 
to see.  Sabonis btw, is still actively playing in Europe, so 
technically he's not a "Former Player".  Sabonis was easily the best 
player in Europe (and debatably still is).  He was unstoppable in the 
post like Shaq, but unlike Shaq, had shooting range and could hit a FT, 
and the passing ability and awareness of Vlade Divac.  No man could 
stop Sabonis, the only thing that could ever slow him was injury.  He 
averaged 12/7/2 in only 24 mpg over the duration of his NBA career, and 
only played more than 30 mpg in one season (he averaged 16/10/3 that 
year).  One can only dream of what he'd have done earlier in his 
career, in 35 mpg.  Even at 38 years of age, he still dominated the 
Mavericks last year, and nearly took the Blazers to the Second Round.  
He scored 60 points in only 86 minutes vs Dallas.  Had they used him 
earlier than game 3, the Blazers probably would have won that series.  
He was a big reason Lithuania won a Bronze Medal in the Olympics in 92.  
We all know who the Gold Medal team was...  In 1988 however, he led the 
Soviet Union to a gold medal, in the process defeating a team that had 
David Robinson, Mitch Richmond, and Danny Manning.  Was drafted with 
the 77th pick by Atlanta in 1985, but the pick was voided when the 
league found out he was too young to enter the draft.  The following 
year, he was drafted 24th by Portland.  Talk about an improvement in 
draft position.  Due to his European basketball background, there is 
actually a possibility that Sabonis could be elected to the Hall of 
Fame.
Jersey Number: 11
Height/Weight: 7'3" - 273 lbs.
Country: Lithuania 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 23 (7 NBA, 16 Europe)
Age: 16-30, 39 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (51 games) 
Former Teams: Blazers (470)

Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers]
C - Finesse
Overall 83
Close 92
Med 75
3pt 73
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 75
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 65
RebOff 75
RebDef 90
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 85
Notes: He was the runner up for the rookie of the year AND sixth man 
award back in 95-96.  Not bad for a 31 year old rook.  The only player 
to do better was Ben Gordon this year, as he was the first rookie sixth 
man winner, but was runner up for the rookie award.
Jersey Number: 11
Height/Weight: 7'3" - 292 lbs.
Country: Lithuania 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 23 (7 NBA, 16 Europe)
Age: 31-38 
Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (51 games) 
Former Teams: Blazers (470)

Dennis Scott
SF - Pure Shooter
Overall 76
Close 82
Med 78
3pt 86
FT 79
Layup 75
Dunk 65
Handle 75
Pass 55
PostOff 70
PostDef 65
Block 60
Steal 65
RebOff 55
RebDef 65
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 65
OffAwr 75
Notes: Certainly took advantage of the league's shorter three-point 
line in the mid-90s.  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.
Jersey Number: 3
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 228 lbs.
College: Georgia Tech 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 10
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
(45 games)
Former Teams: Magic (446), Suns (29), Mavericks (52), Knicks (15), 
T'Wolves (21), Grizzlies (66)

Charles Smith
SF - Slasher
Overall 76
Close 87
Med 73
3pt 62
FT 77
Layup 75
Dunk 75
Handle 70
Pass 55
PostOff 75
PostDef 70
Block 75
Steal 65
RebOff 75
RebDef 70
Speed 75
Stam 90
Dur 75
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 75
Notes: Smith is remembered as one of the biggest chokers in playoff 
history.  In the 92-93 playoffs, the first seeded Knicks played the 
Bulls.  In game 5, with the series tied 2-2, Smith bricked 4 straight 
shots directly under the basket in the closing minutes.  This cost the 
Knicks a chance to go up 3-2 on the Bulls, as well as their home court 
advantage.  They lost game 6 in Chicago.
Other Positions: PF
Jersey Number: 32
Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs.
College: Pittsburgh 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 9
Age: 23-31
All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
2x, First Round 1x (66 games)
Former Teams: Clippers (272), Knicks (241), Spurs (51)

Kenny Smith
PG - Distributor
Overall 78
Close 84
Med 77
3pt 81
FT 86
Layup 80
Dunk 65
Handle 85
Pass 80
PostOff 55
PostDef 55
Block 50
Steal 75
RebOff 50
RebDef 55
Speed 90
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
Notes: Former two-time NBA champion, current TNT sidekick of Charles 
Barkley, and the all-time leader in playoff 3pt percentage.  One would 
think that his high percentage was due to the moved in three point line 
in 94-95, but most of Smith's threes came prior to the line being moved 
in.  In the 93 playoffs he went 23-46 (.500), and in the 94 playoffs he 
went 34-67 (.447).  Both of these percentages are actually better than 
the 46-104 (.442) that he shot in the 95 playoffs. 
Jersey Number: 30
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 170 lbs.
College: North Carolina 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 10
Age: 22-31
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (2 
rings, 68 games)
Former Teams: Kings (188), Hawks (33), Rockets (468), Magic (6), 
Pistons (9), Nuggets (33)

Rik Smits
C - Finesse
Overall 79
Close 92
Med 75
3pt 50
FT 77
Layup 70
Dunk 70
Handle 60
Pass 55
PostOff 85
PostDef 80
Block 75
Steal 50
RebOff 75
RebDef 80
Speed 60
Stam 85
Dur 70
DefAwr 70
OffAwr 80
Notes: The Dunkin Dutchman was a core component of the Reggie Miller 
Pacers that consistently made the Conference Finals.  What's he doing 
in retirement?  Well, he owns a sports club called "Sportszone" that 
runs basketball leagues.  He plays in these leagues, and he's perhaps 
the tallest shooting guard in the world - he feels it's unfair to post 
up the guys, so he sits back and shoot three pointers.
Jersey Number: 45
Height/Weight: 7'4 - 250 lbs.
College: Marist
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 12
Age: 22-33
All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 4x, First Round 5x 
(104 games) 
Former Teams: Pacers (867)

John Starks
SG - Slasher
Overall 81
Close 89
Med 75
3pt 78
FT 77
Layup 85
Dunk 75
Handle 85
Pass 70
PostOff 60
PostDef 70
Block 50
Steal 80
RebOff 50
RebDef 60
Speed 85
Stam 90
Dur 85
DefAwr 80
OffAwr 80
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.  After coaching in the USBL, was signed by the MSG network to 
be their media rep.
Other Positions: PG
Jersey Number: 3
Height/Weight: 6'5" - 190 lbs.
College: Oklahoma State 
Best Hand: Right
Years Pro: 13
All-Star selections: 1 (93-94)
All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (92-93)
Sixth Man of Year: 1 (96-97)
Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
5x, First Round 2x (96 games)
Former Teams: Warriors (36), Knicks (597), Bulls (4), Warriors (88), 
Jazz (141)

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C. Players adjusted to a specific year

80 - Tom Gugliotta [96-97]
82 - Allan Houston [02-03]
80 - Christian Laettner [96-97]

Tom Gugliotta [96-97]
PF - Finesse
Overall 80 
Close 92 
Med 79 
3pt 66 
FT 82 
Layup 75 
Dunk 70 
Handle 75 
Pass 65 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 75 
Block 75 
Steal 75 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 80 
Speed 70 
Stam 92 
Dur 70 
DefAwr 75 
OffAwr 80

Allan Houston [02-03]
SG - Pure Shooter
Overall 82 
Close 92 
Med 89 
3pt 84 
FT 92 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 65 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 60 
Block 50 
Steal 55 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 50 
Speed 80 
Stam 95 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 75 
OffAwr 85

Christian Laettner [96-97]
PF - Finesse
Overall 80
Close 92
Med 78
3pt 68
FT 82
Layup 75
Dunk 70
Handle 70
Pass 60
PostOff 80
PostDef 80
Block 70
Steal 70
RebOff 80
RebDef 80
Speed 70
Stam 90
Dur 80
DefAwr 75
OffAwr 80

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D. 2005 Draft Class

*DISCLAIMER
Before I get emails asking why the rookies are rated so low, please 
realize that created players naturally have lower overall ratings than 
existing players.  For example if you give Deron Williams' ratings to 
Kenny Anderson, he's a 77 overall, which is 1 more than generic Deron.  
If you give his ratings to Troy Bell, he's a 78 overall, which is 2 
more than generic Deron.  Overall rating does not reflect how much 
value a player really has, it's the rest of the ratings that are most 
important.  Also the SGs tend to have ratings, I believe because of 
overvalued (not overrated) mid-range shot ratings.

79 - Andrew Bogut (C)
78 - Marvin Williams (SF)
76 - Deron Williams (PG)
77 - Chris Paul (PG)
75 - Raymond Felton (PG)
74 - Martell Webster (SG)
72 - Charlie Villanueva (PF)
69 - Channing Frye (C)
74 - Ike Diogu (PF)
65 - Andrew Bynum (C)
68 - Fran Vasquez (PF)
71 - Sean May (PF)
76 - Rashad McCants (SG)
77 - Antoine Wright (SG)
73 - Joey Graham (SF)
73 - Danny Granger (SF)
75 - Gerald Green (SF)
72 - Hakim Warrick (SF)
72 - Nate Robinson (PG)
73 - Jarrett Jack (PG)
74 - Francisco Garcia (SG)
72 - Luther Head (PG)
68 - David Lee (PF)
73 - Salim Stoudamire (SG)
70 - Daniel Ewing (PG)
64 - Chris Taft (PF)
64 - Martynas Andriuskevicius (C)
72 - Dijon Thompson (SG)
68 - Eddie Basden (SG)

Andrew Bogut 
C - Finesse 
Overall 79 
Close 89 
Med 71 
3pt 62 
FT 69 
Layup 70 
Dunk 75 
Handle 70 
Pass 70 
PostOff 85 
PostDef 75 
Block 75 
Steal 60 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 85 
Speed 60 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 4 
Height/Weight: 7'0" - 250 lbs. 
College: Utah 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Is going to end up being the best Australian player to ever play 
in the NBA.  Somewhere, Luc Longley is crying.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 1st
Current Team: Bucks

Marvin Williams 
SF - Slasher 
Overall 78 
Close 84 
Med 75 
3pt 73 
FT 85 
Layup 75 
Dunk 80 
Handle 70 
Pass 65 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 70 
Block 65 
Steal 60 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 75 
Speed 75 
Stam 90 
Dur 85 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 80 
Jersey Number: 24 
Height/Weight: 6'9" - 230 lbs. 
College: North Carolina 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 2nd
Current Team: Hawks

Deron Williams 
PG - Distributor 
Overall 76 
Close 87 
Med 77 
3pt 76 
FT 74 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 90 
Pass 80 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 55 
Block 50 
Steal 70 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 85 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 85 
Jersey Number: 5 
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 210 lbs. 
College: Illinois 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 3rd
Current Team: Jazz

Chris Paul 
PG - Distributor 
Overall 77 
Close 87 
Med 77 
3pt 79 
FT 83 
Layup 80 
Dunk 50 
Handle 90 
Pass 80 
PostOff 50 
PostDef 50 
Block 50 
Steal 80 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 55 
Speed 90 
Stam 90 
Dur 85 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 85 
Jersey Number: 3 
Height/Weight: 5'11" - 175 lbs. 
College: Wake Forest 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Considered the best pure PG in the draft, but his size is a 
concern the same way it was for Jameer Nelson last year.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 4th
Current Team: Hornets

Raymond Felton 
PG - Distributor 
Overall 75 
Close 79 
Med 71 
3pt 75 
FT 70 
Layup 80 
Dunk 60 
Handle 90 
Pass 80 
PostOff 55 
PostDef 50 
Block 50 
Steal 80 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 55 
Speed 95 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 80 
Jersey Number: 2 
Height/Weight: 6'1" - 192 lbs. 
College: North Carolina 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 5th
Current Team: Bobcats

Martell Webster 
SG - Pure Shooter 
Overall 74 
Close 77 
Med 79 
3pt 77 
FT 78 
Layup 70 
Dunk 70 
Handle 75 
Pass 50 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 23 
Height/Weight: 6'7" - 229 lbs. 
High School: Seattle Prep 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Good spot up shooter, but needs to develop other areas of his 
game.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 18
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 6th
Current Team: Blazers

Charlie Villanueva 
PF - Finesse 
Overall 72 
Close 79 
Med 70 
3pt 62 
FT 69 
Layup 65 
Dunk 70 
Handle 70 
Pass 60 
PostOff 75 
PostDef 70 
Block 75 
Steal 50 
RebOff 75 
RebDef 75 
Speed 70 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 3 
Height/Weight: 6'10" - 236 lbs. 
College: UConn 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Raptors fans and the media have openly questioned their 
selection of Charlie V, but I think it's because most of them think 
Chris Bosh's ceiling is higher than it really is.
Other Positions: SF, C
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 7th
Current Team: Raptors

Channing Frye 
C - Finesse 
Overall 69 
Close 75 
Med 68 
3pt 50 
FT 83 
Layup 65 
Dunk 70 
Handle 60 
Pass 55 
PostOff 75 
PostDef 70 
Block 70 
Steal 55 
RebOff 75 
RebDef 75 
Speed 65 
Stam 85 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 45 
Height/Weight: 6'11" - 243 lbs. 
College: Arizona 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Recorded a triple double in summer league.  Notable, because it 
was points, rebounds, and FOULS.  You can't foul out in summer league.  
Frye had 11 fouls in the game, and in the second half picked up 9 in 18 
minutes.  Frye didn't record the triple double until he picked up a 
couple rebounds in garbage time.  Yes, he hit double digit fouls before 
he did rebounds.
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 8th
Current Team: Knicks

Ike Diogu 
PF - Banger 
Overall 74 
Close 84 
Med 70 
3pt 52 
FT 80 
Layup 65 
Dunk 70 
Handle 65 
Pass 55 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 75 
Block 75 
Steal 55 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 80 
Speed 65 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 5 
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 255 lbs. 
College: Arizona State 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: C
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 9th
Current Team: Warriors

Andrew Bynum 
C - Banger 
Overall 65 
Close 65 
Med 55 
3pt 50 
FT 70 
Layup 60 
Dunk 75 
Handle 60 
Pass 50 
PostOff 75 
PostDef 75 
Block 70 
Steal 50 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 70 
Speed 65 
Stam 85 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 42 
Height/Weight: 7'0" - 280 lbs. 
High School: St. Joseph's 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Bynum has been heralded as the next Shaq.  So were Eddy Curry 
and DaSagana Diop.  The height of his potential is Shaq, but like every 
other center that has been given that comparison, he has a very long 
way to go.  It was only fitting that the Lakers draft Bynum.  If anyone 
can help him turn his potential into reality, it's the Lakers and Phil 
Jackson.  You can't help but think that Kobe is salivating over the 
prospect of having "his Shaq".  Still, Bynum is very young and very 
raw; it will be a slow process.  He's not going to oust Chris Mihm from 
the lineup anytime soon.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 17
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 10th
Current Team: Lakers

Fran Vasquez 
PF - Banger 
Overall 68 
Close 72 
Med 68 
3pt 50 
FT 75 
Layup 70 
Dunk 70 
Handle 65 
Pass 55 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 70 
Block 75 
Steal 55 
RebOff 70 
RebDef 75 
Speed 70 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 24 
Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs. 
Country: Spain 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Orlando drafted him to backup Dwight Howard.  Vasquez decided 
he'd rather stay in Europe.  Orlando probably feels ripped off about 
now... but then again maybe not since it was a weak draft class for power 
forwards.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 11th
Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Magic)

Sean May 
PF - Banger 
Overall 71 
Close 75 
Med 68 
3pt 50 
FT 76 
Layup 60 
Dunk 70 
Handle 55 
Pass 55 
PostOff 80 
PostDef 75 
Block 70 
Steal 65 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 80 
Speed 60 
Stam 80 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 42 
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 260 lbs. 
College: North Carolina 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 13th
Current Team: Bobcats

Rashad McCants 
SG - Pure Shooter 
Overall 76 
Close 87 
Med 77 
3pt 78 
FT 72 
Layup 75 
Dunk 70 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 60 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 60 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 32 
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 200 lbs. 
High School: North Carloina 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 14th
Current Team: T'Wolves

Antoine Wright 
SG - Pure Shooter 
Overall 77 
Close 82 
Med 77 
3pt 78 
FT 69 
Layup 75 
Dunk 75 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 60 
Steal 70 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 70 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 21 
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 202 lbs. 
High School: Texas A&M 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 15th
Current Team: Nets

Joey Graham 
SF - Def. Specialist 
Overall 73 
Close 79 
Med 75 
3pt 73 
FT 86 
Layup 70 
Dunk 80 
Handle 70 
Pass 55 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 75 
Block 55 
Steal 70 
RebOff 65 
RebDef 70 
Speed 75 
Stam 90 
Dur 85 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 14 
Height/Weight: 6'7" - 216 lbs. 
High School: Oklahoma State 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 16th
Current Team: Raptors

Danny Granger 
SF - Def. Specialist 
Overall 73 
Close 82 
Med 73 
3pt 73 
FT 76 
Layup 70 
Dunk 70 
Handle 70 
Pass 55 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 75 
Block 70 
Steal 70 
RebOff 65 
RebDef 75 
Speed 75 
Stam 90 
Dur 75 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 33 
Height/Weight: 6'9" - 225 lbs. 
High School: New Mexico 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 17th
Current Team: Pacers

Gerald Green 
SF - Slasher 
Overall 75 
Close 79 
Med 77 
3pt 75 
FT 75 
Layup 75 
Dunk 90 
Handle 75 
Pass 55 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 65 
Steal 70 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 70 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 25 
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 195 lbs. 
High School: Gulf Shores Academy 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Was compared by some to Tracy McGrady, and was projected to be 
drafted high in the lottery.  Instead he fell all the way to the 
Celtics at 18th overall, yet another steal for Danny Ainge.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 18th
Current Team: Celtics

Hakim Warrick 
SF - Slasher 
Overall 72 
Close 75 
Med 66 
3pt 50 
FT 68 
Layup 70 
Dunk 90 
Handle 70 
Pass 55 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 75 
Steal 60 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 75 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 1 
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 220 lbs. 
College: Syracuse 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: PF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 19th
Current Team: Grizzlies

Nate Robinson 
PG - Distributor 
Overall 72 
Close 75 
Med 70 
3pt 75 
FT 78 
Layup 75 
Dunk 70 
Handle 85 
Pass 75 
PostOff 55 
PostDef 50 
Block 50 
Steal 75 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 50 
Speed 95 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 2 
Height/Weight: 5'8" - 170 lbs. 
College: Washington 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Traded to the Knicks as part of the Quentin Richardson deal.  
He'll backup Stephon Marbury, and is probably going to be one of the 
more popular Knicks.  I wouldn't be surprised if he enters the dunk 
contest this year or in the future.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 21st
Current Team: Knicks

Jarrett Jack 
PG - Distributor 
Overall 73 
Close 75 
Med 73 
3pt 73 
FT 87 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 85 
Pass 75 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 60 
Block 50 
Steal 75 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 60 
Speed 85 
Stam 90 
Dur 85 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 3 
Height/Weight: 6'4" - 197 lbs. 
College: Georgia Tech 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: An insurance plan in case Telfair doesn't work out, and has the 
added bonus that he can be played next to Telfair.  
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 21
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 22nd
Current Team: Blazers

Francisco Garcia 
SG - Pure Shooter 
Overall 74 
Close 75 
Med 71 
3pt 78 
FT 88 
Layup 70 
Dunk 65 
Handle 85 
Pass 65 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 55 
Block 65 
Steal 65 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 60 
Speed 75 
Stam 85 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 75 
Jersey Number: 32 
Height/Weight: 6'7" - 189 lbs. 
College: Louisville 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 23
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 23rd
Current Team: Kings

Luther Head 
PG - Shoot First 
Overall 72 
Close 72 
Med 71 
3pt 78 
FT 79 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 85 
Pass 75 
PostOff 55 
PostDef 55 
Block 50 
Steal 70 
RebOff 55 
RebDef 60 
Speed 85 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 4 
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 178 lbs. 
College: Illinois 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 24th
Current Team: Rockets

David Lee 
PF - Banger 
Overall 68 
Close 72 
Med 68 
3pt 50 
FT 71 
Layup 65 
Dunk 75 
Handle 65 
Pass 60 
PostOff 75 
PostDef 70 
Block 65 
Steal 55 
RebOff 80 
RebDef 70 
Speed 70 
Stam 80 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 24 
Height/Weight: 6'9" - 229 lbs. 
College: Florida
Best Hand: Left (Ambidextrous) 
Notes: High-energy power forward.  The Knicks already have that in 
Jerome Williams, and have plenty of PFs, so expect a trade to clear up 
the glut.  Otherwise it's a questionable draft pick since the last 
thing the Knicks need is another power forward.
Other Positions: SF
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 30th
Current Team: Knicks

Salim Stoudamire 
SG - Pure Shooter (or PG - Shoot First) 
Overall 73 (68 if PG) 
Close 67 
Med 73 
3pt 82 
FT 91 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 60 
PostOff 55 
PostDef 55 
Block 50 
Steal 60 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 50 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 60 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 20 
Height/Weight: 6'1" - 185 lbs. 
College: Arizona 
Best Hand: Left 
Notes: Cousin of Damon Stoudamire (for whatever reason, that connection 
reminds me of brothers Chuck and Wesley Person).  The best shooter in 
the 2005 draft, period.  A great pick for Atlanta, because they needed 
shooting in the worst way.
Other Positions: PG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 31st
Current Team: Hawks

Daniel Ewing 
PG - Shoot First 
Overall 70 
Close 70 
Med 71 
3pt 74 
FT 72 
Layup 75 
Dunk 60 
Handle 80 
Pass 65 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 55 
Block 50 
Steal 70 
RebOff 50 
RebDef 55 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 5 
Height/Weight: 6'3" - 185 lbs. 
College: Duke 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 32nd
Current Team: Clippers

Chris Taft 
PF - Banger 
Overall 64 
Close 70 
Med 55 
3pt 50 
FT 59 
Layup 55 
Dunk 75 
Handle 60 
Pass 50 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 75 
Block 70 
Steal 50 
RebOff 75 
RebDef 75 
Speed 65 
Stam 85 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 65 
OffAwr 60 
Jersey Number: 23 
Height/Weight: 6'10" - 260 lbs. 
College: Pittsburgh 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: 
Years Pro: 0
Age: 20
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 42nd
Current Team: Warriors

Martynas Andriuskevicius 
C - Finesse 
Overall 64 
Close 67 
Med 66 
3pt 62 
FT 70 
Layup 65 
Dunk 70 
Handle 70 
Pass 60 
PostOff 70 
PostDef 65 
Block 75 
Steal 50 
RebOff 65 
RebDef 65 
Speed 65 
Stam 80 
Dur 75 
DefAwr 55 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 20 
Height/Weight: 7'3" - 229 lbs. 
Country: Lithuania 
Best Hand: Right (Ambidextrous) 
Notes: 19 year old center has drawn comparisons to Arvydas Sabonis 
(mostly because he works out with him).  There was initially some 
confusion about whether Martynas would stay in this year's draft.  
There were reports that he woulc be pulling out again this year after a 
poor performance in a Tel Aviv junior tournament, but when early entry 
candidates were announced, his name was there.  Martynas probably needs 
to fire his agent.  Last year he would have been a surefire first 
rounder in the low lottery.  This year he ended up being a second round 
pick.  Martynas was traded to the Cavs on draft night, which is a good 
place for him.  They will be able to build him into an Ilgauskas-type 
player, perhaps eventually taking over as Big Z gets on in years.  
He'll likely stay in Europe for a year.
Years Pro: 0
Age: 19
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 44th
Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Cavaliers)

Dijon Thompson
SG - Slasher 
Overall 72 
Close 75 
Med 75 
3pt 72 
FT 79 
Layup 70 
Dunk 70 
Handle 80 
Pass 55 
PostOff 65 
PostDef 55 
Block 55 
Steal 65 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 55 
OffAwr 70 
Jersey Number: 1 
Height/Weight: 6'8" - 195 lbs. 
College: UCLA 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Thompson was traded to the Suns as part of the Q-Rich deal.  
He's a good scorer but horrendous defender (which makes him a perfect 
replacement for Q-Rich).
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: 54th
Current Team: Suns

Eddie Basden 
SG - Def. Specialist 
Overall 68 
Close 70 
Med 68 
3pt 64 
FT 72 
Layup 70 
Dunk 70 
Handle 75 
Pass 60 
PostOff 60 
PostDef 65 
Block 50 
Steal 80 
RebOff 60 
RebDef 65 
Speed 80 
Stam 90 
Dur 80 
DefAwr 70 
OffAwr 65 
Jersey Number: 13 
Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs. 
College: Charlotte 
Best Hand: Right 
Notes: Defensive stopper towards the end of the Chicago bench.  Scott 
Skiles will probably love him.
Other Positions: SG
Years Pro: 0
Age: 22
Playoff Experience: None
Draft Position: Undrafted
Current Team: Bulls

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VIII. Sega Roster Download Updates

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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IX. 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
Jamal Mashburn (SF) from Hornets
Matt Barnes (SF) from Free Agents
Chris Webber (PF) from Kings
Rodney Rogers (PF) from Hornets
Michael Bradley (PF) from Magic
Josh Davis (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Blazers
Viktor Khryapa (SF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Ha Seung-Jin (C) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)

Bobcats
Cory Alexander (PG) from NBDL (Not in game)
Kareem Rush (SG) from Lakers
Keith Bogans (SG) from Magic
Bernard Robinson (SG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP 
section)
Matt Carroll (SG) from NBDL (Not in game, see CAP section)
Theron Smith (SF) from Grizzlies (Not in game)
Malik Allen (PF) from Heat

Bucks
Reece Gaines (PG) from Rockets
Anthony Goldwire (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Marcus Fizer (SF) from Free Agents
Calvin Booth (C) from Mavericks

Bulls
Chris Duhon (PG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Andres Nocioni (SF) from Europe (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Jared Reiner (C) from Draft (Not in game)

Cavaliers
Lucious Harris (SG) from Free Agents
Jiri Welsch (SF) from Celtics
Scott Williams (C) from Free Agents
 
Celtics
Antoine Walker (PF) from Hawks
Justin Reed (PF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)

Clippers
Rick Brunson (PG) from Free Agents

Grizzlies
Antonio Burks (PG) from Draft (Not in game)
Andre Emmett (SF) from Draft (Not in game)

Hawks
Tyronn Lue (PG) from Rockets
Royal Ivey (PG) from Draft (Not in game)
Donta Smith (SF) from Draft (Not in game)
Tom Gugliotta (PF) from Celtics
James Thomas (PF) from Draft (Not in game)
Kevin Willis (C) from Free Agents
Michael Stewart (C) from Celtics

Heat
Steve Smith (SG) from Free Agents
Shandon Anderson (SG) from Knicks
Qyntel Woods (SF) from Blazers
Alonzo Mourning (C) from Nets

Hornets
Speedy Claxton (PG) from Warriors
Dan Dickau (PG) from Mavericks 
Casey Jacobsen (SG) from Suns
Lee Nailon (SF) from Free Agents
Maciej Lampe (PF) from Suns
Jackson Vroman (PF) from Suns

Jazz
Howard Eisley (PG) from Suns
Keith McLeod (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
Randy Livingston (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Ben Handlogten (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Kings
Cuttino Mobley (SG) from Magic
Eddie House (SG) from Bobcats
Maurice Evans (SG) from Europe (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Corliss Williamson (SF) from 76'ers
Erik Daniels (SF) from Draft (Not in game)
Kenny Thomas (PF) from 76'ers
Brian Skinner (C) from 76'ers

Knicks
Jermaine Jackson (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
Trevor Ariza (SF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Malik Rose (PF) from Spurs
Maurice Taylor (PF) from Rockets
Jackie Butler (C) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)

Lakers
Tierre Brown (PG) from Free Agents
Sasha Vujacic (PG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Tony Bobbitt (SG) from Draft (Not in game)

Magic
Andre Barrett (PG) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
Doug Christie (SG) from Kings
Mark Jones (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Brandon Hunter (PF) from Bobcats
Mario Kasun (C) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)

Mavericks
Darrell Armstrong (PG) from Hornets
Keith Van Horn (SF) from Bucks
DJ Mbenga (C) from Draft (Not in game)

Nets
Travis Best (PG) from Free Agents
Vince Carter (SG) from Raptors
Billy Thomas (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
Clifford Robinson (PF) from Warriors
Jabari Smith (C) from Kings

Nuggets
Luis Flores (PG) from Warriors (Not in game)
Wesley Person (SG) from Heat
DerMarr Johnson (SG) from Free Agents
Eduardo Najera (SF) from Warriors
Bryon Russell (SF) from Free Agents
Mark Pope (C) from Free Agents

Pacers
James Jones (SF) from Pacers (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Britton Johnsen (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Dale Davis (C) from Warriors
John Edwards (C) from Draft (Not in game)

Pistons
Carlos Arroyo (PG) from Jazz
Carlos Delfino (SG) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)

Raptors
Omar Cook (PG) from Bobcats
Eric Williams (SF) from Nets
Matt Bonner (PF) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
Aaron Williams (C) from Nets
Pape Sow (C) from Draft (Not in game)

Rockets
Mike James (PG) from Bucks
Moochie Norris (PG) from Knicks
David Wesley (SG) from Hornets
Jon Barry (SG) from Free Agents
Ryan Bowen (SF) from Nuggets
Toraye Braggs (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)
Vin Baker (PF) from Knicks

Sonics
Mateen Cleaves (PG) from Free Agents
Damien Wilkins (SF) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)

Spurs
Mike Wilks (PG) from Bulls (Not in game)
Glenn Robinson (SF) from 76'ers
Nazr Mohammed (C) from Knicks

Suns
Jim Jackson (SF) from Rockets
Walter McCarty (PF) from Celtics
Bo Outlaw (PF) from Grizzlies
Paul Shirley (PF) from Suns (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)

T'Wolves
Anthony Carter (PG) from Free Agents
Eddie Griffin (PF) from Free Agents
John Thomas (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)

Warriors
Baron Davis (PG) from Hornets
Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) from Nuggets
Rodney White (SF) from Nuggets
Zarko Cabarkapa (PF) from Suns

Wizards
Laron Profit (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
Damone Brown (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)

Free Agents
Jay Williams (PG) from Free Agents (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, 
Out for the season)
Jamison Brewer (PG) from Knicks
Tony Williams (PG) from Hawks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Mark Johnson (PG) from Hawks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Courtney Alexander (SG) from Hornets
Kedrick Brown (SG) from 76'ers
Corey Benjamin (SG) from Bobcats
Eddie Robinson (SF) from Bulls
Chris Crawford (SF) from Hawks
Marcus Haislip (PF) from Bucks
Samaki Walker (PF) from Wizards
Corie Blount (PF) from Raptors
Jerome Moiso (PF) from Raptors
Derrick Coleman (C) from Pistons
Jahidi White (C) from Bobcats
Vladimir Stepania (C) from Blazers
Josh Moore (C) from Clippers

NBDL
Joseph Forte (SG) from Free Agents
Chris Jefferies (SF) from Bulls
Kirk Haston (PF) from Free Agents
Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (C) from Free Agents
Mengke Bateer (C) from Free Agents (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Ernest Brown (C) from Free Agents

CBA
Doug Overton (PG) from Free Agents

ABA
Yuta Tabuse (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, SEE CAP SECTION)
Sean Rooks (C) from Free Agents

USBL

International
Troy Bell (PG) from Grizzlies (Playing in Spain)
J.R. Bremer (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
Shammond Williams (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Russia)
Emanual Davis (PG) from Free Agents
Bryce Drew (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
Roger Mason Jr (SG) from Raptors (Playing in Greece)
Ricky Minard (SG) from Kings (Playing in Italy)
Travis Hansen (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
Jeryl Sasser (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in France)
Felipe Lopez (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Germany)
Lavor Postell (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
Jeff Trepagnier (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
Sean Lampley (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
Tracy Murray (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
Vincent Yarbrough (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Belgium)
David Bluthenthal (SF) from Kings (Playing in Russia)
Pat Burke (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
Gary Trent (PF) from T'Wolves (Playing in Greece)
Lonny Baxter (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
Sam Clancy (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
Robert Archibald (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
John Amaechi (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in England)
Dan Langhi (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
Nate Huffman (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
Amal McCaskill (C) from Pistons (Playing in Italy)
Dalibor Bagaric (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
Antonio Harvey (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Poland)
Olumide Oyedeji (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Nigeria)

Retired
Mark Jackson (PG) from Free Agents
Rod Strickland (PG) from Free Agents
Avery Johnson (PG) from Free Agents
Bimbo Coles (PG) from Free Agents
Brian Shaw (PG) from Free Agents
Brent Price (PG) from Free Agents
Randy Brown (PG) from Free Agents
Bryant Stith (SG) from Free Agents
Hubert Davis (SG) from Free Agents
Kendall Gill (SG) from Free Agents
Scottie Pippen (SF) from Bulls
Rick Fox (SF) from Celtics (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
LaPhonso Ellis (SF) from Free Agents
Glen Rice (SF) from Free Agents
Monty Williams (SF) from Free Agents
Walt Williams (SF) from Free Agents
Chris Mills (SF) from Free Agents
George McCloud (SF) from Free Agents
Karl Malone (PF) from Free Agents
Shawn Kemp (PF) from Free Agents
Anthony Mason (PF) from Free Agents
Charles Oakley (PF) from Free Agents
Horace Grant (PF) from Free Agents
Tyrone Hill (PF) from Free Agents
Danny Manning (PF) from Free Agents
Matt Bullard (PF) from Free Agents
Grant Long (PF) from Free Agents
Jamie Feick (PF) from Free Agents
Mark Bryant (PF) from Free Agents
Evan Eschmeyer (C) from Mavericks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
Cezary Trybanski (C) from Bulls
Olden Polynice (C) from Free Agents

Players who may retire during the Offseason
TJ Ford (PG) from Bucks
Nick Van Exel (PG) from Blazers
Reggie Miller (SG) from Pacers (confirmed)
Allan Houston (SG) from Knicks
Jamal Mashburn (SF) from Hornets
Michael Curry (SF) from Free Agents (confirmed)
Tom Gugliotta (PF) from Celtics
Derrick Coleman (C) from Pistons
Elden Campbell (C) from Pistons
Scott Williams (C) from Cavaliers (confirmed)
Shawn Bradley (C) from Mavericks (confirmed)

Remaining Free Agents

Point Guards
Kenny Anderson, Jamison Brewer, Junior Harrington, Jay Williams

Shooting Guards
Courtney Alexander, Brandon Armstrong, Corey Benjamin, Kedrick Brown, 
Dion Glover

Small Forwards
Chris Crawford, Tremaine Fowlkes, Terence Morris, Eddie Robinson, Ansu 
Sesay

Power Forwards
Jason Caffey, Keon Clark, Alton Ford, Marcus Haislip, Donnell Harvey, 
Lawrence Funderburke, Cherokee Parks, Don Reid, Samaki Walker, John 
Wallace

Centers
Derrick Coleman, Zendon Hamilton, Travis Knight, Jelani McCoy, Josh 
Moore, Vladimir Stepania, Jahidi White

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Remaining Free Agents (NOT IN GAME)

Point Guards
Maurice Baker, Geno Carlisle, Alex Garcia, Marcus Hatten, Darrick 
Martin, Blake Stepp

Shooting Guards
Norm Richardson

Small Forwards
Kaniel Dickens, Juaquin Hawkins, Jason Sasser, Leon Smith, Awvee Storey

Power Forwards
Corsley Edwards, Matt Freije, Derek Hood, Arthur Johnson, Anthony 
Miller, Desmond Penigar, Dennis Rodman, Jamal Sampson, Tommy Smith

Centers
Centers
Peter Cornell, Kyle Davis, Paul Grant, Ben Handlogten, Nate Johnson, 
Chris Marcus, Aleksandar Radojevic, Justin Rowe, Soumaila Samake

NBDL/CBA/ABA/USBL
Point Guards
Doug Overton

Shooting Guards
Joseph Forte

Small Forwards
Chris Jefferies

Power Forwards
Kirk Haston

Centers
Mengke Bateer, Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, Ernest Brown

NBDL/CBA/ABA/USBL (Not in game)
Point Guards
Brandin Knight, Yuta Tabuse, Brandon Williams, Derrick Zimmerman

Shooting Guards
Derrick Dial, Carl English, Adam Harrington, Kirk Penney, Tim Pickett, 
David Young

Small Forwards
Kaniel Dickens, Cedric Henderson, Darius Rice

Power Forwards
Lenny Cooke, Ousmane Cisse, Tang Hamilton, Rick Rickert

Centers
Keith Closs, Hiram Fuller, Lonnie Jones, James Lang, Jason Lawson, 
Oliver Miller, Neil Yanke

EUROPE
Point Guards
Troy Bell, J.R. Bremer, Bryce Drew, Shammond Williams

Shooting Guards
Felipe Lopez, Roger Mason Jr, Ricky Minard, Lavor Postell, Jeryl 
Sasser, Jeff Trepagnier

Small Forwards
David Bluthenthal, Sean Lampley, Tracy Murray, Vincent Yarbrough

Power Forwards
John Amaechi, Robert Archibald, Lonny Baxter, Pat Burke, Sam Clancy, 
Dan Langhi, Gary Trent

Centers
Dalibor Bagaric, Antonio Harvey, Nate Huffman, Olumide Oyedeji

EUROPE (Not in game)
Point Guards
Erick Barkley, Robert Pack

Shooting Guards
Maurice Carter, Ibrahim Kutluay, Trajan Langdon, Jon Stefansson

Small Forwards
Randy Holcomb, Ime Udoka

Power Forwards
Ben Davis, Art Long

Centers

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X. 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, in the game, 
Allen Iverson is technically a SG.  However in real life, Iverson is 
going to be starting at PG.  I will also include players that are not 
in the game, to make it as complete as possible.  You can always create 
the missing players, or VC might add them via a roster update (they did 
it in 2k3, but not in 2k4).

76'ers
Starters
C  Samuel Dalembert
PF Chris Webber
SF Kyle Korver
SG Andre Iguodala
PG Allen Iverson
Bench
C  Marc Jackson
PF Rodney Rogers
SG Willie Green
PG John Salmons
SG Aaron McKie
PG Kevin Ollie
PF Josh Davis (Not in game)
IR
PF Michael Bradley
SF Matt Barnes
SF Jamal Mashburn (Out for the season, likely to retire)

Blazers
Starters
C  Joel Przybilla
PF Zach Randolph
SF Darius Miles
SG Damon Stoudamire
PG Sebastian Telfair
Bench
PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
C  Theo Ratliff
SF Ruben Patterson
SG Derek Anderson
SF Travis Outlaw
SF Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
SG Richie Frahm
IR
C  Ha Seung-Jin (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
SG Nick Van Exel
PG Maurice Baker (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)

Bobcats
Starters
C  Primoz Brezec
PF Emeka Okafor
SF Gerald Wallace
SG Kareem Rush
PG Brevin Knight 
Bench
PG Jason Hart
SG Keith Bogans
SF Jason Kapono
C  Melvin Ely
PF Theron Smith (Not in game)
SG Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
SG Matt Carroll (Not in game, see CAP section)
IR
PG Cory Alexander (Not in game)
SF Tamar Slay (Out for the season)

Bucks
Starters
C  Dan Gadzuric
PF Joe Smith
SF Desmond Mason
SG Michael Redd
PG Maurice Williams
Bench
SF Toni Kukoc
C  Zaza Pachulia
PF Marcus Fizer
PG Erick Strickland
C  Calvin Booth
C  Daniel Santiago
PG Anthony Goldwire (Not in game)
IR
SG Reece Gaines
PG T.J. Ford (Out for the season)

Bulls
Starters
C  Eddy Curry
PF Antonio Davis
SF Luol Deng
SG Kirk Hinrich
PG Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
Bench
SG Ben Gordon
C  Tyson Chandler
SF Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
PF Othella Harrington
SG Eric Piatkowski
SF Adrian Griffin
PG Jannero Pargo
IR
PG Frank Williams
C  Jared Reiner (Not in game)

Cavaliers
Starters
C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
PF Drew Gooden
SF LeBron James
SG Ira Newble
PG Jeff McInnis
Bench
PG Eric Snow
C  Robert Traylor
PF Anderson Varejao
SF Aleksandar Pavlovic
SG Lucious Harris
SG Jiri Welsch
C  DaSagana Diop
IR
C  Scott Williams
SG Dajuan Wagner
SF Luke Jackson (Out for the season)

Celtics
Starters
C  Raef LaFrentz
PF Antoine Walker
SF Paul Pierce
SG Tony Allen
PG Gary Payton
Bench
SG Ricky Davis
C  Mark Blount
PF Al Jefferson
PG Marcus Banks
PG Delonte West
C  Kendrick Perkins
SF Justin Reed (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
IR

Clippers
Starters
C  Chris Kaman
PF Elton Brand
SF Bobby Simmons
SG Corey Maggette
PG Marko Jaric
Bench
PF Chris Wilcox
C  Mikki Moore
SG Quinton Ross
PG Rick Brunson
C  Zeljko Rebraca
PG Shaun Livingston
C  Mamadou N'diaye
IR
PG Lionel Chalmers
SG Kerry Kittles (Out for the season)

Grizzlies
Starters
C  Lorenzen Wright
PF Pau Gasol
SF James Posey
SG Mike Miller
PG Jason Williams
Bench
SF Shane Battier
SG Bonzi Wells
PG Earl Watson
PF Stromile Swift
PF Brian Cardinal
SG Dahntay Jones
C  Jake Tsakalidis
IR
PF Ryan Humphrey
PG Antonio Burks (Not in game)
SG Andre Emmett (Not in game)

Hawks
Starters
C  Obinna Ekezie
PF Al Harrington
SF Josh Smith
SG Josh Childress
PG Tyronn Lue
Bench
PF Tom Gugliotta
PG Tony Delk
C  Peja Drobnjak
SG Boris Diaw
C  Jason Collier
SF Donta Smith (Not in game)
PG Royal Ivey (Not in game, see CAP section)
IR
C  Kevin Willis
C  Michael Stewart

Heat
Starters
C  Shaquille O'Neal
PF Udonis Haslem
SF Eddie Jones
SG Dwyane Wade
PG Damon Jones
Bench
C  Alonzo Mourning
PF Christian Laettner
PG Keyon Dooling
SF Shandon Anderson
SF Rasual Butler
C  Michael Doleac
SF Steve Smith
IR
C  Wang ZhiZhi
SG Qyntel Woods
SF Dorell Wright

Hornets
Starters
C  Jamaal Magloire
PF P.J. Brown
SF Lee Nailon
SG J.R. Smith
PG Dan Dickau
Bench
PG Speedy Claxton
C  Chris Andersen
SG Casey Jacobsen
PF David West
SF Bostjan Nachbar
PF George Lynch
PF Maciej Lampe
IR
PF Jackson Vroman

Jazz
Starters
C  Ben Handlogten (Not in game)
PF Carlos Boozer
SF Andrei Kirilenko
SG Gordan Giricek
PG Keith McLeod (Not in game, see CAP section)
Bench
C  Mehmet Okur
SF Matt Harpring
SG Raja Bell
SG Kirk Snyder
PG Howard Eisley
PF Kris Humphries
C  Curtis Borchardt
IR
PG Randy Livingston (Not in game)
C  Jarron Collins
PG Raul Lopez (Out for the season)

Kings
Starters
C  Brad Miller
PF Darius Songalia
SF Peja Stojakovic
SG Cuttino Mobley
PG Mike Bibby
Bench
PF Kenny Thomas
C  Brian Skinner
SG Maurice Evans (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
PG Eddie House
PF Corliss Williamson
C  Greg Ostertag
SG Kevin Martin
IR
SF Erik Daniels (Not in game)
PG Bobby Jackson (Out until April)

Knicks
Starters
C  Kurt Thomas
PF Michael Sweetney
SF Tim Thomas
PG Jamal Crawford
PG Stephon Marbury
Bench
PF Malik Rose
C  Maurice Taylor
SG Penny Hardaway
SF Trevor Ariza (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
PF Jerome Williams
C  Jermaine Jackson (Not in game, see CAP section)
C  Bruno Sundov
IR
SG Allan Houston
C  Jackie Butler (Not in game, see CAP section)

Lakers
Starters
C  Chris Mihm
PF Lamar Odom
SF Caron Butler
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Chucky Atkins
Bench
SF Jumaine Jones
PF Brian Cook
C  Brian Grant
PG Tierre Brown
SF Luke Walton
PG Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
PF Stanislav Medvedenko
IR
SG Tony Bobbitt (Not in game)
C  Vlade Divac
SF Devean George

Magic
Starters
C  Kelvin Cato
PF Dwight Howard
SF Grant Hill
SG Steve Francis
PG Jameer Nelson
Bench
SF Hedo Turkoglu
SG Doug Christie
C  Tony Battie
SG DeShawn Stevenson
PF Pat Garrity
SF Stacey Augmon
C  Andrew DeQlercq
IR
C  Mario Kasun (Not in game, see CAP section)
PF Brandon Hunter

Mavericks
Starters
C  Erick Dampier
PF Dirk Nowitzki
SF Josh Howard
SG Michael Finley
PG Jason Terry
Bench
SF Jerry Stackhouse
SG Marquis Daniels
PF Keith Van Horn
PG Devin Harris
PF Alan Hendersen
PG Darrell Armstrong
C  Shawn Bradley
IR
C  DJ Mbenga (Not in game)
C  Pavel Podkolzin
SG Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Out for the season)

Nets
Starters
C  Nenad Krstic
PF Jason Collins
SF Richard Jefferson
SG Vince Carter
PG Jason Kidd
Bench
PF Brian Scalabrine
PF Clifford Robinson
PG Travis Best
PG Jacque Vaughn
SG Zoran Planinic
C  Jabari Smith
SG Billy Thomas (Not in game, see CAP section)
IR
SF Rodney Buford
SF Ron Mercer

Nuggets
Starters
C  Marcus Camby
PF Kenyon Martin
SF Carmelo Anthony
SG DerMarr Johnson
PG Andre Miller
Bench
PG Earl Boykins
PF Nene
SG Greg Buckner
C  Francisco Elson
SF Bryon Russell
PF Eduardo Najera
SG Wesley Person
IR
C  Mark Pope
PG Luis Flores (Not in game)
SG Voshon Lenard (Out for the season)

Pacers
Starters
C  Jeff Foster
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SF Stephen Jackson
SG Reggie Miller
PG Jamaal Tinsley
Bench
SG Fred Jones
PF Austin Croshere
C  Scot Pollard
PG Anthony Johnson
SF James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
PG Eddie Gill (Not in game, see CAP section)
C  David Harrison
C  Dale Davis
IR
C  John Edwards (Not in game)
PF Jonathan Bender (Out for the season)
SF Ron Artest (Suspended 73 games, Out for the season)

Pistons
Starters
C  Ben Wallace
PF Rasheed Wallace
SF Tayshaun Prince
SG Richard Hamilton
PG Chauncey Billups
Bench
PF Antonio McDyess
PG Carlos Arroyo
PG Lindsey Hunter
SG Carlos Delfino (Not in game, see CAP section)
SF Ronald Dupree
C  Elden Campbell
C  Darko Milicic
IR
SF Darvin Ham
PG Horace Jenkins (Not in game)

Raptors
Starters
C  Rafael Araujo
PF Chris Bosh
SF Morris Peterson
SG Jalen Rose
PG Rafer Alston
Bench
PF Donyell Marshall
SF Lamond Murray
PF Matt Bonner (Not in game, see CAP section)
SG Eric Williams
PG Milt Palacio
C  Aaron Williams
C  Loren Woods
IR
PG Omar Cook
C  Pape Sow (Not in game)
PG Alvin Williams (Out for the season)

Rockets
Starters
C  Yao Ming
PF Juwan Howard
SF Tracy McGrady
SG David Wesley
PG Bob Sura
Bench
C  Dikembe Mutombo
SG Jon Barry
PG Mike James
PF Scott Padgett
C  Clarence Weatherspoon
SF Ryan Bowen
PG Moochie Norris
IR
PF Vin Baker
PG Charlie Ward

Sonics
Starters
C  Jerome James
PF Reggie Evans
SF Rashard Lewis
SG Ray Allen
PG Luke Ridnour
Bench
SF Vladimir Radmanovic
PG Antonio Daniels
PF Nick Collison
C  Danny Fortson
SF Damien Wilkins (Not in game, see CAP section)
SG Ronald Murray
C  Vitaly Potapenko
IR
PG Mateen Cleaves
C  Robert Swift

Spurs
Starters
C  Radoslav Nesterovic
PF Tim Duncan
SF Bruce Bowen
SG Emanuel Ginobili
PG Tony Parker
Bench
PG Brent Barry
PF Robert Horry
PG Beno Udrih
C  Nazr Mohammed
SF Glenn Robinson
SG Devin Brown
C  Tony Massenberg
IR
C  Sean Marks
PG Mike Wilks (Not in game)
SF Linton Johnson (Not in game)

Suns
Starters
C  Amare Stoudemire
PF Shawn Marion
SF Quentin Richardson
SG Joe Johnson
PG Steve Nash
Bench
SF Jim Jackson
PG Leandrinho Barbosa
C  Steven Hunter
PF Walter McCarty
C  Jake Voskuhl
PF Bo Outlaw
PF Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
IR

T'Wolves
Starters
C  Michael Olowokandi
PF Kevin Garnett
SF Wally Szczerbiak
SG Latrell Sprewell
PG Sam Cassell
Bench
SF Trenton Hassell
SG Fred Hoiberg
PF Eddie Griffin
PG Troy Hudson
PF Mark Madsen
C  Ervin Johnson
PG Anthony Carter
IR
PF John Thomas (Not in game)
SF Ndudi Ebi

Warriors
Starters
C  Adonal Foyle
PF Troy Murphy
SF Mike Dunleavy
SG Jason Richardson
PG Baron Davis
Bench
PG Derek Fisher
SG Mickael Pietrus
SF Calbert Cheaney
SF Rodney White
PF Andris Biedrins
SF Zarko Cabarkapa
PF Nikoloz Tskitishvili
IR

Wizards
Starters
C  Brendan Haywood
PF Antawn Jamison
SF Jared Jeffries
SG Larry Hughes
PG Gilbert Arenas
Bench
SF Jarvis Hayes
PG Juan Dixon
PF Kwame Brown
C  Etan Thomas
SG Anthony Peeler
PF Michael Ruffin
PG Steve Blake
IR
SF Damone Brown (Not in game)
SG Laron Profit (Not in game)
C  Peter John Ramos

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XI. Player Position Percentages

To assist you in playing sim basketball (as well as checking the 
accuracy of your depth charts), I will be listing the positions of each 
team, and how often their players filled those positions.  I know 
online there are people that like to be cheap and will put Rashard 
Lewis at SG, and move Ray Allen to PG, something that would never 
happen in real life.  Or they'll put Dirk Nowitzki at SG and carry a 
frontcourt of Keith Van Horn, Erick Dampier, and Shawn Bradley.  
Perhaps the most famous online pairing is Dikembe Mutombo at PF next to 
Yao Ming.  Anyway, these percentages will help you determine how to 
play sim.  Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose - it's how 
you play the game.

These numbers are from the 04-05 regular season, and the stats are from 
82games.com.  I claim no ownership to these stats, and if requested I 
will take them down.

Note that if a player is listed at 0% it means he played under 1% of 
the team's minutes (say, only 0.3% of the minutes) at the given 
position.  If a player is not listed at all, it means he did not play 
the position at all during the season (which means you shouldn't 
either).

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76'ers

PGs
79% Allen Iverson 79%
9% John Salmons 9%
7% Willie Green 7%
3% Kevin Ollie 3%

SGs
50% Andre Iguodala
18% Willie Green
15% John Salmons
13% Aaron McKie
0% Kyle Korver
0% Kevin Ollie

SFs
66% Kyle Korver
16% Andre Iguodala
14% Aaron McKie
1% Kedrick Brown
0% Rodney Rogers
0% Kenny Thomas

PFs
33% Kenny Thomas
23% Corliss Williamson
15% Chris Webber
11% Rodney Rogers
7% Josh Davis 7%
6% Marc Jackson
1% Brian Skinner
0% Andre Iguodala
0% Aaron McKie
0% Kyle Korver
0% Michael Bradley

Cs
45% Samuel Dalembert
43% Marc Jackson
4% Brian Skinner
3% Corliss Williamson
2% Chris Webber
0% Rodney Rogers
0% Kenny Thomas
0% Josh Davis
0% Aaron McKie
0% Kyle Korver

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Blazers

PGs
52% Damon Stoudamire
33% Sebastian Telfair
13% Nick Van Exel 
0% Derek Anderson
0% Maurice Baker
0% Richie Frahm
0% Travis Outlaw

SGs
28% Derek Anderson
27% Nick Van Exel
17% Damon Stoudamire
10% Ruben Patterson
10% Richie Frahm
4% Travis Outlaw
0% Darius Miles
0% Geno Carlisle
0% Maurice Baker

SFs
37% Ruben Patterson
27% Darius Miles
12% Travis Outlaw
11% Shareef Abdur-Rahim
5% Viktor Khryapa
2% Derek Anderson
1% Richie Frahm
0% Nick Van Exel

PFs
31% Zach Randolph
30% Shareef Abdur-Rahim 
14% Darius Miles
8% Theo Ratliff
7% Viktor Khryapa
2% James Thomas
2% Ruben Patterson
2% Travis Outlaw
0% Derek Anderson
0% Richie Frahm

Cs
47% Joel Przybilla
35% Theo Ratliff
8% Zach Randolph
5% Shareef Abdur-Rahim
2% Ha Seung-Jin
0% James Thomas
0% Darius Miles
0% Travis Outlaw
0% Viktor Khryapa

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Bobcats

PGs
48% Brevin Knight
38% Jason Hart
4% Cory Alexander
3% Keith Bogans
3% Eddie House
0% Steve Smith
0% Kareem Rush
0% Tamar Slay
0% Bernard Robinson

SGs
40% Keith Bogans
18% Kareem Rush
9% Jason Hart
8% Matt Carroll
7% Steve Smith
6% Jason Kapono
3% Bernard Robinson
3% Eddie House
0% Gerald Wallace
0% Tamar Slay
0% Cory Alexander

SFs
48% Gerald Wallace
26% Jason Kapono
6% Theron Smith
6% Steve Smith
4% Bernard Robinson
2% Kareem Rush
2% Matt Carroll
1% Keith Bogans
0% Malik Allen
0% Eddie House
0% Tamar Slay

PFs
40% Emeka Okafor
29% Melvin Ely
7% Jamal Sampson
5% Malik Allen
5% Theron Smith
5% Gerald Wallace
3% Jason Kapono
0% Jahidi White
0% Steve Smith
0% Matt Carroll
0% Keith Bogans
0% Tamar Slay
0% Bernard Robinson

Cs
57% Primoz Brezec
24% Emeka Okafor
11% Melvin Ely
2% Jahidi White
0% Malik Allen
0% Jamal Sampson
0% Theron Smith
0% Jason Kapono
0% Gerald Wallace

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Bucks

PGs
53% Maurice Williams
29% Mike James
12% Anthony Goldwire
4% Erick Strickland
0% Michael Redd
0% Eddie House
0% Reece Gaines

SGs
64% Michael Redd
19% Erick Strickland
8% Desmond Mason
3% Maurice Williams
1% Kendall Gill
0% Eddie House
0% Reece Gaines

SFs
60% Desmond Mason
13% Toni Kukoc
10% Keith Van Horn
7% Michael Redd
5% Kendall Gill
1% Erick Strickland
0% Joe Smith
0% Reece Gaines

PFs
50% Joe Smith
18% Marcus Fizer
13% Toni Kukoc
9% Keith Van Horn
3% Zaza Pachulia
3% Desmond Mason
0% Dan Gadzuric
0% Kendall Gill
0% Michael Redd
0% Zendon Hamilton
0% Reece Gaines

Cs
44% Dan Gadzuric
32% Zaza Pachulia
6% Joe Smith
4% Calvin Booth
4% Marcus Fizer
3% Zendon Hamilton
2% Daniel Santiago
0% Toni Kukoc
0% Keith Van Horn
0% Desmond Mason

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Bulls

PGs
51% Chris Duhon
35% Kirk Hinrich
11% Jannero Pargo
1% Ben Gordon
0% Frank Williams

SGs
44% Ben Gordon
35% Kirk Hinrich
14% Eric Piatkowski
3% Chris Duhon
1% Luol Deng
0% Andres Nocioni
0% Frank Williams

SFs
39% Luol Deng
39% Andres Nocioni
9% Adrian Griffin
6% Eric Piatkowski
4% Ben Gordon
0% Othella Harrington
0% Kirk Hinrich
0% Frank Williams

PFs
34% Antonio Davis
28% Othella Harrington
20% Tyson Chandler
8% Andres Nocioni
6% Adrian Griffin
0% Eddy Curry
0% Lawrence Funderburke
0% Luol Deng
0% Eric Piatkowski

Cs
45% Eddy Curry
35% Tyson Chandler
11% Antonio Davis
3% Jared Reiner
3% Othella Harrington
0% Lawrence Funderburke
0% Adrian Griffin
0% Andres Nocioni

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Cavaliers

PGs
66% Jeff McInnis
17% Eric Snow
13% Lucious Harris
1% Jiri Welsch
0% Dajuan Wagner
0% Aleksandar Pavlovic

SGs
40% Ira Newble
26% Eric Snow
14% Lucious Harris
13% Aleksandar Pavlovic
2% Jiri Welsch
1% Dajuan Wagner
0% Luke Jackson
0% LeBron James

SFs
81% LeBron James
8% Aleksandar Pavlovic
5% Ira Newble
1% Eric Snow
0% Luke Jackson
0% Drew Gooden
0% Anderson Varejao
0% Jiri Welsch
0% Dajuan Wagner
0% Jerome Moiso

PFs
62% Drew Gooden
18% Anderson Varejao
13% Robert Traylor
3% LeBron James
1% Zydrunas Ilgauskas
0% Jerome Moiso
0% Scott Williams
0% Aleksandar Pavlovic
0% Ira Newble

Cs
64% Zydrunas Ilgauskas
19% Robert Traylor
7% DaSagana Diop
3% Scott Williams
3% Anderson Varejao
0% Drew Gooden
0% LeBron James

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Celtics

PGs
63% Gary Payton
28% Marcus Banks
5% Delonte West
1% Tony Allen
0% Jiri Welsch

SGs
40% Ricky Davis
29% Tony Allen
22% Jiri Welsch
6% Delonte West
0% Paul Pierce
0% Gary Payton

SFs
67% Paul Pierce
23% Ricky Davis
5% Jiri Welsch
1% Justin Reed
1% Tony Allen
0% Walter McCarty
0% Delonte West
0% Antoine Walker

PFs
33% Raef LaFrentz
19% Antoine Walker
15% Al Jefferson
11% Walter McCarty
6% Paul Pierce
5% Tom Gugliotta
3% Kendrick Perkins
3% Ricky Davis
0% Justin Reed
0% Jiri Welsch

Cs
53% Mark Blount
21% Raef LaFrentz
10% Kendrick Perkins
10% Al Jefferson
1% Walter McCarty
0% Tom Gugliotta
0% Paul Pierce
0% Antoine Walker
0% Justin Reed
0% Ricky Davis

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Clippers

PGs
42% Rick Brunson
21% Marko Jaric
20% Shaun Livingston
9% Lionel Chalmers
4% Darrick Martin
0% Maurice Baker
0% Quinton Ross
0% Kenny Anderson
0% Kirk Penney

SGs
35% Quinton Ross
34% Corey Maggette
8% Marko Jaric
5% Rick Brunson
4% Kerry Kittles
1% Lionel Chalmers
0% Bobby Simmons
0% Kirk Penney

SFs
63% Bobby Simmons
25% Corey Maggette
5% Quinton Ross
1% Marko Jaric
1% Kerry Kittles
1% Mikki Moore
0% Rick Brunson
0% Kirk Penney

PFs
58% Elton Brand
26% Mikki Moore
5% Bobby Simmons
4% Chris Wilcox
4% Zeljko Rebraca
0% Corey Maggette
0% Kerry Kittles

Cs
40% Chris Kaman
20% Chris Wilcox
18% Zeljko Rebraca
16% Elton Brand
1% Mikki Moore
1% Mamadou N'diaye
0% Bobby Simmons

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Grizzlies

PGs
49% Jason Williams
44% Earl Watson
4% Antonio Burks
0% Shane Battier
0% Bonzi Wells
0% Dahntay Jones
0% Andre Emmett

SGs
37% Shane Battier
32% Bonzi Wells
15% Dahntay Jones
10% James Posey
1% Earl Watson
0% Mike Miller
0% Andre Emmett
0% Antonio Burks

SFs
48% Mike Miller
25% Shane Battier
20% James Posey
4% Bonzi Wells
0% Brian Cardinal
0% Dahntay Jones
0% Antonio Burks
0% Ryan Humphrey

PFs
33% Brian Cardinal
24% Pau Gasol
21% Stromile Swift
9% Mike Miller
7% Ryan Humphrey
3% James Posey
0% Lorenzen Wright
0% Shane Battier
0% Bonzi Wells

Cs
57% Lorenzen Wright
21% Pau Gasol
11% Stromile Swift
7% Jake Tsakalidis
2% Brian Cardinal
0% Ryan Humphrey
0% Shane Battier
0% Mike Miller

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Hawks

PGs
38% Tyronn Lue
21% Tony Delk
18% Kenny Anderson
13% Royal Ivey
6% Boris Diaw
1% Jon Barry
1% Donta Smith
0% Josh Childress

SGs
35% Josh Childress
19% Boris Diaw
12% Tony Delk
12% Josh Smith
7% Donta Smith
6% Royal Ivey
5% Jon Barry
0% Al Harrington

SFs
38% Al Harrington
31% Josh Smith
22% Josh Childress
4% Boris Diaw
2% Donta Smith
0% Royal Ivey
0% Jon Barry
0% Antoine Walker
0% Tom Gugliotta

PFs
46% Antoine Walker
24% Al Harrington
13% Tom Gugliotta
7% Josh Smith
2% Michael Stewart
1% Kevin Willis
1% Josh Childress
0% Obinna Ekezie
0% Jason Collier
0% Boris Diaw
0% James Thomas
0% Anthony Miller
0% Jelani McCoy

Cs
36% Peja Drobnjak
22% Jason Collier
17% Obinna Ekezie
7% Kevin Willis
7% Antoine Walker
4% Tom Gugliotta
1% Michael Stewart
1% Jelani McCoy
0% Al Harrington
0% James Thomas
0% Anthony Miller
0% Josh Smith

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Heat

PGs
62% Damon Jones
29% Keyon Dooling
8% Dwyane Wade
0% Eddie Jones

SGs
65% Dwyane Wade
25% Eddie Jones
3% Shandon Anderson
2% Damon Jones
2% Wesley Person
0% Steve Smith
0% Rasual Butler

SFs
45% Eddie Jones
25% Rasual Butler
22% Shandon Anderson
3% Wesley Person
1% Steve Smith
0% Dorell Wright
0% Qyntel Woods
0% Dwyane Wade

PFs
65% Udonis Haslem
15% Christian Laettner
5% Malik Allen
4% Michael Doleac
4% Rasual Butler
3% Shandon Anderson
1% Alonzo Mourning
0% Eddie Jones
0% Steve Smith
0% Wang Zhi Zhi
0% Qyntel Woods
0% Wesley Person

Cs
62% Shaquille O'Neal
25% Michael Doleac
4% Alonzo Mourning
3% Christian Laettner
2% Wang Zhi Zhi
1% Udonis Haslem
0% Rasual Butler
0% Shandon Anderson
0% Malik Allen

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Hornets

PGs
51% Dan Dickau
10% Darrell Armstrong
9% Speedy Claxton
9% Baron Davis
7% David Wesley
7% J.R. Smith
3% Junior Harrington
0% Casey Jacobsen

SGs
37% J.R. Smith
25% Casey Jacobsen
15% David Wesley
10% Junior Harrington
5% Baron Davis
3% Alex Garcia
1% Lee Nailon
0% Dan Dickau
0% Bostjan Nachbar
0% David West
0% Rodney Rogers

SFs
39% Lee Nailon
21% Rodney Rogers
16% George Lynch
13% Bostjan Nachbar
5% David West
1% J.R. Smith
1% Matt Freije
0% Casey Jacobsen
0% P.J. Brown
0% Jackson Vroman
0% David Wesley
0% Junior Harrington
0% Alex Garcia
0% Lonny Baxter

PFs
43% P.J. Brown
14% Bostjan Nachbar
10% Lee Nailon
9% Matt Freije
8% David West
7% George Lynch
5% Jackson Vroman
0% Chris Andersen
0% Maciej Lampe
0% Rodney Rogers
0% Corsley Edwards
0% Lonny Baxter

Cs
35% Chris Andersen
27% P.J. Brown
17% Jamaal Magloire
10% Jackson Vroman
6% Maciej Lampe
2% Corsley Edwards
0% Bostjan Nachbar
0% George Lynch
0% David West
0% Matt Freije
0% Lonny Baxter

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Jazz

PGs
34% Keith McLeod
30% Howard Eisley
17% Carlos Arroyo
13% Raul Lopez
3% Randy Livingston
0% Raja Bell

SGs
43% Raja Bell
36% Gordan Giricek
10% Kirk Snyder
5% Howard Eisley
2% Randy Livingston
1% Carlos Arroyo
0% Keith McLeod 
0% Matt Harpring

SFs
60% Matt Harpring
13% Andrei Kirilenko
11% Kirk Snyder
6% Kris Humphries
5% Gordan Giricek
1% Raja Bell
0% Mehmet Okur
0% Carlos Arroyo

PFs
40% Carlos Boozer
20% Andrei Kirilenko
18% Mehmet Okur
15% Kris Humphries
4% Matt Harpring
1% Ben Handlogten
0% Jarron Collins
0% Curtis Borchardt
0% Kirk Snyder

Cs
40% Mehmet Okur
24% Jarron Collins
21% Curtis Borchardt
5% Ben Handlogten
4% Carlos Boozer
3% Aleksandar Radojevic
0% Kris Humphries
0% Andrei Kirilenko

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Kings

PGs
77% Mike Bibby
11% Eddie House
6% Bobby Jackson
2% Maurice Evans
0% Kevin Martin

SGs
30% Cuttino Mobley
27% Maurice Evans
23% Doug Christie
7% Kevin Martin
6% Bobby Jackson
2% Matt Barnes
1% Eddie House
0% Peja Stojakovic
0% Erik Daniels

SFs
62% Peja Stojakovic
13% Matt Barnes
11% Cuttino Mobley
3% Kevin Martin
3% Kenny Thomas
1% Doug Christie
1% Corliss Williamson
1% Erik Daniels
0% Darius Songaila
0% Maurice Evans

PFs
35% Chris Webber
34% Darius Songaila
16% Kenny Thomas
6% Corliss Williamson
2% Brad Miller
1% Michael Bradley
1% Peja Stojakovic
1% Matt Barnes
0% Brian Skinner
0% Kevin Martin
0% Cuttino Mobley
0% Erik Daniels

Cs
50% Brad Miller
17% Brian Skinner
14% Greg Ostertag
7% Darius Songaila
6% Chris Webber
3% Corliss Williamson
0% Matt Barnes
0% Kenny Thomas
0% Michael Bradley

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Knicks

PGs
82% Stephon Marbury
8% Jamal Crawford
5% Moochie Norris
2% Jamison Brewer
0% Jermaine Jackson
0% Allan Houston

SGs
58% Jamal Crawford
14% Penny Hardaway
11% Allan Houston
6% Trevor Ariza
4% Jermaine Jackson
2% Moochie Norris
1% Jamison Brewer
0% Tim Thomas
0% Shandon Anderson

SFs
44% Tim Thomas
27% Trevor Ariza
12% Jerome Williams
8% Penny Hardaway
2% Allan Houston
2% Malik Rose
0% Jamal Crawford
0% Kurt Thomas
0% Jermaine Jackson
0% Shandon Anderson
0% Vin Baker

PFs
58% Kurt Thomas
17% Jerome Williams
11% Malik Rose
3% Mike Sweetney
3% Tim Thomas
3% Vin Baker
0% Maurice Taylor
0% Jackie Butler
0% Nazr Mohammed
0% Trevor Ariza
0% Allan Houston

Cs
38% Nazr Mohammed
33% Mike Sweetney
13% Kurt Thomas
10% Maurice Taylor
1% Malik Rose
1% Bruno Sundov
0% Jerome Williams
0% Tim Thomas
0% Vin Baker

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Lakers

PGs
73% Chucky Atkins
22% Tierre Brown
1% Sasha Vujacic
1% Kobe Bryant
0% Tony Bobbitt
0% Kareem Rush

SGs
64% Kobe Bryant
14% Caron Butler
7% Sasha Vujacic
3% Jumaine Jones
3% Tierre Brown
2% Devean George
1% Kareem Rush
0% Tony Bobbitt
0% Lamar Odom
0% Luke Walton

SFs
52% Caron Butler
29% Jumaine Jones
6% Lamar Odom
4% Devean George
4% Luke Walton
1% Kobe Bryant
0% Sasha Vujacic
0% Brian Cook

PFs
50% Lamar Odom
15% Brian Cook
13% Luke Walton
12% Jumaine Jones
3% Slava Medvedenko
2% Caron Butler
1% Brian Grant
0% Devean George

Cs
47% Chris Mihm
27% Brian Grant
6% Slava Medvedenko
3% Vlade Divac
2% Brian Cook
1% Lamar Odom
1% Luke Walton
0% Jumaine Jones

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Magic

PGs
53% Steve Francis
39% Jameer Nelson
4% Andre Barrett
1% DeShawn Stevenson
0% Doug Christie

SGs
21% Steve Francis
19% DeShawn Stevenson
18% Grant Hill
18% Cuttino Mobley
11% Doug Christie
7% Stacey Augmon
1% Jameer Nelson
1% Mark Jones
0% Hedo Turkoglu

SFs
40% Hedo Turkoglu
38% Grant Hill
9% Stacey Augmon
6% DeShawn Stevenson
1% Pat Garrity
1% Mark Jones
0% Steve Francis
0% Cuttino Mobley
0% Brandon Hunter
0% Doug Christie

PFs
59% Dwight Howard
21% Pat Garrity
6% Tony Battie
4% Brandon Hunter
3% Hedo Turkoglu
1% Grant Hill
1% Michael Bradley
0% Kelvin Cato
0% Stacey Augmon

Cs
41% Tony Battie
38% Kelvin Cato
8% Mario Kasun
8% Dwight Howard
1% Andrew DeClercq
1% Pat Garrity
0% Brandon Hunter
0% Grant Hill
0% Hedo Turkoglu
0% Michael Bradley

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Mavericks

PGs
54% Jason Terry
29% Devin Harris
11% Darrell Armstrong
4% Marquis Daniels
0% Dan Dickau
0% Jerry Stackhouse

SGs
30% Michael Finley
29% Jerry Stackhouse
29% Marquis Daniels
6% Jason Terry
3% Darrell Armstrong
1% Josh Howard
0% Dan Dickau

SFs
51% Josh Howard
28% Michael Finley
11% Jerry Stackhouse
3% Alan Henderson
2% Keith Van Horn
2% Marquis Daniels
0% Dirk Nowitzki
0% Jason Terry
0% Calvin Booth

PFs
50% Dirk Nowitzki
21% Alan Henderson
14% Keith Van Horn
8% Josh Howard
2% Calvin Booth
1% Michael Finley
0% Shawn Bradley
0% D.J. Mbenga
0% Jerry Stackhouse
0% Marquis Daniels

Cs
40% Erick Damiper
26% Dirk Nowitzki
22% Shawn Bradley
5% Alan Henderson
3% Calvin Booth
1% D.J. Mbenga
0% Pavel Podkolzin
0% Keith Van Horn
0% Michael Finley

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Nets

PGs
61% Jason Kidd
21% Travis Best
10% Jacque Vaughn
5% Zoran Planinic

SGs
24% Vince Carter
23% Jacque Vaughn
16% Eric Williams
14% Travis Best
9% Rodney Buford
5% Zoran Planinic
3% Billy Thomas
0% Richard Jefferson
0% Ron Mercer
0% Kaniel Dickens

SFs
29% Vince Carter
26% Richard Jefferson
21% Rodney Buford
6% Brian Scalabrine
6% Ron Mercer
4% Billy Thomas
1% Zoran Planinic
1% Eric Williams
0% Jacque Vaughn
0% Clifford Robinson
0% Nenad Krstic
0% Awvee Storey
0% Kaniel Dickens

PFs
34% Nenad Krstic
21% Brian Scalabrine
11% Clifford Robinson
7% Richard Jefferson
7% Alonzo Mourning
6% Jabari Smith
2% Vince Carter
2% Ron Mercer
2% Rodney Buford
1% Aaron Williams
0% Jason Collins
0% Billy Thomas
0% Donnell Harvey
0% Jerome Moiso
0% Awvee Storey
0% Kaniel Dickens

Cs
63% Jason Collins
14% Nenad Krstic
10% Jabari Smith
4% Alonzo Mourning
3% Clifford Robinson
2% Aaron Williams
1% Elden Campbell
0% Brian Scalabrine
0% Richard Jefferson
0% Ron Mercer
0% Rodney Buford
0% Jerome Moiso

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Nuggets

PGs
54% Earl Boykins
44% Andre Miller
0% Luis Flores
0% Greg Buckner
0% Wesley Person

SGs
35% Greg Buckner
27% Andre Miller
23% DerMarr Johnson
5% Bryon Russell
4% Wesley Person
1% Voshon Lenard
1% Carmelo Anthony
0% Rodney White

SFs
56% Carmelo Anthony
17% Bryon Russell
7% DerMarr Johnson
7% Rodney White
6% Wesley Person
3% Greg Buckner
0% Eduardo Najera
0% Voshon Lenard
0% Kenyon Martin
0% Nikoloz Tskitishvili

PFs
48% Kenyon Martin
14% Nene
12% Eduardo Najera
7% Carmelo Anthony
5% Marcus Camby
5% Rodney White
2% Bryon Russell
2% Nikoloz Tskitishvili
0% Mark Pope
0% DerMarr Johnson
0% Wesley Person

Cs
45% Marcus Camby
23% Francisco Elson
18% Nene
7% Kenyon Martin
1% Eduardo Najera
0% Mark Pope
0% Carmelo Anthony
0% Bryon Russell
0% Rodney White
0% Nikoloz Tskitishvili

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Pacers

PGs
40% Anthony Johnson
32% Jamaal Tinsley
23% Eddie Gill
3% Fred Jones
0% Reggie Miller

SGs
49% Fred Jones
36% Reggie Miller
6% Stephen Jackson
3% Anthony Johnson
2% Eddie Gill
0% James Jones
0% Tremaine Fowlkes
0% Michael Curry

SFs
37% Stephen Jackson
27% James Jones
16% Reggie Miller
6% Ron Artest
5% Michael Curry
3% Fred Jones
1% Tremaine Fowlkes
0% Austin Croshere
0% Jonathan Bender
0% Anthony Johnson
0% Britton Johnsen

PFs
43% Austin Croshere
26% Jermaine O'Neal
11% Jeff Foster
4% Dale Davis
4% James Jones
1% Jonathan Bender
1% Marcus Haislip
1% Britton Johnsen
0% Ron Artest
0% Stephen Jackson
0% Reggie Miller
0% Fred Jones
0% Scot Pollard
0% Tremaine Fowlkes
0% Michael Curry
0% John Edwards

Cs
28% Jeff Foster
21% Scot Pollard
19% David Harrison
14% Dale Davis
11% Jermaine O'Neal
2% John Edwards
1% Austin Croshere
0% Ron Artest
0% James Jones
0% Jonathan Bender
0% Marcus Haislip
0% Michael Curry
0% Britton Johnsen

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Pistons

PGs
65% Chauncey Billups
16% Carlos Arroyo
11% Lindsey Hunter
2% Horace Jenkins
1% Anthony Goldwire
1% Smush Parker
0% Richard Hamilton
0% Carlos Delfino

SGs
65% Richard Hamilton
16% Lindsey Hunter
9% Carlos Delfino
6% Chauncey Billups
1% Carlos Arroyo
0% Tayshaun Prince
0% Ronald Dupree
0% Smush Parker

SFs
75% Tayshaun Prince
11% Ronald Dupree
7% Richard Hamilton
3% Darvin Ham
1% Carlos Delfino
0% Chauncey Billups
0% Lindsey Hunter
0% Antonio McDyess

PFs
46% Rasheed Wallace
44% Antonio McDyess
3% Ben Wallace
3% Darvin Ham
1% Darko Milicic
0% Tayshaun Prince
0% Richard Hamilton
0% Ronald Dupree
0% Derrick Coleman

Cs
63% Ben Wallace
21% Rasheed Wallace
8% Elden Campbell
5% Darko Milicic
0% Antonio McDyess
0% Tayshaun Prince
0% Darvin Ham
0% Derrick Coleman

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Raptors

PGs
68% Rafer Alston
28% Milt Palacio
1% Omar Cook
0% Jalen Rose
0% Morris Peterson
0% Eric Williams
0% Vince Carter

SGs
48% Morris Peterson
14% Eric Williams
14% Vince Carter
11% Jalen Rose
9% Milt Palacio
1% Lamond Murray
0% Omar Cook
0% Donyell Marshall
0% Matt Bonner

SFs
54% Jalen Rose
19% Lamond Murray
14% Morris Peterson
7% Donyell Marshall
2% Matt Bonner
0% Eric Williams
0% Chris Bosh
0% Milt Palacio
0% Aaron Williams
0% Vince Carter

PFs
36% Chris Bosh
33% Donyell Marshall
23% Matt Bonner
2% Lamond Murray
2% Jalen Rose
0% Aaron Williams
0% Rafael Araujo
0% Pape Sow
0% Morris Peterson
0% Jerome Moiso

Cs
39% Chris Bosh
18% Rafael Araujo
17% Loren Woods
13% Matt Bonner
5% Pape Sow
4% Aaron Williams
1% Jerome Moiso
0% Donyell Marshall
0% Jalen Rose

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Rockets

PGs
43% Bob Sura
17% Mike James
11% Tyronn Lue
7% Charlie Ward
7% Andre Barrett
4% Rod Strickland
4% David Wesley
0% Moochie Norris
0% Jon Barry
0% Tracy McGrady
0% Reece Gaines

SGs
41% David Wesley
23% Tracy McGrady
22% Jon Barry
4% Bob Sura
3% Jim Jackson
2% Ryan Bowen
2% Reece Gaines
1% Charlie Ward
0% Mike James
0% Moochie Norris
0% Tyronn Lue

SFs
55% Tracy McGrady
21% Jim Jackson
8% Ryan Bowen
8% Jon Barry
5% Bostjan Nachbar
1% David Wesley
0% Scott Padgett
0% Reece Gaines
0% Toraye Braggs

PFs
40% Juwan Howard 
22% Scott Padgett
20% Maurice Taylor
9% Clarence Weatherspoon
3% Ryan Bowen
1% Tracy McGrady
0% Dikembe Mutombo
0% Jon Barry
0% Bostjan Nachbar
0% Jim Jackson
0% Toraye Braggs

Cs
61% Yao Ming
30% Dikembe Mutombo
3% Clarence Weatherspoon
2% Maurice Taylor
1% Scott Padgett
0% Vin Baker
0% Juwan Howard
0% Tracy McGrady
0% Ryan Bowen
0% Bostjan Nachbar

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Sonics

PGs
64% Luke Ridnour
31% Antonio Daniels
2% Ronald Murray
1% Mateen Cleaves
0% Ibrahim Kutluay

SGs
58% Ray Allen
19% Antonio Daniels
18% Ronald Murray
2% Rashard Lewis
0% Luke Ridnour
0% Damien Wilkins
0% Ibrahim Kutluay

SFs
57% Rashard Lewis
19% Ray Allen
11% Vladimir Radmanovic
9% Damien Wilkins
1% Ronald Murray
0% Nick Collison
0% Reggie Evans
0% Ibrahim Kutluay

PFs
36% Reggie Evans
34% Vladimir Radmanovic
17% Nick Collison
7% Rashard Lewis
3% Damien Wilkins
0% Danny Fortson
0% Vitaly Potapenko
0% Ray Allen

Cs
33% Jerome James
26% Danny Fortson
17% Nick Collison
11% Reggie Evans
8% Vitaly Potapenko
1% Robert Swift
1% Vladimir Radmanovic
0% Damien Wilkins

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Spurs

PGs
67% Tony Parker
29% Beno Udrih
3% Mike Wilks
0% Brent Barry

SGs
41% Brent Barry
32% Manu Ginobiil
18% Devin Brown
3% Mike Wilks
1% Bruce Bowen
1% Tony Parker
0% Glenn Robinson
0% Linton Johnson

SFs
60% Bruce Bowen
21% Manu Ginobili
11% Devin Brown
3% Glenn Robinson
1% Brent Barry
0% Tony Massenburg
0% Mike Wilks
0% Linton Johnson
0% Dion Glover

PFs
32% Robert Horry
26% Tim Duncan
21% Malik Rose
8% Tony Massenburg
4% Bruce Bowen
2% Sean Marks
1% Manu Ginobili
0% Nazr Mohammed
0% Devin Brown
0% Glenn Robinson
0% Linton Johnson
0% Dion Glover

Cs
45% Rasho Nesterovic
28% Tim Duncan
9% Nazr Mohammed
8% Tony Massenburg
3% Robert Horry
3% Sean Marks
0% Bruce Bowen
0% Malik Rose

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Suns

PGs
64% Steve Nash
23% Leandrinho Barbosa
8% Quentin Richardson
1% Joe Johnson
0% Smush Parker
0% Yuta Tabuse

SGs
62% Quentin Richardson
29% Joe Johnson
3% Leandrinho Barbosa
2% Casey Jacobsen
1% Jim Jackson
0% Walter McCarty

SFs
50% Joe Johnson
22% Jim Jackson
16% Casey Jacobsen
8% Shawn Marion
1% Quentin Richardson
0% Bo Outlaw
0% Walter McCarty
0% Zarko Cabarkapa
0% Jackson Vroman

PFs
71% Shawn Marion
11% Amare Stoudemire
7% Walter McCarty
4% Bo Outlaw
1% Jim Jackson
1% Maciej Lampe
0% Paul Shirley
0% Joe Johnson
0% Casey Jacobsen
0% Zarko Cabarkapa
0% Jackson Vroman

Cs
61% Amare Stoudemire
26% Steven Hunter
9% Jake Voskuhl
1% Maciej Lampe
0% Shawn Marion
0% Bo Outlaw
0% Walter McCarty
0% Jackson Vroman

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T'Wolves

PGs
43% Tim Hudson
38% Sam Cassell
18% Anthony Carter
0% Fred Hoiberg
0% Trenton Hassell

SGs
40% Trenton Hassell
31% Fred Hoiberg
25% Latrell Sprewell
1% Ndudi Ebi
0% Sam Cassell
0% Tim Hudson

SFs
51% Wally Szczerbiak
36% Latrell Sprewell
11% Trenton Hassell
0% Eddie Griffin
0% Fred Hoiberg
0% Ndudi Ebi

PFs
48% Kevin Garnett
35% Eddie Griffin
13% Wally Szczerbiak
1% John Thomas
0% Mark Madsen
0% Latrell Sprewell
0% Trenton Hassell

Cs
30% Michael Olowokandi
30% Kevin Garnett
14% Mark Madsen
11% John Thomas
10% Ervin Johnson
2% Eddie Griffin
0% Wally Szczerbiak

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Warriors

PGs
37% Speedy Claxton
32% Derek Fisher
24% Baron Davis
1% Luis Flores
1% Jason Richardson
1% Mickael Pietrus
0% Calbert Cheaney

SGs
54% Jason Richardson
22% Derek Fisher
12% Mickael Pietrus
8% Calbert Cheaney
0% Mike Dunleavy
0% Luis Flores
0% Rodney White

SFs
49% Mike Dunleavy
18% Mickael Pietrus
14% Calbert Cheaney
12% Jason Richardson
1% Rodney White
1% Eduardo Najera
1% Ansu Sesay
0% Zarko Cabarkapa

PFs
13% Eduardo Najera
13% Mike Dunleavy
10% Zarko Cabarkapa
4% Clifford Robinson
2% Ansu Sesay
1% Nikoloz Tskitshvili
1% Rodney White
0% Andris Biedrins
0% Mickael Pietrus
0% Calbert Cheaney

Cs
42% Adonal Foyle
23% Clifford Robinson
14% Dale Davis
9% Andris Biedrins
0% Zarko Cabarkapa
0% Eduardo Najera
0% Rodney White
0% Nikoloz Tskitshvili
0% Mike Dunleavy
0% Ansu Sesay

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Wizards

PGs
73% Gilbert Arenas
16% Steve Blake
8% Juan Dixon
1% Larry Hughes
0% Anthony Peeler
0% Laron Profit

SGs
50% Larry Hughes
17% Juan Dixon
10% Anthony Peeler
9% Gilbert Arenas
9% Jarvis Hayes
2% Laron Profit
0% Damone Brown

SFs
38% Jared Jeffries
28% Jarvis Hayes
11% Antawn Jamison
8% Larry Hughes
6% Laron Profit
2% Damone Brown
2% Anthony Peeler
0% Juan Dixon
0% Kwame Brown
0% Samaki Walker

PFs
52% Antawn Jamison
18% Kwame Brown
11% Michael Ruffin
11% Jared Jeffries
1% Damone Brown
1% Jarvis Hayes
1% Samaki Walker
0% Etan Thomas
0% Laron Profit
0% Anthony Peeler

Cs
47% Brendan Haywood
24% Etan Thomas
20% Michael Ruffin
4% Kwame Brown
1% Antawn Jamison
1% Samaki Walker
0% Peter John Ramos
0% Jared Jeffries
0% Jarvis Hayes

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XII. Hall of Fame Monitor by Position

Point Guards
196 Jason Kidd
159 Steve Nash
109 Sam Cassell
106 Stephon Marbury
87 Andre Miller
85 Mike Bibby
77 Jason Terry
76 Baron Davis
75 Chauncey Billups
67 Dwyane Wade
66 Lindsey Hunter
63 Tony Parker
48 Chucky Atkins
43 Troy Hudson
39 Earl Boykins
31 Carlos Arroyo
31 Anthony Carter
30 Anthony Goldwire
27 Leandrinho Barbosa
NA Beno Udrih
NA Tierre Brown
NA Sasha Vujacic
NA Smush Parker
NA Horace Jenkins
NA Luis Flores
NA Mike Wilks

Shooting Guards
164 Kobe Bryant
125 Penny Hardaway
123 Tracy McGrady
116 Latrell Sprewell
75 Brent Barry
74 Cuttino Mobley
71 Kerry Kittles
70 Richard Hamilton
68 Wesley Person
66 Derek Anderson
56 Manu Ginobili
56 Joe Johnson
56 Voshon Lenard
53 Quentin Richardson
43 Fred Hoiberg
36 Greg Buckner
36 Trenton Hassell
35 Dion Glover
28 DerMarr Johnson
24 Casey Jacobsen
NA Kareem Rush
NA Carlos Delfino
NA Tony Bobbitt
NA Devin Brown

Small Forwards
89 Shawn Marion
87 Jerry Stackhouse
86 Jim Jackson
85 Glenn Robinson
72 Jamal Mashburn
69 Peja Stojakovic
68 Keith Van Horn
65 Stacey Augmon
62 Rashard Lewis
55 Wally Szczerbiak
53 Corliss Williamson
50 Tayshaun Prince
49 Lamond Murray
46 Tim Thomas
45 Bryon Russell
44 Carmelo Anthony
37 Caron Butler
29 Bruce Bowen
28 Devean George
25 Jumaine Jones
NA Eduardo Najera
NA Rodney White
NA Luke Walton
NA Ronald Dupree
NA Darvin Ham
NA Nikoloz Tskitishvili
NA Ndudi Ebi
NA Linton Johnson

Power Forwards
384 Tim Duncan
254 Kevin Garnett
84 Rasheed Wallace
82 Clarence Weatherspoon
81 Robert Horry
80 Clifford Robinson
80 Tom Gugliotta
76 Antonio McDyess
71 Antawn Jamison
70 Joe Smith
69 Lamar Odom
69 Brian Grant
63 Amare Stoudemire
60 Kenyon Martin
57 Bo Outlaw
41 Malik Rose
38 Nene
29 Eddie Griffin
21 Walter McCarty
NA Stanislav Medvedenko
NA Brian Cook
NA Zarko Cabarkapa
NA Maciej Lampe
NA Jackson Vroman
NA Paul Shirley
NA Mark Madsen
NA John Thomas

Centers
108 Kevin Willis
105 Vlade Divac
78 Ben Wallace
73 Elden Campbell
63 Marcus Camby
44 Ervin Johnson
37 Rasho Nesterovic
36 Michael Olowokandi
33 Tony Massenburg
26 Nazr Mohammed
23 Chris Mihm
NA Steven Hunter
NA Jake Voskuhl
NA Francisco Elson
NA Darko Milicic
NA Mark Pope
NA Sean Marks

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XIII. Team Ratings

These are the ratings I have for teams with all of my player rating and 
roster changes (as well as the ratings for the Unlockable teams).  This 
should be a good indicator of how accurate teams are.  Note that 
injuries during the season may play a large factor in these ratings 
becoming inaccurate, but right now in the preseason (as of 10/23/04), 
these ratings look fairly accurate.

76ers
Off 80 (up from 76)
Def 83 (up from 80)
Ovr 81 (up from 78)

Blazers
Off 73 (down from 81)
Def 68 (down from 78)
Ovr 71 (down from 80)

Bobcats
Off 65 (up from 55)
Def 74 (up from 62)
Ovr 69 (up from 58)

Bucks
Off 71 (down from 77)
Def 65 (down from 68)
Ovr 69 (down from 75)

Bulls
Off 76 (up from 63)
Def 76 (up from 67)
Ovr 76 (up from 65)

Cavaliers
Off 79 (up from 73)
Def 78 (up from 75)
Ovr 78 (up from 74)

Celtics
Off 84 (up from 81)
Def 79 (up from 76)
Ovr 80 (up from 77)

Clippers
Off 77 (up from 74)
Def 79 (up from 77)
Ovr 78 (up from 75)

Grizzlies
Off 82 (up from 81)
Def 85 (up from 81)
Ovr 84 (up from 81)

Hawks
Off 61 (down from 69)
Def 58 (up from 55)
Ovr 59 (down from 62)

Heat
Off 88 (up from 82)
Def 89 (up from 86)
Ovr 89 (up from 84)

Hornets
Off 68 (down from 80)
Def 63 (down from 85)
Ovr 66 (down from 83)

Jazz
Off 76 (down from 79)
Def 80 (up from 81)
Ovr 78 (down from 80)

Kings
Off 88 (down from 94)
Def 76 (down from 78)
Ovr 84 (down from 90)

Knicks
Off 76 (down from 78)
Def 74 (down from 78)
Ovr 75 (down from 78)

Lakers
Off 81
Def 75 (down from 82)
Ovr 78 (down from 82)

Magic
Off 77 (up from 64)
Def 78 (up from 66)
Ovr 77 (up from 65)

Mavericks
Off 83 (down from 91)
Def 81 (up from 79)
Ovr 82 (down from 85)

Nets
Off 82 (up from 65)
Def 81 (up from 78)
Ovr 81 (up from 72)

Nuggets
Off 78 (down from 82)
Def 84 (up from 81)
Ovr 81

Pacers
Off 82 (up from 81)
Def 81 (down from 90)
Ovr 81 (down from 85)

Pistons
Off 83
Def 94 (up from 93)
Ovr 91 (up from 90)

Raptors
Off 73 (down from 79)
Def 68 (down from 75)
Ovr 70 (down from 77)

Rockets
Off 85 (up from 84)
Def 80 (down from 87)
Ovr 82 (down from 86)

Sonics
Off 80 (up from 79)
Def 71 (up from 68)
Ovr 76 (up from 73)

Spurs
Off 82 (up from 81)
Def 94
Ovr 91 (up from 90)

Suns
Off 94 (up from 79)
Def 78 (up from 76)
Ovr 86 (up from 78)

T'Wolves
Off 87 (down from 93)
Def 77 (down from 87)
Ovr 83 (down from 91)

Warriors
Off 75 (up from 72)
Def 82 (up from 80)
Ovr 77 (up from 74)

Wizards
Off 76 (up from 68)
Def 76 (up from 62)
Ovr 76 (up from 65)

East
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

West
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

50s/60s
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

70's East
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

70's West
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

80's East
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

80's West
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

90's East
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

90's West
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

2K5
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100
 
SEGA
Off 93
Def 100
Ovr 96

VC
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

Hieroglyphics
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

Rookies
Off 61
Def 62
Ovr 62

Sophomores
Off 80
Def 73
Ovr 76

Superstars
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

A-T Lakers
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

A-T Celtics
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

A-T 76ers
Off 100
Def 100
Ovr 100

A-T Sonics
Off 100
Def 97
Ovr 98

Offense Rankings        Defense Rankings        Overall Rankings
94 Suns                 94 Spurs                91 Spurs
88 Heat                 94 Pistons              91 Pistons
88 Kings                89 Heat                 89 Heat
87 T'Wolves             85 Grizzlies            86 Suns
85 Rockets              84 Nuggets              84 Kings
84 Celtics              83 76ers                83 Grizzlies
83 Mavericks            82 Warriors             83 T'Wolves
83 Pistons              81 Mavericks            82 Mavericks
82 Spurs                81 Pacers               82 Rockets
82 Grizzlies            81 Rockets              81 Nuggets
82 Pacers               81 Nets                 81 Pacers
82 Nets                 80 Jazz                 81 76ers
80 Lakers               79 Celtics              81 Nets   
80 Sonics               79 Clippers             80 Celtics
80 76ers                78 Suns                 78 Cavaliers
79 Cavaliers            78 T'Wolves             78 Clippers
78 Nuggets              78 Cavaliers            78 Lakers
77 Clippers             76 Wizards              78 Jazz
77 Magic                76 Kings                77 Warriors
76 Wizards              76 Lakers               77 Magic
76 Bulls                75 Bulls                76 Sonics
76 Knicks               74 Bobcats              76 Wizards
76 Jazz                 74 Knicks               76 Bulls
75 Warriors             72 Magic                75 Knicks
73 Blazers              71 Sonics               71 Blazers
73 Raptors              70 Raptors              70 Raptors
71 Bucks                68 Blazers              69 Bucks
68 Hornets              65 Bucks                69 Bobcats
65 Bobcats              63 Hornets              66 Hornets
61 Hawks                58 Hawks                59 Hawks

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XIV. 2005 NBA Draft Results

First Round
1. Andrew Bogut, C, Bucks (signed)
2. Marvin Williams, SF, Hawks (signed)
3. Deron Williams, PG, Jazz (signed)
4. Chris Paul, PG, Hornets (signed)
5. Raymond Felton, PG, Bobcats (signed)
6. Martell Webster, SG, Blazers (signed)
7. Charlie Villanueva, PF, Raptors (signed)
8. Channing Frye, C, Knicks (signed)
9. Ike Diogu, PF, Warriors (signed)
10. Andrew Bynum, C, Lakers (signed)
11. Fran Vasquez, PF, Magic (Europe)
12. Yaroslav Korolev, SF, Clippers (Europe)
13. Sean May, PF, Bobcats (signed)
14. Rashad McCants, SG, T'Wolves (signed)
15. Antoine Wright, SG, Nets (signed)
16. Joey Graham, SF, Raptors (signed)
17. Danny Granger, SF, Pacers (signed)
18. Gerald Green, SF, Celtics (signed)
19. Hakim Warrick, SF, Grizzlies (signed)
20. Julius Hodge, SG, Nuggets (signed)
21. Nate Robinson, PG, Knicks (signed)
22. Jarrett Jack, PG, Blazers (signed)
23. Francisco Garcia, SG, Kings (signed)
24. Luther Head, PG, Rockets (signed)
25. Johan Petro, C, Sonics (signed)
26. Jason Maxiell, PF, Pistons (signed)
27. Linas Kleiza, PF, Nuggets (signed)
28. Ian Mahinmi, PF, Spurs (Europe)
29. Wayne Simien, PF, Heat (signed)
30. David Lee, PF, Knicks (signed)

Second Round
31. Salim Stoudamire, SG, Hawks (signed)
32. Daniel Ewing, SG, Clippers (signed)
33. Brandon Bass, PF, Hornets
34. C.J. Miles, SG, Jazz (signed)
35. Rickey Sanchez, PF, Nuggets
36. Ersan Ilyasova, SF, Bucks (signed)
37. Ronny Turiaf, PF, Lakers (signed) (OUT FOR THE SEASON)
38. Travis Diener, PG, Magic (signed)
39. Von Wafer, SG, Lakers (signed)
40. Monta Ellis, PG, Warriors (signed)
41. Roko Ukic, PG, Raptors (Europe)
42. Chris Taft, PF, Warriors (signed)
43. Mile Ilic, C, Nets (Europe)
44. Martynas Andriuskevicius, C, Cavaliers (Europe)
45. Louis Williams, PG, 76'ers (signed)
46. Erazem Lorbek, PF, Pacers
47. Bracey Wright, SG, T'Wolves
48. Mickael Getabale, SG, Sonics
49. Andrew Blatche, PF, Wizards (signed)
50. Ryan Gomes, SF, Celtics (signed)
51. Robert Whaley, PF, Jazz
52. Axel Hervelle, PF, Nuggets
53. Orien Green, PF, Celtics
54. Dijon Thompson, SG, Suns (signed)
55. Lawrence Roberts, PF, Grizzlies (signed)
56. Amir Johnson, SF, Pistons (signed)
57. Marcin Gortat, C, Magic
58. Uros Slokar, PF, Raptors
59. Cenk Akyol, PG, Hawks
60. Alex Acker, SG, Pistons (signed)

Undrafted Rookies
Matt Walsh, SG, Heat
Eddie Basden, SG, Bulls
Carlos Powell, PF, Lakers
Dwayne Jones, SG, T'Wolves
Ronnie Price, PG, Kings
Rawle Marshall, SF, Mavericks
Shavlik Randolph, PF, 76'ers
Deng Gai, PF, 76'ers 
Earl Barron, C, Heat
Alan Anderson, SG, Bobcats
Luke Schenscher, C, Nuggets
Anthony Roberson, PG, Grizzlies
Donell Taylor, PG, Wizards
Wil Bynum, PG, Celtics
Robert Whaley, PF, Jazz
Kevin Burleson, PG, Bobcats

European Rookies
Fabricio Oberto, PF, Spurs
Arvydas Macijauskas, SG, Hornets
Sarunas Jasikevicius, PG, Cavaliers
Jose Calderon, PG, Raptors
Gerald Fitch, PG, Heat
Charlie Bell, SG, Bucks

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XV. Offseason Changes

76'ers
ADDITIONS
72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG) [Free Agent]
67 - Steven Hunter (C) [Free Agent]
X - Louis Williams (PG) [Draft]
X - Shavlik Randolph (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Deng Gai (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
74 - Aaron McKie (SG) [Waived]
72 - Marc Jackson (C) [Trade]
RESIGNED
82 - Jamal Mashburn (SF) [Player Option]
75 - Kyle Korver (SF)
73 - Samuel Dalembert (C)
73 - Willie Green (SG)
64 - Michael Bradley (PF) [Player Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Matt Barnes (SF), Rodney Rogers (PF), Josh 
Davis (PF)

Blazers
ADDITIONS
75 - Juan Dixon (SG) [Free Agent]
74 - Martell Webster (SG) [Draft]
73 - Jarrett Jack (PG) [Draft]
X - Sergei Monya (SG) [2004 Draft]
X - Charles Smith (SG) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim (PF) [Free Agent]
78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG) [Free Agent]
78 - Derek Anderson (SG) [Waived]
77 - Nick Van Exel (PG) [Waived]
70 - Richie Frahm (SG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Maurice Baker (PG), Richie Frahm (SG)

Bobcats
ADDITIONS
75 - Raymond Felton {PG) [Draft]
71 - Sean May (PF) [Draft]
66 - Jake Voskuhl (C) [Trade]
X - Alan Anderson (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Antonio Meeking PF) [Free Agent]
X - Kevin Burleson (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
75 - Jason Hart (PG) [Trade]
70 - Malik Allen (PF) [Free Agent]
67 - Tamar Slay (SF) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
76 - Brevin Knight (PG)
72 - Kareem Rush (SG)
69 - Matt Carroll (SG)
Remaining Free Agents - Cory Alexander (PG), Keith Bogans (SG), Gerald 
Wallace (SF), Jason Kapono (SF)

Bucks
ADDITIONS
79 - Andrew Bogut (C) [Draft]
79 - Bobby Simmons (SF) [Free Agent]
74 - Jiri Welsch (SF) [Trade]
65 - Ervin Johnson (C) [Free Agent]
X - Ersan Ilyasova (SF) [Draft]
X - Charlie Bell (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
71 - Zaza Pachulia (C) [Free Agent]
65 - Calvin Booth (C) [Waived]
63 - Daniel Santiago (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
84 - Michael Redd (SG)
77 - Toni Kukoc (SF)
72 - Dan Gadzuric (C)
Remaining Free Agents - Erick Strickland (PG), Anthony Goldwire (PG), 
Marcus Fizer (SF), Calvin Booth (C)

Bulls
ADDITIONS
70 - Darius Songaila (PF) [Free Agent]
70 - Malik Allen (PF) [Free Agent]
68 - Eddie Basden (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
70 - Frank Williams (PG) [Free Agent]
X - Jared Reiner (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
77 - Tyson Chandler (PF)
76 - Eddy Curry (C)
73 - Chris Duhon (PG) [Matched Offer Sheet]
70 - Othella Harrington (PF)
Remaining Free Agents - Frank Williams (PG), Jannero Pargo (PG), Adrian 
Griffin (SF), Lawrence Funderburke (PF), Jared Reiner (C)

Cavaliers
ADDITIONS
83 - Larry Hughes [Free Agent]
81 - Donyell Marshall [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
75 - Jeff McInnis (PG) [Free Agent]
74 - Jiri Welsch (SF) [Trade]
72 - Lucious Harris (SG) [Waived]
72 - Robert Traylor (PF) [Free Agent]
72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG) [Free Agent]
66 - Scott Williams (C) [Retired]
63 - DaSagana Diop (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Remaining Free Agents - None

Celtics
ADDITIONS
75 - Gerald Green (SF) [Draft]
74 - Dan Dickau (PG) [Trade]
69 - Brian Scalabrine (PF) [Free Agent]
69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Trade]
67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
X - Ryan Gomes (SF) [Draft]
X - Orien Greene (PG) [Draft]
X - Wil Bynum (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Albert Miralles (C) [Trade]
SUBTRACTIONS
84 - Antoine Walker (PF) [Trade]
81 - Gary Payton (PG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
67 - Justin Reed (SF) [Player Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Gary Payton (PG)

Clippers
ADDITIONS
83 - Sam Cassell (PG) [Trade]
81 - Cuttino Mobley (SG) [Free Agent]
70 - Daniel Ewing (PG) [Draft]
X - Yaroslav Koralev (SF) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
80 - Marko Jaric (PG) [Trade]
79 - Bobby Simmons (SF) [Free Agent]
79 - Kerry Kittles (SG) [Free Agent]
69 - Rick Brunson (PG) [Free Agent]
69 - Mikki Moore (C) [Free Agent]
66 - Lionel Chalmers (PG) [Trade]
64 - Mamadou N'diaye (C) [Waived]
RESIGNED
71 - Zeljko Rebraca (C)
Remaining Free Agents - Kerry Kittles (SG), Mamadou N'diaye (C)

Grizzlies
ADDITIONS
82 - Eddie Jones (SG) [Trade]
80 - Bobby Jackson (PG) [Trade]
78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG) [Free Agent]
72 - Hakim Warrick (SF) [Draft]
X - Lawrence Roberts (PF) [Draft]
X - Anthony Roberson (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
82 - Jason Williams (PG [Trade]
81 - Bonzi Wells (SG) [Trade]
78 - James Posey [Trade]
77 - Stromile Swift (PF) [Free Agent]
76 - Earl Watson (PG) [Free Agent]
74 - Raul Lopez (PG) [Free Agent]
69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Ryan Humphrey (PF)

Hawks
ADDITIONS
83 - Joe Johnson (SG) [Trade]
78 - Marvin Williams (SF) [Draft]
73 - Salim Stoudamire (SG) [Draft]
71 - Zaza Pachulia (C) [Free Agent]
X - John Edwards (C) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
70 - Boris Diaw (SG) [Trade]
70 - Peja Drobnjak (C) [Free Agent]
64 - Obinna Ekezie (PF) [Waived]
X - James Thomas (PF) (Waived)
RESIGNED
73 - Tyronn Lue (PG)
Remaining Free Agents - Tom Gugliotta (PF), Obinna Ekezie (PF), James 
Thomas (PF), Kevin Willis (C), Michael Stewart (C)

Heat
ADDITIONS
84 - Antoine Walker (PF) [Trade]
82 - Jason Williams (PG) [Trade]
78 - James Posey (SF) [Trade]
69 - Andre Emmett (SG) [Trade]
X - Wayne Simien (PF) [Draft]
X - Matt Walsh (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Earl Barron (C) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Gerald Fitch (PG) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
72 - Christian Laettner (PF) [Free Agent]
70 - Keyon Dooling (PG) [Free Agent]
70 - Rasual Butler (SF) [Trade]
69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Trade]
RESIGNED
82 - Eddie Jones (SG) [Player Option]
78 - Alonzo Mourning (C) [Team Option]
75 - Udonis Haslem (PF)
69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Team Option]
62 - Wang ZhiZhi (C) [Player Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Steve Smith (SG), Shandon Anderson (SG)

Hornets
ADDITIONS
77 - Chris Paul (PG) [Draft]
70 - Rasual Butler (SF) [Trade]
69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
X - Arvydas Macijauskas (SG) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
74 - Dan Dickau (PG) [Trade]
71 - Casey Jacobsen (SG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
77 - Speedy Claxton (PG) [Team Option]
71 - Chris Andersen (PF)
67 - Bostjan Nachbar (SF)
61 - Jackson Vroman (PF) [Team Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Casey Jacobsen (SG), Lee Nailon (SF)

Jazz
ADDITIONS
76 - Deron Williams (PG) [Draft]
73 - Devin Brown (SG) [Free Agent]
69 - Milt Palacio (PG) [Free Agent]
66 - Greg Ostertag (C) [Trade]
X - C.J. Miles (SG) [Draft]
X - Robert Whaley (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
74 - Raul Lopez (PG) [Trade]
73 - Raja Bell (SG) [Free Agent]
69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
RESGINED
72 - Keith McLeod (PG)
Remaining Free Agents - Howard Eisley (PG), Randy Livingston (PG), Ben 
Handlogten (C)

Kings
ADDITIONS
82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim [Free Agent]
81 - Bonzi Wells (SG) [Trade]
75 - Jason Hart (PG) [Trade]
74 - Francisco Garcia (SG) [Draft]
X - Jamal Sampson (PF) [Free Agent]
X - Ronnie Price (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
81 - Cuttino Mobley (SG) [Free Agent]
80 - Bobby Jackson (PG) [Trade]
72 - Maurice Evans (SG) [Free Agent]
70 - Darius Songaila (PF) [Free Agent]
66 - Greg Ostertag (C) [Trade]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Eddie House (SG), Erik Daniels (SF)

Knicks
ADDITIONS
80 - Quentin Richardson (SG) [Trade]
72 - Nate Robinson (PG) [Draft]
70 - Channing Frye (C) [Draft]
69 - Jerome James [Free Agent]
68 - David Lee (PF) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
77 - Kurt Thomas (C) [Trade]
72 - Jerome Williams (PF) [Retired]
X - Jermaine Jackson (PG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Jermaine Jackson (PG), Bruno Sundov (C), Jackie 
Butler (C)

Lakers
ADDITIONS
74 - Aaron McKie (SG) [Free Agent]
71 - Kwame Brown (PF) [Trade]
65 - Andrew Bynum (C) [Draft]
64 - Smush Parker (PG) [Free Agent]
X - Ronny Turiaf (PF) [Draft]
X - Von Wafer (SG) [Draft]
X - Carlos Powell (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Laron Profit (SG) [Trade]
SUBTRACTIONS
79 - Caron Butler (SF) [Trade]
76 - Vlade Divac (C) [Retired]
74 - Brian Grant (PF) [Waived]
73 - Chucky Atkins (PG) [Trade]
RESIGNED
74 - Devean George (SF) [Player Option]
72 - Luke Walton (SF)
Remaining Free Agents - Tierre Brown (PG), Tony Bobbitt (SG)

Magic
ADDITIONS
72 - Christian Laettner (PF) [Free Agent]
70 - Keyon Dooling (PG) [Free Agent]
58 - Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (C) [Free Agent]
X - Travis Diener (PG) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
78 - Doug Christie (SG) [Waived]
63 - Andrew DeClercq (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
85 - Grant Hill (SF) [Player Option]
67 - Mario Kasun (C) [Team Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Andre Barrett (PG), Mark Jones (SG), Brandon 
Hunter (PF)

Mavericks
ADDITIONS
78 - Doug Christie (SG) [Free Agent]
63 - DaSagana Diop (C) [Free Agent]
X - Josh Powell (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
X - Rawle Marshall (SF) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
81 - Michael Finley (SG) [Waived]
66 - Shawn Bradley (C) [Retired]
RESIGNED
80 - Keith Van Horn (SF) [Player Option]
75 - Darrell Armstrong (PG)
Remaining Free Agents - Alan Hendersen (PF)

Nets
ADDITIONS
77 - Antoine Wright (SG) [Draft]
75 - Jeff McInnis (PG) [Free Agent]
72 - Marc Jackson (C) [Trade]
72 - Robert Traylor (PF) [Free Agent]
X - Linton Johnson (SF) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
72 - Travis Best (PG) [Free Agent]
71 - Ron Mercer (SG) [Waived]
69 - Brian Scalabrine (PF) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
74 - Clifford Robinson (PF)
70 - Jacque Vaughn (PG) [Team Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Travis Best (PG), Billy Thomas (SG), Rodney 
Buford (SF), Jabari Smith (C)

Nuggets
ADDITIONS
76 - Earl Watson (PG) [Free Agent]
X - Julius Hodge (SG) [Draft]
X - Linas Klieza (PF) [Draft]
X - Luke Schenscher (C) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
X - Luis Flores (PG) [Waived]
RESIGNED
75 - Voshon Lenard (SG) [Team Option]
73 - DerMarr Johnson (SG)
70 - Greg Buckner (SG)
67 - Francisco Elson (C) [Team Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Wesley Person (SG), Bryon Russell (SF), Mark 
Pope (C)

Pacers
ADDITIONS
75 - Sarunas Jasikevicius [Free Agent]
73 - Danny Granger (SF) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
79 - Reggie Miller (SG) [Retired]
72 - Dale Davis (C) [Free Agent]
72 - James Jones (SF) [Trade]
X - John Edwards (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
73 - Austin Croshere (PF) [Player Option]
Remaining Free Agents - None

Pistons
ADDITIONS
72 - Dale Davis (C) [Free Agent]
X - Jason Maxiell (PF) [Draft]
X - Amir Johnson (SF) [Draft]
X - Alex Acker (SG) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
70 - Elden Campbell (C) [Retired]
X - Horace Jenkins (PG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Darvin Ham (SF)

Raptors
ADDITIONS
73 - Joey Graham (SF) [Draft]
72 - Charlie Villanueva (PF) [Draft]
X - Jose Calderon (PG) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
81 - Donyell Marshall (PF) [Free Agent]
74 - Lamond Murray (SF) [Waived]
69 - Milt Palacio (PG) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
70 - Matt Bonner (PF)
61 - Pape Sow (C)
Remaining Free Agents - Omar Cook (PG), Lamond Murray (SF), Aaron 
Williams (C)

Rockets
ADDITIONS
78 - Derek Anderson (SG) [Free Agent]
77 - Stromile Swift (PF) [Free Agent]
72 - Luther Head (PG) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
72 - Scott Padgett (SF) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
76 - Dikembe Mutombo (C)
76 - Jon Barry (SG)
69 - Ryan Bowen (SF)
Remaining Free Agents - Toraye Braggs (PF)

Sonics
ADDITIONS
69 - Rick Brunson (PG) [Free Agent]
69 - Mikki Moore (C) [Free Agent]
X - Johan Petro (C) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
79 - Antonio Daniels (PG) [Free Agent]
69 - Jerome James (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
92 - Ray Allen (SG)
71 - Danny Fortson (PF) [Player Option]
70 - Damien Wilkins (SF) [Matched Offer Sheet]
67 - Vitaly Potapenko (C)
Remaining Free Agents - Mateen Cleaves, Ronald Murray (SG), Vladimir 
Radmanovic (PF), Reggie Evans (PF)

Spurs
ADDITIONS
81 - Michael Finley (SG) [Free Agent]
77 - Nick Van Exel (PG) [Free Agent]
X - Fabricio Oberto (PF) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
73 - Devin Brown (SG) [Free Agent]
X - Linton Johnson (SF) [Waived]
RESIGNED
76 - Robert Horry (PF)
Remaining Free Agents - Mike Wilks (PG), Glenn Robinson (SF), Tony 
Massenburg (C), Sean Marks (C)

Suns
ADDITIONS
77 - Kurt Thomas (C) [Trade]
74 - Brian Grant (PF) [Free Agent]
73 - Raja Bell (SG) [Free Agent]
72 - James Jones (SF) [Trade]
72 - Scott Padgett (SF) [Free Agent]
72 - Dijon Thompson (SG) [Draft]
69 - Boris Diaw (SG) [Trade]
68 - Pat Burke (PF) [Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
83 - Joe Johnson (SG) [Trade]
80 - Quentin Richardson (SG) [Trade]
67 - Steven Hunter (C) [Free Agent]
66 - Jake Voskuhl (C) [Trade]
RESIGNED
Remaining Free Agents - Bo Outlaw (PF), Walter McCarty (PF)

T'Wolves
ADDITIONS
80 - Marko Jaric (PG) [Trade]
76 - Rashad McCants (SG) [Draft]
68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) [Free Agent]
66 - Lionel Chalmers (PG) [Trade]
X - Dwayne Jones (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
83 - Sam Cassell (PG) [Trade]
80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG) [Free Agent]
74 - Fred Hoiberg (SG) [Waived]
65 - Ervin Johnson (C) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
75 - Eddie Griffin (PF)
66 - Mark Madsen (PF)
Remaining Free Agents - Anthony Carter (PG), Latrell Sprewell (SG), 
Fred Hoiberg (SG), John Thomas (PF)

Warriors
ADDITIONS
74 - Ike Diogu (PF) [Draft]
64 - Chris Taft (PF) [Draft]
X - Monta Ellis (PG) [Draft]
SUBTRACTIONS
72 - Rodney White (SF) [Waived]
68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) [Free Agent]
RESIGNED
70 - Calbert Cheaney (SF) [Player Option]
Remaining Free Agents - Rodney White (SF)

Wizards
ADDITIONS
79 - Antonio Daniels (PG) [Free Agent]
79 - Caron Butler (SF) [Trade]
73 - Chucky Atkins (PG) [Trade]
X - Andrew Blatche (SF) [Draft]
X - Donell Taylor (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
SUBTRACTIONS
83 - Larry Hughes (SG) [Free Agent]
75 - Juan Dixon (SG) [Free Agent]
71 - Kwame Brown (PF) [Trade]
X - Laron Profit (SG) [Trade]
RESIGNED
63 - Michael Ruffin (PF)
Remaining Free Agents - Steve Blake (PG), Anthony Peeler (SG), Damone 
Brown (SF)

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XVI. 2005 Free Agent class

Rating - Player, 04-05 Team (Contract variable) (TEAM SIGNED WITH)

Point Guards
81 - Gary Payton, Celtics
80 - Marko Jaric, Clippers (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO T'WOLVES)
80 - Bobby Jackson, Kings (Team Option Exercised) (TRADED TO GRIZZLIES)
79 - Antonio Daniels, Sonics (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 
WIZARDS)
78 - Damon Stoudamire, Blazers (SIGNED WITH GRIZZLIES)
77 - Speedy Claxton, Hornets (Team Option Exercised)
77 - Nick Van Exel, Blazers (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH SPURS)
76 - Damon Jones (Declined Player Option)
76 - Brevin Knight, Bobcats (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
76 - Earl Watson, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH NUGGETS)
75 - Jeff McInnis, Cavaliers (SIGNED WITH NETS)
75 - Darrell Armstrong, Mavericks (RE-SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS)
74 - Dan Dickau, Hornets (TRADED TO CELTICS)
74 - Raul Lopez, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
73 - Tyronn Lue, Hawks (RE-SIGNED WITH HAWKS)
73 - Chris Duhon, Bulls (Restricted FA) (BULLS MATCHED OFFER SHEET)
73 - Travis Best, Nets
72 - Keith McLeod, Jazz (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
70 - Keyon Dooling, Heat (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH MAGIC)
70 - Jacque Vaughn, Nets (Team Option Exercised)
70 - Erick Strickland, Bucks
70 - Howard Eisley, Jazz
70 - Frank Williams, Bulls
69 - Rick Brunson, Clippers (SIGNED WITH SONICS)
69 - Milt Palacio, Raptors (SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
69 - Anthony Carter, T'Wolves
69 - Steve Blake, Wizards (Restricted FA)
68 - Jannero Pargo, Bulls (Restricted FA)
67 - Tierre Brown, Lakers
67 - Omar Cook, Raptors
66 - Andre Barrett, Magic (Restricted FA)
66 - Lionel Chalmers, Clippers (TRADED TO T'WOLVES)
65 - Mateen Cleaves, Sonics
63 - Jermaine Jackson, Knicks
XX - Anthony Goldwire, Bucks
XX - Cory Alexander, Bobcats
XX - Randy Livingston, Jazz
XX - Luis Flores, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised) (Waived)
XX - Horace Jenkins, Pistons (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH ISRAEL)
XX - Mike Wilks, Spurs
XX - Maurice Baker, Blazers

Shooting Guards
92 - Ray Allen, Sonics (RE-SIGNED WITH SONICS)
84 - Michael Redd, Bucks (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
BUCKS)
83 - Larry Hughes, Wizards (SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
83 - Joe Johnson, Suns (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO HAWKS)
82 - Eddie Jones, Heat (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO GRIZZLIES)
81 - Cuttino Mobley, Kings (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 
CLIPPERS)
81 - Bonzi Wells, Grizzlies (Team Option Exercised) (TRADED TO KINGS)
81 - Michael Finley, Mavericks (Waived) (SIGNED WITH SPURS)
80 - Latrell Sprewell, T'Wolves
79 - Kerry Kittles, Clippers
78 - Derek Anderson, Blazers (Waived) (SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
78 - Doug Christie, Magic (Waived) SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS
76 - Jon Barry, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
76 - Ronald Murray, Sonics (Restricted FA)
75 - Juan Dixon, Wizards (SIGNED WITH BLAZERS)
75 - Voshon Lenard, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised)
74 - Wesley Person, Nuggets
74 - Aaron McKie, 76'ers (Waived) (SIGNED WITH LAKERS)
74 - Fred Hoiberg, T'Wolves (Waived) (Out for the season)
73 - Raja Bell, Jazz (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
73 - DerMarr Johnson, Nuggets (RE-SIGNED WITH NUGGETS)
73 - Devin Brown, Spurs (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
73 - Willie Green, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
72 - Dajuan Wagner, Cavaliers
72 - Lucious Harris, Cavaliers (Waived)
72 - Steve Smith, Heat
72 - Eddie House, Kings
72 - Keith Bogans, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
72 - Kareem Rush, Bobcats (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
72 - Maurice Evans, Kings (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH PISTONS)
71 - Anthony Peeler, Wizards
71 - Casey Jacobsen, Hornets
71 - Ron Mercer, Nets (Exercised Player Option) (Waived)
70 - Greg Buckner, Nuggets (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
NUGGETS)
70 - Shandon Anderson, Heat
70 - Richie Frahm, Blazers (Restricted FA)
70 - Billy Thomas, Nets (Restricted FA)
69 - Matt Carroll, Bobcats (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
XX - Laron Profit, Wizards (TRADED TO LAKERS)
XX - Mark Jones, Magic (Restricted FA)

Small Forwards
85 - Grant Hill, Magic (Exercised Player Option)
82 - Jamal Mashburn, 76'ers (Exercised Player Option)
80 - Keith Van Horn, Mavericks (Exercised Player Option)
79 - Bobby Simmons, Clippers (SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
79 - Glenn Robinson, Spurs
77 - Toni Kukoc, Bucks (RE-SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
75 - Kyle Korver, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
74 - Gerald Wallace, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
74 - Lamond Murray, Raptors (Waived)
74 - Devean George, Lakers (Exercised Player Option)
73 - Marcus Fizer, Bucks
72 - Lee Nailon, Hornets
72 - Rodney White, Warriors (Waived)
72 - Scott Padgett, Rockets (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
72 - Adrian Griffin, Bulls
72 - James Jones, Pacers (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO SUNS)
72 - Luke Walton, Lakers (RE-SIGNED WITH LAKERS)
71 - Bryon Russell, Nuggets
70 - Rodney Buford, Nets
70 - Calbert Cheaney, Warriors (Exercised Player Option)
70 - Jason Kapono, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
70 - Damien Wilkins, Sonics (Restricted FA)
69 - Ryan Bowen, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
69 - Qyntel Woods, Heat (Exercised Team Option) (TRADED TO CELTICS)
68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Warriors (SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
68 - Matt Barnes, 76'ers (Restricted FA)
68 - Stacey Augmon, Magic
67 - Darvin Ham, Pistons
67 - Bostjan Nachbar, Hornets (RE-SIGNED WITH HORNETS)
67 - Tamar Slay, Bobcats (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH EUROPE)
67 - Justin Reed, Celtics (Exercised Player Option)
XX - Erik Daniels, Kings (Restricted FA)
XX - Linton Johnson, Spurs (Team Option Declined)
XX - Theron Smith, Grizzlies (Restricted FA)

Power Forwards
84 - Antoine Walker, Celtics (TRADED TO HEAT)
82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Blazers (SIGNED WITH KINGS)
81 - Donyell Marshall, Raptors (SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
77 - Tyson Chandler, Bulls (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BULLS)
76 - Robert Horry, Spurs (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
SPURS)
75 - Udonis Haslem, Heat (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH HEAT)
75 - Eddie Griffin, T'Wolves (RE-SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
74 - Vladimir Radmanovic, Sonics (Restricted FA)
74 - Clifford Robinson, Nets (Team Option Declined) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
NETS)
74 - Brian Grant, Lakers, (Waived) (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
73 - Rodney Rogers, 76'ers
73 - Austin Croshere, Pacers (Exercised Player Option)
72 - Christian Laettner, Heat
72 - Robert Traylor, Cavaliers (Team Option Declined)
72 - Jerome Williams, Knicks (Waived) (RETIRED)
71 - Danny Fortson, Sonics (Exercised Player Option)
71 - Kwame Brown, Wizards (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO LAKERS)
71 - Chris Andersen, Hornets (RE-SIGNED WITH HORNETS)
70 - Matt Bonner, Raptors (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH RAPTORS)
70 - Darius Songaila, Kings (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH BULLS)
70 - Othella Harrington, Bulls (RE-SIGNED WITH BULLS)
70 - Clarence Weatherspoon, Rockets (Waived)
70 - Malik Allen, Bobcats (SIGNED WITH BULLS)
69 - Reggie Evans, Sonics (Restricted FA)
69 - Brian Scalabrine, Nets (SIGNED WITH CELTICS)
69 - Tom Gugliotta, Hawks
68 - Bo Outlaw, Suns
68 - Ryan Humphrey, Grizzlies
67 - Walter McCarty, Suns (Declined Player Option)
67 - Alan Hendersen, Mavericks
66 - Mark Madsen, T'Wolves (RE-SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
64 - Obinna Ekezie, Hawks (Waived)
63 - Michael Ruffin, Wizards (RE-SIGNED WITH WIZARDS)
63 - Michael Bradley, 76'ers (Exercised Player Option)
63 - Lawrence Funderburke, Bulls
61 - Brandon Hunter, Magic
61 - Jackson Vroman, Hornets (Team Option Exercised)
XX - Josh Davis, 76'ers
XX - John Thomas, T'Wolves
XX - James Thomas, Hawks (Waived)
XX - Toraye Braggs, Rockets

Centers
80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cavaliers (RE-SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
78 - Alonzo Mourning, Heat (Team Option Exercised)
77 - Stromile Swift, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
76 - Eddy Curry, Bulls (Restricted FA)
76 - Dikembe Mutombo, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
75 - Vlade Divac, Lakers (Player Option) (RETIRING)
73 - Samuel Dalembert, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
73 - Dan Gadzuric, Bucks (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
72 - Dale Davis, Pacers (SIGNED WITH PISTONS)
71 - Zaza Pachulia, Bucks (Restricted FA) (SIGNED HAWKS OFFER SHEET)
71 - Zeljko Rebraca, Clippers (RE-SIGNED WITH CLIPPERS)
70 - Peja Drobnjak, Hawks (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
70 - Elden Campbell, Pistons (RETIRED)
69 - Jerome James, Sonics (SIGNED WITH KNICKS)
69 - Mikki Moore, Clippers (SIGNED WITH SONICS)
67 - Steven Hunter, Suns (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
67 - Vitaly Potapenko, Sonics (RE-SIGNED WITH SONICS)
67 - Francisco Elson, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised)
67 - Mario Kasun, Magic (Team Option Exercised)
67 - Kevin Willis, Hawks
66 - Jake Voskuhl, Suns (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO BOBCATS)
66 - Greg Ostertag, Kings (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO JAZZ)
65 - Ervin Johnson, T'Wolves (SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
65 - Calvin Booth, Bucks (Waived)
64 - Jabari Smith, Nets
64 - Mamadou N'diaye, Clippers [Waived]
63 - Andrew DeClercq, Magic
63 - Daniel Santiago, Bucks (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
63 - Tony Massenburg, Spurs
63 - DeSagana Diop, Cavaliers (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS)
62 - Wang ZhiZhi, Heat (Exercised Player Option)
61 - Sean Marks, Spurs
61 - Pape Sow, Raptors (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH RAPTORS)
58 - Michael Stewart, Hawks
58 - Bruno Sundov, Knicks
58 - Jackie Butler, Knicks
55 - Mark Pope, Nuggets
XX - John Edwards, Pacers (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH HAWKS)
XX - Jared Reiner, Bulls (Restricted FA)
XX - Ben Handlogten, Jazz

Top 15 Remaining Free Agents
81 - Gary Payton (PG)
80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG)
79 - Kerry Kittles (SG)
79 - Glenn Robinson (SF)
76 - Eddy Curry (C) (Restricted)
76 - Damon Jones (PG)
76 - Ronald Murray (SG)
74 - Vladimir Radmanovic (PF) (Restricted)
74 - Gerald Wallace (SF) (Restricted)
74 - Wesley Person (SG)
74 - Lamond Murray (SF)
73 - Rodney Rogers (PF)
73 - Travis Best (PG)
73 - Marcus Fizer (SF)
72 - Christian Laettner (PF)

Rashidi's Top 10 Sleeper Free Agents
81 - Bonzi Wells (SG)
80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG)
79 - Glenn Robinson (SF)
78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG)
77 - Nick Van Exel (PG)
75 - Eddie Griffin (PF)
75 - Juan Dixon (SG)
73 - Raja Bell (SG)
72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG)
69 - Mikki Moore (C)

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XVII. Created Teams

2005 East All-Stars
C  Shaquille O'Neal
PF Grant Hill
SF Vince Carter
SG LeBron James
PG Allen Iverson
Bench
PF Jermaine O'Neal
PG Dwyane Wade
C  Ben Wallace
C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
SF Paul Pierce
PG Gilbert Arenas
PF Antawn Jamison

2005 West All-Stars
C  Yao Ming
PF Tim Duncan
SF Kevin Garnett
SG Tracy McGrady
PG Kobe Bryant
Bench 
PG Steve Nash
PF Dirk Nowitzki
SG Ray Allen
C  Amare Stoudemire
SF Shawn Marion
SG Manu Ginobili
SF Rashard Lewis

2004 East All-Stars
C  Ben Wallace
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SF Vince Carter 
SG Tracy McGrady
PG Allen Iverson
Bench
PG Jason Kidd
SG Paul Pierce
PG Baron Davis
SF Ron Artest
SG Michael Redd
PF Kenyon Martin
C  Jamaal Magloire

2004 West All-Stars
C  Yao Ming
PF Tim Duncan
SF Kevin Garnett
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Steve Francis
Bench
C  Shaquille O'Neal
SF Peja Stojakovic 
PF Dirk Nowitzki
SG Ray Allen
PG Sam Cassell
SF Andrei Kirilenko
C  Brad Miller

2003 East All-Stars
C  Ben Wallace
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SF Michael Jordan 
SG Tracy McGrady
PG Allen Iverson
Bench
PG Jason Kidd
SF Vince Carter
SG Paul Pierce
C  Brad Miller
SF Jamal Mashburn
PF Antoine Walker
C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas

2003 West All-Stars
C  Yao Ming
PF Tim Duncan
SF Kevin Garnett
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Steve Francis
Bench
C  Shaquille O'Neal
SF Shawn Marion
PF Dirk Nowitzki
PG Steve Nash
PG Gary Payton
PG Stephon Marbury
SF Peja Stojakovic
IR
PF Chris Webber

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 Kevin Johnson (replaced Isiah Thomas)
PG Mark Price
SG Reggie Miller
SG Joe Dumars
SG Dan Majerle
SF Dominique Wilkins
PF Shawn Kemp
PF Larry Johnson
PF Derrick Coleman
C  Shaquille O'Neal
C  Alonzo Mourning
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

2000 Olympic Team
PG Jason Kidd
PG Gary Payton
PG Tim Hardaway
SG Ray Allen
SG Allan Houston
SG Steve Smith
SF Vince Carter
SF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
PF Kevin Garnett
PF Vin Baker
C  Alonzo Mourning
C  Antonio McDyess

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

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

2004 Olympic Team (aka the Bronze Medal team)
C  Tim Duncan
PF Lamar Odom
SF Richard Jefferson
SG Allen Iverson
PG Stephon Marbury
SF Shawn Marion
PF Carlos Boozer
PG Dwyane Wade
SG LeBron James
PF Amare Stoudemire
SF Carmelo Anthony
C  Emeka Okafor

All-NBA Team 03-04
C  Shaquille O'Neal
PF Tim Duncan
SF Kevin Garnet
SG Kobe Bryant
PG Jason Kidd
Bench
SG Tracy McGrady
PF Jermaine O'Neal
SF Peja Stojakovic
PG Sam Cassell
C  Ben Wallace
PG Baron Davis
C  Yao Ming
SF Ron Artest
PF Dirk Nowitzki
SG Michael Redd

Philadelphia 76'ers (56-26, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
C  Dikembe Mutombo
PF Tyrone Hill
SF George Lynch
SG Allen Iverson
PG Eric Snow
Bench
SG Aaron McKie
C  Matt Geiger
PG Kevin Ollie
PF Jumaine Jones
SG Rodney Buford
SF Roshown McLeod
C  Todd MacCulloch
SF Raja Bell

All-Time Bulls
C  Artis Gilmore 
PF Bob Love 
SF Scottie Pippen 
SG Michael Jordan 
PG Guy Rodgers 
Bench 
C  Eddy Curry 
PF Bob Boozer 
PF Horace Grant 
SF Toni Kukoc 
SG Jerry Sloan 
SG Reggie Theus 
PG BJ Armstrong 
IR 
PF Orlando Woolridge 
PF Dennis Rodman 
SF Chet Walker

95-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  Luc Longley 9/5/2
PF Dennis Rodman 6/15/3
SF Scottie Pippen 19/6/6
SG Michael Jordan 30/7/4
PG Ron Harper 7/3/3
Bench
SF Toni Kukoc 13/4/4
PG Steve Kerr 8/1/2
C  Bill Wennington 5/3/1
SF Jud Buechler 4/2/1
PG Randy Brown 3/1/1
PF Dickey Simpkins 4/3/1
C  John Salley 4/3/1
PF Jason Caffey 3/2/1

96-97 Chicago Bulls (69-13 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  Luc Longley 9/6/2
PF Dennis Rodman 6/16/3
SF Scottie Pippen 20/7/6
SG Michael Jordan 30/6/4
PG Ron Harper 6/3/3
Bench
SF Toni Kukoc 13/5/5
PG Steve Kerr 8/2/2
PF Jason Caffey 7/4/1
C  Bison Dele 7/4/1
C  Bill Wennington 5/2/1
PG Randy Brown 5/2/2
SF Jud Buechler 2/2/1
PF Dickey Simpkins 2/2/1
C  Robert Parish 4/2/1

97-98 Chicago Bulls (62-20, 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  Luc Longley 11/6/3
PF Dennis Rodman 5/15/3
SF Scottie Pippen 19/5/6
SG Michael Jordan 29/6/4
PG Ron Harper 9/4/3
Bench
SF Toni Kukoc 13/4/4
PG Steve Kerr 8/2/2
PG Randy Brown 4/1/2
SG Scott Burrell 5/3/1
C  Bill Wennington 4/2/1
SF Jud Buechler 3/1/1
PF Dickey Simpkins 3/2/1

89-90 Detroit Pistons (59-23, 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  Bill Laimbeer
PF Dennis Rodman
SF Mark Aguirre
SG Joe Dumars
PG Isaiah Thomas
Bench
PG Vinnie Johnson
C  James Edwards
PF  John Salley
PF Rick Mahorn
SG John Long
C  William Bedford

03-04 Detroit Pistons (54-28, 2nd place, NBA Champions)
C  Ben Wallace
PF Rasheed Wallace
SF Tayshaun Prince
SG Richard Hamilton
PG Chauncey Billups
Bench
PF Corliss Williamson
C  Mehmet Okur
PG Mike James
PG Lindsey Hunter
C  Elden Campbell
SF Darvin Ham
PF Darko Milicic
IR
SF Tremaine Fowlkes

93-94 Houston Rockets (58-24, 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  Hakeem Olajuwon
PF Otis Thorpe
SF Robert Horry
SG Vernon Maxwell
PG Kenny Smith
Bench 
PG Sam Cassell
SG Mario Elie
PF Carl Herrera
PG Scott Brooks
SF Matt Bullard
PF Earl Cureton
SF Chris Jent
IR
C  Eric Riley
C  Richard Petruska

94-95 Houston Rockets (47-25, 3rd place, NBA Champions)
C  Hakeem Olajuwon
PF Pete Chilcutt
SF Robert Horry
SG Clyde Drexler
PG Kenny Smith
Bench 
PG Sam Cassell
SG Mario Elie
PF Carl Herrera
PF Chucky Brown
SF Tracy Murray
C  Charles Jones
SF Tim Breaux
IR
SG Vernon Maxwell
C  Zan Tabak

All-Time Knicks
C  Patrick Ewing 
PF Charles Oakley 
SF Dave DeBusschure 
SG Earl Monroe 
PG Walt Frazier 
Bench 
C  Willis Reed 
PF Harry Gallatin 
SF Bill Bradley
SG Allan Houston 
SF Latrell Sprewell 
PG Mark Jackson
SG John Starks 
IR 
C  Bob McAdoo 
SF Bernard King 
PG Michael Ray Richardson

93-94 New York Knicks (1st place, NBA Finalists)
C  Patrick Ewing
PF Charles Oakley
SF Charles Smith
SG John Starks
PG Derek Harper
Bench
PF Anthony Mason
SG Hubert Davis
PG Greg Anthony
PF Anthony Bonner
SG Rolando Blackman
C  Herb Williams
IR
PG Doc Rivers

98-99 New York Knicks (27-23 4th place, NBA Finalists)
C  Patrick Ewing 17/10/1
PF Kurt Thomas 8/6/1
SF Larry Johnson 12/6/2
SG Allan Houston 16/3/3 
PG Charlie Ward 8/3/5
Bench
SG Latrell Sprewell 16/4/3
PG Chris Childs 7/3/4
PF Marcus Camby 7/6/1
C  Chris Dudley 3/4/1
PG Rick Brunson 2/1/1
SF David Wingate 1/1/1
C  Herb Williams 2/1/0

95-96 Seattle Sonics (64-18, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
C  Sam Perkins
PF Shawn Kemp
SF Detlef Schrempf
SG Hersey Hawkins
PG Gary Payton
Bench
SG Vincent Askew
PG Nate McMillan
C  Ervin Johnson
PF Frank Brickowski
SF David Wingate
PG Eric Snow
SF Sherrell Ford

98-99 San Antonio Spurs (37-13, 1st place, NBA Champions)
C  David Robinson
PF Tim Duncan
SF Sean Elliott
SG Mario Elie
PG Avery Johnson
Bench
SG Jaren Jackson
PG Antonio Daniels
PF Malik Rose
PG Steve Kerr
SF Jerome Kersey
C  Will Perdue

96-97 Utah Jazz (64-18, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
C  Greg Foster
PF Karl Malone
SF Adam Keefe
SG Jeff Hornacek
PG John Stockton
Bench
SF Bryon Russell
SG Shandon Anderson
PG Howard Eisley
PF Antoine Carr
PG Jacque Vaughn
SF Chris Morris

97-98 Utah Jazz (62-20, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
C  Greg Ostertag
PF Karl Malone
SF Bryon Russell
SG Jeff Hornacek
PG John Stockton
Bench
SG Shandon Anderson
PG Howard Eisley
PF Antoine Carr
C  Greg Foster
SF Adam Keefe
SF Chris Morris

01-02 Rookie Team
C  Brendan Haywood
PF Pau Gasol
SF Shane Battier
SG Jason Richardson
PG Jamaal Tinsley
Bench
C  Zeljko Rebraca
PG Tony Parker
SG Joe Johnson
SF Andrei Kirilenko

00-01 Rookie Team
C  Marc Jackson
PF Kenyon Martin
SF Morris Peterson
SG Quentin Richardson
PG Mateen Cleaves
Bench
SG Mike Miller
SF Darius Miles
PG Khalid El-Amin
SF Stephen Jackson

01-02 Sophomore Team
C  Chris Mihm
PF Kenyon Martin
SF Lee Nailon
SG Quentin Richardson
PG Mike Miller
Bench
PF Marcus Fizer
SF Darius Miles
SG Desmond Mason
SF Hedo Turkoglu

00-01 Sophomore Team
C  Elton Brand
PF Lamar Odom
SF Richard Hamilton
SG Steve Francis
PG Baron Davis
Bench
SF Shawn Marion
SG Wally Szczerbiak
PG Jason Terry

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XVIII. Frequently Asked Questions

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

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QUESTION
Can you create this player for me?

ANSWER
It depends on who the person is.  Rashidi doesn't have all the time in 
the world, but if the player interests me enough, I'll spend some time 
on it.  Necessity takes priority.  I'm a lot more likely to create some 
scrub at the end of an NBA bench than some guy from Europe I've never 
even heard of.

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QUESTION
Will you create this year's rookie draft class?

ANSWER
Yes.  But I won't get around to this until it gets close to draft time, 
because that's when all the scouting reports for these players become 
more accurate.  I am keeping my eye on a few of them though.

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QUESTION
Do you have the appearances for CAPs?

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
How do you change player positions?

ANSWER
You cannot change the positions of existing players in the game.  The 
only way to "change" them is to download a roster update from Sega, as 
they often change positions for players whether they deserve it or not.

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QUESTION
Who are Tony Williams and Mark Johnson?

ANSWER
They are generics created because Atlanta did not have 12 people under 
contract when the roster deadlines were up.  They are NOT Donta Smith 
and Royal Ivey, Atlanta's two second round draftees. Those players have 
yet to sign with Atlanta.  Williams and Johnson (notice how they have 
the 2 most common last names in the NBA?) were added because the only 
PG at press time was Tony Delk, so they obviously needed some depth - 
especially since the default rosters are used in online play.  Since 
Atlanta signed Kenny Anderson and Jon Barry, I suggest you do the same 
and either release the two generics, or leave them on the IR, it's up 
to you.  Both players were removed in Sega's roster download.

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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, do you play online?

ANSWER
I do.  I pick the Knicks not just because they're my home team, but 
because they're not unbalanced and overpowered like a lot of the other 
teams that people pick *COUGH*Kings/Rockets/Mavericks*COUGH*.  On a 
side note, I notice a lot less people are picking the Lakers this year.  
Go figure.

I have multiple user names now.  At present, I have nine.

Rashidi (Knicks): 112-20-1-4, rank 273 (highest rank 62)
MaNukkaRasheed (Pistons): 45-9-0-4, rank 208 (highest rank 73)
KeithVanHorn (Bucks): 21-6-0-2, rank 703 (highest rank 312)
HawksOwnYourAss (Hawks): 19-3-0-0, rank 299 (highest rank 283)
WallyWorld (T'Wolves): 22-3-0-0, rank 188 (highest rank 130)
MaciejLampe (Suns): 15-1-0-1, rank 463 (highest rank 463)
NenadKrstic (Nets): 12-1-0-0, rank 473 (highest rank 473)
BruceBowen (Spurs): 4-0-0-1, rank 4774 (highest rank 4774)
KeithVanHorn2 (Mavs): 9-0-0-0, rank 583 (highest rank 583)
Combined record: 251-42-1-11

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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 three years I 
have definitely preferred NJ.  I was starting to lean back towards NY, 
but I very much dislike Jamal Crawford and Tim Thomas, Isiah Thomas' 
two prize acquisitions.  The Knicks play no defense, they have no 
chemistry, and all their ball movement comes from their guards which 
makes for a boring and stagnant offense.  Marbury is probably the worst 
PG in the league at creating on the fastbreak for players other than 
himself.  Since Marbury declared himself the best PG in the NBA, the 
Knicks have turned into a more talented version of last year's Orlando 
team.  Since then, the Nets also traded for Vince Carter, who has 
returned to his prior greatness thanks in part to Jason Kidd.  Along 
with the emergence of Nenad Krstic, and the improvement and return to 
health of Richard Jefferson (and Kidd's health too), the Nets will be 
one of the most exciting teams in the league next season.  But since 
Kidd/Carter/Jefferson barely logged any time together this year, I have 
to say my favorite team to watch has been Phoenix.  Yeah, I know, how 
predictable.

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QUESTION
Rashidi, which team do you like the least?

ANSWER
Probably Atlanta.  They suck badly, and hardly ever employ a player 
that I like.  Dominique Wilkins, Christian Laettner, Dikembe Mutombo, 
Steve Smith, Kevin Willis, Stacey Augmon, and Mookie Blaylock headlined 
teams that were worth watching, but the cast has sucked badly the last 
couple years.  Antoine Walker is a chucker, and I never really liked Al 
Harrington all that much.  Who else do they have?  Jason Collier?  
Tyronn Lue?  Boris Diaw?  This hasn't kept me from using the Hawks 
online of course, but only to embarrass other players.

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QUESTION
Rashidi, who is your favorite player?

ANSWER
This is my current Top Five.
1. Jason Kidd
2. Steve Nash
3. Dirk Nowitzki
4. Allan Houston
5. Wally Szczerbiak

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COMMENT
The "notes" on Kobe Bryant are completely idiotic and should be 
removed.  Both MJ and Kobe did wrong by cheating on their wives 
but saying MJ is better by not getting caught is just lame.  Just post 
some basketball facts and leave your personal opinions on other's 
personal lives out of your FAQ.

RESPONSE
You really have three options.
1. Don't use my FAQ.
2. Don't read the notes.
3. Find a way to deal with opinions you disagree with.
The fact is, public opinion of Jordan is high because he didn't get 
caught.  Everyone knows Jordan cheated, but he is still looked upon as 
a basketball god.  Kobe was never on Jordan's level to begin with, he's 
more similar to Clyde Drexler than he is to Jordan.  Jordan never 
struggled to lead the league in scoring, and he never struggled to 
shoot 40% from the field.  He was also Finals MVP every time he went to 
the Finals, while Kobe is 0-4 in that department.  There are many 
people who think Kobe is as good as Jordan was, or ludicrously, even 
better than Jordan.  Kobe getting caught pretty much puts a stain on 
that.  If you don't like it, that's reality.

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QUESTION
I've heard of him, but what was wrong with Harold Miner?

ANSWER
"Baby Jordan" Harold Miner was a 1 on 1 player and a bad defender. He 
got traded to Mike Fratello's Cavaliers. Fratello was about team and 
defense, so Miner was obviously buried, and fell out of the league.  He 
was about as good as Fred Jones.  He had a decent career in the minor 
leagues and Europe.

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XIX. Credits

Arclite - For information on Raul Lopez and Keith McLeod.

AznSiR - For a spelling correction.

calijazz - For information on Raul Lopez and Keith McLeod.

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.

DeputyDawg155 - A correction on how Len Bias died (cocaine overdose, 
not car accident)

Kao Megura - Also known as Chris MacDonald.  This legendary FAQ writer 
tragically passed away recently.  He is a big reason why GameFAQs is 
what it is today, and he will be missed.

Mag T - For being one of the few residents of the 2k boards, and a 
loyal Warriors fan to the often-bitter end.  Thanks for keeping me on 
track and for prodding me to e-mail about the ratings job.

nba2k3xpert - 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.

Sovereignz - For information on DeShawn Stevenson.

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

NBADraft.net - For their information on the 2003, 2004 and 2005 draft 
classes.

DraftCity.com - For their information on the 2004 and 2005 draft 
classes.

DraftExpress.com - For their information on the 2005 draft class.

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

BasketballReference.com - Great compilation of statistics.

82games.com - For having VERY in-depth statistics and tendencies.  I no 
longer edit players without looking at this site first.

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 GameFAQs users who gave their constructive input - They know 
who they are or aren't.

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XX. Links

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

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A. Basketball related websites

www.nba.com - The official site of the NBA.

www.espn.com - The official site of ESPN.

www.cbssportsline.com

www.sports.net

www.hoopshype.com - A great site for NBA rumors, insight, and analysis.

www.hoopsanalyst.com - Another great sight for rumors, insight, and 
analysis.

www.insidehoops.com - A great site for NBA rumors, insight, and 
analysis.

www.nbadraft.net - A site with the most comprehensive info on the 
history, and future of the NBA Draft, including prospect analysis.

www.draftcity.com - Another site with comprehensive info on the NBA 
Draft, including prospect analysis.

www.euroleague.net - Official website of Euroleague, the second best 
basketball league in the world.

www.eurobasket.com - Extensive information on European basketball.

www.eurobasket.net - 

www.euroleague.com - Home of the second best basketball league in the 
world.

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

www.basketballreference.com - The most comprehensive site on statistics 
covering NBA history.

www.basketballboards.net - A message board dedicated to basketball and 
the NBA, with many intelligent posters.  The best place to talk about 
basketball on the Internet.  The exact OPPOSITE of the GameFAQs Sports 
and Racing board.

www.82games.com - Website with the most in depth statistical analysis 
you could ever hope to find.

www.hoopsworld.com - 

www.nbahoopsonline.com - 

www.science.smith.edu/exer_sci/ESS200/Ed/Yeager.htm - Contains the 
Sports Illustrated article detailing how Lamar Odom's allegedly cheated 
in school.

http://basketball_25_new.tripod.com/videos1.html - Basketball videos 
from the late 90s that include slam dunk contest highlights, as well as 
Jordan, AI, J-Will, and Kobe highlights.

http://www.niggaslike.us/ - A very funny site with NBA commentary.

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B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites

www.2ksports.com - (Formerly known as segasports.net and later 
espnvideogames.com).
Official site of the company that makes that makes the 2K brand 
(formerly ESPN brand) of video games.

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/gentopic.php?board=920671 - Active 
GameFAQs message board for ESPN NBA 2K5

www.freewebs.com/espn_nba_basketball/index.htm - A website designed by 
Virtuoso3001 with CAPs and Player Appearances for ESPN NBA Basketball.

www.2krosters.cjb.net A website designed by (forgot who) with CAPs.

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C. Player websites

Listed alphabetically by player's last name.

www.carmeloanthony.net - Official site of Carmelo Anthony.

www.robertarchibald.com - Official site of Robert "Why does this scrub 
have a website!?" Archibald.

www.carlosarroyo.com - Official site of Carlos Arroyo.

www.ronartest.com - Official site of the 03-04 Defensive Player of the 
Year and NBA psychopath, Ron Artest.

www.vin-baker.com - Official site of everybody's favorite alcoholic, 
Vin Baker.

www.shanebattier.com - Official site of Shane Battier.

www.jeromebeasley.net - Official site of Jerome Beasley.

www.mikebibby.com - Official site of Mike Bibby.

www.cbillups.com - Official site of Chauncey Billups.

www.jrbremer.com - Official site of J.R. Bremer.

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

www.vincecarter15.com - Official site of the former Air Canada, Vince 
Carter.

www.dconethree.com - Official site of Doug Christie.

www.antoniodaniels.com - Official site of Antonio Daniels.

www.antoniodavis.net - Official site of Antonio Davis.

www.barondavis1.com - Official site of Baron Davis.

www.divac.net - Official site of Vlade Divac.

www.keyon.ultimatepros.com/ - Official site of Keyon Dooling.

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

www.slamduncan.com - Official site of the 2 time reigning MVP, Tim 
Duncan.

www.manuginobili.com - Official site of Emanuel Ginobili.

www.drewgooden.net - Official site of Drew Gooden.

www.adonalfoyle.com - Official site of Adonal Foyle, the favorite 
basketball player of Nicholai.

www.mattharpring.com - Official site of Matt Harpring.

www.harrington3.com - Official site of Al Harrington.

www.udominator.com - Official site of Udonis Haslem.

www.allanhouston.com - Official site of Allan Houston.

www.bobby.ultimatepros.com - Official site of the 2003 Sixth Man of the 
Year, Bobby Jackson.

www.lebronjames.com - Official site of the 03-04 Rookie of the Year, 
King LeBron James.

www.antawnjamison.net - Official site of the 03-04 Sixth Man of the 
Year, Antawn Jamison.

www.jaricmarko.com - Official site of Marko Jaric.

www.lue.ultimatepros.com - Official site of Tyronn Lue.

www.reignman.com - Official site of Shawn Kemp.

www.jasonkidd.com - Official site of Jason Kidd.

www.coreymaggette.com - Official site of Corey Maggette.

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

www.skinnyhoops.com - Official site of Mike Miller.

www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/9444/ - Unofficial site of "My Giant" 
Gheorghe Muresan.

www.stevenash.net - Official site of the best real Canadian basketball 
player, Steve Nash.

www.nene31.com - Official site of Maybyner "Nene" Hilario.

www.memo13.com - Official site of Mehmet Okur

www.bigolu.com - Official site of Olumide Oyedeji.

www.shaq.com - Official site of the Big Aristotle, Shaquille O'Neal.

www.naiditch.net/pargo.htm - Official site of Jannero Pargo.

www.tp9.net - Official site of Tony Parker.

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

www.paulpierce.net - Official site of "The Truth", Paul Pierce.

www.mickael-pietrus.com - Official site of Mickael Pietrus.

www.jalenrose.com - Official site of Jalen Rose.

www.jerrystackhouse.com - Official site of Jerry Stackhouse.

www.stoudamire.com - Official site of the 95-96 Rookie of the Year, 
Damon Stoudamire.

www.thatsamare.net - Official site of the 02-03 Rookie of the Year 
(also the first high school player to win the award), Amare Stoudemire.

www.jeterry.com - Official site of Jason Terry.

www.hedo5.com - Official site of Hedo Turkoglu.

www.rasheedwallace.com - Official site of Rasheed Wallace.

www.spudwebb.net - Official site of Anthony "Spud" Webb, the shortest 
player to ever win the Slam Dunk Contest.

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

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XXI. Closing

UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

Until next time,

Rashidi

Copyright 2003-2005 John Markisch