Full List of Player Ratings in NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

With the release of the game now just a week away, all player overall ratings in NBA 2K15 have been revealed. You can check out the complete list below, as well as here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum. Thanks again to mantazzo for keeping the list in the thread updated as each batch of ratings was revealed!

Only four players are rated 90 or above: Tim Duncan (90), Chris Paul (91), cover player Kevin Durant (94), and NBA 2K14 cover player LeBron James (98). Once again, please note that these are the overall ratings for the players that will be available out of the box; new players will be added in the official roster updates, and of course, the overalls will change as player ratings are adjusted through the course of the 2014/2015 NBA season.

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Top 5 Ballhandlers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Ballhandlers in NBA Live 15

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop reveals the Top 5 ballhandlers in this year’s game. The players and their ballhandling ratings are as follows:

  • Kyrie Irving (95)
  • Chris Paul (94)
  • Jamal Crawford (93)
  • John Wall (92)
  • Kemba Walker (92)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will take a break from offense and focus on defense, as the Top 5 shot blockers will be revealed; please see below for the full ratings release schedule. As always, feel free to have your say on the ratings and the screenshots in the comments section, as well as join in the discussion here in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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Evolution of Freelance Offense in NBA 2K15 (Part 2)

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NBA 2K15 developer Da_Czar is back with part two of his breakdown of the evolution of freelance offense in this year’s game. The video spotlights the Pace and Space freelance offense, once again making comparisons to NBA 2K14 to demonstrate the improvements that have been made in player movement and AI.

As in the first video, it’s apparent that NBA 2K15 has made huge strides in this area, as you’ll see your CPU teammates reacting to passes and pauses, settings screens, and on the whole, spending much less time standing around. Da_Czar’s demonstration includes footage from practice mode, as well as a game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.

Watch the demonstration below, or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Waiting for more NBA 2K15 news? In the meantime, why not check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC? Today’s releases include the newly unveiled alternate jersey for the Golden State Warriors, and a face update for Josh McRoberts.

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Golden State Warriors 2014/2015 Slate Alternate

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Golden Warriors Slate Alternate Uniforms

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Josh McRoberts Face

Top 5 Dunkers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Dunkers in NBA Live 15

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 dunkers in this year’s game. The players and their dunking rating are as follows:

  • Blake Griffin (98)
  • DeAndre Jordan (97)
  • Dwight Howard (96)
  • LeBron James (95)
  • Gerald Green (93)

You can check out screens of all five of those high-flyers below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 ball-handlers; see below for the full ratings release schedule. Any thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots? Feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have a couple of new files for NBA 2K14 PC today, namely a pack of converted faces, and the latest version of Albys’ Realistic Roster. Check them out at the link below.

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Converted Faces Pack 2

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Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay (Updated to v6.0)

Top 5 Three-Point Shooters in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Three-Point Shooters in NBA Live 15

The top three-point shooters in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their three point ratings are as follows:

  • Kyle Korver (95)
  • Stephen Curry (94)
  • Klay Thompson (92)
  • Kevin Durant (91)
  • Jose Calderon (91)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow we go from the perimeter to the paint, as the Top 5 dunkers will be revealed; see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, have your say on the Top 5 three-point shooters in the comments section, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Here are a few more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC to close out the weekend. Check out the latest courts, jerseys, and more at the links below!

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Bob McAdoo Face

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Boston Celtics Court
Miami Heat Court

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FIBA 2K14 Current MC Roster and Association Roster Without Free Agents (Updated to v1.4)

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FIBA 2K14 New Portrait File

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Atlanta Hawks Jersey Update (Updated to v2.0)

Ratings for the Top 5 Centers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Centers in NBA Live 15

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 centres (or centers, in case my Australian spelling bugs you!) in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • Dwight Howard (90)
  • Joakim Noah (90)
  • DeMarcus Cousins (90)
  • Al Jefferson (89)
  • Marc Gasol (88)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

With the Top 5 players at each position now revealed, tomorrow’s ratings drop will feature the five best three point shooters in the game. Please see below for the full release schedule, and feel free to add your thoughts on the Top 5 centres (or centers!) in the comments section, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Although NBA 2K15 is less than two weeks away, our modding community for NBA 2K14 is still going strong to the finish. Check out the latest new and updated files at the links below!

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Matthew Dellavedova Face
Kelly Olynyk Face
Mason Plumlee Face

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New Orleans Pelicans Jersey Update (Updated to v2.1)
Dallas Mavericks New Alternate

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Ricky Rubio Face
Bojan Bogdanovic Face
John Starks Face

Ratings for the Top 5 Power Forwards in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Power Forwards in NBA Live 15

EA Sports has revealed the Top 5 power forwards in NBA Live 15 in today’s ratings drop. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • Blake Griffin (91)
  • Kevin Love (90)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (89)
  • Anthony Davis (89)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (87)

For those who may be wondering about some other prominent power forwards, associate producer Fernando Rodriguez has mentioned in the Forum that Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka, and Zach Randolph are right behind those five players.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 centres in this year’s game; see below for the full reveal schedule. You can also check out some screenshots of the Top 5 power forwards, and as always, feel free to have your say in the comments section, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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Da_Czar Demonstrates Freelance Offense in NBA 2K15

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SimNation president and now 2K Developer Da_Czar has posted a new video, in which he shows off freelance offense in NBA 2K15. The video demonstrates the improvement in player intelligence in NBA 2K15, and reveals that teams will play their own style of freelance offense, as opposed to all teams playing the same way when the set play breaks down. These improvements are immediately apparent in comparisons to NBA 2K14.

The video obviously features raw gameplay footage, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Watch it below, or catch it here over on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

What’s your take? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Things to Remember About Overall Ratings

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

As we get closer and closer to the release of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 – October 28th and October 7th respectively – we’re receiving a steady stream of information on both games. Some of the facts and figures that we’re leaning about at the moment are the overall ratings for all of the current NBA players in both titles. 2K Sports are close to revealing their final batch of player ratings, while EA Sports will be revealing lists of ratings on a daily basis through to October 16th.

Back in July last year, I wrote a Friday Five which outlined some of the problems with overall ratings in NBA Live and NBA 2K. I thought that I’d revisit that discussion in this week’s column, as I’m reminded of those issues whenever new ratings are revealed, and debate inevitably arises because someone’s overall rating doesn’t seem quite right. So, without any further ado, these are five things to keep in mind when we’re evaluating overall ratings.

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Ratings for the Top 5 Small Forwards in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Small Forwards in NBA Live 15

The latest ratings drop for NBA Live 15 reveals the Top 5 small forwards in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • LeBron James (95)
  • Kevin Durant (94)
  • Carmelo Anthony (92)
  • Kawhi Leonard (89)
  • Andre Iguodala (87)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow, we’ll find out the Top 5 power forwards in the game; please see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, what’s your take on the Top 5 small forwards? Any surprises? Do you disagree? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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44 Things We Know About NBA 2K15 (Game Informer)

NBA 2K15: Ricky Rubio

Game Informer has posted an article titled 44 Things We Know About NBA 2K15, which as you can probably guess, provides us with 44 facts about NBA 2K15. It’s a significant infodump, covering gameplay, MyCAREER, presentation, and more.

A few noteworthy facts that haven’t been mentioned too much so far include the presence of a new shot meter, improvements to defensive movement, teams employing more accurate strategies and playbooks, and expanded tutorials. In terms of MyCAREER, Doc Rivers will apparently take over as the coach of your team in your second year, skill improvements are no longer micromanaged, and the teammate grade has been tweaked with the “call for bad pass” penalty being removed.

It’s definitely worth a read, so be sure to check it out for the full scoop! As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.