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BankShot 10-07-2012 03:03 AM

NBA 2K13 'ASSOCIATION MODE' Discussion
 
I can't be the only one that spends the vast majority of their 2k-time running Associations, either short- or long-term.... so lets have a thread dedicated to sharing their past/current associations, plans for future associations, or simply general discussion on what I consider to be the most valuable and replayable feature of the NBA 2k series.

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I chose the T-Wolves to be my first Association team of NBA 2k13, due to their established pieces, cap flexibility, and personal rooting interest because of hailing from Minnesota myself.

Early moves:

- Drop J.J. Barea's $5+ million contract in a salary dump with Portland for a future 2nd rounder

- Decided to trade Kirilenko and his $20mil/2 year contract for a future 2nd rounder.... and sign Terrence Williams to a roughly 4-year $20 million. Basically swapped out for a younger player at half the cost with more potential.

- Signed Sherron Collins as a 3rd point guard for 4 years $4.6 million.... I did this in pretty much every association in 2k12. He's young, fits the role, and is pretty decent when you get him on the court in limited minutes.

- Signed Anthony Tolliver as a 5th big for one-year, $650k. Again, solid bench player that is decently playable in the game.

PG: Ricky Rubio - Luke Ridnour - Sherron Collins
SG: Brandon Roy - Malcom Lee
SF: Terrence Williams - Chase Budinger - Dante Cunningham
PF: Kevin Love - Derrick Williams
C: Nikola Pekovic - Greg Stiemsma - Desagna Diop

Moving forward I will be developing Rubio's shooting, Malcom Lee's offensive game, and the overall games of Terrence Williams and Derrick Williams.

By the end of the season, I will likely trade Pekovic so as to not have to break the bank extending his contract and to possibly lose him in unrestricted free agency next summer. I also might trade Roy while his value is high for either a 1st rounder or a young big... as long as T-Will can move to SG and D-Will can enter the starting lineup as a SF.

Maniak 10-07-2012 03:37 AM

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2k12 i was probably 90% playing assoc :oldlol:

going to wait until rosters update and things of that nature until i get into it this game, i think. i plan on doing a project here in the vgf (i did one with 2k11 with the hornets but gave up) where i do write ups and things of that nature.

there are so many good teams to play around with this year, im really excited to get into this mode. sad they spent a bunch of time on my career and my team because i think association is much better. i did sim through an assoc and noted there was much less player trading throughout the season, something i hated last year. i think i'll actually leave cpu trades on.

BankShot 10-07-2012 03:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Maniak
i did sim through an assoc and noted there was much less player trading throughout the season, something i hated last year. i think i'll actually leave cpu trades on.


This is one of the first things I did when I got the new game..... and I agree there were less trades, and no seriously bone-headed trades, than 2k12 had.

The season shook out pretty much as expected other than the fact that the Suns not only traded Luis Scola and Marcin Gortat.... but they ended up being the 7 seed.

IGotACoolStory 10-07-2012 04:00 AM

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I'll join this after the roster update.

Right now I'm deciding between Toronto, Detroit, or Washington.

BankShot 10-07-2012 04:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by IGotACoolStory
I'll join this after the roster update.

Right now I'm deciding between Toronto, Detroit, or Washington.


Personally, unless its a sure-fire 2nd-round play off team I prefer to do the rebuild-around-youth route for a new association.

Washington always seems like a good start to the association but when I do the Wizards, Wall never seems to turn into anything resembling a true superstar. Especially now that the Wizards traded for the veteran frontcourt, it just doesn't seem like it would be that much fun.

I'd recommend the Pistons.... as it would be fun developing the Monroe/Drummond frontcourt, and the PG is set with Knight so really all they need is to develop their depth, and either draft or sign a superstar-quality wing that can create and shoot.

BankShot 10-07-2012 03:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BankShot

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG: Ricky Rubio - Luke Ridnour - Sherron Collins
SG: Brandon Roy - Malcom Lee
SF: Terrence Williams - Chase Budinger - Dante Cunningham
PF: Kevin Love - Derrick Williams
C: Nikola Pekovic - Greg Stiemsma - Desagna Diop


- Signed Earl Clark as a benchwarmer for 4yr/$4.85m

- Chase Budinger and two 2nd round picks for Perry Jones and the Thunder's 1st rounder in 2014

- Greg Stemsma and the Thunder's 1st rounder in 2014 for Andre Drummond

So basically I traded Budinger, Steimsma, and two 2nd rounders for Perry Jones and Andre Drummond. Both are 60s, but are young and extremely potential-laden.

PG: Ricky Rubio - Luke Ridnour - Sherron Collins
SG: Brandon Roy - Malcom Lee
SF: Terrence Williams - Earl Clark
PF: Kevin Love - Derrick Williams - Perry Jones
C: Nikola Pekovic - Andre Drummond

jbot 10-08-2012 10:55 PM

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past 2k games would change your own set roster in association (ex: mayo a starter instead of 6th man). did they finally change that or does the computer still put who it wants as starters?

GOBB 10-09-2012 12:14 AM

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Association mode? Whats that?

BankShot 10-09-2012 02:20 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jbot
past 2k games would change your own set roster in association (ex: mayo a starter instead of 6th man). did they finally change that or does the computer still put who it wants as starters?


Are we talking about the user-controlled team, or the rest of the league controlled by CPU???

The user has the option of controlling the player-role and playing-time for each player on his/her roster, or automating it so that the CPU makes decisions regarding PT.

As for the automated option, the CPU generally just chooses the player that has the highest overall rating for determining player roles on a given team. Players like O.J. Mayo, Manu Ginobli, and James Harden, are all given starting roles due to their superior player ratings relative to that of their respective counterpart.

BankShot 10-09-2012 02:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GOBB
Association mode? Whats that?


Its the game mode with which I probably spend 99+% of my 2k-time playing over the course of a given year/season.

In 2k12 I tried the My Player mode, and spend a fair amount of time working and improving my player. I eventually was a starting PG for the Atlanta Hawks and was making my way towards a serious ROY bid. With that being said, it eventually got boring and repetitive and it was frustrating that one couldn't simulate the games while still receiving improvement points.

BankShot 10-09-2012 02:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BankShot
- Signed Earl Clark as a benchwarmer for 4yr/$4.85m

- Chase Budinger and two 2nd round picks for Perry Jones and the Thunder's 1st rounder in 2014

- Greg Stemsma and the Thunder's 1st rounder in 2014 for Andre Drummond

So basically I traded Budinger, Steimsma, and two 2nd rounders for Perry Jones and Andre Drummond. Both are 60s, but are young and extremely potential-laden.

PG: Ricky Rubio - Luke Ridnour - Sherron Collins
SG: Brandon Roy - Malcom Lee
SF: Terrence Williams - Earl Clark
PF: Kevin Love - Derrick Williams - Perry Jones
C: Nikola Pekovic - Andre Drummond


Negged for this??? Someone is sadly super-butt-hurt. :rolleyes:

jbot 10-09-2012 09:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BankShot

As for the automated option, the CPU generally just chooses the player that has the highest overall rating for determining player roles on a given team. Players like O.J. Mayo, Manu Ginobli, and James Harden, are all given starting roles due to their superior player ratings relative to that of their respective counterpart.

that keeps me from buying this game then. i can't stand how the computer decides to put who it wants as starters even though i set it otherwise. stupid.

Heavincent 10-09-2012 10:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GOBB
Association mode? Whats that?


The best mode in 2K.

TheWINdyCity 10-10-2012 06:16 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Heavincent
The best mode in 2K.


My Career? :no:

Heavincent 10-10-2012 05:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheWINdyCity
My Career? :no:


No.

raprap 10-12-2012 09:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Heavincent
The best mode in 2K.

truth.

code green 10-12-2012 07:07 PM

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My bro wanted to do a fantasy draft, so we ended up picking teams. Using the Cats, my lineup looks like:

PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Gerald Green
SF: Tracy McGrady
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Greg Oden
6th: James Harden
7th: Nate Robinson
8th: Lamar Odom
9th: Jamario Moon
10th: Tyler Zeller

...and a couple of scrubs that I can't remember. 0-3 so far on HoF difficulty. It's like every move they make gets them an open shot, unreal.

IGotACoolStory 10-13-2012 04:33 PM

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Tiling, carpeting, life, and whatever...

Finally get to start my association. Going to create one that I play (Toronto) and one that I sim (Detroit). Pretty hyped.

For this Toronto one, I'm going to do a bunch of trades and build the team I want, since I'm the one who has to play with these guys. No overriding or anything, though. The Detroit association will be more realistic.

First thing I did was change the starting lineup to:
Lowry / Ross / Derozan / Bargs / Val

I want to get rid of Bargs and definitely find a way to drop Fields' contract.


Transactions and Team Movements:

Changed Derozan from SG/SF to SF/SG (up 2 overall points)
--Derozan can't shoot and the position is shooting guard, afterall. Plus I want Ross in the starting lineup and Derozan is more of a 3 between the two.

Outgoing: Andrea Bargnani, 2014 first round pick, Amir Johnson, and Aaron Gray
Incoming (from Miami): Chris Bosh, Josh Harrellson, Rashard Lewis, and a 2014 second round
--Honestly, I really don't like use Bargs in this game. Then Bosh gives me a legit #1 option and it's Bosh back in Toronto! How can you turn that down?

Outgoing: John Lucas, Rashard Lewis, 2013 second round pick, and 2014 second round pick
Incoming (from LAC): Eric Bledsoe and Ryan Hollins
--I was looking for a combo who could play backup for both positions. Bledsoe fits that well.

Outgoing: Landry Fields and Josh Harrellson
Incoming (from GSW): Brandon Rush and Festus Ezeli
--Mainly wanted to dump Fields for a 3pt shooter. That would be Rush.

Outgoing: Jose Calderon, Ryan Hollins, Linas Kleiza
Incoming (from Hou): Royce White, Omer Asik, Jon Brockman
--Asik gives me a legit starting center until I can develop Val. I had no use for Calderon with Lowry and Bledose on the team and White is a terrific prospect. Plan to use him like Lamar Odom.

Signed Jason Kapono to a 1 year, min contract
--I always like having one dead-eye 3pt shooter on the team for certain situations.

Outgoing: Demar Derozan, Jon Brockman, and Quincy Acy
Incoming (from Den): Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov
--I like Chandler's contract and he's exactly what I wanted at SF. He definitely fits the role better than Derozan does, will be cheaper in the long run, and is only two years older. Had too many bigs so I traded two crappy ones for one decent one.

Outgoing: Ed Davis
Incoming (from OKC): Perry Jones, Nick Collison, 2013 second round pick
--Kept second guessing this trade. I just really wanted a project SF and Perry Jones was the only one I could afford in a trade without giving up a pick. Really wanted to keep Davis, but his role was minimized with the additions of Collison and Royce White.

Changed Perry Jones from PF/SF to SF/PF (up 1 overall)
--Like I said, I want a project SF and not have Kapono as the only back up.

Outgoing: Timofey Mozgov and Festus Ezeli
Incoming (from NOH): 2014 second round pick
--Mainly, Val was going to take every single back-up C minute there was and Moz was expiring. Chances are that I'm not going to play either of those two unless there's an injury. Might as well get a pick from them rather than have both sit on the bench until they expire.

You know, after inter scrimmaging, I feel I like I need to trade either White or Jones for a more veteran of their position. Not sure yet.

Which leads to...

Outgoing: Perry Jones and 2014 second round pick (Hornets)
Incoming (from Bos): Jason Collins and the 2013 first round pick
--I get a first rounder and I just give the pt to Rush or White


So I'm done with trading for now. The new 2012-2013 Toronto Raptors are:
PG: Kyle Lowry / Eric Bledsoe
SG: Terrence Ross / Eric Bledsoe / Brandon Rush
SF: Wilson Chandler / Brandon Rush / Jason Kapono
PF: Chris Bosh / Royce White / Nick Collison
C: Omer Asik / Jonas Valančiūnas / Nick Collison

w/ Raptors 2013 first round, Celtics 2013 first round, Thunder 2013 second round, Heat 2014 second round picks. 5.77 mil under the cap.

I feel like I created a very tall (sans the PG), versatile, and athletic roster that has a great defensive potential. I can play small ball by moving Chandler to the 4 and Bosh to the 5. I have 3pt shooters all over the place with Rush, Chandler, Kapono, Ross, and Lowry. Most of the bench can play multiple positions to cause mismatches in the second unit. I also feel I have a good balance of veteran leadership, players peaking, and future prospects. I think the set roles are already in place, too. Bosh is the clear #1, Lowry/Chandler are Robin, Asik is the D and rebounder, Bledsoe is the sixth man, and decently talented mob squad.


I had to restart my association because I didn't notice the draft class was filled with shit. I usually get two seasons out of this game mode when I play the games and I watch a lot of college basketball (more than the NBA) so I really needed some familiar names in the draft. Of course when I try to make the same trades, a few of them don't work this time so I had to override those...

Oh, and this new total sim control thing is interesting. Going to be useful when I do the sim association.

CarlosBoozer 10-14-2012 07:39 AM

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1-4 in the pinoy association :( Kevin Durant is my superstar player in my team. Trying to build around him, current roster is:

Gilbert Arenas
Thebo Sefolosha
Kevin Durant
Luis Scola
Nene
Bench:
Rodrigue Beaubois
Jordan Crawford
Casspi
Spreights
Noccioni

bdreason 10-16-2012 04:13 PM

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Made my first Warriors association last night.

Traded Jefferson, Jack, and 1st round pick to Pacers for Granger and their 1st round pick.

Then traded Landry and Biedrins to Clippers for Jordan and 1st round pick.


Current lineup;


Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Danny Granger
David Lee
Andrew Bogut

Charles Jenkins
Brandon Rush
Harrison Barnes
Jeremy Tyler
Andre Jordan


Simmed first season and ended up 4th seed out West. My offense is rated like 97 overall, and is unstoppable.

KobesFinger 10-20-2012 09:59 AM

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Chose NYK to see if I could turn them around:

1) Traded Amar'e to the Cavs for Luke Walton (expiring) and Tristan Thompson. Traded someone for Brandan Wright.
2) Let JR Smith walk in free agency (2013), re-signed Brewer, signed Delonte West to a 2 year, $4m deal, signed Andre Iguodala to a 5 year, $60m deal
3) Carmelo opted out, as did LeBron so I signed him to a 5 year, $92m deal
4) Resigned Brewer to a 2 year, $2m deal. Signed Eric Bledsoe to a 4 year, $32m deal. Signed KG (he's 39!) to a 2 year, $3m deal. Signed Wesley Johnson and Jared Dudley to identical 3 year, $7m deals
I can't remember every move I made, there should be a running diary for this. At the end of my 2015-16, my team is:

PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Iman Shumpert
SF: Andre Iguodala
PF: LeBron James
C: Tyson Chandler

Bench: Brandan Wright, Jared Dudley, Wes Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Delonte West and a scrub rookie called Gordon McCleod.

My next move is to let Chandler walk and try and get RFA Anthony Davis

MasterDurant24 10-20-2012 03:07 PM

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I simmed a couple years into an association with the Lakers and now all the averages have dropped. Like the leading scorer in the leauge is averaging 25ppg and people like LeBron and Durant are averaging 20 and 22 ppg but all the team point averages have went up. Has this happened to anyone else and does anyone know how to fix it?

irondarts 10-22-2012 11:55 PM

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Started my first association, I was stuck on what team to pick so I picked the Bobcats (lol). Haven't really made any moves at all.

My starting lineup:

PG - Kemba Walker
SG - Ben Gordon
SF - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF - Bismack Biyombo
C - Brendan Haywood

Bench:

Ramon Sessions
Tyrus Thomas
Gerald Henderson
Byron Mullens
Lance Stephenson
Desagana Diop
Solomon Alabi
Damion James

So far the only moves I've made are:

Waived Matt Carrol
Traded Reggie Williams to the Cavs for a 2013 2nd Round Pick
Traded a 2014 Second Round pick to the Pacers for Lance Stephenson and a 2013 Second Round Pick (Basically got Lance for nothing since we both swapped picks as well).
Signed Solomon Alabi to a 1 yr/473 K contract
Signed Damion James to a 2 yr/3 million dollar contract

Some thoughts:

Kemba is real good in this game, he's a very good scorer. Ben Gordon is a good scorer as well as has a nice shot in this game, he can fill it up in bunches. MKG is AWESOME in this game, he does it all, he's like Iggy-lite and is by far the best player on the team, his shot is pretty awful though. Bismack is a beast on the boards and on defense, but isn't great offensively, I'm lucky to get 10-12 points with him. Haywood sucks and I'm probably going to move Bismack to Center and start Tyrus Thomas at PF, Tyrus is decent in the game. Haywood does NOTHING offensively and isn't very good on the boards either.

I miss the D-League feature, I used to like sending my younger guys to the D-League so they could play, but it looks like that's not an option this year.

Brujesino 10-23-2012 10:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bdreason
Made my first Warriors association last night.

Traded Jefferson, Jack, and 1st round pick to Pacers for Granger and their 1st round pick.

Then traded Landry and Biedrins to Clippers for Jordan and 1st round pick.


Current lineup;


Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Danny Granger
David Lee
Andrew Bogut

Charles Jenkins
Brandon Rush
Harrison Barnes
Jeremy Tyler
Andre Jordan


Simmed first season and ended up 4th seed out West. My offense is rated like 97 overall, and is unstoppable.

Those were pretty good trades.


Has there been any changes to association mode or enhancements?

irondarts 10-24-2012 12:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brujesino
Those were pretty good trades.


Has there been any changes to association mode or enhancements?

The biggest change is that the D-League is gone.

$LakerGold 10-24-2012 01:49 AM

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Finally! I can now finally discuss Association mode with yall. We didn't have a thread like this last year.

Anyways, I had like a STORYLINE last year in my own little imagination :lol T-Mac and Vince Carter paired up to beat the BIG 3 :roll: :roll: :roll: (Sorry im already laughing my ass off at this point) ... I forgot which team though.


Anyways, im gonna try to rebuild a team and lead them to a championship w/out and STAR but full of role players.

I played Association mode when the game first came out though, I chose the Knicks, had TRADE OVER-RIDE ON. Melo + 1st Round Pick For Lebron :D (In my own head, the Heat was done with him for some reason and wanted to trade him.) :oldlol:


Bring back Ha. Seung-Jin! I always chose him as my FILLER. :cry:

$LakerGold 10-24-2012 02:07 AM

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Don't you hate it when you sign someone cuz you felt bad that no one signed them .. (Usually a veteran) and then chose to test the free agency the next year? OMG ... that just makes me wanna kill em.

CarlosBoozer 10-24-2012 04:24 AM

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If anyone is interested in joining my sim association for xbox live, please PM me :)

Brujesino 10-24-2012 07:18 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by irondarts
The biggest change is that the D-League is gone.

oh well that sucks.I mean i didnt play any of the games put thats where i would put prospect so that i didnt have to release them.

$LakerGold 10-24-2012 07:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Brujesino
oh well that sucks.I mean i didnt play any of the games put thats where i would put prospect so that i didnt have to release them.

Same.

BankShot 10-26-2012 01:25 AM

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We should have a thread where we share/post stories from associations we've made where players have made unexpected leaps in terms of PT and statistical output in the simulated future.

For instance, I'm doing a Heat association for kicks where I move LeBron to full-time PF and juice up his stats down low.

After multiple scoring titles, MVPs, and rings, I decided to play a Game 7 ECF matchup against the Knicks in the 2014/15 season.

Melo is nowhere to be seen, but Jimmer apparently has become the starting PG... and is averaging 21/6/4, and 30/6/5 in the finals. :roll:

$LakerGold 10-26-2012 06:30 AM

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WOW! I won the NBA Finals with the Celitcs.

Ronda/D. Fish
Shannon Brown/Wesley Johnson? (Is that his name?)
Pierce/Ron Artest
KG/KMart
Brook Lopez/Robin Lopez

We all know im a Laker fan, and it was really sad seeing those players in the Free Agency Pool. I acquired Shannon Brown and Wesley Johnson by trading Jason Terry & Rip Hamilton, they were just not doing it for me. Both scored the lowest FG% for me, I checked the metric stats and both were just chuckers and wasn't helping the team at all. Both were traded to the Suns for Brown & Johnson (Hamilton + Terry + Cavs 1st pick for Brown + Johnson).

Funny story for Kmart. He was actually good until he got injured during the last 4 games in the finals, he had a severe injury like around the Semi-Finals? and had to be taken out of the rotation, but I never knew he came back healthy and was ready to play - So I simulated the games and stuffs and his Morale became 0% and asked for a trade :oldlol:

And I won the NBA Finals ... Rondo was the Finals MVP. It's really great cuz ANY PLAYER that's above 30+ in the free agency WILL take a paycut and sign with your team! I GOT MELO DAWG! THE FUTURE!:banana:

SIGNED MELO - 5mil per year/5 yrs.


They do not mess around in the rotation, im telling you ... You have to give your bench warmers minutes now or else theyll ask for a trade, WTF!
In the previous NBA 2k games, it would have been alright if you just set their minutes to 0. :facepalm



Anyways ... I'm bout to start my season.

$LakerGold 10-26-2012 06:36 AM

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I might be one of those DICK GM/OWNER that'll trade old ass players that's been on a team for the past decade or half of his life for young players.

I might trade KG and Pierce and start a new Dynasty :)

Who knows .... Cuz I'm really open to acquiring Anthony Davis or Durant & Pau.

Pierce = 88
KG = 84
Rondo = 93
Lopez = 87
Melo = 89

miller-time 10-28-2012 08:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by $LakerGold
I might be one of those DICK GM/OWNER that'll trade old ass players that's been on a team for the past decade or half of his life for young players.

I might trade KG and Pierce and start a new Dynasty :)

Who knows .... Cuz I'm really open to acquiring Anthony Davis or Durant & Pau.

Pierce = 88
KG = 84
Rondo = 93
Lopez = 87
Melo = 89


you can't trade pierce lol. there are like 4 trades i won't do in association. pierce from celtics, kobe from lakers, duncan from spurs, or dirk from mavs. also probably wouldn't trade away rondo. none of those players leaving their team feels right.

miller-time 10-28-2012 09:02 PM

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also what quarter length, difficulty, and number of games per season do you guys use? if you play long seasons do you play all of your games or do you sim some of them?

$LakerGold 10-28-2012 10:20 PM

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To be honest, this is more like creating a history for me rather than a challenge.


Btw,I got rid of Robin Lopez and 3 lottery picks for Anthony Davis :D

Ronda/Billups
Pierce/Metta World Peace
Melo/Battier
Anthony Davis/Austin Daye
Brook Lopez/KG

Had KG on Center cuz hes a sixthman and would **** up my rotation.
Metta is also a sixth man.

thesnowman22 10-30-2012 06:28 PM

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Playing 14 game season with Bobcats, 5 min quarters. This way i can get thru a bunch of seasons.

Trying to be somewhat realistic. After a couple of games traded Sessions, T Thomas, and 2 first round picks for Thomas Robinson, Garcia and trash. Also picked up Roddy b as my backup PG.

I been playing MKG at 4. Small line up- Kemba, Gordon, Henderson, MKG and Bismack. Robinson off bench. Then MKG broke wrist. Put Robinson at 4 and I think when he comes back i will leave him there and bring MKG off bench with starters minutes.

Started off 2-6, then won 5 of 6 to finish 7-7 and get 8 seed. Ben G was leading scorer in NBA while kemba was most improved. 76ers are #1, beat em first gamein 2 of 3 series.

I began playing on pro, but I may switch it harder next season as i am getting much better. Gordon shot 50% from 3 line.

Interestingly, Jruh Holiday was MVP.

Was planning on letting Ben G walk if he didnt take player option, but I cant now. He drains everything.

I led NBA in scoring, but also gave up most PPG.

I am getting confident enough on bobcats I may actually try to play em in an online game. kemba and Hendo are money from 15-17.

May start an entire other assoc at a higher level. Also, i usually sim a bunch and just be GM may do that too.

Gameplay in 2k13 is better once u get used to it.

outbreak 10-31-2012 11:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by thesnowman22
Playing 14 game season with Bobcats, 5 min quarters. This way i can get thru a bunch of seasons.

Trying to be somewhat realistic. After a couple of games traded Sessions, T Thomas, and 2 first round picks for Thomas Robinson, Garcia and trash. Also picked up Roddy b as my backup PG.

I been playing MKG at 4. Small line up- Kemba, Gordon, Henderson, MKG and Bismack. Robinson off bench. Then MKG broke wrist. Put Robinson at 4 and I think when he comes back i will leave him there and bring MKG off bench with starters minutes.

Started off 2-6, then won 5 of 6 to finish 7-7 and get 8 seed. Ben G was leading scorer in NBA while kemba was most improved. 76ers are #1, beat em first gamein 2 of 3 series.

I began playing on pro, but I may switch it harder next season as i am getting much better. Gordon shot 50% from 3 line.

Interestingly, Jruh Holiday was MVP.

Was planning on letting Ben G walk if he didnt take player option, but I cant now. He drains everything.

I led NBA in scoring, but also gave up most PPG.

I am getting confident enough on bobcats I may actually try to play em in an online game. kemba and Hendo are money from 15-17.

May start an entire other assoc at a higher level. Also, i usually sim a bunch and just be GM may do that too.

Gameplay in 2k13 is better once u get used to it.


how are the injuries on 14 game seasons? I tried that last year and every week I had 3 or so injuries when I hadn't even been playing a game that week. Jrue Holiday is 3rd in my myplayer's rookie season for MVP voting atm halfway through the season. Someone at 2k likes him

IGotACoolStory 11-02-2012 03:29 PM

Re: NBA 2K13 'ASSOCIATION MODE' Discussion
 
I had a Nuggets association running, but got tired of the team so I blew it up.

First I tried building around a Lawson-Iggy-Favors core. It just wasn't fun.

Then I tried building like the Heat where Iggy was LeBron, Nick Young was Wade, and Derrick Williams was Bosh. I put Shump at PG and had McGee protecting the rim. That didn't work.

Now I have:
PG: Kyrie / Wroten Jr.
SG: Shump / Young
SF: Leonard / Walton
PF: Derrick Williams / Jason Smith
C: Oden / Drummond / Diop

And I'm really digging this team. Nick Young is my 6th man (about 30 minutes a game) backing up SG and SF. Drummond backs up PF and C, mostly for his development. Oden is more of a stop gap right now than anything. He's not bad, though. These rest of the starters I'm going to build with.

1) Kyrie is a ****ing boss. His handle is incredible, shot is so easy, dunks in the lane...
2) I've never enjoyed playing defense until I used Shump. It's actually a battle trying to stop players man on man using him. Fun stuff.
3) Derrick Williams is bad. I wanted him to be my #2, but he has no offensive ability other than dunking. Still going to develop him into a Larry Johnson-type player. Eventually...

0-2 with the new roster. But the first game was against the Heat where Wade beat me with 3 seconds left. The second game was against the Spurs where I lost in OT by 2.. So I'm still feeling good.

Only complaint is that my team can't rebound for shit. Blair and Duncan combined for 30 rebounds, and about half were offensive... Not sure how to fix that.

irondarts 11-02-2012 03:37 PM

Re: NBA 2K13 'ASSOCIATION MODE' Discussion
 
Started a new Association with the Magic, but the team is such a mess that I don't think I'll pursue it. The team just flat out sucks, and the old guys like Turk are difficult to trade.

The only bright spot is Moe Harkless, who is good in the game.


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