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NBA 2K21 Fictional Draft Class - Six In-Depth Classes for the PS4/PS5

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NBA 2K21 Fictional Draft Class - Six In-Depth Classes for the PS4/PS5

One of the legends of the NBA 2K roster creator community on OS is jeb4056. He has been making custom draft classes for NBA 2K since NBA 2K18, and he finished the sixth (full) class of the year just a month ago. I figure with March Madness in the air, it might be a good time to highlight all his hard work as people start to think more about the NBA draft. Of course, none of these players are real, but OS community members have been crushing it with fictional rosters across multiple games the last couple years — and this is more of the same.

NBA 2K21 Fictional Draft Class Details

Here are the details, straight from jeb (JB):


If you used my draft classes on 2K18, 2K19, or 2K20 you already know what to expect. If not, here’s a brief overview…

I’ve done research on the last 10 NBA drafts to gauge how many elite players, star players, fringe stars, starters, role players, bench players should be in each draft class and will have the draft classes that I do be similar to those. I’ve also looked at the amount of upper and lower classmen that enter the draft each year, along with International players, and will incorporate that into the draft classes as well.

Drafts will include gems, busts, and sleepers. I’ll incorporate this by using the peak start – peak end – and potential.

An example would be three top players in a draft all with potentials over 95+ — they would likely get drafted 1, 2, 3. One may turn out to be a bust and not get close to that 95 overall, maybe stay at his current overall or just progress a few points. One may become a quality player and reach high 70s-low 80s overall. And the third guy might live up to his potential and reach that 95+ overall.

That’s just an example of how things could turn out in that type of scenario.

The plan for this year is to put out at least five draft classes (maybe up to 10 — depending on if I’m able to get a PS5 or not and how the next-gen game is) — however I won’t be doing the usual season updates for the players. Instead, I’ll just be doing a scouting report on the top 50 players in the draft.

I’d like to thank Bigc45157 once again who has helped out with names of prospects along with player types for some of the prospects.


JB has finished six classes in full, so you search for the user ID and file name in NBA 2K21 (in the share feature), and then here is a link to the Google Doc for each class:

DC1: (PS4 & PS5)
User ID: johnbaden
File name: DC-1
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation…it?usp=sharing

DC2: (PS4 & PS5)
User ID: johnbaden
File name: DC-2
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation…it?usp=sharing

DC3: (PS4 & PS5)
User ID: johnbaden
File name: DC-3
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation…it?usp=sharing

DC4: (PS4 & PS5)
User ID: johnbaden
File Name: DC-4
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation…it?usp=sharing

DC5: (PS5 only)
User ID: johnbaden
File Name: DC-5
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation…it?usp=sharing

DC6: (PS5 only)
User ID: johnbaden
File Name: DC-6
Scouting Report: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14cXxRO5vA9u5zIHP405kwtZNxRb5RaQTaVN_-sud1do/edit#slide=id.p1

jeb4056 does have DC-7 done as well (and you can search for it), but there is no scouting report on it. He will also have a DC-8 done at some point in the near future, but there will be no scouting report for this roster either.

nba 2k21 custom drat class

In each Google Doc, you’ll see a slide that mentions how many players are in the scouting report, then a slide that gives an overview of the draft class, and then you can see a slide on the busts/sleepers (which you can skip if you don’t want that added piece of info). After that, the scouting reports are on all the ensuing slides.

nba 2k21 fictional draft class

If you do end up using these fictional draft classes and enjoying them, please head to the thread and share your stories. Everyone loves to share the highs and lows from the drafts, and one of the best compliments a roster creator can get is simply hearing stories from folks in the community who used the draft classes.

(And before it’s asked, no there is no reasonable way to get these on Xbox consoles as of now. It sucks, and we all long for the future where “share” features go across all platforms, but that is not the case with NBA 2K21.)

In addition, if the fictional draft classes interest you, there are plenty of ways to go all the way with a fictional universe, and one includes scoping out a creation from OS Video boss Brian Mazique:

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  1. Love it! I was just about to put out my post, so I'll be sure to link yours as well.
    Hoping we get some new hairstyles, body types, no more age glitch, etc. to work with this year.
    Also hoping that this boom bust progression system they use this year makes it easy for us to create players how we want.
    Can't wait to see your work. Thanks again
    jeb4056
    With the game dropping tonight I wanted to let everyone know that I'll be doing draft classes again this year.
    If you used my draft classes on 2k18, 2k19 or 2K20 you already know what to expect. If not, here's a brief overview...
    I've done research on the last 10 NBA drafts to gauge how many elite players, star players, fringe stars, starters, role players, bench players should be in each draft class and will have the draft classes that I do be similar to those. I've also looked at the amount of upper and lower classmen that enter the draft each year, along with International players and will incorporate that into the draft classes as well.
    Drafts will include gems, busts, and sleepers. I'll incorporate this by using the Peak Start - peak end - and potential.
    An example would be, 3 top players in a draft all with Potential's over 95+...they would likely get drafted 1, 2, 3. One may turn out to be a bust and not get close to that 95 overall, maybe stay at their current overall or just progress a few points, or one may become a quality player and reach high 70's - low 80's overall and the third guy might live up to his potential and reach that 95+ overall.
    That's just an example of how things could turn out in that type of scenario.
    The plan for this year is to put out at least 5 draft classes (maybe up to 10--depending on if I'm able to get a PS5 or not and how the next Gen game is) --however I won't be doing the usual season updates for the players, I'll just be doing a scouting report on the top 50 players in the draft.
    I'd like to thank Bigc45157 once again who has helped out with names of prospects along with player types for some of the prospects.
    DC1:
    user id:
    File name: DC-1
    Scouting Report:
    DC2:
    User ID:
    File name: DC-2
    Scouting Report:
    DC3:
    User ID:
    File name: DC-3
    Scouting Report:
    DC4:
    User ID:
    File Name: DC-4
    Scouting Report:
    DC5:
    User ID:
    File Name: DC-5
    Scouting Report:

    Love your work my man. For those of us still on 2k20, do you have a spreadsheet or anything you use to make these that someone could use to put these on 2k20 as well? Not asking you to put them there, but if you have a database of ratings, tendencies, etc. for the classes, I’d be happy to put these out on 2k20.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    marshdaddy
    Love your work my man. For those of us still on 2k20, do you have a spreadsheet or anything you use to make these that someone could use to put these on 2k20 as well? Not asking you to put them there, but if you have a database of ratings, tendencies, etc. for the classes, I’d be happy to put these out on 2k20.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports

    I don't have a spreadsheet with that info, just initial rating, peak start/end, age, ht, weight, school
    bjsantos
    For some reason, I cannot access the scouting report.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Can you try again and let me know if you still can't access it, if not I'll get a new link.
    Thanks,
    jeb4056
    Can you try again and let me know if you still can't access it, if not I'll get a new link.
    Thanks,

    Got access! Thanks, man. Awesome work as usual.
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    As Jeffruel pointed out in his Draft Class thread, the Boom/Bust addition in MyLeague has really messed up player progression by having potentials take huge decreases after their first year. I've tried so many different simulations to try and find a work around but the only way right now is to edit the potentials back to where they're supposed to be after their rookie year.
    I've attached a list all of the players potentials to make it easier (to edit)--listing the potential isn't really a spoiler since the main thing that determines how the player should progress in my classes are the peak Start/Peak end dates.
    jeb4056
    As Jeffruel pointed out in his Draft Class thread, the Boom/Bust addition in MyLeague has really messed up player progression by having potentials take huge decreases after their first year. I've tried so many different simulations to try and find a work around but the only way right now is to edit the potentials back to where they're supposed to be after their rookie year.
    I've attached a list all of the players potentials to make it easier (to edit)--listing the potential isn't really a spoiler since the main thing that determines how the player should progress in my classes are the peak Start/Peak end dates.

    Damn. 2k really takes one step forward two steps back every damn year.
    Y'all could just come back to 2k20 :y220:
    Love your work bro, I’m on Xbox now and hate that I can’t access your content. Any way I can get the formula for Poythress and Markota. Would love to bring them to life on the Xbox
    Thanks for doing these. I decided to not wait for 2K to update further (aka the draft) and I'm doing a MyLeague with the Knicks...and I'm using your first draft class as my first.
    Without any rookies year-one, it definitely feels like 2019/2020 was a lost season for teams who were rebuilding. I think it means the impact of your 3 top guards, as well as all guards at the top of this draft class, will be felt even more than usual.
    We are absolutely gunning for one of the top 3 picks, and a chance at one of them.
    Thanks again. Between your classes and Jeffruel's, I feel set for a while.
    In spite of having the worst record in the league, we fell to 3 in the draft when both the Spurs and Wolves came out of nowhere to snag 1 and 2.
    I tried, but failed to trade up to ensure I got either Justice or Qualls. Shockingly, San Antonio took Tyrese Alston with the 1st pick, and Minnesota went with CJ McCoy. Which of course left me to choose one of my top 2 PGs. I think Qualls is probably the better fit next to RJ Barrett, but I just couldn't pass on Justice. I hope I got it right. Time will tell.
    Thanks again for all your work on draft class 1!
    I'm curious where and when to edit the potentials to make up for the boom/bust bug. Do I do it prior to the following year's draft? Or after the year ends and the new year begins? etc. And, shamefully, where do I do it? I'm unclear how to edit a player.
    Thanks
    Inverarity
    I'm curious where and when to edit the potentials to make up for the boom/bust bug. Do I do it prior to the following year's draft? Or after the year ends and the new year begins? etc. And, shamefully, where do I do it? I'm unclear how to edit a player.
    Thanks

    I would do it at the beginning of the new season.
    Go to roster, hit options button to enable quick edit, tab over to view entire NBA roster (sort by age—youngest to oldest) and then edit each player from that screen that needs to be fixed...potentials are on the far right. Make sure your editing just the potential for the selected player—in quick edit mode you can select every attribute by row or column so don’t accidentally to that.
    jeb4056
    Yes, the plan is to have the same draft classes on PS5

    Awesome news to hear! Any guess as to when those will be transferred over? Don’t want to start my MyNBA without
    bucknut7
    Awesome news to hear! Any guess as to when those will be transferred over? Don’t want to start my MyNBA without

    Since they don’t have a way to transfer them over, I have to recreate them. I was able to get a PS5 which arrived yesterday. So I should be able to get the 1st class done in about 2 weeks.
    I haven’t done any testing on how progression works yet but they added a place to edit the “boom/bust” feature which should make the draft classes work correctly without having to edit the potentials every season.
    I hope this feature gets patched into current gen
    Jeffruel
    JB, is your plan to move over to the PS5 full time for 2k21? Might get me to pull the trigger on a PS5 if that’s the case 😬

    I will be heading over to PS5 full time, but will still be releasing 5 classes on PS4. Those same 5 will be done on PS5. If I have time to do more I will but I’ll be doing at least 5 for both.
    jeb4056
    Since they don’t have a way to transfer them over, I have to recreate them. I was able to get a PS5 which arrived yesterday. So I should be able to get the 1st class done in about 2 weeks.
    I haven’t done any testing on how progression works yet but they added a place to edit the “boom/bust” feature which should make the draft classes work correctly without having to edit the potentials every season.
    I hope this feature gets patched into current gen

    So you’d recommend we play with this feature off? Exciting to hear this will be hitting NG relatively soon
    bucknut7
    So you’d recommend we play with this feature off? Exciting to hear this will be hitting NG relatively soon

    I don't know if there is a way to turn it off, but I on next gen it's editable for each player so it should work properly. It's the current gen version that the boom/bust feature is ruining the potentials of players. On PS5 it allows us to put in a potential that the player will start with, then we can add a minimum potential and a max potential--then it allows for a Bust%, Average%, and Boom% which will determine what there potential could end up being.
    So in theory what is cool about this feature (if it works properly) is we could have a second round prospect with a potential of 77 but with a max potential of 88 and a high boom% which would allow for him to become a star player.
    Yeah. Saw that in the blog post and was curious how it will actually work out in simulations. By the sounds of it there will be some randomness so that two different sims won't play out the same. Looking forward to Jeffruel and your upcoming classes
    Have been planning on doing a Hornets rebuild franchise and build around Jaylen Justice. A bit disappointed they picked Lamelo last night, as I'm not a Big Baller guy by any means... but nonetheless a good trade piece for me to ship off. Really looking forward to the PS5 release!
    bucknut7
    Have been planning on doing a Hornets rebuild franchise and build around Jaylen Justice. A bit disappointed they picked Lamelo last night, as I'm not a Big Baller guy by any means... but nonetheless a good trade piece for me to ship off. Really looking forward to the PS5 release!

    Draft Class 1 has been uploaded on PS5!
    jeb4056
    Draft Class 1 has been uploaded on PS5!

    Fantastic, thanks a lot for your work, this is awesome.
    2 questions :
    1. Will you be adding tattoos to players in your future PS5 draft classes ?
    2. Just wondering, with that new boom/bust system. Will you still be using the peak age as a metric to determine if a player is a bust or not ? Or will you use it AND also the boom/bust for certain prospects (let's say a guy with a floor of 76, a ceiling of 92, and a bust % of 80%) ?
    Boogee134
    Fantastic, thanks a lot for your work, this is awesome.
    2 questions :
    1. Will you be adding tattoos to players in your future PS5 draft classes ?
    2. Just wondering, with that new boom/bust system. Will you still be using the peak age as a metric to determine if a player is a bust or not ? Or will you use it AND also the boom/bust for certain prospects (let's say a guy with a floor of 76, a ceiling of 92, and a bust % of 80%) ?

    Yes, I’ve added tattoos to players.
    I’ll still be using the peak start/peak end, but will also be using the boom/bust feature as well
    Year 3 for the 1st draft class and I kind of regret drafting Justice over Qualls. Justice is amazing in his ability to get to the basket, but Qualls is probably more my style of player.
    Oh well. It's a credit to these draft classes that I look forward to using them again in my next MyLeague (in a few game-years) .
    Just wanted to mention that in the PS5 draft classes you don’t need to edit the potentials. The boom/bust is working correctly and some prospects will have a drop in potential due to them being a bust while Others will get an increase.
    Inverarity
    Year 3 for the 1st draft class and I kind of regret drafting Justice over Qualls. Justice is amazing in his ability to get to the basket, but Qualls is probably more my style of player
    Oh well. It's a credit to these draft classes that I look forward to using them again in my next MyLeague (in a few game-years) .

    Uh oh.. should I be rethinking the top of my board?
    So There seems to be a glitch that isn’t allowing draft class downloads to carry over the tattoos that get added to players. There are several players in DC1 that should have tattoos.
    bucknut7
    Uh oh.. should I be rethinking the top of my board?

    No, I just mean that JB did a great job balancing his players. There is no superman. Justice is amazing, but he's also a bit too fast and it gets him in trouble sometimes. He's incredible getting to the basket and drawing contact.
    Qualls appears to be a lot more defensive and that's more my style, personally. Alston appears to be pass-heavy, past-first.
    So it's really what you want. And who you have on your roster. Which is a credit to the draft class.
    JB great job with these classes, as always. I simmed and tanked a first season with the Hornets to build around Jaylen Justice. He’s as advertised!
    We traded Lamelo during that simmed season for what will most likely be a Top 5 pick this year. Will have to figure out what to do in DC2.
    One thing I’ve noticed, this year and in 2k20, is that your players have all sorts of colors selected for their accessories. This makes them stick out like a sore thumb a bit, as all real players are set to “arm sleeve/leg sleeve color”.
    Is this intentional?
    bucknut7
    JB great job with these classes, as always. I simmed and tanked a first season with the Hornets to build around Jaylen Justice. He’s as advertised!
    We traded Lamelo during that simmed season for what will most likely be a Top 5 pick this year. Will have to figure out what to do in DC2.
    One thing I’ve noticed, this year and in 2k20, is that your players have all sorts of colors selected for their accessories. This makes them stick out like a sore thumb a bit, as all real players are set to “arm sleeve/leg sleeve color”.
    Is this intentional?

    The "arm sleeve/leg color sleeve" isn't intentional. I try to set them as the Team color 1 or team color 2 so they match with the teams colors, not sure what's going on with them. I'll do some digging and see if I can figure out what's going on with them.
    jeb4056
    The "arm sleeve/leg color sleeve" isn't intentional. I try to set them as the Team color 1 or team color 2 so they match with the teams colors, not sure what's going on with them. I'll do some digging and see if I can figure out what's going on with them.

    Yeah I figured that might be the case. Since 2k20 introduced the ability to change your team’s accessory colors when you select uniforms, you want those options toggled to “arm sleeve color / leg sleeve color / etc” and not “team color”. This will ensure they’ve got the same colors on as the rest of the team
    bucknut7
    Yeah I figured that might be the case. Since 2k20 introduced the ability to change your team’s accessory colors when you select uniforms, you want those options toggled to “arm sleeve color / leg sleeve color / etc” and not “team color”. This will ensure they’ve got the same colors on as the rest of the team

    DC1 has been re-uploaded (ps5) with accessories updated
    jeb4056
    DC2 player potentials:
    DC3 is in the works and should be done in the next week or so.

    JB - we still on track to get DC3 in the near future?
    Jeffruel
    What platforms? Are you strictly PS5 now? Either way, good job! Looking forward to the classes once I finally start a MyLeague

    I'm still doing both PS4 & PS5 for now, so the scouting report will apply for both.
    jeb4056
    I'm still doing both PS4 & PS5 for now, so the scouting report will apply for both.

    Lets goooooo!!! Idk how you have the time to do it for both. You're the man!
    In a dilemma.
    I picked the Warriors for my franchise. Steph, Wiggins and Dray got hurt during the season. Didn't go well.
    But we have the 2nd pick, and the 6th pick (from MIN).
    I'm debating wether I should package that 2nd + 6th pick for the 1st and pick Justice. Or if I should just pick Qualls with the 2nd pick.
    First, is 2+6 a realistic trade for the #1 pick ? Second, is it worth it ? So many questions :D
    Boogee134
    In a dilemma.
    I picked the Warriors for my franchise. Steph, Wiggins and Dray got hurt during the season. Didn't go well.
    But we have the 2nd pick, and the 6th pick (from MIN).
    I'm debating wether I should package that 2nd + 6th pick for the 1st and pick Justice. Or if I should just pick Qualls with the 2nd pick.
    First, is 2+6 a realistic trade for the #1 pick ? Second, is it worth it ? So many questions :D

    Yes, I think #2 and #6 is realistic. You can always use one of the harder slider sets - Schnaidt has good My NBA settings - to make trades more difficult. I think even on difficult settings this would be pretty close to accepted. Maybe they counter.
    As for your plan, really depends on what you're trying to do. Are you going to keep Steph and Klay? Draymond? Wiggins? The Warriors might choose to package those two picks + Wiggins for someone like Bradley Beal.
    I've played a lot with Justice and he's a ton of fun. Big enough to slide over to the two next to Steph, and could be a good drive/kick ball handler with Steph and Klay on the perimeter.
    Pharcyde82
    Really liking the constant evolution of you tinkering with your draft scouting reports.

    This latest change was out of necessity...there were reports of files getting corrupted when downloading custom team designs and I didn't want to risk it. Also the amount of time it adds on to download all of college team designs for each of the prospects can eat up quite a bit of time.
    bucknut7
    Yes, I think #2 and #6 is realistic. You can always use one of the harder slider sets - Schnaidt has good My NBA settings - to make trades more difficult. I think even on difficult settings this would be pretty close to accepted. Maybe they counter.
    As for your plan, really depends on what you're trying to do. Are you going to keep Steph and Klay? Draymond? Wiggins? The Warriors might choose to package those two picks + Wiggins for someone like Bradley Beal.
    I've played a lot with Justice and he's a ton of fun. Big enough to slide over to the two next to Steph, and could be a good drive/kick ball handler with Steph and Klay on the perimeter.

    Thanks for the comment !
    I did it, traded 2 + 6 for 1. Took Justice with the pick.
    I then traded Wiggins for Blake Griffin 1 v 1 and signed Winslow et Boban off the bench.
    Curry - Justice - Klay - Griffin - Wiseman
    We started 0-4, but the team is a lot of fun and we do not lack in scoring. Justice is great and fun to play with although he doesn't shine like he should cause he's our #3/#4 scoring option.
    Boogee134
    Thanks for the comment !
    I did it, traded 2 + 6 for 1. Took Justice with the pick.
    I then traded Wiggins for Blake Griffin 1 v 1 and signed Winslow et Boban off the bench.
    Curry - Justice - Klay - Griffin - Wiseman
    We started 0-4, but the team is a lot of fun and we do not lack in scoring. Justice is great and fun to play with although he doesn't shine like he should cause he's our #3/#4 scoring option.

    Who did they take at 2 and 6?? Love that trade for both sides
    JB - just a thought but I’m noticing that tattoos aren’t saving still on thr uploaded classes. I did a test and they do seem to work when you save player DNA. Any chance you’d upload a few of the tatted top players for the respective classes?
    Question for current gen... What settings do you all recommend? I'm about to start a MyLeague and I'm wondering if I should go with default settings or download.
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    Jeffruel
    Who did they take at 2 and 6?? Love that trade for both sides

    Yes pretty happy with the trade !
    However I moved Justice to the 6th man spot for now. He really shines when he gets to run the offense.
    Thunder took Phoenix at the #2 spot, pretty bold. They then took Xavier Ashley at the #6 spot. Oh well, they have more than enough picks to make up for it haha.
    bucknut7
    JB - just a thought but I’m noticing that tattoos aren’t saving still on thr uploaded classes. I did a test and they do seem to work when you save player DNA. Any chance you’d upload a few of the tatted top players for the respective classes?

    I'll give this a try and will update the post when they're uploaded.
    jeb4056
    I'll give this a try and will update the post when they're uploaded.

    I uploaded the DNA for:
    Jaylen Justice
    Dwayne Qualls
    C.J. McCoy
    Phoenix Jones
    Marvin Shipp
    Bobby Selden
    Searchable by their name—if this work I’ll upload some from each class
    jeb4056
    I uploaded the DNA for:
    Jaylen Justice
    Dwayne Qualls
    C.J. McCoy
    Phoenix Jones
    Marvin Shipp
    Bobby Selden
    Searchable by their name—if this work I’ll upload some from each class

    How does that work ?
    Can I modify my Jaylen Justice without messing his stats / attributes or is it too late to do it ?
    Just want to be sure that I'm not breaking anything since Justice has just been incredible this season :D
    Boogee134
    How does that work ?
    Can I modify my Jaylen Justice without messing his stats / attributes or is it too late to do it ?
    Just want to be sure that I'm not breaking anything since Justice has just been incredible this season :D

    Yes, you simply edit the player, download the Player DNA, and import only appearance
    bucknut7
    Unfortunately the tattoos don’t appear to show still. Oh well... appreciate the effort

    That sucks, I hope 2k fixes it with a patch soon.
    bucknut7
    Unfortunately the tattoos don’t appear to show still. Oh well... appreciate the effort

    The new patch notes says they've fixed this.
    Inverarity
    Hi JB. For those of us still on PS4, can you post the potentials for your 3rd draft class?
    Cheers

    Here is the list of potentials for DC3
    jeb4056
    The new patch notes says they've fixed this.

    Yep! If you want to re-upload the classes I'm happy to look to see if tattoos are now showing
    bucknut7
    Yep! If you want to re-upload the classes I'm happy to look to see if tattoos are now showing

    All 3 Draft classes for PS5 have been re-uploaded
    Thank you sir! I have had a ton of fun with your draft classes. Looking back on DC1 & DC2, I love how uncertain the number 1 pick was and how surprises came from all over the draft (though, like the actual draft, most were near the top). There were enough sleepers to keep me second-guessing my choices, now 3+ seasons later.
    And of course, I'm still thinking DQ would have fit my play style more than JJ, but oh well. JJ is fun too. :)
    Can you provide the potentials for DC4? I just completed the draft for DC3 and it was a wild draft, with a #1 pick that shocked me, but was right in line with what you wrote in your scouting report. So it appears to be just like DCs 1 & 2.
    jeb4056
    Here are the player potentials for DC4

    For some reason I can't seem to open the files for potentials for DC3 and 4
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    Finally got around to starting my MyLeague with the Kansas City Monarchs. First order of business was moving Charlotte to Vegas to become the Dealers. LaMelo Ball is perfect for that city.
    Also added the Vancouver Yetis, Nashville Stars, Omaha Nighthawks, Baltimore Bulletts, and the St. Louis Sound to bring our total to 36 teams. If anyone has a better St. Louis team they know of, let me know because I couldn't find one.
    I went ahead and since the hype is building around Jaylen Justice, I am going to go in reverse order and do classes 4, 3, 2, 1, then into my classes.
    During the expansion draft I took as many players I could flip for picks as possible. Was able to accumulate the Lakers, Spurs, Nets 1sts, and the Nets and Lakers were 32, and 36, while the Spurs fell off a cliff and that pick ended up being pick 18. My own pick was supposed to be 2, but ended up being 3 which meant I needed to trade up for Dakotah Motley at 2. He seems perfect for my style of play.
    Ended up trading pick 3, 32, 2025 1, and Nicolas Claxton just to move up 1 spot. I felt good knowing that right after I took Motley. I had 2 teams try and trade me for him.
    I was pumped when Leo Girbaud was still there at pick 18, so I snagged him.
    Finished off my draft at pick 36 when I took Jacob Honeycutt.
    Great class JB. I was able to find dudes all over the place that helped my style of play. 3 point shooter at PG in the middle of the 1st, elite scorer at SG at pick 2, and defense and athleticism at C in the late 1st.
    Amazing work as always. I'm in year 4 of my first MyNBA with the Knicks and Justice is a beast. RJ Barrett and (especially) Obi Toppin have not developed as I had hoped but I'm having fun. McCoy got drafted by the Hornets and even though hes a 6ft SG, hes a problem. Him and LaMelo actually work well in game and Charlotte is a good team. I cant wait to try your 4th class.
    I have a question: have you ever thought about using player DNA to create the sons of players from the past? I'm gonna restart MyNBA whenever they finally add Stephen Silas and the other coaches real cyberfaces. I want to have as many real rookie faces as well. But I added Grant Hill from the 94 (I think...) draft class and renamed him Calvin Hill. It was too tough to pass on Justice but I really wanted to see what Hill is like. I went through all the historic draft classes from 1960 onward and copied the DNA of a few dozen guys (with decent to good renders) I'd like to see reincarnated in today's game. I cant wait to see how the "sons" of players like KG and Alonzo Mourning look in today's NBA. There are also lesser know players like Sleepy Floyd whose game I'm intrigued by in today's game.
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    Had a franchise with the Warriors & Justice, and ran into the progression bug. 80+ players everywhere, completely sucked the enjoyment out of the franchise.
    So I downloaded Celtic's rosters (ATD), this is fantastic. Paired with Schnaidt's sliders I feel like this is the sweet spot.
    Took the Spurs, and after an abysmal first year we finished 8-21. Won the lottery. This time I'm doing DC 4-3-2-1, so I picked Swift.
    We expected big things from Swift and he didn't exactly deliver in his first year. Motley won ROTY & Swift had to train hard for his second season. We failed to make the playoffs even with the addition of Andre Drummond and finished 9-20.
    Supposed to have #2 pick, we finally got #5 in the lottery, a little bit unlucky there. That tall guy went #1, and that Dwight Howard lite center when #2 (I was pissed). I was debating between Faulk, Carter & Howard with the #5 pick, decided to trade back at #8 and picked Zavier Carter with the pick. The "shades of Tim Duncan" excited me. Also managed to grab the #13 pick and drafted Jonathan Malheur. We'll see how they turn out.
    In the offseason, I signed Bradley Beal. So right now my starting 5 is :
    D. Murray
    Beal
    Swift
    Carter
    Drummond
    Vassell
    Malheur
    D. Robinson
    P. Achiuwa
    Feeling good about the team this year. And I love the way Carter is playing. Hope he's not a bust but I'm feeling good about him !
    Boogee134
    Had a franchise with the Warriors & Justice, and ran into the progression bug. 80+ players everywhere, completely sucked the enjoyment out of the franchise.
    So I downloaded Celtic's rosters (ATD), this is fantastic. Paired with Schnaidt's sliders I feel like this is the sweet spot.
    Took the Spurs, and after an abysmal first year we finished 8-21. Won the lottery. This time I'm doing DC 4-3-2-1, so I picked Swift.
    We expected big things from Swift and he didn't exactly deliver in his first year. Motley won ROTY & Swift had to train hard for his second season. We failed to make the playoffs even with the addition of Andre Drummond and finished 9-20.
    Supposed to have #2 pick, we finally got #5 in the lottery, a little bit unlucky there. That tall guy went #1, and that Dwight Howard lite center when #2 (I was pissed). I was debating between Faulk, Carter & Howard with the #5 pick, decided to trade back at #8 and picked Zavier Carter with the pick. The "shades of Tim Duncan" excited me. Also managed to grab the #13 pick and drafted Jonathan Malheur. We'll see how they turn out.
    In the offseason, I signed Bradley Beal. So right now my starting 5 is :
    D. Murray
    Beal
    Swift
    Carter
    Drummond
    Vassell
    Malheur
    D. Robinson
    P. Achiuwa
    Feeling good about the team this year. And I love the way Carter is playing. Hope he's not a bust but I'm feeling good about him !

    Motley is the truuuuuuuuth!! I’ve paired him and Leo Girbuad together and they’re the new age Splash Brothers. How’s Girbuad been in your MyLeague?
    Jeffruel
    Motley is the truuuuuuuuth!! I’ve paired him and Leo Girbuad together and they’re the new age Splash Brothers. How’s Girbuad been in your MyLeague?

    Motley looks incredible, indeed !
    As for Girbaud, well... Let's just say he has not developed well in my franchise.
    Boogee134
    Motley looks incredible, indeed !
    As for Girbaud, well... Let's just say he has not developed well in my franchise.

    Man that’s wild. He is unreal for me. Currently an 85 overall and just finished 2nd on the year in scoring while leading the league in 3 point percentage. Used untapped potential on him 3 straight off seasons.
    I finally got my first taste of Jaylen Justice. Just absolutely took me behind the woodshed in the Western Conference Semis. He’s on the Thunder and with Justice, Ladreyous Jones, and Ojeyele, they’ve got a young core again like when they had harden Westbrook and Durant. They lost in the finals.
    Man, I decided to do a year with the auto-created draft class. That thing is hot garbage. JB has spoiled me - If you aren't using these classes, you are missing out!
    I think I'm going to bring in Jeffruel's now and see how all these players work together. :)
    Just played the most insane game. If this happened in the NBA today, it would go down as the greatest regular season ever. 37-6 Kansas City Monarchs taking on the 35-7 Oklahoma City Thunder.
    Thunder being led by their big 3 of Jaylen Justice, LaDreyous Jones, and Abaze Ojeleye (who was out with an injury), while the Monarchs led by the Splash Bros 2.0 Leo Girbuad and Dakota Motley.
    I lost the game 201-196 in an insane 4 OTs. Highest scoring game in NBA history. Was tied up 139-139 at the end of regulation thanks to a buzzer beater from Lio Girbaud. The Thunder would miss buzzer beaters in OT and 2OT, while I would miss one in the 3rd. They finally pulled away in the 4th and I couldn’t keep up when Motley and Girbaud started missing shots.
    Just listen to these insane stat lines.
    Leo Girbaud-76 points, 17 assists, 5 steals, 61 minutes played.
    Dakota Motley-46 points, 12 rebounds in 56 minutes.
    Jaylen Justice-67 points, 17 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals in 55 minutes.
    LaDreyous Jones-52 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds in 53 minutes.
    I always try and set up a super team through the draft, but man, I might of made this Thunder team too good lol. This is year 3 in the league for Justice and they’ve knocked me out in the Eastern conference semis, I’ve beat them in 7 in the eastern conference finals, and who knows how this year will look, but if that game is any indication, it’ll be fun.
    Just now loading in DC3 for this season so DC1 has had a little time to get acclimated in my save.
    There’s something special about Kyler Duhon to me in that group of point guards
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    I just made the switch to 21 on PS5 from 20 and in looking at DC2, holy hell man 50 prospects in the scouting report? When I first read that you'd only be making at least 5 drafts, I was little disappointed (not at you) because your drafts are elite and not many folks on nextgen are doing drafts that I know of.
    But now I get it. Incredible work man. This makes the scouting and drafting process so much more fun. Good to see you back it.
    ThatKidNamedTae
    Is the DC6 upload intentional?
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    Accident..I hit save and share instead of save. It's good to know that I can upload more than 5 classes though.
    Think as a cool little side project I'm going to download SkillazKill College Hoops roster and import some of your DC1 players onto their college teams. Run a short college season and see how that turns out. Might be kind of fun.
    Ok. This is kinda amazing. Since I'm using Jeffruel's DC's for my ps4 MyLeague, I may do this as a prelude to create storylines if I do get that next gen version. That's if I get that ps5 before 2k22 haha.
    DC7 is uploaded--not doing a scouting report but if you have any questions about any of the players let me know.
    I will mention that there are some busts near the top of the draft, but also some stars.
    I'll have DC8 ready in a few weeks.
    jeb4056
    DC7 is uploaded--not doing a scouting report but if you have any questions about any of the players let me know.
    I will mention that there are some busts near the top of the draft, but also some stars.
    I'll have DC8 ready in a few weeks.

    Appreciate and love all of the work. Been using classes 1-6 faithfully.
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    Okay, it's been almost 9 full seasons since draft class 1, and it's time for a quick review. I'm on PS4, so I only have DC1-4 to work with, but they have been great classes. I love seeing guys like Phoenix Jones carving out careers in the league as rotation players. JB and Jeffruel, you guys have given life to my league. I can't imagine playing this game without your draft classes, and 2K owes you. My appreciation for your efforts is tremendous.
    As a thank you, here's a quick update on a few players. Call it the First Team ALL-JB, 9 seasons removed from the DC1 draft.
    Center
    Forward
    Forward
    Guard
    Guard
    Inverarity
    Okay, it's been almost 9 full seasons since draft class 1, and it's time for a quick review. I'm on PS4, so I only have DC1-4 to work with, but they have been great classes. I love seeing guys like Phoenix Jones carving out careers in the league as rotation players. JB and Jeffruel, you guys have given life to my league. I can't imagine playing this game without your draft classes, and 2K owes you. My appreciation for your efforts is tremendous.
    As a thank you, here's a quick update on a few players. Call it the First Team ALL-JB, 9 seasons removed from the DC1 draft.
    Center
    Forward
    Forward
    Guard
    Guard

    Awesome update, thanks for posting. I always like seeing how players end up doing in other peoples franchises.
    Boogee134
    Had a franchise with the Warriors & Justice, and ran into the progression bug. 80+ players everywhere, completely sucked the enjoyment out of the franchise.
    So I downloaded Celtic's rosters (ATD), this is fantastic. Paired with Schnaidt's sliders I feel like this is the sweet spot.
    Took the Spurs, and after an abysmal first year we finished 8-21. Won the lottery. This time I'm doing DC 4-3-2-1, so I picked Swift.
    We expected big things from Swift and he didn't exactly deliver in his first year. Motley won ROTY & Swift had to train hard for his second season. We failed to make the playoffs even with the addition of Andre Drummond and finished 9-20.
    Supposed to have #2 pick, we finally got #5 in the lottery, a little bit unlucky there. That tall guy went #1, and that Dwight Howard lite center when #2 (I was pissed). I was debating between Faulk, Carter & Howard with the #5 pick, decided to trade back at #8 and picked Zavier Carter with the pick. The "shades of Tim Duncan" excited me. Also managed to grab the #13 pick and drafted Jonathan Malheur. We'll see how they turn out.
    In the offseason, I signed Bradley Beal. So right now my starting 5 is :
    D. Murray
    Beal
    Swift
    Carter
    Drummond
    Vassell
    Malheur
    D. Robinson
    P. Achiuwa
    Feeling good about the team this year. And I love the way Carter is playing. Hope he's not a bust but I'm feeling good about him !

    Quick question, when you downloaded these classes to use with the ATD rosters, did you edit the badges like Celtic recommended or did you just leave them as they are?
    I’m gonna try out his roster when they update it, so I just wanna know how that’s worked out for you.
    kngsto
    Quick question, when you downloaded these classes to use with the ATD rosters, did you edit the badges like Celtic recommended or did you just leave them as they are?
    I’m gonna try out his roster when they update it, so I just wanna know how that’s worked out for you.

    I use these classes and the ATD roster on the PS5 and have no issues. My personal preference is to have a few more badges than Celtic for the top tier players, but overall using these classes with the ATD roster has caused no problems.
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