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Six New Classic Teams Have Been Added to NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 will add 6 more classic teams, to go along with their All-Decade teams, which were announced yesterday.

  • ’02-’03 Suns
  • ’06-’07 Wizards
  • ’09-’10 Trail Blazers
  • ’13-’14 Spurs
  • ’13-’14 Clippers
  • ’15-’16 Cavs
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  1. CaVsFaN2273
    Pretty much all of the expected teams. Glad to see the Cavs and Spurs. Wish they would use different models for current players on classic teams though.
    So glad they added 16 Cavs, loved that team. Just hope Channing and Rich are still in game. It wouldn't feel right
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    KobeDropped81
    Not one Prime Kobe Lakers team? Not even the 12-13 Lakers? That’s an L
    Also the 09-10 Suns (WCF team) would’ve been wayyyy better than that 02-03 squad

    We definitely need a one of those Lakers teams. These are good additions though.
    RyanJS08
    We definitely need a one of those Lakers teams. These are good additions though.

    We’ve been asking for a Prime Kobe 24 Lakers team for 3+ years now. Its tiring man. But yeah I’m not really mad at these additions.
    Figured they would add the Cavs, Clippers and Spurs. Those were the most obvious ones. They better have those black sleeved jerseys too.
    I'm guessing they don't have the rights to Odom and Bynum in which case I would've hoped they added the 2013 Lakers.
    hargroverichie
    So glad they added 16 Cavs, loved that team. Just hope Channing and Rich are still in game. It wouldn't feel right
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    It was only right seeing as the 2016 Warriors have been in for a couple years but not the team that actually beat them for the Championship.
    Since the 2016 Cavaliers have been added, now they have to have the black sleeved jerseys that they won their franchises only championship in. Would be a travesty not to. Also hoping the LeBron soldier 10 is still in for the 2016 Cavaliers LeBron player model.
    Also disappointing that they keep recycling the current player models for classic teams. 2014 Clippers Blake and CP3 look nothing like their 2014 selves. Blake shouldn't have a beard and CP3 shouldn't either. Not putting forth the effort to differentiate the player models to accurately reflect their actual physical appearance at the time of that team, kills the immersion and the accuracy.
    Hustle Westbrook
    I'm guessing they don't have the rights to Odom and Bynum in which case I would've hoped they added the 2013 Lakers.

    Yea, I'm thinking the same. They must not have had the rights to a lot of key players besides Kobe, Ariza, and Gasol. I'm sure if they were able to, they wouldv'e added this team. I know they do their best to satisfy the feedback they receive from the 2K communities.
    Very fond of these additions. Seems we sniffed out a few of them. The Wizards and Clippers were the only two franchises without their own classic teams, which is now taken care of. And the 2016 Cavs are a great addition considering a number of factors (legendary Finals alongside complete destruction of that team since).
    The 2003 Suns are the biggest surprise, though most certainly welcome. They were only so-so in real life but looked wonderful on paper; to name a few:
    Stephon Marbury
    Amare Stoudemire
    Shawn Marion
    Joe Johnson
    Penny Hardaway
    Tom Gugliotta
    Again, the issue at that point is that a lot of those guys were either too young or too old and injured at that point. But I have a feeling they're going to end up looking a bit more formidable in video game land.
    VDusen04
    Very fond of these additions. Seems we sniffed out a few of them. The Wizards and Clippers were the only two franchises without their own classic teams, which is now taken care of. And the 2016 Cavs are a great addition considering a number of factors (legendary Finals alongside complete destruction of that team since).
    The 2003 Suns are the biggest surprise, though most certainly welcome. They were only so-so in real life but looked wonderful on paper; to name a few:
    Stephon Marbury
    Amare Stoudemire
    Shawn Marion
    Joe Johnson
    Penny Hardaway
    Tom Gugliotta
    Again, the issue at that point is that a lot of those guys were either too young or too old and injured at that point. But I have a feeling they're going to end up looking a bit more formidable in video game land.
    Hah forgot about Googs. Now I'm really curious if the bench got son love in the face department.
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    midwestking100
    I wonder will this be the only 6 teams or will there be more to come?
    I believe this will be it, though Chris Manning did say they were working with trying to piece together the Kobe/Pau Lakers (seems not enough players are willing to lend out their likeness).
    VDusen04
    I believe this will be it, though Chris Manning did say they were working with trying to piece together the Kobe/Pau Lakers (seems not enough players are willing to lend out their likeness).

    Well i hope not only because it would really be awesome if they added some more teams before 00s such as the ones that we have been mentioning.
    I'm really glad that they keep adding more and more Classic teams. The new teams breathe new life into the PNO mode. As much I like playing with the Pacers, it's nice to try out other teams every now and then. To be honest, I think they're just trying to recreate as many of the "top" teams as possible. Dumb question...is there a Dwight Howard-led or T-Mac-led Orlando Magic teams? I don't know off the top of my head.
    Feels like the Pacers are going to be handicapped for a long time, since Miller was part of most of the successful teams for the franchise.
    midwestking100
    Well i hope not only because it would really be awesome if they added some more teams before 00s such as the ones that we have been mentioning.
    The way I figure, at this point we have to be closing in on 70 classic teams. Any additions since 2016 or so have just been a bonus on top of what they've already provided, so I'm not going to lose much sleep over it.
    That said, what we've seen in recent years is what we suggested in a thread, like, four years ago, where we all began brainstorming new classic teams they could add that would be largely made up of players already included in 2K. That's pretty much what they've been doing. As such, the additions tend to lean heavily toward modern day since that represents the highest number of players already included in the game.
    In a perfect world, I'd love more real deal classic teams from the 80's and prior, but I get a strong feeling that adding this 2000's and 2010's teams were a matter of something over nothing. I'll take that something every day of the week.
    ksuttonjr76
    I'm really glad that they keep adding more and more Classic teams. The new teams breathe new life into the PNO mode. As much I like playing with the Pacers, it's nice to try out other teams every now and then. To be honest, I think they're just trying to recreate as many of the "top" teams as possible. Dumb question...is there a Dwight Howard-led or T-Mac-led Orlando Magic teams? I don't know off the top of my head.
    Feels like the Pacers are going to be handicapped for a long time, since Miller was part of most of the successful teams for the franchise.

    The 2009 Orlando team went the NBA Final vs Lakers Dwight, Hedo, Lewis, Nelson and Country
    Only T-Mac team I'd use is the 2002 team.
    jeebs9
    The 2009 Orlando team went the NBA Final vs Lakers Dwight, Hedo, Lewis, Nelson and Country
    Only T-Mac team I'd use is the 2002 team.

    Well...they could create Dwight-led Orlando team then. I think Rashard Lewis is in the game.
    23
    I can appreciate the work R4zor has done on the faces. It shows

    How did I never hear this happened!?!? 2K needs to keep it up with these community hires, can't wait to see some of the guys that have been messed up for awhile fixed (hopefully).
    ksuttonjr76
    Dumb question...is there a Dwight Howard-led or T-Mac-led Orlando Magic teams? I don't know off the top of my head.
    Feels like the Pacers are going to be handicapped for a long time, since Miller was part of most of the successful teams for the franchise.
    Nope, no Dwight or T-Mac Magic at this point.
    I've wondered if the 2009 Magic have been undone by no commitment from Hedo Turkoglu (he's not present on the 2002 Kings either) as well as maybe Rafer Alston and Mickael Pietrus. Can't remember if any of those guys got added post-release.
    No T-Mac Magic at the moment either but it seems like the 2002 Magic could be close to being viable.
    Tracy McGrady
    Grant Hill
    Horace Grant
    Patrick Ewing
    Mike Miller
    Jud Buechler
    Jaren Jackson
    Stephen Hunter (unless he wasn't on '05 Suns)
    Monty Williams
    Dee Brown
    It'd still be missing some integral pieces though like Darrell Armstrong, Pat Garrity, Troy Hudson, and Don Reid though.
    eaterofworlds888
    13-14 Spurs and 02-03 Suns are awesome
    Will always request 1999-2000 Lakers but probably won't ever get it. Still these aren't bad additions at all.
    Not to state the obvious but, have you ever considered morphing the 2001 Lakers into the 2000 club by copying Harper, Rice, and Green on over from other classic clubs?
    In 2K19, I did that for a few teams. For instance, I'd copy Antonio McDyess over to the 2004 Pistons' injured reserve and just activate him if I wanted to help morph the team into its 2005 iteration that faced the Spurs in the Finals.
    VDusen04
    Nope, no Dwight or T-Mac Magic at this point.
    I've wondered if the 2009 Magic have been undone by no commitment from Hedo Turkoglu (he's not present on the 2002 Kings either) as well as maybe Rafer Alston and Mickael Pietrus. Can't remember if any of those guys got added post-release.
    No T-Mac Magic at the moment either but it seems like the 2002 Magic could be close to being viable.
    Tracy McGrady
    Grant Hill
    Horace Grant
    Patrick Ewing
    Mike Miller
    Jud Buechler
    Jaren Jackson
    Stephen Hunter (unless he wasn't on '05 Suns)
    Monty Williams
    Dee Brown
    It'd still be missing some integral pieces though like Darrell Armstrong, Pat Garrity, Troy Hudson, and Don Reid though.

    Armstrong is in 2k19, so I'm assuming 2k20 as well. Mike Miller would be the only name really missing..
    This is best 2k20 news so far to me personally. Really looking forward to using new historic Wizards, Spurs, Clippers teams. Would be even better if i can use them straight away in PNO without having to progress in leagues.
    Vroman
    This is best 2k20 news so far to me personally. Really looking forward to using new historic Wizards, Spurs, Clippers teams. Would be even better if i can use them straight away in PNO without having to progress in leagues.

    Hopefully, they learned their lesson with NBA 2K19. With all the Classic and All-Time teams on top of the regular teams, there's really no reason for them to design PNO where it forces people to use different teams. Plus, I think this past free agency probably created more parity than what we have seen in a loooooooonnnnnggggggggg time.
    I'm pretty confident that their internal data should show that more people were playing NBA 2K18 with ALL teams unlocked from the jump versus NBA 2K19 where you had to progress through the ranks. PNO is really a simple mode, so they shouldn't be trying to re-invent the wheel.
    I wonder if them "trying to get the Lakers" means they might also be trying to get an Orlando team for them to square off against.. They have a good number of those guys. If they could get Hedo to commit I think that would give them 7/10 guys who played in the finals, and if they got Alston on board they would have all the starters as well.
    I'll take all of em. The Suns and Wizards were sort of out of left field.
    Would've preferred a more "Classic" Wizards/Bullets team like one featuring the group that won a title in the 70s. The 1976 team is 75% complete if they just get one or two more retired players on board.
    And the 1976 Suns squad that had Westphal, Alvan Adams, Erickson, Van Arsdale. Went to the finals.
    Love that we are getting some more modern classic teams and iconic players.. but i also really hope that these have the full rosters.
    i couldn't believe it on 2k19 when i went to play with the 13 heat and Chris Bosh just isn't on the roster - let alone Chris Andersen and more.. whats the point of the team even being on the game???
    infemous
    Love that we are getting some more modern classic teams and iconic players.. but i also really hope that these have the full rosters.
    i couldn't believe it on 2k19 when i went to play with the 13 heat and Chris Bosh just isn't on the roster - let alone Chris Andersen and more.. whats the point of the team even being on the game???
    Sometimes classic teams have most or all of their critical components when initially added but lose a piece or two as the years carry on. This is a problem for online players but it can largely be mitigated for offline players by filling in those rosters manually with CAPs that look and play close to the real deal.
    The 2004 Pistons used to have Tayshaun Prince, for example, but he was lost upon his retirement. So now the Pistons are a shell without Rasheed and Tayshaun. Thankfully, some of the content creators in this community shared some incredible created versions of those two. Worth keeping those teams in with that in mind.
    infemous
    Love that we are getting some more modern classic teams and iconic players.. but i also really hope that these have the full rosters.
    i couldn't believe it on 2k19 when i went to play with the 13 heat and Chris Bosh just isn't on the roster - let alone Chris Andersen and more.. whats the point of the team even being on the game???

    Yeah. I ran into the same problem with the NBA 2K18 '13-'14 Pacers versus the NBA 2K19 version. I tried to go back playing NBA 2K18, since it had the more complete roster, but I couldn't stand playing against opponents who tried to abuse the blow-by animation on every possession.
    ojandpizza
    I wonder if them "trying to get the Lakers" means they might also be trying to get an Orlando team for them to square off against.. They have a good number of those guys. If they could get Hedo to commit I think that would give them 7/10 guys who played in the finals, and if they got Alston on board they would have all the starters as well.

    They goy Hedo in 2k19. He was added to the All-Time Magic. They already hav 7 players who played in the final. D12, Jameer, Hedo, Lewis, Redick, Courtney Lee and Gortat.
    They also have Lue, Foyle and Cook, who played for the Magic some point in that season too
    TonGunne
    They goy Hedo in 2k19. He was added to the All-Time Magic. They already hav 7 players who played in the final. D12, Jameer, Hedo, Lewis, Redick, Courtney Lee and Gortat.
    They also have Lue, Foyle and Cook, who played for the Magic some point in that season too

    Didn't even catch that they added Hedo... That's more than enough guys for me, I wish they would go ahead and add them in..
    VDusen04
    Sometimes classic teams have most or all of their critical components when initially added but lose a piece or two as the years carry on. This is a problem for online players but it can largely be mitigated for offline players by filling in those rosters manually with CAPs that look and play close to the real deal.
    The 2004 Pistons used to have Tayshaun Prince, for example, but he was lost upon his retirement. So now the Pistons are a shell without Rasheed and Tayshaun. Thankfully, some of the content creators in this community shared some incredible created versions of those two. Worth keeping those teams in with that in mind.

    I downloaded a bunch of 2010 rosters on PS4 to play a MyLeague season with them but none of them had complete rosters. I'm guessing all the popular ones aren't necessarily the best?
    But I also downloaded a handful of missing players and manually inserted them in, but their contracts were messed up, and it was time consuming, and each time i started the league, i found another missing player, so gave up.
    if you can point me in the direction of a reliable and 100% complete roster for that time frame where I can play with Lebron on the Heat and battle legends like Duncan and Kobe, and re-write history, i'll accept that 2k can't prioritise having players in the teams... but in my experience, I'm unfortunately dependent on 2k putting the legit players in place to pull together the matchups I want to re/create.
    I say this quite a bit, but i seriously don't mind who they add in as classic teams just as long as we can get a more enhanced and sophisticated created player feature AND Court customization.
    i really want to know if it's that hard to put a feature in for Myleague, where you can remove teams and make the league smaller, or go to court editor and remove the 3 point line (or add a double line.) i mean i'm no game developer, so i don't know how difficult it is to code into the game, but i would say that all these are pretty easy tasks to complete lol.
    I still would want a 96-97 or 1999-2000 Pistons team with Grant Hill. Not the most popular request but we can't let these kids forget how much of a monster G-Hill was in his prime.
    I'll take the 02-03 suns and 06-07 wizards. 12+ year old teams sounds good. The clips and spurs/cavaliers team is a nice addition now that the rosters look completely different. I remember when we added the 73-9 warriors squad a few months after the season in the next 2k lol...now it all makes sense, but at the time, it was a little silly.
    VDusen04
    The way I figure, at this point we have to be closing in on 70 classic teams. Any additions since 2016 or so have just been a bonus on top of what they've already provided, so I'm not going to lose much sleep over it.
    That said, what we've seen in recent years is what we suggested in a thread, like, four years ago, where we all began brainstorming new classic teams they could add that would be largely made up of players already included in 2K. That's pretty much what they've been doing. As such, the additions tend to lean heavily toward modern day since that represents the highest number of players already included in the game.
    In a perfect world, I'd love more real deal classic teams from the 80's and prior, but I get a strong feeling that adding this 2000's and 2010's teams were a matter of something over nothing. I'll take that something every day of the week.

    Facts. I just want to play as the 93-94 seattle supersonics and be able to relive matchups inside of the seattle center coliseum since the jerseys, and players from that team is already in the game. But i will search and see if someone has created that arena in the game.
    infemous
    I downloaded a bunch of 2010 rosters on PS4 to play a MyLeague season with them but none of them had complete rosters. I'm guessing all the popular ones aren't necessarily the best?
    But I also downloaded a handful of missing players and manually inserted them in, but their contracts were messed up, and it was time consuming, and each time i started the league, i found another missing player, so gave up.
    if you can point me in the direction of a reliable and 100% complete roster for that time frame where I can play with Lebron on the Heat and battle legends like Duncan and Kobe, and re-write history, i'll accept that 2k can't prioritise having players in the teams... but in my experience, I'm unfortunately dependent on 2k putting the legit players in place to pull together the matchups I want to re/create.
    Aw man, yeah, that's rough for what you're trying to pull off (MyLeague). I'm on XBox but one of the first things I try to do each year is complete the classic teams to my liking. I haven't messed with contracts though.
    Have you tried looking in the 2K Rosters section on this site for completed PS4 rosters? (I'm guessing so but worth a double check.)
    VDusen04
    Aw man, yeah, that's rough for what you're trying to pull off (MyLeague). I'm on XBox but one of the first things I try to do each year is complete the classic teams to my liking. I haven't messed with contracts though.
    Have you tried looking in the 2K Rosters section on this site for completed PS4 rosters? (I'm guessing so but worth a double check.)

    yeah nothing about a 2010 to 2013 roster.
    tbh i'd settle for just the marquee teams that had full rosters and i could do playoff series' - but it just ruins it for me when Birdman has no tattoos and Bosh looks pretty fat.
    i used to always play online playoff series' as the 2013 Heat but they're unplayable right now :(
    CaVsFaN2273
    R4zor with the cheeky little comment about his work lol
    https://twitter.com/R4zorbacks/status/1161689225428918272
    He also said he's still working, but will talk about what he worked on after the game is out.

    My only wish for them adding R4zor was that they put his Vince Carter in the game instead of the awful Vince they have on that throwback Raptors squad. If they do that he was worth the hire without changing anything else lol.
    CaVsFaN2273
    R4zor with the cheeky little comment about his work lol
    https://twitter.com/R4zorbacks/status/1161689225428918272
    He also said he's still working, but will talk about what he worked on after the game is out.
    I'm glad he's part of the team. Now we're getting some great looking old school players.
    Now that 2k hiring artists. I really wish that the sound was moddable. We would have had some awesome crowd noise by now.
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    mrbigshot
    I say this quite a bit, but i seriously don't mind who they add in as classic teams just as long as we can get a more enhanced and sophisticated created player feature AND Court customization.
    i really want to know if it's that hard to put a feature in for Myleague, where you can remove teams and make the league smaller, or go to court editor and remove the 3 point line (or add a double line.) i mean i'm no game developer, so i don't know how difficult it is to code into the game, but i would say that all these are pretty easy tasks to complete lol.
    I still would want a 96-97 or 1999-2000 Pistons team with Grant Hill. Not the most popular request but we can't let these kids forget how much of a monster G-Hill was in his prime.
    I'll take the 02-03 suns and 06-07 wizards. 12+ year old teams sounds good. The clips and spurs/cavaliers team is a nice addition now that the rosters look completely different. I remember when we added the 73-9 warriors squad a few months after the season in the next 2k lol...now it all makes sense, but at the time, it was a little silly.

    I had some much fun last year playing with Grant Hill.
    ojandpizza
    Didn't even catch that they added Hedo... That's more than enough guys for me, I wish they would go ahead and add them in..

    Might be a contract thing. We have this problem with a few players. Where they don't show up on their teams
    infemous
    I downloaded a bunch of 2010 rosters on PS4 to play a MyLeague season with them but none of them had complete rosters. I'm guessing all the popular ones aren't necessarily the best?
    But I also downloaded a handful of missing players and manually inserted them in, but their contracts were messed up, and it was time consuming, and each time i started the league, i found another missing player, so gave up.
    if you can point me in the direction of a reliable and 100% complete roster for that time frame where I can play with Lebron on the Heat and battle legends like Duncan and Kobe, and re-write history, i'll accept that 2k can't prioritise having players in the teams... but in my experience, I'm unfortunately dependent on 2k putting the legit players in place to pull together the matchups I want to re/create.

    MJWzard has the best in my opinion. He didn't make his usual this year.
    infemous
    2010 roster?
    Yeah he doesn't usually do that year. My bad. He does all the special MJ years. He does 1988, 1991, 1998, and 2002. I haven't seen anyone do anything past 2006 well. It's always missing something.
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    Mintsa
    Last years world champions ????
    C’mon now..........
    Hahaha I was waiting for this.
    I'll say yeah in about 2-3 years from now.
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    Yes I agree with you. But since kawhi left.....it made sense to add the 2018-2019 raptors world championship team.
    That’s where I’m comin from....
    jeebs9
    Yeah he doesn't usually do that year. My bad. He does all the special MJ years. He does 1988, 1991, 1998, and 2002. I haven't seen anyone do anything past 2006 well. It's always missing something.
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    dope i'll still check em out.
    any good draft classes with real players in?
    the 2k ones are incomplete too lol
    KobeDropped81
    We’ve been asking for a Prime Kobe 24 Lakers team for 3+ years now. Its tiring man. But yeah I’m not really mad at these additions.

    Agree but it surprises me that they won't throw in one of those Lakers teams (pretty much anything from 08-12). Seems like it would be pretty easy to get one of those squads considering the classic teams already available that are missing some key players.
    Was really hoping for the 2010 lakers, but glad they are still trying to work on it. And if they cant get them in, just add another classic laker team with #24 Kobe plz. That said, still happy as hell they added the other two teams('14 spurs/lob city clippers) I was hoping for. '16 Cavs and '10 Blazers are also great.
    scottyp180
    Agree but it surprises me that they won't throw in one of those Lakers teams (pretty much anything from 08-12). Seems like it would be pretty easy to get one of those squads considering the classic teams already available that are missing some key players.
    Usually 2K relents from including teams for the first time if they're missing multiple significant pieces of their core.
    For instance, at the time of their initial inclusion in 2016, the 2004 Pistons had four out of five starters available and six out of their first eight from their typical Finals rotation (seven out of eight including Corliss Williamson, who I can't remember whether he was in during 2K16 but is now). As the years passed, Tayshaun Prince was lost due to retirement and suddenly the Pistons had multiple big holes to fill (Sheed and Tay). I imagine they may have not been added in the first place if Prince was already gone in '16 but since they were already there, they stayed (and I'm hoping they remain in 2K20).
    I'm guessing it's got to be a couple of prominent hold-outs putting the brakes on those Lakers teams. Some folks mentioned Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum. Tough to say for certain, but I can only imagine the backlash if 2K tried to introduce a 2010 Lakers team without those guys.
    Maybe they should start calling these "Retro" teams instead of "Classic" teams. Ain't nothing "classic" about the 03 Suns, 07 Wizards or 10 Blazers lol. The Clippers are somewhere in between "retro" and "classic" b/c of lob city but the rest...nah. Classic teams IMO should be worth getting excited about. As someone who was a heavy UBR user in 2k14, I played the crap out of the 05 and 07 Suns but had zero desire to ever be the 03 Suns and I'm sure 99% of people would choose the same...these are some weird choices.
    Not saying they should put the 07 Suns instead of the 03 Suns since they already have the 05 Suns, but surely there was a better team from another franchise to put in than the 03 Suns...
    KobeDropped81
    We’ve been asking for a Prime Kobe 24 Lakers team for 3+ years now. Its tiring man. But yeah I’m not really mad at these additions.

    I'd guess that Bynum's been asking for too much money or/and 2k doesn't want to add Lamar Odom.
    ksuttonjr76
    I'm really glad that they keep adding more and more Classic teams. The new teams breathe new life into the PNO mode. As much I like playing with the Pacers, it's nice to try out other teams every now and then. To be honest, I think they're just trying to recreate as many of the "top" teams as possible. Dumb question...is there a Dwight Howard-led or T-Mac-led Orlando Magic teams? I don't know off the top of my head.
    Feels like the Pacers are going to be handicapped for a long time, since Miller was part of most of the successful teams for the franchise.

    idk why the 94-95 and 99-00 pacers cant be added anyway just add everyone but miller
    the 89-90 suns need added too put a end to showtime they allready have KJ Chambers majele in the game and their no need for charles
    same with 87-88 mavs and 87-88 jazz we need a prime malone stockion team and on the mavs everyone on that team is in the game allready but trapley
    and we need 76-77 por so the 76-77 76ers can have a peer team
    and 81 bos and 80 LAL wouild be fun 82-83 76ers and 81 86 hou
    CaVsFaN2273
    R4zor with the cheeky little comment about his work lol
    https://twitter.com/R4zorbacks/status/1161689225428918272
    He also said he's still working, but will talk about what he worked on after the game is out.

    I'm hoping he did some extensive work on the classic teams and players. Specifically
    TMac
    Stackhouse
    89 and 91 Pippen
    2006 D Wade
    2007 LeBron James
    Every Vince Carter that is not current
    Allen Iverson
    1989 Pistons Rodman
    2006 Heat Alonzo Mourning
    Those are the most egregious I could think of at the moment
    To be fair, 2K has had a pretty good track record of updating and improving upon legends player models from as far back as 2K17. However with R4zor on board now I'm really hoping all of the classic players should be addressed. If the Arenas and Antawn Jamison screenshot is any indication, I'm at least encouraged. I don't think that's the same Antawn from 2k19 My Team. So hopefully that's encouraging.
    VDusen04
    Aw man, yeah, that's rough for what you're trying to pull off (MyLeague). I'm on XBox but one of the first things I try to do each year is complete the classic teams to my liking. I haven't messed with contracts though.
    Have you tried looking in the 2K Rosters section on this site for completed PS4 rosters? (I'm guessing so but worth a double check.)

    look for GUMO73 on ps4 he has the best classic roster filled in all the players
    VDusen04
    Not to state the obvious but, have you ever considered morphing the 2001 Lakers into the 2000 club by copying Harper, Rice, and Green on over from other classic clubs?
    In 2K19, I did that for a few teams. For instance, I'd copy Antonio McDyess over to the 2004 Pistons' injured reserve and just activate him if I wanted to help morph the team into its 2005 iteration that faced the Spurs in the Finals.

    Can't speak for the guy you're replying to but I'm way too picky about having the 'right' team name to match the roster. In other words, having Glen Rice, A.C. Green etc. on the '2000-01 Lakers' instead of the 1999-00 Lakers breaks my immersion.
    Wish we could rename classic teams in a roster file.
    I'm pretty amped about the 02-’03 Suns and the ’06-’07 Wizards.
    Pretty cool that Greg Oden is going to show up now too.
    Some of these teams are pretty "meh" to me, but as a guy who uses Classic players almost exclusively every single one of these new teams is a welcome sight.
    Hustle Westbrook
    Figured they would add the Cavs, Clippers and Spurs. Those were the most obvious ones. They better have those black sleeved jerseys too.
    I'm guessing they don't have the rights to Odom and Bynum in which case I would've hoped they added the 2013 Lakers.

    I could take them without Bynum but Odom is key. It’s still a lot of others players that could potentially be issues like Shannon, Farmar and Vujacic. I hope they make it in. That’ll be the only thing that gets me playing PlayNow consistently since there is no HOF Lobbies.
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    maybe this:
    6 new Classic squads will be Rank them in order from 1-6
    and this:
    We're working on that team. Remember, if it were completely up to us, we'd love to have everyone in the 2K family. Very excited for the 6 new announced teams though.
    means that they bringing some more classic teams after release.
    i hope so.
    midwestking100
    That wizards team was cool but muresan think this other washington team was cool also
    https://mobile.twitter.com/GeorgeMuresan77/status/1161814576796700672
    The '97 Bullets would have been almost do-able. Now that they have their correct jerseys, they're at least pretty makeable post-release.
    Guys already included:
    Chris Webber
    Gheorghe Muresan
    Rod Strickland
    Ben Wallace (though he was bald back then - there was a great bald CAP for him last year)
    Jaren Jackson
    Tracy Murray (mayyyyybe, maybe not)
    Easily added:
    Harvey Grant (just used a copy of his twin brother, Horace)
    Key Guys Missing:
    Juwan Howard
    Calbert Cheaney
    Chris Whitney
    Apologies for back to back posts but I was just thinking... I'm happy for any new classic teams but that 2003 Suns team seemed so random. Figured they just had enough of the players already necessary and decided to pull the trigger. But... you know what other new millennium Suns team would have been intriguing?
    2000.
    Look at this team and who 2K already has the rights to:
    Jason Kidd
    Anfernee Hardaway
    Clifford Robinson
    Tom Gugliotta
    Rodney Rogers
    Shawn Marion
    Luc Longley
    Kevin Johnson
    Rex Chapman
    Corie Blount
    The only real uncertainties would have been, like, Oliver Miller and Todd Day.
    That's a 53-win team that won a playoff series. And it would served as a fair reason to add the Charles Barkley-era home court.
    AND...

    Blonde Jason Kidd.
    Opportunity missed.
    Still glad to have the '03 team though.
    VDusen04
    Apologies for back to back posts but I was just thinking... I'm happy for any new classic teams but that 2003 Suns team seemed so random. Figured they just had enough of the players already necessary and decided to pull the trigger. But... you know what other new millennium Suns team would have been intriguing?
    2000.
    Look at this team and who 2K already has the rights to:
    Jason Kidd
    Anfernee Hardaway
    Clifford Robinson
    Tom Gugliotta
    Rodney Rogers
    Shawn Marion
    Luc Longley
    Kevin Johnson
    Rex Chapman
    Corie Blount
    The only real uncertainties would have been, like, Oliver Miller and Todd Day.
    That's a 53-win team that won a playoff series. And it would served as a fair reason to add the Charles Barkley-era home court.
    AND...

    Blonde Jason Kidd.
    Opportunity missed.
    Still glad to have the '03 team though.

    It probably would have just been the same Jason Kidd model.
    VDusen04
    The '97 Bullets would have been almost do-able. Now that they have their correct jerseys, they're at least pretty makeable post-release.
    Guys already included:
    Chris Webber
    Gheorghe Muresan
    Rod Strickland
    Ben Wallace (though he was bald back then - there was a great bald CAP for him last year)
    Jaren Jackson
    Tracy Murray (mayyyyybe, maybe not)
    Easily added:
    Harvey Grant (just used a copy of his twin brother, Horace)
    Key Guys Missing:
    Juwan Howard
    Calbert Cheaney
    Chris Whitney

    I hope Howard is on the All time Washington team this year.
    VDusen04
    The '97 Bullets would have been almost do-able. Now that they have their correct jerseys, they're at least pretty makeable post-release.
    Guys already included:
    Chris Webber
    Gheorghe Muresan
    Rod Strickland
    Ben Wallace (though he was bald back then - there was a great bald CAP for him last year)
    Jaren Jackson
    Tracy Murray (mayyyyybe, maybe not)
    Easily added:
    Harvey Grant (just used a copy of his twin brother, Horace)
    Key Guys Missing:
    Juwan Howard
    Calbert Cheaney
    Chris Whitney

    I may be wrong, but I think Harvey Grant was on My Team in 2k19.
    So, it's possible that we have him in offline 2k20. Maybe draft classes?
    VDusen04
    The '97 Bullets would have been almost do-able. Now that they have their correct jerseys, they're at least pretty makeable post-release.
    Guys already included:
    Chris Webber
    Gheorghe Muresan
    Rod Strickland
    Ben Wallace (though he was bald back then - there was a great bald CAP for him last year)
    Jaren Jackson
    Tracy Murray (mayyyyybe, maybe not)
    Easily added:
    Harvey Grant (just used a copy of his twin brother, Horace)
    Key Guys Missing:
    Juwan Howard
    Calbert Cheaney
    Chris Whitney

    Hopefully there is someone out there that has their actual court from that year.
    Broken record I'm sure, but how can we only have one Larry Bird classic team? There should be at least 3. I would love to have the 90's Bird with Reggie Lewis and Dee Brown.
    GisherJohn24
    Broken record I'm sure, but how can we only have one Larry Bird classic team? There should be at least 3. I would love to have the 90's Bird with Reggie Lewis and Dee Brown.

    Would love an early 80's version that had Maxwell, Henderson, and Tiny, that team was every bit as loaded as the 86 team IMO.
    Would also like to see a mid 70's team as I think Hondo, White, Cowens, Scott, Nelson are all in the game. If they added Paul Silas that would be every player on the roster who played 15+ minutes in the playoffs.
    Same could be said for those Laker teams. One that still had Norm Nixon running point with Magic kind of being position-less would be fun. 82 team had Nixon, Kareem, Magic, McAdoo, Cooper, Wilkes, Rambis.. Only big name missing would be Nixon.
    cingelsby
    Any chance they get Bosh, Mike Miller, Chris Anderson, Prince, Sheed back in the game?

    We could track them down on Twitter
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    Awesome! I especially love having the 09-10 Blazers and 06-07 Wizards. I ended up creating both of those squads in 2K19 lol but it will be nice to have them in there with the authentic Wizards court without having to download it.
    I'm about to get buckets with Brandon Roy!
    Will also make it even easier creating the 02 or 03 Wizards squad with Jordan.
    PippenFan
    It probably would have just been the same Jason Kidd model.

    Truth. I hate that 2k takes these shorcuts sometimes. For example, it's so bugging to me having that young Tim Duncan model on the '14 Spurs. They should have used his model from 2k14-2k18. Would have been more accurate, as it's the older him.
    WarMMA
    Truth. I hate that 2k takes these shorcuts sometimes. For example, it's so bugging to me having that young Tim Duncan model on the '14 Spurs. They should have used his model from 2k14-2k18. Would have been more accurate, as it's the older him.
    I dunno man...it might be different this year now that Razor is there. Depending on when he started he could still be updating the old school heads.
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    El_Tercero
    Yea, I'm thinking the same. They must not have had the rights to a lot of key players besides Kobe, Ariza, and Gasol. I'm sure if they were able to, they wouldv'e added this team. I know they do their best to satisfy the feedback they receive from the 2K communities.

    Idk . As many teams with Made up players filling the roster that they already have either 2K is showing a tremendous amount of respect to the 08-10 lakers .... or not
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    Hollywood2417
    We could track them down on Twitter
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    If you need your fix, break out 18. I keep all my old 2k games for that reason..
    I think 16 had the most complete classic rosters including the bench guys are. Chris Andersen intact with Bosh on the 13 Heat. Not sure about sheed. The community also does nice rosters to fill in the missing players. If the creation player was more extensive, missing players wouldnt be a big deal.
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    Goffs
    I dunno man...it might be different this year now that Razor is there. Depending on when he started he could still be updating the old school heads.
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    That's true. But isn't he just touching up the models? With Duncan, they seem to have did away with his entire older model and just replace it with his young model. This was his older self model from 2k14 to 18, which looks much more fitting for '14 Spurs...
    WarMMA
    That's true. But isn't he just touching up the models? With Duncan, they seem to have did away with his entire older model and just replace it with his young model. This was his older self model from 2k14 to 18, which looks much more fitting for '14 Spurs...

    Yeah man, I tried to tweet LD about that and even put it in those reddit feedback threads for this year about having accurate models for specific years with classic teams. It sucks because it kind of lessens the immersion of using some of those classic teams in a way. Oh well, maybe they'll eventually fix it...
    CelticBalla32
    Awesome! I especially love having the 09-10 Blazers and 06-07 Wizards. I ended up creating both of those squads in 2K19 lol but it will be nice to have them in there with the authentic Wizards court without having to download it.
    I'm about to get buckets with Brandon Roy!
    Will also make it even easier creating the 02 or 03 Wizards squad with Jordan.
    I didn't even think about the bonus of the older Wizards court being available. Nice.
    That said, Jordan technically played on a more basic Wizards court, I believe, but the '07 court will work in a pinch.
    AndreSwagassi86
    Idk . As many teams with Made up players filling the roster that they already have either 2K is showing a tremendous amount of respect to the 08-10 lakers .... or not
    Someone from 2K tweeted shortly after the reveal of these six teams that they're working to secure players from the Kobe/Pau Lakers. Seems as though they've struggled to land some important pieces.
    Regarding the other teams already in, 2K has seemed to only introduce them if the vast majority of the key pieces are present at the outset. What happens sometimes, however, is that they lose the rights to some of those key pieces over the years but since the team's already been added, they figure they may as well keep the team in.
    For instance, Chris Bosh was initially available when the classic Heat were first added. On account of his retirement, his rights with 2K got mixed up and he could no longer be used. If Bosh couldn't have been landed in the first place, that Heat team probably wouldn't have been added.
    GisherJohn24
    If you need your fix, break out 18. I keep all my old 2k games for that reason..
    I think 16 had the most complete classic rosters including the bench guys are. Chris Andersen intact with Bosh on the 13 Heat. Not sure about sheed. The community also does nice rosters to fill in the missing players. If the creation player was more extensive, missing players wouldnt be a big deal.
    2K19's create-a-player is so, so far superior to 2K18's that in some cases you basically have guys re-creating actual replicas of players. It's really opened up the game's customization. It's crazy.
    Couple of OJ's:


    GisherJohn24
    If you need your fix, break out 18. I keep all my old 2k games for that reason..
    I think 16 had the most complete classic rosters including the bench guys are. Chris Andersen intact with Bosh on the 13 Heat. Not sure about sheed. The community also does nice rosters to fill in the missing players. If the creation player was more extensive, missing players wouldnt be a big deal.
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    sheed has never been on 2k and 2k12 had the most players out of the box
    This is my most requested classic team for 2K20:
    Utah Jazz
    2007 - 2008
    Record: 54-28
    Playoffs: Lost in the second round to the Lakers in 6 games
    Key Players:
    Deron Williams
    Ronnie Brewer
    *Kyle Korver
    *CJ Miles
    Matt Harpring
    *Andrei Kirilenko
    *Carlos Boozer
    *Paul Millsap
    Mehmet Okur
    * = already in 2K19
    They would translate well to the modern NBA since Okur was a stretch big who could hit threes and Boozer was their inside/mid-range scorer.
    The two-tone blue jerseys from that Jazz team have been in the game for a while now.
    I used those DWill Jazz teams a ton back in 2K7 and 2K8 Play Now Online.
    Surely they could have put the 2009 Magic together?
    9 players from the playoffs already in game
    Dwight
    Rashard
    Hedo
    Jameer
    C Lee
    Redick
    Gortat
    Foyle
    Lue
    jyoung
    This is my most requested classic team for 2K20:
    Utah Jazz
    2007 - 2008
    Record: 54-28
    Playoffs: Lost in the second round to the Lakers in 6 games
    Key Players:
    *Deron Williams
    Ronnie Brewer
    *Kyle Korver
    *CJ Miles
    Matt Harpring
    *Andrei Kirilenko
    Carlos Boozer
    *Paul Millsap
    Mehmet Okur
    * = already in 2K19
    They would translate well to the modern NBA since Okur was a stretch big who could hit threes and Boozer was their inside/mid-range scorer.
    The two-tone blue jerseys from that Jazz team have been in the game for a while now.
    I used those DWill Jazz teams a ton back in 2K7 and 2K8 Play Now Online.

    DWill wasn't in 2k19 bro, but Boozer was
    VizzyXV
    DWill wasn't in 2k19 bro, but Boozer was

    Ahh you're right that D.Williams PG I saw on the 2K19 roster file is actually "David Williams"
    jyoung
    Ahh you're right that D.Williams PG I saw on the 2K19 roster file is actually "David Williams"

    We do need a mid 00's Jazz team though for sure
    D-Will vs CP3 was the PG debate of the decade
    VDusen04
    I didn't even think about the bonus of the older Wizards court being available. Nice.
    That said, Jordan technically played on a more basic Wizards court, I believe, but the '07 court will work in a pinch.
    Someone from 2K tweeted shortly after the reveal of these six teams that they're working to secure players from the Kobe/Pau Lakers. Seems as though they've struggled to land some important pieces.
    Regarding the other teams already in, 2K has seemed to only introduce them if the vast majority of the key pieces are present at the outset. What happens sometimes, however, is that they lose the rights to some of those key pieces over the years but since the team's already been added, they figure they may as well keep the team in.
    For instance, Chris Bosh was initially available when the classic Heat were first added. On account of his retirement, his rights with 2K got mixed up and he could no longer be used. If Bosh couldn't have been landed in the first place, that Heat team probably wouldn't have been added.
    2K19's create-a-player is so, so far superior to 2K18's that in some cases you basically have guys re-creating actual replicas of players. It's really opened up the game's customization. It's crazy.
    Couple of OJ's:


    These CAPs look awesome. I tried making Sprewell from his early years in the Bay. Bald...it looked ok. But these look dope.
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    modinidagr8
    I truly hope they make it easier to create classic teams. I always have a hard time between downloading CAPs to CATs.
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    I believe the player DNA section got an update which sounds like it's gonna make things easier
    2K19's one was hard to navigate, plus sometimes I'd import one player and it would bring up a completely different CAP
    I wish we still had Create a Team along with the ability to upload said team like we did in the early PS3 2K's. That along with the create a courts and jerseys would make things a whole lot easier for historic roster makers
    jerwoods
    sheed has never been on 2k and 2k12 had the most players out of the box
    16 added bunch of new classic teams not in 12 though
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    VDusen04
    I didn't even think about the bonus of the older Wizards court being available. Nice.
    That said, Jordan technically played on a more basic Wizards court, I believe, but the '07 court will work in a pinch.
    Someone from 2K tweeted shortly after the reveal of these six teams that they're working to secure players from the Kobe/Pau Lakers. Seems as though they've struggled to land some important pieces.
    Regarding the other teams already in, 2K has seemed to only introduce them if the vast majority of the key pieces are present at the outset. What happens sometimes, however, is that they lose the rights to some of those key pieces over the years but since the team's already been added, they figure they may as well keep the team in.
    For instance, Chris Bosh was initially available when the classic Heat were first added. On account of his retirement, his rights with 2K got mixed up and he could no longer be used. If Bosh couldn't have been landed in the first place, that Heat team probably wouldn't have been added.
    2K19's create-a-player is so, so far superior to 2K18's that in some cases you basically have guys re-creating actual replicas of players. It's really opened up the game's customization. It's crazy.
    Couple of OJ's:



    Is OJ on the ps4 or xbox?
    I really hope that Czar can make the Swing freelance "active" with the '14 Spurs.
    Because its pointless to have them if you can't play as fast as they did. That was the whole point of the team.
    VizzyXV
    I believe the player DNA section got an update which sounds like it's gonna make things easier
    2K19's one was hard to navigate, plus sometimes I'd import one player and it would bring up a completely different CAP
    I wish we still had Create a Team along with the ability to upload said team like we did in the early PS3 2K's. That along with the create a courts and jerseys would make things a whole lot easier for historic roster makers
    I agree
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    midwestking100
    Is OJ on the ps4 or xbox?

    I’m on Xbox, but I’ve posted most formulas in the legends CAP thread for cross platform. I actually have a PS4, so I might get 2k20 on both platforms this time around.
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    VizzyXV
    Surely they could have put the 2009 Magic together?
    9 players from the playoffs already in game
    Dwight
    Rashard
    Hedo
    Jameer
    C Lee
    Redick
    Gortat
    Foyle
    Lue
    Hedo not in the game. And don't worry. I've been asking him every year. He's not on the Kings.
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    jeebs9
    Hedo not in the game. And don't worry. I've been asking him every year. He's not on the Kings.

    Hedo's one of those guys that's available in MyTeam but is not on the Play Now roster for some reason.
    jeebs9
    Hedo not in the game. And don't worry. I've been asking him every year. He's not on the Kings.
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    He was added to the All-Time Magic team later in the year.
    jyoung
    Hedo's one of those guys that's available in MyTeam but is not on the Play Now roster for some reason.
    CaVsFaN2273
    He was added to the All-Time Magic team later in the year.
    Yes that means he's contract is for my team only so he can get royalties. They would of put him in the Kings team a while back. I would of known. I've been bothering him on tweeter and IG for the last 2 years lol. Other have been added. But this kind of add isn't for me lol. As much as I love playing my league stuff. I want to play online vs other people.
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    jeebs9
    Yes that means he's contract is for my team only so he can get royalties. They would of put him in the Kings team a while back. I would of known. I've been bothering him on tweeter and IG for the last 2 years lol. Other have been added. But this kind of add isn't for me lol. As much as I love playing my league stuff. I want to play online vs other people.
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    I'd put it more down to 2K's incompetence to be honest
    Nazr Mohammad was added around the same time I believe any they put him only on the 2012 OKC. When he should have also been on the 2005 Spurs who are starving for depth in 2K
    jeebs9
    Yes that means he's contract is for my team only so he can get royalties. They would of put him in the Kings team a while back. I would of known. I've been bothering him on tweeter and IG for the last 2 years lol. Other have been added. But this kind of add isn't for me lol. As much as I love playing my league stuff. I want to play online vs other people.

    If those MyTeam royalties are based on card popularity then Hedo must've had a huge payday from 2K19 because he was in everybody's lineup for the first half of the year before the shot contest patch arrived and made it where smaller defenders could register good contests on taller players.
    It probably worked out best that Hedo wasn't available in Play Now Online earlier in the year when tall shooters couldn't get contested properly, because then you would've had to deal with people running Penny -- TMac -- Hedo -- Rashard -- Shaq which might be one of the greatest 4-out 1-in lineups in 2K history.
    jyoung
    If those MyTeam royalties are based on card popularity then Hedo must've had a huge payday from 2K19 because he was in everybody's lineup for the first half of the year before the shot contest patch arrived and made it where smaller defenders could register good contests on taller players.
    It probably worked out best that Hedo wasn't available in Play Now Online earlier in the year when tall shooters couldn't get contested properly, because then you would've had to deal with people running Penny -- TMac -- Hedo -- Rashard -- Shaq which might be one of the greatest 4-out 1-in lineups in 2K history.
    Yeah I just watched a few videos of that my team stuff. LMAO... I never knew about that. I don't play my team so yeah. But that's hilarious and ****ed up.
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    Glad to hear regarding Hedo. If he was on an All-Time team that's good enough for me, since he can just be copied over to any classics he belongs on. He was a tough player to create, too.
    I guess that's one of the downfalls to editing a roster so soon after release. I end up missing all the new additions made throughout the year.
    Definitely would have preferred the 09 Magic or the 2010 Suns over the 2003 Team. That 2010 team would be super fun in 2k (Nash, JRich, Hill, Stoudemire, and a solid center in Lopez. A super fun bench with Frye, Dragic, Dudley, Barbosa).
    Not having the 09 Magic is a head scratcher, but there must be a reason. It’s possible that Jameer Nelson won’t be in 2k20 since he’s now a year removed from the league. And without Alston, they would be rough at the PG position. I would have predicted they were adding them considering they’ve slowly been getting the rights to guys like Hedo and Rashard, but I guess not.
    I hope they don’t remove any teams either. Even the 04 Pistons are salvageable with CAP/mods for Sheed, Prince and the rest of the squad. I can always add missing players, but making teams from scratch is not as fun.
    Plumdog Millionaire

    Not having the 09 Magic is a head scratcher, but there must be a reason. It’s possible that Jameer Nelson won’t be in 2k20 since he’s now a year removed from the league. And without Alston, they would be rough at the PG position. I would have predicted they were adding them considering they’ve slowly been getting the rights to guys like Hedo and Rashard, but I guess not.
    I hope they don’t remove any teams either. Even the 04 Pistons are salvageable with CAP/mods for Sheed, Prince and the rest of the squad. I can always add missing players, but making teams from scratch is not as fun.

    I'd love to see both teams from that Finals matchup included in the game. As a Celtics fan I hated both at the time but that's because the Lakers and Magic were really good teams. I also have fond memories of replaying the 2k10 and Live 10 demos over and over again. That Live demo really took me by surprise.
    I'm with you about not losing teams and same goes for players. It always disappointing to pick a classic team only to learn that a key player is now missing. I remember it happening with Webber and Kareem. And there also that that hopeful, fingers crossed "did they sneak add any missing players?" Im glad we get to download rosters, and it's a hell of a lot better than seeing a random "John Smith" subbed in, but the more "real" players the better.
    VDusen04
    Glad to hear regarding Hedo. If he was on an All-Time team that's good enough for me, since he can just be copied over to any classics he belongs on. He was a tough player to create, too.
    I guess that's one of the downfalls to editing a roster so soon after release. I end up missing all the new additions made throughout the year.

    I seen a CAP that wasn't too bad, the Hedo they added was last gen cyberface so I hope he got a huge update this year
    Plumdog Millionaire
    Definitely would have preferred the 09 Magic or the 2010 Suns over the 2003 Team. That 2010 team would be super fun in 2k (Nash, JRich, Hill, Stoudemire, and a solid center in Lopez. A super fun bench with Frye, Dragic, Dudley, Barbosa).
    Not having the 09 Magic is a head scratcher, but there must be a reason. It’s possible that Jameer Nelson won’t be in 2k20 since he’s now a year removed from the league. And without Alston, they would be rough at the PG position. I would have predicted they were adding them considering they’ve slowly been getting the rights to guys like Hedo and Rashard, but I guess not.
    I hope they don’t remove any teams either. Even the 04 Pistons are salvageable with CAP/mods for Sheed, Prince and the rest of the squad. I can always add missing players, but making teams from scratch is not as fun.

    Dont forget. Grant Hill were a member of the 2010 phoenix suns. I believe Mr. Hill deserve his own classic team in 2k
    Not having the 09 Magic is just mind boggling. They have the whole damn roster practically.
    Also, get Grant Hill a classic team for the love of christ. This is long overdue.
    Kstat
    Not having the 09 Magic is just mind boggling. They have the whole damn roster practically.
    Also, get Grant Hill a classic team for the love of christ. This is long overdue.
    I agree with the Magic. As for Grant Hill, there isn't really a classic team to add. Maybe 96-97 pistons but they were a first round out.
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    Mauer4MVP
    I agree with the Magic. As for Grant Hill, there isn't really a classic team to add. Maybe 96-97 pistons but they were a first round out.
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    ...and? The 2012 Knicks were a first round out. The 03 Suns were a first round out. The 2000 Raptors, 2006 Grizzlies and 2008 Nuggets didn't even win a single playoff game. Who cares? Why is it with Grant Hill all of a sudden team success is important? A team with Grant Hill, Joe Dumars and maybe Allan Houston or Jerry Stackhouse isn't worth it? One of the most devastating point forwards of all time isn't worth having a classic team?
    Kstat
    ...and? The 2012 Knicks were a first round out. The 03 Suns were a first round out. The 2000 Raptors, 2006 Grizzlies and 2008 Nuggets didn't even win a single playoff game. Who cares? Why is it with Grant Hill all of a sudden team success is important? A team with Grant Hill, Joe Dumars and maybe Allan Houston or Jerry Stackhouse isn't worth it? One of the most devastating point forwards of all time isn't worth having a classic team?
    I wouldn't classify those teams as classic either. I'm all for more and want a prime grant hill team, just don't think it's a crime for one of those pistons teams to not be made.
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    Mauer4MVP
    I wouldn't classify those teams as classic either. I'm all for more and want a prime grant hill team, just don't think it's a crime for one of those pistons teams to not be made.
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    It's a crime for Grant hill not to have his own team, yes. He's the only superstar in 2K that's never had one.
    I don't know that 2K has enough of the players available to pull one of those Pistons teams together. A lot of the other "first round exit" teams 2K added are because they already had complete or near-complete rosters available on the game. They are basically bonuses. 2K is by no means honoring a middle of the pack Grizzlies team with no super star on it for no reason at all lol... They were convenient.
    I think the easiest team might be Orlando. Hill was in his prime, he just got injured. Magic T-Mac is something we don't have and might finally give them an excuse to fix his face, Pat Ewing, Horace Grant, Armstrong, Monty Williams, Jaren Jackson, Jud Buechler, a lot of that team is already there. Would give them the excuse to get Mike Miller back, he might be back this year anyways, and they would really only be missing Pat Garrity.
    Plus, would be cool to get to see what prime T-mac + Hill could have been.. Just seems way more realistic than pulling together a Pistons team the only have 3 or so guys for already in game.
    Kstat
    It's a crime for Grant hill not to have his own team, yes. He's the only superstar in 2K that's never had one.
    Elvin Hayes says hi
    This is a pointless debate. I'd welcome a 90s pistons peak Hill team. I just don't think it's a travesty just like not having an Alex English or Elvin Hayes led team isn't. They are all at least in the game.
    The only ones that are travesties are the players that elect to not be in the game in my opinion
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    I have hope for TMac hopefully having at least two different player models because of R4zor being responsible for legends faces. Hopefully they have one for Alll Time Rockets and one for All Time Magic and then the 2007 Rockets.
    ojandpizza
    I don't know that 2K has enough of the players available to pull one of those Pistons teams together. A lot of the other "first round exit" teams 2K added are because they already had complete or near-complete rosters available on the game. They are basically bonuses. 2K is by no means honoring a middle of the pack Grizzlies team with no super star on it for no reason at all lol... They were convenient.
    I think the easiest team might be Orlando. Hill was in his prime, he just got injured. Magic T-Mac is something we don't have and might finally give them an excuse to fix his face, Pat Ewing, Horace Grant, Armstrong, Monty Williams, Jaren Jackson, Jud Buechler, a lot of that team is already there. Would give them the excuse to get Mike Miller back, he might be back this year anyways, and they would really only be missing Pat Garrity.
    Plus, would be cool to get to see what prime T-mac + Hill could have been.. Just seems way more realistic than pulling together a Pistons team the only have 3 or so guys for already in game.

    Otis Thorpe
    Joe Dumars
    Lindsey Hunter
    Stacey Augmon
    Rick Mahorn
    Aaron Mckie
    Kenny Smith
    "only 3 guys or so." ok. That's already more than they have for the 04 Pistons. They would have to add either theo ratliff or terry mills and they'd be all set.
    Kstat
    Otis Thorpe
    Joe Dumars
    Lindsey Hunter
    Stacey Augmon
    Rick Mahorn
    Aaron Mckie
    Kenny Smith
    "only 3 guys or so." ok. That's already more than they have for the 04 Pistons. They would have to add either theo ratliff or terry mills and they'd be all set.

    First of all chill out with the sarcasm lol, there were a few more than I was thinking it's really not all that serious. Not sure why my post triggered you.
    I wouldn't count Kenny Smith, he played in 9 games, if they could get Terry Mills and Grant Long that team would be do-able. Personally I still think it makes more sense for them to kill two birds with one stone and get a T-Mac team out of the ordeal instead of that cast. But either way I would love for that team, court, jerseys to have their own slot in the game.. Realistically both of those would be feasible.
    Kstat
    ...and? The 2012 Knicks were a first round out. The 03 Suns were a first round out. The 2000 Raptors, 2006 Grizzlies and 2008 Nuggets didn't even win a single playoff game. Who cares? Why is it with Grant Hill all of a sudden team success is important? A team with Grant Hill, Joe Dumars and maybe Allan Houston or Jerry Stackhouse isn't worth it? One of the most devastating point forwards of all time isn't worth having a classic team?
    You know, I was ready to mention how a lot of those less successful teams are in the game on account of a schtick (Knicks = Linsanity, '00 Raptors = Vince-McGrady dunk show, '08 Nuggets = AI/Melo) but those Pistons could probably totally have a Grant Hill-teal-horsehead-era schtick. Moreover, I think a fair amount of that '97 Pistons rotation may be in the game (aside from Terry Mills, maybe Theo Ratliff, Michael Curry, and Grant Long).
    The issue may be two- or maybe three-fold though. Hill's semi-short prime is just long enough ago to not have a lot of cultural relevance for the current generation. Moreover, a lot of those other classic additions already had courts in the game (less work for designers). Above all else, I lived through that '97 Pistons team and they weren't super exciting outside of Hill himself. As a huge Pistons fan though, I'd still be down to see them in at some point though. I just don't plan on keeping my fingers crossed.
    I definitely think the more realistic Grant Hill classic team would be the Magic team with McGrady. I wish they’d just replace that mediocre 2012 Knicks with the far superior 2013 team.
    What I really want is the ability to rebrand teams within edit roster instead of having to put it in MyLeague. I’m on PC now, so I can just edit them myself, but for console players, I think that would be huge. We’d basically be able to create our own classic teams.
    Mauer4MVP
    I agree with the Magic. As for Grant Hill, there isn't really a classic team to add. Maybe 96-97 pistons but they were a first round out.
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    The 97 squad was a first round out but so were the 2000 raptors. Who wouldnt want to play with a prime grant hill who were a walking triple double tho?
    As someone who has a younger brother who is 10 years apart in age, I can assure you that Raptors team, and Vince and T-Mac in general, resonate with 2K’s audience substantially more than Grant Hill, or just the late 90’s Pistons in general.
    A large chunk of 2K buyers are likely too young to know anything about Grant Hill aside from YouTube highlights.. as sad as that is, he just never got to have the career he deserved. He never really got to become a “legend”. It’s crazy how often someone like Reggie Miller gets mentioned with all those greats yet guys like Grant Hill and Mitch Richmond even are basically glossed over. A shame really.
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    ojandpizza
    As someone who has a younger brother who is 10 years apart in age, I can assure you that Raptors team, and Vince and T-Mac in general, resonate with 2K’s audience substantially more than Grant Hill, or just the late 90’s Pistons in general.
    A large chunk of 2K buyers are likely too young to know anything about Grant Hill aside from YouTube highlights.. as sad as that is, he just never got to have the career he deserved. He never really got to become a “legend”. It’s crazy how often someone like Reggie Miller gets mentioned with all those greats yet guys like Grant Hill and Mitch Richmond even are basically glossed over. A shame really.
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    So what... You think people are playing with the 71 Bucks 72 Lakers and Knicks? Lol Come on lol jk
    I play with the 2002 Suns and 98 Jazz the last month and half. And people are either completely shocked or have no clue who they are. But I'm 100% sure people walk away from my game going. I better check these dudes out lol
    I did have one guy say "OMG the Mailman! I'm about to get pick and rolled to death".
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    ojandpizza
    As someone who has a younger brother who is 10 years apart in age, I can assure you that Raptors team, and Vince and T-Mac in general, resonate with 2K’s audience substantially more than Grant Hill, or just the late 90’s Pistons in general.
    A large chunk of 2K buyers are likely too young to know anything about Grant Hill aside from YouTube highlights.. as sad as that is, he just never got to have the career he deserved. He never really got to become a “legend”. It’s crazy how often someone like Reggie Miller gets mentioned with all those greats yet guys like Grant Hill and Mitch Richmond even are basically glossed over. A shame really.
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    Honestly the fact that Reggie has held out has actually boosted himself in the eyes of 2k players. They probably think he was better than he actually was because why else would he hold out? People are asking for him over Grant Hill teams because they are just desperate for him to be in 2k.
    Plumdog Millionaire
    Honestly the fact that Reggie has held out has actually boosted himself in the eyes of 2k players. They probably think he was better than he actually was because why else would he hold out? People are asking for him over Grant Hill teams because they are just desperate for him to be in 2k.
    Well Reggie Miller did have the better career.
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    Mauer4MVP
    Well Reggie Miller did have the better career.
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    More team success but his prime did not even approach Grant Hill's. It just lasted about 10 years longer.
    In Grant Hill's 6 seasons with the Pistons, he was all-NBA 2nd team 4 times and all-NBA first team once. Reggie Miller played 18 seasons in Indiana and did not ever finish higher than the 3rd all-NBA team.
    Reggie had an absolutely phenomenal career, and some of the biggest playoff games we've seen, but he definitely wasn't the caliber of player Grant Hill was.. Reggie was basically your typical fringe All-Star guy, but gets touted as an All-Time legend level player. He would be awesome to have for 2K don't get me wrong, but in the league guys like Hill who got injured, Mitch Richmond who wasted away on bad teams, sadly don't get nearly the universal recognition Reggie does.
    Kstat
    More team success but his prime did not even approach Grant Hill's. It just lasted about 10 years longer.
    In Grant Hill's 6 seasons with the Pistons, he was all-NBA 2nd team 4 times and all-NBA first team once. Reggie Miller played 18 seasons in Indiana and did not ever finish higher than the 3rd all-NBA team.

    Could make the case he deserved a couple more first teams when the league was pairing two power forwards together to make up the first team selections.
    Kstat
    More team success but his prime did not even approach Grant Hill's. It just lasted about 10 years longer.
    In Grant Hill's 6 seasons with the Pistons, he was all-NBA 2nd team 4 times and all-NBA first team once. Reggie Miller played 18 seasons in Indiana and did not ever finish higher than the 3rd all-NBA team.
    I completely agree but longevity matters.
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    Mauer4MVP
    I completely agree but longevity matters.
    I know you're referencing sustained excellence but separately, I have to say I can't believe Grant Hill went on to play until he was 40. That dude's ankle situation was so insanely messed up—with a bout with MRSA to boot—that I was relatively certain he career was over before he hit age 30. To see him come back as an All-Star and then to still be dunking on folks late into his 30's was kind of incredible, frankly.
    BDKiiing
    Give me 2001 Milwaukee Bucks.
    We have all the players expect Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson (I think). Is he on the all time bucks?
    Anytime I play with those rosters. First time I always play with!
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    jeebs9
    We have all the players expect Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson (I think). Is he on the all time bucks?
    Anytime I play with those rosters. First time I always play with!
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    His face file is hidden in the game files. He’s supposed to be on the 2005 Spurs, so they already should have the motivation to get his rights

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