NBA Live - 01/25 Live Content Update
The NBA is a crazy place – right now, we’re seeing a host of players fighting through injuries, having career years, and even struggling to perform to the level they’re capable of. The community has been asking for some updated ratings, and we heard you, so here’s your latest rating and roster updates!
The biggest name in the NBA is still LeBron James. But, as he’s been on the bench with a nagging injury the last few weeks, we’re seeing a drop in OVR from a 97 to a 96. Over his last 15 games prior to getting injured, he averaged just 31% from three-point range on over five attempts per game – a far cry from the level he was shooting at over the last two seasons.
Another former MVP who saw his OVR decrease was Russell Westbrook. This really comes as a result of his horrendous shooting this season. Yes, he’s on pace for another triple-double, but Brodie needs to figure out his FG percentage because he’s currently at 41.6% on the season. This would be the lowest since his rookie year, where he shot sub-40%.
James Harden and Joel Embiid, two key members of the NBA LIVE team, have each seen an increase in ratings and haven’t disappointed. Harden is currently the favorite to repeat as MVP and is doing it in spectacular fashion, stringing together the most impressive scoring run in the modern era. At this point, he is only looking up to Wilt Chamberlain over the course of this impressive streak. While we can talk all we want about Harden’s free throws or usage rate, the efficiency speaks for itself – he’s not only shooting well, but he’s creating offense and opportunities for his teammates at a historic rate.
Three other players worth highlighting are Pascal Siakam, Buddy Hield, and D’Angelo Russell. Each of these players are candidates for the Most Improved Player of the Year award and will see boosts to their OVR’s. D’Angelo has the highest rating and has really matured into the player the Lakers envisioned him to be – Brooklyn, a playoff team all-of-a-sudden, is reaping the benefits.
Buddy Hield has turned into one of the best shooters in the league – it’s actually mind-boggling, but he’s shooting 47.8% from the field on 16 attempts per game and 45.5% from three on 7.5 attempts from distance each game. Those numbers put him up there with some of the greatest shooters for efficiency and percentages – put some respeck on Buddy’s name.
Siakam is somebody who was probably the least likely to be put on a list like this, but has seriously turned into a do-it-all big. On offense, we see him regularly bring the ball up and set up the offense as an accomplished ball-handler and capable shooter. On defense, he is comfortable switching on any player and any position – something that only a handful of defenders in the league can do. He has the speed to keep up with guards and underrated strength to stay on bigs larger than him.
To see a full list of ratings updates, see the table below:
Adjusted Starting Lineups
- Black History Month shoes added
- 1000 RP “gift”: Nike Equality t-shirt
- New Nike Team logo t-shirts added
- It’s a Living CANVAS court items
- Icon and Association team shorts have been added to “Fan Collection” crates.
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