hide results

    Player Rating FAQ by Rashidi

    Version: 2.0 | Updated: 10/05/03 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Player Rating FAQ
    Version 2.0
    An FAQ by Rashidi
    E-Mail: rashidi@aol.com or johnmarkisch@hotmail.com
    
    Table of Contents
    I.    Introduction
    II.   How do the ratings work?
    III.  How did I calculate the ratings?
    IV.   The ratings
          A. Point Guards 
          B. Shooting Guards
          C. Small Forwards
          D. Power Forwards
          E. Centers
    V.    Created Players
          A. 2003 Draft class
          B. Other players (Current and former)
          C. Players adjusted by year
    VI.   Roster updates
    VII.  Depth Charts
    VIII. Created Teams
    IX.   Questions and Answers
    X.    FAQ Version updates
    XI.   Legal
    XII.  Credits 
    XIII. Links
          A. Basketball related websites
          B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
          C. Player websites
    XIV.  Closing
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    I. Introduction
    
    Welcome to the Player Rating FAQ, written by Rashidi.  The purpose of 
    this FAQ is to update the ratings of the players in the game, to make 
    them as accurate as possible, as well as to represent what they 
    accomplished in the 2002-2003 season, and to educate others on the NBA.
    
    Also, I must make something clear.  I have since edited players after 
    posting them on the initial Player Rating FAQ topic.  I have not posted 
    all the ratings changes on the topic, so though you may have used 
    changes from the topic, those changes may or may not be the same.  I'd 
    suggest checking all the players to see if they match yours.  I didn't 
    edit many players, so it shouldn't be a very big deal.  Any further 
    editing adventures I have will be listed in the version updates 
    section.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    II. How do the ratings work?
    
    
    First of all, what do the ratings do?
    
    Overall - The numerical gauge of the player's total abilities.
    Close Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (inside the paint).
    Medium Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (outside the paint).
    3pt - Three-point shooting accuracy.
    FT -Free Throw shooting accuracy.
    Layup - Layup accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
    Dunk - Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity
    Handle - Crossover ability.  Higher rating also means it is harder to 
    steal the ball while the player possesses it.
    Pass - Ability to pass the ball from one player to the other without it 
    getting stolen.  Higher rating also means more speed on the pass.
    PostOff - Effectiveness of offensive post moves
    PostDef - Effectiveness of defending a post player.
    Block - Ability to block the opponent's shot.
    Steal - Ability to steal the ball from the opponent.
    RebOff - Ability to grab offensive rebounds
    RebDef - Ability to grab defensive rebounds
    Speed - How fast the player runs down the court
    Stamina - The rate of which players grow tired.
    Durability - The player's resistance to injury
    DefAwr - A player's defensive intelligence (defensive ability)
    OffAwr - A player's offensive intelligence (executing plays, handling 
    the ball)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    III. How did I calculate the ratings?
    
    A lot of it was common sense.  
    
    At this present time, I will not reveal this in its entirety.  When the 
    FAQ is done (and plagiarism is no longer an issue) I will add this 
    section.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    IV. The ratings
    
    Ratings will be done in descending order, from highest overall, to 
    lowest overall.  This should work best, because the top players are the 
    ones most of you will want to edit first.  Doing it by team is bad, 
    because players change teams a lot, especially in the offseason.
    
    If you want to find the ratings for specific players, Ctrl + F is your 
    friend.  Seriously.  If you ever complain about not being able to find 
    something in an FAQ, it means you are computer illiterate, because Ctrl 
    + F is very easy.  Press the Ctrl key.  Hold it.  Then press F.  Then 
    enter the name of something you are searching for.  Make sure you can 
    spell it correctly.
    
    If I've asterisked (*) a player, it means they announced their 
    retirement.  If you plan to use that player, I've adjusted his ratings.  
    If you plan to follow roster changes for next season, reduce him to 50 
    in all stats and release him.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    A. Point Guards
    
    Jason Kidd
    Overall 94
    Close 97
    Med 75
    3pt 80
    FT 84 (up from 83)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 95
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 90
    OffReb 59
    DefReb 88
    Speed 95
    Stam 99
    Dur 90 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: Only other players in NBA history to put up assist and rebound 
    numbers like him?  Magic and the Big O.  A surefire Hall of Famer.
    Years Pro: 9
    Rookie of the Year: 94-95
    All-Star selections: 6 (4 starts)
    NBA First Team: 4
    NBA Second Team: 1
    NBA Third Team 1
    Defensive First Team: 3
    Defensive Second Team: 2
    Assist Titles: 4
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (62 
    games)
    
    Gary Payton
    Overall 93
    Close 94
    Med 86
    3pt 73 (down from 79)
    FT 71 (down from 77)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 90
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 78 (up from 75)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 72 (down from 75)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: His 9 selections to the Defensive First Team are tied with MJ 
    for the NBA record, and he was the first guard since MJ to be named 
    Defensive Player of the Year.
    Years Pro: 14 
    All-Star selections: 9 (2 starts)
    NBA First Team: 2
    NBA Second Team: 5
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Defensive Player of the Year: 1
    Defensive First Team: 9
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (100 games)
    
    Baron Davis
    Overall 91 (down from 93)
    Close 97
    Med 79 (down from 81)
    3pt 82 (down from 83)
    FT 71 (up from 60)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 80
    Handle 90
    Pass 87 (down from 90)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 85 (down from 90)
    OffReb 62
    DefReb 70
    Speed 90
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 4
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 games)
    
    Stephon Marbury
    Overall 88 (up from 86)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 81
    3pt 76
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 60
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 90
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Was the second best PG in the league last year.
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star selections: 2
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
    
    Steve Francis
    Overall 87 (up from 86)
    Close 97
    Med 81
    3pt 83 (up from 82)
    FT 80 (up from 79)
    Layup 90 (up from 85)
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 80
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 78 (up from 75)
    RebOff 66
    RebDef 78
    Speed 90
    Stam 99
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Puts up an amazing 21/6/6.  He does have a flaw though.  He's 
    not a PG.  He puts up way too many turnovers considering his assist 
    total is only 6.  So why doesn't he make the switch?  His best friend 
    Cuttino Mobley plays SG.  If Francis switches, Mobley gets traded.  
    While putting friends first is an admirable quality, it's not going to 
    get him any rings.  Should be very interesting to watch this year.  
    Jeff Van Gundy will probably want to utilize Yao a lot more, which 
    could result in Francis' scoring go down, but for the better.  JVG is 
    also a Pat Riley defense freak, so I wonder what he'll think about the 
    Rockets, who were one of the worst defensive teams in basketball.  
    Could result in Mobley being dealt, and Francis moving over.  Stay 
    tuned.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 4
    All-Star selections: 2 (2 starts)
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Andre Miller
    Overall 85 (down from 87)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 79 (down from 83)
    3pt 66 (down from 69)
    FT 80 (up from 79)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 95
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 65
    Speed 90
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: Who's the real Andre?  The one who led the league in assists 
    with a whopping 10.9, or the Clipper abomination that shot poorly with 
    6.7 apg?  I think it's probably a cross between both.
    Years Pro: 4
    Assist Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    John Stockton*
    Overall 85
    Close 92 (down from 97)
    Med 81
    3pt 75
    FT 83 (down from 86)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 90
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 82 (up from 75)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 88 (down from 94)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Where to start... One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.  
    The all-time leader in assists and steals.  1,000 assists in a season 
    has only been accomplished 9 times, 7 of them by him (the other 2 by 
    Kevin Porter and Isaiah Thomas).  Led league in assists a record 9 
    times.  Stockton winning the assist title was as much a given as MJ 
    winning the scoring title.  His career FG% of .515 is the fourth 
    highest for a guard in NBA history.  His 14.5 apg in a season is the 
    highest mark ever, and probably will not be eclipsed unless there is a 
    significant rules change.  Same goes for his record 1,164 in a season.  
    Went to the playoffs in all 19 of his seasons.  Even this year, he 
    still managed 7.7 assists (fifth in league) in only 27.7 minutes.  If 
    you're wondering, that makes him first in assists per minute by a large 
    margin.  Before becoming a full-time starter, his numbers were still 
    remarkable.  Rookie year: 5.1 assists in 18 minutes.  Second Year: 7.4 
    assists in 24 minutes.  Third year: 8.2 assists in 23 minutes.  Fourth 
    Year (finally as a starter): 13.8 assists in 35 minutes.  Retired this 
    year with 19,711 points, 15,806 assists, and 3,265 steals, with career 
    averages of 13.1 ppg, 10.5 apg, and 2.2 spg
    Years Pro: 19
    All-Star selections: 10 (4 starts, 1 Co-MVP)
    NBA First Team: 2
    NBA Second Team: 6
    NBA Third Team: 3
    Defensive Second Team: 5
    Assist Titles: 9
    Steal Titles: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals, Second Round, 
    First Round (182)
    
    Mike Bibby
    Overall 85 (up from 84)
    Close 94
    Med 83
    3pt 90 (up from 83)
    FT 86 (up from 80)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 87
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Don't be fooled by Bibby's low assist total.  He shares the 
    court with Webber, Divac, and Christie (who all rank very high in 
    assists at their positions), and he has the sixth man of the year 
    backing him up.  Back with the Grizzlies, Bibby was averaging 8+ 
    assists per game.  He was traded for Jason Williams.  What did J-Will 
    do with the Kings?  He only averaged 5 apg.  What is J-Will doing now 
    that he's not with the Kings, who rob his assist total?  He's averaging 
    8+, just like Bibby was.  Derek Fisher put him on the map.
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)
    
    Steve Nash
    Overall 84 (up from 83)
    Close 94
    Med 83
    3pt 90
    FT 91 (up from 84)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 90 (up from 87)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 92)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: There are only a few African born players in the NBA.  Steve 
    Nash is one of them (he was born in South Africa).  Everybodies 
    favorite non-wreslter/hockey player (like there's a difference) 
    Canadian was just named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament, after 
    leading the tournament in assists.
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star selections: 2
    NBA Third Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round (46 games)
    
    Sam Cassell
    Overall 84
    Close 92
    Med 84
    3pt 84
    FT 86
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (down from 87)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 94
    Dur 80 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Put himself on the map by burying the Knicks in Game 3 of the 94 
    NBA Finals during his rookie year.  Won two championships in his first 
    two years.  May end up in a Nick Van Exel type of role off the bench in 
    Minnesota.  He can play both guard positions, and the Wolves won't need 
    another scorer in the lineup with KG, Spree, and Wally (hey, that 
    rhymes).
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round, First Round (2 rings, 
    87 games)
    
    Gilbert Arenas (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 82
    Close 89 (up from 84)
    Med 79
    3pt 80
    FT 79 (up from 78)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (down from 85)
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 94
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Second in NBA in Turnovers per minute.  Could develop into a 
    20/6/7 man (that's very much on par with Steve Francis btw).
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Most Improved Player: 02-03
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Jason Williams 
    Overall 81 (up from 78)
    Close 87
    Med 70
    3pt 76 (up from 73)
    FT 84 (up from 75)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 95 (up from 87)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: J-Will, not to be confused with Jay-Will.  One of the most 
    exciting players in the league.  Has much improved since his Sacramento 
    showboating days.  Still showboats, but no longer commits turnovers.  
    Had the second highest assist to turnover ratio in the league, only 
    behind Kevin Ollie (which means he had the highest ratio among starting 
    PGs).  Was second in the NBA in assists per minute, only behind John 
    Stockton.  Second in assists per game, only behind Jason Kidd.  You've 
    gotta believe he'd be first if he got a couple more minutes per night 
    (only 31.7 mpg).  Has three-point range, but that's it.  If he can 
    develop a better offensive game, he's surpassed Mike Bibby in my book.
    
    Nick Van Exel
    Overall 81 (up from 80)
    Close 92 (up from 89)
    Med 81
    3pt 84 (up from 82)
    FT 76 (dowm from 82)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 87
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Became Dallas' leader in the playoffs.  As much as the Mavs 
    needed a SF, he'll be missed.  Sure, he came off the bench for two 
    years.  But he's still as good as Gilbert Arenas.  He's certainly a 
    much better passer.  The only question is his durability.  Back when he 
    was with LA, he was talking about retiring early because of his bad 
    knees.  Being on the bench in Dallas helped prolong his career.  He 
    shouldn't get that many minutes this year, even though he'll be 
    starting again.  Probably around 30 minutes.  You won't hear Speedy 
    Claxton complaining.  NVE hates playing on bad teams as much as Latrell 
    Sprewell, so the ride won't be without bumps, and Golden State would 
    probably be wise to move him to a contender ASAP to take advantage of 
    his high value.  Then again, if the Warriors played in the east, they'd 
    be in the playoffs.  They have 2 decent centers, one of the better 
    rebounding PFs in the league, a star PG, a rising SG, another quality 
    SG off the bench, and the third pick from last year who should relish 
    Jamison's PT and NVE's run and gun style.  But unless the Blazers 
    decide to dismantle (probably not this year), they don't have a shot in 
    the west. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 10
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round (64 games)
    
    Chauncey Billups
    Overall 80 (up from 77)
    Close 84
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 86 (up from 84)
    FT 88 (up from 86)
    Layup 85 (up from 80)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Pretty well traveled... 5 teams in 6 years.  Hit it big in 
    Minnesota when Terrell Brandon went down, similar to how Troy Hudson 
    hit it big when Billups left.  Would probably average more than 3.9 
    assists if he had more guys to pass to than Rip Hamilton. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (20 games)
    
    Bobby Jackson
    Overall 78 (up from 75)
    Close 75
    Med 75
    3pt 82 (up from 77)
    FT 85 (up from 77)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 78 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The best bench player in basketball.  Has ranked highly in the 
    sixth man voting for the last couple years, finally winning the award 
    last season.  Was probably the Kings first half MVP this year.  He 
    averaged 20.2 ppg as a starter in 26 games. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Sixth Man of Year: 02-03
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    2x (43 games)
    
    Darrell Armstrong
    Overall 78
    Close 79
    Med 70
    3pt 80 (down from 82)
    FT 88
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 86
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 89 (down from 99)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Did you know?  In the 95-96 season, Armstrong played a total of 
    41 minutes.  He scored a total of 42 points that season.
    Years Pro: 9
    Sixth Man of Year: 98-99
    Playoff Experience: First Round (24 games)
    
    Eric Snow
    Overall 77 (up from 74)
    Close 89
    Med 70 (up from 68)
    3pt 66
    FT 86 (up from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 85 (up from 80)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 74
    OffReb 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Does the little things.  Iverson loves him.  Will probably be a 
    Sixer as long as AI is around.
    Years Pro: 8
    Defensive Second Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round (71 
    games)
    
    Damon Stoudamire
    Overall 77 (down from 79)
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 73
    3pt 82
    FT 89
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (down from 87)
    PostOff 50 (down from 55)
    PostDef 55 (down from 55)
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80 (down from 80)
    Notes:  Got caught smoking doobies with his uncle.  If you're a rich 
    NBA player, why do you risk it all by continually getting caught with 
    illegal substances?  Why would you want to submit yourself to the media 
    scrutiny?  Didn't those poor lost souls pay attention in school?  Don't 
    do the deed of smoking weed.  Marijauana?  I don't wanna!  Don't smoke 
    the reefer, be a security briefer!  Bleh. The public service 
    announcement ends, mercifully.
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round
    
    Jay Williams
    Overall 76 (down from 80)
    Close 84
    Med 73 (down from 83)
    3pt 72 (down from 81)
    FT 64 (down from 67)
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85 (down from 90)
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85 (down from 90)
    Stam 94
    Dur 70 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Jay-Will's career is in jeopardy after a serious motorcycle 
    accident this summer.  He carries with him the jinx of the number 2 
    pick, which dates back as far as Sam Bowie.  Bowie was famously drafted 
    before MJ.  Other #2 pick gaffes are Shawn Bradley before Penny, Darko 
    before Melo, Bibby before VC, Dirk, Jamison, and Pierce, Keith Van Horn 
    before Tracy McGrady, Marcus Camby before Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, 
    Antoine Walker, Danny Ferry, taken ahead of Sean Elliott, Glen Rice, 
    Tim Hardaway, and Shawn Kemp, Steve Francis (forced a trade to Houston 
    for less talented players) before Baron Davis, Lamar Odom, Wally 
    Szczerbiak, Rip Hamilton, Andre Miller, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Ron 
    Artest, and the list probably goes on.  Other #2 picks have not come 
    out unscathed: Len Bias (died in car accident after being drafted), 
    Alonzo Mourning (developed kidney disorder), Antonio McDyess (has had 3 
    knee surgeries in 2 years, also taken before KG).  The last two #2 
    picks that ended up being the best player in their draft classes were 2 
    Oakland PGs, Jason Kidd (thanks in part to Grant Hill's injuries), and 
    Gary Payton.  Anyway, getting back to Jay, the PG position often takes 
    more than one season for a young guy to learn, so this accident means 
    we may never see how good Jay Williams could have been.  Oh, and he 
    changed his name to Jay from Jayson because Jayson Williams the former 
    Nets star shot his limo driver with a shotgun a month before the draft.  
    Rashidi doesn't miss a beat. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Troy Hudson
    Overall 75 (up from 72)
    Close 79 (up from 72)
    Med 75
    3pt 81 (up from 79)
    FT 90 (up from 81)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 69
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85 (up from 80) 
    Stam 88 (up from 80)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: He's a PG... and he had a good series against Derek Fisher... Wolves 
    should be thankful it wasn't his contract year.  23.5 ppg is the norm 
    for PGs playing against Derek Fisher.
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
    
    Tony Parker
    Overall 75 (up from 70)
    Close 89
    Med 79 (up from 70)
    3pt 75 (up from 72)
    FT 76 (up from 70)
    Layup 85 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 92
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: French.  That gives him some points in my book, but he needs 
    more assists.  Decent scoring PG, average distributor.  Still, most PGs 
    struggle in their first year or two in the league, and Parker thus far 
    has not struggled as much in comparison (Gary Payton did not score in 
    double figures until his third season).  He's going to need to improve, 
    because he gets abused by bigger PGs like Stephon Marbury.  Got upset 
    that the Spurs wanted Kidd, which would have meant a bench role for 
    Parker.  Poor baby.
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (34 games)
    
    Terrell Brandon
    Overall 75 (down from 77)
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 79
    3pt 75 (up from 68)
    FT 90
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 87
    PostOff 50 (down from 60)
    PostDef 50 (down from 60)
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85 (down from 90)
    Stam 86 (down from 93)
    Dur 60 (down from 70)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Will probably retire due to injuries.  Was traded to Atlanta 
    because his expiring contract provides cap relief.  Only eighth player 
    in NBA history under six feet tall to be named an all-star.  Rarely 
    turned the ball over, had amazing assist to turnover ratios.  In his 
    last year, 01-02, he had 8.3 assists per game to go with 1.34 turnovers 
    per game.
    Years Pro: 11
    All-Star selections: 2
    Playoff Experience: First Round (38 games)
    
    Jamaal Tinsley
    Overall 74
    Close 79
    Med 65
    3pt 69
    FT 71  (down from 80)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 87
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 60
    Steal 85 (up from 80)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Passes the ball very well, and gets lots of steals, but has no 
    J.  Of course, neither did Jason Kidd in his first 2 years, so that's 
    somewhat promising.  He has 1,195 assists in his first 2 years.  
    Getting a jumpshot will increase his court time, which would make it 
    interesting to see where his assist total would be in 10 years.  Not 
    getting a jumpshot will probably relegate him to the bench one the 
    Pacers get someone who can hit one.
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
    
    Alvin Williams
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 84
    Med 70
    3pt 77
    FT 78 (up from 77)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 75)
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: A shoot first PG, and not a particularly good one.  Toronto is 
    unlikely to do anything so long as he is their best PG.
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)
    
    Earl Boykins (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 73 (up from 72)
    Close 65
    Med 75
    3pt 76
    FT 87 (up from 79)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (down from 85)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 75 (up from 55)
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 84 (down from 96)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Five teams in five years.  Finally stuck (deservedly) with 
    performance in Golden State.  Shortest player since Mugsey Bogues.  
    Will need to become a playmaker if he wants to command more than 20 
    minutes a night.
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Larry Hughes (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 84
    Med 73 (up from 65)
    3pt 72 (up from 61)
    FT 73 (down from 74)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 80
    OffReb 62
    DefReb 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Why is everybody trying to convert him to a PG?  He's not a PG.  
    When I saw him in his rookie year, he could hardly dribble the ball.  
    Just let him play SG already, please.  Yes, he's borderline when it 
    comes to most starting SGs.  But do we see the Blazers trying to 
    convert Derek Anderson to a PG?  If you don't want him starting at SG, 
    then let him come off the bench 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round (8 games)
    
    Antonio Daniels
    Overall 73 (down from 77)
    Close 84
    Med 73 (down from 78)
    3pt 69 (down from 73)
    FT 74 (up from 71)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65
    Handle 85
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 94
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70 (down from 80)
    Notes: The 97 draft order was Duncan, Van Horn, Billups, and Daniels.  
    Guess which of those 4 was a bust. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (1 
    ring, 48 games)
    
    Travis Best
    Overall 72 (down from 73)
    Close 75
    Med 75
    3pt 73 (down from 77)
    FT 85 (up from 83)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: One of the better backup PGs in the league.  Should replace Nick 
    Van Exel nicely.
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals, Second Round (59 
    games)
    
    Jeff McInnis
    Overall 71 (down)
    3pt 66 (down)
    Ft 75 (down)
    Pass 70 (down)
    OffAwr 75 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x
    
    Brevin Knight
    Steal 85 (up)
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Derek Fisher
    Overall 70 (down)
    Close 81 (down)
    FT 80 (down)
    Speed 85 (down)
    OffAwr 70 (down)
    Notes: 	
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round (3 rings
    
    Kenny Anderson
    FT 79 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (down)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x
    
    Howard Eisley
    Overall 69 (up from 60)
    Close 75
    Med 73 (up from 65)
    3pt 86 (up)
    FT 85 (up)
    Layup 70 (up from)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 55)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 90 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: By far the most underrated player in the video game.  Even 
    coming off a bad season, I don't see how Sega thought it fit to rate 
    him lower than Brent Price.  Then again, they saw fit to make Allan 
    Houston a terrible shooter too, so maybe they're just trying to keep 
    the Knicks from being too good, since vets do have high overalls.  But 
    60 overall for Eisley is just ridiculous, considering they gave a 70 to 
    Frank Williams.  Did they forget he was Stockton's backup during the 
    finals run, or that Eisley's three-point accuracy, assist to turnover 
    ratio, and assists per minute have consistently ranked among the top 
    10-15 in the league when he's not benched in favor of Mark Jackson?  
    Eisley hadn't missed a game since 95-96 either, until his third string 
    assignment.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (88 games)
    
    Charlie Ward
    Overall 69 (up from 67)
    Close 79 (down from 82)
    Med 68
    3pt 81 (up from 75)
    FT 77 (down from 83)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Dur 70 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Highlight of his career came when the Garden chanted his name... 
    Charlie, Charlie... Won the Heisman Award in college, but was considered 
    by most too small to play football.  I'd have to agree, since he's been 
    plagued by knee trouble, and football is much more physical.  His 
    football physicality shows when he's drawing charges from the 
    opposition.  During his career he was the best QB in NY every year, at 
    least until Chad Pennington.  That's a knock on Kerry Collins and Vinny 
    Testaverde, if you weren't aware.
    Years Pro: 9
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 1x (67 games)
    
    Rod Strickland
    Overall 69 (up from 68)
    Close 79
    Med 70
    3pt 62 (down from 69)
    FT 74 (up from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 58
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 15
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 9x (52 games)
    
    Chucky Atkins
    3pt 79 (down)
    FT 82 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals
    
    Anthony Johnson
    FT 69 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x
    
    Tyronn Lue
    Overall 68 (up)
    Med 68 (up)
    3pt 78 (up)
    FT 88 (up)
    Layup 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 18 games)
    
    Tim Hardaway
    Overall 67 (down)
    Close 79 (down)
    Layup 70 (down)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round
    
    Earl Watson
    Overall 67 (up)
    FT 72 (up)
    Pass 65 (up)
    Block 55 (up)
    Steal 85 (up)
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
     
    Chris Whitney
    Overall 67 (down)
    Close 75 (down)
    3pt 79 (down)
    FT 83 (down)
    Layup 65 (down)
    PostOff 50 (down)
    PostDef 50 (down)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: 
    
    Craig Claxton
    Overall 68 (up)
    Med 73 (up)
    FT 79 (up)
    Layup 75 (up)
    Pass 70 (up)
    Speed 90 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 
    
    Tony Delk (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 66 (up from 63)
    Close 75
    Med 73 (up from 68)
    3pt 83 (up from 76)
    FT 78 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals
    
    Erick Strickland
    Overall 66 (down)
    FT 81 (down)
    Steal 65 (down)
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Moochie Norris
    
    Shammond Williams
    
    Anthony Carter
    Overall 66 (up)
    FT 66 (down)
    Pass 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x
    
    Dan Dickau
    Overall 66 (down)
    Med 68 (down)
    FT 81 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Frank Williams
    Overall 66 (down from 70)
    Close 72
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 69
    FT 81
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 89
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Did well in summer leagues.  Supposedly a good defender, which 
    would impact the Knicks if they decide to trade Charlie Ward to a 
    contender.  Didn't show it last year... John Stocton and Mark Jackson 
    toyed with him after Don Cheaney boasted that "he wasn't worried about 
    Frank being able to handle the slower veterans".  He had one good game 
    where he hit 3 three pointers and had 11 points, which kept his ppg 
    from being below 1.0 this year (subtract those 11, and he had 17 points 
    in 21 games).  His FG% was .273, beating out the likes of Tshkilvili 
    and Wagner for the title of worst shooting rookie.  In all fairness, he 
    DID miss training camp with an injury, but he has waive written all 
    over him, especially when Milos Vujanic decides to rear his head in NY.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Emanual Davis
    3pt 72 (down)
    FT 79 (down)
    Dunk 60 (up)
    Pass 65 (down)
    PostOff 55 (up) 
    PostDef 60 (up)
    Speed 80 (down)
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    
    Avery Johnson
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x
    
    Chris Childs 
    Overall 65 (up from 64)
    Close 79
    Med 65
    3pt 72
    FT 82 (up from 80)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 86
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Waived by the Nets in March.  You can download a movie file of 
    him beating the crap out of Kobe in a fight, by running a sear on Kazaa 
    or another P2P DL service.
    Years Pro: 9
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x (73 games)
    
    Jacque Vaughn
    3pt 66 (down)
    FT 78 (down)
    
    Rafer Alston
    Overall 64 (up)
    Close 75 (up)
    Med 63 (up)
    3pt 78 (up)
    FT 69 (up) 
    Block 60 (up)
    Steal 70 (up)
    
    Kevin Ollie
    Overall 63 (up)
    Close 65 (up)
    FT 75 (up)
    Layup 65 (up)
    Block 50 (down) 
    Steal 65 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (up)
    OffAwr 65 (up)
    
    JR Bremer (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 63 (up from 61)
    Close 65 (up from 62)
    Med 68 (up from 63)
    3pt 78
    FT 77
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 50
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 60
    
    Keyon Dooling
    Overall 63 (up)
    3pt 75 (up)
    FT 77 (up)
    Steal 65 up)
    
    Bimbo Coles
    Overall 63 (down)
    Layup 65 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Dur 70 (down)
    
    Milt Palacio
    Overall 61 (up)
    3pt 62 (up)
    FT 75 (down)
    Pass 65 (up)
    
    Damon Jones
    Overall 60 (down)
    FT 74 (up)
    Pass 65 (down)
    
    Rick Brunson
    Overall 59 (up)
    FT 63 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    DefAwr 60 (up)
    Notes: Excellent 12th man.  Racks up assists when given significant 
    playing time.
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (16 games)
    
    Tierre Brown (edited from Sega's roster update)
    
    Bryce Drew
    Overall 58 (down)
    Handle 80 (down)
    Pass 60 (down)
    OffAwr 60 (down)
    
    Randy Brown
    Overall 56 (down) 
    Med 60 (down) 
    3pt 54 (down)
    PostOff 50 (down)
    Speed 75 (down)
    Dur 60 (down)
    DefAwr 65 (up)
    OffAwr 60 (down)
    
    Brent Price
    Overall 56 (down)
    Handle 80 (down)
    Pass 60 (down)
    DefAwr 50 (down)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    B. Shooting Guards
    
    Kobe Bryant
    Overall 99 (up from 96)
    Close 97
    Med 94
    3pt 86 (up from 70)
    FT 84 (up from 82)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 85 (up from 78)
    RebOff 70 (up from 66)
    RebDef 78 (up from 74)
    Speed 85
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: Kobe always gets compared to MJ.  Now let's be fair.  MJ cheated 
    on his wife while they were married, but he was never dumb enough to 
    get caught.  This is the prevailing reason why Kobe, no matter what he 
    does in the rest of his career, will always be one level below MJ.  
    Kobe got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, MJ never did.  As for 
    his playing accomplishments, he was the youngest player to ever play in 
    an all-star game, he set the NBA record this year for threes in a game 
    with 12, and became the youngest player to get 10,000 points in NBA 
    history.  Which puts him on a normal pace if he sees jail time.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star Selections: 5 (5 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 2
    NBA Second Team: 1
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Defensive First Team: 2
    Defensive Second Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x (3 rings, 97 games)
    
    Tracy McGrady
    Overall 96
    Close 97
    Med 94
    3pt 88 (up from 82)
    FT 79 (up from 77)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 78
    OffReb 72
    OffReb 82
    Speed 85
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: Led the NBA in scoring this year.  Vince Carter's second cousin... 
    wonder if the Raptors are second guessing their decision to keep VC?
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 6
    Most Improved Player: 00-01
    All-Star selections: 3 (2 starts)
    NBA First Team: 2
    NBA Second Team: 1
    Scoring Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x
    
    Paul Pierce
    Overall 94 (up from 93)
    Close 97
    Med 92
    3pt 85 (down from 91)
    FT 80
    Layup 90
    Dunk 85 (up from 85)
    Handle 85
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    DefReb 85
    Speed 80
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: According to an interview taken 2 years ago (correct me if I got 
    it wrong), there are only a few players Shaq will allow his kids to 
    watch:  Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Gary Payton, Tracy 
    McGrady, and Paul Pierce.  Shaq goes on to say "Paul Pierce is the 
    truth".  Pierce's playoff stats this year?  27.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 6.7 apg, 
    2.1 spg, 1.1 bpg, and set an NBA record by going 21-21 from the FT line 
    in a playoff game against the Pacers.  Rashidi says "Paul Pierce is the 
    truth". 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    All-Star selections: 2
    NBA Third Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)
    
    Ray Allen
    Overall 93 (up from 91)
    Close 97
    Med 96
    3pt 95
    FT 92 (up from 87)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 80 (down from 85)
    Handle 85
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 65
    Steal 75 (up from 50)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 68 (up from 65)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: What to expect from him this year? With Milwuakee he averaged 
    21.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg, and 123 3's in 47 games. With 
    Seattle?  Averaged 24.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.6 spg, and 78 3's in 
    29 games.  Could take it to the next level this season.
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star selections: 3
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (26 games)
    
    Allen Iverson
    Overall 90
    Close 97
    Med 83 (up from 81)
    3pt 75 (down from 83)
    FT 77 (up from 71)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 60
    Handle 95
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 90
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 95
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Shortest MVP in NBA history (Nate Archibald was an inch taller). 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 7
    Most Valuable Player: 1
    All-Star selections: 4 (4 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 2
    NBA Second Team: 3
    Scoring Titles: 3
    Steal Titles: 3
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (57 games)
    
    Vince Carter (edited from Sega's Roster Update)
    Overall 90 (up from 89)
    Close 94 (up from 92)
    Med 84
    3pt 83
    FT 81 (up from 79)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 95 (up from 90)
    Handle 90
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 72 (up from 70)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 96
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Is one major injury away from officially becoming yesterday's 
    news.  Was the next MJ until injuries, Kobe, and T-Mac came along. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Rookie of Year: 98-99
    All-Star selections: 4 (3 "starts", he was forced out of the starting 
    lineup in 2003 after being elected so MJ could start)
    NBA Second Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)
    
    Michael Finley
    Overall 86
    Close 94
    Med 84
    3pt 84 (up from 80)
    FT 86 (up from 82)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 90
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 60
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 72 (up from 70)
    Speed 85
    Stam 99
    Dur 99
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 8
    All-Star selections: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (38 
    games)
    
    Jerry Stackhouse
    Overall 85
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 75
    FT 88 (up from 84)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 68 (down from 70)
    Speed 85
    Stam 99
    Dur 80 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The next MJ... where have we heard that before?  He averaged 29.8 
    ppg for Detroit (second in the league) a few years ago, yet is only a 
    two time all-star.  It would help if he weren't a chemistry cancer.  
    Stack = yesterday's news = VC in 2 years. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 8
    All-Star Selections: 2
    Playoff Experience: First Round (18 games)
    
    Eddie Jones
    Overall 84
    Close 94
    Med 81
    3pt 89 (up from 85)
    FT 82 (down from 84)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 72 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 80
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: 
    Years Pro: 9
    All-Star selections: 3 (1 start) 
    Steal Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: Second Round (43 games)
    
    Bonzi Wells
    Overall 84 (up from 83)
    Close 92
    Med 83
    3pt 75 (down from 80)
    FT 72 (up from 69)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 85
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 82 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Had a high FG% for a guard... until he started jacking 3's. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x
    
    Allan Houston
    Overall 83 (up from 79)
    Close 97
    Med 91 (up from 79)
    3pt 92 (up from 84)
    FT 92 (up from 86)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (down from 70)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 50 (down from 60)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80 (down from 85)
    Stam 95
    Dur 90 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: Had two 50 point games this year.
    Years Pro: 10
    All-Star selections: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (63 games)
    
    Ricky Davis (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 83 (up from 82)
    Close 92
    Med 81 (down from 83)
    3pt 78 (up from 74)
    FT 75 (down from 77)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 95
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 78 (down from 80)
    OffReb 60 (up from 50)
    DefReb 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Most famous for shooting the ball at his own basket so he could 
    get a rebound and complete his triple double.  Little did he know, that 
    doesn't count as a rebound.  Likes to put up good stats on bad teams.  
    Wonder how much King James will cut into that?  
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Cuttino Mobley
    Overall 83 (down from 84)
    Close 89 (down from 94)
    Med 83
    3pt 82 (down from 85)
    FT 86 (up from 85)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 62 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    
    Jason Terry
    Overall 82 (up from 79)
    Close 89
    Med 79 (up from 76)
    3pt 89 (up from 85)
    FT 81
    Layup 85 (up from 80)
    Dunk 50 (down from 60)
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 94
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: Warriors traded him for Mookie Blaylock.  It's moves like this 
    that make the Warriors always suck. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Richard Hamilton
    Overall 81
    Close 94
    Med 89
    3pt 72 (down from 80)
    FT 83 (up from 77)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Did better as MJ's Scottie than Stackhouse did.  Is like Reggie 
    Miller, without the three-point range.
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (17 games)
    
    Brent Barry
    Overall 81 (down from 82)
    Close 82 (down from 92)
    Med 79 (down from 81)
    3pt 87
    FT 80 (down from 81)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65 (down from 76)
    Speed 75
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Acquired instant fame by winning the Slam Dunk contest in his 
    rookie year, imitating Dr J's dunk from the foul line.  White man can 
    jump.  Could be a decent scorer if he wanted to.  Averaged 5 apg even 
    when Gary Payton was still in Seattle.  Coincidently, the last time the 
    Clippers made the playoffs, he was on the team.  For some strange 
    reason, Pat Riley traded the still effective Issac Austin for Barry.  
    Barry wasn't even added to the playoff roster, and Miami, missing it's 
    depth at center, lost in the playoffs as usual.  Easily the best of 
    Rick Barry's 3 sons. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games)
    
    Doug Christie
    Overall 80 (up from 78)
    Close 82
    Med 75
    3pt 82
    FT 81 (down from 85)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 60)
    PostOff 65 (up from 55) 
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 88 (up from 86)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: You can download a movie of him and Rick Fox fighting on Kazaa, 
    or another P2P DL service. 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 11 
    Defensive First Team: 1
    Defensive Second Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (46 
    games)
    
    Wally Szczerbiak
    Overall 80 (up from 79)
    Close 92
    Med 84
    3pt 91 (up from 87)
    FT 87 (up from 83)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 60
    OffReb 70
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Get this - a jump shooter who shoots 50%.  Imagine that. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (17 games)
    
    Jason Richardson
    Overall 80 (up from 79)
    Close 84
    Med 75
    3pt 81
    FT 76 (up from 69)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 90
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 74
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Promising young player who has won the slam-dunk contest twice 
    in his first 2 years.  Really needs to work on his mid range game if he 
    wants to be a star.  Otherwise he's a level below Jerry Stackhouse.
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Reggie Miller
    Overall 79 (down from 81)
    Close 92 (down from 97)
    Med 83
    3pt 85 (down from 90)
    FT 90 (down from 93)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 92
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The all-time leader in three pointers made with 2,330 (also all-
    time leader in attempted).  His 23,505 points are 15th all time.  Only 
    person more clutch at the end of games was MJ, and like MJ, saved his 
    best for MSG.  Is that enough to get him into the hall of fame?  You 
    can see Miller beat the crap out of the MJ imitator, Kobe (who like a 
    b****, attacked him from behind) on top of the scorer's table, by 
    downloading the movie off Kazaa or another P2P DL service.  Also famous 
    for fighting the real MJ, but I have yet to find the clip.
    Years Pro: 16
    All-Star selections: 5 (1 start)
    NBA Third Team: 3
    FT% Titles: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round, 
    First Round 2x (115 games)
    
    Kerry Kittles
    Overall 79 (up from 78)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 79
    3pt 79 (down from 83)
    FT 79 (down from 80)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 65 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 82
    Dur 70 (up from 50)
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: First in the NBA in Steals per Turnover.  Kittles runs on the 
    break superbly, which makes him a great teammate for Jason Kidd.  Shot 
    .466 and .467 in 2 seasons with Kidd.  With Marbury, his FG% hovered 
    around 43%.  Was a three-point threat earlier in his career, but 
    doesn't take nearly as many anymore.  Strange, considering he's really 
    the only one on the team who is good from that range.  So the legend 
    goes, the Nets initially intended to draft Kobe, but Kobe threatened 
    the Nets that he would pull a Steve Francis (refuse to sign a contract) 
    if they drafted him, so they took the safe route and drafted Kittles 
    instead.  The Hornets called Kobe's bluff and were able to get Divac 
    out of LA, which the Lakers didn't mind since they needed to salary 
    dump to beat Orlando's offer to Shaq.
    Years Pro: 7
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (43 games)
    
    Derek Anderson
    Overall 77
    Close 82
    Med 71
    3pt 80 (down from 83)
    FT 86
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 55
    RebOff 58
    RebDef 62 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 87
    Dur 70 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (16 games)
    
    Anfernee Hardaway
    Overall 77
    Close 89
    Med 70
    3pt 76
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 70
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: A rising superstar cut down by injuries.  Vince Carter is 
    another knee injury away from becoming Penny II, but that might be 
    stretching it.  Penny was on the NBA First Team twice, that's how good 
    he was.  Pre-injury, he was scoring 21 ppg on 50% shooting with 7 
    assists, 5 boards, and 2 steals per game as Shaq's sidekick.  One of 
    the most popular players in last 10 years, his Lil Penny commercials 
    inspired bobbleheads everywhere. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 10
    Rookie of Year: 93-94
    All-Star selections: 4 (4 starts)
    NBA First Team: 2 
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 3x (60 games)
    
    Aaron McKie
    Overall 77 (down from 78)
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 75
    3pt 75 (down from 81)
    FT 84 (up from 83)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 80 (up from 70)
    OffReb 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 9
    Sixth Man of Year: 00-01
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round (69 games)
    
    Michael Redd
    Overall 77 (up from 72)
    Close 75
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 91 (up from 82)
    FT 81 (up from 78)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 55
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    OffReb 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Runner up sixth man of the year was the best gunner in the 
    league this year.  Set an NBA record with most three's in a quarter 
    with 8.
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    
    Emanuel Ginobilli (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 76 (up from 73)
    Close 75
    Med 71 (down from 75)
    3pt 79
    FT 74 (down from 78)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 55)
    Block 60
    Steal 86 (up from 75)
    OffReb 60 (up from 50)
    DefReb 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 92
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Was best player in Europe before coming here.  Second in NBA in 
    Steals per minute.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 24 games)
    
    Quentin Richardson
    Overall 76
    Close 87
    Med 75
    3pt 72 (down from 84)
    FT 69 (down from 75)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 66 (up from 64)
    RebDef 72 (up from 70)
    Speed 80
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Will probably get to start now that Lamar Odom is officially 
    gone. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    David Wesley
    Overall 76 (up from 71) 
    Close 89 (up from 81)
    Med 79 (up from 71)
    3pt 90 (up from 77)
    FT 78
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80 (up from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Best friend of the late Bobby Phills.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round (43 games)
    
    Dajuan Wagner (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 76
    Close 84
    Med 75
    3pt 72 (down from 79)
    FT 80 (up from 72)
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 50
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50 (down from 55)
    Speed 90
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Was expected to compete with Jay Williams for rookie of the 
    year.  Instead, competed on who could get the lowest FG%.  Wagner won, 
    with a dismal .376 compared to Jay-Will's .399.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Michael Dickerson 
    Overall 76
    Close 79
    Med 73
    3pt 82 (up from 79)
    FT 78 (down from 83)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 92
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Has missed the last 2 seasons with injury.
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    
    Jamal Crawford (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 74 (up from 66)
    Close 75 (up from 66)
    Med 71 (down from 63)
    3pt 80 (up from 76)
    FT 81 (up from 79)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    OffReb 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 60)
    Notes: Crawford as a starter last year?  16 ppg, 6 apg.  Could be the 
    next Gilbert Arenas, as he's a restricted FA next summer. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Courtney Alexander
    Overall 74
    Close 72 (up from 62)
    Med 71 (down from 75)
    3pt 73
    FT 81 (up from 76)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 89
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    
    Marko Jaric (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 73 (down from 75)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 72 (down from 85)
    FT 75 (down from 82)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 55
    Steal 86 (up from 75)
    OffReb 55 (up from 50)
    DefReb 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 92
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Led the NBA in Steals per minute. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Devean George
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 72 (up from 50)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 76 (down from 79)
    FT 79 (up from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    OffReb 65 (up from 50)
    DefReb 75 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Good bench player, but definitely not starter quality.  Makes 
    you realize how much Jerry West put into the Laker dynasty.  George got 
    a good contract from Mitch Kupchak, but has only shot over 40% once in 
    his career.  Every year, the Lakers have gotten a little worse since 
    Mitch took over.  He should consider himself lucky that Shaq and Kobe 
    attracted Karl and Gary, because he sure wouldn't have been able to 
    done that on his own... his job was extended about 3 years because of it.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 1x (3 rings, 46 games)
    
    Stephen Jackson (edited from Sega's roster update) 
    Overall 73 (up from 65)
    Close 79
    Med 73 (up from 63)
    3pt 76 (up from 68)
    FT 76 (up from ?)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 82 (up from 60)
    RebDef 58
    RebOff 62
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 93
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    Jon Barry
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 82
    Med 73
    3pt 88 (up from 83)
    FT 86 (down from 92)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 75
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    
    Lucious Harris
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 72 (up from 52)
    Med 75
    3pt 75 (up from 65)
    FT 80
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 66
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 75
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Has spent the last 6 years with the Nets, crawling his way up 
    the rotation.  Currently New Jersey's sixth man, and can fill in nicely 
    when Kittles is hurt.  Can also play some PG off the bench.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, First Round 1x
    
    Eric Piatkowski
    FT 83 (down)
    Dunk 50 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: 
    
    Steve Smith
    Overall 70 (down) 
    Close 75 (down)
    Med 68 (down)
    FT 83 (down)
    Layup 65 (down)
    Speed 75 (down)
    DefAwr 60 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    Shandon Anderson
    Overall 70 (up)
    Close 75 (up)
    3pt 78 (up)
    FT 73 (up)
    Layup 70 (up)
    Dunk 70 (up)
    Steal 70 (up)
    RebDef 64 (up)
    Dur 90 (up) 
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    OffAwr 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x
    
    Anthony Peeler
    Overall 70 (up) 
    3pt 88 (up)
    FT 78 (down)
    Pass 65 (up)
    Block 55 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    RebOff 55 (up)
    RebDef 60 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: 
    
    Mitch Richmond* (retired)
    Overall 68
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 70
    3pt 74 (up from 69)
    FT 90 (up from 88)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 75
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    John Starks* (retired)
    Overall 68
    Close 65
    Med 66
    3pt 71
    FT 80
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x
    
    Steve Kerr* (retired)
    Overall 66
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 70
    3pt 80
    FT 88 (up from 82)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 50
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 75
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG 
    Year Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x (5 rings, games)
    
    Tamar Slay (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 65 (down from 72)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 63 (down from 73)
    3pt 66 (down from 70)
    FT 70
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    OffReb 55 (down from 60)
    DefReb 60 (down from 70)
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
    Notes: Was Sega crazy?  Slay was a bench warmer this year.  Why did 
    they make him so good?  Why did they add him in the roster update, but 
    not add Brian Scalabrine?
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (6 games)
    
    Jeryl Sasser
    Overall 64 (up from 62)
    Close 62 (down from 70)
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 68 (up from 54)
    FT 69 (down from 72)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
    Notes: Magic tried to make him a PG.  Didn't work too well.  Uh... what 
    else... Oh, the game lists him as 2 year pro, but he had only played 1 
    year.  Maybe they confused him with his older brother, Jason Sasser.  
    Yeah, nothing gets past Rashidi.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Expereience: 
    
    Felipe Lopez
    Overall 62 (up from 60)
    Close 65 (up from 55)
    Med 63
    3pt 73
    FT 66 (up from 62)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (7 games)
    
    Kedrick Brown
    Overall 61
    Close 65 (up from 60)
    Med 61
    3pt 54 (down from 65)
    FT 62 (down from 70)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 60
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Good dunker, not much else.  8 for 66 from three point range in 
    his career (.121)
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (5 games)
    
    Fred Hoiberg
    Overall 61 (up from 58)
    Close 60
    Med 66 (up from 61)
    3pt 68
    FT 85 (down from 86)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 50
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (up from 55)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 75
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Good 12th man.  Sometimes good from 3pt range, most times not.
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (6 games)
    
    Brandon Armstrong
    Overall 61 (down from 62)
    Close 62 (down from 70)
    Med 68
    3pt 59
    FT 82
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 55 (down from 70)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50 
    Block 50 (down from 60)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (0 games)
    
    Lavor Postell
    Overall 60
    Close 65
    Med 63
    3pt 65
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 70
    Pass 50
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    
    Jeff Trepagnier
    Overall 60
    Close 62
    Med 63
    3pt 65 (up from 62)
    FT 66
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Joseph Forte
    Overall 59 (down from 60)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 63
    3pt 60
    FT 80
    Layup 60
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 50 
    OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: 
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    C. Small Forwards
    
    Shawn Marion 
    Overall 91 (up)
    Close 97 (up)
    3pt 85 (up)
    FT 85 (up)
    Steal 87 (up)
    Dur 90 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round
    
    Michael Jordan* (Retired)
    Overall 88
    Close 97
    Med 83
    3pt 74 (down from)
    FT 82 (down from)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 60
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 80 (down from)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, games)
    
    Jamal Mashburn
    Overall 86 (up)
    3pt 88 (up)
    FT 85 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    RebOff 65 (down) 
    RebDef 82 (up)
    OffAwr 85 (up)
    Dur 70 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round
    
    Peja Stojakovic
    Block 55 (down) 
    RebOff 68 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round
    
    Rashard Lewis
    3pt 82 (down)
    FT 82 (down)
    Steal 70 (up)
    RebOff 80 (up)
    RebDef 80 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Glenn Robinson
    Overall 84 (up)
    FT 88 (up)
    DefReb 76 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x
    
    Latrell Sprewell
    Overall 84 (down) 
    Med 81 (down)
    FT 79 (up)
    Pass 75 (up)
    Block 55 (down) 
    Steal 78 (up)
    DefReb 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x
    
    Ron Artest (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 82 (up from 81)
    Close 84
    Med 76
    3pt 77 (up from 75)
    FT 74 (up from 67)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 85
    Block 70
    Steal 90
    OffReb 64 (up from 60)
    DefReb 70 (up from 68)
    Speed 75
    Stam 88 (up from 84)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x
    
    Jalen Rose (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 83 (up from 82)
    Close 92
    Med 83
    3pt 82
    FT 85 (up from 84)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 99 (up from 96)
    Dur 90 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Strangely, has not been elected to an all-star team yet.  He can 
    play three positions.
    Other Positions: PG, SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Most Improved Player: 99-00
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x (58 games)
    
    Grant Hill
    Overall 81 (down)
    Close 94 (down)
    FT 82 (down)
    Layup 75 (down)
    Dunk 60 (down)
    Handle 80 (down)
    Pass 75 (up)
    Block 60 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    Speed 80 (down)
    Stam 82 (down)
    Dur 60 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round
    
    Lamar Odom
    Overall 81 (up from 80)
    Close 94
    Med 73
    3pt 74
    FT 78 (up from 72)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 80 (up from 75)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 60
    OffReb 66
    DefReb 76
    Speed 75
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Rashidi's claim to fame: Odom went to HS 10 blocks from my 
    house.  How did I come to know about Lamar Odom?  Back in the day, we 
    were talking about what NBA players we'd met.  My friend who was in 
    ninth grade at the time, and went to Christ the King HS, said "Lamar 
    Odom is NBA".  Makes me wonder what it's like, knowing that you're a 
    lock for the NBA at the age of 15... An athletics director I know says 
    Odom is the most talented player he's ever seen, but he was also the 
    stupidest kid he'd ever seen, going as far as to say "he was stupid as 
    a brick".  For what it's worth, that director was also as dumb as a 
    brick, because he absolutely 100% swore to me that Nick Van Exel had 
    been traded to the Celtics that day, and he was pissed because that 
    meant Boston wouldn't need Omar Cook (also of Christ the King lore).  
    Rashidi Insider Info at it's finest.  Oh, and Odom will probably be the 
    point forward, at power forward for Miami this year.  Yeah.
    Other Positions: PG, PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Tim Thomas
    Close 84 (up)
    3pt 82 (down)
    FT 78 (up)
    Block 70 (down)
    Steal 68 (up)
    RebOff 62 (up)
    RebDef 74 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Scottie Pippen
    Overall 80 (down)
    Close 87 (down)
    3pt 72 (down)
    FT 82 (up)
    Dunk 65 (down)
    Steal 80 (up)
    RebDef 72 (down)
    Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Scottie.  Won 
    6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  One of the 50 greatest players in NBA 
    history.  Expected to retire in 2 seasons (when his contract expires).  
    Current leader in total playoff games.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 16
    All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 3
    NBA Second Team: 2
    NBA Third Team: 2
    Defensive First team selections: 7
    Defensive Second team selections: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)
    
    Keith Van Horn
    Overall 79 (up)
    Med 75 (up)
    Block 65 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    RebOff 74 (up)
    RebDef 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x
    
    Shane Battier
    Overall 79 (up)
    3pt 86 (up)
    FT 83 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 78 (up)
    Steal 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Richard Jefferson
    Overall 78 (up)
    FT 74 (up)
    Dunk 90 (up)
    PostOff 75 (up)
    PostDef 75 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    RebOff 68 (up)
    RebDef 74 (up)
    DefAwr 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x
    
    Matt Harpring
    Overall 78 (up)
    Close 89 (up from 84)
    3pt 86 (up)
    FT 79 (down)
    Block 55 (down)
    Steal 65 (up)
    RebOff 68 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Corey Maggette
    Overall 77 (up)
    Close 84 (up)
    3pt 76 (up) 
    FT 80 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    DefReb 70 (up) 
    OffReb 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Desmond Mason
    Overall 77 (up)
    Close 79 (up)
    3pt 69 (down)
    FT 75 (up)
    Dunk 90 (up)
    Pass 55 (down)
    Block 60 (down)
    Steal 65 (up)
    RebDef 66 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Toni Kukoc
    Overall 77 (up from 75)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 75
    3pt 80 (up from 77)
    FT 71 (down from 73)
    Layup 70 (down from 71)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70) 
    Handle 80
    Pass 75 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 78 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 76
    Speed 70
    Stam 86
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The Croation Sensation is one of the best bench players in 
    recent memory.  Even though he came off the bench, he was regarded as 
    the third scoring option for Chicago behind MJ and Scottie.
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (3 
    rings, 91 games)
    
    Lamond Murray
    Overall 77 (down) 
    Close 84 (down)
    FT 82 (up)
    Layup 75 (down)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Hedo Turkoglu
    Med 77 (down)
    FT 80 (up)
    RebOff 68 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round
    
    Mike Miller
    Overall 75 (up)
    Med 79 (up)
    3pt 84 (up)
    FT 84 (up)
    Pass 60 (up)
    RebDef 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Bruce Bowen
    Overall 75 (up)
    FT 55 (down)
    DefAwr 90 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    Caron Butler
    Overall 75 (up)
    Med 73 (up)
    FT 82 (up)
    Layup 75 (up)
    Block 60 (down)
    Steal 82 (up)
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Mike Dunleavy
    Overall 75 (down)
    FT 78 (up)
    OffReb 60 (down)
    Def Reb 70 (down)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Ruben Patterson
    3pt 62 (down)
    FT 63 (down)
    Block 65 (up)
    Steal 78 (up)
    DefAwr 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Darius Miles
    Overall 75 (up)
    FT 59 (down)
    Block 75 (up)
    Steal 70 (up)
    OffReb 70 (down)
    DefReb 75 (down)
    Notes: Entering the draft out of high school was a smart move for him.  
    Given his current rate of development, had he gone to college, he would 
    have been taken much lower than the third pick.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Rick Fox
    Close 82 (down)
    Med 73 (down)
    3pt 80 (up)
    FT 75 (up)
    Layup 75 (down)
    Pass 65 (up)
    Block 55 (down)
    Steal 70 (up)
    RebOff 58 (down)
    RebDef 64 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x (3 rings, games)
    
    Gordon Giricek (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 71 (up from 69)
    Close 75
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 76 (down from 85)
    FT 82 (up from 78)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 50 (down from 60)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 64 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 92
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    
    Glen Rice
    Overall 71 (up)
    Med 75 (up)
    3pt 88 (up)
    FT 85 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    Lee Nailon
    Overall 69 (down)
    Med 73 (down)
    3pt 54 (down)
    Steal 55 (down)
    RebDef 72 (down)
    DefAwr 60 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Rodney White
    Overall 66 (up from 63)
    Close 75
    Med 66 (up from 63)
    3pt 66 (up from 54)
    FT 79 (up from 75)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 56
    RebDef 68
    Speed 75
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: Did Detroit give up on White early, or did White give up playing 
    basketball early?  Wasn't he supposed to go earlier than ninth in the 
    draft?  MJ loved the kid, he was considering trading the first pick 
    (Kwame) for someone good so he could move down and draft White.  Now, 
    he's a mess.  What do we know about White?  On the worst team in 
    basketball, he managed these numbers as a starter in 19 games.  10.9 
    ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.9 apg with a .399 FG% in 27.5 mpg.  He certainly isn't 
    a Ricky Davis stat padder.  I also assume he changed his position to SG 
    now, which is kind of perplexing.  He's 6'9 and 230 pounds.  Shouldn't 
    he be playing SF?  And with these kinds of advantages, why is he not 
    being successful at posting up smaller guards?  He's the biggest guard 
    in the entire NBA, and he can't even shoot 40% as a starter?  For what 
    it's worth, he was also third in the NBA in Turnovers per minute.
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
    
    Kendall Gill
    Overall 66 (up)
    3pt 70 (up)
    FT 76 (up)
    Layup 70 (up)
    Dunk 60 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    PostOff 60 (up)
    Block 55 (down)
    Steal 75 (up)
    RebOff 55 (up)
    Dur 80 (up)
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    OffAwr 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Danny Ferry* (Retired)
    Overall 66 (down)
    Close 60 (down) 
    Med 70 (down)
    3pt 78 (down)
    FT 84 (down)
    Layup 65 (down)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 50 (down)
    DefAwr 60 (down)
    OffAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: Retired after winning his first NBA Championship.  Will join the 
    Spurs front office.
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, games)
    
    Gerald Wallace
    Overall 65 (up)
    3pt 52 (up)
    FT 53 (down)
    PostOff 65 (up)
    PostDef 65 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: 
    
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad
    Overall 65 (down from 66)
    Close 70
    Med 66 (down from 68)
    3pt 62 (down from 69)
    FT 70
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 58
    RebDef 66
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: The former Oliver St. Jean is a shooting guard that never 
    learned how to shoot. It shouldn't require a brain surgeon to see he's 
    on the verge of scrubbing out of the league. Would you believe he 
    played in 8 playoff games and only 14 regular season games (due to 
    injury)?  It just struck me as kind of odd.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
    
    Tracy Murray
    Overall 65 (down)
    Close 65 (down)
    Med 68 (down)
    FT 83 (down)
    PostDef 65 (down)
    Block 55 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals
    
    Tyrone Nesby
    Overall 65 (up)
    Close 65 (up)
    Block 60 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    
    Nick Anderson* (Retired)
    Overall 64 (down)
    Close 70 (down) 
    Med 66 (down)
    3pt 70 (down)
    FT 67 (up)
    Block 55 (up)
    Steal 70 (down)
    Dur 60 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    OffAwr 65 (down)
    
    Raja Bell
    Overall 63 (up)
    3pt 80 (up)
    FT 72 (down)
    Steal 75 (up)
    OffReb 55 (up)
    DefReb 60 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (up)
    OffAwr 55 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals
    
    Roshown McLeod
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Cedric Henderson
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    D. Power Forwards
    
    Tim Duncan
    Overall 98 (up from 96)
    Close 97
    Med 75
    3pt 62 (up from 52)
    FT 71 (up from 62)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 95
    Block 92 (up from 90)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 90
    RebDef 94
    Speed 70
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The 2 time reigning MVP won his second ring in four seasons, and 
    you can't stick an asterisk next to this one.  Has torn up the league 
    since his arrival.  Just look at his recognitions.  He's the first 
    player since, fittingly, David Robinson, to be on an all-nba team and a 
    defensive team in each of his first 6 seasons (Robinson had 7), and 
    he's the first player in history to be named to the NBA First team in 
    his first 6 seasons (the closest is Larry Bird, who made the first team 
    in each of his first 4 seasons).  Among the tops in the league in 
    points, rebounds, and blocks each year.  But you know what I like most 
    about him?  His assist totals.  Look at his points, rebounds, assists, 
    blocks, and FG% totals per round of the playoffs this season.  First 
    Round - 18.7 ppg, 16.0 rpg, 5.2 apg, 3.5 bpg. 521 fg%.  Second Round - 
    28.0 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 bpg, 529 fg%.  Conference Finals - 
    28.0 ppg, 16.7 rpg, 5.8 apg, 3.0 bpg, 569 fg%.  NBA Finals - 24.7 ppg,  
    15.4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.3 bpg, 495 fg%.  Absolutely insane.  In case you 
    are wondering, Duncan's assist totals exceeded Tony Parker's assist 
    totals in each round of the playoffs.  Definitely the heir to Shaq's 
    kingdom, and unlike Shaq, he didn't jump ship and screw over his former 
    team.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 6
    Most Valuable Player: 01-02, 02-03
    NBA Finals MVP: 98-99, 02-03
    Rookie of the Year: 97-98
    All-Star selections: 5 games (4 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 6
    Defensive First Team: 5
    Defensive Second Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x (2 rings, 72 games)
    
    Kevin Garnett (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 98
    Close 97
    Med 83 (up from 81)
    3pt 71
    FT 75 (down from 77)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 90
    Handle 80
    Pass 80 (up from 75)
    PostOff 94
    PostDef 92
    Block 80
    Steal 75
    RebOff 88
    RebDef 95
    Speed 70
    Stam 99
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90 (up from 85)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The runner up MVP this year to Tim Duncan.  Can't seem to have 
    any luck with getting out of the first round.  T'Wolves have given him 
    his best team in years, and he still might not get out of the first 
    round.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 8
    All-Star selections: 6 (5 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 1
    NBA Second Team: 2
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Defensive First Team: 3
    Playoff Experience: First Round (29 games)
    
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Overall 93 (up from 91)
    Close 97
    Med 94
    3pt 91
    FT 88 (up from 83)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 80
    Handle 85
    Pass 55
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 75
    Steal 70
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 92 (up from 90)
    Speed 75
    Stam 99 (up from 95)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 5 
    All-Star selections: 2
    NBA Second Team: 2
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (35 games)
    
    Chris Webber
    Overall 90 (down from 91)
    Close 97
    Med 75
    3pt 54
    FT 61 (down from 75)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 80
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 85
    Block 78
    Steal 70
    RebOff 85 (up from 82)
    RebDef 92
    Speed 70
    Stam 99
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes:
    Years Pro:
    Rookie of Year: 93-94
    All-Star selections: 6 (2 starts)
    NBA First Team: 1
    NBA Second Team: 3
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round, First Round (47 
    games)
    
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Overall 90 (up)
    3pt 58 (up)
    FT 73 (up)
    PostOff 92 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    RebOff 88 (up)
    RebDef 92 (up)
    Stam 95 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    All-Star selections: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round
    
    Elton Brand
    Overall 88 (down from 89)
    Close 97
    Med 70
    3pt 50
    FT 69 (down from 80)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 85
    Block 90 (up from 85)
    Steal 62 (up from 60)
    OffReb 94
    DefReb 90
    Speed 65
    Stam 94
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes:
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Karl Malone
    Overall 87 (down)
    FT 76 (down)
    Pass 70 (up)
    Steal 79 (up)
    RebOff 75 (down)
    RebDef 88 (up)
    OffAwr 85 (up)
    Notes:
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals, Second Round, 
    First Round
    
    Rasheed Wallace
    Overall 85 (down)
    FT 74 (up)
    PostOff 88 (down)
    Block 76 (down)
    RebOff 75 (down)
    RebDef 84 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    All-Star selections: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round
    
    Antoine Walker
    Overall 84 (down)
    3pt 81 (down)
    FT 62 (down) 
    Pass 75 (down)
    Steal 70 (down)
    DefReb 75 (down)
    OffReb 84 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 6
    All-Star selections:
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x
    
    Antonio McDyess
    FT 68 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Dur 60 (down, also changed in Sega roster update)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 
    All-Star selections: 
    Playoff Experience:
     
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    3pt 68 (up)
    FT 84 (up)
    Pass 60 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    Steal 60 (up)
    Notes: Was sixth in the NBA in ppg in 97-98, yet did not make the all-
    star team.  Should have made the team more than once, that's what 
    happens when you play in dead cities like Vancouver and Atlanta.  He 
    has career averages of 20.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, but only one all-
    star game.  Would be puzzling, but the records of the teams that he 
    plays for are abysmal, which leaves questions about how much better he 
    really makes a team.
    Years Pro: 
    Other Positions: SF
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Donyell Marshall (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 84 (up from 80)
    Close 89
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 78 (up from 73)
    FT 76 (down from 78)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75
    Block 78 (up from 70)
    Steal 78 (up from 50)
    OffReb 86 (up from 84)
    DefReb 86 (up from 78)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Probably the most underrated player in the league.  Always seems 
    to get stuck on teams with depth at both forward positions.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    
    Antawn Jamison
    Overall 83 (up from 82)
    Close 94
    Med 81
    3pt 70 (down from 80)
    FT 79 (up from 72)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85 (up from 80)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 90
    RebDef 78
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 80 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Pau Gasol
    Overall 82 (up from 81)
    Close 94
    Med 66
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (up from 71)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75
    Block 85
    Steal 50
    RebOff 84
    RebDef 86
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Rookie of Year: 01-02
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Kenyon Martin
    Overall 82 (up from 78)
    Close 89 (up from 79)
    Med 68
    3pt 58
    FT 65 (up from 56)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85
    Handle 60 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 82 (up from 78) 
    PostDef 85 (up from 80)
    Block 80
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 86
    RebDef 82
    Speed 70
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (40 games)
    
    Juwan Howard
    Overall 80 (up)
    3pt 52 (up)
    FT 80 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    Steal 60 (up)
    OffReb 78 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Derrick Coleman
    Overall 79 (up from 78)
    Close 89
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 72
    FT 78 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 84
    PostDef 72
    Block 78 (up from 70)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 82 (down from 86)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 80 (up from 72)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 13
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 6x (39 games)
    
    Antonio Davis
    Overall 78 (down)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 75 (down)
    RebOff 85 (down)
    DefAwr 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Kurt Thomas
    Overall 78 (up from 77)
    Close 89
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 75 (down from 78)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 78 (up from 75)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 78
    RebDef 88
    Speed 65
    Stam 88 (up from 84)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (44 games)
    
    Drew Gooden (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 78 (up from)
    Close 89
    Med 70
    3pt 68 (from)
    FT 71 (from)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (from)
    Steal 60 (from)
    OffReb 84 (up from)
    DefReb 82 (up from)
    Speed 70
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    
    Amare Stoudemire (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 78 (up from 76)
    Close 89 (up from 87)
    Med 65
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 66 (down from 67)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 90 (up from 85)
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    OffReb 88
    DefReb 84 (up from 80)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Rookie of the year this year.  Has had the most success of any 
    rookie coming out of high school.  Shouldn't have won RoY, because I 
    feel he got it over Yao based on his team making the playoffs.  The 
    difference between the Rockets and Suns was not Amare and Yao.  It was 
    Shawn Marion being a lot better than Cuttino Mobley.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    
    Brian Grant
    Overall 77 (up) 
    Close 84 (up)
    FT 77
    Steal 70 (up)
    RebOff 82
    RebDef 90 (up)
    DefAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals
    
    Troy Murphy (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 77 (up from 76)
    Close 82
    Med 76
    3pt 62
    FT 84 (up from 83)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 76
    PostDef 74
    Block 65
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    OffReb 88 (up from 82)
    DefReb 90
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Cliff Robinson
    Close 87 (down)
    3pt 79 (down)
    FT 68 (down)
    Pass 60 (up)
    PostDef 80 (down)
    Block 75 (up)
    Steal 65 (up)
    Dur 90 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Anthony Mason* (Retired)
    Overall 75 (down from 77)
    Close 79
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 50 (down from 58)
    FT 72 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 60
    Steal 55 (down from 70)
    RebOff 78
    RebDef 84
    Speed 70
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes:
    Other Positions: SF, PG
    Years Pro: 13
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    4x, First Round 4x (96 games)
    
    Al Harrington
    Overall 75 (up)
    Med 73 (up)
    3pt 66 (up)
    FT 77 (down)
    Block 60 (down)
    Steal 60 (up)
    OffReb 72 (up)
    Dur 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG, SF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    PJ Brown
    Overall 75 (up)
    Close 79 (up)
    FT 84 (up)
    Block 75 (up)
    Steal 70 (up)
    RebOff 88 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, Second Round, First Round
    
    Tyson Chandler (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 74 (up from 68)
    Close 82 (up from 77)
    Med 70
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (up from 60)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 85
    Handle 70
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 82 (up from 75)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    OffReb 75 (up from 55)
    DefReb 82 (up from 75)
    Speed 70
    Stam 86
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 55)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Eddie Griffin
    Overall 74 (up)
    3pt 76 (down)
    FT 62 (down)
    PostDef 75 (up)
    Block 85 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    OffReb 74 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Kenny Thomas
    Overall 74 (up)
    FT 75 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    OffReb 80 (up)
    DefReb 76 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Clarence Weatherspoon
    Overall 74 (up)
    FT 76 (up)
    Block 78 (down)
    RebOff 86 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: Second Round
    
    Nene Hilario
    Overall 73 (up)
    Close 70 (up)
    3pt 50 (down)
    FT 58 (up)
    Handle 55 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    PostDef 75 (up)
    Steal 75 (up)
    Block 80 (up)
    OffReb 82 (up)
    DefAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Malik Rose
    Overall 73 (up)
    Close 79 (up)
    3pt 52 (up)
    FT 79 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 70 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Dur 90 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (2 rings, games)
    
    Danny Fortson
    FT 76 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Joe Smith
    Overall 73 (down)
    Close 84 (down)
    3pt 50 (down)
    FT 78 (up)
    Steal 50 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Shawn Kemp
    FT 74 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x
    
    Christian Laettner
    Overall 72 (up)
    FT 83 (up) 
    Pass 60 (up)
    Dur 70 (up)
    OffAwr 75 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Rodney Rogers
    Close 82 (down)
    3pt 76 (down)
    FT 76 (up)
    Block 70 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x
    
    Vin Baker
    Overall 71 (down) 
    Close 82 (down)
    Med 73 (down) 
    3pt 50 (down)
    FT 68 (down) 
    Layup 70 (down)
    OffReb 74 (down)
    OffAwr 70 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Carlos Boozer
    Overall 70 (up)
    Close 79 (up)
    FT 77 (up)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75 (up)
    Block 70 (up)
    OffReb 80 (up)
    DefReb 82 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Zach Randolph
    Overall 70 (up)
    Close 82 (up)
    Med 70 (down)
    FT 76 (up)
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    RebOff 80 (up)
    RebDef 75 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (up)
    OffAwr 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: First Round
    
    Maurice Taylor
    Close 82 (down)
    FT 73 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Othella Harrington 
    FT 82 (up)
    PostOff 75 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Kwame Brown (edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 68 (down from 69)
    Close 75
    Med 61
    3pt 50
    FT 67 (down from 70)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 80
    Steal 65 (up)
    OffReb 70
    DefReb 76
    Speed 70
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Samaki Walker
    Overall 67 (down)
    Close 72 (down)
    FT 65 (down)
    PostOff 70 (down)
    Block 80 (up)
    OffReb 75 (up
    OffAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 
    
    Tom Gugliotta 
    Overall 67 (down)
    FT 76 (down)
    Pass 55 (up)
    PostDef 70 (down) 
    Steal 60 (up)
    DefAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Horace Grant
    Overall 67 (down)
    Close 70 (Down)
    Med 68 (down)
    FT 69 (down) 
    Layup 60 (down) 
    Dunk 60 (down)
    PostOff 70 (down) 
    PostDef 75 (down)
    Steal 65 (up)
    Stam 78 (down)
    OffAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals
    
    Charles Oakley
    Overall 65 (down)
    Close 60 (down)
    FT 82 (up)
    Layup 60 (down)
    PostDef 75 (down)
    Block 60 (down)
    Steal 65 (down)
    RebDef 82 (down)
    Stam 80 (down)
    OffAwr 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Ruben Wolkowyski (From Sega's roster update, no changes)
    Overall 65
    Close 70
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 69
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 52
    OffReb 77
    DefReb 72
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Alan Henderson
    Overall 65 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    OffReb 74 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Walter McCarty
    Overall 64 (up)
    Med 66 (up)
    3pt 82 (up)
    FT 62 (down)
    Layup 65 (up)
    Handle 65 (up)
    Pass 55 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    Pass 75 (up)
    Speed 65 (up)
    DefAwr 70 (up)
    OffAwr 60 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Robert Traylor
    Overall 64 (up)
    FT 65 (up)
    Block 70 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    DefReb 70 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Danny Manning* (Retired)
    Overall 64 (down from 65)
    Close 62
    Med 75
    3pt 59
    FT 73 (up from 65)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 73
    RebOff 57
    RebDef 65 (down from 73)
    Speed 65
    Stam 72
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Retired to go help Kansas' athletic program.  Had 3 separate ACL 
    injuries, which killed his career.  A 20-point scorer before having 
    them.
    Sixth Man of Year: 97-98
    Years Pro: 15
    All-Star selections: 3
    Playoff Experience: Second Round, First Round (43 games)
    
    Sam Clancy
    Overall 63
    Close 75
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 62
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 65
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 70
    Speed 65
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Missed his rookie season with injury.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
     
    Stanislav Medvedenko
    3pt 52 (up)
    FT 72 (up)
    Block 65 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    John Wallace
    Overall 61 (up)
    Close 70 (up)
    Med 58 (up)
    3pt 58 (up)
    Layup 65 (up)
    OffReb 60 (up)
    DefReb 63 (down)
    DefAwr 55 (down)
    OffAwr 65 (up)
    Notes: Averaged 24 ppg and 6 spg in Greece last season.  If Wallace 
    could average 6 spg in Greece, I could average at least 3.  I'm not 
    joking.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (5 games)
    
    Lawrence Funderburke
    FT 68 (down) 
    Steal 50 (down)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Corie Blount
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Don Reid
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Jamie Feick* (Retired)
    No changes
    Notes: Good rebounder, but forced to retire due to injuries.  How good 
    a rebounder?  His career high in boards was 25.  Was waived by the Nets 
    in April.
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Mark Madsen 
    Overall 58 (up)
    Close 60 (up)
    Dunk 65 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    OffReb 68 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Jerome Moiso
    Overall 58 (up) 
    Close 60 (up)
    FT 66 (up)
    Dunk 70 (up)
    Block 80 (up)
    Steal 55 (up)
    OffReb 65 (up)
    DefAwr 55 (up)
    OffAwr 55 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: First Round
    
    Kirk Haston 
    No changes
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    E. Centers
    
    Shaquille O'Neal
    Overall 96 (down from 98)
    Close 97
    Med 50 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 62 (up from 50)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85
    Handle 65
    Pass 65
    PostOff 99
    PostDef 90 (down from 94)
    Block 85 (down from 90)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 96
    RebDef 92
    Speed 65
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Has more nicknames than Sean Combs.  The most dominant player in 
    the NBA, when all is said and done he'll probably go down as one of the 
    top 5 centers of all-time.  The other 4 are Wilt, Russell, Jabbar, and 
    Hakeem.  Was the first player to be named Player of the Week in his 
    first week in the league.  Broke two backboards dunking during his 
    rookie year.  You can download the videos off Kazaa or another P2P 
    download service.  Was selected as one of the 50 greatest players of 
    all time, but prematurely IMO.  The selections were made in 1996.  Shaq 
    had only played 4 seasons.  What if he had gotten a serious injury 
    afterwards?  Then you've got a player who would end up not being the 
    best of all-time. What if Shaq had pulled a Vince Carter?  VC was the 
    next MJ... then he got injured.  What about Kobe and T-Mac?  Right NOW 
    they're scoring 30 ppg, but who knows how long that will last?  Does 
    either deserve to make such a prestigious list?  In retrospect, 
    everything worked out, but I still think a 4 year vet should have been 
    made to wait for the top 100 list, 
    Years Pro: 11
    Most Valuable Player: 99-00
    NBA Finals MVP: 99-00, 00-01, 01-02
    Rookie of Year: 92-93
    All-Star selections: 9 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
    NBA First Team: 5
    NBA Second Team: 1
    NBA Third Team: 3
    Defensive Second Team selections: 3
    Scoring Titles: 2
    FG% Titles: 6
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    4x, First Round 1x  (3 rings, 136 games)
    
    Alonzo Mourning
    Overall 86 (up from 85)
    Close 89
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 71
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85 (up from 80)
    PostDef 90
    Block 88
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 90
    Speed 65
    Stam 84
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Missed two of the last three years (including last year) because 
    of a kidney ailment related to his medication.  Still among the best 
    offensive centers in the league, though Ilgauskas has probably taken 
    the #2 spot behind Shaq away from him.
    Years Pro: 11
    All-Star selections: 6 times (1 start)
    NBA First Team: 1
    NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of the Year: 2
    Defensive First team selections: 1
    Defensive Second team selections: 1
    Blocks Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (55 games)
    
    Ben Wallace
    Overall 86 (up from 85)
    Close 79
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 90
    Block 95 (down from 97)
    Steal 80 
    RebOff 96
    RebDef 96 (up from 93)
    Speed 65
    Stam 96 (up from 90)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Defensive Player of the Year the last 2 years.  The first 
    undrafted player in NBA history to start in an All-Star game.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
    NBA Second Team: 1
    NBA Third Team: 1
    Defensive Player of the Year: 2
    Defensive First team selections: 2
    Rebound Titles: 2
    Blocks Titles: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (27 games)
    
    Dikembe Mutombo
    Overall 82
    Close 75
    Med 50 (down from 53)
    3pt 50
    FT 73 (up from 71)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 76
    PostDef 94
    Block 90
    Steal 50
    RebOff 92
    RebDef 90
    Speed 55
    Stam 86
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    DefDef 65
    Notes: Set a playoff record with 31 blocks in a 5 game playoff series 
    (That's over 6 bpg) against Seattle in 93-94.  That Denver team became 
    the first 8th seed to ever defeat a 1st seed in the playoffs.
    Years Pro: 12
    All-Star selections: 8 (3 starts)
    NBA Second Team: 1
    NBA Third Team: 2
    Defensive Player of the Year: 4
    Defensive First team selections: 3
    Defensive Second team selections: 3
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (76 games)
    
    David Robinson* (Retired)
    Overall 80 (up)
    Close 87
    Med 73
    3pt 50
    FT 71 (down from 73)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 85
    Block 84 (up from 80)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 82
    RebDef 86 (up from 76)
    Speed 65
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Retired in the offseason after winning his second NBA 
    Championship.  One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.  Had the 
    last "Quadruple Double" in NBA history.  Only other player to win the 
    scoring, rebound, and block titles in NBA history was Kareem Abdul-
    Jabbar (though Wilt Chamberlain could have done it if Blocks were a 
    stat back then).  Only player in NBA history to be on an All-NBA team 
    and a Defensive team in his first 7 seasons.
    Years Pro: 14
    All-Star selections: 10 (3 starts)
    Rookie of the Year: 89-90
    Most Valuable Player: 1
    NBA First Team: 4
    NBA Second Team: 2
    NBA Third Team: 3
    Defensive Player of the Year: 1
    Defensive First team selections: 4
    Defensive Second team selections: 4
    Scoring Titles: 1
    Rebound Titles: 1
    Block Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Champion 2x (123 games)
    
    Marcus Camby
    Overall 79 (up from 77)
    Close 70
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 66 (down from 67)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 85 (down from 90)
    Block 88 (up from 80)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 85 (up from 82)
    RebDef 90
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 84
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Excellent shot blocker, good rebounder, and runs great for a big 
    man, but not durable to play a full season as a starter.  The one 
    season he didn't have injury problems was his first season in NY where 
    he came off the bench the whole year, and keep in mind that was the 50 
    game lockout year.  He has never played more than 63 games in a season, 
    which means he misses at least 19 games per year.  In his best season, 
    he averaged 12/12 with 2.2 bpg and a 525 fg% in only 34 mpg.
    
    Brad Miller
    Overall 78 (up from 76)
    Close 87
    Med 70 (up from 68)
    3pt 66 (up from 50)
    FT 82 (up from 79)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (up from 55)
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 82
    PostDef 76
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 84
    RebDef 84 (up from 78)
    Speed 60
    Stam 82
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: An all-star for the first time last year, but unlikely to make 
    it this year in the west.  Vlade Divac's heir, will probably start this 
    year to allow Divac to rest until playoff time.
    Years Pro: 5
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (15 games)
    
    Vlade Divac
    Overall 78 (up from 75)
    Close 87 (down from 94)
    Med 73
    3pt 58 (up from 55)
    FT 71 (up from 69)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 78 (up from 75)
    Steal 78 (up from 60)
    RebOff 72 (up from 68)
    RebDef 82 (up from 78)
    Speed 60
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: 
    Years Pro:
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals
    
    Yao Ming (Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 77 (up from 70)
    Close 92 (up from 79)
    Med 76
    3pt 66
    FT 81 (up from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 86 (up from 75)
    Speed 60
    Stam 82
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Deservedly the #1 pick, proving that 1 in every billion Chinese 
    people could play in the NBA.  On that note, I'm willing to bet that 
    only 1 in every billion Chinese people is 7'6.  Undeservedly an all-
    star, which goes to show how flawed the Internet voting system is.  
    Cross the most populated country in the world with the world's most 
    accessible ballot... it wouldn't surprise me if Yao started over Shaq 
    each year for the next 5 years, regardless of what Yao does on the 
    court.  He could bomb and put up 8/5 and still get elected. 
    Undeservedly the rookie of the year runnerup, behind Amare Stoudemire.  
    It's not so much that Yao was markedly better, but the voting wasn't 
    even that close.  What did Amare do that was markedly more effective 
    than Yao?  Phoenix made the playoffs, that's it.  You can attribute 
    that to Shawn Marion being a helluva a lot better as a second option 
    than Cuttino Mobley.  At the very least, they should have been co-
    winners.  Deserved more touches in the Houston offense. Sorry Stevie, 
    we know how much you hated passing to Hakeem Olajuwon, but when your 
    center is hitting a high percentage on the inside, maybe you should 
    think about getting it down there more. Deserves Jeff Van Gundy.  Jeff 
    Van Gundy deserves Yao.
    Years Pro: 1
    All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    Overall 77 (up from 70)
    Close 92 (up from 84)
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 78 (up from 74)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85 (up from 80)
    PostDef 75
    Block 86 (up from 75)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 86 (up from 70)
    DefReb 84 (up from 80)
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 50
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 75)
    Notes: It was said he would be an all-star if he finally got healthy 
    enough to play.  Finally got healthy.  Finally an all-star.
    Years Pro:
    All-Star selections: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Keon Clark
    Overall 77 (up)
    FT 66 (down)
    Block 92 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: Second Round
    
    Raef LaFrentz
    Overall 77 (down from 78)
    Close 79
    Med 75
    3pt 83 (up from 81)
    FT 68 (down from 69)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (down from 80)
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 88 (down from 92)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 78
    Speed 65
    Stam 83
    Dur 70 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)
    
    Michael Olowokandi
    Overall 75 (up)
    Close 79 (up)
    FT 66 (up)
    Block 86 (up)
    RebDef 88 (up)
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Theo Ratliff
    Overall 75 (up)
    FT 72 (down)
    Block 95 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    RebOff 76 (up) 
    RebDef 84 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Jamaal Magloire
    Overall 75 (up)
    Close 84 (up)
    FT 72 (down)
    Block 82 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    OffReb 90 (up)
    DefReb 85 (up)
    DefAwr 80 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Lorenzen Wright
    Overall 75 (up)
    FT 66 (down)
    Steal 60 (up)
    Dur 80 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Elden Campbell
    Overall 74 (down)
    Close 84 (down)
    Med 71 (down)
    Layup 70 (down)
    PostOff 75 (down)
    PostDef 80 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    DefAwr 80 (down)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Arvydas Sabonis* (Retired, Edited from Sega's roster update)
    Overall 73
    Close 84
    Med 66
    3pt 64
    FT 79
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60
    Handle 55
    Pass 60
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 68
    RebOff 66
    RebDef 84
    Speed 50
    Stam 72
    Dur 80
    OffAwr 70
    DefAwr 70
    Notes: Retired in the offseason 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals, First Round
    
    Rasho Nesterovic
    Overall 72 (up)
    Close 84 (up)
    Med 66 (up)
    FT 64 (up)
    PostOff 80 (up)
    Block 84 (up)
    RebOff 70 (up)
    Stam 88 (up)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: First Round
    
    Dale Davis
    FT 63 (down)
    Block 75 (down)
    Steal 60 (down)
    RebOff 82 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Todd MacCulloch
    Overall 70 (down) 
    Dunk 60 (down) 
    PostDef 75 (down)
    Block 78 (down)
    Steal 55 (up)
    Dur 50 (down)
    Notes: May be forced to retire due to a hereditary disease that affects 
    his feet.
    Notes: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x
    
    Tony Battie
    Overall 69 (up)
    Close 70 (up)
    Med 58 (up)
    3pt 52 (up)
    FT 75 (up)
    Layup 65 (up)
    Dunk 70 (up)
    Block 80 (up) 
    OffReb 74 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Marc Jackson
    Overall 66 (up)
    3pt 54 (up)
    FT 77 (down)
    Layup 65 (up)
    PostDef 70 (up)
    Block 75 (up)
    Steal 60 (up)
    OffReb 65 (up)
    DefAw Notes: 
    Other Positions: 
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience: r 65 (up)
    
    Curtis Borchardt
    Overall 62
    Close 77
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 69
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Missed entire season with injury.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    
    Michael Doleac
    Overall 55 (up)
    Med 66 (up)
    FT 78 (down)
    Off Awr 60 (up)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    
    Eric Montross* (Retired)
    Overall 55
    Close 62
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 50
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 51
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 71
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Retired due to injury.  His best season was his rookie year.  
    Went downhill from there.  Made a heap of dough off a huge contract, 
    when you consider the amount of production he put in during his career.
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Chris Dudley* (Retired)
    Overall 54
    Close 50
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    OffReb 60
    DefReb 70
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Among the worst FT shooters of all-time.  He's kinda like Allan 
    Houston in the sense that if he makes the first FT he'll hit the second 
    (to large applause), and if he misses the first, he'll miss the second 
    (to which Houston is booed mercifully)
    Years Pro: 16
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (59 games)
    
    Ruben Boumtje Boumtje
    No changes
    Notes:
    Years Pro:
    Playoff Experience:
    
    Mark Pope
    Overall 51
    Close 50
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 60
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55
    Speed 60
    Stam 84
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Missed last season... not to injury, but for just not being good 
    enough to make the Knick roster.  That's pretty bad if you're a big man 
    and you aren't good enough to play a minute for the Knicks.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (13 games)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    V. Created Players
    
    Upon request, I'll rate certain players.  Rookies, or former NBA 
    players.  If you have a request, e-mail me.  But keep in mind that I 
    don't watch college basketball, so accurately making a CAP for a rookie 
    may take some time.
    
    On the concept of "Players adjusted to a certain year", this is there 
    because often players want to cap players from, you guessed it, a 
    certain year.  A popular request seems to be the Chicago Bulls.  As 
    most of us know, Jordan in the game is not the same player as the 
    Jordan who won 6 titles.  In fact, Jordan was a different player during 
    his first 3 titles than he was in his last 3.  
    
    Other players suffer setbacks in their career, and aren't the same.  
    Larry Johnson for instance, was a bonafide superstar when he came into 
    the league, and then back injuries killed his career.  Some people will 
    want Charlotte LJ, some will want NY LJ.
    
    Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are players in the league that also used to be 
    good, but aren't very good right now.  These are all just examples of 
    what can appear in that section.  Of course, Rashidi doesn't have all 
    the time in the world (though it's sometimes hard to tell), so he'll 
    get to these when he can.  As said, e-mail me with suggestions.
    
    Oh, and lastly, I don't care about CAP appearances.  I don't make them 
    so don't bother asking me how to make Lebron's face and such.  A player 
    will still play the same, no matter what his hair looks like.
    
    Players on my list to CAP
    Point Guards: Milos Vujanic, Derek Harper, Mark Price, Scott Skiles, BJ 
    Armstrong, Carlos Arroyo
    Shooting Guards: Isiah Rider, Bobby Phills, Malik Sealy, Harold Miner
    Small Forwards: Detlef Schrempf, Charles Smith
    Power Forwards: Brian Scalabrine
    Centers: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    A. 2003 Draft class
    
    First off, who was drafted, and to what team?
    
    First Round
    Pick, Player Name, Team, Position
    1. Lebron James, Cavs, SF (signed)
    2. Darko Milicic, Pistons, PF (signed)
    3. Carmelo Anthony, Nuggets, SF (signed)
    4. Chris Bosh, Raptors, C (signed)
    5. Dwayne Wade, Heat, PG (signed)
    6. Chris Kaman, Clippers, C (signed)
    7. Kirk Hinrich, Bulls, PG (signed)
    8. TJ Ford, Bucks, PG (signed)
    9. Michael Sweetney, Knicks, PF (signed)
    10. Jarvis Hayes, Wizards, SF (signed)
    11. Mickael Pietrus, Warriors, SG (signed)
    12. Nick Collison, Sonics, PF (signed)
    13. Marcus Banks, Celtics, PG (signed)
    14. Luke Ridnour, Sonics, PG (signed)
    15. Reece Gaines, Magic, PG (signed)
    16. Troy Bell, Grizzlies, PG (signed)
    17. Zarko Cabarparka, Suns, C (signed)
    18. David West, Hornets, PF (signed)
    19. Aleksander Pavlovic, Jazz, SG
    20. Dahntay Jones, Grizzlies, SG (signed)
    21. Boris Diaw-Riffiod, SG (signed)
    22. Zoran Planinic, Nets, PG (signed)
    23. Travis Outlaw, Blazers, SF (signed)
    24. Brian Cook, Lakers, PF (signed)
    25. Carlos Delfino, Pistons, SG
    26. Ndudi Ebi, T'Wolves, SF (signed)
    27. Kendrick Perkins, Celtics, C (signed)
    28. Leandrihno Barbosa, Suns, PG (signed)
    29. Josh Howard, Mavericks, SG (signed)
    
    Second Round
    30. Maciej Lampe, Knicks, SF (signed)
    31. Jason Kapono, Cavaliers, SF (signed)
    32. Luke Walton, Lakers, SF (signed)
    33. Jerome Beasley, Heat, PF (signed)
    34. Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Clippers, C (europe)
    35. Szymon Szewczyk, Bucks, PF
    36. Mario Austin, Bulls, PF
    37. Travis Hansen, Hawks, SG (signed)
    38. Steve Blake, Wizards, PG (signed)
    39. Slavko Vranes, Knicks, C (signed)
    40. Derrick Zimmerman, Warriors, PG (signed)
    41. Willie Green, 76'ers, SG (signed)
    42. Zaur Pauchulia, Magic, C (signed)
    43. Keith Bogans, Magic, SG (signed)
    44. Malick Badiane, Rockets, C
    45. Matt Bonner, Raptors, PF
    46. Sani Becirovic, Nuggets, SG (waived)
    47. Maurice Williams, Jazz, PG (signed)
    48. James Lang, Hornets, C (signed)
    49. James Jones, Pacers, SF (signed)
    50. Paccelis Morlende, Sonics, PG
    51. Kyle Korver, 76'ers, SF (signed)
    52. Remon Van de Hare, Raptors, C (europe)
    53. Tommy Smith, Bulls, PF (europe)
    54. Nedzad Sinanovic, Blazers, C (europe)
    55. Rick Rickert, T'Wolves, SF (europe)
    56. Brandon Hunter, Celtics, PF (signed)
    57. Xue Yuyang, Nuggets, C (europe)
    58. Andres Gliniadakis, Pistons, C (europe)
    
    Undrafted rookies (signed as free agents)
    Marcus Hatten, Clippers, PG
    Marquis Daniels, Mavericks, SG
    Jon Steffanson, Mavericks, SG
    Carl English, Pacers, SG
    Quinton Ross, Clippers, SF
    Koko Archibong, Lakers, SF
    Britton Johnson, Magic, SF
    Theron Smith, Grizzlies, PF
    Udonis Haslem, Heat, PF
    Stephane Pelle, Lakers, PF
    
    Rookies who won't play in the NBA next season (likely overseas)
    Sofoklis Schortsanitis
    Sani Becirovic
    Remon Van de Hare
    Tommy Smith (confirmed)
    Nedzad Sinanovic
    Rick Rickert (confirmed)
    Xue Yuyang (confirmed)
    Andres Gliniadakis
    
    Lebron James
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 76
    Close 84
    Med 71
    3pt 72
    FT 70
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 70
    OffReb 65
    DefReb 72
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Expected Role: Will start season starting at PG.  If it's a disaster, 
    he'll move to SG or SF.  He may have an NBA ready body, but he doesn't 
    have an NBA mind for the game.  If he's really a PG, expect a lot of 
    turnovers.
    
    Darko Milicic
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 
    Close 76
    Med 
    3pt 58
    FT 67
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 
    Steal 55
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 70
    Stam 
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Probably a raw reserve, similar to Kwame Brown.  Even if 
    he has played a little European pro, he's still 18.  They had to change 
    the draft rules so he could be drafted - he was only 17 at the time of 
    the normal deadline, which means he is probably the youngest basketball 
    player in the league, ever.  The Pistons signed Elden Campbell, and 
    combined with Wallace, Robinson, Williamson, Okur, and Rebraca, this 
    should ensure Milicic gets limited minutes.
    
    Carmelo Anthony
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 77
    Close 84
    Med 73
    3pt 70
    FT 71
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 70
    OffReb 75
    DefReb 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Expected Role: Will start at SF for Denver, which should guarantee him 
    high stats.  Denver will be improved, but that's a given, as they 
    couldn't have gotten much worse.  Could be even better if he meshes 
    with Andre Miller sooner rather than alter.
    
    Chris Bosh
    C -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: Starting at center should allow Antonio Davis to go back 
    to PF.
    
    Dwayne Wade
    SG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: Pat Riley doesn't like to play rookies.  Riley doesn't 
    like to miss the playoffs either, but sometimes we're all forced to do 
    things we don't want.  Wade will backup Eddie Jones, but he'll get more 
    minutes than he would if the Heat were 50 game winners again.  If Jones 
    is traded, Wade is the starter.
    
    Chris Kaman
    C -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: Will replace Olowokandi as the starting center.
    
    Kirk Hinrich
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 69
    Close 75
    Med 73
    3pt 82
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Expected Role: Backup to start the season.  If Jalen Rose is traded, 
    Crawford can slide to SG (which is more suited to his abilities) and 
    allow Hinrich to start.
    
    TJ Ford
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 72
    Close 79
    Med 70
    3pt 70
    FT 82
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80
    Expected Role: Starting PG.
    
    Michael Sweetney
    PF - Banger
    Overall 70
    Close 79
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 74
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 82
    Steal 55
    OffReb 75
    DefReb 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Sweetney may end up starting (Weatherspoon and 
    Harrington are more effective off the bench), and may keep his job 
    throughout the season depending on whether or not Antonio McDyess 
    successfully comes back from injury in January.
    
    Jarvis Hayes
    SF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: Starting SF, unless Stackhouse moves to SF.  With the 
    addition of Arenas, Hughes is no longer the starting PG.  Well, Hughes 
    was really never much of a PG to begin with, so it's possible that he 
    could start at SG, sliding Stack over.
    
    Mickeal Pietrus
    SG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Nick Collison
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role:
    
    Marcus Banks
    PG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Luke Ridnour
    PG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Reece Gaines
    PG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Troy Bell
    PG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Zarko Cabarparka
    PF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    David West
    PF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Aleksander Pavlovic
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 73
    Close 70
    Med 75
    3pt 76
    FT 75
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Possibly the starting SG, depending on where Matt 
    Harpring plays.
    
    Dahntay Jones
    SG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: Not to be confused with Dontae Jones.
    
    Boris Diaw-Riffiod
    SG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Zoran Planinic
    PG - Shoot First
    Overall 68
    Close 70
    Med 70
    3pt 78
    FT 58
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Should back up both guard spots.  Kidd's backup, so he's 
    going to have to play some SG to get more minutes, which is fine by 
    Zoran.  The Nets were going to take him regardless of the Kidd 
    situation (they targeted him for a year), and would have been the 
    starter if Kidd had bolted.  If Kidd gets hurt at all for an extended 
    period, should fill in well as the starter.
    
    Travis Outlaw
    SF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    
    Brian Cook
    PF - Banger
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Carlos Delfino
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Ndudi Ebi
    SF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: A raw high-schooler.  Not expected to contribute this 
    year.
    
    Kendrick Perkins
    C -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Leandrinho Barbarosa
    PG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Josh Howard
    SG -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Maciej Lampe
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 69
    Close 70
    Med 70
    3pt 76
    FT 75
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 70
    Steal 60
    OffReb 68
    DefReb 74
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Is better at PF, but will see most of his time at SF 
    this year due to Knicks' PF logjam.  Has the same type of game as Keith 
    Van Horn, which may affect his minutes positively if Van Horn tanks, or 
    negatively if Van Horn is successful.  Don't be fooled by his second 
    round selection, he was a lottery talent that ended up dropping on 
    draft day because of news that it would be tough to get him out of his 
    contract with Real Madrid.
    
    Jason Kapono
    SF -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role:
    
    Luke Walton
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 63
    Close 70
    Med 66
    3pt 73
    FT 68
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 70
    Pass 70
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    OffReb 60
    DefReb 68
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Expected Role: Backup PF on the Lakers, but could see time at SF.  With 
    his passing ability, vision, and intangibles, he should flourish when 
    he is in the lineup with the Lakers 4 superstars.  Probably will 
    average 3 ppg and 3 apg off the bench, which is pretty good all things 
    considered (Don't forget Devean George was fifth on the team in scoring 
    with only 7 ppg, while Robert Horry was sixth with only 6 ppg).
    
    Sofoklis Schortsanitis
    C -
    Overall 
    Close 
    Med 
    3pt 
    FT 
    Layup 
    Dunk 
    Handle 
    Pass 
    PostOff 
    PostDef 
    Block 
    Steal 
    OffReb 
    DefReb 
    Speed 
    Stam 
    Dur 
    DefAwr 
    OffAwr
    Expected Role: 
    
    Slavko Vranes
    C - Def. Specialist
    Overall 55
    Close 50
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 80
    Steal 50
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 50
    Expected Role: The tallest center in the draft (7'4).  The only real 
    center on the Knicks, which in itself should guarantee him some 
    minutes.  Remember, these are the same Knicks that used a skilless 
    piece of crap like Felton Spencer as their starter a season ago.  
    Vranes is just as untalented and is 6 inches taller.
    
    Kyle Korver
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 67
    Close 60
    Med 73
    3pt 84
    FT 91
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 62
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 65
    Expected Role:
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    B. Other players (Current, former, and adjusted)
    
    Kevin Johnson
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 83
    Close 97
    Med 84
    3pt 66
    FT 84
    Layup 90
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 90
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    Notes:
    
    Muggsy Bogues
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 76
    Close 65
    Med 70
    3pt 66
    FT 89
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 85
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The shortest player in NBA history.  Also owns the highest 
    assist to turnover ratio in NBA history (6,726 assists to 1,433 
    turnovers, you guys do the math).  Had three 19 assist games.  Combined 
    with LJ and Zo to make the Charlotte Hornets one of the most popular 
    teams in the league.  Real name is Tyrone.
    
    Clyde Drexler
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 87
    Close 97
    Med 86
    3pt 74
    FT 79
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 75	
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 80
    OffReb 70
    DefReb 75
    Speed 85
    Stam 97
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85
    Notes:
    
    Drazen Petrovic
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 87
    Close 97
    Med 96
    3pt 95
    FT 87
    Layup 85
    Dunk 65
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: If you don't know who Drazen Petrovic is, he's only the best 
    European player to ever play in the NBA (pre-Dirk).  His career was cut 
    short by a tragic auto accident after only his fourth NBA season.  In 
    the 92-93 season for the Nets (who recently retired his jersey), he 
    scored 22.3 ppg, had a .518 FG% (.449 3PT%) and shot 87% from the line.  
    The Croatian team led by Petrovic (who averaged 25 ppg), Toni Kukoc, 
    and Dino Radja placed second in the Barcelona Olympics, behind the 
    famous Dream Team.  In fact, they were the only team that was able to 
    get a lead against the Dream Team after 10 minutes into the game.  For 
    more information (although quite a bit biased, they go as far as 
    calling him better than Michael Jordan, and seemingly hold a grudge 
    against Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson, kinda low class for a 
    memorial page), visit drazenpetrovic.com.
    
    Mitch Richmond
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 85
    Close 97
    Med 89
    3pt 88
    FT 85
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70	
    PostDef 70
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 96
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85
    Notes:
    
    Joe Dumars
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 85
    Close 97
    Med 89
    3pt 90
    FT 84
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 85
    
    Dan Majerle
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 84
    Close 89
    Med 79
    3pt 86
    FT 75
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 80
    OffReb 65
    DefReb 65
    Speed 85
    Stam 96
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 80
    
    Jeff Hornacek
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 82
    Close 84
    Med 83
    3pt 88
    FT 89
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 80
    OffReb 55
    DefReb 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Utah sharpshooter that was the third cog (along with Malone and 
    Stockton) in Utah's two consecutive NBA Finals appearances.  His career 
    FT% of .879 is ninth in NBA history.  Also made 67 straight free 
    throws, sixth longest streak in NBA history.  Only the 18th player in 
    NBA history to reach 14,000 points (finished career with 15,000+) and 
    5,000 assists.  Something to keep in mind is the majority of those 
    other players are likely PGs.
    Let me do some research and see if I can find the others that reached 
    that milestone before him.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38k/5k) Nate Archibald (16k/6k), Larry Bird 
    (21k/5k), Dave Bing (18k/5k), Bob Cousy (17k/7k), Clyde Drexler 
    (22k/6k), Walt Frazier (15k/5k), John Havlicek (26k/6k), Magic Johnson 
    (17k/10k), Michael Jordan (32k/5k), Oscar Robertson (26k/9k), John 
    Stockton (19k/15k), Isaiah Thomas (19k/9k), Jerry West (25k/6k), Lenny 
    Wilkens (17k/7k).  That's 15 players, ALL of whom are on the NBA's 
    greatest 50 players list.  The other two are Derek Harper (16k/6k) and 
    Reggie Theus (19k/6k).
    Karl Malone (36k/5k) also achieved the milestone this year, while 
    Scottie Pippen (18k/6k) got it the same year as Hornacek.  Gary Payton 
    (18k/7k), Terry Porter (15k/7k), Tim Hardaway (15k/7k), Rod Strickland 
    (14k/7k) have all gotten there since then. Jason Kidd (9k/6k) will 
    probably make it in 3 years, while Mark Jackson (12k/10k) will probably 
    fall short (he would need 3 years).
    I am in absolute shock and awe at Hornacek's elite company.  I've 
    certainly got a newfound respect for him now, and hopefully you do too.
    
    John Starks
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 77
    Close 75
    Med 73
    3pt 82
    FT 77
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 70
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: One of the streakiest players of all time.  Not sure which he is 
    more famous for, posterizing Horace Grant and Michael Jordan in what 
    came to be known as "the dunk" (pictures at 
    http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2717/starks.gif and 
    http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~wonj/basketball/dunk.html) in game 2 of 
    the 92-93 conference finals, or going 2-18 (0-11 from 3pt range) in 
    game 7 of the 93-94 NBA Finals.  Set an NBA record in 94-95 with 217 
    three's made (although that record was broken by Dennis Scott a year 
    later).  Owns the record for most three's attempted in an NBA Finals 
    with 50.
    
    Sean Elliott
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 81
    Close 92
    Med 79
    3pt 84
    FT 80
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    OffReb 65
    DefReb 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 94
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: A two-time all-star with the Spurs.  Won a championship ring in 
    98-99, and is best remembered for hitting a three pointer while falling 
    out of bounds against the Blazers to give the Spurs a victory in game 2 
    of the Conference Finals.  Afterwards, it was revealed he had a kidney 
    ailment, and needed a transplant.  He became the first athlete in any 
    sport to ever successfully return from a kidney transplant (Greg 
    Ostertag became the second).  First in Spurs franchise history in 
    three's attempted, second in three's made, and fourth in scoring.
    
    Dennis Scott
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 74
    Close 79
    Med 75
    3pt 90
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65
    Handle 75
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    OffReb 50
    DefReb 65
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Certainly took advantage of the league's moved in three point 
    line.  Set the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a season with 267 
    (breaking John Starks' year old record by 50).  Hit a three pointer in 
    78 consecutive games, the third longest streak in NBA history.  His 
    shooting was a valuable compliment to Shaq's post game, and Penny's 
    slashing game as the Magic won 60 games and went to the NBA finals in 
    94-95.
    
    Donald Royal 
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 67
    Close 75
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 77
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 55
    Steal 55
    OffReb 60
    DefReb 58
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Starting SF on the 94-95 Orlando team.
    
    Charles Barkley
    PF - Banger
    Overall 91
    Close 97
    Med 84
    3pt 71
    FT 74
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 70
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 80
    OffReb 95
    DefReb 94
    Speed 70
    Stam 99
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, and certainly one 
    of the most colorful.  Current a popular NBA analyst, and a future Hall 
    of Famer.  11-time all-star, and a former MVP.  The shortest player to 
    ever lead the NBA in rebounding.  Only the fourth player in history to 
    ever record 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 3,500 assists (Karl 
    Malone has since become the fifth).
    
    Dennis Rodman
    PF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 76
    Close 75
    Med 58
    3pt 58
    FT 58
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 90
    Block 70
    Steal 70
    OffReb 98
    DefReb 98
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Bad boy known for his hair-raising play and hair color.  Won 2 
    championships with the Bad Boy Pistons of the late 80s, and 3 
    championships with the second Bulls dynasty.  Perhaps the greatest 
    rebounder of all time.
    
    Lonny Baxter
    PF - Banger
    Overall 63
    Close 72
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 68
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    OffReb 70
    DefReb 70
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Currently a backup PF on Chicago.  Was productive in limited 
    time last season as a rookie.  He was the MVP of the Reebok Rocky 
    Mountain Revue Summer League this year.
    
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    C - Finesse
    Overall 92
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 54
    FT 71
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 93
    Block 92
    Steal 80
    OffReb 88
    DefReb 94
    Speed 65
    Stam 97
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 90
    Notes:
    
    Patrick Ewing
    C - Banger
    Overall 87
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 52
    FT 74
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 90
    Block 87
    Steal 65
    OffReb 78
    DefReb 91
    Speed 65
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 85
    Notes:
    
    Rik Smits
    C - Finesse
    Overall 72
    Close 87
    Med 73
    3pt 50
    FT 77
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    OffReb 64
    DefReb 80
    Speed 55
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 80
    Notes:
    
    Luc Longley
    C - Finesse
    Overall 69
    Close 70
    Med 63
    3pt 50
    FT 78
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 60
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 80
    Steal 55
    OffReb 70
    DefReb 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: First Australian born player in the NBA.  Once missed time 
    during the season due to a surfing related accident.  Won 3 
    championships with the Bulls.
    
    Bill Wennington
    C - Finesse
    Overall 62
    Close 65
    Med 58
    3pt 51
    FT 82
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 60
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 55
    OffReb 66
    DefReb 68
    Speed 60
    Stam 75
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Won 3 championships with the Bulls as a member of Chicago's 
    "three-headed monster" center rotation.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    C. Players adjusted by year
    
    Allan Houston 93-94 (Rookie year with Detroit) 
    Overall 70 
    Close 70 
    Med 75 
    3pt 78 
    FT 82 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 55 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 84 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 70 
     
    Allan Houston 94-95 
    Overall 74 (+4) 
    Close 79 (+9) 
    Med 79 (+4) 
    3pt 90 (+12) 
    FT 86 (+4) 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 55 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 88 (+4) 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 65 (+5) 
    OffAwr 70 
     
    Allan Houston 95-96 (Became full time starter with Detroit) 
    Overall 78 (+4) 
    Close 87 (+8) 
    Med 83 (+4) 
    3pt 94 (+4) 
    FT 82 (-4) 
    Layup 75 (+5) 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 (+5) 
    Pass 60 (+5) 
    PostOff 65 (+5) 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 (+5) 
    Speed 80 (+5) 
    Stam 90 (+2) 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 75 (+5) 
     
    Allan Houston 96-97 (Signed with NY, shooting numbers took a hit) 
    Overall 77 (-1) 
    Close 84 (-3) 
    Med 81 (-2) 
    3pt 88 (-6) 
    FT 80 (-2) 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 65 (+5) 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 75 
     
    Allan Houston 97-98 
    Overall 77 
    Close 89 (+5) 
    Med 83 (+2) 
    3pt 86 (-2) 
    FT 85 (+5) 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 75 
     
    Allan Houston 98-99 (NY went to Finals) 
    Overall 79 (+2) 
    Close 94 (+5) 
    Med 84 (+1) 
    3pt 90 (+4) 
    FT 86 (+1) 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 (+5) 
    OffAwr 75 
     
    Allan Houston 99-00 (Made all-star team) 
    Overall 81 (+2) 
    Close 97 (+3) 
    Med 89 (+5) 
    3pt 92 (+2) 
    FT 84 (-2) 
    Layup 80 (+5) 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 (+5) 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 (+5) 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 80 (+5) 
     
    Allan Houston 00-01 (Made all-star team) 
    Overall 81 
    Close 97 
    Med 87 (-2) 
    3pt 88 (-4) 
    FT 91 (+7) 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 50 (-5) 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 80 
     
    Allan Houston 01-02 
    Overall 81 
    Close 97 
    Med 89 (+2) 
    3pt 90 (+2) 
    FT 87 (-4) 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 50 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 80 
     
    Allan Houston 02-03 
    Overall 83 (+2) 
    Close 97 
    Med 91 (+2) 
    3pt 92 (+2) 
    FT 92 (+5) 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 50 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 85 (+5)
    
    Allan Houston Legend (Accumulation of his highest ratings) 
    Overall 83 
    Close 97 
    Med 91 
    3pt 94 
    FT 92 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 55 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 85
    
    Ricky Davis 98-99 (Rookie year with Charlotte) 
    Overall 70 
    Close 70 
    Med 66 
    3pt 62 
    FT 76 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 80 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 86 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 65 
     
    Ricky Davis 99-00 
    Overall 71 (+1) 
    Close 79 (+9) 
    Med 68 (+2) 
    3pt 62 
    FT 77 (+1) 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 85 (+5) 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 86 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 (+5) 
    OffAwr 65 
     
    Ricky Davis 00-01 (Traded to Miami, only played 7 games due to injury) 
    Overall 72 (+1) 
    Close 75 (-4) 
    Med 70 (+2) 
    3pt 62 
    FT 77 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 85 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 65 (+5) 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 86 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 65 
     
    Ricky Davis 01-02 (Traded to Cleveland, made rotation) 
    Overall 77 (+5) 
    Close 84 (+9) 
    Med 75 (+5) 
    3pt 69 (+7) 
    FT 79 (+2) 
    Layup 80 (+5) 
    Dunk 90 (+5) 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 (+5) 
    PostOff 70 (+5) 
    PostDef 70 (+5) 
    Block 60 
    Steal 70 (+5) 
    RebOff 60 (+5) 
    RebDef 70 (+5) 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 (+4) 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    Off Awr 70 (+5) 
     
    Ricky Davis 02-03 (Re-signed, became full time starter and #1 scoring 
    option on bad team) 
    Overall 83 (+6) 
    Close 92 (+8) 
    Med 81 (+6) 
    3pt 78 (+9) 
    FT 74 (-5) 
    Layup 85 (+5) 
    Dunk 95 (+5) 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 75 (+15) 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 60 
    Steal 78 (+8) 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 (+5) 
    Off Awr 75 (+5)
    
    Ricky Davis Legend (Accumulation of his highest ratings) 
    Overall 83 
    Close 92 
    Med 81 
    3pt 78 
    FT 74 
    Layup 85 
    Dunk 95 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 75 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 60 
    Steal 78 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    Off Awr 75
    
    Lebron James Future
    SF - Slasher (or PG - Shoot First)
    Overall 92 (90 if PG, 91 if SG)
    Close 97
    Med 83
    3pt 82
    FT 75
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 80
    OffReb 76
    DefReb 84
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 90
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VI. Roster updates
    
    This section will include roster updates that are not covered by the 
    last roster update posted by Sega.  I will list the team, and then the 
    players that are now on that team.  If I list a player as "from Draft", 
    then obviously they are not in the game.  I won't add the player until 
    they are actually signed)
    
    76'ers
    Willie Green (SG) from Draft
    Glenn Robinson (SF) from Hawks
    Kyle Korver (SF) from Draft
    Marc Jackson (C) from T'Wolves
    Amal McCaskill (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Blazers
    Robert Pack (PG) from Hornets (Not in game)
    Scott Padgett (SF) from Jazz
    Tracy Murray (SF) from Lakers
    Travis Outlaw (SF) from Draft
    Adam Keefe (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Mamadou N'Diaye (C) from Raptors
    Jason Jennings (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Lyvian Pyfrom (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Bucks
    TJ Ford (PG) from Draft
    Erick Strickland (PG) from Pacers
    Damon Jones (PG) from Kings
    Joe Smith (PF) from T'Wolves
    Daniel Santiago (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
     
    Bulls
    Kirk Hinrich (PG) from Draft
    Scottie Pippen (SF) from Blazers
    Kendall Gill (SF) from T'Wolves
    
    Cavaliers
    LeBron James (PG) from Draft
    Kevin Ollie (PG) from Sonics
    JR Bremer (PG) from Celtics
    Tito Maddux (PG) from Rockets (Not in game)
    Ira Newble (SF) from Hawks
    Jason Kapono (SF) from Draft
    Jelani McCoy (C) from Raptors
    Bruno Sundov (C) from Celtics
    
    Celtics
    Marcus Banks (PG) from Draft
    Mike James (PG) from Heat
    Mateen Cleaves (PG) from Kings
    Jumaine Jones (SF) from Cavaliers
    Brandon Hunter (PF) from Draft
    Kendrick Perkins (C) from Draft
    
    Clippers
    Marcus Hatten (PG) from Draft
    Eddie House (SG) from Heat
    Quinton Ross (SF) from Draft
    Bobby Simmons (SF) from Wizards (Not in game)
    Predrag Drobnjak (C) from Draft
    Chris Kaman (C) from Draft
    Olden Polynice (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Grizzlies
    Troy Bell (PG) from Draft
    Dahntay Jones (SG) from Draft
    James Posey (SF) from Rockets
    Bo Outlaw (PF) from Suns
    Theron Smith (PF) from Draft
    Jake Tsakalidis (C) from Suns
    
    Hawks
    Terrell Brandon (PG) from T'Wolves
    Jacque Vaughn (PG) from Magic
    Smush Parker (PG) from Cavs
    Tierre Brown (PG) from Cavs
    Stephen Jackson (SG) from Spurs
    Boris Diaw-Riffiod (SG) from Draft
    Lee Nailon (SF) from Knicks
    Travis Hansen (SF) from Draft
    Randy Holcomb (SF) from 76'ers (Not in game)
    
    Heat
    Rafer Alston (PG) from Raptors
    Dwayne Wade (SG) from Draft
    Lamar Odom (SF) from Clippers
    Samaki Walker (PF) from Lakers
    John Wallace (PF) from Free Agents
    Cherokee Parks (PF) from Heat
    Jerome Beasley (PF) from Draft
    Udonis Haslem (PF) from Draft
    Loren Woods (C) from T'Wolves
    
    Hornets
    Darrell Armstrong (PG) from Magic
    David West (PF) from Draft
    Sean Rooks (C) from Clippers
    James Lang (C) from Draft
    
    Jazz
    Aleksander Pavlovic (SG) from Draft
    Lavor Postell (SG) from Knicks
    Raja Bell (SF) from Mavericks
    Michael Ruffin (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Keon Clark (C) from Kings
    
    Kings
    Anthony Peeler (SG) from T'Wolves
    Rodney Buford (SF) from Free Agents
    Mark Strickland (PF) from Free Agents
    Darius Songaila (PF) from Celtics (Not in game)
    Brad Miller (C) from Pacers
    Tony Massenburg (C) from Jazz
    
    Knicks
    Keith Van Horn (SF) from 76'ers
    Maciej Lampe (SF) from Draft
    Michael Sweetney (PF) from Draft
    Slavko Vranes (C) from Draft
    
    Lakers
    Gary Payton (PG) from Bucks
    Maurice Carter (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Ime Udoka (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Bryon Russell (SF) from Wizards
    Luke Walton (SF) from Draft
    Koko Archibong (SF) from Draft
    Karl Malone (PF) from Jazz
    Brian Cook (PF) from Draft
    Horace Grant (PF) from Free Agents
    Stephane Pelle (PF) from Draft
    Jamal Sampson (C) from Bucks (Not in game)
    Eric Chenowith (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Magic
    Tyronn Lue (PG) from Wizards
    Shammond Williams (PG) from Nuggets
    John Crotty (PG) from Free Agents
    Reece Gaines (PG) from Draft
    Keith Bogans (SG) from Draft
    Derrick Dial (SG) from Free Agents
    Rick Apodaca (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Britton Johnson (SF) from Draft
    Juwan Howard (PF) from Nuggets
    Donnell Harvey (PF) from Nuggets
    Alton Ford (PF) from Suns
    Zaur Pauchulia (C) from Draft
    
    Mavericks
    Travis Best (PG) from Heat
    Marquis Daniels (PG) from Draft
    Jiri Welsch (SG) from Warriors
    Jon Steffanson (SG) from Draft
    Chris Mills (SF) from Warriors
    Antawn Jamison (PF) from Warriors
    Danny Fortson (PF) from Warriors
    Josh Howard (SG) from Draft
    
    Nets
    Zoran Planinic (PG) from Draft
    Doug Overton (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Alonzo Mourning (C) from Heat
    
    Nuggets
    Andre Miller (PG) from Clippers
    Earl Boykins (PG) from Warriors
    Voshon Lenard (SG) from Raptors
    Jon Barry (SG) from Pistons
    Carmelo Anthony (SF) from Draft
    Mark Pope (C) from Knicks
    Francisco Elson (C) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Pacers
    Kenny Anderson (PG) from Hornets
    Anthony Johnson (PG) from Nets
    Carl English (SG) from Draft
    James Jones (SF) from Draft
    Scot Pollard (C) from Kings
    
    Pistons
    Lindsey Hunter (PG) from Raptors
    A.J. Guyton (PG) from Free Agents
    Bob Sura (SG) from Warriors
    Darvin Ham (SF) from Hawks
    Darko Milicic (PF) from Draft
    Elden Campbell (C) from Sonics
    
    Raptors
    Milt Palacio (PG) from Cavs
    Rick Brunson (PG) from Bulls
    Michael Curry (SF) from Pistons
    George Williams (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Jerome Moiso (PF) from Hornets
    Chris Bosh (C) from Draft
    Mengke Bateer (C) from Spurs
    Ken Johnson (C) from Heat (Not in game)
    Stanley Roberts (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Rockets
    Mike Wilks (PG) from T'Wolves (Not in game)
    Eric Piatkowski (SG) from Clippers
    Alex Scales (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Jim Jackson (SF) from Kings
    Adrian Griffin (SF) from Mavericks
    John Amaechi (PF) from Jazz
    Toraye Braggs (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Ben Davis (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Gabe Muoneke (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Pete Cornell (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Sonics
    Luke Ridnour (PG) from Draft
    Antonio Daniels (PG) from Blazers
    Nick Collison (PF) from Draft
    Mikki Moore (C) from Hawks
    
    Spurs
    Anthony Carter (PG) from Heat
    Devin Brown (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Hidayet Turkoglu (SF) from Kings
    Ron Mercer (SF) from Pacers
    Robert Horry (PF) from Lakers
    Dan Langhi (PF) from Susn
    Rasho Nesterovic (C) from T'Wolves
    Sean Marks (C) from Heat
    Ernest Brown (C) from Free Agents
    
    Suns
    Brevin Knight (PG) from Grizzlies
    Leandrihno Barbosa (PG) from Draft
    DerMarr Johnson (SG) from Hawks
    Robert Archibald (PF) from Grizzlies
    Cezary Trybanski (C) from Grizzlies
    Zarko Cabarparka (C) from Draft
    
    T'Wolves
    Sam Cassell (PG) from Bucks
    Fred Hoiberg (SG) from Bulls
    Qunicy Lewis (SG) from Free Agents
    Kirk Penney (SG) from Draft
    Latrell Sprewell (SF) from Knicks
    Ndudi Ebi (SF) from Draft
    Mark Madsen (PF) from Lakers
    Brandon Kurtz (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Michael Olowokandi (C) from Clippers
    Ervin Johnson (C) from Bucks
    Jason Collier (C) from Rockets
    
    Warriors
    Nick Van Exel (PG) from Mavericks
    Craig Claxton (PG) from Spurs
    Avery Johnson (PG) from Mavericks
    Derrick Zimmerman (PG) from Draft
    Pepe Sanchez (PG) from Pistons (Not in game)
    Mickeal Pietrus (SG) from Draft
    Calbert Cheaney (SF) from Jazz
    George McCloud (SF) from Free Agents
    Juaquin Hawkins (SF) from Rockets (Not in game)
    Clifford Robinson (PF) from Pistons
    Popeye Jones (PF) from Mavericks
    Evan Eschmeyer (C) from Mavericks
    
    Wizards
    Gilbert Arenas (PG) from Warriors
    Chris Whitney (PG) from Magic
    Steve Blake (PG) from Draft
    Jarvis Hayes (SF) from Draft
    
    Free Agents
    Joseph Forte (SG) from Sonics
    Glen Rice (SF) from Jazz
    LaPhonso Ellis (SF) from Heat
    Efthimios Rentzias (C) from 76'ers (Not in game)
    
    Europe
    Antoine Rigaudeau (SG) from Warriors (Going to play in Spain)
    Mike Batiste (SF) from Grizzlies (Going to play in Greece)
    Donny Marshall (SF) from Heat (Going to play in Italy)
    Pat Burke (PF) from Magic (Going to play in Spain)
    Maceo Baston (PF) from Raptors (Going to play in Israel)
    Dalibor Bagaric (C) from Bulls (Going to play in Greece)
    
    Retired
    John Stockton (PG) from Jazz
    Mookie Blaylock (PG) from Free Agents
    Greg Anthony (PG) from Bucks
    Dana Barros (PG) from Free Agents
    Brian Shaw (PG) from Lakers
    Bryant Stith (SG) from Free Agents
    John Starks (SG) from Free Agents
    Mitch Richmond (SG) from Free Agents
    Steve Kerr (SG) from Spurs
    Dell Curry (SG) from Free Agents
    Michael Jordan (SF) from Wizards
    Danny Ferry (SF) from Spurs
    Nick Anderson (SF) from Free Agents
    Anthony Mason (PF) from Bucks
    Chris Gatling (PF) from Free Agents
    Danny Manning (PF) from Pistons
    Matt Bullard (PF) from Hornets
    Jamie Feick (PF) from Nets
    David Robinson (C) from Spurs
    Arvydas Sabonis (C) from Blazers
    Eric Montross (C) from Raptors
    Chris Dudley (C) from Blazers
    
    Remaining Free Agents
    
    Point Guards
    Randy Brown, Chris Childs, Emanual Davis, Tim Hardaway, Jermaine 
    Jackson, Mark Jackson, Brent Price, Rod Strickland
    
    Shooting Guards
    Adam Harrington, Felipe Lopez, Charles Smith, Steve Smith
    
    Small Forwards
    LaPhonso Ellis, Terrence Morris, Walt Williams
    
    Power Forwards
    Mark Bryant, Tyrone Hill, Shawn Kemp, Grant Long, Charles Oakley, Don 
    Reid
    
    Centers
    Olumide Oyedeji, Vladamir Stephania
    
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VII. Depth Charts
    
    Here I'll list the depth charts of the NBA teams, so you have a good 
    idea of where to put them in your "Team Lineups" screen.  You may not 
    realize that where a player is placed on the bench affects the rating 
    of the team.  Bobby Jackson in the top bench slot affects the team's 
    rating more positively than he would if he were at the bottom of the 
    bench, or on the IR.  Also, I am going to be placing players regardless 
    of position.  Some players have incorrect positions in the game, and 
    unfortunately, you can't edit position.  For instance, Latrell Sprewell 
    is technically a SF, and Wally Szczerbiak is technically a SG, but this 
    season Spree will be a SG, and Wally will be a SF.  I will also include 
    players that are not in the game, to make it as realistic as possible.
    
    76'ers
    Starters
    C  Marc Jackson
    PF Kenny Thomas
    SF Glenn Robinson
    SG Allen Iverson
    PG Eric Snow
    Bench
    PG Aaron McKie
    PF Derrick Coleman
    SG Greg Buckner
    SF Monty Williams
    SG John Salmons
    C  Samuel Dalembert
    PF Sam Clancy
    IR
    SG Willie Green
    SF Kyle Korver
    C  Todd MacCulloch
    C  Amal McCaskill
    
    Blazers
    Starters
    C  Dale Davis
    PF Rasheed Wallace
    SF Zach Randolph
    SG Bonzi Wells
    PG Damon Stoudamire
    Bench
    SG Derek Anderson
    SG Ruben Patterson
    PG Jeff McInnis
    SF Qyntel Woods
    SF Travis Outlaw
    C  Ruben Boumtje Boumtje
    C  Nedzad Sinanovic
    IR
    
    Bucks
    Starters
    C  Dan Gadzuric
    PF Joe Smith
    SF Tim Thomas
    SG Desmond Mason
    PG T.J. Ford
    Bench
    SG Michael Redd
    SF Toni Kukoc
    PG Erick Strickland
    PF Marcus Haislip
    C  Brian Skinner
    PF Jason Caffey
    C  Joel Przybilla
    IR
    PG Damon Jones
    
    Bulls
    Starters
    C  Eddy Curry
    PF Tyson Chandler
    SF Scottie Pippen
    SG Jalen Rose
    PG Jamal Crawford
    Bench
    PF Donyell Marshall
    PF Marcus Fizer
    PG Kirk Hinrich
    SF Eddie Robinson
    SG Kendall Gill
    PG Roger Mason
    C  Corie Blount
    IR
    PF Lonny Baxter
    PG Jay Williams
    SG Trenton Hassell
    
    Cavaliers
    Starters
    C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    PF Carlos Boozer
    SF Darius Miles
    SG Ricky Davis
    PG LeBron James
    Bench
    SG Dajuan Wagner
    PG Kevin Ollie
    SF Ira Newble
    PF Chris Mihm
    C  DaSagana Diop
    PG J.R. Bremer
    SF Jason Kapono
    IR
    C  Bruno Sundov
    C  Michael Stewart
    
    Celtics
    Starters
    C  Tony Battie
    PF Antoine Walker
    SF Eric Williams
    SG Paul Pierce
    PG Marcus Banks
    Bench
    SF Jumiane Jones
    PF Walter McCarty
    SG Tony Delk
    C  Mark Blount
    PG Mike James
    SG Kedrick Brown
    C  Kendrick Perkins
    IR
    PF Vin Baker
    PF Brandon Hunter
    
    Clippers
    Starters
    C  Predrag Drobnjak
    PF Elton Brand
    SF Quentin Richardson
    SG Corey Maggette
    PG Marko Jaric
    Bench
    PF Melvin Ely
    PF Chris Wilcox
    C  Chris Kaman
    SG Eddie House
    PG Keyon Dooling
    C  Wang Zhi Zhi
    PG Marcus Hatten
    IR
    
    Grizzlies
    Starters
    C  Lorenzen Wright
    PF Pau Gasol
    SF Mike Miller
    SG James Posey
    PG Jason Williams
    Bench
    C  Stromile Swift
    SF Shane Battier
    SG Wesley Person
    PF Bo Outlaw
    C  Jake Tsakalidis
    PG Earl Watson
    PG Troy Bell
    IR
    SG Dahntay Jones
    PF Ryan Humphrey
    SG Michael Dickerson (injured)
    
    Hawks
    Starters
    C  Theo Ratliff
    PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    SF Stephen Jackson
    SG Dion Glover
    PG Jason Terry
    Bench
    C  Nazr Mohammed
    PF Alan Hendersen
    SG Boris Diaw-Riffiod
    SF Lee Nailon
    PG Dan Dickau
    SF Chris Crawford
    SG Travis Hansen
    IR
    PG Terrell Brandon (injured)
    PF Obinna Ekezie
    
    Heat
    Starters
    C  Brian Grant
    PF Lamar Odom
    SF Caron Butler
    SG Eddie Jones
    PG Dwayne Wade
    Bench
    PF Malik Allen
    C  Samaki Walker
    SG Rasual Butler
    PG Rafer Alston
    PG Bimbo Coles
    SF John Wallace
    C  Loren Woods
    IR
    PF Jerome Beasley
    C  Jelani McCoy
    C  Issac Austin
    
    Hornets
    Starters
    C  Jamaal Magloire
    PF P.J. Brown
    SF Jamal Mashburn
    SG David Wesley
    PG Baron Davis
    Bench
    SG Courtney Alexsander
    SF George Lynch
    PG Darrell Armstrong
    PF David West
    PF Robert Traylor
    SF Stacey Augmon
    C  Sean Rooks
    IR
    PF Kirk Haston
    
    Jazz
    Starters
    C  Greg Ostertag
    PF Keon Clark
    SF Andrei Kirilenko
    SG Matt Harpring
    PG Carlos Arroyo
    Bench
    SF Glen Rice
    C  Jarron Collins
    PG Raul Lopez
    SG Aleksander Pavlovic
    SG Raja Bell
    C  Curtis Borchardt
    PG Maurice Williams
    IR
    SG DeShawn Stevenson
    PF Michael Ruffin
    
    Kings
    Starters
    C  Vlade Divac
    PF Chris Webber
    SF Peja Stojakovic
    SG Doug Christie
    PG Mike Bibby
    Bench
    PG Bobby Jackson
    C  Brad Miller
    SG Anthony Peeler
    SF Gerald Wallace
    C  Tony Massenburg
    PF Darius Songalia
    IR
    PF Lawrence Funderburke
    
    Knicks
    Starters
    C  Kurt Thomas
    PF Antonio McDyess
    SF Keith Van Horn
    SG Allan Houston
    PG Howard Eisley
    Bench
    PG Charlie Ward
    SG Shandon Anderson
    PF Clarence Weatherspoon
    PF Michael Sweetney
    SF Maciej Lampe
    PG Frank Williams
    C  Michael Doleac
    IR
    PF Othella Harrington
    C  Slavko Vranes
    C  Travis Knight
    
    Lakers
    Starters
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    PF Karl Malone
    SF Devean George
    SG Kobe Bryant
    PG Gary Payton
    Bench
    PG Derek Fisher
    PF Brian Cook
    SF Luke Walton
    SG Kareem Rush
    C  Stanislav Medvedenko
    PG Jannero Pargo
    PF Horace Grant
    IR
    SF Rick Fox
    
    Magic
    Starters
    C  Juwan Howard
    PF Drew Gooden
    SF Gordon Giricek
    SG Tracy McGrady
    PG Tyronn Lue
    Bench
    PF Pat Garrity
    C  Andrew DeQlercq
    PG Reece Gaines
    C  Steven Hunter
    SG Jeryl Sasser
    IR
    SF Grant Hill
    
    Mavericks
    Starters
    C  Raef LaFrentz
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    SF Antawn Jamison
    SG Michael Finley
    PG Steve Nash
    Bench
    PG Travis Best
    PF Danny Fortson
    PF Eduardo Najera
    C Shawn Bradley
    SG Jiri Welsch
    SG Josh Howard
    SG Tariq Abdul-Wahad
    IR
    SF Chris Mills
    
    Nets
    Starters
    C  Alonzo Mourning
    PF Kenyon Martin
    SF Richard Jefferson
    SG Kerry Kittles
    PG Jason Kidd
    Bench
    SG Lucious Harris
    C  Dikembe Mutombo
    PF Aaron Williams
    PF Rodney Rogers
    C  Jason Collins
    PG Zoran Planinic
    SF Tamar Slay
    IR
    PF Brian Scalabrine
    SG Brandon Armstrong
    
    Nuggets
    Starters
    C  Nene Hilario
    PF Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    SG Rodney White
    PG Andre Miller
    Bench
    C  Marcus Camby
    SG Jon Barry
    SG Voshon Lenard
    PG Earl Boykins
    SF Ryan Bowen
    SF Vincent Yarborough
    PF Chris Andersen
    IR
    
    Pacers
    Starters
    C  Scot Pollard
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SF Ron Artest
    SG Reggie Miller
    PG Jamaal Tinsley
    Bench
    PF Al Harrington
    SF Jonathon Bender
    PG Kenny Anderson
    PG Anthony Johnson
    C  Jeff Foster
    PF Austin Croshere
    SG Fred Jones
    IR
    SF James Jones
    SG Carl English
    
    Pistons
    Starters
    C  Ben Wallace
    PF Mehmet Okur
    SF Corliss Williamson
    SG Richard Hamilton
    PG Chauncey Billups
    Bench
    SG Bob Sura
    PG Chucky Atkins
    PG Lindsey Hunter
    C  Elden Campbell
    PF Darko Milicic
    SF Tayshaun Prince
    SF Darvin Ham
    IR
    C  Zeljko Rebraca 
    SG Carlos Delfino
    SG Hubert Davis
    
    Raptors
    Starters
    C  Chris Bosh
    PF Antonio Davis
    SF Morris Peterson
    SG Vince Carter
    PG Alvin Williams
    Bench
    PF Jerome Williams
    SG Lamond Murray
    PF Jerome Moiso
    SF Michael Curry
    PG Milt Palacio
    PG Rick Brunson
    C  Mengke Bateer
    IR
    C  Ken Johnson
    
    Rockets
    Starters
    C  Yao Ming
    PF Eddie Griffin
    SF Jim Jackson
    SG Cuttino Mobley
    PG Steve Francis
    Bench
    PF Maurice Taylor
    SG Eric Piatkowski
    PG Moochie Norris
    SF Adrian Griffin
    C  Kelvin Cato
    PF Malick Badiane
    SF Bostjan Nachbar
    IR
    PF John Amaechi
    
    Sonics
    Starters
    C  Predrag Drobnjak
    PF Reggie Evans
    SF Rashard Lewis
    SG Ray Allen
    PG Luke Ridnour
    Bench
    SG Brent Barry
    PF Vladimir Radminovic
    PG Antonio Daniels
    PF Nick Collison
    C  Jerome James
    SF Ansu Sesay
    C  Calvin Booth
    IR
    C  Vitaly Potapenko
    PG Paccelis Morlende
    SG Joseph Forte
    
    Spurs
    Starters
    C  Rasho Nesterovic
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Bruce Bowen
    SG Emanuel Ginobilli
    PG Tony Parker
    Bench
    PF Malik Rose
    SF Hedo Turkoglu
    SG Ron Mercer
    PF Robert Horry
    PG Anthony Carter
    C  Kevin Willis
    C  Mengke Bateer
    IR
    
    Suns
    Starters
    C  Jake Voskuhl
    PF Amare Stoudemire
    SF Shawn Marion
    SG Anfernee Hardaway
    PG Stephon Marbury
    Bench
    SG Joe Johnson
    SF Casey Jacobsen
    SG DerMarr Johnson
    C  Scott Williams
    PG Brevin Knight
    PF Tom Gugliotta
    IR
    
    T'Wolves
    Starters
    C  Michael Olowokandi
    PF Kevin Garnett
    SF Wally Szczerbiak
    SG Latrell Sprewell
    PG Troy Hudson
    Bench
    PG Sam Cassell
    C  Ervin Johnson
    PF Mark Madsen
    SG Fred Hoiberg
    PF Ndudi Ebi
    IR
    
    Warriors
    Starters
    C  Erick Dampier
    PF Troy Murphy
    SF Mike Dunleavy
    SG Jason Richardson
    PG Nick Van Exel
    Bench
    SG Mickeal Pietrus
    PG Craig Claxton
    PF Cliff Robinson
    C  Adonal Foyle
    SF Calbert Cheaney
    PF Popeye Jones
    C  Evan Eschmeyer
    IR
    PG Derrick Zimmerman
    PG Avery Johnson
    PG Pepe Sanchez
    
    Wizards
    Starters
    C  Brendan Haywood
    PF Kwame Brown
    SF Jerry Stackhouse
    SG Larry Hughes
    PG Gilbert Arenas
    Bench
    PF Christian Laettner
    SF Jarvis Hayes
    PF Jared Jeffries
    PG Chris Whitney
    PG Juan Dixon
    C  Etan Thomas
    C  Jahidi White
    IR
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VIII. Created Teams
    
    1992 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team)
    PG Magic Johnson
    PG John Stockton
    SG Michael Jordan
    SG Clyde Drexler
    SF Larry Bird
    SF Chris Mullin
    SF Scottie Pippen
    PF Karl Malone
    PF Charles Barkley
    PF Christian Laettner
    C  David Robinson
    C  Patrick Ewing
    
    1994 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team II)
    PG Tim Hardaway
    PG Mark Price
    SG Reggie Miller
    SG Dan Majerle
    SF Dominique Wilkins
    PF Shawn Kemp
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    C  David Robinson
    
    1996 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team III)
    PG Gary Payton
    PG John Stockton
    PG Anfernee Hardaway
    SG Mitch Richmond
    SG Reggie Miller
    SF Grant Hill
    SF Scottie Pippen
    PF Karl Malone
    PF Charles Barkley
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    C  Hakeem Olajuwon
    C  David Robinson
    
    2002 Olympic Team (aka the team that lost 3 games and placed sixth)
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SG Paul Pierce
    PG Baron Davis
    SG Michael Finley
    SG Reggie Miller
    
    2003 Olympic Team (aka the Redeem Team)
    C  Tim Duncan
    PF Elton Brand
    SF Tracy McGrady
    SG Allen Iverson
    PG Jason Kidd
    C  Jermaine O'Neal
    PF Kenyon Martin (replaced Karl Malone)
    SF Vince Carter (replaced Kobe Bryant)
    SG Ray Allen
    PG Mike Bibby
    SF Richard Jefferson
    PF Nick Collison
    
    96-97 Bulls
    C  Luc Longley
    PF Dennis Rodman
    SF Scottie Pippen
    SG Michael Jordan
    PG Ron Harper
    SF Toni Kukoc
    PG Steve Kerr
    PF Jason Caffey
    C  Bison Dele
    C  Bill Wennington
    PG Randy Brown
    SF Scott Burrell
    SF Jud Buechler
    
    97-98 Bulls
    C  Luc Longley
    PF Dennis Rodman
    SF Scottie Pippen
    SG Michael Jordan
    PG Ron Harper
    SF Toni Kukoc
    PG Steve Kerr
    C  Bill Wennington
    PG Randy Brown
    SF Jud Buechler
    
    89-90 Pistons
    C  Bill Laimbeer
    PF Dennis Rodman
    SF Mark Aguirre
    SG Joe Dumars
    PG Isaiah Thomas
    PG Vinnie Johnson
    C  James Edwards
    PF  John Salley
    PF Rick Mahorn
    SG John Long
    C  William Bedford
    
    93-94 Knicks
    C  Patrick Ewing
    PF Charles Oakley
    SF Charles Smith
    SG John Starks
    PG Derek Harper
    PF Anthony Mason
    SG Hubert Davis
    PG Greg Anthony
    PF Anthony Bonner
    SG Rolando Blackman
    C  Herb Williams
    
    98-99 Knicks
    C  Patrick Ewing
    PF Kurt Thomas
    SF Larry Johnson
    SG Allan Houston 
    PG Charlie Ward
    SG Latrell Sprewell
    PG Chris Childs
    PF Marcus Camby
    C Chris Dudley
    PG Rick Brunson
    SF David Wingate
    C  Herb Williams
    
    98-99 Spurs
    C  David Robinson
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Sean Elliott
    SG Mario Elie
    PG Avery Johnson
    SG Jaren Jackson
    PG Antonio Daniels
    PF Malik Rose
    PG Steve Kerr
    SF Jerome Kersey
    C  Will Perdue
    
    96-97 Jazz
    C  Greg Foster
    PF Karl Malone
    SF Adam Keefe
    SG Jeff Hornacek
    PG John Stockton
    SF Bryon Russell
    SG Shandon Anderson
    PG Howard Eisley
    PF Antione Carr
    PG Jacque Vaughn
    SF Chris Morris
    
    97-98 Jazz
    C  Greg Ostertag
    PF Karl Malone
    SF Bryon Russell
    SG Jeff Hornacek
    PG John Stockton
    SG Shandon Anderson
    PG Howard Eisley
    PF Antoine Carr
    C  Greg Foster
    SF Adam Keefe
    SF Chris Morris
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    IX. Questions and Answers
    
    If you have any questions, I'll post it here (if it's a good question).
    
    -----
    Question: Do you have the appearances of Lebron and other guys?
    
    Answer: Like I said, I don't make appearances.  I'm sure there are 
    websites you can find via a search engine that provide appearances that 
    should suit your tastes.
    
    -----
    Question: Why do you have to make the rapist, Kobe Bryant a perfect 
    99?  I mean the Lakers didn't even make it to the conference 
    finals with him and Shaq.
    
    Answer: Actually, he is higher.  He is 101, but the highest the roster 
    screen will say is 99.  If you start a game, and check his rating (with 
    normal biorhythm) he'll be 101.  However, this is not my fault.  If you 
    give McGrady IDENTICAL ratings to Kobe, Kobe will STILL have a higher 
    overall.  I don't know why this is, though I speculate there may be 
    some unchangeable hidden ratings (Clutch, for instance). Overall is not 
    important at all, the ratings are, and Kobe is nearly identical to 
    McGrady (in fact I'd prefer McGrady in the game).
    
    -----
    Question: Why don't you acknowledge Tom Gugliotta's greatness?
    
    Answer: Christian Laettner > Tom Gugliotta.
    
    -----
    Question: Rashidi, what is your favorite NBA team?
    
    Answer: I live in the NY area, so it is easiest for me to follow the 
    Knicks and Nets.  The Knicks are my favorite team, but Jason Kidd has 
    been my favorite player since he entered the league.  The last two 
    years year I have definitely preferred NJ.
    
    -----
    Question: Rashidi, which team do you like the least?
    
    Answer: Probably Seattle.  It's not that I don't like them, it's just 
    that NY hears very little newsworthy about them.  I haven't even seen a 
    Seattle game in the last 2 years.  I have never seen Lewis, Radminovic, 
    or Drobnjak play before, outside of a Sports Center highlight reel.  Oh 
    wait, I think I saw Lewis once when the Knicks played Ewing and the 
    Sonics, but other than that, nothing.  Sorry Seattle fans, Rashidi 
    hasn't been able to see your games on TNT.
    
    -----
    Question: Rashidi, who is your favorite player?
    
    Answer: Well, I already said Jason Kidd, but I'll list my top 5 to 
    humor you.
    1. Jason Kidd
    2. Allan Houston
    3. Dirk Nowitzki
    4. Steve Nash
    5. Wally Szczerbiak
    
    -----
    Question: Why is Darius Miles' 3pt rating only 52?
    
    Answer: Darius, you need to go back to high school and learn some basic 
    math.  You are 4 for 52 on three pointers in your career.  You were 1 
    for 19 in your rookie year, 3 for 19 in your second year, and 0 for 14 
    last year.  Those numbers would make John Starks proud.  When you are 
    shooting three's at less than 8% accuracy, most people would stop 
    jacking them up.  I hope you don't wonder why your FG% keeps dropping.  
    Stick to your rim rattling dunks, and pray extra hard.  Pray that King 
    James (aka Darius Miles WITH talent) passes the ball to you enough to 
    remind the excitement-deprived Cleveland fans of what Shawn Kemp was 
    "supposed" to be for them, or else you will be waived ala Harold Miner.
    
    -----
    Question: Rashidi, what are your predictions for the award winners of 
    the 2003-2004 season?
    
    Answer:
    
    Most Valuable Player - Tim Duncan 
    Rookie Of The Year - Carmelo Anthony 
    Coach Of The Year - Jeff Van Gundy (the Rockets are the sleeper team 
    this year) 
    Defensive Player Of The Year - Ben Wallace 
    Sixth Man Of The Year - I'd give it to Michael Redd, but I don't think 
    he'll keep up the shooting barrage percentage wise.  Pat Garrity. 
    Most Improved Player - Curry
     
    All-NBA Team: Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, 
    Shaquile O'Neal (Kobe won't put up 30 ppg with the improved Laker 
    lineup). 
    All-NBA 2nd Team: Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Shawn Marion, Chris 
    Webber, Dirk Nowitzki (but only if Dirk qualifies at C this year, which 
    I think he will). 
    All-NBA 3rd Team: Stephon Marbury, Paul Pierce, Jamal Mashburn, 
    Jermaine O'Neal, Yao Ming (although he makes it as a forward, there is 
    no way Jermaine O'Neal isn't at center before the end of the year. You 
    think Rick Carlsie is going to live and die with Scot Pollard as his 
    defensive cornerstone?) 
    All-Defensive Team: Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Ben Wallace, 
    Tim Duncan (Doug Christie gets snubbed again, as voters have an urge to 
    not completely diss Kobe) 
    All-Defensive 2nd Team: Gary Payton, Doug Christie, Bruce Bowen, Kevin 
    Garnett, Nene Hilario 
    All-Rookie Team - TJ Ford, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, 
    Chris Kaman 
    All-Rookie 2nd Team - Kirk Hinrich, Marcus Banks, Jarvis Hayes, Michael 
    Sweetney, Chris Bosh (Lampe will make it at C if he gets played there, 
    I don't think he'll see enough court time at SF to be able to beat out 
    Hayes there.) 
      
    East All-Star starters: Jason Kidd, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, 
    Jermaine O'Neal, Ben Wallace (I assume Carter will be a SF on the 
    ballot AGAIN, even though he starts at SG). 
    East All-Star bench: Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker, Allen Iverson, 
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamal Mashburn, Baron Davis, and either Allan 
    Houston, Kurt Thomas, or Antonio McDyess (leaning against Houston 
    because the east needs a big man to replace Brad Miller, which means 
    Thomas or McDyess depends on how healthy McDyess is to start the year).  
     
    West Starters: Stephon Marbury, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, 
    Yao Ming (again because of the Chinese internet vote) 
    West Bench: Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Francis, Chris Webber, Dirk 
    Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Ray Allen, Steve Nash 
     
    All-Star MVP - Where is the game being held? I guess Stephon Marbury is 
    due, dunno how many All-Star MVPs repeat, and most of the west front 
    court players have won it, as as Kobe. 
    1 800 CALL ATT Shootout- Peja Stojakovic 
    Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk - Desmond Mason cannot be in it, so stick 
    with Jason Richardson.  
    989 Sports Skills Challenge - Jason Kidd repeats
    
    Got milk? Rookie Challenge 
    Rookies 
    C  Chris Kaman, Chris Bosh 
    PF Michael Sweetney, Darko Milicic, Maciej Lampe 
    SF Carmelo Anthony, Jarvis Hayes 
    SG Dwayne Wade, Mickeal Pietrus 
    PG Lebron James (10 to 1 he starts the game at PG regardless of his 
    position during the season, that gets Carmelo in staritng lineup too), 
    TJ Ford, Kirk Hinrich
     
    Whoever wins MVP will probably win RoY the way the media votes for 
    these things. So maybe Lebron will win after all. 
     
    Sophmores 
    C  Nene Hilario, Mehmet Okur, Dan Gadzuric (Yao can't play if he makes 
    All-Star team, otherwise its an easy win for Sophmores) 
    PF Amare Stoudemire, Nicholoz Tskitishvili 
    SF Caron Butler, Mike Dunleavy 
    SG Gordon Giricek, Casey Jacobsen 
    PG Marko Jaric, Dajuan Wagner, Dan Dickau 
     
    Then again, looking at the Sophmore front court, Amare will probably 
    dominate whoever guards him, so look for him to get MVP, and for the 
    Sophs to win the game.  If Yao isn't an all-star, he is eligible to 
    play, which makes this a very lopsided affair in the Sophmore's favor.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    X. FAQ Version updates
    
    Version 2.0 (10/3/03): Brought back the Players adjusted by year 
    section.  Added Allan Houston and Ricky Davis to the section, as well 
    as the future Lebron James.  Edited Jay Williams, Troy Hudson, Terrell 
    Brandon, Earl Boykins, Rod Strickland, Ricky Davis, Tamar Slay, Fred 
    Hoiberg, Brandon Armstrong, Lavor Postell, Jeff Trepagnier, Pau Gasol, 
    Kenyon Martin, Anthony Mason, Zach Randolph, Carlos Boozer, Kirk 
    Hinrich, TJ Ford, Zoran Planinic, Maciej Lampe, and Luke Walton.  Added 
    Jeryl Sasser, Felipe Lopez and Kedrick Brown.  Updated more rosters and 
    depth charts.  I'm just fine tuning everything until the new basketball 
    games come out.
    
    Version 1.9 (9/28/03): Edited Baron Davis, Steve Francis, David Wesley, 
    Lucious Harris, Amare Stoudemire, Kurt Thomas, Alonzo Mourning, Brad 
    Miller, Vlade Divac, and Yao Ming.  Added more to the Roster Updates 
    section, and Player's Notes sections.  I was bored.
    
    Version 1.8 (9/24/03): Edited Charlie Ward and Lebron James.  Added 
    more to the Player's Notes sections.  This is likely the final update.  
    I would like to continue doing this for the next basketball sim that 
    comes out.  I have not decided if I am doing this for Live or ESPN.  I 
    may do it for both games; it depends on the gameplay, and the ease in 
    editing player ratings to reflect ability.  Live comes out before ESPN, 
    so we'll see what happens then.
    
    Version 1.7 (9/12/03): Edited Andre Miller, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, 
    Nick Van Exel, Chauncey Billups, Jay Williams, Eric Snow, Earl Boykins, 
    Howard Eisley, Allan Houston, Shaquille O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Marcus 
    Camby, Raef LaFrentz, and Michael Olowokandi. Added more to the players 
    Notes sections.
    
    Version 1.6 (8/31/03): Edited Gary Payton, Gilbert Arenas, Tracy 
    McGrady, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Bonzi Wells, Jason Terry, Richard 
    Hamilton, Reggie Miller, Michael Redd, Anfernee Hardaway, Emanuel 
    Ginobilli, Michael Dickerson, Devean George, Lamar Odom, Matt Harpring, 
    and Hidayet Turkoglu.  Added a lot more data to the players sections.  
    Doing the players sections has allowed me to make a second glance at 
    certain players I've completed a long time ago, which is why so many 
    players have been edited.  The players are more even more precise, 
    which is what this FAQ was aiming for.  Don't worry, I've still got my 
    eye on the Rookies.
    
    Version 1.5 (8/30/03): Edited Allan Houston, Lee Nailon, Marcus Camby, 
    and Tony Battie.  Edited the Kirk Hinrich, Michael Sweetney, Slavko 
    Vranes, and Kyle Korver CAPs.  Added more Players, Rosters, and Depth 
    Charts.  Added more data to the players sections, turning them into 
    mini-bios.  I've got to get around to adding the rest of the rookies, 
    so hopefully I can get to work on that.  I didn't get much of a chance 
    to, as I was 100% busy the first half of the week, and then had a virus 
    scare the second half of the week.  Everything's back on track though, 
    it's just a matter of time...
    
    Version 1.4 (8/23/03): Added the Depth Charts section.  Added Donald 
    Royal.  Edited Desmond Mason, Rasho Nesterovic.  This is the smallest 
    update so far, as I've been busy lately.
    
    Version 1.3 (8/16/03): Edited Craig Claxton, Howard Eisley, Rasho 
    Nesterovic, Troy Murphy, and Amare Stoudemire.  Created Alexsander 
    Pavlovic, Luke Walton, and Kyle Korver.  Added to the Questions and 
    Answers section, and the Roster Updates section.
    
    Version 1.2 (8/9/03): Hopefully this version gets posted with no 
    problems.  For some reason, GameFAQs kept the link to 1.0 up but had it 
    listed as 1.1.  Notable additions to the CAPs if you're a Bulls fan:  
    Lonny Baxter, Luc Longley, and Bill Wennington.
    
    Version 1.1 (8/5/03): Added a new section: Created Teams.  Added a 
    bunch of players.  Edited Ray Allen, Allen Iverson, Allan Houston, 
    Cuttino Mobley, Stephen Jackson, Steve Smith, and Lee Nailon. Edited 
    the Lebron James and Joe Dumars CAPs.  Added a lot to the 2003 Rookie 
    CAP section.  Created a few other players as well.
    
    Version 1.0 (7/25/03): Well, it's up.  I still need to add a lot of 
    players.  Keep the suggestions coming.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XI. Legal
    
    This FAQ was made 100% by me, John "Rashidi" Markisch.  You may not 
    take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own. You may not alter 
    it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes putting it 
    in HTML format.  Please don't post this on your site unless you have 
    express consent by me.  I've put a lot of time into this.  Give me some 
    credit...
    
    In addition, you must ask for my permission if you want to add any of 
    my ratings to a game save file that you intend to post on the internet.
    
    Currently, the following sites have permission to post my FAQ.
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.gamespot.com
    
    If want to host my FAQ on your site, e-mail me and I'll consider it.
    
    GameFAQs Copyright Notice 
    All HTML and Active Server Page code is Copyright 1995-2003 GameFAQs, 
    and may not be duplicated or reproduced without the express written 
    consent of GameFAQs unless listed in the exceptions below: 
    Form code used for the GameFAQs Search Engine, located at 
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/search/index.asp, may be duplicated and used on 
    external web sites to use the GameFAQs search engine. 
    Each text document located on GameFAQs is Copyrighted by its original 
    author. GameFAQs makes no claim of ownership to these documents, and 
    merely hosts them on its server. Each document is copyrighted 
    separately, and you may have different rights for the use and 
    reproduction of that document based on copyright information found in 
    that file. The original author of each document should be contacted for 
    more information.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XII. Credits
    
    CJayC - For putting this on his site, GameFAQs, the greatest video game 
    website in existence.
    
    CyricZ - I tend to model the layouts of my FAQs after the style of this 
    legendary moderator/FAQ author.  This one is no exception.
    
    nba2kxpert - When I PWNed you many times in the legendary "Ben Wallace 
    is not a good defensive player" topic, it put Rashidi on the map.
    
    Rashidi - Duh.
    
    Sifon - For information on the 92, 94, and 96 Olympic teams.
    
    Virtuso3001 - For finding a typo (Had Amare's speed listed as 80)
    
    ESPN.com and NBA.com - For having very useful and informative 
    statistical databases.
    
    NBADraft.net - For their information on the 2003 draft class.
    
    Hoopshype.com - For having useful player information and insight.
    
    Basketballreference.com - Great compilation of statistics.
    
    The Knicks, Heat, Pacers, and Bulls - Those teams and their rivalries 
    are what got me (and kept me) interested in basketball 10 years ago.
    
    All the users of nba2k3 who gave their input - They know who they are 
    or aren't.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XIII. Links
    
    If you know of any good links, send them, and I'll list them.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    A. Basketball related websites
    
    nba.com - the official site of the NBA.
    
    espn.com - 
    
    cbssportsline.com - 
    
    sports.net - 
    
    hoopshype.com - 
    
    nbadraft.net - a site with the most comprehensive info on the history, 
    and future of the nbadraft, with prospect analysis.
    
    eurobasket.com - Extensive information on European basketball.
    
    usbasket.com - Connected to Eurobasket, information on North American 
    basketball.
    
    basketballreference.com - An excellent site on basketball statistics.
    
    basketballboards.net - Home of an insightful basketball community
    
    realgm.com - 
    
    
    ***********************************************************************
    B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
    
    segasports.com - Official site of the company that makes the NBA 2k 
    series (now known as ESPN Basketball)
    
    espnvideogames.com - Same site as segasports.com
    
    http://s3.cgi.gamefaqs.com/boards/gentopic.asp?board=31812 - Active 
    GameFAQs message board for NBA 2k3.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    C. Player websites
    
    drazenpetrovic.com - Official site of the late European great, Drazen 
    Petrovic.
    
    humanhighlight.com - Official site of the Human Highlight Film, 
    Dominique Wilkins.
    
    t-mac.com - Official site of Tracy McGrady.
    
    slamduncan.com - Official site of Tim Duncan.
    
    barondavis1.com - Official site of Baron Davis.
    
    jeterry.com - Official site of Jason Terry.
    
    mikebibby.com - Official site of Mike Bibby.
    
    stevenash.net - Official site of Steve Nash.
    
    carmeloanthony.net - Official site of Carmelo Anthony.
    
    cbillups.com - Official site of Chauncey Billups.
    
    bobby.ultimatepros.com - Official site of Bobby Jackson.
    
    manuginobili.com - Official site of Emanuel Ginobilli.
    
    divac.net - Official site of Vlade Divac.
    
    nba.com/sonics/drobnjak/manjaks.html - The official site of Predrag 
    Drobnjak, the most charismatic player in the NBA.
    
    rickbrunson.com - Official site of Rick Brunson, the greatest scrub to 
    ever grace the court.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    XIV. Closing
    
    This is my first time using the 2k series.  Prior to this, I'd been 
    with the EA Sports brand, which dates back to NBA Showdown (92-93, 
    prior to the Live series).
    
    I have not decided if I will do this FAQ next year, or if I will do it 
    for the 2k series (now known as "ESPN Basketball").
    
    One of the initial problems I had with this FAQ is I'd never done 
    anything like this, and had to figure out ways to do it on the fly.  
    Assuming I do this again next year, things will go much faster, since 
    I'll already have experience on what to do and not do.
    
    Once this is completed, I'll be very satisfied that I was FINALLY able 
    to finish one of my many long-term projects.
    
    Until next time,
    
    Rashidi
    
    Copyright 2003 John Markisch