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NBA 2K21 Trade Deadline Roster Update Available - Full Details Here

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NBA 2K21 Trade Deadline Roster Update Available - Full Details Here

The NBA 2K21 trade deadline roster update is available today, which includes all of the recent trades in the league. The update also updates overall player ratings around the league.

Here are some of the biggest movers.

GOING UP

  • Danilo Gallinari: 81 OVR (+2)
  • R.J. Barrett: 81 OVR (+2)
  • Anthony Edwards: 80 OVR (+3)
  • Rui Hachimura: 79 OVR (+2)
  • Isaiah Stewart: 78 OVR (+2)
  • Ricky Rubio: 78 OVR (+3)
  • Tony Bradley: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Will Barton: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Kevin Porter Jr.: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Luke Kennard: 77 OVR (+3)
  • Nicolas Claxton: 77 OVR (+3)
  • Jordan Poole: 77 OVR (+5)
  • Ty Jerome: 76 OVR (+2)
  • Jaylen Nowell: 76 OVR (+2)
  • Terance Mann: 76 OVR (+3)
  • Tony Snell: 75 OVR (+2)
  • Drew Eubanks: 74 OVR (+3)
  • Rodney McGruder: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Justin Patton: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Dean Wade: 73 OVR (+3)
  • Nathan Knight: 73 OVR (+3)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 73 OVR (+6)
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo: 72 OVR (+2)
  • Lamar Stevens: 71 OVR (+2)
  • Amir Coffey: 71 OVR (+2)

GOING DOWN

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 87 OVR (-2)
  • Kemba Walker: 83 OVR (-2)
  • Jordan Clarkson: 82 OVR (-2)
  • Lauri Markkanen: 81 OVR (-2)
  • Malik Monk: 77 OVR (-2)
  • Derrick White: 77 OVR (-2)
  • Bojan Bogdanović: 76 OVR (-2)
  • Nemanja Bjelica: 76 OVR (-2)
  • Kent Bazemore: 74 OVR (-2)
  • Ersan İlyasova: 73 OVR (-3)
  • Dylan Windler: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Taj Gibson: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Terence Davis: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Garrison Mathews: 73 OVR (-2)
  • DeAndre Bembry: 72 OVR (-2)
  • Ryan Arcidiacono: 70 OVR (-2)

Check out all of the changes below and let us know what you think.

  • Jimmy Butler: 91 OVR (+1)
  • Paul George: 89 OVR (-1)
  • Julius Randle: 88 OVR (+1)
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 87 OVR (-2)
  • Ben Simmons: 87 OVR (-1)
  • Bam Adebayo: 87 OVR (-1)
  • Nikola Vucevic: 87 OVR (-1)
  • C.J. McCollum: 87 OVR (-1)
  • Tobias Harris: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Russell Westbrook: 87 OVR (+1)
  • Khris Middleton: 85 OVR (-1)
  • Ja Morant: 85 OVR (-1)
  • John Collins: 85 OVR (+1)
  • Gordon Hayward: 84 OVR (-1)
  • Mike Conley: 84 OVR (-1)
  • Kemba Walker: 83 OVR (-2)
  • Kyle Lowry: 83 OVR (-1)
  • Pascal Siakam: 83 OVR (-1)
  • Jonas Valančiūnas: 83 OVR (+1)
  • Montrezl Harrell: 83 OVR (+1)
  • Evan Fournier: 83 OVR (+1)
  • Michael Porter Jr.: 83 OVR (+1)
  • Jordan Clarkson: 82 OVR (-2)
  • Tyrese Haliburton: 82 OVR (-1)
  • Dejounte Murray: 82 OVR (-1)
  • Thaddeus Young: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Richaun Holmes: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Norman Powell: 82 OVR (+1)
  • Lauri Markkanen: 81 OVR (-2)
  • Wendell Carter Jr.: 81 OVR (+1)
  • Joe Ingles: 81 OVR (+1)
  • Mason Plumlee: 81 OVR (+1)
  • Enes Kanter: 81 OVR (+1)
  • Danilo Gallinari: 81 OVR (+2)
  • R.J. Barrett: 81 OVR (+2)
  • Hassan Whiteside: 80 OVR (-1)
  • Robert Williams: 80 OVR (+1)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 80 OVR (+1)
  • Andrew Wiggins: 80 OVR (+1)
  • Anthony Edwards: 80 OVR (+3)
  • Otto Porter: 79 OVR (-1)
  • Tyler Herro: 79 OVR (-1)
  • Goran Dragić: 79 OVR (-1)
  • T.J. McConnell: 79 OVR (+1)
  • OG Anunoby: 79 OVR (+1)
  • Rui Hachimura: 79 OVR (+2)
  • Coby White: 78 OVR (-1)
  • Dario Šarić: 78 OVR (-1)
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.: 78 OVR (-1)
  • Eric Paschall: 78 OVR (-1)
  • Donte DiVincenzo: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Daniel Gafford: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Nerlens Noel: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Alec Burks: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Doug McDermott: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Jae’Sean Tate: 78 OVR (+1)
  • Isaiah Stewart: 78 OVR (+2)
  • Ricky Rubio: 78 OVR (+3)
  • Malik Monk: 77 OVR (-2)
  • Derrick White: 77 OVR (-2)
  • Eric Bledsoe: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Gary Trent Jr.: 77 OVR (-1)
  • Kyle Kuzma: 77 OVR (+1)
  • James Ennis: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Jaxson Hayes: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Dennis Smith Jr.: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Langston Galloway: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Luguentz Dort: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Kevon Looney: 77 OVR (+1)
  • Tony Bradley: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Will Barton: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Kevin Porter Jr.: 77 OVR (+2)
  • Luke Kennard: 77 OVR (+3)
  • Nicolas Claxton: 77 OVR (+3)
  • Jordan Poole: 77 OVR (+5)
  • Bojan Bogdanović: 76 OVR (-2)
  • Nemanja Bjelica: 76 OVR (-2)
  • Justise Winslow: 76 OVR (-1)
  • Kendrick Nunn: 76 OVR (-1)
  • James Johnson: 76 OVR (-1)
  • Moritz Wagner: 76 OVR (-1)
  • Tomas Satoransky: 76 OVR (+1)
  • Miles Bridges: 76 OVR (+1)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: 76 OVR (+1)
  • Alex Len: 76 OVR (+1)
  • Ty Jerome: 76 OVR (+2)
  • Jaylen Nowell: 76 OVR (+2)
  • Terance Mann: 76 OVR (+3)
  • Pat Connaughton: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Royce O’Neale: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Obi Toppin: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Devin Vassell: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Raul Neto: 75 OVR (-1)
  • Kelly Olynyk: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Cody Martin: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Elfrid Payton: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Isaiah Hartenstein: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Abdel Nader: 75 OVR (+1)
  • Tony Snell: 75 OVR (+2)
  • Kent Bazemore: 74 OVR (-2)
  • Bryn Forbes: 74 OVR (-1)
  • Justin Holiday: 74 OVR (-1)
  • Juan Toscano: 74 OVR (-1)
  • Drew Eubanks: 74 OVR (+3)
  • Moses Brown: 74 OVR (+7)
  • Ersan İlyasova: 73 OVR (-3)
  • Dylan Windler: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Taj Gibson: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Terence Davis: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Garrison Mathews: 73 OVR (-2)
  • Cedi Osman: 73 OVR (-1)
  • Zeke Nnaji: 73 OVR (+1)
  • Kira Lewis Jr.: 73 OVR (+1)
  • Rodney McGruder: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Justin Patton: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski: 73 OVR (+2)
  • Dean Wade: 73 OVR (+3)
  • Nathan Knight: 73 OVR (+3)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 73 OVR (+6)
  • DeAndre Bembry: 72 OVR (-2)
  • Stanley Johnson: 72 OVR (-1)
  • Cory Joseph: 72 OVR (+1)
  • Frank Jackson: 72 OVR (+1)
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo: 72 OVR (+2)
  • Mychal Mulder: 71 OVR (-1)
  • Alfonzo McKinnie: 71 OVR (+1)
  • Lamar Stevens: 71 OVR (+2)
  • Amir Coffey: 71 OVR (+2)
  • Ryan Arcidiacono: 70 OVR (-2)
  • Mike Scott: 70 OVR (-1)
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  1. I miss the days when you could view what individual ratings were changed....
    EDIT: Actually, I will give them credit. It does seems like they're touching a lot more players with each roster update. In years past, it seemed like they only touched the popular teams/players. Still wish that I can view the individual rating change though.
    No traded draft picks , injury lengths all wrong , Spencer and Tj Warren suppose to be out for the season but listed 1-2 weeks and other injury lengths incorrect as well
    MoneyOvaHuds
    No traded draft picks , injury lengths all wrong , Spencer and Tj Warren suppose to be out for the season but listed 1-2 weeks and other injury lengths incorrect as well
    They almost never put in the accurate injuries or length, TBH. Something that needs to be constantly fixed every year cause they ignore the details.
    Official HQ of Bills Backer/Spurs Nation
    MoneyOvaHuds
    No traded draft picks , injury lengths all wrong , Spencer and Tj Warren suppose to be out for the season but listed 1-2 weeks and other injury lengths incorrect as well

    Uncalled for that accurate draft picks could not be included in this update on PS4
    ksuttonjr76
    I miss the days when you could view what individual ratings were changed....
    EDIT: Actually, I will give them credit. It does seems like they're touching a lot more players with each roster update. In years past, it seemed like they only touched the popular teams/players. Still wish that I can view the individual rating change though.

    Because it's being automated, I'm sure they don't actually know what is being changed on a bi-weekly basis. There are also way too many to list.
    People in general are way too focused on the OVRs and attributes. I've since adapted to notating badge changes which are far more impactful to player performance than +3-5 in whatever random attribute.
    Is there still a contact within the dev team for roster updates? Knicks have had one of the top defenses in the league but I've seen virtually no upgrades for anyone on the team defensively. Most obviously Reggie Bullock has been starting all season and we put him on the opposing teams best perimeter player every single game (for a reason), yet he's still a 73overall and has like D- perimeter defense. Also Quickley finally got his badges but he for sure needs Range Extender. Just wondering if anyone knows who I have to nag to get them to look at this lol.
    They added plenty of badges in this update so kudos to 2k but Kristaps Porzingis is still without the range extender one (and it should have it at gold at least) when one of his main skills is to shooting very deep threes... What a pity.
    Real2KInsider
    Because it's being automated, I'm sure they don't actually know what is being changed on a bi-weekly basis. There are also way too many to list.
    People in general are way too focused on the OVRs and attributes. I've since adapted to notating badge changes which are far more impactful to player performance than +3-5 in whatever random attribute.

    I'm just nosey to the changes, because I change my PNO strategy based on the rosters. I can see that TJ McConnell got a bunch of defensive badges, so I'll start being a little more aggressive with him on the defensive end. After that, I'll have to comb through the Pacers roster to figure out the other changes.
    ksuttonjr76
    I miss the days when you could view what individual ratings were changed....
    EDIT: Actually, I will give them credit. It does seems like they're touching a lot more players with each roster update. In years past, it seemed like they only touched the popular teams/players. Still wish that I can view the individual rating change though.
    yes, they are looking at much more players which is great BUT they mostly Change only 3pt ratings and intangibles....
    i saw that devonte graham is the 2nd guard in the League according to DRPM. as i barely watch hornets games: is He really that Good on D and do his ratings in the game reflect that?
    Rori Daed
    Is there still a contact within the dev team for roster updates? Knicks have had one of the top defenses in the league but I've seen virtually no upgrades for anyone on the team defensively. Most obviously Reggie Bullock has been starting all season and we put him on the opposing teams best perimeter player every single game (for a reason), yet he's still a 73overall and has like D- perimeter defense.

    It isn't just the Knicks. They haven't adjusted defensive ratings for anyone this year. Anything that has to be manually evaluated is usually a once a year type thing.
    Also Quickley finally got his badges but he for sure needs Range Extender.

    Yep. Quickley is currently 6-16 from 30-34 feet.
    The rest of the team was a combined 8-46 for their CAREERS entering this season.
    I typically crunch this data at the end of the year but so far Quickley is on pace for Silver.
    Just wondering if anyone knows who I have to nag to get them to look at this lol.

    They do have a tendency to edit things when I release videos covering the topic (Christian Wood & Blake Griffin's badges). Beyond that I haven't noticed any pattern for whom they get roster advice.
    Real2KInsider

    They do have a tendency to edit things when I release videos covering the topic (Christian Wood & Blake Griffin's badges). Beyond that I haven't noticed any pattern for whom they get roster advice.

    could you Release a Video about some guys like maxi kleber or even myles Turner being way too stiff/slow in this game then haha? :D:D
    jk31
    could you Release a Video about some guys like maxi kleber or even myles Turner being way too stiff/slow in this game then haha? :D:D

    I think there are a number of roster/gameplay related topics that can be discussed at length. Big men mobility is one. I've just been a bit backlogged to address any philosophy like that at length. Anything gameplay related I did want to wait for myself to get next-gen first.
    I do want to get back to releasing videos more regularly, my energy levels have just been very sporadic the last two months.
    jk31
    i saw that devonte graham is the 2nd guard in the League according to DRPM. as i barely watch hornets games: is He really that Good on D and do his ratings in the game reflect that?

    The Hornets are currently 20th in defensive efficiency.
    My guess is they started the year well, but then got worse when Graham got hurt and LaMelo Ball took over.
    Graham's production isn't part of any team-wide statistical decline, since he isn't playing (and means he ends up getting credit for them being good).
    Graham's injury also created PT for Malik Monk, who is a minus defender.
    So while Graham shouldn't be confused with an All-league defender, his absence was likely the straw that broke the camel's back for this team (offense is a different story).
    DRPM is a bit wonky sometimes. He did rank 18th among PGs last year, so I think it's safe to at least say he's in the top half of the league defensively. Duncan Robinson is 2nd among SG this year, and was 1st last year. He isn't in anyone's All-Defense conversation but clearly he is much more effective than people would give him credit (I'd imagine the average fan would stereotype him as below average). It will be something interesting to watch, since the Heat just added Victor Oladipo, who pretty much everyone would classify as a "better" defensive player.
    (I think the average fan focuses too much on On-Ball defense and we take for granted when a player routinely makes the right rotations/closeouts and has few defensive lapses & errors)
    While RPM is more accurate than standard "plus-minus" (as it attempts to isolate them from their teammates, unlike standard +/-), it's still a plus-minus stat at the end of the day. It is only measuring results, not how those results are achieved. RPM doesn't measure "Shooting Luck", for example.
    DRPM STARTERS
    0.44 Hayward (SF)
    -0.09 Washington (PF)
    -0.28 Rozier (SG)
    -0.37 Zeller (C)
    -2.22 Ball (PG)
    DRPM BACKUPS
    3.09 Graham (PG)
    2.03 Biyombo (C)
    0.48 Cody Martin (SF)
    -0.21 Caleb Martin (SF)
    -1.06 Bridges (SF)
    -1.28 McDaniels (PF)
    -2.18 Monk (SG)
    Real2KInsider
    I think there are a number of roster/gameplay related topics that can be discussed at length. Big men mobility is one. I've just been a bit backlogged to address any philosophy like that at length. Anything gameplay related I did want to wait for myself to get next-gen first.
    I do want to get back to releasing videos more regularly, my energy levels have just been very sporadic the last two months.
    Shame. The one thing I like about you is that you give perspective and insight to the rosters and most importantly the changes. I know it's time consuming, but it's just nice to know why certain ratings change the way they do when the eye test says something differently.
    Some people don't agree with your analysis, but I just appreciate that somebody's willing to talk on the subject.
    So, is it really true that they really don't review the defensive side of the ball that often? Being a Pacers fan, I just feel like Myles current ratings and badges are reflective of his real life stats.
    Team Breakdown
    76ERS
    87/PG (-1) Ben Simmons
    87/PF (+1) Tobias Harris
    70/PF (-1) Mike Scott
    BUCKS
    85/SF (-1) Khris Middleton
    78/SG (+1) Donte DiVincenzo
    72/PF (+2) Thanasis Antetekounmpo
    BULLS
    82/PF (+1) Thaddeus Young
    78/PG (-1) Coby White
    76/PG (+1) Tomas Satoransky
    71/PG (-1) Ryan Arcidiacono
    CAVALIERS
    75/C (+1) Isaiah Hartenstein
    73/SF (-1) Cedi Osman
    73/SG (-2) Dylan Windler
    73/PF (+3) Dean Wade
    71/PF (+2) Lamar Stevens
    CELTICS
    83/PG (-2) Kemba Walker
    83/SG (+1) Evan Fournier
    80/C (+1) Robert Williams
    76/C (-1) Mo Wagner
    CLIPPERS
    89 (-1) Paul George
    77 (+3) Luke Kennard
    75 (+3) Terance Mann
    71 (+2) Amir Coffey
    GRIZZLIES
    85 (-1) Ja Morant
    83 (+1) Jonas Valanciunas
    76 (-1) Justise Winslow
    HAWKS
    85 (+1) John Collins
    81 (+2) DeAndre Hunter
    81 (+2) Danilo Gallinari
    75 (+2) Tony Snell
    73 (+3) Nathan Knight
    HEAT
    91 (+1) Jimmy Butler
    87 (-1) Bam Adebayo
    79 (-1) Goran Dragic
    79 (-1) Tyler Herro
    76 (-1) Kendrick Nunn
    76 (-2) Nemanja Bjelica
    HORNETS
    84 (-1) Gordon Hayward
    77 (-2) Malik Monk
    JAZZ
    84 (-1) Mike Conley
    82 (-2) Jordan Clarkson
    76 (-2) Bojan Bogdanovic
    73 (-3) Ersan Ilyasova
    KINGS
    82 (+1) Richaun Holmes
    82 (-1) Tyrese Haliburton
    80 (-1) Hassan Whiteside
    73 (-2) Terence Davis
    73 (+1) Chris Silva
    KNICKS
    88 (+1) Julius Randle
    81 (+2) R.J. Barrett
    78 (+1) Nerlens Noel
    78 (+1) Alec Burks
    75 (+1) Elfrid Payton
    75 (-1) Obi Toppin
    73 (-2) Taj Gibson
    LAKERS
    83 (+1) Montrezl Harrell
    77 (+1) Kyle Kuzma
    76 (+1) Talen Horton-Tucker
    71 (+1) Alfonzo McKinnie
    MAGIC
    79 (-1) Otto Porter
    77 (+1) James Ennis
    MAVERICKS
    No changes
    NETS
    77 (+3) Nicholas Claxton
    NUGGETS
    83 (+1) Michael Porter
    77 (+2) Will Barton
    73 (+1) Zeke Nnaji
    PACERS
    79 (+1) T.J. McConnell
    78 (-1) Doug McDermott
    74 (-1) Justin Holiday
    PELICANS
    77 (-1) Eric Bledsoe
    77 (+1) Jaxson Hayes
    76 (-1) James Johnson
    73 (+1) Kira Lewis
    PISTONS
    81 (+1) Mason Plumlee
    78 (+2) Isaiah Stewart
    77 (+1) Dennis Smith
    73 (+2) Rodney McGruder
    72 (+1) Frank Jackson
    RAPTORS
    83 (-1) Pascal Siakam
    77 (-1) Gary Trent Jr
    72 (-2) DeAndre Bembry
    72 (-1) Stanley Johnson
    ROCKETS
    78 (+1) Jae-Sean Tate
    77 (+2) Kevin Porter
    73 (+6) Kenyon Martin Jr
    72 (+1) Justin Patton
    SPURS
    82 (-1) Dejounte Murray
    77 (-2) Derrick White
    76 (+1) Lonnie Walker
    75 (-1) Devin Vassell
    73 (+2) Drew Eubanks
    SUNS
    89 (+1) Devin Booker
    78 (-1) Dario Saric
    77 (+1) Langston Galloway
    75 (+1) Abdel Nader
    THUNDER
    77 (+1) Luguentz Dort
    77 (+2) Tony Bradley
    76 (+2) Ty Jerome
    74 (+7) Moses Brown
    73 (+2) Aleksej Pokusevski
    TIMBERWOLVES
    87 (-2) Karl-Anthony Towns
    80 (+3) Anthony Edwards
    76 (+2) Jaylen Nowell
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    87 (-1) C.J. McCollum
    82 (+1) Norman Powell
    81 (+1) Enes Kanter
    80 (+1) Carmelo Anthony
    WARRIORS
    80 (+1) Andrew Wiggins
    78 (-1) Kelly Oubre
    78 (-1) Eric Paschall
    77 (+5) Jordan Poole
    77 (+1) Kevon Looney
    74 (-1) Juan Toscano
    71 (-1) Mychal Mulder
    WIZARDS
    87 (+1) Russell Westbrook
    79 (+2) Rui Hachimura
    78 (+1) Daniel Gafford
    76 (+1) Alex Len
    75 (-1) Raul Neto
    ksuttonjr76
    So, is it really true that they really don't review the defensive side of the ball that often? Being a Pacers fan, I just feel like Myles current ratings and badges are reflective of his real life stats.

    The vast majority of attribute edits are stats/formula based. They're automated in most cases. That isn't possible with defensive attributes (Help, Perimeter, Interior, etc) because the stats we have available are too volatile on a year-to-year basis.
    Anything that requires context they usually don't address until they are able to dedicate a block of time to it. In the case of dunk ratings, those were updated at the start of the year for the first time in 5 years (this isn't an exaggeration - it might have even been 6 years).
    They would benefit a lot from finding some kind of medium between the All or Nothing approach that they currently have.
    Approximately 187 players w/ badge updates in this roster vs ZERO in the prior roster is a prime example of this. Rather than setting aside one gigantic block of time, just get someone that will work on them even semi-regularly. If we were getting 10-20 player badge updates per roster, there wouldn't be a need to do massive cleanup once a year.
    Real2KInsider
    Approximately 187 players w/ badge updates in this roster vs ZERO in the prior roster

    It took them forever to update badges. They should have been doing this with the previous ratings updates. It would also be helpful if they said which players got their badges updated. I know most of the rookies who play a lot got their badges updated, but besides that I have no idea who else. Because I can't remember what players had what badges before.
    El_Tercero
    It took them forever to update badges. They should have been doing this with the previous ratings updates. It would also be helpful if they said which players got their badges updated. I know most of the rookies who play a lot got their badges updated, but besides that I have no idea who else. Because I can't remember what players had what badges before.

    Most of the rookies had 0 badges at the start of the year, which I'll allow since COVID messed everything up and we had a very short off-season. It was the first season they couldn't launch the game with the rookies in the game, they had to add them on the fly, didn't have face scans, etc.
    Yet you can also argue that they SHOULD have had badges done in advance (especially for the top players) just like they do for the ratings. 2K also has users literally submitting draft class data to them - they are having information thrown at them and they still aren't able to get it done.
    Notable updates:
    Ball: 31 (+21)
    Haliburton: 17 (+12)
    Edwards: 9 (+9)
    Quickley: 7 (+6)
    Bey: 7 (+2)
    Bane: 6 (+6)
    Wiseman: 6 (+4)
    Vassell: 5 (+5)
    I highlighted Saddiq Bey out of this group (only +2) because this was his THIRD badge update this year. Anthony Edwards was the #1 pick in the draft, started with 0 badges, and March 26th was this was his first badge update. He leads all Rookies in Minutes Played.
    In the case of LaMelo Ball, even with him being much better than anticipated, there's no reason a player should be getting 21 badges added in a bi-weekly update system. These are clear indicators that their system is broken. You don't need half a season's worth of data to properly diagnose these.
    Now that I've got a solid grasp on the badges (at least on current-gen) and have two years of their badge data to work with, I am able to diagnose what they are doing wrong (most of it is that they too data reliant, but don't have a great grasp on the data sets they're using).
    Even with 187 badge updates (a guesstimate - it might be closer to 200 - Kemba Walker for example had no badges added/removed but had the quality of many decreased), what's crazy is that there are STILL high-quality players in the game that weren't touched and are blatantly missing badges. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the starting SG on the World Champion Lakers and has had 2 badges for the past 2-3 years.
    Lakers Badges
    60 LeBron James
    43 Anthony Davis
    22 Andre Drummond (-1)
    22 Dennis Schroder (-2)
    20 Marc Gasol (-2)
    19 Montrezl Harrell
    12 Alex Caruso
    9 Kyle Kuzma (+1)
    4 Wesley Matthews
    4 Jared Dudley
    2 Talen Horton-Tucker
    2 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (440 career starts, 16,000 career minutes played)
    1 Kostas Antetekoumpo
    0 Alfonzo McKinnie
    0 Devontae Cacok
    That's nothing short of embarrassing. The other starters literally have 10x as many badges. Rookie SGs posted above have 3x as many badges. You could literally throw darts blindfolded at a badge board and get a better representation of KCP (this might make for good content - don't tempt me).
    (Don't worry guys, I'm sure 2K will sheepishly acknowledge this post by silently updating KCP in X amount of days/weeks. How a game with 15M players doesn't have multiple community managers is beyond me. Stop asking your devs to wear five different hats).
    MoneyOvaHuds
    Wonder why Theis doesn’t have rim protector and chase down on at least bronze

    Just because they updated badges doesn't mean they are good at it.
    2K Sports (10)
    FINISHING (4): Pick & Roller (S), Putback Boss (S), Backdown Punisher (B), Lob City Finisher (B)
    SHOOTING (2): Pick & Popper (S), Pump Fake Maestro (S)
    PLAYMAKING (0):
    DEFNSE (4): Box (S), Brick Wall (S), Moving Truck (S), Worm (S)
    Real 2K Insider (13)
    FINISHING (3): Pick & Roller (G), Putback Boss (S), Lob City Finisher (B)
    SHOOTING (4): Pump Fake Maestro (S), Flexible Release (B), Pick & Popper (B), Steady Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (0):
    DEFENSE (6): Brick Wall (G), Rim Protector (S), Box (B), Intimidator (B), Moving Truck (B), Worm (B)
    As far as Chasedown Artist, not really seeing it, is there a recent play in mind?

    Also just a general note from this video: 2K needs to revamp Perimeter Defense for PF/C. The last clip is Theis sticking Trae Young w/o issue and blocking a game-winner. His footwork is fantastic compared to bigs of 20 years ago.
    PFs in particular actually spend more time guarding Isolations than any other position (due to all the switching). Teams have been targeting Draymond types that can guard the perimeter or post without issue for half a decade now.
    Theis has a few chase downs in his career that’s why I only say bronze so he can trigger the animation from trailing
    https://twitter.com/chrisgrenham/status/1345169905205841921?s=21
    https://twitter.com/chicagobulls/status/1377466719493480448?s=21
    https://twitter.com/nbcsbulls/status/1376723285392699400?s=21
    That last one prob won’t be considered a chase down tho
    Oh to add to your Theis on guards
    https://twitter.com/stephnoh/status/1377452066017263627?s=21
    Real2KInsider
    Just because they updated badges doesn't mean they are good at it.
    2K Sports (10)
    FINISHING (4): Pick & Roller (S), Putback Boss (S), Backdown Punisher (B), Lob City Finisher (B)
    SHOOTING (2): Pick & Popper (S), Pump Fake Maestro (S)
    PLAYMAKING (0):
    DEFNSE (4): Box (S), Brick Wall (S), Moving Truck (S), Worm (S)
    Real 2K Insider (13)
    FINISHING (3): Pick & Roller (G), Putback Boss (S), Lob City Finisher (B)
    SHOOTING (4): Pump Fake Maestro (S), Flexible Release (B), Pick & Popper (B), Steady Shooter (B)
    PLAYMAKING (0):
    DEFENSE (6): Brick Wall (G), Rim Protector (S), Box (B), Intimidator (B), Moving Truck (B), Worm (B)
    As far as Chasedown Artist, not really seeing it, is there a recent play in mind?

    Also just a general note from this video: 2K needs to revamp Perimeter Defense for PF/C. The last clip is Theis sticking Trae Young w/o issue and blocking a game-winner. His footwork is fantastic compared to bigs of 20 years ago.
    PFs in particular actually spend more time guarding Isolations than any other position (due to all the switching). Teams have been targeting Draymond types that can guard the perimeter or post without issue for half a decade now.
    definitely! and guys like kleber or theis Really excell at guarding wing players on the perimeter... at least in real life. In 2k you are on lost ground as These players move like heavy trucks in ice.
    LaMelo Ball Badge Changes (Current-Gen)
    31 Total (+21)
    FINISHING (9)
    Consistent Finisher (S) - Add
    Giant Slayer (S) - Add
    Pro Touch (S) - Add
    Slithery Finisher (S) - Add
    Acrobat (B) - Add
    Contact Finisher (B) - Add
    Cross-Key Scorer (B) - Add
    Fancy Footwork (B) - Add
    Relentless Finisher (B) - Add
    Can probably do without the Contact stuff. No Tear Drop badge, which is more indicative of his drive game.
    SHOOTING (7)
    Catch & Shoot (S) - Add
    Difficult Shots (S) - Add
    Hot Start (S) - Add
    Pick & Popper (S) - Add
    Pump Fake Maestro (S) - Add
    Tireless Shooter (S) - Add
    Volume Shooter (S) - Add
    Pretty much all of these should be Bronze, rather than Silver. 2K typically overcompensates w/ stars.
    Difficult Shots (S) makes me wonder if they know how to evaluate that badge. For context, Donovan Mitchell, Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have Silver. Teammates Gordon Hayward & Terry Rozier (who lead the team in scoring) have Bronze,
    No Range Extender badge.
    PLAYMAKING (12)
    Break Starter (S) - Upgrade
    Downhill (S) - Add
    Flashy Passer (S)
    Lob City Passer (S)
    Needle Threader (S)
    Pass Fake Maestro (S)
    Bail Out (B)
    Floor General (B)
    Quick First Step (B) - Add
    Stop & Go (B)
    Tight Handles (B) - Add
    Unpluckable (B) - Add
    Upgrades to his ball handling. Probably should have Space Creator (B).
    DEFENSE (3)
    Interceptor (S) - Upgrade
    Pick Pocket (B) - Add
    Rebound Chaser (B) - Add
    This is mostly fine. I have Pick Dodger (B)
    Tyrese Haliburton Badge Changes (Current-Gen)
    17 Total (+12)
    FINISHING (1)
    Slithery Finisher (B)
    Let's just say this is an "interesting" contrast between he and LaMelo.
    SHOOTING (8)
    Corner Specialist (S) - Add
    Hot Start (S) - Add
    Pick & Popper (S) - Add
    Pump Fake Maestro (S) - Add
    Catch & Shoot (B)
    Difficult Shots (B) - Add
    Green Machine (B)
    Steady Shooter (B) - Add
    Haliburton (60 TS%, 42 3pt%) is shooting it better than LaMelo (56 TS%, 38 3pt%) in a variety of metrics, including off-dribble shots.
    PLAYMAKING (8)
    Bail Out (S) - Add
    Break Starter (B) - Add
    Flashy Passer (B) - Add
    Needle Threader (B)
    Pass Fake Maestro (B)
    Space Creator (B) - Add
    Stop & Go (B) - Add
    Unpluckable (B) - Add
    Haliburton's 3.34 A/T ratio is among the best marks for NBA players, much less rookies.
    DEFENSE (0)

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