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    Player Rating FAQ by Rashidi

    Version: 3.0 | Updated: 09/03/05 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    ESPN NBA 2K5
    Player Rating FAQ
    Version 3.0
    An FAQ by Rashidi
    E-Mail: rashidi@aol.com or johnmarkisch@hotmail.com
    
    NOTE: My AOL e-mail is currently inaccessible, so please e-mail only my 
    hotmail account.  Thank you.
    
    Table of Contents
    I.     Introduction
    II.    Legal Information
    III.   Version Updates
    IV.    Progress Review
    V.     How do the ratings work?
    VI.    The ratings
           A. Point Guards
           B. Shooting Guards
           C. Small Forwards
           D. Power Forwards
           E. Centers
           F. Legends
    VII.   Created Players (aka the CAPs section)
           A. Current Players
           B. Former Players
           C. Players adjusted to a specific year
           D. 2005 Draft Class
    VIII.  Sega Roster Download Updates
    IX.    Roster updates
    X.     Depth Charts
    XI.    Player Positional Percentages
    XII.   Team Ratings
    XIII.  Hall of Fame Monitor by Position
    XIV.   2005 NBA Draft Results
    XV.    Offseason Changes
    XVI.   2005 Free Agent Class
    XVII.  Created Teams
    XVIII. Questions and Answers
    XIX.   Credits
    XX.    Links
           A. Basketball related websites
           B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
           C. Player websites
    XXI.   Closing
    
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    I. Introduction
    
    Welcome to the Player Rating FAQ, written by Rashidi.  The purpose of 
    this FAQ is to update the ratings of the players in the game, to make 
    them as accurate as possible, as well as to represent what they have 
    accomplished during the 2004-2005 season, and to educate readers on NBA 
    history.
    
    Any updates to player ratings or major changes to the FAQ will be 
    listed in the Updates section.  Check it whenever a new version comes 
    out.
    
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    II. Legal Information
    
    This FAQ/Guide was made 100% by me, John Markisch (Rashidi).  You may 
    not take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own.  You may not 
    alter it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes 
    putting it in HTML format.  Do not post this document on your site 
    unless you have express consent by me.  You must ask for my permission 
    if you want to add any of my ratings to a roster file that you intend 
    to post on the Internet.  This guide is not official, nor is it 
    authorized by Sega or Visual Concepts.
    
    Currently, the following websites have permission to post my FAQ use or 
    information within it.
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.gamespot.com
    www.freewebs.com/espn_nba_basketball
    www.neoseeker.com
    www.games.channel.aol.com
    www.gamefly.com
    www.getintothegame.com
    
    If want to host my FAQ on your site, all you have to do is e-mail me, 
    or contact me at a GameFAQs message board, and I'll consider it.
    
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    III. Version Updates
    
    Version 3.0 (9/3/05)
    This is probably my final revision for the 2K5 edition of my guide.  
    Check back in three weeks for the 2K6 edition.
    Added Michael Ruffin, and Kevin Willis.
    Edited Al Harrington, Tom Gugliotta, Dan Gadzuric, Zaza Pachulia, 
    Calvin Booth, Jason Collier, Daniel Santiago, and Michael Stewart
    Created Paul Markisch.
    
    Version 2.9 (8/23/05)
    Added Chris Andersen, David West, Andrew DeClercq, and Larry Bird [80's 
    East].
    Edited Chris Duhon, Troy Hudson, Michael Redd, Darius Miles, Jackson 
    Vroman, Paul Shirley, Dale Davis, Jeff Foster, Kelvin Cato, Peja 
    Drobnjak, Scot Pollard, David Harrison, Jerome James, Tony Battie, 
    Rafael Araujo, Loren Woods, Jason Collins, and Aaron Williams.
    Created Pape Sow, Francisco Garcia, Luther Head, Chris Taft, Tom 
    Gugliotta [96-97], Allan Houston [02-03], Christian Laettner [96-97], 
    Sarunas Jasikevicius, and John Markisch.
    Edited Matt Bonner, Jackie Butler, Paul Shirley, Channing Frye, and 
    Hakim Warrick.
    
    Version 2.8 (7/13/05)
    Edited Shane Battier, Morris Peterson, Brian Cardinal, Lamond Murray, 
    Eric Williams, George Lynch, Lee Nailon, Bostjan Nachbar, Carlos 
    Boozer, Kris Humphries, Mehmet Okur, Stromile Swift, Lorenzen Wright, 
    Chris Kaman, Michael Olowokandi, Zeljko Rebraca, Jerome James, Mikki 
    Moore, Curtis Borchardt, Jarron Collins, Ervin Johnson, and Mamadou 
    N'diaye.
    Created Hakeem Olajuwon, Martell Webster, Charlie Villanueva, Ike 
    Diogu, Sean May, Rashad McCants, Antoine Wright, Joey Graham, Danny 
    Granger, Jarrett Jack, Daniel Ewing, Dijon Thompson, and Eddie Basden.
    Edited Raymond Felton, Nate Robinson, and David Lee.
    
    Version 2.7 (7/1/05)
    Added Hall of Fame Monitor by Position section.
    Edited Mike Dunleavy, Fred Jones, Jonathan Bender, Rodney White, James 
    Jones, Calbert Cheaney, and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.
    Created Raymond Felton, Nate Robinson, David Lee, Salim Stoudamire, 
    Arvydas Sabonis [European], Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers], and Rik Smits.  
    Edited Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams, and Channing Frye.
    
    Version 2.6 (6/26/05)
    Added Obinna Ekezie, and Scottie Pippen [90's East].
    Edited Joe Johnson, Cuttino Mobley, Quentin Richardson, Doug Christie, 
    Eddie House, DerMarr Johnson, Josh Childress, Wesley Person, Maurice 
    Evans, Greg Buckner, Boris Diaw, Kevin Martin, Paul Pierce, Carmelo 
    Anthony, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Van Horn, Wally 
    Szczerbiak, Caron Butler, Stephen Jackson, Hedo Turkoglu, Jim Jackson, 
    Bruce Bowen, Jarvis Hayes, Jared Jeffries, Jumaine Jones, Josh Smith, 
    Marcus Fizer, Eduardo Najera, Luke Walton, Bryon Russell, Jason Kapono, 
    Stacey Augmon, Justin Reed, Ndudi Ebi, Lamar Odom, Antawn Jamison, Raef 
    LaFrentz, P.J. Brown, Nene, Eddie Griffin, Al Jefferson, Brian Grant, 
    Austin Croshere, Etan Thomas, Kwame Brown, Malik Allen, Andris 
    Biedrins, Zarko Cabarkapa, Alan Henderson, Brian Cook, Stanislav 
    Medvedenko, Melvin Ely, Walter McCarty, Bo Outlaw, Maciej Lampe, Ryan 
    Humphrey, Mark Madsen, Mark Blount, Theo Ratliff, Joel Przybilla, 
    Kendrick Perkins, Steven Hunter, Francisco Elson, Jake Voskuhl, Ha 
    Seung-Jin, and Mark Pope.
    Created Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick, Fran 
    Vasquez, and Andrew Bynum.  Edited Justin Reed, Ha Seung-Jin, Milos 
    Vujanic, Martynas Andriuskevicius, and Ivan Chiriaev.
    
    Version 2.5 (6/16/05)
    Added the Player Position Percentages, NBA Draft, Offseason Changes, 
    and 2005 Free Agent Class sections.
    Edited Manu Ginobili, Jason Richardson, Larry Hughes, Joe Johnson, 
    Ricky Davis, Brent Barry, Quentin Richardson, Doug Christie, Mickael 
    Pietrus, Gordan Giricek, Tony Allen, Delonte West, Juan Dixon, Trenton 
    Hassell, Fred Hoiberg, Raja Bell, Devin Brown, Keith Bogans, J.R. 
    Smith, Casey Jacobsen, Anthony Peeler, DeShawn Stevenson, Kirk Snyder, 
    Quinton Ross, Bernard Robinson, Corey Maggette, Tayshaun Prince, Bobby 
    Simmons, Matt Harpring, Toni Kukoc, Darius Miles, Bruce Bowen, Gerald 
    Wallace, Corliss Williamson, Ruben Patterson, Viktor Khryapa, Jason 
    Kapono, Travis Outlaw, Tamar Slay, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Elton 
    Brand, Amare Stoudemire, Antonio McDyess, Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, 
    Drew Gooden, Troy Murphy, Kenny Thomas, Joe Smith, Anderson Varejao, 
    Chris Wilcox, and Darius Songaila.
    Created Charles Smith, and Kenny Smith.  Edited Viktor Khryapa, Bernard 
    Robinson, Derek Harper [Mavericks], Derek Harper [Knicks], and John 
    Starks.
    Added Drazen Petrovic [90's East].  Edited Bob Cousy [50's/60's].
    
    Version 2.4 (5/31/05)
    Edited Jason Kidd, Dwyane Wade, Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, Stephon 
    Marbury, Steve Francis, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, Chauncey Billups, 
    Jason Terry, Sam Cassell, Gary Payton, Jamaal Tinsley, Marko Jaric, 
    Rafer Alston, Damon Stoudamire, Earl Boykins, Bob Sura, Speedy Claxton, 
    Anthony Johnson, Brevin Knight, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Jeff 
    McInnis, Derek Fisher, Jason Hart, Darrell Armstrong, Maurice Williams, 
    Mike James, Carlos Arroyo, Leandrinho Barbosa, Dan Dickau, Marcus 
    Banks, Raul Lopez, Chucky Atkins, Tyronn Lue, Travis Best, Tony Delk, 
    John Salmons, Sebastian Telfair, Shaun Livingston, Lindsey Hunter, 
    Erick Strickland, Howard Eisley, Steve Blake, Rick Brunson, Moochie 
    Norris, Milt Palacio, Anthony Carter, Tierre Brown, Sasha Vujacic, 
    Lionel Chalmers, Kevin Ollie, Reece Gaines, Jamison Brewer, Kobe 
    Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, Richard Hamilton, 
    Michael Redd, Jalen Rose, Michael Finley, Mike Miller, Bonzi Wells, 
    Jamal Crawford, Ben Gordon, Derek Anderson, Marquis Daniels, Andre 
    Iguodala, David Wesley, Jon Barry, Willie Green, Ira Newble, Dahntay 
    Jones, Zoran Planinic, Richie Frahm, Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis, 
    Tim Thomas, Andres Nocioni, Kyle Korver, Scott Padgett, Adrian Griffin, 
    Aleksandar Pavlovic, Trevor Ariza, Eric Piatkowski, Ryan Bowen, Chris 
    Webber, Juwan Howard, Udonis Haslem, Mike Sweetney, Malik Rose, Maurice 
    Taylor, Jerome Williams, Danny Fortson, Vin Baker, Clarence 
    Weatherspoon, Brian Scalabrine, Yao Ming, Ben Wallace, Brad Miller, 
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Erick Dampier, Kurt Thomas, Dikembe Mutombo, Chris 
    Mihm, Brian Skinner, Samuel Dalembert, Brendan Haywood, Marc Jackson, 
    Adonal Foyle, Nenad Krstic, Primoz Brezec, Elden Campbell, Jason 
    Collins, Darko Milicic, Shawn Bradley, and Greg Ostertag.
    Created Erick Barkley, Antonio Burks, Andre Emmett, Eddie Gill, Jeff 
    Hornacek [Suns], Jeff Hornacek [Jazz], Andrew Bogut, Marvin Williams, 
    and Gerald Green.
    Edited Trevor Ariza, Andre Barrett, Carlos Delfino, Keith McLeod, and 
    Andres Nocioni.
    
    Version 2.3 (5/2/05)
    Added Chris Duhon, Viktor Khryapa, Rodney Rogers, Lawrence Funderburke, 
    Paul Shirley, Tony Massenburg, Wang ZhiZhi, Sean Marks, and Ha Seung-
    Jin.
    Edited Dwyane Wade, Mike Bibby, Steve Nash, Gilbert Arenas, Tony 
    Parker, Andre Miller, Sam Cassell, Jason Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby 
    Jackson, Antonio Daniels, Damon Stoudamire, Luke Ridnour, Nick Van 
    Exel, Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Jeff McInnis, Troy Hudson, Dan Dickau, 
    Leandrinho Barbosa, Marcus Banks, Tyronn Lue, Travis Best, Tony Delk, 
    Beno Udrih, Keyon Dooling, Jacque Vaughn, Steve Blake, Frank Williams, 
    Sebastian Telfair, Jannero Pargo, Anthony Carter, Omar Cook, Allen 
    Iverson, Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Manu Ginobili, Michael Redd, Larry 
    Hughes, Michael Finley, Joe Johnson, Eddie Jones, Brent Barry, Quentin 
    Richardson, Latrell Sprewell, Kerry Kittles, Ben Gordon, Ronald Murray, 
    Devin Brown, Dajuan Wagner, Zoran Planinic, Ron Mercer, Steve Smith, 
    Shandon Anderson, LeBron James, Andrei Kirilenko, Peja Stojakovic, 
    Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Wally Szczerbiak, Glenn Robinson, 
    Desmond Mason, Toni Kukoc, Luol Deng, Jim Jackson, Andres Nocioni, Jiri 
    Welsch, Bruce Bowen, Josh Smith, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Luke Jackson, 
    Rasual Butler, Rodney Buford, Qyntel Woods, Dorell Wright, Kevin 
    Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Jermaine O'Neal, Elton Brand, Amare 
    Stoudemire, Chris Webber, Pau Gasol, Kenyon Martin, Antoine Walker, 
    Zach Randolph, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Emeka Okafor, Tyson Chandler, 
    Dwight Howard, Udonis Haslem, Vladimir Radmanovic, Antonio Davis, 
    Clifford Robinson, Eddie Griffin, Anderson Varejao, Nick Collison, 
    Christian Laettner, Robert Traylor, Danny Fortson, Othella Harrington, 
    Reggie Evans, Brian Scalabrine, Shaquille O'Neal, Marcus Camby, Eddy 
    Curry, Radoslav Nesterovic, Nazr Mohammed, Nenad Krstic, Brandon 
    Haywood, Adonal Foyle, Jerome James, Vitaly Potapenko, Michael Doleac, 
    Scott Williams, DeSagana Diop, and Robert Swift.
    Created Viktor Khryapa, Paul Shirley, Damien Wilkins, Derek Harper 
    [Mavericks], Derek Harper [Knicks], Michael Jordan [#45], and Luc 
    Longley.  Edited Matt Carroll, Chris Duhon, Jermaine Jackson, Ha Seung-
    Jin, and Billy Thomas.
    Updated the Team Ratings.  I'm really happy because the Team Ratings 
    are starting to match where the teams are at in real life.
    
    Version 2.2 (3/25/05)
    Added Bernard Robinson, Trevor Ariza, Justin Reed, P.J. Brown, Malik 
    Rose, Malik Allen, and Michael Bradley.
    Edited Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Gilbert 
    Arenas, Gary Payton, Jameer Nelson, Jeff McInnis, Brevin Knight, Carlos 
    Arroyo, Eric Snow, Jason Hart, Marcus Banks, Dan Dickau, John Salmons, 
    Lindsey Hunter, Rod Strickland, Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, Vince 
    Carter, Jason Richardson, Larry Hughes, Ricky Davis, Jamal Crawford, 
    Allan Houston, Doug Christie, Penny Hardaway, Tony Allen, Aaron McKie, 
    Delonte West, Kareem Rush, Keith Bogans, Ira Newble, LeBron James, 
    Grant Hill, Tayshaun Prince, Tim Thomas, Mike Dunleavy, Jarvis Hayes, 
    Kyle Korver, Gerald Wallace, Ronald Dupree, Jason Kapono, Matt Barnes, 
    Bostjan Nachbar, Darvin Ham, Tamar Slay, Chris Webber, Antoine Walker, 
    Rasheed Wallace, Antawn Jamison, Antonio McDyess, Donyell Marshall, 
    Chris Bosh, Drew Gooden, Raef LaFrentz, Emeka Okafor, Dwight Howard, 
    Michael Sweetney, Anderson Varejao, Al Jefferson, Maurice Taylor, 
    Robert Traylor, Melvin Ely, Pat Garrity, Karl Malone, Ben Wallace, 
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Kurt Thomas, Samuel Dalembert, Kelvin Cato, Primoz 
    Brezec, Elden Campbell, Tony Battie, Joel Przybilla, Darko Milicic, 
    Jabari Smith, Bruno Sundov.
    Created Jackie Butler, Matt Carroll, Jermaine Jackson, Mario Kasun, 
    Justin Reed, Bernard Robinson, and Bernard King [Knicks].  Edited 
    Trevor Ariza, Andre Barrett, Carlos Delfino, Billy Thomas.
    I hadn't updated this guide one month and two days because I'd been 
    waiting for the online rosters to be updated.  The brainchilds at 
    Visual Concepts decided to give LeBron James 97 overall, 91 med shot, 
    and 85 DefAwr.  I don't know which could be further from the truth, his 
    med shot or his defense.  In any event, there are many people who badly 
    overrate Lebron, and I suppose this was done to appease the masses.  
    Unfortunately, it seems that whenever Visual Concepts makes a ratings 
    change to a star, they take big broad strokes that often overrate the 
    player badly - case in point, Peja Stojakovic last year getting 85 
    RebDef and 80 steal.
    Due to Visual Concepts' failure to accurately rate players since the 
    beginning of the 2k series, I will be writing them a letter to explore 
    the possibility of Rashidi becoming a member of their ratings 
    department.
    I will be holding many polls on a few websites (to which I will hotlink 
    in a later update).  I would like to base a portion of my argument on 
    fan input, on topics like "which of us does ratings better", "who rates 
    player X most accurately", or "do you think LeBron was over/under rated 
    BEFORE roster update" and "do you think the new LeBron is overrated"?  
    I would like to get as much input as possible so please check the 
    GameFAQs message board for notification of polls.  I will probably post 
    them at espnvideogames.com and operationSports.com as well.  Those 
    boards can host a poll and topics don't die after a week, whereas 
    GameFAQs posts can't host a poll and topics die quickly.
    Actually, now my announcement is currently in limbo - there is going to 
    be a major video game news announcement from the NBA tomorrow - which 
    actually means the status of my NBA2K Player Rating FAQ is very much in 
    jeopardy.
    
    Version 2.1 (2/6/05)
    Added Rod Strickland, Brian Grant, Keon Clark, Brian Cook, Donnell 
    Harvey, Ryan Humphrey, and Lonny Baxter.
    Edited Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash, Jason Williams, Rafer Alston, 
    Speedy Claxton, Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Leandrinho Barbosa, Raul 
    Lopez, Zoran Planinic, Travis Best, Jacque Vaughn, Moochie Norris, 
    Keyon Dooling, Anthony Carter, Sasha Vujacic, Smush Parker, Jamison 
    Brewer, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Jason Richardson, Joe Johnson, 
    Bonzi Wells, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Quentin Richardson, Mike 
    Miller, Mickael Pietrus, Fred Hoiberg, Kirk Snyder, Andrei Kirilenko, 
    Shawn Marion, James Posey, Shane Battier, Jalen Rose, Wally Szczerbiak, 
    Caron Butler, Morris Peterson, Jim Jackson, Mike Dunleavy, Lamond 
    Murray, Jumaine Jones, Devean George, Brian Cardinal, Eric Williams, 
    Raja Bell, Luke Walton, Pau Gasol, Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, 
    Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, Troy Murphy, Eddie Griffin, Michael 
    Sweetney, Christian Laettner, Stanislav Medvedenko, Mark Madsen, Mehmet 
    Okur, Stromile Swift, Chris Mihm, Lorenzen Wright, Michael Olowokandi, 
    Rafael Araujo, Loren Woods, Steven Hunter, Jake Tsakalidis, and Ervin 
    Johnson.
    Created Royal Ivey, and Billy Thomas.  Edited Matt Bonner.
    
    Version 2.0 (1/19/05)
    Added Joe Smith, Anderson Varejao, Robert Traylor, Alan Henderson, Dan 
    Gadzuric, Zeljko Rebraca, Scott Williams, Zendon Hamilton, Calvin 
    Booth, Mamadou N'diaye, Daniel Santiago, Evan Eschmeyer, Mengke Bateer, 
    and Bob Cousy [50's/60's].
    Edited Jason Kidd, Stephon Marbury, Jason Terry, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby 
    Jackson, Marko Jaric, Damon Stoudamire, Jeff McInnis, Nick Van Exel, 
    Eric Snow, Darrell Armstrong, Brevin Knight, Jason Hart, John Salmons, 
    Dan Dickau, Rick Brunson, Frank Williams, Sebastian Telfair, Lionel 
    Chalmers, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Ricky Davis, Cuttino 
    Mobley, Allan Houston, Doug Christie, Ben Gordon, Tony Allen, Maurice 
    Evans, Casey Jacobsen, Quinton Ross, Keith Van Horn, Toni Kukoc, 
    Desmond Mason, Luol Deng, Jiri Welsch, Andres Nocioni, Josh Smith, Lee 
    Nailon, Ira Newble, Luke Jackson, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Travis Outlaw, 
    Dirk Nowitzki, Elton Brand, Amare Stoudemire, Zach Randolph, Shareef 
    Abdur-Rahim, Kurt Thomas, Emeka Okafor, Tyson Chandler, Kenny Thomas, 
    Jerome Williams, Chris Wilcox, Melvin Ely, Tom Gugliotta, Zydrunas 
    Ilgauskas, Mark Blount, Eddy Curry, Nazr Mohammed, Marc Jackson, Samuel 
    Dalembert, Chris Kaman, Mikki Moore, Loren Woods, Jahidi White, 
    Kendrick Perkins, Shawn Bradley, DeSagana Diop, and Jabari Smith.
    Created Keith McLeod, Slavko Vranes, Harold Miner, and Ivan Chiriaev.  
    Edited Trevor Ariza, and Chris Duhon.
    Added the Legends section.  Added the Ages for most of the players.
    
    Version 1.9 (1/3/05)
    Added Milt Palacio, Tierre Brown, Smush Parker, Mark Jackson, Avery 
    Johnson, Tony Williams, Mark Johnson, Hubert Davis, James Jones, 
    Michael Curry, Udonis Haslem, Vladimir Radmanovic, Etan Thomas, Danny 
    Fortson, Kwame Brown, Nick Collison, Reggie Evans, Bo Outlaw, Zarko 
    Cabarkapa, Jerome Beasley, Jerome James, Vitaly Potapenko, Steven 
    Hunter, Joel Przybilla, and Jabari Smith.
    Edited Damon Jones, Earl Watson, Kenny Anderson, Leandrinho Barbosa, 
    Chucky Atkins, Jason Hart, Steve Blake, Tyronn Lue, Troy Bell, Beno 
    Udrih, Lindsey Hunter, Howard Eisley, Rick Brunson, Jacque Vaughn, 
    Sebastian Telfair, Dan Dickau, Kevin Ollie, Omar Cook, Junior 
    Harrington, Reece Gaines, Allan Houston, Marquis Daniels, Andre 
    Iguodala, Kendall Gill, DerMarr Johnson, Shawn Marion, Rashard Lewis, 
    Glenn Robinson, Tayshaun Prince, Caron Butler, Bobby Simmons, Josh 
    Howard, Tim Thomas, Luol Deng, Kyle Korver, Andres Nocioni, Corliss 
    Williamson, Gerald Wallace, Raja Bell, Rasual Butler, Jared Jeffries, 
    Ryan Bowen, Dorell Wright, Tamar Slay, Rick Fox, Monty Williams, 
    Donyell Marshall, Raef LaFrentz, Kenny Thomas, Chris Bosh, Juwan 
    Howard, Tyson Chandler, Robert Horry, Maurice Taylor, Antonio Davis, 
    Nene, Michael Sweetney, Al Jefferson, Clarence Weatherspoon, Kris 
    Humphries, Othella Harrington, Tom Gugliotta, Brian Scalabrine, Walter 
    McCarty, Maciej Lampe, Jerome Moiso, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, Mehmet 
    Okur, Erick Dampier, Alonzo Mourning, Vlade Divac, Chris Mihm, Eddy 
    Curry, Nazr Mohammed, Samuel Dalembert, Brendan Haywood, Derrick 
    Coleman, Kelvin Cato, Jeff Foster, Marc Jackson, Nenad Krstic, Primoz 
    Brezec, Darko Milicic, Rafael Araujo, Aaron Williams, Jason Collins, 
    David Harrison, Jarron Collins, Michael Doleac, Jake Voskuhl, Curtis 
    Borchardt, Jason Collier, Robert Swift, and Cezary Trybanski.
    Created Andre Barrett, Matt Bonner, Martynas Andriuskevicius, Yinka 
    Dare, and Patrick Ewing.  Edited Trevor Ariza, Carlos Delfino, Chris 
    Duhon, Andres Nocioni, James Jones.
    Added 2005 Draft Class CAP section.
    
    Version 1.8 (12/18/04)
    This update is big, but doesn't feel like it for me (because it was 
    done in three weeks instead of one week like the last one).
    Added Alvin Williams, Sasha Vujacic, David Wesley, Mickael Pietrus, 
    Juan Dixon, Wesley Person, Anthony Peeler, Devin Brown, J.R. Smith, 
    Kevin Martin, Roger Mason Jr, Boris Diaw, Quinton Ross, Maurice Evans, 
    Kendall Gill, Antawn Jamison, Troy Murphy, Clifford Robinson, and 
    Andris Biedrins.
    Edited Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Dwyane Wade, Steve 
    Francis, Mike Bibby, Steve Nash, Sam Cassell, Andre Miller, Jason 
    Terry, Gary Payton, Kirk Hinrich, Damon Stoudamire, Jamaal Tinsley, 
    Carlos Arroyo, Antonio Daniels, Rafer Alston, Marko Jaric, Luke 
    Ridnour, Darrell Armstrong, Nick Van Exel, McInnis, Eric Snow, Speedy 
    Claxton, Derek Fisher, Bob Sura, Troy Hudson, Jeff Devin Harris, Earl 
    Boykins, Brevin Knight, Jameer Nelson, Raul Lopez, Maurice Williams, 
    Mike James, Erick Strickland, Charlie Ward, Travis Best, Marcus Banks, 
    Moochie Norris, Frank Williams, Zoran Planinic, Kobe Bryant, Vince 
    Carter, Emanuel Ginobili, Brent Barry, Eddie Jones, Jason Richardson, 
    Jamal Crawford, Reggie Miller, Doug Christie, Derek Anderson, Matt 
    Harpring, Voshon Lenard, Gordan Giricek, Jon Barry, Josh Childress, 
    Trenton Hassell, Dajuan Wagner, Lucious Harris, Ron Mercer, Fred 
    Hoiberg, Willie Green, Keith Bogans, Steve Smith, Eddie House, Courtney 
    Alexander, Kareem Rush, Dahntay Jones, Kirk Snyder, Tony Allen, Delonte 
    West, Greg Buckner, Casey Jacobsen, DeShawn Stevenson, Richie Frahm, 
    Shandon Anderson, Carmelo Anthony, Glenn Robinson, Tim Thomas, Fred 
    Jones, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Jermaine O'Neal, Elton 
    Brand, Chris Webber, Pau Gasol, Rasheed Wallace, Amare Stoudemire, 
    Kenyon Martin, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Zach Randolph, Lamar Odom, Antoine 
    Walker, Karl Malone, Carlos Boozer, Donyell Marshall, Antonio McDyess, 
    Emeka Okafor, Juwan Howard, Eddie Griffin, Michael Sweetney, and Jerome 
    Williams.
    Edited Trevor Ariza.
    
    Version 1.7 (11/28/04)
    On this Thanksgiving, we give thanks to Rashidi for Player Ratings.  
    This is probably my biggest and most in-depth update ever.  Remember 
    for speed editing, searching for NEW-Add or NEW-Edit (or simply NEW-) 
    using the Ctrl + F function is your friend.  I'll probably take a bit 
    longer for my next update, not because I'll be slacking (well actually, 
    now that I think about it, I'm going to be very busy with other things 
    for the next two weeks anyway), but mostly to give people a time to 
    make all those changes.
    Added Larry Hughes, James Posey, Desmond Mason, Shane Battier, Toni 
    Kukoc, Hedo Turkoglu, Jim Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Mike Dunleavy, 
    Jarvis Hayes, Devean George, George Lynch, Brian Cardinal, Marcus 
    Fizer, Chris Crawford, Jumaine Jones, Lee Nailon, Eduardo Najera, Scott 
    Padgett, Rasual Butler, Jared Jeffries, Bryon Russell, Calbert Cheaney, 
    Rodney Buford, Dorell Wright, Ira Newble, Matt Barnes, Stacey Augmon, 
    Qyntel Woods, Ansu Sesay, Bostjan Nachbar, Ryan Bowen, Tremaine 
    Fowlkes, and Mark Pope.
    Edited Stephon Marbury, Steve Nash, Sam Cassell, Dwyane Wade, Chauncey 
    Billups, Gilbert Arenas, Gary Payton, Tony Parker, Kirk Hinrich, Jason 
    Williams, Carlos Arroyo, T.J. Ford, Marko Jaric, Shaun Livingston, 
    Lionel Chalmers, Rick Brunson, Jamison Brewer, Kobe Bryant, Tracy 
    McGrady, Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Vince Carter, Michael 
    Redd, Emanuel Ginobili, Richard Hamilton, Michael Finley, Latrell 
    Sprewell, Brent Barry, Eddie Jones, Ricky Davis, Allan Houston, Jason 
    Richardson, Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Bonzi Wells, Reggie Miller, 
    Kerry Kittles, Doug Christie, Stephen Jackson, Quentin Richardson, Mike 
    Miller, Marquis Daniels, Ronald Murray, Penny Hardaway, Aaron McKie, 
    Willie Green, Shawn Marion, Andrei Kirilenko, Peja Stojakovic, LeBron 
    James, Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis, Grant Hill, 
    Corey Maggette, Jamal Mashburn, Jalen Rose, Keith Van Horn, Al 
    Harrington, Wally Szczerbiak, Caron Butler, Luol Deng, Tayshaun Prince, 
    Andre Iguodala, Josh Howard, Andres Nocioni, Morris Peterson, Bobby 
    Simmons, Darius Miles, Kyle Korver, Bruce Bowen, Gerald Wallace, Ruben 
    Patterson, Jonathan Bender, Rodney White, Raja Bell, Eric Williams, 
    Luke Walton, Josh Smith, Eddie Robinson, Stacey Augmon, Nikoloz 
    Tskitishvili, Tamar Slay, Jason Kapono, Travis Outlaw, Ndudi Ebi, Kurt 
    Thomas, Chris Bosh, Emeka Okafor, Dwight Howard, Michael Sweetney, 
    Jerome Williams, Vin Baker, Nazr Mohammed, and David Harrison.
    Edited Trevor Ariza, James Jones, Andres Nocioni.
    
    Version 1.6 (11/20/04)
    Did you guys see the melee?  This is going to be talked about for 
    years.  It's been quite a memorable season so far, that's for sure.
    Added Mike James, Erick Strickland, Derek Anderson, Casey Jacobsen, 
    Morris Peterson, Andres Nocioni, Ruben Patterson, Lamond Murray, 
    Aleksandar Pavlovic, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Griffin, Eric Piatkowski, 
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, Maurice Taylor, 
    Clarence Weatherspoon, Pat Garrity, Jackson Vroman, Jerome Moiso, 
    Brendan Haywood, Jake Voskuhl, and Mikki Moore.
    Edited Jason Terry, Kirk Hinrich, Devin Harris, Ben Gordon, Jason Hart, 
    Maurice Williams, Michael Finley, Jamal Crawford, Marquis Daniels, 
    Penny Hardaway, Fred Hoiberg, Richie Frahm, LeBron James, Grant Hill, 
    Luol Deng, Bobby Simmons, Kyle Korver, Drew Gooden, Antonio Davis, 
    Tyson Chandler, Robert Horry, Michael Sweetney, Jerome Williams, Rafael 
    Araujo, Loren Woods, David Harrison, and Peter John Ramos.
    Created James Jones.
    Edited Trevor Ariza, and Andres Nocioni.
    
    Version 1.5 (11/10/04)
    Added Luke Ridnour, Damon Jones, Jannero Pargo, Dan Dickau, Rick 
    Brunson, Junior Harrington, Brent Price, Cuttino Mobley, Jason 
    Richardson, Doug Christie, Matt Harpring, Gordan Giricek, Courtney 
    Alexander, Dahntay Jones, Eddie House, DerMarr Johnson, Shawn Marion, 
    Rashard Lewis, Jamal Mashburn, Caron Butler, Darius Miles, Eric 
    Williams, Zach Randolph, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Carlos Boozer, Juwan 
    Howard, Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries, Zaza Pachulia, Chris Mihm, Dale 
    Davis, Tony Battie, and Jahidi White.
    Edited Steve Francis, Mike Bibby, Bobby Jackson, Penny Hardaway, Steve 
    Smith, Shandon Anderson, Richard Jefferson, Glenn Robinson, Tim Thomas, 
    Luke Jackson, Gerald Wallace, Josh Smith, Raja Bell, Kurt Thomas, Yao 
    Ming, Eddy Curry, Primoz Brezec, and Michael Doleac.
    Edited Trevor Ariza, Chris Duhon, Andres Nocioni, and Yuta Tabuse.
    
    Version 1.4 (11/2/04)
    Added Marko Jaric, Travis Best, Leandrinho Barbosa, Tony Delk, John 
    Salmons, Keyon Dooling, Anthony Carter, Eddie Jones, Bonzi Wells, Joe 
    Johnson, Quentin Richardson, Mike Miller, Tamar Slay, Kedrick Brown, 
    Andrei Kirilenko, Lamar Odom, Corey Maggette, Jerry Stackhouse, Glenn 
    Robinson, Grant Hill, Josh Howard, Josh Smith, Bobby Simmons, Dirk 
    Nowitzki, Elton Brand, Pau Gasol, Antoine Walker, Amare Stoudemire, 
    Kenny Thomas, Chris Wilcox, Melvin Ely, Othella Harrington, Maciej 
    Lampe, Brandon Hunter, Stromile Swift, Lorenzen Wright, Brian Skinner, 
    Chris Kaman, Aaron Williams, Nenad Krstic, Jake Tsakalidis, Jason 
    Collins, Jarron Collins, Greg Ostertag, Shawn Bradley, Loren Woods, and 
    Curtis Borchardt.
    Edited Devin Harris, Kobe Bryant, Steve Smith, Gerald Wallace, Samuel 
    Dalembert, Marc Jackson, and Primoz Brezec.
    Created Chris Duhon, Marcus Hatten, Romain Sato, Yuta Tabuse, Nick 
    Anderson, Dennis Rodman [Pistons], Dennis Rodman [Bulls], and Dennis 
    Scott.
    Edited Trevor Ariza, and Andres Nocioni.
    Updated the rosters and depth charts.
    
    Version 1.3 (10/23/04)
    Added Bob Sura, Anthony Johnson, Mateen Cleaves, Tracy McGrady, Stephen 
    Jackson, Fred Jones, Voshon Lenard, DeShawn Stevenson, Keith Bogans, 
    Peja Stojakovic, Al Harrington, Jiri Welsch, Gerald Wallace, Greg 
    Buckner, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Jason Kapono, Jermaine O'Neal, Chris 
    Webber, Kenyon Martin, Nene, Raef LaFrentz, Austin Croshere, Christian 
    Laettner, Tom Gugliotta, Walter McCarty, Marcus Camby, Zydrunas 
    Ilgauskas, Jamaal Magloire, Peja Drobnjak, Jeff Foster, Scot Pollard, 
    Marc Jackson, Francisco Elson, Jason Collier, DeSagana Diop, Michael 
    Stewart, and Ernest Brown.
    Edited Maurice Williams, Brad Miller, Michael Doleac, and Primoz 
    Brezec.
    Created Andres Nocioni, and Sasha Vujacic.
    Added the Team Ratings section.
    
    Version 1.2 (10/15/04)
    Added Earl Watson, Troy Bell, Howard Eisley, Lindsey Hunter, Paul 
    Pierce, Brent Barry, Ricky Davis, Aaron McKie, Delonte West, Tony 
    Allen, Willie Green, Tayshaun Prince, Corliss Williamson, Tyson 
    Chandler, Luol Deng, Darvin Ham, Ronald Dupree, Rasheed Wallace, 
    Antonio McDyess, Al Jefferson, Brad Miller, Erick Dampier, Mehmet Okur, 
    Mark Blount, Theo Ratliff, Radoslav Nesterovic, Samuel Dalembert, 
    Derrick Coleman, Eddy Curry, Adonal Foyle, Darko Milicic, Rafael 
    Araujo, Kendrick Perkins, Robert Swift, Peter John Ramos, and David 
    Harrison.
    Edited Nazr Mohammed.
    Created Carlos Delfino, Ha Seung-Jin, Isaiah Rider (J.R. Rider), and 
    John Starks.
    
    Version 1.1 (10/10/04)
    Added Eric Snow, Rafer Alston, Speedy Claxton, Steve Blake, Reece 
    Gaines, Allen Iverson, Vince Carter, LeBron James, Richard Hamilton, 
    Emanuel Ginobili, Kerry Kittles, Reggie Miller, Dajuan Wagner, Lucious 
    Harris, Ron Mercer, Rodney White, Kirk Snyder, Josh Childress, Andre 
    Iguodala, Ron Artest, Carmelo Anthony, Richard Jefferson, Jalen Rose, 
    Keith Van Horn, Wally Szczerbiak, Luke Jackson, Jonathan Bender, Bruce 
    Bowen, Luke Walton, Kyle Korver, Raja Bell, Ndudi Ebi, Travis Outlaw, 
    Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Robert Horry, Emeka Okafor, 
    Dwight Howard, Eddie Griffin, Stanislav Medvedenko, Brian Scalabrine, 
    Mark Madsen, Darius Songaila, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, Ben Wallace, 
    Vlade Divac, Alonzo Mourning, Michael Olowokandi, Dikembe Mutombo, 
    Elden Campbell, Kelvin Cato, Ervin Johnson, Pavel Podzolkin, Cezary 
    Trybanski, Primoz Brezec, and Bruno Sundov.
    Edited Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and Allan Houston.
    Created Trevor Ariza, Michael Jordan [80's Bulls], Michael Jordan 
    [1990-1993 Bulls], Michael Jordan [1995-1998 Bulls], and Michael Jordan 
    [Wizards].
    
    Version 1.0 (10/3/04)
    Wrote up the layout for the FAQ.
    Added Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Sam 
    Cassell, Mike Bibby, Dwyane Wade, Chauncey Billups, Steve Nash, Gilbert 
    Arenas, Andre Miller, Jason Terry, Tony Parker, Gary Payton, Jason 
    Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Bobby Jackson, Carlos Arroyo, Damon Stoudamire, 
    Antonio Daniels, T.J. Ford, Jamaal Tinsley, Nick Van Exel, Jay 
    Williams, Troy Hudson, Derek Fisher, Jeff McInnis, Jameer Nelson, 
    Darrell Armstrong, Earl Boykins, Raul Lopez, Marcus Banks, Ben Gordon, 
    Devin Harris, Charlie Ward, Chucky Atkins, Kenny Anderson, Brevin 
    Knight, Tyronn Lue, Frank Williams, Moochie Norris, Shaun Livingston, 
    Beno Udrih, Sebastian Telfair, Lionel Chalmers, Jason Hart, Kevin 
    Ollie, Jacque Vaughn, Maurice Williams, Omar Cook, Jamison Brewer, Kobe 
    Bryant, Ray Allen, Latrell Sprewell, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, 
    Jamal Crawford, Marquis Daniels, Ronald Murray, Penny Hardaway, Kareem 
    Rush, Steve Smith, Trenton Hassell, Richie Frahm, Zoran Planinic, Fred 
    Hoiberg, Shandon Anderson, Tim Thomas, Kurt Thomas, Vin Baker, Jerome 
    Williams, Michael Sweetney, and Nazr Mohammed.
    Created Milos Vujanic.
    Added the roster updates and depth charts.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    IV. Progress Review
    
    Here are the stats for what I have completed so far.  This information 
    will be useful, to see the rate at which I am progressing.
    
    Position       Complete (On Teams)
    Point Guard      90/98     (77/77)
    Shooting Guard   77/88     (72/72)
    Small Forward    90/103    (83/83)
    Power Forward    89/113    (85/85)
    Center           86/98     (80/80)
    Total           420/502  (397/397)
    
    Team      Complete
    76'ers    14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
    Blazers   14/14
    Bobcats   12/12 (1/3 Not in game)
    Bucks     13/13 (0/1 Not in game)
    Bulls     14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
    Cavaliers 15/15
    Celtics   12/12
    Clippers  14/14
    Grizzlies 13/13 (2/2 Not in game)
    Hawks     12/12 (1/2 Not in game)
    Heat      15/15
    Hornets   13/13
    Jazz      12/12 (1/3 Not in game)
    Kings     13/13 (1/2 Not in game)
    Knicks    13/13 (2/2 Not in game)
    Lakers    14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
    Magic     13/13 (1/2 Not in game)
    Mavericks 15/15 (0/1 Not in game)
    Nets      13/13 (1/1 Not in game)
    Nuggets   14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
    Pacers    14/14 (1/2 Not in game)
    Pistons   12/12 (1/2 Not in game)
    Raptors   14/14 (2/2 Not in game)
    Rockets   14/14 (0/1 Not in game)
    Sonics    13/13 (1/1 Not in game)
    Spurs     13/13 (0/2 Not in game)
    Suns      12/12
    T'Wolves  13/13 (0/1 Not in game)
    Warriors  13/13
    Wizards   13/13 (0/2 Not in game)
    FreeAgent 14/41
    Minors    3/10
    Internat  4/28
    Retired   11/33
    Teams     30/30
    Completed Teams
    76'ers, Blazers, Bobcats, Bucks, Bulls, Cavaliers, Celtics, Clippers, 
    Grizzlies, Hawks, Heat, Hornets, Jazz, Kings, Knicks, Lakers, Magic, 
    Mavericks, Nets, Nuggets, Pacers, Pistons, Raptors, Rockets, Sonics, 
    Spurs, Suns, T'Wolves, Warriors, Wizards
    
    Best players not yet rated
    PG - J.R. Bremer, Doug Overton, Shammond Williams
    SG - Bryant Stith, Dion Glover, Ricky Minard
    SF - Sean Lampley, Laphonso Ellis, Glen Rice
    PF - Shawn Kemp, Anthony Mason, Charles Oakley
    C - Vladimir Stepania, Nate Huffman, Amal McCaskill
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    V. How do the ratings work?
    
    First, what are the rating categories?
    
    Rate (Overall Rating) 
    Close (Shot Close) 
    Med (Shot Medium) 
    3pt (Shot 3pt) 
    FT (Free Throw) 
    Layup (Layup) 
    Dunk (Dunk) 
    DnkRng (Dunk Range) - hidden rating 
    DnkSt (Dunk Standing) - hidden rating 
    Handle (Ball Handling) 
    Pass (Pass) 
    OffCl (Offense Clutch) - hidden rating 
    Sh/Ps (Shoot or Pass) - hidden rating 
    PostOff (Low Post Offense) 
    PostDef (Low Post Defense) 
    Def (Defense) - hidden rating 
    Block (Block) 
    Steal (Steal) 
    DefCl (Defense Clutch) - hidden rating 
    RebOff (Offensive Rebounding) 
    RebDef (Defensive Rebounding) 
    Speed (Speed)
    Stam (Stamina)
    Dur (Durability) 
    DefAwr (Defensive Awareness) 
    OffAwr (Offensive Awareness)
    
    Now, what do the ratings do?
    
    Overall Rating - The numerical average of the player's total collection 
    of abilities. Not all ratings are equal.  Some affect overall more than 
    others, and some don't affect it at all.  Some ratings are also more 
    important to certain player positions than others, and thus have more 
    of an impact on overall.
    
    Close Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (inside the paint).
    
    Medium Shot - Two-point shooting accuracy (outside the paint).
    
    3pt Shot - Three-point shooting accuracy.
    
    Free Throw - Free Throw shooting accuracy.
    
    Layup - Layup accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
    
    Dunk - Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
    
    Dunk Range - The distance from which a player can dunk.
     
    Dunk Standing - 
    
    Ball Handling - Determines how effective a player will be at using 
    Isomotion crossovers.  A higher rating also makes it harder to steal 
    the ball from the player.
    
    Pass - Determines the accuracy and speed of passes made by the player.  
    A higher rating also makes it harder to steal passes from the player.
    
    Offense Clutch - Determines how much better a player will perform 
    offensively in clutch situations (The 4th Quarter and OT).
      
    Shoot or Pass - This rating determines how frequently a player will 
    look to shoot when they have the ball.  A high rating means they will 
    look for their shot, while a low rating means they will usually pass 
    off.
    
    Post Offense - Effectiveness of offensive post moves.
    
    Post Defense - Effectiveness of defending a player in the post.
    
    Defense - 
    
    Block - Ability to block the opponent's shot.
    
    Steal - Ability to steal the ball from the opponent, or pick off a 
    pass.
    
    Defense Clutch  - Determines how much better a player will perform 
    defensively in clutch situations (The 4th Quarter and OT).
    
    RebOff - Ability to grab offensive rebounds.
    
    RebDef - Ability to grab defensive rebounds.
    
    Speed - How fast the player runs down the court.
    
    Stamina - The rate of which players grow tired.
    
    Durability - Resistance to injury.  Players with low Durability will 
    suffer injuries more frequently, and the injuries will me more serious.
    
    Defensive Awareness - Determines how effective a player will execute in 
    defensive plays.
    
    Offensive Awareness - Determines how effective a player will execute in 
    offensive plays.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VI. The ratings
    
    Ratings will be done in descending order, from highest overall, to 
    lowest overall.  This should work best, because the top players are the 
    ones most of you will want to edit first.  Doing it by team is bad, 
    because players change teams a lot, especially in the offseason.
    
    If you want to find the ratings for specific players, Ctrl + F is your 
    best friend.  Seriously.  If you ever complain about not being able to 
    find something in an FAQ, it means you are computer illiterate, because 
    Ctrl + F is very easy.  Press the Ctrl key.  Hold it.  Then press F.  
    Then enter the name of something you are searching for.  Make sure you 
    can spell it correctly.
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    A. Point Guards
    
    Rating - Player (Version last updated)
    
    92 - Jason Kidd (2.4)
    92 - Dwyane Wade (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    91 - Baron Davis (2.4)
    88 - Mike Bibby (2.4)
    87 - Stephon Marbury (2.4)
    87 - Steve Francis (2.4)
    86 - Steve Nash (2.4)
    86 - Gilbert Arenas (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    85 - Chauncey Billups (2.4)
    85 - Jason Terry (2.4)
    84 - Tony Parker (2.3)
    84 - Andre Miller (2.3)
    83 - Sam Cassell (2.4)
    82 - Jason Williams (2.3)
    81 - Kirk Hinrich (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    81 - Gary Payton (2.4)
    80 - Jamaal Tinsley (2.4)
    80 - Marko Jaric (2.4)
    80 - Bobby Jackson (2.3)
    79 - Rafer Alston (2.4)
    79 - Antonio Daniels (2.3)
    78 - Damon Stoudamire (2.4)
    78 - Earl Boykins (2.4)
    78 - T.J. Ford (1.7)
    77 - Luke Ridnour (2.3)
    77 - Bob Sura (2.4)
    77 - Speedy Claxton (2.4)
    77 - Nick Van Exel (2.3)
    77 - Anthony Johnson (2.4)
    76 - Damon Jones (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    76 - Brevin Knight (2.4)
    76 - Earl Watson (2.3)
    76 - Jameer Nelson (2.4)
    76 - Devin Harris (2.4)
    75 - Jeff McInnis (2.4)
    75 - Derek Fisher (2.4)
    75 - Jason Hart (2.4)
    75 - Darrell Armstrong (2.4)
    74 - Maurice Williams (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    74 - Mike James (2.4)
    74 - Eric Snow (2.3)
    74 - Carlos Arroyo (2.4)
    74 - Leandrinho Barbosa (2.4)
    74 - Dan Dickau (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    74 - Marcus Banks (2.4)
    74 - Raul Lopez (2.4)
    73 - Chucky Atkins (2.4)
    73 - Chris Duhon (2.9) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    73 - Tyronn Lue (2.4)
    73 - Travis Best (2.4)
    72 - Troy Hudson (2.9)
    72 - Tony Delk (2.4)
    72 - Charlie Ward (1.8)
    72 - Alvin Williams (1.8)
    72 - Kenny Anderson (2.4)
    71 - Beno Udrih (2.3)
    71 - John Salmons (2.4)
    71 - Ben Gordon (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    70 - Sebastian Telfair (2.4)
    70 - Shaun Livingston (2.4)
    70 - Keyon Dooling (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    70 - Jacque Vaughn (2.3)
    70 - Lindsey Hunter (2.4)
    70 - Erick Strickland (2.4)
    70 - Howard Eisley (2.4)
    70 - Frank Williams (2.3)
    70 - Troy Bell (1.9)
    69 - Steve Blake (2.4)
    69 - Rick Brunson (2.0)
    69 - Moochie Norris (2.3)
    69 - Milt Palacio (2.4)
    69 - Anthony Carter (2.4)
    68 - Jannero Pargo (2.3)
    68 - Zoran Planinic (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    67 - Tierre Brown (2.4)
    67 - Sasha Vujacic (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    67 - Omar Cook (2.3)
    66 - Lionel Chalmers (2.0)
    65 - Kevin Ollie (2.4)
    65 - Mateen Cleaves (1.3)
    64 - Smush Parker (2.1)
    64 - Junior Harrington (1.9)
    63 - Reece Gaines (1.9)
    63 - Jamison Brewer (2.4)
    77 - Jay Williams (1.0) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    70 - Mark Jackson (1.9) (RETIRED)
    68 - Rod Strickland (2.2) (RETIRED)
    65 - Avery Johnson (1.9) (RETIRED)
    62 - Tony Williams (1.9) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    61 - Mark Johnson (1.9) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    60 - Brent Price (1.5) (RETIRED)
    
    Jason Kidd
    Overall 92 (down from 94)
    Close 89 (down from 97)
    Med 75
    3pt 78 (up from 73)
    FT 83
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 95
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 85 (down from 90)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 80 (down from 90)
    Speed 90 (down from 95)
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: Nicknamed "Ason Kidd" (No J).  The only other players in NBA 
    history to put up assist and rebound numbers like him?  Magic Johnson, 
    and Oscar Robertson.  That's actually the main reason why people are 
    making a big deal about this LeBron character.  Jason Kidd was actually 
    the original LeBron James, he was packing the house in high school the 
    same way, but no TV deal.  Supposedly he had NBA court vision by the 
    8th grade.  Wouldn't surprise me.  If Kidd retired today, he'd make the 
    Hall of Fame.  Not bad for "a PG that can't shoot".  Was named to the 
    All-NBA First team for the fifth time in six years this year (the one 
    year he missed being 02-03, when 2 SGs were on the first team).  It's a 
    true shame the Nets have had to dismantle.  They were one of the most 
    exciting and best teams in the league, but New Jersey simply isn't a 
    good basketball venue.  While I don't like that the team has dismantled 
    (who does, besides Pistons fans who were fortunate Kidd was hobbled?), 
    I understand the business behind it.  Kidd has demanded a trade, but 
    the contract he signed and his health will make him very difficult to 
    move.  I expect him to be with Jersey until at least next summer.  
    Jersey with a healthy Kidd is still a playoff team - Superstars make 
    their teammates better.  The question is how quickly he can come back, 
    and how motivated he is to play for a team minus three of it's core 
    players (Martin/Kittles/Harris).
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    HoF Monitor: 196
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (94-95)
    All-Star selections: 7 (95-96, 97-98, 2000-2004, 4 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 5 (1999-2002, 03-04)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (02-03)
    All-Defensive First Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 01-02)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 4 (99-00, 2003-2005)
    Assist King: 5 (1999-2001, 2003-2004)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 5x (77 
    games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (160), Suns (331)
    Current Team: Nets (229)
    
    Dwyane Wade (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 92 (down from 94)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 81 (down from 86)
    3pt 70 (down from 72)
    FT 76
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Wade has played great, even drawing rookie of the year 
    consideration from those who don't have their heads stuck up LeBron and 
    Melo's collective asses.  Ultimately, the fact that he missed so many 
    games killed his chances.  The Miami Heat were back in the playoffs, 
    and Wade was a big reason why.  The scariest part of all is he's a SG 
    playing out of position at PG.  In one season he's probably played more 
    playoff games than LeBron/Melo will in the next 3 years.  With Shaq in 
    town, it's likely that Wade will play more playoff games in the next 
    three years than LeBron/Melo will play in their entire careers.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    HoF Monitor: 67
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (27 games)
    Current Team: Heat (138)
    
    Dwyane Wade (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 90
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 86 (up from 83)
    3pt 72
    FT 76
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 80
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    
    Dwyane Wade (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 90 (up from 86)
    Close 94
    Med 83
    3pt 72
    FT 76 (up from 72)
    Layup 90 (up from 85)
    Dunk 90 (up from 85)
    Handle 90
    Pass 85 (up from 75)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 80 (up from 75)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    
    Baron Davis
    Overall 91 (down from 92)
    Close 97
    Med 78
    3pt 77 (up from 75)
    FT 76 (up from 66)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 95
    Pass 90
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 90 (down from 95)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95 (down from 99)
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Winner of the 2004 All-Star skills challenge.  People say he is 
    injury prone, but when they say that they ignore the fact that he had 
    played in every single game in his first three seasons.  How does 
    missing 40 games in 2 years make you injury prone?  If he's injury 
    prone, then what is Marcus Camby?  B-Diddy got traded to Golden State, 
    and the team had an amazing turnaround.  They ended up becoming better 
    than many of the teams that made the playoffs, and as long as they stay 
    healthy, they will undoubtedly get there next year (so long, 
    Sacramento/Memphis).  Davis is also usually among the worst FT shooting 
    guards in the league, but this year he shot 76% from the line, (77% 
    with the Hornets, 75% with the Warriors).  If he truly has gained a 
    stroke, it will make him that much more dangerous considering how 
    physical he is compared to other PGs.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25
    HoF Monitor: 76
    All-Star selections: 2 (01-02, 03-04)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (381)
    Current Team: Warriors (28)
    
    Mike Bibby
    Overall 88 (up from 84)
    Close 94
    Med 86 (up from 83)
    3pt 84 (up from 83)
    FT 80
    Layup 85
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 85
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 80 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Bibby put himself on the map by torching the Lakers in the 
    playoffs.  He's one of many PGs to abuse the Lakers via the pick and 
    roll (which is why people are crazy if they think Chauncey Billups is 
    some sort of all-star.  He ain't better than Bibby, that's for sure.  
    Don't be fooled by Bibby's low assist total.  He shares the court with 
    Webber, Divac, Miller, and Christie (who all rank very high in assists 
    at their positions), and he has a Sixth Man of the Year (Bobby Jackson) 
    backing him up.  When he was with the Grizzlies, Bibby was averaging 8+ 
    assists per game.  Then he was traded for Jason Williams.  What did J-
    Will do with the Kings?  He only averaged 5 apg.  What is J-Will doing 
    now that he's not with the Kings, who diminished his assist total?  
    He's averaging 8+, just like Bibby was.
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 26
    HoF Monitor: 85
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (28 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (214)
    Current Team: Kings (297)
    
    Stephon Marbury
    Overall 87 (down from 89)
    Close 97
    Med 83 (up from 81)
    3pt 77 (up from 73)
    FT 83 (up from 78)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 60
    Handle 95 (up from 90)
    Pass 85 (down from 90)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 55 (down from 65)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 85 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Somewhat unfairly criticized when Jason Kidd took the Nets to 
    the Finals.  Marbury never got to play with Van Horn, Kittles, and 
    Martin healthy, and he never had Jefferson, Collins, or MacCulloch on 
    his team either.  Of course, the fact that it took the addition of 
    Amare to get the Suns back to the playoffs should also say something... 
    Marbury returned to the Knicks last season, and Isiah Thomas is trying 
    to build the team around him.  The problem is, it's hard to build 
    around someone who doesn't generally make his teammates better.  Isiah 
    Thomas seemingly trades away anybody who shows any semblance of 
    chemistry with Marbury (Keith Van Horn, Michael Doleac, soon to be Kurt 
    Thomas), so one has to wonder if he actually has some sort of grand 
    vision when he brings in another guard that likes to shoot a lot (Jamal 
    Crawford).  Preps-to-pros star Sebastian Telfair is his cousin.
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 27
    HoF Monitor: 106
    All-Star selections: 2 (00-01, 02-03)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (18 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (167), Nets (172), Suns (197)
    Current Team: Knicks (129)
    
    Steve Francis
    Overall 87 (down from 88)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 79
    3pt 72 (down from 73)
    FT 82 (up from 76)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90
    Handle 95
    Pass 85
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: As expected, the tandem of Francis/Yao only lasted one year.  
    Francis is now having some success in Orlando, but a lot of that is due 
    to the return of Grant Hill.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 26
    All-Star selections: 3 (2002-2004, 3 starts)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (374)
    Current Team: Magic (78)
    
    Steve Nash
    Overall 86 (up from 83)
    Close 92 (down from 94)
    Med 89 (up from 86)
    3pt 88 (up from 82)
    FT 90 (down from 92)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 95 (up from 90)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 95 (up from 90)
    Notes: There are only a few African born players in the NBA.  Steve 
    Nash is one of them (he was born in South Africa).  Everybody's 
    favorite non-wrestler/hockey player (like there's a difference) 
    Canadian was just named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament, after 
    leading the tournament in assists.  Was a third string PG behind Jason 
    Kidd and Kevin Johnson while with the Suns.  When he arrived in Dallas, 
    he broke out at the same time as Nowitzki, transforming Dallas from 
    pitiful to great.  He just signed with the Suns, the team that 
    originally drafted him.  This is a great move for the Suns, in fact I 
    think it was a better move for them than going after Kobe.  Nash is one 
    of the best floor generals in the game, he's going to be throwing a lot 
    of lobs to Amare, Marion, and Joe Johnson.  He should certainly bring 
    them to greater success than Stephon Marbury ever did, and definitely 
    will bring Phoenix back to the playoffs as long as their players 
    continue to develop and barring injury. Of course, like Dallas last 
    year, they're going to need some inside muscle or else they won't get 
    very far once in the playoffs.  Amare can get away with playing center 
    in the east, not in the west.  That's what I said at the beginning of 
    the season.  Now Nash is league MVP.  While I think it's good for the 
    NBA that a player like Nash won MVP, I don't think he deserves it.  I 
    wouldn't have given it to him over Shaq or Duncan.  You can give Coach 
    of the Year to Mike D'Antoni, but Nash was not the most valuable player 
    in the league, or even to his team.  Nash got it because the Suns had 
    the best record this year.  I've heard people say that's the main 
    reason he deserves it.  Well, Tim Duncan missed 16 games (9 more than 
    Nash), and the Spurs finished only 3 games behind Phoenix.  Not only 
    that, but the Suns couldn't beat the Spurs when Duncan played.  
    Additionally, Duncan is his team's MVP at BOTH ends of the court; Nash 
    is only productive on the offensive end.  As for Shaq, who else is on 
    Miami?  Take away Wade and Amare from both teams... the Heat have Eddie 
    Jones, Damon Jones, and Udonis Haslem, while the Suns have Shawn 
    Marion, Joe Johnson, and Quentin Richardson.  It should be obvious that 
    the Suns have a much better lineup than the Heat do.  Shaq has turned 
    average backup level players into dangerous weapons.  Marion was an 
    all-star prior to Nash's arrival, while JJ (averaged 20 ppg after they 
    traded Marbury) and Q-Rich (was a chucker with the Clippers, still a 
    chucker now) really aren't doing anything they didn't in previous 
    years.  If Shaq or Duncan were on the Suns, they'd still be the best 
    team in the league.  Not only would they be the best team in the 
    league, they'd potentially be the best front court of all-time, right 
    up there with Bird/McHale/Parish I would have to think.  If Nash were 
    on the Heat, they'd be the Nets.  And not to say that Nash didn't have 
    a good year, but there are plenty of other PGs who had better years but 
    never won an MVP.  Isiah Thomas, Walt Frazier, John Stockton, Gary 
    Payton, and Jason Kidd certainly come to mind here.  It's worth noting 
    that all of the above PGs were EXCELLENT defenders, something Nash is 
    far from.  Not only is Nash the lowest scoring player to ever win MVP, 
    Nash is probably the worst defensive player to ever win MVP.  I'm not 
    trying to detract from him, as he's one of my favorite players, but he 
    is what he is, and he's not an MVP.  When all is said and done, Amare 
    Stoudemire can count Nash's MVP as one of his own (yes, I'm saying 
    Amare will win an MVP, and probably after Nash is gone too).  I guess 
    we should count Karl Malone's two MVPs as two Stockton MVPs to put 
    things in perspective.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    All-Star selections: 3 (01-02, 02-03, 04-05)
    Most Valuable Player: 1 (04-05)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (04-05)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    Assists King: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
    3x (66 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (141), Mavericks (408)
    Current Team: Suns (75)
    
    Gilbert Arenas (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 86 (up from 85)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 81 (up from 79)
    3pt 81 (up from 76)
    FT 81 (up from 75)
    Layup 90 (up from 85)
    Dunk 75
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 80 (down from 85)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 85
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Averaging a surprisingly high amount of points (24.7 ppg at the 
    all-star break) despite playing next to two other 20-ppg scorers 
    (Jamison and Hughes).  Still needs to improve his passing, but at least 
    the turnovers are way down.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    All-Star Selections: 1 (04-05)
    Most Improved Player: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (129)
    Current Team: Wizards (135)
    
    Gilbert Arenas (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 85 (up from 84)
    Close 94
    Med 79
    3pt 76
    FT 75
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 85 (up from 80)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 85
    
    Chauncey Billups
    Overall 85
    Close 92 (down from 94)
    Med 81 (up from 79)
    3pt 87 (up from 82)
    FT 90 (up from 89)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 90
    Pass 80
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 94)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Pretty well traveled... 6 teams in 7 years.  Hit it big in 
    Minnesota when Terrell Brandon went down, similar to how Troy Hudson 
    hit it big when Billups left.  Larry Brown made him a very different 
    player.  He brought Billups the shoot first guard under control, which 
    is a main reason why the Pistons won the championship.  Who was the 
    last player that won NBA Finals MVP before making an all-star team?  
    Detroit's Joe Dumars.  I'm not predicting Billups to become an all-
    star.  Frankly, he isn't.  And his Finals MVP has driven many people to 
    drastically overrate him.  Where was Billups in the first three series 
    of the playoffs?  Shooting poorly, like usual.  Suddenly, he shoots 50% 
    against the Lakers (which every other PG does) and he's an all-star?  
    Somebody call Troy Hudson. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    NBA Finals MVP: 1 (03-04)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (1 ring, 68 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (51), Raptors (29), Nuggets (58), Magic (0), 
    T'Wolves (159)
    Current Team: Pistons (232)
    
    Jason Terry
    Overall 85 (up from 82)
    Close 89
    Med 83 (up from 76)
    3pt 82
    FT 85 (up from 81)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 90
    Pass 85 (up from 80)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 85 (up from 80)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The Warriors traded him on draft night for Mookie Blaylock.  Its 
    moves like this that made the Warriors suck for 10 years. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (403)
    Current Team: Mavericks (80)
    
    Tony Parker
    Overall 84 (up from 82)
    Close 92
    Med 79
    3pt 71 (down from 75)
    FT 70
    Layup 90
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 95 (up from 90)
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: French.  That gives him some points in my book, but he needs 
    more assists. Good scoring PG, average distributor.  Still, most PGs 
    struggle in their first year or two in the league, and Parker thus far 
    has not struggled as much in comparison (Gary Payton for example, did 
    not score in double figures until his third season). Got upset that the 
    Spurs wanted Kidd, which would have meant a bench role for Parker.  The 
    French do like "whine", but given Kidd's health problems and large 
    contract, it looks like staying with Parker at the helm was the right 
    move, and he could be in San Antonio for a very long time.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (2 rings, 67 games)
    Current Team: Spurs (314)
    
    Andre Miller
    Overall 84 (up from 81)
    Close 89 (down from 92)
    Med 76
    3pt 65
    FT 83
    Layup 85 (up from 80)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 90 (up from 85)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: It's easy to forget that Andre led the league in assists in 01-
    02, with a whopping 10.9 apg.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 29
    Assist Titles: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (245), Clippers (80)
    Current Team: Nuggets (164)
    
    Sam Cassell
    Overall 83 (down from 90)
    Close 92 (down from 97)
    Med 86
    3pt 75 (down from 82)
    FT 87
    Layup 80 (down from 90)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (down from 90)
    Pass 85 (down from 90)
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70 (down from 80)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85 (down from 90)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80 (down from 85)
    DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 85 (down from 90)
    Notes: Cassell put himself on the map by burying the Knicks in Game 3 
    of the 94 NBA Finals during his rookie year.  Won two championships in 
    his first two years.  Took New Jersey to the playoffs more times than 
    Stephon Marbury (1-0).  Had a career year in 03-04, making his first 
    all-star appearance, and the All-NBA Second team, but it looks like it 
    can only go downhill from here.  Cassell's nagging injuries eventually 
    cost Minnesota in the Conference Finals, and with Troy Hudson injured, 
    the T-Wolves had to depend on Darrick Martin.  With a healthy Cassell 
    and Hudson, the T'Wolves are favorites to win the championship, and had 
    Cassell not gone down, they quite possibly could have been the champs 
    last season.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 35
    All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 4x (2 rings, 103 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (209), Suns (22), Mavericks (16), Nets (102), 
    Bucks (313), T'Wolves (140)
    Current Team: Clippers
    
    Jason Williams
    Overall 82 (up from 81)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 78 (up from 70)
    FT 82 (up from 75)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 95
    Pass 90
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: J-Will, not to be confused with Jay-Will.  Has much improved 
    since his Sacramento showboating days.  He still showboats, but no 
    longer commits turnovers.  In 02-03, he was second in A/T ratio, second 
    in assists per minute behind John Stockton, and second in assists per 
    game behind Jason Kidd.  The only thing stopping him from being tops in 
    the league is his low minute totals, due to Memphis' depth.
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (26 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (208), Grizzlies (284)
    Current Team: Heat
    
    Kirk Hinrich (EDITED FROM SEGA'S ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 81 (up from 80)
    Close 84 (down from 89)
    Med 79 (up from 73)
    3pt 81 (up from 75)
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: After playing last season next to combo guard Jamal Crawford, 
    Hinrich is again paired with a combo guard.  Why the emphasis on combo 
    guard?  Hinrich himself is a combo guard.  It should create some 
    interesting scenarios, as Hinrich and Gordon get older, since both are 
    too small to play SG full-time.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (153)
    
    Kirk Hinrich (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 80
    Close 89
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 75
    FT 78
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 60
    Steal 80
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85
    
    Gary Payton
    Overall 81 (up from 80)
    Close 92 (down from 94)
    Med 76 (down from 81)
    3pt 73 (up from 70)
    FT 73 (up from 71)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (up from 80)
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55 (down from 60) 
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 85 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: One of the best defensive guards of all-time.
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 36
    All-Star selections: 9 (1994-1998, 2000-2003, 2 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 2 (97-98, 99-00)
    All-NBA Second Team: 5 (1995-1997, 98-99, 01-02)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (93-94, 00-01)
    Defensive Player of the Year: 1 (95-96)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9 (1994-2002)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 7x (129 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (999), Bucks (28), Lakers (82), Celtics (54), 
    Hawks (0)
    Current Team: Celtics (23)
    
    Jamaal Tinsley
    Overall 80 (up from 78)
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 77 (up from 71)
    3pt 78 (down from 81)
    FT 74 (down from 80)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 60
    Steal 90 (up from 80)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 96)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Passes the ball very well, and gets lots of steals, but has no 
    jumper.  Of course, neither did Jason Kidd in his first few years, so 
    that's somewhat promising, and Tinsley did show improvement in his 
    shooting this year.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    2x (36 games)
    Current Team: Pacers (245)
    
    Marko Jaric
    Overall 80 (up from 73)
    Close 82 (up from 75)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 79 (down from 82)
    FT 74 (down from 82)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 85 (up from 70)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 85 (up from 75)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
    Notes: Led the NBA in Steals per minute in 02-03.  A combo guard that 
    is finally developing his playmaking skills. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Clippers (174)
    Current Team: T'Wolves
    
    Bobby Jackson
    Overall 80 (down from 81)
    Close 89
    Med 79 (down from 81)
    3pt 78 (up from 75)
    FT 80 (up from 77)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 70 (down from 80)
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: The best bench player in basketball.  Has ranked highly in the 
    sixth man voting for the last couple years, finally winning the award 
    in 02-03.  He was probably the Kings first half MVP that year, 
    averaging 20.2 ppg in 26 games as a starter. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    3x (48 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (68), T'Wolves (123), Kings (294)
    Current Team: Grizzlies
    
    Rafer Alston
    Overall 79 (up from 76)
    Close 84 (up from 82)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 78 (up from 75)
    FT 75
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 95
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 55 (up from 50) 
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 80 (up from 75)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Former street ball legend Skip to My Lou.  Unlike most street 
    ballers, he's in the NBA because he can shoot and play a lick of 
    defense.  Went to high school across the street from my college. 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (22 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (114), Raptors (47), Heat (82)
    Current Team: Raptors (80)
    
    Antonio Daniels
    Overall 79
    Close 82
    Med 75
    3pt 72 (down from 75)
    FT 82 (down from 84)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50 (down from 60)
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The 1997 draft order was Duncan, Van Horn, Billups, and Daniels.  
    Guess which of those 4 was a bust. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (1 
    ring, 59 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (74), Spurs (276), Blazers (67) Sonics (146)
    Current Team: Wizards
    
    Damon Stoudamire
    Overall 78 (down from 79)
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 78
    3pt 82 (up from 78)
    FT 89 (up from 88)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: Got caught smoking doobies with his uncle.  If you're a rich NBA 
    player, why do you risk it all by continually getting caught with 
    illegal substances?  Why would you want to submit yourself to the media 
    scrutiny?  Didn't those poor lost souls pay attention in school?  Don't 
    do the deed of smoking weed.  Marijuana?  I don't wanna!  Don't smoke 
    the reefer, be a security briefer!  Bleh. The public service 
    announcement ends, mercifully.  Recently went for 54 points, Tony Delk 
    style.  The game looked a lot similar to an online game of ESPN 2K5.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    4x (46 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (200), Blazers (529)
    Current Team: Grizzlies
    
    Earl Boykins
    Overall 78 (up from 73)
    Close 75 (up from 65)
    Med 77 (up from 75)
    3pt 74 (up from 73)
    FT 92 (up from 79)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 96)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Six teams in seven years.  Finally will stick in league 
    (deservedly) after his breakout season with Golden State.  The shortest 
    player in the NBA since Mugsey Bogues.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 7
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (5), Cavaliers (17), Magic (1), Cavaliers (25), 
    Clippers (78), Warriors (68)
    Current Team: Nuggets (164)
    
    T.J. Ford
    Overall 78 (down from 80)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 66 (down from 71)
    3pt 62 (down from 68)
    FT 82
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 90
    Pass 85
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 95 (up from 90)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Sadly, we may not see Ford's career get off the ground.  He may 
    have suffered a career ending injury during his rookie year.  He's 
    going to miss all of this season.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bucks (55)
    
    Luke Ridnour
    Overall 77 (up from 71)
    Close 75
    Med 78 (up from 76)
    3pt 78 (up from 70)
    FT 88 (up from 82)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 85 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 50
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 96)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: The new starting PG in Seattle.  How many have there been since 
    Gary Payton left town?
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
    Current Team: Sonics (151)
    
    Bob Sura
    Overall 77 (up from 75)
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 74
    FT 75 (up from 70)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 60)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Well holy freakin crap.  Last year Sura put up the oddest stats 
    I've seen in all my years of watching basketball.  In 18 starts for the 
    Hawks, he averaged 16.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, and 5.9 apg.  PUT HIM ON YOUR 
    FANTASY TEAM!  Sura had three triple doubles in a row, an NBA record, 
    but had his final one controversially taken away by the league as it 
    ruled that a shot he missed on purpose and rebounded for his 10th 
    rebound should not have counted as a shot attempted.  Sura turned his 
    success last year into his first ever full-time starting role, playing 
    a role similar to the one Ron Harper had in Chicago. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games) 
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (330), Warriors (186), Pistons (53), Hawks (27) 
    Current Team: Rockets (61)
    
    Speedy Claxton
    Overall 77 (up from 75)
    Close 84 (down from 87)
    Med 75
    3pt 60 (down from 62)
    FT 78 (down from 81)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 85 (up from 75)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 85 (up from 80)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Real name is Craig.  Was instrumental in tiring out Jason Kidd 
    during the 02-03 NBA Finals, and got a ring for his efforts.  
    Undersized for the NBA, and his durability reflects it.  He has played 
    in 219 games, and missed 191 games since being drafted.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (1 ring, 29 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (67), Spurs (30), Warriors (106)
    Current Team: Hornets (16)
    
    Nick Van Exel
    Overall 77
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 76
    3pt 81 (up from 76)
    FT 80 (down from 82)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 80
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The Lakers' all-time leader in threes made and attempted.  
    Became Dallas' leader in the playoffs.  As much as the Mavs needed a 
    SF, he'll be missed.  The only question is his durability.  Back when 
    he was with LA, he was talking about retiring early because of his bad 
    knees.  Now, Van Exel is seriously considered retirement.  He probably 
    will have one more year left in him playing for a contender. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (64 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (377), Nuggets (245), Mavericks (100), Warriors 
    (39)
    Current Team: Blazers (53)
    
    Anthony Johnson
    Overall 77 (up from 70)
    Close 70 (up from 65)
    Med 77 (up from 75)
    3pt 75 (up from 54)
    FT 75 (up from 71)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (up from 89)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One of those well-traveled PGs that can subtly help a team.  Did 
    a nice job backing up Jason Kidd in back to back Finals appearances.  
    Did he add 3pt range over the years?  No, I don't think so.  He always 
    had it, but consistency is what you need to be a good shooter.  He 
    actually started in his rookie year with Sacramento, and he hit 42 
    threes.  In 02-03 he had 13, and in 03-04 he had 42.  AJ is 
    consistently playing again, which is what you can credit that to.
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x (74 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (77), Hawks (87), Magic (18), Hawks (25), Cavaliers 
    (28), Nets (100)
    Current Team: Pacers (73)
    
    Damon Jones (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 79 (up from 76)
    3pt 88 (up from 85)
    FT 82 (up from 71)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Was drafted 42nd overall... in the CBA DRAFT.  He's really come a 
    long way since then.  Has played for 9 teams in 7 seasons, the 
    definition of a journeyman.  He could break Chucky Brown's record 
    without much trouble at that rate, especially if he can stick in the 
    league as a Steve Kerr type.  Here's an odd statistic.  He has hit 5 
    threes (that's 15 points) in a game 7 times in his career, but the most 
    he has ever scored in a game is 25 points.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games) 
    Former Teams: Nets (11), Celtics (17), Warriors (13), Mavericks (42), 
    Grizzlies (71), Pistons (67), Kings (49), Bucks (82)
    Current Team: Heat (82)
    
    Damon Jones (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 76
    Close 82
    Med 76
    3pt 85 (down from 87)
    FT 71
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    
    Damon Jones (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 76 (up from 68)
    Close 82
    Med 76 (up from 70)
    3pt 87 (up from 78)
    FT 71
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    
    Brevin Knight
    Overall 76 (up from 71)
    Close 70 (up from 62)
    Med 73 (up from 58)
    3pt 59 (down from 62)
    FT 78 (up from 76)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 90 (up from 75)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 85 (up from 80)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (190), Hawks (47), Grizzlies (106), Suns (3), 
    Wizards (32), Bucks (21)
    Current Team: Bobcats (66)
    
    Earl Watson
    Overall 76 (up from 66)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 74 (up from 66)
    FT 67 (down from 70)
    Layup 75 (up from 65)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 60)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 85 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: All-time leader in steals at UCLA, and that skill has translated 
    to the pro-level for Watson.  Doesn't do much else though.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (64), Grizzlies (240)
    Current Team: Nuggets
    
    Jameer Nelson
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 82
    Med 75
    3pt 71
    FT 68 (down from 79)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80 (up from 70)
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The 2004 College Player of the Year.  I think he's drastically 
    overrated.  VC certainly overrated him by making him better than Emeka 
    Okafor, Dwight Howard, and Ben Gordon.  There's a reason Jameer fell to 
    20th, and Gordon didn't.  Size matters in the NBA.  He's not going to 
    dominate the way he did in his senior season.  I'm sure Nelson will be 
    a starting-caliber player, but it got really sickening around draft 
    time. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Magic (79)
    
    Devin Harris
    Overall 76 (up from 72)
    Close 79
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 74 (up from 67)
    FT 76
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 65 (up from 50)
    Steal 85 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The Mavericks were able to unload Jamison and his contract for 
    Stackhouse and Harris.  Could be the transaction of the year when all 
    is said and done. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
    Current Team: Mavericks (76)
    
    Jeff McInnis
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 77
    Med 78 (up from 73)
    3pt 77 (up from 75)
    FT 81 (up from 77)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: McInnis averaged 7.5 apg with the Cavaliers last season.  Maybe 
    Cleveland native Charles Oakley threatened to beat the living crap out 
    of him if he didn't start to pass more.  He already attacked McInnis 
    before a game a couple seasons ago, to get him the **** away from his 
    *****es, so it's possible.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (13), Wizards (35), Clippers (187), Blazers 
    (114), Cavaliers (107)
    Current Team: Nets
    
    Derek Fisher
    Overall 75 (down from 78)
    Close 72 (down from 84)
    Med 75 (down from 76)
    3pt 80 (up from 79)
    FT 86 (up from 79)
    Layup 70 (down from 80)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 50
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80 (down from 90)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: Gets a bad rap on defense because Shaq doesn't guard the pick 
    and roll, and Phil Jackson never even made an attempt to figure out how 
    to defend against it.  But hey, like most Laker fanboys say, Phil 
    Jackson is a "GREAT" coach with "NOTHING" to prove...
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 4x (3 rings, 117 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (544)
    Current Team: Warriors (74)
    
    Jason Hart
    Overall 75 (up from 65)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 75 (up from 66)
    3pt 76 (up from 59)
    FT 79 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 80 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 85 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Signed a 3-year contract with Charlotte, so he'll look to get 
    plenty of minutes at PG from the get go.  Was traded to the Kings for a 
    second round pick.  He'll act as a quality backup for Mike Bibby.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (1), Sonics (0), Spurs (63), Bobcats (74)
    Current Team: Kings
    
    Darrell Armstrong
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 71 (up from 68)
    3pt 73
    FT 88 (up from 85)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55 (down from 60)
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Did you know?  In the 95-96 season, Armstrong played a total of 
    41 minutes, and scored a total of 42 points that season.  Eat your 
    heart out Michael Jordan.
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 36
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (98-99)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 6x (40 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (502), Hornets (93)
    Current Team: Mavericks (52)
    
    Maurice Williams (EDITED FROM SEGA'S ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 74 (up from 71)
    Close 77 (down from 82)
    Med 73 (up from 71)
    3pt 72 (up from 65)
    FT 83 (up from 79)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
    Notes: Bucks signed him to three-year deal, and right now it's looking 
    like a bargain.  He should be a quality backup in his career.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Jazz (57)
    Current Team: Bucks (80)
    
    Maurice Williams (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 71 (up from 64)
    Close 82 (up from 70)
    Med 71 (up from 66)
    3pt 65
    FT 79
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 80 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    
    Mike James
    Overall 74 (up from 70)
    Close 75 (up from 72)
    Med 76 (up from 71)
    3pt 82 (up from 73)
    FT 76 (down from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: Has played for 4 teams in the last 2 seasons, but has played 
    great on each.  Good for 10-12 ppg off the bench as a shooter.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (1 ring, 29 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (93), Celtics (55), Pistons (26), Bucks (47)
    Current Team: Rockets (27)
    
    Eric Snow
    Overall 74 (down from 76)
    Close 70 (down from 89)
    Med 70
    3pt 68 (up from 64)
    FT 80 (down from 81)
    Layup 70 (down from 80)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Does the little things.  Got to the playoffs every year until 
    this year.  Would be an absolutely perfect backcourt mate to Lebron if 
    he had 3pt range.  Other than that, he compensates for each one of 
    Lebron's glaring weaknesses (defense, and running the offense).
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 5x, First Round 1x (71 
    games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (127), 76'ers (452)
    Current Team: Cavaliers (81)
    
    Carlos Arroyo
    Overall 74 (down from 78)
    Close 82 (down from 92)
    Med 75 (down from 81)
    3pt 70
    FT 80 (down from 81)
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The fifth Puerto Rican born player in NBA history. He really put 
    himself on the map by leading the Puerto Rican Olympic Team to victory 
    against the US in blowout fashion, which was the first loss the US had 
    suffered in the Dream Team era.  He was not drafted, and played in 
    Spain for a year.  He easily won the starting PG job in Utah, and has 
    been quite impressive.  Time will tell just how good Arroyo really is.  
    Formerly the most underrated player in the video game (58 overall last 
    year).
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (22 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (17), Nuggets (20), Jazz (145)
    Current Team: Pistons (40)
    
    Leandrinho Barbosa
    Overall 74 (up from 71)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 75 (up from 71)
    3pt 79
    FT 79 (up from 77)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Enjoyed a big increase in minutes after Marbury was traded, but 
    may see a slight decrease with the addition of Steve Nash.  Since many 
    "experts" don't think Nash's body will hold up much longer, Barbosa may 
    get those minutes back as time goes on.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (12 games)
    Current Team: Suns (133)
    
    Dan Dickau (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 74 (up from 70)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 79
    3pt 77 (up from 70)
    FT 84 (down from 87)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Nobody seems to want this guy.  Has been traded three times in 
    the last two seasons.  Dickau seemingly came from nowhere while filling 
    in for the injured Baron Davis.  He's my candidate for this year's Most 
    Improved Player Award.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Hawks (73), Blazers (20), Mavericks (4), Hornets (67)
    Current Team: Celtics
    
    Dan Dickau (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 70 (up from 68)
    Close 87 (up from 82)
    Med 79 (up from 70)
    3pt 70
    FT 87
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    
    Marcus Banks
    Overall 74
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 68 (down from 75)
    3pt 74 (up from 67)
    FT 75 (up from 71)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 70
    PostOff 60 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 85 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 80)
    Notes: Led the league in steals per minute, but was also 8th in 
    turnovers per minute.  He's possibly the fastest player in the entire 
    league.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (162)
    
    Raul Lopez
    Overall 74 (up from 73)
    Close 70 (down from 79)
    Med 75 (down from 76)
    3pt 75 (up from 70)
    FT 85 (down from 86)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (up from 75)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Was tenth in the league in assists per minute, and second in the 
    league in turnovers per minute. If he can cut the latter down, it'll be 
    the difference for him between good PG and serviceable backup.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Jazz (113)
    Current Team: Grizzlies
    
    Chucky Atkins
    Overall 73 (up from 69)
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 77 (up from 73)
    3pt 82 (up from 76)
    FT 80 (up from 75)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 50 (down from 55)
    PostDef 50 (down from 55)
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Not the type of PG you want starting, but a good enough 
    contributor that the Lakers should be able to get by.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (31 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (82), Pistons (265), Celtics (24)
    Current Team: Lakers (82)
    
    Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 71
    3pt 76
    FT 73 (down from 74)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 80 (up from 75)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Originally was a long shot to make the Bulls (due to the 
    guaranteed contracts of Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, Jannero Pargo, Mike 
    Wilks, and Frank Williams) but it's looking like Duhon is going to make 
    the team (they waived Wilks).  That's good for him, because he REALLY 
    didn't want to go to Europe.  Now starting for the Bulls, even though 
    he's shooting an ugly percentage.  He'll get what he wants in 
    restricted free agency this summer.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (82)
    
    Tyronn Lue
    Overall 73 (up from 65)
    Close 70 (up from 62)
    Med 76 (up from 65)
    3pt 77 (up from 69)
    FT 83 (up from 59)
    Layup 75 (up from 65)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 65)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Made a career for himself by defending Allen Iverson well for 
    about 5 minutes in the NBA Finals.  Has disappointed ever since.  Ask 
    Orlando how much they missed Darrell Armstrong.  Put up decent numbers 
    for the Hawks, but come on, who doesn't?
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 18 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (61), Wizards (146), Magic (76), Rockets (21)
    Current Team: Hawks (49)
    
    Travis Best
    Overall 73
    Close 75
    Med 75
    3pt 72 (down from 74)
    FT 88 (up from 83)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Was one of the best backup PGs in the league in Indiana.  Still, 
    he wasn't happy coming off the bench (despite getting plenty of time 
    due to an aged Mark Jackson) and wanted to be traded.  Now playing on 
    his fifth team in 4 seasons, learning that the grass is not always 
    greener on the other side.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 3x 
    (63 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (469), Bulls (30), Heat (72), Mavericks (61)
    Current Team: Nets (76)
    
    Troy Hudson
    Overall 72 (down from 76)
    Close 82 (down from 84)
    Med 75
    3pt 79
    FT 86 (up from 82)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (down from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85 
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: He's a PG... and he had a good series against Derek Fisher... Wolves 
    should be thankful it wasn't his contract year.  23.5 ppg is the norm 
    for PGs playing against Derek Fisher.  Not that it's Fisher's fault or 
    anything, Shaq adamantly refuses to defend the pick and roll.  Hudson's 
    injury struggles this year eventually led to the downfall of the team.  
    When Cassell was hurting in the playoffs, they had to resort to using 
    Darrick Martin.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, a healthy 
    Minnesota team would have won the championship last year.
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (8), Clippers (87), Magic (156)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (187)
    
    Tony Delk
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 77 (down from 79)
    Med 75
    3pt 77 (down from 79)
    FT 77 (down from 80)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: A bit of a journeyman.  Once scored 53 points in a game, one of 
    the reasons why I don't put much stock into performances where players 
    get 50 points on 40 shots *cough*Kobe*cough*.  
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    3x (36 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (64), Warriors (110), Kings (46), Suns (123), 
    Celtics (89), Mavericks (33)
    Current Team: Hawks (56)
    
    Charlie Ward
    Overall 72 (up from 69)
    Close 70 (down from 82)
    Med 71 (up from 68)
    3pt 77 (up from 73)
    FT 77 (down from 83)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Highlight of his career came when the Garden chanted his name... 
    Charlie, Charlie... for his playoff heroics vs the Heat.  Won the Heisman 
    Award in college, but was considered by most too small to play 
    football.  I'd have to agree, since he's been plagued by knee trouble, 
    and football is much more physical.  His football physicality shows 
    when he's drawing charges from the opposition, he takes more REAL 
    charges than noted flopper Derek Fisher.
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 1x (67 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (580), Spurs (36)
    Current Team: Rockets (14)
    
    Alvin Williams
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 79
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 70 (down from 74)
    FT 78
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A shoot first PG, and not a particularly good one.  Will miss 
    the entire season with injury.  Good thing they gave him a fat 
    contract, right?
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (41)
    Current Team: Raptors (416)
    
    Kenny Anderson
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 70
    Med 70 (up from 65)
    3pt 69 (up from 67)
    FT 79 (up from 78)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80 (down from 84)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (up from 84)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Was an all-star in New Jersey, and did what Marbury never could 
    (get the Nets to the playoffs).  He averaged 18.8 ppg and 9.6 that 
    year.  It went downhill since then for him though.  He played on a deep 
    Blazer team.  He averaged 7.1 assists in 3000 minutes but then only 5.7 
    as his minutes took a big hit.  He went to the Celtics under Pitino, 
    and saw his assists drop even more as Boston used Antoine Walker at 
    point forward.  It didn't help that Anderson was a shoot first PG.  
    Just as Boston was about to give up on him, he led them to the 
    Conference Finals.  Then they decided to trade Anderson.  It was their 
    mistake though, because the Celtics missed him when they had to go with 
    Tony Delk and J.R. Bremer at PG.  He wasted a year of his career as a 
    backup in Seattle and New Orleans.  He began last season as a starter 
    with Indiana, but then got hurt and couldn't get back into the rotation 
    when he recovered.  Now he's the starting PG in Atlanta (which might be 
    better than people are willing to admit), returning to where he played 
    college ball (Georgia Tech), but it sure looks like his days are 
    numbered.
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 34
    All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (36 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (304), Hornets (38), Blazers (127), Raptors (0), 
    Celtics (241), Sonics (38), Hornets (23), Pacers (44), Hawks (39), 
    Clippers (4)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Beno Udrih
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 75
    Med 75
    3pt 80 (up from 74)
    FT 75 (down from 82)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50 (down from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (1 ring, 21 games) 
    Current Team: Spurs (80)
    
    John Salmons
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 77 (down from 84)
    Med 71 (down from 73)
    3pt 73 (up from 66)
    FT 75 (down from 84)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG, SF
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (199)
    
    Ben Gordon
    (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    (SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    
    Sebastian Telfair
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 66 (down from 68)
    FT 81 (up from 73)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (down from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The cousin of Stephon Marbury, and the latest playground legend 
    PG to enter the NBA.  He will be the first ever PG (aside from 6'7 
    Shaun Livingston) to enter the NBA Draft out of high school.  LeBron 
    doesn't count, because he played SG in HS, and he has the body of one.  
    Nobody Telfair's size has competed in the NBA at such a young age.  He 
    is a quick distributor like T.J. Ford, but is worse at rebounding.  He 
    can shoot from the outside a bit better than Ford however.  He looks a 
    lot like a young Jason Williams. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (68)
    
    Shaun Livingston
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 72 (down from 84)
    Med 68 (down from 70)
    3pt 64 (down from 68)
    FT 75
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 50
    Block 60
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: I wouldn't call myself an expert on how high school stats 
    translate to the NBA, but Livingston's stats are awful compared to 
    Sebastian Telfair's.  He averaged 18.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 5.7 apg as a 
    senior.  Telfair averaged 33.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, and 9.2 apg as a senior.  
    I think what this tells us is Telfair is much more talented, but is 
    overlooked because of his size, whereas Livingston is thought highly of 
    because he has the "potential" for an NBA body.  I say potential, 
    because he is by far the smallest frame of any 6'7 player in the 
    league.  Despite a 7-inch height advantage, Livingston only weighs 10 
    more pounds than Telfair (which means Telfair actually has the better 
    NBA body right now when you factor in his speed/size).  Obviously if he 
    muscles up he has the potential to be a Jalen Rose or Penny Hardaway 
    type player (if he can fix his ugly shot mechanics), but he really 
    looks like a total boom or bust player.  If his body remains status 
    quo, he's not going to contribute in the NBA.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Clippers (30)
    
    Keyon Dooling (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 70 (up from 63)
    Close 70 (up from 65)
    Med 68 (up from 63)
    3pt 67 (up from 66)
    FT 76 (up from 71)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 85
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Clippers (203), Heat (74)
    Current Team: Magic
    
    Keyon Dooling (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 62
    Close 65
    Med 63
    3pt 66
    FT 71
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    
    Jacque Vaughn
    Overall 70 (up from 64)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 69
    FT 80 (down from 83)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (28 
    games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (224), Hawks (82), Magic (80), Hawks (71)
    Current Team: Nets (71)
    
    Lindsey Hunter
    Overall 70 (down from 65)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 74 (down from 79)
    FT 74 (down from 76)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Wow, his stock REALLY dropped after he left Detroit.  He hasn't 
    been a starter since.  Three years later he's back in Detroit and 
    helped them win a title with his defense off the bench.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
    (2 rings, 99 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (488), Bucks (82), Lakers (82), Raptors (29)
    Current Team: Pistons (109)
    
    Erick Strickland
    Overall 70 (down from 71)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 73
    3pt 75 (down from 78)
    FT 83
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 65 (up from 55)
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (20 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (196), Knicks (28), Grizzlies (22), Celtics 
    (79), Pacers (71) 
    Current Team: Bucks (105)
    
    Howard Eisley
    Overall 70 (down from 71)
    Close 72 (down from 82)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 75
    FT 85
    Layup 65 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: In NBA 2K3, Eisley was by far the most underrated player in the 
    game.  Even coming off a bad season, I don't see how Sega thought it 
    fit to rate him lower than Brent Price.  Did they forget he was 
    Stockton's backup during the finals run, or that Eisley's three-point 
    accuracy, assist to turnover ratio, and assists per minute have 
    consistently ranked among the top 10-15 in the league when he's not 
    benched in favor of Mark Jackson?  Eisley hadn't missed a game since 
    95-96 either, until his third string assignment.  It looks like they 
    fixed this mistake in 2K4, but in the wrong ratings.  Eisley is not 
    good at stealing the ball, so I don't get how they gave him a 75.  They 
    also decided to reward his high 39% 3pt shooting and 131 three's made 
    with a relatively low 78 in 3pt.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x (88 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (34), Spurs (15), Jazz (361), Mavericks (82), 
    Knicks (154), Suns (34)
    Current Team: Jazz (74)
    
    Frank Williams
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 72
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 70 (up from 66)
    FT 83 (up from 81)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Williams had a promising yet inconsistent season with the 
    Knicks.  He played his way into the starting lineup, and the Knicks 
    were 4-0 in games he started, but he was again sent to the bench when 
    the Knicks traded for Stephon Marbury.  Williams isn't as good of a 
    distributor as Knick fans think he is though, and he saw more minutes 
    at SG than he did at PG last season.  He has good one-on-one moves, but 
    his shot is very inconsistent.  The only thing consistent about him is 
    his defense at both guard positions, which is quite good, and could 
    earn him minutes in the crowded Chicago backcourt.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (77)
    Current Team: Bulls (9)
    
    Troy Bell
    Overall 70 (down from 73)
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 70 (down from 73)
    3pt 68 (down from 74)
    FT 86
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 50 (down from 55)
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Didn't play much last year, and probably won't this year.  He 
    was cut by Memphis after only one season.  You don't see that happen 
    often for a former first round pick.  He tried out for Denver but 
    apparently they weren't interested, and he went to Europe.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (6)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Spain - Real Madrid)
    
    Steve Blake
    Overall 69 (down from 71)
    Close 62 (down from 75)
    Med 70 (down from 71)
    3pt 78 (up from 74)
    FT 82
    Layup 65 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 50 (down from 55)
    PostDef 50 (down from 55)
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: The 38th pick of the 2003 draft was just as good, if not better 
    than first round PGs taken way ahead of him, like Marcus Banks, Luke 
    Ridnour, Troy Bell, Reece Gaines, and Zoran Planinic.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
    Current Team: Wizards (119)
    
    Rick Brunson
    Overall 69 (up from 58)
    Close 62 (up from 50)
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 77 (up from 71)
    FT 77 (up from 62)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60 (up from 50)
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85 (down from 86)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Excellent 12th man.  Racks up assists when given significant 
    playing time.  VC again seemed to forget that Brunson played last year 
    (an 8 year pro, not 7, geniuses).
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (16 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (38), Knicks (54), Celtics (7), Knicks (15), 
    Blazers (59), Bulls (17), Raptors (3), Bulls (37), Clippers (80)
    Current Team: Sonics
    
    Moochie Norris
    Overall 69 (down from 71)
    Close 67 (down from 79)
    Med 68 (down from 70)
    3pt 67 (down from 69)
    FT 76 (up from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70 (down from 75)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (8), Sonics (12), Rockets (306), Knicks (68)
    Current Team: Rockets (6)
    
    Milt Palacio
    Overall 69 (up from 61)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 71 (up from 65)
    3pt 64 (up from 54)
    FT 74 (down from 78)
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 75 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Another guy that Visual Concepts rates poorly year after year.  
    He's a decent backup.
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (53), Celtics (99), Suns (28), Cavaliers (80), 
    Raptors (139) 
    Current Team: Jazz
    
    Anthony Carter
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 70 (up from 65)
    Med 65 (down from 68)
    3pt 54
    FT 67
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 70 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (up from 89)
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Ooh, another player VC did not touch, as evidenced by his "Years 
    Pro" listing.  Carter is a 6-year vet, not a 5-year vet as VC lists 
    him.  He played 5 games with the Spurs last year before going down with 
    injury.  They didn't change a single one of his ratings.  Good job 
    Visual Concepts, you are gods among men.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (246), Spurs (5)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (66)
    
    Jannero Pargo
    Overall 68 (up from 62)
    Close 65 (up from 62)
    Med 73 (up from 63)
    3pt 76 (up from 75)
    FT 82 (up from 77)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 50 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 50 (down from 55)
    PostDef 50
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (16 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (47), Raptors (5)
    Current Team: Bulls (45)
    
    Zoran Planinic
    (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    (SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    
    Tierre Brown
    Overall 67 (up from 62)
    Close 65
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 76 (up from 54)
    FT 77 (up from 76)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55 (down from 60)
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90 (down from 92)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: The 03-04 NBDL MVP.  Yet another player VC doesn't realize 
    played last year (didn't edit him, and his years pro is still listed as 
    3).
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Rockets (40), Cavaliers (15), Hornets (3)
    Current Team: Lakers (76)
    
    Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 67 (down from 69)
    Close 62 (down from 77)
    Med 70
    3pt 73
    FT 81
    Layup 65 (down from 75)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: First round pick by the Lakers this year.  Would have been 
    perfect for Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense, but he's gone now, so now 
    Vujacic looks like a bad fit on the team.  He's can't guard PGs, and 
    he's behind Kobe at SG.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Lakers (35)
    
    Omar Cook
    Overall 67 (up from 63)
    Close 57 (down from 75)
    Med 65 (down from 71)
    3pt 62 (down from 65)
    FT 70
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 80 (up from 60)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 50
    Steal 80 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Time to hear another Christ the King/St. Johns sob story.  Cook 
    entered the draft, and was considered the second best PG in the draft, 
    despite not being only a freshman.  It was a shallow year for PGs 
    (well, it was just a shallow year, period, but that's besides the 
    point), so Cook figured he could sneak into the first round - meaning a 
    guaranteed 3-year deal.  Cook was projected to go no later than 22nd to 
    Orlando, and be the second PG drafted.  Instead, here is how things 
    turned out.  Orlando ended up drafting combo guard Jeryl Sasser 22nd, 
    to see if he could handle their PG duties (turned out he couldn't).  
    Utah took Raul Lopez 24th (the first PG taken, that's how bad the draft 
    was), Jamaal Tinsley went 27th, Tony Parker went 28th.  Combo guard 
    Gilbert Arenas was taken with the 31st pick.  Orlando then took Omar 
    Cook with the 32nd pick (instead of the 22nd pick), which meant no 
    guaranteed deal.  This wasn't good.  Since Cook left as a college 
    freshman, he needed to further develop his skills, most notably his 
    jump shot.  As a freshman, he turned heads by averaging 8.7 apg , but 
    he also made people cower by shooting a nasty 36% from the field, 30% 
    on college threes.  Cook was dealt to Denver to satisfy an earlier 
    trade, and he was cut during Denver's training camp.  Cook has tried to 
    land a job in the NBA.  He impressed in various training camps (Boston 
    in 02-03, he went down to the wire with Jamison Brewer for the final 
    roster spot in 03-04) but he was unable to land an NBA job.  He just 
    can't shoot.  Let's look at nbadraft.net's scouting report on Cook.  
    Ball Handling: 10.  Passing: 10.  Leadership: 10.  Defense: 9. Jump 
    Shot: 4.  Yes, a four.  It's that bad.  In the preseason opener last 
    year, he had 13 points, 1 assist, 2 steals, and was 4-4 from the field, 
    3-3 on 3's.  However, he followed that up by going 2-20 from the field 
    the rest of the preseason.  He led the NBDL in assists by far last 
    season, and Portland picked him up towards the end of the year.  Now 
    Cook is playing for Charlotte, the perfect team for him to showcase his 
    skills for.  If Cook can't make it there, he won't make it anyway.  His 
    career has truly been a journey.  You know what the best part is?  He's 
    only 23 years old.  He's young enough to still become a contributor.  
    But had he stayed in school those 3 more years (at least one more year 
    would have been fine), and he'd have a guaranteed contract, instead of 
    being forced to fight for his NBA career this season.  What's the moral 
    of this story?  Stay in school. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Blazers (17)
    Current Team: Raptors (5)
    
    Lionel Chalmers
    Overall 66 (down from 67)
    Close 60 (down from 75)
    Med 68
    3pt 69 (down from 71)
    FT 74 (down from 82)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: What a waste of a second round pick.  Rather than draft a 
    marginal PG, the Clippers should have drafted Trevor Ariza, a 19-year-
    old SF out of UCLA.   
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24 
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Clippers (36)
    Current Team: T'Wolves
    
    Kevin Ollie
    Overall 65 (up from 62)
    Close 60
    Med 66
    3pt 62 (up from 54)
    FT 77
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 50 (down from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 50 (down from 55) 
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 65 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Quite a journeyman.  Might eclipse Mark Bryant at the team-
    changing rate he is going.  He also played in the CBA, averaging 12.8 
    ppg, 3.3 rpg, and 4.9 apg in 132 CBA games.  Led the league in A/T 
    ratio in 02-03.  Obviously job security would be important to him, so 
    the Cavs signed him to a 5-year deal.  Good move for Ollie, bad move 
    for the Cavs.  Ollie became the third string PG when they traded for 
    Jeff McInnis, which led to Ollie being traded again.  He's now in his 
    third stint with the Sixers, which is good for him.  He's played more 
    games with them (91) than any of the other teams in his career, and he 
    was also a vital reserve on their NBA Finals team (so even though they 
    traded Snow, the Sixers still have 3 players remaining from that team).
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 32
    Former Teams: Mavericks (16), Magic (19), Kings (7), Magic (1), 76'ers 
    (40), Nets (19), 76'ers (51), Bulls (52), Pacers (29), Bucks (53), 
    Sonics (29), Cavaliers (82)
    Current Team: 76'ers (26)
    
    Mateen Cleaves
    Overall 65 (up from 64)
    Close 65 (down from 79)
    Med 66 (down from 68)
    3pt 64 (up from 52)
    FT 72
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: I think we've got some proof that VC doesn't pay any attention 
    to the lesser knowns of the NBA.  They only list 4 years pro for 
    Cleaves, instead of 5 (VC counts the current NBA season as 1, a rookie 
    has a years pro of 1).  Cleaves played in Detroit one year, in 
    Sacramento two years, and he played in 4 games for Cleveland last year, 
    he even started 2 of them.  That's 4 years, plus the current one.  Not 
    surprisingly, not a single one of Cleaves' ratings was changed (while 
    Stamina and Durability were changed for nearly every player in the 
    league). 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Pistons (78), Kings (44), Cavaliers (4)
    Current Team: Sonics (14)
    
    Smush Parker
    Overall 64 (up from 61)
    Close 62
    Med 63
    3pt 73
    FT 82 (up from 79)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (66), Pistons (11), Suns (5)
    Current Team: Lakers
    
    Junior Harrington
    Overall 64 (up from 60)
    Close 62
    Med 66 (up from 63)
    3pt 65 (down from 73)
    FT 68 (up from 54)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 50 (down from 55)
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: Real name is Lorinza.  He was the starting PG on that horrible 
    02-03 Denver team.  Their starting backcourt (Harrington and Vincent 
    Yarbrough) both weren't even in the NBA last year.  Which makes it a 
    bit comical how so many people used Kobe's 50-point games against 
    Denver as a show of his "superiority" over T-Mac (never mind that T-Mac 
    lit them up just as badly).
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Nuggets (82), Hornets (29)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Reece Gaines
    Overall 63 (down from 65)
    Close 70 (down from 79)
    Med 66 (down from 70)
    3pt 69 (down from 70)
    FT 66 (up from 65)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: You'd think Orlando would have learned after Jeryl Sasser that 
    average combo guards are combo guards for a reason - they're not good 
    enough to play either backcourt position.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Magic (38), Rockets (10)
    Current Team: Bucks (11)
    
    Jamison Brewer
    Overall 63 (up from 60)
    Close 57 (down from 62)
    Med 61 (down from 63)
    3pt 65 (down from 67)
    FT 50
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: Pacers 4th string PG for the last few years.  Hasn't really 
    improved since entering the league, and will probably find himself out 
    quickly if that doesn't change.  Isiah Thomas seems to love the guy 
    (probably the only person in the league who does), so he brought him to 
    the Knicks to be their fourth string PG.  Can't even shoot free throws, 
    he's probably the worst FT shooting guard in the league by far, and 
    probably one of the five or ten worst FT shooters in the entire league.  
    Little passing skills either.  His only value is his defense, and he 
    can dunk.  Why don't the Knicks take a chance on Queens native Omar 
    Cook?  Cook can play defense and can't shoot either, but his PG skills 
    are vastly better than Brewer's.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (36), Knicks (18), Spurs (0)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Jay Williams (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 77
    Close 84
    Med 76
    3pt 72
    FT 64 (down from 67)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 90
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (down from 96)
    Dur 70 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One day last summer, I was contemplating getting a motorcycle.  
    The next day, Jay-Will got into his motorcycle accident.  Rashidi was 
    reminded why he wanted no part of a motorcycle in the first place, and 
    is sticking to automobiles.  Jay-Will's career is in jeopardy after his 
    serious motorcycle accident.  He carries with him the jinx of the 
    number 2 pick, which dates back as far as Sam Bowie.  Bowie was 
    famously drafted before MJ.  Other #2 pick gaffes are Shawn Bradley 
    before Penny, Darko before Melo, Bibby before VC, Dirk, Jamison, and 
    Pierce, Keith Van Horn before Tracy McGrady, Marcus Camby before 
    Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Antoine Walker, Danny Ferry, taken ahead of 
    Sean Elliott, Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, and Shawn Kemp, Steve Francis 
    (forced a trade to Houston for less talented players) before Baron 
    Davis, Lamar Odom, Wally Szczerbiak, Richard Hamilton, Andre Miller, 
    Shawn Marion, Jason Terry, Ron Artest, and the list probably goes on.  
    Other #2 picks have not come out unscathed: Len Bias (died of cocaine 
    overdose after being drafted), Alonzo Mourning (developed kidney 
    disorder), Antonio McDyess (has had 3 knee surgeries in 2 years, also 
    taken before KG).  The last two #2 picks that ended up being the best 
    player in their draft classes were 2 Oakland PGs, Jason Kidd (thanks in 
    part to Grant Hill's injuries), and Gary Payton.  Anyway, getting back 
    to Jay, the PG position often takes more than one season for a young 
    guy to learn, so this accident means we may never see how good Jay 
    Williams could have been.  Oh, and he changed his name to Jay from 
    Jayson because Jayson Williams the former Nets star drunkenly shot and 
    killed his limo driver with a shotgun a month before the draft.  
    Rashidi doesn't miss a beat. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Former Teams: Bulls (75)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Mark Jackson (RETIRED)
    Overall 70
    Close 79
    Med 68
    3pt 74
    FT 80
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 87
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 88
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Second all-time in assists, behind only John Stockton.  It was 
    thought that Action Jackson would retire and become an analyst on ABC 
    while waiting for a coaching vacancy, but it turns out that he joined 
    the Houston Rockets (re-uniting him with Jeff Van Gundy) to be their 
    backup PG.  At least Yao had a chance at getting the ball.  Since then, 
    he's retired again and is working for ESPN. 
    Years Pro: 17
    Age: 39
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Star selections: 1 (88-89)
    Assist King: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 7x (131 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (389), Clippers (161), Pacers (163), Nuggets (52), 
    Pacers (242), Raptors (54), Knicks (111), Jazz (82), Rockets (42)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Rod Strickland (RETIRED)
    Overall 68
    Close 79
    Med 70
    3pt 67
    FT 72
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 58
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Led the league in assists per game in 97-98.  Strickland ranks 
    seventh all-time in career assists, and retired with 7,987 assists, 
    just 13 short of 8,000.  Only two active players are within 2,300 of 
    him - Jason Kidd with around 7,100 (a lock to pass him at some point), 
    and Nick Van Exel (who is likely retiring at year's end) with around 
    5,600.  The only active player ahead of him is Gary Payton with around 
    8,300 and counting.
    Years Pro: 17
    Age: 38
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (97-98)
    Assist Titles: 1 (97-98)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 9x (52 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (132), Spurs (146), Blazers (291), Wizards (304), 
    Blazers (21), Heat (76), T'Wolves (47), Magic (46), Raptors (15), 
    Rockets (16)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Avery Johnson (RETIRED)
    Overall 65
    Close 65
    Med 70
    3pt 53
    FT 74
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Never drafted by an NBA franchise.  A journeyman at first, he 
    ended up leading the Spurs to a title as their starting PG, hitting the 
    dagger jump shot that sealed their victory.  AJ was never a good 
    scorer, but he was always among the leaders in assists and steals.  
    Omar Cook still has a future ala AJ if he ever develops an 18-foot 
    jumper.  Johnson has been groomed for an NBA head coaching position the 
    last couple years, finally took over Dallas for Don Nelson after he 
    retired at mid-season.
    Years Pro: 16
    Age: 39
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 3x (90 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (96), Spurs (47), Rockets (49), Spurs (95), 
    Warriors (82), Spurs (502), Nuggets (51), Mavericks (65), Warriors (46)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Tony Williams (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD) 
    Overall 62
    Close 65
    Med 63
    3pt 68
    FT 71
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A fake, generic player.  Part of the default roster because 
    Atlanta didn't have enough players.  Since they signed Kenny Anderson, 
    Jon Barry (since traded for Tyronn Lue), and Kevin Willis after the 
    roster cutoff date, they were able to remove the generic players in a 
    roster update.  Since you can add those players via free agency in the 
    default rosters, if you don't have access to VC's downloadable roster, 
    it is recommended that you sign the players, release these two, and 
    lower their ratings to 50.  Or, pretend that one of them is Royal Ivey.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: N/A
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: NONE
    
    Mark Johnson (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD) 
    Overall 61
    Close 70
    Med 65
    3pt 54
    FT 74
    Layup 60
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A fake, generic player.  Part of the default roster because 
    Atlanta didn't have enough players.  Since they signed Kenny Anderson, 
    Jon Barry (since traded for Tyronn Lue), and Kevin Willis after the 
    roster cutoff date, they were able to remove the generic players in a 
    roster update.  Since you can add those players via free agency in the 
    default rosters, if you don't have access to VC's downloadable roster, 
    it is recommended that you sign the players, release these two, and 
    lower their ratings to 50.  Or, pretend that one of them is Royal Ivey.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: N/A
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: NONE
    
    Brent Price (RETIRED)
    Overall 60
    Close 75
    Med 65
    3pt 57
    FT 87
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 80
    Stam 82
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: The brother of Mark Price.  He's played a total of 26 games 
    since 99-00.  Currently a player, assistant coach, and vice-president 
    of community outreach on the Oklahoma Storm.  While technically still 
    active, I think it's safe to say that he won't be leaving the USBL (so 
    he's listed as retired).
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 36
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Bullets (214), Rockets (137), Grizzlies (47), Kings (20)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    B. Shooting Guards
    
    Rating - Player (Version last updated)
    
    99 - Kobe Bryant (2.4)
    96 - Tracy McGrady (2.4)
    94 - Allen Iverson (2.4)
    93 - Paul Pierce (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    92 - Vince Carter (2.4)
    92 - Ray Allen (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    88 - LeBron James (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    87 - Manu Ginobili (2.5)
    85 - Richard Hamilton (2.4)
    84 - Jason Richardson (2.5)
    84 - Michael Redd (2.4)
    83 - Larry Hughes (2.5) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    83 - Joe Johnson (2.6)
    82 - Cuttino Mobley (2.6)
    82 - Eddie Jones (2.3)
    82 - Ricky Davis (2.5)
    81 - Jalen Rose (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    81 - Michael Finley (2.4)
    81 - Mike Miller (2.4)
    81 - Bonzi Wells (2.4)
    81 - Brent Barry (2.5)
    80 - Quentin Richardson (2.6)
    80 - Latrell Sprewell (2.3)
    79 - Reggie Miller (2.4) (RETIRED)
    79 - Kerry Kittles (2.3)
    79 - Allan Houston (2.2)
    78 - Jamal Crawford (2.4)
    78 - Ben Gordon (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    78 - Derek Anderson (2.4)
    78 - Marquis Daniels (2.4)
    78 - Doug Christie (2.6)
    78 - Stephen Jackson (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    78 - Matt Harpring (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    77 - Jarvis Hayes (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    76 - Andre Iguodala (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    76 - David Wesley (2.4)
    76 - Jon Barry (2.4)
    76 - Mickael Pietrus (2.5)
    76 - Gordan Giricek (2.5)
    76 - Ronald Murray (2.3)
    76 - Penny Hardaway (2.2)
    76 - Fred Jones (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    75 - Voshon Lenard (1.8)
    75 - Tony Allen (2.5)
    75 - Delonte West (2.5)
    75 - Juan Dixon (2.5)
    75 - Eddie House (2.6)
    74 - Trenton Hassell (2.5)
    74 - Fred Hoiberg (2.5)
    74 - Aaron McKie (2.2)
    74 - DerMarr Johnson (2.6)
    73 - Raja Bell (2.5)
    73 - Josh Childress (2.6)
    73 - Wesley Person (2.6)
    73 - Willie Green (2.2)
    73 - Devin Brown (2.5)
    72 - Ron Mercer (2.3)
    72 - Ira Newble (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    72 - Lucious Harris (2.3)
    72 - Dajuan Wagner (2.3)
    72 - Dahntay Jones (2.4)
    72 - Keith Bogans (2.5)
    72 - Kareem Rush (2.2)
    72 - Steve Smith (2.3)
    72 - Maurice Evans (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    72 - Courtney Alexander (1.8)
    71 - J.R. Smith (2.5)
    71 - Casey Jacobsen (2.5)
    71 - Greg Buckner (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    71 - Zoran Planinic (2.4) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    71 - Anthony Peeler (2.5)
    71 - DeShawn Stevenson (2.5)
    71 - Tamar Slay (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    70 - Shandon Anderson (2.3)
    70 - Boris Diaw (2.6)
    70 - Kirk Snyder (2.5)
    70 - Richie Frahm (2.4)
    70 - Roger Mason Jr (1.8)
    69 - Quinton Ross (2.5)
    69 - Kevin Martin (2.6)
    69 - Kendall Gill (1.9) (RETIRED)
    68 - Bernard Robinson (2.5) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    68 - Kedrick Brown (1.4)
    61 - Rodney White (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    66 - Hubert Davis (RETIRED)
    
    Kobe Bryant
    Overall 99 (down from 100)
    Close 97
    Med 92 (down from 94)
    3pt 78
    FT 82
    Layup 95
    Dunk 90 (down from 95)
    Handle 90
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 80 (up from 78)
    RebOff 65 (down from 74)
    RebDef 70 (down from 78)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 95
    ClutchOff 99
    ClutchDef 75
    Notes: Kobe always gets compared to MJ.  Now let's be fair.  MJ cheated 
    on his wife while they were married, but he was never dumb enough to 
    get caught.  This is the prevailing reason why Kobe, no matter what he 
    does in the rest of his career, will always be one level below MJ.  
    Kobe got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, MJ never did.  As for 
    his playing accomplishments, he was the youngest player to ever play in 
    an all-star game, he set the NBA record this year for threes in a game 
    with 12, and became the youngest player to get 10,000 points in NBA 
    history.  Of course, the main reason he's the youngest is he didn't go 
    to college.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 26
    All-Star Selections: 7 (97-98, 2000-2005, 7 starts)
    All-Star Game MVP: 1 (01-02)
    All-NBA First Team: 3 (2002-2004)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (99-00, 04-05)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (98-99)
    All-Defensive First Team: 3 (99-00, 02-03, 03-04)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (00-01, 01-02)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 3x (3 rings, 119 games)
    Current Team: Lakers (627)
    
    Tracy McGrady
    Overall 96 (down from 98)
    Close 97
    Med 94
    3pt 79
    FT 77
    Layup 90 (down from 95)
    Dunk 90 (down from 95)
    Handle 90
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 80 (up from 78)
    RebOff 65 (down from 72)
    RebDef 75 (down from 82)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95 (down from 99)
    Dur 80 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: Led the NBA in scoring for the second straight year.  Vince 
    Carter's second cousin... I wonder if the Raptors are second-guessing 
    their decision to keep VC instead of T-Mac?
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 25
    Most Improved Player: 1 (00-01)
    All-Star selections: 5 (2001-2005, 4 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (00-01, 03-04)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (04-05)
    Scoring Titles: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 5x (25 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (192), Magic (295)
    Current Team: Rockets (78)
    
    Allen Iverson
    Overall 94 (up from 93)
    Close 97
    Med 83
    3pt 75 (down from 79)
    FT 84 (up from 76)
    Layup 95
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 95
    Pass 85 (up from 80)
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 90
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 95
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: The shortest MVP in NBA history (Nate Archibald was an inch 
    taller).  Will be playing PG this season.  Expect him to still take 
    tons of low percentage shots though. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 29
    Most Valuable Player: 1 (00-01)
    All-Star selections: 6 (2000-2005, 6 starts)
    All-Star Game MVP: 2 (00-01, 04-05)
    All-NBA First Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 04-05)
    All-NBA Second Team: 3 (99-00, 01-02, 02-03)
    Scoring Titles: 4 (98-99, 00-01, 01-02, 04-05)
    Steal Titles: 3 (2001-2003)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 2x (62 
    games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (610)
    
    Paul Pierce
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    Vince Carter
    Overall 92 (up from 91)
    Close 97 (up from 92)
    Med 89
    3pt 82 (up from 80)
    FT 81
    Layup 90
    Dunk 90 (down from 95)
    Handle 90
    Pass 75 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 85
    Stam 95 (down from 99)
    Dur 70 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: Is one major injury away from officially becoming yesterday's 
    news.  Was the next MJ until injuries, Kobe, and T-Mac came along.  
    Really returned to form after being traded to New Jersey.  He averaged 
    30.2 ppg in February, and 32.3 ppg in April (.502 FG%, .478 3pt%) and 
    improbably led the Nets to the playoffs. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 27
    Rookie of Year: 1 (98-99)
    All-Star selections: 6 (2000-2005, 5 "starts", technically 6, he was 
    forced out of the starting lineup in 2003 after being elected so MJ 
    could start)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (00-01)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2000)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (19 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (403)
    Current Team: Nets (57)
    
    Ray Allen (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 92
    Close 97
    Med 92
    3pt 93
    FT 90
    Layup 90
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 75
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Won the 2001 Long Distance Shootout. Shares the NBA record for 
    threes in a half with eight.  Has been connected to Vince Carter and 
    Baron Davis in trade rumors.  Probably the second best shooter in the 
    league to Peja, but he can do more than just shoot.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 29
    All-Star selections: 5 (2000-2002, 2004-2005)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (04-05)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (00-01)
    Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2001)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (37 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (494)
    Current Team: Sonics (163)
    
    Ray Allen (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 92
    Close 97
    Med 92
    3pt 93 (up from 90)
    FT 90
    Layup 90
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 75
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 90
    
    LeBron James
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    Manu Ginobili
    Overall 87 (up from 83)
    Close 92 (up from 89)
    Med 81 (up from 78)
    3pt 81
    FT 80
    Layup 90
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70 (up from 60)
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 60
    Steal 90 (up from 85)
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Was one of the best players in Europe before coming to the NBA.  
    Was second in the NBA in Steals per minute in 02-03, and third in 03-
    04.  Won an Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina in the 2004 Olympics, 
    defeating the US team en route to the gold.
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 27
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x (2 rings, 57 games)
    Current Team: Spurs (220)
    
    Richard Hamilton
    Overall 85 (down from 86)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 89
    3pt 71 (down from 75)
    FT 87 (up from 83)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 95 (up from 94)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Did better as MJ's Scottie than Stackhouse did.  Is like Reggie 
    Miller, without the three-point range.  Moves without the ball better 
    than any guard in the league now that Reggie has retired.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 65 
    games)
    Former Teams: Wizards (212)
    Current Team: Pistons (236)
    
    Jason Richardson
    Overall 84 (up from 81)
    Close 92 (up from 87)
    Med 78
    3pt 76 (up from 71)
    FT 70 (up from 68)
    Layup 85 (up from 80)
    Dunk 95
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Promising young player who won the slam-dunk contest twice in 
    his first two years.  Really needs to work on his mid-range game if he 
    wants to be a star.  Otherwise he's just another Ricky Davis.
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (312)
    
    Michael Redd
    Overall 83 (down from 88)
    Close 94
    Med 89 (down from 91)
    3pt 84 (down from 86)
    FT 85 (down from 87)
    Layup 85 (down from 90)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (down from 70)
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 55)
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 85 (down from 90)
    Notes: Runner up Sixth Man of the Year in 02-03, and went on to make 
    the All-NBA Third Team as a starter in 03-04.  He helped make the Bucks 
    a playoff team, in a year where most people (but not me) had them 
    projected for last place.  Set the NBA record with most three's in a 
    quarter with 8.  Signed with Dallas in restricted free agency for very 
    little money (right before he broke out), and Milwaukee matched at the 
    very last minute.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
    Current Team: Bucks (312)
    
    Larry Hughes (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 83 (up from 82)
    Close 92 (up from 89)
    Med 76
    3pt 72 (down from 74)
    FT 78 (down from 80)
    Layup 85 (up from 80)
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 80 (down from 75)
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 60
    Steal 95 (up from 90)
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 95
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: Why is everybody trying to convert him to a PG?  He's not a PG.  
    When I saw him in his rookie year, he could hardly dribble the ball.  
    Just let him play SG already, please.  Yes, he's borderline when it 
    comes to most starting SGs.  But do we see the Blazers trying to 
    convert Derek Anderson to a PG?  If you don't want him starting at SG, 
    then let him come off the bench.  At least Washington finally took my 
    advice (though only because they signed Gilbert Arenas, another SG 
    convert). 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 26
    All-Defensive First Team: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x (18 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (100), Warriors (200)
    Current Team: Wizards (189)
    
    Larry Hughes (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 82 (up from 80)
    Close 89
    Med 76
    3pt 74
    FT 80
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 90 (up from 75)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    
    Joe Johnson
    Overall 83 (up from 81)
    Close 89
    Med 81 (up from 79)
    3pt 86 (up from 73)
    FT 76 (up from 75)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 65 (down from 65)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Broke out last season, averaging 20 ppg after Marbury and Penny 
    were traded, allowing him to start.  Was second in the league in 3pt% 
    this year.
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (48) 
    Current Team: Suns (275)
    
    Cuttino Mobley
    Overall 82
    Close 89 (down from 94)
    Med 79
    3pt 88 (up from 78)
    FT 84 (up from 81)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 85
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (down from 65)
    RebDef 60 (down from 75)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Steve Francis' best friend.  It's only fitting that he was 
    traded with him to Orlando.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (436), Magic (23)
    Current Team: Kings (43)
    
    Eddie Jones
    Overall 82 (down from 83)
    Close 89
    Med 78
    3pt 81 (up from 79)
    FT 84
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Eddie originally played with Shaq in LA, but was traded to make 
    room for Kobe to start (and because Glen Rice was more of a SF at the 
    time).  Now Shaq has joined him in Miami, and Eddie will be looking to 
    get the championships that he missed out on in LA.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 33
    All-Star selections: 3 (96-97, 97-98, 99-00, 1 start)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (99-00)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (97-98, 99-00) 
    Steal Titles: 1 (99-00)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    3x (71 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (314), Hornets (102), Heat (352)
    Current Team: Grizzlies
    
    Ricky Davis
    Overall 82
    Close 92
    Med 78 (down from 79)
    3pt 76 (up from 74)
    FT 77
    Layup 85
    Dunk 95
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 60
    Steal 75
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 60 (down from 70)
    Speed 85 (up from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Most famous for shooting the ball at his own basket so he could 
    get a rebound and complete his triple double.  Little did he know, that 
    you can't get a rebound by shooting at your own basket, you have to 
    shoot at your opponent's basket to get a rebound.  Likes to put up good 
    stats on bad teams. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (94), Heat (7), Cavaliers (183)
    Current Team: Celtics (139)
    
    Jalen Rose (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 81 (down from 83)
    Close 89 (down from 92)
    Med 81 (down from 83)
    3pt 78 (up from 73)
    FT 85 (up from 84)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (down from 80)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 60 (down from 70)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95 (down from 96)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One of the better players in the league that has not been 
    elected to an all-star team yet (and likely never will).  He can play 
    three positions, but doesn't play much defense at any of them.
    Other Positions: PG, SG
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    Most Improved Player: 1 (99-00)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 2x 
    (58 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (161), Pacers (402), Bulls (128)
    Current Team: Raptors (131)
    
    Michael Finley
    Overall 81 (down from 82)
    Close 87 (down from 92)
    Med 81 (down from 83)
    3pt 82 (up from 74)
    FT 85 (up from 82)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 80 (down from 85)
    Stam 95
    Dur 85 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (56 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (109), Mavericks (626)
    Current Team: Spurs
    
    Mike Miller
    Overall 81 (up from 77)
    Close 89
    Med 81 (up from 79)
    3pt 88 (up from 80)
    FT 76 (down from 80)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Won rookie of the year in 00-01, perfectly displaying just how 
    weak that draft class was. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 24
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (00-01)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (16 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (194)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (157)
    
    Bonzi Wells
    Overall 81 (down from 83)
    Close 89 (down from 92)
    Med 75 (down from 83)
    3pt 74 (down from 76)
    FT 75 (up from 69)
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 80 (down from 85)
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 80 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Had a high FG% for a guard... until he started jacking 3's.  
    Recently traded to Memphis for Wesley Person and a First Rounder, after 
    getting suspended for cursing out coach Maurice Cheeks.  What a standup 
    guy. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (30 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (310), Grizzlies (128)
    Current Team: Kings
    
    Brent Barry
    Overall 81 (down from 83)
    Close 82 (down from 92)
    Med 78 (down from 81)
    3pt 86 (up from 82)
    FT 84 (up from 83)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 60
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (down from 76)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90 (down from 94)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Easily the best of Rick Barry's 3 sons (the other two are Jon 
    and Drew).  Brent Barry was the first SG to start in Chicago after 
    Jordan left.  Acquired instant fame by winning the Slam Dunk contest in 
    his rookie year, imitating Dr J's dunk from the foul line.  White man 
    can jump.  Could be a decent scorer if he wanted to.  Averaged 5 apg 
    even when Gary Payton was still in Seattle.  Coincidently, the last 
    time the Clippers made the playoffs, he was on the team.  In perhaps 
    the oddest trade he made, Pat Riley traded the still effective Issac 
    Austin for Barry.  Barry wasn't even added to the playoff roster. 
    Miami, missing its depth at center, lost in the playoffs as usual. 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 33
    3pt% Titles: 1 (00-01)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (1996)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 3x (1 ring, 36 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (179), Heat (17), Bulls (37), Sonics (362)
    Current Team: Spurs (81)
    
    Quentin Richardson
    Overall 80 (up from 79)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 84 (up from 80)
    FT 74 (down from 75)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: In his first full season as a starter, averaged 17 ppg.  Of 
    course, that kind of increase was to be expected considering the 
    Clippers dropped Andre Miller, Lamar Odom, and Michael Olowokandi for 
    basically nothing in return. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 24
    Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2005)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (281)
    Current Team: Suns (79)
    
    Latrell Sprewell
    Overall 80 (down from 85)
    Close 84 (down from 87) 
    Med 78 (down from 81)
    3pt 75 (down from 77)
    FT 81
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 65 (down from 80)
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 65) 
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: He isn't a choke artist in the playoffs, that's for sure.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34
    All-Star selections: 4 (1 start)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (93-94)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (93-94)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 2x 
    (44 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (400), Knicks (351)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (162)
    
    Reggie Miller (RETIRED)
    Overall 79
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 84 (up from 83)
    3pt 86 (up from 82)
    FT 93 (up from 89)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 70
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The all-time leader in three pointers made, and attempted 
    (2,560-6,486).  His 25,279 points are 12th all time, and were most 
    among active leaders (that torch now passes to Shaq).  The only person 
    more clutch at the end of games was MJ, and like MJ, he saved his best 
    for Madison Square Garden.  Will that be enough to get him into the 
    hall of fame?  I hope so, but he's got three things going against him.  
    He's only a 5-time all-star, he never made higher than the All-NBA 
    Third team, and he has no rings.  I think it says a lot though that 
    every time he got out of the first round, he also got past the second 
    round (until his final season, ironically).  That should count for 
    something.  In fact, between 93-94 and 99-00, the Pacers made the 
    Conference Finals 5 times, and went to the NBA Finals in 99-00.  In 95-
    96 Miller was only able to play in game 5 of the first round because he 
    was injured (and scored 29 points, another testament to his clutch 
    ability), and in 96-97 the team missed the playoffs by 5 games because 
    Rik Smits and Derrick McKey missed 30 games with injury.  This was back 
    when it took 44 wins to clinch a playoff spot in the east, not 39.  
    Anyway, That's 5 Conference Finals appearances in 7 years.  That's 
    definitely a good case for the Hall of Fame.  The Pacers were also the 
    ONLY TEAM, I repeat, the ONLY TEAM to ever take the second Bulls 
    Dynasty to 7 games.  In three years, the Bulls never once faced a Game 
    7 from a team not named the Pacers, and that includes the Jazz whom 
    many consider to be their best competition back then.  It wasn't, it 
    was Indiana.  For a laugh, you can see Miller beat the crap out of the 
    MJ imitator, Kobe (who like a b**** attacked him from behind at the end 
    of a game) on top of the scorer's table, by downloading the movie off 
    Kazaa or another P2P DL service.  He's also famous for fighting the 
    real MJ (both were suspended at least a game), but I have yet to find 
    the clip.  Cheryl Miller is also his sister, and they used to rake in 
    cash as kids playing 2 on 2 together for money.  Reggie will reportedly 
    join his sister with the TNT crew.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 18
    All-Star selections: 5 (89-90, 94-95, 95-96, 97-98, 99-00, 1 start)
    All-NBA Third Team: 3 (94-95, 95-96, 97-98)
    FT% Titles: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 04-05)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 5x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 8x (144 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (1389)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Kerry Kittles
    Overall 79 (up from 78)
    Close 82 (up from 79)
    Med 77 (down from 79)
    3pt 78 (down from 80)
    FT 78 (down from 80)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 65 (up from 50)
    Steal 85
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Was first in the NBA in Steals per Turnover in 02-03, and second 
    in 03-04.  Kittles runs on the break superbly, which made him a great 
    teammate for Jason Kidd.  As the legend goes, the Nets initially 
    intended to draft Kobe, but Kobe threatened the Nets that he would pull 
    a Steve Francis (refuse to sign a contract) if they drafted him, so 
    they took the safe route and drafted Kittles instead.  The Hornets 
    called Kobe's bluff and were able to get Divac out of LA, which the 
    Lakers didn't mind since they needed to salary dump to beat Orlando's 
    offer to Shaq.  Kittles was traded this summer to the Clippers for a 
    second round pick to save the team 10 million dollars, though it's 
    unknown how much the cost will be in terms of lost ticket sales.  He 
    hasn't quite been the player he was before those injuries.
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (54 
    games)
    Former Teams: Nets (496)
    Current Team: Clippers (11)
    
    Allan Houston
    Overall 79 (down from 83)
    Close 79 (down from 97)
    Med 86 (up from 84)
    3pt 84 (up from 82)
    FT 92
    Layup 70 (down from 85)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 60
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 50 (down from 55)
    Speed 75 (down from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 65 (down from 70)
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: Had two 50-point games in 02-03, averaging a career high 22.5 
    ppg.  But since then, the normally durable Houston has had his knee 
    fall apart on him, and injuries are severely limiting his court time.  
    He might be waived by the Knicks to save them 40 million dollars from 
    the luxury tax.
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    All-Star selections: 2 (2000-2001)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (63 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (237)
    Current Team: Knicks (602)
    
    Jamal Crawford
    Overall 78 (down from 79)
    Close 84
    Med 77 (up from 76)
    3pt 80 (up from 74)
    FT 84 (up from 79)
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Crawford signed a 7-year contract with NY, so the Knicks better 
    hope Marbury and him can play together.  He will probably start this 
    season; Allan Houston is rehabbing and wants to stay healthy.  Houston 
    also wants to be a mentor for him and sixth man, the same way John 
    Starks was to Houston when he first joined the team.  Isiah Thomas 
    envisions a 3-guard rotation, similar to the one in Detroit back in his 
    day (Isiah, Dumars, and Vinny Johnson), which will see Crawford play 
    backup PG when Marbury takes breathers - something he needs, because he 
    was exhausted at the end of the season from playing so many minutes. 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Bulls (244)
    Current Team: Knicks (70)
    
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    Overall 78 (up from 73)
    Close 82
    Med 79 (up from 71)
    3pt 87 (up from 71)
    FT 86 (up from 75)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 85
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: The reason Gordon has a low overall is because PGs are rated 
    differently than SGs.  Dunks count a lot less towards Overall for PGs 
    than for any other position.  If Gordon were a SG, the position he's 
    going to play this season, he'd be the highest rated rookie in the 
    game.  If you remember from last year, LeBron started off as a PG, and 
    he was rated low too, only a 78.  But if he were a SG instead, he would 
    have been much higher.
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (82)
    
    Derek Anderson
    Overall 78 (up from 76)
    Close 82
    Med 76 (up from 73)
    3pt 77 (up from 73)
    FT 85 (up from 82)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 75
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (16 games)
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (104), Clippers (64), Spurs (82), Blazers (244)
    Current Team: Rockets
    
    Marquis Daniels
    Overall 78 (down from 80)
    Close 82 (down from 84)
    Med 71 (down from 75)
    3pt 68
    FT 75 (down from 77)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70 (down from 75)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 70 (down from 75)
    RebDef 65 (down from 80)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: Nellie found another gem.  Daniels wasn't drafted, but ended up 
    making the All-Rookie Second team.  He also was 14th in the league in 
    FG%.   Daniels 15.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 2.0 spg in the playoff 
    series against the Kings.  In 15 games as a starter, Daniels averaged 
    17.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.7 spg, and 0.5 bpg, with a .518 FG%.  In 
    8 April games, Daniels averaged 20.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 5.1 apg, 2.3 spg, 
    and 0.4 bpg, with a .520 FG%.  Antoine Walker who?  Daniels forced 
    Walker to play center, and essentially forced the former all-star out 
    of town in the offseason.  Not bad for a kid who wasn't drafted.
    Other Positions: PG, SF 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (16 games)
    Current Team: Mavericks (116)
    
    Doug Christie
    Overall 78 (up from 77)
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 75
    3pt 75 (down from 79)
    FT 86 (up from 85)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80 (down from 85)
    Pass 75 (down from 80)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55) 
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 85
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80 (down from 85)
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: You can download a movie of him and Rick Fox fighting on Kazaa, 
    or another P2P DL service.  Christie is a great defensive player who 
    often got snubbed from the all-defensive first team in favor of the 
    more popular Kobe Bryant. 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34 
    All-Defensive First Team: 1 (02-03)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (00-01, 01-02, 03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 4x, First Round 
    2x (58 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (88), Knicks (35), Raptors (282), Kings (355), 
    Magic (21)
    Current Team: Mavericks
    
    Stephen Jackson
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    Matt Harpring
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    Overall 76 (up from 74)
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 68
    3pt 73 (up from 70)
    FT 74 (down from 79)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 85 (up from 80)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60 (down from 75)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 85 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 80 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Drew a few comparisons to Paul Pierce, but I dunno... Pierce can 
    shoot.  Iguodala couldn't even hit 30% of his threes in college, so he 
    obviously doesn't have much range.  He's a pretty good defensive player 
    though.  Iggy will fill the stat sheet in all five categories and 
    shoots a decent percentage.  He also figures to make a few all-
    defensive teams before all is said and done.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (82)
    
    Andre Iguodala (SECOND ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 79
    Med 68
    3pt 70
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 65
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    
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    Overall 72
    Close 79
    Med 68
    3pt 70 (up from 66)
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 65
    Steal 65
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    
    David Wesley
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 80 (up from 73)
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Best friend of the late Bobby Phills.  Phills died while drag 
    racing at 100 mph with Wesley.  That's got to be tough for Wesley to 
    live with.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 12
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 5x (55 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (60), Celtics (207), Hornets (522)
    Current Team: Rockets (54)
    
    Jon Barry
    Overall 76 (up from 72)
    Close 77 (down from 82)
    Med 77 (up from 73)
    3pt 86 (up from 79)
    FT 88 (down from 92)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80
    Pass 75 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85 (up from 84)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The oldest son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry.  Brother to Brent 
    Barry and Drew Barry.  A bit of a journeyman, but has earned a 
    reputation as one of the best bench contributors in the league.
    Other Positions: PG, SF 
    Years Pro: 13 
    Age: 35
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    4x (62 games) 
    Former Teams: Bucks (171), Warriors (68), Hawks (58), Lakers (49), 
    Kings (167), Pistons (162), Nuggets (57), Hawks (16)
    Current Team: Rockets (53)
    
    Mickael Pietrus
    Overall 76 (down from 77)
    Close 82 (up from 79)
    Med 71 (up from 70)
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 70 (up from 69)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (down from 80)
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Solid defensive player on the Warriors, he will undoubtedly have 
    a huge role in the team's success next year.  The Warriors played like 
    a playoff caliber team after the trade for Baron Davis, and Pietrus was 
    a big reason.  He averaged 10.9 ppg on .495 fg% in March, and 12.0 ppg 
    on .505 fg% in April. 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (120)
    
    Gordan Giricek
    Overall 76 (up from 74)
    Close 82
    Med 78
    3pt 78 (down from 82)
    FT 83 (up from 82)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
    Notes: Gordan is currently on his third team in three seasons.  That'll 
    happen when you drive your coaches crazy by breaking off plays and 
    going for your own shot half the time.
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (49), Magic (75)
    Current Team: Jazz (106)
    
    Ronald Murray
    Overall 76 (down from 79)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 75 (down from 79)
    3pt 70 (down from 73)
    FT 72
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 60 (down from 65)
    Block 60
    Steal 75
    RebOff 55 (down from 65)
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: One of the most improved players of the year.  Was thought of as 
    a throw in when the Payton/Allen deal went down.  He averaged 21.5 ppg 
    as a starter.  He was benched though, because apparantly he gives a lot 
    of it back on the defensive end.  Caused a fiasco in the 2K world.  
    Badly needed to be added to the rosters last season, but VC never came 
    through.  They added him this year and badly overrated him.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (12)
    Current Team: Sonics (133)
    
    Penny Hardaway
    Overall 76 (down from 77)
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 73
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 65 (down from 75)
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 65
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Birth name is Anfernee, nicknamed Penny because his grandmother 
    said he was "pretty as a penny".  A rising superstar cut down by 
    injuries.  Vince Carter is another knee injury away from becoming Penny 
    II, but that might be stretching it.  Penny was on the All-NBA First 
    Team twice, that's how good he was.  Pre-injury, he was scoring 21 ppg 
    on 50% shooting with 7 assists, 5 boards, and 2 steals per game as 
    Shaq's sidekick.  That's eerily similar to what Dwyane Wade is doing 
    next to Shaq right now.  One of the most popular players in last 10 
    years, his Lil Penny commercials inspired bobbleheads everywhere.  
    Unfortunately, injuries have degenerated Penny's game so much that he's 
    not even a good scorer anymore.  His minutes have dropped pretty every 
    season since 98-99 (excluding his 00-01 season where he averaged 32 
    mpg).
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    All-Star selections: 4 (95-98, 4 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 2 (94-95, 95-96) 
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 4x (64 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (369), Suns (236)
    Current Team: Knicks (79)
    
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    Voshon Lenard
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 82 (down from 84)
    Med 79
    3pt 85 (up from 77)
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (up from 83)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: A very good and underrated shooter.  Nobody expected him to beat 
    Peja in the shootout this year.  I remember he in 98-99 he nearly 
    changed the Miami/NY series.  He was riding Riley's bench the entire 
    series, and then had 15 points (3-3 on 3's) in garbage time of a loss.  
    He quickly found himself back in the rotation the next game, but it was 
    too little, too late, and the Heat became the second #1 seed to lose to 
    a #8 seed.  Lenard was 9-14 on 3's that series.  His .419 career 3pt% 
    in the playoffs is indicative of how useful a weapon he can be on a 
    playoff team. 
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Long Distance Shootout Champ: 1 (2004)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x (31 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (249), Nuggets (151), Raptors (63)
    Current Team: Nuggets (76)
    
    Tony Allen
    Overall 75 (up from 71) 
    Close 75
    Med 66
    3pt 70 (up from 67)
    FT 74 (up from 68)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 90 (up from 70)
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (77)
    
    Delonte West
    Overall 75 (up from 73) 
    Close 75
    Med 75
    3pt 77 (up from 73)
    FT 70 (down from 88)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 70 (up from 65)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (39)
    
    Juan Dixon
    Overall 75 (up from 70)
    Close 75 (up from 72)
    Med 73
    3pt 73 (up from 68)
    FT 83 (up from 80)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 50)
    Speed 90 (up from 85)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Hey everybody, look!  It's the smaller version of Dajuan Wagner!
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Current Team: Wizards (176)
    
    Eddie House
    Overall 75 (up from 70)
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 80 (up from 73)
    FT 85 (up from 80)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Brother in law of Mike Bibby.  Was Bibby's backup this year in 
    Sacramento.
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 5
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (6 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (169), Clippers (60), Bobcats (13), Bucks (5)
    Current Team: Kings (50)
    
    Trenton Hassell
    Overall 74 (up from 69)
    Close 75
    Med 75 (up from 70)
    3pt 71
    FT 79
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 70 (up from 60)
    Block 70 (up from 50)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 85 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 85 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (18 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (160)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (163)
    
    Fred Hoiberg
    Overall 74 (up from 62)
    Close 67 (up from 60)
    Med 76 (up from 61)
    3pt 87 (up from 82)
    FT 87 (up from 86)
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60 (up from 50)
    PostDef 60 (up from 50)
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 70 (up from 50)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Was an afterthought as a 12th man on most teams, but he was a 
    valuable piece of Minnesota's rotation last year.  He hit a game winner 
    in the playoffs on supposed all-league defender Kobe Bryant, AND THE 
    FOUL.  Would that have ever happened to Jordan?  Not a chance in hell, 
    which is another gleaming example of Jordan > Kobe.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 32
    3pt% King: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 3x (24 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (139), Bulls (247) 
    Current Team: T'Wolves (155)
    
    Aaron McKie
    Overall 74 (down from 78)
    Close 75 (down from 89)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 78
    FT 78 (down from 83)
    Layup 70 (down from 80)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (down from 75)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: McKie and Iverson are the only players remaining from the Finals 
    team from a few years ago (unless you also count Kevin Ollie, who they 
    reacquired in the Eric Snow trade). 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 32
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (00-01)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x First Round 6x (74 
    games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (167), Pistons (66), 76'ers (536)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    DerMarr Johnson
    Overall 74 (up from 68)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 73 (up from 66)
    3pt 77 (up from 74)
    FT 79 (up from 78)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Former sixth pick was a bust even before he injured his neck in 
    a car accident.  With Voshon Lenard done for the year, DerMarr will 
    need to step up his shooting, while Greg Buckner and Bryon Russell will 
    have to step up their defense to compensate for DerMarr's sheer lack of 
    it.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (150), Knicks (21)
    Current Team: Nuggets (71)
    
    Raja Bell (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 73 (up from 61)
    Close 82 (up from 57)
    Med 78 (up from 66)
    3pt 77 (up from 64)
    FT 76 (up from 75)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 50)
    Notes: Pure example of how lazy Visual Concepts is when it comes to 
    rating the lesser knowns of the NBA.  Bell is by far the most 
    underrated played in the game; he was Utah's sixth man for most of the 
    season.  Yet the only ratings they opted to change were his 3pt (64 
    from 65) and Stam (90 from 88).  They changed those ratings for 
    EVERYBODY.  They had time to make those tweaks for guys that retired 
    like Randy Brown and Brent Price, but they couldn't find time to give 
    Bell the respect he is due?  Not only that, but his position is off 
    too, 90% of his minutes last year came at SG, not SF.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x 
    (35 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (79), Mavericks (75), Jazz (145)
    Current Team: Suns
    
    Josh Childress
    Overall 73 (up from 72) 
    Close 77 (down from 84)
    Med 68 (down from 75)
    3pt 66 (down from 70)
    FT 82
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    RebOff 80 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Hawks (80)
    
    Wesley Person
    Overall 73 (down from 74)
    Close 75 (down from 89)
    Med 75
    3pt 84 (up from 82)
    FT 78 (down from 79)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 65 (up from 55)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: Younger brother of "The Rifleman" Chuck Person.  Currently 
    playing on his fifth team in two seasons.
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 33
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (23 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (240), Cavaliers (246), Grizzlies (82), Blazers 
    (33), Hawks (9), Heat (16)
    Current Team: Nuggets (25)
    
    Willie Green
    Overall 73 (up from 69)
    Close 75
    Med 71 (down from 73)
    3pt 70 (up from 69)
    FT 76 (up from 73)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was expected to be the starting SG in Philly this year, but that 
    changed with the emergence of Andre Iguodala and Kyle Korver.  Good in 
    a few areas, but not great at any.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (110)
    
    Devin Brown
    Overall 73 (up from 69)
    Close 75
    Med 71 (up from 70)
    3pt 74 (up from 67)
    FT 80 (down from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes: Beat out Ron Mercer for playing time last year.  Was NBDL Rookie 
    of the Year and NBDL MVP in 02-03.  I guess that makes him the Wilt 
    Chamberlain/Wes Unseld of the NBDL.  Played high school and college 
    ball in San Antonio, so it doesn't take a genius to figure out
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (1 ring, 21 games)
    Former Teams: Spurs (7), Nuggets (3)
    Current Team: Spurs (125)
    
    Ron Mercer
    Overall 72 (up from 71) 
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 73
    3pt 62 (up from 58)
    FT 81 (up from 79)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Talented player but bad attitude and selfish play have him 
    playing on his seventh team in as many years.  He should replace 
    Kittles at the offensive end for New Jersey, but not at the defensive 
    end.
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games) 
    Former Teams: Celtics (121), Nuggets (37), Magic (31), Bulls (101), 
    Pacers (95), Spurs (39)
    Current Team: Nets (18)
    
    Ira Newble (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 72 (up from 67)
    Close 72
    Med 66
    3pt 71 (up from 52)
    FT 80
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes:  
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Spurs (27), Hawks (115)
    Current Team: Cavaliers (138)
    
    Lucious Harris
    Overall 72 (down from 73)
    Close 75 (down from 77)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 75 (down from 80)
    FT 82 (down from 85)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60 (down from 65)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A quality backup, even if it doesn't reflect in the stats.  
    Seems to have declined a bit, but he was a good scorer off the bench on 
    a deep Jersey team, and the team never missed a beat when he filled in 
    for Kittles whenever he was injured (which was often).
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (54 
    games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (217), 76'ers (54), Nets (456)
    Current Team: Cavaliers (73)
    
    Dajuan Wagner
    Overall 72 (down from 75)
    Close 77 (down from 84)
    Med 70 (down from 71)
    3pt 73 (down from 75)
    FT 77 (up from 72)
    Layup 75 (down from 80) 
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 85
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55 (up from 50)
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50 (down from 55)
    Speed 90
    Stam 95
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Wagner once scored 100 points in a high school game.  He was 
    expected to compete with Jay Williams for Rookie of the Year in 02-03.  
    Instead, they competed on who could get the lowest FG%.  Wagner won, 
    with a dismal .376 compared to Jay-Will's .399.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Cavaliers 102)
    
    Dahntay Jones
    Overall 72
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 70
    3pt 75 (up from 67)
    FT 65 (down from 75)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 80
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 65 (down from 74)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Was traded by the Celtics with Troy Bell for Marcus Banks and 
    Kendrick Perkins.  None of the aforementioned players has made much of 
    an impact yet.  Should not be confused with former Knick/Celtic bust 
    Dontae Jones.  Well, not yet anyway.  He's also Al Harrington's cousin, 
    not that you probably care. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (72)
    
    Keith Bogans
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 68
    3pt 75 (up from 65)
    FT 73 (up from 72)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 55)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 95 (down from 96)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Was traded to the Bobcats for Brandon Hunter due to Orlando's 
    glut at SG. 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Magic (73)
    Current Team: Bobcats (74)
    
    Kareem Rush
    Overall 72 (down from 76)
    Close 72 (down from 77)
    Med 75 (down from 76)
    3pt 79
    FT 77 (down from 78)
    Layup 70 (down from 80)
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50 (down from 55)
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Buried the T'Wolves in the playoffs by going 6-6 on threes in 
    game 6 (that's 18 points).  He scored only 12 points in 14 games with 
    the Lakers this season before being traded to Charlotte for a draft 
    pick. 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (31 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (162)
    Current Team: Bobcats (34)
    
    Steve Smith
    Overall 72 (down from 73) 
    Close 70 (down from 89)
    Med 75 (up from 71)
    3pt 80
    FT 85
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60 (down from 65)
    Block 55
    Steal 55
    RebOff 55 (down from 56)
    RebDef 55 (down from 62)
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF 
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 35
    All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    4x, First Round 5x (1 ring, 82 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (189), Hawks (339), Blazers (163), Spurs (130), 
    Hornets (71), Bobcats (37)
    Current Team: Heat (13)
    
    Maurice Evans (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 72 (up from 68)
    Close 72
    Med 70 (up from 68)
    3pt 74 (up from 67)
    FT 76 (down from 78)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 80 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 75 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Last played in the NBA in 01-02 with Minnesota.  Became a star 
    in Europe since then, and returned to the NBA.  He worked himself into 
    Sacramento's rotation, and will play a bigger role next year if Cuttino 
    Mobley leaves as a free agent. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (10), Kings (65)
    Current Team: Pistons
    
    Courtney Alexander
    Overall 72 (down from 73)
    Close 75 (up from 62)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 71
    FT 82 (up from 76)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Scored 17.0 ppg in 27 games with Washington as a rookie in 00-01 
    (22.4 ppg in April earned him Rookie of the Month honors).  Has not 
    been able to build on it due to injuries.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (38), Wizards (83), Hornets (66), Kings (0) 
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    J.R. Smith
    Overall 71 (down from 73) 
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 72 (up from 69)
    FT 69 (down from 70)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (down from 65)
    RebDef 55 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Hornets (76)
    
    Casey Jacobsen
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 70 (down from 79)
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 80 (up from 70)
    FT 79 (up from 77)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (190)
    Current Team: Hornets (44)
    
    Greg Buckner
    Overall 71 (up from 67)
    Close 75 (up from 50)
    Med 70
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 78 (down from 81)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 55
    Steal 75 (up from 69)
    RebOff 65 (up from 56)
    RebDef 65 (up from 64)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: A defensive specialist.  You know, I think a lot of these guys 
    got that label because they played in Dallas, because they're the only 
    guys on Dallas that could play defense, and they were essentially SGs 
    that were undersized for SF playing out of position (Raja Bell, Adrian 
    Griffin, and Buckner all apply here).
    Other Positions: PG, SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (27 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (129), 76'ers (128)
    Current Team: Nuggets (70)
    
    Zoran Planinic (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 71
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 75 (down from 76)
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 67 (up from 64)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 50 (down from 60)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A good Euro prospect.  If he puts on weight, he'll be able to 
    play all of the perimeter positions.  Should get more PT now that 
    Kittles and Harris are gone.  Hasn't because of injuries and the 
    acquisition of Vince Carter.  Still a good and versatile backup though.
    Other Positions: SG, SF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (9 games)
    Current Team: Nets (92)
    
    Anthony Peeler
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 73 (up from 68) 
    3pt 82 (up from 79)
    FT 84 (up from 80)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was the driving force in Game 3 of T'Wolves vs Lakers 2003.  He 
    and Troy Hudson outplayed Shaq and Kobe to get the T'Wolves the win in 
    one of the worst officiated basketball games of all-time (in the 
    Laker's favor).  Led the league in three-point percentage in 03-04 
    (.482 on 68-141).
    Other Positions: PG, SF 
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 35
    3pt% King: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 3x, First Round 7x (57 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (253), Grizzlies (80), T'Wolves (379), Kings (75)
    Current Team: Wizards (40)
    
    DeShawn Stevenson
    Overall 71 (up from 65)
    Close 70 (up from 62)
    Med 71 (up from 68)
    3pt 73 (up from 52)
    FT 66 (down from 68)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: A SG that went to the NBA straight out of high school.  To say 
    that he has been less successful than other SGs out of high school 
    would be the understatement of the year.
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (222)
    Current Team: Magic (81)
    
    Tamar Slay
    (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD) 
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    Shandon Anderson
    Overall 70 (up from 65)
    Close 72
    Med 68
    3pt 68 (up from 64)
    FT 76 (up from 69)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 54)
    RebDef 70 (up from 62)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85
    Dur 80 (up from 70) 
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Anderson could be on his way out in NY as Isiah Thomas is trying 
    to do everything in his power to either trade him or alienate him.  
    Anderson's Knick career has had its ups and downs, but if he does stay, 
    he'll be valuable because he's the best perimeter defender they have at 
    the swing positions.  If he gets waived, he'll have value on the free 
    agent market - look at how defensive players Trenton Hassell and Greg 
    Buckner were pursued on the free agent market.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Former Teams: Jazz (197), Rockets (164), Knicks (245)
    Current Team: Heat (65)
    
    Boris Diaw
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 75 (down from 77)
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 66
    FT 67 (up from 66)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 70 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Hawks (142)
    
    Kirk Snyder
    Overall 70 (down from 72) 
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 66 (down from 70)
    3pt 72 (up from 66)
    FT 67 (up from 64)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 50 (down from 65)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Jazz (68)
    Current Team: Hornets
    
    Richie Frahm
    Overall 70 (down from 73) 
    Close 62 (down from 89)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 80
    FT 86 (down from 88)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60 (down from 65)
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Sonics (54)
    Current Team: Blazers (43)
    
    Roger Mason Jr
    Overall 70
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 71
    3pt 70 (up from 67)
    FT 87
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Bulls (20), Raptors (23)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Greece, Olympiacos)
    
    Quinton Ross
    Overall 69 (up from 68) 
    Close 72
    Med 68
    3pt 62 (down from 67)
    FT 67 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Was not drafted by an NBA team, but still started 21 games for 
    the Clippers anyway.
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Clippers (78)
    
    Kevin Martin
    Overall 69 (down from 71) 
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 67 (down from 71)
    FT 66 (down from 83)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 55
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 70 (up from 55)
    RebDef 55 (down from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Kings (45)
    
    Kendall Gill
    Overall 69 (up from 62)
    Close 70
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 70 (up from 64)
    FT 75 (up from 71)
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    Dunk 60 (up from 50)
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60 (up from 55)
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 75 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 85 (down from 86)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 15
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (27 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (230), Sonics (152), Hornets (36), Nets (331), 
    Heat (65), T'Wolves (82), Bulls (56), Bucks (14)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 68
    Close 70
    Med 63
    3pt 67
    FT 69 (down from 76)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bobcats (31)
    
    Kedrick Brown
    Overall 68 (up from 67)
    Close 70 (up from 60)
    Med 68 (down from 73)
    3pt 70 (up from 64)
    FT 63 (down from 70)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 60
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (101), Cavaliers (34)
    Current Team: 76'ers
    
    Rodney White
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    Hubert Davis (RETIRED)
    Overall 66
    Close 92
    Med 70
    3pt 78
    FT 86
    Layup 60
    Dunk 50
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 50
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Sharpshooter that is currently the Dallas shooting coach.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 12
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x (49 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (262), Raptors (36), Mavericks (261), Wizards 
    (66), Pistons (46), Nets (14) 
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
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    C. Small Forwards
    
    Rating - Player (Version last updated)
    93 - Paul Pierce (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    90 - LeBron James (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, POSITION 
    CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    88 - Ron Artest (1.1)
    88 - Andrei Kirilenko (2.3)
    87 - Shawn Marion (2.1)
    85 - Peja Stojakovic (2.3)
    85 - Carmelo Anthony (2.6)
    85 - Richard Jefferson (2.3)
    85 - Grant Hill (2.6)
    84 - Rashard Lewis (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    84 - Lamar Odom (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
    83 - Corey Maggette (2.5)
    83 - Antawn Jamison (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
    82 - Jerry Stackhouse (2.6)
    82 - Jamal Mashburn (1.9)
    82 - Jalen Rose (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    80 - Keith Van Horn (2.6)
    80 - Wally Szczerbiak (2.6)
    79 - Tayshaun Prince (2.5)
    79 - Caron Butler (2.6)
    79 - Stephen Jackson (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    79 - Bobby Simmons (2.5) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    79 - Shane Battier (2.8)
    79 - Hedo Turkoglu (2.6)
    79 - Matt Harpring (2.5)
    79 - Glenn Robinson (2.3)
    79 - Al Harrington (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
    78 - Desmond Mason (2.3)
    78 - James Posey (2.1)
    77 - Josh Howard (2.6)
    77 - Mike Dunleavy (2.7)
    77 - Morris Peterson (2.8)
    77 - Luol Deng (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    77 - Tim Thomas (2.2)
    77 - Toni Kukoc (2.5)
    76 - Jim Jackson (2.6)
    76 - Fred Jones (2.7) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    76 - Andres Nocioni (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    75 - Bruce Bowen (2.6)
    75 - Kyle Korver (2.4) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    75 - Darius Miles (2.9)
    75 - Jarvis Hayes (2.2)
    74 - Jared Jeffries (2.6)
    74 - Gerald Wallace (2.5)
    74 - Jumaine Jones (2.6)
    74 - Devean George (2.1)
    74 - Brian Cardinal (2.8)
    74 - Jiri Welsch (2.3)
    74 - Lamond Murray (2.8)
    74 - Tyson Chandler (POSITION CHANGED, SEE POWER FORWARD SECTION)
    73 - Josh Smith (2.6)
    73 - Corliss Williamson (1.9)
    73 - Ruben Patterson (2.5)
    73 - Eric Williams (2.8)
    73 - Jonathan Bender (2.7)
    73 - Marcus Fizer (2.6)
    73 - George Lynch (2.8) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    73 - Chris Crawford (1.7)
    72 - Lee Nailon (2.8)
    72 - Scott Padgett (2.4)
    72 - Eduardo Najera (2.6)
    72 - Rodney White (2.7) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    72 - James Jones (2.7) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    72 - Luke Walton (2.6)
    72 - Adrian Griffin (2.4)
    72 - Aleksandar Pavlovic (2.3)
    72 - Viktor Khryapa (2.5) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    72 - Andre Iguodala (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    71 - Bryon Russell (2.6)
    71 - Luke Jackson (2.3)
    71 - Eddie Robinson (1.7)
    70 - Trevor Ariza (2.4) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    70 - Rasual Butler (2.3)
    70 - Calbert Chaeney (2.7)
    70 - Rodney Buford (2.3)
    70 - Jason Kapono (2.6)
    69 - Eric Piatkowski (2.4)
    69 - Ryan Bowen (2.4)
    69 - Ronald Dupree (2.2)
    69 - Qyntel Woods (2.3)
    68 - Travis Outlaw (2.5)
    68 - Matt Barnes (2.2)
    68 - Stacey Augmon (2.6)
    68 - Bostjan Nachbar (2.8)
    68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (2.7)
    68 - Dorell Wright (2.3)
    68 - Ansu Sesay (1.7)
    68 - Ira Newble (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    67 - Darvin Ham (2.2)
    67 - Justin Reed (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    67 - Tamar Slay (2.5) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    67 - Tariq Abdul-Wahad (1.6)
    66 - Ndudi Ebi (2.6)
    66 - Michael Curry (1.9) (RETIRED)
    66 - Tremaine Fowlkes (1.7)
    66 - Greg Buckner (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    59 - Raja Bell (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    77 - Scottie Pippen (1.7) (RETIRED)
    70 - Monty Williams (1.9) (RETIRED)
    68 - Rick Fox (1.9) (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    
    Paul Pierce
    Overall 93
    Close 97
    Med 92
    3pt 78 (up from 74)
    FT 82 (up from 80)
    Layup 90
    Dunk 80
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 80 (down from 85)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: According to an interview taken 2 years ago (correct me if I got 
    it wrong), there are only a few players Shaq will allow his kids to 
    watch:  Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Gary Payton, Tracy 
    McGrady, and Paul Pierce.  Shaq goes on to say "Paul Pierce is the 
    truth".  Pierce's playoff stats in 02-03:  27.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 6.7 apg, 
    2.1 spg, 1.1 bpg, and set an NBA record by going 21-21 from the FT line 
    in a playoff game against the Pacers.  Rashidi also says, "Paul Pierce 
    is the truth". 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 27
    All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    2x (37 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (526)
    
    LeBron James (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 90 (down from 97)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 79 (down from 91)
    3pt 77 (down from 79)
    FT 75 (down from 76)
    Layup 95
    Dunk 95
    Handle 85 (down from 90)
    Pass 85 (down from 90)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 90
    RebOff 65 (down from 80)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: LeBron was one of the biggest stars the game had seen BEFORE he 
    even stepped foot on an NBA court, and he didn't disappoint when he 
    finally did, winning Rookie of the Year in a very deep draft class 
    (Wade and Melo would have been winners in any other year).  A lot of 
    people praise his accomplishments and overlook his flaws (I thought it 
    was telling that Dwyane Wade was ahead of him on the Olympic rotation).  
    One thing to consider is that LeBron is a father now, and will turn 20 
    during the season.  Is it possible that this will affect his game?  
    Living up to labels like "the next Jordan" or "the next Magic" is one 
    thing, living up to fatherhood is quite different.  
    Other Positions: PG, SF, PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05, 1 start)
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Cavaliers (159)
    
    LeBron James (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 97 (up from 88)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 91 (up from 83)
    3pt 79 (up from 70)
    FT 76
    Layup 95 (up from 90)
    Dunk 95
    Handle 90 (up from 85)
    Pass 90 (up from 85)
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 55)
    Steal 90 (up from 80)
    RebOff 80 (up from 72)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 95 (up from 90)
    
    Ron Artest
    Overall 88 (down from 89)
    Close 94
    Med 79
    3pt 73
    FT 73
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 85 (down from 90)
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 90
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: A total nutcase.  Changed his jersey number to 91, I guess to 
    honor fellow nutcase/defensive star Dennis Rodman.  Artest was 
    Defensive Player of the Year in 03-04, making him the first non-center 
    to win since Gary Payton (however, I still think Ben Wallace's defense 
    is worth more to his team).  The last (and only other) SF to win the 
    award was Sidney Moncrief.  Anybody out there think the Pacers would 
    still be a 60-win team with Jalen Rose instead of Artest?  Anyone?  
    Anybody out there think Carmelo Anthony was a better Olympic selection 
    than Artest?  Anyone?
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25
    All-Star selections: 1 (2004)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
    Defensive Player of the Year: 1 (03-04)
    All-Defensive First Team: 1 (03-04)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (26 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (175)
    Current Team: Pacers (177)
    
    Andrei Kirilenko
    Overall 88 (down from 89)
    Close 94
    Med 79 (down from 83)
    3pt 73 (down from 79)
    FT 79 (down from 80)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 70
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 90
    Steal 90
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 80
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One of the most versatile players in the league.  Currently 
    leading the league in blocks, which could make him the first small 
    forward in NBA history to lead the league in that category.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    Current Team: Jazz (281)
    
    Shawn Marion 
    Overall 87 (up from 85)
    Close 92
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 78 (up from 76)
    FT 85
    Layup 75
    Dunk 90
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 75
    Steal 85
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 85
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: "Matrix" has improved every year and is currently the best SF in 
    the league.  Last year he was even better than MJ.  Marion had 21/9/2 
    and was among the leaders in steals and averaged lots of blocks 
    (especially for a SF) while Jordan had 20/6/4 with fewer steals and a 
    lot fewer blocks... Mashburn had 21/6/5 but had fewer steals/blocks and 
    worse defense than Jordan. He guarded MJ at the end of last year's all-
    star game.  He was the only player in the league to be in the top 20 in 
    scoring (17th), rebounding (8th), and steals (3rd) last year.  In 01-02 
    he was one of only two players to be in the top 40 in seven of nine 
    major statistical categories, the other player being Kevin Garnett. One 
    thing I notice though is his minutes.  He's an ironman, he averaged 
    41.6 mpg.  Yeah, big deal, so what?  Well, Marion has been to the 
    playoffs 3 times, and each time, he averaged fewer points in the 
    playoffs than he did in the regular season.  He also shot the ball 
    poorly.  Is it bad luck, or conditioning?  It can't be Marbury taking 
    more shots, because it happened the 2 years Kidd played with Marion in 
    Phoenix too...  You know what's funny?  I remember watching the draft, 
    and when the Suns took him, I was shocked.  I had Mitch Lawrence's mock 
    draft in front of me (and later, his team draft grades).  Shawn Marion?  
    Who is that?  He's not even supposed to be taken in the first round!  
    And the Suns wasted a lottery pick (ninth pick) on him?  Man are they 
    stupid!?  No, the only stupid one it seems would be Mitch Lawrence.  
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 26
    All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    2x (34 games)
    Current Team: Suns (452)
    
    Peja Stojakovic
    Overall 85 (down from 89)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 89 (down from 94)
    3pt 90 (down from 93)
    FT 92 (down from 93)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 75)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 75 
    RebOff 60 (down from 75)
    RebDef 70 (down from 75)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 80 (down from 85)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Had one of the best seasons for a spot up shooter ever, only 
    rivaled by Reggie Miller and Glen Rice's career years.  Saw his points 
    spike only because Webber was injured though.  He was hyped as hell to 
    win the 3pt shootout for the third straight year (insert unfounded 
    Larry Bird comparison here), and then ended up losing it by missing his 
    last shot.  Somewhere, Larry Legend (who signaled that his shot to win 
    it was good before it even went in) was smiling.  Still, Peja could be 
    traded to Bird's Indiana team for Ron Artest if chemistry becomes an 
    issue in Sacramento, and the Pacers decide to surround Jermaine O'Neal 
    with the ultimate perimeter-shooting tandem of all-time (though that no 
    longer is possible now that Reggie rode off into the sunset). 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 27
    All-Star selections: 3 (2002-2004)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
    Long Distance Shootout Champion: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    3x (57 games)
    Current Team: Kings (487)
    
    Carmelo Anthony
    Overall 85 (down from 87)
    Close 94
    Med 79 (down from 84)
    3pt 72 (down from 74)
    FT 80 (up from 76)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 85 (up from 80)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95 (down from 96)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85 (down from 95)
    Notes: Melo is to LeBron as Dominique was to MJ.  Melo/Nique are great 
    scorers, but not the complete package like LeBron/MJ.  Dominique never 
    led his team deep into the playoffs (never got past second round) and I 
    don't expect Melo to either.  He seems to think he's better than he 
    really is, as evidenced by his whining about being left off the Olympic 
    team, and then pouting when he got there.  The last time two rookies 
    averaged 20 ppg in the same season was 92-93 (Shaq and Mourning).  Take 
    a look at what Melo has done under coach George Karl (who probably 
    should be Coach of the Year, but won't be since he was only coach for 2 
    months of the year).  Before Karl showed up, Melo had two months with 
    an FG% way under .400 (.384 in November, .371 in January).  Since then 
    Melo has been on the verge of .500 shooting, and more importantly, the 
    Nuggets have been all but unbeatable.  Meanwhile in Cleveland, we've 
    seen Paul Silas get fired, and LeBron put up numbers while the team 
    spins out of control and out of the playoffs.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    Current Team: Nuggets (157)
    
    Richard Jefferson
    Overall 85 (up from 84)
    Close 92 (up from 89)
    Med 78 (down from 79)
    3pt 74 (down from 78)
    FT 80 (up from 76)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 95
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: Has really come a long way in the league.  I remember in 2K3 he 
    was only rated 71.  Now he's practically Vince Carter lite, without the 
    injuries or bad defense.
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (55 
    games)
    Current Team: Nets (274)
    
    Grant Hill
    Overall 85 (up from 83)
    Close 97
    Med 86 (up from 79)
    3pt 68 (down from 71)
    FT 82 (down from 86)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 85
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (up from 50)
    Steal 75 (up from 55)
    RebOff 65 (down from 72)
    RebDef 70 (down from 80)
    Speed 80 (down from 85)
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 65 (up from 50)
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: Would be the best SF in the NBA today if it weren't for those 
    ankle problems.  Poor McGrady never got to have a healthy Hill on the 
    court.  People forget that McGrady was supposed to be the third option 
    in Orlando.  Orlando was THIS CLOSE to signing Tim Duncan that summer.  
    Duncan/McGrady is a duo that rivals Shaq/Kobe.  Duncan/Hill/McGrady 
    would have obliterated it, and quite possibly could have been the best 
    team of all-time.  But Duncan decided to stay in San Antonio (and win 
    another ring in 02-03), Hill went down, and McGrady developed into a 
    superstar.  It truly is a "what-if" scenario that is fun to think 
    about.
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    All-star selections: 7 (1995-1997, 1999-2001, 04-05, 6 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (96-97)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (98-99)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (435)
    Current Team: Magic (114)
    
    Rashard Lewis (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 84 (down from 86)
    Close 94
    Med 83 (down from 86)
    3pt 87
    FT 79 (up from 76)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 65)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: A high schooler drafted in the Second Round.  A lot of teams are 
    kicking themselves.  However, he may have peaked very early for a high 
    schooler.  He hasn't significantly improved in the last four years.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 25 
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (16 games)
    Current Team: Sonics (408)
    
    Rashard Lewis (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 86 (up from 85)
    Close 94
    Med 86 (up from 81)
    3pt 87
    FT 76
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 75
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    
    Lamar Odom
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    Corey Maggette
    Overall 83 (down from 84)
    Close 92
    Med 76
    3pt 74 
    FT 86 (up from 85)
    Layup 85 
    Dunk 85 (down from 90)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 75
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Magic (77)
    Current Team: Clippers (335)
    
    Antawn Jamison
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    Jerry Stackhouse
    Overall 82 (down from 83)
    Close 92 (down from 94)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 73
    FT 85 (up from 84)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 80 (down from 90)
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 70 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The next MJ... where have we heard that before?  He averaged 29.8 
    ppg for Detroit (second in the league) a few years ago, yet is only a 
    two-time all-star.  It would help if he weren't a chemistry cancer.  
    Stack = yesterday's news = VC in 2 years.  We'll see how the sixth man 
    experiment works in Dallas. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (31 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (175), Pistons (337), Wizards (96)
    Current Team: Mavericks (56)
    
    Jamal Mashburn
    Overall 82 (down from 84)
    Close 92
    Med 79
    3pt 76 (up from 73)
    FT 82
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 70 (down from 75)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 60 (down from 75)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 60 (down from 65)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 90
    Notes: Mash's career could be over due to a bad knee.  He's had an 
    interesting career as one of the three J's in Dallas, the third star on 
    a good Miami team, and formed an all-star duo with Baron Davis in 
    Charlotte and then New Orleans.  Unfortunately, Mashburn was done in by 
    injuries every single place he went.  He's missed 259 games in his 
    career (that's 3 full seasons worth), not including this season.
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 32
    All-Star selections: 1 (02-03)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    3x (52 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (214), Heat (180), Hornets (217)
    Current Team: 76'ers (0)
    
    Keith Van Horn
    Overall 80
    Close 89
    Med 78 (up from 75)
    3pt 80 (up from 77)
    FT 86
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 70)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 60 (down from 70)
    RebOff 75 (up from 68)
    RebDef 80 (up from 76)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Van Horn played great in NY.  He played above all expectations 
    (for instance, that he was going to suck), and was having his best 
    season in years.  He was the Knicks best player pre-Marbury.  Yes, he 
    was even better than Allan Houston.  Van Horn was 17/7/2, Houston was 
    20/2/2.  Van Horn can definitely help the team oriented Milwaukee, Van 
    Horn is probably the best rebounder on their team after Joe Smith, and 
    is clearly a better rebounding SF than Tim Thomas.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (43 
    games)
    Former Teams: Nets (314), 76'ers (74), Knicks (47), Bucks (58)
    Current Team: Mavericks (29)
    
    Wally Szczerbiak
    Overall 80 (up from 78)
    Close 89 (up from 87)
    Med 86 (up from 84)
    3pt 83
    FT 86 (up from 83)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (up from 65)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65) 
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Get this - a jump shooter that shoots 50%.  Imagine that.  
    Wally's a poor man's Peja, and that's hardly a bad thing. 
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (29 games)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (398)
    
    Tayshaun Prince
    Overall 79 (up from 74)
    Close 84 (up from 82)
    Med 73 (up from 71)
    3pt 76 (up from 68)
    FT 81 (up from 70)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 75 (up from 65)
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 65)
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: I hate to remind Detroit fans, but Tayshaun isn't going to make 
    anybody forget Carmelo (or Dwyane Wade, for that matter).  Except 
    deluded Detroit fans of course.  I can't believe how much credit this 
    guy gets.  Kobe stopper?  Someone call 2000, it wants Ruben Patterson 
    back.  Prince is one of the most erratic playoff performers I've ever 
    seen.  He either has a big moment out of nowhere, or he VANISHES 
    completely.  The guy shoots 49 points worse from the field in the 
    playoffs than the regular season (.416 from .465), and he shoots threes 
    a whopping 99 points worse (.278 from .377).  He came up big in 02-03 
    against the Sixers, and then was completely neutralized by the Nets as 
    the Pistons were swept out.  Then this year, he had a big series 
    against the Bucks, and again, was literally owned by the Nets' Richard 
    Jefferson on both ends (reason #1 the "Kobe-Stopper" moniker has little 
    merit).  Against the Pacers he was also pretty invisible aside from his 
    block on Reggie (which was more a mental blunder on Reggie's part than 
    anything).  A lot of "educated" fans say that Prince stopped Kobe in 
    the Finals.  Bull.  The Pistons ran the "Jordan Rules" against Kobe, 
    which restricted him into one on one mid-range jumpers for the most 
    part.  Last time I checked, the Jordan Rules was a 5-man team effort.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 63 
    games)
    Current Team: Pistons (206)
    
    Caron Butler
    Overall 79 (up from 77)
    Close 84
    Med 71 (up from 68)
    3pt 70 (up from 66)
    FT 86 (up from 77)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 80 (up from 75)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70 (down from 75)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Has been favorably compared to Paul Pierce. Definitely won't be 
    as good, but should be a nice role player in his career.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (146)
    Current Team: Lakers (77)
    
    Stephen Jackson 
    Overall 79 (up from 77)
    Close 89 (up from 87)
    Med 78 (up from 75)
    3pt 77 (up from 75)
    FT 83 (up from 79)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 60
    Steal 85
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Will be the sixth man in Indiana, and the starter when Reggie 
    Miller retires.  Was acquired for Al Harrington, something Indiana 
    might come to regret.  Jackson isn't really needed, as James Jones and 
    Fred Jones are coming along, while Jonathan Bender still can't stay 
    healthy (there's now holes inside where there weren't before).  Was 
    suspended for 25 games due to his involvement in "Basketbrawl".
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (1 ring, 37 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (77), Spurs (103), Hawks (80)
    Current Team: Pacers (51)
    
    Bobby Simmons (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 79 (down from 80)
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 78
    3pt 76 (up from 73)
    FT 85 (down from 87)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 75 (down from 80)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90 (up from 85)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Despite being a second round SF, Simmons hustled his way onto 
    fellow SF Michael Jordan's Wizard team.  He's stuck in the league 
    since, and has broken out this year, earning himself the NBA's "Most 
    Improved Player" award.  It was a crowded year for that award too 
    (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Primoz Brezec, Dan Dickau) which adds to 
    the accomplishment.  He should receive a nice contract offer this 
    summer from some team in free agency.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Most Improved Player: 1 (04-05)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Wizards (66), Clippers (131)
    Current Team: Bucks
    
    Bobby Simmons (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 80 (up from 67)
    Close 89 (up from 62)
    Med 78 (up from 60)
    3pt 73 (up from 50)
    FT 87 (up from 83)
    Layup 75 (up from 65)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 85 (up from 80)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    
    Shane Battier
    Overall 79 (up from 76)
    Close 84
    Med 76 (up from 70)
    3pt 79 (up from 74)
    FT 79 (down from 80)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 70 (up from 68)
    RebDef 70 (up from 68)
    Speed 70
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 80 (down from 85)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (315)
    
    Hedo Turkoglu
    Overall 79 (up from 76)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 78
    3pt 80 (up from 75)
    FT 84 (up from 78)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Currently one of the front-runners for the Sixth Man of the Year 
    Award.  Was leading the NBA in 3pt% for a period of time (finished 8th 
    on the season).  Last year teammate Bruce Bowen led the league too.  
    I'm sure this has absolutly NOTHING to do with the post presence of Tim 
    Duncan.  Nothing at all...
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x (44 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (221), Spurs (80)
    Current Team: Magic (67)
    
    Matt Harpring
    Overall 79 (up from 78)
    Close 87 (up from 84)
    Med 78
    3pt 73 (down from 75)
    FT 78 (down from 86)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 80 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75 
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Was having a good year for Utah in 03-04, but was lost for the 
    season thanks to a bad knee.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (14 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (54), Cavaliers (56), 76'ers (81) 
    Current Team: Jazz (187)
    
    Glenn Robinson
    Overall 79 (down from 82)
    Close 89 (down from 92)
    Med 83 (down from 86)
    3pt 75
    FT 84
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 80 (down from 85)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60 (down from 64)
    RebDef 70 (down from 74)
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 32
    All-Star selections: 2 (2000-2001)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (1 ring, 39 games) 
    Former Teams: Bucks (568), Hawks (69), 76'ers (42), Hornets (0)
    Current Team: Spurs (9)
    
    Al Harrington
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    Desmond Mason
    Overall 78 (up from 77)
    Close 89 (up from 79)
    Med 73
    3pt 66 (down from 70)
    FT 80 (up from 77)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85
    Handle 80
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2001)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (16 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (205)
    Current Team: Bucks (190)
    
    James Posey
    Overall 78 (down from 79)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 75 (down from 83)
    3pt 76
    FT 84 (down from 86)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 80 (down from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes:
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games) 
    Former Teams: Nuggets (261), Rockets (58), Grizzlies (132)
    Current Team: Heat
    
    Josh Howard
    Overall 77 (up from 73)
    Close 84 (up from 70)
    Med 70
    3pt 70 (up from 68)
    FT 73 (up from 70)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 60)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: One of the many talented swingmen in Dallas.  A Finley in the 
    making, not just in play style but also in draft selection (Finley was 
    a steal at 21, Howard was a steal at 29).  Looks pretty similar to 
    Tayshaun Prince right now.
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (18 games)
    Current Team: Mavericks (143)
    
    Mike Dunleavy
    Overall 77
    Close 84 (up from 82)
    Med 76
    3pt 80 (up from 78)
    FT 78 (up from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 70 (down from 75)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 60
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The son of current Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (236)
    
    Morris Peterson
    Overall 77 (up from 76)
    Close 82 (down from 94)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 80 (up from 77)
    FT 83 (up from 75)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
    Current Team: Raptors (389)
    
    Luol Deng (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 77 (up from 75)
    Close 84 (up from 70)
    Med 71 (down from 75)
    3pt 66
    FT 74 (up from 71)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: It's not really talked about, but when LeBron was the consensus 
    top HS player in the nation for three years straight, it was also a 
    consensus that Deng was the second best HS player in the nation, for 
    three years straight.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bulls (61)
    
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    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 70
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 66
    FT 71
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    
    Tim Thomas
    Overall 77
    Close 82 (up from 79)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 79 (up from 74)
    FT 79 (up from 77)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Shares the NBA record for threes in a half with 8.  The athletic 
    player the Knicks have wanted.  He can shoot a bit like Van Horn, but 
    is a worse rebounder.  That's fine by the Knicks though, they don't 
    really need Van Horn's rebounding as much with Mutombo and Thomas on 
    the front line.  Still, my gut feeling says the Knicks will miss Van 
    Horn more than they think.  Tim Thomas is a lot more useful off the 
    bench than he is starting.  And oh my god, I was right.  Tim Thomas was 
    flat out terrible for the Knicks.  He was total garbage in the first 
    half of the season, and didn't start hitting shots until the team was 
    way out of playoff contention.  Since the guy's only skill is hitting 
    jumpers, he was useless on the court most of the time, and a defensive 
    liability (opposing SFs had an effective FG% of .550).  He made Trevor 
    Ariza look like a much better player than he really is.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (36 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (94), Bucks (385)
    Current Team: Knicks (95)
    
    Toni Kukoc
    Overall 77 (down from 79)
    Close 77 (down from 87)
    Med 73 (down from 76)
    3pt 75 (up from 74)
    FT 73
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (down from 70) 
    Handle 75
    Pass 75 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75 (down from 80)
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 75 (down from 78)
    Speed 70
    Stam 80 (down from 85)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The Croation Sensation is one of the best bench players in NBA 
    history.  Even though he came off the bench, he was regarded as the 
    third scoring option for Chicago behind MJ and Scottie.
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 36
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x, First Round 2x (3 
    rings, 96 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (440), 76'ers (80), Hawks (76)
    Current Team: Bucks (189)
    
    Jim Jackson
    Overall 76 (down from 78)
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 76
    3pt 82 (up from 80)
    FT 87 (up from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (down from 75)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90 (up from 85)
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Once was one of the three J's in Dallas.  Has traveled a lot 
    since then.  Houston is his tenth team, but it's only going to be his 
    second team he logs 100 games with.  Hah, just when we thought Double J 
    had found a home in Houston, they just dumped him on the Hornets for 
    David Wesley.  Expect the Hornets to trade JJ during the season, so 
    Jackson will probably be with his 12th team this season.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (45 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (289), Nets (31), 76'ers (48), Warriors (31), 
    Blazers (49), Hawks (96), Cavaliers (39), Heat (55), Kings (63), 
    Rockets (104), Hornets (0) 
    Current Team: Suns (40)
    
    Fred Jones (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 82
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 77 (up from 70)
    FT 84 (up from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 90 (down from 95)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 65
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55 (down from 65)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The 2004 Slam Dunk Champion.  He reminds me a little of Harold 
    Miner (with better defense). 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2004)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (27 games)
    Current Team: Pacers (177)
    
    Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 77
    Med 71 (up from 70)
    3pt 69 (down from 74)
    FT 77 (up from 65)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Another one of the players who was on the gold medal Argentinian 
    team that took down the US.  His favorite player is Scottie Pippen, so 
    it's fitting that he should be the starter in Chicago this season.  
    It's too bad that he was one year too late to play with him.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (81)
    
    Bruce Bowen
    Overall 75 (up from 71)
    Close 79
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 80 (up from 79)
    FT 60 (up from 58)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 55 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 95 (up from 85)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: Adored by Pat Riley and Gregg Popovich.  Only able to contribute 
    on offense because Alonzo Mourning and Tim Duncan allow him to get open 
    looks from the perimeter.  Led the league in 3pt% in 02-03, but somehow 
    shot them at a better percentage than his FTs (.441 3pt to .404 FT).  
    In 99-00 Bowen was waived by the Sixers, and claimed by the Heat.  
    Since waiver claims are allowed according to the standings, Miami was 
    able to claim him before the Knicks.  What's interesting about that is 
    the Knicks were ahead of Miami in the standings for ONE GAME the entire 
    year, and it couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time.  Bowen was 
    able to wreck havoc defensively, while NY never really did get decent 
    backup for Latrell Sprewell.  Maybe if they had Bowen, they never trade 
    Ewing for damaged goods Glen Rice, and they never trade damaged goods 
    Glen Rice for grossly overpaid Shandon Anderson.  It's amazing what one 
    day can change.  Averaged a career high 8.2 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 04-05.  
    Kinda odd (how low the numbers are), considering it's his fifth season 
    of starters minutes.  Bowen also set a career high in FT% with .634.  
    Again, career "high" is subjective.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 33
    All-Defensive First Team: 2 (03-04, 04-05)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (2001-2003)
    3pt% King: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (2 
    rings, 80 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (1), Celtics (91), 76'ers (42), Heat (109)
    Current Team: Spurs (305)
    
    Kyle Korver (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 75 (up from 74)
    Close 70 (down from 89)
    Med 79 (up from 75)
    3pt 88 (down from 90)
    FT 85 (up from 82)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Korver had quite a shocking year, statistically.  Normally guys 
    that are only good at shooting have sucky rookie years.  Korver's 
    season wasn't great, but it certainly wasn't bad.  Consider that of his 
    115 FGM, 81 were threes.  He led the league in threes made per minute.  
    Korver placed third in the 3pt shootout this year, narrowly losing to 
    the likes of Peja Stojakovic and Voshon Lenard.  Good thing the 
    shooting deprived Nets sold him to the Sixers for cash, eh?
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (156)
    
    Kyle Korver (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 74 (up from 73)
    Close 89
    Med 75
    3pt 90 (up from 80)
    FT 82
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    
    Darius Miles
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 68 (down from 70)
    3pt 65 (up from 53)
    FT 60 (down from 66)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 85
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 75 (up from 70)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Entering the draft out of high school was a smart move for him.  
    Given his current rate of development, had he gone to college, he would 
    have been drafted much lower than third overall (and thus would have 
    made less money).  Already the guy is 23 years old with a six year 
    contract.
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Clippers (163), Cavaliers (104)
    Current Team: Blazers (105)
    
    Jarvis Hayes
    Overall 75 (down from 77)
    Close 79 (down from 87)
    Med 73 (down from 76)
    3pt 75 (up from 69)
    FT 82 (up from 78)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (down from 70)
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Wizards (124)
    
    Jared Jeffries
    Overall 74 (up from 70)
    Close 75 (up from 70)
    Med 66 (down from 71)
    3pt 71 (up from 50)
    FT 60 (down from 64)
    Layup 75 (up from 65)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 65)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 70 (down from 78)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 23 
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games) 
    Current Team: Wizards (179)
    
    Gerald Wallace
    Overall 74 (up from 70)
    Close 75
    Med 66 (down from 70)
    3pt 66 (up from 50)
    FT 66 (up from 52)
    Layup 80 (down from 85)
    Dunk 95
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 80 (up from 70)
    RebOff 70 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Another young athletic freak with little talent, fundamentals, 
    or jumpshot, like Darius Miles.  Wallace was one of the best HS players 
    who went to college for one year before declaring, but never developed 
    his game in Sacramento.  Might get the chance to do it in Charlotte, 
    but I'm skeptical (they said the same thing about Miles in Cleveland).  
    If it weren't for a decent showing in the Slam Dunk contest, hardly 
    anybody would even know who he is.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (138)
    Current Team: Bobcats (70)
    
    Jumaine Jones
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 75
    Med 71
    3pt 80 (up from 73)
    FT 69
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (down from 85)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70 (up from 60)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Looks like JJ will bring an end to Devean George's Laker career, 
    if Devean ever comes off the injured list that is.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (29 
    games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (98), Cavaliers (161), Celtics (42)
    Current Team: Lakers (76)
    
    Devean George
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 75 (down from 77)
    Med 71 (down from 73)
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 76 (up from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 75 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Decent bench player, but definitely not starter quality.  Makes 
    you realize how much Jerry West put into the Laker dynasty.  George got 
    a good contract from Mitch Kupchak, but has only shot over 40% once in 
    his career.  Every year, the Lakers have gotten a little worse since 
    Mitch took over.  He should consider himself lucky that Shaq and Kobe 
    attracted Karl and Gary, because he sure wouldn't have been able to 
    done that on his own... his job was extended about 3 years because of it.  
    With the Laker dynasty about to undergo major changes, Kupchak will 
    likely get the axe if things don't pan out.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 1x (3 rings, 68 games)
    Current Team: Lakers (358)
    
    Brian Cardinal
    Overall 74 (up from 73)
    Close 75
    Med 73 (up from 68)
    3pt 76 (up from 72)
    FT 87 (down from 88)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Well, it only took 5 years (in other words, since the 2K 
    franchise started) but they finally added Cardinal to the rosters.  
    Although in typical Visual Concepts fashion, they got his position 
    wrong.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games) 
    Former Teams: Pistons (23), Wizards (5), Warriors (76)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (58)
    
    Jiri Welsch 
    Overall 74 (down from 75)
    Close 79 (down from 89)
    Med 73 (down from 78)
    3pt 77 (down from 79)
    FT 76 (up from 74)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50 (down from 60)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: Has been traded four times in three years.  His fundamentals are 
    intriguing to most teams, but the total package isn't what it's cracked 
    up to be, which has made him easy trade bait.
    Other Positions: PG, SG 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (37), Celtics (136) 
    Current Team: Cavaliers (16)
    
    Lamond Murray
    Overall 74 (up from 71)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 80 (up from 73)
    FT 76
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 65
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Cousin of one of the original Raptors, Tracy Murray.
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games) 
    Former Teams: Clippers (361), Cavaliers (223) 
    Current Team: Raptors (95)
    
    Tyson Chandler
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    Josh Smith
    Overall 73 (up from 72)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 65 (down from 70)
    3pt 61 (down from 67)
    FT 69
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 95 (up from 80)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 85 (up from 65)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Smith was called the most likely player to be a bust in the 2004 
    draft.  At one point he was third on most mock drafts behind Okafor and 
    Howard.  It's anyone's guess what Smith is capable of, who knows, maybe 
    he'll be rookie of the year on a horrible Atlanta team, or maybe he'll 
    ride the bench and shoot 35% from the field.  Well, Smith was also 
    compared to Vince Carter, and at least he proved he has his athletic 
    ability, as he won this year's dunk contest.  Unfortunately, that isn't 
    going to make him Vince anymore than it made Harold Miner Jordan.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Slam Dunk Champ: 1 (2005) 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Hawks (74)
    
    Corliss Williamson
    Overall 73 (down from 74)
    Close 87
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 53
    FT 80 (up from 77)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75 (down from 76)
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70 (down from 72)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: After winning a ring in Detroit last year, former sixth man will 
    be backing up Kenny Thomas this year in Philly.  And after being traded 
    back to Sacramento, he'll still be backing up Kenny Thomas.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
    (1 ring, 63 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (337), Raptors (42), Pistons (266) 76'ers (48)
    Current Team: Kings (24)
    
    Ruben Patterson
    Overall 73 (up from 72)
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 66 (down from 70)
    3pt 61 (down from 64)
    FT 65 (up from 55)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75
    Block 60
    Steal 80 (up from 65)
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The artist formerly known as "Kobe-Stopper".
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (18 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (24), Sonics (157)
    Current Team: Blazers (296)
    
    Eric Williams
    Overall 73 (up from 70)
    Close 70 (up from 60)
    Med 75
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 74 (down from 79)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 55 (up from 50)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (up from 63)
    Speed 75 (up from 70)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: If you told me at the beginning of last summer that Eric 
    Williams was going to be starting at PF for the Nets this year, I would 
    have at the least been somewhat skeptical. 
    Other Positions: SG, PF 
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (136), Nuggets (42), Celtics (258), Cavaliers 
    (50), Nets (21)
    Current Team: Raptors (34)
    
    Jonathan Bender
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 72 (up from 60)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 74 (up from 73)
    FT 75 (up from 67)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65 (up from 50)
    RebDef 70 (down from 71)
    Speed 75 (up from 65)
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 65 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was the MVP of the McDonalds High School All-Star game way back 
    in 1999, scoring a record 31 points.  Has done absolutely nothing in 
    his basketball career since then.  One of those high school busts 
    people fail to talk about when they bring up how high schoolers are so 
    good for the game.  No, great players are good for the game.  Lebron 
    and KG were good for the game.  They came in developed.  Bender came in 
    7 feet and skinny as a doornail.  He's been injury prone because of it, 
    and he's probably the worst rebounding 7-foot player in the league.  
    Similar to Darius Miles, he was taken high out of high school on 
    size/potential rather than skill/size/potential. 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 24 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
    (34 games) 
    Current Team: Pacers (235)
    
    Marcus Fizer
    Overall 73
    Close 82
    Med 70 (down from 73)
    3pt 55 (up from 50)
    FT 69 (down from 71)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 74)
    RebDef 80 (up from 76)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 70 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Bulls (232)
    Current Team: Bucks (54)
    
    George Lynch (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 70
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 70 (up from 50)
    FT 65 (up from 62)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 70 (down from 78)
    RebDef 75 (up from 69)
    Speed 70
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 4x, First Round 3x (62 
    games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (203), Grizzlies (123), 76'ers (200)
    Current Team: Hornets (204)
    
    Chris Crawford
    Overall 73 (up from 67)
    Close 72 (up from 67)
    Med 75
    3pt 77 (down from 54)
    FT 87 (up from 78)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (up from 56)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 70
    Stam 80
    Dur 70 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Very injury prone.  Is expected to miss the season with injury, 
    after playing only 68 games in the previous three seasons.  If you 
    include this season, he will have played in only 252 of possible 656 
    games.  As hard as it is to believe, he's the only holdover from the 
    Atlanta playoff era (and along with Boris Diaw, the only player that 
    has been on the team longer than a year).  Lenny Wilkens is coaching 
    his second team since then.  Dikembe Mutombo has been traded three 
    times and played for four teams.  Ditto for Christian Laettner, he has 
    been traded four times and played for four teams (Additionally, Mutombo 
    and Laettner were waived by one team each).  Steve Smith is also 
    playing on his fourth team since then.  Yet Crawford is still with 
    Atlanta.  Maybe it's because he gets injured so frequently that he's 
    impossible to trade.  It's too bad Crawford got hurt though.  He had a 
    good preseason, and this was his contract year.  Atlanta is young and 
    forward heavy, so this was his chance to impress other teams, because 
    it's doubtful he'd have a significant role if he re-signs with Atlanta.  
    Crawford is one of the few forwards in the NBA to have never grabbed 10 
    rebounds in a game.  Considering he's an 8-year pro, that is pretty 
    bad.  Of course, he can't seem to get on the court much thanks to 
    injuries, but you'd have to think he could have come close a couple 
    times.  Yet, that's not the case, he only has three games in his career 
    where he grabbed nine rebounds.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (252)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Lee Nailon
    Overall 72
    Close 84 (up from 75)
    Med 75
    3pt 52 (down from 64)
    FT 81 (up from 76)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70 (up from 65)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (down from 75)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: This is not the first time Nailon has been called on to replace 
    an injured Jamal Mashburn.  Too bad Mash is on the verge of retirement, 
    he was the only way that Nailon could get a starting job.
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (121), Knicks (38), Hawks (27), Magic (8), 
    Cavaliers (22)
    Current Team: Hornets (68)
    
    Scott Padgett
    Overall 72 (up from 68)
    Close 60 (up from 57)
    Med 75
    3pt 80 (up from 74)
    FT 74 (up from 70)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 60 (up from 59)
    RebOff 70 (up from 50)
    RebDef 75 (up from 63)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (27 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (231), Rockets (124)
    Current Team: Suns
    
    Eduardo Najera
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 70
    Med 68
    3pt 64 (up from 50)
    FT 65
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 65)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 85 (up from 75)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Mostly played center last year, at only 6'8" and 235 lbs.
    Other Positions: PF, C 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
    2x (41 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (208), Warriors (42)
    Current Team: Nuggets (26)
    
    Rodney White
    Overall 72 (up from 63)
    Close 79 (up from 75)
    Med 71 (up from 63)
    3pt 75 (up from 53)
    FT 75
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75 (up from 65)
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 65 (up from 56)
    RebDef 70 (up from 68)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90 (up from 94)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes: Did Detroit give up on White early, or did White give up playing 
    basketball early?  Wasn't he supposed to go earlier than ninth in the 
    draft?  MJ loved the kid, he was considering trading the first pick 
    (Kwame) for someone good so he could move down and draft White.  Now, 
    he's a mess.  He looks more like Lee Nailon than a lottery pick.  And 
    why hasn't VC updated this guy yet?  He's not a total scrub and he's 
    not a SG for Christ's sake.
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (16), Nuggets (186)
    Current Team: Warriors (16)
    
    James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 72 (down from 74)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 71
    3pt 79
    FT 86 (up from 85)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 down from 70)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Barely played last season, and has already shattered his 
    previous statistical marks (he only played 26 minutes last season in 6 
    games).
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (81)
    Current Team: Suns
    
    Luke Walton
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 65
    Med 68
    3pt 70 (up from 65)
    FT 71 (up from 69)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Backup SF/PF on the Lakers, and son of NBA Hall of Famer/Color 
    Commentator Hall of Famer Bill Walton (who happens to be doing the 
    color for 2K5 this year).  Luke didn't have a big impact until the NBA 
    Finals, where he averaged 4.5 assists in 19.3 minutes.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (17 games)
    Current Team: Lakers (72)
    
    Adrian Griffin
    Overall 72 (up from 69)
    Close 65
    Med 70 (down from 70)
    3pt 68 (down from 70)
    FT 77 (up from 75)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 55
    Steal 80 (up from 60)
    RebOff 75 (up from 50)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (down from 87)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Another defensive stopper that made a name for himself in 
    Dallas.
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (40 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (116), Mavericks (132), Rockets (19)
    Current Team: Bulls (69)
    
    Aleksandar Pavlovic
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 72 (up from 65)
    Med 73
    3pt 76 (up from 68)
    FT 74 (up from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was selected by the Bobcats in the expansion draft, and traded 
    to Cleveland for a future lottery protected first round pick.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Jazz (79)
    Current Team: Cavaliers (65)
    
    Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 72
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (down from 73)
    3pt 71
    FT 55 (down from 69)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 65)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 70 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (32)
    
    Andre Iguodala
    (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    (SEE SHOOTING GUARD SECTION)
    
    Bryon Russell
    Overall 71 (up from 69)
    Close 70 (down from 82)
    Med 70 (up from 68)
    3pt 78 (up from 73)
    FT 78 (up from 75)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Infamously pushed out of the way by Michael Jordan on that NBA 
    Finals Game 1 buzzer beater.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 4x (105 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (628), Wizards (70), Lakers (72)
    Current Team: Nuggets (70)
    
    Luke Jackson
    Overall 71 (down from 74)
    Close 75 (down from 82)
    Med 75 (down from 78)
    3pt 80 (up from 74)
    FT 85
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 70)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 65 (down from 80)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: A great addition to the Cavaliers, who were interested in Brent 
    Barry during the offseason.  Jackson has the potential to eventually 
    become their Barry.  At the least he should at least be close to what 
    Kyle Korver has done this season for the Sixers.  Luke has struggled 
    with a back injury he suffered in July though, and he finally had 
    surgery to correct it, which will cause him to miss the rest of his 
    rookie season. 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Cavaliers (10)
    
    Eddie Robinson
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 75
    Med 71
    3pt 65 (down from 67)
    FT 74
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 60 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80 (up from 75)
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Waived by the Bulls.  Was never worth that big contract he 
    signed in restricted free agency.  On a day that many people (notably 
    the NY Post) were reporting that Eddie Robinson had been signed by the 
    Knicks, thanks to an inside tip, I reported that Eddie Robinson would 
    not be signed by the Knicks, because he would require surgery that 
    would keep him out until May.  Local news and ESPN acknowledged this 
    about 6 hours later.
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 6
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (14 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (134), Bulls (144)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Trevor Ariza (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 70 (down from 72)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 63 (down from 70)
    3pt 59 (down from 65)
    FT 70 (down from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85 (up from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 60
    Block 65
    Steal 80 (up from 75)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Only 6 months older than Dorell Wright.  That's just like the 
    gap between LeBron and Melo, and Ariza has the college experience like 
    Melo.  He played well in the summer leagues, and I expect him to get a 
    roster spot on the Knicks.  He'll likely make the team ahead of Shandon 
    Anderson (though that is more due to Isiah's personal feelings about 
    Anderson than it is about Ariza's ability).  He has good potential for 
    the future.  Hopefully he'll force Tim Thomas out of town one day.  
    Ariza is currently the youngest Knick to ever play a regular season 
    game (Carl Braun of all people held the record for a very long time, at 
    a little over 20 years of age, and Maciej Lampe at 18 only played for 
    the Knicks in preseason, not during the regular season).
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Knicks (80)
    
    Rasual Butler
    Overall 70 (down from 72)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 73 (up from 71)
    3pt 78 (up from 74)
    FT 75 (down from 83)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 50 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (182)
    Current Team: Hornets
    
    Calbert Cheaney
    Overall 70 (up from 67)
    Close 70 (up from 62)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 67 (down from 72)
    FT 69 (up from 50)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 65 (up from 62)
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 70 (up from 58)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Former college player of the year who was VERY ill suited for 
    the pro game.  He came into the league at 6'7" and 190 lbs.  He didn't 
    have enough muscle to play SF (career average of only 3.3 rpg), and he 
    didn't have the perimeter skills to play SG (career average of only 1.8 
    apg, Cheaney is also only a 30% three-point shooter over his career, 
    which is especially bad when you consider that 152 of his 204 career 
    threes came when the line was moved in).
    Other Positions: SG 
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    Former Teams: Bullets/Wizards (424), Celtics (67), Nuggets (77), Jazz 
    (81)
    Current Team: Warriors (134)
    
    Rodney Buford
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 70
    3pt 72 (up from 67)
    FT 76 (up from 75)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (24 
    games)
    Former Teams: Heat (34), 76'ers (47), Grizzlies (63), Kings (22)
    Current Team: Nets (64)
    
    Jason Kapono
    Overall 70 (up from 68)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 73 (up from 71)
    3pt 81 (up from 73)
    FT 83
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65 (up from 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 55 (down from 60)
    RebDef 65 (up from 60)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (down from 96)
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Good shooter but has a slow release.  Kinda like Kyle Korver.  
    Should get a lot of minutes in Charlotte, as one of their few 
    dependable long-range shooters.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (41)
    Current Team: Bobcats (81)
    
    Eric Piatkowski
    Overall 69
    Close 72 (down from 84)
    Med 75
    3pt 84
    FT 85
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (up from 50)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (up from 82)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Currently the starting SG in Chicago, so hopefully they will 
    change his position back in the next update.  I honestly don't know why 
    they changed it to SF in the first place, he's a career SG and split 
    minutes for Houston at SG/SF anyway.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (616), Rockets (49)
    Current Team: Bulls (68)
    
    Ryan Bowen
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 60 (down from 75)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 64 (up from 50)
    FT 70 (up from 67)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 65
    Handle 70 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 75 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 65
    Speed 70
    Stam 85 (down from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG, PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (11 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (298)
    Current Team: Rockets (66)
    
    Ronald Dupree
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 65
    Med 66
    3pt 67
    FT 63
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 65)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Undrafted rookie and former NBDL player that worked his way into 
    the Bulls starting lineup last year.  Currently coming off the bench 
    for Detroit.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (14 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (47)
    Current Team: Pistons (47)
    
    Qyntel Woods
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 70
    Med 66
    3pt 70 (up from 66)
    FT 63
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 65 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes: The latest Jailblazer, Woods is likely to get cut because of his 
    involvement in a dog-fighting ring.  He must have been bored being paid 
    a lot to play a game for a living.  Woods was just waived by the team, 
    and he must serve 12 months probation and 80 hours of community 
    service.  Woods has been picked up by the Heat, a team who could use 
    some help at SF/SG.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (115), Heat (3)
    Current Team: Celtics
    
    Travis Outlaw
    Overall 68 (up from 65)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 66 (up from 63)
    3pt 64 (up from 54)
    FT 65 (down from 68)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65 (up rom 60)
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (67)
    
    Matt Barnes
    Overall 68
    Close 65 (up from 62)
    Med 66
    3pt 62 (up from 59)
    FT 66 (down from 70)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Clippers (38), Kings (43)
    Current Team: 76'ers (0)
    
    Stacey Augmon
    Overall 68 (up from 67)
    Close 65 (down from 67)
    Med 66
    3pt 54 (up from 50)
    FT 76 (up from 67)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 65 (up from 50)
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 75 (up from 70)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Once part of an excellent defensive backcourt with Mookie 
    Blaylock that supported Dominique Wilkins, now a veteran defensive 
    specialist.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 36
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    7x (77 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (290), Pistons (20), Blazers (284), Hornets (216)
    Current Team: Magic (55)
    
    Bostjan Nachbar
    Overall 68 (up from 65)
    Close 62 (down from 72)
    Med 71 (up from 70)
    3pt 78 (up from 67)
    FT 79 (up from 60)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 55
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (down from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (75)
    Current Team: Hornets (55)
    
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    Overall 68 (down from 69)
    Close 62 (down from 72)
    Med 70 (down from 73)
    3pt 67
    FT 74 (up from 71)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 60
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 70 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: A project in Denver, Nikoloz Tskitishvili (say that three times 
    fast) is the 2003 version of Darko.  He's stuck behind a loaded Denver 
    frontcourt, wants to play, but isn't ready.  His career .301 FG% (3 
    seasons) is probably the lowest in the league after Darko's.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Nuggets (143), Warriors (12)
    Current Team: T'Wolves
    
    Dorell Wright
    Overall 68 (down from 71)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 66 (down from 68)
    3pt 69 (down from 71)
    FT 75 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 60 (down from 65)
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 55 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Heat (3)
    
    Ansu Sesay
    Overall 68 (up from 66)
    Close 70
    Med 68
    3pt 66
    FT 64 (down from 69)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70 (up from 60)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 75 (up from 55)
    RebDef 65
    Speed 75 (down from 80)
    Stam 85 (down from 88)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: The 01-02 NBDL MVP.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (111)
    Current Team: Warriors
    
    Ira Newble
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    Darvin Ham
    Overall 67
    Close 62
    Med 58
    3pt 53 (up from 50)
    FT 50
    Layup 65
    Dunk 90
    Handle 70
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 60 (down from 64)
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 80 (down from 84)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x 
    (1 ring, 54 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (35), Pacers (1), Wizards (71), Bucks (134), 
    Hawks (75)
    Current Team: Pistons (101)
    
    Justin Reed (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 67 (up from 66)
    Close 67
    Med 71
    3pt 63 (up from 55)
    FT 73 (down from 78)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (23)
    
    Tamar Slay
    Overall 67 (down from 71)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 66 (down from 68)
    3pt 66 (down from 68)
    FT 65 (down from 70)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Was supposed to get a chance to prove himself this year on the 
    Bobcats, but spent most of the season injured.
    Other Positions: SF 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (12 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (58), Bobcats (8)
    Current Team: EUROPE
    
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad
    Overall 67 (up from 66)
    Close 70
    Med 66 (down from 68)
    3pt 64 (down from 67)
    FT 70
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 60 (up from 55)
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebOff 65 (up from 58)
    RebDef 70 (up from 66)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 60 (down from 65)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: The former Oliver St. Jean is a shooting guard that never 
    learned how to shoot. It shouldn't require a brain surgeon to see he's 
    on the verge of scrubbing out of the league. Would you believe he 
    played in 8 playoff games and only 14 regular season games (due to 
    injury)?  It just struck me as kind of odd.  He probably has the worst 
    contract in the entire NBA.  3 years and 21 million left?  Ick.  
    Regardless, he could still be a decent backup on the right team.  
    Unfortunately, Dallas isn't the right team.  He may have to retire due 
    to his constant knee injuries.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (108), Magic (46), Nuggets (64)
    Current Team: Mavericks (18)
    
    Ndudi Ebi
    Overall 66 (up from 65)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 63
    3pt 50
    FT 68
    Layup 65
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 60 (up from 55)
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes: High schooler taken in last years draft.  Not expected to 
    contribute for a few years.  T'Wolves better hope he develops; he's 
    their last first round pick for a while.  
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: T'Wolves (19)
    
    Michael Curry
    Overall 66 (down from 70)
    Close 65 (down from 79)
    Med 70 (down from 75)
    3pt 62 (down from 66)
    FT 84
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 70
    Block 55 (down from 60)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55 (down from 60)
    Speed 75
    Stam 80 (down from 82)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Is expected to go to join Rick Carlislie on the Pacers as an 
    assistant coach, replacing Mike Brown who is going to become the new 
    Cavaliers head coach.
    Other Positions: SG, PF 
    Years Pro: 12 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    3x (36 games) 
    Former Teams: 76ers (10), Pistons (0), Wizards (5), Pistons (122), 
    Bucks (132), Pistons (310), Raptors (70), Pacers (18) 
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Tremaine Fowlkes
    Overall 66
    Close 67 (down from 72)
    Med 66
    3pt 61
    FT 81
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75 (down from 80)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: The first player from the NBDL to make it to the NBA.  Fowlkes 
    is also the first NBDL player to win an NBA championship.  It would 
    probably mean more if he had actually played a playoff game though. 
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: None (1 ring, 0 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (59), Pistons (36), Pacers (8) 
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Greg Buckner
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    Raja Bell
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    Scottie Pippen (RETIRED)
    Overall 77
    Close 87
    Med 73
    3pt 73
    FT 72
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 70
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 60
    Steal 70
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 75
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Pippen.  Won 
    6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  Was named one of the 50 greatest players 
    in NBA history.  Was the active leader in total playoff games.  Pippen 
    retired this offseason, and he is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 17
    All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
    All-NBA First Team: 3
    All-NBA Second Team: 2
    All-NBA Third Team: 2
    All-Defensive First Team: 7
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (833), Rockets (50), Blazers (272), Bulls (23)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Monty Williams (RETIRED)
    Overall 70
    Close 72
    Med 68
    3pt 61
    FT 74
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 50
    Steal 54
    RebOff 59
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 82
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Can't say I didn't see this coming.  Monty always projected to 
    have a short career.  He had an irregular heartbeat while at Notre 
    Dame, and it meant that he'd never really be able to play much more 
    than 20 mpg as a pro.  He was a good role player while he lasted, very 
    unselfish, and good in the locker room.  I wouldn't be surprised to see 
    him end up being one of Doc Rivers' assistant coaches in a couple 
    years.
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 4x, First Round 2x (30 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (55), Spurs (154), Nuggets (1), Magic (225), 
    76'ers (21)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Rick Fox (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 68
    Close 72
    Med 70
    3pt 71
    FT 74
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 65
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 60
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 13
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 4x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (3 
    rings, 111 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (444), Lakers (486)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
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    D. Power Forwards
    
    Rating - Player (Version last updated)
    
    99 - Kevin Garnett (2.5)
    98 - Tim Duncan (2.3)
    90 - Dirk Nowitzki (2.5)
    90 - Jermaine O'Neal (2.3)
    87 - Elton Brand (2.5)
    86 - Amare Stoudemire (2.5)
    85 - Chris Webber (2.4)
    84 - Pau Gasol (2.3)
    84 - Antoine Walker (2.3)
    84 - Rasheed Wallace (2.2)
    83 - Kenyon Martin (2.3)
    83 - Lamar Odom (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    82 - Zach Randolph (2.3)
    82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim (2.3)
    82 - Antonio McDyess (2.5)
    81 - Carlos Boozer (2.8)
    81 - Donyell Marshall (2.5)
    80 - Chris Bosh (2.5)
    80 - Antawn Jamison (2.6) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    79 - Drew Gooden (2.5)
    78 - Emeka Okafor (2.3)
    78 - Raef LaFrentz (2.6)
    78 - Al Harrington (3.0) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    78 - Kurt Thomas (POSITION CHANGED, SEE CENTER SECTION)
    77 - Juwan Howard (2.4)
    77 - Kenny Thomas (2.5)
    77 - Troy Murphy (2.5)
    77 - Tyson Chandler (2.3) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    76 - Dwight Howard (2.3)
    76 - P.J. Brown (2.6)
    76 - Joe Smith (2.5)
    76 - Robert Horry (2.3)
    75 - Udonis Haslem (2.4)
    75 - Nene (2.6)
    75 - Eddie Griffin (2.6)
    75 - Al Jefferson (2.6)
    74 - Vladimir Radmanovic (2.3)
    74 - Antonio Davis (2.3)
    74 - Michael Sweetney (2.4)
    74 - Malik Rose (2.4)
    74 - Brian Grant (2.6)
    74 - Clifford Robinson (2.3)
    73 - Nick Collison (2.3)
    73 - Austin Croshere (2.6) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    73 - Maurice Taylor (2.4)
    73 - Rodney Rogers (2.3)
    73 - Anderson Varejao (2.5)
    72 - Jerome Williams (2.4) (RETIRED)
    72 - Christian Laettner (2.3)
    72 - Etan Thomas (2.6)
    72 - Robert Traylor (2.3)
    72 - Keon Clark (2.1)
    71 - Danny Fortson (2.4)
    71 - Kwame Brown (2.6)
    71 - Chris Wilcox (2.5)
    71 - Chris Andersen (2.9)
    71 - Vin Baker (2.4)
    70 - Darius Songaila (2.5)
    70 - Othella Harrington (2.3)
    70 - Clarence Weatherspoon (2.4)
    70 - Malik Allen (2.6)
    70 - Andris Biedrins (2.6)
    70 - Zarko Cabarkapa (2.6)
    70 - George Lynch (POSITION CHANGED, SEE SMALL FORWARD SECTION)
    69 - Reggie Evans (2.3)
    69 - Brian Scalabrine (2.4)
    69 - David West (2.9)
    69 - Kris Humphries (2.8)
    69 - Tom Gugliotta (3.0)
    68 - Alan Henderson (2.6)
    68 - Brian Cook (2.6)
    68 - Stanislav Medvedenko (2.6)
    68 - Melvin Ely (2.6)
    68 - Walter McCarty (2.6)
    68 - Bo Outlaw (2.6)
    67 - Pat Garrity (2.2)
    67 - Maciej Lampe (2.6)
    67 - Ryan Humphrey (2.6)
    67 - Donnell Harvey (2.1)
    66 - Mark Madsen (2.6)
    65 - Zaza Pachulia (POSITION CHANGED, SEE CENTER SECTION)
    64 - Obinna Ekezie (2.6)
    64 - Jerome Beasley (1.9)
    64 - Lonny Baxter (2.1)
    63 - Michael Ruffin (3.0)
    63 - Jackson Vroman (2.9)
    63 - Michael Bradley (2.2)
    63 - Lawrence Funderburke (2.3)
    62 - Jerome Moiso (1.9)
    61 - Brandon Hunter (1.4)
    57 - Paul Shirley (2.9) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    84 - Karl Malone (2.2) (RETIRED)
    
    Kevin Garnett
    Overall 99 (down from 101)
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 70 (down from 71)
    FT 81 (up from 79)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 85
    Handle 75
    Pass 75
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 90 (down from 95)
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 85 (down from 95)
    RebDef 95
    Speed 70
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: MVP of the 03-04 season.  The runner-up MVP to Tim Duncan in 02-
    03.  It's hard to believe this is his 10th pro season.  Didn't seem to 
    have any luck with getting out of the first round, but not so in 03-04.  
    The T'Wolves have given him his best team in years.  I must say I was 
    wrong about the T'Wolves this year.  I said they didn't improve much, 
    because they had no bench.  Well, the bench stepped up, especially 
    Hoiberg, Hassell, and Madsen.  Sam Cassell's injury in the Conference 
    Finals was the difference between the T'Wolves and the NBA Finals, and 
    probably an NBA championship.
    Other Positions: PG, SF, C
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 28
    Most Valuable Player: 1 (03-04)
    All-Star selections: 8 (96-97, 97-98, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 03-04, 04-
    05, 7 starts)
    All-Star Game MVP: 1 (02-03)
    All-NBA First Team: 3 (99-00, 02-03, 03-04)
    All-NBA Second Team: 3 (00-01, 01-02, 04-05)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (98-99)
    All-Defensive First Team: 6 (2000-2005)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 7x (47 games)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (775)
    
    Tim Duncan
    Overall 98
    Close 97
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 59
    FT 69 (up from 59)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 65
    Pass 65
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 95
    Block 90 (down from 95)
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 90
    RebDef 90 (down from 95)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 85 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 90 (up from 85)
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: The 2 time MVP won his second ring in four seasons, and sorry 
    Shaq, you can't stick an asterisk next to that one.  Has torn up the 
    league since his arrival.  Just look at his recognitions.  He's the 
    first player since, fittingly, David Robinson, to be on an all-NBA team 
    and a defensive team in each of his first 7 seasons (Robinson also did 
    it in his first 7), and he's the ONLY player in NBA history to be named 
    to the All-NBA First team in his first 7 seasons (the closest is Larry 
    Bird, who made the first team in each of his first 4 seasons).  He's 
    among the tops in the league in points, rebounds, and blocks each year.  
    But you know what I like most about him?  His assist totals.  Look at 
    his points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and FG% totals per round of the 
    02-03 playoffs.  First Round - 18.7 ppg, 16.0 rpg, 5.2 apg, 3.5 bpg, 
    .521 FG%.  Second Round - 28.0 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 bpg, .529 
    FG%.  Conference Finals - 28.0 ppg, 16.7 rpg, 5.8 apg, 3.0 bpg, .569 
    FG%.  NBA Finals - 24.7 ppg, 15.4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.3 bpg, .495 FG%.  
    That's absolutely insane.  In case you are wondering, Duncan's assist 
    totals exceeded Tony Parker's assist totals in each round of the 
    playoffs.  Definitely the heir to Shaq's kingdom, and unlike Shaq, he 
    didn't jump ship and screw over his former team (Orlando, not LA).
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 28
    All-Star selections: 7 games (97-98, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04, 
    04-05, 6 starts)
    All-Star Game MVP: 1
    All-NBA First Team: 7 (97-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 02-03, 03-04)
    All-Defensive First Team: 5
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2
    Most Valuable Player: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    NBA Finals MVP: 3 (98-99, 02-03, 04-05)
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (97-98)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x (3 rings, 105 games)
    Current Team: Spurs (586)
    
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Overall 90 (down from 93)
    Close 97
    Med 94
    3pt 84 (down from 87)
    FT 87 (up from 83)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 85 (down from 95)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: The best player in the NBA to come out of Europe.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 26 
    All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (04-05)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (00-01, 03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (53 games)
    Current Team: Mavericks (522)
    
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Overall 90 (down from 94)
    Close 97
    Med 73
    3pt 54 (up from 50)
    FT 75 (down from 76)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85
    Handle 60
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 90
    Block 80 (down from 90)
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 80 (down from 90)
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90 (down from 92)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Was the youngest player in NBA history during his rookie season.  
    Sat behind Rasheed Wallace and Brian Grant early in his career with 
    Portland, they traded him for Dale Davis.  Talk about a bone-headed 
    trade... Jermaine has become the best big man in the east.  He has 
    averaged a double double the past three seasons.  Hard to believe he's 
    in his 9th season already.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 26
    Most Improved Player: 1 (01-02)
    All-Star selections: 4 (2002-2005, 2 starts)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (03-04)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    5x (64 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (211)
    Current Team: Pacers (352)
    
    Elton Brand
    Overall 87 (down from 91)
    Close 97
    Med 73
    3pt 50
    FT 75 (down from 77)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 75
    Pass 65 (up from 55)
    PostOff 90 (down from 95)
    PostDef 85
    Block 80 (down from 90)
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 90
    RebDef 80 (down from 90)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The first Clipper to make the All-Star team since Danny Manning.  
    The Clippers robbed Chicago by sending them Tyson Chandler.  How do I 
    figure they ripped them off?  Well, look at it this way.  Brand has 
    been averaging at least 18 ppg and at least 10 rpg for his entire 
    career.  Most Bulls fans would say that all Chandler has to do is equal 
    that, and it's a fair trade.  But I don't look at it like that.  
    Chandler would have to EXCEED Brand's production for it to be even.  
    Right now, Brand could have been putting up about 20/10 for Chicago, 
    and they'd most definitely be in the playoffs this year.  If it takes 
    Chandler 4 years to reach Brand's level, why shouldn't they have just 
    kept Brand for those 4 years?  Brand is not only one of the best 
    rebounders in the league (led it in offensive rebounding last year) he 
    was also fourth in the league in blocks behind the elite trinity of 
    Ratliff, Wallace, and Duncan.  Chandler is unlikely to ever play at 
    this level, which begs the question - why did the Bulls trade an 
    established rising star like Brand for a player that at best has the 
    potential to be Brand's equal?
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25
    All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Bulls (155)
    Current Team: Clippers (292)
    
    Amare Stoudemire
    Overall 86 (up from 83)
    Close 97 (up from 87)
    Med 75 (up from 70)
    3pt 55
    FT 73 (up from 71)
    Layup 85 (up from 75)
    Dunk 95 (up from 85)
    Handle 75 (up from 70)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 90 (up from 85)
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 65 (down from 75)
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 75 (up from 70)
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: The first high school player to ever win Rookie of the Year.  I 
    still think Kevin Garnett's rookie season out of high school was more 
    impressive (he was younger, he didn't start games until halfway through 
    the season, and take a look at the assists).
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 22
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (21 games) 
    Current Team: Suns (217)
    
    Chris Webber
    Overall 85 (down from 88)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 76
    3pt 71 (up from 57)
    FT 71 (up from 61)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 70
    Pass 75
    PostOff 90 (down from 95)
    PostDef 80 (down from 85)
    Block 70
    Steal 70
    RebOff 75 (down from 85)
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 65
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 90 (up from 85)
    Notes: The Kings may have missed their chance.  The Lakers were clearly 
    weak in 02-03, but Webber's injury killed them in the second round.  
    Then in 03-04 C-Webb spent most of the year injured, and when he came 
    back there were chemistry issues abound.  I think he takes an unfair 
    amount of heat, because Peja Stojakovic is a non-factor in a half-court 
    offense.
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 31
    Rookie of Year: 1 (93-94)
    All-Star selections: 5 (96-97, 2000-2003, 2 starts)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (00-01)
    All-NBA Second Team: 3 (98-99, 00-01, 02-03)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    5x (64 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (76), Wizards/Bullets (212), Kings (377)
    Current Team: 76'ers (21)
    
    Pau Gasol
    Overall 84 (down from 86)
    Close 92 (down from 94)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 58 (up from 50)
    FT 77 (up from 71)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 80 (down from 85)
    RebDef 80 (down from 90)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Gee, that Abdur-Rahim for Gasol trade is looking mighty even, is 
    it not?  Originally it was thought that the Grizzlies were giving up an 
    established star for a lesser player in order to clean house (when they 
    moved to Memphis).  Gasol was the first European to ever win Rookie of 
    the Year, also going against the stereotype that Europeans took time to 
    develop and weren't NBA ready after being drafted (Dirk and Peja, for 
    example).  He was perhaps the best player at this year's Olympics, and 
    it's a shame that Spain, arguably the best team at the tournament 
    didn't even medal.  They deserved the Bronze more than the US.  They 
    only lost one game.  Spain BEAT Argentina and Italy (gold and silver 
    winners) but lost to the team that ended up with the Bronze.  Meanwhile 
    the US lost to teams that didn't even end up with medals (Lithuania, 
    and Puerto Rico, who wasn't even a top 5 team).  If anyone can explain 
    to me how Spain not getting a medal makes any sense, I'd love to hear 
    it.  What a crock of a structure.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (298)
    
    Antoine Walker
    Overall 84 (down from 86)
    Close 94 (down from 97)
    Med 78 (down from 79)
    3pt 79 (down from 84)
    FT 59 (down from 70)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 80 (up from 75)
    Pass 75 (up from 70)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 65 (up from 55)
    Steal 75 (up from 65)
    RebOff 75 (down from 80)
    RebDef 85 (down from 88)
    Speed 70
    Stam 95 (up from 90)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: What the hell happened?  Walker went from being an all-star 
    power forward, the most versatile player in the league, an Anthony 
    Mason with 25-foot range, to a chucker.  He needs to get it through his 
    head that he's better off using his superior footwork and ball handling 
    to get easy shots in the post rather than brick 68% of the threes that 
    he takes.
    Other Positions: PG, SF, C
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 28
    All-Star selections: 3 (1 start)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (31 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (528), Mavericks (82), Hawks (53), Celtics (24)
    Current Team: Heat
    
    Rasheed Wallace
    Overall 84 (down from 86)
    Close 89 (down from 92)
    Med 78
    3pt 75
    FT 74
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 60
    PostOff 85 (down from 90)
    PostDef 85
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Was traded to Portland for Rod Strickland, one of Washington's 
    all-time blunders.  Despite his past behavior, Rasheed has been the 
    hottest ticket in the league last year.  He was traded to Atlanta, and 
    then traded to Detroit.  Won a ring with less than half a season in 
    Detroit, and seemingly all of his past behavior problems are forgotten.  
    Let's see how that holds up over a full season, especially now that he 
    got his new contract.  Still, the Pistons were 33-11 after acquiring 
    him (17-4 in regular season, 16-7 in playoffs) so as long as the team 
    keeps winning, it will negate the distractions.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 30
    All-Star selections: 2 (99-00, 00-01)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x 
    (1 ring, 98 games)
    Former Teams: Wizards (65), Blazers (544), Hawks (1)
    Current Team: Pistons (101)
    
    Kenyon Martin
    Overall 83 (down from 84)
    Close 92
    Med 71
    3pt 62 (up from 61)
    FT 66 (down from 68)
    Layup 80 (up from 75)
    Dunk 85 (up from 80)
    Handle 65 (up from 55)
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 85
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 75
    RebOff 80 (down from 85)
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 75 (up from 70)
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: An exciting player to watch, especially next to Jason Kidd.  
    Even with a knee injury in his senior year, Martin was still the 
    blatantly obvious choice to be the first pick in 2000.  Judging by what 
    the rest of that draft class has done (Stromile Swift, Darius Miles, 
    Marcus Fizer, Mike Miller, DerMarr Johnson, Chris Mihm, Jamal Crawford, 
    Joel Przybilla, and Keyon Dooling fill out the rest of the top 10 draft 
    choices that year, and 11-15 weren't exactly much better), Martin is 
    clearly a special player.  But is he a max level player?  That's what 
    the Nuggets gave him when they traded three first round picks for the 
    right to sign him.  Will Martin be worth his contract in 2010-11, when 
    he is making 16.6 million dollars?  In today's NBA, that would make him 
    the fifth highest paid player.  He's a great supporting player, but 
    he's no franchise player (at least not yet).  Will that contract impact 
    what the Nuggets are allowed to give Carmelo Anthony when he is a free 
    agent?  Maybe.  How about Nene?  What about other incoming free agents?  
    Will there even be any?  Depending on who the Nets draft with those 
    picks (assuming they don't sell them off like they've been doing 
    lately) it could end up being a good trade for Jersey.  Of course, if 
    they draft utter crap, they'll probably look like fools.
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (56 
    games)
    Former Teams: Nets (283)
    Current Team: Nuggets (70)
    
    Lamar Odom
    Overall 83 (down from 84)
    Close 94
    Med 75
    3pt 72
    FT 72 (down from 74)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 80
    Pass 80
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 85
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Rashidi's claim to fame - Odom went to high school about 10 
    blocks from his house.  How did I come to know about Lamar Odom?  Back 
    in the day, my friends and I were talking about what NBA players we'd 
    met.  One of my friends said he met Anthony Mason at a sneaker store.  
    My other friend, who was in ninth grade at the time and went to Christ 
    the King HS, said, "Lamar Odom".  I said, "Who's that?" and my friend 
    said, "Lamar Odom is NBA".  Makes me wonder what it's like, knowing 
    that you're a lock for the NBA at the age of 14... An athletics director 
    I know says Odom is the most talented player he's ever seen, but he was 
    also the stupidest kid he'd ever seen, going as far as to say "he was 
    stupid as a brick".  For what it's worth, that director was also as 
    dumb as a brick, because he absolutely 100% swore to me that Nick Van 
    Exel had been traded to the Celtics two days prior (never mind that I 
    check NBA.com and ESPN.com everyday during the summer and heard no such 
    talk), and he was pissed because that meant Boston wouldn't need Omar 
    Cook who was in camp with Boston at the time (also of Christ the King 
    lore).  Rashidi Insider Info at it's finest.  Rashidi is a big Lamar 
    Odom fan, but recently he received an E-mail from someone alleging they 
    are Lamar Odom's cousin.  This cousin informed me that Lamar is deeply 
    upset with the comments I made about him (referring to him as "stupid 
    as a brick").  However, if Lamar had read closely, he would have 
    noticed that I did not make the comments, someone who knew him did.  
    One can now only wonder about Lamar's reading comprehension, and which 
    side of the NBA's Read to Achieve program he should be a part of.  
    Further, I find it humorous how this "cousin" would come so quickly to 
    defend the intellect of Lamar Odom, when IT IS A WELL KNOWN THAT LAMAR 
    CHEATED ON HIS ACT'S (American College Test).  At Christ the King he 
    ranked 312th in a class of 334, yet somehow finshed in the top 42% in 
    the country on the ACT with 22 of 36.  The SAT equivalent to a 22 is a 
    score of 1030.  Five months before taking the ACT, Odom admitted to 
    newspapers that he got a 630 on the SAT.  A 400 point improvement in 5 
    months, on a test that is an indicator of life-long schooling?  Let the 
    facts fall where they may, cousin O.  At least Rashidi can smile 
    knowing that he got a higher SAT mark without cheating.
    Other Positions: PG, PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (230), Heat (80)
    Current Team: Lakers (64)
    
    Zach Randolph
    Overall 82 (down from 85) 
    Close 94 (up from 92) 
    Med 71 (down from 75) 
    3pt 53 
    FT 77 (up from 76) 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 70 (down from 75) 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 55 (down from 65) 
    PostOff 90 
    PostDef 80 
    Block 60 (down from 65) 
    Steal 60 
    RebOff 85 (down from 90) 
    RebDef 85 
    Speed 70 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The most improved player of the year wasn't really the most 
    improved, because he had already displayed in the 02-03 playoffs what 
    he was capable of.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    Most Improved Player: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (8 games)
    Current Team: Blazers (245)
    
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    Overall 82 (down from 84)
    Close 92
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 70 (up from 61)
    FT 88 (up from 86)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 85 (down from 90)
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 70 (up from 55)
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Was sixth in the NBA in ppg in 97-98, yet did not make the all-
    star team.  Should have made the team more than once, but that's what 
    happens when you play in dead cities like Vancouver and Atlanta.  He 
    has career averages of 20.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, but only one all-
    star game.  Would be puzzling, but the records of the teams that he 
    plays for are abysmal, which leaves questions about how much better he 
    really makes a team.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 28
    All-Star selections: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (274), Hawks (211), Blazers (86)
    Current Team: Kings
    
    Antonio McDyess
    Overall 82 (up from 79)
    Close 89 (up from 87)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 50
    FT 68 (up from 63)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 75
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 80)
    RebDef 85
    Speed 70
    Stam 85 (down from 93)
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 80 (up from 75)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: It's very hard to say what McDyess is going to do now that he's 
    back.  He missed essentially 3 years with injuries.  People in Detroit 
    are saying he's doing very well, that he should be a sixth man quality 
    backup, but we'll have to see.  Anytime you have a former 20/10 guy 
    coming off your bench, it should be a good thing (unless you're an 
    overweight drug abuser named Shawn Kemp).
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 30
    All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 1x (29 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (150), Suns (81), Nuggets (211), Knicks (18), 
    Suns (24)
    Current Team: Pistons (77)
    
    Carlos Boozer
    Overall 81 (down from 82)
    Close 92
    Med 75
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (down from 77)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 65
    Pass 60
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 85
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 85 (down from 90)
    RebDef 90
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (156)
    Current Team: Jazz (51)
    
    Donyell Marshall
    Overall 81 (down from 83)
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 84 (up from 78)
    FT 76 (up from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 70 (down from 80)
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 75 (down from 80)
    RebDef 85
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Probably the most underrated player in the NBA.  Always seems to 
    get stuck on teams with depth at Power Forward.  Averaged a double 
    double in Toronto last year, but now coming off the bench behind Chris 
    Bosh.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (9 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (40), Warriors (340), Jazz (139), Bulls (96)
    Current Team: Raptors (131)
    
    Chris Bosh
    Overall 80 (up from 75)
    Close 87 (up from 82)
    Med 75 (up from 68)
    3pt 68 (up from 61)
    FT 76 (up from 70)
    Layup 80 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 75 (up from 70)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Raptors (156)
    
    Antawn Jamison
    Overall 80 (down from 83)
    Close 97 (up from 94)
    Med 75 (down from 81)
    3pt 75 (up from 73)
    FT 76 (up from 72)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebOff 80 (down from 90)
    RebDef 75 (down from 78)
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The 03-04 Sixth man of the year.  Raised his FG% by 65 points to 
    be third in the league.  Was traded for the #5 pick (Devin Harris), 
    which reunites him with former Warrior teammates Gilbert Arenas and 
    Larry Hughes, and former Tar Heel teammate Brendan Haywood.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    All-Star selections: 1 (04-05)
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (336), Mavericks (82)
    Current Team: Wizards (68)
    
    Drew Gooden
    Overall 79 (up from 74)
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 70
    3pt 62 (up from 54)
    FT 73 (up from 70)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 90 (up from 75)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (51), Magic (98)
    Current Team: Cavaliers (82)
    
    Emeka Okafor
    Overall 78 (up from 74)
    Close 87 (up from 79)
    Med 65 (up from 61)
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (down from 64)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 80
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 75)
    RebDef 85 (up from 80)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Led UConn to the NCAA championship.  He was in foul trouble in 
    the first half of the championship game, but then scored all 18 of his 
    points in the second half, and led UConn from a seven point deficit to 
    a one point win.  He was the designated collegiate 12th man (see 
    Laettner, Collison) on the 2004 Olympic team.  Not that selfishness is 
    part of his game, but he got to see first hand how teamwork wins, even 
    on a bigger stage than college.  I've favorably compared him to Alonzo 
    Mourning, rather than Ben Wallace like a few other people have.  He'll 
    be somewhere in-between both (perhaps a 15 ppg scorer over his career).  
    Just a followup on that, Okafor is averaging 15 ppg as of 3/18/05, so 
    it looks like my comparisions to Mourning aren't some kind of stretch. 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bobcats (71)
    
    Al Harrington (NEW-Edit, POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 78 (down from 79)
    Close 89
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 66 (down from 70)
    FT 72 (down from 74)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 85
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 75 (down from 80)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Cousin of Dahntay Jones, that guy who never plays.  Harrington 
    lived with Antonio Davis and family in his rookie year, which 
    supposedly made life as a rookie out of high school easier.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (25 games) 
    Former Teams: Pacers (354)
    Current Team: Hawks (66)
    
    Raef LaFrentz
    Overall 78 (up from 72)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 75 (up from 73)
    3pt 78 (up from 75)
    FT 72 (up from 69)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 65)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 70 (up from 65)
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: I think a lot of people forget what a good player LaFrentz is. 
    He's one of the best big men in a conference devoid of size.  His 
    return from injury should definitely mean bigger and better things for 
    the Celtics, possibly a Division title.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    1x (35 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (222), Mavericks (96) 
    Current Team: Celtics (97)
    
    Kurt Thomas
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    Juwan Howard
    Overall 77 (down from 78)
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 75 (up from 71)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 82 (up from 81)
    Layup 75 (down from 80)
    Dunk 70 (down from 75)
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 60 (down from 65)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Few people will forget the huge contract that Howard never lived 
    up to.  He got it by averaging 22 ppg, 8 rpg, and 4 apg in his second 
    season, but he never came close to that point total again.  He also was 
    a SF at the start of his career, but became a PF (thus negating his 
    size and rebounding advantage) as time passed on.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Wizards/Bullets (464), Mavericks (80), Nuggets (105), 
    Magic (81)
    Current Team: Rockets (61)
    
    Troy Murphy
    Overall 77 (up from 73)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 73
    3pt 77 (up from 65)
    FT 78 (up from 77)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 90 (up from 80)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (259)
    
    Kenny Thomas
    Overall 77 (up from 75)
    Close 82
    Med 73 (up from 71)
    3pt 62 (up from 50)
    FT 76 (up from 75)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 65)
    RebOff 80 (down from 85)
    RebDef 85 (up from 80)
    Speed 70 (up from 60)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (17 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (238), 76'ers (167)
    Current Team: Kings (26)
    
    Tyson Chandler (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 77 (up from 76)
    Close 75 (down from 84)
    Med 61 (down from 70)
    3pt 50
    FT 67 (up from 61)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85
    Handle 60 (down from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 85 (up from 75)
    Steal 70 (up from 55)
    RebOff 90 (up from 80)
    RebDef 85
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Looks like he's going to be better than fellow Baby Bull Eddy 
    Curry.  He's certainly going to have the rebounding, athleticism, and 
    shot blocking of KG, but not likely the shooting touch or passing.  
    Always a candidate to win the Most Improved Player award, but that's 
    mostly because he hasn't done very much in the league yet.  Was it 
    worth trading Elton Brand for him?  Not in the slightest (except in the 
    microscopic chance that he becomes MVP caliber).
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (261)
    
    Dwight Howard
    Overall 76 (up from 74)
    Close 75 (down from 79)
    Med 60 (down from 66)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 67 (down from 70)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 85 (up from 80)
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 70
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 85 (up from 75)
    RebDef 85 (up from 80)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The first pick of the 03-04 draft.  People keep saying that the 
    Magic had to take him because he has the potential to be the next 
    Garnett.  To that, I say, what the hell are these people smoking?  
    Garnett was a lot more impressive than Howard when he was in high 
    school.  I had the pleasure of watching Sebastian Telfair's Lincoln 
    team beat Dwight Howard's team.  Telfair was taken with the 13th pick, 
    and most people acknowledge that he was picked a little early.  The 
    first pick in the draft couldn't beat the 13th pick?  That's like if 
    LeBron lost to Travis Outlaw's team (semi-exaggeration).  I'm not 
    saying Howard will be a bad player, but I would think Lamar Odom (minus 
    the PG skills) would be a far more realistic comparison.  I mean, this 
    was a weak draft class, and Howard wasn't even a clear-cut first pick. 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Magic (82)
    
    P.J. Brown
    Overall 76 (up from 73)
    Close 70
    Med 71 (up from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 86 (up from 80)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostOff 85
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 82)
    RebDef 85 (down from 86)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 35
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (96-97, 98-99, 00-01)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    5x (71 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (240), Heat (284)
    Current Team: Hornets (400)
    
    Joe Smith
    Overall 76
    Close 87 (down from 89)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 54
    FT 79 (down from 86)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 55)
    Pass 50 (down from 60)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (down from 80)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80 (up from 74)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 5x (21 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (211), 76'ers (30), T'Wolves (121), Pistons 
    (69), T'Wolves (126)
    Current Team: Bucks (150)
    
    Robert Horry
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 72 (down from 84)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 79
    FT 76 (up from 65)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 70
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 75 (down from 77)
    RebOff 75 (up from 66)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Called "Big Shot Rob" because of all those postseason daggers.  
    Not over the last 2 seasons though.  Twice the Lakers and Spurs have 
    played an incredible game 5.  Twice Horry's team has come from behind.  
    Twice he has taken a potential game winning three-pointer.  Twice it 
    has been from the same area of the court.  Twice it has barely missed.  
    Twice Horry's team lost game 6 and the series.  Horry is currently the 
    active leader in NBA Championships, with 5, and second in playoff 
    games, with 175 (Malone has 193 but isn't on a team yet, while Shaq 
    with 158 should overtake him at some point, possibly in the rings 
    department too).
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Second Round 7x (6 rings, 198 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (295), Suns (32), Lakers (448)
    Current Team: Spurs (156)
    
    Udonis Haslem
    Overall 75 (up from 71)
    Close 82 (up from 70)
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 79 (up from 65)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 80
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 80
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 85 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Has looked very good playing next to Shaq.  Somehow went 
    undrafted - one of two undrafted rookies to make the All-Rookie Second 
    Team (the other being Marquis Daniels).  Is this because teams are 
    obsessing over college players and high schoolers, rather than the 
    college ranks?  I'll say no.  What high schoolers and Europeans have 
    ultimately done is make the draft pool deeper.  And due to that, more 
    decent collegians are getting snubbed in the second round.  That 
    actually works to the advantages of both parties, though.  More second 
    rounders are making an impact than ever before.  In the past, a team 
    that didn't really need him might have drafted Haslem.  He then would 
    have been cut in training camp.  Nowadays, that team is picking a 
    player they can store in Europe for a year.  Since Haslem went 
    undrafted, it allowed him to choose his own team rather than have a 
    team choose him.  Haslem wisely signed with the Heat, who were 
    incredibly shallow at PF last year (and that is still the case this 
    year).  Considering guys drafted at the end of the second round 
    typically don't make their team, it's often in a player's best interest 
    to NOT be drafted when it gets that late, so they have more options.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Current Team: Heat (155)
    
    Nene
    Overall 75 (down from 77)
    Close 82 (down from 84)
    Med 58 (down from 68)
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (down from 69)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 60
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 80 (down from 85)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Formerly known as Maybiner Hilario.  Most Brazilians legally 
    change their names and drop their last name when they hit it big 
    (soccer legend Pele is the best example).
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (10 games)
    Current Team: Nuggets (212)
    
    Eddie Griffin
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 70 (down from 71)
    3pt 76 (down from 78)
    FT 69 (down from 74)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 85 (up from 80)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 85 (up from 78)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90 (down from 94)
    Dur 80 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Promising young player that was traded on draft night for 
    Richard Jefferson.  Rockets are kicking themselves.  Has struggled to 
    stay in the league due to run-ins with the law.  If KG the MVP and all 
    those Minnesota vets can't get Griffin's head straight, then nobody 
    can.  Griffin joining Minnesota could definitely make an impact in the 
    west - he's very similar to a young Robert Horry.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Rockets (150), Nets (0)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (70)
    
    Al Jefferson
    Overall 75 (up from 72)
    Close 82
    Med 68
    3pt 50
    FT 63 (down from 71)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 70
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Could be the surprise Rookie of the Year if he gets to start at 
    some point.  Hey, Amare did it, and Jefferson has a better post game.  
    Amare took Tom Gugliotta's minutes that year, and what do you know, 
    Googs is on the Celtics now with a spot in the rotation. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 20 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (71)
    
    Vladimir Radmanovic
    Overall 74
    Close 84
    Med 77 (up from 76)
    3pt 86 (up from 81)
    FT 77 (up from 75)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75 (down from 80)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 65 (up from 64)
    RebDef 75 (up from 72)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (11 games)
    Current Team: Sonics (273)
    
    Antonio Davis
    Overall 74
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (down from 71)
    3pt 50
    FT 77
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 36
    All-Star selections: 1 (00-01, 1 start)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    4x (93 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (420), Raptors (302)
    Current Team: Bulls (137)
    
    Michael Sweetney
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 87 (up from 82)
    Med 61 (down from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 75 (up from 73)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 60 (up from 55)
    RebOff 90 (up from 76)
    RebDef 80 (up from 78)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Sweetney was mired in a huge PF glut in his first season in NY.  
    He is the main reason Isiah Thomas would like to trade Kurt Thomas.  
    Was second in the league in offensive rebounds per minute (behind Erick 
    Dampier) and was seventh in rebounds per minute.  He had a horrid start 
    last season, but really turned it up towards the end of the season.  He 
    had a 1.35 EFF in his first 17 games, and finished the season with a 
    6.24 EFF, which is a pretty good turnaround since he only played 42 
    games and 11.8 mpg.  His FG% by month from January through April was 
    1.000, .609, .529, and .553.  He averaged 7.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 15.9 
    mpg in April.  It would be interesting to see what he'd do in 25-30 
    minutes.
    Other Positions: C 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Current Team: Knicks (119)
    
    Malik Rose
    Overall 74 (up from 72)
    Close 79 (up from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (down from 81)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 85
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (down from 82)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85 (down from 86)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 2x (2 rings, 82 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (54), Spurs (509)
    Current Team: Knicks (26)
    
    Brian Grant
    Overall 74 
    Close 75
    Med 73 (up from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 75 (up from 68)
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80 (down from 88)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    3x (53 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (102), Blazers (172), Heat (312), Lakers (69)
    Current Team: Suns
    
    Clifford Robinson
    Overall 74 (down from 77)
    Close 77 (down from 94)
    Med 73 (down from 75)
    3pt 77
    FT 71
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 65
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80 (down from 85)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 90 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The last guy in the league remaining from the Portland teams 
    that made the Finals.  C-Rob was one of the best backups in league 
    history on those teams.  Still an excellent shooter and defender, but 
    has become a poor rebounder as he has aged.  Wants to play at least 5 
    more years.  He probably can do it, when you look at how durable he has 
    been.  He's missed only 19 games in 16 seasons.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 16
    Age: 38
    Sixth Man of the Year: 1 (92-93)
    All-Star selections: 1 (93-94)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 9x (129 games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (644), Suns (292), Pistons (161), Warriors (124)
    Current Team: Nets (29)
    
    Nick Collison
    Overall 73 (up from 70)
    Close 79
    Med 63 (down from 73)
    3pt 57
    FT 70 (up from 63)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 90 (down from 92)
    Dur 70 (up from 65)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: After playing in the NCAA championship game in 2003, he ended up 
    injuring himself playing on the US Olympic team, and missing his entire 
    rookie season because of it.  Collison came back with a vengence this 
    year, ranking sixth in the league in FG% and ninth in the league in 
    offensive rebounds per minute.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
    Current Team: Sonics (82)
    
    Austin Croshere (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 73 (up from 70)
    Close 82
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 75
    FT 88 (up from 85)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 64)
    RebDef 80 (up from 72)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85 (down from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Was a playoff hero for Indiana on their NBA Finals run under 
    Larry Bird, and got a big contract out of it.  Then Isiah Thomas took 
    over, benched him, and turned the Pacers into the biggest 
    underachievers in the league.  Is it any surprise that when Rick 
    Carlisle took over, Croshere got minutes again, and that Indiana 
    started playing up to their potential?  
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 3x (59 games)
    Current Team: Pacers (490)
    
    Austin Croshere (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 71 (up from 70)
    Close 82 (up from 75)
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 75
    FT 85
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 50
    RebOff 64
    RebDef 72
    Speed 75
    Stam 88
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    
    Maurice Taylor
    Overall 73 (up from 69)
    Close 84
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 62 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (up from 71)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 64)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85 (up from 83)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Taylor became redundant after Houston acquired Juwan Howard in 
    the Tracy McGrady deal.  He was dealt at the deadline to the Knicks, a 
    team he nearly signed with before receiving a ridiculous mega-deal from 
    Houston.  Taylor provides the Knicks with a low post scoring they 
    sorely lack, but does so at the cost of defense and rebounds.  It 
    remains to be seen what his role will be, since Mike Sweetney can score 
    inside AND rebound.  Taylor has a much more dependable jumpshot, but 
    the Knicks already have enough jump shooters, one of whom includes 
    center Kurt Thomas.
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (179), Rockets (249)
    Current Team: Knicks (27)
    
    Rodney Rogers
    Overall 73 (up from 72)
    Close 75 (down from 84)
    Med 75 (down from 79)
    3pt 77 (down from 79)
    FT 76 (up from 70)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70 (up from 65)
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (99-00)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 4x (82 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (159), Clippers (271), Suns (214), Celtics (27), 
    Nets (137), Hornets (30)
    Current Team: 76'ers (28)
    
    Anderson Varejao
    Overall 73 (up from 68)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 65
    3pt 50 (down from 60)
    FT 54 (down from 63)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 80 (up from 70)
    Steal 75 (up from 55)
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Energetic rookie among the leaders in offensive rebounds per 48 
    minutes, and led the league in steals per turnover. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Cavaliers (54)
    
    Jerome Williams
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 70 (up from 65)
    Med 65 (up from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 67 (up from 62)
    Layup 75 (up from 70)
    Dunk 75 (down from 80)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 55 (down from 70)
    Steal 80 (up from 60)
    RebOff 85 (up from 84)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Junkyard Dog (JYD) is a fan favorite that should bring some 
    hustle to the Knick frontcourt.  He'll play a vital role off of the 
    bench.
    Other Positions: SF, C 
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (25 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (275), Raptors (180), Bulls (53), Knicks (79)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Christian Laettner
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 82 (up from 72)
    Med 76 (up from 75)
    3pt 60 (up from 57)
    FT 82 (up from 81)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 70
    Pass 65 (up from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 70
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Was one of the greatest college players ever.  Played on the 
    original Dream Team.  Got his shorts tugged down by Michael Jordan 
    during player introductions.  Went on to be Jordan's teammate in 
    Washington.  Now playing alongside Shaq, though that should have 
    happened years ago, as part of the Patrick Ewing deal.  Originally 
    Laettner was going to be sent to LA from Detroit, and NY was going to 
    get Glen Rice and Vin Baker.  GM Joe Dumars backed out in the 11th hour 
    and the trade was nearly scrapped.  A week later, Seattle sent Horace 
    Grant to LA instead, and instead of Baker, the Knicks got Luc Longley 
    (from Phoenix), Travis Knight, and about 7 other scrubs who were cut 
    (the most notable being Vernon Maxwell and Vladimir Stepania).  Will 
    Laettner win a ring with Shaq, and bring himself above his lofty pro 
    comparison of Tom Gugliotta?  Stay tuned. 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 35
    All-Star selections: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 3x (32 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (276), Hawks (186), Pistons (98), Mavericks 
    (53), Wizards (206)
    Current Team: Heat (49)
    
    Etan Thomas
    Overall 72 (down from 74)
    Close 82 (down from 87)
    Med 60 (down from 68)
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (down from 65)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 75
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 80
    Block 80
    Steal 60
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (8 games)
    Current Team: Wizards (211)
    
    Robert Traylor
    Overall 72 (up from 63)
    Close 72 (up from 62)
    Med 65 (up from 58)
    3pt 58 (up from 50)
    FT 58 (down from 60)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (up from 55)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 80 (up from 70)
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80 (up from 68)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was traded on his draft night for Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity, 
    in what became the most monumental trade in draft night history.  
    Garrity was then traded for Steve Nash, and all of a sudden, the Mavs 
    are annually a 50 plus win team, after having the longest drought in 
    basketball.  Who knew that drafting Traylor would net them 35+ more 
    wins per season?  However, I'd like to kill one of the misconceptions 
    about that trade.  As with most draft day trades that involve swapping 
    picks, the Dirk/Traylor trade was obviously in the cards.  Dallas 
    wanted Dirk, but they didn't want to draft him as high as sixth, when 
    he was projected to go much lower.  So instead of drafting Dirk sixth, 
    they allowed Milwaukee to trade up to get a higher quality player, in 
    exchange for their two lower picks.  It's hard to say Milwaukee made a 
    huge blunder, because they needed a big man (they didn't need Paul 
    Pierce, who was taken ninth - they already had Ray Ray and Big Dog), 
    and Traylor was pretty much the only one left (Olowokandi, LaFrentz, 
    and Jamison had already been taken).  Dirk was a mystery, and a 
    shooter; The Bucks needed a sure thing. 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 4x (22 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (93), Cavaliers (70), Hornets (201), Cavaliers (74) 
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Keon Clark
    Overall 72 (up from 71)
    Close 75
    Med 61 (up from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 67
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 85 (up from 80)
    Steal 60
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (28 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (144), Raptors (127), Kings (80), Jazz (2), Suns 
    (0)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Danny Fortson
    Overall 71 (down from 72)
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 55 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 82 (up from 74)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50 (down from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 60
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 95 (up from 93)
    RebDef 85 (down from 88)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85 (down from 88)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (130), Celtics (55), Warriors (100), Mavericks 
    (56) 
    Current Team: Sonics (62)
    
    Kwame Brown
    Overall 71 (up from 70)
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 65
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (down from 70)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85
    Handle 65 (down from 75)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (down from 80)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: The first High Schooler ever taken with the first pick in the 
    NBA draft.  He's certainly no LeBron.  In fairness, 2001 was a very 
    weak draft class, though Michael Jordan didn't help matters by 
    criticizing his own draft choice at every opportunity.  The cousin of 
    Jabari Smith - wouldn't it be funny if Jabari ended up being better 
    than Kwame?
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Current Team: Wizards (253)
    
    Chris Wilcox
    Overall 71
    Close 75
    Med 63
    3pt 50
    FT 63 (up from 59)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85 (up from 75)
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Clippers (165)
    
    Chris Andersen
    Overall 71 (up from 67)
    Close 65
    Med 55 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 63 (up from 59)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 90
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70 (up from 65)
    PostDef 80
    Block 90
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 85 (up from 75)
    Speed 65 (up from 55)
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (154)
    Current Team: Hornets (67)
    
    Vin Baker
    Overall 71 (up from 66) 
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 71 (up from 70) 
    3pt 58 (up from 54)
    FT 69 (up from 63) 
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 80 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Former alcoholic that was once traded for Shawn Kemp in a three 
    way deal that involved Terrell Brandon.  It was down hill for Baker 
    after that.  Baker was a three time all-star in Milwaukee, and made the 
    all-star team in his first year in Seattle, but the core that made the 
    NBA Finals had aged and the team was not the same (Baker also wasn't 
    the player Kemp was even before he stopped taking care of himself.  The 
    media ripped Baker and he used alcohol to escape those problems.  Baker 
    was nearly traded to NY (a team Baker says he would have been happy 
    with) with Glen Rice for Patrick Ewing in a four-team mega deal.  The 
    original deal fell through however, and Baker was stuck in Seattle 
    until Boston took him in exchange for Vitaly Potapenko's ridiculous 
    contract.  Boston then forced it's way out of Baker's contract by 
    alleging that he violated a "no-drinking" clause.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    All-Star selections: 4 (1995-1998)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (97-98)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (24 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (324), Sonics (326), Celtics (89), Knicks (41)
    Current Team: Rockets (3)
    
    Darius Songaila
    Overall 70 (up from 66)
    Close 75 (up from 70)
    Med 73 (up from 60)
    3pt 50
    FT 83 (up from 80)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 75)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Played well as a starter in 03-04, averaging 11.9 ppg, and 7.3 
    rpg, on .556 FG%.  Sacramento is the perfect team for him.  As a 
    starter in 04-05, he averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.2 spg, .500 
    fg%, and 29.7 mpg.  He's not great, but there are plenty of worse PFs 
    out there. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (12 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (154)
    Current Team: Bulls
    
    Othella Harrington
    Overall 70 (up from 69)
    Close 84 (up from 79)
    Med 71 (up from 66)
    3pt 50 
    FT 75 (down from 79)
    Layup 70 (up from 65)
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x (25 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (156), Grizzlies (126), Knicks (237)
    Current Team: Bulls (70)
    
    Clarence Weatherspoon
    Overall 70 (down from 72)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 74
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 80)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 80 (up from 74)
    RebDef 80 (down from 84)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 85 (down from 86)
    Dur 75 
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 3x (18 games)
    Former Teams: 76'ers (448), Warriors (31), Heat (127), Cavaliers (82), 
    Knicks (150), Rockets (77)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Malik Allen
    Overall 70
    Close 77 (up from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 61)
    3pt 50
    FT 81 (up from 70)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (151), Bobcats (22)
    Current Team: Bulls
    
    Andris Biedrins
    Overall 70
    Close 70 (down from 82)
    Med 58 (down from 68)
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 60
    Dunk 75
    Handle 65
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
    Notes: Another 18 year old that has shown more than Darko Milicic.  Of 
    course, it actually helps when your team allows you to play 14 minutes 
    per game for 6 weeks.
    Other Positions: C 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 18 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (30)
    
    Zarko Cabarkapa
    Overall 70 (up from 67)
    Close 75 (up from 70)
    Med 70
    3pt 71 (up from 67)
    FT 75 (up from 71)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 65
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF, C 
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Suns (52)
    Current Team: Warriors (37)
    
    George Lynch
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    Reggie Evans
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 67 (up from 62)
    Med 60
    3pt 50
    FT 54 (down from 56)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50 (down from 65)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 55 (down from 65)
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 95 (up from 80)
    RebDef 90 (up from 80)
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (11 games) 
    Current Team: Sonics (221)
    
    Brian Scalabrine
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 72 (up from 67)
    Med 68 (up from 65)
    3pt 72 (up from 60)
    FT 80 (down from 82)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 65 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Has a striking resemblance to Stanislav Medvedenko, but more 
    versatile and has red hair.  In the classic Nets/Pistons Game 5 Triple 
    OT game, he had a career high 17 points on 6-7 shooting, including 4-4 
    from 3pt range, allowing Jersey to win the game.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (26 
    games)
    Current Team: Nets (210)
    
    David West
    Overall 69 (up from 68)
    Close 75
    Med 66
    3pt 54 (up from 50)
    FT 70 (down from 76)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (7 games) 
    Current Team: Hornets (101)
    
    Kris Humphries
    Overall 69 (down from 71)
    Close 70 (down from 77)
    Med 66 (down from 71)
    3pt 66
    FT 50 (down from 75)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Jazz (67)
    
    Tom Gugliotta (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 69 (up from 68)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 65)
    3pt 64
    FT 76 (down from 80)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70 (down from 75)
    Block 65 
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 64)
    RebDef 75 (up from 72)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 80
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 65 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Googs is a former all-star who has fallen hard since having lots 
    of injuries and health related problems.  He had a terrible year last 
    year, but according to former Celtics GMs Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge, 
    who were very interested suitors this year, Googs is playing great.  
    Ainge went as far as to give Gugliotta 2.7 million this year (before 
    that turn of events, it was thought that it was a lock he'd be 
    returning to Minnesota, where he'd played his best years).
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 35
    All-Star selections: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (12 games)
    Former Teams: Bullets (165), Warriors (40), T'Wolves (231), Suns (255), 
    Jazz (25), Celtics (20)
    Current Team: Hawks (27)
    
    Alan Henderson
    Overall 68 (up from 64)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 61 (down from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 64
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 74)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Probably the worst "Most Improved Player" in league history.
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 32
    Most Improved Player: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 4x, First Round 1x (34 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (484), Mavericks (52), Bucks (0)
    Current Team: Mavericks (26)
    
    Brian Cook
    Overall 68 (up from 65)
    Close 72 (up from 70)
    Med 71
    3pt 80 (up from 50)
    FT 75 (down from 79)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x (13 games)
    Current Team: Lakers (107)
    
    Stanislav Medvedenko
    Overall 68 (up from 61)
    Close 70
    Med 73 (up from 57)
    3pt 50
    FT 77 (up from 65)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 56)
    RebDef 75 (up from 68)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Averaged 10.4 ppg and 6.0 rpg as a starter last season, filling 
    in for the injured Karl Malone.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x (2 rings, 37 games)
    Current Team: Lakers (247)
    
    Melvin Ely
    Overall 68 (down from 70)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 60 (down from 61)
    3pt 50
    FT 58 (down from 66)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70 (down from 80)
    Handle 55 (down from 65)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 75
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: For whatever reason, he was drafted with fellow PF Chris Wilcox 
    when the team already had Elton Brand.  Was traded with Eddie House to 
    Charlotte for two second round picks.
    Other Positions: C 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None 
    Former Teams: Clippers (94)
    Current Team: Bobcats (79)
    
    Walter McCarty
    Overall 68 (up from 66)
    Close 70
    Med 73 (up from 66)
    3pt 78 (up from 74)
    FT 70 (down from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 55)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (down from 65)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 70 (up from 60)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: A poor man's Robert Horry.  A VERY poor man's Robert Horry.  On 
    the plus side, he can sing the National Anthem prior to the game.  Beat 
    that, Horry.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
    1x (38 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (35), Celtics (494)
    Current Team: Suns (28)
    
    Bo Outlaw
    Overall 68 (down from 69)
    Close 62
    Med 53
    3pt 50
    FT 52 (down from 57)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (down from 85)
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 70
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 5x (22 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (280), Magic (285), Suns (153), Grizzlies (82) 
    Current Team: Suns (39)
    
    Pat Garrity
    Overall 67 (down from 69)
    Close 72 (down from 82)
    Med 75
    3pt 84
    FT 84 (up from 72)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 70 (down from 75)
    PostDef 70 (down from 75)
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 70 (up from 66)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 65
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (18 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (39)
    Current Team: Magic (321)
    
    Maciej Lampe
    Overall 67 (down from 68)
    Close 62 (down from 79)
    Med 71
    3pt 69
    FT 71 (down from 75)
    Layup 60 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 70)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70 (up from 65)
    Block 65
    Steal 55 (down from 65)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Don't be fooled by his second round selection, he was a lottery 
    talent that ended up dropping on draft day because of news that it 
    would be tough to get him out of his contract with Real Madrid.  He was 
    the second youngest player in the league last year, but performed 
    better than Darko in garbage time.  Now it looks like Lampe's going to 
    be part of the rotation in Phoenix, while Darko still looks green.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Knicks (0), Suns (37)
    Current Team: Hornets (21)
    
    Ryan Humphrey
    Overall 67 (down from 68)
    Close 67 (down from 75)
    Med 61 (down from 65)
    3pt 50
    FT 54 (down from 57)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (35) 
    Current Team: Grizzlies (40)
    
    Donnell Harvey
    Overall 67 (up from 66)
    Close 72 (down from 79)
    Med 57 (up from 55)
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (up from 60)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 72)
    RebDef 80 (up from 76)
    Speed 75
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Mavericks (36), Nuggets (106), Magic (24), Suns (36), 
    Nets (3)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Mark Madsen
    Overall 66 (up from 62)
    Close 65 (up from 62)
    Med 53 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 56 (up from 50)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 70
    Steal 60
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: THE MADDDDDDDDDDDDD DOGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Mark Madsen is 
    known for his championship celebratory "dances".  I'm predicting we'll 
    see him dance again before all is said and done.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    1x (2 rings, 49 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (183)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (113)
    
    Zaza Pachulia
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    Obinna Ekezie
    Overall 64 (up from 54)
    Close 65 (up from 55)
    Med 63 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 77 (up from 68)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (39), Wizards (29), Mavericks (4), Clippers 
    (29)
    Current Team: Hawks (42)
    
    Jerome Beasley
    Overall 64
    Close 65
    Med 68
    3pt 50
    FT 74
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Little-used forward would be an understatement.  I think it's 
    safe to say he'll be gone the moment Miami gets Alonzo Mourning.
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Heat (2)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Lonny Baxter
    Overall 64 (up from 61)
    Close 75
    Med 55
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 64
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 65)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65 (down from 70)
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Was a backup PF on Chicago, earning minutes in the rotation this 
    season.  He was productive in limited time last season as a rookie.  
    Baxter was the MVP of the Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue Summer League 
    this year.  He was just traded to Toronto in the Jalen Rose trade.
    Years Pro: 3
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Bulls (69), Raptors (36), Wizards (12), Hornets (4)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Greece)
    
    Michael Ruffin (NEW-Add)
    Overall 63 (up from 62)
    Close 52 (down from 60)
    Med 50 (down from 53)
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70) 
    Steal 55
    RebOff 90 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (116), 76'ers (15), Jazz (41)
    Current Team: Wizards (79)
    
    Jackson Vroman
    Overall 63 (up from 60)
    Close 60 (down from 65)
    Med 55 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 64 (up from 50)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Suns (10)
    Current Team: Hornets (36)
    
    Michael Bradley
    Overall 63 (up from 56) 
    Close 55 (up from 50)
    Med 58 (down from 63)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 51 (down from 60)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 65 (down from 70)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 56)
    RebDef 80 (up from 66)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
    Former Teams: Raptors (98), Hawks (11), Magic (8), Kings (8)
    Current Team: 76'ers (2)
    
    Lawrence Funderburke
    Overall 63 (up from 60)
    Close 62
    Med 60 (up from 50)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 68 (down from 71)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 65 (down from 70) 
    Steal 50 (down from 53)
    RebOff 70 (up from 62)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80 (down from 82)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Thunderburke was brought in to replace Eddy Curry, who is out 
    with an irregular heartbeat.
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 34
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 2x, First Round 
    2x (21 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (316)
    Current Team: Bulls (2)
    
    Jerome Moiso
    Overall 62 (up from 53) 
    Close 60 (up from 50)
    Med 55 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 60 (up from 50)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 80 (up from 60)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (24), 76'ers (0), Hornets (66), Raptors (43), 
    Nets (8), Cavaliers (4)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Brandon Hunter
    Overall 61
    Close 62
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 65
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 2
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (36), Bobcats (0)
    Current Team: Magic
    
    Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 57 (up from 50)
    Close 55 (up from 50)
    Med 55 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 60
    Layup 55 (up from 50)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 55)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
    Notes: Another lazy addition by Visual Concepts.  The only reason they 
    added Shirly was so the Suns could have a 12 man roster.  They didn't 
    care about him as a player so they gave him the bare minimum ratings 
    for each category of his position.  It's ratings like these that led to 
    this guide being created.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Hawks (2), Bulls (7)
    Current Team: Suns (9)
    
    Karl Malone (RETIRED)
    Overall 84
    Close 97
    Med 75
    3pt 61
    FT 80
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 85
    Block 60
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 82
    Speed 65
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The greatest Power Forward in NBA history.  He is #2 on the 
    NBA's all-time scoring list, and will likely break that mark which is 
    held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Hard to believe he isn't playing next to 
    John Stockton anymore.  The Mailman's defense kept Kevin Garnett in 
    check in the playoffs, but his injury in the Finals hurt them and 
    allowed the Pistons to crash the boards and swarm Shaq.
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 19
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 3x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 9x (193 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (1434), Lakers (42)
    Current Team: RETIRED 
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    E. Centers
    
    Rating - Player (Version last updated)
    
    95 - Shaquille O'Neal (2.3)
    86 - Yao Ming (2.4)
    85 - Ben Wallace (2.4)
    81 - Brad Miller (2.4)
    81 - Marcus Camby (2.3)
    80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas (2.4)
    79 - Mehmet Okur (2.8)
    78 - Erick Dampier (2.4)
    78 - Jamaal Magloire (2.4)
    78 - Alonzo Mourning (2.3)
    77 - Stromile Swift (2.8)
    77 - Kurt Thomas (2.2)
    76 - Eddy Curry (2.3)
    76 - Mark Blount (2.6)
    76 - Dikembe Mutombo (2.4)
    75 - Lorenzen Wright (2.8)
    75 - Chris Mihm (2.4)
    75 - Vlade Divac (1.9) (RETIRED)
    75 - Radoslav Nesterovic (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    74 - Theo Ratliff (2.6)
    74 - Brian Skinner (2.4)
    73 - Samuel Dalembert (2.4)
    73 - Nazr Mohammed (2.3)
    73 - Dan Gadzuric (3.0)
    73 - Derrick Coleman  (1.9) (RETIRED)
    72 - Chris Kaman (2.8)
    72 - Michael Olowokandi (2.8)
    72 - Brendan Haywood (2.4)
    72 - Marc Jackson (2.4)
    72 - Adonal Foyle (2.4)
    72 - Dale Davis (2.9)
    72 - Jeff Foster (2.9)
    71 - Kelvin Cato (2.9)
    71 - Nenad Krstic (2.4)
    71 - Primoz Brezec (2.4)
    71 - Zaza Pachulia (3.0) (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    71 - Zeljko Rebraca (2.8)
    70 - Joel Przybilla (2.6)
    70 - Elden Campbell (2.4) (RETIRED)
    70 - Peja Drobnjak (2.9)
    70 - Scot Pollard (2.9)
    69 - David Harrison (2.9)
    69 - Jerome James (2.9)
    69 - Tony Battie (2.9)
    69 - Rafael Araujo (2.9)
    69 - Loren Woods (2.9)
    69 - Jahidi White (2.0)
    68 - Jason Collins (2.9)
    68 - Aaron Williams (2.9)
    68 - Mikki Moore (2.8)
    68 - Kendrick Perkins (2.6)
    67 - Steven Hunter (2.6)
    67 - Vitaly Potapenko (2.3)
    67 - Jake Tsakalidis (2.1)
    67 - Francisco Elson (2.6)
    67 - Curtis Borchardt (2.8)
    67 - Kevin Willis (3.0)
    66 - Darko Milicic (2.4)
    66 - Michael Doleac (2.3) (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    66 - Shawn Bradley (2.4) (RETIRED)
    66 - Greg Ostertag (2.4)
    66 - Jake Voskuhl (2.6)
    66 - Scott Williams (2.3) (RETIRED)
    65 - Jarron Collins (2.8)
    65 - Ervin Johnson (2.8)
    65 - Zendon Hamilton (2.0)
    65 - Calvin Booth (3.0)
    64 - Jason Collier (3.0)
    64 - Jabari Smith (2.2)
    64 - Mamadou N'diaye (2.8)
    63 - Daniel Santiago (3.0)
    63 - Andrew DeClercq (2.9)
    63 - Tony Massenburg (2.3)
    63 - DeSagana Diop (2.3)
    62 - Wang ZhiZhi (2.3)
    62 - Robert Swift (2.3)
    61 - Sean Marks (2.3)
    61 - Pavel Podkolzin (1.1)
    61 - Michael Stewart (3.0)
    60 - Peter John Ramos (1.6)
    59 - Ha Seung-Jin (2.6) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    58 - Bruno Sundov (2.2)
    57 - Mark Pope (2.6)
    57 - Ernest Brown (1.3)
    62 - Cezary Trybanski (1.9) (RETIRED)
    61 - Evan Eschmeyer (2.0) (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    59 - Mengke Bateer (2.0) (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    
    Shaquille O'Neal
    Overall 95
    Close 97
    Med 60 (down from 61)
    3pt 50
    FT 53 (up from 50)
    Layup 80
    Dunk 85 (up from 80)
    Handle 65
    Pass 65
    PostOff 99 (up from 95)
    PostDef 95
    Block 85 (down from 90)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 90
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 95 (up from 90)
    Notes: Has more nicknames than Sean Puff Diddy Daddy Combs.  The most 
    dominant player in the NBA.  When all is said and done he'll go down as 
    one of the top 5 centers of all-time.  The other 4 are Wilt, Russell, 
    Jabbar, and Hakeem.  Shaq was the first player in NBA history to be 
    named Player of the Week in his first week in the league.  Broke two 
    backboards dunking during his rookie year.  You can download the videos 
    off Kazaa or another P2P download service.  Was selected as one of the 
    50 greatest players of all time, but prematurely IMO.  The selections 
    were made in 1996.  Shaq had only played 4 seasons.  What if he had 
    gotten a serious injury afterwards?  Then you've got a player who would 
    end up not being the best of all-time. What if Shaq had pulled a Vince 
    Carter?  VC was the next MJ... then he got injured.  What about Kobe and 
    T-Mac?  Right NOW they're scoring 30 ppg, but who knows how long that 
    will last?  Does either deserve to make such a prestigious list?  In 
    retrospect, everything worked out, but I still think a 4-year vet 
    should have been forced to wait for the top 100 greatest list.
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 32
    Most Valuable Player: 1 (99-00)
    NBA Finals MVP: 3 (99-00, 00-01, 01-02)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (92-93)
    All-Star selections: 12 (1993-1998, 2000-2005, 7 starts)
    All-Star Game MVP: 2
    All-NBA First Team: 6 (97-98, 1999-2005)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (94-95, 98-99)
    All-NBA Third Team: 3 (93-94, 95-96, 96-97)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (99-00, 00-01, 02-03)
    Scoring Titles: 2 (94-95, 99-00)
    FG% Titles: 8 (93-94, 97-98, 98-99, 99-00, 00-01, 01-02, 03-04, 04-05)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    4x, First Round 1x  (3 rings, 158 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (295), Lakers (514)
    Current Team: Heat (73)
    
    Yao Ming
    Overall 86 (down from 87)
    Close 94
    Med 76
    3pt 64
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 55 (down from 70)
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 85
    Block 85
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Deservedly the #1 pick, proving that 1 in every billion Chinese 
    people could play in the NBA.  On that note, I'm willing to bet that 
    only 1 in every billion Chinese people is 7'6.  Undeservedly an all-
    star in his rookie year, which goes to show how flawed the Internet 
    voting system is.  Cross the most populated country in the world with 
    the world's most accessible ballot... it wouldn't surprise me if Yao 
    started over Shaq each year for the next 5 years, regardless of what 
    Yao does on the court.  He could bomb and put up 8/5 and still get 
    elected.  Of course, now that Shaq is in the east, Yao deserves the 
    starting spot anyway so it's a moot point.  Yao was undeservedly the 
    02-03 Rookie of the Year runner-up, behind Amare Stoudemire.  It's not 
    so much that Yao was markedly better, but the voting wasn't even that 
    close.  What did Amare do that was more significant than Yao?  Phoenix 
    made the playoffs, that's it.  You can attribute that to Shawn Marion 
    being a helluva a lot better as a second option than Cuttino Mobley.  
    At the very least, they should have been co-winners.  Deserved more 
    touches in the Houston offense. Sorry Stevie, we know how much you 
    hated passing to Hakeem Olajuwon, but when your center is hitting a 
    high percentage on the inside, maybe you should think about getting it 
    down there more. Deserves Jeff Van Gundy.  Jeff Van Gundy deserves Yao.  
    Will be interesting pair with Tracy McGrady.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    All-Star selections: 3 (02-03, 03-04, 04-05, 3 starts)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (12 games)
    Current Team: Rockets (244)
    
    Ben Wallace
    Overall 85 (down from 87)
    Close 70 (down from 72)
    Med 55 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80
    Handle 65 (up from 50)
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 95
    Block 90 (down from 95)
    Steal 80 (down from 85) 
    RebOff 90 (down from 95)
    RebDef 95
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Two-time Defensive Player of the Year.  The first undrafted 
    player in NBA history to start in an All-Star game.  Big Ben is quite 
    possibly the best defensive player since Bill Russell.  His defense on 
    Shaq is a big reason why the Pistons were able to beat the Lakers.  No, 
    he didn't stop Shaq (26.6 ppg on a ridiculous .631 FG%), but the 
    Pistons didn't double team Shaq, allowing them to guard everyone else, 
    which meant being able to use the "Jordan Rules" on Kobe Bryant.  
    Wallace took away offensive rebounds from Shaq. Shaq averaged 15.7 rpg 
    (5.3 offensive) against Minnesota, but only 10.8 (3.0 offensive) 
    against Detroit).  Wallace also denied pass entry into the post better 
    than anybody else would be able to do against Shaq.  Wallace also never 
    got in foul trouble the entire series, which kept him in the game and 
    Shaq off the line (Shaq took 55 FTs compared to 93 against the 
    T'Wolves) Limiting Shaq's touches and forcing Kobe into bad shots is 
    what helped the Pistons achieve victory.  Do I think this same strategy 
    will work against Shaq in Miami?  Yes, and no.  The Lakers were not a 
    deep or balanced team.  Miami is not that deep, but at the least they 
    are balanced.  Jones/Person/Laettner should generate more outside 
    offense than Payton/Fisher/Medvedenko against Detroit.  But ultimately, 
    I doubt it will be enough of a difference, it will be up to Shaq to 
    dominate even more than he did against Detroit in the playoffs, and 
    become a top defensive presence again, if the Heat want to have any 
    hope of defeating Detroit.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 30
    All-Star selections: 3 (2003-2005, 2 starts)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (01-02)
    Defensive Player of the Year: 3 (01-02, 02-03, 04-05)
    All-Defensive First Team: 4 (2002-2005)
    Rebound Titles: 2 (01-02, 02-03)
    Blocks Titles: 2 (01-02)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (1 ring, 75 games)
    Former Teams: Wizards (147), Magic (81)
    Current Team: Pistons (388)
    
    Brad Miller
    Overall 81 (up from 79)
    Close 92
    Med 76 (up from 73)
    3pt 68 (up from 57)
    FT 81 (up from 79)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (up from 60)
    Pass 70
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 70 (up from 60)
    RebOff 75 (down from 80) 
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 60
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70) 
    OffAwr 80 (up from 75)
    Notes: Was a fantasy machine last season, behind only Shaq among 
    centers.  His presence will help the Kings get over the loss of Divac, 
    but the team definitely performed better last year with Miller/Divac 
    than Webber/Miller.  Whether or not that's true this season depends on 
    how recovered Webber is.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 03-04)
    Playoff Experience: First Round 4x (20 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (93), Bulls (105), Pacers (101)
    Current Team: Kings (128)
    
    Marcus Camby
    Overall 81 (up from 79)
    Close 75
    Med 68
    3pt 53 (up from 50)
    FT 72
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 60 (up from 55)
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 90
    Steal 75
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 90
    Speed 70 (up from 65)
    Stam 85 (up from 84)
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Excellent shot blocker, good rebounder, and runs great for a big 
    man, but not durable to play a full season as a starter.  The one 
    season he didn't have injury problems (other than his landmark 72 games 
    in Denver) was his first season in NY where he came off the bench the 
    whole year, and keep in mind that was the 50 game lockout year.  He has 
    never played more than 63 games in a season (before this year), which 
    means he misses at least 19 games per year.  In his best season, he 
    averaged 12.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.2 bpg on .525 FG% in only 33.8 mpg.  His 
    family was held hostage during the playoffs that year, and Camby was 
    emotionally taken out of the series, which the Knicks eventually lost 
    in 5 to the Raptors.  Would be an all-star if he still played in the 
    Eastern Conference.
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
    (50 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (126), Knicks (197)
    Current Team: Nuggets (167)
    
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    Overall 80 (up from 79)
    Close 92
    Med 71
    3pt 62 (up from 56)
    FT 80 (up from 74)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 90 (up from 80)
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: It was always said that Big Z would be an all-star if he could 
    ever get healthy enough to play.  Finally got healthy.  Finally was an 
    all-star.
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    All-Star selections: 2 (02-03, 04-05)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Cavaliers (413)
    
    Mehmet Okur
    Overall 79 (up from 77)
    Close 84 (down from 87)
    Med 78
    3pt 72 (up from 70)
    FT 85 (up from 79)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 55
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 85 (up from 75)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One of the most sought free agents this year.  Should be 
    interesting to see if he continues to develop into a player worth his 
    contract, or if he becomes a Raef LaFrentz clone.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x (1 ring, 39 
    games) 
    Former Teams: Pistons (143)
    Current Team: Jazz (82)
    
    Erick Dampier
    Overall 78 (down from 80)
    Close 84 (down from 87)
    Med 61 (up from 60)
    3pt 50
    FT 64 (down from 65)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 85
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 90 (down from 95)
    RebDef 85 (down from 90)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: The changes VC made to their updated Erick Dampier in 2K4 were 
    exactly the same as the changes I made.  Maybe I've got fans in high 
    places?  Anyway, Dampier had a breakout season (in his free agent year, 
    no surprise), which likely means it's back to sucking.  He'll be quite 
    old by the time his next contract year comes around though, and he'll 
    likely be overpaid at some point. 
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (72), Warriors (425) 
    Current Team: Mavericks (59)
    
    Jamaal Magloire
    Overall 78 (down from 79)
    Close 89 (down from 94)
    Med 60 (down from 68)
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (down from 75)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 75 (down from 70)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 85 (up from 80)
    RebDef 85
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 80 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Was an all-star last season.  Definitely won't be this season 
    now that he's out of the size depleted Eastern Conference.
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 26
    All-Star selections: 1 (03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (31 games)
    Current Team: Hornets (343)
    
    Alonzo Mourning
    Overall 78 (down from 80)
    Close 84 (down from 89)
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (down from 71)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55 (down from 60)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80 (down from 86)
    Block 85 (up from 84)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 85 (down from 86)
    Speed 60 (down from 65)
    Stam 70 (down from 80)
    Dur 70 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Missed three of the last four years (including all of 02-03) 
    because of a kidney ailment related to his medication.  Zo sadly had to 
    retire because of his kidney disease, and needed a transplant ASAP, 
    much like Sean Elliott before him.  It's a truly heart breaking story.  
    Mourning is going to give it one last go this season, on a New Jersey 
    team that Jason Kidd aside, would like him to stay retired (they save 
    money if he's deemed physically unable to play).  Zo was one of the 
    best centers in the NBA, and on his way to the Hall of Fame before all 
    of this happened.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 34
    All-Star selections: 6 times (1 start)
    All-NBA First Team: 1 (98-99)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (99-00)
    Defensive Player of the Year: 2 (98-99, 99-00)
    All-Defensive First Team: 2 (98-99, 99-00)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1
    Blocks Titles: 1 (98-99)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (55 games)
    Former Teams: Hornets (215), Heat (407), Nets (30), Raptors (0)
    Current Team: Heat (19)
    
    Stromile Swift
    Overall 77 (up from 74)
    Close 82 (down from 84)
    Med 61
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 76 (up from 61)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85 (up from 80)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 85 (up from 80)
    Steal 65 (up from 55)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75 (up from 70)
    Notes: Signed a one-year tender because he was unable to find a suitor 
    in restricted free agency.  He'll be unrestricted next summer.  He'll 
    likely end up with the Knicks or Nets.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (352)
    Current Team: Rockets
    
    Kurt Thomas (POSITION CHANGED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 77 (down from 79)
    Close 82 (down from 89)
    Med 75 (up from 66)
    3pt 57 (up from 50)
    FT 80 (up from 78)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60 (down from 80)
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75 (down from 80)
    PostDef 85 (up from 80)
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 75 (down from 78)
    RebDef 90 (up from 88)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 85 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: On Isiah Thomas' trading block, because he has been deemed 
    unathletic.  While this is true - Kurt's offensive game consists mostly 
    of jumpers, and he probably had as many dunks last year as Fred Hoiberg 
    (I'm not joking either) - it doesn't take away from the fact that he's 
    their only big man on the team that can provide a defensive presence.  
    The big contract extension Isiah gave him (presumably to keep him off 
    the FA market, where he would have been prime MLE material for most 
    teams) makes him a bit more difficult to deal.  He'd look great next to 
    Shaq or Yao...
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
    (48 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (92), Mavericks (5)
    Current Team: Knicks (455)
    
    Eddy Curry
    Overall 76 (up from 71)
    Close 92 (up from 84)
    Med 61
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (up from 62)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 80 (up from 75)
    Handle 55 (down from 60)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 85 (up from 80)
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 50 (down from 55)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 80 (up from 70)
    Notes: Baby bull is expecting a maximum contract next summer.  He has 
    done nothing to warrant it, he's not even one of the top 10 centers in 
    the league.  Centers that score 15 ppg and don't rebound or play 
    defense aren't that valuable.  They're mini-Big Z's (Zydrunas 
    Ilgauskas).  How's that for an oxymoron?
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    FG% Titles: 1 (02-03)
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bulls (289)
    
    Mark Blount
    Overall 76
    Close 84
    Med 73 (up from 70)
    3pt 50
    FT 72
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 55
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75 (down from 80)
    Notes: Quickly became Danny Ainge's new best friend after averaging a 
    double double towards the end of the season. 
    Years Pro: 4 
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    2x (22 games) 
    Former Teams: Celtics (108), Nuggets (54)
    Current Team: Celtics (191)
    
    Dikembe Mutombo
    Overall 76 (up from 68)
    Close 65 (up from 60)
    Med 53
    3pt 50
    FT 75 (up from 71)
    Layup 55 (up from 50)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 85 (up from 84)
    Block 90 (up from 80)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 90 (up from 80)
    RebDef 90 (up from 80)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 90 (up from 80)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Reason #1 why you shouldn't take sports writers seriously.  
    They're inconsistent with everything.  Mutombo has been named Defensive 
    Player of the Year FOUR times, yet he has only made the Defensive First 
    Team THREE times.  Explain that one, boys.  Anyway, Mutombo set a 
    playoff record with 31 blocks in a 5 game playoff series (That's over 6 
    bpg) against Seattle in 93-94.  That Denver team became the first 8th 
    seed to ever defeat a 1st seed in the playoffs.  Ranked third all-time 
    in blocks per game (behind Mark Eaton and Manute Bol) and fourth all-
    time in blocks (behind Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Mark 
    Eaton).  Even in a backup role, he'll likely pass Eaton this year (he 
    trails Eaton by 68 blocks, Mutombo has 2,996, Eaton has 3,064).  Should 
    get some Hall of Fame consideration when all is said and done.
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 38
    All-Star selections: 8 (91-92, 1995-1998, 99-00, 01-02, 3 starts)
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (00-01)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2
    Defensive Player of the Year: 4 (94-95, 96-97, 97-98, 00-01)
    All-Defensive First Team: 3 (96-97, 97-98, 00-01)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 4x (83 
    games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (391), Hawks (343), 76'ers (106), Nets (24), 
    Knicks (65)
    Current Team: Rockets (80)
    
    Lorenzen Wright
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 79 (down from 84)
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 66
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 80 (up from 75) 
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 85 (up from 80)
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (11 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (194), Hawks (146)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (258)
    
    Chris Mihm
    Overall 75 (up from 68)
    Close 82 (up from 75)
    Med 60 (up from 58)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 70 (down from 73)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 90 (up from 74)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 60)
    Notes: Currently having a breakout year.  Will be the starter in LA for 
    quite a while it seems.  It seems like the Celtics screwed up in 
    choosing Mark Blount over Mihm.  Looks like the Lakers didn't get 
    ripped off in the Payton trade like many people said.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (207), Celtics (54)
    Current Team: Lakers (75)
    
    Vlade Divac
    Overall 75 (down from 77)
    Close 82 (down from 94)
    Med 68 (down from 73)
    3pt 58 (up from 55)
    FT 69
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 70
    Pass 80 (up from 70)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 75 (up from 68)
    RebDef 75 (down from 78)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: One of the best passing centers ever.  Was traded by the Lakers 
    to make room for Shaquille O'Neal.  Has come full circle and is now 
    replacing Shaquille O'Neal.
    Years Pro: 16
    Age: 37
    All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 6x (109 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers (520), Hornets (145), Kings (454), Lakers (15)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Radoslav Nesterovic (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 75 (up from 73)
    Close 84
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 55 (up from 50)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 55
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 75
    Block 85
    Steal 55
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 5x (1 
    ring, 45 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (316)
    Current Team: Spurs (152)
    
    Radoslav Nesterovic (ONLINE DOWNLOAD CHANGES)
    Overall 73
    Close 84
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 85
    Steal 55
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    
    Theo Ratliff
    Overall 74 (down from 75)
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 55 (up from 53)
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (up from 64)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 90
    Block 95
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    All-Star selections: 1 (00-01)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (98-99, 03-04)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 2x (21 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (175), 76'ers (215), Hawks (137)
    Current Team: Blazers (95)
    
    Brian Skinner
    Overall 74 (up from 70)
    Close 82
    Med 61
    3pt 50
    FT 57 (down from 59)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 80 (up from 70)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 90 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (13 games) 
    Former Teams: Clippers (93), Cavaliers (65), 76'ers (77), Bucks (56), 
    76'ers (24) 
    Current Team: Kings (25)
    
    Samuel Dalembert
    Overall 73
    Close 75
    Med 58 (down from 60)
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (down from 64)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 75
    Handle 50 (down from 55)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 85
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 80)
    RebDef 80 (down from 85)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Had an uneventful rookie year in 01-02, and then spent the 
    entire 02-03 season on the injured list after having arthoscopic left 
    knee surgery.  Then seemingly had a breakout season out of nowhere for 
    the injury depleted Sixers.  Similar to Kelvin Cato, in that half of 
    his inside offense comes off dunks and tips.  However, Dalembert 
    converts a higher percentage of his non-dunk inside shots, which 
    certainly points to him being more than an inept hulking beast.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (5 games)
    Current Team: 76'ers (188)
    
    Nazr Mohammed
    Overall 73 (up from 68)
    Close 82 (up from 75)
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 67 (up from 62)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (down from 80)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Took Dikembe Mutombo's starting role last year, but wasn't 
    nearly as effective on defense.  A good backup center, but not really 
    someone you want starting.  Watching Mohammed's wretched "defense" all 
    season has led to me calling him "Freeway".  I came up with this name 
    after the Hornets had three alley oops against him in the span of a few 
    minutes.  Freeway will collect great stats against teams with a scrub 
    center in the middle (like the Hawks or Raptors) but is a total non-
    factor against a real big man.  Freeway's claim to fame is blocking 
    Jason Collins shot 8 times in one game (who hasn't?) including three 
    times in one possession.  His 53 blocks in 54 games with the Knicks 
    seems a bit less impressive when you put it that way, no?
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (1 
    ring, 30 games) 
    Former Teams: 76'ers (84), Hawks (198), Knicks (81) 
    Current Team: Spurs (23)
    
    Dan Gadzuric (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 73 (up from 67)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 55 (down from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 54 (down from 73)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 80
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 90 (up from 70)
    RebDef 90 (up from 72)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 games)
    Current Team: Bucks (205)
    
    Derrick Coleman (RETIRED)
    Overall 73 (down from 76)
    Close 77 (down from 89)
    Med 68 (up from 66)
    3pt 70
    FT 77 (down from 80)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65 (down from 75)
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (down from 86)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Former 1st pick was talented, but tainted it with a horrible 
    attitude and work ethic.  What a waste.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 15
    Rookie of the Year: 1 (90-91)
    All-Star selections: 1 (1 start)
    All-NBA Third Team: 2 (92-93, 93-94)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 5x (39 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (348), 76'ers (127), Hornets (145), 76'ers (156), 
    Pistons (5)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Chris Kaman
    Overall 72 (up from 70)
    Close 82
    Med 60 (down from 68)
    3pt 50
    FT 68 (down from 73)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 75
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Good job Visual Concepts. The only difference between Darko and 
    Kaman is Darko has 3 more Med and 6 less FT.  Don't pat yourselves on 
    the back too quickly now. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Clippers (145)
    
    Michael Olowokandi
    Overall 72 (down from 73)
    Close 75 (up from 72)
    Med 63 (down from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 60 (up from 59)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80 (down from 85)
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 75)
    RebDef 85 (up from 80)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (down from 75)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 75)
    Notes: Quite possibly the worst #1 pick in NBA history.  Only the 
    Clippers would draft a 23-year-old project with the first pick in the 
    NBA draft.  Kandi is 29 now, and he's not going to get much better.  
    The Clippers thought so low of Kandi that they let him walk away 
    without compensation.  What a waste of a first pick.  1998 was one of 
    the better draft classes in recent memory.  The Clippers could have 
    taken Mike Bibby, Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, or Dirk 
    Nowitzki.  But that's the Clippers for you.  I think if they did it all 
    over again... they probably would have taken Robert Traylor instead.
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (15 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (323)
    Current Team: T'Wolves (105)
    
    Brendan Haywood
    Overall 72 (up from 66)
    Close 82 (up from 75)
    Med 55 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (up from 58)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 75 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 80 (down from 85)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: I'm sure the only reason MJ was interested in Haywood was the 
    Tar Heel connection, but he turned out to be one of Jordan's best 
    acquisitions.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Current Team: Wizards (288)
    
    Marc Jackson
    Overall 72 (up from 62)
    Close 84 (up from 75)
    Med 71 (up from 66)
    3pt 54 (up from 50)
    FT 83 (up from 80)
    Layup 70 (up from 60)
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 65)
    Block 60 (down from 65)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 75 (up from 65)
    Notes: He may be only a five-year pro, but he's 30 years old.  He spent 
    3 years in Europe after 3 years of college before going to the NBA (he 
    was originally drafted way back in 1997 with the 38th pick).  Almost 
    was the rookie of the year in 2001 (yep, that was a really weak year).
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (12 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (65), T'Wolves (99), 76'ers (103) 
    Current Team: Nets
    
    Adonal Foyle
    Overall 72 (down from 75)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 60
    3pt 50
    FT 55 (up from 53)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50 (down from 55)
    Pass 50 (down from 55)
    PostOff 70 (down from 75)
    PostDef 85 (down from 90)
    Block 90 (up from 85)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 85 (down from 90)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 70)
    Notes: Nicholai's favorite player, he once saw him score 780 points in 
    a game.  Notably drafted ahead of Tracy McGrady.  Why the hell did the 
    Warriors re-sign this guy to such a huge contract?  He's done nothing 
    in his career; he's a total Jim McIlvaine.  They couldn't afford to pay 
    Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas, or Erick Dampier, but they broke the 
    bank on this guy and Derek Fisher?
    Years Pro: 8
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Warriors (516)
    
    Dale Davis
    Overall 72 (down from 73)
    Close 75
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (down from 69)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 60 (down from 65)
    RebOff 85 (up from 75)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75 
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 14
    All-Star selections: 1 (99-00)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 5x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 6x (121 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (646), Blazers (313), Warriors (36), Pacers (25)
    Current Team: Pistons
    
    Jeff Foster
    Overall 71 (up from 65)
    Close 75 (up from 60)
    Med 58
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 63 (down from 68)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 70)
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 65 (up from 50)
    RebOff 90 (up from 74)
    RebDef 90 (up from 74)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 80 (up from 75)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Was second in the NBA in Offensive Rebounds per minute in 03-04, 
    behind only Erick Dampier.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x, First Round 
    3x (44 games)
    Current Team: Pacers (392)
    
    Kelvin Cato
    Overall 71 (up from 61)
    Close 60 (up from 50)
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 73 (up from 65)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 80 (up from 70)
    Block 80 (up from 70)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 62)
    RebDef 85 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75 (up from 70)
    DefAwr 75 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Last year 38% of Cato's shots were jumpers.  He hit 22.8% of 
    those.  31% of his shots were close to the basket.  He hit 34.5% of 
    those.  28% of his shots were dunks, and 3% of his shots were tips.  
    Half of the damage Cato does inside is power based, and that's the only 
    thing he's good at, there isn't an ounce of finesse in this man.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 30
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (17 games) 
    Former Teams: Blazers (117), Rockets (317) 
    Current Team: Magic (62)
    
    Nenad Krstic
    Overall 71 (up from 68)
    Close 82 (up from 77)
    Med 63 (down from 70)
    3pt 50
    FT 73 (down from 76)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60 (down from 65)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Nets first round pick from 2002.  Should become a big 
    contributor, especially now that Alonzo Mourning and Aaron Williams 
    have been traded.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Current Team: Nets (75)
    
    Primoz Brezec
    Overall 71 (up from 55)
    Close 87 (up from 50)
    Med 70 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 75 (up from 65)
    Layup 65 (up from 50)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 68)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 70 (up from 50)
    Notes: Apparently the Bobcats saw something they liked in Brezec, as 
    they gave him a contract extension before he even played a game.  He is 
    probably the front-runner for the Most Improved Player Award this year.  
    Expect many edits as the season progresses.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Pacers (62)
    Current Team: Bobcats (72)
    
    Zaza Pachulia (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 71 (up from 65)
    Close 77 (down from 79) 
    Med 61 (down from 63) 
    3pt 50 
    FT 75 (up from 64) 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 65 
    Handle 65 
    Pass 55 (down from 60) 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 70 (up from 65) 
    Steal 60 (up from 50) 
    RebOff 85 (up from 70) 
    RebDef 85 (up from 70) 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 70 
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60) 
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Was drafted by the Bobcats in the expansion draft and traded to 
    the Bucks for a second round pick.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Magic (59), Bucks (74)
    Current Team: Hawks
    
    Zeljko Rebraca
    Overall 71
    Close 79
    Med 70 (up from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 80 (up from 75)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 80
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 65
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (225), Hawks (3)
    Current Team: Clippers (58)
    
    Joel Przybilla
    Overall 70 (up from 59)
    Close 65 (up from 62)
    Med 53 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 52
    Layup 55 (up from 50)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 90 (up from 80)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85 (up from 66)
    RebDef 85 (up from 66)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Przybilla has come from nowhere to have a monster year.  As a 
    starter he's averaging 8 ppg, 9 ppg, 2 bpg, with a ridiculous .600 FG%.
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (5 games)
    Former Teams: Bucks (141), Hawks (12)
    Current Team: Blazers (76)
    
    Elden Campbell (RETIRED)
    Overall 70 (down from 76)
    Close 65 (down from 89)
    Med 68 (down from 75)
    3pt 50
    FT 76 (down from 80)
    Layup 55 (down from 75)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50 (down from 55)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80 (down from 85)
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 55 (down from 65)
    Stam 80 (down from 90)
    Dur 70 (up from 60)
    DefAwr 70 (down from 85)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Campbell won a ring with Detroit this year.  The last time he 
    was in the Finals was his rookie year.  He later played PF next to 
    Shaq, but was traded because they didn't really get along.  Beating 
    Shaq in the Finals had to be sweet for him.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 36
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    4x, First Round 4x (1 ring, 106 games)
    Former Teams: Lakers, Hornets (306), Sonics (15), Pistons (86), Jazz 
    (0), Nets (10), Pistons (30)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Peja Drobnjak
    Overall 70 (down from 71)
    Close 79
    Med 71
    3pt 74 (up from 55)
    FT 80 (up from 69)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55 (down from 60)
    RebOff 65 (down from 66)
    RebDef 75 (down from 76)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85 (up from 84)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games) 
    Former Teams: Sonics (146), Clippers (61), Hawks (71) 
    Current Team: EUROPE (Tau Ceramica, Spain)
    
    Scot Pollard
    Overall 70 (up from 68)
    Close 67 (up from 62)
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 71 (down from 72)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 65 (up from 61)
    RebOff 85 (up from 74)
    RebDef 80 (up from 72)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80 (down from 84)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Very effective backup in Sacramento, but couldn't get playing 
    time in Indiana.  That might change this year if Pollard isn't traded.
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    2x (53 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (33), Hawks (0), Kings (272)
    Current Team: Pacers (110)
    
    David Harrison
    Overall 69 (up from 58)
    Close 72 (up from 55)
    Med 61 (up from 53)
    3pt 50
    FT 57 (up from 54)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 85 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: I think it's kinda silly that a late first round pick who was a 
    college junior would be rated 58, while the ultra raw Kendrick Perkins 
    (a HS Senior) was rated a 67 overall last year.  Sounds like they got 
    lazy or rushed him to meet a deadline.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Pacers (43)
    
    Jerome James
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 66
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 85 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75 (up from 64)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Averaged more fouls (3.5) than rebounds (3.0) in 04-05.  So what 
    did the Knicks do?  Give him the MLE and a 5-year contract.  Brilliant. 
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (17 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (16), Sonics (252)
    Current Team: Knicks
    
    Tony Battie
    Overall 69 (up from 63)
    Close 65 (up from 50)
    Med 68 (up from 50)
    3pt 55 (up from 50)
    FT 72 (up from 68)
    Layup 65 (up from 55)
    Dunk 70 (up from 65)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 80 (up from 76)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (26 games)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (65), Celtics (336), Cavaliers (50)
    Current Team: Magic (81)
    
    Rafael Araujo
    Overall 69 (down from 70)
    Close 75 (down from 77)
    Med 63 (down from 70)
    3pt 57
    FT 78 (up from 72)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 70)
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Araujo might just be what Toronto needed (a center, and badly) 
    but there was absolutely no need to take him with the 8th pick.  This 
    guy wasn't projected any higher than 14th.  Trade down for Christ's 
    sake; don't stick a potential stiff (lots of mid-lottery centers bust) 
    with a larger salary (rookie wages are determined by draft selection). 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Raptors (59)
    
    Loren Woods
    Overall 69 (up from 56)
    Close 60
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (down from 75)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 85 (up from 50)
    RebDef 85 (up from 60)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 90 (up from 88)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 60 (up from 50)
    Notes: Was projected to be a lottery pick before back injuries and 
    motivation questions.  It's a good thing no teams took any gambles on 
    him.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (98), Heat (38)
    Current Team: Raptors (45)
    
    Jahidi White
    Overall 69 (up from 65)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 54
    Layup 60 (down from 65)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 75)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 55
    Stam 75 (down from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Wizards (356), Suns (61), Bobcats (17) 
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Jason Collins
    Overall 68 (up from 63)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 66 (up from 58)
    3pt 58 (up from 52)
    FT 72 (up from 70)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55 (down from 60)
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 70)
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 68)
    RebDef 75 (down from 76)
    Speed 60
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: Twin brother of Jarron Collins. You can tell by their general 
    ineptness on offense and facial features.  It's funny how Collins is 
    Stanford's all-time leader in FG%, while meanwhile as a pro he has a 
    career .420 FG% (.364 in the playoffs).  One of the worst starting 
    centers in the NBA, and he has the audacity to demand 6 million a year 
    on his next contract.  Let's see you average 10 points, 7 rebounds, or 
    1 block first, buddy.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (52 
    games)
    Current Team: Nets (316)
    
    Aaron Williams
    Overall 68 (up from 66)
    Close 70 (up from 52)
    Med 63 (up from 58)
    3pt 50
    FT 74 (up from 73)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (down from 80)
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 55 (up from 51)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: One of the more underrated bangers in the league.  Averaged 10 
    points and 7 rebounds in 28 minutes during 00-01 (his most extended 
    amount of minutes).  Not all-star but very solid.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 33
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x (53 games) 
    Former Teams: Jazz (6), Bucks (15), Nuggets (1), Grizzlies (32), Sonics 
    (105), Wizards (81), Nets (336)
    Current Team: Raptors (23)
    
    Mikki Moore
    Overall 68 (up from 59)
    Close 75 (up from 70)
    Med 61 (up from 50)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 80
    Layup 65 (up from 55)
    Dunk 80 (up from 70)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 63)
    Speed 65
    Stam 85 (up from 80)
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 55)
    Notes: The best NBDL player ever.  I find it kind of hard to believe 
    that he actually spent time there last season, since he's a pretty good 
    option for a third string center.  He even averaged 7.9 ppg in his 
    second season and averaged 6.0 ppg in 3 playoff games.  Why is he 
    fighting for a job while guys like Mark Pope are doing nothing on NBA 
    rosters?
    Years Pro: 7
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (0), Pistons (142), Celtics (3), Hawks (5), Nets 
    (4), Jazz (28), Clippers (74)
    Current Team: Sonics
    
    Kendrick Perkins
    Overall 68 (up from 66)
    Close 60 (down from 65)
    Med 53 (down from 61)
    3pt 50
    FT 64 (up from 60)
    Layup 60 (down from 65)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55 (down from 60)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70 (down from 75)
    Block 85 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
    Notes: Perkins will eventually make the Celtics forget about Chris 
    Mihm.  Not that there was much to remember. 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games) 
    Current Team: Celtics (70)
    
    Steven Hunter
    Overall 67 (up from 62)
    Close 65
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50 (down from 54)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 80
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 85 (up from 76)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Yet another first round Orlando bust. Second in the league in 
    blocks per minute this year, but has no other skills.  To put it in 
    perspective, Hunter had 4 steals in 1046 (76 games) this year.  He's a 
    poor man's Kelvin Cato.
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 1x (22 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (145)
    Current Team: Suns (76)
    
    Vitaly Potapenko
    Overall 67 (up from 59)
    Close 65 (up from 50)
    Med 66 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 70 (up from 64)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 60
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 80 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 55
    RebOff 80 (up from 72)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65 (up from 60)
    Notes: You know, VC had me thinking that Potapenko sucked for awhile.  
    They only have him rated 59 overall.  I figured he wasn't much more.  
    Then I look him up, and I remember that he was scoring 10 ppg as a 
    starter in Boston a few years ago, and has averaged 7.0 ppg for his 
    career.  While 7 ppg isn't great, it's certainly better than the 
    scrubonomics of 59 overall.  It certainly wouldn't merit 50 in close, 
    50 in med, and 70 in PostOff.  What else can we expect from VC, most of 
    their center ratings are awful, it's a known fact they don't pay 
    attention to anyone rated less than 70 overall.  They had Rasho 
    Nesterovic rated lower than Kevin Willis for two straight years, for 
    crying out loud. 
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 1x (9 games)
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (177), Celtics (273)
    Current Team: Sonics (124)
    
    Jake Tsakalidis
    Overall 67 (up from 65)
    Close 75
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 66
    Layup 60 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 72)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: Jake is short for Iakovos.  Memphis seems to like him since they 
    matched a 3-year offer worth 10 million from Cleveland this year.  Too 
    bad they didn't show it by actually using him this year.  He'll get 
    more playing time next year with Stromile Swift leaving. 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games) 
    Former Teams: Suns (157)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (71)
    
    Francisco Elson
    Overall 67 (up from 65)
    Close 65
    Med 60
    3pt 50
    FT 61 (down from 67)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Was a Dean Garrett type of rookie (the oldest rookie in the 
    league at 27, spent time in Europe, and decent backup center).  Garrett 
    was a bit better, but he was also 3 years older (and gone after 6 
    seasons at age 36).
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (5 games) 
    Current Team: Nuggets (129)
    
    Curtis Borchardt
    Overall 67 (up from 63)
    Close 62 (down from 77)
    Med 63 (down from 66)
    3pt 50
    FT 74 (up from 69)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 65)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 80
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Missed entire rookie season with injury.  Guess where he started 
    his second season?  On the injured list.  Guess where he ended his 
    second season?  On the injured list.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Jazz (83)
    Current Team: Celtics
    
    Kevin Willis (NEW-Add)
    Overall 67 (up from 66)
    Close 70
    Med 58
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (up from 68)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 55 (up from 52)
    RebOff 75 (down from 77)
    RebDef 75 (up from 72)
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Currently the oldest player in the NBA.
    Years Pro: 21
    Age: 42
    All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (91-92)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 4x (1 ring, 68 games)
    Former Teams: Hawks (724), Heat (112), Warriors (28), Rockets (156), 
    Raptors (156), Nuggets (43), Rockets (52), Spurs (119)
    Current Team: Hawks (29)
    
    Darko Milicic
    Overall 66 (down from 70)
    Close 60 (down from 82)
    Med 63 (down from 71)
    3pt 50
    FT 64 (down from 67)
    Layup 60 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 80 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 60 (down from 70)
    RebDef 75 (down from 80)
    Speed 60
    Stam 90
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Was the youngest player in the league last year, in fact I think 
    he was the youngest in league history since he had to get special 
    permission from David Stern to bend the rules so he could enter the 
    draft (actually second youngest, Jermaine O'Neal was youngest, but only 
    international players had to go through certain age restrictions).  
    Question of the day - If Detroit knew they were going to get Rasheed 
    Wallace, would they have drafted Carmelo Anthony instead?  The Pistons 
    don't need a center anymore, but they do need a small forward.  Since 
    they won the title without Melo, it doesn't appear that they needed 
    him, but with Sheed, Big Ben, and now Antonio McDyess, there isn't 
    exactly PT on the horizon for Darko.  Not much went right for Darko in 
    his rookie year.  He shot .262 from the field, but still won a ring 
    with Detroit.  Even that wasn't without drawback, as he injured himself 
    in the waning minutes of game 5's garbage time, which led to him 
    missing the Olympics (a stage that would have been a good look at what 
    the kid can really do). 
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x (1 ring, 17 games)
    Current Team: Pistons (71)
    
    Michael Doleac (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 66 (up from 63)
    Close 62
    Med 78
    3pt 50
    FT 83
    Layup 60 (up from 50)
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 60 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: One of the better shooting centers in the league.  Hard working 
    hustler that plays well in the pick and roll (and especially well with 
    Stephon Marbury).  Should compliment Shaq very well in Miami.  I still 
    can't believe Isiah Thomas thought Tim Thomas and Nazr Mohammed was an 
    upgrade over Keith Van Horn and Michael Doleac.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 7
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (207), Cavaliers (42), Knicks (121), Nuggets (26)
    Current Team: Heat (80)
    
    Michael Doleac (ORIGINAL RATINGS)
    Overall 56
    Close 50
    Med 63
    3pt 50
    FT 83
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 50
    RebOff 56
    RebDef 62
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    
    Shawn Bradley (RETIRED)
    Overall 66 (up from 60)
    Close 60
    Med 66 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 80 (up from 74)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 85 (up from 84)
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75 (up from 50)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: An elite shot blocker of the last decade.  Underrated, and often 
    criticized.  Would benefit from getting out of Dallas.  Bradley has 
    blocked ten or more shots in a game ten times, and he has often 
    accomplished in fewer minutes than other great shot blockers like 
    Dikembe Mutombo.  Sadly will not garner enough playing time to scale 
    the list of all-time greats.  Don Nelson preferred to use Antoine 
    Walker at center last year.  Does he really value defense that little?
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 32
    Blocks Titles: 2 (96-97, 00-01)
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 3x, First Round 
    1x (43 games) 
    Former Teams: 76'ers (143), Nets (107), Mavericks (582)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Greg Ostertag
    Overall 66 (up from 61)
    Close 57
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 57 (up from 52)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 80 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85 (up from 73)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: One of the biggest underachievers in league history.  Had his 
    best season since his second year.  That's not saying very much.  Will 
    bring much needed defense and rebounding to the Kings, but since he's 
    worthless with the ball in his hands, he'll be a cancer to their 
    offense.  He certainly won't hit any cutters like Vlade. 
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 4x (89 games)
    Former Teams: Jazz (640), Kings (56)
    Current Team: Jazz
    
    Jake Voskuhl
    Overall 66 (up from 60)
    Close 67
    Med 63 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (down from 74)
    Layup 60 (up from 55)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 55)
    OffAwr 60 (up from 55)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (16), Suns (228) 
    Current Team: Bobcats
    
    Scott Williams (RETIRED)
    Overall 66 (up from 63)
    Close 60 (up from 55)
    Med 65 (up from 58)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 73
    Layup 55
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 76)
    RebDef 75 (up from 72)
    Speed 60
    Stam 75 (down from 76)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes: The final remnant from the Bulls original championship run.  Has 
    announced he will retire at the season's end.
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 36
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 3x (3 rings, 94 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (223), 76'ers (212), Bucks (139), Nuggets (41), 
    Suns (85), Mavericks (27), Cavaliers (19)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Jarron Collins
    Overall 65 (up from 63)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 66 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (down from 74)
    Layup 65 (up from 60)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 60 up from 55)
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 60 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70 (up from 60)
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Twin brother of Jason Collins.  You can tell, because they both 
    suck.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Jazz (223)
    
    Ervin Johnson
    Overall 65 (up from 62)
    Close 62 (down from 65)
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 61
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60 (down from 70)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 80 (up from 75)
    Block 75 (down from 80)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 55 (down from 60)
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: Competent defensive player that fits in better with Minnesota 
    than head case Olowokandi.  Has always been a sort of poor man's 
    Mutombo.  Getting closer and closer to retirement.
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 37
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x 
    (74 games)
    Former Teams: Sonics (190), Nuggets (82), Bucks (362), T'Wolves (112)
    Current Team: Bucks
    
    Zendon Hamilton
    Overall 65 (up from 61)
    Close 65
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 66 (down from 70)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70 (down from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85 (up from 70)
    RebDef 85 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (2 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (3), Nuggets (54), Raptors (3), 76'ers (46)
    Current Team: Bucks
    
    Calvin Booth (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 65 (up from 60)
    Close 60
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 81 (up from 68)
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 85 (up from 65)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: Recently had perhaps the best shot blocking performance of all-
    time.  On 1/13/04 he had 10 blocks in 17 minutes.  That's an astounding 
    ratio of blocks to minutes.  Of all the players to ever get 10 blocks, 
    the player with the next fewest minutes is Shawn Bradley, who got 10 in 
    25 minutes.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (10 games)
    Former Teams: Wizards (51), Mavericks (15), Sonics (133), Mavericks 
    (34), Bucks (17)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Jason Collier (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 64 (up from 55)
    Close 75 (up from 50)
    Med 66 (up from 50)
    3pt 64 (up from 50)
    FT 74 (down from 75)
    Layup 60 (up from 50)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 75 (up from 62)
    RebDef 75 (up from 66)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 65 (up from 50)
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Rockets (61) 
    Current Teams: Hawks (90)
    
    Jabari Smith
    Overall 64 (up from 55)
    Close 62 (down from 67)
    Med 68 (up from 50)
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 67
    Layup 55 (up from 50)
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 60 (up from 50)
    RebOff 65 (up from 53)
    RebDef 80 (up from 63)
    Speed 65 (up from 60)
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 60 (up from 50)
    Notes: Very underrated center with a surprisingly good jump shot.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (3 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (21), 76'ers (11), Kings (31)
    Current Team: Nets (45)
    
    Mamadou N'diaye
    Overall 64 (up from 53)
    Close 60
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 74 (up from 64)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 70 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 85 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 80 (up from 50)
    RebDef 75 (up from 59)
    Speed 55
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Raptors (30), Mavericks (3), Hawks (25), Clippers (11)
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Daniel Santiago (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 63 (up from 61)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 61 (up from 57)
    3pt 50
    FT 69 (up from 68)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 55 (up from 50)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 55 (up from 50)
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: First Round 2x (2 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (57), Bucks (65)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Unicaja, Spain)
    
    Andrew DeClercq
    Overall 63 (up from 60)
    Close 60
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 62 (up from 59)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 70
    Steal 65 (up from 62)
    RebOff 80 (up from 68)
    RebDef 80 (up from 72)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
    Notes:  
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 31
    Playoff Experience: First Round 3x (13 games) 
    Former Teams: Warriors (93), Celtics (95), Cavaliers (115) 
    Current Team: Magic (284)
    
    Tony Massenburg
    Overall 63 (up from 60)
    Close 55 (up from 50)
    Med 58 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 72 (up from 71)
    Layup 60 (down from 65)
    Dunk 65
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 55 (up from 52)
    RebOff 75 (up from 69)
    RebDef 80 (up from 67)
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 60 (down from 65)
    Notes: Massenburg has played for 12 NBA teams, including two stints 
    with the Spurs and Grizzlies.  He also played in Spain in 92-93 and 93-
    94.  I feel kinda bad for the guy.  He's been around, but he's only 
    played in 8 playoff games prior to this year.  That should change with 
    the Spurs, who might give this journeyman the ring he has longed for.  
    Visual Concepts gave Massenberg an 88 in FT until this season.  The 
    only time he shot 88% was in 99-00 (the season in which ratings were 
    based on for the original NBA 2K).  Just one problem - he was only 14-
    16 in that season, and his career average hovers around 70%.  Yet, this 
    wasn't corrected for 5 years.  Yet another inexcusable example of the 
    lazyness that plagues these player ratings.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 37
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, First Round 2x (1 ring, 15 games)
    Former Teams: Spurs (36), Hornets (3), Celtics (7), Warriors (7), 
    Clippers (80), Raptors (24), 76'ers (30), Nets (79), Grizzlies (104), 
    Rockets (10), Grizzlies (125), Jazz (58), Kings (59)
    Current Team: Spurs (61)
    
    DeSagana Diop
    Overall 63 (up from 56)
    Close 52 (up from 50)
    Med 53 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 50 (down from 60)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50 (down from 55)
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 85 (up from 75)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 80 (up from 55)
    RebDef 75 (up from 65)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Was supposed to be one of those high school versions of Shaq.  
    It takes more than being 300 pounds to be a good center.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Cavaliers (193)
    Current Team: Mavericks
    
    Wang Zhi Zhi
    Overall 62 (up from 59)
    Close 60
    Med 66
    3pt 77
    FT 74 (down from 80)
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 50
    RebOff 60 (up from 50)
    RebDef 70 (up from 60)
    Speed 55
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The first Chinese player to play in the NBA.  He's nowhere near 
    as good as Yao though. 
    Years Pro: 5
    Age: 27 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (60), Clippers (43)
    Current Team: Heat (34)
    
    Robert Swift
    Overall 62 (down from 66)
    Close 60 (down from 70)
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 55
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 55
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70 (down from 75)
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65 (down from 70)
    RebDef 65 (down from 70)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 65 (down from 70)
    Notes: A white guy from high school to the NBA?  Now I KNOW the world 
    has gone mad.  Still, he seems to be more talented than massive guys 
    like Pavel who have only been playing basketball for 4 years, so I 
    won't discount him. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Sonics (15)
    
    Sean Marks
    Overall 61
    Close 52 (down from 65)
    Med 58
    3pt 52 (up from 50)
    FT 69 (down from 74)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 60
    Handle 55
    Pass 50
    PostOff 700
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70 (up from 65)
    RebDef 75
    Speed 55
    Stam 80 (down from 84)
    Dur 70 (down from 75)
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Massenburg has played for 12 NBA teams, including two stints 
    with the Spurs and Grizzlies.  He also played in Spain in 92-93 and 93-
    94.  Visual Concepts gave Massenberg an 88 in FT until this season.  
    The only time he shot 88% was in 99-00 (the season in which ratings 
    were based on for the original NBA 2K).  Just one problem - he was only 
    14-16 in that season, and his career average hovers around 70%.  Yet, 
    this wasn't corrected for 5 years.  Yet another inexcusable example of 
    the lazyness that plagues these player ratings.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None (1 ring, 0 games)
    Former Teams: Raptors (13), Heat (44)
    Current Team: Spurs (22)
    
    Michael Stewart (NEW-Edit)
    Overall 61 (up from 54)
    Close 52 (up from 50)
    Med 53 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 52 (down from 56)
    Layup 55
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 60
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 60)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 65)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: Was actually pretty decent as a rookie in Sacramento (4.6 ppg, 
    6.6 rpg, 2.4 bpg, .480 fg%).  Then he signed a huge contract with 
    Toronto, which at the time was their largest contract ever given to a 
    player.  So why not give it to an unproven stiff?  How bad has Stewart 
    been since getting that contract?  In his rookie year, he scored 375 
    points.  Since then, he has scored 222 points in SIX SEASONS!  More 
    than 60% of this guy's career points came in his rookie year!  It's 
    perhaps the worst signing in NBA history.  What a lucky bastard.
    Years Pro: 8
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x, First Round 2x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (81), Raptors (121), Cavaliers (55), Celtics (17)
    Current Team: Hawks (12)
    
    Pavel Podkolzin
    Overall 61
    Close 75
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 66
    Layup 55
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 60
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Pulled out of last year's draft because he found out about a 
    growth hormone problem, but it now appears he'll be able to control it.  
    Pavel is very large, and very raw.  Knows how to use his size, but 
    doesn't know how to use post moves effectively.  He's also a bit slow 
    reacting on the defensive end.  In that regard, he's a bit similar to 
    Gheorghe Muresan.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Mavericks (5)
    
    Peter John Ramos
    Overall 60 (down from 62)
    Close 60 (down from 70)
    Med 58 (down from 63)
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 55 (down from 60)
    Notes: The 16th tallest active player in the world (the tallest is 7'11 
    Sultan Kosen from Turkey).  I think Shawn Bradley is around fourth or 
    fifth on the list, while Yao is sixth.  I saw a top 50 tallest list 
    somewhere (Dikembe Mutombo was #50) but I don't remember where, likely 
    a European site.
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Wizards (6)
    
    Ha Seung-Jin (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 59 (down from 60)
    Close 55 (down from 60)
    Med 58 (down from 66)
    3pt 52 (down from 54)
    FT 55 (down from 70)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 50 (down from 55)
    OffAwr 50 (down from 55)
    Notes: Very young center (18 years old).  Drafted in the late second 
    round by Portland.  HSJ has intriguing size, but he's clearly a huge 
    project.  Played in the ABA at the start of the season, but the Blazers 
    cut Vladimir Stepania to make room for the big fella on their 15 man 
    roster. 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (19)
    
    Bruno Sundov
    Overall 58 (up from 52)
    Close 50
    Med 66 (up from 50)
    3pt 60 (up from 50)
    FT 81
    Layup 50
    Dunk 65
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (up from 50)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 60 (up from 52)
    RebDef 70 (up from 68)
    Speed 60 (up from 55)
    Stam 70
    Dur 70 (up from 50)
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 55
    Notes: Could become a Michael Doleac type player (good shooting backup 
    center).  Only 24 years old, so it's still possible.  Averaged 3.9 ppg, 
    2.1 rpg, on .488 FG% back in 00-01 (Indiana team coached by current 
    Knick GM Isiah Thomas), so it's understandable why Isiah is giving him 
    a chance.
    Other Positions: PF 
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 24 
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 game)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (17), Pacers (33), Celtics (26), Cavaliers (4)
    Current Team: Knicks (22)
    
    Mark Pope
    Overall 57 (up from 52)
    Close 50
    Med 53 (up from 50)
    3pt 54 (up from 50)
    FT 57 (down from 60)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 55)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80 (down from 84)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Missed all of the 02-03 season... not to injury, but for just not 
    being good enough to make the Knick roster.  That's pretty bad if 
    you're a big man and you aren't good enough to play a minute for the 
    Knicks.  Played all of 20 minutes last year.  Must be a pretty good 
    practice player since Denver re-signed him.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 32
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x (13 games)
    Former Teams: Pacers (32), Bucks (128), Knicks (0
    Current Team: Nuggets (13)
    
    Ernest Brown
    Overall 57
    Close 60 (down from 67)
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 66
    Layup 50
    Dunk 65
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 70 (up from 68)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: Four career games, and this is going to mark the fourth year 
    since he was drafted.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Heat (3), Celtics (1)
    Current Team: NBDL
    
    Cezary Trybanski (RETIRED)
    Overall 62
    Close 65
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 70
    Layup 60
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 75
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: This Polish project was traded to the Knicks in the Marbury 
    trade, who traded him to the Bulls in the Crawford trade.  The Bulls 
    are expected to waive him after training camp.  Trybanski has since 
    announced his retirement from professional basketball, because "It's 
    not fun."  Maybe if he had talent, it would have been.
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (15), Suns (4), Knicks (3), Bulls (0)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Evan Eschmeyer (RETIRED, REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 61
    Close 60
    Med 58
    3pt 50
    FT 81
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 80
    Steal 50
    RebOff 69
    RebDef 65
    Speed 50
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: Dallas gave Eschmeyer a fat contract because he had an ok season 
    off the bench for New Jersey.  Then he got injured and had to retire.  
    Even if he didn't get hurt, he still probably wouldn't have been worth 
    the contract.
    Years Pro: 6
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 1x (8 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (105), Mavericks (48)
    Current Team: RETIRED
    
    Mengke Bateer (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 59
    Close 60
    Med 63 (down from 66)
    3pt 62 (up from 50)
    FT 78 (up from 76)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 55 (up from 50)
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 75
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60 (down from 65)
    OffAwr 50
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 3
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None (0 games, 1 ring)
    Former Teams: Nuggets (27), Spurs (12), Raptors (7), Magic (0)
    Current Team: NBDL (Huntsville Flight)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    G. Legends
    
    95 - Bob Cousy [50's/60's]
    102 - Larry Bird [80's East]
    87 - Drazen Petrovic [90's East]
    93 - Scottie Pippen [90's East]
    
    Bob Cousy [50's/60's]
    Overall 95 (down from 99)
    Close 92 (down from 99)
    Med 83 (down from 94)
    3pt 75 (down from 84)
    FT 80
    Layup 90 (down from 95)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 90
    Pass 95
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 85
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 90 (up from 80)
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: The Houdini of the Hardwood, Cousy revolutionized flashy 
    basketball.  Today, he'd merely be Jason Williams, but in the NBA's 
    early years, he led the league in assists 8 times in a row, was an all-
    star in every season (excluding his 7 game stint as Player/Coach at age 
    41), he was one of the few PGs in league history to ever be MVP, and he 
    won 6 championships more than any other PG in league history, 
    Years Pro: 14 (VC lists 13, apparently they don't count his 
    Player/Coach stint)
    All-Star selections: 13 (1951-1963)
    All-Star MVP: 2 (1954, 1957)
    All-NBA First Team: 10 (1952-1961)
    All-NBA Second Team: 2 (61-62, 62-63)
    Assist Titles: 8
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 7x, Conference Finals 3x, First Round 3x 
    (6 rings, 109 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (917), Royals (7)
    
    Larry Bird [80's East] 
    Overall 102 (down from 103) 
    Close 97 (down from 99) 
    Med 97 
    3pt 90 (down from 94) 
    FT 89 (down from 97) 
    Layup 85 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 85 
    PostOff 80 (up from 70) 
    PostDef 80 (down from 85) 
    Block 70 
    Steal 85 
    RebOff 75 (down from 80) 
    RebDef 90 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 (down from 90) 
    DefAwr 85 (down from 95) 
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: One of the most complete basketball players of all-time, Bird 
    ranks as the best SF in the history of the game.  A legend in the city 
    of Boston, Bird is probably the best athlete they've ever had in any 
    professional sport. 
    Years Pro: 13
    Age: 23-35
    All-Star Selections: 12 (1980-1988, 1990-1992) 
    Most Valuable Player: 3 (1984-1986)
    NBA Finals MVP: 2 (83-84, 85-86)
    All-NBA First Team: 9 (1980-1988) 
    All-NBA Second Team: 1 (89-90) 
    All-Defensive Second Team: 3 (1982-1984) 
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 5x, Conferece Finals 2x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 1x (3 rings, 164 games)
    Former Teams: Celtics (897)
    
    Drazen Petrovic [90's East]
    Overall 87
    Close 94
    Med 86
    3pt 89
    FT 84
    Layup 85
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 85
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 70 (down from 75)
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 85
    Stam 95
    Dur 90
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: If you don't know who Drazen Petrovic is, he's only the best 
    European player to ever play in the NBA (pre-Dirk).  His career was cut 
    short by a tragic auto accident after only his fourth NBA season.  In 
    the 92-93 season for the Nets (who recently retired his jersey), he 
    scored 22.3 ppg, had a .518 FG% (.449 3PT%) and shot 87% from the line.  
    The Croatian team led by Petrovic (who averaged 25 ppg), Toni Kukoc, 
    and Dino Radja placed second in the Barcelona Olympics, behind the 
    famous Dream Team.  In fact, they were the only team that was able to 
    get a lead against the Dream Team after 10 minutes into the game.  For 
    more information (although quite a bit biased, they go as far as 
    calling him better than Michael Jordan, and seemingly hold a grudge 
    against Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson, kinda low class for a 
    memorial page), visit drazenpetrovic.com.
    Years Pro: 4
    All-NBA Third Team: 1 (92-93)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x 
    (6 rings, games)
    Former Teams: Blazers (95), Nets (195)
    
    Scottie Pippen [90's East]
    Overall 92 (down from 93)
    Close 97 (down from 99)
    Med 81 (down from 92)
    3pt 73 (down from 80)
    FT 68 (down from 72)
    Layup 85
    Dunk 85
    Handle 85
    Pass 85 (up from 80)
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 90 (up from 80)
    RebOff 75 (up from 65)
    RebDef 80 (up from 70)
    Speed 85
    Stam 95 (down from 99)
    Dur 85 (down from 90)
    DefAwr 90 (down from 95)
    OffAwr 85 (up from 80)
    Notes: Batman and Robin.  Jay and Silent Bob.  Jordan and Pippen.  Won 
    6 rings as Jordan's sidekick.  Was named one of the 50 greatest players 
    in NBA history.  Was the active leader in total playoff games.  Pippen 
    retired this offseason, and he is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
    Other Positions: PG, SG, PF
    Years Pro: 17
    All-Star selections: 7 (6 starts, 1 MVP)
    All-NBA First Team: 3
    All-NBA Second Team: 2
    All-NBA Third Team: 2
    All-Defensive First Team: 7
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x (6 rings, 206 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (833), Rockets (50), Blazers (272), Bulls (23)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VII. Created Players (aka the CAPs section)
    
    Upon request, I'll rate certain players.  Rookies, or former NBA 
    players.  If you have a request, e-mail me.  But keep in mind that I 
    don't watch college basketball, so accurately making a CAP for a rookie 
    may take some time.
    
    On the concept of "Players adjusted to a certain year", this is there 
    because often players want to cap players from, you guessed it, a 
    certain year.  A popular request seems to be the Chicago Bulls.  As 
    most of us know, Jordan in the game is not the same player as the 
    Jordan who won 6 titles.  In fact, Jordan was a different player during 
    his first 3 titles than he was in his last 3.  
    
    Other players suffer setbacks in their career, and aren't the same.  
    Larry Johnson for instance, was a bonafide superstar when he came into 
    the league, and then back injuries killed his career.  Some people will 
    want Charlotte LJ, and some will want NY LJ.
    
    Shawn Kemp and Vin Baker are players in the league that also used to be 
    good, but aren't very good right now.  These are all just examples of 
    what can appear in that section.  Of course, Rashidi doesn't have all 
    the time in the world (though it's sometimes hard to tell), so he'll 
    get to these when he can.  As said, e-mail me with suggestions.
    
    Oh, and lastly, I don't care about CAP appearances.  I don't make them 
    so don't bother asking me how to make LeBron's face and such.  A player 
    will still play the same, no matter what his hair looks like.
    
    Players on my list to CAP (listed alphabetically by last name)
    
    Point Guards
    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, BJ Armstrong, Terrell Brandon, Tyus Edney, Bobby 
    Hurley, Percy Miller (Master P), John Paxson, Terry Porter, Scott 
    Skiles
    
    Shooting Guards
    Danny Ainge, Michael Dickerson, Clyde Drexler, Joe Dumars, Ron Harper, 
    Hersey Hawkins, Dan Majerle, Vernon Maxwell, Anthony Parker, Bobby 
    Phills, Mitch Richmond, Byron Scott, Malik Sealy, Jerry West
    
    Small Forwards
    Dejan Bodiroga, Scott Burrell, Britton Johnson, Linton Johnson, Jerome 
    Kersey, Reggie Lewis, Chris Mullin, Larry Nance, Chuck Person, Detlef 
    Schrempf, Charles Smith, Leon Smith
    
    Power Forward
    Anthony Bonner, Armon Gillam, Dino Radja, Jamal Sampson, Sofoklis 
    Schortsanitis
    
    Centers
    Manute Bol, Brad Daughtery, Bison Dele, Chris Dudley, Matt Geiger, Ben 
    Handlogten, Bill Laimbeer, Bryant Reeves, Rony Seikaly, Frederic Weis, 
    Jayson Williams
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    A. Current Players
    
    70 - Trevor Ariza (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    62 - Erick Barkley (PG)
    66 - Andre Barrett (PG)
    70 - Matt Bonner (PF)
    69 - Antonio Burks (PG)
    59 - Jackie Butler (C)
    69 - Matt Carroll (SG)
    62 - Ivan Chiriaev (SF)
    70 - Carlos Delfino (SG)
    73 - Chris Duhon (PG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    69 - Andre Emmett (SG)
    70 - Eddie Gill (PG)
    68 - Marcus Hatten (PG)
    66 - Royal Ivey (PG)
    63 - Jermaine Jackson (PG)
    75 - Sarunas Jasikevicius (PG)
    72 - James Jones (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    67 - Mario Kasun (C)
    72 - Viktor Khryapa (SF)
    73 - John Markisch (SG)
    72 - Keith McLeod (PG)
    76 - Andres Nocioni (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    67 - Justin Reed (SF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    68 - Bernard Robinson (SG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    69 - Romain Sato (SG)
    59 - Ha Seung Jin (C) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    57 - Paul Shirley (PF) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    61 - Pape Sow (C)
    65 - Yuta Tabuse (PG)
    70 - Billy Thomas (SG)
    55 - Slavko Vranes (C)
    66 - Sasha Vujacic (PG) (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    75 - Milos Vujanic (PG)
    70 - Damien Wilkins (SF)
    
    Trevor Ariza (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 70 (down from 72)
    Close 65 (down from 70)
    Med 63 (down from 70)
    3pt 59 (down from 65)
    FT 70 (down from 72)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 85 (up from 75)
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 65 (down from 70)
    PostDef 60
    Block 65
    Steal 80 (up from 75)
    RebOff 75 (up from 70)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 85 (down from 95)
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70 (up from 65)
    Notes: Only 6 months older than Dorell Wright.  That's just like the 
    gap between LeBron and Melo, and Ariza has the college experience like 
    Melo.  He played well in the summer leagues, and I expect him to get a 
    roster spot on the Knicks.  He'll likely make the team ahead of Shandon 
    Anderson (though that is more due to Isiah's personal feelings about 
    Anderson than it is about Ariza's ability).  He has good potential for 
    the future.  Hopefully he'll force Tim Thomas out of town one day.  
    Ariza is currently the youngest Knick to ever play a regular season 
    game (Carl Braun of all people held the record for a very long time, at 
    a little over 20 years of age, and Maciej Lampe at 18 only played for 
    the Knicks in preseason, not during the regular season).
    Other Positions: SG
    Jersey Number: 21
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 200 lbs.
    College: UCLA
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Knicks (80)
    
    Erick Barkley
    PG - Shoot First
    Overall 62
    Close 62
    Med 63
    3pt 58
    FT 72
    Layup 60
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 65
    Jersey Number: 12
    Height/Weight: 6'1 - 185 lbs.
    College: St. Johns
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Another player from Christ the King HS, from the generation of 
    Odom, Claxton, and Cook.  Has had the least success of the four, and is 
    probably the one who gets stuck with a Euro career.  Hasn't played in 
    the NBA since 01-02. 
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Former Teams: Blazers (27)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Greece, Olimpia Larisa)
    
    Andre Barrett
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 66
    Close 57
    Med 66
    3pt 69
    FT 74
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Made a good impression in Knicks training camp, being the last 
    roster cut.  Signed on with Jeff Van Gundy's Rockets, and has played 
    well off the bench for a team lacking a good PG.
    Jersey Number: 11
    Height/Weight: 5'10" - 173 lbs.
    College: Seton Hall
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Rockets (27)
    Current Team: Magic (11)
    
    Matt Bonner
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 70
    Close 79
    Med 76
    3pt 75
    FT 79
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 60
    Steal 60
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 75
    Speed 70
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Bonner was drafted by the Raptors last year, but was not offered 
    a contract, and spent the year in Europe.  Was offered a contract this 
    year, and is now one of the leaders in FG% this season.
    Other Positions: C
    Jersey Number: 16
    Height/Weight: 6'10 - 240 lbs.
    College: Florida
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Raptors (82)
    
    Antonio Burks
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 69
    Close 65
    Med 68
    3pt 67
    FT 74
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Played for Memphis in College, plays for Memphis in the NBA.  
    Will undoubtedly get more playing time next season since the team could 
    dump both Jason Williams and Earl Watson.
    Jersey Number: 1
    Height/Weight: 6'0" - 195 lbs.
    College: Memphis
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (1 games)
    Current Team: Grizzlies (24)
    
    Jackie Butler
    C - Banger
    Overall 59
    Close 55
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 55
    Layup 55
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 55
    Jersey Number: 45
    Height/Weight: 6'10 - 250 lbs.
    High School: Coastal Christian Academy (VA)
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: A high schooler that went undrafted.  One of the reasons why the 
    age limit was implemented.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Knicks (3)
    
    Matt Carroll
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 69
    Close 62
    Med 71
    3pt 75
    FT 84
    Layup 65
    Dunk 60
    Handle 75
    Pass 60
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 75
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 65
    Jersey Number: 13
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 212 lbs.
    College: Notre Dame
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Undrafted rookie impressed in Knicks' training camp, and was 
    able to latch onto the Blazers last year.  This year he was a top 
    scorer in the NBDL, and has been shooting well on the Bobcats.
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Blazers (13), Spurs (3)
    Current Team: Bobcats
    
    Ivan Chiriaev
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 62
    Close 50
    Med 65
    3pt 73
    FT 75
    Layup 55
    Dunk 60
    Handle 65
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 55
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 60
    Jersey Number: 14
    Height/Weight: 7'1 - 235 lbs. 
    High School: St. Thomas Aquinas (Canada) 
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Ivan the Terrible pulled out of the draft and will be spending 
    this season in Europe growing into his body.  He's got NBA three-point 
    range already, but he spent so much time as a guard that he's 
    struggling to adjust to his height.  He was projected to go as high as 
    11th in the draft, until scouts finally got to see just how bad he is 
    (at least right now).  Just goes to show you how desperate teams are 
    for the next Dirk Nowitzki, they'll believe any hype they hear in 
    internet reports.  I mean seriously, this guy was compared to Dirk 
    Nowitzki, but with PG handle, even though nobody ever even saw him 
    play.  He might be big like Dirk Nowitzki, and he might be able to hit 
    an open 25 footer like Dirk Nowitzki, but he doesn't even have a third 
    of the handle Dirk does.  He's a PG in name only - it's his high school 
    position, and he was hardly any better at it than about 1,000 other 
    high school PGs.  This article should sum it up nicely.
    http://www.angeltowns.com/members/nbadraft/ivanterrible.htm
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: EUROPE
    Projected Draft Position: N/A (Pulled Out)
    
    Carlos Delfino
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 70
    Close 72
    Med 70
    3pt 67
    FT 70
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 75
    Block 65
    Steal 75
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 2003 Pistons first round draft choice won a gold medal with Manu 
    Ginobili this summer, defeating the Americans in the process.  Plays 
    good defense and should backup Prince and Hamilton this season.
    Other Positions: SF
    Jersey Number: 20
    Height/Weight: 6'6 - 230 lbs.
    Country: Argentina
    Best Hand: Left
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Pistons (30)
    
    Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 73 (up from 71)
    Close 65 (down from 75)
    Med 71
    3pt 76
    FT 73 (down from 74)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85 (up from 80)
    Pass 80 (up from 75)
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50 (down from 55)
    Steal 75 (down from 80)
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60 (up from 55)
    Speed 85
    Stam 90 (down from 95)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Originally was a long shot to make the Bulls (due to the 
    guaranteed contracts of Kirk Hinrich, Ben Gordon, Jannero Pargo, Mike 
    Wilks, and Frank Williams) but it's looking like Duhon is going to make 
    the team (they waived Wilks).  That's good for him, because he REALLY 
    didn't want to go to Europe.  Now starting for the Bulls, even though 
    he's shooting an ugly percentage.  He'll get what he wants in 
    restricted free agency this summer.
    Jersey Number: 21
    Height/Weight: 6'1" - 185 lbs.
    College: Duke
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (82)
    
    Andre Emmett
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 69
    Close 75
    Med 68
    3pt 65
    FT 73
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Texas Tech's all-time leading scorer, but hasn't done a thing 
    since college.
    Jersey Number: 14
    Height/Weight: 6'5" - 230 lbs.
    College: Texas Tech
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Grizzlies (8)
    Current Team: Heat
    
    Eddie Gill
    PG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 70
    Close 65
    Med 70
    3pt 74
    FT 85
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 4
    Height/Weight: 6'0" - 190 lbs.
    College: Weber State
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 4
    Age: 26
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (8), Grizzlies (23), Blazers (22)
    Current Team: Pacers (73)
    
    Marcus Hatten
    PG - Shoot First
    Overall 68
    Close 70
    Med 68
    3pt 67
    FT 74
    Layup 70
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 65
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 4
    Height/Weight: 6'0" - 165 lbs.
    College: St. Johns
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: FREE AGENT (Europe)
    
    Royal Ivey
    PG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 66
    Close 67
    Med 68
    3pt 66
    FT 71
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 36
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 200 lbs.
    College: Texas
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Hawks
    
    Jermaine Jackson
    PG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 63
    Close 62
    Med 65
    3pt 54
    FT 69
    Layup 70
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 8
    Height/Weight: 6'5" - 204 lbs.
    College: Detroit Mercy
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 28
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (7), Raptors (24), Hawks (29), Raptors (24)
    Current Team: Knicks (21)
    
    Sarunas Jasikevicius
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 75
    Close 82
    Med 79
    3pt 84
    FT 94
    Layup 75
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 60
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: The best PG outside of the NBA is now coming to the NBA.  
    Sarunas is a fiery leader and not afraid to take any shot or make any 
    pass.  He is the European version of Steve Nash.  Jasikevicius is most 
    famous for being a USA killer, he has led Lithuania to a victory over 
    the US team in the Olympics, and their games have been very close over 
    the last few years.
    Other Positions: SG
    Jersey Number: 13
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 
    Country: Serbia Montenegro
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Pacers
    
    James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 72 (down from 74)
    Close 70 (down from 75)
    Med 71
    3pt 79
    FT 86 (up from 85)
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 60)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 70 (up from 60)
    Steal 65 (up from 60)
    RebOff 65 down from 70)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: Barely played last season, and has already shattered his 
    previous statistical marks (he only played 26 minutes last season in 6 
    games).
    Jersey Number: 33
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 215 lbs.
    College: Miami
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (13 games)
    Current Team: Pacers (81)
    
    Mario Kasun
    C - Finesse
    Overall 67
    Close 60
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 58
    Layup 60
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 80
    Speed 65
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 41
    Height/Weight: 7'0 - 260 lbs.
    Country: Croatia
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Magic
    
    Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 72
    Close 72 (down from 75)
    Med 68 (down from 73)
    3pt 71
    FT 55 (down from 69)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75 (up from 70)
    Handle 75
    Pass 55 (down from 65)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 70 (up from 65)
    Steal 65
    RebOff 70 (up from 60)
    RebDef 75 (up from 70)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70 (down from 75)
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 38
    Height/Weight: 6'9" - 210 lbs.
    Country: Russia
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (32)
    
    John Markisch
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 73
    Close 70
    Med 66
    3pt 68
    FT 60
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 75
    Pass 75
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 80
    Steal 95
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75
    Speed 95
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The NBA is not far out of reach for this young prospect.  League 
    GMs will not be able to keep their paws off him once they see him in 
    action.
    Other Positions: PG, SF, PF
    Jersey Number: 3
    Height/Weight: 5'11" - 130 lbs.
    College: QCC
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 11
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: 96-97 CYO Division Champion
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Paul Markisch (NEW-Add)
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 77
    Close 87
    Med 77
    3pt 75
    FT 70
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 65
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 75
    Block 70
    Steal 60
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Jersey Number: 45
    Height/Weight: 6'2" - 180 lbs.
    College: N/A
    Best Hand: Right (Ambidextrious)
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 18
    Playoff Experience: 03-04 CYO Division Champion
    Current Team: FREE AGENT
    
    Keith McLeod
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 72
    Close 65
    Med 70
    3pt 67
    FT 77
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Minnesota used McLeod in every game, and then let him go instead 
    of guaranteeing his contract.  It bit them in the ass later in the year 
    when Sam Cassell went down in the Conference Finals, leaving Darrick 
    Martin to run things.
    Jersey Number: 25
    Height/Weight: 6'2" - 190 lbs.
    College: Bowling Green State
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 2
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (33)
    Current Team: Jazz (53)
    
    Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 76 (up from 75)
    Close 77
    Med 71 (up from 70)
    3pt 69 (down from 74)
    FT 77 (up from 65)
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70 (down from 75)
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 75 (up from 70)
    Block 65
    Steal 65 (down from 70)
    RebOff 65 (down from 75)
    RebDef 80 (up from 75)
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80 (up from 70)
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Another one of the players who was on the gold medal Argentinian 
    team that took down the US.  His favorite player is Scottie Pippen, so 
    it's fitting that he should be the starter in Chicago this season.  
    It's too bad that he was one year too late to play with him.
    Other Positions: PF
    Jersey Number: 5
    Height/Weight: 6'7 - 225 lbs.
    Country: Argentina
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Bulls (81)
    
    Justin Reed (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 67 (up from 66)
    Close 67
    Med 71
    3pt 63 (up from 55)
    FT 73 (down from 78)
    Layup 65 (down from 70)
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60 (up from 50)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 55
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75 (up from 60)
    RebDef 60
    Speed 70 (down from 75)
    Stam 85 (down from 90)
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 60
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Jersey Number: 9
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 240 lbs.
    College: Mississipi
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (6 games)
    Current Team: Celtics (23)
    
    Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 68
    Close 70
    Med 63
    3pt 67
    FT 69 (down from 76)
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 60 (up from 55)
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65 (up from 60)
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 65 (up from 60)
    RebDef 70
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70 (up from 65)
    OffAwr 70
    Jersey Number: 21
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 212 lbs.
    College: Michigan
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 24
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Bobcats (31)
    
    Romain Sato
    SG - Def. Specialist
    Overall 69
    Close 70
    Med 68
    3pt 73
    FT 83
    Layup 70
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: 
    Jersey Number: 10
    Height/Weight: 6'5 - 205 lbs.
    College: Xavier
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Spurs (0)
    
    Ha Seung-Jin (EDITED FROM ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    C - Finesse
    Overall 59 (down from 60)
    Close 55 (down from 60)
    Med 58 (down from 66)
    3pt 52 (down from 54)
    FT 55 (down from 70)
    Layup 50
    Dunk 65 (up from 60)
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 75 (up from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75 (down from 80)
    DefAwr 50 (down from 55)
    OffAwr 50 (down from 55)
    Notes: Very young center (18 years old).  Drafted in the late second 
    round by Portland.  HSJ has intriguing size, but he's clearly a huge 
    project.  Played in the ABA at the start of the season, but the Blazers 
    cut Vladimir Stepania to make room for the big fella on their 15-man 
    roster.
    Jersey Number: 5
    Height/Weight: 7'3" - 305 lbs.
    High School: Samil Commercial (Korea)
    Best Hand: Right 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Blazers (19)
    
    Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Overall 57 (up from 50)
    Close 55 (up from 50)
    Med 55 (up from 50)
    3pt 50
    FT 60
    Layup 55 (up from 50)
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 75 (up from 70)
    PostDef 70
    Block 65 (down from 70)
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70 (up from 55)
    RebDef 70 (up from 55)
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55 (up from 50)
    OffAwr 55 (up from 50)
    Notes: Another lazy addition by Visual Concepts.  The only reason they 
    added Shirly was so the Suns could have a 12 man roster.  They didn't 
    care about him as a player so they gave him the bare minimum ratings 
    for each category of his position.  It's ratings like these that led to 
    this guide being created.
    Jersey Number: 17
    Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs.
    College: Iowa State
    Best Hand: Right 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 27
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Hawks (2), Bulls (7)
    Current Team: Suns (9)
    
    Pape Sow
    C - Banger
    Overall 61
    Close 60
    Med 53
    3pt 50
    FT 68
    Layup 50
    Dunk 70
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 55
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 80
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 55
    Jersey Number: 9
    Height/Weight: 6'10 - 250 lbs.
    High School: Cal State Fullerton
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Raptors (27)
    
    Yuta Tabuse
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 65
    Close 60
    Med 68
    3pt 70
    FT 80
    Layup 65
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 50
    PostDef 50
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 50
    Speed 90
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Very undersized.  Considered the "Japanese Michael Jordan".  
    Became the first Japanese born player to play in the NBA.  Will 
    probably be as good (bad) as Horacio Llamas (the first Mexican player 
    to play in the league).
    Jersey Number: 1
    Height/Weight: 5'9" - 165 lbs.
    College: BYU
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Suns (4)
    Current Team: ABA (Long Beach Jam)
    
    Billy Thomas
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 70
    Close 70
    Med 71
    3pt 74
    FT 78
    Layup 70
    Dunk 65
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 50
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 65
    Notes: Played with Jacque Vaughn at Kansas.  Almost gave up on his NBA 
    dream, but due to a rash of injuries the Nets called Thomas' number and 
    he has performed very capably with the team (he is a vet of their 
    summer and training camps so he knows the system).  He certainly 
    replaces Lucious Harris more than adequately.
    Other Positions: SF
    Jersey Number: 20
    Height/Weight: 6'5 - 218 lbs.
    College: Kansas
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 29
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (2 games)
    Current Team: Nets (25)
    
    Slavko Vranes
    C - Def. Specialist
    Overall 55
    Close 50
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 50
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 80
    Steal 50
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 65
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 50
    Jersey Number: 29, 52
    Height/Weight: 7'5 - 275 lbs.
    Country: Serbia-Montenegro
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: The tallest center in this year's draft (7'5).  The only real 
    center on the Knicks after Mutombo, which should get him some minutes 
    if a big man goes down.  Remember, these are the same Knicks that used 
    a skilless piece of crap like Felton Spencer as their starter two 
    seasons ago.  Vranes is just as untalented, but he has about half a 
    foot over most stiffs.  Still, you have to know a player sucks when he 
    is 7'5 and gets drafted in the second round.  There's a reason why Yao 
    was taken first, why Bradley was taken second, and why Vranes was taken 
    39th.
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Knicks (0), Blazers (1)
    Current Team: EUROPE (Buducnost, Serbia Montenegro)
    
    Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 66 (down from 69)
    Close 70 (down from 77)
    Med 70
    3pt 73
    FT 81
    Layup 70 (down from 75)
    Dunk 65 (down from 70)
    Handle 80
    Pass 65 (down from 70)
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 55
    Block 55
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: First round pick by the Lakers this year.  Would have been 
    perfect for Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense, but he's gone now, so now 
    Vujacic looks like a bad fit on the team.  He's can't guard PGs, and 
    he's behind Kobe at SG.
    Other Positions: SG
    Jersey Number: 18
    Height/Weight: 6'7" - 193 lbs.
    Country: Slovenia
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: Lakers
    
    Milos Vujanic
    PG - Shoot First
    Overall 75
    Close 84
    Med 75
    3pt 78
    FT 83
    Layup 80
    Dunk 50
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 70
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: A second round pick of the Knicks a few years ago.  He is 
    currently the best PG in Europe, and averaged 25 ppg and 3 apg for the 
    team owned by Vlade Divac last year.  Scored 23 points in the 
    Euroleague Final in a losing effort against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.  Had a 
    good showing in the Olympics on an undermanned Serbia team.  The 
    chances of Vujanic ever coming to the NBA are now in jeopardy, as he 
    has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
    Other Positions: SG
    Jersey Number: 13
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 
    Country: Serbia Montenegro
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 
    Playoff Experience: None
    Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Suns)
    
    Damien Wilkins
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 70
    Close 75
    Med 66
    3pt 67
    FT 62
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 65
    Block 65
    Steal 75
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 60
    Speed 80
    Stam 85
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 60
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: The son of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins, and nephew of 
    former NBA great Dominique Wilkins.
    Jersey Number: 12
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 225 lbs.
    College: Georgia
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 1
    Age: 25
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 1x (7 games)
    Current Team: Sonics (29)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    B. Former Players
    
    79 - Nick Anderson (SG)
    57 - Yinka Dare (C)
    89 - Patrick Ewing (C)
    82 - Derek Harper [Mavericks] (PG)
    77 - Derek Harper [Knicks] (PG)
    85 - Jeff Hornacek [Suns] (SG)
    81 - Jeff Hornacek [Jazz] (SG)
    93 - Michael Jordan [80's Bulls] (SG)
    95 - Michael Jordan [1990-1993 Bulls] (SG)
    94 - Michael Jordan [#45 Bulls] (SG)
    95 - Michael Jordan [1995-1998 Bulls] (SG)
    86 - Michael Jordan [Wizards] (SF)
    84 - Bernard King [Knicks] (SF)
    73 - Luc Longley (C)
    71 - Harold Miner (SG)
    94 - Hakeem Olajuwon (C)
    79 - Isiah Rider [J.R. Rider] (SG)
    78 - Dennis Rodman [Pistons] (PF)
    75 - Dennis Rodman [Bulls] (PF)
    94 - Arvydas Sabonis [European] (C)
    83 - Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers] (C)
    76 - Dennis Scott (SF)
    76 - Charles Smith (SF)
    78 - Kenny Smith (PG)
    79 - Rik Smits (C)
    81 - John Starks (SG)
    
    Nick Anderson
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 79
    Close 89
    Med 75
    3pt 78
    FT 67
    Layup 80
    Dunk 75
    Handle 80
    Pass 65
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 65
    Steal 80
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 75
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The first player ever drafted by the Orlando Magic.  Became a 
    member of the 50-point club, scoring 50 points after the first quarter 
    (did not start due to a bad hamstring).  Set an NBA record for most 3's 
    attempted in an NBA Finals game, with 12 in game 3.  Better known as 
    one of the NBA's all-time meltdowns.  Magic vs Rockets, Game 1 of the 
    94-95 NBA Finals.  Magic up three, fourth quarter.  Anderson goes to 
    the line.  Anderson bricks two free throws.  Anderson grabs the 
    rebound.  Anderson bricks another two free throws. Kenny Smith ties the 
    game on a three with 1.6 seconds left.  Rockets win in overtime on a 
    tip in by Hakeem, setting the stage for an eventual sweep.  Who knows 
    what would have happened if Anderson hit those shots.  Maybe Orlando 
    sustains their momentum and become NBA Champions.  Maybe Shaq doesn't 
    leave Orlando for LA.  While he was only a 70% FT shooter to begin 
    with, Anderson was never the same after that.  69% the following year, 
    40% after that, 63%, 61%, and 47% after that.  He went from a 70% 
    shooter to a sub 65% shooter, with two sub-50% seasons under his belt.
    Other Positions: SF
    Jersey Number: 25
    Height/Weight: 6'6 - 220 lbs
    College: Illinois
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 13
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 4x 
    (49 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (692), Kings (93), Grizzlies (15), Cavaliers (0)
    
    Yinka Dare
    C - Banger
    Overall 57
    Close 50
    Med 50
    3pt 50
    FT 57
    Layup 50
    Dunk 60
    Handle 50
    Pass 50
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 70
    Block 70
    Steal 50
    RebOff 70
    RebDef 70
    Speed 55
    Stam 80
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 50
    OffAwr 50
    Height/Weight: 7'0 - 265 lbs.
    Jersey Number: 33
    College: George Washington
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Yinka Dare is the most recent basketball legend to leave us.  He 
    passed away at the age of 32 from a heart attack Some of you will 
    remember Yinka as a project taken 14th in the 1994 NBA Draft by New 
    Jersey.  Others will remember his 4 assists in 4 pro seasons and 110 
    games, (which accounted to an average of less than 0.1.), as well as 
    his memorable second season where he played in 58 games, started 23, 
    recorded 626 minutes, and zero assists.  I choose to remember his 
    greatness and accolades, which rivals that of Adonal Foyle.  If Yinka 
    did not opt for retirement, he certainly would have been in an NBA 
    rotation today, ready to lay the smack down on the Jason Collier's and 
    Joel Pryzbilla's of the world.  Whether you loved him or hated him (and 
    if you hated him, you're not a basketball enthusiast), Yinka Dare was 
    an important part of New Jersey Nets history (in fact without Yinka's 
    contribution, it is unlikely the Marbury/Van Horn Nets would have made 
    the playoffs to nearly beat Jordan in the first round), and he will be 
    missed, especially by Nicholai.  RIP Yinka, 10/10/72 - 1/9/04.
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: None
    Former Teams: Nets (110)
    
    Patrick Ewing
    C - Def. Specialist
    Overall 89
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 52
    FT 76
    Layup 75
    Dunk 80
    Handle 60
    Pass 55
    PostOff 90
    PostDef 90
    Block 90
    Steal 65
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 90
    Speed 65
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 90
    OffAwr 85
    Jersey Number: 33
    Height/Weight: 7'0" - 255 lbs
    College: Georgetown
    Notes: A first ballot hall of famer, the greatest Knick in franchise 
    history.  Ewing was quite possibly the best mid-range shooting center 
    in NBA history.  No other big man could pull a fadeaway from 18 feet 
    quite like him.  Also a great defensive player, though never given the 
    recognition he deserves because he played at the same time as Olajuwon.  
    Unfortunately, like the rest of Jordan's rivals, never won a ring.  Had 
    a chance in 94, losing to Hakeem.  Hardly Ewing's fault though, as he 
    set the NBA Finals record for blocks.  He was injured when the Knicks 
    made it to the Finals as an eighth seed in 99.  Would have certainly 
    been a big help against Duncan and Robinson, considering Camby was 
    lanky and not a post presence, and Larry Johnson was playing the series 
    on one leg (due to a badly sprained ankle suffered in the deciding game 
    against Indiana).  It's a shame that he had that wrist injury in 97-98.  
    He was never the same after that.  Check his FG% before that injury - 
    it never went lower than .466 and he was above .500 9 times in his 
    first 13 seasons.  After the injury, it never went higher than .466 in 
    his last 4 years.  His FT shooting also dropped off.   He was a 75% 
    shooter pre-injury and quickly dropped to 70%.  Had Ewing not had his 
    wrist injury, there is a high likelihood that he would still be playing 
    in the NBA at 41 years of age (then again, maybe not, his knees were 
    pretty bad too).  The Knicks retired his number last year, and he's 
    currently an assistant coach for Houston under his former coach, and 
    friend, Jeff Van Gundy.  Ewing's main role now?  Tutor Yao so that he 
    becomes the next Ewing... just 6 inches taller.
    Years Pro: 17
    Age: 23-39
    All-Star selections: 11 (3 starts)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    7x, First Round 2x (139 games)
    Former Teams: Knicks (1039), Sonics (79), Magic (65)
    
    Derek Harper [Mavericks]
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 82
    Close 89
    Med 79
    3pt 76
    FT 76
    Layup 85
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 85
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 60
    Block 60
    Steal 85
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 55
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: Harper is one of my all-time favorite players (and also the 
    first ever "favorite player" I ever had).  In my opinion, Derek Harper 
    is the best player in NBA history to never make an all-star team.  Most 
    of the good players that were snubbed had one great year and were 
    average for the rest of their careers.  Harper on the other hand was a 
    model of consistency.  He put up a solid 17/7 for most of his years in 
    Dallas, and he played great defense along the way.  The Mavericks also 
    had a knack for winning ball games back in his day.  He is known for a 
    playoff mistake he made against the Lakers during his rookie year, 
    which was also Dallas' first ever franchise playoff appearance.  With 6 
    seconds left in the game, Harper thought the Mavericks were winning 
    109-108, and dribbled out the clock.  However, the score was tied 108-
    108 and the game went into overtime, where the Lakers won 122-115 to 
    take a 3-1 series lead (the Lakers eventually advanced to the NBA 
    Finals and lost to the Celtics in 7 games).  Harper is Dallas' 
    franchise leader in assists, steals, and three pointers made and 
    attempted.  He is only one of two players in NBA History (the other 
    being Isiah Thomas) to record 15,000 points, 6,000 assists, and 1,800 
    steals.
    Jersey Number: 11
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 185 lbs.
    College: Illinois 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 16
    Age: 22-32 (played to 37)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 3x (97 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (797), Knicks (216), Mavericks (75), Magic 
    (66), Lakers (45)
    
    Derek Harper [Knicks]
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 77
    Close 84
    Med 78
    3pt 76
    FT 74
    Layup 80
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 80
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Harper was traded to the Knicks to replace Doc Rivers, who went 
    down for the season with a serious injury.  The team went going 21-6 
    after acquiring him, and went to the NBA Finals, where Harper averaged 
    16.4 ppg.
    Jersey Number: 11
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 185 lbs.
    College: Illinois 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 16
    Age: 32-34 (played to 37)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 3x (97 games)
    Former Teams: Mavericks (797), Knicks (216), Mavericks (75), Magic 
    (66), Lakers (45)
    
    Jeff Hornacek [Suns]
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 85
    Close 92
    Med 86
    3pt 84
    FT 86
    Layup 85
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG
    Jersey Number: 14
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 190 lbs.
    College: Iowa State
    Best Hand: Right
    All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
    Long Distance Shootout Champ: 2
    2-Ball Challenge Champ: 1 (w/Natalie Williams)
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 23-28 (played to 36)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 2x (140 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (468), 76'ers (132), Jazz (477)
    
    Jeff Hornacek [Jazz]
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 81
    Close 82
    Med 83
    3pt 84
    FT 89
    Layup 75
    Dunk 60
    Handle 80
    Pass 80
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60
    Block 55
    Steal 80
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 60
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Utah sharpshooter that was the third cog (along with Malone and 
    Stockton) in Utah's two consecutive NBA Finals appearances.  His career 
    FT% of .879 is ninth in NBA history.  Also made 67 straight free 
    throws, sixth longest streak in NBA history.  Only the 18th player in 
    NBA history to reach 14,000 points (finished career with 15,000+) and 
    5,000 assists.  Something to keep in mind is the majority of those 
    other players are likely PGs.
    Let me do some research and see if I can find the others that reached 
    that milestone before him.
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38k/5k) Nate Archibald (16k/6k), Larry Bird 
    (21k/5k), Dave Bing (18k/5k), Bob Cousy (17k/7k), Clyde Drexler 
    (22k/6k), Walt Frazier (15k/5k), John Havlicek (26k/6k), Magic Johnson 
    (17k/10k), Michael Jordan (32k/5k), Oscar Robertson (26k/9k), John 
    Stockton (19k/15k), Isaiah Thomas (19k/9k), Jerry West (25k/6k), Lenny 
    Wilkens (17k/7k).  That's 15 players, ALL of whom are on the NBA's 
    greatest 50 players list.  The other two are Derek Harper (16k/6k) and 
    Reggie Theus (19k/6k).
    Karl Malone (36k/5k) also achieved the milestone this year, while 
    Scottie Pippen (18k/6k) got it the same year as Hornacek.  Gary Payton 
    (18k/7k), Terry Porter (15k/7k), Tim Hardaway (15k/7k), Rod Strickland 
    (14k/7k) have all gotten there since then. Jason Kidd (9k/6k) will 
    probably make it in 3 years, while Mark Jackson (12k/10k) will probably 
    fall short (he would need 3 years).
    I am in absolute shock and awe at Hornacek's elite company.  I've 
    certainly got a newfound respect for him now, and hopefully you do too.
    Other Positions: PG
    Jersey Number: 14
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 190 lbs.
    College: Iowa State
    Best Hand: Right
    All-Star selections: 1 (91-92)
    Long Distance Shootout Champ: 2
    2-Ball Challenge Champ: 1 (w/Natalie Williams)
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 23-28 (played to 36)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Conference Finals 4x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 2x (140 games)
    Former Teams: Suns (468), 76'ers (132), Jazz (477)
    
    Michael Jordan [80's Bulls] 
    SG - Slasher 
    Overall 93 
    Close 97 
    Med 83 
    3pt 64 
    FT 85 
    Layup 95 
    Dunk 95 
    Handle 95 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 80 
    Block 75 
    Steal 95 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 85 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 95 
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Jersey Number: 23
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
    College: North Carolina
    Best Hand: Right
    Most Valuable Player: 5
    All-NBA First Team: 10
    All-NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9
    NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 2
    All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
    Scoring Titles: 10
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 21-26 (played to 40)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)
    
    Michael Jordan [1990-1993 Bulls] 
    SG - Slasher 
    Overall 95 
    Close 97 
    Med 92 
    3pt 74 
    FT 84 
    Layup 95 
    Dunk 85 
    Handle 95 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 80 
    Block 70 
    Steal 95 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 85 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 95 
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Jersey Number: 23
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
    College: North Carolina
    Best Hand: Right
    Most Valuable Player: 5
    All-NBA First Team: 10
    All-NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9
    NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 2
    All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
    Scoring Titles: 10
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 27-29 (played to 40)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)
    
    Michael Jordan [#45 Bulls]
    SG - Slasher 
    Overall 94 
    Close 94 
    Med 89 
    3pt 82 
    FT 80 
    Layup 95 
    Dunk 80 
    Handle 90 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 80 
    Block 65 
    Steal 85 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 90 
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Jersey Number: 45
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
    College: North Carolina
    Best Hand: Right
    Most Valuable Player: 5
    All-NBA First Team: 10
    All-NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9
    NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 2
    All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
    Scoring Titles: 10
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 31 (played to 40)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)
    
    Michael Jordan [1996-1998 Bulls]
    SG - Slasher 
    Overall 95 
    Close 97 
    Med 96 
    3pt 80 
    FT 83 
    Layup 95 
    Dunk 80 
    Handle 90 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 80 
    Block 65 
    Steal 85 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 90 
    DefAwr 95 
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PG, SF
    Jersey Number: 23
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 195 lbs.
    College: North Carolina
    Best Hand: Right
    Most Valuable Player: 5
    All-NBA First Team: 10
    All-NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9
    NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 2
    All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
    Scoring Titles: 10
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 32-34 (played to 40)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)
    
    Michael Jordan [Wizards]
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 86
    Close 97
    Med 86
    3pt 70
    FT 82
    Layup 90
    Dunk 60
    Handle 85
    Pass 75
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 75
    Block 60
    Steal 75
    RebOff 65
    RebDef 80
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 95
    Notes:
    Other Positions: PG, SG
    Jersey Number: 23
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 216 lbs.
    College: North Carolina
    Best Hand: Right
    Most Valuable Player: 5
    All-NBA First Team: 10
    All-NBA Second Team: 1
    Defensive Player of Year: 1 (87-88)
    All-Defensive First Team: 9
    NBA Finals MVP: 6 (90-91, 91-92, 92-93, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98)
    Rookie of Year: 1 (83-84)
    Slam Dunk Champ: 2
    All-Star selections: 14 (13 starts)
    Scoring Titles: 10
    Years Pro: 15
    Age: 38-40
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 3x (6 Finals MVP, 6 rings, 179 games)
    Former Teams: Bulls (930), Wizards (142)
    
    Bernard King [Knicks] 
    Position SF - Pure Shooter 
    Overall 84 
    Close 97 
    Med 89 
    3pt 58
    FT 77
    Layup 90 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 85 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 85 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 65 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 85 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 70 
    DefAwr 75 
    OffAwr 85
    Jersey Number: 30
    Height/Weight: 6'7" - 205 lbs.
    College: Tennessee
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: First nominated for the Hall of Fame in 2004, he is again up for 
    consideration in 2005.  Once led the league in scoring in 84-85 with 
    32.9 ppg before major knee reconstruction.  He returned two years later 
    and was an all-star, ala Grant Hill.  His first season of injury led to 
    the Knicks falling into the lottery, and getting Patrick Ewing with the 
    first pick.  However they never played a game together (Ewing was 
    injured in King's 6 games with the team during his return, after which 
    he was cut).
    Years Pro: 14
    Age: 26-30
    All-Star selections: 4 (81-82, 83-84, 84-85, 90-91)
    All-NBA First Team: 2 (83-84, 84-85)
    Scoring Titles: 1 (84-85)
    Playoff Experience: Second Round 2x, First Round 3x (28 games)
    Former Teams: Nets (161), Jazz (19), Warriors (160), Knicks (206), 
    Bullets (296), Nets (32)
    
    Luc Longley
    C - Finesse
    Overall 73
    Close 79
    Med 66
    3pt 50
    FT 78
    Layup 65
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 60
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 55
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 75
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 13
    Height/Weight: 7'2" - 265 lbs.
    College: New Mexico
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: First Australian born player in the NBA.  Once missed time 
    during the season due to a surfing related accident.  Won 3 
    championships with the Bulls.
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 23-32
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Second Round 3x, First Round 1x (3 
    rings, 87 games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (170), Bulls (261), Suns (111), Knicks (25)
    
    Harold Miner
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 71
    Close 70
    Med 68
    3pt 69
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 90
    Handle 80
    Pass 55
    PostOff 65
    PostDef 60
    Block 50
    Steal 55
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 55
    OffAwr 70
    Jersey Number: 4, 32
    Height/Weight: 6'5" - 210 lbs.
    College: USC
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Nicknamed Baby Jordan.  People thought he would be the next MJ.  
    They were quite wrong.  He did win the slam-dunk contest twice though, 
    earning him legendary reknown among nostalgic NBA fans.
    Years Pro: 4
    Playoff Experience: First Round 1x (4 games)
    Former Teams: Heat (181), Cavaliers (19)
    
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    C - Finesse
    Overall 94
    Close 97
    Med 79
    3pt 58
    FT 73
    Layup 80
    Dunk 80
    Handle 70
    Pass 65
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 95
    Block 90
    Steal 80
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 90
    Speed 70
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 90
    Jersey Number: 34
    Height/Weight: 7'0 - 255 lbs.
    College: Houston
    Best Hand: Right
    Notes: Hakeem the Dream was one of the greatest centers of all-time, 
    and if I personally had to pick one center from all of NBA history to 
    build around, he would have been it.
    Years Pro: 18
    Age: 22-39
    All-Star selections: 12 (8 starts)
    Most Valuable Player: 1 (93-94)
    All-NBA First Team: 6 (1987-1989, 92-93, 93-94, 96-97
    All-NBA Second Team: 3 (85-86, 89-90, 95-96)
    All-NBA Third Team: 3 (90-91, 94-95, 98-99)
    Defensive Player of the Year: 2 (92-93, 93-94)
    All-Defensive First Team: 5 (86-87, 87-88, 89-90, 92-93, 93-94)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 4 (84-85, 90-91, 95-96, 96-97)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 3x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    3x, First Round 8x (2 rings, 145 games)
    Former Teams: Rockets (1177), Raptors (61)
    
    Isaiah Rider (J.R. Rider)
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 79
    Close 92
    Med 75
    3pt 76
    FT 81
    Layup 85
    Dunk 90
    Handle 80
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 60
    RebOff 60
    RebDef 65
    Speed 80
    Stam 95
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Slam-dunk champion was a troublemaker that ended up being exiled 
    from the league for pissing every NBA authority figure off.
    Height/Weight: 6'5" - 215 lbs.
    Years Pro: 9
    Slam Dunk Champion: 2
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 1x, First Round 2x (1 ring, 21 
    games)
    Former Teams: T'Wolves (229), Blazers (197), Hawks (60), Lakers (67), 
    Nuggets (10)
    
    Dennis Rodman [Pistons]
    PF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 78
    Close 70
    Med 63
    3pt 61
    FT 63
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 90
    Block 70
    Steal 65
    RebOff 99
    RebDef 99
    Speed 75
    Stam 95
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Bad boy known for his hair-raising play and hair color.  Won 2 
    championships with the Bad Boy Pistons of the late 80s, and 3 
    championships with the second Bulls dynasty.  Rodman is most definitely 
    the greatest rebounder of all-time.  He led the league in reboudning a 
    record 7 straight times.  Also shares the NBA Finals record for 
    offensive rebounds in a game, 11, which he did twice against Seattle.  
    He was the only PF in NBA history to be named Defensive Player of the 
    Year, and he won that award twice.  He's looking to make a comeback 
    (possibly with Denver) at age 43.  Considering he averaged 14.3 rpg at 
    age 38 in Dallas, I'd say he's definitely capable of it if someone will 
    look past his behavior.
    Jersey Number: 10
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs.
    College: Southeastern Oklahoma State (Division II)
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 14
    Defensive Player of Year: 2 (89-90, 90-91)
    All-Star selections: 2
    All-NBA Third Team: 2
    All-Defensive First Team: 7
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1
    Rebound Titles: 7
    FG% Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 2x (5 rings, 169 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (549), Spurs (128), Bulls (199), Lakers (23), 
    Mavericks (12)
    
    Dennis Rodman [Bulls]
    PF - Def. Specialist
    Overall 75
    Close 65
    Med 58
    3pt 55
    FT 55
    Layup 65
    Dunk 65
    Handle 70
    Pass 60
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 90
    Block 65
    Steal 60
    RebOff 99
    RebDef 99
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 95
    OffAwr 70
    Notes: Bad boy known for his hair-raising play and hair color.  Won 2 
    championships with the Bad Boy Pistons of the late 80s, and 3 
    championships with the second Bulls dynasty.  Rodman is most definitely 
    the greatest rebounder of all-time.  He led the league in reboudning a 
    record 7 straight times.  Also shares the NBA Finals record for 
    offensive rebounds in a game, 11, which he did twice against Seattle.  
    He was the only PF in NBA history to be named Defensive Player of the 
    Year, and he won that award twice.  He's looking to make a comeback 
    (possibly with Denver) at age 43.  Considering he averaged 14.3 rpg at 
    age 38 in Dallas, I'd say he's definitely capable of it if someone will 
    look past his behavior.
    Jersey Number: 91
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs.
    College: Southeastern Oklahoma State (Division II)
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 14
    Years Pro: 14
    Defensive Player of Year: 2 (89-90, 90-91)
    All-Star selections: 2
    All-NBA Third Team: 2
    All-Defensive First Team: 7
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1
    Rebound Titles: 7
    FG% Titles: 1
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 6x, Conference Finals 2x, Second Round 
    1x, First Round 2x (5 rings, 169 games)
    Former Teams: Pistons (549), Spurs (128), Bulls (199), Lakers (23), 
    Mavericks (12)
    
    Arvydas Sabonis [European]
    C - Finesse
    Overall 94
    Close 97
    Med 81
    3pt 75
    FT 80
    Layup 85
    Dunk 80
    Handle 75
    Pass 80
    PostOff 95
    PostDef 90
    Block 85
    Steal 70
    RebOff 85
    RebDef 95
    Speed 65
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 85
    OffAwr 95
    Notes: This CAP is based on the European player that the US never got 
    to see.  Sabonis btw, is still actively playing in Europe, so 
    technically he's not a "Former Player".  Sabonis was easily the best 
    player in Europe (and debatably still is).  He was unstoppable in the 
    post like Shaq, but unlike Shaq, had shooting range and could hit a FT, 
    and the passing ability and awareness of Vlade Divac.  No man could 
    stop Sabonis, the only thing that could ever slow him was injury.  He 
    averaged 12/7/2 in only 24 mpg over the duration of his NBA career, and 
    only played more than 30 mpg in one season (he averaged 16/10/3 that 
    year).  One can only dream of what he'd have done earlier in his 
    career, in 35 mpg.  Even at 38 years of age, he still dominated the 
    Mavericks last year, and nearly took the Blazers to the Second Round.  
    He scored 60 points in only 86 minutes vs Dallas.  Had they used him 
    earlier than game 3, the Blazers probably would have won that series.  
    He was a big reason Lithuania won a Bronze Medal in the Olympics in 92.  
    We all know who the Gold Medal team was...  In 1988 however, he led the 
    Soviet Union to a gold medal, in the process defeating a team that had 
    David Robinson, Mitch Richmond, and Danny Manning.  Was drafted with 
    the 77th pick by Atlanta in 1985, but the pick was voided when the 
    league found out he was too young to enter the draft.  The following 
    year, he was drafted 24th by Portland.  Talk about an improvement in 
    draft position.  Due to his European basketball background, there is 
    actually a possibility that Sabonis could be elected to the Hall of 
    Fame.
    Jersey Number: 11
    Height/Weight: 7'3" - 273 lbs.
    Country: Lithuania 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 23 (7 NBA, 16 Europe)
    Age: 16-30, 39 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (51 games) 
    Former Teams: Blazers (470)
    
    Arvydas Sabonis [Blazers]
    C - Finesse
    Overall 83
    Close 92
    Med 75
    3pt 73
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 75
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 65
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 90
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 85
    Notes: He was the runner up for the rookie of the year AND sixth man 
    award back in 95-96.  Not bad for a 31 year old rook.  The only player 
    to do better was Ben Gordon this year, as he was the first rookie sixth 
    man winner, but was runner up for the rookie award.
    Jersey Number: 11
    Height/Weight: 7'3" - 292 lbs.
    Country: Lithuania 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 23 (7 NBA, 16 Europe)
    Age: 31-38 
    Playoff Experience: Conference Finals 2x, First Round 5x (51 games) 
    Former Teams: Blazers (470)
    
    Dennis Scott
    SF - Pure Shooter
    Overall 76
    Close 82
    Med 78
    3pt 86
    FT 79
    Layup 75
    Dunk 65
    Handle 75
    Pass 55
    PostOff 70
    PostDef 65
    Block 60
    Steal 65
    RebOff 55
    RebDef 65
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 65
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Certainly took advantage of the league's shorter three-point 
    line in the mid-90s.  Set the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a 
    season with 267 (breaking John Starks' year old record by 50).  Hit a 
    three pointer in 78 consecutive games, the third longest streak in NBA 
    history.  His shooting was a valuable compliment to Shaq's post game 
    and Penny's slashing game, as the Magic won 60 games and went to the 
    NBA finals in 94-95.
    Jersey Number: 3
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 228 lbs.
    College: Georgia Tech 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 10
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, First Round 3x 
    (45 games)
    Former Teams: Magic (446), Suns (29), Mavericks (52), Knicks (15), 
    T'Wolves (21), Grizzlies (66)
    
    Charles Smith
    SF - Slasher
    Overall 76
    Close 87
    Med 73
    3pt 62
    FT 77
    Layup 75
    Dunk 75
    Handle 70
    Pass 55
    PostOff 75
    PostDef 70
    Block 75
    Steal 65
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 70
    Speed 75
    Stam 90
    Dur 75
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 75
    Notes: Smith is remembered as one of the biggest chokers in playoff 
    history.  In the 92-93 playoffs, the first seeded Knicks played the 
    Bulls.  In game 5, with the series tied 2-2, Smith bricked 4 straight 
    shots directly under the basket in the closing minutes.  This cost the 
    Knicks a chance to go up 3-2 on the Bulls, as well as their home court 
    advantage.  They lost game 6 in Chicago.
    Other Positions: PF
    Jersey Number: 32
    Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs.
    College: Pittsburgh 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 9
    Age: 23-31
    All-Defensive Second Team: 2 (86-87, 89-90)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    2x, First Round 1x (66 games)
    Former Teams: Clippers (272), Knicks (241), Spurs (51)
    
    Kenny Smith
    PG - Distributor
    Overall 78
    Close 84
    Med 77
    3pt 81
    FT 86
    Layup 80
    Dunk 65
    Handle 85
    Pass 80
    PostOff 55
    PostDef 55
    Block 50
    Steal 75
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 55
    Speed 90
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: Former two-time NBA champion, current TNT sidekick of Charles 
    Barkley, and the all-time leader in playoff 3pt percentage.  One would 
    think that his high percentage was due to the moved in three point line 
    in 94-95, but most of Smith's threes came prior to the line being moved 
    in.  In the 93 playoffs he went 23-46 (.500), and in the 94 playoffs he 
    went 34-67 (.447).  Both of these percentages are actually better than 
    the 46-104 (.442) that he shot in the 95 playoffs. 
    Jersey Number: 30
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 170 lbs.
    College: North Carolina 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 10
    Age: 22-31
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 2x, Second Round 2x, First Round 1x (2 
    rings, 68 games)
    Former Teams: Kings (188), Hawks (33), Rockets (468), Magic (6), 
    Pistons (9), Nuggets (33)
    
    Rik Smits
    C - Finesse
    Overall 79
    Close 92
    Med 75
    3pt 50
    FT 77
    Layup 70
    Dunk 70
    Handle 60
    Pass 55
    PostOff 85
    PostDef 80
    Block 75
    Steal 50
    RebOff 75
    RebDef 80
    Speed 60
    Stam 85
    Dur 70
    DefAwr 70
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: The Dunkin Dutchman was a core component of the Reggie Miller 
    Pacers that consistently made the Conference Finals.  What's he doing 
    in retirement?  Well, he owns a sports club called "Sportszone" that 
    runs basketball leagues.  He plays in these leagues, and he's perhaps 
    the tallest shooting guard in the world - he feels it's unfair to post 
    up the guys, so he sits back and shoot three pointers.
    Jersey Number: 45
    Height/Weight: 7'4 - 250 lbs.
    College: Marist
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 12
    Age: 22-33
    All-Star selections: 1 (97-98)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 4x, First Round 5x 
    (104 games) 
    Former Teams: Pacers (867)
    
    John Starks
    SG - Slasher
    Overall 81
    Close 89
    Med 75
    3pt 78
    FT 77
    Layup 85
    Dunk 75
    Handle 85
    Pass 70
    PostOff 60
    PostDef 70
    Block 50
    Steal 80
    RebOff 50
    RebDef 60
    Speed 85
    Stam 90
    Dur 85
    DefAwr 80
    OffAwr 80
    Notes: One of the streakiest players of all time.  Not sure which he is 
    more famous for, posterizing Horace Grant and Michael Jordan in what 
    came to be known as "the dunk" (pictures at 
    http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2717/starks.gif and 
    http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~wonj/basketball/dunk.html) in game 2 of 
    the 92-93 conference finals, or going 2-18 (0-11 from 3pt range) in 
    game 7 of the 93-94 NBA Finals.  Set an NBA record in 94-95 with 217 
    three's made (although that record was broken by Dennis Scott a year 
    later).  Owns the record for most three's attempted in an NBA Finals 
    with 50.  After coaching in the USBL, was signed by the MSG network to 
    be their media rep.
    Other Positions: PG
    Jersey Number: 3
    Height/Weight: 6'5" - 190 lbs.
    College: Oklahoma State 
    Best Hand: Right
    Years Pro: 13
    All-Star selections: 1 (93-94)
    All-Defensive Second Team: 1 (92-93)
    Sixth Man of Year: 1 (96-97)
    Playoff Experience: NBA Finals 1x, Conference Finals 1x, Second Round 
    5x, First Round 2x (96 games)
    Former Teams: Warriors (36), Knicks (597), Bulls (4), Warriors (88), 
    Jazz (141)
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    C. Players adjusted to a specific year
    
    80 - Tom Gugliotta [96-97]
    82 - Allan Houston [02-03]
    80 - Christian Laettner [96-97]
    
    Tom Gugliotta [96-97]
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 80 
    Close 92 
    Med 79 
    3pt 66 
    FT 82 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 65 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 75 
    Steal 75 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 70 
    Stam 92 
    Dur 70 
    DefAwr 75 
    OffAwr 80
    
    Allan Houston [02-03]
    SG - Pure Shooter
    Overall 82 
    Close 92 
    Med 89 
    3pt 84 
    FT 92 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 65 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 50 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 50 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 95 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 75 
    OffAwr 85
    
    Christian Laettner [96-97]
    PF - Finesse
    Overall 80
    Close 92
    Med 78
    3pt 68
    FT 82
    Layup 75
    Dunk 70
    Handle 70
    Pass 60
    PostOff 80
    PostDef 80
    Block 70
    Steal 70
    RebOff 80
    RebDef 80
    Speed 70
    Stam 90
    Dur 80
    DefAwr 75
    OffAwr 80
    
    ***********************************************************************
     
    D. 2005 Draft Class
    
    *DISCLAIMER
    Before I get emails asking why the rookies are rated so low, please 
    realize that created players naturally have lower overall ratings than 
    existing players.  For example if you give Deron Williams' ratings to 
    Kenny Anderson, he's a 77 overall, which is 1 more than generic Deron.  
    If you give his ratings to Troy Bell, he's a 78 overall, which is 2 
    more than generic Deron.  Overall rating does not reflect how much 
    value a player really has, it's the rest of the ratings that are most 
    important.  Also the SGs tend to have ratings, I believe because of 
    overvalued (not overrated) mid-range shot ratings.
    
    79 - Andrew Bogut (C)
    78 - Marvin Williams (SF)
    76 - Deron Williams (PG)
    77 - Chris Paul (PG)
    75 - Raymond Felton (PG)
    74 - Martell Webster (SG)
    72 - Charlie Villanueva (PF)
    69 - Channing Frye (C)
    74 - Ike Diogu (PF)
    65 - Andrew Bynum (C)
    68 - Fran Vasquez (PF)
    71 - Sean May (PF)
    76 - Rashad McCants (SG)
    77 - Antoine Wright (SG)
    73 - Joey Graham (SF)
    73 - Danny Granger (SF)
    75 - Gerald Green (SF)
    72 - Hakim Warrick (SF)
    72 - Nate Robinson (PG)
    73 - Jarrett Jack (PG)
    74 - Francisco Garcia (SG)
    72 - Luther Head (PG)
    68 - David Lee (PF)
    73 - Salim Stoudamire (SG)
    70 - Daniel Ewing (PG)
    64 - Chris Taft (PF)
    64 - Martynas Andriuskevicius (C)
    72 - Dijon Thompson (SG)
    68 - Eddie Basden (SG)
    
    Andrew Bogut 
    C - Finesse 
    Overall 79 
    Close 89 
    Med 71 
    3pt 62 
    FT 69 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 70 
    PostOff 85 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 75 
    Steal 60 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 85 
    Speed 60 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 4 
    Height/Weight: 7'0" - 250 lbs. 
    College: Utah 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Is going to end up being the best Australian player to ever play 
    in the NBA.  Somewhere, Luc Longley is crying.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 1st
    Current Team: Bucks
    
    Marvin Williams 
    SF - Slasher 
    Overall 78 
    Close 84 
    Med 75 
    3pt 73 
    FT 85 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 80 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 65 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 65 
    Steal 60 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 85 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 80 
    Jersey Number: 24 
    Height/Weight: 6'9" - 230 lbs. 
    College: North Carolina 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 2nd
    Current Team: Hawks
    
    Deron Williams 
    PG - Distributor 
    Overall 76 
    Close 87 
    Med 77 
    3pt 76 
    FT 74 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 90 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 50 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 85 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 85 
    Jersey Number: 5 
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 210 lbs. 
    College: Illinois 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 3rd
    Current Team: Jazz
    
    Chris Paul 
    PG - Distributor 
    Overall 77 
    Close 87 
    Med 77 
    3pt 79 
    FT 83 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 50 
    Handle 90 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 50 
    PostDef 50 
    Block 50 
    Steal 80 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 55 
    Speed 90 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 85 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 85 
    Jersey Number: 3 
    Height/Weight: 5'11" - 175 lbs. 
    College: Wake Forest 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Considered the best pure PG in the draft, but his size is a 
    concern the same way it was for Jameer Nelson last year.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 4th
    Current Team: Hornets
    
    Raymond Felton 
    PG - Distributor 
    Overall 75 
    Close 79 
    Med 71 
    3pt 75 
    FT 70 
    Layup 80 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 90 
    Pass 80 
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 50 
    Block 50 
    Steal 80 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 55 
    Speed 95 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 80 
    Jersey Number: 2 
    Height/Weight: 6'1" - 192 lbs. 
    College: North Carolina 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 5th
    Current Team: Bobcats
    
    Martell Webster 
    SG - Pure Shooter 
    Overall 74 
    Close 77 
    Med 79 
    3pt 77 
    FT 78 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 50 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 23 
    Height/Weight: 6'7" - 229 lbs. 
    High School: Seattle Prep 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Good spot up shooter, but needs to develop other areas of his 
    game.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 18
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 6th
    Current Team: Blazers
    
    Charlie Villanueva 
    PF - Finesse 
    Overall 72 
    Close 79 
    Med 70 
    3pt 62 
    FT 69 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 75 
    Steal 50 
    RebOff 75 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 70 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 3 
    Height/Weight: 6'10" - 236 lbs. 
    College: UConn 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Raptors fans and the media have openly questioned their 
    selection of Charlie V, but I think it's because most of them think 
    Chris Bosh's ceiling is higher than it really is.
    Other Positions: SF, C
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 7th
    Current Team: Raptors
    
    Channing Frye 
    C - Finesse 
    Overall 69 
    Close 75 
    Med 68 
    3pt 50 
    FT 83 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 60 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 70 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 75 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 45 
    Height/Weight: 6'11" - 243 lbs. 
    College: Arizona 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Recorded a triple double in summer league.  Notable, because it 
    was points, rebounds, and FOULS.  You can't foul out in summer league.  
    Frye had 11 fouls in the game, and in the second half picked up 9 in 18 
    minutes.  Frye didn't record the triple double until he picked up a 
    couple rebounds in garbage time.  Yes, he hit double digit fouls before 
    he did rebounds.
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 8th
    Current Team: Knicks
    
    Ike Diogu 
    PF - Banger 
    Overall 74 
    Close 84 
    Med 70 
    3pt 52 
    FT 80 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 65 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 75 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 5 
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 255 lbs. 
    College: Arizona State 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: C
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 9th
    Current Team: Warriors
    
    Andrew Bynum 
    C - Banger 
    Overall 65 
    Close 65 
    Med 55 
    3pt 50 
    FT 70 
    Layup 60 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 60 
    Pass 50 
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 70 
    Steal 50 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 42 
    Height/Weight: 7'0" - 280 lbs. 
    High School: St. Joseph's 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Bynum has been heralded as the next Shaq.  So were Eddy Curry 
    and DaSagana Diop.  The height of his potential is Shaq, but like every 
    other center that has been given that comparison, he has a very long 
    way to go.  It was only fitting that the Lakers draft Bynum.  If anyone 
    can help him turn his potential into reality, it's the Lakers and Phil 
    Jackson.  You can't help but think that Kobe is salivating over the 
    prospect of having "his Shaq".  Still, Bynum is very young and very 
    raw; it will be a slow process.  He's not going to oust Chris Mihm from 
    the lineup anytime soon.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 17
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 10th
    Current Team: Lakers
    
    Fran Vasquez 
    PF - Banger 
    Overall 68 
    Close 72 
    Med 68 
    3pt 50 
    FT 75 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 65 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 75 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 70 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 70 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 24 
    Height/Weight: 6'10" - 230 lbs. 
    Country: Spain 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Orlando drafted him to backup Dwight Howard.  Vasquez decided 
    he'd rather stay in Europe.  Orlando probably feels ripped off about 
    now... but then again maybe not since it was a weak draft class for power 
    forwards.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 11th
    Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Magic)
    
    Sean May 
    PF - Banger 
    Overall 71 
    Close 75 
    Med 68 
    3pt 50 
    FT 76 
    Layup 60 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 55 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 80 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 70 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 80 
    Speed 60 
    Stam 80 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 42 
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 260 lbs. 
    College: North Carolina 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 13th
    Current Team: Bobcats
    
    Rashad McCants 
    SG - Pure Shooter 
    Overall 76 
    Close 87 
    Med 77 
    3pt 78 
    FT 72 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 60 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 32 
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 200 lbs. 
    High School: North Carloina 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 14th
    Current Team: T'Wolves
    
    Antoine Wright 
    SG - Pure Shooter 
    Overall 77 
    Close 82 
    Med 77 
    3pt 78 
    FT 69 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 60 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 21 
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 202 lbs. 
    High School: Texas A&M 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 15th
    Current Team: Nets
    
    Joey Graham 
    SF - Def. Specialist 
    Overall 73 
    Close 79 
    Med 75 
    3pt 73 
    FT 86 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 80 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 55 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 65 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 85 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 14 
    Height/Weight: 6'7" - 216 lbs. 
    High School: Oklahoma State 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 16th
    Current Team: Raptors
    
    Danny Granger 
    SF - Def. Specialist 
    Overall 73 
    Close 82 
    Med 73 
    3pt 73 
    FT 76 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 70 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 65 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 75 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 33 
    Height/Weight: 6'9" - 225 lbs. 
    High School: New Mexico 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 17th
    Current Team: Pacers
    
    Gerald Green 
    SF - Slasher 
    Overall 75 
    Close 79 
    Med 77 
    3pt 75 
    FT 75 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 90 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 65 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 25 
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 195 lbs. 
    High School: Gulf Shores Academy 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Was compared by some to Tracy McGrady, and was projected to be 
    drafted high in the lottery.  Instead he fell all the way to the 
    Celtics at 18th overall, yet another steal for Danny Ainge.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 18th
    Current Team: Celtics
    
    Hakim Warrick 
    SF - Slasher 
    Overall 72 
    Close 75 
    Med 66 
    3pt 50 
    FT 68 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 90 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 75 
    Steal 60 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 1 
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 220 lbs. 
    College: Syracuse 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: PF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 19th
    Current Team: Grizzlies
    
    Nate Robinson 
    PG - Distributor 
    Overall 72 
    Close 75 
    Med 70 
    3pt 75 
    FT 78 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 85 
    Pass 75 
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 50 
    Block 50 
    Steal 75 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 50 
    Speed 95 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 2 
    Height/Weight: 5'8" - 170 lbs. 
    College: Washington 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Traded to the Knicks as part of the Quentin Richardson deal.  
    He'll backup Stephon Marbury, and is probably going to be one of the 
    more popular Knicks.  I wouldn't be surprised if he enters the dunk 
    contest this year or in the future.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 21st
    Current Team: Knicks
    
    Jarrett Jack 
    PG - Distributor 
    Overall 73 
    Close 75 
    Med 73 
    3pt 73 
    FT 87 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 85 
    Pass 75 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 60 
    Block 50 
    Steal 75 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 85 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 85 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 3 
    Height/Weight: 6'4" - 197 lbs. 
    College: Georgia Tech 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: An insurance plan in case Telfair doesn't work out, and has the 
    added bonus that he can be played next to Telfair.  
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 21
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 22nd
    Current Team: Blazers
    
    Francisco Garcia 
    SG - Pure Shooter 
    Overall 74 
    Close 75 
    Med 71 
    3pt 78 
    FT 88 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 65 
    Handle 85 
    Pass 65 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 65 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 75 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 75 
    Jersey Number: 32 
    Height/Weight: 6'7" - 189 lbs. 
    College: Louisville 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 23
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 23rd
    Current Team: Kings
    
    Luther Head 
    PG - Shoot First 
    Overall 72 
    Close 72 
    Med 71 
    3pt 78 
    FT 79 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 85 
    Pass 75 
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 50 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 55 
    RebDef 60 
    Speed 85 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 4 
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 178 lbs. 
    College: Illinois 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 24th
    Current Team: Rockets
    
    David Lee 
    PF - Banger 
    Overall 68 
    Close 72 
    Med 68 
    3pt 50 
    FT 71 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 65 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 75 
    PostDef 70 
    Block 65 
    Steal 55 
    RebOff 80 
    RebDef 70 
    Speed 70 
    Stam 80 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 24 
    Height/Weight: 6'9" - 229 lbs. 
    College: Florida
    Best Hand: Left (Ambidextrous) 
    Notes: High-energy power forward.  The Knicks already have that in 
    Jerome Williams, and have plenty of PFs, so expect a trade to clear up 
    the glut.  Otherwise it's a questionable draft pick since the last 
    thing the Knicks need is another power forward.
    Other Positions: SF
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 30th
    Current Team: Knicks
    
    Salim Stoudamire 
    SG - Pure Shooter (or PG - Shoot First) 
    Overall 73 (68 if PG) 
    Close 67 
    Med 73 
    3pt 82 
    FT 91 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 55 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 50 
    Steal 60 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 50 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 60 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 20 
    Height/Weight: 6'1" - 185 lbs. 
    College: Arizona 
    Best Hand: Left 
    Notes: Cousin of Damon Stoudamire (for whatever reason, that connection 
    reminds me of brothers Chuck and Wesley Person).  The best shooter in 
    the 2005 draft, period.  A great pick for Atlanta, because they needed 
    shooting in the worst way.
    Other Positions: PG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 31st
    Current Team: Hawks
    
    Daniel Ewing 
    PG - Shoot First 
    Overall 70 
    Close 70 
    Med 71 
    3pt 74 
    FT 72 
    Layup 75 
    Dunk 60 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 65 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 50 
    Steal 70 
    RebOff 50 
    RebDef 55 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 5 
    Height/Weight: 6'3" - 185 lbs. 
    College: Duke 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 32nd
    Current Team: Clippers
    
    Chris Taft 
    PF - Banger 
    Overall 64 
    Close 70 
    Med 55 
    3pt 50 
    FT 59 
    Layup 55 
    Dunk 75 
    Handle 60 
    Pass 50 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 75 
    Block 70 
    Steal 50 
    RebOff 75 
    RebDef 75 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 85 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 65 
    OffAwr 60 
    Jersey Number: 23 
    Height/Weight: 6'10" - 260 lbs. 
    College: Pittsburgh 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: 
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 20
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 42nd
    Current Team: Warriors
    
    Martynas Andriuskevicius 
    C - Finesse 
    Overall 64 
    Close 67 
    Med 66 
    3pt 62 
    FT 70 
    Layup 65 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 70 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 70 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 75 
    Steal 50 
    RebOff 65 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 65 
    Stam 80 
    Dur 75 
    DefAwr 55 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 20 
    Height/Weight: 7'3" - 229 lbs. 
    Country: Lithuania 
    Best Hand: Right (Ambidextrous) 
    Notes: 19 year old center has drawn comparisons to Arvydas Sabonis 
    (mostly because he works out with him).  There was initially some 
    confusion about whether Martynas would stay in this year's draft.  
    There were reports that he woulc be pulling out again this year after a 
    poor performance in a Tel Aviv junior tournament, but when early entry 
    candidates were announced, his name was there.  Martynas probably needs 
    to fire his agent.  Last year he would have been a surefire first 
    rounder in the low lottery.  This year he ended up being a second round 
    pick.  Martynas was traded to the Cavs on draft night, which is a good 
    place for him.  They will be able to build him into an Ilgauskas-type 
    player, perhaps eventually taking over as Big Z gets on in years.  
    He'll likely stay in Europe for a year.
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 19
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 44th
    Current Team: EUROPE (Rights owned by Cavaliers)
    
    Dijon Thompson
    SG - Slasher 
    Overall 72 
    Close 75 
    Med 75 
    3pt 72 
    FT 79 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 80 
    Pass 55 
    PostOff 65 
    PostDef 55 
    Block 55 
    Steal 65 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 55 
    OffAwr 70 
    Jersey Number: 1 
    Height/Weight: 6'8" - 195 lbs. 
    College: UCLA 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Thompson was traded to the Suns as part of the Q-Rich deal.  
    He's a good scorer but horrendous defender (which makes him a perfect 
    replacement for Q-Rich).
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: 54th
    Current Team: Suns
    
    Eddie Basden 
    SG - Def. Specialist 
    Overall 68 
    Close 70 
    Med 68 
    3pt 64 
    FT 72 
    Layup 70 
    Dunk 70 
    Handle 75 
    Pass 60 
    PostOff 60 
    PostDef 65 
    Block 50 
    Steal 80 
    RebOff 60 
    RebDef 65 
    Speed 80 
    Stam 90 
    Dur 80 
    DefAwr 70 
    OffAwr 65 
    Jersey Number: 13 
    Height/Weight: 6'6" - 210 lbs. 
    College: Charlotte 
    Best Hand: Right 
    Notes: Defensive stopper towards the end of the Chicago bench.  Scott 
    Skiles will probably love him.
    Other Positions: SG
    Years Pro: 0
    Age: 22
    Playoff Experience: None
    Draft Position: Undrafted
    Current Team: Bulls
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    VIII. Sega Roster Download Updates
    
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    IX. Roster updates
    
    This section will include roster updates that are not covered by the 
    last roster update posted by Sega.  I will list the team, and then the 
    players that are now on that team.  If I list a player as "from Draft", 
    then obviously they are not in the game.  I won't add the player until 
    they are actually signed)
    
    76'ers
    Jamal Mashburn (SF) from Hornets
    Matt Barnes (SF) from Free Agents
    Chris Webber (PF) from Kings
    Rodney Rogers (PF) from Hornets
    Michael Bradley (PF) from Magic
    Josh Davis (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Blazers
    Viktor Khryapa (SF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Ha Seung-Jin (C) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    
    Bobcats
    Cory Alexander (PG) from NBDL (Not in game)
    Kareem Rush (SG) from Lakers
    Keith Bogans (SG) from Magic
    Bernard Robinson (SG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP 
    section)
    Matt Carroll (SG) from NBDL (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Theron Smith (SF) from Grizzlies (Not in game)
    Malik Allen (PF) from Heat
    
    Bucks
    Reece Gaines (PG) from Rockets
    Anthony Goldwire (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Marcus Fizer (SF) from Free Agents
    Calvin Booth (C) from Mavericks
    
    Bulls
    Chris Duhon (PG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Andres Nocioni (SF) from Europe (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Jared Reiner (C) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Cavaliers
    Lucious Harris (SG) from Free Agents
    Jiri Welsch (SF) from Celtics
    Scott Williams (C) from Free Agents
     
    Celtics
    Antoine Walker (PF) from Hawks
    Justin Reed (PF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    
    Clippers
    Rick Brunson (PG) from Free Agents
    
    Grizzlies
    Antonio Burks (PG) from Draft (Not in game)
    Andre Emmett (SF) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Hawks
    Tyronn Lue (PG) from Rockets
    Royal Ivey (PG) from Draft (Not in game)
    Donta Smith (SF) from Draft (Not in game)
    Tom Gugliotta (PF) from Celtics
    James Thomas (PF) from Draft (Not in game)
    Kevin Willis (C) from Free Agents
    Michael Stewart (C) from Celtics
    
    Heat
    Steve Smith (SG) from Free Agents
    Shandon Anderson (SG) from Knicks
    Qyntel Woods (SF) from Blazers
    Alonzo Mourning (C) from Nets
    
    Hornets
    Speedy Claxton (PG) from Warriors
    Dan Dickau (PG) from Mavericks 
    Casey Jacobsen (SG) from Suns
    Lee Nailon (SF) from Free Agents
    Maciej Lampe (PF) from Suns
    Jackson Vroman (PF) from Suns
    
    Jazz
    Howard Eisley (PG) from Suns
    Keith McLeod (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Randy Livingston (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Ben Handlogten (C) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Kings
    Cuttino Mobley (SG) from Magic
    Eddie House (SG) from Bobcats
    Maurice Evans (SG) from Europe (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Corliss Williamson (SF) from 76'ers
    Erik Daniels (SF) from Draft (Not in game)
    Kenny Thomas (PF) from 76'ers
    Brian Skinner (C) from 76'ers
    
    Knicks
    Jermaine Jackson (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Trevor Ariza (SF) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Malik Rose (PF) from Spurs
    Maurice Taylor (PF) from Rockets
    Jackie Butler (C) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
    
    Lakers
    Tierre Brown (PG) from Free Agents
    Sasha Vujacic (PG) from Draft (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Tony Bobbitt (SG) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Magic
    Andre Barrett (PG) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Doug Christie (SG) from Kings
    Mark Jones (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Brandon Hunter (PF) from Bobcats
    Mario Kasun (C) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
    
    Mavericks
    Darrell Armstrong (PG) from Hornets
    Keith Van Horn (SF) from Bucks
    DJ Mbenga (C) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Nets
    Travis Best (PG) from Free Agents
    Vince Carter (SG) from Raptors
    Billy Thomas (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Clifford Robinson (PF) from Warriors
    Jabari Smith (C) from Kings
    
    Nuggets
    Luis Flores (PG) from Warriors (Not in game)
    Wesley Person (SG) from Heat
    DerMarr Johnson (SG) from Free Agents
    Eduardo Najera (SF) from Warriors
    Bryon Russell (SF) from Free Agents
    Mark Pope (C) from Free Agents
    
    Pacers
    James Jones (SF) from Pacers (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Britton Johnsen (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Dale Davis (C) from Warriors
    John Edwards (C) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Pistons
    Carlos Arroyo (PG) from Jazz
    Carlos Delfino (SG) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
    
    Raptors
    Omar Cook (PG) from Bobcats
    Eric Williams (SF) from Nets
    Matt Bonner (PF) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Aaron Williams (C) from Nets
    Pape Sow (C) from Draft (Not in game)
    
    Rockets
    Mike James (PG) from Bucks
    Moochie Norris (PG) from Knicks
    David Wesley (SG) from Hornets
    Jon Barry (SG) from Free Agents
    Ryan Bowen (SF) from Nuggets
    Toraye Braggs (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)
    Vin Baker (PF) from Knicks
    
    Sonics
    Mateen Cleaves (PG) from Free Agents
    Damien Wilkins (SF) from Draft (Not in game, see CAP section)
    
    Spurs
    Mike Wilks (PG) from Bulls (Not in game)
    Glenn Robinson (SF) from 76'ers
    Nazr Mohammed (C) from Knicks
    
    Suns
    Jim Jackson (SF) from Rockets
    Walter McCarty (PF) from Celtics
    Bo Outlaw (PF) from Grizzlies
    Paul Shirley (PF) from Suns (SEGA ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    
    T'Wolves
    Anthony Carter (PG) from Free Agents
    Eddie Griffin (PF) from Free Agents
    John Thomas (PF) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    
    Warriors
    Baron Davis (PG) from Hornets
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) from Nuggets
    Rodney White (SF) from Nuggets
    Zarko Cabarkapa (PF) from Suns
    
    Wizards
    Laron Profit (SG) from Free Agents (Not in game)
    Damone Brown (SF) from Free Agents (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)
    
    Free Agents
    Jay Williams (PG) from Free Agents (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, 
    Out for the season)
    Jamison Brewer (PG) from Knicks
    Tony Williams (PG) from Hawks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Mark Johnson (PG) from Hawks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Courtney Alexander (SG) from Hornets
    Kedrick Brown (SG) from 76'ers
    Corey Benjamin (SG) from Bobcats
    Eddie Robinson (SF) from Bulls
    Chris Crawford (SF) from Hawks
    Marcus Haislip (PF) from Bucks
    Samaki Walker (PF) from Wizards
    Corie Blount (PF) from Raptors
    Jerome Moiso (PF) from Raptors
    Derrick Coleman (C) from Pistons
    Jahidi White (C) from Bobcats
    Vladimir Stepania (C) from Blazers
    Josh Moore (C) from Clippers
    
    NBDL
    Joseph Forte (SG) from Free Agents
    Chris Jefferies (SF) from Bulls
    Kirk Haston (PF) from Free Agents
    Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (C) from Free Agents
    Mengke Bateer (C) from Free Agents (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Ernest Brown (C) from Free Agents
    
    CBA
    Doug Overton (PG) from Free Agents
    
    ABA
    Yuta Tabuse (PG) from Free Agents (Not in game, SEE CAP SECTION)
    Sean Rooks (C) from Free Agents
    
    USBL
    
    International
    Troy Bell (PG) from Grizzlies (Playing in Spain)
    J.R. Bremer (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
    Shammond Williams (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Russia)
    Emanual Davis (PG) from Free Agents
    Bryce Drew (PG) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
    Roger Mason Jr (SG) from Raptors (Playing in Greece)
    Ricky Minard (SG) from Kings (Playing in Italy)
    Travis Hansen (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
    Jeryl Sasser (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in France)
    Felipe Lopez (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Germany)
    Lavor Postell (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
    Jeff Trepagnier (SG) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
    Sean Lampley (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
    Tracy Murray (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
    Vincent Yarbrough (SF) from Free Agents (Playing in Belgium)
    David Bluthenthal (SF) from Kings (Playing in Russia)
    Pat Burke (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
    Gary Trent (PF) from T'Wolves (Playing in Greece)
    Lonny Baxter (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
    Sam Clancy (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Greece)
    Robert Archibald (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Spain)
    John Amaechi (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in England)
    Dan Langhi (PF) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
    Nate Huffman (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
    Amal McCaskill (C) from Pistons (Playing in Italy)
    Dalibor Bagaric (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Italy)
    Antonio Harvey (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Poland)
    Olumide Oyedeji (C) from Free Agents (Playing in Nigeria)
    
    Retired
    Mark Jackson (PG) from Free Agents
    Rod Strickland (PG) from Free Agents
    Avery Johnson (PG) from Free Agents
    Bimbo Coles (PG) from Free Agents
    Brian Shaw (PG) from Free Agents
    Brent Price (PG) from Free Agents
    Randy Brown (PG) from Free Agents
    Bryant Stith (SG) from Free Agents
    Hubert Davis (SG) from Free Agents
    Kendall Gill (SG) from Free Agents
    Scottie Pippen (SF) from Bulls
    Rick Fox (SF) from Celtics (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    LaPhonso Ellis (SF) from Free Agents
    Glen Rice (SF) from Free Agents
    Monty Williams (SF) from Free Agents
    Walt Williams (SF) from Free Agents
    Chris Mills (SF) from Free Agents
    George McCloud (SF) from Free Agents
    Karl Malone (PF) from Free Agents
    Shawn Kemp (PF) from Free Agents
    Anthony Mason (PF) from Free Agents
    Charles Oakley (PF) from Free Agents
    Horace Grant (PF) from Free Agents
    Tyrone Hill (PF) from Free Agents
    Danny Manning (PF) from Free Agents
    Matt Bullard (PF) from Free Agents
    Grant Long (PF) from Free Agents
    Jamie Feick (PF) from Free Agents
    Mark Bryant (PF) from Free Agents
    Evan Eschmeyer (C) from Mavericks (REMOVED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD)
    Cezary Trybanski (C) from Bulls
    Olden Polynice (C) from Free Agents
    
    Players who may retire during the Offseason
    TJ Ford (PG) from Bucks
    Nick Van Exel (PG) from Blazers
    Reggie Miller (SG) from Pacers (confirmed)
    Allan Houston (SG) from Knicks
    Jamal Mashburn (SF) from Hornets
    Michael Curry (SF) from Free Agents (confirmed)
    Tom Gugliotta (PF) from Celtics
    Derrick Coleman (C) from Pistons
    Elden Campbell (C) from Pistons
    Scott Williams (C) from Cavaliers (confirmed)
    Shawn Bradley (C) from Mavericks (confirmed)
    
    Remaining Free Agents
    
    Point Guards
    Kenny Anderson, Jamison Brewer, Junior Harrington, Jay Williams
    
    Shooting Guards
    Courtney Alexander, Brandon Armstrong, Corey Benjamin, Kedrick Brown, 
    Dion Glover
    
    Small Forwards
    Chris Crawford, Tremaine Fowlkes, Terence Morris, Eddie Robinson, Ansu 
    Sesay
    
    Power Forwards
    Jason Caffey, Keon Clark, Alton Ford, Marcus Haislip, Donnell Harvey, 
    Lawrence Funderburke, Cherokee Parks, Don Reid, Samaki Walker, John 
    Wallace
    
    Centers
    Derrick Coleman, Zendon Hamilton, Travis Knight, Jelani McCoy, Josh 
    Moore, Vladimir Stepania, Jahidi White
    
    ------------
    
    Remaining Free Agents (NOT IN GAME)
    
    Point Guards
    Maurice Baker, Geno Carlisle, Alex Garcia, Marcus Hatten, Darrick 
    Martin, Blake Stepp
    
    Shooting Guards
    Norm Richardson
    
    Small Forwards
    Kaniel Dickens, Juaquin Hawkins, Jason Sasser, Leon Smith, Awvee Storey
    
    Power Forwards
    Corsley Edwards, Matt Freije, Derek Hood, Arthur Johnson, Anthony 
    Miller, Desmond Penigar, Dennis Rodman, Jamal Sampson, Tommy Smith
    
    Centers
    Centers
    Peter Cornell, Kyle Davis, Paul Grant, Ben Handlogten, Nate Johnson, 
    Chris Marcus, Aleksandar Radojevic, Justin Rowe, Soumaila Samake
    
    NBDL/CBA/ABA/USBL
    Point Guards
    Doug Overton
    
    Shooting Guards
    Joseph Forte
    
    Small Forwards
    Chris Jefferies
    
    Power Forwards
    Kirk Haston
    
    Centers
    Mengke Bateer, Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, Ernest Brown
    
    NBDL/CBA/ABA/USBL (Not in game)
    Point Guards
    Brandin Knight, Yuta Tabuse, Brandon Williams, Derrick Zimmerman
    
    Shooting Guards
    Derrick Dial, Carl English, Adam Harrington, Kirk Penney, Tim Pickett, 
    David Young
    
    Small Forwards
    Kaniel Dickens, Cedric Henderson, Darius Rice
    
    Power Forwards
    Lenny Cooke, Ousmane Cisse, Tang Hamilton, Rick Rickert
    
    Centers
    Keith Closs, Hiram Fuller, Lonnie Jones, James Lang, Jason Lawson, 
    Oliver Miller, Neil Yanke
    
    EUROPE
    Point Guards
    Troy Bell, J.R. Bremer, Bryce Drew, Shammond Williams
    
    Shooting Guards
    Felipe Lopez, Roger Mason Jr, Ricky Minard, Lavor Postell, Jeryl 
    Sasser, Jeff Trepagnier
    
    Small Forwards
    David Bluthenthal, Sean Lampley, Tracy Murray, Vincent Yarbrough
    
    Power Forwards
    John Amaechi, Robert Archibald, Lonny Baxter, Pat Burke, Sam Clancy, 
    Dan Langhi, Gary Trent
    
    Centers
    Dalibor Bagaric, Antonio Harvey, Nate Huffman, Olumide Oyedeji
    
    EUROPE (Not in game)
    Point Guards
    Erick Barkley, Robert Pack
    
    Shooting Guards
    Maurice Carter, Ibrahim Kutluay, Trajan Langdon, Jon Stefansson
    
    Small Forwards
    Randy Holcomb, Ime Udoka
    
    Power Forwards
    Ben Davis, Art Long
    
    Centers
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    X. Depth Charts
    
    Here I'll list the depth charts of the NBA teams, so you have a good 
    idea of where to put them in your "Team Lineups" screen.  You may not 
    realize that where a player is placed on the bench affects the rating 
    of the team.  Bobby Jackson in the top bench slot affects the team's 
    rating more positively than he would if he were at the bottom of the 
    bench, or on the IR.  Also, I am going to be placing players regardless 
    of position.  Some players have incorrect positions in the game, and 
    unfortunately, you can't edit position.  For instance, in the game, 
    Allen Iverson is technically a SG.  However in real life, Iverson is 
    going to be starting at PG.  I will also include players that are not 
    in the game, to make it as complete as possible.  You can always create 
    the missing players, or VC might add them via a roster update (they did 
    it in 2k3, but not in 2k4).
    
    76'ers
    Starters
    C  Samuel Dalembert
    PF Chris Webber
    SF Kyle Korver
    SG Andre Iguodala
    PG Allen Iverson
    Bench
    C  Marc Jackson
    PF Rodney Rogers
    SG Willie Green
    PG John Salmons
    SG Aaron McKie
    PG Kevin Ollie
    PF Josh Davis (Not in game)
    IR
    PF Michael Bradley
    SF Matt Barnes
    SF Jamal Mashburn (Out for the season, likely to retire)
    
    Blazers
    Starters
    C  Joel Przybilla
    PF Zach Randolph
    SF Darius Miles
    SG Damon Stoudamire
    PG Sebastian Telfair
    Bench
    PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    C  Theo Ratliff
    SF Ruben Patterson
    SG Derek Anderson
    SF Travis Outlaw
    SF Viktor Khryapa (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    SG Richie Frahm
    IR
    C  Ha Seung-Jin (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    SG Nick Van Exel
    PG Maurice Baker (Not in game, 10-Day Contract)
    
    Bobcats
    Starters
    C  Primoz Brezec
    PF Emeka Okafor
    SF Gerald Wallace
    SG Kareem Rush
    PG Brevin Knight 
    Bench
    PG Jason Hart
    SG Keith Bogans
    SF Jason Kapono
    C  Melvin Ely
    PF Theron Smith (Not in game)
    SG Bernard Robinson (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    SG Matt Carroll (Not in game, see CAP section)
    IR
    PG Cory Alexander (Not in game)
    SF Tamar Slay (Out for the season)
    
    Bucks
    Starters
    C  Dan Gadzuric
    PF Joe Smith
    SF Desmond Mason
    SG Michael Redd
    PG Maurice Williams
    Bench
    SF Toni Kukoc
    C  Zaza Pachulia
    PF Marcus Fizer
    PG Erick Strickland
    C  Calvin Booth
    C  Daniel Santiago
    PG Anthony Goldwire (Not in game)
    IR
    SG Reece Gaines
    PG T.J. Ford (Out for the season)
    
    Bulls
    Starters
    C  Eddy Curry
    PF Antonio Davis
    SF Luol Deng
    SG Kirk Hinrich
    PG Chris Duhon (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    Bench
    SG Ben Gordon
    C  Tyson Chandler
    SF Andres Nocioni (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    PF Othella Harrington
    SG Eric Piatkowski
    SF Adrian Griffin
    PG Jannero Pargo
    IR
    PG Frank Williams
    C  Jared Reiner (Not in game)
    
    Cavaliers
    Starters
    C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    PF Drew Gooden
    SF LeBron James
    SG Ira Newble
    PG Jeff McInnis
    Bench
    PG Eric Snow
    C  Robert Traylor
    PF Anderson Varejao
    SF Aleksandar Pavlovic
    SG Lucious Harris
    SG Jiri Welsch
    C  DaSagana Diop
    IR
    C  Scott Williams
    SG Dajuan Wagner
    SF Luke Jackson (Out for the season)
    
    Celtics
    Starters
    C  Raef LaFrentz
    PF Antoine Walker
    SF Paul Pierce
    SG Tony Allen
    PG Gary Payton
    Bench
    SG Ricky Davis
    C  Mark Blount
    PF Al Jefferson
    PG Marcus Banks
    PG Delonte West
    C  Kendrick Perkins
    SF Justin Reed (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    IR
    
    Clippers
    Starters
    C  Chris Kaman
    PF Elton Brand
    SF Bobby Simmons
    SG Corey Maggette
    PG Marko Jaric
    Bench
    PF Chris Wilcox
    C  Mikki Moore
    SG Quinton Ross
    PG Rick Brunson
    C  Zeljko Rebraca
    PG Shaun Livingston
    C  Mamadou N'diaye
    IR
    PG Lionel Chalmers
    SG Kerry Kittles (Out for the season)
    
    Grizzlies
    Starters
    C  Lorenzen Wright
    PF Pau Gasol
    SF James Posey
    SG Mike Miller
    PG Jason Williams
    Bench
    SF Shane Battier
    SG Bonzi Wells
    PG Earl Watson
    PF Stromile Swift
    PF Brian Cardinal
    SG Dahntay Jones
    C  Jake Tsakalidis
    IR
    PF Ryan Humphrey
    PG Antonio Burks (Not in game)
    SG Andre Emmett (Not in game)
    
    Hawks
    Starters
    C  Obinna Ekezie
    PF Al Harrington
    SF Josh Smith
    SG Josh Childress
    PG Tyronn Lue
    Bench
    PF Tom Gugliotta
    PG Tony Delk
    C  Peja Drobnjak
    SG Boris Diaw
    C  Jason Collier
    SF Donta Smith (Not in game)
    PG Royal Ivey (Not in game, see CAP section)
    IR
    C  Kevin Willis
    C  Michael Stewart
    
    Heat
    Starters
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    PF Udonis Haslem
    SF Eddie Jones
    SG Dwyane Wade
    PG Damon Jones
    Bench
    C  Alonzo Mourning
    PF Christian Laettner
    PG Keyon Dooling
    SF Shandon Anderson
    SF Rasual Butler
    C  Michael Doleac
    SF Steve Smith
    IR
    C  Wang ZhiZhi
    SG Qyntel Woods
    SF Dorell Wright
    
    Hornets
    Starters
    C  Jamaal Magloire
    PF P.J. Brown
    SF Lee Nailon
    SG J.R. Smith
    PG Dan Dickau
    Bench
    PG Speedy Claxton
    C  Chris Andersen
    SG Casey Jacobsen
    PF David West
    SF Bostjan Nachbar
    PF George Lynch
    PF Maciej Lampe
    IR
    PF Jackson Vroman
    
    Jazz
    Starters
    C  Ben Handlogten (Not in game)
    PF Carlos Boozer
    SF Andrei Kirilenko
    SG Gordan Giricek
    PG Keith McLeod (Not in game, see CAP section)
    Bench
    C  Mehmet Okur
    SF Matt Harpring
    SG Raja Bell
    SG Kirk Snyder
    PG Howard Eisley
    PF Kris Humphries
    C  Curtis Borchardt
    IR
    PG Randy Livingston (Not in game)
    C  Jarron Collins
    PG Raul Lopez (Out for the season)
    
    Kings
    Starters
    C  Brad Miller
    PF Darius Songalia
    SF Peja Stojakovic
    SG Cuttino Mobley
    PG Mike Bibby
    Bench
    PF Kenny Thomas
    C  Brian Skinner
    SG Maurice Evans (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    PG Eddie House
    PF Corliss Williamson
    C  Greg Ostertag
    SG Kevin Martin
    IR
    SF Erik Daniels (Not in game)
    PG Bobby Jackson (Out until April)
    
    Knicks
    Starters
    C  Kurt Thomas
    PF Michael Sweetney
    SF Tim Thomas
    PG Jamal Crawford
    PG Stephon Marbury
    Bench
    PF Malik Rose
    C  Maurice Taylor
    SG Penny Hardaway
    SF Trevor Ariza (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    PF Jerome Williams
    C  Jermaine Jackson (Not in game, see CAP section)
    C  Bruno Sundov
    IR
    SG Allan Houston
    C  Jackie Butler (Not in game, see CAP section)
    
    Lakers
    Starters
    C  Chris Mihm
    PF Lamar Odom
    SF Caron Butler
    SG Kobe Bryant
    PG Chucky Atkins
    Bench
    SF Jumaine Jones
    PF Brian Cook
    C  Brian Grant
    PG Tierre Brown
    SF Luke Walton
    PG Sasha Vujacic (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    PF Stanislav Medvedenko
    IR
    SG Tony Bobbitt (Not in game)
    C  Vlade Divac
    SF Devean George
    
    Magic
    Starters
    C  Kelvin Cato
    PF Dwight Howard
    SF Grant Hill
    SG Steve Francis
    PG Jameer Nelson
    Bench
    SF Hedo Turkoglu
    SG Doug Christie
    C  Tony Battie
    SG DeShawn Stevenson
    PF Pat Garrity
    SF Stacey Augmon
    C  Andrew DeQlercq
    IR
    C  Mario Kasun (Not in game, see CAP section)
    PF Brandon Hunter
    
    Mavericks
    Starters
    C  Erick Dampier
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    SF Josh Howard
    SG Michael Finley
    PG Jason Terry
    Bench
    SF Jerry Stackhouse
    SG Marquis Daniels
    PF Keith Van Horn
    PG Devin Harris
    PF Alan Hendersen
    PG Darrell Armstrong
    C  Shawn Bradley
    IR
    C  DJ Mbenga (Not in game)
    C  Pavel Podkolzin
    SG Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Out for the season)
    
    Nets
    Starters
    C  Nenad Krstic
    PF Jason Collins
    SF Richard Jefferson
    SG Vince Carter
    PG Jason Kidd
    Bench
    PF Brian Scalabrine
    PF Clifford Robinson
    PG Travis Best
    PG Jacque Vaughn
    SG Zoran Planinic
    C  Jabari Smith
    SG Billy Thomas (Not in game, see CAP section)
    IR
    SF Rodney Buford
    SF Ron Mercer
    
    Nuggets
    Starters
    C  Marcus Camby
    PF Kenyon Martin
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    SG DerMarr Johnson
    PG Andre Miller
    Bench
    PG Earl Boykins
    PF Nene
    SG Greg Buckner
    C  Francisco Elson
    SF Bryon Russell
    PF Eduardo Najera
    SG Wesley Person
    IR
    C  Mark Pope
    PG Luis Flores (Not in game)
    SG Voshon Lenard (Out for the season)
    
    Pacers
    Starters
    C  Jeff Foster
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SF Stephen Jackson
    SG Reggie Miller
    PG Jamaal Tinsley
    Bench
    SG Fred Jones
    PF Austin Croshere
    C  Scot Pollard
    PG Anthony Johnson
    SF James Jones (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    PG Eddie Gill (Not in game, see CAP section)
    C  David Harrison
    C  Dale Davis
    IR
    C  John Edwards (Not in game)
    PF Jonathan Bender (Out for the season)
    SF Ron Artest (Suspended 73 games, Out for the season)
    
    Pistons
    Starters
    C  Ben Wallace
    PF Rasheed Wallace
    SF Tayshaun Prince
    SG Richard Hamilton
    PG Chauncey Billups
    Bench
    PF Antonio McDyess
    PG Carlos Arroyo
    PG Lindsey Hunter
    SG Carlos Delfino (Not in game, see CAP section)
    SF Ronald Dupree
    C  Elden Campbell
    C  Darko Milicic
    IR
    SF Darvin Ham
    PG Horace Jenkins (Not in game)
    
    Raptors
    Starters
    C  Rafael Araujo
    PF Chris Bosh
    SF Morris Peterson
    SG Jalen Rose
    PG Rafer Alston
    Bench
    PF Donyell Marshall
    SF Lamond Murray
    PF Matt Bonner (Not in game, see CAP section)
    SG Eric Williams
    PG Milt Palacio
    C  Aaron Williams
    C  Loren Woods
    IR
    PG Omar Cook
    C  Pape Sow (Not in game)
    PG Alvin Williams (Out for the season)
    
    Rockets
    Starters
    C  Yao Ming
    PF Juwan Howard
    SF Tracy McGrady
    SG David Wesley
    PG Bob Sura
    Bench
    C  Dikembe Mutombo
    SG Jon Barry
    PG Mike James
    PF Scott Padgett
    C  Clarence Weatherspoon
    SF Ryan Bowen
    PG Moochie Norris
    IR
    PF Vin Baker
    PG Charlie Ward
    
    Sonics
    Starters
    C  Jerome James
    PF Reggie Evans
    SF Rashard Lewis
    SG Ray Allen
    PG Luke Ridnour
    Bench
    SF Vladimir Radmanovic
    PG Antonio Daniels
    PF Nick Collison
    C  Danny Fortson
    SF Damien Wilkins (Not in game, see CAP section)
    SG Ronald Murray
    C  Vitaly Potapenko
    IR
    PG Mateen Cleaves
    C  Robert Swift
    
    Spurs
    Starters
    C  Radoslav Nesterovic
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Bruce Bowen
    SG Emanuel Ginobili
    PG Tony Parker
    Bench
    PG Brent Barry
    PF Robert Horry
    PG Beno Udrih
    C  Nazr Mohammed
    SF Glenn Robinson
    SG Devin Brown
    C  Tony Massenberg
    IR
    C  Sean Marks
    PG Mike Wilks (Not in game)
    SF Linton Johnson (Not in game)
    
    Suns
    Starters
    C  Amare Stoudemire
    PF Shawn Marion
    SF Quentin Richardson
    SG Joe Johnson
    PG Steve Nash
    Bench
    SF Jim Jackson
    PG Leandrinho Barbosa
    C  Steven Hunter
    PF Walter McCarty
    C  Jake Voskuhl
    PF Bo Outlaw
    PF Paul Shirley (ADDED IN ONLINE ROSTER DOWNLOAD, see CAP section)
    IR
    
    T'Wolves
    Starters
    C  Michael Olowokandi
    PF Kevin Garnett
    SF Wally Szczerbiak
    SG Latrell Sprewell
    PG Sam Cassell
    Bench
    SF Trenton Hassell
    SG Fred Hoiberg
    PF Eddie Griffin
    PG Troy Hudson
    PF Mark Madsen
    C  Ervin Johnson
    PG Anthony Carter
    IR
    PF John Thomas (Not in game)
    SF Ndudi Ebi
    
    Warriors
    Starters
    C  Adonal Foyle
    PF Troy Murphy
    SF Mike Dunleavy
    SG Jason Richardson
    PG Baron Davis
    Bench
    PG Derek Fisher
    SG Mickael Pietrus
    SF Calbert Cheaney
    SF Rodney White
    PF Andris Biedrins
    SF Zarko Cabarkapa
    PF Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    IR
    
    Wizards
    Starters
    C  Brendan Haywood
    PF Antawn Jamison
    SF Jared Jeffries
    SG Larry Hughes
    PG Gilbert Arenas
    Bench
    SF Jarvis Hayes
    PG Juan Dixon
    PF Kwame Brown
    C  Etan Thomas
    SG Anthony Peeler
    PF Michael Ruffin
    PG Steve Blake
    IR
    SF Damone Brown (Not in game)
    SG Laron Profit (Not in game)
    C  Peter John Ramos
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XI. Player Position Percentages
    
    To assist you in playing sim basketball (as well as checking the 
    accuracy of your depth charts), I will be listing the positions of each 
    team, and how often their players filled those positions.  I know 
    online there are people that like to be cheap and will put Rashard 
    Lewis at SG, and move Ray Allen to PG, something that would never 
    happen in real life.  Or they'll put Dirk Nowitzki at SG and carry a 
    frontcourt of Keith Van Horn, Erick Dampier, and Shawn Bradley.  
    Perhaps the most famous online pairing is Dikembe Mutombo at PF next to 
    Yao Ming.  Anyway, these percentages will help you determine how to 
    play sim.  Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose - it's how 
    you play the game.
    
    These numbers are from the 04-05 regular season, and the stats are from 
    82games.com.  I claim no ownership to these stats, and if requested I 
    will take them down.
    
    Note that if a player is listed at 0% it means he played under 1% of 
    the team's minutes (say, only 0.3% of the minutes) at the given 
    position.  If a player is not listed at all, it means he did not play 
    the position at all during the season (which means you shouldn't 
    either).
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    76'ers
    
    PGs
    79% Allen Iverson 79%
    9% John Salmons 9%
    7% Willie Green 7%
    3% Kevin Ollie 3%
    
    SGs
    50% Andre Iguodala
    18% Willie Green
    15% John Salmons
    13% Aaron McKie
    0% Kyle Korver
    0% Kevin Ollie
    
    SFs
    66% Kyle Korver
    16% Andre Iguodala
    14% Aaron McKie
    1% Kedrick Brown
    0% Rodney Rogers
    0% Kenny Thomas
    
    PFs
    33% Kenny Thomas
    23% Corliss Williamson
    15% Chris Webber
    11% Rodney Rogers
    7% Josh Davis 7%
    6% Marc Jackson
    1% Brian Skinner
    0% Andre Iguodala
    0% Aaron McKie
    0% Kyle Korver
    0% Michael Bradley
    
    Cs
    45% Samuel Dalembert
    43% Marc Jackson
    4% Brian Skinner
    3% Corliss Williamson
    2% Chris Webber
    0% Rodney Rogers
    0% Kenny Thomas
    0% Josh Davis
    0% Aaron McKie
    0% Kyle Korver
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Blazers
    
    PGs
    52% Damon Stoudamire
    33% Sebastian Telfair
    13% Nick Van Exel 
    0% Derek Anderson
    0% Maurice Baker
    0% Richie Frahm
    0% Travis Outlaw
    
    SGs
    28% Derek Anderson
    27% Nick Van Exel
    17% Damon Stoudamire
    10% Ruben Patterson
    10% Richie Frahm
    4% Travis Outlaw
    0% Darius Miles
    0% Geno Carlisle
    0% Maurice Baker
    
    SFs
    37% Ruben Patterson
    27% Darius Miles
    12% Travis Outlaw
    11% Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    5% Viktor Khryapa
    2% Derek Anderson
    1% Richie Frahm
    0% Nick Van Exel
    
    PFs
    31% Zach Randolph
    30% Shareef Abdur-Rahim 
    14% Darius Miles
    8% Theo Ratliff
    7% Viktor Khryapa
    2% James Thomas
    2% Ruben Patterson
    2% Travis Outlaw
    0% Derek Anderson
    0% Richie Frahm
    
    Cs
    47% Joel Przybilla
    35% Theo Ratliff
    8% Zach Randolph
    5% Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    2% Ha Seung-Jin
    0% James Thomas
    0% Darius Miles
    0% Travis Outlaw
    0% Viktor Khryapa
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Bobcats
    
    PGs
    48% Brevin Knight
    38% Jason Hart
    4% Cory Alexander
    3% Keith Bogans
    3% Eddie House
    0% Steve Smith
    0% Kareem Rush
    0% Tamar Slay
    0% Bernard Robinson
    
    SGs
    40% Keith Bogans
    18% Kareem Rush
    9% Jason Hart
    8% Matt Carroll
    7% Steve Smith
    6% Jason Kapono
    3% Bernard Robinson
    3% Eddie House
    0% Gerald Wallace
    0% Tamar Slay
    0% Cory Alexander
    
    SFs
    48% Gerald Wallace
    26% Jason Kapono
    6% Theron Smith
    6% Steve Smith
    4% Bernard Robinson
    2% Kareem Rush
    2% Matt Carroll
    1% Keith Bogans
    0% Malik Allen
    0% Eddie House
    0% Tamar Slay
    
    PFs
    40% Emeka Okafor
    29% Melvin Ely
    7% Jamal Sampson
    5% Malik Allen
    5% Theron Smith
    5% Gerald Wallace
    3% Jason Kapono
    0% Jahidi White
    0% Steve Smith
    0% Matt Carroll
    0% Keith Bogans
    0% Tamar Slay
    0% Bernard Robinson
    
    Cs
    57% Primoz Brezec
    24% Emeka Okafor
    11% Melvin Ely
    2% Jahidi White
    0% Malik Allen
    0% Jamal Sampson
    0% Theron Smith
    0% Jason Kapono
    0% Gerald Wallace
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Bucks
    
    PGs
    53% Maurice Williams
    29% Mike James
    12% Anthony Goldwire
    4% Erick Strickland
    0% Michael Redd
    0% Eddie House
    0% Reece Gaines
    
    SGs
    64% Michael Redd
    19% Erick Strickland
    8% Desmond Mason
    3% Maurice Williams
    1% Kendall Gill
    0% Eddie House
    0% Reece Gaines
    
    SFs
    60% Desmond Mason
    13% Toni Kukoc
    10% Keith Van Horn
    7% Michael Redd
    5% Kendall Gill
    1% Erick Strickland
    0% Joe Smith
    0% Reece Gaines
    
    PFs
    50% Joe Smith
    18% Marcus Fizer
    13% Toni Kukoc
    9% Keith Van Horn
    3% Zaza Pachulia
    3% Desmond Mason
    0% Dan Gadzuric
    0% Kendall Gill
    0% Michael Redd
    0% Zendon Hamilton
    0% Reece Gaines
    
    Cs
    44% Dan Gadzuric
    32% Zaza Pachulia
    6% Joe Smith
    4% Calvin Booth
    4% Marcus Fizer
    3% Zendon Hamilton
    2% Daniel Santiago
    0% Toni Kukoc
    0% Keith Van Horn
    0% Desmond Mason
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Bulls
    
    PGs
    51% Chris Duhon
    35% Kirk Hinrich
    11% Jannero Pargo
    1% Ben Gordon
    0% Frank Williams
    
    SGs
    44% Ben Gordon
    35% Kirk Hinrich
    14% Eric Piatkowski
    3% Chris Duhon
    1% Luol Deng
    0% Andres Nocioni
    0% Frank Williams
    
    SFs
    39% Luol Deng
    39% Andres Nocioni
    9% Adrian Griffin
    6% Eric Piatkowski
    4% Ben Gordon
    0% Othella Harrington
    0% Kirk Hinrich
    0% Frank Williams
    
    PFs
    34% Antonio Davis
    28% Othella Harrington
    20% Tyson Chandler
    8% Andres Nocioni
    6% Adrian Griffin
    0% Eddy Curry
    0% Lawrence Funderburke
    0% Luol Deng
    0% Eric Piatkowski
    
    Cs
    45% Eddy Curry
    35% Tyson Chandler
    11% Antonio Davis
    3% Jared Reiner
    3% Othella Harrington
    0% Lawrence Funderburke
    0% Adrian Griffin
    0% Andres Nocioni
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Cavaliers
    
    PGs
    66% Jeff McInnis
    17% Eric Snow
    13% Lucious Harris
    1% Jiri Welsch
    0% Dajuan Wagner
    0% Aleksandar Pavlovic
    
    SGs
    40% Ira Newble
    26% Eric Snow
    14% Lucious Harris
    13% Aleksandar Pavlovic
    2% Jiri Welsch
    1% Dajuan Wagner
    0% Luke Jackson
    0% LeBron James
    
    SFs
    81% LeBron James
    8% Aleksandar Pavlovic
    5% Ira Newble
    1% Eric Snow
    0% Luke Jackson
    0% Drew Gooden
    0% Anderson Varejao
    0% Jiri Welsch
    0% Dajuan Wagner
    0% Jerome Moiso
    
    PFs
    62% Drew Gooden
    18% Anderson Varejao
    13% Robert Traylor
    3% LeBron James
    1% Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    0% Jerome Moiso
    0% Scott Williams
    0% Aleksandar Pavlovic
    0% Ira Newble
    
    Cs
    64% Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    19% Robert Traylor
    7% DaSagana Diop
    3% Scott Williams
    3% Anderson Varejao
    0% Drew Gooden
    0% LeBron James
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Celtics
    
    PGs
    63% Gary Payton
    28% Marcus Banks
    5% Delonte West
    1% Tony Allen
    0% Jiri Welsch
    
    SGs
    40% Ricky Davis
    29% Tony Allen
    22% Jiri Welsch
    6% Delonte West
    0% Paul Pierce
    0% Gary Payton
    
    SFs
    67% Paul Pierce
    23% Ricky Davis
    5% Jiri Welsch
    1% Justin Reed
    1% Tony Allen
    0% Walter McCarty
    0% Delonte West
    0% Antoine Walker
    
    PFs
    33% Raef LaFrentz
    19% Antoine Walker
    15% Al Jefferson
    11% Walter McCarty
    6% Paul Pierce
    5% Tom Gugliotta
    3% Kendrick Perkins
    3% Ricky Davis
    0% Justin Reed
    0% Jiri Welsch
    
    Cs
    53% Mark Blount
    21% Raef LaFrentz
    10% Kendrick Perkins
    10% Al Jefferson
    1% Walter McCarty
    0% Tom Gugliotta
    0% Paul Pierce
    0% Antoine Walker
    0% Justin Reed
    0% Ricky Davis
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Clippers
    
    PGs
    42% Rick Brunson
    21% Marko Jaric
    20% Shaun Livingston
    9% Lionel Chalmers
    4% Darrick Martin
    0% Maurice Baker
    0% Quinton Ross
    0% Kenny Anderson
    0% Kirk Penney
    
    SGs
    35% Quinton Ross
    34% Corey Maggette
    8% Marko Jaric
    5% Rick Brunson
    4% Kerry Kittles
    1% Lionel Chalmers
    0% Bobby Simmons
    0% Kirk Penney
    
    SFs
    63% Bobby Simmons
    25% Corey Maggette
    5% Quinton Ross
    1% Marko Jaric
    1% Kerry Kittles
    1% Mikki Moore
    0% Rick Brunson
    0% Kirk Penney
    
    PFs
    58% Elton Brand
    26% Mikki Moore
    5% Bobby Simmons
    4% Chris Wilcox
    4% Zeljko Rebraca
    0% Corey Maggette
    0% Kerry Kittles
    
    Cs
    40% Chris Kaman
    20% Chris Wilcox
    18% Zeljko Rebraca
    16% Elton Brand
    1% Mikki Moore
    1% Mamadou N'diaye
    0% Bobby Simmons
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Grizzlies
    
    PGs
    49% Jason Williams
    44% Earl Watson
    4% Antonio Burks
    0% Shane Battier
    0% Bonzi Wells
    0% Dahntay Jones
    0% Andre Emmett
    
    SGs
    37% Shane Battier
    32% Bonzi Wells
    15% Dahntay Jones
    10% James Posey
    1% Earl Watson
    0% Mike Miller
    0% Andre Emmett
    0% Antonio Burks
    
    SFs
    48% Mike Miller
    25% Shane Battier
    20% James Posey
    4% Bonzi Wells
    0% Brian Cardinal
    0% Dahntay Jones
    0% Antonio Burks
    0% Ryan Humphrey
    
    PFs
    33% Brian Cardinal
    24% Pau Gasol
    21% Stromile Swift
    9% Mike Miller
    7% Ryan Humphrey
    3% James Posey
    0% Lorenzen Wright
    0% Shane Battier
    0% Bonzi Wells
    
    Cs
    57% Lorenzen Wright
    21% Pau Gasol
    11% Stromile Swift
    7% Jake Tsakalidis
    2% Brian Cardinal
    0% Ryan Humphrey
    0% Shane Battier
    0% Mike Miller
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Hawks
    
    PGs
    38% Tyronn Lue
    21% Tony Delk
    18% Kenny Anderson
    13% Royal Ivey
    6% Boris Diaw
    1% Jon Barry
    1% Donta Smith
    0% Josh Childress
    
    SGs
    35% Josh Childress
    19% Boris Diaw
    12% Tony Delk
    12% Josh Smith
    7% Donta Smith
    6% Royal Ivey
    5% Jon Barry
    0% Al Harrington
    
    SFs
    38% Al Harrington
    31% Josh Smith
    22% Josh Childress
    4% Boris Diaw
    2% Donta Smith
    0% Royal Ivey
    0% Jon Barry
    0% Antoine Walker
    0% Tom Gugliotta
    
    PFs
    46% Antoine Walker
    24% Al Harrington
    13% Tom Gugliotta
    7% Josh Smith
    2% Michael Stewart
    1% Kevin Willis
    1% Josh Childress
    0% Obinna Ekezie
    0% Jason Collier
    0% Boris Diaw
    0% James Thomas
    0% Anthony Miller
    0% Jelani McCoy
    
    Cs
    36% Peja Drobnjak
    22% Jason Collier
    17% Obinna Ekezie
    7% Kevin Willis
    7% Antoine Walker
    4% Tom Gugliotta
    1% Michael Stewart
    1% Jelani McCoy
    0% Al Harrington
    0% James Thomas
    0% Anthony Miller
    0% Josh Smith
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Heat
    
    PGs
    62% Damon Jones
    29% Keyon Dooling
    8% Dwyane Wade
    0% Eddie Jones
    
    SGs
    65% Dwyane Wade
    25% Eddie Jones
    3% Shandon Anderson
    2% Damon Jones
    2% Wesley Person
    0% Steve Smith
    0% Rasual Butler
    
    SFs
    45% Eddie Jones
    25% Rasual Butler
    22% Shandon Anderson
    3% Wesley Person
    1% Steve Smith
    0% Dorell Wright
    0% Qyntel Woods
    0% Dwyane Wade
    
    PFs
    65% Udonis Haslem
    15% Christian Laettner
    5% Malik Allen
    4% Michael Doleac
    4% Rasual Butler
    3% Shandon Anderson
    1% Alonzo Mourning
    0% Eddie Jones
    0% Steve Smith
    0% Wang Zhi Zhi
    0% Qyntel Woods
    0% Wesley Person
    
    Cs
    62% Shaquille O'Neal
    25% Michael Doleac
    4% Alonzo Mourning
    3% Christian Laettner
    2% Wang Zhi Zhi
    1% Udonis Haslem
    0% Rasual Butler
    0% Shandon Anderson
    0% Malik Allen
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Hornets
    
    PGs
    51% Dan Dickau
    10% Darrell Armstrong
    9% Speedy Claxton
    9% Baron Davis
    7% David Wesley
    7% J.R. Smith
    3% Junior Harrington
    0% Casey Jacobsen
    
    SGs
    37% J.R. Smith
    25% Casey Jacobsen
    15% David Wesley
    10% Junior Harrington
    5% Baron Davis
    3% Alex Garcia
    1% Lee Nailon
    0% Dan Dickau
    0% Bostjan Nachbar
    0% David West
    0% Rodney Rogers
    
    SFs
    39% Lee Nailon
    21% Rodney Rogers
    16% George Lynch
    13% Bostjan Nachbar
    5% David West
    1% J.R. Smith
    1% Matt Freije
    0% Casey Jacobsen
    0% P.J. Brown
    0% Jackson Vroman
    0% David Wesley
    0% Junior Harrington
    0% Alex Garcia
    0% Lonny Baxter
    
    PFs
    43% P.J. Brown
    14% Bostjan Nachbar
    10% Lee Nailon
    9% Matt Freije
    8% David West
    7% George Lynch
    5% Jackson Vroman
    0% Chris Andersen
    0% Maciej Lampe
    0% Rodney Rogers
    0% Corsley Edwards
    0% Lonny Baxter
    
    Cs
    35% Chris Andersen
    27% P.J. Brown
    17% Jamaal Magloire
    10% Jackson Vroman
    6% Maciej Lampe
    2% Corsley Edwards
    0% Bostjan Nachbar
    0% George Lynch
    0% David West
    0% Matt Freije
    0% Lonny Baxter
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Jazz
    
    PGs
    34% Keith McLeod
    30% Howard Eisley
    17% Carlos Arroyo
    13% Raul Lopez
    3% Randy Livingston
    0% Raja Bell
    
    SGs
    43% Raja Bell
    36% Gordan Giricek
    10% Kirk Snyder
    5% Howard Eisley
    2% Randy Livingston
    1% Carlos Arroyo
    0% Keith McLeod 
    0% Matt Harpring
    
    SFs
    60% Matt Harpring
    13% Andrei Kirilenko
    11% Kirk Snyder
    6% Kris Humphries
    5% Gordan Giricek
    1% Raja Bell
    0% Mehmet Okur
    0% Carlos Arroyo
    
    PFs
    40% Carlos Boozer
    20% Andrei Kirilenko
    18% Mehmet Okur
    15% Kris Humphries
    4% Matt Harpring
    1% Ben Handlogten
    0% Jarron Collins
    0% Curtis Borchardt
    0% Kirk Snyder
    
    Cs
    40% Mehmet Okur
    24% Jarron Collins
    21% Curtis Borchardt
    5% Ben Handlogten
    4% Carlos Boozer
    3% Aleksandar Radojevic
    0% Kris Humphries
    0% Andrei Kirilenko
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Kings
    
    PGs
    77% Mike Bibby
    11% Eddie House
    6% Bobby Jackson
    2% Maurice Evans
    0% Kevin Martin
    
    SGs
    30% Cuttino Mobley
    27% Maurice Evans
    23% Doug Christie
    7% Kevin Martin
    6% Bobby Jackson
    2% Matt Barnes
    1% Eddie House
    0% Peja Stojakovic
    0% Erik Daniels
    
    SFs
    62% Peja Stojakovic
    13% Matt Barnes
    11% Cuttino Mobley
    3% Kevin Martin
    3% Kenny Thomas
    1% Doug Christie
    1% Corliss Williamson
    1% Erik Daniels
    0% Darius Songaila
    0% Maurice Evans
    
    PFs
    35% Chris Webber
    34% Darius Songaila
    16% Kenny Thomas
    6% Corliss Williamson
    2% Brad Miller
    1% Michael Bradley
    1% Peja Stojakovic
    1% Matt Barnes
    0% Brian Skinner
    0% Kevin Martin
    0% Cuttino Mobley
    0% Erik Daniels
    
    Cs
    50% Brad Miller
    17% Brian Skinner
    14% Greg Ostertag
    7% Darius Songaila
    6% Chris Webber
    3% Corliss Williamson
    0% Matt Barnes
    0% Kenny Thomas
    0% Michael Bradley
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Knicks
    
    PGs
    82% Stephon Marbury
    8% Jamal Crawford
    5% Moochie Norris
    2% Jamison Brewer
    0% Jermaine Jackson
    0% Allan Houston
    
    SGs
    58% Jamal Crawford
    14% Penny Hardaway
    11% Allan Houston
    6% Trevor Ariza
    4% Jermaine Jackson
    2% Moochie Norris
    1% Jamison Brewer
    0% Tim Thomas
    0% Shandon Anderson
    
    SFs
    44% Tim Thomas
    27% Trevor Ariza
    12% Jerome Williams
    8% Penny Hardaway
    2% Allan Houston
    2% Malik Rose
    0% Jamal Crawford
    0% Kurt Thomas
    0% Jermaine Jackson
    0% Shandon Anderson
    0% Vin Baker
    
    PFs
    58% Kurt Thomas
    17% Jerome Williams
    11% Malik Rose
    3% Mike Sweetney
    3% Tim Thomas
    3% Vin Baker
    0% Maurice Taylor
    0% Jackie Butler
    0% Nazr Mohammed
    0% Trevor Ariza
    0% Allan Houston
    
    Cs
    38% Nazr Mohammed
    33% Mike Sweetney
    13% Kurt Thomas
    10% Maurice Taylor
    1% Malik Rose
    1% Bruno Sundov
    0% Jerome Williams
    0% Tim Thomas
    0% Vin Baker
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Lakers
    
    PGs
    73% Chucky Atkins
    22% Tierre Brown
    1% Sasha Vujacic
    1% Kobe Bryant
    0% Tony Bobbitt
    0% Kareem Rush
    
    SGs
    64% Kobe Bryant
    14% Caron Butler
    7% Sasha Vujacic
    3% Jumaine Jones
    3% Tierre Brown
    2% Devean George
    1% Kareem Rush
    0% Tony Bobbitt
    0% Lamar Odom
    0% Luke Walton
    
    SFs
    52% Caron Butler
    29% Jumaine Jones
    6% Lamar Odom
    4% Devean George
    4% Luke Walton
    1% Kobe Bryant
    0% Sasha Vujacic
    0% Brian Cook
    
    PFs
    50% Lamar Odom
    15% Brian Cook
    13% Luke Walton
    12% Jumaine Jones
    3% Slava Medvedenko
    2% Caron Butler
    1% Brian Grant
    0% Devean George
    
    Cs
    47% Chris Mihm
    27% Brian Grant
    6% Slava Medvedenko
    3% Vlade Divac
    2% Brian Cook
    1% Lamar Odom
    1% Luke Walton
    0% Jumaine Jones
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Magic
    
    PGs
    53% Steve Francis
    39% Jameer Nelson
    4% Andre Barrett
    1% DeShawn Stevenson
    0% Doug Christie
    
    SGs
    21% Steve Francis
    19% DeShawn Stevenson
    18% Grant Hill
    18% Cuttino Mobley
    11% Doug Christie
    7% Stacey Augmon
    1% Jameer Nelson
    1% Mark Jones
    0% Hedo Turkoglu
    
    SFs
    40% Hedo Turkoglu
    38% Grant Hill
    9% Stacey Augmon
    6% DeShawn Stevenson
    1% Pat Garrity
    1% Mark Jones
    0% Steve Francis
    0% Cuttino Mobley
    0% Brandon Hunter
    0% Doug Christie
    
    PFs
    59% Dwight Howard
    21% Pat Garrity
    6% Tony Battie
    4% Brandon Hunter
    3% Hedo Turkoglu
    1% Grant Hill
    1% Michael Bradley
    0% Kelvin Cato
    0% Stacey Augmon
    
    Cs
    41% Tony Battie
    38% Kelvin Cato
    8% Mario Kasun
    8% Dwight Howard
    1% Andrew DeClercq
    1% Pat Garrity
    0% Brandon Hunter
    0% Grant Hill
    0% Hedo Turkoglu
    0% Michael Bradley
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Mavericks
    
    PGs
    54% Jason Terry
    29% Devin Harris
    11% Darrell Armstrong
    4% Marquis Daniels
    0% Dan Dickau
    0% Jerry Stackhouse
    
    SGs
    30% Michael Finley
    29% Jerry Stackhouse
    29% Marquis Daniels
    6% Jason Terry
    3% Darrell Armstrong
    1% Josh Howard
    0% Dan Dickau
    
    SFs
    51% Josh Howard
    28% Michael Finley
    11% Jerry Stackhouse
    3% Alan Henderson
    2% Keith Van Horn
    2% Marquis Daniels
    0% Dirk Nowitzki
    0% Jason Terry
    0% Calvin Booth
    
    PFs
    50% Dirk Nowitzki
    21% Alan Henderson
    14% Keith Van Horn
    8% Josh Howard
    2% Calvin Booth
    1% Michael Finley
    0% Shawn Bradley
    0% D.J. Mbenga
    0% Jerry Stackhouse
    0% Marquis Daniels
    
    Cs
    40% Erick Damiper
    26% Dirk Nowitzki
    22% Shawn Bradley
    5% Alan Henderson
    3% Calvin Booth
    1% D.J. Mbenga
    0% Pavel Podkolzin
    0% Keith Van Horn
    0% Michael Finley
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Nets
    
    PGs
    61% Jason Kidd
    21% Travis Best
    10% Jacque Vaughn
    5% Zoran Planinic
    
    SGs
    24% Vince Carter
    23% Jacque Vaughn
    16% Eric Williams
    14% Travis Best
    9% Rodney Buford
    5% Zoran Planinic
    3% Billy Thomas
    0% Richard Jefferson
    0% Ron Mercer
    0% Kaniel Dickens
    
    SFs
    29% Vince Carter
    26% Richard Jefferson
    21% Rodney Buford
    6% Brian Scalabrine
    6% Ron Mercer
    4% Billy Thomas
    1% Zoran Planinic
    1% Eric Williams
    0% Jacque Vaughn
    0% Clifford Robinson
    0% Nenad Krstic
    0% Awvee Storey
    0% Kaniel Dickens
    
    PFs
    34% Nenad Krstic
    21% Brian Scalabrine
    11% Clifford Robinson
    7% Richard Jefferson
    7% Alonzo Mourning
    6% Jabari Smith
    2% Vince Carter
    2% Ron Mercer
    2% Rodney Buford
    1% Aaron Williams
    0% Jason Collins
    0% Billy Thomas
    0% Donnell Harvey
    0% Jerome Moiso
    0% Awvee Storey
    0% Kaniel Dickens
    
    Cs
    63% Jason Collins
    14% Nenad Krstic
    10% Jabari Smith
    4% Alonzo Mourning
    3% Clifford Robinson
    2% Aaron Williams
    1% Elden Campbell
    0% Brian Scalabrine
    0% Richard Jefferson
    0% Ron Mercer
    0% Rodney Buford
    0% Jerome Moiso
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Nuggets
    
    PGs
    54% Earl Boykins
    44% Andre Miller
    0% Luis Flores
    0% Greg Buckner
    0% Wesley Person
    
    SGs
    35% Greg Buckner
    27% Andre Miller
    23% DerMarr Johnson
    5% Bryon Russell
    4% Wesley Person
    1% Voshon Lenard
    1% Carmelo Anthony
    0% Rodney White
    
    SFs
    56% Carmelo Anthony
    17% Bryon Russell
    7% DerMarr Johnson
    7% Rodney White
    6% Wesley Person
    3% Greg Buckner
    0% Eduardo Najera
    0% Voshon Lenard
    0% Kenyon Martin
    0% Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    
    PFs
    48% Kenyon Martin
    14% Nene
    12% Eduardo Najera
    7% Carmelo Anthony
    5% Marcus Camby
    5% Rodney White
    2% Bryon Russell
    2% Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    0% Mark Pope
    0% DerMarr Johnson
    0% Wesley Person
    
    Cs
    45% Marcus Camby
    23% Francisco Elson
    18% Nene
    7% Kenyon Martin
    1% Eduardo Najera
    0% Mark Pope
    0% Carmelo Anthony
    0% Bryon Russell
    0% Rodney White
    0% Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Pacers
    
    PGs
    40% Anthony Johnson
    32% Jamaal Tinsley
    23% Eddie Gill
    3% Fred Jones
    0% Reggie Miller
    
    SGs
    49% Fred Jones
    36% Reggie Miller
    6% Stephen Jackson
    3% Anthony Johnson
    2% Eddie Gill
    0% James Jones
    0% Tremaine Fowlkes
    0% Michael Curry
    
    SFs
    37% Stephen Jackson
    27% James Jones
    16% Reggie Miller
    6% Ron Artest
    5% Michael Curry
    3% Fred Jones
    1% Tremaine Fowlkes
    0% Austin Croshere
    0% Jonathan Bender
    0% Anthony Johnson
    0% Britton Johnsen
    
    PFs
    43% Austin Croshere
    26% Jermaine O'Neal
    11% Jeff Foster
    4% Dale Davis
    4% James Jones
    1% Jonathan Bender
    1% Marcus Haislip
    1% Britton Johnsen
    0% Ron Artest
    0% Stephen Jackson
    0% Reggie Miller
    0% Fred Jones
    0% Scot Pollard
    0% Tremaine Fowlkes
    0% Michael Curry
    0% John Edwards
    
    Cs
    28% Jeff Foster
    21% Scot Pollard
    19% David Harrison
    14% Dale Davis
    11% Jermaine O'Neal
    2% John Edwards
    1% Austin Croshere
    0% Ron Artest
    0% James Jones
    0% Jonathan Bender
    0% Marcus Haislip
    0% Michael Curry
    0% Britton Johnsen
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Pistons
    
    PGs
    65% Chauncey Billups
    16% Carlos Arroyo
    11% Lindsey Hunter
    2% Horace Jenkins
    1% Anthony Goldwire
    1% Smush Parker
    0% Richard Hamilton
    0% Carlos Delfino
    
    SGs
    65% Richard Hamilton
    16% Lindsey Hunter
    9% Carlos Delfino
    6% Chauncey Billups
    1% Carlos Arroyo
    0% Tayshaun Prince
    0% Ronald Dupree
    0% Smush Parker
    
    SFs
    75% Tayshaun Prince
    11% Ronald Dupree
    7% Richard Hamilton
    3% Darvin Ham
    1% Carlos Delfino
    0% Chauncey Billups
    0% Lindsey Hunter
    0% Antonio McDyess
    
    PFs
    46% Rasheed Wallace
    44% Antonio McDyess
    3% Ben Wallace
    3% Darvin Ham
    1% Darko Milicic
    0% Tayshaun Prince
    0% Richard Hamilton
    0% Ronald Dupree
    0% Derrick Coleman
    
    Cs
    63% Ben Wallace
    21% Rasheed Wallace
    8% Elden Campbell
    5% Darko Milicic
    0% Antonio McDyess
    0% Tayshaun Prince
    0% Darvin Ham
    0% Derrick Coleman
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Raptors
    
    PGs
    68% Rafer Alston
    28% Milt Palacio
    1% Omar Cook
    0% Jalen Rose
    0% Morris Peterson
    0% Eric Williams
    0% Vince Carter
    
    SGs
    48% Morris Peterson
    14% Eric Williams
    14% Vince Carter
    11% Jalen Rose
    9% Milt Palacio
    1% Lamond Murray
    0% Omar Cook
    0% Donyell Marshall
    0% Matt Bonner
    
    SFs
    54% Jalen Rose
    19% Lamond Murray
    14% Morris Peterson
    7% Donyell Marshall
    2% Matt Bonner
    0% Eric Williams
    0% Chris Bosh
    0% Milt Palacio
    0% Aaron Williams
    0% Vince Carter
    
    PFs
    36% Chris Bosh
    33% Donyell Marshall
    23% Matt Bonner
    2% Lamond Murray
    2% Jalen Rose
    0% Aaron Williams
    0% Rafael Araujo
    0% Pape Sow
    0% Morris Peterson
    0% Jerome Moiso
    
    Cs
    39% Chris Bosh
    18% Rafael Araujo
    17% Loren Woods
    13% Matt Bonner
    5% Pape Sow
    4% Aaron Williams
    1% Jerome Moiso
    0% Donyell Marshall
    0% Jalen Rose
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Rockets
    
    PGs
    43% Bob Sura
    17% Mike James
    11% Tyronn Lue
    7% Charlie Ward
    7% Andre Barrett
    4% Rod Strickland
    4% David Wesley
    0% Moochie Norris
    0% Jon Barry
    0% Tracy McGrady
    0% Reece Gaines
    
    SGs
    41% David Wesley
    23% Tracy McGrady
    22% Jon Barry
    4% Bob Sura
    3% Jim Jackson
    2% Ryan Bowen
    2% Reece Gaines
    1% Charlie Ward
    0% Mike James
    0% Moochie Norris
    0% Tyronn Lue
    
    SFs
    55% Tracy McGrady
    21% Jim Jackson
    8% Ryan Bowen
    8% Jon Barry
    5% Bostjan Nachbar
    1% David Wesley
    0% Scott Padgett
    0% Reece Gaines
    0% Toraye Braggs
    
    PFs
    40% Juwan Howard 
    22% Scott Padgett
    20% Maurice Taylor
    9% Clarence Weatherspoon
    3% Ryan Bowen
    1% Tracy McGrady
    0% Dikembe Mutombo
    0% Jon Barry
    0% Bostjan Nachbar
    0% Jim Jackson
    0% Toraye Braggs
    
    Cs
    61% Yao Ming
    30% Dikembe Mutombo
    3% Clarence Weatherspoon
    2% Maurice Taylor
    1% Scott Padgett
    0% Vin Baker
    0% Juwan Howard
    0% Tracy McGrady
    0% Ryan Bowen
    0% Bostjan Nachbar
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Sonics
    
    PGs
    64% Luke Ridnour
    31% Antonio Daniels
    2% Ronald Murray
    1% Mateen Cleaves
    0% Ibrahim Kutluay
    
    SGs
    58% Ray Allen
    19% Antonio Daniels
    18% Ronald Murray
    2% Rashard Lewis
    0% Luke Ridnour
    0% Damien Wilkins
    0% Ibrahim Kutluay
    
    SFs
    57% Rashard Lewis
    19% Ray Allen
    11% Vladimir Radmanovic
    9% Damien Wilkins
    1% Ronald Murray
    0% Nick Collison
    0% Reggie Evans
    0% Ibrahim Kutluay
    
    PFs
    36% Reggie Evans
    34% Vladimir Radmanovic
    17% Nick Collison
    7% Rashard Lewis
    3% Damien Wilkins
    0% Danny Fortson
    0% Vitaly Potapenko
    0% Ray Allen
    
    Cs
    33% Jerome James
    26% Danny Fortson
    17% Nick Collison
    11% Reggie Evans
    8% Vitaly Potapenko
    1% Robert Swift
    1% Vladimir Radmanovic
    0% Damien Wilkins
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Spurs
    
    PGs
    67% Tony Parker
    29% Beno Udrih
    3% Mike Wilks
    0% Brent Barry
    
    SGs
    41% Brent Barry
    32% Manu Ginobiil
    18% Devin Brown
    3% Mike Wilks
    1% Bruce Bowen
    1% Tony Parker
    0% Glenn Robinson
    0% Linton Johnson
    
    SFs
    60% Bruce Bowen
    21% Manu Ginobili
    11% Devin Brown
    3% Glenn Robinson
    1% Brent Barry
    0% Tony Massenburg
    0% Mike Wilks
    0% Linton Johnson
    0% Dion Glover
    
    PFs
    32% Robert Horry
    26% Tim Duncan
    21% Malik Rose
    8% Tony Massenburg
    4% Bruce Bowen
    2% Sean Marks
    1% Manu Ginobili
    0% Nazr Mohammed
    0% Devin Brown
    0% Glenn Robinson
    0% Linton Johnson
    0% Dion Glover
    
    Cs
    45% Rasho Nesterovic
    28% Tim Duncan
    9% Nazr Mohammed
    8% Tony Massenburg
    3% Robert Horry
    3% Sean Marks
    0% Bruce Bowen
    0% Malik Rose
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Suns
    
    PGs
    64% Steve Nash
    23% Leandrinho Barbosa
    8% Quentin Richardson
    1% Joe Johnson
    0% Smush Parker
    0% Yuta Tabuse
    
    SGs
    62% Quentin Richardson
    29% Joe Johnson
    3% Leandrinho Barbosa
    2% Casey Jacobsen
    1% Jim Jackson
    0% Walter McCarty
    
    SFs
    50% Joe Johnson
    22% Jim Jackson
    16% Casey Jacobsen
    8% Shawn Marion
    1% Quentin Richardson
    0% Bo Outlaw
    0% Walter McCarty
    0% Zarko Cabarkapa
    0% Jackson Vroman
    
    PFs
    71% Shawn Marion
    11% Amare Stoudemire
    7% Walter McCarty
    4% Bo Outlaw
    1% Jim Jackson
    1% Maciej Lampe
    0% Paul Shirley
    0% Joe Johnson
    0% Casey Jacobsen
    0% Zarko Cabarkapa
    0% Jackson Vroman
    
    Cs
    61% Amare Stoudemire
    26% Steven Hunter
    9% Jake Voskuhl
    1% Maciej Lampe
    0% Shawn Marion
    0% Bo Outlaw
    0% Walter McCarty
    0% Jackson Vroman
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    T'Wolves
    
    PGs
    43% Tim Hudson
    38% Sam Cassell
    18% Anthony Carter
    0% Fred Hoiberg
    0% Trenton Hassell
    
    SGs
    40% Trenton Hassell
    31% Fred Hoiberg
    25% Latrell Sprewell
    1% Ndudi Ebi
    0% Sam Cassell
    0% Tim Hudson
    
    SFs
    51% Wally Szczerbiak
    36% Latrell Sprewell
    11% Trenton Hassell
    0% Eddie Griffin
    0% Fred Hoiberg
    0% Ndudi Ebi
    
    PFs
    48% Kevin Garnett
    35% Eddie Griffin
    13% Wally Szczerbiak
    1% John Thomas
    0% Mark Madsen
    0% Latrell Sprewell
    0% Trenton Hassell
    
    Cs
    30% Michael Olowokandi
    30% Kevin Garnett
    14% Mark Madsen
    11% John Thomas
    10% Ervin Johnson
    2% Eddie Griffin
    0% Wally Szczerbiak
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Warriors
    
    PGs
    37% Speedy Claxton
    32% Derek Fisher
    24% Baron Davis
    1% Luis Flores
    1% Jason Richardson
    1% Mickael Pietrus
    0% Calbert Cheaney
    
    SGs
    54% Jason Richardson
    22% Derek Fisher
    12% Mickael Pietrus
    8% Calbert Cheaney
    0% Mike Dunleavy
    0% Luis Flores
    0% Rodney White
    
    SFs
    49% Mike Dunleavy
    18% Mickael Pietrus
    14% Calbert Cheaney
    12% Jason Richardson
    1% Rodney White
    1% Eduardo Najera
    1% Ansu Sesay
    0% Zarko Cabarkapa
    
    PFs
    13% Eduardo Najera
    13% Mike Dunleavy
    10% Zarko Cabarkapa
    4% Clifford Robinson
    2% Ansu Sesay
    1% Nikoloz Tskitshvili
    1% Rodney White
    0% Andris Biedrins
    0% Mickael Pietrus
    0% Calbert Cheaney
    
    Cs
    42% Adonal Foyle
    23% Clifford Robinson
    14% Dale Davis
    9% Andris Biedrins
    0% Zarko Cabarkapa
    0% Eduardo Najera
    0% Rodney White
    0% Nikoloz Tskitshvili
    0% Mike Dunleavy
    0% Ansu Sesay
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    Wizards
    
    PGs
    73% Gilbert Arenas
    16% Steve Blake
    8% Juan Dixon
    1% Larry Hughes
    0% Anthony Peeler
    0% Laron Profit
    
    SGs
    50% Larry Hughes
    17% Juan Dixon
    10% Anthony Peeler
    9% Gilbert Arenas
    9% Jarvis Hayes
    2% Laron Profit
    0% Damone Brown
    
    SFs
    38% Jared Jeffries
    28% Jarvis Hayes
    11% Antawn Jamison
    8% Larry Hughes
    6% Laron Profit
    2% Damone Brown
    2% Anthony Peeler
    0% Juan Dixon
    0% Kwame Brown
    0% Samaki Walker
    
    PFs
    52% Antawn Jamison
    18% Kwame Brown
    11% Michael Ruffin
    11% Jared Jeffries
    1% Damone Brown
    1% Jarvis Hayes
    1% Samaki Walker
    0% Etan Thomas
    0% Laron Profit
    0% Anthony Peeler
    
    Cs
    47% Brendan Haywood
    24% Etan Thomas
    20% Michael Ruffin
    4% Kwame Brown
    1% Antawn Jamison
    1% Samaki Walker
    0% Peter John Ramos
    0% Jared Jeffries
    0% Jarvis Hayes
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XII. Hall of Fame Monitor by Position
    
    Point Guards
    196 Jason Kidd
    159 Steve Nash
    109 Sam Cassell
    106 Stephon Marbury
    87 Andre Miller
    85 Mike Bibby
    77 Jason Terry
    76 Baron Davis
    75 Chauncey Billups
    67 Dwyane Wade
    66 Lindsey Hunter
    63 Tony Parker
    48 Chucky Atkins
    43 Troy Hudson
    39 Earl Boykins
    31 Carlos Arroyo
    31 Anthony Carter
    30 Anthony Goldwire
    27 Leandrinho Barbosa
    NA Beno Udrih
    NA Tierre Brown
    NA Sasha Vujacic
    NA Smush Parker
    NA Horace Jenkins
    NA Luis Flores
    NA Mike Wilks
    
    Shooting Guards
    164 Kobe Bryant
    125 Penny Hardaway
    123 Tracy McGrady
    116 Latrell Sprewell
    75 Brent Barry
    74 Cuttino Mobley
    71 Kerry Kittles
    70 Richard Hamilton
    68 Wesley Person
    66 Derek Anderson
    56 Manu Ginobili
    56 Joe Johnson
    56 Voshon Lenard
    53 Quentin Richardson
    43 Fred Hoiberg
    36 Greg Buckner
    36 Trenton Hassell
    35 Dion Glover
    28 DerMarr Johnson
    24 Casey Jacobsen
    NA Kareem Rush
    NA Carlos Delfino
    NA Tony Bobbitt
    NA Devin Brown
    
    Small Forwards
    89 Shawn Marion
    87 Jerry Stackhouse
    86 Jim Jackson
    85 Glenn Robinson
    72 Jamal Mashburn
    69 Peja Stojakovic
    68 Keith Van Horn
    65 Stacey Augmon
    62 Rashard Lewis
    55 Wally Szczerbiak
    53 Corliss Williamson
    50 Tayshaun Prince
    49 Lamond Murray
    46 Tim Thomas
    45 Bryon Russell
    44 Carmelo Anthony
    37 Caron Butler
    29 Bruce Bowen
    28 Devean George
    25 Jumaine Jones
    NA Eduardo Najera
    NA Rodney White
    NA Luke Walton
    NA Ronald Dupree
    NA Darvin Ham
    NA Nikoloz Tskitishvili
    NA Ndudi Ebi
    NA Linton Johnson
    
    Power Forwards
    384 Tim Duncan
    254 Kevin Garnett
    84 Rasheed Wallace
    82 Clarence Weatherspoon
    81 Robert Horry
    80 Clifford Robinson
    80 Tom Gugliotta
    76 Antonio McDyess
    71 Antawn Jamison
    70 Joe Smith
    69 Lamar Odom
    69 Brian Grant
    63 Amare Stoudemire
    60 Kenyon Martin
    57 Bo Outlaw
    41 Malik Rose
    38 Nene
    29 Eddie Griffin
    21 Walter McCarty
    NA Stanislav Medvedenko
    NA Brian Cook
    NA Zarko Cabarkapa
    NA Maciej Lampe
    NA Jackson Vroman
    NA Paul Shirley
    NA Mark Madsen
    NA John Thomas
    
    Centers
    108 Kevin Willis
    105 Vlade Divac
    78 Ben Wallace
    73 Elden Campbell
    63 Marcus Camby
    44 Ervin Johnson
    37 Rasho Nesterovic
    36 Michael Olowokandi
    33 Tony Massenburg
    26 Nazr Mohammed
    23 Chris Mihm
    NA Steven Hunter
    NA Jake Voskuhl
    NA Francisco Elson
    NA Darko Milicic
    NA Mark Pope
    NA Sean Marks
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XIII. Team Ratings
    
    These are the ratings I have for teams with all of my player rating and 
    roster changes (as well as the ratings for the Unlockable teams).  This 
    should be a good indicator of how accurate teams are.  Note that 
    injuries during the season may play a large factor in these ratings 
    becoming inaccurate, but right now in the preseason (as of 10/23/04), 
    these ratings look fairly accurate.
    
    76ers
    Off 80 (up from 76)
    Def 83 (up from 80)
    Ovr 81 (up from 78)
    
    Blazers
    Off 73 (down from 81)
    Def 68 (down from 78)
    Ovr 71 (down from 80)
    
    Bobcats
    Off 65 (up from 55)
    Def 74 (up from 62)
    Ovr 69 (up from 58)
    
    Bucks
    Off 71 (down from 77)
    Def 65 (down from 68)
    Ovr 69 (down from 75)
    
    Bulls
    Off 76 (up from 63)
    Def 76 (up from 67)
    Ovr 76 (up from 65)
    
    Cavaliers
    Off 79 (up from 73)
    Def 78 (up from 75)
    Ovr 78 (up from 74)
    
    Celtics
    Off 84 (up from 81)
    Def 79 (up from 76)
    Ovr 80 (up from 77)
    
    Clippers
    Off 77 (up from 74)
    Def 79 (up from 77)
    Ovr 78 (up from 75)
    
    Grizzlies
    Off 82 (up from 81)
    Def 85 (up from 81)
    Ovr 84 (up from 81)
    
    Hawks
    Off 61 (down from 69)
    Def 58 (up from 55)
    Ovr 59 (down from 62)
    
    Heat
    Off 88 (up from 82)
    Def 89 (up from 86)
    Ovr 89 (up from 84)
    
    Hornets
    Off 68 (down from 80)
    Def 63 (down from 85)
    Ovr 66 (down from 83)
    
    Jazz
    Off 76 (down from 79)
    Def 80 (up from 81)
    Ovr 78 (down from 80)
    
    Kings
    Off 88 (down from 94)
    Def 76 (down from 78)
    Ovr 84 (down from 90)
    
    Knicks
    Off 76 (down from 78)
    Def 74 (down from 78)
    Ovr 75 (down from 78)
    
    Lakers
    Off 81
    Def 75 (down from 82)
    Ovr 78 (down from 82)
    
    Magic
    Off 77 (up from 64)
    Def 78 (up from 66)
    Ovr 77 (up from 65)
    
    Mavericks
    Off 83 (down from 91)
    Def 81 (up from 79)
    Ovr 82 (down from 85)
    
    Nets
    Off 82 (up from 65)
    Def 81 (up from 78)
    Ovr 81 (up from 72)
    
    Nuggets
    Off 78 (down from 82)
    Def 84 (up from 81)
    Ovr 81
    
    Pacers
    Off 82 (up from 81)
    Def 81 (down from 90)
    Ovr 81 (down from 85)
    
    Pistons
    Off 83
    Def 94 (up from 93)
    Ovr 91 (up from 90)
    
    Raptors
    Off 73 (down from 79)
    Def 68 (down from 75)
    Ovr 70 (down from 77)
    
    Rockets
    Off 85 (up from 84)
    Def 80 (down from 87)
    Ovr 82 (down from 86)
    
    Sonics
    Off 80 (up from 79)
    Def 71 (up from 68)
    Ovr 76 (up from 73)
    
    Spurs
    Off 82 (up from 81)
    Def 94
    Ovr 91 (up from 90)
    
    Suns
    Off 94 (up from 79)
    Def 78 (up from 76)
    Ovr 86 (up from 78)
    
    T'Wolves
    Off 87 (down from 93)
    Def 77 (down from 87)
    Ovr 83 (down from 91)
    
    Warriors
    Off 75 (up from 72)
    Def 82 (up from 80)
    Ovr 77 (up from 74)
    
    Wizards
    Off 76 (up from 68)
    Def 76 (up from 62)
    Ovr 76 (up from 65)
    
    East
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    West
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    50s/60s
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    70's East
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    70's West
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    80's East
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    80's West
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    90's East
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    90's West
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    2K5
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
     
    SEGA
    Off 93
    Def 100
    Ovr 96
    
    VC
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    Hieroglyphics
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    Rookies
    Off 61
    Def 62
    Ovr 62
    
    Sophomores
    Off 80
    Def 73
    Ovr 76
    
    Superstars
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    A-T Lakers
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    A-T Celtics
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    A-T 76ers
    Off 100
    Def 100
    Ovr 100
    
    A-T Sonics
    Off 100
    Def 97
    Ovr 98
    
    Offense Rankings        Defense Rankings        Overall Rankings
    94 Suns                 94 Spurs                91 Spurs
    88 Heat                 94 Pistons              91 Pistons
    88 Kings                89 Heat                 89 Heat
    87 T'Wolves             85 Grizzlies            86 Suns
    85 Rockets              84 Nuggets              84 Kings
    84 Celtics              83 76ers                83 Grizzlies
    83 Mavericks            82 Warriors             83 T'Wolves
    83 Pistons              81 Mavericks            82 Mavericks
    82 Spurs                81 Pacers               82 Rockets
    82 Grizzlies            81 Rockets              81 Nuggets
    82 Pacers               81 Nets                 81 Pacers
    82 Nets                 80 Jazz                 81 76ers
    80 Lakers               79 Celtics              81 Nets   
    80 Sonics               79 Clippers             80 Celtics
    80 76ers                78 Suns                 78 Cavaliers
    79 Cavaliers            78 T'Wolves             78 Clippers
    78 Nuggets              78 Cavaliers            78 Lakers
    77 Clippers             76 Wizards              78 Jazz
    77 Magic                76 Kings                77 Warriors
    76 Wizards              76 Lakers               77 Magic
    76 Bulls                75 Bulls                76 Sonics
    76 Knicks               74 Bobcats              76 Wizards
    76 Jazz                 74 Knicks               76 Bulls
    75 Warriors             72 Magic                75 Knicks
    73 Blazers              71 Sonics               71 Blazers
    73 Raptors              70 Raptors              70 Raptors
    71 Bucks                68 Blazers              69 Bucks
    68 Hornets              65 Bucks                69 Bobcats
    65 Bobcats              63 Hornets              66 Hornets
    61 Hawks                58 Hawks                59 Hawks
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XIV. 2005 NBA Draft Results
    
    First Round
    1. Andrew Bogut, C, Bucks (signed)
    2. Marvin Williams, SF, Hawks (signed)
    3. Deron Williams, PG, Jazz (signed)
    4. Chris Paul, PG, Hornets (signed)
    5. Raymond Felton, PG, Bobcats (signed)
    6. Martell Webster, SG, Blazers (signed)
    7. Charlie Villanueva, PF, Raptors (signed)
    8. Channing Frye, C, Knicks (signed)
    9. Ike Diogu, PF, Warriors (signed)
    10. Andrew Bynum, C, Lakers (signed)
    11. Fran Vasquez, PF, Magic (Europe)
    12. Yaroslav Korolev, SF, Clippers (Europe)
    13. Sean May, PF, Bobcats (signed)
    14. Rashad McCants, SG, T'Wolves (signed)
    15. Antoine Wright, SG, Nets (signed)
    16. Joey Graham, SF, Raptors (signed)
    17. Danny Granger, SF, Pacers (signed)
    18. Gerald Green, SF, Celtics (signed)
    19. Hakim Warrick, SF, Grizzlies (signed)
    20. Julius Hodge, SG, Nuggets (signed)
    21. Nate Robinson, PG, Knicks (signed)
    22. Jarrett Jack, PG, Blazers (signed)
    23. Francisco Garcia, SG, Kings (signed)
    24. Luther Head, PG, Rockets (signed)
    25. Johan Petro, C, Sonics (signed)
    26. Jason Maxiell, PF, Pistons (signed)
    27. Linas Kleiza, PF, Nuggets (signed)
    28. Ian Mahinmi, PF, Spurs (Europe)
    29. Wayne Simien, PF, Heat (signed)
    30. David Lee, PF, Knicks (signed)
    
    Second Round
    31. Salim Stoudamire, SG, Hawks (signed)
    32. Daniel Ewing, SG, Clippers (signed)
    33. Brandon Bass, PF, Hornets
    34. C.J. Miles, SG, Jazz (signed)
    35. Rickey Sanchez, PF, Nuggets
    36. Ersan Ilyasova, SF, Bucks (signed)
    37. Ronny Turiaf, PF, Lakers (signed) (OUT FOR THE SEASON)
    38. Travis Diener, PG, Magic (signed)
    39. Von Wafer, SG, Lakers (signed)
    40. Monta Ellis, PG, Warriors (signed)
    41. Roko Ukic, PG, Raptors (Europe)
    42. Chris Taft, PF, Warriors (signed)
    43. Mile Ilic, C, Nets (Europe)
    44. Martynas Andriuskevicius, C, Cavaliers (Europe)
    45. Louis Williams, PG, 76'ers (signed)
    46. Erazem Lorbek, PF, Pacers
    47. Bracey Wright, SG, T'Wolves
    48. Mickael Getabale, SG, Sonics
    49. Andrew Blatche, PF, Wizards (signed)
    50. Ryan Gomes, SF, Celtics (signed)
    51. Robert Whaley, PF, Jazz
    52. Axel Hervelle, PF, Nuggets
    53. Orien Green, PF, Celtics
    54. Dijon Thompson, SG, Suns (signed)
    55. Lawrence Roberts, PF, Grizzlies (signed)
    56. Amir Johnson, SF, Pistons (signed)
    57. Marcin Gortat, C, Magic
    58. Uros Slokar, PF, Raptors
    59. Cenk Akyol, PG, Hawks
    60. Alex Acker, SG, Pistons (signed)
    
    Undrafted Rookies
    Matt Walsh, SG, Heat
    Eddie Basden, SG, Bulls
    Carlos Powell, PF, Lakers
    Dwayne Jones, SG, T'Wolves
    Ronnie Price, PG, Kings
    Rawle Marshall, SF, Mavericks
    Shavlik Randolph, PF, 76'ers
    Deng Gai, PF, 76'ers 
    Earl Barron, C, Heat
    Alan Anderson, SG, Bobcats
    Luke Schenscher, C, Nuggets
    Anthony Roberson, PG, Grizzlies
    Donell Taylor, PG, Wizards
    Wil Bynum, PG, Celtics
    Robert Whaley, PF, Jazz
    Kevin Burleson, PG, Bobcats
    
    European Rookies
    Fabricio Oberto, PF, Spurs
    Arvydas Macijauskas, SG, Hornets
    Sarunas Jasikevicius, PG, Cavaliers
    Jose Calderon, PG, Raptors
    Gerald Fitch, PG, Heat
    Charlie Bell, SG, Bucks
    
    ***********************************************************************
    
    XV. Offseason Changes
    
    76'ers
    ADDITIONS
    72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG) [Free Agent]
    67 - Steven Hunter (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Louis Williams (PG) [Draft]
    X - Shavlik Randolph (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Deng Gai (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    74 - Aaron McKie (SG) [Waived]
    72 - Marc Jackson (C) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    82 - Jamal Mashburn (SF) [Player Option]
    75 - Kyle Korver (SF)
    73 - Samuel Dalembert (C)
    73 - Willie Green (SG)
    64 - Michael Bradley (PF) [Player Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Matt Barnes (SF), Rodney Rogers (PF), Josh 
    Davis (PF)
    
    Blazers
    ADDITIONS
    75 - Juan Dixon (SG) [Free Agent]
    74 - Martell Webster (SG) [Draft]
    73 - Jarrett Jack (PG) [Draft]
    X - Sergei Monya (SG) [2004 Draft]
    X - Charles Smith (SG) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim (PF) [Free Agent]
    78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG) [Free Agent]
    78 - Derek Anderson (SG) [Waived]
    77 - Nick Van Exel (PG) [Waived]
    70 - Richie Frahm (SG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Maurice Baker (PG), Richie Frahm (SG)
    
    Bobcats
    ADDITIONS
    75 - Raymond Felton {PG) [Draft]
    71 - Sean May (PF) [Draft]
    66 - Jake Voskuhl (C) [Trade]
    X - Alan Anderson (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Antonio Meeking PF) [Free Agent]
    X - Kevin Burleson (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    75 - Jason Hart (PG) [Trade]
    70 - Malik Allen (PF) [Free Agent]
    67 - Tamar Slay (SF) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    76 - Brevin Knight (PG)
    72 - Kareem Rush (SG)
    69 - Matt Carroll (SG)
    Remaining Free Agents - Cory Alexander (PG), Keith Bogans (SG), Gerald 
    Wallace (SF), Jason Kapono (SF)
    
    Bucks
    ADDITIONS
    79 - Andrew Bogut (C) [Draft]
    79 - Bobby Simmons (SF) [Free Agent]
    74 - Jiri Welsch (SF) [Trade]
    65 - Ervin Johnson (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Ersan Ilyasova (SF) [Draft]
    X - Charlie Bell (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    71 - Zaza Pachulia (C) [Free Agent]
    65 - Calvin Booth (C) [Waived]
    63 - Daniel Santiago (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    84 - Michael Redd (SG)
    77 - Toni Kukoc (SF)
    72 - Dan Gadzuric (C)
    Remaining Free Agents - Erick Strickland (PG), Anthony Goldwire (PG), 
    Marcus Fizer (SF), Calvin Booth (C)
    
    Bulls
    ADDITIONS
    70 - Darius Songaila (PF) [Free Agent]
    70 - Malik Allen (PF) [Free Agent]
    68 - Eddie Basden (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    70 - Frank Williams (PG) [Free Agent]
    X - Jared Reiner (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    77 - Tyson Chandler (PF)
    76 - Eddy Curry (C)
    73 - Chris Duhon (PG) [Matched Offer Sheet]
    70 - Othella Harrington (PF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Frank Williams (PG), Jannero Pargo (PG), Adrian 
    Griffin (SF), Lawrence Funderburke (PF), Jared Reiner (C)
    
    Cavaliers
    ADDITIONS
    83 - Larry Hughes [Free Agent]
    81 - Donyell Marshall [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    75 - Jeff McInnis (PG) [Free Agent]
    74 - Jiri Welsch (SF) [Trade]
    72 - Lucious Harris (SG) [Waived]
    72 - Robert Traylor (PF) [Free Agent]
    72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG) [Free Agent]
    66 - Scott Williams (C) [Retired]
    63 - DaSagana Diop (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    Remaining Free Agents - None
    
    Celtics
    ADDITIONS
    75 - Gerald Green (SF) [Draft]
    74 - Dan Dickau (PG) [Trade]
    69 - Brian Scalabrine (PF) [Free Agent]
    69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Trade]
    67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
    X - Ryan Gomes (SF) [Draft]
    X - Orien Greene (PG) [Draft]
    X - Wil Bynum (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Albert Miralles (C) [Trade]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    84 - Antoine Walker (PF) [Trade]
    81 - Gary Payton (PG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    67 - Justin Reed (SF) [Player Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Gary Payton (PG)
    
    Clippers
    ADDITIONS
    83 - Sam Cassell (PG) [Trade]
    81 - Cuttino Mobley (SG) [Free Agent]
    70 - Daniel Ewing (PG) [Draft]
    X - Yaroslav Koralev (SF) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    80 - Marko Jaric (PG) [Trade]
    79 - Bobby Simmons (SF) [Free Agent]
    79 - Kerry Kittles (SG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Rick Brunson (PG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Mikki Moore (C) [Free Agent]
    66 - Lionel Chalmers (PG) [Trade]
    64 - Mamadou N'diaye (C) [Waived]
    RESIGNED
    71 - Zeljko Rebraca (C)
    Remaining Free Agents - Kerry Kittles (SG), Mamadou N'diaye (C)
    
    Grizzlies
    ADDITIONS
    82 - Eddie Jones (SG) [Trade]
    80 - Bobby Jackson (PG) [Trade]
    78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG) [Free Agent]
    72 - Hakim Warrick (SF) [Draft]
    X - Lawrence Roberts (PF) [Draft]
    X - Anthony Roberson (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    82 - Jason Williams (PG [Trade]
    81 - Bonzi Wells (SG) [Trade]
    78 - James Posey [Trade]
    77 - Stromile Swift (PF) [Free Agent]
    76 - Earl Watson (PG) [Free Agent]
    74 - Raul Lopez (PG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
    67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Ryan Humphrey (PF)
    
    Hawks
    ADDITIONS
    83 - Joe Johnson (SG) [Trade]
    78 - Marvin Williams (SF) [Draft]
    73 - Salim Stoudamire (SG) [Draft]
    71 - Zaza Pachulia (C) [Free Agent]
    X - John Edwards (C) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    70 - Boris Diaw (SG) [Trade]
    70 - Peja Drobnjak (C) [Free Agent]
    64 - Obinna Ekezie (PF) [Waived]
    X - James Thomas (PF) (Waived)
    RESIGNED
    73 - Tyronn Lue (PG)
    Remaining Free Agents - Tom Gugliotta (PF), Obinna Ekezie (PF), James 
    Thomas (PF), Kevin Willis (C), Michael Stewart (C)
    
    Heat
    ADDITIONS
    84 - Antoine Walker (PF) [Trade]
    82 - Jason Williams (PG) [Trade]
    78 - James Posey (SF) [Trade]
    69 - Andre Emmett (SG) [Trade]
    X - Wayne Simien (PF) [Draft]
    X - Matt Walsh (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Earl Barron (C) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Gerald Fitch (PG) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    72 - Christian Laettner (PF) [Free Agent]
    70 - Keyon Dooling (PG) [Free Agent]
    70 - Rasual Butler (SF) [Trade]
    69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    82 - Eddie Jones (SG) [Player Option]
    78 - Alonzo Mourning (C) [Team Option]
    75 - Udonis Haslem (PF)
    69 - Qyntel Woods (SF) [Team Option]
    62 - Wang ZhiZhi (C) [Player Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Steve Smith (SG), Shandon Anderson (SG)
    
    Hornets
    ADDITIONS
    77 - Chris Paul (PG) [Draft]
    70 - Rasual Butler (SF) [Trade]
    69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
    X - Arvydas Macijauskas (SG) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    74 - Dan Dickau (PG) [Trade]
    71 - Casey Jacobsen (SG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    77 - Speedy Claxton (PG) [Team Option]
    71 - Chris Andersen (PF)
    67 - Bostjan Nachbar (SF)
    61 - Jackson Vroman (PF) [Team Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Casey Jacobsen (SG), Lee Nailon (SF)
    
    Jazz
    ADDITIONS
    76 - Deron Williams (PG) [Draft]
    73 - Devin Brown (SG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Milt Palacio (PG) [Free Agent]
    66 - Greg Ostertag (C) [Trade]
    X - C.J. Miles (SG) [Draft]
    X - Robert Whaley (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    74 - Raul Lopez (PG) [Trade]
    73 - Raja Bell (SG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Kirk Snyder (SG) [Trade]
    67 - Curtis Borchardt (C) [Trade]
    RESGINED
    72 - Keith McLeod (PG)
    Remaining Free Agents - Howard Eisley (PG), Randy Livingston (PG), Ben 
    Handlogten (C)
    
    Kings
    ADDITIONS
    82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim [Free Agent]
    81 - Bonzi Wells (SG) [Trade]
    75 - Jason Hart (PG) [Trade]
    74 - Francisco Garcia (SG) [Draft]
    X - Jamal Sampson (PF) [Free Agent]
    X - Ronnie Price (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    81 - Cuttino Mobley (SG) [Free Agent]
    80 - Bobby Jackson (PG) [Trade]
    72 - Maurice Evans (SG) [Free Agent]
    70 - Darius Songaila (PF) [Free Agent]
    66 - Greg Ostertag (C) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Eddie House (SG), Erik Daniels (SF)
    
    Knicks
    ADDITIONS
    80 - Quentin Richardson (SG) [Trade]
    72 - Nate Robinson (PG) [Draft]
    70 - Channing Frye (C) [Draft]
    69 - Jerome James [Free Agent]
    68 - David Lee (PF) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    77 - Kurt Thomas (C) [Trade]
    72 - Jerome Williams (PF) [Retired]
    X - Jermaine Jackson (PG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Jermaine Jackson (PG), Bruno Sundov (C), Jackie 
    Butler (C)
    
    Lakers
    ADDITIONS
    74 - Aaron McKie (SG) [Free Agent]
    71 - Kwame Brown (PF) [Trade]
    65 - Andrew Bynum (C) [Draft]
    64 - Smush Parker (PG) [Free Agent]
    X - Ronny Turiaf (PF) [Draft]
    X - Von Wafer (SG) [Draft]
    X - Carlos Powell (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Laron Profit (SG) [Trade]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    79 - Caron Butler (SF) [Trade]
    76 - Vlade Divac (C) [Retired]
    74 - Brian Grant (PF) [Waived]
    73 - Chucky Atkins (PG) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    74 - Devean George (SF) [Player Option]
    72 - Luke Walton (SF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Tierre Brown (PG), Tony Bobbitt (SG)
    
    Magic
    ADDITIONS
    72 - Christian Laettner (PF) [Free Agent]
    70 - Keyon Dooling (PG) [Free Agent]
    58 - Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Travis Diener (PG) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    78 - Doug Christie (SG) [Waived]
    63 - Andrew DeClercq (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    85 - Grant Hill (SF) [Player Option]
    67 - Mario Kasun (C) [Team Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Andre Barrett (PG), Mark Jones (SG), Brandon 
    Hunter (PF)
    
    Mavericks
    ADDITIONS
    78 - Doug Christie (SG) [Free Agent]
    63 - DaSagana Diop (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Josh Powell (PF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    X - Rawle Marshall (SF) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    81 - Michael Finley (SG) [Waived]
    66 - Shawn Bradley (C) [Retired]
    RESIGNED
    80 - Keith Van Horn (SF) [Player Option]
    75 - Darrell Armstrong (PG)
    Remaining Free Agents - Alan Hendersen (PF)
    
    Nets
    ADDITIONS
    77 - Antoine Wright (SG) [Draft]
    75 - Jeff McInnis (PG) [Free Agent]
    72 - Marc Jackson (C) [Trade]
    72 - Robert Traylor (PF) [Free Agent]
    X - Linton Johnson (SF) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    72 - Travis Best (PG) [Free Agent]
    71 - Ron Mercer (SG) [Waived]
    69 - Brian Scalabrine (PF) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    74 - Clifford Robinson (PF)
    70 - Jacque Vaughn (PG) [Team Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Travis Best (PG), Billy Thomas (SG), Rodney 
    Buford (SF), Jabari Smith (C)
    
    Nuggets
    ADDITIONS
    76 - Earl Watson (PG) [Free Agent]
    X - Julius Hodge (SG) [Draft]
    X - Linas Klieza (PF) [Draft]
    X - Luke Schenscher (C) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    X - Luis Flores (PG) [Waived]
    RESIGNED
    75 - Voshon Lenard (SG) [Team Option]
    73 - DerMarr Johnson (SG)
    70 - Greg Buckner (SG)
    67 - Francisco Elson (C) [Team Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Wesley Person (SG), Bryon Russell (SF), Mark 
    Pope (C)
    
    Pacers
    ADDITIONS
    75 - Sarunas Jasikevicius [Free Agent]
    73 - Danny Granger (SF) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    79 - Reggie Miller (SG) [Retired]
    72 - Dale Davis (C) [Free Agent]
    72 - James Jones (SF) [Trade]
    X - John Edwards (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    73 - Austin Croshere (PF) [Player Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - None
    
    Pistons
    ADDITIONS
    72 - Dale Davis (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Jason Maxiell (PF) [Draft]
    X - Amir Johnson (SF) [Draft]
    X - Alex Acker (SG) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    70 - Elden Campbell (C) [Retired]
    X - Horace Jenkins (PG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Darvin Ham (SF)
    
    Raptors
    ADDITIONS
    73 - Joey Graham (SF) [Draft]
    72 - Charlie Villanueva (PF) [Draft]
    X - Jose Calderon (PG) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    81 - Donyell Marshall (PF) [Free Agent]
    74 - Lamond Murray (SF) [Waived]
    69 - Milt Palacio (PG) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    70 - Matt Bonner (PF)
    61 - Pape Sow (C)
    Remaining Free Agents - Omar Cook (PG), Lamond Murray (SF), Aaron 
    Williams (C)
    
    Rockets
    ADDITIONS
    78 - Derek Anderson (SG) [Free Agent]
    77 - Stromile Swift (PF) [Free Agent]
    72 - Luther Head (PG) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    72 - Scott Padgett (SF) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    76 - Dikembe Mutombo (C)
    76 - Jon Barry (SG)
    69 - Ryan Bowen (SF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Toraye Braggs (PF)
    
    Sonics
    ADDITIONS
    69 - Rick Brunson (PG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Mikki Moore (C) [Free Agent]
    X - Johan Petro (C) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    79 - Antonio Daniels (PG) [Free Agent]
    69 - Jerome James (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    92 - Ray Allen (SG)
    71 - Danny Fortson (PF) [Player Option]
    70 - Damien Wilkins (SF) [Matched Offer Sheet]
    67 - Vitaly Potapenko (C)
    Remaining Free Agents - Mateen Cleaves, Ronald Murray (SG), Vladimir 
    Radmanovic (PF), Reggie Evans (PF)
    
    Spurs
    ADDITIONS
    81 - Michael Finley (SG) [Free Agent]
    77 - Nick Van Exel (PG) [Free Agent]
    X - Fabricio Oberto (PF) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    73 - Devin Brown (SG) [Free Agent]
    X - Linton Johnson (SF) [Waived]
    RESIGNED
    76 - Robert Horry (PF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Mike Wilks (PG), Glenn Robinson (SF), Tony 
    Massenburg (C), Sean Marks (C)
    
    Suns
    ADDITIONS
    77 - Kurt Thomas (C) [Trade]
    74 - Brian Grant (PF) [Free Agent]
    73 - Raja Bell (SG) [Free Agent]
    72 - James Jones (SF) [Trade]
    72 - Scott Padgett (SF) [Free Agent]
    72 - Dijon Thompson (SG) [Draft]
    69 - Boris Diaw (SG) [Trade]
    68 - Pat Burke (PF) [Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    83 - Joe Johnson (SG) [Trade]
    80 - Quentin Richardson (SG) [Trade]
    67 - Steven Hunter (C) [Free Agent]
    66 - Jake Voskuhl (C) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    Remaining Free Agents - Bo Outlaw (PF), Walter McCarty (PF)
    
    T'Wolves
    ADDITIONS
    80 - Marko Jaric (PG) [Trade]
    76 - Rashad McCants (SG) [Draft]
    68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) [Free Agent]
    66 - Lionel Chalmers (PG) [Trade]
    X - Dwayne Jones (SG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    83 - Sam Cassell (PG) [Trade]
    80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG) [Free Agent]
    74 - Fred Hoiberg (SG) [Waived]
    65 - Ervin Johnson (C) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    75 - Eddie Griffin (PF)
    66 - Mark Madsen (PF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Anthony Carter (PG), Latrell Sprewell (SG), 
    Fred Hoiberg (SG), John Thomas (PF)
    
    Warriors
    ADDITIONS
    74 - Ike Diogu (PF) [Draft]
    64 - Chris Taft (PF) [Draft]
    X - Monta Ellis (PG) [Draft]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    72 - Rodney White (SF) [Waived]
    68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili (SF) [Free Agent]
    RESIGNED
    70 - Calbert Cheaney (SF) [Player Option]
    Remaining Free Agents - Rodney White (SF)
    
    Wizards
    ADDITIONS
    79 - Antonio Daniels (PG) [Free Agent]
    79 - Caron Butler (SF) [Trade]
    73 - Chucky Atkins (PG) [Trade]
    X - Andrew Blatche (SF) [Draft]
    X - Donell Taylor (PG) [Rookie Free Agent]
    SUBTRACTIONS
    83 - Larry Hughes (SG) [Free Agent]
    75 - Juan Dixon (SG) [Free Agent]
    71 - Kwame Brown (PF) [Trade]
    X - Laron Profit (SG) [Trade]
    RESIGNED
    63 - Michael Ruffin (PF)
    Remaining Free Agents - Steve Blake (PG), Anthony Peeler (SG), Damone 
    Brown (SF)
    
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    XVI. 2005 Free Agent class
    
    Rating - Player, 04-05 Team (Contract variable) (TEAM SIGNED WITH)
    
    Point Guards
    81 - Gary Payton, Celtics
    80 - Marko Jaric, Clippers (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO T'WOLVES)
    80 - Bobby Jackson, Kings (Team Option Exercised) (TRADED TO GRIZZLIES)
    79 - Antonio Daniels, Sonics (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 
    WIZARDS)
    78 - Damon Stoudamire, Blazers (SIGNED WITH GRIZZLIES)
    77 - Speedy Claxton, Hornets (Team Option Exercised)
    77 - Nick Van Exel, Blazers (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH SPURS)
    76 - Damon Jones (Declined Player Option)
    76 - Brevin Knight, Bobcats (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
    76 - Earl Watson, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH NUGGETS)
    75 - Jeff McInnis, Cavaliers (SIGNED WITH NETS)
    75 - Darrell Armstrong, Mavericks (RE-SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS)
    74 - Dan Dickau, Hornets (TRADED TO CELTICS)
    74 - Raul Lopez, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
    73 - Tyronn Lue, Hawks (RE-SIGNED WITH HAWKS)
    73 - Chris Duhon, Bulls (Restricted FA) (BULLS MATCHED OFFER SHEET)
    73 - Travis Best, Nets
    72 - Keith McLeod, Jazz (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
    70 - Keyon Dooling, Heat (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH MAGIC)
    70 - Jacque Vaughn, Nets (Team Option Exercised)
    70 - Erick Strickland, Bucks
    70 - Howard Eisley, Jazz
    70 - Frank Williams, Bulls
    69 - Rick Brunson, Clippers (SIGNED WITH SONICS)
    69 - Milt Palacio, Raptors (SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
    69 - Anthony Carter, T'Wolves
    69 - Steve Blake, Wizards (Restricted FA)
    68 - Jannero Pargo, Bulls (Restricted FA)
    67 - Tierre Brown, Lakers
    67 - Omar Cook, Raptors
    66 - Andre Barrett, Magic (Restricted FA)
    66 - Lionel Chalmers, Clippers (TRADED TO T'WOLVES)
    65 - Mateen Cleaves, Sonics
    63 - Jermaine Jackson, Knicks
    XX - Anthony Goldwire, Bucks
    XX - Cory Alexander, Bobcats
    XX - Randy Livingston, Jazz
    XX - Luis Flores, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised) (Waived)
    XX - Horace Jenkins, Pistons (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH ISRAEL)
    XX - Mike Wilks, Spurs
    XX - Maurice Baker, Blazers
    
    Shooting Guards
    92 - Ray Allen, Sonics (RE-SIGNED WITH SONICS)
    84 - Michael Redd, Bucks (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
    BUCKS)
    83 - Larry Hughes, Wizards (SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
    83 - Joe Johnson, Suns (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO HAWKS)
    82 - Eddie Jones, Heat (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO GRIZZLIES)
    81 - Cuttino Mobley, Kings (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 
    CLIPPERS)
    81 - Bonzi Wells, Grizzlies (Team Option Exercised) (TRADED TO KINGS)
    81 - Michael Finley, Mavericks (Waived) (SIGNED WITH SPURS)
    80 - Latrell Sprewell, T'Wolves
    79 - Kerry Kittles, Clippers
    78 - Derek Anderson, Blazers (Waived) (SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
    78 - Doug Christie, Magic (Waived) SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS
    76 - Jon Barry, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
    76 - Ronald Murray, Sonics (Restricted FA)
    75 - Juan Dixon, Wizards (SIGNED WITH BLAZERS)
    75 - Voshon Lenard, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised)
    74 - Wesley Person, Nuggets
    74 - Aaron McKie, 76'ers (Waived) (SIGNED WITH LAKERS)
    74 - Fred Hoiberg, T'Wolves (Waived) (Out for the season)
    73 - Raja Bell, Jazz (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
    73 - DerMarr Johnson, Nuggets (RE-SIGNED WITH NUGGETS)
    73 - Devin Brown, Spurs (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH JAZZ)
    73 - Willie Green, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
    72 - Dajuan Wagner, Cavaliers
    72 - Lucious Harris, Cavaliers (Waived)
    72 - Steve Smith, Heat
    72 - Eddie House, Kings
    72 - Keith Bogans, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
    72 - Kareem Rush, Bobcats (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
    72 - Maurice Evans, Kings (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH PISTONS)
    71 - Anthony Peeler, Wizards
    71 - Casey Jacobsen, Hornets
    71 - Ron Mercer, Nets (Exercised Player Option) (Waived)
    70 - Greg Buckner, Nuggets (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
    NUGGETS)
    70 - Shandon Anderson, Heat
    70 - Richie Frahm, Blazers (Restricted FA)
    70 - Billy Thomas, Nets (Restricted FA)
    69 - Matt Carroll, Bobcats (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BOBCATS)
    XX - Laron Profit, Wizards (TRADED TO LAKERS)
    XX - Mark Jones, Magic (Restricted FA)
    
    Small Forwards
    85 - Grant Hill, Magic (Exercised Player Option)
    82 - Jamal Mashburn, 76'ers (Exercised Player Option)
    80 - Keith Van Horn, Mavericks (Exercised Player Option)
    79 - Bobby Simmons, Clippers (SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
    79 - Glenn Robinson, Spurs
    77 - Toni Kukoc, Bucks (RE-SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
    75 - Kyle Korver, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
    74 - Gerald Wallace, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
    74 - Lamond Murray, Raptors (Waived)
    74 - Devean George, Lakers (Exercised Player Option)
    73 - Marcus Fizer, Bucks
    72 - Lee Nailon, Hornets
    72 - Rodney White, Warriors (Waived)
    72 - Scott Padgett, Rockets (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
    72 - Adrian Griffin, Bulls
    72 - James Jones, Pacers (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO SUNS)
    72 - Luke Walton, Lakers (RE-SIGNED WITH LAKERS)
    71 - Bryon Russell, Nuggets
    70 - Rodney Buford, Nets
    70 - Calbert Cheaney, Warriors (Exercised Player Option)
    70 - Jason Kapono, Bobcats (Restricted FA)
    70 - Damien Wilkins, Sonics (Restricted FA)
    69 - Ryan Bowen, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
    69 - Qyntel Woods, Heat (Exercised Team Option) (TRADED TO CELTICS)
    68 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Warriors (SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
    68 - Matt Barnes, 76'ers (Restricted FA)
    68 - Stacey Augmon, Magic
    67 - Darvin Ham, Pistons
    67 - Bostjan Nachbar, Hornets (RE-SIGNED WITH HORNETS)
    67 - Tamar Slay, Bobcats (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH EUROPE)
    67 - Justin Reed, Celtics (Exercised Player Option)
    XX - Erik Daniels, Kings (Restricted FA)
    XX - Linton Johnson, Spurs (Team Option Declined)
    XX - Theron Smith, Grizzlies (Restricted FA)
    
    Power Forwards
    84 - Antoine Walker, Celtics (TRADED TO HEAT)
    82 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Blazers (SIGNED WITH KINGS)
    81 - Donyell Marshall, Raptors (SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
    77 - Tyson Chandler, Bulls (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BULLS)
    76 - Robert Horry, Spurs (Declined Player Option) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
    SPURS)
    75 - Udonis Haslem, Heat (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH HEAT)
    75 - Eddie Griffin, T'Wolves (RE-SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
    74 - Vladimir Radmanovic, Sonics (Restricted FA)
    74 - Clifford Robinson, Nets (Team Option Declined) (RE-SIGNED WITH 
    NETS)
    74 - Brian Grant, Lakers, (Waived) (SIGNED WITH SUNS)
    73 - Rodney Rogers, 76'ers
    73 - Austin Croshere, Pacers (Exercised Player Option)
    72 - Christian Laettner, Heat
    72 - Robert Traylor, Cavaliers (Team Option Declined)
    72 - Jerome Williams, Knicks (Waived) (RETIRED)
    71 - Danny Fortson, Sonics (Exercised Player Option)
    71 - Kwame Brown, Wizards (Restricted FA) (TRADED TO LAKERS)
    71 - Chris Andersen, Hornets (RE-SIGNED WITH HORNETS)
    70 - Matt Bonner, Raptors (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH RAPTORS)
    70 - Darius Songaila, Kings (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH BULLS)
    70 - Othella Harrington, Bulls (RE-SIGNED WITH BULLS)
    70 - Clarence Weatherspoon, Rockets (Waived)
    70 - Malik Allen, Bobcats (SIGNED WITH BULLS)
    69 - Reggie Evans, Sonics (Restricted FA)
    69 - Brian Scalabrine, Nets (SIGNED WITH CELTICS)
    69 - Tom Gugliotta, Hawks
    68 - Bo Outlaw, Suns
    68 - Ryan Humphrey, Grizzlies
    67 - Walter McCarty, Suns (Declined Player Option)
    67 - Alan Hendersen, Mavericks
    66 - Mark Madsen, T'Wolves (RE-SIGNED WITH T'WOLVES)
    64 - Obinna Ekezie, Hawks (Waived)
    63 - Michael Ruffin, Wizards (RE-SIGNED WITH WIZARDS)
    63 - Michael Bradley, 76'ers (Exercised Player Option)
    63 - Lawrence Funderburke, Bulls
    61 - Brandon Hunter, Magic
    61 - Jackson Vroman, Hornets (Team Option Exercised)
    XX - Josh Davis, 76'ers
    XX - John Thomas, T'Wolves
    XX - James Thomas, Hawks (Waived)
    XX - Toraye Braggs, Rockets
    
    Centers
    80 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cavaliers (RE-SIGNED WITH CAVALIERS)
    78 - Alonzo Mourning, Heat (Team Option Exercised)
    77 - Stromile Swift, Grizzlies (SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
    76 - Eddy Curry, Bulls (Restricted FA)
    76 - Dikembe Mutombo, Rockets (RE-SIGNED WITH ROCKETS)
    75 - Vlade Divac, Lakers (Player Option) (RETIRING)
    73 - Samuel Dalembert, 76'ers (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
    73 - Dan Gadzuric, Bucks (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
    72 - Dale Davis, Pacers (SIGNED WITH PISTONS)
    71 - Zaza Pachulia, Bucks (Restricted FA) (SIGNED HAWKS OFFER SHEET)
    71 - Zeljko Rebraca, Clippers (RE-SIGNED WITH CLIPPERS)
    70 - Peja Drobnjak, Hawks (Team Option Declined) (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
    70 - Elden Campbell, Pistons (RETIRED)
    69 - Jerome James, Sonics (SIGNED WITH KNICKS)
    69 - Mikki Moore, Clippers (SIGNED WITH SONICS)
    67 - Steven Hunter, Suns (Declined Player Option) (SIGNED WITH 76'ERS)
    67 - Vitaly Potapenko, Sonics (RE-SIGNED WITH SONICS)
    67 - Francisco Elson, Nuggets (Team Option Exercised)
    67 - Mario Kasun, Magic (Team Option Exercised)
    67 - Kevin Willis, Hawks
    66 - Jake Voskuhl, Suns (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO BOBCATS)
    66 - Greg Ostertag, Kings (Exercised Player Option) (TRADED TO JAZZ)
    65 - Ervin Johnson, T'Wolves (SIGNED WITH BUCKS)
    65 - Calvin Booth, Bucks (Waived)
    64 - Jabari Smith, Nets
    64 - Mamadou N'diaye, Clippers [Waived]
    63 - Andrew DeClercq, Magic
    63 - Daniel Santiago, Bucks (SIGNED WITH SPAIN)
    63 - Tony Massenburg, Spurs
    63 - DeSagana Diop, Cavaliers (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH MAVERICKS)
    62 - Wang ZhiZhi, Heat (Exercised Player Option)
    61 - Sean Marks, Spurs
    61 - Pape Sow, Raptors (Restricted FA) (RE-SIGNED WITH RAPTORS)
    58 - Michael Stewart, Hawks
    58 - Bruno Sundov, Knicks
    58 - Jackie Butler, Knicks
    55 - Mark Pope, Nuggets
    XX - John Edwards, Pacers (Restricted FA) (SIGNED WITH HAWKS)
    XX - Jared Reiner, Bulls (Restricted FA)
    XX - Ben Handlogten, Jazz
    
    Top 15 Remaining Free Agents
    81 - Gary Payton (PG)
    80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG)
    79 - Kerry Kittles (SG)
    79 - Glenn Robinson (SF)
    76 - Eddy Curry (C) (Restricted)
    76 - Damon Jones (PG)
    76 - Ronald Murray (SG)
    74 - Vladimir Radmanovic (PF) (Restricted)
    74 - Gerald Wallace (SF) (Restricted)
    74 - Wesley Person (SG)
    74 - Lamond Murray (SF)
    73 - Rodney Rogers (PF)
    73 - Travis Best (PG)
    73 - Marcus Fizer (SF)
    72 - Christian Laettner (PF)
    
    Rashidi's Top 10 Sleeper Free Agents
    81 - Bonzi Wells (SG)
    80 - Latrell Sprewell (SG)
    79 - Glenn Robinson (SF)
    78 - Damon Stoudamire (PG)
    77 - Nick Van Exel (PG)
    75 - Eddie Griffin (PF)
    75 - Juan Dixon (SG)
    73 - Raja Bell (SG)
    72 - Dajuan Wagner (SG)
    69 - Mikki Moore (C)
    
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    XVII. Created Teams
    
    2005 East All-Stars
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    PF Grant Hill
    SF Vince Carter
    SG LeBron James
    PG Allen Iverson
    Bench
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    PG Dwyane Wade
    C  Ben Wallace
    C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    SF Paul Pierce
    PG Gilbert Arenas
    PF Antawn Jamison
    
    2005 West All-Stars
    C  Yao Ming
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Kevin Garnett
    SG Tracy McGrady
    PG Kobe Bryant
    Bench 
    PG Steve Nash
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    SG Ray Allen
    C  Amare Stoudemire
    SF Shawn Marion
    SG Manu Ginobili
    SF Rashard Lewis
    
    2004 East All-Stars
    C  Ben Wallace
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SF Vince Carter 
    SG Tracy McGrady
    PG Allen Iverson
    Bench
    PG Jason Kidd
    SG Paul Pierce
    PG Baron Davis
    SF Ron Artest
    SG Michael Redd
    PF Kenyon Martin
    C  Jamaal Magloire
    
    2004 West All-Stars
    C  Yao Ming
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Kevin Garnett
    SG Kobe Bryant
    PG Steve Francis
    Bench
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    SF Peja Stojakovic 
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    SG Ray Allen
    PG Sam Cassell
    SF Andrei Kirilenko
    C  Brad Miller
    
    2003 East All-Stars
    C  Ben Wallace
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SF Michael Jordan 
    SG Tracy McGrady
    PG Allen Iverson
    Bench
    PG Jason Kidd
    SF Vince Carter
    SG Paul Pierce
    C  Brad Miller
    SF Jamal Mashburn
    PF Antoine Walker
    C  Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    
    2003 West All-Stars
    C  Yao Ming
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Kevin Garnett
    SG Kobe Bryant
    PG Steve Francis
    Bench
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    SF Shawn Marion
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    PG Steve Nash
    PG Gary Payton
    PG Stephon Marbury
    SF Peja Stojakovic
    IR
    PF Chris Webber
    
    1992 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team)
    PG Magic Johnson
    PG John Stockton
    SG Michael Jordan
    SG Clyde Drexler
    SF Larry Bird
    SF Chris Mullin
    SF Scottie Pippen
    PF Karl Malone
    PF Charles Barkley
    PF Christian Laettner
    C  David Robinson
    C  Patrick Ewing
    
    1994 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team II)
    PG Tim Hardaway
    PG Kevin Johnson (replaced Isiah Thomas)
    PG Mark Price
    SG Reggie Miller
    SG Joe Dumars
    SG Dan Majerle
    SF Dominique Wilkins
    PF Shawn Kemp
    PF Larry Johnson
    PF Derrick Coleman
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    C  Alonzo Mourning
    C  David Robinson
    
    1996 Olympic Team (aka Dream Team III)
    PG Gary Payton
    PG John Stockton
    PG Anfernee Hardaway
    SG Mitch Richmond
    SG Reggie Miller
    SF Grant Hill
    SF Scottie Pippen
    PF Karl Malone
    PF Charles Barkley
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    C  Hakeem Olajuwon
    C  David Robinson
    
    2000 Olympic Team
    PG Jason Kidd
    PG Gary Payton
    PG Tim Hardaway
    SG Ray Allen
    SG Allan Houston
    SG Steve Smith
    SF Vince Carter
    SF Shareef Abdur-Rahim
    PF Kevin Garnett
    PF Vin Baker
    C  Alonzo Mourning
    C  Antonio McDyess
    
    2002 Olympic Team (aka the team that lost 3 games and placed sixth)
    PG Baron Davis
    SG Paul Pierce
    SG Michael Finley
    SG Reggie Miller
    SF Shawn Marion
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    C  Raef LaFrentz
    C  Antonio Davis
    
    2003 Olympic Team (aka the Redeem Team)
    C  Tim Duncan
    PF Elton Brand
    SF Tracy McGrady
    SG Allen Iverson
    PG Jason Kidd
    C  Jermaine O'Neal
    PF Kenyon Martin (replaced Karl Malone)
    SF Vince Carter (replaced Kobe Bryant)
    SG Ray Allen
    PG Mike Bibby
    SF Richard Jefferson
    PF Nick Collison
    
    2004 Olympic Team (aka the Bronze Medal team)
    C  Tim Duncan
    PF Lamar Odom
    SF Richard Jefferson
    SG Allen Iverson
    PG Stephon Marbury
    SF Shawn Marion
    PF Carlos Boozer
    PG Dwyane Wade
    SG LeBron James
    PF Amare Stoudemire
    SF Carmelo Anthony
    C  Emeka Okafor
    
    All-NBA Team 03-04
    C  Shaquille O'Neal
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Kevin Garnet
    SG Kobe Bryant
    PG Jason Kidd
    Bench
    SG Tracy McGrady
    PF Jermaine O'Neal
    SF Peja Stojakovic
    PG Sam Cassell
    C  Ben Wallace
    PG Baron Davis
    C  Yao Ming
    SF Ron Artest
    PF Dirk Nowitzki
    SG Michael Redd
    
    Philadelphia 76'ers (56-26, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Dikembe Mutombo
    PF Tyrone Hill
    SF George Lynch
    SG Allen Iverson
    PG Eric Snow
    Bench
    SG Aaron McKie
    C  Matt Geiger
    PG Kevin Ollie
    PF Jumaine Jones
    SG Rodney Buford
    SF Roshown McLeod
    C  Todd MacCulloch
    SF Raja Bell
    
    All-Time Bulls
    C  Artis Gilmore 
    PF Bob Love 
    SF Scottie Pippen 
    SG Michael Jordan 
    PG Guy Rodgers 
    Bench 
    C  Eddy Curry 
    PF Bob Boozer 
    PF Horace Grant 
    SF Toni Kukoc 
    SG Jerry Sloan 
    SG Reggie Theus 
    PG BJ Armstrong 
    IR 
    PF Orlando Woolridge 
    PF Dennis Rodman 
    SF Chet Walker
    
    95-96 Chicago Bulls (72-10 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  Luc Longley 9/5/2
    PF Dennis Rodman 6/15/3
    SF Scottie Pippen 19/6/6
    SG Michael Jordan 30/7/4
    PG Ron Harper 7/3/3
    Bench
    SF Toni Kukoc 13/4/4
    PG Steve Kerr 8/1/2
    C  Bill Wennington 5/3/1
    SF Jud Buechler 4/2/1
    PG Randy Brown 3/1/1
    PF Dickey Simpkins 4/3/1
    C  John Salley 4/3/1
    PF Jason Caffey 3/2/1
    
    96-97 Chicago Bulls (69-13 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  Luc Longley 9/6/2
    PF Dennis Rodman 6/16/3
    SF Scottie Pippen 20/7/6
    SG Michael Jordan 30/6/4
    PG Ron Harper 6/3/3
    Bench
    SF Toni Kukoc 13/5/5
    PG Steve Kerr 8/2/2
    PF Jason Caffey 7/4/1
    C  Bison Dele 7/4/1
    C  Bill Wennington 5/2/1
    PG Randy Brown 5/2/2
    SF Jud Buechler 2/2/1
    PF Dickey Simpkins 2/2/1
    C  Robert Parish 4/2/1
    
    97-98 Chicago Bulls (62-20, 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  Luc Longley 11/6/3
    PF Dennis Rodman 5/15/3
    SF Scottie Pippen 19/5/6
    SG Michael Jordan 29/6/4
    PG Ron Harper 9/4/3
    Bench
    SF Toni Kukoc 13/4/4
    PG Steve Kerr 8/2/2
    PG Randy Brown 4/1/2
    SG Scott Burrell 5/3/1
    C  Bill Wennington 4/2/1
    SF Jud Buechler 3/1/1
    PF Dickey Simpkins 3/2/1
    
    89-90 Detroit Pistons (59-23, 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  Bill Laimbeer
    PF Dennis Rodman
    SF Mark Aguirre
    SG Joe Dumars
    PG Isaiah Thomas
    Bench
    PG Vinnie Johnson
    C  James Edwards
    PF  John Salley
    PF Rick Mahorn
    SG John Long
    C  William Bedford
    
    03-04 Detroit Pistons (54-28, 2nd place, NBA Champions)
    C  Ben Wallace
    PF Rasheed Wallace
    SF Tayshaun Prince
    SG Richard Hamilton
    PG Chauncey Billups
    Bench
    PF Corliss Williamson
    C  Mehmet Okur
    PG Mike James
    PG Lindsey Hunter
    C  Elden Campbell
    SF Darvin Ham
    PF Darko Milicic
    IR
    SF Tremaine Fowlkes
    
    93-94 Houston Rockets (58-24, 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  Hakeem Olajuwon
    PF Otis Thorpe
    SF Robert Horry
    SG Vernon Maxwell
    PG Kenny Smith
    Bench 
    PG Sam Cassell
    SG Mario Elie
    PF Carl Herrera
    PG Scott Brooks
    SF Matt Bullard
    PF Earl Cureton
    SF Chris Jent
    IR
    C  Eric Riley
    C  Richard Petruska
    
    94-95 Houston Rockets (47-25, 3rd place, NBA Champions)
    C  Hakeem Olajuwon
    PF Pete Chilcutt
    SF Robert Horry
    SG Clyde Drexler
    PG Kenny Smith
    Bench 
    PG Sam Cassell
    SG Mario Elie
    PF Carl Herrera
    PF Chucky Brown
    SF Tracy Murray
    C  Charles Jones
    SF Tim Breaux
    IR
    SG Vernon Maxwell
    C  Zan Tabak
    
    All-Time Knicks
    C  Patrick Ewing 
    PF Charles Oakley 
    SF Dave DeBusschure 
    SG Earl Monroe 
    PG Walt Frazier 
    Bench 
    C  Willis Reed 
    PF Harry Gallatin 
    SF Bill Bradley
    SG Allan Houston 
    SF Latrell Sprewell 
    PG Mark Jackson
    SG John Starks 
    IR 
    C  Bob McAdoo 
    SF Bernard King 
    PG Michael Ray Richardson
    
    93-94 New York Knicks (1st place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Patrick Ewing
    PF Charles Oakley
    SF Charles Smith
    SG John Starks
    PG Derek Harper
    Bench
    PF Anthony Mason
    SG Hubert Davis
    PG Greg Anthony
    PF Anthony Bonner
    SG Rolando Blackman
    C  Herb Williams
    IR
    PG Doc Rivers
    
    98-99 New York Knicks (27-23 4th place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Patrick Ewing 17/10/1
    PF Kurt Thomas 8/6/1
    SF Larry Johnson 12/6/2
    SG Allan Houston 16/3/3 
    PG Charlie Ward 8/3/5
    Bench
    SG Latrell Sprewell 16/4/3
    PG Chris Childs 7/3/4
    PF Marcus Camby 7/6/1
    C  Chris Dudley 3/4/1
    PG Rick Brunson 2/1/1
    SF David Wingate 1/1/1
    C  Herb Williams 2/1/0
    
    95-96 Seattle Sonics (64-18, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Sam Perkins
    PF Shawn Kemp
    SF Detlef Schrempf
    SG Hersey Hawkins
    PG Gary Payton
    Bench
    SG Vincent Askew
    PG Nate McMillan
    C  Ervin Johnson
    PF Frank Brickowski
    SF David Wingate
    PG Eric Snow
    SF Sherrell Ford
    
    98-99 San Antonio Spurs (37-13, 1st place, NBA Champions)
    C  David Robinson
    PF Tim Duncan
    SF Sean Elliott
    SG Mario Elie
    PG Avery Johnson
    Bench
    SG Jaren Jackson
    PG Antonio Daniels
    PF Malik Rose
    PG Steve Kerr
    SF Jerome Kersey
    C  Will Perdue
    
    96-97 Utah Jazz (64-18, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Greg Foster
    PF Karl Malone
    SF Adam Keefe
    SG Jeff Hornacek
    PG John Stockton
    Bench
    SF Bryon Russell
    SG Shandon Anderson
    PG Howard Eisley
    PF Antoine Carr
    PG Jacque Vaughn
    SF Chris Morris
    
    97-98 Utah Jazz (62-20, 1st place, NBA Finalists)
    C  Greg Ostertag
    PF Karl Malone
    SF Bryon Russell
    SG Jeff Hornacek
    PG John Stockton
    Bench
    SG Shandon Anderson
    PG Howard Eisley
    PF Antoine Carr
    C  Greg Foster
    SF Adam Keefe
    SF Chris Morris
    
    01-02 Rookie Team
    C  Brendan Haywood
    PF Pau Gasol
    SF Shane Battier
    SG Jason Richardson
    PG Jamaal Tinsley
    Bench
    C  Zeljko Rebraca
    PG Tony Parker
    SG Joe Johnson
    SF Andrei Kirilenko
    
    00-01 Rookie Team
    C  Marc Jackson
    PF Kenyon Martin
    SF Morris Peterson
    SG Quentin Richardson
    PG Mateen Cleaves
    Bench
    SG Mike Miller
    SF Darius Miles
    PG Khalid El-Amin
    SF Stephen Jackson
    
    01-02 Sophomore Team
    C  Chris Mihm
    PF Kenyon Martin
    SF Lee Nailon
    SG Quentin Richardson
    PG Mike Miller
    Bench
    PF Marcus Fizer
    SF Darius Miles
    SG Desmond Mason
    SF Hedo Turkoglu
    
    00-01 Sophomore Team
    C  Elton Brand
    PF Lamar Odom
    SF Richard Hamilton
    SG Steve Francis
    PG Baron Davis
    Bench
    SF Shawn Marion
    SG Wally Szczerbiak
    PG Jason Terry
    
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    XVIII. Frequently Asked Questions
    
    If you have any questions, I'll post it here (if it's a good question).
    
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    QUESTION
    Can you create this player for me?
    
    ANSWER
    It depends on who the person is.  Rashidi doesn't have all the time in 
    the world, but if the player interests me enough, I'll spend some time 
    on it.  Necessity takes priority.  I'm a lot more likely to create some 
    scrub at the end of an NBA bench than some guy from Europe I've never 
    even heard of.
    
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    QUESTION
    Will you create this year's rookie draft class?
    
    ANSWER
    Yes.  But I won't get around to this until it gets close to draft time, 
    because that's when all the scouting reports for these players become 
    more accurate.  I am keeping my eye on a few of them though.
    
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    QUESTION
    Do you have the appearances for CAPs?
    
    ANSWER
    Like I said, I don't make appearances.  I'm sure there are websites you 
    can find via a search engine that provide appearances that should suit 
    your tastes.  
    
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    QUESTION
    How do you change player positions?
    
    ANSWER
    You cannot change the positions of existing players in the game.  The 
    only way to "change" them is to download a roster update from Sega, as 
    they often change positions for players whether they deserve it or not.
    
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    QUESTION
    Who are Tony Williams and Mark Johnson?
    
    ANSWER
    They are generics created because Atlanta did not have 12 people under 
    contract when the roster deadlines were up.  They are NOT Donta Smith 
    and Royal Ivey, Atlanta's two second round draftees. Those players have 
    yet to sign with Atlanta.  Williams and Johnson (notice how they have 
    the 2 most common last names in the NBA?) were added because the only 
    PG at press time was Tony Delk, so they obviously needed some depth - 
    especially since the default rosters are used in online play.  Since 
    Atlanta signed Kenny Anderson and Jon Barry, I suggest you do the same 
    and either release the two generics, or leave them on the IR, it's up 
    to you.  Both players were removed in Sega's roster download.
    
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    QUESTION
    Why don't you acknowledge Tom Gugliotta's greatness?
    
    ANSWER
    Christian Laettner > Tom Gugliotta.
    
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    QUESTION
    Rashidi, do you play online?
    
    ANSWER
    I do.  I pick the Knicks not just because they're my home team, but 
    because they're not unbalanced and overpowered like a lot of the other 
    teams that people pick *COUGH*Kings/Rockets/Mavericks*COUGH*.  On a 
    side note, I notice a lot less people are picking the Lakers this year.  
    Go figure.
    
    I have multiple user names now.  At present, I have nine.
    
    Rashidi (Knicks): 112-20-1-4, rank 273 (highest rank 62)
    MaNukkaRasheed (Pistons): 45-9-0-4, rank 208 (highest rank 73)
    KeithVanHorn (Bucks): 21-6-0-2, rank 703 (highest rank 312)
    HawksOwnYourAss (Hawks): 19-3-0-0, rank 299 (highest rank 283)
    WallyWorld (T'Wolves): 22-3-0-0, rank 188 (highest rank 130)
    MaciejLampe (Suns): 15-1-0-1, rank 463 (highest rank 463)
    NenadKrstic (Nets): 12-1-0-0, rank 473 (highest rank 473)
    BruceBowen (Spurs): 4-0-0-1, rank 4774 (highest rank 4774)
    KeithVanHorn2 (Mavs): 9-0-0-0, rank 583 (highest rank 583)
    Combined record: 251-42-1-11
    
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    QUESTION
    Rashidi, what is your favorite NBA team?
    
    ANSWER
    I live in the NY area, so it is easiest for me to follow the Knicks and 
    Nets.  The Knicks are my favorite team, but Jason Kidd has been my 
    favorite player since he entered the league.  The last three years I 
    have definitely preferred NJ.  I was starting to lean back towards NY, 
    but I very much dislike Jamal Crawford and Tim Thomas, Isiah Thomas' 
    two prize acquisitions.  The Knicks play no defense, they have no 
    chemistry, and all their ball movement comes from their guards which 
    makes for a boring and stagnant offense.  Marbury is probably the worst 
    PG in the league at creating on the fastbreak for players other than 
    himself.  Since Marbury declared himself the best PG in the NBA, the 
    Knicks have turned into a more talented version of last year's Orlando 
    team.  Since then, the Nets also traded for Vince Carter, who has 
    returned to his prior greatness thanks in part to Jason Kidd.  Along 
    with the emergence of Nenad Krstic, and the improvement and return to 
    health of Richard Jefferson (and Kidd's health too), the Nets will be 
    one of the most exciting teams in the league next season.  But since 
    Kidd/Carter/Jefferson barely logged any time together this year, I have 
    to say my favorite team to watch has been Phoenix.  Yeah, I know, how 
    predictable.
    
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    QUESTION
    Rashidi, which team do you like the least?
    
    ANSWER
    Probably Atlanta.  They suck badly, and hardly ever employ a player 
    that I like.  Dominique Wilkins, Christian Laettner, Dikembe Mutombo, 
    Steve Smith, Kevin Willis, Stacey Augmon, and Mookie Blaylock headlined 
    teams that were worth watching, but the cast has sucked badly the last 
    couple years.  Antoine Walker is a chucker, and I never really liked Al 
    Harrington all that much.  Who else do they have?  Jason Collier?  
    Tyronn Lue?  Boris Diaw?  This hasn't kept me from using the Hawks 
    online of course, but only to embarrass other players.
    
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    QUESTION
    Rashidi, who is your favorite player?
    
    ANSWER
    This is my current Top Five.
    1. Jason Kidd
    2. Steve Nash
    3. Dirk Nowitzki
    4. Allan Houston
    5. Wally Szczerbiak
    
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    COMMENT
    The "notes" on Kobe Bryant are completely idiotic and should be 
    removed.  Both MJ and Kobe did wrong by cheating on their wives 
    but saying MJ is better by not getting caught is just lame.  Just post 
    some basketball facts and leave your personal opinions on other's 
    personal lives out of your FAQ.
    
    RESPONSE
    You really have three options.
    1. Don't use my FAQ.
    2. Don't read the notes.
    3. Find a way to deal with opinions you disagree with.
    The fact is, public opinion of Jordan is high because he didn't get 
    caught.  Everyone knows Jordan cheated, but he is still looked upon as 
    a basketball god.  Kobe was never on Jordan's level to begin with, he's 
    more similar to Clyde Drexler than he is to Jordan.  Jordan never 
    struggled to lead the league in scoring, and he never struggled to 
    shoot 40% from the field.  He was also Finals MVP every time he went to 
    the Finals, while Kobe is 0-4 in that department.  There are many 
    people who think Kobe is as good as Jordan was, or ludicrously, even 
    better than Jordan.  Kobe getting caught pretty much puts a stain on 
    that.  If you don't like it, that's reality.
    
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    QUESTION
    I've heard of him, but what was wrong with Harold Miner?
    
    ANSWER
    "Baby Jordan" Harold Miner was a 1 on 1 player and a bad defender. He 
    got traded to Mike Fratello's Cavaliers. Fratello was about team and 
    defense, so Miner was obviously buried, and fell out of the league.  He 
    was about as good as Fred Jones.  He had a decent career in the minor 
    leagues and Europe.
    
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    ***********************************************************************
    
    XIX. Credits
    
    Arclite - For information on Raul Lopez and Keith McLeod.
    
    AznSiR - For a spelling correction.
    
    calijazz - For information on Raul Lopez and Keith McLeod.
    
    CJayC - For putting this on his site, GameFAQs, the greatest video game 
    website in existence.
    
    CyricZ - I tend to model the layouts of my FAQs after the style of this 
    legendary moderator/FAQ author.  This one is no exception.
    
    DeputyDawg155 - A correction on how Len Bias died (cocaine overdose, 
    not car accident)
    
    Kao Megura - Also known as Chris MacDonald.  This legendary FAQ writer 
    tragically passed away recently.  He is a big reason why GameFAQs is 
    what it is today, and he will be missed.
    
    Mag T - For being one of the few residents of the 2k boards, and a 
    loyal Warriors fan to the often-bitter end.  Thanks for keeping me on 
    track and for prodding me to e-mail about the ratings job.
    
    nba2k3xpert - When I PWNed you many times in the legendary "Ben Wallace 
    is not a good defensive player" topic, it put Rashidi on the map.
    
    Rashidi - Duh.
    
    Sovereignz - For information on DeShawn Stevenson.
    
    ESPN.com and NBA.com - For having very useful and informative 
    statistical databases.
    
    NBADraft.net - For their information on the 2003, 2004 and 2005 draft 
    classes.
    
    DraftCity.com - For their information on the 2004 and 2005 draft 
    classes.
    
    DraftExpress.com - For their information on the 2005 draft class.
    
    HoopsHype.com - For having useful player information and insight.
    
    BasketballReference.com - Great compilation of statistics.
    
    82games.com - For having VERY in-depth statistics and tendencies.  I no 
    longer edit players without looking at this site first.
    
    The Knicks, Heat, Pacers, and Bulls - Those teams and their rivalries 
    are what got me (and kept me) interested in basketball 10 years ago.
    
    All the GameFAQs users who gave their constructive input - They know 
    who they are or aren't.
    
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    XX. Links
    
    If you know of any good links, send them, and I'll list them.
    
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    A. Basketball related websites
    
    www.nba.com - The official site of the NBA.
    
    www.espn.com - The official site of ESPN.
    
    www.cbssportsline.com
    
    www.sports.net
    
    www.hoopshype.com - A great site for NBA rumors, insight, and analysis.
    
    www.hoopsanalyst.com - Another great sight for rumors, insight, and 
    analysis.
    
    www.insidehoops.com - A great site for NBA rumors, insight, and 
    analysis.
    
    www.nbadraft.net - A site with the most comprehensive info on the 
    history, and future of the NBA Draft, including prospect analysis.
    
    www.draftcity.com - Another site with comprehensive info on the NBA 
    Draft, including prospect analysis.
    
    www.euroleague.net - Official website of Euroleague, the second best 
    basketball league in the world.
    
    www.eurobasket.com - Extensive information on European basketball.
    
    www.eurobasket.net - 
    
    www.euroleague.com - Home of the second best basketball league in the 
    world.
    
    www.usbasket.com - Connected to Eurobasket, information on North 
    American basketball.
    
    www.basketballreference.com - The most comprehensive site on statistics 
    covering NBA history.
    
    www.basketballboards.net - A message board dedicated to basketball and 
    the NBA, with many intelligent posters.  The best place to talk about 
    basketball on the Internet.  The exact OPPOSITE of the GameFAQs Sports 
    and Racing board.
    
    www.82games.com - Website with the most in depth statistical analysis 
    you could ever hope to find.
    
    www.hoopsworld.com - 
    
    www.nbahoopsonline.com - 
    
    www.science.smith.edu/exer_sci/ESS200/Ed/Yeager.htm - Contains the 
    Sports Illustrated article detailing how Lamar Odom's allegedly cheated 
    in school.
    
    http://basketball_25_new.tripod.com/videos1.html - Basketball videos 
    from the late 90s that include slam dunk contest highlights, as well as 
    Jordan, AI, J-Will, and Kobe highlights.
    
    http://www.niggaslike.us/ - A very funny site with NBA commentary.
    
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    B. NBA2K or ESPN Basketball related websites
    
    www.2ksports.com - (Formerly known as segasports.net and later 
    espnvideogames.com).
    Official site of the company that makes that makes the 2K brand 
    (formerly ESPN brand) of video games.
    
    http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/gentopic.php?board=920671 - Active 
    GameFAQs message board for ESPN NBA 2K5
    
    www.freewebs.com/espn_nba_basketball/index.htm - A website designed by 
    Virtuoso3001 with CAPs and Player Appearances for ESPN NBA Basketball.
    
    www.2krosters.cjb.net A website designed by (forgot who) with CAPs.
    
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    C. Player websites
    
    Listed alphabetically by player's last name.
    
    www.carmeloanthony.net - Official site of Carmelo Anthony.
    
    www.robertarchibald.com - Official site of Robert "Why does this scrub 
    have a website!?" Archibald.
    
    www.carlosarroyo.com - Official site of Carlos Arroyo.
    
    www.ronartest.com - Official site of the 03-04 Defensive Player of the 
    Year and NBA psychopath, Ron Artest.
    
    www.vin-baker.com - Official site of everybody's favorite alcoholic, 
    Vin Baker.
    
    www.shanebattier.com - Official site of Shane Battier.
    
    www.jeromebeasley.net - Official site of Jerome Beasley.
    
    www.mikebibby.com - Official site of Mike Bibby.
    
    www.cbillups.com - Official site of Chauncey Billups.
    
    www.jrbremer.com - Official site of J.R. Bremer.
    
    www.rickbrunson.com - Official site of Rick Brunson, the greatest scrub 
    to ever grace the court.
    
    www.vincecarter15.com - Official site of the former Air Canada, Vince 
    Carter.
    
    www.dconethree.com - Official site of Doug Christie.
    
    www.antoniodaniels.com - Official site of Antonio Daniels.
    
    www.antoniodavis.net - Official site of Antonio Davis.
    
    www.barondavis1.com - Official site of Baron Davis.
    
    www.divac.net - Official site of Vlade Divac.
    
    www.keyon.ultimatepros.com/ - Official site of Keyon Dooling.
    
    www.nba.com/sonics/drobnjak/manjaks.html - Official site of Predrag 
    Drobnjak, the most charismatic player in the NBA.
    
    www.slamduncan.com - Official site of the 2 time reigning MVP, Tim 
    Duncan.
    
    www.manuginobili.com - Official site of Emanuel Ginobili.
    
    www.drewgooden.net - Official site of Drew Gooden.
    
    www.adonalfoyle.com - Official site of Adonal Foyle, the favorite 
    basketball player of Nicholai.
    
    www.mattharpring.com - Official site of Matt Harpring.
    
    www.harrington3.com - Official site of Al Harrington.
    
    www.udominator.com - Official site of Udonis Haslem.
    
    www.allanhouston.com - Official site of Allan Houston.
    
    www.bobby.ultimatepros.com - Official site of the 2003 Sixth Man of the 
    Year, Bobby Jackson.
    
    www.lebronjames.com - Official site of the 03-04 Rookie of the Year, 
    King LeBron James.
    
    www.antawnjamison.net - Official site of the 03-04 Sixth Man of the 
    Year, Antawn Jamison.
    
    www.jaricmarko.com - Official site of Marko Jaric.
    
    www.lue.ultimatepros.com - Official site of Tyronn Lue.
    
    www.reignman.com - Official site of Shawn Kemp.
    
    www.jasonkidd.com - Official site of Jason Kidd.
    
    www.coreymaggette.com - Official site of Corey Maggette.
    
    www.t-mac.com - Official site of Tracy McGrady.
    
    www.skinnyhoops.com - Official site of Mike Miller.
    
    www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/9444/ - Unofficial site of "My Giant" 
    Gheorghe Muresan.
    
    www.stevenash.net - Official site of the best real Canadian basketball 
    player, Steve Nash.
    
    www.nene31.com - Official site of Maybyner "Nene" Hilario.
    
    www.memo13.com - Official site of Mehmet Okur
    
    www.bigolu.com - Official site of Olumide Oyedeji.
    
    www.shaq.com - Official site of the Big Aristotle, Shaquille O'Neal.
    
    www.naiditch.net/pargo.htm - Official site of Jannero Pargo.
    
    www.tp9.net - Official site of Tony Parker.
    
    www.drazenpetrovic.com - Official site of the late European great, 
    Drazen Petrovic.
    
    www.paulpierce.net - Official site of "The Truth", Paul Pierce.
    
    www.mickael-pietrus.com - Official site of Mickael Pietrus.
    
    www.jalenrose.com - Official site of Jalen Rose.
    
    www.jerrystackhouse.com - Official site of Jerry Stackhouse.
    
    www.stoudamire.com - Official site of the 95-96 Rookie of the Year, 
    Damon Stoudamire.
    
    www.thatsamare.net - Official site of the 02-03 Rookie of the Year 
    (also the first high school player to win the award), Amare Stoudemire.
    
    www.jeterry.com - Official site of Jason Terry.
    
    www.hedo5.com - Official site of Hedo Turkoglu.
    
    www.rasheedwallace.com - Official site of Rasheed Wallace.
    
    www.spudwebb.net - Official site of Anthony "Spud" Webb, the shortest 
    player to ever win the Slam Dunk Contest.
    
    www.humanhighlight.com - Official site of the Human Highlight Film, 
    Dominique Wilkins.
    
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    XXI. Closing
    
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION 
    
    Until next time,
    
    Rashidi
    
    Copyright 2003-2005 John Markisch
    

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