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  1. With free agency set to begin tomorrow, I think it's time to start a new topic. Kemba Walker is expected to sign with the Boston Celtics. So much for giving the Hornets a homedown discount. Nikola Mirotic is expected to sign with Barcelona of the Euroleague. Did not see that one coming. Warriors are going to give Klay Thompson a max contract, while Durant is taking meetings with the Knicks, Clippers, and Warriors. Kawhi Leonard is also meeting with the Clippers, along with the Lakers and the Raptors. Kyrie Irving is trying to get something done with the Nets. Derrick Favors is going to open up free agency taking calls from whoever, although the Jazz have until July 6th to guarantee his contract or make him an unrestricted free agent. The Jazz are expected to meet with Bobby Portis in LA tomorrow. I'm sure the talks there will decide what we do with Favors. Bunch of other rumors out there too but that covers a lot of them, I think. Should be a fun summer.
  2. Figured since the first big move of the off season just happened and with the draft tomorrow, it would be ok to start a new season thread. The Hornets have agreed to trade Dwight Howard to the Nets for Timothy Mozgov.
  3. Tyrone

    NBA 2K18

    Kyrie Irving is the standard edition cover star, DeMar DeRozan is the Canadian edition cover star and Shaq is on the standard and gold Legend editions. Screenshots of PG, Isaiah and DeRozan MyGM and MyLeague news from Senior Producer MyLeague is my favorite mode in the 2K games, so adding a story + G-League and new CBA stuff like supermax deals has me pretty hyped.
  4. Couldn't find a thread for this coming season, so. I need help. It appears the League Pass option where I could pay relatively little and choose any 8 games a month is gone (boooo). And I don't want to pay £25 a month. So the £15 option is to pick a single team. Thing is I've never really settled on a team to follow/support. So I need to choose a team that's going to be an entertaining watch this year, plenty of exciting/close games. I'd also rather not watch the top few teams spend half the season dominating their opponents. So who would people advise I consider? I've thought about the Thunder but not a huge fan of Westbrook, same for the Rockets and Harden. I thought about the Bucks but Giannis doesn't reason enough on his own. Hell, I've considered LAL for the freakin' circus show of it all this year but I just can't. So who EWB? Who? Please help. Who's going to be a fun team to watch this year?
  5. A little earlier than last year, but with NBA 2K17 released early on Friday (officially out today), I've got basketball on the mind. Off-season news: - Kevin Durant joined Golden State, making their starting line-up more dangerous, but hurting their bench depth. - Russell Westbrook re-upped with OKC, now the franchise player for the Thunder. As well, Serge Ibaka was traded away to Orlando for Victor Oladipo, a young player on the rise. - Tim Duncan and Amar'e Stoudemire are now retired. - Dwyane Wade joined the Chicago Bulls, as did Rajon Rondo. - Everyone got paid crazy money in Free Agency. - O.J. Mayo was dismissed from the league for violating the drug policy, but will be eligible for reinstatement in two years. - Most recently Giannis Antetokounmpo re-upped with Milwaukee on a 4-year, $100 M deal while JR Smith and Cleveland are still in limbo on contract negotiations.
  6. So, NBA 2K15 came out yesterday, and to my eternal pleasure 2K have given the PC version the full package (minus facescan) compared to the new gen versions. So the game is very very purdy, the graphics are simply jaw dropping even after a year. And the game feels generally more crisper and more flowing as a whole. AI Players cut to the basket and try to get open rather than stand around looking at you, defenders try to keep people out of the paint and players generally play to their strengths with shooters leaking outside and big men setting screens and getting inside for dunks and rebounds. I'm not sure if this was present in next-gen 2K14, but GM mode has gotten a big overhaul too with a lot more narrative in place from individual player happiness, to the happiness of your staff. The staff members all got the same ''next gen'' look just like the players, rather than being generic pictures like in previous iterations. Staff positions have been altered too. No more 3 scouts, instead you have 1 head scout who does all the work for you. There's also a new position as you can hire a CFO to maximize profits for the team. All staff have grade skills, Coaches have offense/defense/potential, Assistant GM has Contracts/Trading/Potential and so on. But the really nice addition to staff is the addition of a multitude of ''badges'', which essentially is the ability system from 2k14 on crack. There are positive badges like ''former player'' and ''Fitness Guru'' that help in various areas, but there are also negative traits like ''snake'' and ''ambitious'', which naturally hurt aspects of the team. For example if your Assistant GM is a snake, he might ''forget'' to tell you about owner goals, in an attempt of getting your spot. Speaking of it, Owner Goals are more varied now too. I started with the Utah Jazz, and the first three orders the owner gave me were ''Play Exum for 24mpg over 54 games'', ''Make the roster top 15 (as if)'', and ''Win 18 home games''. Some are demands which weigh heavier on owner happiness, there are also ''wishlists'' as in something that will no doubt make the owner very happy, but they're not a bottom line. Adding to that, Owners have their own personalities now too. Some are impatient win-now owners who simply want to win, no matter what. There are cash throwers who don't care about luxury tax that much as long as it gets results, and there are more laid-back and non-intrusive owners who simply want the team to do well and keep a tight profit doing so. Example I started with the Jazz, who'se interests are keeping great morale, fan support, and of course make some money (for a major run). But he's very patient in your dealings. *breathes* Then there's the players, which it all revolves around. Like the owners, the players also have the ''badge'' system now, and instead of the very rigid and generic ''abilities'' of 2k14, they grow in their roles and get badges of varying level accordingly. That way players are more or less unique in their playing style, with guys like Hayward being hustle players, and guys like Iggy being hard defenders. Aside from offensive/defensive skills, there are also ''mentality'' badges that change the way the player acts on and off the court. Guys like JR Smith are ''unpredictable'' which can lead to issues with the roster or have him vary wildly from game to game. Or guys like Dirk Nowitzki who have a low ego caring more about the team rather than personal glory. Again, making players unique and making it more worhtwhile of going after those lesser-skilled good-mentality guys to round out your bench rather than fill your team with high ego loonies. Adding to all that, there are also a bunch more player attributes that make up a player. Passing for example has been split up into three categories of Accuracy/Vision/IQ, which again makes every player different. Shooting also has been split up to moving and standing shooting, as of course some players are better/worse when they're moving whilst shooting. And you don't see Kyle Korver do a running fadeaway from 3pt range. A third attribute rounds out the shooting stats as a general ''shooting IQ'' which as it says, entails in how smart players are in deciding when to make a shot and when to pass it along. A guy like Nowitzki has 99 shot IQ, JR Smith has 66. Again, makes a lot of sense and it's a very nice addition. And finally the defensive attributes have been fleshed out more, but I have talked a bit too much already about all this.. ------------- In general my opinion after playing My Career for a bit and starting a franchise and playing a game. The gameplay is as good as it ever was, and it has been made tighter, crisper, and just generally better as a whole. The step to next-gen was needed after 2k14 on PC being a rehashed 2k13, and the differences in graphics are just astoundingly huge. Players look and act more alive, the crowds look lively (but don't sound it) with even guys on the last row not being a cardboard cutout anymore. In general 2k15 feels like a breath of fresh air, and I was truly overwhelmed with all the options and screens in the franchise mode. It really feels like they went all out in making the game better rather than taking it easy again. I'm getting the same feeling I got when I bought 2k8 for the 360 way back stepping from having played NBA 2k7 on PS2. It's simply a breathtaking experience, and I feel like I'm going to enjoy this game a whole lot more than I enjoyed the past 2 games which really were suffering from ''same old'' syndrome. Now i'm only hoping that 2K fixed the fucking atrocious internet play on the PC, because that would really make this game a must-play every single day. One final thing still, for some reason I suck at creating a player face, because they all come out looking like Lenny or just something apelike. But at least the players don't look one and the same anymore like the old games. ----------------------------- Anyways, ridiculously long semi-review aside. If you got the game, discuss
  7. I didn't see a thread made on this yet, but if there is, please close this and point me in that direction. Pre-season starts today, and we're 24 days away from tip off, so I figured what better time to start this. Derrick Rose returns tonight against the Pacers. I don't expect to see him get much playing time, but excited to see him none the less. What're some of you guys predictions for the upcoming season?
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