Originally Posted by Skywalker
lmao why the F does daniel orton have 4 and 1/2 star trade value?
they offer him for my top players all the time.... retarded
I haven't looked in a while, but I'm pretty sure he has a really high potential rating. I never accept a trade for him, though.
I started a new dynasty with the Wizards and downloaded Geebo's Essential rosters via 2K Share. They are pretty realistic and he went through and adjusted a lot of the potential ratings so you don't have like 30-35 85+ rated guys 4 or 5 years into a dynasty. I still had to go through and up quite a few potential ratings, though, because I ran a test-sim 5 years in, and players like Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, James Harden and Darren Collison had actually gotten worse or stayed the same rating wise.
Then, I went through the 4 draft classes I have downloaded, and lowered the potential rating of the top 50 players in each class. I got tired of seeing every top 15-20 pick from the 2011-2013 drafts end up being rated in the mid to high 80's (or even low 90's) by their 2nd or 3rd year in the league.
I did a ton of trading for high draft picks and shed cap-space. The only player I protected on my roster was John Wall, obviously. I'm about 23 games (58 game season) into the 2013-2014 season and we're 18-5.
John Wall (90 overall)/Darius Morris (68 overall)
James Harden (83 overall)/P.J. Hairston (70 overall)
Chris Singleton (72 overall)/Tracy McGrady (70 overall)
Blake Griffin (89 overall)/Jared Sullinger (77 overall)
Andre Drummond (76 overall)/JaVale McGee (73 overall)
Took Singleton 15th overall
Traded some players and got two top 15 picks and cleard some cap-space. Drafted Jared Sullinger 5th overall and P.J. Hairston 13th overall.
Traded Andray Blatche, Jordan Crawford, my '13 and '14 1st round pick and ended up getting the Raptors '13 1st rd pick which ended up being 2nd overall. So, I of course took Andre Drummond who is a stud. It's his rookie year and I'm still averaging 13/8 with him despite splitting quite a bit of time with Sullinger and McGee.
By the 2013 offseason I had cleared a ton of cap-space to the point where I had room to make two big FA signings. That's how I ended up with Blake Griffin and James Harden. McGrady is 34 and just a 70 overall, but he's still a beast on offense. I start Singleton but McGrady is averaging almost as many minutes (20-22 mpg) and scoring 14 ppg.