Click here for the google sheet or on the images below for the 22 all-time great players for the new Value Add Basketball Game teams we are now creating.
The four other new teams we are adding are from the www.kenpom.com era, so I can make them based
on those stats and do the whole team at a time. The coincidentally are based on
four incredible players in four consecutive seasons who made the Athletic list
of the greatest 75 players of all time;
Texas 2007 Kevin Durant #13 player of all time.
UCLA 2008 Russell Westbrook #46 player of all time.
Arizona St. 2009 James Harden #33 player of all time.
Weber St. 2010 Damian Lillard #68 player of all time.
The process for the 20th century teams takes much
longer, and one step we always do is compare the NBA stats of the great players,
particularly for stats not kept on college when they played (minutes played,
three point shots, steals, blocked shots etc).
We basically took each players best NBA season (obviously against
much tougher competition than they faced in college, and assumed they’d draw
more fouls and hit 10% more of their 3-point shots (much closer arc) and 2-point
shots (much easier defenders).
Below are the cards we created for each player. Note the
dunk range and adjusted defense range are all the same, 51-56 and -6. These are
usually for the whole team to adjust for level of competition, however since
these players cards are based on playing against NBA players we don’t need to
adjust the cards down for the ones who played lighter competition.
Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Lillard will be created with
the rest of their teams from www.kenpom.com,
but we will later add the 22 teams that go with these players.
Do note on the cards below that some great players from the days when front line players played inside, often with their backs to the basket, and would never have taken a 3-pointer, have no 3-pointers but do score and get fouled on a "1" on the 20-sided die roll instead.
Here are the College Basketball links to the players above.Jason Kidd Robert Parish Ray Allen Dave Cowens Allen Iverson Alonzo Mourning John Stockton Karl Malone Wes Unseld Bob Pettit Hal Greer Julius Erving Chris Webber Bob McAdoo Billy Cunningham Dolph Schayes Gary Payton Lenny Wilkens Steve Nash Walt Frazier Reggie Miller Tiny Archibald